High-quality streamed lectures are loaded to our server within 24 hours of the on-campus course. Students normally download the lecture to their computer and watch it within 48 hours to keep current with course content and requirements. Graded homework is returned online, by email, or regular mail.
Course materials are available within BlackBoard, and sometimes via email - Students can also contact professors by phone, email, or web-conferencing.
Our experienced, knowledgeable staff is available to consult with students and assist with issues related to logistics, registration, course selection, degree planning and other general questions.
Students complete exams at their HR office, training center or another pre-arranged location. Professors provide specific procedures and instructions to a designated and University approved site coordinator, who distributes and proctors the exams, then returns it to the Course Instructor for grading.
Dan Sherrill, Civil Engineer:
"I normally live in Korea (retired from USAF, working as civil engineer), but am now in Guam for awhile. I went through the whole (10 course) systems engineering program and graduated in May 2005. Basics were:
- Videos were received via my PSC box at Osan AB, with only about 7 days delay, or less. No problems. (Professors are all aware of the time delay for students outside of Dallas area)
- I took my exams at the USAF Education Center, Osan AB. No problems with the scheduling, due to my retired military status.
- The courses are very well-designed, with outstanding professors. They covered a wide range of engineering topics, and made it all interesting. Dr. Stracener and the other professors are some of the best I have seen (in my own 35 years as student or college instructor).
- I highly recommend this program to anyone with some engineering background, located anywhere in the Asia-Pacific area. It is one of the best opportunities available at graduate level."
“I liked my experience with SMU's distance learning Master's program so much, I'm looking to do more.”
“Thank you for the personal attention. I enrolled last summer in engineering management with SMU distance learning. I couldn’t be more pleased. Thanks again.”