ME-ISE Degree Approved / Plans for Online Delivery and Expansion Underway

The Master of Engineering with an option in Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (ME-ISE) degree has been approved and the MSE Department is working towards online delivery and expansion of the program to other topical areas.

The Master of Engineering with an option in Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (ME-ISE) has been approved and is now an available degree through the UA College of Engineering. The program is geared toward students and industry professionals who are interested in the translation and transfer of technologically-promising research discoveries into sustainable technologies and processes. It offers a combination of business-oriented classes and engineering courses to help engineers bridge the gap between innovative ideas and sustainable economic development strategies.

One of the goals stated in Never Settle, the UA's strategic plan, is to increase the online student population. In response to this, the UA recently awarded selected companies to assist with increasing online course delivery. One of the companies awarded this responsibility is Colloquy, a division of Kaplan, Inc. (which is a subsidiary of The Washington Post) and a leading provider of online education strategy, consulting, and delivery with 75 years of expertise in global education services. The MSE Department has been working with Colloquy to plan the online delivery of the new ME-ISE degree program. Colloquy will also provide recruiting, marketing and retention services. Online delivery of the program is planned for implementation by January 2015.

The MSE Department is also working with other College of Engineering departments to research expanding the program to other topical areas such as Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation, and Water Treatment and Reuse. Delivery of such topic-specific sub-plans would likely go into effect by Fall 2015.

See this link for more details on the ME-ISE program.

University of Arizona College of Engineering