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Build the Engineering Career You Deserve

Use Case Western Reserve University’s sterling reputation to your advantage.

Students enroll in online graduate programs at the Case School of Engineering for a variety of reasons. Some wish to study with our cutting-edge researchers and increase their technical knowledge and skills. Others want to change engineering careers.

What’s true for all of our students?
In addition to becoming more technically proficient in the engineering area of their choice, each student takes leadership-focused coursework designed to develop the team-building and business operations skills needed to earn promotions and advance at any company.

The Value of a CWRU Degree for Your Engineering Career

40 percent
Over 30 percent of alumni who are employed report receiving a promotion (or higher level position at a new employer) within one to three years of graduation, and these promoted individuals experienced a salary increase of nearly 40 percent on average.1
60 percent
Over 60 percent of alumni changed or expect to change their role function since beginning their engineering master’s program.1
90 percent
Nearly 90 percent of alumni are able to use what they learned in the program in their current role.1

Explore Different Types of Engineering Jobs

Whether you love your job and want to advance into management at your company, or are looking to make a career switch to a different engineering field, it’s a good idea to be aware of your different career options as an engineer.

Engineering managers and team leads keep engineering projects running smoothly. When you advance into a managerial role in engineering, you increase your level of day-to-day responsibility, your opportunity to impact a company’s bottom line and your earning potential.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual pay for engineers is $91,010.2 For an engineering manager, that median salary jumps by more than 50 percent to $140,760 per year.3

Benefits of an Engineering Management Degree

Where Our Students Work

When you enroll in an online master’s program at the Case School of Engineering, you join students who work at the following companies and government organizations:

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Career Resources at Case Western Reserve University

Sears think[box]

If you live near Case Western Reserve in Cleveland or plan to visit campus, we invite you to explore the Sears think[box]. This seven-story, 50,000-square-foot center for innovation and entrepreneurship houses a makerspace for prototyping ideas and a range of resources for entrepreneurs to develop business ideas and nonprofit organizations. This space is free and open to the public.

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Stay in Touch

Once you graduate, we encourage you to stay connected to the Case Western Reserve community through the Alumni Association. Keep up with alumni news or join a local chapter to grow your Case Western Reserve network.

Sources

  1. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from alumni of the Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering online engineering masters programs from graduating cohorts between 2016-2018
  2. Retrieved on May 15, 2019, from bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/article/engineers.htm
  3. Retrieved on May 15, 2019, from bls.gov/ooh/management/architectural-and-engineering-managers.htm
  4. Retrieved on May 15, 2019, from monster.com/career-advice/article/best-and-worst-paying-masters-degrees
  5. Retrieved on May 15, 2019, from bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes172031.htm
  6. Retrieved on May 15, 2019, from money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/best-engineering-jobs
  7. Retrieved on May 15, 2019, from bls.gov/oes/current/oes172141.htm
  8. Retrieved on May 15, 2019, from bls.gov/careeroutlook/2015/article/should-i-get-a-masters-degree.htm#STEM
  9. Retrieved on May 15, 2019, from indeed.com/salaries/System-Engineer-Salaries