Online Engineering Blog

22 Feb
The rapid advancements of artificial intelligence, combined with the growth in recent years of digital therapeutics and biometric wearable technology, make this an exciting time to start a career in this dynamic business.
21 Feb
From tiny, tooth-scrubbing robots to rockets capable of deep space exploration, the field of mechanical engineering is on the cutting edge of new technologies. If you want to stay relevant in this fast-paced industry, you need to stay up to date on the latest trends.
10 Feb
The mechanical engineering industry has long been at the forefront of technological progress and it continues to have a far-reaching impact.
25 Jan
We rely on complex systems for almost every aspect of our daily lives. Systems & control engineers have the problem-solving expertise to develop and improve these critical infrastructures and technologies.
18 Jan
New technologies, recent advancements in artificial intelligence and other scientific breakthroughs are driving many innovative bioengineering developments.
09 Jan
Even with a graduate degree to your credit, strong grades and perseverance aren’t enough to make your job application stand out. To present yourself as truly impressive, you need to know how to leverage both hard and soft skills while building a strong resume.
17 Dec
A graduate degree in engineering can help students with any educational background qualify for many exciting and potentially lucrative careers. However, without the right preparation, earning a Master of Engineering can be stressful and time-consuming.
14 Dec
Today, new trends and inventions continue to reshape the engineering landscape. These changes can lead to exciting career growth opportunities.
05 Dec
There’s need for systems and control engineering expertise in nearly every industry because technology and engineering can combine to make systems run more safely, smoothly and efficiently, even when conditions within and around them change.
14 Nov
Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and sustainable energy are reshaping how we live, work and interact with the planet. Mechanical engineering plays a crucial role in developing and integrating these exciting innovations into our daily lives.
01 Nov
If you have a technical mind and want to innovate and create for a living, consider a career in biomedical engineering. By entering this dynamic field, you’ll be able to put your science and math skills to use by designing and maintaining biomedical devices and products.
28 Oct
Today, advanced technologies such as robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence are transforming work processes in ways we hadn't imagined. Systems and control engineers play a crucial role in shaping the future of automation.
03 Oct
Interested in engineering careers? Considering whether a master's in engineering will pay off is a crucial step in making an informed decision about your education and career.
01 Sep
With the 18th-century invention of the steam engine came the need to develop all types of machinery. This gave rise to a new major classification of engineering that dealt with tools and machines.
23 Aug
After earning two degrees at Case Western Reserve University, Tony Opperman (CWR ’12, GRS ’13) has returned to Case School of Engineering–this time, on the faculty. He balances his teaching with a successful career as Director of Technology at Orbital Research, Inc.
23 Aug
Tony Opperman (CWR ’12, GRS ’13) has returned to the Case School of Engineering–this time, on the faculty–and balances his coursework with a successful career in mechanical engineering.
25 Jul
Biomedical engineers play a vital role in taking patient care to new levels. In their diverse work streams, they develop innovative technologies, improve diagnostic capabilities, enhance patient mobility, contribute to regenerative medicine, enable remote monitoring and ensure the safety and efficacy of medical devices.
20 Jul
Biomedical engineers combine science and mathematics to design and maintain medical devices and other products and systems as wide-ranging as prosthetics, organ implants, diagnostic equipment and computer software.
10 Jul
Systems and control engineering is the process of designing an automatic regulator for a device that adjusts the device’s current state to its desired state. As an example, consider cruise control on a car: When you choose your desired speed and hit the start button, the controller engages the throttle and then monitors the speed.
13 Sep
When considering an ME or MS degree, it’s important to make sure that the path you choose aligns with your needs and goals. In the simplest terms, the ME degree is practice-oriented, while MS degrees are research and technically-oriented. To help make the distinctions a little clearer, we’ve outlined their core characteristics and unique features.
02 Sep
Engineering failures due to ethics are not new. From the Johnstown Flood in 1889 to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, engineering failures have been caused by problems in design, construction and safety protocol.
24 Mar
An impressive 89% of professional engineers report being "satisfied to very satisfied" with their job and 90% recommend engineering as a career path for a young person. But those are only two reasons to choose a career path in engineering.
13 Jan
Engineering is a broad profession, and now thanks to technological advances, many fields and specializations have begun to overlap or have drastically changed. When it comes to weighing electrical engineering vs. mechanical engineering, the challenge is that many of these engineers work in the same industries but on different sides of a project.
03 Mar
“Engineer” may be one of the most diverse job titles in the world. Virtually every technical discipline has at least one engineering job connected with it. This is because, simply put, engineers solve problems. Here are the ten best STEM jobs for engineers.
24 Feb
Medical engineering is a field that has been around for decades, but it’s one that continues to transform and evolve. This challenging field refers to applying engineering’s approach and innovation to the field of medicine and healthcare.
19 Jan
“Emotional intelligence is part of leadership. It's part of communication.” So says Dr. Joe Mayer, senior lecturer in the Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering. He teaches Leadership and Interpersonal Skills, with the aim of developing leaders who motivate and inspire others to work as a team in the service of shared goals.
18 Jan
Umut Gurkan has been at Case Western Reserve University since 2013 and has been involved in the online engineering master’s programs at the university since their inception. Associate Professor Umut Gurkan has dedicated his career to innovation. Learn why he decided to teach in CWRU's online master's in engineering programs.
14 Jan
Meet Will Schrot: Maryland patent attorney, business owner and father of two, who went to law school after studying other subjects. Why would this successful intellectual property specialist return to school for an online master’s in engineering?
11 Jan
Umut Gurkan is one to stay busy. In addition to being the Warren E. Rupp Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, he holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.
18 Sep
Can artificial intelligence think and act like a person? The field of knowledge engineering is working to achieve that goal. This type of artificial intelligence engineer works to replicate the human decision-making process to solve complex problems.
16 Sep
Taking the first step toward a master’s in engineering can be a difficult one, but choosing an online program can make the impossible feel not only doable but also rewarding. Online engineering courses offer the flexibility to take classes around your own busy schedule and, in many programs, offer the same rich education.
23 Jun
We’ve listed the top engineering blogs of 2020 that every leader in their field should be reading, so they can gain a better understanding of what their peers are talking about, struggling with and developing solutions for.
08 Jun
To help you gain a better understanding of what it takes to be an engineering manager, we have listed 10 traits essential to succeeding as a leader, the same skills our online students learn in our graduate programs.
30 Mar
Dominique Durand, the Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Professor in Biomedical Engineering, explains some of the ways he and his team are working with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve to better communicate with nervous systems, collecting data that could possibly lead to medical breakthroughs in a variety of diseases.
20 Mar
From its impact on society at large to the lives of individuals, an engineering innovation can have a ripple effect that’s felt far and wide. As a new decade starts at the Case School of Engineering, we have identified the most significant innovative engineering trends that will be making waves this year.
17 Jan
With six sections taken over nearly four hours, it’s easy to understand why many face it with some trepidation. There are countless guides on how to study for the GRE out there, but just knowing where to start can be a challenge unto itself.
17 Jan
There are two ways to approach writing a personal statement: you can panic—or you can use it as an opportunity to speak directly to the admissions committee. A personal statement is the time for you to explain what drew you to this graduate program, what your future education and career goals are, and what you as an individual bring to the table.
16 Jan
When gathering together all the necessary documents to apply to a master’s program, it’s easy to get held up worrying about that GRE score or figuring out what kind of personal statement you want to make. But, one of the most important documents for your application doesn’t require studying or brainstorming: your graduate school recommendation letter.
04 Oct
While each individual has their own unique reasons for earning an advanced degree, everyone shares the same question at some point: How will I pay for graduate school? Luckily, many employers offer tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs that can offset the cost of your education. To learn how to take advantage of this under-utilized resource, download our 5-Step Employer Tuition Reimbursement Guide.
04 Sep
If you want to combine your love for engineering with the ability to design life-saving medical products, a career in biomedical engineering may be your calling. Advances in technology and the need to care for an aging population make biomedical engineers one of the most in-demand positions in the country.
19 Aug
Technology drives our world and has a profound impact on all that we do, how we live and work, and on every single industry including engineering. As an Engineer, you already know this but what you may not know is that at the epicenter of it all are Systems and Control Engineers, professionals who are uniquely poised to tackle real-world problems with highly advanced solutions.
15 Aug
You’re considering becoming an engineer, but you didn’t earn an undergraduate degree in engineering. Can you pursue the profession anyway? The short answer is yes, but you will most likely want to go back to school—either for your bachelor’s or master’s—to broaden your engineering career options.
09 Aug
While all engineers may share some common traits, no two types of engineering careers are alike. The broad field of engineering encompasses myriad types of jobs, each presenting unique challenges and rewards. If you are considering pursuing an engineering career or changing engineering disciplines, read on to learn about four common types of engineering careers you can pursue.
09 Jul
Teaching relevant coursework is important for every graduate degree, but for online programs, Colin Drummond believes it offers an opportunity for a more flexible and valuable learning experience. Read on for a Q&A with Drummond.
12 Jun
Considering pursuit of a Master of Engineering degree? If so, it’s likely you’ve discovered that there are many benefits to holding an advanced degree. Not only will you be able to gain new skills and acquire new knowledge, but you’ll have the opportunity to boost your career and increase your salary potential.
10 May
You have a background in engineering, and you are considering your options for an advanced degree. Should you choose a Master of Engineering or a Master of Science in engineering program? Here, we cover the key differences when it comes to a Master of Engineering vs. Master of Science program, including curricula, competencies gained and career outcomes.
07 May
As all industries, including engineering, become more globalized, networked and responsive, employers are increasingly seeking flexible, collaborative engineers who can lead. Pursuing an engineering management degree is one way for engineers to set themselves up for success now and in the future. Read on for some of the benefits of earning an engineering management degree and reasons why you should consider studying online.
30 Apr
In 2020, COVID-19 sent America home from school. While some colleges and universities already had distance-learning programs in place, many more had to adapt rapidly to tools and systems that enable quality education while protecting students, faculty and support staff.
01 Apr
Picture it: You’re sitting in a cavernous lecture hall at 8 a.m. on a Tuesday with 60 other people, paging through a $125 textbook, not certain you understand what the professor just said but too intimidated to raise your hand. You’ve quit your job and borrowed thousands of dollars to be able to be here.
16 Jan
No matter what industry you’re in, making the jump to a leadership role can come with a number of challenges, especially in engineering fields where the skills that allow you to succeed as an engineer don’t necessarily translate into management. A good place to start is understanding the difference between titles. One of the most common questions: “What is the difference between a team lead and an engineering manager?” Without knowing the types of responsibilities for each position, it’s impossible to know whether they align with your own long-term career goals.

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