Today, employers need engineers capable of solving grand challenges.

While the C-suite is acutely aware of emerging opportunities in areas such as artificial intelligence, health care technology, advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity, they also know that future success will require effective leaders who can blend high-level technical capabilities, good soft skills and knowledge of advanced engineering management techniques.

And those employers would like to turn to the talent already on their bench.

Last year, the Wall Street Journal reported that many engineering-focused companies such as Northrop Grumman, Dell Technologies and Honeywell ranked high on the list of firms that desire to promote from within. Meanwhile, 48% of employers say they offer tuition assistance as part of their incentive packages.

But how can working engineers get the higher-level education needed to advance their careers while maintaining their current jobs?

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University has come up with a solution. Ross Maciejewski, director of the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, recently announced the launch of the fully online Doctor of Engineering, or DEng, with a focus in engineering management.

“The new DEng in engineering seeks to create a pathway for professional engineers to advance into roles that require highly sophisticated skills,” Maciejewski says. “The asynchronous learning program is designed to be of great value to both engineers and their employers.”

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The new Doctor of Engineering will begin in fall of 2024. The School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence expects to start accepting applications in July.

Get notified when the program application officially opens.