Online Engineering Programs in Nevada
Nevada is famous for the city of Las Vegas with its two-and-a-half-mile strip of endless entertainment choices. Other attractions include Lake Tahoe with its clear blue water surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains, Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and the Valley of Fire. With moderate temperatures and plenty of sunshine, Nevada is a great place to live and work as an engineer.
With more than 18 types of engineering fields and median wages from $70,000 to upwards of $115,000 nationally, a degree in engineering is appealing to many. In the state of Nevada, engineering positions are projected to increase greatly between 2014 and 2024—much faster than national growth predictions. By illustration, the following engineering fields have the largest anticipated increases in positions in Nevada (Projections Central 2017): industrial engineers (115 percent expected increase in openings, 2014-24); mechanical engineers (60 percent); electronics engineers (84 percent); and electrical engineers (81 percent).
Nevada also has several local associations that support those entering the engineering field. One such organization, the National Society of Professional Engineers Nevada, exists specifically to “serve college students and young professionals by facilitating networking, mentorship, professional license development support, and fun,” aiming to help engineers “receive professional recognition and promotion.” Other support organizations include the Association of Energy Engineers Nevada Chapter, the Structural Engineers Association of Southern Nevada, and the Nevada Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Prospective engineering students can now study online in Nevada and nearby states. This guide explores several of the accredited online engineering programs in Nevada, including discussions of three outstanding engineering professors, admissions and accreditation information, and what to consider prior to enrolling.