Engineering Outreach Program

Barry Willis, Associate Dean for Outreach, College of Engineering (875 Perimeter Dr MS 1014, Moscow ID 83844-1014; phone 208-885-6373;;

The Engineering Outreach (EO) program began in 1975 to meet the educational needs of Idaho's just-developing high-tech industry. EO's first courses were delivered on videotape to regional corporations and educational centers. 

Today, EO delivers courses online in engineering and various academic disciplines to students worldwide each semester. In-class sessions are recorded in high definition and encoded in a high-resolution MP4 format. Sessions are viewed online by students through a secure web portal. Engineering Outreach study options include master’s degrees, academic certificates, and non-degree coursework for transfer credit, background study, and professional education. Engineering Outreach also delivers a variety of undergraduate courses; however, students cannot earn an entire undergraduate degree at a distance through the program.

Master’s Degree Programs

Engineering Outreach delivers courses for the master's degrees listed below. All required coursework may be completed at a distance, although most students visit the campus near the end of their program to take a comprehensive exam or defend a thesis.

  • Civil Engineering (M.Engr.)
  • Computer Engineering (M.S., M.Engr.)
  • Computer Science (M.S.)
  • Electrical Engineering (M.S., M.Engr.)
  • Engineering Management (M.Engr.)
  • Geological Engineering (M.S.)
  • Mathematics (M.A.T.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (M.Engr.)
  • Statistical Science (M.S.)
  • Technology Management (M.S.)

Academic Certificates

Academic certificates provide opportunities for professional advancement and build a strong foundation for future graduate study. EO course delivery is available for the following certificates:

  • Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • Power System Protection and Relaying
  • Process & Performance Excellence
  • Secure and Dependable Computing Systems
  • Statistics

Academic regulations included in this catalog are applicable to all courses delivered by EO. For more information about Engineering Outreach, see How EO Works (