Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the union, but you shouldn't overlook it if you're in search of a quality education, especially in areas such as engineering.

The state has a number of fine academic institutions, and three of them - Brown University, Roger Williams University, and the University of Rhode Island - all offer degree programs in engineering. While all of these universities are in Rhode Island, their names are recognized nationally, and an engineering degree from any of these three schools can help put you on track for a rewarding career.

Consider a fully online degree program that is currently taking applications.
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School Level Program Admissions

Purdue University

Master Online Master of Science in Engineering Technology
Gain the analytic background and problem-solving skills to succeed in leadership or advanced technical positions in industry and government.
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Stevens Institute of Technology

Master Online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management
GRE/GMAT not required.
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Southern New Hampshire University

Bachelor, Master Online Computer Science & Engineering Programs
Multiple programs include: BS in Computer Science, BS in Computer Science - Project Management for STEM, MS in Management - Construction Management, MBA in Engineering Management, and more.
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Southern Methodist University

Master Master of Science in Network Engineering
Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the core concepts of network engineering so they can be ready to address and embrace change.
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Norwich University

Master Online Master of Civil Engineering
Enhance your technical engineering knowledge, management skills, and communication abilities to further your career as an engineering leader.
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University of Washington

Master Master of Science in Information Management
Take cutting-edge courses in leadership, information management, IT and more.
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Rochester Institute of Technology

Master Online Master of Architecture
Learn to design sustainable buildings with people and the environment in mind from one of the first M.Arch. programs built for online. GRE not required.
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George Mason University

Master Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering
Earn your degree in less than 2 years, but apply what you learn immediately in your current role. No GRE/GMAT required.
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Click to see more online programs currently taking applications for more information.

Each of the universities is in a different locality within the state, so you can have a different experience on and off campus wherever you decide to attend. Brown is located in Providence, while URI is in Kingston, and Roger Williams is located in Bristol.

While Providence is the capitol of Rhode Island and the city with the largest population in the state, each university offers an entertaining and lively community for students. And more importantly, each university in Rhode Island offers high-quality engineering programs that can help students find a career about which they are passionate.

Brown University is widely known for providing a top-tier education in liberal arts, but Brown also offers a number of engineering programs, including master’s programs in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering’ and Electrical Sciences and Computer Engineering.

In addition, Brown offers a number of undergraduate degrees in engineering, such as those in civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and more.

Meanwhile, the University of Rhode Island has unique undergraduate offerings such as degree programs in ocean engineering and international engineering, as well as a minor in nuclear engineering.

Because all of the Rhode Island engineering schools provide their own distinct advantages, a lot of thought and consideration will be needed to figure out which school is right for you. The University of Rhode Island is the only public school of the three, which makes it attractive particularly for in-state students due to its reasonable tuition rates. Additionally, the University of Rhode Island is the only school of the three that offers an ROTC program for interested students.

Top Engineering Employers in Rhode Island

One of the top engineering companies in Rhode Island is Associates Gaskell.

Associates Gaskell is an electrical engineering and consulting company that focuses on providing businesses with electrical and power distribution systems for buildings. While their staff only consists of about a dozen employees, they’re still able to offer plumbing, electrical mechanical and fire protection systems to various industries, including churches, education, hotels, municipalities, manufacturers and various other industries. Both electrical and mechanical engineers work at Asssociate Gaskeel with the mechanical engineer designing the products and the electrical engineer ensuring the electrical and electronic components run correctly.

List of Accredited Engineering Programs

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School Level Program Admissions

Purdue University

Master Online Master of Science in Engineering Technology
Gain the analytic background and problem-solving skills to succeed in leadership or advanced technical positions in industry and government.
Website

Stevens Institute of Technology

Master Online Master of Engineering in Engineering Management
GRE/GMAT not required.
Website

Southern New Hampshire University

Bachelor, Master Online Computer Science & Engineering Programs
Multiple programs include: BS in Computer Science, BS in Computer Science - Project Management for STEM, MS in Management - Construction Management, MBA in Engineering Management, and more.
Website

Southern Methodist University

Master Master of Science in Network Engineering
Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the core concepts of network engineering so they can be ready to address and embrace change.
Website

Norwich University

Master Online Master of Civil Engineering
Enhance your technical engineering knowledge, management skills, and communication abilities to further your career as an engineering leader.
Website

University of Washington

Master Master of Science in Information Management
Take cutting-edge courses in leadership, information management, IT and more.
Website

Rochester Institute of Technology

Master Online Master of Architecture
Learn to design sustainable buildings with people and the environment in mind from one of the first M.Arch. programs built for online. GRE not required.
Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering
Earn your degree in less than 2 years, but apply what you learn immediately in your current role. No GRE/GMAT required.
Website

Grand Canyon University

Bachelor, Master Online Software Engineering & Technology Programs
Multiple online software engineering and development programs. BS in Software Engineering, MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, and more.
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University of Delaware

Master Online MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
One of the first online programs to present advanced electrical and computer engineering concepts and application through a cybersecurity lens.
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Spring Hill College

Bachelor Online Bachelor’s in Computer Science
Designed to develop your algorithmic thinking, computational skills and expertise in software engineering.
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Norwich University

Master Online BS in Computer Science & Information Systems
Explore computer science frameworks embedded with national security principles as you develop skills in mathematics, programming, system design and software engineering.
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University of West Florida

Master Online M.S. in Computer Science
Masters program features concentrations in software engineering and data analytics.
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Utica University

Master MS in Cybersecurity
Endorsed by the National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Homeland Security, Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), and the EC-Council.
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Liberty University

Bachelor Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
ACBSP accredited, 100% online.
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Campus Based ABET Accredited Programs

ABET Accredited Engineering Degrees
Brown University
Providence RI
  • Biomedical Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1973-09/30/2000,10/01/2004-Present
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1985-Present
  • Computer Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2003-Present
  • Electrical Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1936-Present
  • Materials Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1967-Present
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1936-Present
New England Institute of Technology
East Greenwich RI
  • Electrical Engineering Technology, BS | ABET: Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1994-Present
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS | ABET: Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2007-Present
Roger Williams University
Bristol RI
  • Computer Science, Bachelor of Science | ABET: Computing Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2016-Present
  • Engineering, BS | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1999-Present
University of Rhode Island
Kingston RI
  • Biomedical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/2011-Present
  • Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1954-Present
  • Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1936-Present
  • Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1990-Present
  • Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1936-Present
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1957-Present
  • Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1936-Present
  • Ocean Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering | ABET: Engineering Accreditation Commission | 10/01/1993-Present