Online Learning

The benefits of a UB education without ever setting foot on campus

The flexibility of our online programs and courses can help you shape the future of engineering and drive innovation in your field.

Whether you are a busy professional looking to supplement your education, an engineer/scientist looking to pursue graduate studies or a company looking to improve your workforce, we've got you covered.

On this page:

Admissions & Enrollment

For Online Programs:

To apply for an online program click one of the programs above for more information and to start your appplication. If you have any questions about requirements or the application process, contact the SEAS Office of Graduate Education.

For Online Courses:

To be assured that any course you take will count toward a degree program, prior to registration, current UB students should speak to their department advisor and/or consult their departmental graduate program handbook. 

Non-UB students must first complete a non-degree application using the SEAS Application Management System to register for a UB course. On your application, under "Program Information," select the term you'd like to enroll in and then select "Non-Degree" when asked to select your primary degree level of study. Do not fill out an online non-degree application if you are a current UB graduate student.

Complaint Resolution

Students enrolled in online courses and programs at the University at Buffalo may submit a grievance to the New York State Department of Education only after completing the complaint process established by the University at Buffalo. Grievance procedures are located here:

Academic Grievance Policy and Procedures for Undergraduate Students

Academic Grievance Policy for Graduate Students

If a student is unable to resolve the complaint through the institutional process, they may contact the New York State Department of Education to file a complaint:

Office of College and University Evaluation
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-1551
IHEauthorize@nysed.gov

Questions about online admissions and enrollment? Visit our Online Student FAQs or Contact:

Jim Michalowski
Director of Online and Digital Education
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
711 O'Brian Hall
(716) 645-0956
jrm9@buffalo.edu

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Looking for a convenient way to expand your skills or increase knowledge in the hottest technology topics? We have joined the world’s largest online learning platform to offer non-credit courses that don’t require university enrollment. 

Specializations:

4/17/19
The Blockchain Specialization focuses on blockchain basics, smart contracts, decentralized applications, and blockchain platforms.
4/17/19
The Collaborative Robot Safety: Design & Deployment course focuses on objectively examining cobot workcells and proactively eliminating hazards.
12/2/19
Computer Vision Basics explores foundational concepts of the rapidly expanding research field that aims to make computers see and interpret the world as humans do.
4/17/19
The Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology Specialization, consisting of nine courses, provides an in-depth look at Industry 4.0 – manufacturing’s “Fourth Revolution” of digital-based technology advances.
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The four courses of the Energy Production, Distribution & Safety specialization provide introductory knowledge about the energy industry and affiliated career opportunities.