Columbia Video Network (CVN) Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Columbia University

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Online Graduate Programs in Engineering from Columbia University

Columbia Video Network (CVN) is the online graduate engineering program of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. CVN has been prominent in the field of distance learning since its establishment in 1986. Now entirely online, CVN allows students and working professionals all over the world to take classes, earn Certifications, and MS degree without coming to campus. CVN is now proudly ranked #2 by U.S. News and World Report for online graduate engineering programs.

The Online Master of Science Degree Program

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Engineering at Columbia University via CVN consists of 10 courses. It can be completed entirely online. There is no thesis or research requirement. There is no mention of distance learning on online education on the diploma or transcript. THE MS earned through CVN in no way differs than one earned on Columbia's campus in New York City.

The M.S. degree program is offered in all the major divisions of the engineering field and is available online in 16 different specialty fields including operations research, methods in finance, engineering management systems, industrial and systems engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, applied mathematics, applied physics, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical and civil engineering, construction engineering and management systems, materials science, and earth and environmental engineering.

Certificates in Engineering at Columbia

Online Certification programs in engineering at CVN allow non-degree seeking students to gain fundamental knowledge and skills within specialized fields of study. Each Certification consists of 4 courses to be completed within 2 years.

Students may pursue the Certification of Professional Achievement from Columbia University in the fields of applied mathematics, , business and technology, civil engineering, construction management, information systems, intelligent systems, networking and systems, earth and environmental engineering, multimedia networks, media engineering, telecommunications, wireless and mobile networking, financial engineering, industrial engineering, operations research, manufacturing engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, sustainable energy, and systems engineering.

Completed certificate hours may subsequently be applied to a degree program.

Eminent Faculty Members in Engineering Online

Online students at Columbia take classes from the same world-class faculty members as students on campus. Among these notables is Professor Shih-Fu Chang, who holds the Richard Dicker Chair in Signals Processing. A member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (A.A.A.S.) and a Fellow of the IEEE, Dr. Chang led the ADVENT university/industry research consortium with the participation of over 25 corporate partners. Professor Chang studies compressed-domain video manipulation, video structure parsing, image authentication, large-scale indexing, and video content analysis.

Professor Karen Bergman holds the Charles Batchelor chair in electrical engineering at Columbia. A fellow of the IEEE and the Optical Society of America, Dr. Bergman runs Columbia's lightwave Research Laboratory where she specializes in optical interconnection networks for advanced computing systems, data centers, optical packet switched routers, and chip multiprocessor nanophotonic networks-on-chip.

Location & Contact

Columbia Video Network (CVN)

Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Columbia University

New York, NY

Degrees & Award

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    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Business Administration And Management--General Master's
    • Civil Engineering Doctorate
    • Computer Science Doctorate
    • Electrical Engineering Doctorate
    • Engineering And Applied Sciences--General Certificate
    • Environmental Engineering Doctorate
    • Industrial/Management Engineering Doctorate
    • Mechanical Engineering Doctorate
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