Welcome to the Distance Learning Program

UC Davis Distance Learning Program (DLP) classes are broadcast via the Internet to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) students and employees. Typically, full time professional engineers at LLNL and SNL enroll in one course per quarter; thus, a master’s degree program takes approximately three years and a doctoral degree program takes approximately five to six years to complete. Some LLNL and SNL engineers can arrange their schedules to accommodate more course units, completing their degrees in less time. A Graduate Engineering Certificate is also an option and can be obtained upon completion of required courses and units.

Embarking on a graduate program in addition to working full-time at LLNL and SNL can be especially challenging. Therefore, obtaining support is the key to your success. Involve your supervisor in your planning. Whether you are taking one course, or planning to enroll in a degree program, you should work with the graduate program coordinator for the program you are interested in.  These advisers are in the best position to advise you on prerequisites, course progression and requirements for admission to a graduate program.  Information about each graduate program, including contact information for the graduate program coordinator can be found on the College of Engineering Graduate Programs website.

NEW! Distance Learning Program Student Guide


Currently, DLP classes are available to LLNL and SNL employees only.

To obtain answers to your questions about the program, please contact:

Alin Wakefield
Research & Graduate Studies Development Coordinator
College of Engineering Dean’s Office
1042 Kemper Hall
University of California, Davis
(530) 752-1650

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