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Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts

EST Online Program

The School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies is pleased to offer the convenience and flexibility to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Systems Technologies completely online. EST has a select group of online classes, providing place-bound students the opportunity to take EST courses via web-based instruction.

Through this professional undergraduate certificate due to close ties to industry representatives, you'll gain an understanding of the important skills needed for an IT career and you will be prepared for careers in many industries requiring applied electronics skills.

The Electronics Management Specialization is also available on-campus and off-campus at select military bases for those with experience wishing to pursue management goals.

A degree earned online from the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies is the same as degree earned from the campus.

EST online courses focus on:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Network & System Administration
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Automation & Control
  • Biomedical Equipment and Networking
  • Telecommunications

For more information, check out our areas of study page.

Admission Requirements

Registration for the online EST program is restricted to IST majors who are unable to attend the on-campus program on the Carbondale campus. For additional information regarding the online program, go to the Office of Extended Campus.

  • A minimum of 2.5 of 4.0 GPA for prior post-secondary course work.
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses.
  • Access to computer and the internet.
  • Additional software may be required for specific courses.

For more information, check out our Admission Requirement page.


To apply for the online EST program, visit the Undergraduate Admissions website.

Program Format

All courses for this program are delivered online, structured to be completed at your convenience by set deadlines. A team of instructors, teaching assistants, and program staff work to prepare and deliver course materials and provide support for you.

The University’s Morris Library provides information and support for Distance Education Learning.

Here is what you can expect:

  • You will receive general instructional materials for each course when the registration process is complete. It is your responsibility to contact each instructor with an email message so that your user identification and password can be assigned giving you access to the course (Interface used is Blackboard).
  • Weekly deadlines are posted and must be followed in order to succeed. You must follow the assignment and test schedules of each course. Each faculty member will provide dates and procedures for completion of work.
  • You will complete class activities in a different manner and time format.
  • Grading procedures and all policies are followed as stated in the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Undergraduate Catalog.

Curriculum and Courses

The online Electronic Systems Technologies degree requires the standard 120 credit hours for a baccalaureate degree, including meeting University Core Curriculum and Career Course requirements, which may be met though an approved Associate’s degree from an accredited community college.

Check out the program’s curriculum and courses for an idea of what to expect.

This program offers continuous enrollment, so students may begin the program at any time. Part-time enrollment is available.

Program Costs

The tuition for the online Electronic Systems Technologies program is the same as on-campus, in-state tuition rates, and the fees for online students are substantially lower than those for on-campus students. Please refer to the Off-Campus Tuition and Fees Calculator for additional information. Some courses will require the purchase of additional software or other materials.

Financial aid and scholarships may be available. Please visit the SIU Financial Aid website for more information.

There are also program-specific scholarship opportunities through the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies and the College of Applied Sciences and Arts.

Why our online Electronic Systems Technologies program?

The online B.S. degree in Electronic Systems Technologies may be your key to advanced technical leadership opportunities in business and industry.


For questions, or to request more information, please contact the Academic Advisor, Jill Mueller, at or (618) 453-7276.

Earn your most affordable EST program degree from a nationally-ranked research institution.

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