Distance education at the University of Tennessee Space Institute is introduced with a detailed article articulating the benefits of distance education and a brief discussion of the mechanics of course content delivery. Links provided include admissions guidance with recommendations for a smooth process, department pages with detailed program and course descriptions, graduate student handbook and access to the electronic campus. Graduate programs available online include mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering and industrial engineering management. The University of Tennessee Space Institute offers assistance with applications for research assistantships and fellowships to defray the expenses associated with pursuing the degree; this is over and above any financial aid offered through the school. Resources and student support services include academic assistance featuring thesis preparation assistance and career enhancement.