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Aug 13, 2018

2U, Inc. Partners With Vanderbilt University School of Engineering to Deliver Engineering@Vanderbilt: Online Graduate Degrees in Computer Science and Engineering Management

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and LANHAM, Md., Aug. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), today announced it is partnering with Vanderbilt University School of Engineering to deliver Engineering@Vanderbilt, a suite of two online graduate engineering degrees: a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management. Engineering@Vanderbilt will launch in 2019 and represents a new Domestic Graduate Program for 2U.

The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is internationally recognized for its research and education programs in selected fields of engineering. The school has a rich tradition of multidisciplinary research and provides depth, breadth and agility in graduate engineering education.

"Our mission is to produce intellectual leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators by recruiting the best students and providing them a top-notch education. By partnering with 2U, we can reach high-caliber students beyond Nashville with the aspirations and potential for a graduate-level Vanderbilt engineering education. This partnership will give students around the world a top-flight educational experience," said Philippe Fauchet, the Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering.

"We're delighted to expand our partnership with Vanderbilt to bring their extraordinary educational expertise to computer science and engineering professionals around the country," 2UGrad President Andrew Hermalyn said. "We look forward to continuing to provide high-quality outcomes for Vanderbilt's faculty and students."

Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.)
The M.S. in computer science aims to equip students with core competencies in computer science and software engineering. Students will focus on a breadth of technical subject areas, including distributed and networked systems, embedded and hybrid systems, image processing and graphics, intelligent systems, software and systems engineering and theory. Developed by Vanderbilt's award-winning faculty, the curriculum will be rooted in application of concepts and provide opportunity for interdisciplinary exploration.

Master of Engineering in Engineering Management (M.Eng.)
The M.Eng. in engineering management is designed to prepare graduates to lead and manage the complex engineering function within a variety of businesses and organizations. Students will be taught management of engineering and technical projects, technology strategy and forecasting, the critical elements of technology development and innovation and the implementation of these ideas in manufacturing, engineering and technology enterprises.

Engineering@Vanderbilt will be of the quality and rigor for which Vanderbilt programs are known. Vanderbilt's internationally recognized faculty will develop interactive coursework on an online platform that works seamlessly on mobile devices so students can complete their coursework from nearly anywhere.

Vanderbilt School of Engineering is the second school at Vanderbilt to partner with 2U. Vanderbilt Peabody College collaborates with 2U to deliver Peabody Online. 

Vanderbilt University School of Engineering
Vanderbilt University School of Engineering is internationally recognized as a leader in engineering research and education. Its faculty expertise and graduate programs are aimed at solving complex societal problems through collaborations among the disciplines and across campus. That culture of collaboration provides endless opportunities for students and faculty from all disciplines to work on issues of global importance.

About 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world's best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services, and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit

Media contacts:
Heidi Hall, Vanderbilt University

Jemila Woodson, 2U

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