Online learning is becoming more widely accepted and it is not possible to earn both a graduate and an undergraduate civil engineering degree. Obtaining these degrees online is certainly not easier than obtaining equivalent degrees in a traditional classroom in terms of academic requirements but it can be significantly easier in other ways. Most specifically, distance learning offers a great deal of flexibility which is appealing to many. Students enrolled in an online degree program are often free to download and review lectures at their convenience. This enables the student to budget his time wisely and avoid compromising family, career and social commitments in pursuit of a civil engineering degree. This is in contrast to conventional learning systems in which the student is often tied to a rigid schedule.