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Florida Polytechnic announces proposed degrees



Florida Polytechnic University is giving the first look of the degrees and academic programs the school hopes to offer when it opens its doors to students in 2014. The university has planned five bachelor's programs with five accompanying master's degrees located in two colleges: the College of Innovation and Technology and the College of Engineering. Most degrees will have several fields of concentration that students can chose from.

The school says it is already in the process of recruiting students and hopes to offer its first courses in August 2014. It is planning for a summer enrichment program modeled after Duke University's Talent Identification Program and is also targeting international students, according to today's news release.

The school's mission is to focus on science, technology, engineering and math industries, but each of the proposed degrees will include courses in leadership, finance and management training, the school said.

“Our goal is to produce students who not only are capable of meeting the demands of STEM-related employers, but who are also capable of creating that demand themselves,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Rob Gidel via the news release. “We want our graduates to have the tools to manage the business of STEM.”

Here is a breakdown of the proposed Polytechnic degrees:

College of Innovation and Technology

Bachelor’s and Master’s of Advanced Technology. Concentrations: Cloud Virtualization and Big Data Analytics

Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science. Concentrations: Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain

Bachelor’s and Master’s of Computer Science and Information Technology. Concentrations: Cyber Gaming, Information Assurance and Cyber Security

College of Engineering

Bachelor’s and Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Concentrations: Control Systems, Magnetics, Digital Systems, Electrodynamics, and Semiconductors

Bachelor’s and Master’s in Industrial Engineering. Concentrations: Multifunctional Materials Development, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Motion Control

[Last modified: Monday, March 25, 2013 5:51pm]


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