Florida Polytechnic University

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Small

  • Tuition

    $25,000—$30,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Computer Science, Engineering

  • Setting

    Small/College town, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    SACSCOC

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

Florida Polytechnic University aims to provide students with high-quality knowledge of science, innovation, building and arithmetic (STEM) in order to allow them to kick-start their career and professional future in a field of their choice.

History:

Florida Poly was built in 2012 and its aim was to prepare a specialized workforce. After several years of building a good reputation, through high-quality educational programs and a strong focus on industry issues, Florida Poly is now a recognized institution.

Education:

As an imaginative state-funded college, we aim to push the limits of education in science, innovation, building and maths (STEM) by offering degree programs that are explicitly structured your future in mind, focussing on 19 different areas.

Research:

Florida Polytechnic University is shaping the future of Florida by expanding the research to improve lives and organizations. Education at Florida Poly combines theory and practice, with a special focus on answering questions to the current issues faced by our planet.

Career:

The Human Resources office aims to create qualified college workforce. The goal is to advance perfection in many disciplines, within a wide range of abilities.

Service:

Built up in 2014, the Student Government Association (SGA) aims to represent students’ voice within the university. The Office of Student Development promotes all students, including their experience with the university and their wellbeing.

Student Life:

Florida Poly is your home away from home. We aim to make your student experience as good as possible and to welcome you to embrace your new student life. The campus offers examination lounges, PC, ping pong tables and many other facilities to complement your student experience in a positive way. All rooms have an en-suite washer and dryer and fast Wi-Fi.

Accreditations:

Florida Polytechnic University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.

For questions on the accreditations, please contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500

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Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Polytechnic University
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33805-8531
P: 863-874-4774

Master of Science in Engineering

Florida Polytechnic University's Master of Science in Engineering (MS) program provides students with an advanced engineering education. The program prepares students with the necessary skills for advancing their careers in industries involved in emerging technologies, product development, and program management with specializations in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering. Specifically, the program includes two focus areas in Electronic, Communication, and Control Systems, and Robotics.

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Engineering Degree in the College of Engineering, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of foundational principles of engineering in an open-ended problem.
  • Independently design and conduct experiments specific to one of Mechanical and Industrial, Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • Discriminate and select technologies in order to address individual or organizational needs.
  • Analyze and evaluate an engineering scenario, product, or process using engineering tools.

Admissions requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, applied sciences, or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited university.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 in the last 60-semester credits attempted.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores are required for applicants with a GPA less than 3.25. The GRE may be waived by the graduate student advisor for applicants with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • A letter of interest.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Course Duration: 2 years

Cost of Attendance: $29,790


Master of Science in Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science degree features two (2) majors:

  • Computer Science; and,

  • Analytics:  Logistics Analytics track, or Big Data Analytics track

  • Students engage in graduate research utilizing state-of-the-art experimental and/or computational research facilities under close faculty supervision in Computer Science, Logistics-Analytics, or Big Data Analytics.

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Computer Science Degree, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of design IT principles in a defined industry problem.
  • Conduct research and apply knowledge based on these research skills.
  • Apply knowledge of managerial skills to coordinate and execute an industry project.
  • Demonstrate understanding of applied analysis of user requirements, research skills, managerial skills and IT based knowledge.
  • Analyze and properly use current computing techniques, methods and theories in an industry scenario.

Admissions requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, applied sciences, or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited university.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 in the last 60-semester credits attempted.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores are required for applicants with a GPA less than 3.25. The GRE may be waived by the graduate student advisor for applicants with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • A letter of interest.
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Course Duration: 2 years

Cost of Attendance: $29,790