Career enhancing, non-thesis masters
A customizable M.S. Engineering program that provides students with an advanced engineering education to work with emerging technologies, product development, and program management.
The M.S. in Engineering program at Florida Poly attracts working professionals who seek an advanced engineering education. Rather than culminate in a research experience and a thesis, the Master of Engineering curriculum 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. Your interest could lead to degree that expands your inter-disciplinary breadth or one that adds significant depth in one of two focus areas: Robotics and Electrical Control Systems.
Capstone: Where it Comes Together
Each Florida Poly senior joins a Capstone Design team of (three to five students) of a single discipline (mechanical engineering) or mixed disciplines (engineering, computer science, data science, etc.) to complete a year-long, industry sponsored project. Capstone culminates with a year-end gathering of sponsors and project teams, and the presentation of final ‘beta’ level prototypes. Past Capstone Design projects have led to job offers from sponsoring companies.
Slated to be complete by spring 2021, Florida’s Suntrax facility is a large-scale, cutting-edge facility dedicated to the research, development and testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments. The 400-acre site will include a 2.25-mile long oval track, which will provide an opportunity for high-speed testing, along with a 200-acre infield that will allow for the testing of a multitude of different technologies. Many of the opportunities are related to tolling, ITS, and automated and connected vehicles. Additionally, the entire site will be a connected environment for the testing of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications.
Applied Research Center
Florida Polytechnic University is building an 85,000 square foot Applied Research Center (ARC) that will serve as a research hub for the Central Florida region and become a magnet for high-tech development around the school. The Applied Research Center will house research and teaching laboratories, student design spaces, conference rooms, and faculty offices. The building will also provide study areas for graduate students, and a small amount of administrative space.
Engineers can earn a master’s degree in general engineering to broaden their knowledge of engineering management and analysis. Upon graduation, students may be more competitive candidates for a wide range of engineering careers in project management, manufacturing logistics, or technical consulting.
Professionals who step up to earn a Masters of Engineering make about $10,000 more per year than their peers with bachelor’s degrees.
Engineers, in general, were projected to see a 4% increase in employment over the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) reporting period of 2014-2024. The career outlook of specific engineers, such as those mentioned above, ranged from 1%-7% for the same time. As with the career projections, the median salaries ranged for engineers. For example, electrical engineers earned a median income of $93,010, industrial engineers made a median wage of $83,470 and materials engineers had a median salary of $91,310, based on 2015 figures from the BLS.
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Dr. Chintakunta has a core expertise in graph theory and data analytics, which he successfully applied in a variety of fields including biomedical engineering, wireless sensor networks, and signal processing over power grids. His current research areas include graph theoretic applications in autonomous vehicles and traffic management, machine learning in digital communication systems, and data analytics in health informatics.
Dr. Vargas has extensive knowledge and experience in microelectronics, radio frequency, and microwave engineering, magnetics and superconductivity. His research includes novel thin-film radiation sensors developed for the U.S. Department of Energy and the design and fabrication of superconducting micro-electro mechanical system for the U.S. Air Force.
Brings expertise in applying linear and nonlinear control methods, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to the field of cyber-physical systems. He has published in more than 70 articles related to applications of cyber-physical systems, control systems, and embedded systems in peer-reviewed journals. He holds one active and three pending patents for his research efforts on the security of networked control systems.