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Masters of Science

Engineering

Concentrations
 
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Career Enhancing Masters

A M.S. in Engineering program that provides students with an advanced engineering education to work with emerging technologies, product development, and program management.

Program Highlights

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 Masters 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. 
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Education Meets Innovation

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.

Concentrations in Engineering Masters Program

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Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering combines the hardware background and aptitude of electrical engineering with the firmware and software writing skills of computer science. Computer engineers design and build embedded microcontrollers, VLSI chips, analog sensors, mixed signal circuit boards, and operating systems — and guide how these parts integrate into the larger picture.
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Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering gives you broad academic grounding in preparation for graduate study and high-demand 21st century careers. Electrical engineers will play a lead role as intelligent, information-driven systems grow smaller, process faster and move into every aspect of life. 
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Engineering Management
An engineering manager directs, plans, and coordinates activities, as well as spends time supervising employees in architectural and engineering companies. They are responsible for developing the overall concepts of new products and/or solving problems that may prevent its completion. 
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Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering combines quantitative, design and technical knowledge with hands-on skill in preparation for one of the world’s most versatile and in-demand professions. From nano-scaled innovations in medicine to the future of space flight, mechanical engineers design the future. 

 

 

Engineering Careers

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.
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Job Growth

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. 

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Salary Ranges

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.

 

Engineering Stats

At Florida Poly we’re educating the next generation of STEM leaders.
#5
Florida employs the fifth largest number of engineers in the U.S.
 
10%
of the tech sector is driven by artificial intelligence.
 
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Engineering is the second most-sought-after major for U.S. employers.
 

Meet the Faculty

 

Research Facilities

The M.S. in Computer Science program shares faculty and resources with electrical and computer engineering programs, exposing you to an interdisciplinary learning and research environment that mirrors industry. 

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SunTrax

Slated to be completed 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.

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Applied Research Center 

Florida Poly is building a 90,000 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.

Make Your Passion a Career

We're here to give you the resources to land your dream internship, work alongside faculty in groundbreaking research, and to develop leadership skills to stand out in the workplace.  
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Internships are an important part of setting up you up for success after college and are a requirement for you to graduate. 
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Conduct research along side faculty that is improving lives and changing businesses, with impact ranging from local Lakeland community to the outer-reaches of space. 
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We understand the importance of feeling prepared, and we are committed to your success here and beyond. That's why we have resources to support you in your continued career development.
 

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