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.
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
Concentrations in Engineering Masters Program
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
At Florida Poly we’re educating the next generation of STEM leaders.
Florida employs the fifth largest number of engineers in the U.S.
of the tech sector is driven by artificial intelligence.
Engineering is the second most-sought-after major for U.S. employers.
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.
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.
Applied Research Center
Florida Poly is building a 90,000 square footApplied 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.