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.
The Robotics track within the Master of Science in Engineering is interdisciplinary
and requires six credits for developing strong foundations in advanced engineering
math, and scientific computation and programming. The selections of the remaining
credits are focused on developing advanced knowledge in an industrial robotics team
environment consisting of four disciplines. Depending on the student’s background
and interest, a student can choose nine credits from a primary discipline in computer
science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or mechanical engineering as
well as select up to nine credits from other disciplines. The track is flexible enough
to develop both depth and breadth in robotics.
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.
SunTrax is a large-scale, cutting-edge facility dedicated to the research, development, and
testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments.
Many of the opportunities are related to tolling, ITS, and automated and connected
vehicles. Additionally, the entire site is a connected environment for testing Vehicle-to-Infrastructure
(V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications.
Applied Research Center
Florida Poly’s 90,000-square-foot Applied Research Center (ARC) was created as a research hub for the Central Florida region to become a magnet for
high-tech development around the school. The Applied Research Center houses research
and teaching laboratories, student design spaces, conference rooms, and faculty offices.
The building also provides study areas for graduate students, and a small amount of
Program Details and Admissions Requirements
Your Master of Science in Engineeringrequires 30 credits— including 18 credits of core degree requirements, including these six (3 credit)
courses: Scientific Computation and Programming, Advanced Database Systems Design
Credits, Computer Networks Credits, Computation Theory Credits, Advanced Operating
Systems Concepts and Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis.
Admission to our graduate program is a selective process, and the committee will conduct
a comprehensive review to assess each applicant’s promise for academic success at
Florida Poly. Once the above materials have been submitted, your application will
be reviewed by the Florida Poly Graduate Admission Committee.
Send us your official college transcripts from all of the institutions you’ve attended.
If your cumulative college GPA is below a 3.25, please also submit official GRE scores.
If your cumulative college GPA is a 3.25 or higher, the Graduate Admission Committee
may waive the GRE requirement.
Submit two letters of recommendation.
Submit a Statement of Purpose. This should be a brief summary of your research interests
and goals for the program.
Please send all documents to:
Florida Polytechnic University Office of Admissions 4700 Research Way Lakeland, FL 33805
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Engineering Degree, Florida Polytechnic University 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
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