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Florida Poly offers industry-proven faculty, over 30 STEM programs of study, and one great value.

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Every Florida Poly graduate completes an industry internship or Capstone Design Project.

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Florida's $39.3 billion tech sector ranks #4 in US for net tech employment.

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Florida Poly

  1. Grab hold of real earning power, without the burden of student debt.
    You will compare the average tuition at Georgia Tech, Cal Tech, MIT, Cal Poly, RPI and Florida Tech ($35, 642), with Florida Poly’s affordable in-state tuition ($4,920).
  2. Relax, settle in and be yourself, free from labels.
    You will feel at home, among a community of bright, interesting peers — a place where you can feel comfortable in your identity and proud of your distinctiveness.
  3. Stay relevant, far into the future.
    You will choose from more than 30 program combinations, all designed to position you for future success.
  4. Make friends with world-class thinkers, makers, visionaries.
    You will learn, laugh, build, and play among fellow student and faculty explorers, each driven by curiosity and the urge to innovate.
  5. Find top employment, anywhere.
    You will be sought by employers everywhere —both large multinationals and pioneering start-ups.
 

7 Labs30 Programs100% Stem

Florida Poly works closely with private industry to ensure that each degree program delivers an experience that prepares you for future job demand.

Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

St. Petersburg-based Jabil leads America's fourth Industrial Revolution, bringing AI, material science, design, and other technologies to the world’s best-known brands.

Related programs/concentrations:

Business Analytics & Data Science
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Computer Engineering
  • Machine Intelligence
Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials & Advanced Manufacturing
  • Operations Research

AI & Machine Learning

Industry projections call for 44% compound growth in the US machine learning market, from $1.41 billion in 2017 to USD 8.81 billion by 2022.

Related programs/concentrations:

Business Analytics & Data Science
  • Intelligent Mobility
Computer Engineering
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Autonomous Robotic Systems

Autonomous Robotic Systems

Among Florida's six major industry sectors, computer science has showed the largest job growth, expanding 5.5% since 2016 (+14,241 jobs).

Related programs/concentrations:

Computer Engineering
  • Embedded System Design
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Autonomous Robotic Systems
Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology

Aerospace

Florida aerospace employs more than 80,000 professionals.

Related programs/concentrations:

Engineering Mathematics
  • Complex Systems Mathematics
Engineering Physics
  • Physics of Space
Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology

Business, Econometrics, Data & Analytics

Glassdoor ranks data scientist #1 on its 2019 list of the 50 Best Jobs in America.

Related programs/concentrations:

Business Analytics & Data Science
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Mangement
  • Health Informatics
  • Intelligent Mobility
  • Quantitative Economics & Econometrics
  • Big Data Analytics
Mechanical Engineering
  • Operations Research

Cyber Security

In 2017, the United States employed nearly 780,000 individuals in cybersecurity-oriented positions, with 350,000 positions left unfilled.

Related programs/concentrations:

Computer Science
  • Information Assurance & Cyber Security
  • Software Engineering

Data Analytics & Decision Science

IBM projects that US jobs for data and analytics graduates will increase by 364,000 openings over the next two years.

Related programs/concentrations:

Business Analytics & Data Science
  • Quantitative Economics and Econometrics
  • Big Data Analytics

Defense & Homeland Security

Annual defense spending in Florida tops $85 billion — about 9% of the Gross State Product (GSP).

Related programs/concentrations:

Environmental Engineering
  • Modern Techniques in Sustainability
Engineering Mathematics
  • Mathematics of Medicine & Biology
Engineering Physics
  • Physics of Energy
Computer Science
  • Game Development & Simulation
  • Information Assurance & Cyber Security
  • Software Engineering
Electrical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy

Emergent Computing

Miami-based Qubit Reset advances quantum communications which looks to replace radio waves with photons of infrared light.

Related programs/concentrations:

Business Analytics & Data Science
  • Intelligent Mobility
Computer Engineering
  • Digital Design
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Autonomous Robotic Systems
Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
Electrical Engineering
  • Control Systems

Energy & Sustainability

As the nation's 10th sunniest state on average annual sunlight per square meter, Florida looks to join the national trend of a new solar project being installed every two minutes.

Related programs/concentrations:

Environmental Engineering
  • Water/Hydrology
  • Modern Techniques in Sustainability
Electrical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy

Environment

Demand for environmental engineers across Florida is projected to grow 18.5% between 2016 and 2026.

Related programs/concentrations:

Environmental Engineering
  • Water/Hydrology
  • Modern Techniques in Sustainability
Engineering Physics
  • Physics of Energy
Electrical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy

Game Development & Simulation

Florida-based Magic Leap partners with Google, AT&T, and others to advance augmented reality technology.

Related programs/concentrations:

Computer Engineering
  • Embedded System Design
Computer Science
  • Game Development & Simulation
  • Software Engineering
Electrical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy

Medicine & Life Science

Florida ranks #2 for pharmaceuticals manufacturing and #6 for biotech research in the US.

Related programs/concentrations:

Environmental Engineering
  • Water/Hydrology
  • Modern Techniques in Sustainability
Engineering Mathematics
  • Mathematics of Medicine & Biology
Engineering Physics
  • Physics of Space
  • Physics of Medicine

Nanotechnology

Technology from Orlando-based NanoPhotonica replaces OLED and LCD lighting display systems in smartphones, tablets, and TV screens, with Quantum Dot-Light Emitting Diodes (QLED).

Related programs/concentrations:

Computer Engineering
  • Embedded System Design
Electrical Engineering
  • Electromagnetic Radiation Communication
Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanotechnology

Supply Chain & Logistics

With 15 deepwater seaports and 20 commercial airports, and its position as the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, Florida's supply chain logistics industry is booming.

Related programs/concentrations:

Business Analytics & Data Science
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Big Data Analytics
Mechanical Engineering
  • Operation Research

Made in FLA

Known the world over as the birthplace of America's Space Age, Florida today attracts a new generation of daring scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs and has earned designation as the nation's third-largest tech industry.

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Education MeetsInnovation

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Programs of Study

Florida Poly merges education with innovation. Our all-STEM degree programs prepare students like you for secure, rewarding careers in today’s fastest-growing fields.

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Abet accreditation: Computing & Engineering Accreditation Commissions

ABET — Gold Standard of STEM Accreditation

Florida Poly's bachelor's degrees in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering degrees all enjoy ABET accreditation, the gold standard endorsement known and respected by graduate schools and employers around the world. ABET review teams include experienced professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in each of the ABET disciplines.

Faculty...Real-World Heroes

Florida Poly faculty hold patents, perform groundbreaking research, consult with industry and governments, and receive recognition from around the world. More than anything, they identify with their love of teaching, their passion for their subjects and the chance to mentor young people into mature, highly-capable scientists.

Capstone: Ideas into Action

At Florida Poly, every student joins a nimble team of (3-5 students) to complete a year-long, industry sponsored Capstone project. Projects culminate with an annual Capstone Design Showcase, a year-end gathering of sponsors and project teams, and the presentation of final ‘beta’ prototypes. Past Capstone projects have led to job offers from sponsoring companies.

Shine On

Florida Poly welcomes high-performing students who possess an intrinsic drive to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Education meets innovation, in the classroom, labs and with one-of-a-kind industry experiences.

Andre Goode
The Walt Disney Studios

Glendale, California

Andre completed an eight-month internship with Disney in Florida before graduation, and now works with the California-based Disney Studio Technology’s Data Services team, enabling data-informed decision making across various Studio business units.

Andre Goode
Associate Software Engineer
Computer Science, 2018

Gabriela Martines
Millennium Engineering

Melbourne, Florida

After interning with Millennium's Integrated Systems Division, Gabriela was hired full-time as a systems engineer. "My Florida Poly experience has taught me that through vision, collaboration and hard work, people can create great new things and make an impact."

Gabriela Martines
Systems Engineer
Mechanical Engineering, 2018

Michelle Culbert
Lockheed Martin

Orlando, Florida

Michelle completed two summer internships at neighboring Lockheed Martin before joining the company’s Leadership Development Program. She applied her computer science, IT and cyber security training to help the global security giant find new internal report automation efficiencies.

Michelle Culbert
Lockheed Martin Leadership Development Program
Computer Science (Cyber Security & Information Assurance), 2018

Welcome to the Future of Learning

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Come Dream

Technology, engineering, and science holds the power to do amazing good in the world. Florida Poly invites you to come dream a better, brighter tomorrow.