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Michigan Tech Adds Three Degree Programs

Michigan Tech Adds Three Degree Programs

Created: May 07, 2019 04:55 PM

Michigan Technological University is adding three new degree programs.

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The Board of Trustees approved a master of science in mechatronics, a master's in engineering management, and a bachelor of science in cybersecurity during its meeting in Houghton on Friday.

According to the university:

  • Mechatronics integrates electrical and mechanical engineering, robotics, software and computational hardware in the design of products and processes. The degree program is intended to meet the demand for applied researchers and entrepreneurs in advanced manufacturing and automation. Classes will equip students with advanced technical competencies, enabling them to engage in interdisciplinary research and industry applications.
  • The master’s in engineering management is a hybrid technical/business degree program that focuses on managerial knowledge, business literacy and other relevant skills for various engineering- and technology-intensive industries.
  • The new undergraduate degree in cybersecurity will provide students with technical cybersecurity skills and knowledge, as well as a theoretical foundation and understanding of the social, ethical, legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity.

"Each of these new programs will help Michigan Tech better serve our students and the state of Michigan by offering options that align with projected market sector growth during the 21st century," Jacqueline Huntoon, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said in a news release. "Michigan Tech has a long history of preparing students to ‘hit the ground running,’ and these new majors will build on that tradition while at the same time moving us into areas that we have not fully emphasized in the past."

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