NYU wants tech industry workers to enroll in its new grad program
- A new, one-year graduate program offered by New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering looks to enroll tech company employees who need to stay up to date on emerging issues and trends in the field.
- The online program, launching in January, will take place over three trimesters and cover cybersecurity, mobility, and the analysis of big data.
- Graduates of the program will receive a certificate and nine credits that can be used in an applicable master's degree program.
It's no secret that universities have been looking beyond the traditional student for some time now, so it should come as no surprise that NYU is looking to address a tech employee skills gap brought to its attention by Fortune 500 executives. Covered in the courses are how to address security threats to mobile devices, networks, and services; how to organize and process the abundance of big data now available; and how to write cloud applications and create personal clouds.
The program is also sure to be an enticing gateway for the school to bring more students into its master's programs in fields like cybersecurity, electrical engineering, bioinformatics, and organizational behavior.
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