October 31, 2011
Wentworth to Launch Undergraduate Programs in Applied Math and Computer Engineering in Fall 2012
Three-year Applied Math Program is a First; Both Address Student Interest
Boston, MA—October 31, 2011—Wentworth Institute of Technology today announced that two new undergraduate programs–Applied Mathematics and Computer Engineering–will launch in the fall of 2012. Each program will build upon a strong foundation of existing courses with an expanded focus on their respective discipline. The Applied Math program represents the first time a three-year bachelor’s degree has been offered at the Institute, which will translate into savings for enrolled students.
Both programs will provide exciting educational opportunities, address industry needs and student interests, and produce skilled professionals in the workforce. The programs will be aligned to Wentworth’s three-part education model that combines classroom learning, labs, and two semesters of cooperative education (co-op) employment.
“These programs address student demand and interest and reflect the needs of industry,” said Dr. Russell Pinizzotto, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “A high level of critical thinking and problem solving are needed for student success in these new programs and will be required as they become leaders in their respective fields.”
In the Applied Mathematics program, students will learn the mathematical principles, techniques and computational tools used in a variety of fields, such as physics, engineering, biology, physiology, chemistry, and economics. Graduates with a fluency in the “language” of applied mathematics are in demand, as it plays a key role in the development of new technologies in a range of areas, from medical imaging to fraud detection. Opportunities for graduates also include positions as software developers, quality assurance engineers, cryptographers, statisticians, data miners, and operations researchers. While the program is designed to be completed in three years, including two semesters of cooperative education employment, a four-year option is also available.
The computer engineering program is built on the foundation of the electrical engineering and computer science fields. The program is focused on building, analyzing, designing, and evaluating computer systems, components, and processes related to computing, from the design of a computer network to digital circuit design. Students will gain the skills necessary to enter into rewarding careers in areas such as computer hardware and software design, computer architecture, digital circuit design, computer communications and networking, computer security and risk assessment, and computer aided design.
More information regarding these new programs can be found at www.wit.edu/academics.