MDC and FAU Announce Articulation Agreement for Master’s Degree in Technology and Engineering Programs

Miami, Sept. 18, 2020 – In an ongoing effort to expand post-graduate opportunities for its students, Miami Dade College (MDC) has established a “4+1” articulation agreement with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) that will allow MDC graduates with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, data analytics or information systems technology to complete a master’s degree at FAU in one year.

“MDC has a history of providing excellence in academics, as demonstrated by this partnership with FAU,” said Anselm Knights, MDC chairperson of engineering, technology and architecture. “This partnership epitomizes the quality we have put into our programs, and we look ahead to a continued collaboration with FAU and further developing the programs we offer.”

The agreement assures that students graduating from MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in electrical and computer engineering technology, upon meeting specific requirements, are eligible for admission into the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or the Master of Science in Bioengineering programs at FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Equally, MDC students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in data analytics or Bachelor of Science in information systems technology can complete FAU’s Master of Science in information technology and management in one year after completing the program requirements.

“This expanded partnership program will enable MDC students to pursue a master’s degree in electrical engineering, bioengineering, or information technology and management,” said Dr. Stella Batalama, dean of the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science. “We look forward to welcoming these students to our College, and we are excited for them to join the FAU family.”

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About Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the nation. There are 174 nations and 69 languages represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including associate and baccalaureate degrees, career certificates and apprenticeships. Baccalaureate degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film, and others. MDC is the recipient of many top national awards including the Aspen Prize. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high quality-teaching and learning experiences. It is the home of the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, the Cloud Computing Center, the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, the School for Advanced Studies, and the New World School of the Arts, to name a few of its most innovative programs. MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inception. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is the home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, the Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Museum of Art and Design, a sculpture park and a large campus art gallery and theater system. MDC has admitted more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. For more information, visit

About Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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