The FIU College of Engineering and Computing released its 2012-2013 annual report as students returned for the first week of classes.
The report provides a review of faculty and student accomplishments as well as major milestones including graduating a new high of 50 doctoral students and the development of an international internship with global construction giant, OHL, in Madrid, Spain. The college ranked first among all state universities in Florida for the success of its computer science, computer engineering and IT graduates, and, as a result, the college has been awarded a lion share of IT performance funding from the State for the next two years.
The report also provides program enrollment numbers, the total number of degrees conferred and the top 10 research awardees.
The college’s research enterprise continues to shine while the college ranked as the third largest undergraduate engineering program in the state and No. 1 for degrees awarded to Hispanics both in engineering and in computer science. While Miami continues its rise as a hub for logistics and tech, the college responded with two new accelerated master’s program in logistics and information technology.
Dean Amir Mirmiran called this past year a banner year for the college and the accomplishments a testament to its strength as an up-and-coming technology powerhouse in Florida.
Looking ahead, “2014 marks the 30th anniversary of our college – thirty years of profound impact on technology ecosystem in South Florida, building it from the ground up. Today, faces of FIU Engineering are shining at the helms of many organizations in South Florida,” said Mirmiran.
Other report highlights include tenures and promotions, new faculty and five years at a glance.