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Florida Polytechnic University

The mission of Florida Polytechnic University is to prepare 21st century learners in advanced fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to become innovative problem-solvers and high-tech professionals through interdisciplinary teaching, leading-edge research and collaborative local, regional and global partnerships.

About

History

Florida Poly was established on April 20, 2012 to advance the state’s economy by training a highly skilled technical workforce. We’ve established a name for ourselves as a university with a rigorous curriculum, advanced research equipment and a focus on solving industry problems with creative solutions. 

Education

We’re an innovative new kind of public university—engineered from the ground up to push the boundaries of education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).The accredited and affordable degree programs at Florida Polytechnic University are specifically designed with your future in mind. Our cutting-edge curriculum is informed by the insights of our industry partners, so you can count on getting an education that’s not just experiential, but in sync with modern industry demands too.

  • Number of Degree Programs: Two graduate; Six undergraduate; 19 Areas of Concentration

Research

Florida Polytechnic University is shaping the future of Florida - and even the world - through research that improves lives and businesses. Our curriculum is grounded in the research happening in real labs around the world. 

Applied research is more than a buzzword at Florida Polytechnic University. From classroom demonstrations to our open laboratories, we believe solutions to today’s problems are just a big idea away.

SUNTRAX - Located off of I-4 in Auburndale, SunTrax is a large-scale, cutting-edge facility dedicated to the research, development and testing of emerging transportation technologies in safe and controlled environments. 

Career

The mission of the Human Resources department is to attract, develop, and retain qualified university personnel in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.  The Human Resources department aims to provide all the necessary Human Resources support necessary to promote excellence in employee, performance, productivity and skill set. 

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Services

Student services

Established in 2014, the Student Government Association (SGA) acts as the students’ voice to the University’s leadership, campus community and public at large. In order to provide a positive college experience to all students at Florida Polytechnic University, the association approves funds, regulates campus-sponsored clubs and advocates for students and their rights.

The Office of Student Development is the voice and advocate for all students at Florida Poly. We oversee all aspects of student life, including your experience living on campus, campus clubs, student activities and counseling and health services.

Housing services

Florida Poly is your home away from home, so it’s important to us that you are comfortable, safe and happy. Our two residence halls achieve this and more.

Both buildings are just steps away from the main classrooms and share similar amenities. This includes study lounges, computer centers, an entertainment room with billiards and ping pong, gaming areas and more. All rooms are fully furnished and have an in-suite washer and dryer and high-speed internet access. In addition to electronic access and security cameras, the residence halls have a resident assistant on each floor and Residence Hall II has an on-site director of student living.

Library services

The Florida Polytechnic University Library will be a central hub of student success by providing a variety of information-based services including learning support programs, career services, academic tutoring, and student success workshops.

The Florida Polytechnic University Library’s collection is in digital format to support all degree programs. 

ICT services

Learning resources available to Florida Polytechnic University faculty and students include:

  • Canvas Learning Management System
  • MATLAB
  • Microsoft Dream Spark
  • Microsoft Office
  • Solidworks: 3D Design, Documentation and Engineering Analysis software
  • Turnitin
  • Pearson My Lab (Math)
  • Gale Career Transitions
  • Purple Briefcase
  • ProQuest Flow

Medical services

Florida Poly’s Wellness Center is located at the south end of campus directly across from the Admissions building.The latter offers a variety of health care services, programs, and information resources to help students maintain optimal emotional and physical health. Services include general medical services, counseling services and disability services.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Residence Hall I

From high-speed, wireless Internet access to a fitness facility and game room, the 90,000-square-foot Residence Hall I is designed with the modern student in mind. Comfortable, secure and fully furnished, the three- and four-bedroom suites have the latest technology and accommodations to make learning and living outside the classroom comfortable and easy. 

  • Residence Hall II

Similar to Residence Hall I, the newest residence hall boasts high-speed, wireless internet access, game rooms and common study areas on all five floors of the 135,000-square-foot building.

Student clubs

Students come to Florida Poly with a passion for STEM, but their individual interests vary. That’s where student-led clubs and organizations shine. Student organizations are created and run by students with support from the Student Government Association and the Office of Student Development.

Some organizations are academic-focused, like the resume building chapters of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. If you have a taste for pop culture and video games, check out the Smash Club and Japanese Culture clubs. The Paintball Club is waiting for anyone who enjoys engaging, outdoor games.

Accreditation

Florida Polytechnic University was granted initial regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. 

Lakeland, Florida, United States

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