20 high-tech programs go online as NYU-ePoly launches this fall

Original Release: June 12, 2009

More than doubling its online high-tech graduate degrees this fall, Polytechnic Institute of New York University will add 8 new programs to the 7 currently online in its newly launched e-learning unit, NYU-ePoly. With new executive programs offered by Poly’s Enterprise Learning in sustainability, clean energy, technical communications, and technical leadership, altogether 20 online programs will be delivered this fall.

Stepping up virtual classes dramatically, NYU-ePoly will offer new online master's degrees in computer engineering, cyber security, wireless innovation, manufacturing and industrial engineering. New online graduate certificates in bioinformatics, power systems, and computer engineering are also being added. Online master's in bioinformatics, electrical engineering, telecommunications, and organizational behavior will continue this fall.

"Students all over the world are eager to enter exciting growth fields," remarked NYU-Poly's Provost Dianne Rekow, "They will now have access to in-demand and on-demand management, technology, and engineering programs taught online by our talented faculty."

Online learning began at Polytechnic in 2004 as ePoly. Since then, hundreds of students have earned their master's degrees, some entirely online, others partly on campus in downtown Brooklyn. NYU-ePoly courses are delivered by the same faculty as those who teach in class with exactly the same content presented on campus.

Vice President for Enterprise Learning Robert Ubell heads NYU-ePoly. Until recently, Ubell was Executive Director for the Advancement of Online Learning at Stevens Institute of Technology. Associate Director Joseph Lathan and Enrollment and Student Services Manager Crystal Chavis continue in their existing online learning posts.