Realign Engineering Programs for the new Industrial Landscape

Realign Engineering Programs for the new Industrial Landscape

Keeping pace with the evolving technological standards and requirements throughout industry and education, Miami will innovate curriculum and training in robotics and other highly valued industry disciplines. Manufacturing processes are transforming into an “Industry 4.0” paradigm, requiring new areas of instruction to stay current, but more importantly, to contribute to technological innovations.

This initiative is specially positioned to engage with regional industries by creating educational opportunities and experiences for a broad student demographic. Plans include stackable certificates for graduate study in advanced manufacturing, process control and automation.

Proposed new programs:

  • An undergraduate program in robotics and a foundation certificate at the Regionals.
  • An interdisciplinary robotics engineering major in Oxford.

Leading Faculty on the Project

Ayo Abatan 
Professor and Chair,
Engineering Technology

Mert Bal
Associate Professor,
Engineering Technology

Douglas W. Coffin
Professor,
Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering

Dmitriy Garmatyuk
Associate Professor,
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fazeel Khan 
Professor,
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Kumar Singh
Professor,
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Qihou "Herb" Zhou 
Professor and Chair,
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Impact:

By aligning engineering programs at Miami to industry needs in robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing, Miami will create new and diverse pathways to technical workforce preparation. 

Level of Investment:

$1,027,000 initial investment