ACity & WPI Sign MOU For An Accelerated Master’s Degree
Academic City University College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA (WPI), a renowned research university have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for academic collaboration to implement an accelerated master’s degree and exchange program. This is tailored toward enhancing the academic, professional, and cultural needs of students.
The agreement will provide the opportunity for Academic City students to earn an accelerated Master’s degree from WPI and the ability to enroll in undergraduate courses at WPI through an exchange program, for a period of up to one year. The areas of study for the master’s program will include Business Administration, Systems Dynamics, System Engineering, Data Science, Robotics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science and Technology for Innovation, Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
With the agreement, students of Academic City after the successful completion of their three years of undergraduate studies, have an opportunity to enroll in WPI’s online graduate courses to satisfy the terms of their fourth year of undergraduate studies.
After receiving their undergraduate degree from Academic City, interested students will be admitted to the WPI master’s program in their area of study and complete one year of graduate studies in residence at WPI.
Also under this agreement, continuing students of the two institutions will have the platform to experience high-quality higher education and hybrid learning opportunities, besides a rich cross-cultural exposure in the comfort of their home countries.
Speaking on the partnership, Prof. Fred McBagonluri, President of Academic City remarked “We at Academic City are excited to work together with WPI on this innovative program for our students”.
“We are optimistic that this initiative will be fruitful and both institutions will benefit from the collaborative work in addressing important academic and professional needs of students. This MoU is very critical in terms of the exposure to global benchmark and best practices in academia”, he noted.
“It is becoming increasingly evident that as the global economy continues to expand cross-cultural partnerships are essential,” said Winston Wole Soboyejo, WPI Provost and Senior Vice President. “Together we can empower students to collaboratively solve problems and develop their critical thinking, giving them an effective capability to use STEM to innovate in their own lives as well as for their communities, their region, and the world at large
About Worcester Polytechnic
Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. Today, WPI holds firm to its founding mission to provide an education that balances theory with practice.
The institute’s curriculum features a flexible, rigorous program that is project-based and globally engaged, aimed at the quality experience and a positive impact for the communities it partners with. WPI faculty members work with students on interdisciplinary research seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems, both on campus and at more than 50 project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.