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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Data Analytics

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The Data Analytics program at Florida Polytechnic University affords students the opportunity to learn the foundational scientific and mathematical principles of analyzing complex data sets. The program offers concentrations in Advanced Topics, enabling students to explore different facets of the field, or in more specific concentrations such as Big Data Analytics, Cloud Virtualization, and Health Informatics. The program’s blend of computer science, statistics, and mathematics prepares students to succeed in a wide range of career and professional industry sectors.

Big Data Analytics

Big Data Analytics is the discipline of applying advanced analytic techniques to data sets of extreme size, diversity, and complexity. With the advent of social media and the digitization of every type of information imaginable, the presence of Big Data throughout industry is growing exponentially. Advanced technology now allows organizations to extract profitable information from previously unstructured data sources such as blogs, Tweets, images, and audio. The Big Data Analytics program in the Advanced Technology Department will give you the ability to design systems that manipulate and analyze Big Data in near real time, bringing the world to your fingertips.

Cloud Virtualization

Cloud virtualization is a powerful new field in information technology that is creating a major paradigm shift across all industries. By providing users with on-demand access to a pool of IT services on “the cloud,” virtualization allows organizations to dramatically reduce computing costs while optimizing performance. The global transition to cloud computing requires specially trained cloud architects, software engineers, systems administrators, service developers, analysts, and sales professionals. The Cloud Virtualization program in the Advanced Technology Department provides hands-on programming experience and instruction on multiple platforms to equip you with the skills to lead in the new era of cloud computing.

Health Informatics

Health informatics is a fast-growing discipline that combines healthcare management and information science to improve patient care. Acquiring and analyzing health and biomedical data aids in preventing medical errors, tracking disease, evaluating the quality of hospitals, and expediting clinical research. The Health Informatics program in the Advanced Technology Department offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary course of study with hands-on instruction from industry experts to prepare you for a career in improving human health.

Florida Common Prerequisites

Students who started as freshmen at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

  • COP 2271C - Introduction to Computation and Programming Credits: 3

  • COP 3530 - Data Structures & Algorithms Credits: 3

  • MAC 2311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 Credits: 4

  • MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 Credits: 4

  • MAD 2104 - Discrete Mathematics Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048 - Physics 1 Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048L - Physics 1 Laboratory Credits: 1

  • QMB 3200 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Credits: 3

  • STA 2023 - Statistics 1 Credits: 3


Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

COP 2271C (1)

& COP 3530

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAD 2107

& PHY 2048/2048L

  • or PHY X048C

  • or PHY X043/X048L

  • or PHY X053/X053

  • or PHY X049C

  • or PHY X044/X049L

  • or PHY X054/X054L

& QMB 3200

& STA 2023

  • or EGS X025

  • or QMB X100

  • or STA X024

  • or STA X032

  • or STA X037

  • or STA X122

(1)  Intro programming in C, C++, JAVA, or equivalent language.

Learning Compact

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.


Innovation and Technology


Advanced Technology

Purpose of the Program:

The Advanced Technology degree program prepares graduates for careers in Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, and Health Informatics, all three of which have many employers offering job opportunities that are in high demand. Students who complete a bachelor degree in the program will be ready to take on positions such as managers of technology, have the ability to embark on a research career in the above disciplines, collaborate in teams, and make a positive contribution to society.

Graduate will know and be able to do:

After graduation, students with a BS in Advanced Technology will be able to:

1. Use critical thinking and problem solving skills in technology and business related disciplines;

2. Understand a broad range of topics related to innovation and creative thinking;

3. Apply the most current technology methods and techniques to system design and development; and

4. Work in a team environment, contribute to, and execute a project management plan. 

Core Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes:

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Advanced Technology Degree in the College of Innovation and Technology, students will be able to:


Critical Thinking


Be able to apply critical thinking and problem solving techniques to identify and solve a problem.




Be able to apply statistical methods and procedures to model a problem, design an experiment to measure a solution, and collect and analyze data to evaluate the solution.



Be able to demonstrate Project Management skills to plan, design, evaluate and implement a project plan to achieve a determined set of results.




Be able to coordinate and collaborate in a team environment to analyze a problem, design a solution, evaluate the solution, and implement the solution if feasible. 




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