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Welcome to the Division of External Programs (DEP)

With 10 years’ experience in distance education, professional programs, executive and continuing education, and global programs, the DEP at FIU provides quality education and opportunities to both traditional and non-traditional students.


Interested in learning a new skill, completing continuing education hours, or in preparing for a licensing exam? The DEP offers a wide variety of courses to prepare the community, students and alumni to seek new opportunities.

Join the next cohort of professionals seeking to take the next steps in their careers into leadership roles. Graduate program curriculum combines the engineering skills to improve process quality and the business.

The College collaborates with international universities to develop degree and continuing education programs and partnership to provide international students with the opportunity to obtain an FIU degree.

The Office of Distance Education (ODE) provides over 500 students per semester with the opportunity to take online courses to help meet their demanding schedule, learning preferences, and graduation timeline.

Upcoming Courses and Events


Rankings and Facts

The College of Engineering and Computing is committed to providing quality education, problem-solving research, and community engagement through local relevance, national visibility, and global exposure.


In Top Public Schools, as rated by US NEWS

Online & Distance Learning Programs


US News Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs



What are people saying?

“Managers of units are able to view company processes through data driven, analysis and problem solving lenses. The sessions provide tools for immediate process improvement. Through effective changes to your system and workflow, you can change the culture of your organization to become better and faster.”
-Johnny Rojas, Black belt Instructor

“I always wanted to do an ‘MBA’ type program…this presented me with the best option. I was able to take a combination of business management classes and at the same time be able to specialize in what I do.” 
 -Juan Restrepo, Professional MSEM Alumnus and Principal, Transportation Sector Lead Florida at Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

“FIU and my home university provided me with the opportunity to study abroad in Miami for two years, while earning degrees from both universities. When I graduate, I will have the experience of living on my own, improving my English, and having the skills and knowledge needed to join the workforce.” 
 -Cristian, Dominican Republic.

“As one of the MSEM program students, what I am learning will provide me more opportunities in my future job. Combined with my Enterprise Systems track courses, I’ve deeply learned SAP software which makes me understand the whole enterprise organization from human resource management to the shop floor production process.”

 -Chenxi Dong, MSEM Alumnus