Director, DEP

Office: EC 2473
Phone: 305.348.2801
Email : ruedam@fiu.edu

Welcome to the Division of External Programs (DEP)!

The DEP offers distance education courses and graduate, continuing and executive education and global programs with the College of Engineering & Computing. The DEP excels at creating programs that focus on STEM and leadership for the educational advancement, professional development and lifelong learning of our FIU students and the South Florida community. From specialized master’s degrees to exam preparation and in-demand certifications, our participants benefit from programs that are created with the assistance of industry board advisors and top experts. In our daily efforts, the DEP also works alongside department chairs, center directors and faculty members to identify corporate and global partners; develop, promote and manage executive and continuing education programs; and identify new opportunities and new markets for all programs.

Whether you are a current student beginning your career journey or an experienced professional looking to enhance your current knowledge, the DEP is dedicated to helping you pursue your next endeavor.

We hope that you will browse our website and explore our program offerings that can be applied to various industries and specialties.