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Learn more about The Polytechnic School at Arizona State University

The Polytechnic School located on the Polytechnic campus, focuses on hands-on learning through creating things and solving real-world challenges through student, faculty and industry collaboration. We believe how you learn and teach is as important as what you learn and teach.

Located on 600 acres in Mesa, Arizona, the state’s third-largest city and part of the Greater Phoenix area, the Polytechnic campus is home to a beautiful desert arboretum and more than 6,300 undergraduate and graduate students.

The academic facilities are among the best that ASU has to offer and were designed specifically to support the learning and discovery environment. The Polytechnic School boasts some of the most innovative engineering programs and advanced learning laboratories in the country.

The Polytechnic School, one of the seven Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is organized into several academic programs:

Aviation 

The Aviation Programs offer degrees that combine academic studies with professional flight and aviation training.

Degree options: BS in air transportation managementBS in air traffic managementBS in professional flightBS in unmanned aerial systemsBAS in aviation, MS Tech in aviation management and human factors

Engineering

​Engineering students work in interdisciplinary teams to solve real-world challenges in dedicated creative spaces that foster innovation.

Degree options: BSE and MS in engineering, BS and MS in manufacturing engineering, MS in robotics and autonomous systemsPhD in engineering education systems and design, PhD in systems engineering

Engineering Education Systems and Design

The Engineering Education Systems and Design program aims to increase the understanding and design of engineering education ecosystems.

Degree options: PhD in Engineering Education Systems and Design

Information Technology

​Students acquire skills in data acquisition and retrieval, managing networks and adapting computer systems and applications.

Degree options: BS and MS in information technology

Graphic Information Technology

The graphic information technology program lives at the intersections of creativity, visual design and technology, preparing students to create visual content for multi-channel distribution – print, web, photo, video, animation.

 

Systems Engineering

Students learn through hands-on study and experiential learning of entrepreneurship and innovation, combined with strategic management of technology, decision-making, systems modelling and process analysis.

Degree options: Focus Areas for BS, Operations Management BAS, Technological Entrepreneurship and Management BS, Management of Technology MS Tech

Environmental and Resource Management

This program is for students seeking to understand the scientific and technological aspects of byproducts, environmental health, sustainability and natural resource conservation.

Degree options: BS and MS in environmental and resource management

Graphic Information Technology

This program lives at the intersections of creativity, visual design and technology, preparing students to create visual content for multi-channel distribution in print, web, photo, video and animation.

Degree options: BS, BAS and MS in graphic information technology, BAS in internet and web development, BS and MS in user experience

Human Systems Engineering

Human Systems Engineering combines engineering and psychology to design systems consistent with human capabilities and limitations.

Degree options: BS, MS and PhD in human systems engineering

Technological Entrepreneurship and Management Program

Students learn through hands-on study and experiential learning of entrepreneurship and innovation, combined with strategic management of technology, decision-making, systems modelling and process analysis.

Degree Programs: Focus Areas for BS, Operations Management BAS, Technological Entrepreneurship and Management BS, Management of Technology MS Tech

User Experience

The graphic information technology program lives at the intersections of creativity, visual design and technology, preparing students to create visual content for multi-channel distribution – print, web, photo, video, animation.

 

The programs thrive under the guidance of more than 100 outstanding faculty members with deep expertise in many of the most important technological challenges that society faces. Many members of the faculty bring considerable industrial experience to enhance their teaching and research.

The Polytechnic School is one of the newest Fulton Schools and is comprised of programs formerly part of the College of Technology and Innovation.