EmbanetCompass Partners with Top Tier Research University

Chicago, IL, Toronto, ON, Orlando, FL (February, 2011) – EmbanetCompass, a premier provider of distance learning services, is pleased to announce a new partnership with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to launch an online Master of Science in Civil Engineering, specializing in Leadership and Management, with two graduate certificate options in Construction Management or Project Management.

NJIT is a top tier research university with a faculty of accomplished academics and researchers and industry professionals. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been providing quality education for nearly 90 years. The online Master of Science in Civil Engineering has been designed for individuals focused on solving advanced civil engineering problems and playing a vital role in improving the quality of life for the 21st century. The program can be completed online in about 2 years, while the certificates can be completed in 1 year, allowing students to continue to work full-time.

“Today’s civil engineers are problem solvers, taking leading roles in meeting the critical needs and challenges of resilient and sustainable infrastructures, pollution, traffic congestion, water supply and energy needs, urban redevelopment, and community planning,” said Taha Marhaba, Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “Utilizing EmbanetCompass’ services is helping us make our quality online graduate degree and certificates both more broadly known and accessible to professionals. In turn, this will allow NJIT to grow this important field and expand the knowledge of our civil engineers.”

“Founded in 1881 as the Newark Technical School and established in 1930 as the Newark College of Engineering, NJIT has been improving the quality of peoples’ lives for 130 years,” noted NJIT Provost Ian Gatley. “We welcome the relationship with EmbanetCompass to continue this good work through the advancement of these must needed new degree and certificate programs.”

“More and more universities are looking to extend their reach, while also generating new revenue for their institution, and distance learning gives them the opportunity to do both,” said Steve Fireng, EmbanetCompass’ Chief Executive Officer and President. “We look forward to working with New Jersey Institute of Technology on these programs and to a long and successful relationship with this outstanding university.”

The online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program consists of 30 total credits, and is designed to provide students with an educational experience that equips them with advanced knowledge of today’s most pressing civil engineering challenges. NJIT is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and ABET – The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

About New Jersey Institute of Technology
NJIT, New Jersey’s science and technology university, enrolls more than 8,900 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 121 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 Annual Guide to America’s Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education. The term Virtual Classroom®, coined and trademarked by NJIT, dates back to the notable presence of New Jersey’s Science and Technology University in this field since 1989.

About EmbanetCompass
At EmbanetCompass Knowledge Group, we partner with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them build and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach. We provide the entire complement of online learning support services–including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support and technical helpdesk, allowing our Academic Partners to concentrate on delivering high quality academics. Our success is based on a history of performance and innovation that provides partners with the stability and agility required to meet the growing global demand for online learning. EmbanetCompass serves the needs of over 85 colleges and universities.