Wade Institute of Technology (WIT), a Silicon Valley-based experiential college for students of African origin interested in professions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), has announced an open enrollment period for a tuition-free master’s degree in engineering management.
The curriculum combines engineering courses with human-centered leadership and management training. The purpose is to equip graduates for broad-based technology management and leadership roles.
One of the program’s distinguishing features is its capacity to meet prospective students where they are. The curriculum is flexible enough to suit students with STEM undergraduate degrees as well as those with liberal arts bachelor’s degrees.
“The low representation of African Americans and students of African descent in the STEM ecosystem is appalling,” said WIT Executive Director Booker T. Wade, Jr. “With free tuition and our innovative, project-based approach we intend to prepare our students to not only meet the current demand for multidisciplinary professionals in the field of engineering, but to do so without the crippling debt that sidetracks so many Black graduates from pursuing their dreams.”
Aeronautics and astronautics will be covered, as well as material sciences, leadership concepts, project management, and biomedical, computer, electrical, mechanical, systems, civil, and environmental engineering. Opportunities for student projects include aviation training and obtaining a private pilot’s license, monitoring and testing watersheds, and researching NASA internships.
In addition to free tuition, the first ten students who enroll will also receive free housing. Space is limited, so interested students should apply as soon as possible.
Details about the program and the application process can be found at https://wit.university/masters-in-engineering-management/