Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) is working with the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science to offer a master’s degree in computer science with a focus on cyber informatics, starting in the fall.
“This new partnership between Northrop Grumman and the University of Cincinnati will bring core knowledge and expertise to the region within the cyber community,” said Martin Simoni, site director for Northrop Grumman’s Xetron business unit. “Educating and developing home-grown talent is critical in today’s highly competitive job market. Our cyber master’s program will allow our technical experts to groom students on the job and in the classroom.”
According to the firm, “the master’s degree curriculum is aimed at the software engineering population at Northrop Grumman’s Xetron facility in Cincinnati, which specializes in providing solutions for a growing cyber industry, in addition to students who attend the University of Cincinnati (UC). This unique degree program will allow convenient scheduling for all participants as classes will be held at both the UC campus as well as Northrop Grumman’s facility, with live video feeds connecting the two locations. Classes will be taught by a combination of University of Cincinnati professors and Northrop Grumman employees working as adjunct professors for the university.”
“The University of Cincinnati is excited about this opportunity to collaborate with industry to develop a program that provides innovative approaches for our 21st century engineers as they prepare to face real-world challenges,” said Carlo Montemagno, dean of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati.