About University The University is first and foremost an institution of learning and teaching, committed to serving the needs of society and involved in the academic and civic communities of which it is a part. To this end the University is a member of the Fremont and San Jose Chambers of Commerce. NPU attends local job fairs and works with local businesses to provide job opportunities for our students. The University also provides space for meetings of various local government bodies and businesses. Accreditation Northwestern Polytechnic University is an academic institution accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award bachelors degrees and masters degrees. ACICS is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. While the Doctor of Business Administration and the Doctor of Computer Engineering are approved through ACICS, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation only recognize ACICS’ scope of accreditation through the Master’s degree level. Therefore, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) does not recognize this doctoral program. Accreditation of a doctoral program by ACICS does not make the program eligible for purposes of participation in federal student aid programs, as described in Title IV of the HEA. Contact the NPU administration office for further information. ACICS was also recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accreditation agency. However, on December 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education finalized its decision and no longer recognizes ACICS. Subsequently, ACICS filed a preliminary injunction in the federal court to stay this decision and is set to be heard on February 21, 2017. Academics NPUs bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs are designed to prepare students for the practice of engineering, computer science, and business administration at a professional level. In addition to courses teaching the fundamentals, each degree curriculum is designed to be connected to Silicon Valleys major industries in electronics, computer engineering, information technology, enterprise management, and global business development. As Silicon Valley is a dynamic and quickly changing, high-technology hub where fierce competition among businesses is the norm, employers tend to be more demanding about workers qualifications. Job seekers in the Silicon Valley are required to be well prepared in their background training as well as continued education. NPUs curriculum committees in various disciplines hold regular meetings to ensure that the curriculum design and facility support in hardware and software can meet industry standards. Furthermore, faculty members must have had previous or current industry experience and be equipped with up-to-date knowledge and skills in their teaching subjects. • School of Engineering (Offering bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in engineering.) • School of Business (Offering bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business.) • General Education (Offering undergraduate courses and English preparation for advanced degrees.)
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Northwestern Polytechnic University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.