ANGOLA - Trine University has announced plans to open a School of Computing in the fall of 2019. The new school will be placed in a planned $8.5 million expansion to Fawick Hall on the university's main campus in Angola.

The School of Computing will include current computer and software engineering courses and a revamped computer science and information technology major that will include cybersecurity, health informatics and web development tracks. 

"Trine University's new School of Computing will allow computer science students to collaborate more closely with students and faculty in engineering, providing greater synergy for the educational experience in all majors and giving computing students access to the latest technology," said John Shannon, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs. "We developed these programs with input from a world-class advisory board who helped us infuse the curriculum with the technological expertise required of our industry partners."

Designs call for a glass-walled exterior to include classrooms, labs and an artificial intelligence/virtual reality lab. Other plans call for movable walls in classrooms to allow for flexibility, and expanded faculty office space. This is the second major academic expansion announced by Trine since October.