Fort Hays State University announced Friday a new partnership with the International Institute of Higher Education in Morocco, following a 2-plus-2 transfer agreement in information systems engineering, a program that only two schools in the United States are accreted for, and the only one in Kansas.
“FHSU is always interested in partnering with highly respected universities to leverage opportunities for students of both parties,” said Chris Crawford, interim provost. “This partnership is particularly exciting as we develop our Information Systems Engineering program. Naturally we see great benefit with having students of other nationalities come to our campus and interact with our student body.”
A 2-plus-2 agreement allows for students to complete courses in a program of study, then guarantees credits for those courses transfer between institutions.
“The agreement, signed in April, allows for academic credits to be transferred from IIHEM to FHSU. The agreement is designed specifically for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in information systems engineering,” according to an announcement by FHSU. “A student who completes the common two-year engineering curriculum at IIHEM can then transfer to FHSU to complete a bachelor’s degree.”
“We already signed similar 2-plus-2 agreements for information systems engineering with three community colleges in Colorado — Otero, Trinidad and Pikes Peak,” said Houssain Kettani, professor and director of FHSU’s Information Systems Engineering program.
More information about the system engineering program at FHSU can be here.