Students who began their program at the NTU School of Engineering and Applied Science at Walden University after the merger are fully supported on the Walden University site.
Students who started their programs at National Technological University and have a community log-in may obtain information on Walden courses (including registration information) and other courses by logging into their community log-in home page.
National Technological University (NTU) was founded in 1984 as the first accredited "virtual" university. With the support of major technology companies such as IBM, Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard, NTU was formed to deliver academic courses to corporations’ training facilities via a unique satellite network. In 1984, NTU also began offering degree programs using courses supplied by seven universities.
NTU drew its strength from relationships with partner institutions that, 25 years ago, were not able to provide long distance education on their own. The university provided an imaginative and unique model of educational integration as a way to award degrees through distance education.
By 2004, the higher education environment had evolved and the NTU partners had initiated their own distance education programs, changing the fundamental nature of their relationships with NTU. As this environmental change unfolded, NTU was continually challenged to remain a financially viable, small, stand-alone university. As a result, Laureate Education, Inc. (then Sylvan Learning Systems) purchased the institution, allowing NTU to continue its goal of providing cutting edge education. Through 2011 NTU, which was operated as the NTU School of Engineering and Applied Sciences within Walden University’s College of Management and Technology, offered several master's degree programs with courses supplied through a consortium of U.S. universities. Courses were delivered online and via CD-ROM, DVD, and videotape.
As of 2011, NTU School of Engineering and Applied Science is no longer accepting new students into the M.S. programs in Software Engineering and Systems Engineering. Walden will continue to serve the needs of those students currently enrolled in these programs by offering the necessary courses and working with each student to ensure that they have the opportunity to complete their degree program. More information for existing students can be found here.