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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


College of Engineering

College of Engineering

Established: 1910

Location: Weil Hall, Room 312

Phone: 352-392-2177

Programs: A four-year undergraduate program and 3/2 program with joint award of bachelorís and masterís degrees in 10 engineering specializations.

Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science

Combined Degree Programs

Academic Advising: From the major department or the Engineering Student Services Center. All engineering students must contact an adviser before registering for classes each semester.

Scholarships: Scholarship awards are made each spring for the following academic year and are based on demonstrated need and scholastic performance. Applications are available from the Office of Student Affairs, 312 Weil Hall. Minority and women students should contact the Office of Multicultural Engineering Programs, 312 Weil Hall.

Computer Requirement.

Internships and Career Guidance: Visit the Career Resource Center in the J. Wayne Reitz Student Union.

College Mission

The College of Engineering fosters and provides world-class programs in engineering education, research and service to enhance the economic and social well-being of the citizens of Florida, the nation and the world.

Educational Objectives

  • Prepare students to communicate clearly and concisely in written and oral formats with audiences ranging from the technical to the uninformed.
  • Prepare students to be society-wise and technology-wise so they can function as effective partners with citizen and interest groups, industries, local, state, federal and international governing bodies and others in formulating policies and plans that address societyís current and emerging problems.
  • Prepare students to be effective engineering practitioners with the ability to employ contemporary engineering techniques, skills and tools that emphasize computer capability and the access and use of information resources.
  • Prepare students to translate scientific, mathematical and engineering theories into practical applications to engineering problems through classroom presentations, laboratory and other experimentation, data analysis, employment opportunities such as those offered by co-op, internships, association with research projects and other experiences.
  • Prepare students to function as interdisciplinary team members and/or team leaders in addressing multi- dimensional engineering and social problems with ethical, public health, environmental, political, economic and international dimensions.
  • Prepare students to recognize engineering problems, to develop skills and strategies to solve such problems, to be competent to carry out relevant design processes, to recognize the need for considering alternative approaches to problem-solving and to understand the realities of what society will and will not accept as feasible solutions.
  • Prepare students to be responsible practitioners with complete understanding of the ethical and professional dimensions of good engineering practice and the need for lifelong learning.


Engineering programs in all departments are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, 410-347-7700.

All majors, with the exception of digital arts and sciences, interdisciplinary engineering studies, geomatics and nuclear engineering sciences, are accredited by the EAC. Geomatics is accredited by the Related Accreditation Commission (RAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

For additional information about a specific major, contact the undergraduate coordinator in the department or visit the deanís office in Weil Hall.

Particle Engineering Research Center (PERC)

Information about the centerís research, education and technology transfer programs is available at 352- 846-1194 or

Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station (EIES)

The EIES research program provides opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in an exciting research environment. Activities range from specially designed credit-earning research projects to field and laboratory experiments in concert with nationally recognized faculty. Many of these research activities also offer financial benefits through part-time employment on sponsored projects.

Student Services Center

The Engineering Student Services Center, located in Weil Hall, Room 311, is responsible for coordinating academic advising and developing and implementing other student support services, including career/lifestyle counseling, success workshops, study halls, tutoring and mentoring.

The center informs students of educational opportunities such as scholarships, tuition waivers, co-op and internship opportunities and available campus resources. The center also serves as liaison between academic departments and university-wide student services and facilities.

Multicultural Programs

These programs provide focused support to under-represented groups in the engineering profession. Students receive the personal, academic, social and cultural support they need to achieve academic success.

Services include orientation to UF and the college, academic and career advice, leadership development, engineering success skill development, counseling, financial assistance and tutoring.

Pre-Collegiate and College Transition Programs

The College of Engineering is involved in a wide range of programs that support student preparation in grades K-12. These include the Gator Engineering Outreach program, High School Outreach, SECME and Engineering GatorTrax.

The college also offers transition programs for incoming freshmen and community college transfer students to help them adjust to college life at the university.

Successful Transition through Enhanced Preparation for Undergraduate Programs (STEPUP) is a program with residential and nonresidential components designed to provide incoming freshmen with success skills and preparation in engineering foundation courses. The Engineering Freshman Transition Program (EFTP) also supports this objective.

The Community College Transfer Workshop highlights college expectations and eases the transition from community college to university life.

Information about these programs is available in the Engineering Student Services Center in Weil Hall, Room 311.

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Major Degree Awarded Credits for Degree Combined BS/MS Offered
Aerospace Engineering B.S. 128 Yes
Agricultural and Biological Engineering B.S. 128 Yes
Chemical Engineering B.S. 134 Yes
Civil Engineering B.S. 131 Yes
Computer Engineering B.S. 126 Yes
Digital Arts and Sciences B.S. 121 Yes
Electrical Engineering B.S. 126 Yes
Engineering (Interdisciplinary Studies major) B.S. 120 No
Environmental Engineering B.S. 128 Yes
Industrial and Systems Engineering B.S. 125 Yes
Materials Science and Engineering B.S. 125 Yes
Mechanical Engineering B.S. 128 Yes
Nuclear and Radiological Engineering B.S. 125 Yes
Nuclear Engineering Sciences B.S. 123 Yes