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Computer-Related Degrees
College of Engineering Degree Program in Computer Engineering
Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Pre-Medical Programs
Combined Bachelorís/Masterís Degree (3/2) Programs
Minors and Certificates

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

Major

Degree Awarded

Credits for
Degree

Combined BS/MS Offered

Aerospace Engineering

B.S.

128

Yes

Agricultural & Biological Engineering

B.S.

128

Yes

Chemical Engineering

B.S.

134

Yes

Civil Engineering

B.S.

131

Yes

Computer Engineering (Hardware Emphasis) / (Software Emphasis)

B.S.

126

Yes

Digital Arts & Sciences

B.S.

121

No

Electrical Engineering

B.S.

126

Yes

Environmental Engineering

B.S.

128

Yes

Geomatics (Surveying and Mapping)

B.S.

120

No

Industrial & Systems Engineering

B.S.

125

Yes

Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies

B.S.

122-128

No

Materials Science and Engineering

B.S.

125

Yes

Mechanical Engineering

B.S.

128

No

Nuclear Engineering

B.S.

123

Yes

Nuclear Engineering Sciences

B.S.

123

Yes

Computer-Related Degrees

The College of Engineering has responsibility for teaching all computer courses included in computer-related degree programs at the University of Florida. These degrees are offered in the colleges of Business Administration, Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

College of Engineering Degree Program in Computer Engineering

Computer engineering is a joint program of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) departments. Students can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCEN) through either department.

This degree program produces a computer engineer who has the knowledge of hardware and software to build working computer systems from electronic components and to program them for a wide variety of tasks.

Students mainly interested in software systems and algorithms should take their major through the CISE department; students mainly interested in computer hardware or electrical engineering should pursue their major through the ECE department. Both departments require 126 hours for graduation.

Refer to the CISE and ECE department sections for the curriculum leading to the BSCEN degrees. For additional information on computer engineering degree options, please contact an adviser in either department or the deanís office.

Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Pre-Medical Programs

There is a growing need in our society for individuals prepared in both engineering and life sciences. Qualified individuals will find a diversity of career paths. This preparation particularly suits a candidate for admission to medical school, but it equally qualifies him or her to pursue an engineering career in the specialized fields of bioengineering or environmental engineering or to continue with graduate study in biomedical engineering or life sciences.

Currently Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida is a graduate program. Students can obtain an undergraduate degree that prepares them for a graduate degree in several departments that have related specializations, AeMES (Biomechanics), ABE (Biological Engineering), MSE (Biomaterials), and NRE (Medical Physics) are some of the options available. In addition to the undergraduate degrees, students can choose combined BS/MS programs with an MS given in the graduate BME Program, and the BS given in the undergraduate program in that department. For example, MSE and AeMES offer such combined degrees.

Several departments of the college, in collaboration with the College of Medicine, have established programs in the field of medicine. In general, these programs are the same length as the conventional curriculum. Students replace electives with eight credits in organic chemistry, eight in biology and four in biochemistry. Interested students should consult their department adviser at the earliest practical date. Departments expect the student to begin work in these specialized areas early in the undergraduate career.

Combined Bachelorís/Masterís Degree (3/2) Programs

Qualified students can now pursue a bachelorís and a masterís degree concurrently. These combined-degree programs are offered in the departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Aerospace Engineering program only), Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil and Coastal Engineering, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering (BSISE/ENM, BSISE/MBA), Materials Science and Engineering, and Nuclear and Radiological Engineering.

Aerospace Engineering

Qualified students begin MS degree course work in the senior year and double-count up to six graduate course credit hours for both the BS and MS degrees. Students will be able to complete the MS degree within two or three semesters after completing the BS degree.

Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Qualified students can begin their masterís program while seniors and double count up to 12 hours of graduate courses for both the bachelorís and masterís degrees.

Seniors admitted to the program will be eligible for a teaching or research assistantship. Program admission requirements include satisfaction of Graduate School admission requirements for masterís degree, a junior/senior year GPA of 3.30, senior status (4EG), completion of pre-engineering requirements and 20 credit hours of the college and ABE core.

Chemical Engineering

Qualified students can begin their masterís program while seniors and double count up to 12 hours of specified chemical engineering graduate courses for both the bachelorís and masterís degrees.

To qualify for this combined-degree program, students from chemical engineering must have: an upper-division GPA of 3.3 or higher, a GPA of 3.2 or higher in chemical engineering courses, senior status (4EG), completed eight of the required chemical engineering courses, a combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 1100 or greater. and satisfied all graduate school and departmental graduate admission requirements.

Civil & Coastal Engineering

The Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering offers a combined BS/masterís program to qualified undergraduate students seeking MS, ME or MCE degrees. Students will be able to shorten the time required in their masterís degree program by completing six credits of graduate-level courses in their final two semesters of their BS program.

To qualify for this program, students from civil engineering must have a combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 1100 or greater, have attained an upper- division GPA of 3.50 or greater, and must satisfy all graduate school and departmental graduate admission requirements. The courses (maximum of six credits) that can be double-counted in the BS and masterís programs must be graded graduate-level courses offered by the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering.

Computer Engineering (Software)

Students begin the masterís program while seniors and can double count up to 12 hours of graduate courses for both the bachelorís and masterís degrees. Seniors admitted to the program are eligible for a teaching or research assistantship. Program admission requires satisfaction of Graduate School admission requirements, a junior-senior year GPA of 3.3, senior status (4EG), completion of pre-engineering requirements and 20 credit hours of the college and department core.

Electrical & Computer Engineering (Hardware)

Students can pursue a combined degree in either electrical or computer hardware engineering. Qualified students begin the masterís program while seniors and double count a maximum of 12 hours of specified electrical engineering graduate courses for both the bachelorís and masterís degrees. The masterís degree can be completed within two to three semesters after the completion of the bachelorís degree. Seniors admitted to a combined program will be eligible for a teaching or research assistantship.

Program admission requires satisfaction of Graduate School admission requirements, a junior-senior year GPA of at least 3.3, completion of seven of the required electrical engineering courses and two electrical engineering labs, senior status in the program and a minimum classification of 4EG.

Environmental Engineering

Qualified students (3.3 upper-division GPA and completion of 19 credits of EES and ENV courses) may participate in a combined BS/ME program. Undergraduate students can shorten the time required for an ME degree by completing a maximum of six credits of graduate-level credits in the final two semesters of their BS program. Additional information is available from the departmentís academic programs office in 216 Black Hall.

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Many graduate engineers embark on graduate studies in Business Administration. The combination of a baccalaureate in engineering and a graduate degree in business has proven valuable for managerial or executive positions. The College of Engineering, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Warrington College of Business Administration offer two opportunities for combined degrees. Both offer the Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a masterís degree in Business. Applicants with substantial work experience may qualify for the combined Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program. The second opportunity earns the student the Master of Science in Management.

An applicant for one of the combined curricula must first be admitted to the department for the BSISE degree. After about 80 hours toward the BSISE and with the encouragement and endorsement of the department, the student applies to the Warrington College of Business Administration. This graduate admission will be based on the studentís academic record as well as performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), which is required for admission to the MBA program. The student must complete all details of the application before April, for the fall semester. International students must meet university requirements for the TOEFL.

A successful applicant may begin one of the business programs only in the Summer B semester; EIN 3314, ESI 4312, 4313 and 4523 must be completed before this time. To qualify for the MBA program, students also are expected to have full-time work experience or to gain substantial work experience through internships or co-ops.

The combined BSISE/MBA program should take six years; the combined BSISE/MSM program can be completed in slightly over five years.

Materials Science and Engineering

Students begin the MS course work in the senior year and double count a certain number of credit hours of specific graduate courses for both the BS and MS degrees. The MS degree can be completed within two to three semesters after completing the BS degree.

Seniors admitted into the program will be classified 7EG upon admission. Program admission requirements include admission to Graduate School, a junior/senior-level GPA of at least 3.3, completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours in materials science and engineering courses and approvals of the committee, the college and the Graduate School.

For the student whose primary interest lies in research, a graduate program leading to more advanced degrees is provided. Research areas include metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic materials, composites, magnetic materials and biomaterials.

Students interested in pursuing a career in magnetic materials should consider the undergraduate specialization in electronic materials, while those interested in a career in biomedical or biomaterials would be well served with the metals, ceramics or polymers specializations. The entire offering of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is designed to furnish electives for engineers in other specialties who desire a more extensive understanding of materials.

Nuclear Engineering

Students begin ME or MS work in the senior year and double count up to 12 credit hours of specific ENU courses for both the BS and MS (ME) degrees. The MS (ME) degree can be completed within two to three semesters after completing the BS degree. Seniors admitted to this program are eligible for teaching or research assistantships since they are classified 7EG upon admission to the program.

Admission requirements include a junior/ senior-level GPA of at least 3.3, admission to the Graduate School, completion of 96 undergraduate credit hours towards a BS degree in nuclear and radiological engineering or at least 35 credits at the university toward this degree, and approvals of the department, the college and the Graduate School.

 
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