History and Overview
The College of Engineering was established in 1910, and has since grown to become the third largest of the University of Florida's 20 schools and colleges. The College of Engineering now offers students the option of pursuing baccalaureate degrees in 16 disciplinary areas.
Engineers apply the sciences and mathematics to systems synthesis, creative design and construction, and research and development. Applying science and mathematics to better the quality of life, engineers manage people, finance, time, machines and materials. Engineering challenges the individual, stimulates ingenuity and resourcefulness and yields a rewarding sense of creative accomplishment.
Engineering requires a thorough knowledge of mathematics and the sciences, and an understanding of the legal, economic, environmental and social issues of contemporary society. Proficient oral and written communication skills are required as engineers deliver judgments, plans and decisions.
Undergraduate programs in the college are founded on mathematics and the physical sciences. Emphasis is also placed upon the humanities and social sciences to develop judgment, perspective and curiosity. Many students continue their education beyond the bachelor's degree.
To foster and provide world-class programs in engineering education, research, and service so as to enhance the economic and social well-being of the citizens of Florida, the nation, and the world.
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 21202-4012, Telephone (410) 347-7700.
Majors appear in the table below. All majors, with the exception of Digital Arts & 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, consult the following pages, contact the undergraduate coordinator in the department, visit the dean's office in 311/312 Weil Hall, or access our web page at www.eng.ufl.edu.
Information about ERC research, education and technology transfer programs is available by calling (352) 846-1194, e-mailing or by visiting the web site at www.erc.ufl.edu.
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.
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