The mission of the College of Engineering is to provide an innovative academic program of excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, judged by the highest standards in the field and recognized by national peers; to attract and graduate a greater number of minorities and women in professional engineering, engineering teaching and research; and to attain national and international recognition of the College through the educational and research achievements and the professional service of its faculty and students.
Florida A&M University
The mission of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), as an 1890 land-grant institution, is to provide an enlightened and enriched academic, intellectual, moral, cultural, ethical, technological and student-centered environment, conducive to the development of highly qualified individuals who are prepared and capable of serving as leaders and contributors in our ever-evolving society. The University seeks and supports a faculty and staff of distinction dedicated to providing outstanding academic preparation at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional school levels, with a particular emphasis on integrity and ethical conduct. FAMU is committed to inspirational teaching, exemplary research and meaningful public and community service through creative partnerships at the local, state, national and global levels. The University is also committed to the resolution of complex issues that will enhance humankind. While the University continues its historic mission of educating African Americans, persons of all races, ethnic origins and nationalities are welcomed and encouraged to remain life-long members of the university community. The University, through its diverse faculty and staff, provides a caring, nurturing, collegial and respectful environment.
Florida State University
The Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts. The university is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, creative endeavors, and service. The university strives to instill the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and sustained achievement within a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity.
Vision: The Florida State University will be one of the world's premier institutions of higher education, devoted to transforming the lives of our students, shaping the future of our state and society, and offering programs of national and international distinction in a climate of inquiry, engagement, collegiality, diversity, and achievement.
Chemical & Biomedical Engineering Department
The Department of Chemical Engineering is committed to providing a high quality and modern education in the basic principles and practices of chemical engineering. In addition to maintaining a strong curriculum incorporating the fundamentals of chemical engineering, new examples of applications in the core courses from emerging areas of chemical engineering are incorporated. These areas include (1) biotechnology and biomedicine, (2) advanced materials (polymers, ceramics, and composites), (3) computer-assisted process and control engineering, and (4) surfaces, interfaces, and microstructure. With the rapid changes and added complexities in the chemical engineering profession, it is also clear that a greater emphasis needs to be placed on occupational health, expanded safety practices in laboratories, environmental protection, waste minimization and recycling.
Our educational goals concern improvements not only in the technical content of courses, but also improvements in the manner in which the material is taught. There is a continuing trend in engineering education to get away from traditional lectures in the classroom by increasing student participation and by including laboratory and computer demonstration projects to enhance and illustrate textbook material.
The goals of the Department of Chemical Engineering are to prepare its students for academic and professional work through the creation and dissemination of knowledge related to the field, as well as through the advancement of those practices, methods, and technologies that form the basis of the chemical engineering profession.
Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has the mission of teaching the fundamentals of civil engineering science, analysis, design and management to empower students to assume careers as professional engineers, to conduct basic and applied research, to improve the state of knowledge of civil engineering, to serve as a source of information and advice to the community on engineering matters, and to assist in the continuing education of professional engineers and other interested individuals. The department has a special mission to provide an opportunity or a civil engineering education for under-represented groups in the profession.
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide an innovative academic undergraduate program of excellence to its majors; to produce graduates whose academic achievements match or exceed those of recognized state supported engineering colleges; to produce a greater number of graduates from groups traditionally underrepresented (especially, for historical reasons, African-American and female graduates) in electrical engineering; and to achieve national and international recognition through the excellence of its faculty and students research and scholarly pursuits, as well as their professional and service endeavors.
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department
The mission of the Department of Industrial Engineering is to provide for students a solid industrial engineering curriculum coupled with a strong research program driven by the economic and technologic development needs of society.
Mechanical Engineering Department
Mission: to prepare graduates for diverse careers in mechanical engineering and related engineering fields.
Goals: to have students with excellent problem solving skills and with afundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering that enables them tocontinue their education throughout their careers and to function in adiverse work force and society.