All first-year engineering students (first year in college or first-year transfer students) are initially coded as pre-engineering students until they satisfy the following pre-engineering requirements:
Any student who needs two repeated attempts to complete the four courses or has two or more grades of "C-" may be considered for continuation in engineering if additional grade and coursework requirements are satisfied. Any student who needs more than two repeated attempts to complete the four courses listed above does not satisfy this requirement and will not be allowed to continue in the engineering program. There are NO exceptions to this requirement. Grades of "W" are not considered as a repeated attempt.
Pre-engineering students are strongly encouraged to contact an academic engineering advisor prior to enrolling in any pre-engineering course to ensure they have completed the proper course prerequisites.
The State of Florida has identified common program prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program. Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.
The following lists the common program prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:
* Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Majors
** Electrical and Computer Engineering Majors
All undergraduate students who intend to major in engineering are required to take a course titled "First Year Engineering Lab." This course is designed to familiarize students with the engineering curriculum as well as teach student success and problem solving skills.
Students are required to complete nine hours of courses during the summer semester. They do not have to be taken at the same time or at Florida State/FAMU. However, summer courses must be taken at a public university in Florida.* Courses taken at a community college will NOT fulfill the summer residency requirement. Students admitted to the university with 60 hours or more are exempt from this requirement. Requests for waivers of the summer residency requirement (for reasons of financial hardship/employment) must be approved by the Dean's Office.
*The following list are the Florida public universities that will "count" when meeting your summer residency requirement:
The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has five academic departments offering 18 degree programs at the BS, MS, and PhD levels. All undergraduate degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, and the parent institutions (FAMU and FSU) are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Each degree program has defined a set of program objectives and student learning outcomes. Graduates from each degree program have successfully demonstrated student learning outcomes through completion of their academic degree requirements. In addition, each department has established a systematic process for continuous improvement of degree programs which involve assessment and evaluation of program objectives and student learning outcomes.
The Engineering Programs at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering are subject to accreditation procedures by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In addition, the quality and assessmentmethods for each program are reviewed by Florida A&M University (FAMU) and Florida State University (FSU). Therefore, each Engineering Program prepares reports according to requested formats.
The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Faculty is comprised of 90 accomplished scholars from 22 countries. Over $175 million of Faculty research is being conducted under single and multiyear contracts, including over $26 million dollars in annual expenditures. Teaching and research is carried out in our 200,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility, with a third-phase building in the planning stages. Affiliated research centers, institutes and laboratories enhance a highly diverse educational environment providing interested undergraduates with opportunities to become involved in ongoing research.
During their senior year, students in the College of Engineering are required to complete a senior design project. The purpose of this capstone course is to provide students with a real life design experience that is structured to represent "real world" projects. Students must develop and sharpen skills in team organization, time management, self-discipline, and technical writing in order to be successful in this course. The course is concluded with team presentations and demonstrations as well as a poster display for faculty, staff and other engineering students to review.