Prospective Students

Student Life

Here at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering we strive to provide our students with the services and opportunities to help them become successful both within and outside of the classroom. There are just a few of the services our students enjoy.

Engineering students are often involved in extracurricular activities such as athletics, music ensembles, and student organizations. The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has 20 registered student organizations on campus geared towards enhancing the professional and social development of our students. Studies show that involved students are more successful students with higher GPA's. However, time management is key to your success. Keep in mind that you are an Engineering Student first and an athlete, band member, Greek member, etc. second when joining organizations.

Our student organizations also compete in a number of regional and national team project competitions. Three such competitions include:

The Society of Automotive Engineers designs and builds Baja and Formula racing vehicles. The FAMU-FSU Chapter of SAE participates in SAE International Baja and Formula competitions held each summer. The students must design the vehicles in accordance with professional standards and safety regulations. The competition challenges the students with real world engineering applications. The teams are judged on their sales and design presentations, cost analysis, and vehicle performance. The students must fundraise to meet the budget of material cost, registrations fees, and travel expenses, which averages upwards of $60,000 each year. Through corporate and private sponsorships, students interact with recruiters from highly recognized automotive engineering companies. The students' skillful display of engineering knowledge and leadership put them in the forefront as the future of the automotive industry.

The FAMU-FSU student chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) has competed in a number of competitions at regional conferences. During the 2005 year, a student team won the fastest qualifying time in the robotics hardware competition held at the SoutheastCon conference held in Ft. Lauderdale.

At the 2004 Southeast Conference held at the University of North Florida, the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers placed 5th overall in the competition. The team competition included events such as building a balsa wood bridge, creating the strongest concrete cylinder, and a problem-solving environmental test.

At the 2012 Southeast Conference held at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers placed 2nd overall in the competition. The team competition included events such as building a steel bridge, building and racing a concrete canoe, and a problem-solving environmental test.