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College of Computing, Engineering and Construction Graduate Degrees

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Summary Program Descriptions:

The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction offers graduate degrees in the fields of Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The College partners with the Coggin College of Business to support an M.B.A. concentration in Construction Management.

The College’s M.S. programs are designed to be the next academic step for graduates of undergraduate computing and engineering programs accredited by ABET or construction management degree programs accredited by ACCE. Students will be engaged in a rigorous academic program and will work with exceptional faculty members on research projects designed to respond to current challenges in the respective disciplines. Upon completion of CCEC masters' degrees, graduates are prepared to continue their graduate education at the doctoral level or to obtain advanced positions in industry.

Accelerated Computer Science Program (BS / MS)

The School of Computing offers a unique opportunity for students who are intellectually mature to seek both the bachelor and master's degrees in Computer Science (CS) in an accelerated program of study. Committed students who are academically prepared can take advantage of beginning a Master of Science (MS) program prior to completion of the final year of the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.The study of computer science requires a strong background in mathematics and science, including calculus and calculus-based physics. It is recommended for those interested in the more technically and scientifically oriented areas of computing.

Computer Science Program (MS)

 The Computer Science Program  for the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences is designed to add breadth and depth to a typical bachelor’s degree program in computer science. Breadth must be demonstrated in the areas of computer networks, operating systems, algorithms, and databases. Depth must be accomplished in the areas of graphics/interfaces, networks, advanced systems, and data/language paradigms. Overall mastery of the discipline is demonstrated by submission of a master’s thesis.

An academic background in Computer Science is required for entry into the program. Grades of “B” or above are expected in any preparatory course work taken at UNF.

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Information Systems Program (MS)

The Information Systems Program  for the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences is designed to build upon a bachelor’s degree program in information systems that has substantial content in both software development and business practice. Technical core content provides hands-on software engineering that addresses software life-cycle, database engineering, and project management issues. Business core content is oriented towards e-commerce issues in management, marketing, and finance. Additional technical coursework in software engineering assures depth in one or more additional subject areas. Overall mastery of the discipline is demonstrated by submission of a master’s thesis. 

An academic background in Information Systems is required for entry into the program. Grades of “B” or above are expected in any preparatory course work taken at UNF.

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Software Engineering Program (MS)

The Software Engineering Program  for the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences is designed to build upon a CIS bachelor’s degree program, which has substantial content in software development. Core content for the program emphasizes hands-on software engineering as practiced in this day and time. Additional coursework in software engineering assures depth in one or more subject areas. Experience in the practice of software engineering is emphasized by participation in a “real-world” supervised group project. Overall mastery of the discipline is demonstrated by submission of a master’s thesis.

An academic background that includes software development principles and techniques is required for entry into the program. Grades of “B” or above are expected in any preparatory course work taken at UNF.


Accelerated Mechanical Engineering Program (BS / MS)

Admission to the accelerated program allows student to register for graduate level courses while an undergraduate student, but does not grant automatic admission into the graduate program. The graduate courses taken as part of the program can count towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees according to the below rules.

A student interested in the accelerated program shall submit an application for the accelerated program to the School of Engineering prior to the registration period of the term in which the student wishes to register for a graduate level course.

It is highly recommended that students interested in the accelerated program meet with an advisor to learn how the program may affect financial aid and tuition rates.

 

 Accelerated program admission requirements

A minimum program GPA of 3.2 at time of application is required for admission into program

A signature from potential faculty thesis advisor is required for admission into program

All course pre‐requisites for each course must be met prior to registering for the course(s), with the exception of holding graduate standing

Students are not required to take the GRE for admission into the accelerated program.

 

Additional accelerated program details

Up to 9 credit hours of graduate level course work may be used towards technical electives at the undergraduate level.

A grade of C or higher must be earned in the graduate level course(s) to satisfy technical elective requirements for undergraduate students.

Up to 9 credit hours of graduate level course work completed while in undergraduate status at UNF may be used towards the MSME degree.

A grade of B or higher in the course(s) must be earned if the course(s) is to count towards the graduate program of study.

Grades earned in courses while in undergraduate status do not count towards graduate level GPA.

Admission into the Mechanical Engineering accelerated BSMS program does NOT automatically grant admission into the Mechanical Engineering Master of Science program at UNF. Student need to submit a separate application to the graduate program and meet the same admission requirements, including GRE requirements, as students not accepted into the accelerated BSMS program. UNF graduates with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are exempt from the GRE admission criteria. 

 

 Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE)

The program of study consists of 30 credit hours. All programs of study must be approved by the graduate program director before the end of the second semester of graduate study. Programs of study may be modified with the approval of the program director. All programs of study must contain at least 18 credits of 6000-level courses (including thesis). 

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 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

The program of study consists of 30 credit hours. All programs of study must be approved by the graduate program director before the end of the second semester of graduate study. Programs of study may be modified with the approval of the program director. All programs of study must contain at least 18 credit hours of 6000-level courses (including thesis).

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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

The program of study consists of 30 credits. All programs of study must be approved by the program director before the end of the second semester of graduate study. Programs of study may be modified with the approval of the program director. All programs of study must contain at least 18 credits of 6000-level courses (including thesis).

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