College of Computing, Engineering and Construction Undergraduate Degrees and Majors
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The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction (CCEC) prepares students for professional responsibilities and creative achievement in the fields of Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Science, Information Technology, Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering and Construction Management. Undergraduate degrees offered are the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences, the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and the Bachelor of Science in Building Construction.
Most of the college’s graduates either enter the growing computing, construction, engineering, and information systems job market or continue in advanced studies at UNF and other institutions of higher learning.
Building Construction Program
The Building Construction program consists of management-oriented technical curricula built on a balanced program of studies drawn from building construction, computer concepts, management, Architecture, and general education requirements.
A graduate of this program can expect to find employment in the residential, commercial, heavy civil, or industrial construction industry. Typical employment positions include estimator, assistant project manager, assistant superintendent, field engineer, project manager or construction company manager.
Computer Science Program
This program is modeled according to the recommendations of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and the IEEE-CS (Computer Society of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers). It emphasizes course work in computational structures, systems software, data structures, artificial intelligence, computer science, algorithms, data modeling, modeling and simulation, computer graphics, compilers, operating systems, interfacing, computer architecture, robotics, and other applications and theory.
Graduates will be prepared for careers in systems development and programming involving computer security, compiler, operating system and database design, modeling and simulation, artificial intelligence and robotics, computer graphics, computer architecture and interfacing, computer communications and scientific applications.
The Computer Science Program 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.
Information Systems Program
This program follows the curriculum recommendations of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). The Information Systems Program combines computer course work with a complementary selection of business courses. The Information Systems Program is strongly recommended for those interested in business-oriented computer applications. The business minor is a required and integral component of the Information Systems Program.
Computer courses include systems analysis, systems implementation, computer communications, database processing, and other courses focused on implementation of computer solutions to business problems. Graduates will be prepared for careers as applications programmers, systems analysts, or information systems managers.
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Information Science Program
In addition to the computing course work, the Information Science Program requires studies in a minor area other than business administration. A minor consists of a planned selection of courses supportive of the major. Minors are described in the UNF catalog under the appropriate college. Courses applied toward the major may not be counted in the minor.
This major incorporates the same computing courses as the Information Systems Program and is only recommended for a student who has a strong interest in a secondary field other than business administration. It can also be used for a post baccalaureate student seeking a second bachelor’s degree; as a minor is not required for a second bachelor’s degree.
Information Technology Program
In an effort to meet the demands of an ever-changing technology market, the school offers a program in Information Technology with concentrations in Computer Networking, Mobile Computing, and Computer Security Administration. This program combines professional requirements with general education requirements and electives to prepare students for a career in the information technology field or for graduate work in Information Technology.
Students completing this program will be specialists ready to face high expectations of organizations with respect to planning, design, implementation, configuration, and maintenance of a computing infrastructure. They will be able to apply computing principles and concepts by participating in practical activities throughout the program. By joining this program, students attain expertise in an area of growing demand.
Civil Engineering Program
Civil engineers design the built environment — the structures, roads, water supply systems, and much more — that surrounds us. The profession is broad and encompasses several technical areas including structures, transportation, geotechnics, water resources and environmental protection.
Employment opportunities are plentiful in design, construction, management, teaching, and research. Employers include consulting firms, industrial companies, and government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The UNF Office of Career Services provides information on companies seeking civil engineering graduates for permanent positions or current students for employment in cooperative education positions.
Electrical Engineering Program
Electrical engineers harness electrical energy for the benefit of humankind. The profession is broad and encompasses products valued by society in many technical areas from communications to electric power and energy use to those for our current “Information Age.”
Employment opportunities range over product design, development, manufacturing, sales, management, teaching, and research. Employers include industrial companies, consulting firms, and government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The UNF Office of Career Services provides information on companies seeking electrical engineering graduates for permanent positions or current students for employment in cooperative education positions.
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Mechanical Engineering Program
Mechanical engineering is concerned with energy and its transformations and the design of objects and structures that move. Mechanical engineers are responsible for conceiving, designing, manufacturing, testing, and marketing devices and systems that alter, transfer, transform and utilize the energy form that ultimately causes motion.
Employment opportunities range over product design, development, manufacturing, sales, management, teaching, and research. Employers include industrial companies, consulting firms, and government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The UNF Office of Career Services provides information on companies seeking mechanical engineering graduates for permanent positions or current students for employment in cooperative education positions.
Accelerated Mechanical Engineering BS / MS Program
Mechanical Engineering BS/MS Accelerated Program
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.