UNF School of Engineering (SoE) Graduate Student Handbook 2. Degree Requirements

2.1 Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering

The degree requirements for the programs are listed in the Catalog and are accessible through the links below.

 

Civil Engineering - Geotechnical/Structural, MSCE  

 

Civil Engineering - Water Resources/Environmental, MSCE  

 

Electrical Engineering, MSEE  

 

Mechanical Engineering, MSME  

 


2.2 Course Listings/Descriptions

Click below for a current listing of course offerings and descriptions:

 

Course listings

 

Graduate Course Descriptions

 

Approved Graduate Electives – Please see the GPD for a list


2.3 Thesis Option

The master’s thesis is an original work that adds to the understanding of an engineering problem. The supervisory committee approves the thesis topic. Completion of a thesis is an intense experience and most students will find that much of their academic effort for at least two semesters will focus on its completion. The thesis is presented at an oral defense that includes the supervisory committee and others from the university community. The supervisory committee determines if the defense was successful and the thesis is acceptable.

 

For more details regarding the thesis procedures, please refer to the Graduate Schools thesis procedures.

 

Please file the Thesis and Dissertation Committee Membership form no later than your first term taking thesis hours and make sure the composition of the thesis committee adhere to the  Graduate Committee composition rules outlined below.

  

Graduate Committee Composition : The thesis s upervisory committee will consist of two tenure-track or tenured UNF engineering professors in the student’s chosen discipline and members of the UNF Graduate Faculty, and one outside member who must be a tenure-track or tenured professor at UNF or other regionally accredited academic institution in a related field. Additional members may be added from industry or affiliated faculty in the School of Engineering, if approved by the graduate advisor. Thesis approval signatures are not necessary by the additional member. The graduate advisor will serve as chair of the committee. The graduate advisor also approves the selection of the thesis.

  

It is at the discretion of the faculty advisor to determine if a Thesis prospectus/proposal be required. If required, the students will need to complete this prospectus and file it with the School of Engineering office.

Thesis defense

All thesis students in the School of Engineering are required to present and successfully defend their theses. In an effort to inform the community of the defense time, the student is to notify the School of Engineering of the thesis title, abstract, date and time of the oral defense no later than one week prior to the defense presentation.

Thesis submission

Please refer to the Thesis and Dissertation Procedures, Step 2: Writing the Thesis or Dissertation, to learn proper formatting rules and more.

 


2.4 Non-Thesis Option

Students completing a non-thesis option will take additional courses in place of the thesis to complete their program of study. For additional details on the program of study please refer to the below links:

 

Civil Engineering - Geotechnical/Structural, MSCE  

  

Civil Engineering - Water Resources/Environmental, MSCE  

  

Electrical Engineering, MSEE  

  

Mechanical Engineering, MSME