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2019-2020 Catalog
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About School of Engineering

Admission to Engineering Programs

Engineering Program Requirements

School of Engineering Faculty

School of Engineering Programs

Undergraduate Program Information

Graduate Program Information

Mechanical Engineering BSMS Accelerated Program

School of Engineering

Director: Osama Jadaan, Ph.D.

Skinner-Jones Hall
 Building 4, Suite 3201
Phone:  (904) 620-1390
Fax:       (904) 620-1391
Web Address: www.unf.edu/ccec/engineering

The profession of engineering requires highly educated men and women dedicated to the betterment of society through technological innovation and creative problem solving. The faculty of the School of Engineering (SoE) offers accredited programs in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering to meet an ever-increasing demand. Our programs are noted for first-rate classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory experiences, and extensive design project opportunities. Students may also participate — often in paid positions — in research projects with faculty mentors. Numerous cooperative education opportunities are also available to students wishing to gain practical experience before graduation.

Applications for the major should be made through the University Admissions Office in UNF Hall, Building 53. Application should be made at least two months before the planned enrollment in any engineering program courses. All engineering majors are advised through the School.

The engineering profession is enriched by a large number of professional organizations and many have student chapters at UNF. Students are encouraged to participate in activities of these chapters, including the following:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 
  • Coasts Oceans, Parks and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
  • American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Florida Engineering Society (FES)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society (HKN)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) 
  • Space Hardware Club
  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) 
  • Florida Structural Engineers Association (FSEA)  
  • Osprey Robotics – Osprey Miners and Osprey Divers

Vision

The UNF School of Engineering aspires to:

  • provide undergraduate programs that are among the best in the country
  • produce high quality research through undergraduate and graduate programs
  • make significant contributions to the economic vitality in Northeast Florida
  • inspire many students in k-12 education in Northeast Florida and beyond to pursue engineering as their profession of choice. 

Mission

To provide diverse learning opportunities in the technical and professional aspects of engineering that prepare all participants to thrive in an evolving world.

Values

We, in the School of Engineering, use the following values as our guiding principles in how we conduct ourselves:

  • Integrity: We are transparent in all our academic dealings. We are accountable to our students, employers of our students and the citizens of Florida for achieving our goals while protecting our reputation and intellectual assets. We own successes in our school as well as failures.
  • Respect: We provide a safe and healthy environment for students. We treat all people with dignity and respect. We value the differences in people's thinking, backgrounds and cultures. We are committed to everyone's development.
  • Challenge: We continuously search for new, innovative and better ways of doing things, continually improving. We develop and nurture new ideas, new services. We challenge the status quo and collaborate to achieve rigorous educational and institutional goals.
  • Commitment: We are committed to serving the educational needs of our students and our constituents. We ask what we can do to help each other succeed.
  • Courage: We have the personal and professional courage to do the right thing, take occasional risks and experiment with new methods and ideas. We make decisions and take actions as a group. We do not admonish failure, only failure to learn.
  • Citizenship: We are good global, local and national citizens. We strive to contribute significantly and measurably to Northeast Florida and beyond. We participate in efforts to make the world we live in a better place.

Admission to Engineering Programs

Admission to the School of Engineering is subject to the minimum requirements for admission to the University of North Florida.

Engineering Program Requirements

 All UNF based undergraduate engineering students must maintain satisfactory progress towards their degree. Failure to maintain satisfactory progress will result in an academic probation hold on the student’s record and they will not be able to enroll until they have met with an academic advisor, and revised their plan of study. For the three engineering programs, satisfactory progress requires students to have completed Milestone 1, listed below, with an aggregate GPA of 2.0 for Civil Engineering, and 2.5 for either Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, by the time they have completed their 3rd UNF semester, including summer terms.

Milestone 1

Course Name Course Number Minimum Grade
Calculus I MAC 2311 C
Calculus II MAC 2312 C
Calculus-based Physics I & Lab PHY1041 & PHY 2048L or
PHY 2048 & PHY 2048L or
PHY 2048C
C
General Chemistry with Lab CHM 2045 & CHM 2045L or
CHM 2045C or
CHM1045 & CHM1045L
C

If a student has not completed Milestone 1 with the aggregate GPA for the program of his/her choice, they will be placed under academic probation and have an advising hold placed on their account. All attempts of the classes (both taken at UNF, as well as transferred in), in the past 5 years, will be included in the aggregate GPA calculation.

After the student’s 6th semester, a student must complete Milestone 1, as well as Milestone 2 listed below, with the aggregate GPA for the program of his/her choice.  If the student does not reach both Milestone 1 & 2 by the end of their 6th semester they will be suspended from engineering and must change majors. A student is allowed to change major from an engineering program with a higher aggregate GPA to an engineering program with lower aggregate GPA. 

Milestone 2

Course Name  Course Number  Minimum Grade 
Calculus III MAC 2313 C
Differential Equations      MAP 2302 C
Calculus-based Physics II & Lab PHY2042 & PHY 2049L or
PHY 2049 & PHY 2049L or
PHY 2049C
C

Additionally, the School of Engineering enforces a One Repeat rule for all prerequisite courses (those courses found under Milestone 1 and 2) and all core engineering courses. Students who do not successfully complete a prerequisite or core requirement for a School of Engineering course on the first attempt (i.e., earn a grade of D, F, or W) must repeat the course. The course must be passed with a C or better on the second attempt or the student will be suspended from the engineering program and not allowed to enroll in future engineering program classes. The only exceptions to this policy are withdrawals for medical, military and fully refunded withdrawals (i.e. WM, WS and WR respectively).

Transformational Learning Opportunities

All undergraduate engineering programs in the UNF School of Engineering are transformational - this is the very nature of an engineering education at UNF. However, in addition to a rigorous, focused curriculum students have multiple opportunities to participate in significant research projects, regional and national design competitions, international travel and study, community and international outreach activities, student chapter leadership, cooperative education experiences, and internships.

Academic Advising

Once admitted to an engineering program advising is conducted through the School of Engineering office (room 3201, Building 4). Initially, the SoE academic advisors assign a faculty advisor and prepares a program of study outlining all graduation requirements. Thereafter, the student meets each semester with the academic and faculty advisors to develop a course schedule and track progress through the degree program.

 Academic Probation

According to University policy, a student is placed on probation if their term or overall GPA is below a 2.0. Probation is a warning to the student. Any student on Academic Probation status will receive a hold on their records, and will not be able to register for the next semester until they meet with the appropriate School of Engineering Advisor and complete a School of Engineering Academic Probation Form acknowledging that they understand the consequences of Academic Probation status (see suspension policy below)

 Suspension

The UNF School of Engineering has adopted a policy of suspension that is more stringent than that of the university. In addition to the standing university policy on suspension, a SoE student will be suspended if any of the following conditions is true:

  • The student is placed on Academic Probation status for two consecutive enrolled semesters (i.e. if you take the summer off, fall is the next consecutive semester after spring)
  • The student fails to satisfy both Satisfactory Progress Policy (SPP) Milestones, resulting in two probations for failure to make progress in pre-engineering courses
  • The student is placed on Academic Probation status for a third time (including probation from failure to meet a single SPP milestone), regardless of the timing of the occurrence of the first two Academic Probations.

Any student who is suspended from an engineering program will not be allowed to continue or register for further engineering courses in that program.  This suspension is effective in the following semester and remains in effect until such time an appeal for reinstatement in the engineering program is approved.

Any student who is suspended from an engineering program will NOT be allowed to take engineering courses in the following semester in that engineering program or any engineering program requiring equal or higher aggregate GPA even if they plan to appeal their suspension.  Suspension appeals are processed three times a year. 

Denial of approval of an appeal for reinstatement into the engineering program means that the student will not be allowed to take engineering courses in that program at UNF again, regardless of their major.

As stated earlier, a student is allowed to change major from an engineering program with a higher aggregate GPA to an engineering program with lower aggregate GPA.

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School of Engineering Faculty

Osama Jadaan, Ph.D., Professor & Director, School of Engineering
(904) 620-1390; Fax (904) 620-1391

Civil Engineering

Nick W. Hudyma, Ph.D.P.E., Professor
Donald Resio, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Taylor Engineering Research Institute
Adel El-Safty, Ph.D., P.E., Professor 
William Dally, Ph.D.P.E., Associate Professor
Thobias Sando, Ph.D., P.E., Professor 
Christopher Brown, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor
Raphael Crowley, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor   
Cigdem Akan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor   
Joseph O'Sullivan, M.S., Instructor and Academic Advisor

Electrical Engineering

Chiu H. Choi, Ph.D.P.E., Professor  
Alan Harris, Ph.D., Associate Professor 
Juan Aceros, Ph.D., Associate Professor 
O. Patrick Kreidl, 
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Brian Kopp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Hemani Kaushal, Ph.D., Instructor and Academic Advisor

Mechanical Engineering

Alexandra Schönning, Ph.D., Professor
Paul D. Eason, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor
James H. Fletcher, Ph.D., Associate Professor
John Nuszkowski, Ph.D., Associate Professor 
Steven Stagon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor 
Jennifer Stagon, M.S., Instructor and Academic Advisor
Grant Bevill, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor 
Jutima Simsiriwong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

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School of Engineering Programs

SoE Undergraduate Programs

SoE Graduate Programs 

 Undergraduate Program Information

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. 

Accreditation

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Program Educational Objectives

UNF Engineering graduates will:

  • have sound engineering fundamentals.
  • have strong team and leadership skills.
  • have strong problem solving skills.
  • demonstrate an ability to learn and advance.
  • demonstrate effective communication skills. 

Program Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, Civil Engineering students will have achieved the following Student Outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. proficiency in mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus based physics, and general chemistry
  9. an ability to apply probability and statistics to address uncertainty
  10. proficiency in a minimum of four (4) recognized major civil engineering areas (we focus on structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources/environmental, materials, transportation, and coastal)
  11. an ability to conduct laboratory experiments and to analyze and interpret the resulting data in at least two of the recognized major civil engineering areas (the lab areas at UNF are materials, geotechnical, hydraulics and surveying)
  12. an ability to design a system, component, or process in at least two civil engineering contexts
  13. an ability to include the principles of sustainability into civil engineering design
  14. an understanding of professional practice issues such as: basic concepts in project management, business, public policy, and leadership; analyze issues in professional ethics; and explain the importance of professional licensure

Major Requirements

The Civil Engineering program requires 120 credit hours.

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 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.
Accreditation

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

UNF Engineering graduates will:

  • have sound engineering fundamentals.
  • have strong team and leadership skills.
  • have strong problem solving skills.
  • demonstrate an ability to learn and advance.
  • demonstrate effective communication skills.

Program Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, Electrical Engineering students will have achieved the following Student Outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. an ability to apply probability and statistics in the analysis and design of electrical/electronic systems, components, or processes
  9. an ability to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software and systems containing hardware and software components
  10. an ability to apply differential and integral calculus, calculus-based sciences, and advanced mathematics, such as differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics, in the analysis and design of electrical/electronic systems, components, or processes.

Major Requirements

The Electrical Engineering major requires 120 credit hours.

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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.

Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives

UNF Engineering graduates will:

  • have sound engineering fundamentals.
  • have strong team and leadership skills.
  • have strong problem solving skills.
  • demonstrate an ability to learn and advance.
  • demonstrate effective communication skills.

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Program Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, Mechanical Engineering students will have achieved the following Student Outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  8. an ability to apply principles of engineering, basic science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations)
  9. an ability to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components or processes
  10. Prepare students to work professionally in either thermal or mechanical systems while requiring topics in each area.

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Major Requirements

The Mechanical Engineering program requires 120 credit hours.

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Graduate Program Information

Mission

The mission of the School of Engineering Master of Science Programs is to prepare students to function in a demanding technical environment where their advanced engineering education will allow them to solve substantial problems in their field of expertise. Through our commitment to engineering application and research and encouraging students to participate in such activities we will provide opportunities for expanded content knowledge and development of critical thinking skills inside and outside of classroom settings. Students graduating with an M.S. in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering will receive the education that allows them to pursue a doctoral degree.  

Learning Outcomes

Content/Discipline Specific Knowledge  

  • Upon program completion, students will:
        be able to apply advanced engineering techniques to identify and solve technical problems. 

Knowledge of the Literature of the Discipline

  • Upon program completion, students will:
    • be able to conduct literature review on a topic relevant to the area of study and to condense such review into a cohesive essay.
     

Ability to engage in Independent Learning or Scholarship

  • Upon program completion, students will:
    • be able to form conclusions and recommendations of results obtained through advanced engineering analyses, modeling, and/or experimentation.   
     

Demonstration of intermediate to advanced level Professional Skills

  • Upon program completion, students will:
    • be able to communicate technical data, analyses, and conclusions to a technical audience.    
     

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Outcomes Assessment

The learning outcomes listed above involve depth of knowledge within a specific area of the student’s chosen engineering discipline, critical thinking ability, and communications skills. These outcomes are achieved by the successful completion of a cohesive program. Students choose to either complete a thesis (thesis option) or take additional courses approved by the program (non-thesis option). The master’s thesis is an original work that adds to the understanding of an engineering problem. It requires the deep knowledge and critical thinking skills developed in the program of study to advance engineering knowledge or solve an engineering problem. The successful completion of a thesis requires well-developed writing and oral communications skills. This capstone experience in conjunction with successfully completed course work measures the outcomes enumerated above for the students choosing the thesis option. Students choosing the non-thesis option will complete additional course work in place of the thesis to further deepen their understanding of the engineering discipline. Successfully completed course work measures the outcomes enumerated above. 

Graduate Admission

Special Notes about the program:  

Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering from an ABET-accredited program or its demonstrable equivalent to be admitted into the Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical programs, respectively. 

University requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.

Additional program requirements:

  1. Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  2. GRE scores (GRE Scores are waived for Civil Engineering if the applicant has passed the FE or the PE exam)
    • Prior to July 1, 2011:     380 verbal, 630 quantitative score
    • After July 1, 2011:         145 verbal, 150 quantitative
     
  3. Three letters of recommendations
    • At least one letter must come from a professor at the applicant's undergraduate institution
     

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum requirements are as follows for applicants from non-English speaking countries:

  • 550 paper-based test, or
  • 213 computer-based test, or
  • 80 internet-based test

Students should be aware that admission into any graduate program is granted on a competitive basis. Students meeting minimum requirements may be denied admission based on such factors as program capacity or academic discretion. Likewise, students may be considered for admission as an exception if stated admissions criteria are not met

For complete details on graduate admission, refer to the UNF Graduate School's webpages for:

General Requirements

MS Engineering Requirements: (30 credit hours)
The Engineering master's degree consists of a minimum of 30.0 credit hours.
Students select from one of two degree options: (1) thesis or (2) non-thesis for Civil Engineering (Port and Coastal requires a Thesis). 
Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering both require a Master Thesis.

**All programs of study must be approved by the Engineering Program Graduate Director prior to the end of the second semester of graduate study.** 

UNF Conditions for the degree: 
For more details on the below and additional conditions, please refer to the UNF Graduate School’s webpage: http://www.unf.edu/graduateschool/.
1. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, probation will result. 
2. At least 18.0 hours of coursework at the 6000-level must be applied toward the degree. 
3. All coursework for a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree must be completed within six years of a master's degree-seeking student being admitted to a graduate program. All exceptions must be approved by the student's Graduate Program Director and the Dean of the Graduate School. 

School of Engineering Conditions for the degree:

1. All coursework must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.  
2. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, academic probation will result.
3. A No more than 6.0 hours of transfer coursework can be applied to the degree, with the following exception:
A student may transfer up to 12 credit hours from online graduate courses taken within the Florida State University System, provided that the total of all transferred courses does not exceed 12 credit hours.  
4. A student may not receive 5000-level credit for a cross-listed 4000/5000-level course previously completed at the 4000-level. Exceptions to this rule may be considered with documented evidence of significant and appropriate differences in content between the courses.

Student Graduate Advisor and Graduate Committee

Each graduate thesis student will need a graduate advisor. This advisor should be chosen based on the student’s area of interest and the faculty member's area of expertise. The program of study should list the graduate advisor no later than by the end of the second semester of graduate study. Before a graduate advisor is chosen, the Engineering Program Graduate Director will serve as the graduate advisor.  The graduate advisor must be a member of the Graduate Faculty and a tenure-track or tenured professor in the appropriate engineering program. The graduate advisor and student will choose a supervisory committee that will be made up of two tenure-track or tenured UNF engineering professors in the student’s chosen discipline  and members of the Graduate Faculty, and one outside member who must be a tenure-track or tenured professor at UNF or other regionally accredited academic institution. Additional members may be added from industry or affiliated faculty in the School of Engineering, if approved by the graduate advisor. The graduate advisor will serve as chair of the committee. The graduate advisor also approves the selection of the thesis.

Each graduate non-thesis student is advised to have a graduate advisor in the student’s field of study. The Engineering Program Graduate Program Director will serve as the advisor for those students who have not yet selected a Graduate Advisor in their field of study.

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 information see the School of Engineering Thesis Committee Policies and Guidelines. 

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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 graduate program director. All programs of study must contain at least 18 credits of 6000-level courses (including thesis credits, if applicable). 

Master of Science in Port & Coastal Engineering 

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 graduate program director. 

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

The program of study consists of 30 credit hours. While there are no formal tracks or concentrations in the MSEE program, the program of study generally focuses on  communications, computer, or controls and signal processing. 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 graduate program director. All programs of study must contain at least 18 credit hours of 6000-level courses (including thesis credits, if applicable).

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

The program of study consists of 30 credits. While there are no formal tracks or concentrations in the MSME program, the program of study generally focuses on the machine sciences, thermofluids, manufacturing and materials engineering. 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 graduate program director. All programs of study must contain at least 18 credits of 6000-level courses (including thesis credits, if applicable).

Mechanical Engineering BSMS 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.

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. 
 

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