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2021-2022 Catalog
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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, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Information Systems, 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.

Computer Science Program (MS)

The Computer Science Program for the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences is built on a computing foundation (core) to provide research-oriented advanced studies in computing (breadth) with a focus (depth) on computer science. To enroll in the program, students have to have completed a bachelor's degree that included courses in procedural and object-oriented programming, data structures, applied discrete mathematics, databases, and computer networks. The core courses include research methods, information assurance, and a practicum experience. The breadth includes courses such as cloud computing, machine learning, and advanced computer networks. The computer science depth includes courses such as design & analysis of algorithms, advanced artificial intelligence, and parallel computing. Students can choose between a Thesis option and a Non-Thesis option. Both options entail working under the direct supervision of a computing graduate faculty to produce research outcomes that demonstrate mastery of computer science.

 

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Cybersecurity Program (MS)

The Cybersecurity Program for the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences is built on a computing foundation (core) to provide research-oriented advanced studies in computing (breadth) with a focus (depth) on cybersecurity. To enroll in the program, students have to have completed a bachelor's degree that included courses in procedural and object-oriented programming, data structures, applied discrete mathematics, databases, and computer networks. The core courses include research methods, information assurance, and a practicum experience. The breadth includes courses such as applied cryptography, advanced computer networks, and cloud computing. The cybersecurity depth includes courses such as internet of things, internet security, wireless network security, and secure software development. Students can choose between a Thesis option and a Non-Thesis option. Both options entail working under the direct supervision of a computing graduate faculty to produce research outcomes that demonstrate mastery of cybersecurity.


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Data Science Program (MS)

The Data Science Program for the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences is built on a computing foundation (core) to provide research-oriented advanced studies in computing (breadth) with a focus (depth) on Data Science. To enroll in the program, students have to have completed a bachelor's degree that included courses in procedural and object-oriented programming, data structures, applied discrete mathematics, databases, and computer networks. The core courses include research methods, information assurance, and a practicum experience. The breadth includes courses such as data mining, user experience design, data visualization, and information retrieval. The data science depth includes courses such as data analytics, machine learning, and programming for data science. Students can choose between a Thesis option and a Non-Thesis option. Both options entail working under the direct supervision of a computing graduate faculty to produce research outcomes that demonstrate mastery of data science.


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Information Systems Program (MS)

The Information Systems Program for the M.S. in Computer and Information Sciences is built on a computing foundation (core) to provide research-oriented advanced studies in computing (breadth) with a focus (depth) on Information Systems. To enroll in the program, students have to have completed a bachelor's degree that included courses in procedural and object-oriented programming, data structures, applied discrete mathematics, databases, and computer networks. The core courses include research methods, information assurance, and a practicum experience. The breadth includes courses such as software quality assurance, software requirement engineering, IT management, and data analytics. The information systems depth includes courses such as engineering of software, web engineering, and interface design and implementation. Students can choose between a Thesis option and a Non-Thesis option. Both options entail working under the direct supervision of a computing graduate faculty to produce research outcomes that demonstrate mastery of information systems. 

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Construction Management Program (MS)

The program of study consists of 30 credits. This program is intended to build upon the BS Construction Management, Engineering, or Business degree and prepare recipients for effective roles in the construction industry. All programs of study must be approved by the program graduate director before the end of the second semester of graduate study. Programs of study may be modified with the approval of the program director. Three program of study options are available: course work option, research-based thesis option, or executive project-based thesis option.


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 program graduate 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 program graduate 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 graduate 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 Coastal & Port Engineering (MS)

The program of study consists of 30 credits. This program is intended to build upon the BS Engineering degree and prepare recipients for effective roles as coastal and water resource engineers. All programs of study must be approved by the program graduate 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 15 credits of 6000-level courses (including thesis).

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