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2019-2020 Catalog
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College of Computing, Engineering and Construction Undergraduate Degrees and Majors

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Summary Program Descriptions:

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 Science, the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, the Bachelor of Science in Information Science, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, 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, and engineering job market or continue in advanced studies at UNF and other institutions of higher learning. 

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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.

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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 focuses on studying the theoretical foundations of the computing field and system-level programming. Students study the intricacies and design principals of sophisticated computing systems such as compilers, operating systems, algorithm analysis and design, and artificial intelligence. The Computer Science program has a significant component of math and science courses. 

 
Graduates of the program will be prepared to create new technologies that apply to a wide variety of application areas. Systems engineer and systems programmer are typical titles for the first job of the program graduates.

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Information Systems Program

This program follows the curriculum recommendations of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).  The Information Systems students study the development of computer software applications to meet business needs. The curriculum of this program focuses on courses related to application programming, database design, Internet programing technologies, data analytics, and systems analysis and design. Students also study several business administration courses and are required to participate in a two-semester capstone project where they develop software systems for community partners. 

Web developer, programmer, and business analyst are typical titles for the first job of the program graduates. 

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Information Science Program

This program follows the curriculum recommendations of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP).  The Information Science students study the development of computer software applications to meet the needs of a variety of organizations; thus, this major requires a minor (public health and criminal justices are examples of possible minors). This program's curriculum focuses on the development of software systems, including application programming, database design, Internet programming technologies, data analytics, and systems analysis and design. Students are required to participate in a two-semester capstone project where they develop software systems for community partners.

Web developer, programmer, and business analyst are typical titles for the first job of the program graduates.

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Information Technology Program

This program has a primary emphasis on cybersecurity and the administration of computing systems. With courses focused on computer networks, cloud computing, cybersecurity systems, intrusion detection, forensics, systems administration, and IT project management, graduates of the program will be able to analyze, design, secure, and maintain computing infrastructures.

Typical first job titles for graduates of the program include cybersecurity engineer, network engineer, and IT specialist.

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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.

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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.   

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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.

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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.