Catalog 2013-2014
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction

School of Engineering

Science and Engineering Building (Building 50)
                School of Engineering, Room 2500 
Phone:  (904) 620-1390
Fax:       (904) 620-1391
Web Address:

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 office.

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 Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Florida Engineering Society (FES)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA)
  • American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Florida Structural Engineers Association (FSEA)
  • American Water Resources Association (AWRA)


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. 


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


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.

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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 2500, Building 50). Initially, the SoE academic advisor assigns 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.

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