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UNF School of Engineering

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

The 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.

Our 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 personal developement
  • 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.

Educational Objectives

UNF Engineering graduates will demonstrate:

  • sound engineering fundamentals
  • strong team and leadership skills
  • strong problem solving skills
  • an ability to learn and advance within the field of engineering
  • effective communication skills


The Civil, Electrical and Mechanical BS degrees at UNF have received full accreditation from The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This accreditation affirms that those who receive BS degrees from the School of Engineering are entitled to sit for professional qualifying and licensure exams in their respective disciplines. Each program as specific educational objectives and ABET mandated student outcomes.

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Principles & Practices of Engineering (PE) Exams:

The FE and PE exams are administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). For further details regarding the exams and how to register for them, please visit this link:


Admission to an engineering degree program follows the general admission requirements for the University of North Florida.


Engineering Enrollment Numbers

Fall 2016
Division Civil Electrical Mechanical
Lower Division 81 49 142
Upper Division 104 119 236
Number of Graduates (2016-17) 25 19 34
Graduate Students 14 10 12


Fall 2017
Division Civil Electrical Mechanical
Lower Division 69 49 145
Upper Division 135 125 261
Number of Graduates (2017-18) 32 26 74
Graduate Students 21 5 9


Fall 2018
Division Civil Electrical Mechanical
Lower Division 85 46 133
Upper Division 145 151 277
Number of Graduates (2018-19) 32 37 71
Graduate 21 7 11

History and Timeline

Learn more about the evolution of the Engineering Program at UNF.

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