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  • Computer Science (Engineering)

    The computer science program combines a strong engineering-oriented technical basis with a flexible interdisciplinary component and an emphasis on communication skills. This flexibility will be increasingly important in the future as computers become more important tools in an ever-increasing number of disciplines.

    About This Major


    Students in the engineering computer science (EG-CSE) program will satisfy the same requirements for general education and obtain the same engineering preprofessional background in mathematics and science as other engineering students. The program contains a strong technical component comprising a set of required courses covering essential areas in computing and a set of technical electives enabling students to deepen their knowledge in chosen areas of computer science and engineering.

    In addition, the program includes a set of interdisciplinary electives in an area of the student's choice from anything the university offers. Students may choose an established minor, a predefined track or if nothing meets their needs, they can work with an adviser to develop their own program. Thus, students will not need to wait for an interdisciplinary program to be established; they can create their own.

    To answer the demands of industry for employees with both technical competence and the ability to communicate effectively, the program requires communication courses beyond the usual general education requirements for engineering.

    Department Requirements

    Students must complete all critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C in each course and the critical-tracking GPA must be 2.5 minimum. A minimum grade of C is required in ENC 3254, COP 3503, and EEL 3701C. In addition, CISE requires all computer science students to maintain a cumulative, upper-division and department grade point average minimum of 2.0.

    Students who do not meet these requirements will be placed on academic probation and will be required to prepare a probation contract with a CISE adviser. Students are normally given two terms to remove their deficit points; however, students who do not satisfy the conditions of the first term of probation may be dismissed from the department.

    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • 2.0 UF GPA for semesters 1-5
    • 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking coursework for semesters 1-5
    • Complete 1 of 7 tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts:
      CHM 2045 or CHM 2095, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, COP 3502, PHY 2048, PHY 2049

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts

    Semester 4

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts

    Semester 5

    • Complete all 7 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C in each course within two attempts
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold, within the timeframe set forth by the college. Students are required to complete HUM 2305 The Good Life (GE-H) in semester 1 or 2.

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 or
    CHM 2095 Chemistry for Engineers 1 (GE-P)
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (GE-P) 1
    COP 3502 Programming Fundamentals 1 3​
    HUM 2305 What is the Good Life (GE-H)​ 3​
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M) 4
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    COP 3503 Programming Fundamentals 2 3
    COT 3100 Applications of Discrete Structures​ 3​
    MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M) 4
    PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (GE-P) 3
    PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus 1 Laboratory (GE-P) 1
    Total 14
    Semester 3 Credits
    COP 3530 Data Structures and Algorithm​ 4​
    MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE-M) 4
    PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (GE-P) 3
    PHY 2049L Physics with Calculus 2 Laboratory (GE-P) 1
    ​Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)​ ​3
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    CEN 3031 Introduction to Software Engineering 3
    ENC 3254 Professional Communication for Engineers (GE-C, WR) 3​
    MAS 3114 Computational Linear Algebra (3) or
    MAS 4105 Linear Algebra 1 (4)
    3 - 4
    Humanities (GE-H) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) ​3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S) 3
    Total 15-16
    Semester 5 Credits
    ​CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Organization​ ​3
    CIS 4301 Information and Database Systems 3
    COT 4501 Numerical Analysis ​3
    Humanities (GE-H) ​ 3
    Interdisciplinary elective​ 3
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    COP 4600 Operating Systems ​3
    ​EEL 3701C Digital Logic and Computer Systems​​ ​4
    ​EGN 4034 Professional Ethics ​1
    Approved communications course 3
    CISE technical electives (two)​ ​5
    Total 16
    Summer Semester Credits
    Internship / Co-op, if desired
    Semester 7 Credits
    CNT 4007C Computer Network Fundamentals 4
    CISE technical elective​s (two) ​6
    Interdisciplinary elective (two) 6
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    CIS 4914 Senior Project or
    CIS 4913C Integrated Product and Process Design 2 (4EG)
    STA 3032 Engineering Statistics 3​
    CISE technical elective​​ 3
    Interdisciplinary elective (two) 6
    Total 15
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majors: computer-science