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  • Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

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    Combined BS/MS degrees are offered on all engineering majors except Computer Science.

    Major Specializations Total Credits Academic Learning Compact
    Aerospace Engineering
    None 128 ALC
    Biological Engineering
    Agricultural Production Engineering


    Biosystems Engineering


    Land and Water Resources Engineering


    Packaging Engineering
    128 ALC
    Biomedical Engineering
    None 132 ALC
    Chemical Engineering
    None 134 ALC
    Civil Engineering
    None 131 ALC
    Computer Engineering
    None 126 ALC
    Computer Science
    None 120 ALC
    Digital Arts and Sciences
    None 120 ALC
    Electrical Engineering
    None 131 ALC
    Engineering: Exploring Engineering Studies None NA
    Environmental Engineering
    None 128 ALC
    Industrial and Systems Engineering
    None 125 ALC
    Materials Science and Engineering


    Electronic Materials




    Polymeric and Biomaterials
    125 ALC
    Mechanical Engineering
    None 128 ALC
    Nuclear Engineering
    None 127 ALC
    Nuclear and Radiological Sciences


    Pre-Medical Physics
    125 ALC
    Index of all Majors
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    Computer-Related Degrees

    The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering has responsibility for teaching all computer courses included in computer-related degree programs at the University of Florida. These degrees are offered in the colleges of Business, Engineering, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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    Computer Engineering Programs

    Computer Engineering CEN) is a joint program of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) departments. The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCPE) is offered by both departments and requires 126 credits for graduation.

    This degree program produces a computer engineer who has the knowledge of hardware and software to build working computer systems from electronic components and to program them for a variety of tasks.

    Students with interests in software systems and algorithms should pursue a major through the CISE department; students with interests in computer hardware or electrical engineering should pursue a major through the ECE department.

    Refer to the CISE and ECE department sections for the BSCEN degree curriculum. For additional information on computer engineering degree options, please contact an advisor in either department or the dean’s office.

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    Life Sciences, Biomedical and Pre-Medical Programs

    There is a growing need in our society for individuals prepared in both engineering and life sciences. Qualified individuals will find a diversity of career paths. This preparation particularly suits a candidate for admission to medical school, but it equally qualifies him or her to pursue an engineering career in the specialized fields of bioengineering and environmental engineering or to continue with graduate study in biomedical engineering or life sciences.

    Students can obtain an undergraduate degree that prepares them for graduate work in biomedical engineering by completing the biomedical engineering bachelor's degree, or completing a degree in several departments that have related specializations: Mechanical Engineering (biomechanics), Biological Engineering (biological engineering), and Materials Science and Engineering (biomaterials) are some options.

    Students can also choose combined B.S./M.S. programs with an M.S. from the graduate biomedical engineering program and the B.S. from the undergraduate program in that department. For example, programs are available in biological engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanical engineering. Qualified students can begin their M.S. coursework in the senior year and double count up to 12 graduate-course credits for both the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Double-counted credits will be determined by the graduate and undergraduate coordinators. Students can complete the master’s degree within two or three semesters after completion of the bachelor’s.

    Several engineering departments in collaboration with the College of Medicine have established programs in the field of medicine. In general, these programs are the same length as the conventional curriculum. Students replace electives with eight credits in organic chemistry, eight in biology and four in biochemistry. Interested students should consult their department advisor at the earliest practical date. Departments expect the student to begin work in these specialized areas early in the undergraduate career.

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    Other Combined Degree Programs in Engineering

    Qualified students can pursue a bachelor’s and a master’s degree concurrently. These combined-degree programs are offered in all departments within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Please refer to Combined Degrees for detailed information.

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