College of Engineering & Computer Science
College of Engineering & Computer Science

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INFORMATION

The CECS Academic Affairs Office is your source for academic support and advising. Our mission is to provide quality guidance and service to students, faculty and staff.

The CECS Academic Affairs Office Can Assist you with:

• College and University policies and procedures
• Academic advising such as course and credit hour requirements
• Changing majors
• Choosing a major
• Transfer credit issues
• Course overrides, overloads and independent study
• Forms and applications

Faculty and Department advisor information can be found on our Advising page.

HARRIS COMPUTER LAB

The Harris Computer Lab is located in Engineering Building 2, room 201 (second floor), where Engineering & Computer Science students have access to the software required for all their classes: Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, AutoCAD, MatLab, MathCAD, Labview and other department related applications.The Harris Lab is open on the following days and times:

Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 1PM - 6PM

CLOSED on Holidays, UCF breaks, and home game days.

NOTE: In addition to the computers located in the Harris Lab, Engineering Students also have 24/7 access to 20+ computers (20 Dell PC's and 4 Apple computers) in the Engineering II Atrium, which include the same software available in the Harris Lab.

SCHOLARSHIPS

UCF and the College encourage all students to look into scholarships. There are literally thousands of scholarship programs, but locating, evaluating, and applying for them is entirely up to you. We urge you to research all possible avenues and to start the process early.

If you have not applied for financial aid at UCF, we urge you to do so. You may be considered for some additional scholarships just by having a current FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid Office.

Supporters of the College of Engineering and Computer Science are proud to offer a multitude of scholarship opportunities to our students. To apply for CECS Scholarships:

  1. Review the scholarship offerings and the detailed criteria for each scholarship before applying.
  2. Review the application guidelines before submitting the application.
  3. Apply online through your https://my.ucf.edu/ student portal.
    1. Scholarships for which you are eligible will appear in your Student Center. https://my.ucf.edu/ → Student Self Service → Scholarship Application → Home Page
    2. Only scholarships for which you are eligible will appear in your myUCF student center.
  4. Upload supporting documents within the online application, prior to submission.
  5. Scholarship FAQs.

CECS Scholarship recipients are expected to send a thank you letter to the donor of the scholarship. A copy of the letter also needs to be submitted to the CECS Academic Affairs Office ENG 107.

Donor contact information is available here. Thank you letter tips can be found here.

If you have any questions related to the scholarship offerings or scholarship process, please contact the CECS Academic Affairs Office, ENG 107, eacaf@mail.ucf.edu.

INTERNSHIPS

CECS has relationships with over 150 industry partners and 80 percent of engineering graduates have job-related experience in their chosen field before they graduate.

Our Orlando location is part of a high tech corridor with over 4,200 high tech companies. Adjacent to the main UCF campus, the Central Florida Research Park is home to some of the world’s top private research and development companies, including one of the largest laser and electro optical industries on the planet. The Research Park is also home to the high tech research arm for the Army, Navy and Air Force and a short drive to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

If you are interested in an internship or co-op, our Career Services Office and our Office of Experiential Learning can tell you about these opportunities that are available.

Please visit the Career Services website or the Experiential Learning website for additional information.

Student Organizations

Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

FE Exam

The Florida Legislature found that it was necessary in the interest of public health and safety to regulate the practice of engineering in the state of Florida. The Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) is responsible for reviewing applications, administering examinations, licensing qualified applicants, and regulating the practice of engineering throughout the state.

The FE Exam is one of the requirements to obtain your professional engineering license. (These exams are overseen and administrated by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers and NOT the University of Central Florida or the College of Engineering & Computer Science.)

For official information regarding the FE and PE Exams, please visit the FBPE website at: www.fbpe.org.

Basic Information:

  • The exam takes place twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

  • The registration deadline is SIX MONTHS before the actual exam.

  • The FE Exam is REQUIRED for Civil, Construction, Environmental, and Industrial Engineering majors.

  • For additional FAQ's please visit the FBPE FAQ's page.

Registration:

Registration for the April Exam Dates closes in October*
Registration for the October Exam Dates closes in April*
*For exact application deadlines and requirements please view the exam dates document here.

After you have applied for the FE Exam with the FBPE you will need to register with The National Council of Examiners to select your testing location. For more information please visit, www.ncees.org.

Free Practice Exam!

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying has provided a free online, timed practice exam that will evaluate your readiness for the FE Examination. There is no cost to take the online exam but there is a cost for the actual exam.

For more information about this practice exam or other NCEES study materials, visit www.ncees.org or email PEandFEexamquestions@fbpe.org.

 


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