Students who are interested in exploring the field of engineering or pursuing a baccalaureate engineering degree in fields not offered at UWF should complete this Pre-Engineering Program. Completion will result in the student earning an Associate of Arts degree and meeting the Florida Common Prerequisites for Engineering Programs. Students planning to transfer to an institution outside the State University System of Florida should discuss with their advisor the specific transfer requirements for that school. Please check the catalog for more information on the program requirements.
Electrical engineering is science-oriented and is primarily concerned with all phases and development of the transmission and utilization of electric energy and intelligence. The EE curriculum provides sufficient electives to allow a student to specialize in any one of seven areas: communications, computer engineering, systems and controls, electromagnetics, and electronics.
Computer engineering deals with the body of knowledge that forms the theoretical and practical basis for the storage, retrieval, processing, analysis, recognition, and display of information. This also includes the design and implementation of computer systems and peripheral devices for information handling and engineering applications. The CE curriculum provides a balance of hardware, software, and computer theory and applications with a basic background in electrical engineering.
The engineering minors provide the opportunity for students majoring in other areas to take a limited number of engineering courses to complement their majors. These minors are available to all UWF students with the exception of those who are majoring in electrical or computer engineering.
From basic digital design concepts, to microprocessor applications and VHDL design, this minor allows students to explore computer hardware and applications. Without the traditional electrical engineering courses, the computer hardware minor does not require the heavy math and science prerequisites of other STEM fields. The minor will prepare regional and Florida students of other disciplines for global competitiveness that can only come from STEM-minded entrepreneurs and innovators.
This minor is designed for those who would like to learn more about circuits and circuit analysis techniques. The minor requires the core circuit analysis and electronics courses that are required of the majors so that the students will develop a strong understanding of electricity and electrical circuits as well as the problem solving abilities that are vital for people in engineering and engineering related fields. The elective in the minor also allows you some flexibility. Whether it's robotics, power, electromagnets, digital design, or some other area that catches your interest, you can use this elective to go a little deeper into the electrical engineering field.
Not a UWF student, but still want a taste of Electrical Engineering? You've been out of school for a while and just want a refresher? Switching engineering fields and need some background in Electrical Engineering? Trying to move into a graduate program in Electrical Engineering from another field and need to make up some deficiencies? This certificate program may be the answer. The certificate requires the essential core courses that our EE majors take, but allows you to choose one of 5 fields to specialize in once those are complete.