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The College

From the College's start in 1965 with the first degree program in ocean engineering, it has grown to encompass degree programs in nine technical disciplines.

Known for strong teaching and advising, diversity of the student body, K-12 outreach programs, collaborations with business and industry, and quality and quantity of research, the College intends to be an institution of choice in the southeast region of the United States.

The College's 97,000-square-foot green building on the Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton campus is the first higher education academic building in the State of Florida designed and built to LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum level standards.

The building serves as a living-learning laboratory for sustainable development. Included in the laboratory is access to the data collected by several different sensor technologies embedded throughout the building. Information regarding the photovoltaic (solar) energy created, energy consumed, geothermal well water temperatures, temperature indicators and many other systems data are collected and available for all to research and study.

The College consistently encourages innovative and critical thinking in the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The Innovation Leadership Honors Program (ILHP) provides a select group of students with enhanced background and training in innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, sustainability and communication.

Programs and Degrees
Twenty-one degree programs are offered by the College on the FAU Boca Raton campus.

Discipline GC BS MS PhD
Big Data Analytics      
Civil Engineering   •¹
Computer Engineering   •*
Computer Science   •* •*
Cyber Security      
Electrical Engineering   •**
Environmental Engineering      
Geomatics Engineering      
Information Technology & Management      
Marine Engineering Management      
Mechanical Engineering  
Ocean Engineering  
Offshore Engineering      
Transportation Engineering      

GC – Graduate Certificate; ¹Planned
* Fully Online Program Option Available; **Partial Online Program Option Available
Undergraduate programs are accredited through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). All academic programs are also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

Partnership with Business and Industry
Active collaboration and partnering with business and industry is a College priority. If you are interested in finding out how you can get involved please send an email to
The College has extensive research programs funded by business, industry and government. These initiatives are the hallmark of the College. Eleven research centers provide focus for College research activities.
Internships, Co-ops and E-learning

Students can gain practical work experience in their disciplines prior to graduation. The College works with business, industry and government to arrange internships, traditional cooperative education and permanent placement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

There are many ways that students can receive instruction, including face-to-face, hybrid and online. To find out more contact the Division of Engineering Student Services and Advising at 561.297.2780 or via email at