It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the website of the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University – Miami’s public urban research university.
Our engineering school has its roots in the FIU’s College of Technology that dates back to early 1970’s as one of the first units in the university. The College was officially formed in 1984 as the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences under its first Dean Gordon Hopkins. Twenty five years later, we celebrate a quarter century of excellence, supported by exponential growth that we have enjoyed over the years. Although regarded as a young college, our tradition of excellence and innovation is entwined with a culture of diversity, reflected in our dedicated faculty and growing alumni base of over 13,000 Golden Panther Engineers.
Our mission is to (a) educate and foster the habit of individual inquiry, lifelong technical learning, leadership and achievement through top quality academic opportunities; (b) innovate and conduct research that will enable and inspire graduates to improve the quality of life, meet the technical needs of industry and government, and contribute to the economic viability of Florida and the nation; and (c) serve the community through research, scholarly activity and community outreach, as befits a major , public urban research university.
The college houses the School of Computing and Information Sciences and the FIU School of Construction and four departments: Biomedical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Materials Engineering. We offer 10 BS/BA, 11 MS, and six Ph.D. degree programs in various fields of engineering, computing, construction and management. We also offer global programs and dual degree programs.
With over 120 full-time faculty members, our college boasts an enrollment of close to 4,500 students, of which 700 are master’s students and over 200 study doctoral programs. Each year, we graduate about 900 students with BS/BA, MS or Ph.D. degrees. Most of our programs now rank among the 30 largest in the country. Our research enterprise has continuously grown to its current expenditure of over $120,000 per faculty member per year.
The college houses a number of externally-funded research centers and state-of-the-art laboratories in the areas of biomedicine, computing and informatics, water and the environment, energy, sustainability and green construction, transportation and infrastructure, wind engineering, and nanotechnology. FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing is the research engine within the university and a force for economic development in South Florida.
Whether you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student, a current student or involved parent, faculty colleague, or interested visitor, I hope this website helps you find answers to your questions. Please feel free to contact Laura Gimenez for undergraduate admissions or Sara-Michelle Lemus for graduate admissions; specific departments for research information; or Susan Jay for alumni and giving opportunities.
Ranu Jung, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Computing
Chairman & Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholars Chair in Biomedical Engineering;
Director, Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory