The College of Engineering seeks academic learners and achievers - thinkers and tinkers - who have the engineering mindset of being creative, innovative and entrepreneurial.
For some students it’s all about our beautiful Florida weather, or our gorgeous urban campuses. For other students it’s the accessibility to research or year round internships.
Regardless of your reasons, the culture and climate of USF and the College of Engineering can provide you opportunities to thrive!
Why an Engineering Degree?
An engineering degree or a BS in cybersecurity, computer science or information technology, is one of the most versatile degrees in the 21st Century. With a fundamental engineering foundation, you can move into careers in engineering, education, medical and health fields, law school, patents and trademarks, corporate leadership or innovator and entrepreneur.
Many practices of engineering cross over major disciplines, so a degree is not inclusive of all that one can do in a specific field. An engineering education will help you learn to think critically and to assess a situation or solve a problem within the constraints of resources.
Accelerated BS & MS degree programs are available.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
At USF undergraduate students have many opportunities to participate in research projects and are encouraged to join a research project. It’s good experience for graduate school or preparing for a professional career.
Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a student's academic career. How much will it cost? Will I delay my graduation? Where can I go? How long should I be gone? What programs fit my major? USF’s Education Abroad Office can help.
Engineering Career Services
Information on internships, co-ops, full-time jobs and career fairs can be found in Engineering Career Services.
Induction into the Profession Ceremony
Graduating students are invited to participate in the Order of the Engineer ceremony and take the Oath of the Engineer or the Oath of the Computing Professional. The ceremony emphasizes pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. Held at the Marshall Student Center each fall and spring on the Friday before commencement, this highly attended event celebrates the transformation from student to professional engineer.
USF Stampede of Service
USF's largest city-wide annual day of service gives student participants the choice of a variety of service projects taking place during MLK, Jr. Weekend. This is a great opportunity to make new friends while also making an impact in your community.
There are more than 50 different organizations in the College that you can join, plus hundreds more at USF. Below are just a few of the ways engineering students may get involved.
- Robotics Interest Group
- FIRST Alumni
- Engineers Without Borders
Organizations with WOW!
- Society of Automotive Engineers – Build a race car every year and travel to competitions
- Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry – Build a missile and launch it at NASA compeitions
- X-Labs – Build a Tesla Coil and much more
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
- Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Women in Computer Science and Engineering
- Microsoft Developers
- Society of Competitive Programmers