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The College of Engineering seeks academic learners and achievers - thinkers and tinkers - who have the engineering mindset of being creative, innovative and entrepreneurial. There are many choices and considerations to be taken into account when searching for a university, college, or program. 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 can provide you opportunities to thrive through your undergraduate education.


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. An engineering education will help you learn to think critically and to assess a situation or solve a problem within the constraints of resources.

Biomedical Engineering (BSBME) $64,436*

Chemical Engineering (BSCH) $69,972*

Civil Engineering (BSCE) $54,892*

Computer Engineering (BSCP) $69,083*

Computer Science (BSCS) $74,080*

Cybersecurity (BSCyS) $60,560*

Electrical Engineering (BSEE) $67,787*

Industrial Engineering (BSIE) $60,500*

Information Technology (BSIT) $55,996*

Mechanical Engineering (BSME) $63,668*

Many practices of engineering cross over major disciplines, so a degree is not inclusive of all that one can do in a specific field.

Accelerated BS-MS degree programs available.

*2018 median starting salary (NACE Fall 2018 Salary Survey)


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology General Minor

Admissions Process and Requirements

General Admission Requirements for First Year Students

  • SAT Math score greater than or equal to 610, OR ACT Math score greater than or equal to 26, OR
  • 3.6 GPA as calculated by USF.

Some programs have other admission requirements in addition to the general admission requirements

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

  • Meet USF admission requirements and be fully admitted to USF as a degree-seeking student with more than 30 earned credits.
  • Meet College of Engineering admission requirements for Transfer Students for all engineering majors and for the Computer Science major. Information Technology and Cybersecurity majors are excluded from this requirement. NOTE: Other requirements apply. See catalog for details.
  • Meet department/major admission requirements. Note: These requirements vary within departments and majors. See catalog for details.

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Engineering EXPO

Annually since 1974 the College hosts the student-run Engineering EXPO, a celebration of engineering. In addition to fun competitions, and demonstrations by student organizations and community partners, the College opens its research lab doors to the public so K-12 students can learn about engineering research. EXPO is an excellent time to visit the College, tour the labs and facilities, and meet our engineering students in a casual setting.

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.

Education Abroad

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.

real world experiences

The College works with many community and corporate partners to provide opportunities for students to work on real world projects that help them to develop professional work skills. This experience increases their employability to top tier local, national and international corporations, as well as admissions to competitive post baccalaureate programs and professional schools in the areas of engineering, medicine, pharmacy, law. Many students get their first professional job post-graduation by working on such projects.

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. Here’s a sampling of engineering groups you can get involved with.


  • Robobulls
  • 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

professional organizations

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers

technology oriented

  • Women in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Whitehatters
  • Microsoft Developers
  • Society of Competitive Programmers

points of pride

  • The University of South Florida System is home to 50,577 representing over 145 different countries.
  • USF is ranked as the #1 institution in Florida, and #6 in the Nation for Black Student Success, according to a report released by The Education Trust (2017).
  • USF ranked No. 5 among U.S. public universities for the number of patents issued, according to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) in 2016. USF also ranks No. 1 in Florida and No. 11 globally.