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Florida International University, College of Engineering & Computing

Florida International University, College of Engineering & Computing

Florida International University, College of Engineering & Computing


The FIU College of Engineering and Computing is South Florida’s leading engineering education resource. The college offers a complete range of fully accredited engineering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in cybersecurity, the internet of things, biomedical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, and mechanical and materials engineering; construction management; and computing and information sciences. With close to $60M of external funding, research is integral to the college’s mission and success. The college is committed to diversity and is the largest producer of Hispanic engineers and one of the top producers of African-American engineers and females with doctoral degrees in engineering. Learn more about the degrees offered at FIU.

Florida International University is a vibrant, student-centered public research university, ideally located in Miami. It is worlds ahead in its commitment to learning, research, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity so that our graduates are prepared to succeed in a global market.

Vision and Mission


Our vision is to be a top 50 public Engineering and Computing College in the nation and a global leader in educational innovation, research, and entrepreneurship. We are a new-era University offering new degrees and programs to prepare our students for lifelong learning and advancing South Florida’s and the nation’s economic growth during the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are committed to helping our students pursue their dreams, enrich their lives, and make them proud of their Panther heritage.


Our mission is to explore and introduce new frontiers in engineering and computer science and reach preeminence in the classroom, laboratory, and industry:

  • Classroom: Prepare students for future careers by offering degree programs that address our nation’s most urgent and emerging needs
  • Laboratory: Explore and introduce new frontiers in engineering and computing, and foster innovation and interdisciplinary research that leads to entrepreneurial pursuits, primarily by providing engineering and computing solutions in grand challenge areas
  • Industry: Partner with industry to support tech transfer and innovations, and enhance post-graduation opportunities for our students.

Points of Pride

FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing is committed to providing quality education, problem-solving research, and community engagement through local relevance, national visibility, and global exposure. As an educational leader in a changing economic, technological, and social environment, and as the research engine of the university, the college is proud of its growth and accomplishments in recent years. Our research expenditures have more than doubled from FY2012 to FY2021 ($17.4 million to $40 million), and the number of patents awarded to our faculty has increased almost 6 folds. Furthermore, our ASEE and NSF HERD rankings have seen significant improvements. We rank #1 in the continental U.S. in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students, #11 in awarding bachelor’s degrees to African-Americans, and among the top 40 in the nation in awarding for the number of bachelor degrees awarded to women (source: ASEE 2020).


With over 58,000 students and a first-year student acceptance rate of 50%, FIU admissions are considered selective. The admissions committee looks for applicants who are academically prepared, have challenged themselves with advanced courses, are active in their community, or are motivated by a specific goal or passion. We strive to prepare applicants for a college education to open doors to more future Panthers every year.

First Year Requirements

Test Scores

SAT, ACT, and/or CLT scores are required for first-time college applicants. They are one factor used in the admissions decision as outlined in the Florida Board of Governors regulation 6.002. For more information see First Year Pathways.


FIU recalculates GPA based on your courses taken. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, AICE, and Honors courses are all taken into consideration in your FIU weighted GPA. FIU-weighted GPA is used for Scholarships as well.

High School Courses

This is the high school course load required for applying first-year students. Taking courses beyond these minimum requirements can improve your chances of acceptance.

  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of mathematics (at or above algebra I or higher)
  • 3 credits of natural science (two must have included substantial lab requirements)
  • 3 credits of social science (includes anthropology, history, civics, political science, economics, sociology, psychology and/or geography)
  • 2 credits second language
  • 2 credits in additional academic electives

Graduate Requirements

FIU admits over 6,000 graduate students every year. Admissions requirements vary by program. As a result, additional criteria may be used during the review process. Samples may include entrance exams, resumes or portfolios, essays, letters of recommendation, etc. Search for your program to verify what you will need.

Admissions Requirements

Requirements may vary from program to program. Use the search below to find the requirements for each master’s, doctoral, specialist, and graduate certificate program offered by FIU. For further questions, contact the program coordinator listed below or visit the program's website.

Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must take an English proficiency test.

English-Language Requirements for Graduate School Admission

Applicants from non-English speaking countries, including internationally educated American students, must demonstrate proficiency in English. Applicants who attended undergraduate institutions that do not teach in English must also meet this requirement, even if the institution is located within the United States. FIU only accepts official test scores or official documentation sent directly from the testing agency or organization to meet these requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT/PBT: 80/550
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: 110
  • ENC 1101 and ENC 1102: B or better taken at an accredited institution in the U.S. or as previously articulated by Transfer and Transition Services (Coming Soon)
  • FIU’s English Language Institute Level Six: Successful completion with passing grades for all content areas (*Individual FIU graduate programs must go through Faculty Senate approval to use this option. If approved, this option will be listed in the Graduate Course Catalog.)
  • Applicants from accredited institutions or other English-speaking countries who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree.

The English Language Institute at FIU offers the PBT TOEFL® which is accepted university-wide.


American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

#15 in total Undergraduate Engineering enrollment

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded

  • #18 in the U.S. among 359 schools
  • #1 to Hispanics
  • #5 to African American
  • #30 to Women
  • #4 in Computer Science
  • #13 in Computer Engineering
  • #20 in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • #30 in Biomedical Engineering

U.S. News Top 50 Public Rankings

  • #37 Best Online Graduate #37 Engineering Program
  • #42 Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Global University)

#5 U.S. News & World Report placed FIU among top 5 public universities in the nation for social mobility

QS World University Top 50 Public Rankings

  • #40 Engineering and Technology
  • #38Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • #41 Computer Science and Information Systems
  • #39 Mechanical Engineering

NSF Higher Education Research and Development (HERD)

#43 AMONG 648 in total Computer Science R&D Expenditures

Total R&D Expenditures at high-Hispanic institutions

  • #6 Computer and Information Sciences
  • #10 All other Engineering

Total Engineering R&D Expenditures

Top 100 Among 391 Schools

  • #24 Civil Engineering
  • #56 Electrical Engineering
  • #76 Mechanical Engineering
  • #80 Biomedical Engineering
  • #83 Materials Engineering


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