College of Engineering and Computing Florida International University

College of Engineering and Computing Florida International University

Miami, FL
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June 1
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15 Departments and Programs
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Research that Matters

Florida International University's College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) prepares graduate students to excel in careers in the broad spectrum of engineering and computer science specialties, ranging from construction management or biomedical engineering to information technology.

The Carnegie Foundation has ranked FIU as a research university in the High Research Activity category, and research facilities within the CEC have benefitted from the nearly $100 million annual external funding that the university receives from various government and industry sources.

FIU embraces the richly diverse cultural environment, and the university is ranked No. 1 in awarding bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering to Hispanics in the continental U.S.

Cutting-Edge Facilities

The college's 25 state-of-the-art research facilities function as vital centers of scientific innovation with local, national, and international influence.

The International Hurricane Research Center, for instance, serves as the official hurricane research center for Florida and for the 10 universities that make up the state hurricane research system.

The CEC is also a founding partner of the IBM/Latin American Grid, a virtual supercomputing grid and international research community involving institutions and industry who collaborate on IT research, education, and professional development.

Academic Departments and Degrees

The College of Engineering and Computing includes the School of Computing and Information Sciences and the OHL School of Construction along with 4 academic departments: the Department of Biomedical Engineering; the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

A wide variety of Master of Science (MS) and Ph.D. degrees are offered in each of the departmental disciplines, and students may take advantage of online courses for several MS degree programs, including programs in construction management, civil engineering, engineering management, and environmental engineering.

School of Computing and Information Sciences

The School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) Master of Science in Computer Science degree program provides comprehensive courses in the theoretical foundations of computer science and training in cutting-edge computer applications.

The school also offers an MS in Information Technology, an MS in Telecommunications and Networking, and a PhD in Computer Science.

The SCIS is one of Florida's leading computing research schools in terms of its annual per-faculty member external funding, and students have the opportunity to take part in research programs in data management, software engineering, informatics, distributed computing, and other areas.

Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical Engineering Department focuses on the application of engineering concepts and innovations to medicine and training students for careers in education, research, and technology development in the biomedical industries.

The program is nationally recognized as a model for addressing needs in clinical medicine and biomedical industries through technology and workforce solutions.

Research in the department focuses on issues including drug delivery, tissue engineering, bionanotechnology, medical and molecular imaging, the design and development of medical devices, biomedical optics, and bioinstrumentation.

The department offers both MS and PhD degree programs in biomedical engineering.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Students in civil engineering focus on specialties including structural engineering, environmental engineering, transportation, water resources, construction engineering, and geotechnical issues, such as the building of dams, tunnels, or canals.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department's Lehman Center for Transportation Research works to improve transportation mobility and safety, and the center has conducted a number of projects involving intelligent transportation systems, land use planning, GIS, and traffic simulation.

The department offers degree programs in Civil Engineering (MS and PhD) and in Environmental Engineering (MS).

Laboratory for Wind Engineering Research

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is heavily involved in the college's Laboratory for Wind Engineering Research, 1 of 4 such labs operated under the International Hurricane Research Center.

Recent projects in the lab have probed issues such as the wind pressure distribution on gable roofs, water penetration of discontinuous roofing materials, and hurricane loss reduction for residences and mobile homes.

The lab's Wall of Wind research project is considered to be potentially as important for the field of wind engineering as crash-testing has been for the automobile industry.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Florida International University offers master's degrees in computer engineering, electrical engineering, and telecommunications and networking.

Research labs within the department include the Center for Advanced Technology and Education, Digital Signal Processing Laboratory, the Future Aerospace Science and Technology Center, the High Speed Electronics Laboratory, Energy Systems Research Lab, and the Nanoscale Magnetic Laboratory.

The department offers degree programs in Electrical Engineering (MS and PhD) and in Computer Engineering (MS).

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Courses of study in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department are diverse, covering topics including environmental control, energy issues, transportation, bioengineering, space exploration, and many others.

The department's Center for the Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions (CeSMEC) is Florida's only high-pressure research facility allowing for the study of materials at extremes of pressure and temperature.

In the department's Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute (AMERI), researchers push for discoveries in nanotechnology, biosensors, carbon nanotubes, micro fuel cells and batteries, and various other concepts.

The department offers MS and PhD programs in both Mechanical Engineering and in Materials Engineering.

Motorola Nanofabrication Research Facility

The $15 million Motorola Nanofabrication Research Facility, which is part of the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute, represents the first centralized facility of its kind, providing students, faculty members, and industrial researchers with a setting for the research of nano-scale devices, systems, and materials research.

Technologies being developed in the facility include a nanotube-based lab-on-a-chip, which is expected to become an integral component of next-generation, ultra-portable devices used in personal health care monitoring.

Center for Advanced Technology and Education

The Center for Advanced Technology and Education (CATE), through collaborations with organizations such as Miami Children's Hospital, Beckman-Coulter Corporation, Intelligent Hearing Systems, and the V.A. Medical Center, pursues cutting-edge research in a variety of areas.

The partnership with Miami Children's Hospital, for instance, has resulted in the development of the FIU-MCH Brain Functions Laboratory, which has produced neurodiagnostic advances designed to improve the understanding of brain function and dysfunction and produce treatments for brain disorders.

The collaboration with Beckman Coulter's Design and Instrumentation Division looks at applied pattern recognitions and signal techniques in the areas of flow cytometry and hematology studies, and the Intelligent Hearing Systems partnership focuses on algorithm development and real-time DSP circuit designs that evaluate speech waveforms to assist people with speech impairment.

High Performance Database Research Center (HPDRC)

The High-Performance Database Research Center (HPDRC) conducts research on such theoretical and applied issues as Internet-distributed heterogeneous databases, database design methodologies, database design tools, information analysis, multi-media databases database languages, data compression, spatial databases, and data visualization. The center also designs specific database systems for highly complex applications.

Location & Contact

College of Engineering and Computing

Florida International University

10555 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33175
United States

Dr. Amir Mirmiran


Phone: 305-348-2522
Fax: 305-348-1401

Ms. Amira Knightly

Associate Director for Graduate Affairs

Phone: 305-348-3256

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Engineering And Applied Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Professional Master of Science (PMS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


56% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate 56
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $30
    • Application Fee - International $30
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 1st April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st September 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE (depending on program), minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$7,598
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchDatabases, informatics, computing systems, software engineering, security, biosensors, imaging, tissue engineering, biomaterials and bionanotechnology, transportation, wind engineering, hydrology, environmental engineering, engineering management, sustainability and green construction, risk management and decision systems, infrastructure systems, digital signal processing, power systems, nanophotonics, embedded systems, image processing, nanotechnology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported