Academic Advising

Undergraduate Academic Advisors

Major Advisor(s) Email Phone Location
Civil Engineering Dr. Robert Thieke robert.thieke@essie.ufl.edu (352) 294-7783 370B Weil Hall
Civil Engineering Sophie Spratley sophie.spratley@essie.ufl.edu (352) 294-7784 370A Weil Hall
Environmental Engineering Dr. Elliot Douglas elliot.douglas@essie.ufl.edu (352) 846-2836 217 Black Hall
Schedule an appointment
Environmental Engineering Dr. Paul Chadik pchadik@ufl.edu N/A 210 Black Hall
Environmental Engineering Dr. Mark Newman mark.newman@essie.ufl.edu (352) 294-7813 206 Black Hall

Academic Advisors are available to help you plan your program of study, resolve problems and provide valuable career guidance. Engineering students are required to meet with their Academic Advisors at least once per semester. Here’s how to keep the process simple and easy:

  • Check your Gatorlink e-mail account. We’ll send a message to let you know holds have been placed.
  • Complete the Academic Planning assignments on your First Year Engineering Canvas page.
  • Check Student Self Service to determine your registration date.
  • See your advisor BEFORE your registration time. Don’t wait until the last minute.

Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program

Civil and Coastal Engineering


The Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering presently offers two variations of a Masters degree: the Master of Engineering (M.E.) and the Master of Science (M.S.). Effective Fall of 1999, the Department of Civil Engineering offers a combined B.S./Master program to qualified undergraduate students seeking M.S. or M.E. degrees.

In this program, qualified undergraduate students will be allowed to shorten the time required for their master’s degree by completing nine (9) credits of graduate level courses in their final two semesters of their B.S. program or when they have achieved a 5EG classification. The combined B.S./Master program will provide a fast track for qualified undergraduate students to obtain both their B.S. and Master degrees (e.g., M.S. or M.E. degrees), thereby allowing these students an earlier entrance to their professional careers. The program will provide incentive to encourage good undergraduate Civil Engineering students to pursue graduate education at the University of Florida.

To qualify for this program, students must complete a Combined Bachelors/Master Degree Program application, attain an upper division GPA of 3.30 at the time of graduation with the B.S. degree, and must satisfy the graduate school and departmental graduate admission requirements. The courses (maximum of 9 credits) that would be double-counted in the B.S. and Master programs must be graded graduate level courses offered by the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering (or by another acceptable department). The student must achieve a grade of ‘B’ or better in order for the courses to be transferred into the graduate degree program.

Students should complete 9 hours of graduate course work appropriate to their intended graduate area of study (see the pool of most common acceptable courses identified under the various graduate specialties in the table below). These courses will satisfy 9 of the 15 advanced undergraduate elective credits. All special requirements of the electives as outlined in the undergraduate catalog (capstone design, design and laboratory experience) must also be satisfied.

Combined Bachelors and Masters Degree “4-1 Program” for Civil Engineering Acceptable Course Substitutions for 4-1 Credit

(Other course substitutions may be possible – check with graduate faculty in area of interest)

 

Undergraduate Course
  
Graduate Course Substitution
Construction
CEG 4111 Foundation Design
CEG 5115 Foundation Design (F)
CEG 4104 Retaining Wall Design*
CEG 6515 Earth Retaining Walls* (S)
CGN 4503 Pavement Design*
CGN 6905 Pavement Design* (F,S)
Elective
CGN 6905 Building Codes* (S)
Elective
CGN 6155 Construction Engineering 1 (F)
Elective
CGN 5125 Legal Aspects Civ. Eng. (S)
Elective
CGN 6156 Construction Engineering 2 (S)
Elective
CCE 5035 Const. Planning and Sched. (F)
Elective
CGN 6150 Eng. Project Mgmt. (Summer)+
Elective
CES 6571 Design of Temp. Struct. (Summer)+
Elective
ARC 6912 LEEDs
Geotechnical
CEG 4111 Foundation Design
CEG 5115 Foundation Design (F)
CEG 4104 Retaining Wall Design*
CEG 6515 Earth Retaining Walls* (S)
CGN 4503 Pavement Design*
CGN 6905 Pavement Design* (F,S)
Hydrology and Water Resources
CWR 4114 Surface Hydrology*
CWR 6115 Surface Hydrology* (S)
CWR 4114 Surface Hydrology*
ENV 6932 Adv. Env. Hydrology 1* (F)
CWR 4120 Groundwater
CWR 5125 Groundwater Flow 1 (F)
Elective
CWR 5235 Open Channel Hydraulics (F)
Elective
EOC 5860 Port and Harbor Engineering (S)
Structures
CES 4704, CES 4608 or Elective
CES 5835 Masonry Design (S)
CES 4704, CES 4608 or Elective
CES 5715 Prestressed Concrete (S)
CES 4704, CES 4608 or Elective
CES 5325 Design of Highway Bridges (F)
CES 4704, CES 4608 or Elective
CES 5801 Timber Design (F)
Elective
CGN 6905 Building Codes* (S)
Elective
CES 6571 Design of Temp. Struct. (Summer)+
Transportation
TTE 4106 Urban Transp. Planning*
TTE 5006 Adv. Urban Transp. Plan.* (F)
TTE 4300 Transp. Systems Analysis*
TTE 5305 Adv. Transp. Systems* (F)
TTE 4201 Traffic Engineering*
TTE 5256 Traffic Engineering* (S)+
TTE 4203 Highway Capacity Analysis*
TTE 6207 Highway Capacity Analysis* (F)+
CGN 4503 Pavement Design*
CGN 6905 Pavement Design* (F)
Elective
CGN 5606 Public Works Management (F)
Elective
CGN 5605 Public Works Planning (S)

* These courses are “dual-listed”: parallel undergraduate and graduate sections are dual-taught in the same lecture room.

+ These courses are also offered online through the EDGE program

Environmental Engineering Sciences

The Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences presently offers two variations of a Masters degree: the Master of Engineering (M.E.) and the Master of Science (M.S.). Effective Fall of 1999, the Department of Environmental Engineering offers a combined B.S./Master program to qualified undergraduate students seeking M.S. or M.E. degrees.

In this program, qualified undergraduate students will be allowed to shorten the time required for their master’s degree by completing twelve (12) credits of graduate level courses in their final two semesters of their B.S. program or when they have achieved a 5EG classification. The combined B.S./Master program will provide a fast track for qualified undergraduate students to obtain both their B.S. and Master degrees (e.g., M.S. or M.E. degrees), thereby allowing these students an earlier entrance to their professional careers. The program will provide incentive to encourage good undergraduate Environmental Engineering students to pursue graduate education at the University of Florida.

To qualify for this program, students must complete a Combined Bachelors/Master Degree Program application, attain an upper division GPA of 3.30 at the time of application. Student must still apply for and satisfy the graduate school and departmental graduate admission requirements for their Master program. The courses (maximum of 12 credits) that would be double-counted in the B.S. and Master programs must be graded graduate level courses offered by the Department of Environmental Engineering (or by another acceptable department). The student must achieve a grade of ‘B’ or better in order for the courses to be transferred into the graduate degree program.

Undergraduate Course Substitution
Graduate Course Substitution
EES 3008 Energy and Environment
EES 6007 Adv. Energy and Environment
EES 4005C Ecological Engineering
EES 6307 Advanced Energy and Environment
EES 4050 Envir. Planning and Design
EES 6051 Adv. Envir. Planning & Design
EES 4102 Wastewater Microbiology
EES 5105 Adv. Wastewater Microbiology
EES 4103 Applied Ecology
EES 5315 Ecology and the Environment
EES 4201 Water Chemistry
EES 6208 Principles of Water Chemistry 1
EMA 4353 Sustainable Nanotechnology
EES 6425 Environmental Nanotechnology
ENV 4101 Elements of Atmospheric Pollution
ENV 5105 Foundations of Air Pollution
ENV 4121 Air Pollution Control Design
ENV 6126 Air Pollution Control Design
ENV 4300 Solid Waste Containment Design
ENV 6301 Adv. Solid Waste Containment Des.
ENV 4351 Solid/Hazardous Waste
ENV5306 Municipal Refuse Disposal
ENV4353 Solid Waste System Design
ENV 6932 Solid Waste System Design
ENV 4411 Stormwater Control Systems
ENV 6416 Adv. Stormwater Control Systems
ENV4430C Water Treatment Process Design
ENV6435C Adv. Water Treatment Process Des.
ENV 4432 Potable Water Systems Design
ENV 6438 Adv. Potable Water Systems Design
ENV 4501 Env Hydrology I
CWR 6116 Adv. Env Hydrology 1
ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment
ENV 6932 Water and Wastewater Treatment
ENV 4532 Wastewater Systems Design
ENV 6437 Adv. Wastewater Systems Design

ADVANCE REGISTRATION HOLDS

Engineering students must meet with their Academic Advisors before they can register for classes. Registration holds will be lifted by the advisors, provided that all requirements are met. Plan to see your advisor well in advance of the registration time assigned to you. Honors students must have their holds removed prior to honors registration to register for honors classes.

graduate Academic Support

Department Contact(s) Email Phone Location
ESSIE Blair Lawson (Admissions only) blair.lawson@essie.ufl.edu (352) 294-7800 365A Weil Hall
ESSIE Nancy McIlrath nancy.mcilrath@essie.ufl.edu (352) 294-7801 370C Weil Hall
Environmental Engineering Sciences Dr. Michael Annable annable@ufl.edu (352) 392-0845 216 Black Hall
Civil & Coastal Engineering Dr. Dennis R. Hiltunen dhilt@ce.ufl.edu (352) 294-7767 265J Weil Hall

All students are encouraged to review the Student Guidelines/Handbook for the department from which a degree will be obtained. The handbook/guidelines provide information about registration, degree requirements, graduate policies and much more. These are also on the ESSIE website under the resources page.

At the graduate level, students are advised by the faculty in their chosen department or within a specific specialization area if it applies.  Graduate students generally take 9 credits per semester during the Fall and Spring and 6 credits in the summer. Graduate level courses are always ###5000 or higher. For work outside the major, courses numbered 3000 or above (not to exceed 6 credits) may be taken if they are part of an approved plan of study.  There are some exceptions to this so check with the Graduate Academic Support staff for clarification.

All Graduate students are required to complete a program plan of study form.  This form includes supervisory committee information (for Master’s thesis, PhD students or if a minor is selected) and all of the courses that a student will take throughout the degree program.  If a student has graduate-level coursework completed outside of the current UF degree program (from an outside institution, as part of the UF 4/1 program, taken as a non-degree student or was taken as an undergraduate but did not count toward bachelor’s degree requirements and the grade(s) was a B or higher, the request to transfer the coursework into the UF degree program is indicated on this form.  This transfer of credit request is typically processed during the semester when the program plan is submitted.  The student should check his/her unofficial transcript page in ONE.UF to see if the transfer credits are indicated there.  If they are not, the student should contact a Graduate Academic Support staff member. Please note that the Graduate School processes the transfer if credit request and follow the guidelines that have been determined appropriate for each institution.  At times, all credits may not transfer. This form can be revised at any time as long as the student’s advisor signs off on the changes.

Submission Deadlines

  • Master’s non-thesis students – mid-term of the first semester
  • Master’s thesis students – mid-term of the second semester
  • Ph.D. students – mid-term of the third semester

The appropriate forms are found on the Resources for Students page. Once the form is completed and signed it can be submitted to gradforms@essie.ufl.edu.