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Science & Engineering Profile

Pursue your goals in the technology sector at Nova Southeastern University

By 2018, one in 20 global jobs will be math, science, or technology related—an estimated 2.8 million jobs in total. More than 90% of those opportunities will require secondary degrees, and over two-thirds will require a bachelor’s degree. Get the experience you need to be a success in the exploding tech-based economy in NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing. 

Our “hands-on” mission means that you don’t just sit in classrooms and listen to your professors talk. It means you get to directly apply the theory you learn to real-world projects. This combination of learning and doing gives you a competitive advantage after graduation when you apply for jobs. It also helps if you want to pursue an advanced degree.

Learning by doing
Dary Cabrera chose to major in computer engineering for many reasons, including career choices and a desire to “understand what happens underneath all of these amazing devices.”  

“It’s one of the most versatile programs that will open doors to many fields—from cyber security to biomedical engineering. What job today doesn’t involve interaction with a computer?” said Cabrera, a junior at NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing.  

After graduation, Cabrera plans to seek a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and is interested in pursuing a career in research and development. 

Graduates from our program are prepared for graduate study in disciplines as varied as electrical engineering, computer science, and information technology, which lead to career paths in the technology sector. Others may enter graduate programs in finance or business, which can lead to careers in the banking sector.  

“NSU has hands-on learning experiences at the engineering lab where we get to work with state-of-the-art equipment . . . and industrial design software. The lab is a circuit playground any tinkerer would enjoy,” said Cabrera. 

Academically speaking
With the personal attention and intimate class sizes of a small private college and the powerful academic resources of a well-rounded research university, NSU is the ideal place to get a solid foundation in science, engineering, and technology. All of our classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, with an average class size of just 12 students. And because just about all of NSU’s renowned graduate and professional schools are right here on campus, you can earn your master’s or doctoral degree here too.

Dual Admission Program
If you have a laser-like focus on a career in computer science, consider our Dual Admission Program. You’ll automatically have a reserved spot in NSU’s acclaimed computer science graduate program while you earn your bachelor’s degree. 

Farquhar Honors College
For high-achieving students who want to be challenged, check out our Farquhar Honors College. Engaging and thought-provoking course work provides life-changing learning opportunities through research, social activities, career-defining internships, and study across the world.

Life beyond the classroom
There are so many things that distinguish NSU: academic reputation, community involvement, the South Florida lifestyle, and even comfortable residence halls that are close to the Don Taft University Center’s recreation complex, on-campus dining, and, of course, your classes. 

NSU’s ultramodern campus features one of the largest libraries in Florida, the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center. The library’s five floors are packed with academic resources and have total wireless access and a café. The student recreation complex, the RecPlex, is next door inside the University Center. So as soon as you’re done working, you don’t have to go far to play. 

Inside the RecPlex you’ll find the Flight Deck lounge, a performing arts theater, one of the best workout facilities in Florida, and The Shark Tank, a thundering 4,500-seat arena, home to the NSU Sharks NCAA Division II athletics. We also have more than 120 clubs and organizations on campus, along with a powerful student government, socially active fraternities and sororities, and intramural sports. 

The South Florida Lifestyle
Outside you’ll enjoy lots of sunshine and an average temperature of 77 degrees. Beyond our beautiful campus, fantastic shopping, world-class sporting events, festivals, and concerts await. The beach is a 15-minute drive to the east and the Everglades are 15 minutes to the west. South Beach is about a half hour away. Orlando’s famous theme parks are three hours away. So is Key West. Just hop in the car and go!

Finding answers and improving lives
Research is an integral part of NSU’s mission and one of the ways we give back to the community. Advanced research is focused on discovering new ways to improve health care, protect the environment, and enhance human interactions. Using nearly $82 million in external funding, scientists and researchers are collaborating on projects that advance the University’s academic mission, public service outreach, and health care services. Restoring coral reefs, developing anti-cancer therapies, regenerating teeth with stem cells, protecting wildlife through DNA forensics, and treating chronic fatigue syndrome are just a few of the ways NSU is making a difference—and you can be a part of it.

Are you ready to be a Shark?
We bet you will be once you come see us. We’ll take you on a tour of our 314-acre campus in one of our chauffeur-driven golf carts so you can take in the whole South Florida vibe. You’ll learn about our challenging and rewarding curriculum in science, engineering, and technology, as well as our supportive faculty who want to help you succeed. And you can leave knowing that your ideal college experience, one that prepares you to be a force in your chosen field, is waiting for you.



shark bite: The College of Engineering and Computing offers the following majors: General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Management Information Systems. 

shark bite: Our students come from more than 116 countries and five continents. All of them are here to get the most from their education, their college experience, and study across the world.

shark bite: NSU’s new Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) will house an IBM supercomputer, one of Florida’s largest wet labs, the NSU Technology Incubator, and some of the world’s most accomplished researchers.

shark bite: NSU is the first four-year institution in Florida to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance & Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.