Student Life

Here at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering we strive to provide our students with the services and opportunities to help them become successful both within and outside of the classroom. There are just a few of the services our students enjoy.

  • With their student ID card; students have 24 hour access to the College's buildings and main computer lab. There are over 3,000 computing devices connected to the college's local network.
  • Students with laptops or other personal computing devices will be able to connect to the internet via the campus' wireless network.
  • Students have the option to purchase breakfast, lunch, or just a snack during the fall and spring semesters at our onsite cafeteria. The cafeteria accepts the FAMU meal plan, cash, and debit/credit cards.
  • Need a break from studying? Students can visit the Seminole Golf Course across the street for lunch or for a round of golf.
  • FSUPD monitors the College of Engineering's campus 24/7.
  • The Engineering Library offers students a quiet place to study or work on group projects, 24/7, with a friendly staff to help you with your library needs. Have an upcoming presentation or project? Students can rent a whiteboard or even check out A/V equipment. Free tutoring is also available at the College of Engineering Library!
  • Skip the hassle of main campus parking and take bus! Students ride for free with their ID and direct shuttles run from the College of Engineering to both FAMU and FSU year round.
  • Our onsite Career Services Office assist students in their search for internships and employment after graduation. Career Services also host Engineering Day twice a year bring 30-60 prospective employers to campus.

Engineering students are often involved in extracurricular activities such as athletics, music ensembles, and student organizations. The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering has 20 registered student organizations on campus geared towards enhancing the professional and social development of our students. Studies show that involved students are more successful students with higher GPA's. However, time management is key to your success. Keep in mind that you are an Engineering Student first and an athlete, band member, Greek member, etc. second when joining organizations.

Our student organizations also compete in a number of regional and national team project competitions. Three such competitions include:

The Society of Automotive Engineers designs and builds Baja and Formula racing vehicles. The FAMU-FSU Chapter of SAE participates in SAE International Baja and Formula competitions held each summer. The students must design the vehicles in accordance with professional standards and safety regulations. The competition challenges the students with real world engineering applications. The teams are judged on their sales and design presentations, cost analysis, and vehicle performance. The students must fundraise to meet the budget of material cost, registrations fees, and travel expenses, which averages upwards of $60,000 each year. Through corporate and private sponsorships, students interact with recruiters from highly recognized automotive engineering companies. The students' skillful display of engineering knowledge and leadership put them in the forefront as the future of the automotive industry.

The FAMU-FSU student chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) has competed in a number of competitions at regional conferences. During the 2005 year, a student team won the fastest qualifying time in the robotics hardware competition held at the SoutheastCon conference held in Ft. Lauderdale.

At the 2004 Southeast Conference held at the University of North Florida, the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers placed 5th overall in the competition. The team competition included events such as building a balsa wood bridge, creating the strongest concrete cylinder, and a problem-solving environmental test.

At the 2012 Southeast Conference held at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers placed 2nd overall in the competition. The team competition included events such as building a steel bridge, building and racing a concrete canoe, and a problem-solving environmental test.