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U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering

U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering


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Environmental Alumni -  TERI LYTLE
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Saturday, November 5, 2016
Stoneybrook Golf Club - Estero
Shotgun Start at 8:30 AM
$100 per player includes lunch, golf with cart, and driving range
Please call 239-826-8863 or email for more details on how to pay with credit card
Or make check payable to: Southwest Florida Branch of ASCE (send to below address
ASCE/FES Golf Tournament
C/O David Beal
Cougar Cutting, Inc.
5420 Division Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33905
*Please complete player registration form if paying by check*


Click for video and photos of 4th Annual SUNCHASE
We are a proud Host University for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) 

Project Lead the Way 

ExCEEd Workshop



To provide the best value in high-quality engineering education.


To produce engineering leaders in selected disciplines with strong technical competence and professional skills to meet the challenges of Southwest Florida and beyond.


Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University was originally established as the School of Engineering in Fall 2005 and became the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering (WCE) in August 2011.  The WCE is located in Holmes Hall, a building that was specifically designed for student-centered teaching of engineering and computing courses in an active and collaborative learning environment. The College currently has 30 faculty and staff and over 850 students and offers undergraduate engineering degree programs in Bioengineering, Civil engineering, Environmental engineering, and Software engineering (as well as an undergraduate degree in computer science for students who were on campus before Fall 2011). 

The BS in Bioengineering, BS in Civil Engineering, and BS in Environmental Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,  We will apply to have the Software Engineering degree accredited after the first students graduate with the BS in Software Engineering in May 2015.  The BS in Computer Science is being phased out with the last students expected to graduate by 2014.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for our engineering degree programs is among the best with 72 percent growth in projected employment for Bioengineering (also called biomedical engineering), 24 percent in Civil Engineering, 31 percent in Environmental Engineering, and 32 percent in Software Engineering between 2008 and 2018.  Projected job growth in Software Engineering should result in 295,000 new jobs in this field!


Come visit us in our Administrative Office, 208 Holmes Hall (HE) -- or our Advising Office, 207 Holmes Hall !

Phone: 239-590-7390

To schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering,
please call (239) 590-1445.