Engineering Undergraduate Research

The primary purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity for firsthand,
supervised research. “Research” is defined as mentored, but self-directed, work that
enables individual students or a small group of students to explore an issue of interest to
them and to communicate the results to others. Projects may involve inquiry, design,
investigation, scholarship, discovery, or application, depending on the topic, and the
student is aware of how her or his project fits into and contributes to solving the larger
problem to which it belongs. The student will usually assist a faculty member with a
research project by helping to prepare the study and contributing in a meaningful way in
meeting the objectives of the study. The student may work with a graduate student who
is performing research supervised by a research faculty member.
All students pursuing a research project in UF’s College of Engineering must enroll in
EGN 4912 with the section number specific to the faculty advisor’s department or to the
College of Engineering (for those students pursuing research in a department outside of
the College of Engineering). Students doing research with faculty on the UF campus
should not be volunteers because of liability and accountability concerns.

BME Undergraduate Courses
Course Number: 
EGN 4912