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hundred thousand dollars have been invested on permanent improvements here, and other buildings are going
up as fast as needed and funds permit.
This Bulletin is intended to give in popular form a brief
as a part of its State
complete information can be found in
the University Catalog, or obtained by writing to the
welcomed and will
receive prompt attention.
hand, to help young men to prepare themselves for useful
occupation and, on the other hand, to help the industries of
the State by furnishing engineers and technical employees.
The State of Florida needs numerous public works, such
as drainage of
construction of highways, im-
utilities in towns--water works, electric power plants, gas
plants, sewerage systems, more railroads, further develop-
ment of its phosphate mines and other mineral resources,
and more manufacturing.
To meet these demands success-
and economically requires engineers;
that is to say,
the successful execution of plans, and economical
engineer has been defined as "a man
can do for a dollar what any fool can do for two dollars."
plainly the nature of engineering service.
lies, not so much in getting results some how or other, as
almost anyone can do, but in obtaining the results in the
most satisfactory and economical way, for which it is plain
knowledge, and practical
experience are necessary.
THE VALUE OF TECHNICAL
It sometimes happens that a man can become a success-
ful engineer through practical experience, and
systematic scientific education, but such cases are rare; and
this kind are likely to be successful only in
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courses of study in engineering colleges, and it would be
very foolish for anyone to undertake
neering without securing the necessary technical education.
may succeed to a certain
the higher ranks of
point, but in most
shown by a set of curves,
which are reproduced herewith,
taken from the report of the United States Commissioner of
Education (Vol. I, 1905, p. 16).
They show the earnings of
graduates, graduates from manual training high
less education who are en-
gaged in engineering work.
The headquarters and principal building of the College
brick building, 122 feet by 73 feet, with a one-story wing for
rooms and drafting rooms for all
ments of instruction, and various special laboratories, such
as the hydraulic laboratory, dynamo laboratory, steam en-
gine laboratory, and laboratory for testing materials.
this building are shown herewith (page 2) as well
as the plan of the ground floor (page 8).
For the shop work, a separate building is used, located
about 400 feet west of Engineering
It is a one-story
60 feet long by
30 feet wide,
30 feet by 20.
A part of the work of the College of Engineering coin-
cides with that of the other colleges of the
University buildings are used.
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Ol-lk1.. OF THE DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF EN(_;INEERIN(,
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F.x\CI.TY OF THE COLLEGE OF EN(;INEERIN(;
From left to right:-R. W. Thoroughgood (Ciil Engineeringi. J. MN. Iarr English). R. E. Chandler lMechanical Engineerintg. A.J. ',irong 'iliechinijal
Engineering). H. G. Keppel IMathematics). J. R. Benton Electrical Engineering. and Dean of the College of Engineeringl. W.. .Peti% IPhic-l.. A. Alur-
phree (President of the University), E. R. Flint (Chemistry). R. R. Sellers (Civil Engineering), C. L. Cro\w Spaniahp, Major E. S. Walker IMilitry Science).
CHARACTER OF INSTRUCTION
OF ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY
The courses in engineering at the
University of Florida
use the same textbooks and are planned in the same way as
good standing through-
out the United States.
In all such institutions it is under-
successful engineer, even though it is an indispensable ele-
ment in his ultimate success.
Practical experience, as well
as purely scientific knowledge, is necessary.
On the other
is made to have
practical a nature as may be.
For this reason a great deal
of the work of the courses is not by recitations or lectures,
but is given in the laboratories, shops, drafting-rooms and
field, where students handle for themselves the things about
which they study.
Along with this practical work, recita-
tions and lectures are carried on, dealing with the theory of
the work and supplying general scientific knowledge, espe-
cially in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
It has been
said that "the most practical of all things is a sound theory,"
so that, while the term "theoretical" is often popularly used
in a contemptuous way on account of the frequency of false
the other hand the study of fully established
and well verified scientific theory needs no apology, and, in
fact, makes a man much more practical than one who lacks
DEPARTMENTS OF INSTRUCTION
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAFTING ROOM-CLAS' IN BRIDGE .AND ROOF DESIGN, OR STIRUCTLUR.L ENGINEERING
OF THE SURVEYING
OF A VENTURI
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
pumps, turbines, and harbor works); in struc-
tural engineering, or the design of roofs and bridges and
framed structures in general; and in municipal engineering,
including the subjects of roads, pavements, water supply, and
the disposal of wastes.
The accompanying pictures show a
class in surveying at work, a class in the drafting-room for
design, and a class making a test
hydraulic laboratory (pages 12-14).
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
(Stevens Institute), M.M.E.
S. Walker, U.
S. A. (Retired), Associate Professor of Engineering
and Professor of Military Science
A. J. Strong, Instructor
This department gives instruction in Mechanical Draw-
Mechanics, Steam Engines and Gas Engines.
ment also has charge of the shops, in which practical in-
Carving, Cabinet Work, Blacksmith
designed, not so much to make skilled mechanics, as to give
mechanical drawing at work in the drafting-room, and some
views of the shop work (pages 16-19).
Instruction in the Testing of Materials is given jointly by
the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Civil En-
shows a class
making a test of the strength of a sample block of concrete
DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS
J. R. Bentoi
, Ph.D. (University of Goettingen), Professor
Perry, A.B. (Southern University), Instructor
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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DRAFTING ROOM
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WOOD SHOP-CLASS RECEI\IN(; INSTRUCTION IN WOOD-TI RNING
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given herewith showing two views of the dynamo labora-
tory (page 20).
In its work in Physics, the courses customary in Ameri-
recitations and laboratory work, in mechanics, heat, acous-
tics, optics, electricity, and magnetism.
pictures show a class at work in the physics laboratory and
the physics lecture-room ready for a lecture (page 22).
rooms used by the Physics Department are not in the Engi-
neering Building, but in Science Hall.
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
E. R. Flint, Ph.D. (University of Goettingen), M.D. (Harvard University),
In this department all engineering
students are required
to take work in general chemistry, both lectures and labor-
Many special courses are also offered, which
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
H. G. Keppel, A.B., Ph.D. (Clark University), Professor
In this department all engineering students are required
to take work in analytic geometry, college algebra, spheri-
Solid geometry and plane trigonometry is also required of
those who have not already had these subjects.
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Jas. M. Farr, A.M., Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University), Professor
C. A. Robertson, B.A. (University of Florida), Instructor
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DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES
C. L. Crow, M.A., Ph.D. (University of Goettingen), Professor
1 this department all engineering students are required
to take two years of Spanish.
view of the probable in-
crease in commerce, and other relations between Spanish
America and the United States, it is probable that a working
knowledge of Spanish will in the future be of great value
to American engineers.
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE
S. A. (Retired), Professor
In the freshman and sophomore years one hour per week
is devoted to lectures on military science, and in the fresh-
man, sophomore, and junior years, three hours per week are
devoted to military drill. It is thought that instruction in
these lines is of great value, whether or not a student per-
forms military duties in later life, since it familiarizes the
the principles of
management, and since the physical exercise in performing
the drills is promotive of health and strength.
The College of Engineering has been fortunate in having
distinguished practicing engineers,
who have been kind enough to give addresses on subjects
out of their practical experience.
These lectures are most
valuable to students of engineering.
The students of the College of Engineering maintain a
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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Three curricula, each requiring four years, are offered:
one in Civil Engineering, one in Electrical Engineering, and
one in Mechanical Engineering.
Bachelor of Science in
They lead to the degrees
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.
students;, the sophomore year is the same for electrical and
mechanical engineering students.
The work in Chemistry,
English, Spanish, Mathematics, and Physics is the same for
all engineering students throughout the curriculum, and in
part coincides with that provided for students in the College
of Arts and Sciences.
All engineering students take some
work in drafting and shop practice, but the time devoted to
these subjects varies in the different curricula.
student who has completed
degree in engineering, and who
has also had experience in responsible engineering practice,
obtain the degree of Civil Engineer (C.E.), Electrical
Engineer (E.E.), or
Mechanical Engineer (M.E.), under the
C.E., E.E., or M.E. may be granted to a
graduate of the College of Engineering upon recommenda-
tion of the head of the department in which the degree is
he Faculty of the
evidence that he has had from two to five years of success-
The length of time demanded will depend on
experience, and on the
average grade which the candidate obtained while an under-
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
that the bachelor degree
indicate merely the completion
of a course of studv in the theory of engineering, while the
degrees (C.E., E.E., or M.E.) shall indicate actual and
to practice engineering in some
one of its branches.
Every student of engineering should
look forward to obtaining one of these degrees eventually.
order to be admitted as a
regular student in the College of Engineering, and to take
up the regular course of studies leading to a degree, a student
been graduated from a regular four-year high
school, or have had equivalent education.
In the case of
engaged in actual work
to engineering (surveying,
work, or the like), work of
this sort will
be accepted for
entrance credit in place of not more than one year of high
Other Courses.-For the benefit of persons who have not
been through high school, who wish to take some engineer-
ing studies without being candidates for a degree, a short
course is offered, in which instruction is given in mechani-
cal drawing, machine drawing, elementary machine design,
wood working, forge and foundry practice, machine shop
OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT IN
Since the foundation of the University of Florida in 1905
there have been forty-three (43) graduates from the College
of Engineering, of whom thirty-three (33) are employed as
while the other ten
have found their way into
other lines of activity.
An earnest effort, which is usually
successful, is made by the College of Engineering to secure
more as time goes on and they reach higher positions and
become more numerous.
The positions held by
of Florida graduates in engineering up to
1910 (of whom
there were seven) are as follows: Assistant Superintendent of
Phosphate Mining Company, at Nichols, Florida; Assistant
Physicist, Bureau of Standards,
Electrical Contractor, Jacksonville; Civil Engineer, engaged
Civil Engineer for a Lumber Company in Florida.
the seven is not engaged in engineering work.
No charge is made to Florida students for tuition at the
of Florida, but the following fees are required
Infirmary fee __
Less damage deposit returned at end of year- .... ..
All students who are not residents of Florida are required
to pay a tuition fee of twenty
($20.00) dollars per year in
addition to the above.
Board and Lodging.-Rooms and board will be furnished
by the University at a cost of one hundred and twenty-eight
a room in
taking meals at the
Dining Hall, at the rate of
Board at the
($13.50) per calendar month.
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
largely upon the
course taken, but is in no case a large item of expense in
proportion to the value of the instruction obtained.
a Florida student for the
collegiate year in the College of Engineering:
Fees, as above ....
Board and lodging
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Incidentals (laundry, athletic dues, etc.
Less damage deposit returned at end of
pay in addition
above a tuition fee of twenty dollars.
One scholarship securing exemption from the registra-
tion fee of five dollars is given to each county in Florida.
Superintendents of Public Instruction.
Through the generosity of friends, the University is able
to offer several scholarships paying from
two hundred dollars per year. Such scholarships are awarded
to indigent students of superior character and ability, and are
described fully in the general catalog of the University.
STUDENT LIFE AT THE
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A FEW OF THE STUDENT ACTIVITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Upper row: 1. Football team. 2. Y. M. C. A. cabinet. 3. Baseball team.
Lower row: University Band. 2. Glee Club. 3. Tennis Club,
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
They are built in fireproof sections, each containing
twelve suites of dormitory rooms, and on each floor of each
section a shower bath, lavatory and toilet.
All rooms are
furnished with two iron bedsteads and mattresses, chiffonier
or bureau, table,
washstand, and chairs.
The students are
expected to provide pillows, bedding, and such other articles
as they may wish.
In the last few years the enrollment has
been too great to provide for all of the students in the dormi-
tories, but rooms can be rented in private houses near the
University, many of which are the homes of the professors.
The number of rooms obtainable in this way, at moderate
prices, is ample.
policy of the
University to foster all of those
American college life so attractive.
It is found that students
which regulate them, without any detriment to their studies,
and with the advantage of gaining certain experiences likely
to help them in later life.
The athletic teams of the Univer-
sity, in football,
play with other
colleges of the South,
under the rules of the Southern Inter-
collegiate Athletic Association,
of which the
Florida is a member.
Students who do not belong to any of
the regular athletic teams receive regular instruction in the
gymnasium under a competent physical director.
Other successful student enterprises
The Y. M. C. A.;
Band; the Florida
, a weekly newspaper owned
and controlled by the student body, and printed from its own
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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
WHY FLORIDA BOYS SHOULD
By attending college at the
has an opportunity to form a wide acquaintanceship through-
out all parts of the state, which is likely to be of much value
to him in later life in
whatever profession he may enter.
He also has better opportunity to become familiar with
than is possible
if he leaves the state for his college course.
Some years ago it was difficult to
good facilities in
Florida for pursuing college studies; this condition has now
been remedied and no longer furnishes a sound reason for
going outside of this state for college study.
At the University
of Florida one can
acquaintance with the general intellectual life of the state.
agriculture, education, or chemistry, or are specializing in
or are preparing to take
contact with minds of
varying interests is
broadening, and is
helpful in familiarizing the student with
the points of view in
lines of work.
A student at
this institution also comes in contact with the research work
being done by the Agricultural Experiment Station, which
Florida agriculture, and with the Extension
which is to diffuse
knowledge throughout the whole
e benefits of
of the state;
with the work of High School Inspection,
which is carried
on from the University campus, and has helped so much in
the development of Florida high schools; with the work of
the Florida Plant Board, engaged in using scientific methods
READING ROOM FOR PERIODICALS
The University Library contains 17000 volumes, including
a large number on Engineering subjects.
In the periodical
room shown here, the current numbers of 112 periodicals
are kept on the tables for the use of students.
All of the
on engineering and related
sciences, together with a number of foreign ones, are on file
10 p.m., under the direction of the University
devotes his full
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