Departmental Resources

Academic Tutoring Center

CISE has developed an Academic Tutoring Center (ATC), which is centered on peer tutoring in the department’s major courses and all programming languages taught by the department.

Due to safety precautions related to COVID-19, all tutoring is available online only until further notice. Click here for instructions.

Fall 2020 Online Tutoring Hours

Sunday2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
MondayNoon to 8 p.m.
TuesdayNoon to 8 p.m.
WednesdayNoon to 2 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
ThursdayNoon to 8 p.m.
FridayNoon to 2 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The ATC physical location will be closed for Fall 2020. All tutoring will be available virtually.

Tutoring is free. Tutors are well versed in most CISE courses.

Students must have their textbooks or course material for the course in which they are requesting to be tutored.


Tutors are seasoned CISE students who have excelled in department courses. Tutoring assistance is available for most CISE courses in the main curriculum, including:

  • COP 3502, 3503
  • COT 3100
  • COP 3530
  • CDA 3101
  • CEN 3031
  • COT 4501
  • EEL 3701C

Some tutors are also proficient in COP 4600, CNT 4007C, and some technical electives.


The ATC is located in CSE E201. Enter CSE through the doors across from Marston Science Library and go through the door on the left (next to the stairs going up to the third floor). The door immediately to your left is E201.

Questions should be emailed to the undergraduate advisors.

CISE-Related Student Organizations

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

The purpose of the Gator Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society is to provide a sense of community for Indigenous students on campus and to raise awareness of Indigenous culture on campus. The goal of the student organization is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. Membership is open to any student who is in good standing with UF and is interested in discovering and supporting the indigenous STEM community.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

The UF Chapter of the ACM consists primarily of undergraduate students seeking degrees in computer engineering or computer science. It welcomes all students to attend meetings who have an interest in computers and offers several services to undergraduates including free tutoring in computer classes, assistance in picking courses, a library of books in its office and a computer lab for members.

Benton Engineering Council (BEC)

The mission of the BEC is to serve the engineering student body by means of aiding the development of societies found within the BEC, by serving as the link between engineering students and the bodies which govern them and by advancing the name of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to UF students as well as the surrounding community.

Black Graduate Student Organization

The Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) is an interdisciplinary, multi-ethnic organization that is dedicated to identifying and addressing the needs of graduate and professional students of African, African American, or Afro Caribbean descent at the University of Florida. Founded in 1975 with a rich tradition deeply rooted in advocacy, BGSO aims to enhance the graduate experience of its members by offering academic and professional support, providing opportunities for community outreach and service, in addition to cultivating professional development and academic excellence. Additionally, we are committed to fostering cultural diversity by promoting the recruitment, retention, and representation of minority students and faculty. Lastly, BGSO seeks to unify graduate and professional students across disciplines and organizations, while promoting the development of lifelong networks among students of color at the University of Florida.


CyberGators, a student-run organization within the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research, seeks to advance the field of cybersecurity through innovative and exciting research. Each student offers a unique perspective, building a diverse and well-rounded academic environment. CyberGators investigate all areas of information and hardware security, from the security of nanotechnology devices to integrated circuits and systems security and theoretical algorithms to internet-of-things. CyberGators also participate in an education program including seminar series, tutorials, short courses, and certificates within the nation’s premier multidisciplinary research institute in the advancement of cybersecurity.

Graduate Assistants United (GAU)

GAU represents all teaching assistants, research assistants, and other graduate assistants at UF. When you are a graduate assistant, you are more than just another student, you are also an employee of the University.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers to excel academically, succeed professionally and to positively impact the community.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE membership is open to any engineering, math or science student who is in good standing with UF.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE stimulates women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expands the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrates the value of diversity.


Swamphacks is a national 36-hour hackathon hosted at UF.

The Software Engineering Club (UF SEC)

UF SEC strives to expose beginner computer science students to practical software development technologies and concepts they will not learn or be exposed to in their first or second year. These are technologies and skills that are heavily used in the industry and the real world but are not taught in classes. This can benefit the student to get involved with other clubs, hackathons, get a part-time internship doing development work, enable them to succeed in interviews, secure summer internships and full-time roles, and become a more knowledgeable developer.

UF Digital Arts and Sciences Club

The UF Digital Arts and Sciences Club's mission is to establish a community for Digital Arts and Sciences students and host DAS-themed events.

UF Society of Software Developers (SSD)

The Society of Software Developers prepares students for industry by teaching professional software development skills including version control, testing, and documentation. Students learn advanced concepts outside of the classroom and apply them in club projects. SSD welcomes students of all experience levels and majors

UF Student InfoSec Team (UFSIT)

UFSIT provides an environment for students (and anyone else who’s interested and willing to participate) to learn more about information security topics such as penetration testing, reverse engineering, exploit development, etc. The SIT holds weekly meetings that are student-led and regularly include presentations from local IT professionals and guest industry speakers. In addition to meetings, the SIT regularly participates in CTF events and hosts their own to help members sharpen their skills.

Women in Computer Science and Engineering (WiCSE)

WiCSE is an ACM-W chapter at UF with a dual-focus: providing academic and professional resources to UF students and educating and encouraging younger generations. Membership is open to all students, both male and female, with an interest in computer science. WiCSE offers opportunities like Lunch and Learns with department faculty, Q&A panels with corporate sponsors and a mentoring program.

Integrated Product & Process Design (IPPD)


The Integrated Product and Process Design program is an innovative educational initiative in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida. Senior-level undergraduate students work in multidisciplinary teams for two semesters designing, building and testing authentic products for industrial sponsors. Student applications open every year the first week of March.

Learn more about CIS 4912C & CIS 4913C and the IPPD program by visiting the main program site.

  • Gain real-world engineering experience
  • Join a multidisciplinary team
  • Work with industry liaisons
  • Travel to sponsor sites
  • Manage a prototyping budget of $2,000

UFIT Fellows Program

UFIT Fellows are students majoring in a CISE degree program (CPE, CSE, CSC, DAS) who participate in valuable research and development projects supporting UF programs. These students fill out an application and send to If accepted into the program, they are assigned a UFIT Mentor and enrolled in EGN 4912 (Engineering Undergraduate Research). Together, the Mentor and Fellow will identify an appropriate project. Projects will involve faculty researchers from various departments and other UFIT staff members. In all cases, the student will engage in valuable research and development of computing solutions to important problems.

Program Benefits

UF benefits from the opportunity to have students help design and develop solutions to problems that enhance the effectiveness of its research and other programs.

Students benefit from the opportunity to interact with IT professionals and researchers in various disciplines, learn about new computing paradigms and techniques, employ state-of-the-art resources, and gain experience in using computation to solve actual research problems. These skills can provide an excellent introduction into what one can expect to see in the workplace similar to an internship but carried out while in residence at UF. Work under the UFIT Fellows Program may serve as a basis for senior capstone design projects (CIS 4914) as well.

Program Requirements and Structure

To apply for the UFIT Fellow program, a student must be in good standing in their CISE degree program and have taken COP 3530 (Data Structures and Algorithms). A student must submit the UFIT Application Form and a current resume.

  • Application deadline for the spring semester is November 15.
  • Applications will be evaluated and students will be accepted or denied by December 2.
  • Students who are accepted will be contacted by their assigned mentor before the semester begins.
  • Any required schedule changes will be made in conjunction with CISE advisors before the end of Drop-Add.

Application materials must be submitted to If accepted, the student is assigned to a UFIT Mentor from one of the following areas:

  • Academic Technology
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Information Security Office
  • Infrastructure and Communication Technologies
  • Research Computing

The Mentor and student determine an appropriate research project (possibly in consultation with the UFIT and CISE Fellows Program Coordinators) and then forward the research project to a CISE undergraduate advisor to enroll the student in EGN 4912 (Engineering Undergraduate Research).

The program coordinators will meet with students and Mentors from time to time to monitor and support research progress and insure that their needs are being met.

Course Details

Before entering the program, students should be aware of the following details concerning EGN 4912:

  • A student can register for 0 to 3 hours of credit in EGN 4912.
  • Students nearing graduation may elect to receive 0 hours of credit but may still participate in the program.
  • Students who register for credit in EGN 4912 can expect to spend 3 hours of effort per week for every credit hour they are assigned. The appropriate level of effort will be identified jointly by the student and Mentor before the student is enrolled in the course.
  • There are no class meetings or tests associated with the course, and an S-U grade will be assigned based on agreement of the Mentor and the Program Coordinators.

The student should consult the following links for information on Undergraduate Research in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering as well as the detailed description of the Engineering Undergraduate Research course.

Sample Projects

The following are the types of projects students might expect to engage in under this program:

Academic Technology

Develop augmented reality and/or mixed reality interactions to meet instructional goals. Build web content and course materials possibly including video production

Enterprise systems

Carry out web and mobile app development and database design and management to address various needs.

Information Security Office

Systems and network monitoring for security vulnerabilities, intrusion detection and prevention.

Infrastructure & Communication Technologies

Implement network and systems management tools.

Research Computing

Supporting researchers by mapping their workflow to HiPerGator services and providing web or scripting development to support those workflows.

Program Contacts Program email address (applications and official, archived correspondence)

Erik Deumens: UFIT Fellows, UFIT Program Coordinator

Joseph Wilson: UFIT Fellows, CISE Program Coordinator

Todd Best: CISE Undergraduate Advisor

Kevin J. Bird: CISE Undergraduate Advisor

Jessica McCarty: CISE Undergraduate Advisor

Program Application

UFIT Fellows Application