What is ECI?
The Engineering Concepts Institute (ECI) is an intensive six (6) week summer program of study for high school graduates who have applied and been accepted into the College of Engineering at either Florida A&M University or The Florida State University.
What is the goal of ECI?
The ECI goal is to prepare high school graduates for successful completion of the pre-engineering program in a manner which will provide them with a solid foundation for the successful completion of an engineering degree program.
What are the benefits of ECI?
The benefits of Engineering Concepts Institute include: (1) a smooth transition from high school to college, (2) enhanced student success competencies and opportunities to network with engineering faculty, staff, and students, and (3) strengthen problem solving skills necessary for successful completion of the first year of college.
Where will ECI be held?
ECI activities will be held both on the main campus of FAMU and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. Transportation will be provided for any off-campus field trips.
When will ECI be held?
ECI will begin on the last week of June and conclude on the first week of August.
What will it cost to attend ECI?
As a college student, each ECI Scholar must pay for their own books, tuition and fees, housing and meals. However, each student will be given a small summer stipend to offset some of these costs. The various costs for each university can be found below:
Required ECI class and participation
All ECI participants must enroll in the First Year Engineering Lab, EGN1004L, (1 credit hour) during Summer Term B (FAMU) or Summer Session C (FSU). The first day of FYEL class will start on the last week of June. This is a required pre-engineering course for all engineering majors. During the regular academic school year, the class can have up to 125 students. However during the summer, the FYEL class is between 10-25 students, which enables students to receive more one-on-one attention. All other classes or the course load should be determined by the student and their academic advisor. You are required to attend and participate in all scheduled ECI activities.
What should you bring to ECI?
Bring your creativity; you will work on innovative engineering projects.
Bring your discipline; you must adhere to all University rules and regulations. You will need a laptop and a set of business casual clothes.
What type of clothes should I bring?
Dress casual for: regular classes, field trips and fun activities – shorts, blue jeans and tennis shoes are acceptable.
Business casual for special events: slacks, khakis, knee length skirts, button-down shirt, and polo shirt.
How to Apply
Please complete the ECI application, by May 1. Be sure to consolidate all your required documents into one ".pdf" file and upload the file "Last name_First name" to your ECI application.
- Instructions for consolidating files
- Note: The file can be no larger than 1 MB. You may have to change the resolution settings on your scanner to accomplish the reduced size.
- Copy of high school transcript (does not have to be the final or official transcript)
- One letter of recommendation
- One-page typed essay, "Why you are interested in engineering and your plans once you earn your engineering degree."
Deadline: May 1ECI Application
Frequently Asked Questions
|Question:||How much does ECI cost?|
|Question:||How do I get financial aid for ECI?|
|Question:||Can I use my scholarship at ECI?|
|Question:||What if I am out-of-state?|
|Question:||Where will I live? When can I move in? Can I choose my roommate?|
|Question:||Do I have to buy a meal plan? Where can I buy one?|
|Question:||Do I need to fill out additional forms if I originally intended to enroll in fall?|
|Question:||Do I have to go to both the ECI and my university orientation? When is each orientation?|
|Question:||Can I jump ahead in my math assessment? What if I have math credit from high school?|
|Question:||Are there any scheduling conflicts I have to keep in mind when making my summer schedule?|
If you have any questions, please contact:
Office Manager, Title III Program
Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Curriculum