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Overview

Electrical Engineering (EE) revolutionizes the way we live and evolve. We depend on electrical engineers to create, design, produce, operate and maintain the world’s equipment and services as well as to solve future life challenges with advances in science and technology. Opportunities in the EE field are virtually endless and the specialized education EE undergraduate students receive in our program prepare graduates for successful and profitable lifelong careers.

The undergraduate Electrical Engineering (EE) program for the Bachelor of Science degree is offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCF.

The Undergraduate Catalog is the official source of degree requirements for all undergraduate programs based upon the year you are accepted to UCF.

Electrical Engineering students at UCF have many unique advantages:

  • Starting with the 2017 academic year, 4 Track options have been introduced in the EE curriculum. Students will be able to take more elective courses within their area of interest enhancing their academic training and adding to their career potential. Details can be found on the ECE website http://www.ece.ucf.edu/electrical-engineering/#ee-course-requirements.
  • The ECE Junior Design course provides an introduction to the design process. Here students will learn about project definition through the development of appropriate engineering design requirements specifications. They will acquire necessary and required skills such as test equipment utilization, micro-controller development tool usage, schematic capture and PCB design tools etc. all through the design and fabrication of a basic ECE project.
  • The two semester Senior Design course for EE majors is a dynamic and exciting real-life experience course and is a vehicle for students to demonstrate the engineering skills acquired through their academic study. Senior Design is a centerpiece of the EE undergraduate educational experience.
  • All EE students are assigned a qualified academic advisor. Each student should seek academic advisement before registering for classes each semester to ensure that satisfactory academic progress is being maintained and to minimize excess hours.
  • The ECE department has outstanding faculty engaged in cutting-edge research through several highly competitive, prestigious research grants that they have been awarded. EE students have an excellent opportunity for pursuing undergraduate research in their area of interest with these faculty.
  • An Accelerated BS – MS degree program in EE is available to qualified UCF students.
  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Eta Kappa Nu (ECE Honor Society), Women in ECE and CS (WEECS) professional societies provide real-life benefits including networking, face-to-face meetings with experts and career experience.
  • The ECE Department is located in the Harris Corp. Engineering Center – an ultra high-tech building with state-of-the-art revolutionary equipment, computers, and labs for an outstanding educational experience.
While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not directly lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Professional Engineer and may still assist you in such pursuits; however, the licensing authority and requirements for Professional Engineers falls under the jurisdiction of the licensing board for the state, territory, or foreign entity in which an engineer practices. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we strongly advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact Dr. Parveen Wahid at Parveen.Wahid@ucf.edu or Ms. Charlese Hilton-Brown at Charlese.Hilton-Brown@ucf.edu with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

Siemens Lab
“The 660-square-foot Siemens Digital Grid Lab equips students with the latest skills needed to land jobs in the evolving energy field. The lab features software platforms that map out grid-transmission needs and simulated models of the UCF campus power system where students will learn how to design and test a self-healing distribution grid.” — Read the whole story on UCF Today.

Academic Program

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

The following Academic Program information is gathered from the UCF catalog, the Undergraduate Policies and Procedures Manual and the program procedures in ECE. This web site should not be considered a legal document, is not necessarily exhaustive and is subject to change without notice.

All UCF students must fulfill a 36-hour General Education Program (GEP) requirement. The GEP is automatically satisfied by students with a prior B.S. from an accredited institution or an A.A. degree from a Florida community college. Please consult the UCF catalog for specific details. Students must complete 128 semester hours of course work and satisfy all University and Electrical Engineering program requirements to earn a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Any student wishing to receive a BS – MS (5-year degree), to be a double-major or to seek a second Bachelor’s degree in EE should consult the UCF catalog and the EE coordinator, located in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A student must be an official EE major to earn the BS Electrical Engineering degree or the BS – MS accelerated degree in EE.

Foreign Language & Multicultural Requirement

Foreign Language Admission Requirement:

In order to be admitted to the University, the State of Florida requires two years of high school foreign language (or equivalent). This is called “Foreign Language Admission Requirement”. In some cases, students who did not have two years of foreign language in high school are provisionally admitted but they must satisfy the requirement before graduation.

Course Requirements

ECE Undergraduate Degree Programs, Courses and Curriculum
For complete information on the ECE degree programs offered and the requirements for each, see the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING – 4 TRACK OPTIONS

  • COMPREHENSIVE TRACK
    The Electrical Engineering Comprehensive Track covers fundamental electrical engineering concepts. The student is exposed to key areas in the discipline, including communications and signal processing, controls, power and energy systems, electromagnetics, microelectronics, electronics, embedded systems and software, etc. The technical electives can be selected to provide more depth in one or more areas of electrical engineering. Graduates find employment in companies such as Lockheed-Martin, Siemens, Intel, Apple, TI, Harris, Power utility companies, as well as many other regional, national, or international companies. Also, opportunities exist for employment in State and Federal Government agencies.
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  • COMMUNICATIONS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING TRACK
    In the Communications and Signal Processing Track students will be trained to develop and apply theory and algorithms in the broad fields of communications, networked systems, and signal processing. Students have a wide range of technical electives to choose from including wireless communication, satellite communication, communication networks, smart grid networks, image processing. Students will graduate with more depth of knowledge in the area of Communications and Signal Processing. After graduation, they can decide to pursue a graduate degree or can find employment in companies such as Harris, Lockheed Martin, Qualcomm, Raytheon, L3 Communications, Texas Instrument, as well as many other regional, national, or international companies. Also, opportunities exist for employment in State and Federal Government agencies.

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  • RF AND MICROWAVES TRACK
    The RF and Microwave Track provides students an opportunity to take technical elective courses covering a wide range of topics in applied electromagnetics such as antennas, computational electromagnetics, high-speed circuits and systems, bio-electromagnetics, radar, remote sensing and wireless sensors. Students will graduate with more depth of knowledge in the high frequency RF and Microwave field. After graduation, they can decide to pursue a graduate degree or can find employment in companies such as Harris, Qualcomm, Raytheon, Qorvo, Keysight, Skyworks, as well as many other regional, national, or international companies. Also, opportunities exist for employment in State and Federal Government agencies.

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  • POWER AND RENEWABLE ENERGY TRACK
    Power and Renewable Energy Track will provide students the fundamental knowledge in power system operation and control, renewable energy integration, machines, microgrid design and operation, power markets and data analytics. They will have an opportunity for hands-on training in smart grid technologies. Students can select from a large number of technical electives covering the areas of power and renewable energy. After graduation, they can decide to pursue a graduate degree or can find employment in companies such as Duke Energy, OUC, FPL, Siemens, ABB, Leidos, as well as many other regional, national, or international companies. Also, opportunities exist for employment in State and Federal Government agencies.
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The ECE Undergraduate Office (HEC 345/346) will always have the most current information.

Special Departmental Requirements

Grade Requirements

Courses in engineering core require a grade of C (2.0) or better. A minimum GPA of 2.25 is required in the electrical engineering track(s) courses.

Departmental Residency Requirement: At least 32 hours of electrical engineering coursework must be completed in the ECE Department at UCF.

EE Transfer of Credit: Courses with a common course number taken at any Florida State University System (SUS) institution or Florida community college are automatically transferable. Students with a Bachelor of Science from an accredited institution or an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida SUS institution or Florida community college automatically satisfy the GEP. Substitutions for GEP must be approved through Academic Services, Millican Hall (MH) 210.

Substitutions for electrical engineering requirements are on a course-by-course basis and MUST be approved by the EE Undergraduate Coordinator. Instructions for this process are in the ECE undergraduate suite in Harris Corporation Engineering Center (HEC 345). The decision is typically based on the degree of similarity of the two courses both in content and level of presentation. Regardless of transfer credit, the University and Division residency requirements must be satisfied.

Admission & Deadlines

For application information to UCF and EE, visit: Whether you need information on deadlines, requirements or have questions, feel free to contact Undergraduate Admissions for help. We want to help you become a Knight. So, let us help you get started.

For UCF Undergraduate Admission forms, visit: http://admissions.ucf.edu

or write to:
UCF Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 160111
Orlando, FL 32816-0111
admission@ucf.edu
Phone: (407) 823-3000
Fax: (407) 823-5625

UCF Admissions Office Hours:
Mon & Thurs: 9 – 6
Tues, Wed, & Fri: 9 – 5
Closed Weekends & Holidays

APPLICATION DEADLINES

FRESHMEN
Spring: Nov 1st
Summer: Mar 1st
Fall: May 1st

TRANSFERS
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Summer: Mar 1st
Fall: Jul 1st

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