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Gain skills and experience in electronic parts engineering

Enhance your skills and take your career to the next level with the Graduate Certificate in Electronic Parts Engineering from the University of Central Florida. NASA has partnered with UCF on this unique certificate program, which allows you to complete a paid internship at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory or the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

UCF is one of three universities in the U.S., and the only university in the State of Florida, to offer this graduate certificate. Through your coursework, you will learn to choose the most reliable parts for use in space applications while adhering to cost and time restraints. You learn to establish test plans, conduct failure analysis and evaluate test results for part usage. Then, you can apply what you’ve learned in a 10-week internship with NASA. The program also provides an opportunity to build your professional network and seek an internship with a local engineering firm for academic credit.

Program Highlights

  • Participate in a paid internship at a NASA facility
  • Secure your own internship with a local engineering firm for academic credit
  • 12 credit hours
  • Can be completed online

Curriculum and Program Admissions

The Graduate Certificate in Electronic Parts Engineering requires 12 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate students in their senior year, or in the final semester of their junior year, may apply to the program. A GPA of 3.0 or above is required for enrollment as well as a degree or major in a STEM related discipline. View the UCF Graduate Catalog for more information on the graduate certificate requirements.

Licensure or Certification

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 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 the academic advising with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline: July 1, Spring Deadline: Dec. 1


Enxia Zhang, Assistant professor and program coordinator