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Accelerated BS – MS

UCF provides an opportunity for its Computer Engineering (CpE) and Electrical Engineering (EE) undergraduates to earn their Bachelors and Masters Degrees (BS – MS) in five years and, where appropriate, the Ph.D. in an additional two to three more years. This is achieved by allowing students to dual count 12 credit hours of 5000- or 6000-level courses with a B or better grades towards both the BS and MS requirements in CpE or EE.

 

For more information about the BS to MS Program, please visit: http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/current-students/bs-ms-program/

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Electrical Engineering MS & PhD

The Electrical Engineering (EE) Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in research or academia with specializations including Communications, Digital Signal Processing/Image Processing, Controls and Robotics, Electromagnetics, Electro-Optics, Photonics, Power Electronics and Electronics, and Solid-State/Microelectronics. Orlando, one of the nation’s most dynamic metropolitan areas and noted for its quality of life and vacation attractions, is the center of Florida’s I-4 High Technology Corridor. The UCF campus is adjacent to University of Central Florida Research Park, which is one of the nation’s most successful technology parks. UCF and its Research Park offer educational, research and career opportunities in a vast number of electrical engineering careers, including electronics, energy networks, power electronics, optics, lasers, solid state, microelectronics, control, communications and much more.

Research interests of the Electrical Engineering faculty include antennas, microwave and millimeter circuits/devices, communication systems, digital signal/image processing, power electronics, electronic circuits, IFF devices, electromagnetic theory, radar and microwave remote sensing, speech processing, VLSI design, spread spectrum systems, SAW and ACT devices, spectral estimation, solid state device modeling and computer-aided design (CAD) techniques, communication networks, integrated services digital networks, neural networks, systems and controls, robotics, robust control, computer control, microelectronics, semiconductors, thin films, power system stability, bipolar device modeling, solid state lasers, optical propagation, fiber optics, optical signal processing, laser-induced damage, optical testing, diffractive optics, phase conjunction, infrared detectors, Fourier optics, lens design, and nonlinear optics. The specific research that each of the faculty conduct can be found at the Department of ECE website.

The degree program is housed in the Harris Corporation Engineering Center: an ultra high-tech building with an abundance of new equipment, computers, and laboratories. The EE program at UCF has a long and respected history, dating back to approval to offer a Bachelor in EE degree in 1967. The Master in EE degree was approved in 1971 and the Ph.D. in EE degree began in 1983. In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked CpE programs at UCF as 58th out of 94 schools nationally.

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 may still assist you in such pursuits; however, we are unable to confirm the specific licensure and certification requirements of each state, territory, or foreign entity in which professional credentialing may be possible. 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 and determine if our program meets its academic criteria. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact Dr. Kalpathy Sundaram at Kalpathy.Sundaram@ucf.edu or Ms. Diana Camerino at Diana.Camerino@ucf.edu with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

Computer Engineering MS & PhD

The Computer Engineering (CpE) Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in research or academia with specializations including computer systems and reconfigurable devices, sensor networks, software engineering, intelligent systems and Machine Learning, and computer networks. The specific research that each of the faculty conduct can be found at the Department of ECE website (www.ece.ucf.edu).

Orlando, one of the nation’s most dynamic metropolitan areas and noted for its quality of life and vacation attractions, is the center of Florida’s I-4 High Technology Corridor. The UCF campus is adjacent to University of Central Florida Research Park, which is one of the nation’s most successful technology parks. UCF and its Research Park offer educational, research and career opportunities in a vast number of computer engineering careers, including simulation systems, communication networks, software engineering, avionics, telecommunications, and much more.

The CpE degree programs are housed in the Harris Corporation Engineering Center: an ultra high-tech building with an abundance of new equipment, computers, and laboratories. CpE graduate programs of study are advised by faculty specializing in all branches of Computer Engineering ranging from digital electronics to software agent systems.

CpE programs have been offered at UCF for over forty years starting in 1967 with a Bachelor in CpE degree, and the Master and Ph.D. degrees in CpE being offered at UCF since 1971 and 1983, respectively. In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked CpE programs at UCF as 58th out of 94 schools nationally.

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 may still assist you in such pursuits; however, we are unable to confirm the specific licensure and certification requirements of each state, territory, or foreign entity in which professional credentialing may be possible. 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 and determine if our program meets its academic criteria. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact Dr. Kalpathy Sundaram at Kalpathy.Sundaram@ucf.edu or Ms. Diana Camerino at Diana.Camerino@ucf.edu with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

Graduate Admissions Deadlines

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions and Registration section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. Please be sure to submit all requested material by the established deadline(s).

PLEASE NOTE: The College of Engineering and Computer Science at UCF suggests that you fill out a pre-application form before you complete the application for graduate admission. The deadlines for the pre-application form can be found on the Prospective Student Page on the College of Engineering and Computer Science website.

UCF GRADUATE ADMISSIONS AND UCF GRADUATE ADMISSIONS COUNSELORS

E-mail: gradadmissions@mail.ucf.edu
Phone: (407) 823-2766
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

UCF GRADUATE STUDIES MAILING ADDRESS

UCF Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

INSTITUTION CODES

GRE: 5233
GMAT: RZT (College Code: 9R)
TOEFL: 5233

APPLICATION DEADLINES

All application materials for the Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering programs must be submitted by the appropriate deadline listed below.

Domestic
Fall Priority: Jan 15
Fall: Jul 15
Spring: Dec 1
Summer: Apr 15
International
Fall Priority: Jan 15
Fall: Jan 15
Spring: Jul 1
Summer: Nov 1
International Transfer
Fall Priority: Jan 15
Fall: Mar 1
Spring: Sep 1
Summer: Dec 15

 

For more information, please view the Graduate Handbook.