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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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    Coummunications and Signal Processing Video

  • 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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    Introduction to RF & Microwave Track in EE Presentation
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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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    Power and Renewable Energy Presentation

The ECE Undergraduate Office (HEC 345) 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.