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2022-2023 CECS Graduate Programs Fast Facts

FastFacts
The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) is one of UCF’s 11 academic colleges. The CECS graduate program is ranked #42 among public schools by U.S. News and World Report also ranks the state of Florida as #1 for higher education. Collectively, our six academic departments offer dozens of graduate program options in contemporary disciplines. More than 2,000 students pursue doctoral and master’s degrees and graduate certificates under the guidance of world-class faculty. There are many paths to success, and the flexibility of our programs offers Individuals a tailored experience. Students design their programs of study to be research-, course-, or  entrepreneurial focused; full- or part-time; or in-person, fully-online, or mixed. Our graduates are well-prepared to move forward in their careers and to address society’s grand technical challenges. Alumni are employed in a wide range of industrial sectors and become leaders in their organizations.

CECS GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS

2022-2023 CECS Fast Facts

Fast Facts
UCF Facts
The UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) publishes annually several fact sheets that overview the college with quick facts and stats, including enrollment, degrees conferred, student diversity data, and more. Examples: CECS ranks No. 3 nationally for the number of minority graduates it produces. For six years, UCF has ranked as the nation’s No. 1 workforce supplier to the aerospace and defense  industry, and this year as the nation’s top-two preferred supplier (Aviation Week Network).

CECS Fast Facts

First Destination

Graduate Level | Undergraduate Level
To gauge the success of our programs, UCF administers the First Destination Survey to all graduating students. For the Summer 2022 through Spring 2023 Engineering and Computer Science classes, 468 of the 683 graduates completed the survey, and here’s what they said.

         

2021-2022 Graduate Level | 2021-2022 Undergraduate Level

2020-2021 Graduate Level | 2020-2021 Undergraduate Level

Aerospace and Defense

Aerospace Defense
Innovative technologies and renowned research at UCF are shaping the future of aerospace and defense.  Our faculty’s vast experience and collaborative efforts with industry are helping engineer future aircraft and aeronautical vehicles, strengthen global security, develop sustainable solutions, and explore ways to improve air and space transportation.

Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation
As leaders in digital transformation, UCF is providing the talent and research that has helped make Orlando, and Central Florida, the modeling, simulation and training  (MS&T) capital of the world.

Modeling and Simulation

Modeling and Simulation
As a global leader in modeling and simulation education, UCF builds a foundation for a high-performing workforce that will help shape the industry’s future. Our expert faculty and researchers bring years of experience to the classroom and have been involved in programs that yield transformative results, including virtual reality technology that helps treat PTSD and a software that transforms the production of floating offshore wind turbines.

Rising in the Rankings

Rising in the Rankings
From our expert faculty dedicated to solving the world’s biggest challenges to our commitment to student success and academic excellence, UCF’s rising trajectory is just the beginning of a better future for us all.

Space Technology and Systems

Space Technology and Systems
Founded in 1963, our university was established at the start of the race to land humankind on the moon. In fact, many UCF researchers andeducators are NASA veterans and hail from some of the biggest, most important programs in U.S. space history.

Tech Talent Machine

Tech Talent Machine
You’re familiar with the numbers: More than 70 million people visit Central Florida during a typical year. It’s also no secret why most of them come: theme parks. But what visitors and locals alike do not notice at the parks is the software that makes it possible for them to be open and operating.

2021 CECS Highlights

CECS Highlights
This piece is a showcase of the college’s biggest headlines: news stories about student, faculty and alumni successes, research breakthroughs, industry partnerships, and other notable achievements with wide community, state and national impact.

CECS Graduate Programs in CECE, CS, ECE, IEMS, MAE, MSE

CECE | CS | ECE | IEMS | MAE | MSE

CECS has six departmental units: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering (CECE); Computer Science (CS); Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE); Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (IEMS); Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE); and Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). For more information about CECS graduate programs, please contact Dr. Ali Gordon at Ali.Gordon@ucf.edu.

Momentum

Momentum Publications
The UCF Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is one of the largest MAE departments in the nation. Its annual magazine, Momentum, highlights the key accomplishments of our faculty, students and alumni. To learn more, visit mae.ucf.edu or contact MAE Chair Dr. Yoav Peles at yoav.peles@ucf.edu.

CECS FEATURED GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master’s in Computer Vision

MSCV Flyer
The Master of Science in Computer Vision (MSCV) program aims to provide technical skills and domain knowledge to the future professionals who seek to acquire expertise in Computer Vision and its related areas. This involves proficiency in acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images, videos, 3D data, and other types of high-dimensional data of the real world. The fast-growing interests and investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the United States and around the world must be powered by a well-prepared workforce. For more information, please contact the MSCV Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Niels da Vitoria Lobo at niels@cs.ucf.edu.

Master’s in CyberSP

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The Master’s Degree in Cyber Security and Privacy provides high-quality cyber security graduate education, advance cyber security and privacy research, and addresses the issues of state, national and international cybersecurity. This MS program provides two tracks, TRACK 1: Technical Track and TRACK 2: Interdisciplinary Track, to satisfy the broader needs of cyber security education. If you need more information, please contact Dr. Cliff Zou at Changchun.Zou@ucf.edu

Master’s in Data Analytics (MSDA)

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The MS in Data Analytics is a 30 credit hour interdisciplinary program that prepares students to develop algorithms and computerized systems to facilitate the discovery of information from large amounts of data. It utilizes the technical aspects of big data analytics, including algorithm design, programming, acquisition, management, mining, analysis, and interpretation of data. If you need more information, please contact Dr. Dan Eilen at eilen.daniel@ucf.edu

Master’s in Digital Forensics

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The Master’s Degree in Digital Forensics (MSDF) program covers topics related to digital forensics, malware detection and analysis, e-discovery, and cybersecurity in general. It prepares students, including working professionals, who pursue the degree on a part-time or full-time basis, to gain the knowledge and skills required to work as a digital forensic analyst and in general cybersecurity operations and management. For more information about MSDF, please contact Dr. Cliff Zou at Changchun.Zou@ucf.edu

Master’s in Health Care Systems Engineering (HSE)

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The Masters of Science in Health Care Systems Engineering (HSE) is designed to train future healthcare professionals to implement, manage and introduce systemic changes, and provides the tools to improve patient care while enhancing the utility of organizational resources. Expand your skills by choosing from either the 15-credit Graduate Certificate or 30-credit Master of Science degree. Students from the certificate track can continue directly into the MS track. In addition, MS track students will also earn their certificate upon graduation. If you need more information about the HSE program please contact Dr. Vernet Lasrado at Vernet.Lasrado@ucf.edu.

Master’s in Systems Engineering (Online)

MSSE Flyer
UCF’s Master of Science in Systems Engineering program is a fully online program that focuses on applications of systems engineering to designing, developing, integrating, and evaluating complex systems through their life cycle. This unique program is offered in response to the growing needs of the industry where systems thinking, complexity, globalization, quality, and productivity are the key business drivers. For more information about MS in Systems Engineering, please contact Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi at mansooreh.mollaghasemi@ucf.edu.

Master’s in Engineering Management

MSEM Flyer
The MSEM Professional Project and Systems Engineering offering is a cohort- based program where specific cohorts are established based on the needs of industry. The program is designed as lock-step and to be completed in under two years. This program will enable you to deliver and manage complex systems, improve on-the-job performance, and to maximize your organization’s success. You will integrate project delivery processes through leadership, new product development, systems engineering, and project management. Relevant and connected course materials are taught at the intersection of engineering and management. For more information, please contact Dr. Timothy Kotnour at Timothy.Kotnour@ucf.edu

Master’s of Science in Travel Technology and Analytics (TTA)

TTA Flyer
With rapid changes in technology and analytics, the global travel and tourism industry is undergoing a profound transformation. The College of Engineering & Computer Science and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management have come together to design a program that meets the future needs of the global travel and tourism industry. The MS in Travel Technology & Analytics will forge a new path in interdisciplinary education and contribute to burgeoning interdisciplinary research encompassing engineering, science, and management contextualized by the global travel industry. Diverging from traditional business/management degrees, the MS in Travel Technology & Analytics will focus on prescriptive and predictive techniques to anticipate and solve problems in a forward-looking approach. The first of its kind program in the nation will develop leaders in the multi-billion travel and tourism industry. For more information, please contact Dr. Naveen Eluru at Naveen.Eluru@ucf.edu.

Master’s of Science in FinTech

FinTech Flyer
FinTech is changing the world we live in. The evolving intersection between the financial services industry and technological innovations is driving the need for highly trained professionals with both advanced financial skills and requisite technological skills. The UCF MS in FinTech will allow students to capitalize on the opportunities and challenges triggered by the disruptive technologies of FinTech. The program’s interdisciplinary curriculum will provide students with employable technical skills and the ability to think and function in cross-disciplinary teams.  For more information, please contact Dr. Sharma Thankachan at sharma.thankachan@ucf.edu.

Graduate Certificate in Mixed Reality Engineering

Mixed Reality Flyer
Given the proliferation of virtual, augmented and mixed reality in the world today, the College of Engineering and Computer Science has designed a graduate certificate program to meet the future needs of students pursuing mixed reality careers and companies requiring such talent. The Graduate Certificate in Mixed Reality Engineering focuses on the concepts and skills required for developing high-quality virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality systems and applications. For further information, please contact Dr. Ryan McMahan at Ryan.McMahan@ucf.edu

The University of Central Florida’s College of Engineering and Computer Science in Orlando is among the nation’s largest producers of engineering and technology workforce talent. The college’s six academic departments offer 40+ bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, tracks and certificates. Its $50-million annual research enterprise addresses society’s greatest challenges and aspirations in aerospace, computing, energy, the environment, healthcare, transportation, and more. The college is strengthened by innovative industry partnerships and diverse faculty, students and staff who together create a welcoming, entrepreneurial hub of learning and discovery. Visit cecs.ucf.edu to learn more.

SPECIAL INITIATIVES

Engineering Leadership and Innovation Institute (eli^2)

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The need for engineering and technology leaders is echoed universally by industry, the public sector, and professional societies. Incorporating feedback from industry, eli^2 programs are designed to develop leadership skills in UCF engineering and computer science undergraduates, and to enhance the careers of new professionals, mid-level managers and executives.

H4D (Hacking for Defense) Course at UCF

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H4D is a college course sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense now offered at more than 30 universities around the nation, including UCF. The course challenges students to work with the nation’s defense and intelligence communities to quickly address emerging threats and security problems. The class uses the entrepreneurial Lean Launchpad business startup approach and rapid problem-solving “hack” strategies to create innovative solutions to some of the most complex and important real-world problems facing our military. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Heinrich at heinrich@ucf.edu.

UCF Technology Venture Symposium (UTVS)

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The fundamental objective of this symposium is to showcase the little-known HIDDEN GEMS within UCF created by alumni, faculty and students for advancement and potential investment. UTVS provides a forum to enable conversations and interactions focused on new technology ventures, funding of new ventures, or the transfer of new technologies to existing companies. The symposium will be held virtually on Feb. 17, 2022. Contact Dr. Michael Georgiopoulos at michaelg@ucf.edu to learn more.

International Students – At A Glance

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UCF Global is proud to host more than 2,000 students from 125+ countries across all 13 colleges.  The College of Engineering and Computer Science alone hosts 41% of this student population.  A strong international presence positively impacts the university community through enhanced global competency, engagement and innovation.  The flyer below outlines the international culture throughout our university.

UCF Quick Facts Sheet

UCF Quick Facts 2020-2021
UCF is a thriving pre-eminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando.  Our university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment, a high quality of life and opportunities to grow, learn and succeed.  The flyer below explains more.

Let’s Charge On Together

Reach for the Stars
At UCF, our motto is “Reach for the Stars.” It pushes us to think big and to refuse to be limited by what others say is possible. Since our founding in 1963, this mindset has helped UCF become one of the most innovative universities in the country, with a sense of entrepreneurship and optimism that is unique to Knight Nation.

Brazil

We have a total of 413 students, faculty and staff at UCF from Brazil.  See the attached flyer for more details.

Colombia

We have a total of 353 students, faculty and staff at UCF from Colombia.  See the attached flyer for more details.

Ecuador

We have a total of 160 students, faculty and staff at UCF from Ecuador.  See the attached flyer for more details.

Jamaica

We have a total of 177 students, faculty and staff at UCF from Jamaica.  See the attached flyer for more details.

Japan

We have a total of 37 students, faculty and staff at UCF from Japan.  See the attached flyer for more details.

Mexico

We have a total of 173 students, faculty and staff at UCF from Mexico.  See the attached flyer for more details.

Oman

We have a total of 83 students, faculty and staff at UCF from Oman.  See the attached flyer for more details.

Peru

We have a total of 135 students, faculty and staff at UCF from Peru.  See the attached flyer for more details.

Saudia Arabia

We have a total of 183 students, faculty and staff at UCF from Saudia Arabia.  See the attached flyer for more details.

South Korea

We have a total of 112 students, faculty and staff at UCF from South Korea.  See the attached flyer for more details.

CS PhD Admission Requirements
• A strong undergraduate background in Computer Science or closely related areas (e.g. Software Engineering, IT, Computer and Electrical Engineering) • 3.0 GPA • GRE: No minimum but preferably Q:160, V:150 or above • TOEFL80/IELTS 7 (only for international students)
ECE PhD Admission Requirements
• Hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Computer Engineering (BSCpE) with 3.0 or Greater GPA • GRE at Least 308 on the Quantitative & Verbal Sections: (Q+V)>=308 • Three Letters of Recommendation for PhD – from your professors • Résumé • A Statement of Educational, Research, & Professional Career Objectives
Industrial PhD Admission Requirements
• Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field with GPA of 3.0 or greater • Official transcript • An official, competitive GRE score taken within the last 5 years • Three letters of recommendations • Resume • Goal Statement
Materials Science PhD Admission Requirements
• Earned a bachelor’s or master's degree • Earned a 3.0 GPA or better • GRE is required • Application form • Official Transcript • Resume • Personal statement • Three recommendation letters
MAE PhD Admission Requirements
• Resume • Personal Essay • 3 Letters of Recommendation • Transcripts • WES/Josep Silny Evaluations • TOEFL (>=80) and IELTS (>=6.5) for International Applicants
CECE PhD Admission Requirements
3.0 GPA – can submit 2 applicants with < 3.0 per program (domestic only) • 3.0 GPA – absolute for international applicants • No GRE required for admission; is required for some fellowships • Spring 2024 Admission: GRE will be required and the WES evaluation will not be required. • International transcripts evaluation by WES or Josef Silny required • TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5, or via UCFs ELI for international students from non-English speaking countries • Essay: 1.5 pages at most including why do you want to obtain the degree and what will it make you capable of that you can’t do with your current knowledge/credentials • 3 Letters of reference
CECE PhD Admission Requirements
3.0 GPA – can submit 2 applicants with < 3.0 per program (domestic only) • 3.0 GPA – absolute for international applicants • No GRE required for admission; is required for some fellowships • Spring 2024 Admission: GRE will be required and the WES evaluation will not be required. • International transcripts evaluation by WES or Josef Silny required • TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5, or via UCFs ELI for international students from non-English speaking countries • Screening Process for International Students delays admission process weeks or, sometimes, a month or two • Essay: 1.5 pages at most including why do you want to obtain the degree and what will it make you capable of that you can’t do with your current knowledge/credentials • 3 Letters of reference
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CS MS Admission Requirements
• A strong undergraduate background in Computer Science or closely related areas (e.g. Software Engineering, IT, Computer and Electrical Engineering) • 3.0 GPA • GRE: No minimum, but preferably Q:160, V:150 or above • TOEFL 80/IELTS 7 (only for international students) • Lacking the background, • a prospective applicant can take the following prerequisite courses as non-degree seeking and scoring “B” or better in all of these course: • EEL 4768C Computer Architecture • COP 4020 Programming Languages I • COP 4600 Operating Systems • COT 4210 Discrete Computational Structures • and/or related industry experience.
CECE MS Admission Requirements
• 3.0 GPA – can submit 2 applicants with < 3.0 per program (domestic only) • 3.0 GPA – absolute for international applicants • No GRE required for admission; for some fellowships but mostly those are for PhD students • Spring 2024 Admission: GRE will be required and the WES evaluation will not be required. • International transcripts evaluation by WES or Josef Silny required • TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5, or via UCFs ELI for international students from non-English speaking countries College of Engineering and Computer Science MS Admission • Essay: 1.5 pages at most including why do you want to obtain the degree and what will it make you capable of that you can’t do with your current knowledge/credentials • 3 Letters of reference
ECE MS Admission Requirements
• Hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Computer Engineering (BS-CpE) with 3.0 or Greater GPA • Two Letters of Recommendation • No GRE is required • Résumé • A Statement of Educational, Research, & Professional Career Objectives
Industrial MS Admission Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field with GPA of 3.0 or greater • Mathematics through Calculus II (MAC 2312 or equivalent) • An undergraduate course in engineering probability and statistics • Familiarity with at least one programming language (such as Python, C, C++, Visual BASIC, Java, etc.) • Official transcripts • Two letters of recommendations • Resume • Goal Statement
Materials Science MS Admission Requirements
• Earned a bachelor’s degree • Earned a 3.0 GPA or better in all work attempted while registered as an undergraduate student • Application form • Official Transcript • Resume • Personal statement • Recommendation letters
Computer Vision MS Admission Requirements
• General UCF graduate application requirements • For admission, a 3.0 GPA and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Mathematics is desirable but not required. Applicants without a strong undergraduate background in Computer Science must demonstrate an understanding of the material covered in the following undergraduate courses, by either taking these courses or by being tested on the material. 1. EEL 4768C Computer Architecture 2. COP 4020 Programming Languages I 3. COP 4600 Operating Systems 4. COT 4210 Discrete Computational Structures • Applicants who lack background in the above courses may show knowledge in the following: 1. CAP 4453 Intro to Robot Vision 2. COP 3503C Computer Science II 3. MAS 3105 Matrix Algebra (also need Calculus 1 and 2) 4. STA 4163 Statistical Methods I
Cyber Security MS Admission Requirements
• An earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a field related to cyber security, or have taken several basic computer or cyber security courses in Bachelor study, or have obtained one or two cyber security related professional certificates. • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in all work attempted as an undergraduate student or in the last 60 attempted hours for the Bachelor's degree. • A personal statement (essay) not exceeding 500 words describing the applicant's academic and professional experiences and goals. • One letter of recommendation assessing the applicant's potential to do master's-level work. • Résumé. • GRE is NOT required.
Digital Forensics MS Admission Requirements
• An earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in all work attempted as an undergraduate student or in the last 60 attempted hours for the Bachelor's degree, or, a graduate degree or professional degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited US institution in a field related to digital forensics • A personal statement (essay) not exceeding 500 words describing the applicant's academic and professional experiences and goals. • One letter of recommendation assessing the applicant's potential to do master's-level work. • Résumé.
Modeling and Sim MS Admission Requirements
• The GRE is not required for admission to this program. • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae • Goal statement: The goal statement should discuss all relevant professional background and any previous academic, research, and/or teaching experience. • Two letters of recommendation: The letters of recommendation should: 1. Address the educational and career goals of the applicant. 2. Clearly address the applicant’s ability to perform graduate-level study and research. 3. The letter writers should also know the applicant well enough to discuss the applicant’s capacity to perform, excel and succeed in a graduate program. • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.
Modeling and Sim PhD Admission Requirements
• A competitive score on the GRE, taken within the past five years. • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae • Goal statement: The goal statement should discuss all relevant professional background and any previous academic, research, and/or teaching experience. • Three letters of recommendation: The letters of recommendation should: 1. Address the educational and career goals of the applicant. 2. Clearly address the applicant’s ability to perform graduate-level study and research. 3. The letter writers should also know the applicant well enough to discuss the applicant’s capacity to perform, excel and succeed in a graduate program. • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.
Trasportation Engineering Admission Requirements
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or another closely related engineering degree.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
The GRE is not required, however, taking the GRE is highly recommended for students wishing to pursue a thesis. In order to be considered for any fellowships, a GRE score is required. 

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.

Healthcare Systems Engineering Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field with GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Mathematics through Calculus II (MAC 2312 or equivalent)
  • An undergraduate course in engineering probability and statistics
  • Familiarity with at least one programming language (such as Python, C, C++, Visual BASIC, Java, etc.)
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Resume
  • Goal Statement

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.


Computer Forensics Admission Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution recognized by UCF. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Admission to the program is competitive on a space-available basis. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant's abilities, past performance and the applicant's potential for completing the certificate.

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.

Project Engineering Admission Requirements
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution recognized by UCF. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Applications are accepted for the fall and spring terms only.

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.
Quality Assurance Admission Requirements
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution recognized by UCF. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Applications are accepted for the fall and spring terms only.

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.
Systems Engineering Admission Requirements
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree in engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution recognized by UCF. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

  • In addition, applicants to this certificate must provide: Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc only.
Applications are accepted for the fall and spring terms only.

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.
Mixed Reality Engineering Admission Requirements
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution recognized by UCF with a minimum GPA of 3.0. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition, applicants to this certificate must provide:

  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.
  • Applications are accepted for the fall and spring terms only.
For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.
Guidance Control and Dynamics Admission Requirements
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related discipline with a minimum GPA 3.0
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.
Travel Technology and Analytics Admission Requirements
  • The GRE/GMAT is not required
  • A goal statement. This is your opportunity to outline in 500 words why you wish to join the program, what you think you will contribute to the program, and how you feel the program will enhance you both personally and professionally in the future.
  • Updated résumé.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
  • A computer-based TOEFL score of 220 or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL is required if an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, or if an applicant’s degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the official language or a university where English is the official language of instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of 6.5.
Systems Engineering Admission Requirements
  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita
  • Goal statement
    • The goal statement should discuss all relevant professional background and any previous research and/or teaching experience. The statement should explain the motivation behind the pursuit of an MSSE. Future educational and career goals after the completion of the applicant’s master study should be discussed.
    • If the applicant is interested in completing a Master thesis, then the applicant must clearly describe the particular area of research interest. The applicant should identify at least one UCF faculty member who shares a similar research focus and is believed to be best suited to serve as a potential thesis advisor. 
    • The goal statement should between 500 and 1,000 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • The letters of recommendation should be from faculty members, university administrators, and employers with a supervisory role of the applicant. The letters, which must be current to the application and must not be for another degree program, should address the educational and career goals of the applicant. The letter writers should also know the applicant well enough to discuss the applicant’s capacity to perform, excel and succeed in a graduate program. Letters for Master’s thesis students must discuss the applicant’s ability to perform graduate-level research.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Data Analytics Admission Requirements
    • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
    • Résumé.
    • 2 Letters of recommendation
    • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Technology, or Computer Engineering is desirable but not required. Applicants without a strong undergraduate background in Computer Science and Statistics must demonstrate an understanding of the material covered in upper-division undergraduate courses listed under the Articulation Section of the Curriculum Information. Applicants may choose to demonstrate their knowledge of these courses by taking these courses as non-degree seeking and scoring “B” or better in all of them.

Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in Biomedical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline. 
  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Aerospace Engineering Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only
Biomedical Engineering PhD Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
  • Résumé.
  • A written statement of experience and research, areas of current and future potential research interests, and future career goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
Master in FinTech Admission Requirements
• General UCF graduate application requirements • For admission, a minimum 3.0 GPA and a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Natural Sciences is required. • A minimum of 3 years of professional work experience is also required for MS in Fintech Online. • Official Trancript(s) • Goal statement of 500 words or less • Current Resume
Masters in Engineering Management Admission Requirements
• General UCF graduate application requirements • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended • Résumé or Curriculum Vita • Goal statement • Two letters of recommendation • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
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