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Current/Prospective Students: Thank you for your interest in the Research/Support Positions in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). Below is a collection of opportunities available. Use the filter, sort, and keyword search features to identify positions that interest you. Specific questions about the positions may be directed towards the advisor/faculty.  For general guidance about graduate assistantships, please review this resource.

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Fair and Explainable AI (Position Ref No.: oga-olpweose-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Description: Graduate student will work on developing novel machine learning models to address algorithmic bias and explainability in machine learning applications.
Degree Programs: PhD 
Advisor: Ozlem Ozmen Garibay
Lab/Group Name: Human Centered AI Research Lab (Human-CAIR Lab)
Keywords: Fairness in AI, Explainable AI, Responsible AI
Location(s): UCF Main Campus,  Other 
Cyber Security and Privacy (Position Ref No.: oga-mwopeqw-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Computer Science
Description: Conduct research in the area of cybersecurity and privacy, especially on networking and communication security and privacy.
Degree Programs: PhD 
Advisor: Cliff Zou
Lab/Group Name: Data Systems Group
Keywords: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Networking, Performance evaluation
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Inferring and Securing Software Configuration (Position Ref No.: oga-vwerat-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Computer Science
Description: Compounding the problem, a complete computing system may combine hundreds or thousands of software packages whose configuration settings interact unexpectedly. The goal of this project is to automate the creation of valid configurations that are reliable and secure. As the world increasingly depends on smart infrastructure and Internet-of-Things devices to enhance lives, this research will benefit society by improving the reliability and security of the configurable software used in these computing devices.
Degree Programs: PhD,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Paul Gazzillo
Lab/Group Name: APPLeSEEd Lab, Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster
Keywords: configuration, misconfiguration, security, automated reasoning, software engineering
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Corporate Entity Tracking Automation (Position Ref No.: oga-wepser-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Computer Science
Description: This project will develop statistical inference and automated reasoning techniques that provide the foundations for automatically analyzing large sets of corporate and individual entity metadata on a large scale. Using real-world datasets drawn from public and proprietary data, we will evaluate our techniques for several applications, e.g., investigating foreign ownership in US industries via shell corporations, and tracking government subcontractor relationships for foreign influence.
Degree Programs: PhD,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Paul Gazzillo
Lab/Group Name: APPLeSEEd Lab, Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster
Keywords: automated reasoning, data analysis, corporate tracking
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
"Toward Efficient, Adaptive and Robust Deep Learning"(Position Ref No.: oga-947857fffgh-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Computer Science
Description: Students will delve into diverse research areas including deep learning for computer vision, multi-modal learning, foundation models, generative models (AIGC), resource-efficient deep learning for edge computing, federated learning, and medical image computing. We are eager to collaborate with researchers at all levels, whether they are MS, PhD, Undergraduate, Postdoc, or Visiting Faculty.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Chen Chen
Lab/Group Name: CRCV Center
Keywords: adaptive, machine learning, algorithms
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Improving Security/Privacy Transparency of Mobile and IoT Systems, and their Supply Chains (Position Ref No.: oga-jfhudh2948-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: Using static/dynamic app analysis, fuzz testing and data-driven techniques. Ultimately the work can help consumers and developers better understand the security and privacy practices of devices and applications.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Xueqiang Wang
Lab/Group Name: CyberSP
Keywords: software supply chain security and privacy automation
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Modeling and Optimizing for Human Decision-Making, from Air Transportation to Education (Position Ref No.: oga-932938jfusaeh-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Description: Improving system performance of stochastic dynamic systems using an operations research paradigm.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Adan Vela
Lab/Group Name: Analytics Decision and Control Lab
Keywords: human-in-the-loop control and decision systems
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Smart Bioelectronic systems for Multiplexed Monitoring and Combination Treatment of Infected Chronic Wounds (Position Ref No.: oga-932545asrsaeh-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: My lab research focuses on advanced multifunctional and multimodal biomaterials for human/machine interfaces and regenerative medicine, as well as wearable/implantable technologies for theragnostic applications. Looking for MS/PhD students and postdocs.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Ehsan Shirzaei Sani
Keywords: Wearable and implantable devices for personalized medicine, Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Investigation of structural defects in ferroelectrics/semiconductors using TEM (Position Ref No.: oga-389547fjhfs-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: This position, fully funded by UCF, offers an opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research in the investigation of structural defects in ferroelectrics and semiconductors using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Your primary objective will be to utilize 4D-STEM (Four-Dimensional Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy) techniques to characterize thin films. Your focus will involve investigating the structural and polarization properties of these materials through strain engineering methodologies. Key Responsibilities: Conducting in-depth research utilizing advanced TEM techniques to analyze structural defects in ferroelectric and semiconductor materials. Collecting and analyzing data to draw meaningful conclusions and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Communicating research findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at conferences. Position Details: Duration: 4 years Fully funded position with competitive stipend and benefits package. Qualifications: Master's degree in materials science, physics, or a related field (required) Experience with Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) techniques (preferred) Strong background in crystallography, solid-state physics, and materials characterization techniques
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Paria Gharavi
Lab/Group Name: Advanced Novel Materials and Electron Microscopy Research Group (Gharavi Lab)
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
AI-enabled Drug Discovery (Position Ref No.: oga-47854675fjfjsd-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Description: Leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate drug discovery processes, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in identifying new therapeutic compounds.
Degree Programs: PhD 
Advisor: Niloofar Yousefi
Lab/Group Name: Applied Innovative Artificial Intelligence Research (AI-AIR) Lab
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Topological Graph Machine Learning (Position Ref No.: oga-mwoiakspeqw-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Computer Science
Description: Explains how topological data analysis (TDA) is an emerging field for data scientists at the interface of algebraic topology, statistics and computer science. TDA recovers underlying topology lost from sampling. His research focuses on adapting TDA algorithms to work on networks and overcoming the scalability issues that arise in large networks.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Cuneyt Akcora
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Advancing Interdisciplinary Research with Immersive Technologies in Cultural Heritage (Position Ref No.: oga-malcmchw-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Computer Science
Description: Several projects funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities. The work records the life and culture of sites via capture of digital lidar scans, 3D models, VR and augmented experiences. These highly accurate representations enable fieldwork across multiple disciplines and demonstrate how blending ideas from the humanities, social science and STEM shape the implications of computing.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Joseph T. Kider
Lab/Group Name: SENSEable Design Lab
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Gyrator-Capacitor (G-C) Approach to Modeling Electromagnetic Control Devices (Position Ref No.: oga-mlxneqw-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Description: Using G-C modeling to understand the interaction between the power system and elecromagnetic control devices. The G-C approach maintains the power invariance and creates a direct link between the magnetic and the electric domains for an integrated analysis
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Aleksandar Dimitrovski
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Biomimetic Sensors and Applications (Position Ref No.: oga-mpapeqw-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: Research to advance implantable and wearable devices, which must be biologically and mechanically compatible with host environments to overcome foreign body reactions. Dr. Shen introduces natural materials-based devices for neural interfacing and transcutaneous sensing.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Wen Shen
Lab/Group Name: NanoScience Technology Center
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Semiconductor Interconnects (Position Ref No.: oga-miajznchgvbd-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: research with emphasis on the role of the interconnecting network of wires between transistors on a chip that have become the performance limiters (power dissipation, speed). Focuses on recent work with single crystal metallic nanowires for interconnect applications.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Kevin R. Coffey
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Hybrid Mico/Nanofabrication: Accelerating Biomedical Research (Position Ref No.: oga-iaudhadhw-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: How micro and nano-scale technologies in life sciences, medicine and associated areas bring forth powerful collaborations among scientists, engineers and medical professionals.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Swami Rajaraman
Lab/Group Name: NanoBioSensors & Systems Laboratory
Keywords: nanotech, medical, tech,
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Experimental and Theoretical Approaches for Development of Energy Storage Materials (Position Ref No.: oga-uyahdaeqw-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: Work at the atomic and nanoscales using in-situ transmission microscopy (TEM) and atomistic modeling and its use in all-solid-state lithium batteries, and computer simulations that aid in understanding battery reactions for developing new electrode design with improved performance.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Akihiro Kushima
Lab/Group Name: AMPAC
Keywords: Energy Storage, Materials, nanotech
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Truck Diversion Using Real-Time Traffic Data (Position Ref No.: oga-mqoaufhaw-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: Research to improve the efficiency of transportation networks using emerging lidar and camera technology for commercial vehicles. Includes a current FDOT project for detecting accidents in real-time using GIS technologies to route trucks around accident locations.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Amr A. Oloufa
Keywords: Civil, Construction, Transportation, FDOT
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
UAV Sensing System for Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Monitoring and Water Ponding Issue Detection (Position Ref No.: oga-mdgddrwa-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: Advanced data collection and analysis methods to reduce labor-intensive surveillance. Reach out for more information.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Patrick Sun
Lab/Group Name: RISE Lab
Keywords: Civil, Environmental
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Microelectronics Supply Chain Security: Building Secure Hardware by Construction (Position Ref No.: oga-92837341-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Description: Covers IP protection techniques in hardware designs for better sustainability; secure hardware generation by electronic design automation tools; protection and secure authorization in diverse post-CHIPS technologies; and use of emerging AI models, particularly large-language models, for security and verification automation.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Hadi Mardani Kamali
Lab/Group Name: Hardware Assurance and Verification Engineering (HAVEN)
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Ensuring Robustness in Machine Learning by Combating the Real-World Data Uncertainties (Position Ref No.: oga-o30384f4se-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Description: Research to advance robust machine learning using powerful statistical and signal processing tools to address the uncertainty challenges present in the data while training machine learning systems.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Shahana Ibrahim
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Current Computer Vision Research (Position Ref No.: oga-irufn2393-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Computer Science
Description: Computer vision uses complex algorithms and artificial intelligence to perform automatic analysis of images and videos.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Mubarak Shah
Lab/Group Name: CRCV Center
Keywords: human activity recognition, cross-view geo-localization, grounded visual question answering, machine vision disruption, multi-object tracking
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
A Journey Across Nanostructured Rare-Earth Oxide (Position Ref No.: oga-1827fhsyaw-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: Focusing on cerium oxide nanoparticles to combat harmful reactive oxygen and nitrogen species responsible for cellular dysfunctions. Explain how redox kinetics of regenerative ceria nanoparticles can be controlled with the type of medium, and their implications in nano-biomedicine.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Sudipta Seal
Keywords: nanoscale transition metal, rare earth oxide ceramics, catalysis, nano-biomedicine
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Research Cloud Computing (Position Ref No.: oga-0192jdvif-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Computer Science
Description: Assist researchers and IT staff in implementing and managing cloud computing solutions for research. Experience with AWS, GCP, and Azure is a plus but not required.
Degree Programs: MS,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Laury Anthony
Keywords: Support researchers in utilizing cloud computing services for their research projects. Collaborate on cloud architecture design and implementation. Assist with data management and security in cloud environments. Monitor cloud resources and troubleshoot basic issues. Assist in documenting cloud configurations and processes.
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Deep learning for video understanding (Position Ref No.: oga-9283jgusha-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Computer Science
Description: The student will work on deep learning methods with images and video data for visual perception. The project will focus on developing robust methods which can be used in real-world applications, such as security/surveillance, for visual understanding (object/action recognition/detection/segmentation).
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD 
Advisor: Yogesh Singh Rawat
Lab/Group Name: CRCV Center
Keywords: Deep learning, computer vision, robust machine learning
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Robust and real-time visual perception from images and videos (Position Ref No.: oga-56438jahdue-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Computer Science
Description: The student will work on deep learning methods with images and video data for visual perception. The project will focus on developing robust methods which can be used in real-world applications, such as security/surveillance, for visual understanding (object/action recognition/detection/segmentation).
Degree Programs: MS,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Yogesh Singh Rawat
Lab/Group Name: CRCV Center
Keywords: Deep learning, computer vision, robust machine learning
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Compressive Sensing and Learning Approaches for Efficient Data Acquisition and Selection (Position Ref No.: oga-20192dhdjau-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Description: An overview of different compressive sensing and machine learning techniques to prune the huge volumes of data to much smaller representatives without compromising the accuracy of desired tasks.
Degree Programs: PhD 
Advisor: Nazanin Rahnavard
Lab/Group Name: Learning : Communications and Wireless Networks Lab
Keywords: compressive sensing, cognitive radio networks, machine learning, and deep learning.
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
End-to-End Security Assurance of Microelectronics Supply Chain (Position Ref No.: oga-19284haueyfg-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Description: Explore innovative and practical solutions to ensure end-to-end security of semiconductor supply chain with defense-in-depth technologies by obfuscation, machine learning and reconfigurable computing.
Degree Programs: PhD 
Advisor: Mohammad Sazadur Rahman
Lab/Group Name: Cyber Security and Privacy Cluster
Keywords: Hardware security Supply chain security Electronic design automation CAD for security Machine learning Secure architecture
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Flow boiling heat transfer at the micro scale (Position Ref No.: oga-29381shdbay-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Description: A PhD student to conduct experimental studies, with some limited computational modeling, of convective heat transfer in advanced micro domains.
Degree Programs: PhD 
Advisor: Yoav Peles
Lab/Group Name: Microfludic Heat Lab
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Realistic Rendering and Visualization (Position Ref No.: oga-19273djdbaw-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Computer Science
Description: Work in computer graphics and the realistic rendering of 3D material and volumetric medical data.
Degree Programs: PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Sumanta Pattanaik
Lab/Group Name: UCF Graphics Lab
Keywords: Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality and Visualization
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
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) • Three letters of recommendation
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 not 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. • GRE 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 Recommendation.
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. • 2 Letters of Recommendation
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 • GRE is not 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 Recommendation.
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 • 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.
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
• A bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and 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. • No Letters of Recommendation Required.
Computer Vision MS Admission Requirements
• The GRE is not required for admission to this program. • Résumé. • 1 Letter 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.
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.

• No Letters of Recommendation Required.

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.

• No Letters of Recommendation Required.

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.
• No Letters of Recommendation Required.

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.

• No Letters of Recommendation Required.

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.
• No Letters of Recommendation Required.

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.
  • No Letters of Recommendation Required.
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 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.
  • No Letters of Recommendation Required.
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.
  • TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
  • Letters of Recommendation (Optional)
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.
  • No Letters of Recommendation Required.
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.
HEC 101A&B
  • Camera
  • Multiscreen
  • Projector/Screen
  • Touch Screen
  • Microphone
  • Food Allowed*
  • Projector Panel
  • Document Camera
*Room users should leave the room clean and ready for any groups meeting after them. Food and trash must be placed in cans outside of the room.
Master in FinTech Admission Requirements
• A Bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related discipline or business discipline from an accredited institution recognized by UCF. • The GRE is not required for admission to this program. • Completed coursework in statistics, econometrics, computer science (Artificial Intelligence) is preferable. • 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. • 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. • Test of English as a Foreign Language for Non-U.S. Citizens: A TOEFL or IELTS is required of all applicants who do not have a degree from a U.S. institution or English instruction institution. A minimum score of 577 paper-based; 233 computer-based; 91 Internet-based; or 7.0 IELTS is required. For more information on exams and locations, go to www.ets.org/toefl. • No Letters of Recommendation Required.
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.
Big Data Analytics PhD Admission Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in statistics, data analytics or a related field from an accredited U.S. institution recognized by UCF or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • A personal statement identifying the area of research interest and a description of the applicant’s academic and professional experiences.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • The student should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all bachelor’s level work completed.
  • Applicants to this program, except those that have earned or will earn a Masters or Doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. institution recognized by UCF, 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.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems MS Admission Requirements
• The GRE is not required for admission to this program. • Résumé. • 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.
Engineering Management - Professional Project and Systems Engineering MS Admission Requirements
• A bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a closely related discipline. • A letter of recommendation from the corporate sponsor. • Résumé. • 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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