MS & PhD in Computer Engineering
Phone: (407) 823-EECS (3327)
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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
PO Box 162362
Orlando, FL 32816-2362
The Computer Engineering (CpE) Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in research or academia with specializations including computer systems and reconfigurable devices, sensor networks, software engineering, intelligent systems and Machine Learning, and computer networks. The specific research that each of the faculty conduct can be found at the Department of EECS website (www.eecs.ucf.edu).
Orlando, one of the nation's most dynamic metropolitan areas and noted for its quality of life and vacation attractions, is the center of Florida's I-4 High Technology Corridor. The UCF campus is adjacent to University of Central Florida Research Park, which is one of the nation's most successful technology parks. UCF and its Research Park offer educational, research and career opportunities in a vast number of computer engineering careers, including simulation systems, communication networks, software engineering, avionics, telecommunications, and much more.
The CpE degree programs are housed in the Harris Corporation Engineering Center: an ultra high-tech building with an abundance of new equipment, computers, and laboratories. CpE graduate programs of study are advised by faculty specializing in all branches of Computer Engineering ranging from digital electronics to software agent systems. CpE programs have been offered at UCF for over forty years starting in 1967 with a Bachelor in CpE degree, and the Master and Ph.D. degrees in CpE being offered at UCF since 1971 and 1983, respectively. In 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked CpE programs at UCF as 54th out of 139 schools nationally.
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How do I apply?
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions and Registration section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. Please be sure to submit all requested material by the established deadline(s).
The Department of Engineering and Computer Science encourages you submit an application for graduate admission at https://www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/gradonlineapp/
When do I apply?
The best time to apply for admission to the program is for the fall semester when the first two beginning courses are offered. Students who have sufficient background can apply to any of the three semesters during the year (fall, spring, and summer). The application deadlines are: July 15 (fall semester), Dec 1 (Spring semester), and April 15 (Summer semester). (We also try to accommodate late applications if possible.) Please use the university's academic calendar to find important dates and other deadlines.
What are the admission requirements?
Please use the information on the Admissions Tab of this web section.
What is the cost for the program?
There is significant cost difference in tuition and fees between Florida residents and non-Florida residents. Please use the current tuition link for information about the cost for tuition and fees.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see Financing Grad School, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
What are Fellowships?
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student's graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see Financing Grad School, which includes descriptions of UCF fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.
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Where do I get information on Graduate Financial Aid?
How do I contact Graduate Admissions or a Graduate Admissions Counselor?
UCF Graduate Studies Mailing Address:
UCF Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112
GMAT: RZT (College Code: 9R)
Where else can I find information about the EECS Graduate Programs?
In the Graduate Handbook for the College of Engineering and Computer Science.