MS & PhD in Electrical 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 Electrical Engineering (EE) Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in research or academia with specializations including Communications, Digital Signal Processing/Image Processing, Controls and Robotics, Electromagnetics, Electro-Optics, Photonics, Power Electronics and Electronics, and Solid-State/Microelectronics. Orlando, one of the nation's most dynamic metropolitan areas and noted for its quality of life and vacation attractions, is the center of Florida's I-4 High Technology Corridor. The UCF campus is adjacent to University of Central Florida Research Park, which is one of the nation's most successful technology parks. UCF and its Research Park offer educational, research and career opportunities in a vast number of electrical engineering careers, including electronics, energy networks, power electronics, optics, lasers, solid state, microelectronics, control, communications and much more.
Research interests of the Electrical Engineering faculty include antennas, microwave and millimeter circuits/devices, communication systems, digital signal/image processing, power electronics, electronic circuits, IFF devices, electromagnetic theory, radar and microwave remote sensing, speech processing, VLSI design, spread spectrum systems, SAW and ACT devices, spectral estimation, solid state device modeling and computer-aided design (CAD) techniques, communication networks, integrated services digital networks, neural networks, systems and controls, robotics, robust control, computer control, microelectronics, semiconductors, thin films, power system stability, bipolar device modeling, solid state lasers, optical propagation, fiber optics, optical signal processing, laser-induced damage, optical testing, diffractive optics, phase conjunction, infrared detectors, Fourier optics, lens design, and nonlinear optics. The specific research that each of the faculty conduct can be found at the Department of EECS website (www.eecs.ucf.edu).
The degree program is housed in the Harris Corporation Engineering Center: an ultra high-tech building with an abundance of new equipment, computers, and laboratories. The EE program at UCF has a long and respected history, dating back to approval to offer a Bachelor in EE degree in 1967. The Master in EE degree was approved in 1971 and the Ph.D. in EE degree began in 1983. In 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked EE programs at UCF as 66th out of 173 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 College of Engineering and Computer Science requires that you fill out a pre-application form before you complete the application for graduate admission. The deadlines for the pre-application form can be found on the Prospective Student Page on the College of Engineering and Computer Science website.
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.