The former UCF Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is now two departments


The Department of Computer Science offers two bachelor's degrees: Computer Science and Information Technology. In addition to training our bachelor's students to be effective team members and leaders, giving them excellent communications skills, and preparing our students for successful professional careers or advanced research, our undergraduate degrees emphasize excellence in programming. We offer Master of Science degrees in Computer Science and Digital Forensics, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science.

Research in Computer Science is carried out by our students with our award-winning faculty. Major research areas include: computer vision, image and video processing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, human-computer interaction, computer graphics, bioinformatics, systems biology, theory of computing, algorithms, quantum computing, software engineering, computer systems, networking, mobile computing, computer security, and parallel computation.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers degrees in electrical engineering (EE) and computer engineering (CpE) as follows: Bachelor of Science degrees (BSEE or BSCpE), Master of Science degrees (MSEE or MSCpE), and Ph.D. degrees (PhDEE or PhDCpE). Our degree programs emphasize our graduates’ technical competence and effective communication, teamwork, lifelong learning, and leadership skills that are essential to their successful careers in the fields of their expertise.

Our ECE faculty and students pursue fundamental and applied research in a wide spectrum of subjects, including data-intensive high performance computing, massive storage and file systems, computer architecture and evolvable hardware, secure processor and ASIC design, programmable digital fabric and mobile computing, networked dynamical systems and cooperative control, optimization and dynamic games, autonomous vehicles, medical and assistive robotics, biomedical devices and control, energy systems with distributed renewables, electric machines, power systems protection and control, smart grid, digital signal processing, detection and estimation, communication theory, cognitive radios and networks, wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks, remote sensing, satellite communications, microwave sensors, antennas, phased arrays and integrated RF, micro- and nano-electronics, solid state device modeling, ESD protection, acoustic wave and MEMS devices, power electronics, and thin film micromachining.

The transformational ECE research supports sustainable economic growth, national security, and improved quality of life. Broad impacts of these research are facilitated by its centers led by and/or affiliated with ECE: the FEEDER Consortium funded by US Department of Energy and the Electric Vehicle Transportation Center funded by US Department of Transportation.