The accelerated undergraduate/graduate program in Computer Engineering allows highly qualified undergraduate majors in Computer engineering to begin taking graduate-level courses that will count toward their master’s degree while completing their baccalaureate degree program.
Research interests of the Computer Engineering faculty include digital systems, computer architecture, software engineering, artificial intelligence, expert systems, modeling and simulation, computer networking and ubiquitous computing, computer vision, and very large-scale integration (VLSI) systems.
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Up to 12 credit hours of approved 5000- and 6000-level courses of grades "B" (3.0) or better may be counted toward the BS and MS degrees.
Application must be made no earlier than the semester after completing 60 credit hours toward the bachelor's degree yet before completing 90 credit hours toward the bachelor's degree. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required prior to admission.
A complete application to the master's degree program must be received before admission deadlines of the semester in which the master's enrollment will commence. Students must satisfy all requirements for master's admission in order to continue in the program once the bachelor's degree is awarded. At the time of application for master's admission, students must specify BSMS-Accelerated as the master's degree track on their graduate admission application for the MSCpE program.
Students in the Computer Engineering MSCpE program pay a $23 equipment fee each semester that they are enrolled. Part-time students pay $11 per semester.
Independent LearningThe independent learning requirement is met by successful completion of a master's thesis or an approved portfolio of activities for nonthesis students.
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.
The Accelerated BS to MS program in Computer Engineering allows highly qualified University of Central Florida undergraduate majors in Computer Engineering to begin taking graduate level courses that will count toward their master's degree while completing their baccalaureate degree program. Students apply for admission to the accelerated program in either their junior year or senior year. If the student has a degree in the discipline, but were not previously part of this accelerated program, then they should apply to the Computer Engineering Program without a track selection. Additional information about this track may be located at: http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/current-students/bs-ms-program.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science strongly encourages prospective applicants to request a free pre-screening (www.cecs.ucf.edu/prescreen) of their qualifications prior to submitting an online application for graduate admission. However, a pre-screening is not required; rather, it is offered as a courtesy to all prospective applicants before they commit to submitting a complete online application and paying an application processing fee.
Admissions decisions are made on the basis of a complete online application only, and not on the basis of any pre-screening. Prospective applicants who are encouraged to apply to their intended graduate program based on the information provided for their pre-screening are not assured of admission or financial assistance when they submit a complete online application. Although it is possible, it is not likely, that prospective applicants who are discouraged from formally applying to a graduate program at the pre-screening stage will be admitted if they elect to submit a complete online application anyway.
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’s degree in computer engineering or a closely related discipline.
- Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
Faculty members may choose to conduct face-to-face or telephone interviews before accepting an applicant into their research program.
Additional courses may also be required to correct any course deficiencies. Students should contact the graduate program director for further information.
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International Transfer Applicants
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website
, 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.
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 the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.