2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Applied Operations Research Graduate Certificate ►

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College: Engineering and Computer Science Degree: CRT
Department: Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
Program Websites: http://iems.ucf.edu/

Program Description

This program has suspended admissions effective Fall 2020 including online.

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Operations Research prepares individuals with an overview and hands-on experience of Operations Research (OR) tools.

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Operations Research is designed to prepare individuals with an overview of Operations Research (OR) tools, develop competence in modeling programs and provide practice and hands-on experience. OR models and solution techniques provide a powerful arsenal for solving complex resource allocation and management problems. OR has been used to solve many of the scheduling, distribution, staffing and design problems in the industry. As more powerful desktop computers and software become available, the potential to apply OR models and methods to such problems will grow.

Please note: Applied Operations Research Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.


For the Applied Operations Research certificate, students complete three required courses and one elective course, for a total of 12 credit hours.

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Required Courses—9 Credit Hours

Elective Course—3 Credit Hours

Choose one of the following three courses.

Application Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited institution. 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.

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.

Application Deadlines

Applied Operations Research Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1 Dec 1  
International 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.

Contact Info

Graduate Program

Mansooreh Mollaghasemi PhD
Associate Professor
Engineering 2, Room 312

Graduate Admissions

Ashley Rivera Mercado
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

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