2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering MSEE, Accelerated BS to MSEE Track


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College: Engineering and Computer Science Degree: MSEE
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering Option: Thesis, Nonthesis
Program Websites: http://www.ece.ucf.edu/

Track Description


The accelerated undergraduate/graduate program in Electrical Engineering allows highly qualified undergraduate majors in Electrical Engineering to begin taking graduate-level courses that will count toward their master’s degree while completing their baccalaureate degree program.

Students in the Electrical Engineering degree programs receive a broad background in areas such as communications, controls/robotics, digital signal processing, electromagnetics, power electronics and electronics, electro-optics/photonics, solid state and microelectronics while specializing in a research area of their interest.

Research interests of the Electrical Engineering faculty include antennas, microwave and millimeter circuits and 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.

This program has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CECS-Electrical-Engineering-MS-June2020.pdf.

Curriculum


Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

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.

Undergraduate Requirements


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. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required prior to admission.

Graduate Requirements


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 satisfy all requirements for master’s admission in order to continue in the program once the bachelor’s degree is awarded. At time of application for master’s admission, students must specify BSMS-Accelerated as the master’s degree track at time of graduate admission application to the MSEE program.

Equipment Fee


Students in the Electrical Engineering MSEE program pay a $63 equipment fee each semester that they are enrolled. Part-time students pay $31 per semester.

Independent Learning


The Independent Learning Requirement is met by successful completion of a master’s thesis or an approved portfolio of activities for nonthesis students.

Application Requirements


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 Electrical Engineering allows highly qualified University of Central Florida undergraduate majors in Electrical 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 Electrical Engineering MS program without a track selection. Additional information about this track may be located at: http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/current-students/bs-ms-program.

In addition to the general UCF graduate admission requirements , applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • GRE is not required for MSEE applicants with a BS degree in EE or CpE and with a minor in any of following disciplines of EE, CpE or CS.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • 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.

Faculty members may choose to conduct face-to-face or telephone interviews before accepting applicants 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.

Application Deadlines


Accelerated BS to MSEE *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 Jul 1 Dec 1  
This track is available to University of Central Florida undergraduate majors in Electrical Engineering only.
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.

Financials


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


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.

Contact Info


Graduate Program

Kalpathy Sundaram PhD
Professor
eecpe-grad@eecs.ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-5326
HEC 439B

Graduate Admissions

Ashley Rivera Mercado
gradadmissions@ucf.edu
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
GMAT: RZT-HT-58
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233

Graduate Fellowships

Grad Fellowships
Telephone: 407-823-0127
gradfellowship@ucf.edu
https://funding.graduate.ucf.edu

Graduate Financial Aid

UCF Student Financial Assistance
Millican Hall 120
Telephone: 407-823-2827
Appointment Line: 407-823-5285
Fax: 407-823-5241
finaid@ucf.edu
http://finaid.ucf.edu

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