The Graduate Certificate in Technologies for Smart Communities provides students with an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on technologies that enable smart and connected communities of the future. The program prepares students for design and operation challenges of emerging smart and connected communities, in particular from technology perspective.
This graduate certificate is beneficial to individuals (professionals, engineers and computer scientists) who have an interest in deployment and operation of smart and connected communities, in particular the challenges that pertain to communications, sensing, and control technologies.
The Technologies for Smart Communities certificate partners with several UCF master’s programs. If students complete the certificate and are accepted into a partnering program, all certificate coursework can be used toward that master’s degree. Here is a list of our partnering UCF master’s programs:
Electrical Engineering MSEE
Computer Engineering MSCpE
The Graduate Certificate in Technologies for Smart Communities requires a total of 18 credit hours (6 courses). 12 credit hours are from four required courses given below. The remaining six credit hours can be selected from the list of elective courses. Electives outside of the provided list require approval from the ECE graduate coordinator.
Total Credit Hours Required: 18 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
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.
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
- Résumé or Curriculum Vitae