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

Technologies for Smart Communities Graduate Certificate ♦

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College: Engineering and Computer Science Degree: CRT
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Program Websites: www.ece.ucf.edu

Program Description

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. 

UCF Partnerships

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

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.

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

Application Deadlines

Technologies for Smart Communities Graduate Certificate​*Fall Priority Fall SpringSummer
Domestic Applicants
Aug 1Dec 1Apr 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

Kalpathy Sundaram PhD
Telephone: 407-823-5326
HEC 439B

Graduate Admissions

Anthony Tufano
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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