The Applied Photonics Graduate Certificate is designed to provide working professionals with knowledge and training in applied photonics to enhance their career opportunities and meet their current responsibilities.
The certificate program compliments their technical backgrounds in science and engineering with the basic principles and applications of photonics engineering in fiber communication systems, lasers, medicine, and aerospace and defense photonics.
Please note: Applied Photonics 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.
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/licensure-programs/.
For the Applied Photonics certificate, students complete two required courses and two elective courses, for a total of 12 credit hours.
Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
Required Courses: 6 Credit Hours
Elective Courses: 6 Credit Hours
Choose two of the following five courses.
Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, physics, or a closely related discipline from an 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.
In addition, applicants to this certificate must provide:
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.
|Applied Photonics Graduate Certificate
|*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.
M. G. ”Jim” Moharam, PhD
Professor and Interim Associate Dean
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Ashley Rivera Mercado
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UCF College of Graduate Studies
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