2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering - Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate (B.S.E.E. / M.S.E.E.)

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College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Harris Corporation Engineering Center (HEC), 439


Professor & Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Kalpathy Sundaram
Graduate Student Services Coordinator: Diana Camerino


Admission Requirements

  • See Common Program Prerequisites .
  • Qualified students may apply after completion of a minimum of 64 credit hours.
  • Completion of no more than 96 credit hours.
  • Completion of the GRE with a highly competitive score by the end of first semester of the senior year.
  • Admission is not automatic. Interested students may need to be interviewed.
  • Admission to the Accelerated Program does not guarantee formal admission to the MSEE program.

Degree Requirements

  • None

General Education Program (GEP) (38 Credit Hours)

  • See Electrical Engineering major in the catalog for track specific GEP requirements.

Communication Foundations

Cultural & Historical Foundations

Mathematical Foundations

Social Foundations

Science Foundations

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (19 Credit Hours)

  • See Electrical Engineering major in the catalog for the CPP requirements.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (2 Credit Hours)

  • The College of Engineering and Computer Science requires all engineering students to achieve a minimum 2.250 GPA in completing these courses, together with the courses required for the major in this area as well as restricted elective courses and the senior design courses listed below. Independent study courses generally do not satisfy major requirements.

Engineering Core: Basic (2 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level

Engineering Core: Advanced and Electives (73 Credit Hours)

Restricted Electives

  • None

Capstone Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • 24 of 32 residency hours must be 3000-5000 level courses taken from the EECS Department at UCF and applicable to the undergraduate degree program.

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • CECS encourages all engineering students to take the Fundamentals Exam during their Senior year.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 128

Total Combined Credit Hours Required: 146

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

The following will be waived for this joint degree program:

  • The limit of nine hours to be shared between undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Undergraduate students taking graduate courses must be within nine hours of graduation.
  • Undergraduate students taking graduate courses must not register for more than a total of twelve hours in that semester.
  • Undergraduate students are not eligible to take 6000-level courses.
  • This Electrical Engineering Accelerated Undergraduate-Graduate 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-BS-June2020.pdf​

Transfer Notes

  • None

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Shared Courses

  • Up to 12 credit hours of approved 5000 level courses of grades B (3.0) or better may be counted towards the BS and Masters degrees. These 12 credit hours will meet either technical elective or course requirements for the major. Contact the EE/CpE Graduate Coordinator in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science department for acceptable courses.

Graduate Courses Link

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $30 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $60 per term

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