The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) has outstanding faculty, state-of-the art facilities, several affiliated research centers, a rigorous curricula, and major industry partnerships such as Harris Corporation, Disney, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, NASA-KSC, Siemens Corporation, and many others.
The student body at CECS is also diverse: a leading College for women in engineering, where women comprise 22% of the graduate student body, and also a magnet college for international students in that 32% of the graduate student body are international students. CECS supports many teaching and research assistantship positions as well.
The Graduate Catalog is the official source of degree requirements for all graduate programs based upon the year you are accepted to UCF.
Please use this checklist to make certain that you fulfill all admission requirements and send your application materials to the correct place for your program of interest.
Prospective student are encouraged to complete a pre-screening submission to the College before completing UCF's Graduate Studies' online application.
You can file your Pre-Screening Submission HERE!
Once your pre-application is approved, you may proceed to the university's application located at the College of Graduate Studies website.
Please make sure to meet the application deadlines that are listed on the Graduate Studies website. If all of your applications materials are not submitted by the corresponding deadline, you will not be admitted into the program.
Our Graduate Student Orientation is designed for new graduate students. You can RSVP to the upcoming ucf CECS New Graduate Student Orientation here.
We have uploaded the presentation here that was offered during orientation. This presentation contains general graduate student information about the College, as well as, program completion requirements and student responsibilities while pursuing a graduate degree or a certificate program.
In addition to the information provided here, new student information is also available on the College of Graduate Studies website.
The College has faculty to help graduate students succeed academically and professionally. Our faculty members are prominent researchers in their fields and many of our graduate students are involved with these research projects as well.
To find a faculty member within your research interest, please visit your department’s website or our website on Research.
Graduate certificates can be obtained to enhance your master or doctorate degrees or to enhance your professional experience. Most consist of 12-20 credit hours and can be found in the Graduate Catalog.
Here is a listing of our current certificates that we offer:Civil Engineering - Construction Engineering
To graduate, students must submit their intent to graduate online by logging into myUCF and then navigating to Student Self Service ❯ Graduation ❯ Intent to Graduate: Apply.
Visit http://www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/Intent_to_Graduate/ for detailed information including deadline dates for graduation. Failure to meet deadline dates will result in postponing your graduation to the following semester.
All petitions must be approved no later than the semester preceding graduation.
Graduating students must be enrolled in the term of graduation.
Graduate students writing a thesis or dissertation and who are graduating within the next two semesters should review all Thesis and Dissertation Policies located here. Please note that missing a thesis or dissertation deadline will result in a student no longer being eligible for graduation that term.
CECS students must post their Notice of Defense no later than two weeks prior to their defense date. To post a defense notice, please click here.