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Doctoral Degree Programs

With 10 doctoral programs, the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) offers more than just superior academics. 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.

Doctoral Programs*, ** Program Catalog Program Handbook Program Website Program Coordinator
Aerospace Engineering PhD AE N/A MAE Dr. Jihua “Jan” Gou
Civil Engineering PhD CE Updated 2019 CECE Dr. Andrew Randall
Computer Engineering PhD CS Updated 2014 CS Dr. Liqiang Wang
Electrical Engineering PhD EE Updatd 2011 ECE Dr. Kalpathy Sundaram
Environmental Engineering PhD VE Updated 2019 CECE Dr. Andrew Randall
Industrial Engineering PhD IE Updated 2019 IEMS Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
Materials Science and Engineering PhD MSE Updated 2015 MSE Dr. Jiyu Fang
Mechanical Engineering PhD ME Updated 2015 MAE Dr. Jihua “Jan” Gou
Modeling and Simulation*** PhD MS Updated 2020 IST Ms. Kirsten Seitz

* All of CECS’s PhD programs are available in the face-to-face mode; however, many of its courses are available as either face-to-face (P), online (W), mixed (M), and/or reduced seat time (RA or RS).

** While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not directly lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program may still assist you in such pursuits; however, we are unable to confirm the specific licensure and certification requirements of each state, territory, or foreign entity in which professional credentialing may be possible. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we strongly advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its academic criteria. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us at 407-823-2455 or gradengr@ucf.edu with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

*** This interdisciplinary program is administered by the College of Graduate Studies, and many CECS faculty participate in the program.

Master’s Degree Programs

By way of 18 Master’s programs, the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) offers a variety of paths for prospective students to enhance their skill sets. Many of the programs listed below have specialized plans of study, termed as tracks, that help to specialize a person’s training even more. Many of the curricula are designed with key input from major industry partnerships such as Harris Corporation, Disney, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, NASA-KSC, Siemens Corporation, and many others. All of the degree programs listed can be used to partially satisfy (i.e., about 40%) of the requirements of each of the doctoral programs of study listed above.

Master’s Degree Programs*,** Program Catalog Program Handbook Program Website Program Coordinator Modality
Aerospace Engineering MS AE Updated 2015 MAE Dr. Jihua “Jan” Gou
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
Biomedical Engineering MS BME N/A MAE Dr. Jihua “Jan” Gou
  • Fully In-person
  • Mixed between Online and In-person
Civil Engineering CE MS & MS CE Updated 2015 & 2015 CECE Dr. Andrew Randall
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
Computer Engineering MS CpE Updated 2015 ECE Dr. Kalpathy Sundaram
  • Fully In-person
  • Mixed between Online and In-person
Computer Science MS CS Updated 2015 CS Dr. Liqiang Wang
  • Fully In-person
  • Mixed between Online and In-person
Data Analytics MS DA N/A CS Dr. Ivan Garibay
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
Digital Forensics MS DF Updated 2011 CS Dr. Cliff Zou
  • Fully Online
Electrical Engineering MS EE Updated 2017 ECE Dr. Kalpathy Sundaram
  • Fully In-person
  • Mixed between Online and In-person
Environmental Engineering EE MS, MS EnvE Updated 2015 & 2011 CECE Dr. Andrew Randall
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
Industrial Engineering IE MS, MS IE Updated 2019 & 2011 IEMS Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
Materials Science and Engineering MS MSE Updated 2011 MSE Dr. Jiyu Fang
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
Mechanical Engineering MS ME Updated 2011 MAE Dr. Jihua “Jan” Gou
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
Modeling and Simulation*** MS MS Updated 2020 IST Ms. Kirsten Seitz
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
Systems Engineering MS SE N/A IEMS Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
Travel Technology and Analytics MS TTA Updated 2020 CECE Dr. Naveen Eluru
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed

* Many of CECS’s MS programs have tracks of study available.

** While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not directly lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program may still assist you in such pursuits; however, we are unable to confirm the specific licensure and certification requirements of each state, territory, or foreign entity in which professional credentialing may be possible. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we strongly advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its academic criteria. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us at 407-823-2455 or gradengr@ucf.edu with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

*** This interdisciplinary program is administered by the College of Graduate Studies, and many CECS faculty participate in the program.

Graduate Certificate Programs

The College of Engineering and Computer Science has a number of certificate programs that help prospective students enhance their skill sets. Each certificate program typically consists of between three and six courses, and each of the courses can be used to partially satisfy the requirements of several of the Master’s degree programs listed above.

Graduate Certificate Programs*,** Program Catalog Program Website Program Coordinator Modality Selected Follow-On Master’s Program(s)
Transportation Engineering CETEC CECE Dr. Andrew Randall
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
MS TTA, MS CE, CE MS (see Table above)
Healthcare Systems Engineering HCSEC CECE Dr. Naveen Eluru
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
MS HSE, MSIE, IEMS (see Table above)
Computer Forensics INCFC CS Dr. Cliff Zou
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
MS DF, MS CS, MS CpE (see Table above)
Applied Operations Research IEAOC IEMS Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
MS SE, MSIE, IEMS (see Table above)
Project Engineering IEPEC IEMS Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
MS SE, MSIE, IEMS, but most Engr. MS Programs (see Table above)
Quality Assurance IEQAC IEMS Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
MS IE, IE MS (see Table above)
Systems Engineering IESEC IEMS Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
MS IE, IE MS, MS SE (see Table above)
Training Simulation IETSC IEMS Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
IE MS, MS IE (see Table above)
Design for Usability IEDUC IEMS Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi
  • Fully In-person
  • Fully Online
  • Mixed
IE MS, MS IE (see Table above)
Mixed Reality Engineering MREGC CS Dr. Joseph J. LaViola, Jr
  • In-person only
MS CS (see Table above)

* Many of CECS’s MS programs have tracks of study available.

** While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not directly lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program may still assist you in such pursuits; however, we are unable to confirm the specific licensure and certification requirements of each state, territory, or foreign entity in which professional credentialing may be possible. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we strongly advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its academic criteria. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us at 407-823-2455 or gradengr@ucf.edu with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

*** This interdisciplinary program is administered by the College of Graduate Studies, and many CECS faculty participate in the program.