University of Central Florida

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What is Global UCF?

We provide a unique experience for international students at the University of Central Florida. Global UCF students are prepared for future academic, professional and personal success.

Mission

The mission of Global UCF is to foster cultural diversity, create access to UCF for international students, and promote the University of Central Florida’s internationalization strategy by recruiting talented students from around the world and providing them with comprehensive English language, academic exchange and acculturation programs that lead to student success.

By the numbers

UCF is one of the most dynamic universities in the country. Forty-five years ago, there were less than two thousand students enrolled at UCF. Today, there are 63,000. That’s just one reason why we were named a top "Up-and-Coming" university by U.S. News and World Report.

But it’s not all about the numbers. What is most important about UCF is our pioneering spirit, our commitment to making life better in the classroom and the community and our student-centered approach to everything we do.

  • 63,000 students
    63,000 students. From 157 countries. 50 states.
  • 2nd largest in U.S.
    Second-largest university in the United States.
  • 81st Best Engineering School
    81st Best Engineering School in the United States.
    U.S. News and World Report, 2015
  • #42 Industrial Engineering
    Ranked #42 Industrial / Systems Engineering
    U.S. News and World Report, 2015
  • #64 Electronic Engineering
    Ranked #64 Electronic / Communications Engineering
    U.S. News and World Report, 2015
  • 15,000 degrees
    Last year UCF conferred more than 15,000 degrees
  • $1 billion external research grants
    UCF researchers earned more than $1.1 billion in external grants in the last decade, creating an additional 3,800 jobs annually.
  • #16 impact on patents
    #16 among U.S. universities for the impact of our patents, according to IEEE, the world’s leading association for the advancement of technology
  • 1,538 jobs created / retained
    UCF’s Small Business Development Center helped entrepreneurs create or retain 1,538 jobs and increase sales by $51.9 million USD in 2013.
  • #3 Up-and-Coming University
    #3 Up-and-Coming National University
    U.S. News and World Report
  • 28,000 student internships
    Over 28,000 UCF students gained practical experience through internships or work-based learning in 2013/14.
  • 2nd ranked in nation
    Princeton Review ranked UCF’s video game design graduate program second in the nation in 2014.
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Aerospace Engineering

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The Aerospace Engineering program prepares graduates to have knowledge covering aeronautical engineering, and some topics from astronautical engineering. The program also prepares graduates to have design competence that includes integration of aeronautical or astronautical topics. [+]

Aerospace Engineering The Aerospace Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of www.abet.org. The Aerospace Engineering program prepares graduates to have knowledge covering aeronautical engineering, and some topics from astronautical engineering. The program also prepares graduates to have design competence that includes integration of aeronautical or astronautical topics. The students of MAE have ample opportunities for internship and co-ops in the metropolitan area, with corporations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi Power Generation, and Siemens. Although our degree programs do not require internships or co-ops to meet graduation requirements, a good percentage of our students enjoy the possibility to participate in these experiences. Our students also enjoy the chance to participate in faculty’s funded research, gaining hands-on experience in the laboratory that will strengthen their academic foundation, and enhance their personal skill sets. Many of our undergraduate students have been recognized at the university and national levels for their research, publications, and conference participation. The MAE pupils are very active in extracurricular activities, through membership in student organizations and clubs, such as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Admission Requirements Students wanting to declare a major in an engineering discipline must be in good academic standing and must have a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the following courses or their equivalents: MAC 2311C, MAC 2312, PHY 2048C, and CHM 2045C or CHS 1440. Students wanting to declare a major in an engineering discipline must complete a change of major after the withdrawal deadline in the term of completion of the final pending prerequisite course(s) listed above. Degree Requirements None Advising Notes Double Degree/Double Major requirements listed under college section of the catalog. Career and Academic Advising The department requires all students in the program to meet with a faculty member for advising on career and academic issues. These courses must be taken in sequence during the 3rd and 4th year. EAS 3990 Aerospace Career and Academic Faculty Advising I 0 hrs EAS 4991 Aerospace Career and Academic Faculty Advising II 0 hrs Transfer Notes Courses taken from Florida College System institutions do not substitute for upper division courses unless part of an articulated pre-engineering degree program. Courses transferred must be formally evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information with his/her petition for this evaluation. EGS 1006C and EGN 1007C are required courses for incoming freshman students only. The two credit hours for these courses will be substituted by an approved Aerospace Engineering Elective for transfer students. [-]

Computer Engineering

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Computer Engineering (CpE) advances humankind by improving the underlying digital hardware, computing networks, and production software systems that impact our everyday lives. As an Engineering discipline, it focuses on the tradeoff of Execution Throughput versus Hardware/Software/Energy costs of all types of computers from portable embedded devices and miniature sensor nodes, up through supercomputers. [+]

Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (CpE) advances humankind by improving the underlying digital hardware, computing networks, and production software systems that impact our everyday lives. As an Engineering discipline, it focuses on the tradeoff of Execution Throughput versus Hardware/Software/Energy costs of all types of computers from portable embedded devices and miniature sensor nodes, up through supercomputers. Thus, fundamental computing components and the theory underlying their operation are emphasized, and then reinforced through laboratory design projects. This degree program prepares graduates for successful, profitable, and lifelong careers in computer systems design, mobile and embedded computing devices, sensor networks, reconfigurable logic, software engineering, and machine intelligence applications. The Undergraduate Catalog is the official source of degree requirements for all undergraduate programs based upon the year you are accepted to UCF. Computer Engineering students at UCF experience several advantages: In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked CpE programs at UCF as 58th out of 94 schools nationally. State-of-the-art hardware laboratories, software design projects, embedded systems kits, and design tools are utilized throughout the UCF CpE program. A two-semester sequence of Senior Design for UCF CpE undergraduates enables participation in a realistic multi-disciplinary hardware and software team to design an exciting real-life operational system, as a capstone learning experience. UCF's CpE faculty offer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) in a variety of topics including Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning. An Accelerated BS - MS degree program in CpE is available to qualified UCF students. UCF student organizations such as Eta Kappa Nu (the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Chapter, Robotics Club, Women in EECS Chapter, and opportunities for participation in Southeastcon Student Competitions provide UCF CpE students face-to-face opportunities with experts to emphasize relevant engineering career experiences. CpE students at UCF can apply for access to the UCF-EXCEL program in which dedicated faculty, staff, and experienced students at various levels assist incoming engineering students in the application of mathematical and science concepts. The CpE program at UCF is housed in the Harris Corporation Engineering Center: an ultra high-tech building with an abundance of new equipment, computers, and laboratories. The CpE program at UCF has an extensive history of graduating students with highly marketable skills spanning hardware, software, and networks for job positions regionally such as those with employers in the UCF Research Park and Quadrangle up through top-ten technology companies nationwide. Program Information The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA) and the U.S. Department of Education. The following Academic Program information is gathered from the UCF catalog, the Undergraduate Policies and Procedures Manual and the program procedures in EECS. This web site should not be considered a legal document, is not necessarily exhaustive and is subject to change without notice. All UCF students must fulfill a 36-hour General Education Program (GEP) requirement. The GEP is automatically satisfied by students with a prior B.S. from an accredited institution or an A.A. degree from a Florida community college. Please consult the UCF catalog for specific details. Students must complete 128 semester hours of course work and satisfy all University and Computer Engineering program requirements to earn a B.S. in Computer Engineering. Any student wishing to receive a BS - MS (5-year degree), to be a double-major or to seek a second Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering (CpE) should consult the UCF catalog and the CpE coordinator, located in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. A student must be an official CpE major to earn the BS Computer Engineering degree or the BS - MS accelerated degree in CpE. Foreign Language & Multicultural Requirements Foreign Language Admission Requirement: In order to be admitted to the University, the State of Florida requires two years of high school foreign language (or equivalent). This is called “Foreign Language Admission Requirement”. In some cases, students who did not have two years of foreign language in high school are provisionally admitted but they must satisfy the requirement before graduation. Foreign Language Graduation Requirement: All undergraduates must demonstrate proficiency in a testable foreign language (see UCF catalog for the definition of “testable”) equivalent to successful completion of one year at the college level. Alternatively, students may satisfy this requirement by the successful completion of the equivalent course work. In the case of non-testable languages, the requirement may be satisfied by documentation through the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Course Requirements Lower Division Required Courses (Total 32 hours) EEL 3004C Electrical Networks 3 hrs EEL 3123C Networks and Systems 4 hrs EEE 3307C Electronics I 4 hrs EEE 3342C Digital Systems 3 hrs EEL 3801 Computer Organization 3 hrs EGN 3211 Engineering Analysis & Comp. 3 hrs COP 3502 Computer Science I 3 hrs COP 3503 Computer Science II 3 hrs COP 3330 Object Oriented Programming 3 hrs COT 3100 Introduction to Discrete Structures 3 hrs Support Courses (Total 36 hours) MAC 2311 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry I 4 hrs MAC 2312 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry II 4 hrs MAC 2313 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry III 4 hrs MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3 hrs EGN 3310 Engineering Analysis Statics 3 hrs EGN 3321 Engineering Analysis Dynamics OR 3 hrs EGN 3358 Thermo Fluids-Heat Transfer STA 3032 Probability & Statistics for Engineers 3 hrs PHY 2048C Physics for Engr. & Sci. I 4 hrs PHY 2049C Physics for Engr. & Sci. II 4 hrs CHS 1440 Principles of Chemistry 4 hrs Upper Division Required Courses (22 hours) COP 4331 Processess for Object-Oriented Software Development 3 hrs COP 4600 Operating Systems 3 hrs EEL 4742C Embedded Systems 4 hrs EEL 4768 Computer Architecture 3 hrs EEL 4781 Computer Comm Networks 3 hrs EEL 4914 Senior Design I 3 hrs EEL 4915L Senior Design II 3 hrs Technical Electives (9 hours)* Nine (9) additional hours of EEE or EEL 4000- and 5000-level electrical or computer engineering courses. Or computer science courses. For more information, view the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technical Electives List. No more than ONE (1) hour of independent study in computer engineering may be used. *11 hours for transfer students. For more information, view the CpE Degree Requirement Check Sheet , which is to be used as a guideline and may change without notice. For TRANSFER STUDENTS, use the CpE Degree Transfer Requirement Check Sheet. The ECE Undergraduate Office will always have the most current information. Special Departmental Requirements Grade Requirements: Courses in engineering core require a grade of C (2.0) or better. A minimum GPA of 2.25 is required in the computer engineering major courses. Departmental Residency Requirement: At least 32 hours of computer engineering coursework must be completed in the ECE at UCF. CpE Transfer of Credit: Courses with a common course number taken at any Florida State University System (SUS) institution or Florida community college are automatically transferable. Students with a Bachelor of Science from an accredited institution or an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida SUS institution or Florida community college automatically satisfy the GEP. Substitutions for GEP must be approved through Academic Services, Millican Hall (MH) 210. Substitutions for computer engineering requirements are on a course-by-course basis and MUST be approved by the CpE Undergraduate Coordinator. Instructions for this process are in the ECE undergraduate suite in Harris Corporation Engineering Center (HEC 345). The decision is typically based on the degree of similarity of the two courses both in content and level of presentation. Regardless of transfer credit, the University and School residency requirements must be satisfied. [-]

Computer Science

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A Computer Science degree is the foundation for many of the world’s most exciting and profitable careers. Computer Science emphasizes the mathematical and theoretical foundations of computing, rather than teaching specific technologies. [+]

Computer Science A Computer Science degree is the foundation for many of the world’s most exciting and profitable careers. Computer Science emphasizes the mathematical and theoretical foundations of computing, rather than teaching specific technologies. A tremendous number of opportunities in a variety of fields awaits computer science graduates, including robotics, computer gaming, virtual reality, computer vision, media convergence, digital, evolutionary computing, computer architecture and so much more. COMPUTER SCIENCE ADVANTAGES The UCF Programming Team is one of the best in the world! CS teams compete annually in the ACM’s International Programming Contest, and our CS team has an unmatched record — finishing in the Southeast region’s top three every year since 1982! CS teams have earned five Top-10 finishes out of 6,000 teams world-wide. CS has prestigious research programs for undergraduates (REUs). CS has been an NSF REU site in Computer Vision since NSF started the program in 1987. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student chapter, additional Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs), IEEE Computer Society and UPE Computer Science Honor Society and the CS Foundation Exam all provide real-life benefits including networking, face-to-face meetings with experts and career experience. The Department’s new home is the Harris Corp. Engineering Center — an ultra high-tech building with revolutionary equipment, computers and labs for students. The Computer Science Foundation Exam is a qualifying test all CS majors must pass to advance to upper-level CS courses. Nationally, only UCF’s CS Program uses a test this way to qualify its students. The exam covers problem solving techniques, algorithms, abstraction, proofs and language skills. Tests are held each semester, and the exam helps ensure the success of our students. It is a major resume builder and a feature many industry partners highlight as a primary reason they want to hire CS graduates from our Department of CS. A detailed description of our computer facilities, faculty expertise and course descriptions are found in the adjacent tabs above. The Computer Science BS program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700. CS has been a site for an REU program in computer vision since the inception of REU by NSF in 1987. During the last two decades, close to 200 undergraduate students from different schools all over the country have participated in this program. NSF has extended its funding for the CS Computer Vision Lab REU program through 2008. PIs on this project are Drs. Mubarak Shah, and Niels da Vitoria Lobo. Computer Science Program The following information is gathered from the UCF catalog, the Undergraduate Policies and Procedures Manual and the program procedures in CS. This web page should not be considered a legal document, is not necessarily exhaustive and is subject to change without notice. All UCF students must fulfill a 36-hour General Education Program (GEP) requirement. The GEP is automatically satisfied by students with a prior B.S. from an accredited institution or an A.A. degree from a Florida community college. Please consult the UCF catalog for specific details. Students must complete 120 semester hours of course work with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 and satisfy all University and Computer Science program requirements to earn a B.S. in Computer Science. Any student wishing to receive a BS+MS degree in CS, a double-major or to seek a second Bachelor’s degree should consult the UCF catalog and the CS coordinator. A student must be an official CS major to earn the computer science degree. Foreign Language & Multicultural Requirements There are two separate issues with regard to foreign languages. In order to be admitted to the University, the State of Florida requires two years of high school foreign language (or equivalent). This is called “Foreign Language Admission Requirement”. In some cases, students who did not have two years of foreign language in high school are provisionally admitted but they must satisfy the requirement before graduation. Foreign Language Graduation Requirement: All undergraduates must demonstrate proficiency in a testable foreign language (see UCF catalog for the definition of “testable”) equivalent to successful completion of one year at the college level. Alternatively, students may satisfy this requirement by the successful completion of the equivalent course work. In the case of non-testable languages, the requirement may be satisfied by documentation through the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Computer science students who satisfied the Foreign Language Admission Requirement may satisfy the Foreign Languages Graduation Requirement by taking one course from a list of multicultural or college-level foreign language courses. Those who have not yet satisfied the Foreign Language Admission Requirement should complete two (2) semesters of a single foreign language at college level. This simultaneously satisfies both admission and graduation requirements. Please see the Computer Science Foreign Language Requirement or Multicultural Courses document for a current list of courses that satisfy this multicultural requirement. Computer Science Course Requirements Computer Science Core (54 Hours) The CS Core curriculum has two elements: Basic Core of 21 hours and Support Courses of 33 hours. There is also special CS degree requirement described below. Basic Core (Total 21 Hours) CDA 3103 Computer Logic and Organization COP 3223 Intro to Programming with C COP 3330 Intro to OO Programming with Java COP 3502 Computer Science I COP 3503 Computer Science II COP 3402 Systems Software COT 3100 Intro to Discrete Structures COT 3960 CS Foundation Exam (0 credit hours) Support Courses (Total 33 Hours) MAC 2311 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry I MAC 2312 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry II STA 2023 Statistical Methods I PHY 2048C Physics for Engr. & Sci. I PHY 2049C Physics for Engr. & Sci. II Two (2) Science Courses1 ENC 3241 Technical Report Writing CIS 3360 Security in Computing 1 These must be courses required by the respective science majors, such as BSC 2010, BSC 2011, CHM 2045 or CHM 2046. (8 cr) Upper Division Required Courses (21 Hours) COP 4331 Procs. for OO Development EEL 4768 Intro to Computer Architecture COP 4020 Programming Languages COP 4600 Introduction to Operating Systems COT 4210 Discrete Computational Structures COP 4934 Senior Design I COP 4935 Senior Design II Students must earn a 2.5 GPA in above courses. Restricted Electives (15 Hours) Nine (9) additional hours of 4000- and 5000-level computer science courses. A partial list of such elective courses includes: CAP 4020, CAP 4453, CAP 4630, CGS 5131, COP 4520, COP 4516, COP 4710, COT 4110, COT 4500, CIS 4313, and CIS 4363. No more than three (3) hours of independent study in computer science may be used. (3 See SCAN Minor.) Six (6) hours of math or statistics, exclusive of independent study. Course work must be selected from STA, MAP, MAA, MAD, MAS prefixes at the 4000 or 5000 level and MAC 2313, MAP 2302, MAS 3105 and MAS 3106. Special Departmental Requirements CS Foundation Exam: Prior to taking COP 4331 and COP 4600 (and beyond), students MUST pass the Foundation Exam, which covers problem solving techniques, algorithms, abstractions, proofs, programming skills, etc. Typically, students are expected to take the Foundation Exam in the same semester they complete COP 3502 and COT 3100. Grade Requirements: All department-required courses (listed in sections 1, 2 and 3 above) must be passed with a "C" grade or better. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in the courses listed in section 2 above. Departmental Residency Requirement: At least 24 hours of computer science coursework must be completed in the CS department at UCF (18 hours of these in regularly scheduled 4000- and 5000-level courses and six (6) of these in 3000- to 5000-level). Transfer of Credit Courses with a common course number taken at any Florida State University System (SUS) institution or Florida community college are automatically transferable. Students with a Bachelor of Science from an accredited institution or an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida SUS institution or Florida community college automatically satisfy the GEP. Substitutions for GEP must be approved through Academic Services, Millican Hall (MH) 210. Substitutions for department requirements are on a course-by-course basis and MUST be approved by the CS Undergraduate Coordinator. Instructions for this process are in the EECS Undergraduate Advising Suite: Harris Corporation Engineering Center (HEC 345). The decision is typically based on the degree of similarity of the two courses both in content and in the level of presentation. Regardless of transfer credit, the University and School residency requirements must be satisfied. Foundation Examination Prior to taking courses beyond basic core requirements, students must pass a foundation exam (COT 3960) which covers problem solving techniques, algorithms, abstraction, proofs, and programming language skills. Tests will be administered each semester. Refer to the computer science website for more information about the foundation exam. [-]

Management

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The primary objective of the Department of Management is to educate students in the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to perform the basic tasks of management. Course offerings are designed to demonstrate how managers, as decision makers, affect organizational efficiency and effectiveness by considering the impact of environment, technology, administrative structure, information and human resources. [+]

Management The primary objective of the Department of Management is to educate students in the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to perform the basic tasks of management. Course offerings are designed to demonstrate how managers, as decision makers, affect organizational efficiency and effectiveness by considering the impact of environment, technology, administrative structure, information and human resources. Not eligible for a double degree with another College of Business Administration major. Admission Requirements Completion of the UCF General Education program and Gordon Rule, or an AA degree from a Florida College System institution. See Common Program Prerequisites Degree Requirements Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog. Only grades of “C” (2.0) or higher transfer into the program and students must have a “C” (2.0) or better in each Common Program Prerequisites class. Students wanting to major in Management must apply for admission to the major. Any student receiving a business degree must complete one half (30) of the 60 upper level business courses for their degree program in the UCF College of Business Administration. Additionally, 12 of the 30 credit hours completed at UCF must be from the department or school in which the student majors. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in the major and COB. Students in the Management major must maintain a 2.0 or higher cumulative Grade Point Average in all 3000 level or higher Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources courses taken at UCF. Failure to maintain the required 2.0 Grade Point Average will result in the student being placed on lack of progress in the major. Lack of Progress in the major will continue until such time as the student’s cumulative GPA in all Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources courses reaches 2.0 or higher. If a student on lack of progress in the major fails to achieve a 2.0 minimum GPA in Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources courses in the subsequent term, that student will be dropped as a Management major. A student who is dropped may seek re-admittance as a Management major by submitting a letter indicating the reasons for academic difficulties and positive plans for achieving a Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources GPA of 2.0 or higher. Readmission is not automatic. Students majoring in Management must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in the following courses and each course applied towards the major: MAN 3025 Management of Organizations 3 hrs MAN 4720 Strategic Management 4 hrs What can I do with this major? General Information and Strategies Management is a broad business degree that can lead to many career opportunities. Students should clearly define their career goals and seek related experiences to reach those goals. Gaining experience through part-time and summer jobs or internships is critical. Many desirable skills can be developed through participation in and leadership of student organizations. Learn to work well on a team and effectively with a wide variety of people. Strong communication skills, including public speaking, are important to achieving success in this field. Join related professional organizations and pursue certifications in your respective area of interest. Develop and utilize a personal network of contacts. Once in a position, find an experienced mentor. Consider earning an MBA after gaining work experience to reach the highest levels of business management. [-]

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