2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Harris Corp. Engineering Center, Room: 439
Email: eecpe-grad@ece.ucf.edu

Dr. Kalpathy Sundaram
Diana Camerino
Phone: 407-823-3327

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 MSPE program.

Degree Requirements

  • None

General Education Program (GEP) (38 Credit Hours)

See Computer Engineering major in the catalog for track GEP requirements.

Communication Foundations

Cultural & Historical Foundations

Mathematical Foundations

Social Foundations

Science Foundations

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (19 Credit Hours)

See Computer Engineering major in the catalog for the CPP requirements.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (2 Credit Hours)

Computer Engineering: Basic Core (2 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (48 Credit Hours)

  • None

Restricted Electives

  • Technical electives should be taken at the 5000 level and are available in the BSCpE program to address specific student interests in a variety of technical areas. Students should consult with their academic advisor for identification of courses that are approved technical electives and the terms when specific courses of this type are to be offered.

Technical Electives (15 Credit Hours)

  • Technical elective courses are to be selected by the student from department approved courses.

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 Computer Engineering 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 http://www.ece.ucf.edu/CpE/overview.php

Transfer Notes

  • None

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Graduate Courses Link

  • None

Shared Courses (12 hrs)

  • 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.

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

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