Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Graduate Certificate in Control Systems is a program that is delivered through an entirely online format. This course of study is administered through the College of Engineering, and under the university’s EDGE Department. The Control Systems Certificate is designed for working engineers who wish to expand their knowledge of contemporary controls engineering, including practical and theoretical aspects, state-space representation of dynamic systems, advanced analytical techniques, linear, optimal, and non-linear control design methodologies, state and parameter estimation, and robust and adaptive control synthesis.

This program’s distance learning delivery was designed for working engineering professionals who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional certificate on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments. This program aims to provide a balance between the maximum convenience and flexibility found in an online program, and maintaining the academic caliber of a certificate from an institution such as the University of Florida.

This program takes approximately one year to complete, and consists of three courses, encompassing a total of nine credit hours. Students are able to choose the courses they wish to take from an extensive list, based on which topics appeal to their personal interests and professional goals. Some of the courses students can choose span the topics of Control System Theory, Adaptive Control, Optimal Estimation, Robust Control Synthesis, and Computer Control of Processes. Completion of this certification may deliver students with a competitive edge in controls in the workplace.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have a BS degree in Engineering, with minimum undergraduate GPA 3.0

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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