University of Florida

Museum Road & Reitz Union Drive, Gainesville, FL 32611

Program Details

The University of Florida’s joint Master of Science/Master of Engineering degree in Computer and Information Science and Engineering is a course of study that aims to prepare students to work in a wide variety of fields in computer engineering. This program is delivered through a completely online format through the university’s College of Engineering and administered under the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE).

The CISE Department is concerned with the theory, design, development, and application of computer systems and information processing techniques. The mission of this department is to educate students in the fundamental concepts of computing disciplines, to create and disseminate computing knowledge and technology, and to use their expertise in computing to help society solve problems. The Master’s degree in CISE is completed through the UF Electronic Delivery of Graduate Engineering (EDGE) system.

This degree program also has two tracks that students must choose between, one emphasizing Computer Engineering, and the other track focusing on Bioinformatics. Neither track requires students to complete a thesis, but both consist of 30 credits, or ten courses. Some of the Computer Engineering courses span topics such as Operating Systems Principles, Programming Language Principles, and Computer Simulation Concepts. Some of the Bioinformatics-specific courses delve into topics such as Mathematical Techniques for Intelligent Systems, Computational Molecular Biology, and Machine Learning.

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    Prospective students must hold a 4-year undergraduate degree in engineering from an ABET certified school to qualify for the Master of Engineering program. Students with undergraduate degrees in other majors may qualify for the Master of Science program.

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Locational - Final written examination may be completed on- or off-campus.

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