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Program at a Glance

Graduate Certificate
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
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This joint graduate certificate will provide higher-level courses in the areas of guidance, navigation, control and dynamics. Students joining the program will be introduced to concepts of nonlinear dynamics, optimal control, estimation, linear and nonlinear control with the higher-level understanding. Students will learn to synthesize theory and application at the graduate level in order to produce the knowledge base necessary to make an immediate impact in the aerospace, mechanical and electrical engineering industries.

The graduate certificate in guidance control and dynamics is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours, including 6 credit hours of required courses, and 6 credit hours of electives.

Total Credit Hours Required: 12 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Please Note: Guidance Control and Dynamics Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

December 1
July 1

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