Structural engineering plays a significant role in the ongoing infrastructure developments in the central Florida area. Engineers continually need to update their knowledge of the state-of-the-art in research and practice in order to ensure the safety of constructed facilities. The Graduate Certificate in Structural Engineering is designed to advance the knowledge of civil and structural engineers. The Graduate Certificate is a good way for qualified students to sample the graduate programs in this area. However, because these are graduate level classes, students must have an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or closely related discipline in order to be admitted.
The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.