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What is UF EDGE?

UF EDGE stands for Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering. It is the distance learning program of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida which offers online engineering master’s degrees, certificates, and professional education courses to students worldwide with complete online delivery of all course lectures and materials.

How does online course delivery work?

Course lectures are captured daily from live lecture classrooms and are posted online the same day (in most cases) in both streaming and downloadable formats for you to watch at your job, at home, or while you travel. All course assignments are submitted and returned electronically.

How can I apply to UF EDGE program?

UF EDGE does NOT process admission applications or make individual admission decisions. Any questions regarding application procedures should be addressed to the department to which you wish to apply. For a complete list of participating departments in the UF EDGE program and the department’s contact list, please click here.

Will “distance learning” be mentioned on my diploma or transcript?

No – since the classes you are completing are the exact same courses our on-campus graduate students take, your degree earned is the exact same degree as our on-campus students, with absolutely no mention of “distance learning” on your diploma or transcript.

How can I access the course materials?

You need to login to e-Learning to access all the materials including recorded course lectures as well as the assignments.

How soon can I access the course lectures?

Course lectures are captured daily from live lecture classrooms and are posted online the same day (in most cases) in an interoperable format both for download or immediate playback.

Which departments participate in online master's degree programs?

For the complete list of participating departments, click here.

Does UF EDGE offer both thesis and non-thesis master's degree programs?

At this time, the UF EDGE program only offers non-thesis master’s degree programs.

How many courses do I need to take to complete a master's degree?

You will need to take ten courses (30 credit hours of coursework) to complete a master’s degree.

How fast can I finish my master's degree?

Master’s degrees can be completed in as little as 24 months. You are free to take as many or as few courses as your schedule permits each semester.

The degree admission date has passed for next semester, what are my options?

You can still begin taking classes by registering as a ‘non-degree seeking’ student for your first semester. If you meet admission criteria for the master’s degree program and earn a B or better in your non-degree seeking status course(s), you can transfer them in (pending departmental approval) to count towards your degree program. You should also check with your department to see what their policy is on transfer of credits from this status.

Can I just take courses without applying to master's degree and certificate programs?

Yes, you can take any UF EDGE online course as an individual class without being part of a degree or certificate program. This can be done as a non-degree seeking student.

I got admission as a non-degree seeking student, do I need to re-apply for next semester?

The non-degree seeking status is only approved for one semester; therefore, students who wish to continue taking courses as non-degree seeking must apply each semester.

How many courses can I take as a non-degree student before transferring to master's degree program?

You can complete up to three qualifying courses as a non-degree seeking student and have them later transferred (pending departmental approval) to count towards your 10-course online master’s degree if you choose to pursue the degree option.

Can I transfer courses I took as a non-degree seeking student toward master's degree program?

Yes, pending departmental approval and as long as you receive the appropriate grades. You should also check with your department to see what their policy is on transfer of credits from this status. It is your responsibility to make sure that your courses will transfer.

Who should consider enrolling in UF EDGE certificate program?

Certificate programs are an excellent way to expand or refresh some of your engineering skills in a given area if you do not desire a full graduate degree. They are shorter programs consisting of three to five courses.

What certificate programs are currently offered?

For a complete list of certificate programs currently offered, click here.

Can I transfer courses I completed through UF EDGE certificate program toward master's degree program?

Yes, if you decide later to pursue an online graduate degree through UF EDGE, the courses you completed can be transferred (pending departmental approval) to count toward your 10-course online master’s degree if you make the appropriate grades (also depends on chosen master’s degree program).

Who should consider enrolling in UF EDGE professional education courses?

If you’re a professional engineer with even less time on your hands and have a need or desire to learn about new concepts or approaches, our professional development option is for you.

Who do I contact with questions?

For general questions regarding UF EDGE program, feel free to contact the UF EDGE office via email at edge-admin@eng.ufl.edu or by phone at 352-392-9670. For questions regarding admissions, registrations, exam process/proctoring, advising, degree & certificates programs, etc., please contact the department.

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