Graduate Certificate in Mixed Reality Engineering (MRE)
Given the proliferation of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) in the world today, the College of Engineering & Computer Science (CECS) has designed a graduate certificate program to meet the future needs of students pursuing MR careers and companies requiring MR talent. The Mixed Reality Engineering (MRE) graduate certificate focuses on the concepts and skills required for developing high-quality VR, AR, and MR systems and applications.
Why a Graduate Certificate in MRE?
The global MR market is currently valued at more than $2 billion and is expected to exceed $18 billion by 2024. While technologies were initially focused on gaming and entertainment, MR is now used across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, education, and training. Many companies are now looking at MR systems to provide more-effective and more-efficient training solutions. UCF’s MRE graduate certificate will prepare students for this future technological landscape.
Why a Graduate Certificate in MRE at UCF?
Orlando and UCF provide a unique advantage for the Mixed Reality Engineering program. Orlando hosts numerous companies employing MR technologies, including Disney, Electronic Arts, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and many more. The Central Florida Research Park, located next to UCF’s main campus, houses several federal agencies that use MR, including the Air Force, Army, and Navy, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center is located only 35 miles to the east. Finally, UCF and CECS have several faculty, who are world-renown experts in VR, AR, and MR.