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With a Master of Science in Travel Technology and Analytics, you can accelerate your career. The program introduces students to the technical aspects of big data analytics, including predictive analytics, algorithm design and models for SMART-cities, SMART-technologies and travel systems, and service systems quality engineering, in the specific context of global travel and tourism.

This powerful industry, with $8.3 trillion in economic benefits globally, is being transformed by rapidly increasing technological innovations and advances and is adapting to these changes by creating new employment opportunities to match. With this dynamic degree, you can support the needs of the workforce with advanced skills in data science and analytics, complex travel systems, strategic problem solving, big-picture thinking, technical knowledge and practical skills aligned with technological advances.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • UCF is consistently ranked among the top schools for civil engineering graduate education by U.S. News and World Report.
  • UCF is ranked the among the top five U.S. transportation science and technology programs, and is consistently ranked among the top civil engineering programs, by ShanghaiRanking.
  • The program is offered jointly by the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering; the Department of Computer Science; the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems; and the Rosen College of Hospitality
  • UCF is located in Orlando, named America’s Most Visited Destination by Visit Orlando.
  • Classes can be taken on the UCF Main Campus and at the Rosen campus, or the program can be completed fully online.
  • Thesis is not required

CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM ADMISSIONS

The M.S. in Travel Technology and Analytics requires 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. There are no additional requirements for admission into the master’s program beyond admission to UCF.¬†

There will be no thesis requirement; however, a semester-long applied capstone project involving industry and approved by the program director will be required. The curriculum includes six required courses that ensure that students have skills in algorithms and statistical techniques for extracting information in addition to awareness of the global travel and tourism industry. Although courses can generally be taken in any order, the first two required (co-requisite) courses serve as pre-requisites for all remaining courses in the program.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

FALL DEADLINE

July 1

SPRING DEADLINE

DECEMBER 1

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LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not directly lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional engineer and may still assist you in such pursuits; however, the licensing authority and requirements for professional engineers falls under the jurisdiction of the licensing board for the state, territory, or foreign entity in which engineer practices.

If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we strongly advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact advisor Arvin Cortez with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

CONTACT

Naveen Eluru
Professor and program coordinator
naveen.eluru@ucf.edu