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ECE-MS - Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S.



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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers advanced studies leading to the Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering with specialization in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The goals of the MS program are to prepare graduates with advanced engineering and research skills and state-of-the-art knowledge in selected areas for positions in industry and for advanced studies towards the Ph.D. The MS-ECE degree program can be pursued with either a thesis option or a non-thesis option.

The departmental faculty have expertise in the following areas of electrical engineering: circuits and signal processing; control, robotics and instrumentation, digital systems, computers, and VLSI circuit design; nuclear engineering; physical phenomenon and lasers; electric power; and telecommunications, wireless communications and networking. Graduate students may carry out their research for their thesis/dissertation in any one (1) of the above areas under the supervision of a faculty member having expertise in that area. Faculty advisors assist graduate students in developing individual programs of study depending on their career goals and thesis/dissertation research interests. The student's advisory committee assists the student in the development and execution of the program of study and monitors and evaluates the student's work towards the degree.

Many departmental faculty members actively participate in research related to the three Centers of Excellence operated within the University: two within the College of Engineering and one under the Office of Research & Economic Development. The resources and facilities of the Centers greatly enhance the graduate program of the Department.

Degree Requirements (Thesis)

  • Core Required Course,  course: 1 hour

  • ECE Breadth Courses*: 9 hours

  • Advisor Approved Electives (directed/independent study)*: 6 hours

  • Advisor Approved Electives*: 8 hours

  • Research and Thesis, course: 6 hours

  • Total Degree Requirements: 30 hours

Degree Requirements (Non-Thesis)

  • Core Required Course,  course: 1 hour

  • ECE Breadth Courses*: 9 hours

  • Advisor Approved Electives*: 12 hours

  • Advisor Approved Electives*: 9 hours

  • Non-Thesis Design Project, course: 3 hours

  • Total Degree Requirements: 34 hours