Imagine being part of building a satellite that you will see actually go into space. Freshman student Karina Quintana attended Professor Wilmer Arellano’s Engineering Orientation Class in fall 2012. The experiment was an extracurricular activity for EGN-1002 class and Karina took the challenge.
The idea would allow the satellite to passively align and allow picture taking. It can be seen from the video that not only would the onboard magnet align the axis of the satellite – according to the magnetic north – but it would also rotate the satellite over the axis. This satellite will go into space this year.
Interested in something here on earth? There are plenty of career paths in the field.
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the study, design, and application of electrical and electromagnetic components, systems and applications. Increased demand for the housing, automotive, defense and consumer industries will continue to fuel the growth of the field, as well as the demand for Electrical engineers in the future.
The Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering program is geared toward preparing students for the professional practice of electrical engineering and is available in a thesis or non-thesis track. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides outstanding research opportunities for its students through numerous research centers and laboratories, including the Center for Advanced Technology and Education (CATE), the Future Aerospace Science & Technology Center (FAST), and the Nano-Systems Research center.
Electrical Engineering Admission Requirements
Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships
The College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend.
The Non-Thesis Master’s program: Students may choose the non-thesis option for their master’s degree. The degree requirements differ from the thesis option in two aspects. First, the student can petition to be exempt from the thesis requirement, including the 6 credits it entails by substitution of a graduate project. Second, the candidate will be required to pass a comprehensive final examination. This exam will be given by a committee selected by the department. The membership of this committee may include faculty and engineers from industry.
The exam is intended to test the candidate’s general ability in the areas of study and it will be given near the end of the candidate’s final semester. A student who fails the exam may not attempt it again until one semester has elapsed or upon the completion of additional coursework prescribed by the examining committee. The exam may be taken only once.
The Thesis Master’s program consists of 24 semester credit hours of coursework, a minimum of 6 semester credit hours of Master’s Thesis, and a final oral examination that includes an oral defense of the thesis.
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Last updated December 22, 2017