Rapidly developing global technologies are changing the way we live. The Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering at RIT Dubai combines theoretical fundamentals and practical applications in this dynamic field and educates students in the practices, methodologies, and cutting edge techniques used in electrical engineering including Artificial Intelligence. Students will build on the experience of engineering and customize a specialty of their choosing while working closely with electrical engineering faculty in a contemporary and applied research area.
The MSEE degree requires the completion of 30 credits divided between core courses, electives (which may be selected according to a focus area), and thesis/graduate paper. The degree requirements are shown in the program chart.
Students can customize their degree plan to meet their preferences under the general MSEE degree option as shown in the leftmost column of the program chart. The chart also demonstrates how students may be able to select a specific subset from the available electives to focus their studies in AI Systems with application to smart energy, control/robotics, or communications if enough of the relevant courses are offered in the desired track during their duration of the study. However, the declaration of a focus area is not required and is used for advising purposes to help students initiate research in a focus area, but not required for degree completion, and selected focus areas won’t appear on students’ transcripts. All students will be certified against the general MSEE degree requirements. Note that the core courses are common to all options and that the focus area courses are a subset of the general MSEE elective courses.
For the general MSEE option, students are required to take three core courses (EEEE-602, 707, and 709) and choose 5, 6, or 7 elective courses based on their choice of the thesis, graduate paper, or comprehensive exam, respectively.
For the MSEE degree with a focus area option, students are required to take the above three core courses and advised to take five focus-area courses as shown in the program chart if all focus-area courses are offered during their span of study. Students opting for the thesis option don’t need to take additional courses. Students opting for graduate paper or comprehensive exam options are required to take one or two additional electives, respectively.
1The graduate paper (EEEE-792) must be completed in one semester and is graded with letter grades F- A. Students may not split the graduate paper credits over multiple semesters.2Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above at all times. A student with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 will be placed on probation (which may lead to suspension). University rules on probation and suspension apply.3The minimum passing grade for graduate-level courses is “C”. Students are required to achieve a grade of “C” or above on all core courses.4All the graduate work must be completed within seven years, starting from the time the first course is applied towards the MSEE degree.
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With a shortage of electrical engineering talent in the job market, particularly in the GCC, the demands for RIT Dubai graduates remain high. RIT’s highly regarded electrical engineering program uniquely combines the rigor of theory with hands-on applications and simulations in order to provide in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. Our graduates are working in a range of roles including Electrical Engineers, Systems Engineers, Design Engineers, Control Engineers, Scientists, Project Engineers, Project Managers, and General Managers.
The program is accredited by the Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs (MOE-HEA) and is licensed by the KHDA. According to Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report, RIT’s master’s degree programs are ranked among the best master’s degree programs in the United States of America.