Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering

General

Program Description

At the graduate level, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Electrical Engineering. In Fall 2017, 500 graduate students enrolled in the ECE department.

Our graduate programs are designed with a focus on research. The department covers a wide spectrum of activities in the following areas:

  • Communications, Networking, and Information Theory
  • Signal Processing and Machine Learning
  • Control, Robotics, and Dynamical Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Quantum Technology
  • Devices, Circuits, and Electronic Materials
  • Bioelectronics and Systems
  • Electrophysics

Our research programs are supported by extensive funding (the Department's annual research expenditures are over $36 million) as well as numerous state-of-the-art research laboratories supporting activities in speech and image processing, communication networks, robotics, control systems, system and computer architecture, VLSI design and testing, semiconductor materials and devices, MEMS, photonics, fiber optics, microwave sources, ion beam lithography, and plasma science, among others.

The ECE graduate program emphasizes interdisciplinary research, maintaining associations with other departments within the Clark School of Engineering, as well as:

  • Mathematics, Physics, Chemical Physics, and Computer Science Departments
  • Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics (IREAP)
  • Institute for Systems Research (ISR)
  • Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
  • Institute for Physical Science and Technology
  • Maryland Energy Research Center
  • Maryland Cybersecurity Center
  • Maryland Nanocenter
  • Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials
  • The Laboratory for Physical Sciences
  • The Joint Quantum Institute

Opportunities also exist for programs of study in conjunction with many national and international laboratories and technical facilities.

Requirements specific to the electrical and computer engineering program include:

  • A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in electrical or computer engineering from an accredited institution
  • Completion of calculus I, II, and III and differential equations

​Program specializations also require completion of the following:

  • Communications and signal processing: ENEE 204 or 205, 322, 324, 420, and 425
  • Computer engineering: ENEE 150, 244, 350, 440, and 446
Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering is a premier program, ranked among the top 25 in the world. Located just a few miles from Washington, D.C., the Clark School is at the ... Read More

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering is a premier program, ranked among the top 25 in the world. Located just a few miles from Washington, D.C., the Clark School is at the center of a constellation of high-tech companies and federal laboratories, offering students and faculty access to unique professional opportunities. Read less