High-technology industries are an important sector of the economy, particularly in the Northeast. The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program provides an engineering science-intensive approach to increase students’ understanding and problem-solving abilities. Offering concentrations in electrical and computer engineering, the MSEE is directed toward both full-time and part-time students with a special emphasis on providing training, experience in performing independent research on topics with theoretical as well as applied interest, and managing projects.

Admissions Requirements

  • Possession of an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, science, or other related disciplines,
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0, on a 4.0 scale, in the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses and in all graduate courses (students with a lower GPA may be considered only for probationary or nondegree admission),
  • Programming competence in C, C++, Visual Basic, or FORTRAN,
  • Students with an undergraduate degree from a program not accredited by ABET are encouraged to submit GRE score.

Degree Requirements

Students must select an advisor and have a plan of study approved before completing 12 program hours. At least 60 percent of hours in a plan of study must be 600 or higher level.

Educational Objectives of the Program

The program strives to equip our graduates with the following competencies:

  • Advanced mathematical, electrical and computer engineering analytical skills to study and solve real-world engineering problems.
  • The ability to research and design complex systems requiring integration of several topical specialty areas.
  • The ability to work successfully in a team.
  • The ability to assume leadership roles in their chosen field.

Student Outcomes

The outcomes necessary to achieve our program objectives are that our students will have:

  • an ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering,
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data,
  • an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability,
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams,
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems,
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility,
  • an ability to communicate effectively,
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context,
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning,
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues,
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice,
  • an ability to model, analyze, simulate, and design circuits and systems,
  • an ability to use a computer and/or laboratory tools in the design of circuits and systems,
  • an ability to build, test, and debug prototype circuits and systems and analyze results,
  • an ability to use the principles of design to solve open-ended engineering problems.

MSEE Facilities

The facilities and laboratories within the College of Engineering reflect our commitment to providing high quality, hands-on education. These facilities allow students to apply the theory learned in the classroom, thereby gaining a deeper understanding of fundamental engineering concepts. All laboratories and specialized equipment are available for use by our students. Specialized equipment may require special training. Our laboratory equipment is updated on a rotating basis, allowing for a continued renewal and state-of-the-art technology in a rapidly changing world. We have over 80 computers with specialized analysis software available to our students.

Electrical Engineering Laboratories:

  • Computer Engineering Laboratory
  • Controls and Robotics Laboratory
  • Electronics Laboratory
  • Electrical Power and Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Real-time Embedded Systems Laboratory

Access is also provided to the following laboratories in other engineering departments as needed:

  • Bioinstrumentation Laboratory
  • Biomedical Engineering Physiology Laboratory
  • Industrial Engineering Laboratory
  • Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Mechatronics Laboratory
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