Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

General

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Program Description

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Overview

In the electrical engineering masters, students can customize a specialty of their choosing while working closely with electrical engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. The MS degree in electrical engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with electrical engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. The program gives you the skills to solve business and industry challenges and deploy high-level solutions to problems affecting the world of engineering technology today. Students may choose among the following six options: communication, control, and robotics, digital systems, integrated electronics, MEMs, or signal and image processing.

The MS degree is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students have the option of completing a thesis or graduate paper. For those who choose the graduate paper, an additional course is required. Students may also choose a course-only option with a comprehensive exam (0 credits). All students are expected to attend the Graduate Seminar (EEEE-795) every semester they are on campus.

Industries

  • Electronic and Computer Hardware
  • Computer Networking
  • Defense
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive

Typical Job Titles

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Research Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Applications Engineer
  • Scientist
  • Controls Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Reliability Engineer

Curriculum

Electrical engineering (communications focus area), MS degree, typical course sequence

First Year

  • EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis
  • EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise
  • EEEE-692 Communication Networks
  • EEEE-693 Digital Data Communication
  • EEEE-794 Information Theory
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar
  • EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math

Second Year

  • EEEE-797 Wireless Communication
  • EEEE-790 MS Thesis
  • EEEE-795Graduate Seminar
  • Graduate Elective

Electrical engineering (control systems focus area), MS degree, typical course sequence

First Year

  • EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis
  • EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise
  • EEEE-669 Fuzzy Logic and Applications
  • EEEE-661 Modern Control
  • EEEE-765 Optimal Control
  • EEEE-766 Multivariable Modeling
  • EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar

Second Year

  • EEEE-790 MS Thesis
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar
  • Elective

Electrical engineering (digital systems focus area), MS degree, typical course sequence

First Year

  • EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis
  • EEEE-620 Design of Digital Systems
  • EEEE-720 Advanced Topics in Digital Systems Design
  • EEEE-621 Design of Computer Systems
  • EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math
  • EEEE-721 Advanced Topics in Computer Systems Design
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar

Second Year

  • EEEE-790 MS Thesis
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar
  • Electives

Electrical engineering (electromagnetics/microwaves focus area), MS degree, typical course sequence

First Year

  • EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis
  • EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise
  • EEEE-629 Antenna Theory and Design
  • EEEE-617 Microwave Circuit Design
  • EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math
  • EEEE-710 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
  • EEEE-692 Communication Networks
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar

Second Year

  • EEEE-718 Design and Characterization of Microwave Systems
  • EEEE-790 MS Thesis
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar

Electrical engineering (integrated electronics focus area), MS degree, typical course sequence

First Year

  • EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis
  • EEEE-610 Analog Electronics
  • EEEE-711 Advanced Carrier-Injection Devices
  • EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math
  • EEEE-712 Advanced Field Effect Devices
  • EEEE-713 Solid-State Physics
  • EEEE-726 Mixed Signal IC Design
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar

Second Year

  • EEEE-790 MS Thesis
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar
  • Elective

Electrical engineering (MEMS focus area), MS degree, typical course sequence

First Year

  • EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis
  • EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise
  • EEEE-689 Fundamentals of MEMS
  • EEEE-661 Modern Control Theory
  • MCEE-770 Microelectromechanical Systems
  • EEEE-787 MEMS Evaluation
  • EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar

Second Year

  • MCEE-601 Microelectronic Fabrication
  • EEEE-790 MS Thesis
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar

Electrical engineering (robotics focus area), MS degree, typical course sequence

First Year

  • EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis
  • EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise
  • EEEE-685 Principle of Robotics
  • EEEE-636 Biorobotic/Cybernetics
  • EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math
  • EEEE-647 Artificial Intelligence
  • EEEE-661 Modern Control Theory
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar

Second Year

  • EEEE-784 Advanced Robotics
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar
  • EEEE-790 MS Thesis

Electrical engineering (signal and image processing focus area), MS degree, typical course sequence

First Year

  • EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis
  • EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise
  • EEEE-678 Digital Signal Processing
  • EEEE-779 Digital Image Processing
  • EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math
  • EEEE-768 Adaptive Signal Processing
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar

Second Year

  • EEEE-780 Digital Video Processing
  • EEEE-790 MS Thesis
  • EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar
  • Elective

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in electrical engineering, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a graduate application.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college in engineering or a related field.
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • Submit scores from the GRE.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals well qualified to judge the candidate’s ability for graduate study.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE. A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. The English language test score requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions.
  • Candidates with a bachelor of science degree in fields outside of electrical engineering may be considered for admission, however, they may be required to complete bridge courses to ensure they are adequately prepared for graduate studies in electrical engineering.
Last updated May 2020

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