Master in Electrical Engineering

Dr.Muhieddin Amer, Department Chair


Program overview

The graduate program in electrical engineering combines theoretical fundamentals as well as practical aspects in this dynamic field, and educates students in the practices, methodologies, and techniques. The focus areas are communications and control systems. Students employed full-time in industry can register for two courses or six credits each semester. It is possible for a student to obtain the MS degree in two academic years (or four academic semesters) by taking courses in early evening only.
The master of science (MS) degree in electrical engineering is awarded upon successful completion of an approved program of study, including courses in such areas as engineering mathematics, communications, and control.
Students have the option to graduate on either thesis, graduate paper, or comprehensive exam option. RIT Dubai offers the program in its entirety in Dubai, but students have the option of studying at or transferring to the main campus in Rochester, New York, subject to achieving additional respective requirements and approvals.
Part-Time Option: Since all courses are offered during the evening from 6 - 9 pm, the master's program can be pursued without interruption of the student's existing employment commitments.

Possible Career Options

With a shortage of electrical engineering talent in the job market, demands for RIT Dubai graduates remains at an all-time high. RIT’s highly regarded electrical engineering program uniquely combines the rigor of theory with hands-on applications and laboratory experiments in order to provide in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.


*Electives can also be chosen from any of the focus area courses. Electives from other departments can be taken with Department approval. Communications courses for students focusing in control and control courses for students focusing in communications count also as electives.
Graduation requirements
Students must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Under certain circumstances, a student chooses or may be required to complete more than the minimum number of credits.

Nikhil Karande

MS in Electrical Engineering
"RIT Dubai has provided me a perfect blend of organized and structured coursework for electrical engineering with focus on communication. Along with quality professors, I’m honored to be associated with the brand name RIT which is recognized worldwide."


Effective fall 2013, RIT will move from the current quarter system to a semester-based academic calendar. These materials and resources are designed to ensure that students who are on track will graduate on time. Students are encouraged to talk to their academic advisers if they have any concerns or questions regarding their courses and progress.