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Electrical Engineering MS

Program overview

The master of science degree in electrical engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with electrical engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. Students may choose among the following six options: communication, control, digital systems, integrated electronics, MEMs, or signal and image processing.

All students are expected to attend the Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar for every semester they are on campus. The MS degree is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours, including a 6 credit hour thesis. Students have the option of doing a 3 credit hour graduate paper in place of the thesis. In this case an additional course is required.

Curriculum

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

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-603 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 3
EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise 3
EEEE-692 Communication Networks 3
EEEE-693 Digital Data Communication 3
EEEE-794 Information Theory 3
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
EEEE-797 Wireless Communication 3
Second Year
  Electives 6
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-603 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 3
EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise 3
EEEE-669 Fuzzy Logic and Applications 3
EEEE-661 Modern Control 3
EEEE-765 Optimal Control 3
EEEE-766 Multivariable Modeling 3
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
Second Year
  Electives 6
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-603 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 3
EEEE-620 Design of Digital Systems 3
EEEE-720 Advanced Topics in Digital System Design 3
EEEE-621 Design of Computer Systems 3
EEEE-721 Advanced Topics in Computer System Design 3
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
  Elective 3
Second Year
  Electives 6
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-603 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 3
EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise 3
EEEE-689 Fundamentals of MEMs 3
EEEE-661 Modern Control Theory 3
MCEE-770 Microelectromechanical Systems 3
EEEE-787 MEMs Evaluation 3
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
Second Year
EEEE-718 Design and Characterization of Microwave Systems 3
  Elective 3
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-603 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 3
EEEE-610 Analog Electronics 3
EEEE-711 Advanced Carrier-Injection Devices 3
EEEE-712 Advanced Field-Effect Devices 3
EEEE-713 Solid-State Physics 3
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
  Elective 3
Second Year
EEEE-726 Mixed-Signal IC Design 3
  Elective 3
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-603 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 3
EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise 3
EEEE-678 Digital Signal Processing 3
EEEE-779 Image Processing 3
EEEE-670 Pattern Recognition 3
EEEE-780 Digital Video Processing 3
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
Second Year
  Electives 6
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

Admission requirements

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

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in an engineering or a related field,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) from all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher,
  • Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE),
  • Submit two letters of reference from individuals well qualified to judge the candidate's ability for graduate study, and
  • Complete a graduate application.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

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.

Additional information

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.


Career Outcomes

Job Titles

Control systems engineer, design engineer, product development engineer, software engineer, systems test engineer

Functions

Design/development, project/product, sales/applications, software, test

Recent Employers

Compaq Computer Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Harris Corporation, IBM Corporation, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, NORTEL


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