Electrical Engineering MS


Graduate Admissions Counselor

Katie Beczak
585-475-6768, kmbges@rit.edu


Department Contact

Jayanti Venkataraman, Ph.D.
585-475-2143, jnveee@rit.edu


Admission Deadlines & Requirements

Program Available Online? No
Application Deadline Rolling
Admit Term Fall/Spring
Entrance Exam GRE
Other
English Language Exams:
TOEFL (Internet) 79
IELTS 6.5
PTE Academic 58

 

Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.

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 to customize their graduate program of study: communication, control, digital systems, integrated electronics, MEMs, or signal and image processing.

Plan of study

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 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar (EEEE-795) for every semester they are on campus.

Curriculum

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

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis 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 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math 3
Second Year
EEEE-797 Wireless Communication 3
  Graduate Electives 3
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis 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-709 Advanced Engineering Math 3
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Second Year
  Electives 3
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis 3
EEEE-620 Design of Digital Systems 3
EEEE-720 Advanced Topics in Digital Systems Design 3
EEEE-621 Design of Computer Systems 3
EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math 3
EEEE-721 Advanced Topics in Computer Systems Design 3
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Second Year
  Electives 6
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis 3
EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise 3
EEEE-629 Antenna Theory and Design 3
EEEE-617 Microwave Circuit Design 3
MCEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math 3
  Elective 3
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Second Year
EEEE-718 Design and Characterization of Microwave Systems 3
EEEE-710 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory 3
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis 3
EEEE-610 Analog Electronics 3
EEEE-711 Advanced Carrier-Injection Devices 3
EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math 3
EEEE-712 Advanced Field-Effect Devices 3
EEEE-713 Solid-State Physics 3
EEEE-726 Mixed Signal IC Design 3
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Second Year
  Elective 3
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis 3
EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise 3
EEEE-678 Digital Signal Processing 3
EEEE-779 Digital Image Processing 3
EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math 3
EEEE-768 Adaptive Signal Processing 3
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Second Year
EEEE-780 Digital Video Processing 3
  Elective 3
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

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

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-707 Engineering Analysis 3
EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise 3
EEEE-685 Principle of Robotics 3
EEEE-636 Biorobotic Cybernetics 3
EEEE-709 Advanced Engineering Math 3
EEEE-784 Advanced Robotics 3
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
Second Year
EEEE-647 Artificial Intelligence Explorations 3
EEEE-661 Modern Control Theory 3
EEEE-795 Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar 0
EEEE-795 MSEE Thesis 6
Total Semester Credit Hours

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, and
  • 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.

 

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.


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