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Electrical Engineering MS

Sohail Dianat, Department Head
(585) 475-7115, sadeee@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/kgcoe/program/electrical-engineering-0

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

Course Sem. 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

Course Sem. 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

Course Sem. 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

Course Sem. 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

Course Sem. 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

Course Sem. 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.

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

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. Upon matriculation into the program, students formulate a plan of study in consultation with an adviser. All students with graduate standing are expected to attend the Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar for every quarter they are on campus. The MS degree is awarded upon the successful completion of a minimum of 45 quarter credit hours, including either a 9 quarter credit hour thesis or a 5 quarter credit hour graduate paper.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their graduate program adviser with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Electrical engineering (communication option), MS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0301-702 Random Signals and Noise 4
0301-703 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 4
0301-693 Digital Data Communication 4
0301-729 Antenna Theory and Design 4
0301-692 Communication Networks 4
0301-717 Microwave Circuit Design 4
0301-794 Information Theory 4
0301-710 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory 4
0301-802 Wireless Communication 4
0301-816 Design and Characterization of Microsystems 4
Choose one of the following:  
     Thesis 9
     Graduate Paper 5
Total Quarter Credit Hours 45-49

Electrical engineering (communication option), MS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

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
    0
 EEEE-693 Digital Data Communication 3
EEEE-794 Information Theory 3
EEEE-797 Wireless Communication 3
Second Year
  Electives 6
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

Electrical engineering (control option), MS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0301-702 Random Signals and Noise 4
0301-703 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 4
0301-615 State Space Control 4
0301-769 Fuzzy Logic and Applications 4
0301-761 Modern Control Theory 4
0301-815 Multivariable Modeling 4
0301-733 Robust Control 4
0301-765 Optimal Control 4
Choose one of the following:  
     Thesis 9
     Graduate Paper 5
Total Quarter Credit Hours  

Electrical engineering (control option), MS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-603 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 3
EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise 3
EEEE-769 Fuzzy Logic and Applications 3
EEEE-761 Modern Control 3
EEEE-765 Optimal Control Course 3
EEEE-766 Multivariable Modeling 3
Second Year
  Electives 6
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

Electrical engineering (digital systems option), MS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0301-702 Random Signals and Noise 4
0301-703 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 4
0301-650 Design of Digital Systems 8
0301-651 Physical Implementation 4
0301-732 Advanced Topics in Digital System Design 4
0301-741 Design for Testability 4
0301-810 Advanced Computer Architecture 4
Choose one of the following:  
     Thesis 9
     Graduate Paper 5
Total Quarter Credit Hours  

Electrical engineering (digital systems option), MS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

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
  Elective 3
Second Year
  Electives 6
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

Electrical engineering (electromagnetic/microwaves option), MS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
EEEE-603 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 3
EEEE-602 Random Signals and Noise 3
EEEE-629 Antenna Theory and Design 3
EEEE-617 Microwave Circuit Design 3
EEEE-710 Advanced EM Theory 3
EEEE-797 Wireless Communication 3
Second Year
EEEE-718 Design and Characterization 3
  Elective 3
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

Electrical engineering (integrated electronics option), MS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0301-702 Random Signals and Noise 4
0301-703 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 4
0301-610 Analog Electronic Design 4
0301-713 Solid State Physics 4
0301-712 Advanced Field Effect Devices 4
0301-726 Mixed Signal IC Design 4
0301-711 Advanced Carrier Injector Transistors 4
0301-730 Advanced Analog IC Design 4
Choose one of the following:  
     Thesis 9
     Graduate Paper 5
Total Quarter Credit Hours 45-49

Electrical engineering (integrated electronics option), MS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

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
  Elective 3
Second Year
EEEE-726 Mixed-Signal IC Design 3
  Elective 3
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

Electrical engineering (signal and image processing option), MS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0301-702 Random Signals and Noise 4
0301-703 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 4
0301-887 Digital Signal Processing 4
0301-768 Adaptive Signal Processing 4
0301-779 Digital Image Processing 4
0301-749 Speech and Image Compression 4
0301-770 Pattern Recognition 4
0301-803 Digital Video Processing 4
Choose one of the following:  
     Thesis 9
     Graduate Paper 5
Total Quarter Credit Hours  

Electrical engineering (signal and image processing option), MS degree, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

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-770 Pattern Recognition 3
EEEE-780 Digital Video Processing 3
Second Year
  Electives 6
EEEE-790 MSEE Thesis 6
Total Semester Credit Hours 30

Electrical engineering (robotics option), MS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0301-702 Random Signals and Noise 4
0301-703 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 4
0301-885 Principles of Robotics 4
0301-847 Artifical Intelligence Explorations 4
0301-761 Modern Control Theory 4
0301-836 Biorobotics/Cybernetics 4
0301-895 Advanced Robotics 4
Choose one of the following:  
     Thesis 9
     Graduate Paper 5
Total Quarter Credit Hours  

Electrical engineering (MEMS option), MS degree, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0301-702 Random Signals and Noise 4
0301-703 Matrix Methods in Electrical Engineering 4
0301-789 Fundamentals of MEMS 4
0301-799 Nano and Microengineering 4
0301-760 Modern Control Theory 4
0301-798 Microfluidic MEMS 4
0301-804 MEMS Evaluation 4
Choose one of the following:  
     Thesis 9
     Graduate Paper 5
Total Quarter Credit Hours  

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 non-electrical engineering fields may be considered for admission, however, they may be required to undertake bridge courses to ensure they are adequately prepared for graduate studies in electrical engineering.

Additional information

Graduation requirements

The MS degree is awarded upon the successful completion of an approved graduate program consisting of a minimum of 45 quarter credit hours with a 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.