M.S. Degree Requirements

  • A minimum of ten graduate courses and an MS graduate project in electrical engineering are required. Each student’s program should include at least seven electrical engineering courses and up to three electives. Each student should, in conference with the graduate advisor, plan a complete graduate program prior to taking any courses for graduate credit. Students with less background may need to take more than ten courses.
  • Electives should normally be chosen from graduate level courses in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, MBA or business of energy programs. The advisor must approve every course taken for graduate credit. A thesis could be considered as one or two technical electives.
  • All candidates not completing a thesis or independent study are required to participate in the MS graduate project in electrical engineering. This is a non-credit, no-fee project that serves as the culminating experience of the electrical engineering MS degree.
  • The electrical engineering courses fall into the following general categories (the catalog contains helpful course descriptions):
    • power/energy conversion
    • power systems
    • controls
    • energy
    • communications and signal processing
    • data communications and networks
    • computer hardware
    • software engineering
    • biomedical engineering
    • biometrics
    • cybersecurity
    • special interest areas

M.E. Degree Requirements

  • 30 credit hours
  • 21 credit hours of graduate coursework (500-600 level courses)
  • A major or portion (at least 12 credits) of the course work will be in the ECE department
  • 1 credit hour of project work
  • 2 credit hours of seminar
  • 2 semesters in residence
  • all work must be completed in 5 calendar years
  • an average of B or better for all graduate coursework applied toward the ME degree is required for graduation.
  • a maximum of 10 credit hours of transfer graduate credit may be awarded.
  • prepare a written report documenting project work. This report must be approved by your advisor, and submitted to the ECE Department as part of the graduation requirements. The advisor’s approval certifies that the project work has been completed successfully as appropriate for the number of project credits in the program of study.
  • for projects completed at the beginning of a new semester, the final approval of the project and completion forms must be received in the Graduate School no later than the second week of classes (last day to register) or you must register and pay tuition for one credit hour of thesis.

Example Courses and Concentrations

  • Digital Design
  • Linear Control Systems
  • Electronic Power Conversion
  • Modeling & Control of Energy Conversion
  • Introduction to Antenna Theory
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Digital Circuits
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Stochastic Processes in Engineering
  • Introduction to Biometrics
  • Detection and Estimation Theory
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Cloud Systems and Networks

The MS program requires a thesis to be completed. The ME program is capstone project-based.