The M.S. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting edge research experience in one of electrical engineering, or computer engineering, or in electrical and computer engineering crossing the boundary of both disciplines. The focus of this program is excellence in research. Graduates of the program can join industry or continue their research careers in one of Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Ph.D. in Computer Engineering programs.
Applicants must have B.S. or B.A. degrees preferably in engineering or in sciences relevant to the particular degree program. In addition to course work, students are engaged in thesis research or projects. Every student is supervised by an advisor. The M.S. Program with Thesis option requires that the students successfully complete a minimum of 21 credits (or 7 courses) beyond a Bachelor’s degree. The students are required to enroll in the M.S. Thesis course. At the completion of the M.S. Thesis, the students have to submit a thesis and pass an oral defense to complete the degree requirements. The M.S. program without Thesis option requires that the students successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits (or 10 courses) beyond a Bachelor’s degree. The non-thesis option also consists of a non-credit pass or fail M.S. Project course.
Students in the M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering program must select at least four (4) courses in one of the following three core lists: Electrical Engineering Core, Computer Engineering Core, or Electrical and Computer Engineering Core. The remaining three (3) courses can be selected from one of these lists or from other graduate courses not listed in one of these lists subject to the approval of their advisors in accordance with their research specialty. In addition, each student has to register for a seminar course, ECOE 590 Seminar. Students working towards their thesis must register for ECOE 595 M.S. Thesis, and students enrolled in non-thesis option should register for ECOE 591 Project.