Electrical Engineering - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

M.S.E.E. Degree Options

The Program Educational Objectives for the Master of Science Program in Electrical Engineering are:

  1. That graduates successfully apply advanced skills and techniques in one or more areas of emphasis.
  2. That graduates obtain relevant, productive employment with the private sector or in government and/or pursue additional advanced degrees.

Two options exist for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. The requirements for each option are listed below:

  1. Thesis: 24 credits of course work plus 6 credits of E E 599 Master's Thesis plus oral exam
  2. Technical Report: 27 credits of course work plus 3 credits of E E 598 Master's Technical Report plus oral exam

Thesis Option:

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Thesis Option requires:

  1. 24 credits of course work plus 6 credits of E E 599 Master's Thesis plus oral exam
  2. Two graduate core courses and a third breadth elective (or third core course) from three different areas of emphasis
  3. One semester of research seminars (E E 501 Research Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1 credit)

Note that credits of E E 590 Selected Topics are limited to a total of 9, of which at most 6 may be credits for courses that don’t appear as regular classes in the printed schedule. In addition, each area of emphasis may have additional requirements for students in those areas. Other limitations and requirements that apply to all master’s degrees are described elsewhere in this catalog.

Technical Report Option:

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Technical Report Option requires:

  1. 27 credits of course work plus 3 credits of E E 598 Master's Technical Report plus oral exam
  2. Two graduate core courses and a third breadth elective (or third core course) from three different areas of emphasis
  3. One semester of research seminars (E E 501 Research Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1 credit)

Note that credits of E E 590 Selected Topics are limited to a total of 9, of which at most 6 may be credits for courses that don’t appear as regular classes in the printed schedule. In addition, each area of emphasis may have additional requirements for students in those areas. Other limitations and requirements that apply to all master’s degrees are described elsewhere in this catalog.

Graduate Core Courses and Breadth Electives

The MSEE program requires students to take two graduate core courses from two different areas of emphasis. In addition, either a third graduate core course OR one graduate breadth elective must be taken from a third area of emphasis. If a student wishes to pursue a Ph.D., the third class should come from the core class list as preparation for the Ph.D. qualifying exam. The graduate core courses, specialty areas and credits are listed below for the Graduate Core Courses and the Graduate Breadth Electives.

Graduate Core Courses

Prefix Title Credits
Graduate Core Courses (choose 2 to 3) from different areas6-9
Electromagnetics
Electromagnetic Theory I3
Microelectronics/VLSI
Analog VLSI Design3
Photonics
Fundamentals of Photonics4
Lasers and Applications
Electric Energy Systems
Power Systems III3
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Signal Processing II3
Computer Engineering
Advanced Computer Architecture I3
Communications
Random Signal Analysis3
Total Credits6-9

Graduate Breadth Electives

Prefix Title Credits
Graduate Breadth Electives (choose 0 to 1) 10-3
Microelectronics/VLSI
ASIC Design3
Electric Energy Systems
Power Electronics3
Electromagnetics
Antennas and Radiation4
Digital Signal Processing
Telemetering Systems3
Communications
Digital Communication Systems I3

Included Prefixes

Graduate course work credits from the following prefixes are permitted for the MSEE degree.  If a graduate course outside this list of prefixes logically fits into the MSEE program, see your graduate advisor about requesting an exception.

Prefix Title Credits
College of Agriculture/Consumer/Environmental Sciences
AEEC
E S
GENE
College of Arts and Sciences
ASTR
BCHE
BIOL
C S
CHEM
GEOL
GPHY
LING
MATH
MOLB
PHYS
STAT
College of Business
ECON
MGT
College of Engineering
A E
A EN
CHME
E E
ENVE
I E
M E
SUR

Excluded Courses

Credits from the following courses do not count toward an MEEE degree:

Prefix Title Credits
C S 450C Programming3
C S 451C++ Programming3
C S 452Java Programming3
C S 453Python Programming I3
C S 455Internet Programming I3
C S 458R Programming I3
C S 460Computer Science I Transition3
C S 462Object Oriented Programming Transition3
C S 463Introduction to Data Structures Transition3
C S 464Machine Programming and Organization Transition3
C S 465Discrete Math for Computer Science Transition3
C S 466Compilers and Automata Transition3
C S 468Software Development Transition3
C S 469Data Structure and Algorithms Transition3
E E 490Selected Topics1-3