Electrical Engineering - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Requirements and Options for M.S.E.E. Degree

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.

Three 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
  3. Course Work Only: 30 credits of course work plus passing three graduate core courses (or two graduate core courses and one graduate breadth course) with a B- or better in each course. No oral exam is required for the course work only option.

Graduate Core Courses and Breadth Electives

The MSEE program requires students to participate in one semester of research seminars (E E 501 Research Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1 credit) and take two graduate core courses from two different areas of emphasis. In addition, either a third graduate core course OR one graduate breadth course 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

Graduate Core Courses
E E 515Electromagnetic Theory I3
E E 523Analog VLSI Design3
E E 528Fundamentals of Photonics4
or E E 529 Lasers and Applications
Electric Energy Systems
E E 543Power Systems III3
Digital Signal Processing
E E 545Digital Signal Processing II3
Control Systems
E E 551Control System Synthesis I3
Computer Engineering
E E 563Computer Performance Analysis I3
or E E 564 Advanced Computer Architecture I
E E 571Random Signal Analysis3
Total Credits25

Graduate Breadth Electives

Graduate Breadth Electives
E E 512ASIC Design3
Electric Energy Systems
E E 537Power Electronics3
E E 541Antennas and Radiation3
Control Systems and Digital Signal Processing
E E 555Advanced Linear Systems3
E E 581Digital Communication Systems I3

Excluded Courses

Credits from the following courses do not count toward a E E degree:

C S 450C Programming3
C S 451C++ Programming3
C S 452Java Programming3
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
COMM 485International Teaching Assistant Development3
E E 490Selected Topics1-3
SPCD 458Advanced Speaking and Listening for International Graduate Students3
SPCD 470Scholarly Writing for International Graduate Students3

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. Each area of specialization 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.