Engineering (MS) Electrical Engineering
Summary(Thesis track: 32 cr; Design Project track: 32 cr; Alternate Plan Paper track: 34 cr)The Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology Department offers programs leading to a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS-EE). The MS-EE allows students to complete advanced study in various areas of electrical engineering. Students are able to complete the degree with a thesis, design project or alternate plan paper. The program prepares students for various industry positions requiring or benefiting from additional competency in various areas of electrical engineering and can also provide a postgraduate degree suitable for those interested in pursuing a doctoral program in engineering.The program is designed to serve the following: those engineers in business and industry who want to continue their formal engineering education at the postgraduate level; new engineering graduates who want to increase their depth of knowledge and develop an area of specialization; those graduates from other related science and engineering disciplines who want to broaden their backgrounds by pursuing engineering studies at the graduate level.Students in this program are allowed flexibility in the design of their own program of study by choosing courses from Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Modeling and Simulation, Statistics, Chemistry and Computer Science. Courses from other programs may be utilized toward the degree if approved by the student's graduate committee and advisor.
Master of Science
Choose 26 - 33 Credit(s). Choose courses in consultation with an advisor.
Capstone CourseTo satisfy the various needs of our students and industry, the program has three Engineering capstone options available:
Thesis Option - 32-credit program with 3-6 credits devoted to thesis research. The option is ideal for students wanting to gain more research exposure.
Alternate Plan Paper - 34 credits with 1-2 credits devoted to the preparation of an alternate plan paper. The option is ideal for students intending to enter or return to the engineering workforce.
Design Option - 32-credit program with 3-6 credit devoted to a formal design project. The design project is comparable in scope to a research thesis. The option is ideal for students who have been or are currently in the engineering workforce.