MSE in Electrical Engineering

The electrical engineering program includes specialization to suit the desired needs of students. From these specializations students choose majors and minors for both degree programs. A student may also choose a minor from computer engineering or other engineering areas based on the advice of a faculty member in the ECE department. These specializations are:

  • Communications
  • Radar
  • Control Theory
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electromagnetics, Plasma
  • Electronics, VLSI
  • Opto-electronics
  • Optics and Photonics

Foundation Courses

Students with a BS degree in electrical engineering from an ABET accredited program may be admitted according to the Graduate School admission guidelines. Students with a BS in other engineering programs or in other physical sciences may be admitted pending the completion of courses (demonstrated knowledge from other sources), which demonstrate certain minimal proficiencies in electrical engineering subject matter:

·         EE 202 : Introduction to Digital Logic Design

·         EE 203 : Digital Logic Design Laboratory

·         EE 213 : Electrical Circuits I

·         EE 307 : Electricity and Magnetism

·         EE 315 : Introduction to Electronic Design

·         EE 316 : Electronic Circuits and Electronics Design Laboratory

·         EE 382 : Analytical Methods of Continuous Time Systems

·         EE 383 : Analytical Methods of Multivariable and Discrete Time Systems

·         EE 384 : DSP Laboratory

·         EE 385 : Random Signals and Noise

Coursework requirements for MSE Degree Programs in Computer Engineering

In addition to the department requirements for the MSE degree, the MSE degree in Electrical Engineering has the following requirements for (I) EE major, (II) math minor, (III) engineering area of specialization minor, and (IV) thesis (Plan I students) or supporting courses (Plan II students). All selected courses for the program of study must be approved by the student’s supervisory committee.

I. EE Major

Students must take 12 hours of related courses in an EE subject area.

II. Math Minor

Students must complete an approved 2-course sequence from the following list..

  • EE 629 and EE 630 : Analytical and Computational Methods in Electrical Engineering I & II
  • MAE 692 and MAE 693 : Graduate Engineering Analysis I & II
  • PH 607 and PH 609 : Mathematical Methods I & II
  • Two 500 or 600 level mathematics courses (approved by advisor)

III. Engineering Minor

Students must take 2 courses from engineering or computer science. At least one of those courses should be at the 600 level. The selected courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.

IV. Thesis or Supporting Courses

For Plan I, the student must complete a thesis.

As a part of completing a thesis, students must register for at least 6 hours of EE 699: Master’s Thesis


For Plan II, Student must select 4 additional supporting courses, including the ECE capstone course EE 693. At least 2 of these 4 courses must be at 600-level or above. Students may complete EE 612: Projects in Electrical Engineering as one of the courses. All courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.

Note: Unless taken as part of the JUMP program any course taken during an undergraduate program and applied to the undergraduate degree cannot be used for a graduate degree program.