College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering
About the Major
The master of engineering in electrical and computer engineering program emphasizes applied design and stresses the development of oral, visual, and written communication skills in these engineering areas to enable individuals to advance in their careers. The program offers fundamental as well as design-oriented specialty coursework, applied mathematics, and engineering management. See your potential in this hands-on program that allows you to develop advanced skills in your area of expertise. Work with electrical and computer engineering design, system operation, and management through coursework and optional independent study.
Degree Requirements and Options
The following courses and requirements are recommended for those pursuing the master of engineering in electrical and computer engineering program.
For more information, and to see a complete list of degree requirements, visit the Course Catalog.
- M 515 | Methods of Applied Mathematics I
- EM 601 | Engineering Program Management
- Core Courses (21 credits, see Course Catalog for more information)
A professional elective may be selected from the following categories:
- Any other ECE graduate course listed above under core courses
- Graduate Project in Electrical Engineering
- M 517 | Applied Engineering Statistics
- An additional graduate management course
- An approved engineering graduate course in another department
Students may concentrate their studies by selecting appropriate courses in:
- electrical power
- communications and/or signal processing
- embedded applications
- modeling and simulation
E2M is a unique, three-way partnership between the Barney School of Business and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, and extending to third party-business and industry in Greater Hartford. Coursework includes applied projects, such as formulating marketing and business plans for area companies. The Engineering Applications Center assists local businesses and industries in applying new techniques, and you will become involved through application projects, symposia, and forums. You may complete either program and receive your degree immediately, without waiting to complete both.
This partnership between the Barney School of Business and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) provides a broader focus for engineers moving into management and leadership tracks. The program requires a total of 60 credits – that’s 6 fewer credits than if you pursued the degrees separately. Students can earn both a Master of Engineering (MEng) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) within the framework of Excellence in Engineering and Management (E2M) Program.
Electrical and computer engineering graduate students focus their studies in the following areas:
- Computer Systems
- Communications/Signal Processing
- Automation and Controls
- Electric Power
- Power Electronics
- System Simulation
- Network/Cyber-Physical Security
- Embedded Applications
Be prepared to solve more sophisticated design problems that will help you advance in your engineering career. Work with faculty with strong expertise offering courses in VHDL, embedded microprocessors, and cyber-physical security. Small class sizes promote interaction with the faculty and keep you up to date with the most recent technology. This is combined with research projects for you to become an expert in your chosen field.
Below is a list of research thesis topics and projects students in the graduate electrical and computer engineering programs have completed.
- Real-time control analysis of a 3D self-balancing inverted pendulum and cart system for stability in the event of a sensor failure
- Human-robot synchronization using electromyography (EMG) signal
- Kinematic analysis and motion control of miniature humanoids
- Miniature humanoid robot material handling and task execution
- Life-size humanoid robot driving off-the-shelf vehicles
- Cost-effective CAD for robust design of integrated circuits using artificial neural networks
- Multi-target tracking: Recent advances and development
- Design of a single-phase power inverter with better internal power control capability
- Development of a six-layer printed circuit board for an 8-bit microprocessor with advanced software tools
Work within several well-equipped laboratories including:
- Hands-on Robotics Laboratory headed by talented faculty and equipped with Baxter, the learner friendly industrial robot, and multiple humanoid robots, all of which are actively used in student projects
- Networking Laboratory equipped with Cisco devices and faculty certified by the Cisco Networking Academy
- State-of-the-art Power Laboratory equipped with Lucas-Nuelle electric machines, power electronics, and renewable energy training systems
- Growing Automation and Controls Laboratory equipped with Epson robots and IO-Link technology
- Brand-new space for Cybersecurity Laboratory and Internet-of-Things Laboratory to be completed in the fall of 2022
Interested in enrolling in the Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering program under the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA)? Here is what you need to submit your application.