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College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The master of science in electrical and computer engineering program emphasizes research-oriented courses for you to gain new skills and knowledge to meet today's industry demands and advance your career.

Quick Facts
  • 30 credits

  • Part-Time or Full-Time

  • Rolling Admission

  • Fall and Spring Semester Start

  • Course Catalog

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About the Major

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The master of science in electrical and computer engineering program is a research-oriented program that focuses on the advancement of the fundamental body of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering while also fostering the development of skills in design and analysis. This program lets you study an area of interest as part of a graduate thesis. Work towards solving a contemporary problem and become a technical expert. This program is also ideal for those who endeavor to eventually pursue their doctoral degree in an area within engineering. You will be ready to conduct research more analytically and purposefully in the industry and in academia.

Degree Requirements

The following courses and requirements are recommended for those pursuing the master of science in electrical and computer engineering program. See more in the course catalog.

Core Classes

  • M 515 | Methods of Applied Mathematics I or M 517 | Applied Engineering Statistics
  • ECE 615 | Graduate Thesis in Engineering
  • Electives (see Course Catalog for more information)

Additional Requirements

Enrolled students may submit a proposal for admittance to the master of science degree program. Contact Laurie Granstrand, Manager of Graduate Programs, for more information.

Program Highlights

Design Your Ideal 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
  • Robotics
  • 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.

Research Thesis Topics and Projects

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

Unique Specialties

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

Admission Requirements

Interested in enrolling in the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program under the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA)? Here is what you need to submit your application.

Our Faculty

Akram Abu-aisheh
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Alaa Al Ghazo
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Hisham Alnajjar
Dean
Engineering Applications Center
Administration
Dean's Office for CETA

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Timothy Britt
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Michael deAlmeida
Applied Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Thomas Eppes
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Krista M. Hill
Program Director, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering; Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Wallace Kirschner
Adjunct Faculty
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Patricia Mellodge
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Kevin McGivern
Visiting Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Saeid Moslehpour
Director of Graduate Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ladimer Nagurney
Adjunct Faculty; PE
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Bruce Plumley
Visiting Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Johanna Raphael
Interim Program Director, Electromechanical Engineering Technology; Applied Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Brian Romano
Adjunct Faculty
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Hemchandra Shertukde
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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David Shuman
Program Director, Audio Engineering Technology; Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Kiwon Sohn
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ying Yu
Department Chair; Program Director, Computer & Electronic Engineering Technology; Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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