Master of Science - Electrical Engineering

The M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Thesis or Non-Thesis Option) requires 30 credit hours. Requirements for the thesis M.S. are 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis research. The non-thesis option requires 30 hours of coursework. A maximum of 6 Independent Study course units can be used to fulfill degree requirements.

There are three tracks in Electrical Engineering: (1) Antennas and Wireless Communications (AWC), (2) Energy Systems and Power Electronics (EPSE), and (3) Information and Systems Sciences (ISS). Students are encouraged to decide between tracks before pursuing an advanced degree. Students are also encouraged to speak to their Advisor and/or a member of the EE faculty before registering for classes and to select a permanent Advisor as soon as possible.

Course requirements

The following set of courses is required of all students.

Core classes

EE CORE: EE Core Courses (AWC track) 12.0
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (ESPE track)  6.0
EE CORE: EE Core Courses (ISS track) 12.0

EE Technical Electives (must be approved by thesis committee or advisor)

EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (AWC track) 12.0
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (ESPE track) 18.0
EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (ISS track) 12.0

Lists of courses within these categories can be found below.

Course requirements by degree option (thesis vs non-thesis)

Elective Credits

In addition to the course requirements listed above, students pursuing an non-thesis degree must take the following:

EE Elective - must be taught by an approved faculty member in EE 6.0

Research Credits

In addition to the course requirements listed above, students pursuing an M.S. thesis must take the following:

EENG707 GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION 6.0

M.S. Thesis Defense. At the conclusion of the M.S. (Thesis Option), the student will be required to make a formal presentation and defense of her/his thesis research.

Electrical Engineering Courses

Required Core: Antennas and Wireless Communications

All students must take the 3 following courses (scheduled to be approved by Graduate Council for the 2014-15 or 2015-16 academic year):

EENG-525Antennas
EENG-5X1Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics
EENG-5X2Computational Electromagnetics

and choose at least one of the following:

EENG-513Wireless Communication Systems
EENG-515Mathematical Methods for Signals and Systems
EENG-535RF & Microwave Engineering
EENG-5X4Radar Systems

Required Core: Energy Systems and Power Electronics Track

Choose at least 2 of the following:

EENG-570Advanced High Power Electronics
EENG-580Power Distribution Systems Engineering
EENG-581Power System Operations and Management

Required Core: Information and Systems Sciences

All students must take

EENG-515Mathematical Methods for Signals and Systems

and choose at least 3 of the following:

EENG-509Sparse Signal Processing
EENG-510Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing
EENG-517Theory and Design of Advanced Control Systems
EENG-519Estimation Theory and Kalman Filtering
MATH-534Mathematical Statistics I
MEGN-544Robot Mechanics: Kinematics, Dymamics and Control

Other EE Courses:

EENG-512Computer Vision
EENG-513Wireless Communication Systems
EENG-535RF & Microwave Engineering
EENG-589Design and Control of Wind Energy System
EENG-617Intelligent Control Systems
EENG-618Nonlinear and Adaptive Control
EENG-683Computer Methods in Electric Power Systems
MEGN-540Mechatronics
MEGN-545Advanced Robot Control

Course descriptions of both graduate level courses and senior level courses are available for you to review.

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