Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering, M.S.E.E.


Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy this additional requirement: a B.S. degree in electrical engineering or a closely related discipline.

Degree Requirements


In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering degree requirements for an M.S. degree, candidates are required to satisfy additional requirements. The plan of study involves these requirements:

Articulation Courses


Articulation courses, if necessary, are used to prepare a student for graduate study in electrical engineering (to bring the student’s knowledge to the required level). Students must complete any required articulation courses with a GPA of 3.000 prior to entering the program.

Required Courses


Of the 10 courses (30 credits) required for an MSEE degree, candidates take a minimum of 8 ECE graduate courses with at least one 8000 level course. The remaining two courses may be taken from outside the ECE department, subject to the conditions noted:

  1. An M.S. thesis can be used in place of 6 hours of ECE courses, including 8000 level courses
  2. Any revision must be approved by the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Director of the Graduate Division.
  3. Non-ECE courses are restricted to Biology, Business, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, ECE Telecommunications (with the exception of EETS 7301  and EETS 7302 ), Engineering Management and Information Sciences, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Statistics.

Optional Master’s Thesis


An M.S. thesis can be used in place of 6 hours of ECE courses, including 8000 level courses, provided the four course track requirement is met.

Degree Plan of Study


The student should file a degree plan of study with the help of their adviser as soon as possible after admission, but no later than the end of the second term after matriculation. Courses not listed on the degree plan of study should not be taken without the approval of the adviser. Any revision or alteration of the degree plan must be approved by the student’s adviser, the Department Chair, and the Director of the Graduate Division.