2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2019  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, M.S.


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Students with an adequate background in electrical engineering will complete 36 graduate credits beyond the baccalaureate degree to earn the master of science degree in electrical engineering. Students with an inadequate background may need to complete up to two additional preparatory courses. Students are placed in preparatory courses on the basis of placement tests.

The M.S. in electrical engineering is structured in two options: electrical engineering and computer engineering. Candidates must complete the specific requirements for the degree/option selected. Students may be required to take additional courses if, in the advisor’s opinion, their background is not appropriate for the curriculum or option selected.

Option I: Electrical Engineering


This option is for students who wish to focus their study in communication systems, control systems, digital signal processing, digital image processing, or optical sensors. In addition to the four required courses, eight electives are chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor or program coordinator.

Required Courses


The required courses stress understanding of the mathematics and modeling techniques of electrical engineering systems. A student must take the following courses to complete the graduate course requirement:

  • One mathematics course *

Note(s):


*Chosen in consultation with the program coordinator. M 611 - Matrix Theory and its Applications  is strongly recommended. Students may not take M 610  or M 616 for credit in this degree option.

Concentration Courses


In addition to the required graduate courses a student must select an area of concentration and complete at least four courses (12 credits) listed in the chosen concentration area.

Note(s):

With the approval of the program coordinator or academic advisor, two of the electives may be taken in other disciplines of mathematics, engineering, physics, or computer science. Other EE courses may be taken as electives with the approval of the program coordinator or academic advisor.

Option II: Computer Engineering


The M.S. in electrical engineering with a computer engineering option is designed to serve those students who wish to obtain advanced knowledge in the applications of electrical engineering principles to the design of computer-based systems. Electrical engineers with B.S.E.E. degrees find an increasing amount of their professional activity devoted to projects related to computer engineering. Almost any system or instrument now contains an embedded computer along with its own operating system and software which, in many cases, are written and maintained by electrical engineers. This option seeks to help these engineers by offering more graduate work in the computer engineering area under the M.S.E.E. degree program.

Electives


  • Four electives (12 credits) from ECE or CS Department

These courses may be replaced by other courses


These courses may be replaced by other courses if a student can demonstrate equivalent knowledge of the subject. Students who elect to write a thesis will register for EE 697 - Thesis I  and EE 698 - Thesis II  in lieu of EE 690  and one of the elective courses in the program.

Electives must be approved by the program coordinator or the academic advisor. Electives may be taken from other departments with the approval of the program coordinator or the academic advisor. CS 610  or any other introductory course in C programming cannot be used as an elective. Students with deficiency in this area must take CS 610  in addition to the regular course work for the computer engineering option in the M.S.E.E. program.

Note(s):

With the approval of the program coordinator or academic advisor, two of the elective courses may be taken in other disciplines of mathematics, engineering, physics, or computer science. Other EE courses may be taken as elective courses with the approval of the program coordinator or academic advisor.

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