2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, M.S.

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The Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) is designed to provide students and practicing engineers alike with a background in analysis, design, development, or research on electrical or computer engineering in a variety of technical areas. It enables students to expand and deepen their knowledge beyond the baccalaureate degree and gives them the ability to adapt to ever-changing technological developments. Students with adequate background in electrical or digital and computer systems can complete the MSEE degree by successfully completing a minimum of 30 credits of course and project work.

Unique Features

  • Areas of research and study at the graduate level include communications, digital signal processing, embedded systems, computer networks, nanotechnology, smart grid and power systems.
  • Financial support is available through tuition assistance, teaching, or research assistantships. Financial support is offered to those students who, in the estimation of the department faculty, hold the greatest promise of success.
  • The MSEE program is open to both part- and full-time students.

Admission Policy

Each applicant will be evaluated based on the academic performance and the promise of success in the program. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or better in a baccalaureate program in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related discipline from an ABET accredited program or equivalent will have the highest chance of being accepted into the program.  The MSEE program at the University of New Haven strives to ensure that all incoming students are aligned appropriately with the mission of the program and prepared for successful completion of graduate level coursework. To effectively assess academic ability, graduates from American universities are encouraged and international applicants are required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) to be considered for admission and scholarships.

Applicants with strong academic or professional experience but without adequate background in some areas may be asked to complete additional courses beyond the 30 credits from electrical engineering or other disciplines.  Courses numbered as 55xx in electrical engineering and mathematics do not count toward the 30-credit requirement for graduation.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete one of the following three options to complete the MSEE degree:

  1. Thesis Option: Complete 24 credits of course work (8 courses) plus 6 credits of thesis (ELEC 6697 Thesis I and ELEC 6698 Thesis II). For this option, a student conducts research under the supervision of a faculty member. A student can register in Thesis I only after the approval of the proposal for the thesis by the graduate coordinator or academic advisor and other approvals as needed.
  2. Research Project Option: Complete 27 credits of course work (9 courses) and the Research Project (ELEC 6690). For this option, a student works with a faculty member on a research project.  A student can register in this course only after the approval of the proposal for the project by the graduate coordinator or academic advisor.
  3. Course option: Complete 30 credits of course work. At least one of the courses must be a designated project course.

Thesis Committee (for thesis option only): 

Students pursuing the thesis option must work closely with their thesis advisor in preparation of the Master's thesis. A thesis proposal must receive the approval of the thesis advisor, program coordinator, department chair, and the dean of the college of engineering before a student is permitted to register for thesis course(s). A thesis committee consisting of 3 faculty members from the student's major program area must be formed well in advance of the defense of the thesis.

Required Courses (6 credits)

The following two courses are mandatory for all MSEE students:

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