2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, M.S.


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Coordinator: Ali Golbazi, Ph.D.

STEM Designation: This program is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-designated by the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please see https://www.newhaven.edu/admissions/stem-designated-programs.php

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) is designed to provide students and practicing engineers alike with a background for 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 M.S.E.E. 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:

  • Autonomy and robotics,
  • Applications of artificial intelligence and Machine learning in Electrical Engineering,
  • Control systems and robotics,
  • Smart grid and power systems.
  • Communications/ digital signal processing,
  • Embedded systems,
  • Computer networks,
  • Nanotechnology

The ECE faculty research page can be accessed here.

  • Financial support is available through tuition assistance, teaching, or research assistantships. Financial support is offered to those students who 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.  A minimum of 30 credits (10 courses) are required for applicants with strong preparation in their bachelor’s degree. The M.S.E.E. 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. 

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 with gaps in some areas may be asked to complete additional courses beyond the 30 credits from electrical engineering or other disciplines.  Courses may include the following: 

  • ELEC 5501 - Digital Systems
  • ELEC 6602 - Embedded Systems
  • ELEC 6603 - Discrete and Continuous Systems I
  • ELEC 6645 - Introduction to Communication Systems
  • CSCI 6604 - Introduction to Programming/C
  • CSCI 6610 - Intermediate Programming/C

Transfer Credit

The transfer of graduate credit from other institutions may be permitted with the approval of the program coordinator and subject to Graduate School policy on transfer credit detailed elsewhere in this catalog.

Financial Support

Financial support is available through teaching or research assistantships. Financial support is offered to those students who, in the estimation of the Department faculty, hold greatest promise of being successful graduate students.

Degree Requirements


Project or Thesis Requirement

Students must satisfy either a project or thesis requirement for the M.S.E.E. This requirement can be met by one of three methods:

  • Complete a designated project course specified in the program (see Designated Project Courses below.)
  • Complete ELEC 6690 Research Project. For this option, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better is required after completion of 18 credits of course work applicable toward the degree.
  • Complete 6 credits of thesis, ELEC 6697 Thesis I and ELEC 6698, Thesis II. For this option, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better is required after completion of 18 credits of course work applicable toward the degree.

Required Courses (6 credits)


The following courses are mandatory for all MSEE students:

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