Courses for Electrical and Computer Engineering Emphasis
Students selecting the Electrical and Computer Engineering emphasis are expected to have an undergraduate degree in Electrical or Computer engineering or a closely related field. A minimum of 33 credit must be taken for the M.S.E Electrical and Computer Engineering program.
The course requirements for the Electrical and Computer Engineering emphasis are shown in the following table.
Emphasis Area Courses (5 courses)
Students select five required emphasis-specific courses the list given below in any coherent combination. These courses are normally offered in a two-year rotation, in order to allow students to complete their M.S.E. program in the stated number of semesters or calendar years.
- EGR 518 - Radio Frequency Systems Credits: 4
- EGR 523 - Digital Signal Processing Systems Credits: 4
- EGR 526 - Integrated Circuit System Design Credits: 4
- EGR 530 - Electromechanics Credits: 4
- EGR 536 - Embedded Systems Interface Credits: 4
- EGR 543 - Electromagnetic Compatibility Credits: 3
- EGR 557 - Fundamentals of Nanotechnology Credits: 4
- EGR 558 - Introduction to Fiber Optics Credits: 4
- EGR 559 - Micro/Nanosystem Engineering Credits: 4
- EGR 577 - Hybrid Electric Battery Systems Credits: 3
- EGR 627 - Advanced FPGA Implementation Credits: 3
- EGR 643 - PCB Design and EMC Credits: 3
- EGR 653 - Digital and Adaptive Systems Credits: 3
- EGR 655 - Power Electronics Credits: 3
- EGR 657 - Photovoltaic Systems Credits: 3
- EGR 677 - Hybrid Electric Vehicles Credits: 3
- EGR 580 - Special Topics in Engineering Credits: 1 to 4
- EGR 680 - Special Topics in Engineering Credits: 1 to 4
- EGR 699 - Independent Study in Engineering Credits: 1 to 3
Elective Graduate Courses
The elective graduate courses may be chosen from any of the available graduate engineering courses, including the emphasis-specific courses, or other graduate courses from different disciplines. The graduate electives from disciplines other than Engineering must be pre-approved by the graduate program director of the School of Engineering.
Capstone Experience (3 - 6 credits)
The culminating experience route for each student must be approved by the Graduate Program Director. From among the three culminating experience routes, students normally select either the Capstone M.S.E. project route for six credits or the culminating M.S.E. thesis route for six credits. The project and thesis routes are equivalent: the master’s project is reserved for proprietary work, whereas the master’s thesis is reserved for nonproprietary work. The culminating experience requires the following courses:
Students may register for EGR 693 more than once, for a combined total of six credits. Students who need to complete their culminating project after finishing the six credits of EGR 693 must continuously register for EGR 694 - Continuation of Master’s Project Credits: 1. The credit for this course does not count towards the minimum of 33 credits of the M.S.E. program.
EGR 695 - Master’s Thesis Credits: 1 to 6; maximum of 6. Students may register for EGR 695 more than once, for a combined total of six credits.
Students who need to complete their culminating thesis after finishing the six credits of EGR 695 must continuously register for EGR 696 - Continuation of Master’s Project or Thesis Research Credits: 1
Catalog For Detailed Information
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