MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

The Master of Science (MS) in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) program is designed to prepare students for technically demanding careers in industry as well as for post-master’s graduate studies in electrical and/or computer engineering or related fields.


The MS in ECE curriculum consists of 32 graduate-level credits, and includes a practicum requirement, a design by software requirement, and a requirement of 24 credits of technical electives. The credits of a course can only be used to fulfill the MS in ECE requirements if the student receives a grade of C or better in the course. Students are required to maintain degree GPA of 3.0 across all courses used to satisfy the degree requirements.

Practicum Requirement: The 4-credit course ENG EC 601 Product Design in ECE satisfies the practicum requirement for the MS in ECE.

Design By Software Requirement: The 4-credit course ENG EC 602 Design by Software in ECE satisfies the design by software requirement for the MS in ECE.

ECE Electives: 4 ECE courses at the 500, 600, or 700 level (16 credits).

General Electives: The MS in ECE also requires 8 credits of graduate credits. To qualify as a general elective, a graduate course must be either an ECE course, a non-ECE College of Engineering course, or a College of Arts & Sciences course in ECE-related scientific/technical areas such as some courses in physics, mathematics, and computer science upon MS Committee’s approval. General electives may also include ECE courses at the 9XX level such as Master’s Project, Master’s Thesis, and Independent Study.