Master of Science - Electrical Engineering
The M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (Thesis or Non-Thesis Option) requires 30 credit hours. Requirements for the thesis M.S. are 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis research. The non-thesis option requires 30 hours of coursework. A maximum of 6 Independent Study course units can be used to fulfill degree requirements.
There are three tracks in Electrical Engineering: (1) Antennas and Wireless Communications (AWC), (2) Energy Systems and Power Electronics (EPSE), and (3) Information and Systems Sciences (ISS). Students are encouraged to decide between tracks before pursuing an advanced degree. Students are also encouraged to speak to their Advisor and/or a member of the EE faculty before registering for classes and to select a permanent Advisor as soon as possible.
The following set of courses is required of all students.
|EE CORE: EE Core Courses (AWC track)||9.0|
|EE CORE: EE Core Courses (ESPE track)||9.0|
|EE CORE: EE Core Courses (ISS track)||12.0|
EE Technical Electives (must be approved by thesis committee or advisor)
|EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (AWC track)||15.0|
|EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (ESPE track)||15.0|
|EE TECH: EE Technical Electives (ISS track)||12.0|
Lists of courses within these categories can be found below.
Course requirements by degree option (thesis vs non-thesis)
In addition to the course requirements listed above, students pursuing an non-thesis degree must take the following:
|EE Elective - must be taught by an approved faculty member in EE||6.0|
In addition to the course requirements listed above, students pursuing an M.S. thesis must take the following:
|EENG-707 GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION||6.0|
M.S. Thesis Defense. At the conclusion of the M.S. (Thesis Option), the student will be required to make a formal presentation and defense of her/his thesis research.
Electrical Engineering Courses
Required Core: Antennas and Wireless Communications
All students must take three of the following five core courses:
|EENG-530||PASSIVE RF & MICROWAVE DEVICES||3.0|
Courses to be approved by Graduate Council:
Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics
Required Core: Energy Systems and Power Electronics Track
All students must take three of the following four core courses:
|EENG-570||ADVANCED HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS||3.0|
|EENG-580||POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING||3.0|
|EENG-581||POWER SYSTEM OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT||3.0|
|EENG-583||ADVANCED ELECTRICAL MACHINE DYNAMICS||3.0|
Under special circumstances, substitutions can be made with the approval of the student's advisor
Required Core: Information and Systems Sciences
All students must take
|EENG-515||MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS||3.0|
and choose at least 3 of the following:
|EENG-509||SPARSE SIGNAL PROCESSING||3.0|
|EENG-511||CONVEX OPTIMIZATION AND ITS ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS||3.0|
|EENG-517||THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS||3.0|
|EENG-519||ESTIMATION THEORY AND KALMAN FILTERING||3.0|
|EENG-589||DESIGN AND CONTROL OF WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS||3.0|
|MEGN-544||ROBOT MECHANICS: KINEMATICS, DYNAMICS, AND CONTROL||3.0|