Degree Requirements

Bridge Program

Students who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.) degree, or who lack an appropriate background may be admitted and be required to take selected courses in addition to the degree requirements in order to make up deficiencies. They must attain a grade of B or better in each course. At the discretion of the department, students who have taken courses equivalent to these may have their bridge programs reduced accordingly.

Master's Program

Upon entering the program, students select an area of specialization supervised by the MSEE Program Advisor. The master's program consists of 30 credits. Students who enter the program but who do not receive departmental or research-based awards have three program options: 24 course credits and 6 credits of master's thesis; or 27 course credits and 3 credits of master's project; or 30 course credits not to include either a master's project or thesis. Thesis is required for all those receiving departmental or research-based support. For all others, a project or thesis is optional. Students should consult with the Program Advisor or designee before registering for courses to make sure they are meeting department requirements. As a requirement for graduation, students must achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA in graduate-level courses, not including the master's thesis or project. The project grade must be B or better.

ECE courses at the 500 level are not acceptable for credit toward a graduate degree in electrical engineering. Only one 500 level course outside the department may be applied for credit toward a graduate degree in electrical engineering.

Areas of Specialization

Entering students must select an area of specialization during their first semester. Special topics courses and electives are chosen with the approval of the MSEE Program Advisor or designee. Two non-ECE graduate courses may be chosen. Students should contact the MSEE Program Advisor for guidance.

Focus Area: Communications, Signal Processing and Microwave (courses only)

Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
Select two of the following:6
Digital Signal Processing
Communication Systems I
Communication Systems II
Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Theory of Guided Waves
Antenna Theory
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select six of the following:18
Artificial Neural Networks
Wave Propagation
Fourier Optics
Fiber and Integrated Optics
Optoelectronics
Communication Systems I
Wireless Communication
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Adaptive Array Processing and Interference Cancellation
Signal Decomposition Techniques: Transforms, Sub-bands, and Wavelets
Advanced Topics in Digital Communications
Advanced Wireless Communications
Information Theory
Statistical Decision Theory in Communications
Algebraic Coding for Information Transmission
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area: Communications, Signal Processing and Microwave (Master's project)

Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
Select two of the following:6
Digital Signal Processing
Communication Systems I
Communication Systems II
Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Theory of Guided Waves
Antenna Theory
Project
ECE 700Master's Project3
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select five of the following:15
Artificial Neural Networks
Wave Propagation
Fourier Optics
Fiber and Integrated Optics
Optoelectronics
Communication Systems I
Wireless Communication
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Adaptive Array Processing and Interference Cancellation
Signal Decomposition Techniques: Transforms, Sub-bands, and Wavelets
Advanced Topics in Digital Communications
Advanced Wireless Communications
Information Theory
Statistical Decision Theory in Communications
Algebraic Coding for Information Transmission
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area: Communications, Signal Processing and Microwave (Master's thesis)

Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
Select two of the following:6
Digital Signal Processing
Communication Systems I
Communication Systems II
Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Theory of Guided Waves
Antenna Theory
Thesis
ECE 701Master's Thesis6
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select four of the following:12
Artificial Neural Networks
Wave Propagation
Fourier Optics
Fiber and Integrated Optics
Optoelectronics
Communication Systems I
Wireless Communication
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Adaptive Array Processing and Interference Cancellation
Signal Decomposition Techniques: Transforms, Sub-bands, and Wavelets
Advanced Topics in Digital Communications
Advanced Wireless Communications
Information Theory
Statistical Decision Theory in Communications
Algebraic Coding for Information Transmission
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area : Computer Networking (courses only)
Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
ECE 683Computer Network Design and Analysis3
ECE 783Computer Communication Networks3
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select six of the following:18
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols
Network Management and Security
Principles of Broadband Networks
Communication Systems I
Wireless Communication
Wireless Networks
VLSI Design I
Optimization Techniques
High Performance Routers and Switches
Computer Systems Architecture
Communication Systems II
Parallel Processing Systems
Network Interface Design
Data Structures and Algorithms
Algorithmic Graph Theory
Applied Statistics
Operations Research and Decision Making
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area : Computer Networking (Master's project)
Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
ECE 683Computer Network Design and Analysis3
ECE 783Computer Communication Networks3
Project
ECE 700Master's Project3
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select five of the following:15
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols
Network Management and Security
Principles of Broadband Networks
Communication Systems I
Wireless Communication
Wireless Networks
VLSI Design I
Optimization Techniques
High Performance Routers and Switches
Computer Systems Architecture
Communication Systems II
Optimization for Communication Networks
Parallel Processing Systems
Network Interface Design
Data Structures and Algorithms
Algorithmic Graph Theory
Applied Statistics
Operations Research and Decision Making
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

 Focus Area : Computer Networking (Master's thesis)

Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
ECE 683Computer Network Design and Analysis3
ECE 783Computer Communication Networks3
Thesis
ECE 701Master's Thesis6
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select four of the following:12
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols
Network Management and Security
Principles of Broadband Networks
Communication Systems I
Wireless Communication
Wireless Networks
VLSI Design I
Optimization Techniques
High Performance Routers and Switches
Computer Systems Architecture
Communication Systems II
Optimization for Communication Networks
Parallel Processing Systems
Network Interface Design
Data Structures and Algorithms
Algorithmic Graph Theory
Applied Statistics
Operations Research and Decision Making
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

 Focus Area : Computer Architecture (courses only)

Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
ECE 689Computer Arithmetic Algorithms3
ECE 690Computer Systems Architecture3
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select six of the following:18
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Computer Methods Applied to Power Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Image Processing I
Electronic Circuits
Control Systems I
Real-time Computer Control Systems
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Instrumentation Systems and Microprocessors
Design of Medical Instrumentation
Microcontrollers in Instrumentation
Parallel Processing Systems
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area : Computer Architecture (Master's project)

Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
ECE 689Computer Arithmetic Algorithms3
ECE 690Computer Systems Architecture3
Project
ECE 700Master's Project3
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select five of the following:15
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Computer Methods Applied to Power Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Image Processing I
Electronic Circuits
Control Systems I
Real-time Computer Control Systems
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Instrumentation Systems and Microprocessors
Design of Medical Instrumentation
Microcontrollers in Instrumentation
Parallel Processing Systems
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area : Computer Architecture (Master's thesis)

Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
ECE 689Computer Arithmetic Algorithms3
ECE 690Computer Systems Architecture3
Thesis
ECE 701Master's Thesis6
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select four of the following:12
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Computer Methods Applied to Power Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Image Processing I
Electronic Circuits
Control Systems I
Real-time Computer Control Systems
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Instrumentation Systems and Microprocessors
Design of Medical Instrumentation
Microcontrollers in Instrumentation
Parallel Processing Systems
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area : Solid State, VLSI and Electro-optics Systems (courses only)
Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
Select two of the following:6
Wave Propagation
Optoelectronics
Electronic Circuits
Semiconductor Devices
VLSI Design I
VLSI Design II
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select six of the following:18
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Fourier Optics
Optical Engineering
Fiber and Integrated Optics
Microwave Engineering
Digital Microelectronics
Fabrication Principles of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices
Control Systems I
Optimization Techniques
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Computer Systems Architecture
Theory of Guided Waves
Laser Systems
Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices
Parallel Processing Systems
Selected Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering II
Optimization Techniques
Optimal Control Theory
Characterization of Solids
Physical Metallurgy
Science and Technology of Thin Films
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area : Solid State, VLSI and Electro-optics Systems (Master's project)
Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
Select two of the following:6
Wave Propagation
Optoelectronics
Electronic Circuits
Semiconductor Devices
VLSI Design I
VLSI Design II
Project
ECE 700Master's Project3
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select five of the following:15
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Fourier Optics
Optical Engineering
Fiber and Integrated Optics
Microwave Engineering
Digital Microelectronics
Fabrication Principles of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices
Control Systems I
Optimization Techniques
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Computer Systems Architecture
Theory of Guided Waves
Laser Systems
Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices
Parallel Processing Systems
Selected Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering II
Optimization Techniques
Optimal Control Theory
Characterization of Solids
Physical Metallurgy
Science and Technology of Thin Films
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area : Solid State, VLSI and Electro-optics Systems (Master's thesis)
Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
Select two of the following:6
Wave Propagation
Optoelectronics
Electronic Circuits
Semiconductor Devices
VLSI Design I
VLSI Design II
Thesis
ECE 701Master's Thesis6
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select four of the following:12
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Fourier Optics
Optical Engineering
Fiber and Integrated Optics
Microwave Engineering
Digital Microelectronics
Fabrication Principles of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices
Control Systems I
Optimization Techniques
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Computer Systems Architecture
Theory of Guided Waves
Laser Systems
Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices
Parallel Processing Systems
Selected Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering II
Optimization Techniques
Optimal Control Theory
Characterization of Solids
Physical Metallurgy
Science and Technology of Thin Films
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area : Intelligent Systems (courses only)
Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
Select two of the following:6
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Power System Steady-State Analysis
Control Systems I
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select six of the following:18
Transients in Power Systems
Protection of Power Systems
Power Electronics
Economic Control of Interconnected Power Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Real-time Computer Control Systems
Control Systems II
Control System Components
Optimization Techniques
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Stability Theory of Nonlinear Systems
Optimal Control Theory
Stochastic Estimation and Control
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area : Intelligent Systems (Master's project)

Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
Select two of the following:6
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Power System Steady-State Analysis
Control Systems I
Project
ECE 700Master's Project3
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select five of the following:15
Transients in Power Systems
Protection of Power Systems
Power Electronics
Economic Control of Interconnected Power Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Real-time Computer Control Systems
Control Systems II
Control System Components
Optimization Techniques
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Stability Theory of Nonlinear Systems
Optimal Control Theory
Stochastic Estimation and Control
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.

Focus Area : Intelligent Systems (Master's thesis)

Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I3
or ECE 620 Electromagnetic Field Theory
Area Requirements
Select two of the following:6
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Power System Steady-State Analysis
Control Systems I
Thesis
ECE 701Master's Thesis6
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives
Select four of the following:12
Transients in Power Systems
Protection of Power Systems
Power Electronics
Economic Control of Interconnected Power Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Real-time Computer Control Systems
Control Systems II
Control System Components
Optimization Techniques
Advanced Microprocessor Systems
Stability Theory of Nonlinear Systems
Optimal Control Theory
Stochastic Estimation and Control
Seminar
ECE 791Graduate Seminar 10
Total Credits30
1

Two semesters are required.