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

This master's program consists of 30 credits. 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.

Master's Project/Master's Thesis

If you do a Master’s Project, you need to take in total 9 courses plus ECE 700B Master's Project; and if you do a Master’s thesis, you need to take 8 courses plus two semesters of ECE 701B Master's Thesis. These options are highly recommended if you like research and plan to pursue for your Ph.D. degree.

Additional Thesis Option:

With permission of their research advisor, in MS PES program students intending to do an MS thesis may first register in the 700B MS Project course; They must receive a satisfactory (S) grade in 700B before 701B MS Thesis registration in the immediate following semester with the same advisor. The MS thesis topic should be continuation of the work done in 700B.

M.S. in Power and Energy Systems

Bridge Courses
ECE 321Random Signals and Noise3
ECE 232Circuits and Systems II3
ECE 333Signals and Systems3
ECE 341Energy Conversion3
ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I3
ECE 372Electronic Circuits II3
Total Credits18
Core Courses
ECE 601Linear Systems3
ECE 610Power System Steady-State Analysis3
Specialized Courses/Electives
Select three of the following:9
Transients in Power Systems
Power Electronics
Renewable Energy Systems
Selected Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Management of Technology
Protection of Power Systems
Economic Control of Interconnected Power Systems
Selected Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Selected Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Discrete Event Dynamic Systems
Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols
Control System Components
Real-time Computer Control Systems
Random Signal Analysis I
Advanced Thermodynamics
Applied Heat Transfer
Environmental Impact Analysis 1
Safety Engineering Methods
Sustainable Design of Energy Efficient Buildings
Total Credits30