Apr 18, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Electrical Engineering, M.E.


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See also Electrical Engineering, M.S.E. 

Admission


Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in engineering or applied sciences with exemplary grades, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, and a satisfactory score on the GRE General Tests. Applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements of the Graduate School and receive the approval of the program advisor and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must also present a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the internet-based exam, or 550 on the paper test. A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is also acceptable for applicants from non-English speaking countries.

Students who do not satisfy these requirements but have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in electrical engineering courses in their last two years of study may be considered for probationary admission. A student with degree in a field other than electrical engineering may be required to take deficiency courses.

Curriculum Requirements


The Master of Engineering (M.E.) program in electrical engineering requires completion of 30 credit hours. No more than 40 percent of the total credit hours may come from 6000 level courses.

Minimum credit hours of core courses in electrical engineering (one 7000-level course from at least 3 Core Areas) 9
Minimum credit hours outside department (6000 or 7000 level) 6
Maximum credit hours outside department (6000 or 7000 level) 9
Maximum credit hours of 6000-level courses 12
Maximum credit hours of independent study 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours  30

A 3.0 overall grade point average is the minimum acceptable performance level for the program and must be maintained for all courses applied toward the degree. No more than three hours of coursework with a grade of “C” can be applied toward a master’s degree.

Students may undertake a three-hour design project under the supervision of a faculty advisor and write a design report. Grades for the design report are recorded on a pass-fail basis and are not computed in the grade point average, although a passing grade is required.

Elective Courses (18 hours)


Elective courses must be approved by the graduate advisor and/or the department chair. At least 6 hours of electives must be taken outside the department. Students in the M.E. option may undertake a three-hour design project under the supervision of a faculty advisor and write a design report.

Graduation Grade Requirements


No more than three hours of coursework with a grade of “C” can be applied toward a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.