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Master of Engineering Requirements

Description

The Master of Engineering (ME) degree is designed for students with a BS degree in ECE who would like to increase their technical depth in engineering. Students select a specialization in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

To obtain the specialization in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering, at least 9 credits of ECE coursework must be taken in the desired specialization area.

Requirements for the Degree

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits (beyond the Bachelor of Science Degree) of graduate-level course work, at or above 5000-level. Must receive a grade of “C” or better in each course while maintaining a graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. At least 18 credits of ECE coursework must be completed at or above the 5000-level.
  3. At least one ECE depth course (having a graduate-level prerequisite) is required.
  4. At least 15 credits of 6000-level or above coursework are required.
  5. At least three credits of Professional Experience (ECE 6250 – Internship or a substantial lab-intensive course) are required. Only three credits of ECE 6250 – Internship are allowed and must have prior approval. All ECE approved substantial lab-intensive courses are listed on the back of this page.
  6. A maximum of 12 credits outside of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department may be allowed based upon a comprehensive academic plan. Courses must be approved by the Engineering ME advisor.

Additional Requirements:

  1. No more than two ECE 5930/6930/7930 – Special Topics courses are allowed unless otherwise approved by the ME Advisor, Graduate Program Coordinator, and Department Head.
  2. No more than three credits of ECE 5930/6930/7930 – Independent Study may be counted toward the ME degree. Registration for ECE 5930/6930/7930 – Independent Study requires prior approval (by the responsible instructor, the ME Advisor, and the Department Head) of the intended course work, deliverables, and credits.
  3. No more than three credits of ECE 6250 – Internship may be counted toward the ME degree. Registration for ECE 6250 – Internship requires prior approval (the ME Advisor and the Department Head) of a description of your project with defined deliverables, signed by your Company Intern Supervisor, ECE Internship Coordinator, and Student. Only one semester is allowed.
  4. The student’s Program of Study and any subsequent deviations must be approved by the ME Advisor.