Computer engineering involves the application of the principles of electrical engineering and computer science for the benefit of society. Computer engineers design and use digital computers for instrumentation, control, communication, and power conversion systems.
For further information about undergraduate degree requirements, please refer to the Graduate Curricular Requirements
and the University Catalog Information page
To be approved, programs must satisfy both the university requirements governing the M.S. degree and must be enrolled in ECE 591
, Electrical Engineering Research Colloquium, during each semester of on-campus enrollment.
Graduates of the Master of Science Program in Electrical Engineering will demonstrate:
- An in-depth knowledge of the degree subject matter, integrating and building upon the foundation provided by a relevant undergraduate degree;
- The ability to do original research and to appropriately and accurately analyze the results;
- The ability to communicate professional work in an appropriate format and
- An understanding of their responsibility to enhance the quality of life of the global community through the practice of engineering in accordance with the IEEE Code of Ethics.
Every student is required to write a thesis and give a final thesis defense presentation at the end of their degree program.
The student's graduate committee will follow an outcomes assessment rubric through a combination of guided discussion with the degree candidate and in discussion as a committee. The committee will submit a report to the ECE graduate committee, who will perform an assessment of these results and report to the ECE faculty. The ECE faculty will follow up on ways to close the loop to improve the program.