This is a structured and integrated program of 152/154 credit hours (depending on the undergraduate option). Students may pursue this program from either of the undergraduate option available for Electrical Engineering Majors. It includes two required courses, ECE 715 and ECE 716, as well as the selection of advanced technical electives.  

Note the following:

  • At least 30 credit hours must be at the graduate (600 or 700) level. Of these, at least 12 credit hours must be in courses open to graduate students only (700 level).
  • Interested ECE Juniors with cumulative GPA above 3.0 may declare their intent to participate by submitting an official application to the Departmental Graduate Committee for admission into the M.S.E.C.E. portion of the program.
  • A student wishing to drop out of the five-year program without the M.S.E.C.E. degree could receive the B.S.E.E. degree after completing all its requirements, including the senior design project.
  • All students must take the Graduate Record Examination (G.R.E.) before beginning their fifth-year courses.
  • To qualify for the M.S.E.C.E. degree, students must meet all the pertinent Graduate School requirements, including an acceptable G.R.E. score and a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the 30 credit hours applied towards the M.S.E.C.E. degree.
  • The student is awarded both the B.S.E.E. and the M.S.E.C.E. degrees after the requirements for both degrees are satisfied.

For more information about the BS/MS Program please refer to the College of Engineering Section.

Curriculum Requirements

Engineering Courses
ECE 111Introduction to Engineering I3
ECE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
ECE 118Introduction to Programming3
ECE 201Electrical Circuit Theory3
ECE 202Electronics I3
ECE 203Electrical Circuits Laboratory1
ECE 206Circuits, Signals and Systems3
ECE 211Logic Design3
ECE 212Processors: Hardware, Software, And Interfacing3
ECE 218Data Structures3
ECE 301Electromagnetic Field Theory3
ECE 302Electronics II3
ECE 303Electronics Laboratory1
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
ECE 316Structured Digital Design1
ECE 336Discrete-Time Signals And Systems3
ECE 481Senior Project I1
ECE 715M. S. Design Project I3
ECE 716M.S. Design Project II3
EE Core Electives 16
EE Design Elective 13
ECE Electives 1,318
ECE 600 Level Electives 1,36
Technical Electives 19
700 Level Technical Electives 1,36
Math and Science Courses
ECE 310Introduction to Engineering Probability3
or IEN 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 210Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
CHM 151Chemistry for Engineers3
CHM 153Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers1
PHY 205University Physics I3
PHY 206University Physics II3
PHY 207University Physics III3
PHY 208University Physics II Lab1
PHY 209University Physics III Lab1
Additional Required Courses
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours151
1

See description of electives under the Departmental Electives Section.

2

Offered only in the Fall semester.

3

Should be taken as Graduate (G) courses.

Suggested Plan of Study

The first three years are the same as in the undergraduate B.S.E.E. program with 97 credit hours. The remaining 55 credit hours shown below should include at least ten graduate courses of which, at least four are at the 700    level. Also see description of electives under the Electrical and Computer Engineering Section. 

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
Fall
ECE 201 Electrical Circuit Theory 3
ECE 218 Data Structures 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ECE 202 Electronics I 3
ECE 203 Electrical Circuits Laboratory 1
ECE 206 Circuits, Signals and Systems 3
ECE 211 Logic Design 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
 Credit Hours17
Junior Year
Fall
ECE 301 Electromagnetic Field Theory 3
ECE 302 Electronics II 3
ECE 303 Electronics Laboratory 1
ECE 315 Digital Design Laboratory 1
ECE 336 Discrete-Time Signals And Systems 3
ECE 310 or IEN 310 Introduction to Engineering Probability
or Introduction to Engineering Probability
3
PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Spring
ECE 212 Processors: Hardware, Software, And Interfacing 3
ECE 316 Structured Digital Design 1
EE Core Elective 1 3
EE Core Elective 1 3
ECE Elective 1 3
HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
Fall
ECE 481 Senior Project I 1
ECE Elective 1 3
ECE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
ECE Elective 1,3 3
EE Design Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 3
 Credit Hours19
Spring
Technical Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
ECE 600 Level Elective 1,3 3
ECE Elective 1,3 3
PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 1 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Fifth Year
Fall
ECE 715 M. S. Design Project I 3
ECE Elective 1,3 3
700 Level Technical Elective 1,3 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
ECE 716 M.S. Design Project II 3
ECE Elective 1,3 3
700 Level Technical Elective 1,3 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours151
1

See description of electives under the Departmental Electives Section.

2

Offered only in the Fall semester.

3

Should be taken as Graduate (G) courses.