Overview

This is a structured and integrated program of 151 credit hours. 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 at 700 level. More specifically, in addition to ECE 715 (M.S. Design Project I) and ECE 716 (M.S. Design Project II), at least 6 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.
  • 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.

This program is intended for exceptional students to acquire both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree simultaneously, in five years rather than the 4 plus 2 years (approximately) it normally requires.

Requirements

You must be an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering (CoE). A master’s degree is considered the first professional degree in engineering. The Admission Committee will carefully review academic credentials for admission into our M.S. program. Students should discuss the program and possibility of entering with an academic adviser. Completed applications are due prior to the beginning of the final exams in your junior year.

Get the application form (it is different for US students and International students) from the CoE Office of Research and Graduate Studies, fill it out and then return it to the same office. The application fee is waived for currently enrolled students in the CoE.

Take the GRE Examination before the end of your senior year and attain a combined score of more than 1000 on the Verbal and Quantitative portions. You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application. 

For further information about admission into the graduate school see the Bulletin of the Graduate School

For more detailed information about the CoE Five-Year programs, please refer to the College of Engineering Bulletin section

Curriculum Requirements: B.S. in Electrical Engineering / M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering

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
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 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
Additional Required Courses
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 107First-Year Writing II: STEM3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours151

Curriculum Requirements: B.S. in Electrical Engineering / M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering - Audio Engineering Option

Common Engineering Requirements
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 302Electronics II3
ECE 303Electronics Laboratory1
ECE 315Digital Design Laboratory1
ECE 316Structured Digital Design1
ECE 336Discrete-Time Signals and Systems3
ECE 481Senior Project I1
ECE 482Senior Project II2
EE Core Electives6
ECE Design Elective3
Engineering and Technical Electives
ECE 301Electromagnetic Field Theory3
ECE Electives9
Technical Electives9
Other Courses
Math & Basic Science Credit Hours
ECE 310Introduction to Engineering Probability3
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 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
General Education Credit Hours
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 107First-Year Writing II: STEM3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours126

Suggested Plan of Study: B.S. in Electrical Engineering / M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 - University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 - University Physics II 3
(Substitutes PHY 206)
PHY 224 - 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
HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1 3
PHY 223 - University Physics III 3
(Substitutes PHY 207)
PHY 225 - University Physics III Lab 1
 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 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
PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
Fall
ECE 481 Senior Project I 1
ECE Elective 1 3
ECE Elective 1 3
ECE Design Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ECE 482 Senior Project II 2
Technical Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours126
1

See description of electives under the Departmental Electives Section.

2

Offered only in the Fall semester.

Suggested Plan of Study: B.S. in Electrical Engineering / M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering - Audio Engineering Option

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ECE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 - University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
ECE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
ECE 118 Introduction to Programming 3
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 - University Physics II 3
(Substitutes PHY 206)
PHY 224 - 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
HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1 3
PHY 223 - University Physics III 3
(Substitutes PHY 207)
PHY 225 - University Physics III Lab 1
 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 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
PS Cognate (People and Society Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
Fall
ECE 481 Senior Project I 1
ECE Elective 1 3
ECE Elective 1 3
ECE Design Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ECE 482 Senior Project II 2
Technical Elective 1 3
Technical Elective 1 3
HA Cognate (Humanities and Arts Elective) 1 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours126
1

See description of electives under the Departmental Electives Section.

2

Offered only in the Fall semester.