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The Department of Electrical Engineering offers Combined Programs, Master of Science (with and without thesis option), Master of Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering with an Electrical Engineering track.
The department offers two (2) combined programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) combined with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) combined with a Master of Engineering. The intent of the combined programs is to allow qualified students to complete the requirements for both undergraduate and graduate degrees in one year beyond that required to receive the baccalaureate degree. Students may apply for any of these combined programs upon completion of 95 credits toward the Bachelor’s degree.
Master of Science & Master of Engineering
The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering Master of Science and Master of Engineering programs are to promote critical thinking and creative skills based on the theory, principles, and techniques of electrical engineering. Graduates will be prepared for careers in private industry, government, and/or doctoral studies in electrical engineering or related fields.
Student Learning Goals are as follows:
Goal 1: Students will develop a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of electrical engineering through graduate-level coursework.
Goal 2: Students will develop critical thinking skills through research activities or focused project activities.
Goal 3: Students will develop skills to communicate the results of their research in an effective and professional manner.
Ph.D. in Engineering with an Electrical Engineering Track
Electrical Engineering track of the Engineering PhD program provides a student with specialized training customized to meet his or her specific interests and goals. Faculty advisors work with each student to structure a graduate program consisting of traditional engineering studies, complementary multidisciplinary studies, strong interaction between fellow engineering students, and high quality research. The program is based upon the research strengths of faculty. Students receive a Ph.D. of Engineering with an Electrical Engineering track.
The program recognizes that effective researchers should have extensive expertise in a specialization (track) coupled with a familiarity and awareness of related research needs and the context for applying that expertise. Students enrolled in the Engineering Ph.D. program will develop a broad and inclusive background in the chosen track while also working with faculty from related disciplines to create the interdisciplinary and integrative research paradigms necessary for comprehensive research. A principal goal of the program is to produce Ph.D. research engineers for careers that focus on the invention and development of new technologies and advances for the 21st Century and beyond. Activities to develop professional and personal skills are intended through a multidisciplinary emphasis to enable participants to 1) understand the ethical, political, and economic impacts of their research developments and policies and 2) improve their ability to communicate about complex technical subjects in both professional and general settings.