Engineer Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

These programs provide opportunities for the student to proceed with professional development beyond the master’s level. The course work may be directed toward depth in the area of the master’s degree or toward depth in a new area related to that of the master’s degree. A design project of significance is required.

To be admitted to the Electrical Engineer or Computer Engineer program, the student must have a master’s degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and the agreement of at least one regular faculty member in the department who expresses a willingness to serve as project advisor. Outstanding applicants with degrees in other disciplines may be admitted subject to demonstration of the technical background expected (perhaps with the requirement for completion of appropriate ramp courses or their equivalents with a grade of “B” or better). Such applicants, as well as applicants with significant career experiences but not satisfying the primary requirements, will be determined on an individual basis depending on the student’s background.

At least 30 credits beyond the master’s degree are required for the Engineer Degree. At least eight, but not more than fifteen, credits must be in the design project. The project courses for EE and CPE are EE 950 and CPE 950, respectively. An ECE faculty advisor and at least two faculty members must supervise the project; one must be a regular member of the faculty in the ECE department. A written report and oral presentation are required.