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The Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers thesis and non-thesis options at the master’s level. Students may specialize in several areas: telecommunications; digital signal processing; systems and robotics, including control systems and machine vision; electromagnetics and RF, antennas, microwave systems, EMC/EMI and HF RF circuit design; alternative energy systems, including photovoltaic and fuel cell systems; bioengineering; neural networks; and optics and photonics.

Most graduate courses are available in a “Distance Learning” format: they are video streamed live, posted and downloadable online the same day as the lecture.  Students may be required to take exams either on campus or at an approved testing center. (Additional charges may apply for remote testing centers)

Applications for admission to the master’s program who meet the MSEE Admission requirements are approved by the University upon the recommendation of the Department.

Curriculum

Students must satisfy all of the University graduate requirements. In addition, the following specific degree requirements apply, depending on the choice of degree program:

 

Master of Science Degree Thesis Option (30 credits)

  1. Requires 6 credits of orally defended written thesis. The M.S. committee is chaired by the student’s thesis advisor. The chair of the committee must be a graduate faculty member from the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
  2. Requires 24 credits of approved coursework with the following constraints:
    1. Minimum of 15 credits at the 6000 level;
    2. Minimum of 12 credits in EE courses;
    3. No 4000-level course may be counted toward the degree;
    4. A 3-credit course with math prefix or one of the following courses: EEL 5613, Modern Control; EEE 5502, Digital Processing of Signals; EEL 6482, Electromagnetic Theory 1; EOC 5172, Mathematical Methods in Ocean Engineering 1;
  3. Must complete one semester of CGS 5937, Graduate Seminar (0 credits) with grade of Satisfactory (“S”).

Note: No more than 3 credits of directed independent study may be applied toward the master’s degree.

 

Master of Science Degree Non-Thesis Option (30 credits)

  1. Requires 30 credits of approved coursework with the following constraints:
    1. Minimum of 18 credits at the 6000 level;
    2. No 4000-level course is allowed toward the degree. Courses taken to make up for the deficiencies will not be counted toward the degree;
    3. A 3-credit course with math prefix or one of the following courses: EEL 5613, Modern Control; EEE 5502, Digital Processing of Signals; EEL 6482, Electromagnetic Theory 1; EOC 5172, Mathematical Methods in Ocean Engineering 1;
    4. A minimum of 18 credits must be completed in EE;
  2. Must complete one semester of CGS 5937, Graduate Seminar (0 credits) with grade of Satisfactory (“S”).

Note: No more than 3 credits of directed independent study may be applied toward the master’s degree.

Deficiency Requirements

From the following list of deficiency EE courses, students must take the Electronics Laboratory 1 course and at least four more courses.

Course No. Course Title
CDA 3331C Introduction to Microprocessor Systems
EEL 3470 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
EEE 4361 Electronics 2
EEL 4512 or Communications Systems
EEL 4652 Control Systems 1
EEL 4656 Analysis of Linear Systems
EEL 3118L Electronics Laboratory 1

 

An insufficient number of the above courses will be considered a deficiency. Students are expected to take the necessary deficient courses during their course program as an extra load beyond the regular graduate coursework.

Students with engineering technology degrees are expected to first satisfy the FAU EE undergraduate graduation requirements before being admitted to the graduate program.

Suggested Careers

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Energy Engineer

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Degree Details
College College of Engineering and Computer Science
Degree type M.S.
*Cost per credit
- In State (FL) $369.82
- Out of State (FL) $1,024.81
Credits needed to graduate 30
* cost per credit and total cost are calculated using tuition per credit and associated fees for the current academic year. It does not include course materials, textbook expenses, and other potential expenses related to individual courses. See academic calendar for our quarter term schedule.
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