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Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

One Year (four quarters) Master of Science – Non-thesis Option

Effective with the Academic Year 2013-14, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) offers one-year, non-thesis option MS in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), Computer Engineering (MSCpE) and Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MS-MSE). All three programs require completion of 45 quarter hours (QH) and they are administered the same way as the traditional (typically two-year) non-thesis program. Students enrolled in these programs will be able to graduate within 12 months, four academic quarters, as there are enough courses offered in each specialization to meet the 20 QH depth requirement, which is prerequisite to complete the MS in that specialization. The breadth requirement (14 QH) is fulfilled by taking courses offered in other specializations. In addition, every year courses that satisfy the mathematics requirement (3 QH) are offered. The MS program structure is shown below. QH in each category denote minimum requirements that must be satisfied. Any changes in the student’s plan of study must be approved a-priori by the student’s advisor.

Core Courses: 
Depth Requirement:
Breadth Requirement:
Mathematics Requirement:
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8 QH
14 QH
3 QH
45 QH

Depending on the enrollment year, students may choose from two thematic sequences of specialization courses labeled as ‘Even Year-1’ or ‘Odd Year-2’, starting with courses offered during 2012-13 and 2013-14, respectively. These thematic sequences of courses will alternate.  Lists of courses also include the mathematics requirement for that specialization. These alternating years may have different courses offered in the future, but the number of courses will remain the same. The Advanced Project (5 QH) is offered throughout the academic year and during the summer term, providing some flexibility to students. The Advanced Project course is supervised by a faculty, who agrees to work with the student.

MSCpE - Intelligent Information Systems Design Non-Thesis Option

This area of specialization prepares students with fundamental and working knowledge of methods for analysis, design and implementation of intelligent systems (IS). Particular attention is given to signal and information processing in IS, design of IS, and implementation of IS using state-of-the-art technology. This is accomplished through several theoretical courses and applied courses.  Students must choose from the following courses:  

Core Courses:
ENGR 3620 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
ENCE 4110 Modern Digital Systems Design

Even Year 1

Depth Courses:
ENCE 3321 Network Design
ENCE 4501 Advanced VLSI Design
ENEE 3670 Introduction to DSP
ENCE 4250 Advanced HDL Modeling & Synthesis  
ENGR 4200 Introduction to Nanotechnology 
ENGR 4730 Robotics 
ENCE 4900 Machine Learning 
ENCE 4xxx Advanced Project 

Odd Year 2

Depth Courses:
ENCE 3321 Network Design
ENCE 4501 Advanced VLSI Design
ENEE 3670 Introduction to DSP
ENCE 4250 Advanced HDL Modeling & Synthesis          
ENCE 4231 Embedded Systems Programming
ENCE 4421 Robot Computer Vision
ENGR 4730 Robotics
ENCE 4xxx Advanced Project


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MSEE - Electric Power & Energy Systems Non-Thesis Option

This area of specialization prepares students with the basic foundation and advanced knowledge, required for the research and development in the area of Power Systems, Renewable Energy Systems, and Power Electronic Devices. This is accomplished through several theoretical courses and applied courses.  Students must choose from the following courses:  

Core Courses: 
ENGR 3620 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 
ENEE 4641 Advanced Electromagnetic Compatibility 

Even Year 1

Depth Courses:
ENGR 3510 Renewable and Efficient Power Systems 
ENGR 3540 Electric Power Systems 
ENGR 3721 Controls 
ENGR 3722 Controls Lab 
ENGR 4530 Introduction to Power and Energy Systems 
ENGR 4590 Power System Protection 
ENGR 4545 Electric Power Economy 
ENGR 4735 Linear System Theory 
ENEE 4xxx Advanced Project 

Odd Year 2

Depth Courses:
ENGR 3510 Renewable and Efficient Power Systems 
ENGR 3540 Electric Power Systems 
ENGR 3721 Controls 
ENGR 3722 Controls Lab 
ENGR 4530 Introduction to Power and Energy Systems 
ENGR 4545 Electric Power Economy 
ENGR 4560 Power Generation, Operation, and Control 
ENGR 4735 Linear System Theory 
ENEE 4xxx Advanced Project 


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MSEE - Microelectronics, Microsystems & Nanotechnology Non-Thesis Option

This area of specialization prepares students for careers in design, fabrication, and characterization of microelectronic devices and integrated circuits, MEMS and microsystems, as well as the emerging nano-electro-mechanical technologies.   

Core Courses: 
ENGR 3620 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 
ENEE 4641 Advanced Electromagnetic Compatibility      

Even Year 1 or Odd Year 2

Depth Courses:
ENEE 3011 Physical Electronics 
ENEE 4030 Optoelectronics 
ENEE 4035 Nanophotonics 
ENGR 4200 Introduction to Nanotechnology
ENCE 4250 Advanced HDL Modeling & Synthesis 
ENEE 4xxx Advanced Project 


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MSEE - Modern Communications System Design Non-Thesis Option

This area of specialization prepares students for research, development and design of devices and systems that operate using wave theory: laser, optics and light wave devices, electromagnetic theory, waveguides and antennas. This is accomplished through several theoretical courses and applied courses.  Students must choose from the following courses:

Core Courses: 

ENGR 3620 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 
ENEE 4641 Advanced Electromagnetic Compatibility 

Even Year 1

Depth Courses:
ENCE 3321 Network Design 
ENEE 3611 Antennas and Antenna Arrays 
ENEE 4030 Optoelectronics 
ENEE 4035 Nanophotonics 
ENEE 4620 Advanced Optical Fiber Communications      
ENEE 4630 Optical Networking
ENEE 4xxx Advanced Project 

Odd Year 2

Depth Courses:
ENCE 3321 Network Design 
ENEE 4035 Nanophotonics 
ENEE 4615 RF Communications Circuits 
ENEE 4620 Advanced Optical Fiber Communications 
ENEE 4625 Radio over Fiber Communications 
ENEE 4xxx Advanced Project 

 

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MS in Mechatronic System Engineering Non-Thesis Option

The following courses are required for all mechatronic systems engineering students regardless of area of specialization:

Core Courses: 
ENGR 3620 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 
ENCE 4110 Modern Digital Systems Design 

Even Year 1

Depth Courses:
ENGR 3721 Controls 
ENGR 3722 Controls Lab 
ENGR 4735 Linear System Theory
ENEE 4641 Advanced Electromagnetic Compatibility       
ENGR 4730 Robotics 
ENCE 4900 Machine Learning 
ENEE 4xxx Advanced Project 

Odd Year 2

Depth Courses:
ENGR 3721 Controls
ENGR 3722 Controls Lab 
ENGR 4735 Linear System Theory 
ENGR 4730 Robotics
ENCE 4231 Embedded Systems Programming 
ENCE 4421 Robot Computer Vision 
ENCE 4250 Advanced HDL Modeling & Synthesis 
ENMT 4220 Mechatronics II
ENEE 4xxx Advanced Project 


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