ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
One Year (four quarters) Master of Science – Nonthesis Option
Effective with the Academic Year 201314, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) offers oneyear, nonthesis option MS in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), Computer Engineering (MSCpE) and Mechatronic Systems Engineering (MSMSE). All three programs require completion of 45 quarter hours (QH) and they are administered the same way as the traditional (typically twoyear) nonthesis 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 apriori by the student’s advisor.
Core Courses:


Depending on the enrollment year, students may choose from two thematic sequences of specialization courses labeled as ‘Even Year1’ or ‘Odd Year2’, starting with courses offered during 201213 and 201314, 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 NonThesis 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 stateoftheart technology. This is accomplished through several theoretical courses and applied courses. Students must choose from the following courses:
Core Courses:
Even Year 1: Odd Year 2: 

MSEE  Electric Power & Energy Systems NonThesis 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:
Even Year 1: Odd Year 2: 
4QH

MSEE  Microelectronics, Microsystems & Nanotechnology NonThesis 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 nanoelectromechanical technologies.
Core Courses:
Even Year 1 or Odd Year 2: 

MSEE  Modern Communications System Design NonThesis 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:
Even Year 1: Odd Year 2: 
4QH

MS in Mechatronic System Engineering NonThesis Option
The following courses are required for all mechatronic systems engineering students regardless of area of specialization:
Core Courses: Even Year 1: Odd Year 2: 
