Three program plans are available for the M.S. in Electrical Engineering. Each plan is described briefly below, and you may go to this link to find a printable and viewable document which describes them in detail. For additional information pertaining to these plans, contact the department.
Course Plan (33 s.h.)
The Course (Non-Thesis) Plan requires no thesis and has a total of 33 s.h. of course work. This plan requires 6 s.h. of mathematics and computer science courses, a 3 s.h. seminar course, and 24 s.h. of electrical engineering courses.
Thesis Plan (30 s.h.)
The Thesis Plan requires a total 30 s.h. of course work which includes 6 s.h. of thesis. This plan requires 6 s.h. of mathematics and computer science courses and 18 s.h. of electrical engineering courses.
Thesis is recommended for candidates who wish to continue their graduate studies beyond the master's degree. Recent baccalaureate degree students are also encouraged to pursue the thesis plan. The thesis provides first-hand experience with experimental design, literature searches, research methodology and technical report writing, and can lead to a higher level of expertise in the chosen area of specialization.
Management Plan (36 s.h.)
The Management Plan requires a total of 36 s.h. of course work. This plan requires 18 s.h. of mathematics, computer science, and business courses in addition to a 3 s.h. seminar course and 15 s.h. of electrical engineering courses.
Students who have been in the work arena and are moving into an engineering management role may wish to choose this plan.