University of Delaware - College of Engineering

Academics - Graduate Program


The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers Master’s and Ph.D. graduate degrees, as well as a 4 + 1 combined Bachelor and Master program.

M.S.E.C.E. Degree

The M.S.E.C.E. degree program consists of a series of required core courses in the student’s area of interest followed by a set of advanced courses that build on the core foundations. It is designed for individuals interested in corporate engineering or technical management careers.

Master of Science - Software Engineering

The Software Engineering degree is a professional degree that aims to expand the software engineering knowledge of novice and professional developers. Courses in Software Engineering are taught by faculty from the ECE and CIS departments.

4+1 Degree

The department offers special 4 + 1 BEE/MSECE and 4 + 1 BCpE/MSECE programs for highly-qualified undergraduate students. The program allows the student to earn both the BEE/BCpE and the MSECE degree in five years of full-time study.

Ph.D. Degree

The Ph.D. degree program prepares students for research, advanced development, and academic careers in these high-growth areas of electrical and computer engineering. Requirements include the aforementioned required courses as well as more specialized engineering, math and science courses.

Dual Degree

The Master of ECE/MBA program allows students to simultaneously complete a master's degree in any of the engineering disciplines plus a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Research Opportunities

Extensive research opportunities exist in the broad areas of:

  • Computer Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Network Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Photonics
  • Signal Processing
  • Communications
  • Dynamical Systems, Control & Mathematical Biology

The graduate program in the ECE Department is fueled by over $15 million dollars of research expenditures per year. The approximately 160 graduate students in the department are engaged with faculty members in research, making discoveries in the most dynamic and challenging areas of electrical and computer engineering. Several faculty-students teams have and currently transitioning research ideas and prototypes into exciting entrepreneurial ventures.

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