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.
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 - Cybersecurity
The cybersecurity master’s program is structured to enable professionals to gain advanced training in this field. Unlike other programs that are solely focused on IT security, this program emphasizes design of secure software and systems, security analytics, and secure business systems. It will train individuals that have a traditional background in engineering, computer science, information systems, or related fields to have strong security skills enabling them to develop new secure systems and/or software, to exploit analytics for security purposes, or to develop and manage secure business systems. Thus graduates of this program will be skilled in the latest theories and practices required to address the most challenging cybersecurity issues facing the world today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Extensive research opportunities exist in the broad areas of:
- Computer Systems
- Network Science
- Software Engineering
- Signal Processing
- 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.