University of Delaware - College of Engineering
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Academics - Graduate Program

M.S.E.C.E. Degree

University of Delaware, Gore Hall

Two options are available:

  • a research degree requiring a thesis   or
  • a courses only degree.

The former is designed for individuals seeking an in-depth research experience in addition to course work and it often the choice for students who are interested in the Ph.D degree. The course based degree is designed for working engineers or recent graduates who want to broaden their knowledge base.


M.S.E.C.E. with Thesis Option

Coursework

The master’s degree requires 30 credit hours including at least 24 graduate course credits and at least 6 credits for master's thesis (ELEG 869). The 24-credit course program for each students must include:

  • Six (6) credits of electrical and computer engineering foundation courses.
  • Eighteen (18) credits of advanced technical courses (level 600 or above) related to the student's area of interest. At least three (3) credits must be of 800 level electrical and computer engineering courses and at most twelve (12) credits can bear non-ELEG/CPEG numbers.

Courses should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor and be related to the student's area of research interests.

Thesis

Six credit hours of thesis work must be completed and approved by a research advisor and Department Chairperson. Note that students in the thesis option degree are expected to carry out original, publishable research in collaboration with their advisor. The thesis reports the results of this research.

Click here for Master's Degree Requirement Check Sheet

Click here for the steps to complete the Master's Thesis Degree

Exit Procedure Form for Graduate Students & Visiting Scholars


M.S.E.C.E. non-Thesis Option

The non-thesis master’s degree requires 30 credits (or ten 3-credit courses) of graduate coursework. This coursework must include:

  • 6 credits of electrical and computer engineering Foundation courses.
  • 24 credits of advanced technical courses (level 600 or above) including at least six (6) credits of these must be 800 level electrical and computer engineering courses and at most twelve (12) credits can bear non-ELEG/CPEG numbers.

Courses should be chosen in consultation with an academic advisor and be related to the student's area of interests.

Click here for the Master's Non-Thesis Degree Check Sheet

Click here for the steps to complete the Master's Non-Thesis Degree

Exit Procedure Form for Graduate Students & Visiting Scholars

Please see the official Department Graduate Policy for the detailed degree requirements in both options.


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