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Master of Science – Electrical Engineering (Thesis)

  1. Total Number of Hours (32)
  2. A minimum of 24 classroom hours (excludes 681, 684, 685, 691).
    • Classroom hours must be taken from courses within the College of Engineering and College of Science.
    • At least 15 classroom hours must be ECEN courses.
  3. A minimum of 5 hours of research (691) must be included on the degree plan. A maximum of 8 research hours can be included.
  4. Transfer hours allowed from another institution (6)
    • Transfer hours must be from a "peer institution."
    • Transfer hours are subject to the approval of the GSC.
  5. Undergraduate hours allowed (2 courses or 8 hours)
    • Only 400 level undergraduate courses can be included on degree plan.
  6. Seminar (681), Internship (684), Directed Studies (685): no more than (3) hours allowed (combined).
  7. Final defense of thesis is required for all MS students.
    • A thesis proposal must be approved by the supervisory committee and submitted to the Graduate Office prior to the defense.
    • Date and location of the thesis defense must be scheduled through the Graduate Office so that official notification can be provided to OGS.
    • Thesis must be submitted to committee members at least two weeks before defense.
  8. Composition of supervisory committee
    • At least two members from within the ECEN Department and within the student's focus area.
    • At least one member from within the ECEN Department but outside the student's focus area.
    • At least one member from outside the ECEN Department.

Master of Science – Electrical Engineering (Non-Thesis Option)

  1. Total Number of Hours (30)
  2. A minimum of 27 classroom hours (excludes 681, 684, 685).
    • Classroom hours must be taken from courses within the College of Engineering and College of Science.
    • At least 18 classroom hours must be ECEN courses.
  3. Transfer hours allowed from another institution (6)
    • Transfer hours must be from a "peer institution."
    • Transfer hours are subject to the approval of the GSC.
  4. Undergraduate hours allowed (2 courses or 8 hours)
    • Only 400 level undergraduate courses can be included on degree plan.
  5. Seminar (681), Internship (684), Directed Studies (685) hours allowed (3)
    • Research (691) hours are not allowed on an MS-NTO degree plan.
  6. A final project report is required to be submitted to the Graduate Office. A graded project report from any ECEN graduate course can be used to fulfill this requirement.
  7. Composition of supervisory committee
    • The Graduate Coordinator will be the chair of all MS-NTO committees. No other committee members are needed.