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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Forge your path to a successful electrical engineering career with an industry-oriented educational experience. The purpose of the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program is to prepare you for a career in industry, research, or education. Current focus areas include the following: VLSI Design, Analog & RF IC Design, Digital Signal Processing & Communications, Computer Network & Systems.



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Dr. May Huang assumed the role of Department Chair when Dr. Chan retired in 2008. The faculty has changed due to the retirement of professors, but the standard of quality established by Dr. Chan endures. ITU’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering curricula are updated yearly to match engineering advances, industry needs, and market demands.

The department’s chip design environment conforms to industry standards and offers students the practical training they will need for their careers. Practical course projects are developed to strengthen students’ hands-on techniques and skills. Cutting-edge research encourages students in innovation and entrepreneurship.

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The EECE Department has decided to pursue ABET accreditation for MSCE and MSEE degree programs. Beginning in Fall 2018, prospective MSCE and MSEE students must meet additional admission requirements. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 45 semester hours of college-level engineering topics, and a minimum of 30 semester hours of college-level mathematics and basic science courses. Students accepted to the MSCE and MSEE programs will work with their assigned Faculty Advisor to develop an individual study plan and ensure that they fulfill the ABET Graduate Student Outcomes (GSO) upon graduation.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Curriculum, Program Structure, and Admissions Requirements


Our 36 credit hour curriculum is completed in 16 months. The 36 credit hours are composed of core courses, electives, cross disciplinary electives, capstone or thesis, and an internship.

Program Structure

Required Courses
  • 4 Core Courses: 12 Credit Hours
  • Capstone or Thesis Project: 3 Credit Hours
  • Internship: 1 Credit Hour


Elective Courses: 11 – 20 Credit Hours
  • Minimum 6 Credit Hours in Electrical Engineering.
  • Cross-Disciplinary (MBA, EM, or DA) Electives: Up to 3 Credit Hours. Any CE, EE, SE or
  • CS course can be chosen as an elective.
  • Transfer Credits: A maximum of 9 credit hours can be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate school with department chair's approval.
  • Internship: 1 – 9 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 2.75, or a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination: score of 72 or better for the internet-based test (iBT). All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive either a bachelor’s or graduate degree from an English-speaking institution must take an English proficiency test.*
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination: band score of 6.0 or better for the academic module. Demonstrated commitment to contribute to and complete the program

*U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. are waived from this requirement.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Who Should Apply, What You Will Learn, and Program Learning Outcomes

What You Will Learn

Integrated Circuit (IC) chips constantly bring revolutionary computing power to the world, empowering intelligent and automatic devices. AI chips implement artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms on IC chips to lead advanced technologies in engineering. System designs including embedded systems accomplish Internet of Things (IoT) from distributed systems to data collectors. Computer algorithms, networks, communications, scientific computing, software and coding skills are important knowledge to students for victorious in the field.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Fundamentals: Explain current and emerging technologies in Chip Design or System Design in electrical engineering.
  • Engineering Ability: Demonstrate an understanding of established and emerging engineering techniques, and problem-solving skills.
  • Research Ability: Conduct independent research to solve challenges in electrical engineering.
  • Career Responsibility: Apply professional ethics in the definition, planning, and execution of engineering projects.
  • Critical Thinking: Analyze spectrum to make evidence-based choices between various engineering paradigms and alternative options.
  • Communication Skills: resent technical issues clearly in oral and written communications.
  • Teamwork: Support team effort through collaboration to achieve project goals.