M.S. in Electrical Engineering Degree Requirements

Electrical Engineering is one of the most dynamic areas of modern technology. The MSEE program at Fairleigh Dickinson University provides students with broad scientific knowledge, current information about technological advancement, exposure to modern mathematical techniques, and the ability to formulate and meet objectives that are necessary in the successful practice of electrical engineering. The program requires completion of ten three-credit courses meeting specific requirements. Computer analysis and design techniques and numerical analysis are used where appropriate. The courses are changed frequently to keep pace with new technological developments and meet the needs of industry.

Minimum of 30 Graduate Credits

The following requirements apply to all students starting in Fall 2016 and after. A minimum of 30 graduate credits are required to attain the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering – all courses are three credits.

These are distributed as follows:

  1. 15 credits of core courses.  
  2. 9 credits of electrical engineering courses from an area of specialization.
  3. 6 credits of electrical engineering electives. Other science and engineering courses, numbered 6000 or higher, may be taken with director permission.
  4. A thesis is optional: If a student elects EENG7803EENG7804 Research and Thesis, no other elective credits need be taken.

Core Requirements (15 Credits)

Specialization Elective Courses (9 Credits)

Select three courses from the areas of specialization shown.  Any courses may be selected, although it is recommended that they are in the same area.

Digital Signal Processing and Communications Specialization

  • EENG6629    Random Processes in Communications
  • EENG7738    Wireless Communication
  • EENG7748    Advanced Digital Communication
  • EENG7753    Applications of Digital Signal Processing
  • EENG7852    Digital Signal Processing with C and DSP Processors

Computers Specialization

  • EENG6610    Computer-Aided Analysis and Design
  • EENG7702    Microprocessor Design
  • EENG7707    Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic Systems
  • EENG7737    Computer Communication Networks
  • EENG7773    Digital Image Processing

Devices and Systems Specialization

Additional Elective Courses (6 credits)

Electives may include any graduate Electrical Engineering courses. Students have the option of registering for a 3-credit internship after completing 18 credits. A 6-credit thesis option is also available in consultation with Electrical Engineering faculty. Courses in other technical programs such as computer science may be taken with advisor permission.

Students must earn a total of 30 credits with a grade point average of at least 2.75. All courses are three credits.