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.

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.
Degree Requirements                                                                                                                (30 credits)
Core Requirements (15 Credits)
EENG6633    Digital Signal Processing
EENG6747    Digital Communications
EENG7701    Logic System Design
EENG7709    Embedded Systems
EENG7725    Automatic Control Systems
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
EENG7773    Digital Image 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
EENG6601    Linear Systems
EENG6610    Computer-Aided Analysis and Design
EENG7706    Robotics Engineering
EENG7715    Integrated Circuit Devices
EENG7755    Digital VLSI Systems
EENG7775    Optics
EENG7830    Power Systems
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.