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:
- 15 credits of core courses.
- 9 credits of electrical engineering courses from an area of specialization.
- 6 credits of electrical engineering electives. Other science and engineering courses, numbered 6000 or higher, may be taken with director permission.
- A thesis is optional: If a student elects EENG7803, EENG7804 Research and Thesis, no other elective credits need be taken.
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
- EENG7852 Digital Signal Processing with C and DSP Processors
- 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
- EENG7706 Robotics Engineering
- EENG7715 Integrated Circuit Devices
- EENG7755 Digital VLSI Systems
- EENG7775 Optics
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.