M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Fairleigh Dickinson University's Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program provides students with the comprehensive skills and knowledge they need to pursue a career in one of the most dynamic areas of modem technology. The graduate program prepares students with a broad scientific knowledge, an aptitude in a variety of modem mathematical techniques and the ability to synthesize. Graduate students receive current information with regard to technological changes. Numerical analysis and computer methods also are used in all courses where relevant.

Available in Classroom or Online

The MSEE degree is available fully online, providing an opportunity for those whose schedule and/or distance from FDU campuses would otherwise limit their options. Use the AVAILABLE ONLINE button to request information specifically about pursuing the online master's in electrical engineering.


An FDU education means more than just classroom studies. Students are encouraged to work with faculty on research through independent studies or thesis.

Example of research projects of electrical engineering students are:

  • Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Alternative Power Supply for Surgically Implanted Pacemakers
  • Measurement of Heating in Electrical and Electronic Circuits using Holographic Interferometry
  • Two-Dimensional Adaptive Filters
  • Adaptive Wave Digital and Orthogonal Filters
  • Fuzzy Rule Generation based on a Neural Network Approach
  • Fixed WiMAX Downlink Spectral Efficiency and Throughput Measurements under Channel Impairments

Other possible research areas for the electrical engineering students are:

  • Digital System and Microprocessor Design
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Intelligence
  • Image Compression and Processing
  • Adaptive Noise Cancellation and Channel and Echo Equalization
  • Wireless Communications and Smart Antennas
  • Control Systems

Career Opportunities

Electrical engineering is one of the hottest engineering fields, according to National Associations of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Employment opportunities are enormous since practically all industries employ electrical engineers. Electrical engineering graduates receive many job offers from computer-related firms, consulting firms, electrical and electronic firms, utilities, telecommunications industries, engineering firms, aerospace companies, as well as automotive and manufacturing companies. Graduates of MSEE programs enjoy an annual starting salary of about $65,000 to $75,000.

Electrical engineering jobs include positions in research and development, design and analysis, testing, sales and management, consulting and teaching.

Both undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering students won top honors and awards at the annual Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Student Presentation Contest held by the North Jersey Section.

Industry-wide Recognition and Support

The engineering and engineering technology programs at Fairleigh Dickinson University have received wide recognition and support from the industry. The Jos. L Muscarelle Co., one of the biggest and most successful construction firms in New Jersey, donated funds and built the Muscarelle Center for Construction Studies - home of the Division of Engineering and Engineering Technology. AlliedSignal, (currently merged with Honeywell and soon to merge with General Electric) a conglomerate of high-tech companies in New Jersey, donated $1 million to support engineering and engineering technology programs. The School also received grants from the State of New Jersey, Motorola, and Bell Atlantic (now Verizon). The newer Master of Science of Computer Engineering program is expected to enjoy the same wide recognition from industry as our other existing engineering and engineering technology programs.

Special Facilities

The Metropolitan campus has six general-purpose computer labs with a total nearly 200 Intel Core 2 vPro processor computers available for student use. Four of these labs, with a total of 111 computers, are dedicated solely for majors in the School of Computer Sciences and Engineering. Also available is a multimedia lab running NT and equipped with high-resolution color printers and scanners for the production of high-quality graphics, animation and multimedia presentations. All PCs are connected to the University Network and to the Internet. All buildings, including residence halls and library, are connected with either fiber or high-speed serial links.

Programming language compilers available include Visual BASIC.NET, C, C++, and Assembly. Software packages for engineering and engineering technology students are MathCAD, Electronic Workbench, AutoCAD, Primavera, PSPICE, Microsoft Office Suite, Texas Instruments  Digital Signal Processing Development Hardware and Software, Simulink and MATLAB with various toolboxes such as Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Signal Processing, Image Processing, Communications, Control, System Identification and Symbolic Math.

Labs of interest to engineering students are the Computer and Graphics Lab; Electronics Lab; Computer Applications and Interfacing Lab; Control and Automation Lab; Electronic Communications Lab; Computer Networking Lab, Robotics Lab, and Digital Signal Processing Lab. In addition, the University has a state-of-the-art Photonics Lab, funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of New Jersey, for engineering students to conduct experiments and research on optics, lasers and optical communications.

A VLSI Design Laboratory features circuit design and verification tools used for both schematic based layout and VHDL synthesis based designs. The tools include Design Architect, Eldo, IC Station, Calibre, Modelsim and LeonardoSpectrum.

For more information about the Electrical Engineering program, please contact

Prof. Howard Silver
Voice: 201-692-2830
E-mail: silver@fdu.edu