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The 30 credits required for the degree include...
12 creditsEE 410, EE 460, EE 481, and EE 482.
18 creditsStudents should choose either the thesis or non-thesis option outlined below. In either case at least two courses (for 6 credits) must be chosen from the following: EE 414, EE 442, EE 445, EE 465, and EE 471. Other courses may be chosen from graduate level courses in EE/CS and an approved course from the Business Administration program.
The non-thesis option requires 3 credits of EE 590.
Students should submit a well-documented report to the department.
The thesis option requires six credits of thesis (EE 590).
The thesis shall be defended in an open forum. Three faculty members constitute a thesis committee with the thesis advisor as chair.
Students who opt to complete a thesis may select from posted research topics or proposed areas of interest of the faculty and submit a proposal of their thesis to the Department. Final decision of topic and advisor will be taken by the Department in accordance with Department guidelines. Ordinarily, these topics will touch on one or more of the following areas: Communication, Navigational Systems; Computers, Digital Systems; Microelectronics; Microwaves and Antennas; Power, Control Systems; Software Engineering. Some of the highly specialized and state-of-the-art laboratories available for students include Communications, Thick-Film Processing, Microelectronics, Microwaves, Antennas, Machines and Controls, Digital Design.
Both full- and part-time students are limited to a maximum of three thesis credits in any single semester. The minimum acceptable grade point average is 3.0.
Advanced standing or transfer credit is limited to six (6) graduate credits.
Petitions should be submitted to the Engineering and Physics Department and should document minimum competency defined as relevant graduate coursework at an accredited institution with an earned minimum grade of 3.0 (0-to-4 scale) or equivalent expertise.