The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers four different Master's degrees:
- Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)
- Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
- Master of Science (MS)
The MSECE, MSE and MS are awarded to students who have been accepted into and satisfied the requirements of the ECE Master’s program. The specific degree awarded depends on the undergraduate background of the student as outlined below.
The MSECE degree is awarded to students who satisfy the requirements of the ECE program and any one of the following conditions:
- An undergraduate degree in EE, ECE, or CE from an ABET accredited institution.
- An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, if the student’s course work includes junior or senior level courses in a) operating systems, b) compiling, and c) computer architecture. Prerequisite material for these courses is implicitly required. Partial satisfaction of this coursework, augmented by Purdue courses, can also be used to satisfy this requirement.
- Any other undergraduate degree, plus satisfaction of a specified set of ECE undergraduate requirements. Students whose undergraduate degrees are not in Electrical and Computer Engineering are eligible to receive an MSECE degree by demonstrating competence in a set of approximately seven undergraduate electrical and computer engineering courses. Competence may be demonstrated by taking the undergraduate course, by taking the final examination in the undergraduate course and ranking in the top 30% of the class taking the exam, by taking a related graduate course, or by establishing that the student has taken an equivalent course. A document detailing the requirements can be obtained from the ECE Graduate Office. A short summary of requirements is available on the web at ../Admissions/ug_req.html
The MSE degree is awarded to students who satisfy the requirements for the ECE program and who hold an undergraduate degree in engineering (other than EE or CE) from an ABET accredited institution, and who have not satisfied the specified set of ECE undergraduate requirements.
The MS degree is awarded to students who satisfy the requirements of the ECE program and who hold an undergraduate degree in a non-engineering discipline, and who have not satisfied the specified set of ECE undergraduate requirements.