Online MSECE Student Testimonials

Roger Alford

In my job I work with a team of engineers to develop life-sustaining medical devices. A key goal in pursuing my MSECE was to become a better engineer, in order to help us make the best, safest and most reliable medical devices possible. The benefits of Purdue's MSECE program in my job were apparent from the very first courses, and every course has helped me become a better engineer!

My name is Roger Alford. I am a Principal Staff Scientist at Terumo Cardiovascular Group in Ann Arbor, MI. I graduated with my MSECE from Purdue in December 2020

When I was considering an electrical engineering master’s degree, I knew I wanted an online program that would work around my full-time job and family obligations.

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Paula Alvarez

Paula Alvarez was working full-time as an Automation Support Engineer/Project Leader at Air-Vac Automation on Seymour, CT, when she decided to pursue her online MSECE with the Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She says she chose the program for its high educational standards and engineering excellence.

Purdue has a long history and solid reputation of having brilliant alumni. This gives me the confidence that I will become a more accomplished engineer.

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Matt Gaschler

As someone with a full-time job, my work and personal schedules can change week-to-week so I greatly appreciate having the ability to do coursework on my own time.

Where do you work and what is your title?

Zebra Technologies, Electrical Engineer II

What is your area of interest within ECE?

Automatic Control

Why did you choose Purdue for your MSECE?

I chose Purdue for my MSECE because of the world-class education at an affordable price.

What do you like about the program?

It really helps to have the flexibility of being able to watch lectures whenever they fit into your own schedule. As someone with a full-time job, my work and personal schedules can change week-to-week so I greatly appreciate having the ability to do coursework on my own time.

How will earning the MSECE help you reach your career goals?

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Justin Figueroa

I like being able to choose exactly what I want to learn and with which professors.

Where do you work and what is your title?

I work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland as a software developer.

What is your area of interest within ECE?

Computer Engineering

Why did you choose Purdue for your MSECE?

I chose Purdue for my MSECE because I’ve learned that its program curriculum is internationally respected from my time studying engineering as an undergraduate. Purdue’s MSECE program was an easy choice for me as a practitioner also because of the flexibility it offers through online teaching.

What do you like about the program?

Most of the credit hours that constitute a completed Purdue MSECE plan of study are the student’s choice. Look at the sample plan of study posted on Purdue MSECE’s website and you’ll see what I’m referring to! I like being able to choose exactly what I want to learn and with which professors.

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Jon Metherd

An online program might sound like a solitary endeavor, but the faculty at Purdue are clearly committed to supporting online students and providing numerous avenues for interaction.

Where do you work and what is your title?

I work in Comcast’s West Division organization in the Advanced Engineering department as a Senior Manager for the Core Video team.

What is your area of interest within ECE?

My areas of interest range from communications to low-power circuits to computer engineering; honestly, detailing every area of interest for me within ECE might make for an overlong list!

Why did you choose Purdue for your MSECE?

The program at Purdue provides a broad array of interest areas and course selection all contained within a fully online environment.

What do you like about the program?

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Heather Woods

Purdue has a fantastic reputation and is internationally known for its engineering program; however, the cost was also lower than most online graduate programs!

Where do you work and what is your title?

Texas Instruments, Process Engineer

What is your area of interest within ECE?

Microelectronics and nanotechnology

Why did you choose Purdue for your MSECE?

Working in a very dynamic environment, it would be difficult to leave work in the middle of the day to attend class. Additionally, I was newly married when I began the program and didn’t want to be gone all day at work and all night at school. Thus, I wanted to attend an online only program so that I could complete the coursework in my own time. I can do homework over lunch or before or after work, meet up with friends, and still complete all my assignments on time.

Additionally, Purdue has a fantastic reputation and is internationally known for its engineering program; however, the cost was also lower than most online graduate programs! 

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Ganga Jayarathna

I strongly believe this MS program will help me to clarify and deepen my research interests in the Microelectronics and Nanotechnology area.

What is your area of interest within ECE?

MN- Microelectronics and Nanotechnology

Why did you choose Purdue for your MSECE?

Purdue had developed a reputation as one of the country’s great universities with outstanding academics and innovative courses in the Microelectronics and Nanotechnology area.

What do you like about the program?

Purdue ECE offers several courses (1-3 credits) which include emerging fields such as Quantum Computing and Quantum Technology. Also, most of the faculty are easily accessible and engage with us very well.

How will earning the MSECE help you reach your career goals?

I strongly believe this MS program will help me to clarify and deepen my research interests in the Microelectronics and Nanotechnology area. Also, it is great preparation for my further studies.

What advice would you give to a prospective student interested in the online MSECE?

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Boris Diner

I like the quality of teaching along with the breadth of the topics covered in each course.

Where do you work and what is your title?

I am a technical support engineer/system administrator and I also teach a seminar course on mathematical methods for image processing at a local university (which is my part-time job).

What is your area of interest within ECE?

Communications, Networking, Signal and Image Processing (CNSIP) and Fields and Optics (FO)

Why did you choose Purdue for your MSECE?

Clearly Purdue University is one of the top schools in ECE, so I had no doubt it was going to provide me with necessary tools to succeed in my career and to open new opportunities.

What do you like about the program?

I like the quality of teaching along with the breadth of the topics covered in each course. I find office hours with professors and TAs very beneficial as they share their experience with you and it also makes you feel more involved into the study process. 

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Benjamin Francis

The professors truly care about the learning of their students, and have gone above and beyond to ensure everyone is getting the most enriching and educational experience they can.

Where do you work and what is your title?

AkzoNobel, Engineering Manager

What is your area of interest within ECE?

Power and Energy Systems

Why did you choose Purdue for your MSECE?

Purdue has been consistently ranked one of the top online programs in Electrical Engineering, and the program allowed for the depth and breadth of study I was looking for without requiring a thesis track. The professors teach both in person and online courses, so I knew I could get a similar quality of program as someone who was fully on-campus.

What do you like about the program?

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