Online MSECE Sample Plans of Study

These plans of study are provided as examples. To develop your plan of study, you should consider your own needs and interests and adjust the sample plans as needed.

See the Online MS Curriculum Guide for additional information on academic requirements.


1.  Automatic Control (AC)

Course Title Credits
ECE 60200 Lumped System Theory (AC CORE) 3
ECE 60000 Random Variables and Signals (2nd CORE) 3
MA 51100 Linear Algebra and Applications 3
MA 52800 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers II 3
ECE 58000 Optimization Methods for Systems & Control 3
ECE 61000 Energy Conversion 3
ECE 68000 Modern Automatic Control 3
  ECE or other electives 9
  Total 30

2.  Communication, Networking, Signal and Image Processing (CNSIP)

Course Title Credits
ECE 60000 Random Variables & Signals (CNSIP CORE) 3
ECE 60800 Computational Models & Methods (2nd CORE) 3
MA 51100 Linear Algebra with Applications 3
MA 52800 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers II 3
ECE 53800 Digital Signal Processing I 3
ECE 54400 Digital Communications 3
ECE 54700 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks 3
ECE 63700 Digital Image Processing I 3
  ECE or other electives 6
  Total 30

*also see POS #8


3.  Computer Engineering (CE)

Course Title Credits
ECE 60800 Computational Models & Methods (CE CORE) 3
ECE 60000 Random Variables and Signals (2nd CORE) 3
MA 51100 Linear Algebra with Applications 3
MA 52700 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers I 3
ECE 54700 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks 3
ECE 57300 Compilers and Translator Writing Systems (available Fall 2020) 3
ECE 59500 Introduction to Deep Learning (available Fall 2020) 3
ECE 69500 Programmable Accelerator Architectures (available Spring 2021) 3
ECE 69500 Big Data for Reliability and Security 1
  ECE or other electives 5
  Total 30

4.  Fields & Optics (FO)

Course Title Credits
ECE 60400 Electromagnetic Field Theory (FO CORE) 3
ECE 60600 Solid State Devices (2nd CORE) 3
MA 52700 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers I 3
MA 52800 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers II 3
ECE 55200 Introduction to Lasers 3
ECE 61700 Antennas: Design & Application 3
ECE 69500 Primer on RF Design (available Fall 2020) 1
ECE 69500 RF System Design (available Fall 2020) 1
ECE 69500 RF Design: Passive/Active Components (available Fall 2020) 1
  ECE or other electives 9
  Total 30

*also see POS #8


5.  Microelectronics & Nanotechnology (MN)

Course Title Credits
ECE 60600 Solid State Devices (MN CORE) 3
ECE 60400 Electromagnetic Field Theory (2nd CORE) 3
MA 52700 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers I 3
MA 52800 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers II 3
ECE 55200 Introduction to Lasers 3
ECE 53800 Digital Signal Processing I 3
ECE 59500 Semiconductor Fundamentals 1
ECE 59500 Nanophotonic Modeling 1
ECE 59500 Fundamentals of Current Flow 1
ECE 59500 Essentials of Transistors 1
ECE 59500 Introduction to Quantum Transport 1
  ECE or other electives 7
  Total 30

6.  Power & Energy Systems (PES)

Course Title Credits
ECE 61000 Energy Conversion (PES CORE) 3
ECE 60200 Lumped System Theory (2nd CORE) 3
MA 51100 Linear Algebra with Applications 3
MA 52800 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers II 3
ECE 51012 Electromechanics 3
ECE 61016 Power Electronic Convertors & Systems 3
ECE 63300 Modeling & Simulation of Power Systems Components 3
ECE 69500 Time Domain Simulation & Optimization for Design 1
  ECE or other electives 8
  Total 30

7.  VLSI & Circuit Design (VLSI)

Course Title Credits
ECE 55900 MOS VLSI Design (VC CORE) (available Spring 2021) 3
ECE 60800 Computational Models & Methods (2nd CORE) 3
MA 51100 Linear Algebra with Applications  3
MA 52800 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers II 3
ECE 60600 Solid State Devices  3
ECE 69500 Primer on RF Design (available Fall 2020) 1
ECE 69500 RF System Design (available Fall 2020) 1
ECE 69500 RF Design: Passive/Active Components (available Fall 2020) 1
ECE 69500 Programmable Accelerator Architecture (available Spring 2021) 1
ECE 59500 Fundamentals of Current Flow 1
ECE 59500 Introduction to Quantum Transport 1
  ECE or other electives 9
  Total 30

8.  Fields & Optics (FO) or Communication, Networking, Signal and Image Processing (CNSIP)

Course Title Credits
ECE 60000 Random Variables & Signals (CS CORE) 3
ECE 60400 Electromagnetic Field Theory (FO CORE) 3
MA 51100 Linear Algebra with Applications  3
MA 52700 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers I 3
ECE 53800 Digital Signal Processing I 3
ECE 63700 Digital Image Processing I 3
ECE 54400 Digital Communications 3
ECE 54700 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks 3
ECE 61700 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks 3
ECE 69500 Primer on RF Design (available Fall 2020) 1
ECE 69500 RF System Design (available Fall 2020) 1
ECE 69500 RF Design: Passive/Active Components (available Fall 2020) 1
  Total 30

*also see POS #2 and #4