The non-thesis (industry-oriented) track Master’s Degree provides students with opportunities to pursue a yearlong project with the same scope and ambition as a 9 credit MS thesis. This option helps students develop technical depth by working closely with Purdue ECE’s world-class faculty. The program is also designed to help students develop the non-technical (soft) skills that will help accelerate their career advancement in industry or prepare them for success in Ph.D. studies.

Program Highlights

  • A special highlight of the program is an intensive, yearlong design experience (Ideas to Innovation project) in which students interact with faculty and industry advisors
  • The design experience begins each Fall and includes students with different backgrounds and technical areas of concentration, some with industry experience and some coming directly from undergraduate programs
  • Each student designs their own plan of study to develop their technical depth and breadth
  • Students build breadth at the edges of their chosen technical focus area by taking a number of 1 credit courses (each 5 weeks in duration) from a rich suite of course options
  • The development of professional and other success skills is an integral part of the design experience
  • An accelerated option to complete the program in one calendar year (Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions) on the Purdue West Lafayette campus is available
  • Career advice, placement services, and tight connections to industry and to the Purdue alumni network are provided
  • Meet our advisors

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for 2019-2020 year are expected to be the same as the 2018-2019 year. For Indiana residents, the costs are: $5,558.00 per semester and $2,498.00 for the summer session for a total cost for the one-year program of $13,614.00. For nonresidents, the costs are: $14,959.00 per semester and $7,198.50 for the summer session. Check the most up-to-date fees here.

Technical Focus Tracks

Students in the non-thesis track develop their technical and non-technical success skills by working on ambitious projects involving topics such as AI for autonomous systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Renewable energy technologies, system on chip (SoC) design, RF and wireless systems, machine learning, data science, etc.

Working with students on these projects are some of Purdue’s top researchers. Few colleges can match the depth and breadth of Purdue Engineering’s research capabilities and talent in the follow research areas.

Contact the ECE Graduate Office

MSEE Building, Room 140
465 Northwestern Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2035
Fax: (765) 494-3393

Current students should contact

Elisheba Van Winkle
Administrative Assistant
vanwinke@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 496-6162

Prospective students should contact

Deb Bowman
Graduate Admissions and Assessment Administrator
dbowman1@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 494-3392