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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program Overview

The 100% online, 30-credit hour electrical and computer engineering (ECE) concentration is packed in our Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)/Master of Science (MS) degree. This program was created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge in a wide variety of industries. This program was created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge in a wide variety of industries and the build the foundation to excel and lead in a global engineering environment. As a student in this program, you will focus heavily on electrical and computer engineering topics and technical knowledge. Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked in the top ten programs by U.S. News and World Report, along with the ECE graduate program ranked as #1  by U.S. News and World Report.

Course Topical Area: 

Automatic Controls Communications & Networking
Fields and Optics Microelectronics & Nanotechnology
VLSI & Circuit Design Energy Sources & Systems

Online Plan of Study Overview

The MSE/MS master's program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. The ECE concentration allows more customization as compared to a more traditional path. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals within the ECE concentration requirements. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load. 

Degree requirements checklist:

_____ total core ECE courses (6 hours)
_____ total other ECE courses (9 hours)
_____ total Math courses (6 hours)
_____ total other engineering courses  (3 hours)
_____ total other elective courses  (6 hours)

_____ total credit hours (30 hours)

View detailed ECE concentration requirements

Admissions

Bachelor of Science degree from an engineering ABET-accredited program or equivalent.*

* If you hold a bachelor’s degree in an Engineering-related area (Science, Mathematics or Technology) or from an Engineering program that is not ABET-accredited, you will need to demonstrate minimum math compliance: 

  • 2 Completed College Level Engineering Calculus Courses
  • 1 Completed Differential Equations or Linear Algebra Course

3.0/4.0 Minimum GPA

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Application to the Purdue Graduate School with paid application fee ($60/$75)
    • Campus: Purdue West Lafayette
    • Major: Interdisciplinary Engineering
    • Area of Interest: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Statement of Purpose (300-500 words)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional)
  • TOEFL scores (international only)
  • Current Resume
  • Math requirement compliance where applicable

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

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