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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Cleveland State University's Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program integrates theory and applications. Courses are typically scheduled in the late afternoon and early evening to serve the needs of both full-time and part-time students. The program is suitable for students planning to continue their studies at the doctoral level, as well as those who do not plan formal studies beyond the master's degree.

Each student plans a program of study in consultation with an advisor appointed by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The program includes required courses and an integrated selection of courses in the student's field of interest. The following areas of specialization are offered for graduate study and research: Communication Systems, Computer Systems, Control Systems, Power Electronics and Power Systems, and Nanobiotechnology.

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Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Phone: 216.687.2589
eecs@csuohio.edu

Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
    • Minimum 2.75 Undergraduate GPA
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • GRE Test Scores
    • The GRE General section is required if one or more of the following conditions is true:

    • The undergraduate degree was awarded by a college or university outside of the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom.
    • An unaccredited college or university awarded the undergraduate degree.
    • The student's undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is below 3.0.
    • The year of the baccalaureate degree precedes the date of application to the College of Graduate
      Studies by more than six years; however, in this case, the examination requirement may be waived, with program approval, if the applicant's undergraduate grade-point average is 3.0 or above.
      • If the GRE is required, a minimum score at the 60th percentile on the Quantitative section is typically required.

*Admission to the program is based on a combination of a candidate’s undergraduate GPA and the GRE score.  

-International students are required to have met at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 (including at least 20 in reading, 21 in listening, 17 in writing, and 20 in speaking)
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550
  • IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): 50
  • iTEP: 5.0

Admission Deadlines

Domestic Students

  • Rolling

International Students

  • Fall Semester - July 21st
  • Spring Semester - December 10th
  • Summer Semester - April 14th

 

Program Requirements

Graduate students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering must complete the following courses with a grade of B or better. 

  • Bachelor Graduate other than Engineering or Computer Science
    • ESC 250 Differential Equations for Engineers
    • EEC 310 Electric Circuits 1 
    • EEC 311 Electric Circuits 2
    • EEC 313 Electronics 1
    • One of the following courses:
      • EEC 440 Control Systems or
      • EEC 450 Communications or
      • EEC 470 Power Electronics 1 or
      • EEC 487 Advanced Digital Systems
  • Bachelor Graduates in Electronic Technology
    • ESC 250 Differential Equations for Engineers
    • EEC 311 Electric Circuits 2
    • One of the following courses:
      • EEC 440 Control Systems or
      • EEC 450 Communications or
      • EEC 470 Power Electronics 1 or
      • EEC 487 Advanced Digital Systems
  • Bachelors in Engineering (not Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering)
    • EEC 311 Electric Circuits 2
    • EEC 313 Electronics 1
    • One of the following courses:
      • EEC 440 Control Systems or
      • EEC 450 Communications or
      • EEC 470 Power Electronics 1 or
      • EEC 487 Advanced Digital Systems
  • Bachelor Graduate in Computer Science
    • EEC 311 Electric Circuits 2
    • One of the following courses:
      • EEC 440 Control Systems or
      • EEC 450 Communications or
      • EEC 470 Power Electronics 1 or
      • EEC 487 Advanced Digital Systems

 

Communication Systems

Core Courses

  • EEC 512 Probability & Stochastic Processes
  • EEC 651 Digital Communications

Elective Courses

  • EEC 530 Digital Signal Processing
  • EEC 560 Engineering Electromagnetics
  • EEC 650 Signal Detection And Estimation
  • EEC 652 Error Control Coding
  • EEC 653 Information Theory
  • EEC 654 Mobile Communications
  • EEC 655 Satellite Communications

Control Systems

Core Courses

  • EEC 510 Linear Systems
  • EEC 512 Probability & Stochastic Processes

Elective Courses

  • EEC 512 Probability & Stochastic Processes
  • EEC 517 Embedded Systems
  • EEC 542 The Art and Science of Feedback Control
  • EEC 640 Advanced Control System Design
  • EEC 642 System Identification
  • EEC 643 Nonlinear Systems
  • EEC 644 Optimal Control Systems
  • EEC 645 Intelligent Control Systems
  • EEC 646 Dynamics and Control of MEMS
  • EEC 647 Robot Dynamics and Control

Power Electronics & Power Systems

Core Courses

  • EEC 571 Power Systems
  • EEC 574 Power Electronics II

Elective Courses

  • EEC 510 Linear Systems
  • EEC 560 Engineering Electromagnetics
  • EEC 561 Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • EEC 640 Advanced Control System Design
  • EEC 643 Nonlinear Systems
  • EEC 644 Optimal Control Systems
  • EEC 670 Power Systems Operations
  • EEC 671 Power Systems Control
  • EEC 673 Power Electronics and Electric Machines

Computer Systems

Courses

  • EEC 581 Computer Architecture
  • EEC 584 Computer Networks

Elective Courses

  • EEC 517 Embedded Systems
  • EEC 521 Software Engineering
  • EEC 580 Modern Digital Design
  • EEC 587 Rapid Digital System Prototyping
  • EEC 622 Formal Methods in Software Engineering
  • EEC 623 Software Quality Assurance
  • EEC 624 Software Testing
  • EEC 625 Software Design & Architecture
  • EEC 680 High Performance Computer Architecture
  • EEC 681 Distributed Computing Systems
  • EEC 683 Computer Networks II
  • EEC 684 Parallel Processing Systems
  • EEC 687 Mobile Computing
  • EEC 688 Secure and Dependable Computing

Nanobiotechnology

Core Courses

  • EEC 514 Introduction to Nanotechnology
  • EEC 515 Biosensors, Bioelectronics and BioMEMS

Elective Courses

  • EEC 646 Dynamics and Control of MEMS
  • EEC 660 Nanoscale Solid State Electronics
  • PHY 515 Intro to Biological Physics
  • PHY 680 Physics of Materials
  • BME 553 Cell and Tissue Biology
  • BME 655 Biomaterials
  • BME 658 Medical Device Design
  • CHE 504 Advanced Reactor Design
  • CHE 566 Biochemical Engineering
  • CHE 578 Introduction to Molecular Simulation
  • CHE 586 Fundamentals Of Polymers
  • CHE 605 Advanced Kinetics
  • CHM 502 Biochemistry I
  • CHM 503 Biochemistry II
  • CHM 511 Advanced Instrumental Analysis
  • CHM 516 Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
  • CHM 611 Special Topics In Analytical Chemistry
  • CHM 613 Advanced Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • CHM 625 Quantum Mechanics
  • BIO 504 Biological Chemistry

Students in the MS in Electrical Engineering program may elect a thesis option or a non-thesis option. All students, and particularly those intending to pursue a doctoral degree, are encouraged to select the thesis option.  Students who receive research funding are required to complete the thesis option.
Each student in the program must meet all College of Graduate Studies requirements and the following departmental requirements.

All students:

  • A maximum of 16 credit hours (nanobiotechnology specialization) or eight credit hours (all other specializations) of graduate course work from outside the department may be applied toward the degree.  All out-of-department courses must count toward a graduate degree in the offering department and must be approved in advance by the student's advisor.
  • The seminar course EEC 601 and 400-level courses may not be applied for credit toward the MSEE degree.
  • Students must take at least four course subjects from their area of specialization including its core course(s).

Thesis Option:

  • A minimum of 30 total credit hours, including at least six credit hours of thesis, and at least 24 credit hours of course work. The course work must include at least eight credit hours of 600-level EEC courses.
  • Successful completion and defense of a thesis. A graduate committee guides the thesis work.
  • Thesis students must give an oral presentation of the thesis.  

Non-thesis Option:

  • A minimum of 32 total credit hours, including at least twelve credit hours of 600-level EEC courses.
Did You Know?

The median annual wage for electrical engineers was $96,640 in May 2018.

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Career Outcomes

  • Electrical and electronics engineers work in industries including manufacturing, research and development, engineering services, telecommunications, and government.
  • Electrical and electronics engineers generally work indoors in offices. However, they may have to visit sites to observe a problem or a piece of complex equipment.
  • These are some of the local companies that are hiring CSU grads: Thermedx, DEM Manufacturing, AgriNomix, The Telios Alliance, Guild International, and Western Enterprises.