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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program provides an engineering science-intensive approach to increase students’ understanding and problem-solving abilities. Offering concentrations to tailor your field of study, the MS in Electrical Engineering is directed toward both full-time and part-time students with a special emphasis on providing training, experience in performing independent research on topics with theoretical as well as applied interest, and managing projects.

Why Choose Master of Science in Electrical Engineering?

High-technology industries are an important sector of the economy, and an MS in Electrical Engineering will prepare you to meet industry demands in expertise, time management, and ethical practices. Concentrations in mechatronics, electrical, and computer engineering will allow you to specialize in an area of industry that suits your interests. Not only will you learn the advanced techniques and skills electrical engineers require, you will also learn to become an innovator and problem solver of the global issues impacting our society. View our current tuition rates

What Will You Study?

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To satisfy requirements for an advanced degree in electrical engineering, you will take four core courses in Engineering Management or Project Management, Design of Experiments, System Integration, and Advanced Electrical Engineering Analysis. At the completion of these 12 credits, you will then choose a faculty advisor and course of study for the remainder of your education. Your choices include an all-course option; a project option, which includes advanced coursework and a final presented project; and a thesis option, that involved advanced coursework and a thesis with presentation.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose the MS in Electrical Engineering

  1. An Advanced Degree to Take Your Career to the Next Level–Bring a new dimension to your electrical engineering skillset with a master’s degree from Western New England University. The MS in Electrical Engineering program will teach you the advanced techniques and skills of high-technology industries, and also how to apply them in research and project management.

  2. A Challenging Curriculum Designed for the Real World–You’ll develop advanced mathematical, electrical, and computer engineering analytical skills as you learn from expert faculty with extensive industrial backgrounds complemented by outstanding academic credentials.

  3. Choose Your Path: All-course, Project, or Thesis Options–With the MS in Electrical Engineering, you can choose from three options to complete your degree. With the All-course option you will complete 10 graduate courses that include open electives in which you will choose from courses in mechatronics, computer, or electrical engineering. Through the Project or Thesis options you will work with a faculty advisor to take a deeper dive in a topic of interest, culminating in your final report and presentation.

  4. Flexible Study at Your Own Pace–With four entry points throughout the year, you can pursue your studies at a pace that fits the demands of your career and lifestyle. Full- and part-time options are available, so you decide what time-frame works for you to complete your program. In-class evening sessions take place on our beautiful, accessible campus. Online courses are delivered through Kodiak, our easy to use learning management system.

  5. Individualized Attention Through Small Classes–Our graduate classes average 20 students, maximizing your ability to interact with your professors, collaborate with classmates, and really absorb the advanced course materials.

Admissions Requirements

  • Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in electrical engineering. Other related disciplines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required for admission. Candidates with a lower GPA may be considered for conditional admittance or nondegree status.
  • Programming competence in C, C++, Visual Basic, or FORTRAN. 
  • Candidates with an undergraduate degree not accredited by ABET are encouraged to submit a GRE score from the past five years.
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As a small but robust program, the faculty get to know each individual student, which helps them customize your educational experience to suit your needs and goals. All members of the full-time faculty have doctoral degrees with research expertise in areas such as RF/Wireless systems, digital signal/image processing and communications, embedded systems, robotics (mechatronics), integrated circuit design, nanotechnology, photonics, software and systems engineering, microprocessors. Our faculty also have industrial experience that enhances their teaching as well as industrial contacts that are leveraged in obtaining internships, research projects, and jobs for our students.


How are Courses Offered?

Course Delivery: Online or in-class
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All courses are offered through a flexible model that includes optional in-class sessions as well as online via KODIAK, Western New England University's online learning management system. Through this online classroom you will be able to view lectures, complete and submit assignments, participate in discussions with classmates, and communicate with your professors. 

* International candidates will be required to attend in-class sessions in order to be in compliance with student visa requirements. You can complete the MS in Engineering program in as little as one year.

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  • International Students

    Electrical Engineers are in demand around the globe. The College of Engineering enjoys a growing reputation among international students for the caliber of our graduate programs. Learn more about our support for international students.

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    Kodiak is a state-of-the-art Learning Management System used by major universities and colleges around the world. It makes it easy for you to participate in class discussions, view calendars, communicate with faculty and classmates, post assignments, and view grades.

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