ECE BS-MS Pathway Outline

Program of Study

The department offers both thesis and non-thesis options for the Master of Science (MS) degree. A minimum of 30 semester hours of course work and thesis are required for the thesis option, and 33 semester hours of course work and master's comprehensive exam are required for the non-thesis option. More information about the core courses, major depth concentrations, and other requirements can be found on the MS: Thesis Program and MS: Non-Thesis Program pages.

Students participating in the combined bachelor's/master's dual degree program in electrical engineering may double-count up to 12 graduate credits hours for both degrees. The credits to be double-counted will be designated as applicable to the graduate program after the student receives the bachelor's degree and matriculates in the Graduate School. A list of approved graduate courses that a student can take at the undergraduate level and may be double-counted is given below.

  • EEL 5173: Signal and System Analysis
  • EEL 5247: Power Conversion and Control
  • EEL 5250: Power Systems Analysis
  • EEL 5270: Power System Transients
  • EEL 5315: Digital Integrated Circuit Design
  • EEL 5317: Power Electronics
  • EEL 5333: Solid State Sensors
  • EEL 5378: Mixed Signal ICs
  • EEL 5416: Sonar
  • EEL 5443: Electromagnetics and Optics
  • EEL 5454: Optical Sensors
  • EEL 5465: Antenna Theory
  • EEL 5486: Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
  • EEL 5500: Digital Communication Theory
  • EEL 5542: Random Processes
  • EEL 5547: Radar
  • EEL 5563: Optical Fiber Communications
  • EEL 5590: Advanced Topics in Communication
  • EEL 5591: Wireless Communications
  • EEL 5617: Multivariable Control
  • EEL 5630: Digital Control Systems
  • EEL 5667: Robot Kinematics and Dynamics
  • EEL 5707: ASIC Systems Design I
  • EEL 5722-Digital signal processing with FPGA
  • EEL 5764: Computer System Architecture
  • EEL 5784: Computer Network Design and Analysis
  • EEL 5812: Advanced Neural Networks
  • EEL 5930r: Special Topics in Electrical Engineering


Up to 12 hours of graduate level course work may be taken during the undergraduate program. In order for this graduate level course work to be double counted towards the student's graduate program, a grade of B or better must be earned in the course. The work for the master's degree must be completed within seven years from the time the student first registers for graduate credit. Any graduate work transferred from another institution must have commenced not more than seven years prior to completion of the degree for the credits to be applicable to the master's degree.

Time Limit for Completion of the Combined Degree

Both degrees must be completed within a total of 10 years. The work for the master's degree must be completed within 7 years from the time the student first registers for graduate credit.