Electrical engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the study, design and application of electrical and electromagnetic components, systems and applications. Increased demand in the housing, automotive, defense and consumer industries will continue to fuel the growth of the field, as well as the demand for Electrical engineers in the future.
The Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering program is geared toward preparing students for the professional practice of electrical engineering, and is available in a thesis or non-thesis track. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provides outstanding research opportunities for its students through numerous research centers and laboratories, including the Center for Advanced Technology and Education (CATE), the Future Aerospace Science & Technology Center (FAST), and the Nano-Systems Research center.
Electrical Engineering Admission Requirements
Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend.
The Non-Thesis Master’s program:
Students may choose the non-thesis option for their master’s degree. The degree requirements differ from the thesis option in two aspects. First, the student can petition to be exempt from the thesis requirement, including the 6 credits it entails by substitution of graduate project. Second, the candidate will be required to pass a comprehensive final examination. This exam will be given by a committee selected by the department. The membership of this committee may include faculty and engineers from industry. The exam is intended to test the candidate’s general ability in the areas of study and it will be given near the end of the candidate’s final semester. A student who fails the exam may not attempt it again until one semester has elapsed or upon the completion of additional course work prescribed by the examining committee. The exam may be taken only once.
The Thesis Master’s program consists of 24 semester credit hours of course work, a minimum of 6 semester credit hours of Master’s Thesis, and a final oral examination that includes an oral defense of the thesis.