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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering MS


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►  Graduate School Rules  apply to this program

To fulfill the requirements for the master of science in electrical engineering (MSEE), the Electrical Engineering Department at CU Denver requires that within a seven-year period, the candidate completes and approved program in one of two options: (a) a thesis option consisting of at least 30 semester hours,  including 6 credit hours of MS thesis, or (b) a course-only option consisting of at least 30 semester hours. It is also required the the MSEE candidate maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. In compliance with the Graduate School rules, the minimum grade required for a unit to count toward the required semester hours is B minus (2.7).

For both thesis and course-only master of science in electrical engineering options, the student must select a primary area of concentration and a secondary area of concentration, among the six areas listed below. The areas should be chosen a priori with the student’s graduate advisor. The student must take at least four 3-hour graduate courses (12 credit hours) in his/her primary area of concentration, and at least two 3-hour graduate courses (6 credit hours) in his/her secondary area.  All of these courses must be taken through the CU Denver EE Department. The remaining courses may be taken from any area of concentration. A student may also take one 3-credit independent study course with a graduate faculty member of the CU Denver EE department.  At least 21 graduate credit hours must be taken from the CU Denver EE Department.  At the discretion of the EE graduate committee, a maximum of nine graduate credits may be transferred from other programs.

The CU Denver EE Department offers six areas of concentration at the master’s level: 

  1. Communications and Signal Processing
  2. Computer Engineering and Embedded System Design
  3. Controls and Signal Processing
  4. Electromagnetic Fields, Waves and Optics
  5. Energy and Power Systems
  6. Microelectronics and VLSI

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