Masters of Science Degrees

The goals of our graduate program are producing graduate students who create new knowledge that projects a significant presence in national and international forums; graduating doctoral students obtain research positions in top academic, industrial, and government institutions; and funding all doctoral and a majority of master's students throughout their studies.

 

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Thesis and Non-Thesis

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline who wish to pursue a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering. The strengths of the NC State program include power electronics and power systems, nanoelectronics and photonics, and communications and signal processing.

Academic Advisor

  • Dr. Ginger Yu

Areas of Specialization

  • Circuits
  • Communications
  • Microwave Circuits and Applied Electromagnetics
  • Nanoelectronics and Photonics
  • Power Electronics and Power Systems
  • Robotics, Mechatronics, Control and Instrumentation
  • Signal Processing and Computational Intelligence

Requirements

Plan of Work: EE and CPE Requirements
Minimum Overall and Major (ECE courses) GPA to Graduate: 3.0
Credit Hours Required to Graduate: 31
Maximum hours transferred from another institution: 12
Residency Requirement: 1 year

Masters of Science in Computer Engineering

Thesis and Non-Thesis

The Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MSCPE) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in an engineering disciple who wish to pursue a graduate degree in computer engineering. The strengths of the NC State program include networking, VLSI systems and computer architecture and systems.

Academic Advisor

  • Dr. Ginger Yu

Areas of Specialization

  • Computer Architecture
  • Networking
  • Software
  • VLSI Systems

Requirements

Plan of Work: EE and CPE Requirements
Minimum Overall and Major (ECE courses) GPA to Graduate: 3.0
Credit Hours Required to Graduate: 31
Maximum hours transferred from another institution: 12
Residency Requirement: 1 year

Masters of Science in Computer Networking

Thesis and Non-Thesis

The Master of Science in Computer Networking (MSCN) distance education program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering who wish to pursue a graduate degree in computer networking.

Academic Advisor

  • Dr. Mihail Sichitiu

Areas of Specialization

  • Networking Design
  • Network Hardware
  • Network Software
  • Networking Services
  • Internet of Things

Requirements

Minimum Overall and Major (ECE courses) GPA to Graduate: 3.0
Credit Hours Required to Graduate: 31
Maximum hours transferred from another institution: 12
Residency Requirement: 1 year

Master of Science in Electric Power Systems Engineering

Non-Thesis

The Master of Science in Electric Power Systems Engineering (MSEPSE) provides graduate students a thorough understanding of the tools, methods, and practice of electric power engineering. The program goal is to provide an education that is directly applicable to a career in industry and is suitable for a new or recent graduate, as well as experienced professionals who want to receive the necessary retraining to change careers.

Academic Advisor

  • Dr. Mesut Baran

Requirements

Minimum Overall and Major (ECE courses) GPA to Graduate: 3.0
Credit Hours Required to Graduate: 30
Maximum hours transferred from another institution: 12
Residency Requirement: 1 year

Financial Aid/Funding

Students are funded through Fellowships, Teaching Assistant appointments and Research Assistant appointments. For more information visit the ECE Department Fellowships and Graduate School Financial Support webpages.

Accelerate Your Master’s

Continue Your Education Online

As an accredited land grant institution, NC State University strives to serve the people of North Carolina and the world beyond. To further this mission, the College of Engineering established distance engineering programs in 1978. This division, now Engineering Online, eliminates the barriers of the physical campus and engages students around the world. By providing distance engineering and computer science courses for both academic credit and professional development, Engineering Online allows distance learners to remotely access the same quality education and academic resources available to on-campus students.

The ECE Department distance education degree programs are limited to those individuals who work or reside in the United States and to United States military personnel serving overseas. We accept International applications from applicants who are affiliated with a partnering corporation. For more information visit the Engineering Online website.

Accelerated Degrees

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 graduate-level credits (500 or 700 level) and obtain a non-thesis master’s degree within 12 months of completing the bachelor’s degree or obtain a thesis based master’s degree within 24 months of completing the bachelor’s degree.

Graduate Plans of Work

The Plan of Work is a formal list of the courses a graduate student plans to enroll in to complete the academic requirements for a desired degree. The Plan of Work must be completed online in consultation with the Advisor and Advisory Committee. Master’s students must submit their Plan of Work at the beginning of the semester in which they intend to graduate. Doctoral students must submit their Plan of Work and their Advisory Committee prior to taking the Preliminary Oral Examination. Details of ECE degree requirements are given in the ECE Graduate Student Handbook.

Consult the Master’s Plan of Work Worksheet for more information.

Examples of recommended Plans of Work in various specialty areas are given below.

Examples of recommended Plans of Work in various specialty areas areas

Bioelectronics Engineering

Communications and Signal Processing

Computer Architecture and Systems

Control, Robotics and Mechatronics

Electronic Circuits and Systems

Nanoelectronics and Photonics

 

Computer Networking

Power Electronics and Power Systems

Graduate Catalog

The Graduate Catalog contains Graduate School requirements and pertinent information for individual graduate programs, a current list of graduate faculty, and a selection of other resources for new students.

Course Details & Specialty Areas

Find out more about the various specialty areas of research and instruction and the relevant courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Still have questions?

The staff of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Office is available to answer any questions you may have.

Current students contact us at: ecegradoffice@ncsu.edu
Prospective students contact us at: eceadmissions@ncsu.edu
You can also reach the Graduate Office by phone at 919.515.5460

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