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College of Engineering / Program / Master of Science - Electrical Engineering

Why this degree?

119-best-online-masters-in-electrical-engineering.jpgThe non-thesis Master of Science degree will equip students with the knowledge and experience needed in diverse industries from power distribution biomedical research. Our program is available to both online and on campus students and supports graduate study in control systems and robotics, digital signal processing and communications, wireless engineering, eletromagnetics modeling and analysis, microelectronics and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), power systems, digital systems and computer engineering. The degree recently ranked No. 15 among the Top 25 Best Online Master's in Electrical Engineering Programs, according to for 2018.

You are eligible to apply if...

  • You hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an institution of recognized standing
  • Applicants with degrees in other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines are encouraged to apply and may be required to complete undergraduate electrical and computer engineering courses before official admission into the graduate program
  • The GRE is required, and TOEFL scores are required for international applicants

To complete the program you must...

  • Complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of graduate level (6000/7000/8000) coursework, some of which may be completed outside of the Departme of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Below is a sample of regularly offered electrical and computer engineering courses:
    • ELEC 6116 Wireless Networks
    • ELEC 6256 Computer Aided Design of Digital Circuits  3 hours
    • ELEC 6266 Embedded Computing Systems  3 hours
    • ELEC 6346 Microwave and RF Engineering  3 hours
    • ELEC 6416 Digital Signal Processing  3 hours
    • ELEC 6626 Power System Analysis  3 hours
    • ELEC 6636 Electric Machines  3 hours
    • ELEC 6656 Power System Protection  3 hours
    • ELEC 6766 Solid State Sensors  3 hours
    • ELEC 6816 Computed Imaging Systems  3 hours
    • ELEC 7456 Digital Image Processing  3 hours
    • ELEC 7506 State Variable Analysis of Systems  3 hours
    • ELEC 7566 Nonlinear Systems and Control  3 hours
    • ELEC 7626 Power System Operation  3 hours
    • ELEC 7976 Photovoltaics  3 hours
    • ELEC 8566 Adaptive Control  3 hours
    • Special Topics:
      • ELEC 6976 Power Quality  3 hours
      • ELEC 6976 Renewable Energy  3 hours
  • A minimum of 21 credit hours in the major area
  • A minimum of 24 credit hours taken at Auburn University
  • At least 18 credit hours of ECE graduate courses, excluding 7900 and seminar, must be taken (A deviation from this requirement may be permitted, as appropriate, with approval by the major professor and department chair)
  • A least one course must be taken in three of the six research areas:
    • Computer Systems
    • Electromagnetics
    • Communications
    • Control Systems
    • Power Systems
    • Electronics
  • No more than 3 credit hours of independent study (ELEC 7900 or equivalent) can be included
  • 7980 and 7990 cannot be included


What can you expect?

  • Once admitted into Auburn Engineering's graduate online program, you will work with the graduate program officer to create a plan of study:

Applying for the Master of Science - Electrical Engineering