Electrical Engineering Master of Science
Leading to a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program is designed to provide advanced experience with post-graduate electrical engineering principles and skills. The program has a thesis option with 31 required credit hours, and a non-thesis option with 34 required credit hours. Either option has the students undertake an individualized engineering development experience, either as a two-course Thesis, or a one-course Master Project. All students are required to complete a one-credit Professional Perspectives course to increase exposure to recent developments and to aspects of professionalism. All students are required to complete a three-course concentration, either one of the predefined concentrations or an individualized concentration. Students may be either full-time or part-time. Although some classes or parts of classes may be able to be remote, the program is designed as an on-campus program. Some of laboratory exercises require use of physical apparatus in the labs, so students will need to be on-campus for those courses. The expected background of the students is a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or another engineering bachelor’s degrees that included a significant component of electrical engineering (DC and AC circuits, analog and digital electronics, and signal processing). Certain of the concentration or elective courses may have additional expected background related to their field. The transcripts of incoming students will be reviewed to determine whether foundation or prerequisite courses are required or recommended. If a student has been required or recommended to take such a course, a maximum of two graduate-level foundation courses may be applied as elective courses toward the requirements for the MSEE degree. Full-time students may complete the program in two or three semesters (within one calendar year), depending on how many graduate-level engineering courses were transferred in (maximum of six credits), and whether the thesis or non-thesis option is chosen. Part-time students may complete the program in two to four years, depending on transfer credits, the choice of the thesis or non-thesis option, course load per semester, and whether courses are taken during the summer semester.
Program Educational Outcomes
Program educational objectives are the accomplishments graduates are expected to achieve during the first few years after graduation with the M.S. degree.
Graduates with an M.S. in Electrical Engineering will have the following behavioral characteristics.
- Work toward alleviating problems, challenges or risks in application fields related to electrical engineering.
- Apply engineering methodology with confidence and humility to develop innovative and effective solutions in a professional and ethical manner.
- Pursue professional development to meet and adapt to emerging and evolving engineering challenges.
In order to fulfill its Mission, Wentworth has established the following Graduate Student Learning Outcomes. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness at WIT developed these Outcomes to be suitable for all graduate programs at WIT. These Outcomes were considered appropriate for the proposed program and were adopted.
Upon graduation, Wentworth Institute of Technology Graduate students will demonstrate:
- Core Knowledge: advanced knowledge in a specialized area consistent with the focus of their graduate program, including critical thinking and problem solving
- Scholarly Communication: advanced proficiency in written and oral communication, appropriate to purpose and audience.
- Professionalism: advanced intellectual and organizational skills of professional practice, including ethical conduct.
- Research Methods and Analysis: quantitative and qualitative skills in the use of data gathering methods and analytical techniques used in typical research that is consistent with the focus of their graduate programs
The program has a thesis option with 31 required credit hours, and a non-thesis option with 34 required credit hours. Either option has the students undertake an individualized engineering development experience, either as a two-course Thesis, or a one-course Master Project. All students are required to complete a one-credit Professional Perspectives course to increase exposure to recent developments and to aspects of professionalism. All students are required to complete a three-course concentration, either one of the predefined concentrations or an individualized concentration. The course requirements to complete the MSEE. degree are shown in this curriculum table. Students must complete the course requirements with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, following Wentworth graduate school policies.
|FOUNDATION COURSES: May be required or recommended|
|ELEC5510||FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS||3|
|ELEC5520||FOUNDATIONS IN SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS||3|
|DATA6000||APPLIED STATISTICS FOR RESEARCH||3|
|CORE REQUIREMENTS: MATH & MANAGEMENT|
|ELEC5850||ENGINEERING NUMERICAL METHODS||3|
|MGMT7175||ENGINEERING INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP||3|
|MGMT7100||PROJECT MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS||3|
|ELECTIVE COURSES: Must be graduate-level courses, including other courses related to their concentration or program|
|TOTAL CREDITS||31 - 34|
The program offers three structured concentrations and one individualized concentration. A student is required to complete one concentration. To fulfill a concentration, the student is required to:
- Complete three of the courses listed with the concentration.
- Complete a thesis or master project that relates to a field of the concentration.
A student may take more than three of the listed courses for the concentration, and any completed extra courses would be counted as electives. A student may attempt to complete two concentrations. The student would need to complete three unique courses per concentration (no course could be counted as one of the three courses for both concentrations). The thesis or master project would need to be related to a field of both concentrations. The concentrations and associated courses are listed below. ELEC courses at the 5000 level do not have a graduate-level prerequisite. ELEC courses at the 6000 level may have a graduate-level prerequisite.
|POWER AND ENERGY CONCENTRATION|
|ELEC5825||ELECTRICAL BUILDING SYSTEMS||3|
|ELEC5560||POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS I||3|
|ELEC5660||POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS II||3|
|ELEC6125||RENEWABLE ENERGY INTEGRATION||3|
|ROBOTICS AND PROCESS AUTOMATION CONCENTRATION|
|ELEC5700||ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION SYSTEMS||3|
|ELEC5725||MACHINE PERCEPTION & COGNITION||3|
|ELECTORMAGNETICS AND MICROWAVE SENSING CONCENTRATION|
|ELEC5900||INTRODUCTION TO RADAR SYSTEMS||3|
|ELEC5925||INTRODUCTION TO MICROWAVE IMAGING||3|
|Students who wish to pursue an Individualized Concentration may submit a proposal to the graduate committee of the program for review. The proposal would include a rational, the name of the concentration and the required courses.|