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Electrical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #4 (QS) , CA,
 The Electrical Engineering Department at Caltech is no exception: its bright and motivated graduate students collaborate with its professors in their research efforts and make it one of the top Electrical Engineering departments in the country.


Closely allied with Computation and Neural Systems, Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Computer Science, and Control and Dynamical System, it offers students the opportunity for study and research, both theoretical and experimental, in a wide variety of subjects, including wireless systems, quantum electronics, modern optics, lasers and guided waves, solid-state materials and devices, bio-optics and bio-electronics, power and energy systems, control theory, learning systems, computational finance, signal processing, data compression, communications, parallel and distributed computing, fault-tolerant computing, and computational vision.  Substantial experimental laboratory facilities, housed mainly in the Moore Laboratory of Engineering, are associated with each of these research fields.

Normally, the master’s degree in electrical engineering is completed in one academic year. The principal criteria for evaluating applicants for the MSEE are the excellence of their preparation for the math- and physics-oriented nature of Caltech’s graduate courses, and the judgment of the Admissions Committee on their ability to successfully pursue and benefit from the course program. The Institute does not normally admit an applicant to the master’s degree in a field in which the applicant already has a master’s degree from another U.S. institution. Financial aid is seldom offered to those who intend to complete their graduate work with a master’s degree. A joint B.S./M.S. degree is not available in electrical engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Solid-State Electronics for Integrated Circuits
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Principles of Microprocessor Systems
  • Microprocessor Project Laboratory
  • Introduction to Multidisciplinary Systems Engineering
  • Experimental Projects in Electronic Circuits
  • Advanced Work in Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Seminar
  • Energy Technology and Policy

  • Signal-Processing Systems and Transforms
  • Introduction to Stochastic Processes and Modeling
  • Physics of Measurement
  • Mixed-mode Integrated Circuits

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    135 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

To successfully complete the online application process, you must: 
  • Create a free account with CollegeNET to submit the application form online. Include payment of the application fee or submit a fee waiver request. 
  • Upload a Statement of Purpose. 
  • Request GRE, TOEFL, and/or IELTS test scores to be sent directly to the California Institute of Technology (Institutional Code 4034). 
  • Upload an official electronic copy of your transcripts or online grade reports issued by your college or university. 
  • Register three individuals from whom you will request letters of recommendation. 
  • Upload a CV or Resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50487 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    50487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50487 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    50487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50487 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Pasadena

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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