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Electrical and Computer Engineering - Non-Thesis Option, M.Sc.

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University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers the Degree of Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.E.C.E.) with a thesis option (24 course credit hours and 6 thesis credit hours) or a non-thesis option (30 course credit hours and no thesis credit hours).


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (thesis or non-thesis option) and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Five-year BS and MS dual degree programs are available for qualified undergraduate students enrolled within the Department.

Current research interests of the faculty include:

  • Statistical signal processing.
  • Image and video processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, automation of visual tasks.
  • Machine learning and big data analytics.
  • Bioinformatics, computational biology, and genomics.
  • Nano-photonics, plasmonics, micro/nano-electronic devices, nano-materials and structures.
  • Fusion and learning in networks.
  • Data mining, multimedia information systems, multimedia networking and security.
  • Intelligent sensor microchips and MEMS, BioMEMS, implantable medical devices, VLSI, ASICS, system-on-a-chip, FPGAs.
  • Integrated optics, holography, lithography, spectral imaging, optical coherence tomography.
  • Game theory, multi-agent systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Analytical Techniques
  • Engineering Acoustics
  • Laser Communications
  • University Physics II
  • University Physics III
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory
  • Fundamentals of Optical
  • Biomedical Optical Instruments
  • Semiconductor Photonic Devices
  • Electronics I

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • The University of Miami requires a minimum score of 297 (total of verbal + quantitative) for acceptance into any Graduate School program.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:


    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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General Requirements

  • The most competitive UM applicants have a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter(s) or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1960 USD/credit
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  • National

    1960 USD/credit
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
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