• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
The Master of Engineering (ME) degree in Electrical Engineering from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Engineering and Applied Sciences augments the scientific knowledge of an electrical engineer with the skills of a manager. The program's goal is to provide skills for managing technical teams in corporate environments. 

About

Education

The Master of Engineering (ME) degree in Electrical Engineering from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is usually a terminal degree for those not wishing to continue on to a PhD. The main areas of study in the Department of Electrical Engineering are: communications and signal processing; microelectronics, photonics and materials; and energy systems.

This program can be taken on a full-or part-time basis and is well suited for practicing engineers in the greater Buffalo metropolitan area.

Programme Structure

Engineering Project

  • To complete the 30 credit hour requirement, the student must conduct an engineering project representing six hours of credit, resulting in a written technical report and a satisfactory oral presentation in a seminar.
  • In a ME project, students are typically involved with the planning, benchmarking, and implementation of certain engineering activities centering on the application of specific engineering principles and methodologies in real world settings, leading to measurable improvements in quality, cost, efficiency, build-to-order flexibility, time-to-market, customer satisfaction, or other key performance indicators. The focus is on innovative application of engineering knowledge to add value, not on creation of new knowledge.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall Admission:

    • January 1  

    Full consideration for funding/fellowships

    Spring Admission:

    • October 15

    We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      1.5 to 2 Years

    Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits

    hours

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    55

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in engineering
  • Three letters of reference
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) for all undergraduate work taken during the last two years of the applicant's studies.
  • GRE Scores
  • Application Fee ($85)
  • Personal Statement/CV

In exceptional cases, the department may authorize admission of an applicant who does not meet all of the above requirements. In such cases the department will establish performance criteria which, when satisfied, will serve as the basis for continuing in the program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23100 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11310 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Scholarships
  • University at Buffalo Presidential Fellowships
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships
  • Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowships
  • Fulbright Programs
  • Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program

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