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Electrical Engineering, M.Sc.

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Fundamentally, electricity carries either energy or information. So whether you want to develop new medical electronics, the next generation of smart tablet, a renewable smart power grid, mobile wireless networks or advanced nanotechnologies, the electrical engineering field is the right fit for you.


As a student in electrical engineering, you will learn to apply principles from math, physics, and computing to design next-generation electronic products that will transform the world. Your coursework will provide opportunities to learn how electronic devices work and how to combine hardware and software to produce smart systems having unprecedented capabilities. Every semester, you will participate in hands-on practicums that build practical applications on top of theoretical foundations. Your studies will culminate in a capstone design experience, where you will work with real engineers to produce a real system that solves a real societal need.

Along the way, you will often take small classes with dedicated faculty and you will feel like you are in a small college within a large research university. If you are a particularly ambitious student, you will be encouraged to participate in a serious research projects, perhaps leading to your first published work.

As an electrical engineering major, you may choose to concentrate in an area such as microelectronics, systems and controls, communication networks, or electric energy systems. The curriculum is sufficiently flexible to accommodate a very broad spectrum of career plans.

Programme Structure

24 hours of graduate coursework (excluding thesis preparation hours) tailored to the student’s research interests and selected with approval from the student’s thesis advisor so as to build depth of knowledge in a focus area6 hours of ELCT 799 (Thesis Preparation)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

What application materials are required by all departments in The Graduate School?

  • A baccalaureate degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended for course credit
  • Standardized test scores (consult the program to which you are applying for particular test requirements)
  • Two or more letters of recommendation
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  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • Other Supporting Materials

Tuition Fee

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    14598 USD/semester
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    14598 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    6825 USD/semester
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Living costs for Columbia

  • 999 - 1510 USD/month
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