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The Electrical Engineering programme offered by Colorado State University has been a leader in innovation for more than a century. The ECE faculty prepare students for the vast, fast-paced field of electrical and computer engineering by emphasizing the fundamentals, while teaching them how to think creatively and work collaboratively.

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The Electrical Engineering  programme offered by Colorado State University  produces leaders who make the magic happen in our modern world. From electric cars to smartphones to Global Positioning Systems, our graduates turn ideas into reality.

This program creates professionals with depth and breadth of knowledge, as well as the skills and mindset to continue to evolve and grow in a constantly changing high-tech environment. Offering a highly customizable curriculum, this program specializes in the following focus areas: biomedical engineering, communications and signal processing, computer engineering, controls and robotics, electric power and energy systems, electromagnetics and remote sensing, and lasers, optics, and applications.

Areas of study

  • Adaptive radar and sonar
  • Biomedical sensing and signals
  • Communications
  • Computer-aided design
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer networks and protocols
  • Control systems
  • Digital communications
  • Digital image processing
  • Digital signal processing
  • Distributed systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Embedded systems
  • EUV lasers
  • Haptic interfaces
  • Heterogeneous computing

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Digital Circuit Logic
  • DC Circuit Analysis
  • Circuit Theory Applications
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Introduction to Microprocessors
  • Introduction to Communications Principles
  • Linear System Analysis

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Fall: January 15 for MS-Thesis and Ph.D. / February 1 for ME and MS Coursework
  • Spring: August 15 for MS-Thesis and Ph.D. / September 1 for ME and MS Coursework




30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will start with uploading unofficial documents which will be reviewed by the ECE Graduate Committee.
  • Determine if you are eligible for admission to the ECE Department without paying an application fee.
  • If you are eligible for admission, you will receive a message directing you to pay the application fee, and have your official transcripts and score reports sent to CSU's Admissions Office.
  • If you are not eligible for admission, you will not be charged an admission fee, and your application will be automatically withdrawn.
  • If you choose to pay the application fee before you are directed to do so, you are welcome to do so but if you do not meet admission requirements your application fee will not be refunded.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28424 USD per year and a duration of  .
  • National

    13156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13156 USD per year and a duration of  .


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