Electrical Engineering, Master | Part time online | University of Colorado at Boulder | United States
12 months
20010 USD/year
20010 USD/year
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The Electrical Engineering program of the University of Colorado at Boulder, hosted on the internationally acclaimed Coursera platform, offers stackable graduate-level courses, graduate certificates, and a fully accredited master’s degree in electrical engineering.


The Electrical Engineering program of the University of Colorado at Boulder on Coursera students earn the same credentials as our on-campus students. There are no designations on official CU transcripts, degrees, or certificates, that this is an online program.

Focus Areas

Embedded Systems

Embedded system engineering is used in industries such as aerospace and defense, energy, industrial automation, health care, networking and communication, security, transportation and more. Embedded systems also drive the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling countless human-to-machine and machine-to-machine applications including home automation, security and more. 

Power Electronics

Power electronics is a key enabling technology in essentially all electronic systems and is increasingly important in the grid interface of renewable energy sources and in efficient electrical loads. The necessity for power electronics technology in these rapidly expanding areas creates an increasing need for design engineers equipped with knowledge and skills to actively participate in multidisciplinary teams.

Photonics & Optics

While 20th-century technology was defined by the growth of electronics, the 21st century belongs to photonics. LEDs will light households powered by photovoltaic panels and filled with displays and cameras communicating by optical fiber to distant owners wearing virtual reality glasses. Laser 3D printing will transform manufacturing. New microscopes and telescopes will peer into the depths of living cells and distant galaxies. 

Control and Communications

The curriculum in digital communications helps lay the foundation for this wireless world. These courses prepare you for a career in reliable and high-speed data communications and data learning. Control techniques are used whenever a quantity (like speed, temperature or force, for instance) must be made to behave in some desirable way over time. In the modern world, the rapid evolution of technological demands imposes extremely challenging and widely varying control problems—problems we want to help you prepare to solve. The MS-EE controls curriculum explores topics such as developing controllers for aircraft, spacecraft, information storage systems, human-machine interfaces, manufacturing processes and power systems.

Electromagnetics, RF, Microwaves, and Remote Sensing

The electromagnetics, RF, microwaves and remote sensing curriculum in the MS-EE on Coursera invites you to explore an exciting electrical engineering field that engages topics such as active circuits and antennas for communications and radar, theoretical and numerical techniques for analysis of high-frequency circuits and antennas, RF photonics, artificial electromagnetic materials and electromagnetic remote sensing.

Computer Engineering

Computer engineering encompasses a wide range of topics surrounding this interaction between hardware and software. Computer engineers of the future will be versatile full-stack developers, comfortable with understanding the technical depths of software development while also possessing a wide knowledge of the underlying hardware implementations. The MS-EE on Coursera curriculum in computer engineering emphasizes computer-aided verification and synthesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Electromagnetic Radiation and Antennas
  • Electromagnetic Absorption, Scattering, and Propagation
  • Electronic Devices
  • Renewable Energy and the Future Power Grid
  • Power System Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

A student desiring admission to the MS-EE program must complete four required protocols:

  • Take one pathway specialization for credit with at least a grade of C in each course.
  • Achieve a computed pathway specialization grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.00.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 for all for-credit courses taken to date.
  • Declare their intention to seek the degree, which they can do before, during, or after any work in a pathway specialization.
  • Upon completion of these four steps the student is admitted to the MS-EE program. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20010 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    20010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20010 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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