12 months
1221 USD/credit 40293 USD/year
1141 USD/credit 37653 USD/year
482 USD/credit 15906 USD/year
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You just can't get enough when it comes to electricity, computer software, microelectronics, processing, power systems, and more. Simply put, you need your MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.


What to expect from studying this Electrical and Computer Engineering program

With a master’s degree, you’ll be able to learn advanced skills in electrical and engineering or continue on a path for entry into a doctoral program. You see, we specifically designed a curriculum for you to build on the foundation you established when you earned your bachelor's. 

As a graduate student from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, you'll delve deep into such topics as computer software and networking, control, microelectronics and embedded systems, signal and image processing, power systems, telecommunication, and more. You'll also have the option of completing a thesis. As a thesis student, you'll need nine hours of research, and you'll present an oral defense. If you choose not to go the thesis route, there'll be extra coursework involved as well as a graduate project.


  • A UAB electrical engineer harnessed office printer technology to create sensor circuits that can be used in many ways—from making health care more affordable to alerting you when your takeout coffee is too hot to drink.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Practical Computer Vision
  • Wireless Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Controls and Automation
  • Analog Integrated Electronics
  • Engineering Software Solutions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in an accredited electrical engineering, computer engineering, electrical and computer engineering or a bachelor's degree acceptable to the graduate faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students not having a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, electrical and computer engineering may be required to complete prerequisite courses based on their prior coursework and their plan of study, which will be defined at the time of admission.
  • A 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Three letters of recommendation concerning the applicant's previous academic and professional work;

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    40293 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1221 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    37653 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1141 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15906 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 482 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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