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Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.Sc.

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As technology evolves at an astounding pace, skilled engineers that can find innovative solutions to emerging problems – both in developing new ideas and improving old ones – will find themselves consistently in-demand in the global marketplace.

About

The online Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering is designed with the input of industry leaders and led by expert faculty to help you gain this critical skill-set and lead the way to a promising future.

The program is a perfect fit for working engineers looking to enter a more design-oriented role, playing a central part in the creation and planning phase of new technologies. Through the flexible, customizable curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to focus your coursework on the areas of engineering that interest you most, from communications and signal processing to advanced computer systems and networks. You can choose to specialize in one of the following areas, completing a focused academic plan that suits your goals:

  • High-performance Computing
  • Digital Signal Processing, Communications, and Control
  • Computer Networks
  • Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Holography and Diffractive Optics
  • Simulation Modeling and Heterogeneous Systems Design
  • Wireless Communications and Networks
Courses can be completed in a 100% online format, with some courses offering live lectures recorded in the classroom and uploaded to the digital learning platform within the day. This connects you directly to the same modern, leading curriculum that defines our traditional, on-campus experience. With the convenience of online learning, you can pursue the program on your own schedule while continuing to work full-time.

Programme Structure

  • Photonic Communications Engineering II
  • Photonic Communications Engineering
  • Photonic Communications Engineering
  • Advanced Linear Systems Theory
  • Probability and Random Processes for Engineering Applications
  • Math Methods – Optics/Photonic
  • Model-Integrated Computing
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Cyber Security – Concept, Theory, Practice
  • Information Security in Public and Private Sectors
  • Information Security, Risk Mgmt., Disaster Recovery
  • Systems Security Management
  • Holography and Diffractive Optics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Optical Communication Systems
  • Digital Communications Systems I
  • Radar Signal Processing
  • Photonics Innovation to Market
  • Automatic Control
  • Digital Control Systems
  • Computer Architecture and Design
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Networks

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      No interaction at all

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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).

General Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous academic coursework
  • Graduated from an accredited engineering bachelor’s program or have earned a degree in a related discipline (math, physics)
  • Some courses may also require that students have completed specific prerequisites
  • Specific or additional prerequisites will be required for Mining and Geological Engineering candidates dependent upon their backgrounds in STEM or other disciplines, such as those with an undergraduate degree in geology. Please contact an Admissions Counselor for details.
  • Additionally, courses are available for students who need to strengthen their math skills.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29850 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    29850 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29850 USD for the full programme and a duration of .
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Funding

Almost all engineering graduate students are supported by teaching or research assistantships that pay tuition plus a stipend:

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships: Highly competitive three-year fellowships up to $120,000 for STEM

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships: $93,000 over three years, plus all tuition and fees

GEM Fellowship Program: $16,000 a year plus additional stipends and tuition (for underrepresented minority students)

Science Foundation Arizona: One-year, with optional second, supplemental $25,000 stipends

The UA College of Engineering also offers a list of funding sources: College of Engineering Funding Opportunities

And, a number of funding opportunities are available through the University: UA Graduate Education Funding.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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