Placeholder image for Photonic Communications Engineering

Photonic Communications Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #85 (BCR) Tucson, AZ, United States| Online
The Master of Science in Photonic Communications Engineering degree offered by the University of Arizona was created to educate engineers for modern photonic engineering challenges with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and industrial relevance. 

Overview

 The M.S. in PCE, unlike theM.S. in Photonic Communications Engineering degree offered by the University of Arizona, has a core curriculum; it pairs classes in systems-level engineering, marketplace demand and the technology commercialization process with course material in leadership dynamics, technology management, ethical professionalism and communication.

Distance Option

All required lectures are available via distance learning. Students choosing distance learning classes will attend, via streaming video, the same classes as on-campus students, communicating with their professors and fellow students through email, Desire to Learn discussion boards and Web chat rooms. Distance learning students buy the same textbooks, use the same professional software, complete the same homework and sit for the same exams as on-campus students.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Mathematical Methods for Optics and Photonics
  • Solid-State Optics
  • Photonics
  • Lasers and Solid-State Devices Laboratory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • 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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • 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.

    Schedule TOEFL®

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

  • 3.0 GPA
  • GRE general test
  • TOEFL for international students
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Updated CV
  • Unofficial or Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    11136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5568 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5118 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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.

University logo
Photonic Communications Engineering
Visit programme website

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?