The flexibility of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) allows students to tailor their coursework to their specific interests while also providing a solid, graduate-level foundation. The students may select one of our three M.S. degree plans based on whether or not they intend to immediately enter the workforce upon graduating or would like to prepare for future graduate study through a doctoral program.
The three M.S. plans are as follows:
M.S. Course-Based Plan
As the default option for incoming M.S. students, the courses option requires the completion of nine (9) four-unit, letter graded, graduate lecture courses. Five of these courses must be from the student’s departmental area of specialization. The courses option allows flexibility in the four remaining lecture courses, by allowing students to take graduate-level courses from other areas or departments.
M.S. Project Option
The M.S. Project option requires the completion of eight (8) four-unit, letter graded, graduate lecture courses. Additionally, students must complete guided research under their faculty advisor as a part of a project seminar during their final quarter. The project seminar requires the submission of a written report and presentation of the student’s findings.
M.S. Thesis Option
The M.S. Thesis option is ideal for students who intend to pursue a research-oriented career or intend to continue into a doctoral program. The M.S. Thesis option requires that students complete seven (7) four-unit, letter graded, graduate lecture courses. Additionally, students must enroll in research units and nominate a thesis committee consisting of at least three faculty members who will guide their research. This plan culminates in a thesis which must be approved by a student’s thesis committee and which is then filed with the University.
- VLSI Design Automation
- Modeling of VLSI Circuits and Systems
- Design in Nanoscale Technologies
- Embedded Systems
- Energy-Aware Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems
- Networked Embedded Systems Design
- 12 months
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DisciplinesElectrical Engineering View 351 other Masters in Electrical Engineering in United States
- Online Application
- 4-year Bachelor's degree or Equivalent Transcript
- Master's degree or Graduate Coursework Transcript
- 3 Recommendation Letters
- TOEFL / IELTS
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Writing Sample
International32588 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32588 USD per year during 12 months.
National32588 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32588 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State17486 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17486 USD per year during 12 months.
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