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Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #47 (BCR) Pittsburgh, PA, United States
The M.S. degree has both research and professional tracks. The research track provides the student the opportunity to work on a thesis (applied or basic in nature) under the close supervision of a faculty adviser.

Overview

The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering has established an Electric Power Engineering Post-Baccalaureate / Graduate Certificate Program that rises to the challenge of meeting the nation's critical development needs for electrical energy professionals. This is the only distance-enabled program in electric power engineering that allows students to attend classroom lectures in real time, and also allows synchronous participation remotely via the Internet. 

Accreditation

The University of Pittsburgh, including its School of Medicine is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Control
  • Electric Power Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Image Processing/Computer Vision
  • Signal Processing/Communications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Letters of References
  • Transcipts
  • GRE scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24666 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    13198 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13198 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Admission to the graduate program does not imply the granting of financial aid. This is done separately, and an applicant interested in applying for financial aid should indicate so when completing the on-line application under Application Information. The following types of aid may be available:1. Fellowships are awarded to students of outstanding ability. The financial aid is usually an unrestricted grant. 2. Traineeships are awarded to students for training in selected areas. There may be restrictions on the courses that may be taken. 3. Teaching assistantships and teaching fellowships are awarded to exceptionally well-prepared students in return for assistance in laboratories, recitation sections, and other teaching duties. Partial or full tuition scholarships are also provided. 4. Research assistantships are awarded to students for assistance on research programs. 5. Partial or full tuition scholarships are also provided.

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