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M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Program Information

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Our Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering gives engineering professionals the opportunity to expand their skill sets in highly specialized areas of interest. Every course in the program is a lab course, which provides an applied, hands-on education to build the knowledge and training needed to contribute to the engineering field. Specializations and focus areas provide the opportunity to study a specific topic in the electrical and computer industry.

Students may choose between a thesis track and a coursework track or elect to work on a project which may count toward a coursework track degree. In order to be eligible for a Research Fellowship, students must select the thesis track.

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The Rowan University Master of Science in Engineering program requires the completion of 30 semester hours (s.h.) and thesis research/engineering project. Between six and nine of the required semester hours can be Thesis Research/Engineering Project.

The following courses make up the M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

  • 10 Courses / 30 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: Yes
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
----- Engineering Applications of Computers (or equivalent determined in consultation with Academic Advisor) 3
----- Approved Business Course (determined in consultation with Academic Advisor) 3
Specialization Courses: 12-15 S.H.
ECE 09495 Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Mining 3
ECE 09504 Special Topics In Electrical And Computer Engineering 3
ECE 09551 Digital Signal Processing 3
ECE 09552 Digital Image Processing 3
ECE 09553 Digital Speech Processing 3
ECE 09554 Theory And Engineering Applications Of Wavelets 3
ECE 09555 Machine Learning 3
ECE 09556 Embedded System Design 3
ECE 09558 Reinforcement Learning 3
ECE 09560 Modern Neural Networks 3
ECE 09521 Fundamentals Of Systems Engineering 3
ECE 09566 Advanced Topics In Systems, Devices And Algorithms In Bioinformatics 3
ECE 09572 Advanced Smart Grid 3
ECE 09571 Instrumentation 3
ENGR 01510 Finite Element Analysis 3
ENGR 01511 Engineering Optimization 3
ENGR 01591 Experiential Engineering Education 3
Thesis / Project Courses: 6-9 S.H.
ENGR 01599 Masters Research 9

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • Completed foundation courses

    • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution prior to admission):

      • Physics I
      • Calculus I
      • Calculus II
      • Calculus III
      • Linear Algebra
      • Differential Equations
      • At least one of the following:

        • Physics II
        • Chemistry I
        • Probability & Statistics
  • The graduate program advisor may specify additional required undergraduate-level coursework to supplement the applicant's background before taking any graduate courses.
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Optional interview (If an interview is required, students will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)
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If you are interested in advancing your career in the electrical and computer enginnering field, earning your master's degree at Rowan can put you on the right track. The college’s curriculum, faculty and students consistently receive international acclaim and our progressive, hands-on programs provide you with the real-world skills you need to move ahead.


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