Areas of Study

The MSE degree requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of study.  The program offers three tracks of study: Electrical/Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Management.  These tracks are based on a student's educational background and goals and will appear on their transcript.  The details of the tracks are as follows:

Engineering Core Studies (21 hours)
ENGR-5003: Foundations of Engineering Ethics and Values*
ENGR-5113: Random Variables and Stochastic Processes* (or other 5000-level MATH course)
ENGR-5203: Systems Engineering*
ENGR-5213: Tools of Operations Research*
ENGR-5223: Systems Engineering Management*
ENGR-5323: Failure Analysis of Engineering Systems*
ENGR-5793: M.S.E. Capstone (Directed Study)*

From there, students choose one track and select three elective classes in that area.  Current course offerings in each track include:

Track 1: Electrical/Computer Engineering (9 hours)
CENG-5013: Hardware Description Language Design
CENG-5113: Network Systems Design
CENG-5213: Computer Networks*
CENG-5223: Design of Embedded Systems
CENG-5233: Advanced Computer Architecture
CENG-5613: Object-Oriented Software Engineering*
CENG-5623: Software Engineering for Trustworthy Software*
ELEC-5123: Digital Communications
ELEC-5323: Electronic Devices*
ELEC-5383: Power System Analysis*
ELEC-5393: Power System Protection*
ELEC-5523: Real-Time Signal Processing
ENGR-5103: Innovation and Invention*

Track 2: Mechanical Engineering (9 hours)
ENGR-5103: Innovation and Invention*
MECH-5313: Engineering Application of Partial Differential Equations*
MECH-5523: Finite Element Analysis*
MECH-5623: Advanced Engineering Materials*

Track 3: Engineering Management (9 hours)
Three hours must be a CENG, ELEC, or MECH course
Up to 6 hours may be graduate business, computer science, and/or MATH courses

*These courses are typically offered online or in the evenings in accelerated eight week formats.

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