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Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering M.Eng.


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This one-year program is designed to prepare graduates for professional careers. Students entering the program typically hold accredited bachelor’s degrees in appropriate branches of engineering. A master’s thesis or project is not required.

The M.Eng. Plans of Study in electrical engineering and computer and systems engineering consist of at least 18 credit hours in 6000-level courses. In addition, they must include at least 21 credit hours in ECSE courses, or up to six of these may be from a related technical area with the approval of the department. Programs that do not include 21 credit hours from ECSE must have prior approval from the director of master’s programs. Students who do not have adequate preparation for their chosen area of specialization may need to take background courses in addition to the 30-credit-hour requirement. An information sheet giving the requirements for several areas of specialization is available for all accepted students.

Course listings do not represent requirements except where indicated (see the fifth year requirements listed earlier); they are intended only to guide the student, who is encouraged to develop an individual program in consultation with his or her graduate adviser.

Outcomes of the Graduate Curriculum
Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced proficiency in an area within ECSE.
  • demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • demonstrate preparedness for professional careers and/or further graduate studies.

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