M.E. of Electrical Engineering


This Master of Engineering degree program allows the student to attain additional knowledge in advanced areas of Electrical Engineering. Students may develop their M.E. program with courses selected from the fields of automatic control, digital systems, pattern recognition and image processing, computer aided design, semiconductor devices, networks, microwave systems, communications and information theory, optics and opto-electronics, and signal processing, as well as from mathematics and other related disciplines.

The ME program is designed for engineers currently in practice who feel the need to become knowledgeable in the latest areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The requirement for this degree is the successful completion of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework. It may be accomplished in five years or less by taking one or more courses per semester. Applicants for the Master’s degree program must have a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university. While this degree is normally in Electrical Engineering, persons with degrees in other fields of engineering, applied science, and physics are encouraged to apply. The minimum fundamental knowledge for those interested in the Electrical Engineering degree includes the content of the following three UVA undergraduate courses: ECE 2630 (ECE Fundamentals I), ECE 2660 (ECE Fundamentals II), and ECE 3750 (ECE Fundamentals III). Each applicant is required to submit scores from their Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Tests, official transcripts and references.