Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Use technical principles to develop modern solutions in engineering and related fields.

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program will provide students with the mathematical and theoretical foundation and hands-on skills required for solving real world problems in electrical engineering and other related fields. The MSEE program provides a balanced approach to studying core topics in electrical engineering along with specializations in wireless communication and computer engineering. Core topics include engineering mathematics, advanced engineering computing, digital signal processing, network systems and security, and engineering economics. In addition to the core topics, students will be able to study a specific specialization such as wireless communication or computer engineering. The wireless communication specialization topics include electromagnetic field theory, communications standards and protocols, and wireless sensor networks. The computer engineering specialization topics include computer architecture, system modeling and simulation, real-time systems, digital image processing, and information storage and retrieval.

Candidates seeking admission to the program need to have a baccalaureate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, physics, or a related engineering field from a regionally accredited university. No other baccalaureate degrees are eligible for admission into the MSEE program.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate theoretical ideas and practical electrical engineering and computing skills to design and develop new applications in the engineering field.
  • Design and conduct engineering experiments or simulations for new product development.
  • Analyze engineering problems with both mathematical principles and scientific theories.
  • Evaluate the impact of evolving engineering systems on the global economy.
  • Design specifications and implement, analyze and solve engineering problems.
  • Analyze advanced network systems to meet technological demands, ethical values, and legal standards.
  • Assemble a team to work productively and successfully on a technical project.


To obtain the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), students must complete 54 graduate units. A total of 13.5 quarter units of graduate credit may be granted for equivalent graduate work completed at another regionally accredited institution, as it applies to this degree, and provided the units were not used in earning another advanced degree. All students must complete the seven core courses and five specialization courses in one area of specialization. Please refer to the graduate admissions requirements for specific information regarding application and evaluation.
Program Prerequisites (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
Students with a physics or engineering baccalaureate degree in a field other than electrical engineering can qualify for admission to the program by taking one or both of the following courses, or receive permission from the academic program director based on equivalent coursework supported by verifiable documented proof:
Core Requirements (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
All students must choose one specialization and complete the specialization courses before enrolling in the capstone project courses
Project Capstone Requirements (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
The following courses can only be taken after the completion of the core courses and the required area of specialization:
Core Requisite(s):