Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Program Description

In the Electrical Engineering program, the student is provided with the challenging opportunity of pursuing a versatile course of study reflecting the student’s desires, background, and future responsibilities. The student selects from a variety of specialties which are covered in depth and which probe the frontiers of engineering and scientific knowledge. Special-study courses are available to study emerging technology and its application for solving problems.

Specific courses are determined based on the student’s selected area of specialization/emphasis. In general, each area has a defined set of core courses and follow-on elective "emphasis" courses. Typical emphasis areas include the following:

  • Electromagnetic Engineering
  • Electronic Circuits and Devices
  • Software Engineering
  • Digital Engineering
  • Communications
  • Radar
  • Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • Electro-Optics
  • Observables Reduction
  • Signal Processing

Admissions Requirements

Degree Required: BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

Mathematics Required: Ordinary Differential Equations

Test Required: GRE - 153V/148Q (within the last five years)

GPA Required: Overall - 3.0; Mathematics - 3.0; Major - 3.0

Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply.

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Outcomes & Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

  • Breadth. Graduates apply foundational scientific concepts and sound engineering principles to efficiently and effectively advance Air Force, Space Force, and DoD technological capabilities

  • Depth. Graduates are well-educated, highly-valued, and successful engineers and scientists

  • Teamwork. Graduates significantly contribute to technical interdisciplinary team projects

  • Professionalism. Graduates professionally communicate technical solutions and results

  • Lifelong Learning. Graduates continue to pursue lifelong multidisciplinary learning as professional engineers and scientists

Program Outcomes (POs):
Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding in their specialty area within electrical engineering

  • Communicate technical information clearly by written and oral means

  • Conduct independent research on topics related to electrical engineering, including identifying and scoping a problem, locating and synthesizing relevant published prior work, planning and executing valid research, documenting results, and publishing them

  • Apply the scientific method and use reliable standards of evidence for conclusions reached

Program Chair

Dr. Richard K. Martin

Degree Information

Degree Type: Master's

Delivery Method: In-Residence

Degree Requirements

  • Core coursework (16 hours) 
  • Out-of-department sequence (8 hours)
  • Specialty sequences (12 hours)
  • Thesis research (12 Hours)

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Air Force Institute of Technology
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