Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Program Details

Electrical Engineering
Current as of: 09/22/2015

Degree Type: MS

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. Advanced concepts and applications are emphasized throughout the program and the thesis research.

The Master's degree program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  Enrollment and graduation data for ABET-accredited Electrical Engineering master's degree program are located on AFIT'S Institutional Data Webpage.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Breadth. Apply foundational scientific concepts and sound engineering principles to efficiently and effectively advance Air Force and DoD technological capabilities.  Depth. Are well-educated, highly valued, and successful engineers and scientists.  Teamwork. Significantly contribute to technical interdisciplinary team projects. Professionalism. Professionally communicate technical solutions and results.  Lifelong Learning. Continue to pursue lifelong multidisciplinary learning as professional engineers and scientists.

Student  Outcomes (SOs) 

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding in their specialty area within electrical engineering.
  2. Be able to communicate technical information clearly by written and oral means.
  3. 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.
  4. Be able to apply the scientific method and use reliable standards of evidence for conclusions reached.

School and Program Admission Requirements

  • Degree Required: ABET accredited BS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
  • Mathematics Required: Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Test Required: GRE - 153V/148Q
  • 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.

Degree Requirements

Coursework (28 hours)

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

Math (8 hours)

Thesis (12 hours)

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. The 8 hours of required mathematics courses are included in the course requirements for some of the specializations.