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Electrical Engineering MS Degree

Prepare for Career Paths in R&D and Leadership in Engineering

Admission Requirements

The University of Texas at Tyler’s master’s in electrical engineering program is tailored to the individual student’s career goals and research interests.  This degree can lead to a career in engineering research and design, a lead position in a manufacturing enterprise or doctoral studies.

  • Complete your master’s degree in electrical engineering through night and online classes.
  • Many of the students who enter the UT Tyler master’s program in electrical engineering are already working in the field of engineering research and development or are in electrical engineering practice. Upon earning their master’s degree, many advance in their careers with their current employers. Others have found positions with such organizations as: Intel, AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, Raytheon, Trane, General Dynamics, Texas Instruments, etc.

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Master’s in Electrical Engineering:  Research Focused. Flexible Schedule.

  • Take part in classes held in new state-of-the-art facilities that include technology-enhanced classrooms and laboratories. Online options also are available.
  •  To complete your degree, choose to write a master’s thesis or select the non-thesis option and complete additional graduate level courses.
  • Participate in a program that offers online and evening classes to provide a schedule that is tailored to the needs of working professionals.
  • Join the student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) to broaden your professional network and stay current in a rapidly changing field.

Electrical Engineering Faculty: Student-Focused Engineering Scientists.

  • Study with faculty members who have presented their scientific findings at such professional gatherings as the IEEE Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems; International IEEE Power Conference; and the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Symposium.
  •  Research alongside professors who are talented scientists, active in the research field.
  • Be mentored by professors with years of experience working in industry and/or assisting students in meeting their career and education goals.

Learn about UT Tyler’s electrical engineering faculty.

Electrical Engineering Courses: Compelling. Comprehensive.

Wireless Communications and Networks – Gain an introduction to wireless communications and networks: transmission fundamentals, LANs, MANs, WANs, switching, ATM, TCP/IP; wireless communications: antennas, propagation, signal encoding, spread spectrum, error control; wireless networking: satellite communications, cellular networks, analog, TDMA, CDMA, cordless systems, wireless local loop, mobile IP, WAP; and wireless LANS: infrared, spread spectrum, microwave, IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth.

Optical Fiber Communication – Get an introduction to the analysis and design of fiber optic communication systems. Learn about electromagnetic wave propagation treatment in optical fibers leading to single and multimode descriptions. Explore standard methods for measuring fiber parameters and overall communication system performance including sources and receivers.

VLSI Design
 – Learn about the design and fabrication of digital ICs, CAD tools for the design of VLSI circuits; fabrication of CMOS ICs; static and dynamic CMOS logic design; design of low voltage and low power circuits; microprocessor datapath circuits;  and fault tolerance. 

FPGA Design
 – Explore digital systems design with FPGAs; design and synthesis of reconfigurable logic with high-level descriptor languages; logic design using FPGAs; architectural and systems design issues; fine-grained versus coarse-grained fabrics; and reconfigurable computing.

Solid State Devices
 – Study the characteristics of charge transport in semiconductors; standard approaches for diffusion of dopants and lithography; and the development of I-V models for solar cells, diodes, bipolar junction and field effect transistors.

More about UT Tyler’s graduate electrical engineering program of study

Career Outlook for Electrical Engineers

Many electrical engineers with master’s degrees engage in long-term research and development projects. The best opportunities in this field, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, are in engineering services firms. For more information, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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