Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program is expected to begin in Winter of 2015 (pending approval). Please contact STEM EE adviser

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) is a coursework-based or thesis-based degree offering students the opportunity to acquire advanced skills and conceptual understanding of topics beyond the scope of a traditional BSEE degree. Graduates will be able to apply these concepts directly to applications in many diverse fields, but also with special emphasis towards focused areas in biomedical devices and sensors, renewable energy, and embedded system design and characterization. 

Program Objectives

Students who successfully complete the MS in Electrical Engineering will be able to design, analyze and optimize electronic and electrical systems beyond the scope of a graduate with a BSEE degree. The students will have their choice of  courses taught by the faculty in areas such as mechanical systems (MEMS), flexible electronics and photovoltaics, biomedical devices, power systems, Micro-electro- (bioMEMS, photonics, and ultrasound), and microprocessor  systems.

The degree is designed to accommodate those individuals who desire to practice electrical engineering in more depth than offered by a traditional BSEE degree, as well as professionals in technical management positions and tangential fields such as patent law.  

Program Requirements

Students entering into the program are expected to have a Bachelor’s Degree in EE from an accredited institution.

Students may also enter into the program with an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree other than in EE from an accredited institution. With regard to an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree, we would consider, for example Physics, or Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering with some appropriate EE experience or course work. Examples of specific knowledge base include: dc/ac circuits analysis, basic electronics, signal processing, probability and basic programming skills (e.g., MATLAB).   However, non-EE students who do not meet the admissions standards above may consider taking our Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations. The courses in our Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations are designed to prepare the post-baccalaureate students for admission to the MSEE program. 

We note that the MSEE Admissions Committee may take into account the student’s educational and personal experience when deciding admission.  

Curriculum

The MSEE will offer students a choice between a thesis track and coursework track to complete their degree requirements. The coursework track will require students to complete a minimum of 46 credits (including a 1 credit seminar course) of graduate level courses offered by the UW Bothell EE degree program.

The thesis track will require students to complete a minimum of 36 credits of coursework at the graduate level (including a 1 credit seminar course) as well as 10 thesis credits. 

Full-time students will be able to complete the degree requirements in two years, while part-time students will be able to complete the degree requirements in three years. 

Courses:

  • B EE 501 (5) - Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineers
  • B EE 511 (5) - Signal Processing I
  • B EE 512 (5) - Signal Processing II
  • B EE 425/525 (5) - Microprocessor System Design I
  • B EE 526 (5) - Microprocessor System Design II
  • B EE/B ME 531 (5) - Intro to Ultrasound Engineering
  • B EE/B ME 532 (5) - Ultrasound Systems and Applications
  • B EE 533 (5) - Biomedical Devices and Instruments 
  • B EE 541 (5) - Flexible Electronics 
  • B EE 542 (5) - Photovoltaics 
  • B EE 545 (5) - CMOS I
  • B EE 546 (5) - CMOS II
  • B EE 551 (5) - MEMS 
  • B EE 552 (5) - BioMEMS
  • B EE 571 (5) - Power System Analysis
  • B EE 572 (5) - Power System Operation
  • B EE 599 (1) - Seminar