The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers exciting programs leading to M.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Two master's degree options are available, the thesis M.S. degree and the non-thesis M.Eng. degree.
Concentrations in communication systems, digital signal processing, electromagnetics, computer systems, and networking, are designed to meet the needs of many electrical and computer engineers working in the National Capital Region. This program is best suited to those with an electrical or computer engineering background. Most applicants to this program hold or expect a BSEE or BSCpE degree from an accredited college of engineering. Students from programs such as physics, mathematics, engineering technology, engineering (non-electrical or computer) and other programs usually lack background in areas of work required of electrical and computer engineering students. This may necessitate remedial work before admission to the graduate program. The intent of the EE and CpE graduate programs are to prepare students to work on state of the art Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Systems. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.
A complete description of the requirements and guidlines can be found in the Graduate Manual which applies to all ECE students whether on the main campus (in Blacksburg) or at off-campus locations (such as National Capital Region).