With innovations that progress from concept to production in a matter of months, or even weeks, electrical and computer engineering is one of the fastest growing and broadest of all technical fields. The Online MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering program combines rigorous study with practical applications aimed at solving real-world problems, from producing more efficient and reliable computing networks to using wireless systems to increase bandwidth for ever-increasing data streams. 

Students learn from and work closely with expert Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty members who are known for fueling breakthroughs that impact the world, from pioneering wireless network technologies to spurring advances in green power and biomedical systems.

This degree is also offered on campus.
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Depending on your professional experience and goals, you can choose to study one technical area in considerable depth or pursue a broader program spanning several electrical and computer engineering specialization areas.

ANALOG/RF DESIGN

  • Design of analog and mixed analog-digital integrated circuits
  • Effective use of simulation (such as SPICE) in the design process
  • Solid-state physics of CMOS and bipolar devices
  • Distributed circuit concepts for design at radio frequencies
  • Scattering parameter, power flow, noise, and nonlinear system analysis

DIGITAL DESIGN

  • Advanced design and test of complex systems
  • Tools and techniques of component design
  • Cutting-edge methodologies in system design, modeling and testing
  • Design languages (Verilog and C++)

POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • Power flows in delivery networks - both steady state and transients
  • Electro-mechanical energy conversion and power system operations and planning
  • Dynamic system responses to disturbances
  • Design of protection and control systems

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • Integration of technology, management and development across large-scale projects
  • System analysis, risk management, and operations
  • Integration, verification and validation strategies
  • Describe, design and develop complex hardware and/or software architectures

WPI also offers an online graduate certificate in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

 

 

Courses

Degree requirements: 10 courses, 30 credit hours. You will work with a faculty advisor to develop a customized and relevant plan of study selected from the courses below.

FOUNDATIONAL

  • ECE 502. Analysis of Probabilistic Signals and Systems
  • ECE 503. Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE 504. Analysis of Deterministic Signals and Systems
  • ECE 505. Computer Architecture

ELECTRONICS

  • ECE 523. Power Electronics
  • ECE 529B. Analog Circuits and Intuition

DIGITAL DESIGN

  • ECE 5723. Methodologies for System Level Design and Modeling
  • ECE 5722. Embedded Core Architectures and Core-based Design
  • ECE 5720. Modeling and Synthesis of Digital Systems Using Verilog
  • ECE 5724. Digital Systems Testing and Design

RADIO AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING

  • ECE 514. Fundamentals of RF and MW Engineering

ANALOG DESIGN

  • ECE 524. Advanced Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • ECE 529C. Noise in Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems
  • ECE 569A. Advanced Solid-State Devices
  • ECE 569B. Advanced Bi-Polar Solid State Devices

POWER SYSTEMS

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • SYS 501. Concepts of Systems Engineering
  • SYS 510. Systems Architecture and Design
  • SYS 511. Systems Integration, Verification and Validation

Additional courses to build depth in Systems Engineering are available online.

 

Prerequisites

Students with a BS degree in electrical engineering or electrical and computer engineering may submit an application for admission to the MS program. At least 21 credits in electrical and computer engineering and 9 credits in a computer science (CS), physics (PH), engineering (BME, CHE, CE, ECE, FP, MFE, MTE, ME, RBE and SYS) and/or mathematics (MA). The program must be approved by the student's advisor and the Graduate Program Committee.

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Career Outlook

WPI Electrical & Computer Engineering gaduates are in high demand and work for organizations including BAE Systems, EMC, General Dynamics, IBM, Intel, Mathworks, MITRE, National Grid USA, Nokia, Oracle, and Raytheon.

Online Open House

Attend an online electrical and computer engineering open house and learn more about our program.