The Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) program at WPI lets you focus on one of several specialty areas or obtain a more broad-based graduate education, combined with courses from the Foisie Business School.

As one of WPI’s flagship departments, ECE offers a collaborative, innovative, and boundary-pushing environment for graduate study and research. Here, you’ll find internationally renowned faculty, groundbreaking research, and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Whether you want courses on campus or online, and are taking them full-time or part-time, you may tailor our rigorous, yet flexible, program to meet your interests and needs.

ECE

Curriculum

A Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering delivers the same technical course work as the master of science degree, but with the option to focus some courses on business topics.

With a majority of courses in Electrical & Computer Engineering, combined with courses across areas of business, computer science, engineering, and mathematics, you’ll be well prepared to make an impact in your field of expertise. A thesis option isn’t available for this program, but you’re encouraged to develop an independent research project as part of your degree program.

Students who do not include courses from the Foisie Business School in their degree program should consider instead completing the Master of Science program in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Research

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WPI’s ECE grad program prepares you for whatever career path you choose. Whether your plans include industry, academia, a start-up, or a leadership track, you’ll have the theoretical expertise and the hands-on proficiency to succeed.

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Research possibilities here range from working on prosthetic devices that make life easier to cloud security and autonomous vehicles.

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Society is undergoing dramatic changes—the real-world work you do in ECE will have an immediate impact.

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No matter what your current schedule looks like, you can complete an ECE grad degree at WPI. Courses are online or on campus and your schedule can be on a full-time or part-time basis—we will help you make it work.

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Our labs mimic real-life situations. Clinical partnerships with the nearby University of Massachusetts Medical School offer students additional exceptional healthcare delivery resources and a dozen specialized labs at WPI cater to varied interests.

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Specialized research areas focus on some of the most pressing global issues, including healthcare delivery/quality of life, smart and connected world, and security and privacy.

Faculty Profiles

  • Research into Smart and Connected World aspects of ECE including
    • CyberPhysical Systems: cognitive and software-defined radio, embedded systems, real-time digital signal processing, wireless communications and networking, high-performance computing, logic synthesis, applied and numerical electromagnetics, RF/microwave circuits, mixed-signal/VLSI circuits, localization, estimation, and detection
    • Robotics: localization for cooperative robotics, robotic controls, machine vision/recognition, automata theory, optimization
    • Energy & Sustainability: power electronics, energy conversion, high-voltage technology, smart cities, sustainability engineering, solar/wind/renewable energy, power systems and quality
  • Faculty studying Healthcare/Quality of Life will investigate biomedical signal processing/modeling/instrumentation, wearable sensors, MRI/medical/electromagnetic imaging methods, body area networking, on-body antenna prototyping.
  • Security and Privacy research includes secure control of cyberphysical systems, cryptographic algorithm implementation, network security, embedded security, physical security, side-channel cryptanalysis.

Faculty Profiles

Donald Richard Brown

Donald Richard Brown

Professor and Department Head
Electrical & Computer Engineering

D. Richard Brown III received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Connecticut in 1992 and 1996, respectively, and received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 2000. From 1992-1997, he was with General Electric Electrical Distribution and Control. Since August 2000, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he is currently a Professor and Department Head.

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Edward A. Clancy

Edward "Ted" A. Clancy

Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Smart Prosthetics, Biomedical Signal Processing/Modeling, Assistive Technology, Wearable Sensors, Biomedical Instrumentation, Medical IoT.

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Ulkuhan Guler

Ulkuhan Guler

Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

My research interests lie in the broad area of circuits and systems, and my primary area of interest is analog/mixed signal integrated circuits. More specifically, I am interested in the circuit design of sensing interfaces and energy harvesting and wireless power transmission systems for applications in the IoT.

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Berk Sunar

Berk Sunar

Professor, Dean’s Excellence and Joseph Samuel Satin Fellow
Electrical & Computer Engineering

I received my PhD in ECE from Oregon State University in December 1998 and worked briefly as a member of the research faculty at OSU's Information Security Laboratory. In 2000 I joined WPI as an assistant professor. My research interests include cryptography and data security; I head the Cryptography and Information Security Laboratory, whose mission is to address security problems and develop new security technologies to ensure the safety of all facets of the communication and computing infrastructure.

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Alexander Wyglinski

Alexander Wyglinski

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Robotics Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Dr. Alexander M. Wyglinski is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of wireless communications, cognitive radio, connected vehicles, software-defined radio, dynamic spectrum access, electromagnetic security, vehicular technology, wireless system optimization and adaptation, autonomous vehicles, and cyber-physical systems. Dr.

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After Graduation