The MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering program at WPI offers extensive and rewarding research opportunities to advance your expertise in your specialty. With courses offered online or on campus, you’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree with part-time or full-time status and around your professional obligations.

No matter how you do it, you’ll still get equal access to our world-renowned faculty and the comprehensive and sophisticated facilities where transformative research happens.

You’ll find WPI’s varied research focus areas include the following:

  • Analog Microelectronics
  • Communication and Signal Analysis
  • Computer Engineering
  • Cryptography and Data Security
  • Medical/Health Engineering
  • Power Systems Engineering
  • RF Circuits and Microwave
Students and a professor working on a project related to car antenna


Students in the MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering program complete the majority of their courses and research in electrical and computer engineering, but can also select from courses in allied areas such as computer science, mathematics, and physics. WPI’s flexible degree program allows you to tailor the studies to your interests.

You’ll complete either a non-thesis option (which permits directed research and/or independent study) or a thesis option. The thesis option is strongly recommended if you plan to enter a PhD program. Students and faculty work closely together to develop a plan of study that matches both your interests and your professional goals. 

This degree is also offered online.


Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Andrew Clark

Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Berk Sunar

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.
Sergey N. Makarov

Electrical & Computer Engineering
My professional work centers on computational human phantoms, applied electromagnetics, and the numerical optimization and prototyping of selected on-body antenna types. RF studies can lead a student to challenging research and careers in a number of fields, including wireless communications, health care, power electronics, financial services, environmental management, engineering design and production, antenna design, radar engineering, and signals processing. RF is also moving into the biomedical field where there are many opportunities for wireless RF applications.
Xinming Huang

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Being a faculty member is a privilege through which I can teach and mentor many students. My area of expertise is in computer engineering. More specifically, I conduct research on integrated circuits and embedded systems design for wireless communications, autonomous driving, and Internet of Things. I teach computer engineering courses at all levels from transistors, gates, circuits, processors, to computer systems. Courses I've taught include digital logic, VLSI design, HDL modeling, computer architecture, and reconfigurable computing.

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Getting involved in campus activities is easy – it’s just hard to choose. With many varied clubs and organizations, Electrical & Computer Engineering students are especially welcome to join campus chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers or Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Students walking around the fountain in the springtime

After Graduation