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Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S.

The graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering provides advanced knowledge and skills for the professional electrical and computer engineer or student who wishes to pursue advanced studies. Our curriculum emphasizes practical design-oriented engineering and its underlying theoretical concepts.

Program Overview

Our program provides seasoned engineers and recent graduates with advanced engineering education and state-of-the-art specialization. Specific program objectives prepare students to have comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in:

  • Advanced topics in mathematics and stochastic processes
  • Linear systems and digital communications
  • Computer architecture and system design
  • Advances in areas such as parallel computing, networks, and integrated circuit designs
  • Areas of specialization such as computer security, embedded engineering, nanotechnology, signal processing, radar and antenna, and image processing

Our curriculum is comprised of 30 credits, twelve of which are allocated to required courses and six of which are allocated to specialized courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Requirements include core and specialized courses. Remaining courses establish elective choices and project/thesis options; students consult with an advisor to develop competency in a given area of expertise. In order to accommodate working professionals, courses are offered during day and evening hours, as well as during weekends at the Long Island and New York City campuses.

Thesis Option Master’s Degree
Students selecting this option will be required to complete 30 credits, including six credits of M.S. thesis courses. Full-time students typically take two semesters to complete a thesis, which entails planning and conducting research and writing a thesis. Depending on a thesis topic, students’ specialized skills and knowledge can make them more qualified candidates for research and development positions at companies. The thesis may also lead to advanced degrees beyond the Master of Science. With the approval of a supervising thesis advisor, qualified students pursuing the master’s thesis must:

  • Enroll in two semesters of EENG 890 M.S. Thesis I and EENG 891 M.S. Thesis II for a maximum of six credits.
  • Prepare reports and verbally defend a formal thesis in accordance with criteria established by the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences. A formal written thesis will be archived in the university library.

Note: All master’s theses must strictly adhere to the Master’s Thesis Policies and Guidelines published by NYIT College of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

Non-Thesis Option Master’s Degree
Students selecting this option will still be required to complete 30 credits. Instead of MS thesis courses, students will either take eighteen CS or ECE elective credits, or fifteen CS or ECE elective credits and three project course credits, or twelve CS or ECE elective credits and six project course credits with the department chair’s or advisor’s permission.

Fellowships and Assistantships
Research fellowships and teaching assistantships are available to qualified candidates. These opportunities are usually for a 10-month period and may include partial remission of tuition and fees.

International F-1 students who successfully complete this degree are eligible for an additional 24-month STEM OPT extension to work in the U.S. in an area directly related to their area of study immediately upon completing the customary 12-month post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).

To apply for the M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, visit nyit.edu/apply.

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Admission Requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field with appropriate undergraduate courses, such as calculus through differential equations and linear algebra, physics, and electrical engineering core courses
    • If students have a degree in engineering, an accredited program is one that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
    • If students have completed degrees in computer science or a closely related field, an accredited program is one taken at a college that is regionally accredited, such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
    • If students have an international baccalaureate degree or diploma, which is equivalent to three years of undergraduate study in the U.S. in computer science, engineering, or a related area, they may be eligible to be admitted into a bridge option in the intended graduate program.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.85 for full matriculation
    • Applicants who do not qualify for full matriculation and have an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.84 may, at the discretion of the director, be given the opportunity to demonstrate qualifications for full matriculation by achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first four graduate courses. In addition, such students may be required to take one or more parts of the GRE and meet individual departmental requirements. In general, students in this category will not be permitted to continue in the program for more than two semesters unless they have qualified for fully matriculated status, or there are special extenuating circumstances.
  • Submit GRE scores
    • Graduates of foreign universities are required to take the GRE and submit their scores.
    • Students with a GPA below 2.85 may, at the discretion of the dean, be asked to take the GRE or other diagnostic tests. Admission will be based upon consideration of test results, previous academic performance, and related employment, if applicable.
  • Students with an insufficient background for admission into the Electrical and Computer Engineering M.S. program may be required to take up to 40 credits from the list of waivable and prerequisite courses listed below:

    Waivable Courses

    • EENG 502 Electrical Circuits I and Engineering Tools (4 credits)
    • EENG 504 Introduction to Electronic Circuits (3 credits)
    • EENG 505 Fundamentals of Digital Logic (3 credits)
    • EENG 508 Electrical Circuits II (3 credits)
    • EENG 512 Control Systems (3 credits)
    • EENG 514 Signals and Systems (3 credits)
    • EENG 515 Random Signals and Statistics (3 credits)
    • EENG 518 Communication Theory (3 credits)

    Additional Prerequisite Courses

    • MATH 170 Calculus I (4 credits)
    • MATH 180 Calculus II (4 credits)
    • MATH 260 Calculus III (4 credits)
    • MATH 320 Differential Equations (3 credits)

    Note: Credits earned for the courses above will not be counted toward the 30 credits required for the degree. Additionally, all 500-level bridge courses earn a pass/fail grade.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree
  • Official GRE scores, if required (GRE Code: 2561)
  • International student requirements: English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE), I-20, and transcript evaluation

Transfer Credits

  • Students may transfer up to nine credits from an accredited graduate program for appropriate courses in which a minimum grade of B was earned.
  • Pass grades earned during the spring 2020 semester meet this GPA threshold and are transferable to New York Institute of Technology.