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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, MS

Program objectives

  1. Graduates will achieve master’s-level proficiency in electrical engineering subjects that include digital and analog circuit design, adaptive and statistical signal processing, coding theory, control system design, and computer vision and image analysis.
  2. Graduates will attain a broad background in electrical engineering that provides them with a number of choices for future specialization, if needed.
  3. Graduates will attain proficiency in both oral and written communication that is needed for achieving success in their future careers.
  4. Graduates will learn how to learn and thereby attain the ability to pursue life-long learning and continued professional development.
  5. Graduates will have experience in project-based learning and hence will be ready to engage in high-tech careers upon their graduation.

Admission requirements

The student must satisfy all the general admission requirements of the Toulouse Graduate School as well as the admission requirements of the electrical engineering department as follows:

  1. Competitive score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); or graduation from the UNT undergraduate electrical engineering program or a related program at UNT with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better within three years of earning the bachelor’s degree.
  2. Acceptable scores on the TOEFL for applicants whose native language is not English.
  3. A GPA of at least 3.0 on undergraduate electrical engineering course work.
  4. Course work in mathematics.

An overall evaluation of credentials is used as a basis for admission to the program. Leveling courses will be required for applicants with degrees other than electrical engineering.

Admission to candidacy

After removal of all deficiencies and upon completion of all the leveling courses described below, the student is required to submit a formal degree plan to his or her advisor and the dean of the Graduate School. Failure to fulfill these requirements may prevent a student from enrolling the following term/semester. Admission to candidacy is granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies after the degree plan has been approved.

Leveling courses

  • Mathematics through multivariable calculus
  • Physics including mechanics, electricity and magnetism
  • EENG 2620, Signals and Systems
  • EENG 2710, Digital Logic Design
  • EENG 3520, Electronics II
  • EENG 3710, Computer Organization
  • EENG 3810, Communications Systems

All entering students must demonstrate knowledge of the material covered in the leveling courses by:

  • completing the courses at UNT,
  • completing similar courses at another recognized institution, or
  • evidence based on employment experience.

A student may be required to pass a placement examination to fulfill this requirement.

Degree requirements

Option A, Thesis option

Thesis option with 24 semester hours of course work and 6 semester hours of EENG 5950 - Master’s Thesis , excluding undergraduate prerequisites, leveling courses, and EENG 5932 - Internship .

Option B, Non-thesis option

Non-Thesis option with 33 semester hours of course work and 3 semester hours of EENG 5890 - Directed Study , excluding undergraduate prerequisites, leveling courses, and EENG 5932 - Internship .

Course selection

Electrical engineering, 18–24 hours

At least 18 (thesis option) or 24 (non-thesis option) semester hours of organized graduate courses in electrical engineering excluding EENG 5890 , EENG 5900  and EENG 5950 .

Directed study or special problems courses

Students may apply no more than 6 hours of EENG 5890  and/or EENG 5900  to the degree.

Leveling courses

A student whose undergraduate major is not electrical engineering must take additional leveling courses that will be decided by the electrical engineering graduate advisor on an individual basis.