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    Jul 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, MS


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Program objectives

  1. Graduates will achieve master’s-level proficiency in electrical engineering subjects that include communication and signal processing, RF and circuit designs, and systems and control.
  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 Bachelor of Science with a major in electrical engineering program or a related program at UNT with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better within three years at the time of application.
  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.

An overall evaluation of credentials is used as a basis for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and satisfaction of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Leveling courses will be required for applicants with undergraduate 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 in the following term/semester. Admission to candidacy is granted by the Dean of the Graduate School after the degree plan has been approved.

Leveling courses

  • Mathematics through multivariable calculus
  • Physics including mechanics, electricity and magnetism
  • EENG 2610 - Circuit Analysis
  • EENG 2611 - Circuit Analysis Lab
  • EENG 2620 - Signals and Systems
  • EENG 2621 - Signals and Systems Lab
  • EENG 2710 - Digital Logic Design
  • EENG 2711 - Digital Logic Design Lab
  • EENG 3510 - Electronics I (Devices and Materials)
  • EENG 3710 - Computer Organization

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


Core courses


Option A, Thesis option


Students are required to complete at least 30 hours in electrical engineering as specified below.

Electrical engineering core courses, 6 hours


Students are required to complete 6 hours from the list of electrical engineering core courses with a grade of B or better.

Electrical engineering electives, 15-18 hours


In addition to 6 hours of electrical engineering core courses, students are required to complete at least 15 hours of organized graduate courses in electrical engineering, excluding EENG 5932 , EENG 5890 , EENG 5900 , and EENG 5950 .

Directed study and special problems courses, 0-3 hours


Students may apply no more than 3 hours of EENG 5890  or EENG 5900  to the degree.

Master’s thesis, 6 hours


Students are required to complete 6 hours of EENG 5950 .

Option B, Non-thesis option


Students are required to complete at least 30 hours in electrical engineering as specified below.

Electrical engineering core courses, 6 hours


Students are required to complete 6 hours from the list of electrical engineering core courses with a grade of B or better.

Electrical engineering electives, 21-24 hours


In addition to 6 hours of electrical engineering core courses, students are required to complete at least 21 hours of organized graduate courses in electrical engineering, excluding EENG 5932 , EENG 5890 , EENG 5900 , and EENG 5950 .

Directed study or special problems courses, 0-3 hours


Students may apply no more than 3 hours of EENG 5890  or EENG 5900  to the degree.

Additional requirements


A student whose undergraduate major is not electrical engineering must take additional leveling courses listed in the “leveling courses” section above before the student can enroll in regular graduate courses.

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