ECE Graduate School
Overview of Graduate Program
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and participates in the College of Engineering Doctor of Philosophy program. Several areas of specialization are available at the graduate level. Major areas are bioengineering, communications systems, computer systems, control systems, electromagnetics, power systems, instrumentation, signal processing, and solid-state electronics.
At the master's level there are three options: thesis, report, course work only. The course work only option is available as a totally online program for distance students and offers specializations in either electrical power systems or communications and networking. All require a minimum of 30 hours of credit. The Ph.D. program requires 60 hours beyond the master's including original research of sufficient quality and importance to merit publication in a referred journal.
Most incoming students have undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering or computer engineering. Students with backgrounds in physics, mathematics, computer science and other areas are also accepted into the program. These students may be required to complete undergraduate electrical engineering courses prior to full graduate admission.
The department is located in Rathbone Hall. This 100,000-square-foot facility has been designed to provide an excellent academic environment. There are numerous well-equipped instructional and research laboratories including the Communications Lab, Signal Processing Lab, Instrumentation Lab, Microcomputer Lab, Digital Systems Lab, Audio Lab, Bioengineering Lab, Energy Systems Lab, and Solid-State Electronics Lab.
Extensive networked computing resources are available to the department. The KSU Computing Center provides service with internet access.
Research and teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Most graduate assistants will have both teaching and research responsibilities. Students on five-tenths time assistantships pay in-state fees.
Graduate study in electrical engineering will prepare engineers to pursue careers in many diverse, high-technology areas. These careers can be in government, industry, or acadamia. Possible areas of employment are communications systems, medical equipment design, computer design and applications, power generation and distribution, automotive systems, manufacturing systems, and so on. Electricity and electronics are so necessary for our quality of life that is difficult to find an area in which electrical and computer engineers are not employed.
For additional information, please contact:
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3108 Engineering Hall Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-5204
Phone: (785) 532-5600