Aug 18, 2018  
2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) 
    
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Engineering - ME (Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Specialization)


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College of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Master of Engineering (ME)


The ME degree is based on coursework and is designed to give graduates a strong practical foundation.

If a student initially chooses an MS degree, changing to the ME degree is only possible by approval of the major professor, ECE graduate committee, and the department head.

The ME degree requires successful completion of 30 credits of 5000-level or above coursework in a program approved by the student's supervisory committee, with the following stipulations:

Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Specialization)


To obtain the specialization in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, at least 9 credits of ECE coursework must be taken in the desired specialization area.

  1. At least 18 credits of ECE coursework must be completed at or above the 5000 level.
  2. At least one ECE depth course (having a graduate-level prerequisite) is required.
  3. At least 15 credits of 6000-level or above coursework (excluding ECE 6800 ) are required.
  4. No more than 15 credits of ECE 5000-level or Independent Study courses may be applied toward the ME degree.
  5. At least 3 credits of Professional Experience (ECE 6250  Internship or a lab-intensive course) are required. Only 3 credits of ECE 6250  Internship are allowed and must have prior approval.
  6. A maximum of 12 credits outside of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department may be allowed, based upon a comprehensive academic plan. Courses must be approved by the Master of Engineering advisor.

All ME Students


  1. One credit of ECE 6800  (Electrical Engineering Colloquium) must be completed as soon as possible.
  2. Each master's student must form a committee and have a program of study approved by the end of his or her first semester.
  3. Any exceptions to the master's requirements must be approved by the student's committee and the ECE Graduate Committee.

Additional information on the ME in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering is available on the ECE departmental website (ece.usu.edu).

Dual ME/MBA Program


A two-year ME/MBA program is also offered for engineers who would like to add to their technical knowledge as well as develop business skills. Upon completion of the six-semester program, each student will have earned a Master of Engineering (ME) degree as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Application deadline for the program will be January 1st for the following fall semester.  Students will first apply to the ME program.  If accepted, students will advance to the MBA program at the end of the ME program year.

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