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2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Electronics and Communications Engineering (M. Eng.)

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The name of the Electronics Engineering department has been changed to be the Electronics and Communications Engineering department. This change is effective starting Spring 2014. All degrees offered by the department will reflect the new name starting Spring 2014, and all transcripts issued for students graduating Spring 2014 onwards will bear the new name.

The Master of Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering prepares students for higher level professional practice in local and international markets, whether in private consulting practice, industry, or government activities. It is intended for electronics engineers who wish to master the practice in their field of specialty.

1. Program Objectives

The objectives of the Master of Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering are to provide the graduates of the program with:

  • Detailed knowledge in product, systems, design and materials in electronics engineering.
  • Extensive knowledge in an area of student interest from one of the fields involved in electronics engineering.
  • Awareness of the local and global context in which electronics engineering is practiced, including economic and business practices, societal needs, and considerations of public health, safety, environment, culture and ethics.
  • An ability to solve unstructured engineering problems, think critically, function well in a team, and communicate effectively.
  • A high standard of written and oral communication on technical matters.

2. Admission

Admission requirements are the same as those for the Master of Science Program.

3. Courses (33 Credit hours)

 A minimum of 11 courses is required. The courses are selected from the following categories.


- Up to two PHD ECNG courses (600-level) to be taken for credit towards the above MS/ME degree are allowed

- Subject to the approval of the advisor and the graduate director the candidate is permitted to take six credit hours from the following two options

  1. one 400-level or graduate-level course (3 credit hours) from outside the department and within the School of Sciences and Engineering;
  2. Graduate Independent Study course (ECNG 5910 ) (1 to 3 credit hours).

However, the student may take a maximum of 3 hours of independent study, and a maximum of one course (3 credit hours) from outside the ECNG department.

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