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The purpose of this degree is to prepare students for advanced study and/or research and industry in the field of electrical engineering. The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) is a degree program combining breadth across several areas of study within electrical engineering and specialization within one area, which includes an option to pursue thesis research under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Areas of study include communication and signal processing; computers and microelectronics; and power and control systems. The program is normally completed in three semesters of full-time study.


Students whose accredited B.S. degree is not in electrical engineering may pursue the M.S.E.E. provided that they have an adequate background and can demonstrate proficiency in the material contained in undergraduate courses equivalent to IIT's ECE 211 and ECE 213 (Circuit Analysis I and II), ECE 218 (Digital Systems), ECE 307 (Electrodynamics), ECE 308 (Signals and Systems), ECE 311 (Engineering Electronics), MATH 251 (Multivariate and Vector Calculus), and MATH 252 (Introduction to Differential Equations).



A student may demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing the courses or by demonstrating satisfactory performance in one or more special examinations administered by the department. The program of study includes a minimum of 32 credit hours of acceptable graduate coursework, with a minimum of 20 credit hours of ECE courses at the 500-level or higher. Up to six credits of ECE short courses may be applied to the degree.



Students, with their adviser, select courses appropriate to their needs and interests. The program of study must include four courses within one of the electrical engineering (EE) areas of concentration listed below and one course from each of the two remaining areas. An M.S.E.E. candidate may, with permission of a thesis adviser, include in his or her program a thesis of six to eight credit hours. The master's thesis is recommended for pre-doctoral students. The thesis option requires a written thesis and an oral defense of the thesis. Thesis format and deadlines are set by the Graduate College.


       Specialization in:

  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Computers and Microelectronics
  • Power and Control

EE Areas of Concentration

I. Communications and Signal Processing

ECE 401 Communication Electronics
ECE 403 Communication Systems
ECE 405 Communication Systems with Laboratory
ECE 404 Digital and Data Communications
ECE 406 Digital and Data Communications with Laboratory
ECE 421 Microwave Circuits and Systems
ECE 423 Microwave Circuits and Systems with Laboratory
ECE 436 Digital Signal Processing I with Laboratory
ECE 437 Digital Signal Processing I
ECE 481 Image Processing
ECE 504 Wireless Communication System Design
ECE 508 Video Communications
ECE 509 Electromagnetic Field Theory
ECE 511 Analysis of Random Signals
ECE 513 Communication Engineering Fundamentals
ECE 514 Digital Communication Principles
ECE 515 Modern Digital Communications
ECE 519 Coding for Reliable Communications
ECE 522 Electromagnetic Compatibility
ECE 565 Computer Vision and Image Processing
ECE 566 Statistical Pattern Recognition
ECE 567 Statistical Signal Processing
ECE 568 Digital Speech Processing
ECE 569 Digital Signal Processing II
ECE 570 Fiber Optic Communication Systems
ECE 576 Antenna Theory
ECE 578 Microwave Theory


ECE 407 Introduction to Computer Networks with Laboratory
ECE 408 Introduction to Computer Networks
ECE 415 Solid-State Electronics
ECE 425 Analysis and Design of Integrated Circuits
ECE 429 Introduction to VLSI Design
ECE 441 Microcomputers
ECE 446 Advanced Logic Design
ECE 448 Computer Systems Programming
ECE 449 Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Simulation
ECE 485 Computer Organization and Design
ECE 521 Quantum Electronics
ECE 524 Advanced Electronic Circuit Design
ECE 525 RF Integrated Circuit Design
ECE 526 Active Filter Design
ECE 527 Performance Analysis of RF Integrated Circuits
ECE 529 Advanced VLSI Systems Design
ECE 530 High Performance VLSI/IC Systems
ECE 541 Performance Evaluations of Computer Networks
ECE 542 Design and Optimization of Computer Networks
ECE 543 Computer Network Security
ECE 544 Wireless and Mobile Networks
ECE 545 Advanced Computer Networks
ECE 571 Nanodevices and Technology
ECE 575 Electron Devices
ECE 583 High Speed Computer Arithmetic
ECE 584 VLSI Architectures for Signal Processing and Communications
ECE 585 Advanced Computer Architecture
ECE 586 Fault Detection in Digital Circuits
ECE 587 Hardware/Software Codesign
ECE 588 CAD Techniques for VLSI Design


ECE 411 Power Electronics
ECE 412 Electric Motor Drives
ECE 419 Power Systems Analysis
ECE 420 Analytical Methods in Power Systems
ECE 438 Control Systems
ECE 505 Applied Optimization for Engineers
ECE 506 Analysis of Nonlinear Systems
ECE 531 Linear System Theory
ECE 535 Discrete Time Systems
ECE 540 Reliability Theory and System Implementation
ECE 548 Energy Harvesting
ECE 549 Motion Control Systems Dynamics
ECE 550 Power Electronic Dynamics and Control
ECE 551 Advanced Power Electronics
ECE 552 Adjustable Speed Drives
ECE 553 Power System Planning
ECE 554 Power Systems Relaying
ECE 555 Power Market Operations
ECE 556 Power Market Economics and Security
ECE 557 Fault-Tolerant Power Systems
ECE 558 Power System Reliability
ECE 559 High-Voltage Power Transmission
ECE 560 Power Systems Dynamics and Stability
ECE 561 Deregulated Power Systems
ECE 562 Power System Transaction Management
ECE 563 Computational Intelligence in Engineering
ECE 564 Control and Operation of Electric Power Systems

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