The 30-credit Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering curriculum includes core classes that incorporate advanced technical knowledge, probability theory, research, and applications. Course topics include signal processing, communication systems, power systems, electronics, electronic and integrated circuits, electromagnetics, and microelectronics.
As part of the program, you will write a nonthesis scholarly report or engineering paper that you and your faculty adviser have mutually agreed upon, which is suitable for publication at a national or international conference, such as the IEEE's (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), or in a professional journal, in order to obtain this degree.
Complete Your Engineering Degree in Two Years
You can pursue the program on a part-time basis and complete the program within two years, based on completion of two courses a semester. You must maintain a 3.00 grade-point average in both prescribed and supporting courses approved by the program to graduate.
Course List - Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
|Linear Systems: Time Domain and Transform Analysis||E E 480||Signals and systems representations, classifications, and analysis using; difference and differential equations, Laplace transform, z-transform, Fourier series, FT, FFT, DFT.||3 credits|
|Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes||E E 560||Review of probability theory and random variables; mathematical description of random signals; linear system response; Wiener, Kalman, and other filtering.||3 credits|
|Research Projects||E E 594||Supervision of individual research projects leading to MS or MEng papers. Written and oral reports are required.||3 credits|
|Communication Systems II||E E 460||Probability fundamentals, digital/analog modulation/demodulation, systems noise analysis, SNR and BER calculations, optimal receiver design concepts, introductory information theory.||3 credits|
|Power Systems Analysis I||E E 488||Fundamentals, power transformers, transmission lines, power flow, fault calculations, power system controls.||3 credits|
|Engineering Electromagnetics||E E 531||Electromagnetic field theory fundamentals with application to transmission lines, waveguides, cavities, antennas, radar, and radio propagation.||3 credits|
|Topics in Digital Signal Processing||E E 553||Parametric modeling, spectral estimation, efficient transforms and convolution algorithms, multirate processing, and selected applications involving non-linear and time-variant filters.||3 credits|
|Linear Control Systems||E E 580||Continuous and discrete-time linear control systems; state variable models; analytical design for deterministic and random inputs; time-varying systems and stability.||3 credits|
|Optimal Control||E E 581||Variational methods in control system design; classical calculus of variations, dynamic programming, maximum principle; optimal digital control systems; state estimation.
Prerequisite: E E 580
|Power System Control and Operation||E E 588||Steady-state and dynamic model of synchronous machines, excitation systems, unit commitment, control of generation, optimal power flow.
Prerequisite: E E 488
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.