Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering (M.S.E.)


About the Program

The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) program at Rowan University effectively prepares individuals to respond to the changing needs of engineers today. This program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skill set, and training to effectively contribute to the engineering workforce. Students have access to higher level courses leading to a graduate degree, and are involved in professional development opportunities which increase the breadth of understanding and application of engineering principles.

Students can choose between a thesis track, and a coursework track. Students may also work on a project, which may be counted toward a coursework track degree. Most full time students work on funded research projects, leading to a thesis. Most part time students select the coursework track. In order to be eligible for a Research Fellowship, students must select the thesis track.

The Electrical & Computer Engineering specialization gives students an opportunity to expand their skill sets in advanced topics of interest. Specialization areas include signal & image processing, computational intelligence and pattern recognition, power systems and renewable energy, discrete event systems, and virtual reality systems. This specialization also includes the following focus areas: Bioengineering; Signals, Systems and Computational Intelligence; and Sustainability.


Program Curriculum

Program Code: MS-ECENGR / Major Code: G903
The Rowan University Master of Science in Engineering program requires the completion of 30 semester hours and thesis research/engineering project. 6–9 of the required semester hours can be Thesis Research/Engineering Project.

Coursework (Program Semester Hours: 30)
The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.

Required Courses: 9 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MATH 01515 Engineering Applications of Analysis 3
------------------ Engineering Application of Computers 3
------------------ Approved Business course 3

Specialization Courses: 12–15 Semester Hours (s.h.)
Choose 4–5 courses from the following options. Not all electives will be offered every year. There may be options not included in the list below.

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
ECE 09504 Special Topics in Electrical & Computer Engineering 3
ECE 09551 Digital Signal Processing 3
ECE 09552 Digital Image Processing 3
ECE 09553 Digital Speech Processing 3
ECE 09554 Theory and Engineering Application of Wavelets 3
ECE 09555 Advanced Topics in Pattern Recog 3
ECE 09556 Embedded System Design 3
ECE 09560 Artificial Neural Networks 3
ECE09521 Fundamentals in Systems Engineering 3
ECE 09566 Advanced Topics in Systems, Devices and Algorithms in Bioinformatics 3
ECE 09572 Advanced Smart Grid 3
ECE09573 Advanced Smart Sensors 3
ENGR 01510 Finite Element Analysis 3
ENGR 01511 Engineering Optimization 3

Required Thesis/Project Courses: 6–9 Semester Hours (s.h.)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
ENGR 01599 Masters Research 6–9

Admission Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the Master of Science in Engineering program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the CGCE Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • CGCE Graduate Application Form (Download the PDF or click here to apply online)
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • CGCE Foundation Course Completion Form (pdf)
    • Successful completion of the following undergraduate-level foundation courses at an accredited institution is highly recommended for admission: Chemistry I, Physics I, Calculus I, II, and III, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations. (The graduate program advisor may specify additional required undergraduate-level coursework to supplement the applicant’s background before taking any graduate courses.)
  • CGCE MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering Track Declaration Form (pdf)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Optional interview (If an interview is required, applicant will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)

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Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Below is a list of anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by a CGCE Enrollment Advisor once you have matriculated in the program.

Entry Term & Module Start Date(s) Application Deadline(s)
Fall 2014 09/02/2014 08/01/2014
Spring 2015 01/20/2015 11/01/2014
Summer 2015 05/26/2015 04/01/2015

Tuition & Costs

$648 tuition + $144.90 in fees = $792.90 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2014/2015 and is subject to change)

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