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Electrical Engineering (Master of Science)

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Full Time / On Campus

Today’s electrical engineers are problem solvers on the forefront of change. Our Master of Science in Electrical Engineering will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to advance your career in today’s competitive job market. Gain valuable, hands-on experience designing, developing and building electrical systems and electronics. Get advanced training in robotics, embedded processors, renewable energy, power, Internet of Things, semiconductors, electrical circuits and more. Three concentrations to choose from or design a concentration to meet your needs and interests. Full- and part-time options available.

Flexible and Convenient Program  

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is designed to help you balance work, school and family.

Accelerated 4+1 Master’s  

Open to current Wentworth students in the final year of their Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Civil Engineering, the accelerated 4+1  master’s degree enables you to enroll in master’s-level classes while completing your bachelor’s degree Choose the thesis or non-thesis option and complete your degree just 1 year after graduation.  

Full-Time Option 

Open to candidates with a BS in Electrical Engineering and or related major, who are not able to transfer the required graduates-level credits into the program. Choose the thesis or non-thesis option and complete your degree in just 3 semesters.  

Part-time Option 

Open to working professionals with a BS in Electrical Engineering or related major, the part-time program can be completed in as little as 2 years, or up to 4 years, depending on the availability of transfer credits and the thesis/non-thesis option chosen. Convenient afternoon and evening classes allow you to continue working while you learn and apply what you are studying to work-related situations.  

Curriculum

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering are required to complete 31 credits for the thesis option, and 34 for the non-thesis option (see thesis option below). Among the required courses are 2 core courses, one each in math and methods, four courses in one of the concentrations listed below, 1 general elective and a graduate seminar. All students must choose at least 1 concentration. Master's in Electrical Engineering Curriculum.

Concentrations

  • Power and Energy
  • Embedded Design
  • Internet of Things
  • Robotics and Process Automation

Students may also work with their advisor to customize a concentration to meet their unique needs and interests.

Thesis

Self-directed scholarly investigation an important part of both the thesis and non-thesis options. The two-course thesis allows you to choose one of four alternative pathways to

undertake the research and development needed to meet your investigational aspirations and career. The alternative thesis pathways are:

  • a science thesis to establish new knowledge using the scientific method
  • an engineering thesis to alleviate a deficiency in society or environment
  • a partnership thesis to address challenges faced by an external organization
  • an entrepreneurial thesis toward a marketable product or service

The thesis option requires 31 credits. 

Electrical Engineers in the World 

Job Titles 

Top Job Titles for Master’s in Electrical Engineering (2020) 

  • Software Engineers 
  • Design Engineers (Architecture and Engineering) 
  • Senior Electrical Engineers 
  • Systems Engineers (Computer and Mathematical) 
  • Systems Engineers (Architecture and Engineering) 

Skills

Top Skills Requested of Master’s-level applicants In Electrical Engineering (2020) 

  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • C++ (Programming Language) 
  • Internet Of Things (IoT) 
  • Software Engineering 

Salary 

  • Median annual salary, MS Electrical Engineering, $130,000.