M.S. Degrees in ECE

The Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering has three options (coursework, project, and thesis) to match a student’s various career and professional goals. Students admitted to the M.S. Program must choose one option to complete for graduation:

Coursework Option

The coursework option does not contain research or thesis requirements and instead fills the credit requirement with additional coursework. This track is ideal for students pursuing a Master’s degree for the advantage of enrolling in additional upper-level coursework.

Project Option

The project option fulfills some credits for the degree requirement through a research project of the student’s own design. The project must be approved by faculty advisers, must be submitted in a formal report, and must be presented publicly to an audience of peers and instructors. This track is ideal for students who want to perform an in-depth research project without writing and defending an entire thesis.

Thesis Option

The thesis option is the most traditional Master’s degree track in which a student will perform research, develop and write a thesis, and defend their ideas in a dissertation. This track is ideal for students wishing to continue for a Ph.D. degree.

Additional Questions?

One of our program contacts will happily answer any additional questions or concerns you may have.

John Bolke

Phone: 801-581-6943

Email: john.bolke@utah.edu

Office: MEB 2110D