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Electrical Engineering, M.S.


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I. Contact Information


Banmali Rawat, Professor, Electric and Biomedical Engineering
(775)784-6927
rawat@ee.unr.edu

II. Brief Introduction


The electrical and biomedical engineering department offers graduate programs leading to both the master of science and the doctor of philosophy degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering. Emphases in the department include: image and signal processing, electromagnetics and microwaves, optical communication and power.
Graduate course work and research opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Biosensors and Actuators
  • Integrated Bio-analytical Systems
  • Wireless Networks and Communications
  • Computer Design and Applications
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Simulation
  • Biomedical Image Processing
  • Microprocessor Design and Applications
  • Antenna Design and Analysis
  • Radar Cross Section Measurement
  • Microwave Devices and Distribution Systems
  • Bioelectromagnetics
  • Optical Fiber Communications and Sensors
  • Microwave Integrated Circuits
  • Power System Simulation, Planning and Protection
  • Renewable Energy Integration and Smart Grid Applications
  • Power Electronics and Electric Drives
  • Power Conversion
  • Control Systems

It is strongly recommended that prospective electrical engineering professionals take at least one year of graduate study. Both the undergraduate and graduate curricula at the university are designed to offer students the range of education needed for leadership in the profession, as well as knowledge of the physical sciences and basic professional techniques.

III. Program Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes


The objective of the M.S. program in Electrical Engineering is to prepare students for careers in industry, research labs, or for admission to nationally recognized doctoral programs.  The program provides students with advanced knowledge and research skills in one of the specialties within electrical engineering. The master’s program includes advanced coursework in the student’s area of specialization and the completion and defense of a M.S. thesis including original research. These research results are to be published in national/international journals or conference proceedings.

IV. Admission Requirements


  • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree with GPA: 3.0 or higher,
  • GRE: V + Q > 1100 with V>720, A>4/6,
  • TOEFL (International students only): 550 or higher.
  • Three reference letters and Statement of Purpose are also required.

V. Program Requirements


A. Required Graduate Classes


All electrical engineering graduate students are required to complete the following two classes:

  • EE 790 A-T–Seminar (3 units)
  • (3 units)

  • Master’s degree candidates must select a graduate committee before completion of more than nine credit hours. The graduate student’s committee recommends specific programs of study based on the needs and interests of the student. Both Plan A (requiring the completion of a thesis) and Plan B (nonthesis) study opportunities are available in the master of science degree program.

VI. Total Units


Plan A- Thesis Option: 30 units

  • Course work: 24 units (12 of these units must be in courses numbered 700 and above)
  • Thesis 6 units


Plan B- Non Thesis: 32 units

  • (15 of these units must be in courses numbered 700 and above)
  • 2 units professional paper
  • Comprehensive examination.

VII. Note(s):


Two fellowships (Turner and Dickinson) and a number of teaching and research assistantships are typically available in electrical engineering. They are awarded on a competitive basis. For more information, contact the department chairman or the Graduate School dean’s office.
General requirements for graduate degrees are determined by the Graduate School and are listed in the Graduate School section of this catalog.

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