Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ME)

​The department offers the following graduate programs, all leading to the degree of Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ME in ECE):

  • ECE Thesis Program
  • ECE Non-Thesis Program
  • Information and Communications Technology Program (EICT)

All programs must satisfy either the thesis program requirements or the non-thesis program requirements. The program is indicated on the student's transcript. Accepted students normally are eligible for Graduate Assistantship (GA) and Graduate Research Assistant (GRA). Refer to the General University Academic Information section.

Requirements

All relevant requirements and regulations of the university and the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture for the master's degree apply to the ME in ECE programs. In order to be eligible for admission, a student must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university.

Students whose undergraduate degree is in an area other than engineering and students whose undergraduate degree is a three-year degree are considered prospective graduate students. The supplementary courses must be completed within four consecutive regular semesters.

Master's Thesis Program Requirements (30 cr.)

  • 24 course credit hours of which
    • a minimum of 21 credits of graduate level courses
    • a minimum of 18 credits of ECE courses
    • a minimum of 9 credits of graduate level in the major area
  • 6 credits for master's thesis
  • The seminar course (should be registered for a minimum of 2 terms)
  • Students have to declare their major area by the end of the registration period of their last semester.

Note: A student may declare a minor area after registering for at least two courses in the area.

Master's Non-Thesis Program Requirements (33 cr.)

  • 33 credit hours in graduate courses
    • a minimum of 24 credits of ECE courses
    • a minimum of 12 graduate credits in the major area
  • The seminar course (should be registered minimum 2 terms)
  • Students have to declare their major area by the end of the registration period of their last semester.

Note: A student may declare a minor area after registering for at least two courses in the area.

Major and Minor Areas

The major and minor areas for the ME and PhD in ECE programs are shown below with their corresponding courses.

  • Communications, Applied Electromagnetics and RF Systems: EECE 640, EECE 641, EECE 642, EECE 643, EECE 644, EECE 645, EECE 646, EECE 680, EECE 681, EECE 682, EECE 683, EECE 684, EECE 685, EECE 686
  • Biomedical and Digital Signal Processing: EECE 601, EECE 602, EECE 603, EECE 604, EECE 605, EECE 691, EECE 694, EECE 695
  • Computer Architecture and VLSI Circuits: EECE 612, EECE 616, EECE 617, EECE 621, EECE 622, EECE 623, EECE 624, EECE 625
  • Control Systems and Machine Intelligence: EECE 633, EECE 639, EECE 660, EECE 661, EECE 662, EECE 663, EECE 664, EECE 665, EECE 667, EECE 668, EECE 669, EECE 692, EECE 693, EECE 697, EECE 698, EECE 699​
  • Energy and Power Systems: EECE 670, EECE 671, EECE 672, EECE 673, EECE 675, EECE 676, EECE 677, EECE 678, EECE 679​
  • Software, Networking and Security: EECE 631, EECE 632, EECE 634, EECE 636, EECE 637, EECE 638, EECE 647, EECE 651, EECE 652, EECE 653, EECE 655, EECE 656, EECE 657, EECE 696, EECE 731, EECE 732​

Information and Communications Technology Program

​​​The Information and Communications Technology (EICT) Program is consistent with the requirements for the ME in ECE thesis program and consists of 30 credits distributed as follows:

  • 15 credits in core courses
  • 9 credits in elective courses
  • An internship (no credits) with a minimum duration of 10 weeks and a maximum duration of six months
  • 6 credits for the master's thesis
  • The seminar course (should be registered minimum 2 terms)

Core Courses

  • Software Systems: EECE 633, EECE 652 and EECE 696
  • Telecommunications: EECE 640, EECE 643, EECE 651, EECE 653, EECE 655 and EECE, 656
  • Business/Management: DCSN 330, INFO 300, INFO 310, INFO 315, INFO 320 and INFO ​330

Elective Courses

  • Software Systems: EECE 623, EECE 631, EECE 633, EECE 634, EECE 636, EECE 637, EECE 638, EECE 639, EECE 652 and EECE 696
  • Telecommunications: EECE 640, EECE 641, EECE 642, EECE 643, EECE 644, EECE 645, EECE 646, EECE 647, EECE 651, EECE 653, EECE 655, EECE 656, EECE 680 and EECE 681
  • Business/Management: DCSN 330, INFO 300, INFO 310, INFO 315, INFO 320, MKTG 306, ENMG 654, ENMG 656 and ENMG 657
  • Lab Courses: EECE 640L, EECE 651L, EECE 655L, EECE 691L and EECE 694L​​