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Master of Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Explore the Master of Engineering - Electrical Engineering program at NMSU Online

As a graduate of the MEEE program, you will learn to successfully apply advanced skills and techniques in one or more areas of emphasis. This unique graduate program also seeks to prepare MEEE graduates for relevant, productive employment with the private sector or in government and/or to pursue additional advanced degrees.

Professional Focus

The MEEE is a coursework-only option for obtaining an online master's degree in electrical engineering that’s geared toward professional engineers.  The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)  at NMSU Online requires coursework, along with a thesis or technical report, and is designed for students who are more interested in research.

The NMSU Online master’s in electrical engineering degree requires a total of 30 credits of graduate coursework, including passing with a grade of B- or better in three graduate core courses (or two graduate core courses and one graduate breadth elective) from three different areas of specialization.  No oral exam is required for the MEEE.

Specializations

In the electrical engineering master’s degree program, MEEE students are able to select from several areas of specialization, including: electromagnetics, microelectronics VLSI, photonics, electric energy systems, digital signal processing, computer engineering and communications

MEEE Scholarships and Fellowships

A number of teaching assistantships, research assistantships and fellowships are available for MEEE graduate students. Teaching assistants (TAs) are recommended by individual faculty for selection by the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department’s Graduate Studies Committee. International students must pass university screening prior to being eligible for selection as a TA. Nominations for new TAs are made by the advisor after a student is admitted. Research assistants are hired directly by the faculty member who has received a contract or grant for research.

The College of Engineering awards graduate scholarships and fellowships on behalf of the ECE Department. These include:

  • MIT/Lincoln Laboratory Fellowship
  • Paul and Valerie Klipsch Grad Scholarship
  • Admiral Paul Arthur Grad Scholarship
  • Barry Neil Rappaport Grad Scholarship

Scholarship applications can be completed online. The annual priority deadline for the Scholar Dollar$ application is March 1. The Electrical Utility Management Program has a limited number of fellowships for students interested in pursuing master's degrees in electrical energy systems.

Overview

Degree type: Master of Engineering – Electrical Engineering (MEEE)

College: Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Delivery formats: 100% online

Program length: Full-time (2 years); part-time (up to 5 years)

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Cost per credit hour:  

  • Graduate online: $411.50*† 
  • Active Military online: $250*† 

*For NMSU Online programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Online programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Program Highlights

The MEEE program is offered through the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Klipsch School prepares students for challenging careers to apply their comprehensive knowledge of electronics and computing to solve real-world problems to improve lives and discover new technologies. NMSU graduates can be found in private industry, government service and research laboratories throughout the United States and worldwide. The Klipsch School currently offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering, with specialties ranging from computers to optics.

 

Hands-On Experience

Some course instructors in the MEEE program offer course-specific mini-research projects as part of student assignments. This enables MEEE students to work with instructors and gain additional experience. MEEE students are not required to complete internships but can choose to seek out opportunities by applying to companies directly or seek out representatives at NMSU career fairs.

Graduate Certificate Programs

The Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate certificates, which are typically 12 credit-hour programs that lead to a certificate from NMSU with the appropriate notation on the student’s transcript.

Graduate certificates offered through Electrical Engineering are: 

In addition, students may be interested in the graduate certificate offering through Industrial Engineering:

Systems Engineering Certificate Program

Quick Fact

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual wage for electrical engineers was $98,530 in May 2019. 

What can you do with a Master of Engineering - Electrical Engineering from NMSU Online?

In general, electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture of electrical equipment. Both electrical and electronics engineers work in industries including research and development, engineering services, manufacturing, telecommunications and the federal government. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for electrical engineers was $98,530 in May 2019. The median annual wage for electronics engineers, except computer, was $105,570 in May 2019.

Overall employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 3 percent through 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Electrical engineering jobs are expected to be tempered by slow growth or decline in some industries, such as manufacturing and utilities.

MEEE Careers and Employers

Master’s in electrical engineering graduates are in careers in the aerospace and defense industries, national laboratories, power industry and more. Types of professional positions include:

  • Engineering managers
  • Biomedical engineers
  • Computer hardware engineers
  • Electrical and electronics installers and repairers
  • Engineering technicians
  • Electro-mechanical technicians
  • Network systems engineers
  • Systems engineers

NMSU MEEE graduates work for such top employers as El Paso Electric, PNM, Raytheon, LANL, SNL, AFRL, Arizona Public Service Electric, Intel, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Lockheed Martin and NASA.

Advanced Study

Graduates with a master’s in electrical engineering degree can go into the workforce or choose to pursue advanced study.  For instance, MEEE graduates can go on at NMSU to earn a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering. This doctoral degree provides valuable preparation for those who wish to perform research in academia, government or industry, and/or teach in institutions of higher education.

Program Curriculum

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Through NMSU Online, the MEEE is a coursework-only option for the electrical engineering master’s degree program, requiring 30 credits of graduate coursework.  

The MEEE program requires students to take two graduate core courses from two different areas of emphasis. In addition, either a third graduate core course or one graduate breadth elective must be taken from a third area of emphasis. If a student wishes to pursue a PhD, the third class should come from the core class list as preparation for the PhD qualifying exam. The graduate core courses, specialty areas and credits are listed online for the graduate core courses and the graduate breadth electives.

Review detailed information about the requirements to earn your  MEEE at NMSU.

Top classes for Master of Engineering - Electrical Engineering

Here’s a sampling of courses offered in the Master of Engineering – Electrical Engineering online degree program.

View all requirements for the MEEE program here.

 Electromagnetic Theory I

Electromagnetic theory of time-harmonic fields in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates with applications to guided waves and radiated waves; induction and equivalence theorems, perturbational and variational principles applied to engineering problems in electromagnetics

 Lasers and Applications

Laser operating principles, characteristics, construction and applications; beam propagation in free space and fibers; laser diode construction and characteristics; hands-on laboratory

 Power Electronics

Basic principles of power electronics and its applications to power supplies, electric machine control, and power systems

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