2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Electronics and Computer Technology M.S.

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(33 credits)

The Electronics and Computer program consists of two concentrations in which applicants can focus their graduate study. The concentrations are Automation and Controls, and Information Technology.

In addition to the admission standards previously cited, applicants to the Automation and Controls concentration are expected to have completed an undergraduate major in computer technology or electronics (with courses related to computer interfacing, process control technology, machinelevel languages, instrumentation, electrical power, or electronics application and design) and possess an appropriate working knowledge of mathematics and science.

Applicants to the Information Technology concentration are expected to have completed an undergraduate major in information technology, computer science, computer technology, or electronics with courses in digital systems and computer interfacing.

Prospective students who have completed undergraduate programs in areas unrelated to areas appropriate to their concentration may request evaluation of their programs of preparation for identification of deficiencies, the removal of which would enable them to enroll in the core courses (i.e. satisfy course prerequisites that may exist).

Graduate study in electronics and computer technology is designed for persons preparing for career advancement or improvement in automation, information systems, or related support areas.

With a 33 credit hour minimum, the curriculum is intended to provide a rigorous and individualized program that accommodates the previous experiences, education, and interests of degree candidates. For earning a master’s degree, the curriculum sequence includes three program phases concerning the “content,” “application,” and “integration” of related knowledge, theory, and skill.

Content (21-24 credits):

During this preliminary program phase, students, through completion of 21-24 credit hours of study, are expected to acquire or improve competencies relating to advanced electronics, industrial control, and computer technology.

Required Major Courses (9 credits):

Major Electives (3-6 credits):

  • As approved by advisor.

Electives outside the department (6-9 credits):

  • As approved by advisor.

Culminating experience:

The following course must be completed during the last semester of course work or after completing 24 credit hours of the approved program of study:


At least one-half of the credit hours must be in courses numbered at the 600 level or above.


Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.

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