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.