2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    Oct 06, 2022  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Electronics and Computer Technology M.S.

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(32 semester hours)

In addition to the admission standards previously cited, applicants 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.

Prospective students who have completed undergraduate programs in areas unrelated to electronics or computer technology 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 electronics control, technical sales, field representation, or electrical power.

With a 32 semester 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 (23 credits):

During this preliminary program phase, students, through completion of 23 credit hours of study, are expected to acquire or improve competencies relating to advanced electronics, industrial control, and computer technology.

Research (3 credits):

Major Electives (2-5 credits):

  • As approved by advisor.

Electives outside the department (6-9 hours):

  • As approved by advisor.

Application (6 credits):

During this phase students incorporate six credits of content principles, procedures, and skills to effectively demonstrate: a familiarity with the tools of research; scholarship in their field; an ability to work independently; and their ability to present the results of an investigation.

Thesis (6 credits):


Major Project (6 hours):


Comprehensive Examination (0 credits) and electives within the department (6 credits):

As approved by the candidate’s examination committee.

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.

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