Program Overview

A Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) degree is offered from the University of Virginia. This program is offered through the Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program. Additionally, the curriculum involves 30 credits—there are a total of 10 required courses. A total of eight courses, or 24 credit hours, are offered via videoconferencing. These courses may be taken towards degree completion or for non-degree continuing credit. The program can be completed in five years or less, if students take at least one course per semester. Students must complete the degree in seven years. Classes are offered in both live and asynchronous formats. The program is open to individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. In addition, students who have obtained degrees in other engineering fields, applied science, and physics are also welcome to apply.

This program is ideal for engineering professionals who want to acquire an advanced education in the latest advancements in electrical and computer engineering. Additionally, students may tailor the degree to fit their interests by selecting courses from the following fields: automatic control, digital systems, pattern recognition and image processing, computer aided design, semiconductor devices, networks, microwave systems, communications and information theory, optics and optoelectronics, and signal processing, as well as from mathematics and other related disciplines.

One course from three different ECE subject areas must be taken. The subject areas include: Circuits, Communications, Digital Systems/Computer Engineering, Control Systems, Electromagnetics, Signal and Image Processing, and Solid State Devices.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    The University of Virginia, commonly referred to as UVA, is a public research university that was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Jefferson, who is known as the father of the university was UVA’s first president, and served on the universities original governing board, which was known as the Board of Visitors, along with James Monroe and James Madison.

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