Master of Electrical & Computer Engineering




Become an Advanced Problem Solver

The master’s in electrical and computer engineering (MECE) is a non-thesis program focused on developing expertise in one of five key focus areas. Expertise is grown by performing cutting-edge coursework and completing a deeply technical year-long capstone project. The program can be completed in three to four semesters.

Why an MECE?

Why Apply Early?

Early decision is not just a way to get an early start on your studies; it's a way to get an early start on your future. Early applicants are given priority, are eligible for top-tier scholarships opportunities and are put in contact with faculty in their area of interest.

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Specialize in One of Our Key Focus Areas

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Create the next generation of hardware by designing digital and analog integrated circuits and printed circuit boards.

Wireless Data


Invent the future of wireless by focusing on any aspect from theoretical foundations to at-scale field trials.

Data Science


We use digital signal processing algorithms to collect and understand the structure in data, looking for compelling patterns, telling a story.

Quantum Engineering


Utilize cutting-edge photonic, electronic, and magnetic technologies to control quantum materials for quantum computation, simulation, communication, and sensing.

Computer Vision


Explore cutting-edge algorithms and hardware to perform visual tasks such as object recognition that will enable fully autonomous systems.



Gain a fundamental understanding of coding and computation in the human brain and develop technology that can Improve lives by restoring and extending its capabilities.

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Digital Health

Engage in transforming future healthcare systems by taking part in research that spans the spectrum from early-stage technology development to translational efforts.


MECE Capstone

Capstone projects form the core of the MECE degree by engaging students in the design, assembly, and testing of a state-of-the-art product.

Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 8:30 - 9:30 AM (US Central Time)
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Wednesday, October 16, 2024, 7:30 - 8:30 PM (US Central Time)
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Wednesday, November 13, 2024, 7:00 - 8:00 PM (US Central Time)
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Master Your Future

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Practical Experience

Real world problems

Access a wide variety of business training and hands-on experience that will improve your engineering professional skills.

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Professional Development

Broaden your soft skills

Combine the practical aspects of engineering with business, management, communications, leadership and entrepreneurship curriculum.

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Networking Opportunities

Industry focused

Partnerships and collaborations with leading companies in a wide variety of engineering related fields and occupations.


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