Your first semester at Rice will begin with Orientation Week (or O-Week) where you will learn about Rice and ECE. The major events of this week will include presentations by many of the faculty with whom you will become familiar. You will meet your advisor, discuss your career objectives and select your courses for your first semester. In consultation with your advisor, you will determine a degree plan and timeline for completion. This must be submitted to the Professional Master’s Program Administrator before the start of the second week of classes in the first semester. M.E.E. students are to consult with an academic advisor on the M.E.E. Committee each semester in order to identify and clearly document their individual curricular requirements or degree plan to be followed. A degree plan must be submitted for each semester in residence, but degree plans may be revised, re-approved and resubmitted at any time. An M.E.E. degree planning form and current requirements may be found here. See Section V for more information.
Semesters 2 and 3
Students should consult their Degree Works record to evaluate how they are meeting university and departmental degree requirements. In the final semester of M.E.E. studies, an “Application for Degree” is submitted to the registrar. Visit graduate.rice.edu/forms for the petition. The M.E.E. program must be completed within 5 years.