"The emphasis on actually applying concepts is what makes Lawrence Tech’s engineering programs different from most – that and the professors. My professors all exude a certain vigor, as if my success is their number one priority – not only in the classroom,
but also in my career.” – Christopher Orr, electrical and computer engineering student

Electrical and computer engineers combine their knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering with problem-solving skills to design, construct, and maintain the vital products, services, and information systems that fuel our technology-driven world. Many employers today believe a graduate degree is essential in order to succeed in this competitive and rapidly changing marketplace. Furthering your education can help you gain an expert level of technical proficiency, improve your marketability, and advance your career.

Summary

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In addition to preparing you for leadership roles in the primary fields of electrical, electronics, and computer engineering, a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Lawrence Technological University can equip you to enter a variety of allied disciplines, including biomedical engineering, computer science, and aerospace engineering.

Why LTU?

College Of Engineering photo 2The MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering program features a comprehensive curriculum developed and thoroughly assessed with assistance from an active Industrial Advisory Board, comprised of distinguished engineering professionals with knowledge of business practices and experience working in the field.

The program is designed to provide students with advanced professional skills, improve their ability to apply scientific principles in solving engineering problems, enhance their ability to communicate, and give them the background required for the pursuit of either a senior engineering position or entrance to a PhD program.

Built around the University’s motto of theory and practice, the program features a strong laboratory component, allowing you to gain practical, hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities. Courses emphasize digital control systems and communications, instrumentation, and computer-aided design.
    
Developed with working professionals in mind, the MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering is an evening program that features two options, depending on your goals. The course work-only option requires 32 credit hours – five core classes and three electives, while the 30-credit-hour thesis option requires five core classes, one elective, and a master’s thesis. Regardless of the option you choose, you will have the advantage of learning from faculty with current industry experience as well as the opportunity to interface with established mentors dedicated to your success.

Curriculum

Your program requires 30 to 32 credit hours, depending on the option you choose, and consists of:

Course Work-Only Option 16
     Engineering Analysis
     Digital Control Systems
     Digital Signal Processing
     Digital Communications
Technical Electives 16
   
Total Credit Hours 32
   
Thesis Option  
  
Core Courses  16
     Engineering Analysis*
     Digital Control Systems*
     Digital Signal Processing*
     Digital Communications*
 
Technical Elective 9
Master’s Thesis 6
   
Total Credit Hours 30
*Required Courses
Tech Electives (14)- At least 8 credit hours must be at the 6000 level.


Course Descriptions

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Lawrence Tech is competitive and requires the demonstration of high potential for success based on the following:

1.  Submission of the Application for Graduate Admission;

2.  A bachelor of science degree in electrical or computer engineering from an accredited college or university;

3.  A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0;

4.  Three letters of recommendation;

5.  A professional resume.

Getting Started

For more information, contact Lawrence Tech’s Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or admissions@ltu.edu.

For specific questions regarding the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, contact Lawrence Tech’s College of Engineering at 248.204.2500 or engrdean@ltu.edu.