Electrical and Computer Engineering
MS
Application Deadlines
Fall:January 15
Winter:August 15
Contact Information: 
459 CB
801-422-1160
grad@ee.byu.edu
Program Requirements: 

The MS degree concentrates on establishing a sound theoretical foundation and on exposing students to advanced developments. The critical thinking and high level of mathematical and algorithmic facility required by the abstract nature of graduate courses allows the MS graduate to assume responsibility and supervision beyond that normally given a BS engineer. MS students study in one of the four broad areas while pursuing either the thesis or course work option. The MS degree typically takes two years to complete.

The preferred MS degree option within the department is the thesis option. Students pursuing the thesis degree work closely with a faculty adviser and develop the research and design tools necessary to participate in the leading edge developments in the discipline. Students applying for the thesis degree option should indicate their research interests and preferred faculty advisor within the application.
The department also offers a MS course work degree which is only an option for students with extenuating circumstances.  Students are not generally admitted into the course work option.
 

Requirements for Degree
(Thesis Option)

  • Credit hours: 32.
  • Required courses:  24 credit hours of graduate course work as specified by the advisory committee; 2 credit hours of Professional Writing EC En 692; 6 credit hours of thesis EC En 699R.
  • Study list: submitted during first semester of graduate study.
  • Thesis.
  • Final oral examination consisting of public presentation of original research described in thesis.

Requirements for Degree
(Course Work Option)

  • Credit hours: 32
  • Required courses: 30 credit hours of graduate course work as specified by the advisory committee; 2 credit hours of Professional Writing EC En 692.
  • Study list: submitted during first semester of graduate study.
Admission Requirements: 

Required Tests

GRE

Additional Requirements

  1. BS in electrical or computer engineering or similar discipline
  2. All applicants must indicate an area of interest for their thesis studies in the letter of intent.
  3. Applicants with an international undergraduate degree should upload unofficial transcripts, diplomas, and mark sheets in the Department Documents section for initial review. The application must be submitted for the department to review transcripts. Do this before requesting an evaluation from an agency. Upon recommendation for admission, the evaluation fee will be paid for by the department.

 

Program Outcomes: 


Oral and Written Communication

Communicate difficult technical concepts both orally and in writing.

Understanding of Fundamental Concepts

Understanding of fundamental concepts in a broad range of Electrical and Computer Engineering topics.

Peer-Reviewed Scholarship

Contribute to peer-reviewed scholarship.

Mentored Research

Participate in mentored research experiences.

Program Stats

Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students 70
International 9
Female 6
LDS 66
Minority 15
BYU Undergraduate 59
Three Year Average Test Scores of Admitted Student
GRE Composite Score 318.4
GRE Quantitative Score 161.5
GRE Quantitative Percentile 79.6
GRE Verbal Score 156.9
GRE Verbal Percentile 70.5
GRE Analytical Score 3.9
GRE Analytical Percentile 52.9
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree 2.4
Graduated Per Year 16.8
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year 37.6
Admitted Per Year 28.6
Percent Admitted 76.06
Average GPA 3.60