The non-thesis option requires 3 credits of EE 590.
Students should submit a well-documented report to the department.
The thesis option requires six credits of thesis (EE 590).
The thesis shall be defended in an open forum. Three faculty members constitute a
thesis committee with the thesis advisor as chair.
Students who opt to complete a thesis may select from posted research topics or proposed
areas of interest of the faculty and submit a proposal of their thesis to the Department.
Final decision of topic and advisor will be taken by the Department in accordance
with Department guidelines. Ordinarily, these topics will touch on one or more of
the following areas: Communication, Navigational Systems; Computers, Digital Systems;
Microelectronics; Microwaves and Antennas; Power, Control Systems; Software Engineering.
Some of the highly specialized and state-of-the-art laboratories available for students
include Communications, Thick-Film Processing, Microelectronics, Microwaves, Antennas,
Machines and Controls, Digital Design.
Both full- and part-time students are limited to a maximum of three thesis credits
in any single semester. The minimum acceptable grade point average is 3.0.
Advanced standing or transfer credit is limited to six (6) graduate credits.
Petitions should be submitted to the Engineering and Physics Department and should
document minimum competency defined as relevant graduate coursework at an accredited
institution with an earned minimum grade of 3.0 (0-to-4 scale) or equivalent expertise.