Electrical Engineering, MS
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Nguyen Engineering Building, 3100
4400 University Drive, MS 1G5
Fairfax, VA 22030
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers an MS in electrical engineering with specializations in: bioengineering, communications and networking, signal processing, control and robotics, microelectronics/nanoelectronics, and system architectures. The program is committed to high standards of teaching and research excellence in communications, digital systems design, computer networks, microprocessor and embedded systems, distributed computing, signal and image processing, control systems, robotics, intelligent systems, systems integration and microelectronics. Graduate students are offered a progressive environment with ample opportunities for the type of advanced research needed to confront the complex realities of the 21st century.
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A master’s degree in electrical engineering builds technical knowledge and specialization for professionals who create electrical transmission and storage systems. The application for this type of skill is relatively boundless, as newer device iterations require novel approaches to capture, store, and efficiently exploit energy. Job growth in the next decade is expected to hold steady at 5 percent. In the U.S., the highest demand for electrical engineers lies in design consulting and expertise for manufacturing. Graduates with a master’s degree are better trained to obtain this type of work. Electrical engineers are required to be licensed. Preparation for the licensure examinations is available through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Volgenau.