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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering – Vancouver

Faculty working with Students: 5
Students: 22
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 59.09%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10th
  • Spring July 10th
Campus:
  • Vancouver: Yes
Tests required:
  • 550 TOEFL Minimum score
  • 80 TOEFLI Minimum score
  • 7 IELTS Minimum score

Degree Description:

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is a thesis program requiring a significant research project, as well as coursework in the following general areas: 

  • Antenna Design
  • RF/microwave Systems
  • Micro/nanoelectronics
  • MEMS
  • Sensors and signal processing
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Digital/embedded Systems

 

The program has a “Lab-on-a-Chip” (LoC) theme.  It refers to a single millimeter size silicon chip that integrates several laboratory functions. The LoCs combine miniaturized sensing and actuating systems, radio-frequency functions, embedded control, and microfluidics with an integrated electric power system.

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is a thesis program and requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. This includes 21 hours of graded coursework beyond the bachelor’s plus a minimum of 4 thesis credits. The remaining five credits can be additional thesis credits or 500-level ECE classes.

Teaching and research assistantships are available for qualified students.

The WSU Vancouver MS in Electrical Engineering is designed and administered separately from the MS program in Pullman. If you designate the WSU Pullman program as your main objective, you will not be automatically considered by the Vancouver program unless you submit the specific documentation requested on our “How to Apply” web page (http://encs.vancouver.wsu.edu/how-apply). Except in rare cases, only those who indicate WSU Vancouver as their main objective will be prompted to submit any missing documentation so our Selection Committee can review their completed applications.

Admission Requirements:

An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale is a minimum to be considered for admission to the MS program. Students with bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering are well prepared for the program. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other engineering disciplines, mathematics or the physical sciences may be required to take certain courses prior to taking graduate courses.

Admission to the graduate program is a joint decision between the WSU Graduate School and the School of Engineering and Computer Science at WSU Vancouver. Submitting your application for admission to WSUV MSEE is a two-step process. Please complete both steps to ensure your application is received and reviewed by WSUV ENCS and the WSU Graduate School (how to apply- https://ecs.vancouver.wsu.edu/how-apply):

  1. Complete and submit the online application form specific to your interests in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. This form indicates your intention to apply to the Graduate School, and includes the student interest profile plus the optional application for a graduate assistantship in ENCS.
  2. Complete and submit the online application for the WSU Graduate School. You can also find the Graduate School’s requirements and deadlines, as well as requirements for both domestic and international students.

You should be prepared to submit the following along with your application to the WSU Graduate School:

  1. Transcripts: required from all non-WSU colleges or universities you have previously attended. (Unofficial transcripts may be accepted by the Graduate School at the time of application submittal, for initial consideration purposes only.) 
  2. TOEFL scores (international students): must be sent directly from ETS to WSU. The Washington State University school code is 4705
  3. Letters of Recommendation: will be requested on-line from your references. Make sure to have your references contact information available at the time of applying.
  4. Resume
  5. Statement of Purpose

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1. Have a depth of knowledge in a specialty area of electrical engineering
  2. Formulate and execute a research plan, including generating and analyzing research results
  3. Communicate effectively through oral presentations and publications
  4. Pursue professional development to meet the challenging demands and increasing responsibilities of a successful career in electrical engineering

Faculty Members:

Arigong, Bayaner, Ph.D.

Location: Vancouver

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

RF/Microwave circuit
Wireless circuit and system
Applied Electromagnetic devices
Phased array system
mmWave circuit and system

Karacolak, Tutku, Ph.D.

Location: Vancouver

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Bioelectromagnetics
Implantable Antennas
Antenna Analysis and Design
Antenna Miniaturization and Optimized Antennas
Ultra Wide Band Antennas
Full-Duplex Systems for Compact Low Power Devices

Lynch, John Daniel, Ph.D.

Location: Vancouver

Serves as: member only of graduate committee

Research Interests

Digital system design
Fault-tolerant and asynchronous circuits

Sekhar, Praveen K., Ph.D.

Location: Vancouver

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Internet of Things (IoT)
Sensors
MEMS
Nanomaterials
Engineering Education

Zhao, Feng, Ph.D.

Location: Vancouver

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Microelectronics
Nanoelectronics
Nanomaterials
Microelectromechanical system (MEMS)
Sensors
Microfabrication

Contact Information:

Claire Potter
Engineering and Computer Science Bldg 201C
Vancouver, WA
360-546-9638