MS in Electrical Engineering Online

Electrical engineering is essential for global growth. From healthcare to entertainment to telecommunications, electrical engineers drive innovation across a spectrum of industries.

Program Mission

The online Master of Science Program in Electrical Engineering at NJIT is designed for students who want to strengthen their command of the latest techniques/methodologies in electrical engineering, develop the technological and creative-thinking skills necessary to deliver innovative solutions to real-world electrical engineering challenges, and cultivate the professional development tools needed to become a leader/manager in a world of increasing technological complexity. With specializations in telecommunications, robotics and control, signal and image processing, and power and energy. 

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related science field with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale is usually required. Admission conditions may involve completion of a small bridge program designed on a case-by-case basis, and typically require an undergraduate level course to fully transition into the program. Bridge courses and undergraduate courses do not count toward degree credit; graduate-level courses do.

Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores is encouraged in all cases, but it is required of those seeking financial support and those whose last prior degree is from an institution outside the United States. International students must also submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). According to university policy, a minimum score of 79 (Internetbased TOEFL), 550 (paper-based TOEFL) or 213 (computer-based TOEFL) is required for all international applicants.

Bridge Program

For online students not eligible for immediate admission to the MS degree in Electrical Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is advises a small bridge program consisting of two (2) undergraduate level courses. They are:

ECE 333 - Signals and Systems
ECE 321 - Random Signals and Noise

Not all applicants will be required the bridge program. This bridge program is assigned on a case by case basis, and the coursework equivalent to this program may not necessarily need to be taken at NJIT in order to be admissible to the NJIT MSEE program, pending academic review of coursework taken elsewhere.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits is required for degree completion. Of these, 6 credits must be obtained by taking two (2) prescribed Core Courses. The remaining credits needed to achieve the required 30 credits may be obtained by taking a combination of 18 credits from a specialization, and 6 credits in Professional Development courses. The specializations include: "Communications, Signal Processing, and Microwave", "Power and Energy Systems", and "Mechatronics". As previously indicated, applicants with a science background or an engineering degree in a discipline other than Electrical Engineering may be required to additionally take one or more bridge courses. Bridge courses do not count toward the 30 credits required to complete the program.

The following course curriculum consists solely of NJIT courses offered frequently online. Other courses that pertain to this program may be available online or face to face at NJIT in Newark, NJ, but are not listed here.

Core Courses 6
ECE 601 Linear Systems  
ECE 673 Random Signal Analysis  
Specialization (choose from one of the following three options) 6
Communications, Signal Processing, and Microwave  
ECE 642 Communication Systems I  
ECE 644 Wireless Communication  
Power and Energy Systems  
ECE 605 Discrete Event Dynamic Systems  
ECE 610 Power Systems Steady-State Analysis  
ECE 605 Discrete Event Dynamic Systems  
ECE 660 Control Systems I  
General Electives 18
ECE 640 Comm Digital Signal Processing  
ECE 645 Comm Wireless Networks  
ECE 683 Comm Computer Network Design and Analysis  
ECE 684 Comm Advanced Microprocessor Systems  
ECE 611 Power Transients in Power Systems  
ECE 613 Power Protection of Power Systems  
ECE 616 Power Power Electronics  
ECE 618 Power Renewable Energy Systems  
ECE 661 Mech Control System Components  
ECE 664 Mech Real-time Computer Control Systems  
ECE 666 Mech Control Systems II  
ECE 684 Mech Advanced Microprocessor Systems  
EM 636 Project Management  
MGMT 630 Decision Analysis  
or Other MGMT course Pending course availability and academic approval  
Total Credits 30

Comm Preferred Elective for Communications, Signal Processing, and Microwave track students
Power Preferred Elective for Power and Energy Systems track students
Mech Preferred Elective for Mechatronics track students

Program Contact: Timothy Hart
Faculty Advisor: Durgamadhab Misra
Academic Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering