ECE Graduate Programs

Graduate education allows one to gain specialized knowledge in their field. Some pursue a graduate degree as preparation for an advanced research career. Others pursue graduate education to keep up with improvements in technology or to grow professionally.

 

 

 

This information is not official, and is offered strictly as a convenience. For official UAB Graduate Course Catalog information please visit the UAB Graduate School site.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) Program

The MSEE Program provides advanced study in specialized areas such as computer software and networking, control, power systems, and telecommunication.

MSEE Program students pursue either a thesis option or a non-thesis option. Exciting research areas and coursework emphases are available to meet a variety of goals and interests.

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) prepares students for a professional career in industry or entry into a doctoral program or professional school. The M.S.E.E. program builds upon the broad foundation provided by a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering by supplying depth in specific areas of electrical and computer engineering through advanced coursework and a thesis or project experience.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to the electrical engineering master's degree program include the following:

  1. A bachelor's degree in electrical or computer engineering.

  2. A 3.0 (A = 4.0) or better GPA in all junior and senior electrical and computer engineering and mathematics courses attempted;

  3. Three letters of evaluation concerning the applicant's previous academic and professional work; and

  4. An acceptable score on the GRE General Test and the TOEFL, if applicable.

Verification of registration by examination as a Professional Engineer (PE) will satisfy criteria 3 and 4 above.

Financial Support

Assistantships may be available for well-qualified students admitted into the MSEE program. In order to be considered for financial aid for the coming academic year, the completed application materials must usually be received at UAB by April 1. There are a number of minority fellowships available through the Graduate School. Contact the UAB Graduate School directly for further information.

Computer Engineering PhD Program

The PhD degree prepares students for professional and research careers in industry and academia. The PhD. in Computer Engineering is awarded by UAB and is offered through a program shared with the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), allowing both UAB and UAH to contribute to the program.

Admission Requirements Requirements for admission to the PhD program include the following:
  1. A bachelor’s degree in an accredited electrical or computer engineering program or a bachelor’s degree in a related program acceptable to the graduate faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering;
  2. An acceptable score on the TOEFL examination for international students whose native language is not English;
  3. A sufficient GPA to demonstrate that the student is capable of conducting leading graduate research;
  4. Three letters of evaluation concerning the applicant’s previous academic and professional work.
Students not having a bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering may be required to complete prerequisite courses.

Financial Support

Fellowships and/or assistantships may be available for well-qualified students admitted into the PhD program. In order to be considered for financial aid for the coming academic year, the completed application materials are usually received at UAB by February 1.

There are a number of minority fellowships available through the Graduate School. Contact the UAB Graduate School directly for further information.

Deadline for Entry Term(s):
Each Semester
Deadline for All Application Materials to be in the Graduate School Office:
Six weeks before term begins
Number of Evaluation Forms Required:
three
Entrance Tests
GRE (TOEFL is also required for international applicants whose native language is not English)


For more information, contact

Sandra Muhammad, Graduate Program Coordinator
UAB Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. BEC 256
1150 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294.
Telephone 205-934-8440
E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web http://www.uab.edu/engineering/departments-research/ece

Electric Power Systems Engineering Certificate Program

A Certificate in Electric Power Systems Engineering is offered by The UAB Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

 

The requirements are as follows:

  • Students must have a BSEE or equivalent to enter the certificate program.
  • Courses taken may be applied to the certificate as well as a MSEE degree, if admitted to the MSEE Program.
  • The Certificate requires 12 semester hours of approved elective graduate coursework in the Electric Power Systems Area.
  • Courses must be taken at the 500 or 600 level

Applicants may apply online. Use the non-degree seeking application, and choose ‘Electric Power Systems Certificate’ as the area of study.

For additional information, please email Dr. Greg Franklin, PE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .