Engineering, M.S.

Degree:Master of Science (M.S.)
Department:Electrical & Computer Engineering
Building 4, Room 323
College:Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
CIP Code:14.0101
Semester Hours Required For Degree: 30

The Master of Science in Engineering degree is a joint venture between the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments at UWF.  Students in this program will be able to choose between one of three high demand areas of concentration and mix in a wide variety of elective courses to develop a program that best suits their needs.  The program provides a thesis and a non-thesis (project) option.

Whether you are a professional wanting an MS degree for advancement or are preparing to move into a PhD program (our Robotics concentration would be a great way to prepare for the PhD in Intelligent Systems and Robotics at UWF), UWF has a lot to offer.  Our highly trained faculty, state of the art labs and research, and high tech classrooms are just what you need.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited program in electrical, computer or mechanical engineering (or closely related field)
  • Undergraduate institutional GPA

Students who are admitted to the program but do not have a sufficient background for their chosen concentration area may be required to complete additional coursework. All other students can only be admitted by approval of the Graduate Committee. These students will likely have to complete additional coursework as recommended by the Graduate Committee.

Students with a lower Undergraduate GPA (below 3.0) have the option to take and submit scores for one of the following graduate exams to help strengthen their application:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

All students in the MSE program must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C or better. Note you must complete at least 15 credits of courses that are 6000 level or above (6 will be your thesis/project, 3 will be Principles of Engineering Analysis, and the other 6 must either be either in your area of concentration, your electives, or a combination of both).

EGN 6429Principles of Engineering Analysis3
Concentration: *
Students must take a minimum of 3 courses from one of the following areas of concentration:9
Robotics and Systems:
Digital Control Systems
Digital Signal Processing
Communications Networks
Advanced Control Systems
Introduction to Autonomous Systems
Multivariable Linear Control Systems
Wearable Robotics
Foundations for Robotics
Smart Power Systems with Data Analytics:
Advanced Topics in Power Electronics
Intelligent Systems Applications to Power Systems
Smart Distribution Systems
Power System Operation and Control
Cyber Security of Industrial Control System
Data Analytics and Applications to Engineering
Power Electronics and Utility Applications
Materials and Manufacturing:
Composite Materials
Principles of Fracture Mechanics
Advanced Solid Mechanics
Data Analytics and Applications to Engineering
Electives: *12
Students can choose any 12 credits of a combination of 5000 and 6000 technical electives from Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and/or Intelligent Systems and Robotics. In addition, courses from other departments (examples include Computer Science, Math and Statistics, Biology, and even Business) may apply if preapproved by the Engineering department. A list of preapproved electives can be found on your audit, or see your advisor to discuss other options.
Thesis or project:6
Students must choose between completing a thesis or a project
Thesis Option
Project Option:
Engineering Project
Total Hours30

Note:  At least 6 credits of your Electives and Concentration area combined must be in 6000 level or higher classes.