Major: Electrical Engineering
Degree: MS in Electrical Engineering
Major Requirements
MS Electrical Engineering Requirements: (30 credit hours)
The Electrical Engineering master's degree consists of a minimum of 30.0 credit hours.
*Students select from one of two degree options: (1) thesis or (2) non-thesis.

**All programs of study must be approved by the School of Engineering Graduate Program Director prior to the end of the second semester of graduate study.**

UNF Conditions for the degree:
For more details on the below and additional conditions, refer to the UNF Graduate School's webpage: http://www.unf.edu/graduateschool/
  • 1. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, probation will result.
  • 2. At least 18.0 hours of coursework at the 6000-level must be applied toward the degree.
  • 3. All coursework for a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree must be completed within six years of a master's degree-seeking student being admitted to a graduate program. All exceptions must be approved by the student's Graduate Program Director and the Dean of the Graduate School.

    School of Engineering Conditions for the degree:
  • 1. All coursework must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better.
  • 2. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, academic probation will result.
  • 3. No more than 6.0 hours of transfer coursework can be applied to the degree, with the following exception:
    A student may transfer up to 12.0 hours from the Florida Engineering Education Delivery System (FEEDS) provided the total of FEEDS courses and other transfer courses does not exceed 12.0 hours.
  • 4. A student may not receive 5000-level credit for a cross-listed 4000/5000-level course previously completed at the 4000-level. Exceptions to this rule may be considered with documented evidence of significant and appropriate differences in content between the courses.

EGN6456 Advanced Engineering Analysis (3 Credits)
or approved substitute graduate mathematics course. See list of approved electives in the School of Engineering office.
EGN6457 Adv. Res. Methods for Engineer (3 Credits)
RESEARCH for Thesis option --
Thesis option: Select 6.0 hrs of EEL 6972 EE Thesis.
(Non-thesis option will select 6.0 hrs of additional electives, as indicated below.)
SELECT Required Electives --
  1. Electrical Engineering Electives: select a minimum of 12.0 hrs from the list below or other EE approved electives. For thesis students, electives must be approved by the Graduate Advisor. At least 6 hours of EE electives must be selected at the 6000-level.
    • EEE 5316L Advanced Electronics (3)
    • EEL 5060 High Tech Entrepreneurship (3)
    • EEL 5500 Digital Communications (3)
    • EEL 5500L Digital Communications Lab (1)
    • EEL 5511 Communications Systems (3)
    • EEL 5513 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (3)
    • EEL 5563 Fiber Optics (3)
    • EEL 5613 State-Space Control Systems (3)
    • EEL 5722C Digital Design (4)
    • EEL 5764C Digital Computer Architecture (3)
    • EEL 5820 Digital Image Processing (3)
    • EEL 5934 Special Topics in Elect Engineering (v. 1-3)
    • EEL 6935 Special Topics in Elect Engineering (v. 1-3)
    • CDA5106 Intro to Computer Architecture (3)
    • CDA5106L Intro to Computer Architecture Lab (1)
    • COP6616 Parallel Computing (3)
    • EEL 6521 Advanced Digital Communications (3)
    • EEL 6521L Adv Digital Communications Lab (1)
    • EEL 6558 Advanced Topics in Signal Processing (3)
    • EEL 6568 Optical Systems & Networks (3)
    • EEL 6591 Wireless/Mobile Communications (3)
    • EEL 6684 Embedded Control Applications (3)
    • EEL 6735 Computer System Design (3)
    • EEL 6749 Embedded Systems Design (3)
    • EEL 6825 Pattern Recognition (3)
    • EEL 6900 Supervised Graduate Research (v. 1-3) can be repeated up to 6 hours.


  2. Other Electives: Select sufficient hours of non-electrical engineering electives. EE electives may be used to satisfy this requirement. Select sufficient credits at the graduate level to earn a total of 30.0 hours.
    • Thesis option: Select up to 6.0 hours of non-electrical engineering electives. Electives must be approved by the Graduate Advisor.
    • Non-thesis option: Select up to 12.0 hours of non-electrical engineering electives. A list of approved electives is available in the School of Engineering.


Note: Electrical engineering elective courses may also be selected from on-line courses from Florida State University System within the limitations discussed above, and must be approved by the Graduate Advisor for thesis students and by the Graduate Program Director or Graduate Advisor for non-thesis students.