Summary of the Changes:
The total credit hours
(30) and basic degree requirements have not changed from the current program
description in the graduate catalog. The following is a summary of the changes
to the existing program description:
1. Several conditions for the degree
have been added or clarified:
- A student may not receive 5000-level course
credit for a cross-listed 4000/5000-level course that has been 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.
- A minimum of 18 credit hours must be UNF-offered
- A maximum of 6 credit hours of independent study coursework (i.e.,
EEL 5934 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering and EEL 6935 Special Topics in
Electrical Engineering) can be applied toward the degree requirements. These
courses must be approved by the Graduate Advisor.
- Excluding the approved
elective courses, a maximum of 6 credit hours of non-electrical engineering
elective courses may be applied toward the degree requirements. These courses
must be approved by the Graduate Advisor.
- All coursework must be completed
with a grade of 'B' or better. A single course with a grade of ‘C’ may be
applied toward the degree requirements.
- The degree requirements must be
completed within 6 years of starting the MSEE program.
2. One 6000-level core
course has been added (EEL 6XXX Embedded Control Applications,
3 cr), which
replaces a similar 6000-level core courses (EEL 6650 Motion Control, 3cr). Two
other 6000-level core courses (6651 Control and Instrumentation, 3cr; EEL 6532
Information Theory & Error Correction Coding, 3cr) have been eliminated
because they will not be offered in the future due to limited faculty
resources. None of the aforementioned courses have been offered to date.
Due to the limited electrical engineering faculty resources and relative
infrequency of graduate course offerings, the three original concentrations (1.
Communication, 2. Computer, and 3. Controls & Signal Processing) cannot be
sustained and have been eliminated in favor of a single track that can be
tailored by the student and graduate advisor. The students will now select 6
credits from the general pool of 6000-level courses rather than 6 credits from
the three concentration-specific 6000-level course options required in the
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