M.S.E. Electrical Engineering

Program Description

Electrical engineering is characterized by the breadth and diversity of subject areas that comprise the discipline. It demands, by its nature, intensive application of mathematics and computational tools. The program is designed to prepare the student to apply these tools to engineering problems. Major areas of study include: electronic circuits, communication systems, digital computer systems, electromagnetic's, digital signal processing, and many others. Each of these areas has its own sub-area. For instance, communication systems include traditional analog communications, modern digital communications, wireless communication systems, coding theory and other topics. Electromagnetic's includes such areas as antennas, electromagnetic compatibility, microwaves, and transmission lines. The master's degree program in electrical engineering will provide qualified students the opportunity to pursue advanced study in these areas.
Areas of Focus

Course work is available in a number of areas of electrical engineering. The courses are normally taught on a three-year cycle.

  • Communications is one of the most popular areas at the present time. The Digital Communications sequence of courses addresses digital communications fundamentals including modulation schemes, detection of binary signals in Gaussian noise, digital signaling over fading multi-path channels, frequency hopping spread spectrum signaling, CDMA and its applications in mobile/secure communications. Coding theory, wireless communications, and telecommunications courses are also taught.
  • Computer Engineering related courses include modern computer architecture and computer design courses, with strong software support through a minor in Software Systems Engineering which may be incorporated into the EE Master's program.
    Control Systems courses include traditional linear control systems theory, fuzzy logic control, discrete-time control, and optimal and robust control.
  • Digital Signal Processing courses address DSP fundamentals, digital filtering, adaptive filters, statistical signal processing, Kalman filtering, and other important topics in the field.
  • Electromagnetics courses include an especially noteworthy course in electromagnetic compatibility, the art and science of reducing electromagnetic emissions while operating at high clock frequencies.

Engineers interested in any one of the areas listed are able to put together a coherent program focused on one area and supported with related areas.


Mercer University
1400 Coleman Avenue
Macon, GA 31207

1.800.MERCERU x2112

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Kevin Barnett