Electrical Engineering, M.S.E.

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    School of Engineering

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    Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Making Connections

By nature, electrical engineering requires intensive application of mathematics and computational tools, and Mercer’s M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering program is designed to prepare students to apply these tools to solve engineering problems.

Major areas of study include:

  • Communication systems
  • Digital computer systems
  • Digital signal processing
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electronic circuits

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. Electromagnetics includes areas such as antennas, electromagnetic compatibility, microwaves, and transmission lines.

In More Depth

Our M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering program provides qualified students with the opportunity to pursue advanced study in a variety of areas.

  • 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.

Work with the Best

Electrical Engineering graduate students benefit from the guidance of our experienced team of faculty members.