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Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.A.S.)

Harness cutting-edge technologies to tackle complex engineering challenges. With your master’s in electrical and computer engineering, you’ll unlock your potential to innovate industries and help shape the future of the digital landscape.

Shape the future of tech with your electrical and computer engineering degree.

The master’s in electrical and computer engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology prepares current and aspiring engineers for success in a wide range of industries such as health care, renewable energy, gaming, and telecommunications. Combining the best elements of a master’s in electrical engineering and a master’s in computer engineering, our comprehensive curriculum will equip you with the sought-after skills and knowledge to thrive in the dynamic tech industry.

Our innovative electrical and computer engineering degree covers several areas of study within electrical, computer, and software engineering. You’ll explore real-world applications to enhance your opportunities in some of the most in-demand professions including design and development, manufacturing, and management. This includes hands-on experience developing systems for communication, computation, information transformation, and power generation and transmission. 

Whether you’re looking to advance your education or career, our flexible master’s in electrical and computer engineering is designed to fit your goals with flexible options for your busy lifestyle. Choose from 100 percent online, on-campus, or hybrid options for full- or part-time study, and earn your degree in one to two years.

Program Overview

  • Gain hands-on professional expertise through Illinois Tech’s Elevate program, which provides guaranteed experiences such as research projects, internships, study away opportunities, competitions, short courses, and more. You’ll also receive personalized academic and career mentorship to ensure you graduate career ready.
  • Pursue a flexible master’s in electrical and computer engineering that aligns with your goals. Complete your degree either full-time or part-time, online or on campus.
  • Immerse yourself in Chicago, a thriving hub of industry and technology. Explore the city’s diverse food scene, attend exciting events, indulge in its rich culture, and embark on thrilling adventures.
  • Earn an affordable, high-value electrical and computer engineering degree. Illinois Tech is recognized as an educational best value by reputable sources such as The Princeton Review, Forbes, Time, and Money magazine. We are also ranked third in the nation for upward mobility among highly selective private colleges by Opportunity Insights.
  • Learn from leading experts and accomplished researchers. Our expert faculty members serve as mentors and actively encourage students to push the boundaries of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering.

Career Opportunities

Our accredited graduate electrical and computer engineering program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a range of rewarding careers, including:

  • Computer engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electronics engineer
  • Embedded systems engineer
  • Hardware engineer
  • Microsystems engineer
  • Software developer
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Curriculum for our electrical and computer engineering degree

The master’s in electrical and computer engineering is a course-only program that prepares students for leading-edge positions in the fields of electrical and computer engineering. You can complete the program in one year of full-time study. The curriculum provides technical expertise and hands-on learning opportunities in focused areas such as:

  • Computer vision and robotics
  • Computer-aided design and testing
  • Applied computation theory
  • Decision and control

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Master’s in electrical and computer engineering admissions requirements
The admission requirements for this degree follow the existing admission requirements for master’s degrees in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering:

  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum TOEFL scores: 80 (internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test)

Students who have earned an accredited bachelor of science degree in a discipline other than electrical or computer engineering may pursue the master’s in electrical and computer engineering provided they have an adequate background and can demonstrate proficiency in the material.

Why Choose Illinois Tech’s Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering?

Illinois Tech’s master’s in electrical and computer engineering degree program offers several benefits:

  • Earn an advanced degree that blends elements of a master’s in electrical engineering and master’s in computer engineering.
  • Immerse yourself in Chicago’s vibrant living and learning environments.
  • Get guaranteed hands-on experiences through our Elevate program.
  • Receive personalized instruction and mentorship from expert faculty.
  • Earn an affordable degree that’s highly valued by employers.

Scholarships and Financial Aid for Our Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering Program

We work hard to make an Illinois Tech education affordable and accessible. Learn more about graduate scholarships and financial aid, including:

  • The Graduate Pathway Scholarship: All students admitted to a master’s program at Illinois Tech are automatically considered for a merit-based scholarship at the time of admission. 
  • Graduate assistantships: Assistantships are offered through academic departments and colleges with a focus on research and teaching. Graduate assistants receive partial tuition remission and a monthly stipend, along with assessment, teaching, or research experience.
  • Graduate research funding: Individual faculty members may have research grants that provide funds for students assisting in their research efforts.

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