A Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) will provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue many new and different careers in modern society, including careers that have yet to be invented.
We have placed graduates in traditional careers (for example, electronics designer, information technology troubleshooter, forensic lab analyst, and others) and in non-traditional careers (government procedural analyst). Our program of study is designed with several important features.
Recent graduates have obtained jobs in information technology, machine control, cell phone troubleshooting, power plant design, working for banks, manufacturing companies, engineering companies and politicians, and many others.
Students in the M.S. Electrical Engineering Program will be able to
1. demonstrate the ability to use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
2. demonstrate the ability to plan and conduct laboratory experiments and interpret and report results
3. Demonstrate the ability to identify and apply concepts of engineering economics and project planning
4. demonstrate knowledge of contemporary global and societal issues and their relationship and exercise strong oral and written communication skills including those needed for technical writing.
Each student picks their own concentration, based on what they hope to become after graduation. Students choose courses from a list of over 50 different courses with the intention of developing the skills and competencies necessary for their concentration.
Our courses are diverse and range from nuclear-electric energy to fiber optics to networks to power generation, and beyond. We have strong ties to the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program at UB and many BME courses are cross listed in EE. Also, we allow up to 4 courses to be taken in the departments of Computer Engineering and Computer Science.
We have over 50 courses that offer a wide variety of topics, ranging from pure electronics to fiber optics/networks, to medical machines, to wireless (cell) communications to renewable energy, to machine automation, and to power plant fundamentals.
The School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport offers a new program in Biomedical Engineering, which is growing rapidly. It should be noted that EE supports this program, and it has offered medical engineering courses dating back 20 years, with many successful graduates getting jobs as engineers in health related fields from as far back as the 1980s.
The EE department has an electronics design program that is state-of-the-art, with emphasis on very large scale integrated circuits design (VLSI) on a microscopic scale and with a new emphasis of VLSI design on a nanometer-scale as well. A series of VLSI courses (i) design (Analog and Digital VLSI, radio frequency VLSI, low power VLSI), (ii) fabrication (microelectronic fabrication and nanotechnology), and (iii) testing (VLSI testing) are available. A closely related field is mirco- and nano-technology MEMS (microelectromechanical systems). Micro-MEMS designs systems of electronics and motion the size of microns. The smaller nano-MEMS builds systems the size of individual molecules. Nano-MEMS is used to create the next generation of VLSI compo nents, including single-electron-transistors, nano-wires, and quantum computers.
Our department has a strong concentration in signal analysis, including the analysis of human speech vs. noise and the transmission of signals via satellite or cable or cell tower.
The EE department has a large PLC lab. Programmable Logic Control consists of 2 parts. You build an assembly line to move products and to do things to these products; for example, a robot arm will sort products or load them on to a platform. To control this assembly line, you need to implement the necessary computer code.
The M.S. degrees offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Bridgeport are classified by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees. Therefore, all International Students who earn an M.S. degree are eligible for twelve (12) months of OPT (Optional Practical Training) and at the end of the twelve months of OPT, the student and the company the student works for, can apply for an extension of seventeen (17) additional months of work, as long as the company is an E-verify company. In summary, a graduate with an M.S. degree can work under OPT in the U.S.A. for a total of twenty-nine (29) months.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
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