Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The purpose of this degree is to prepare students for leading edge positions in industry in the fields of electrical and computer engineering. The Master of Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.E.C.E.) is a course-only degree program that prepares students for professional practice in electrical and computer engineering. The program can be completed in one year of full-time study.

The admission requirements for this degree follow the existing admission requirements for a master’s degree in the ECE department. Students whose accredited B.S. degree is not in electrical engineering may pursue the M.E.C.E., provided that they have an adequate background and can demonstrate proficiency in the material contained in undergraduate courses equivalent to Illinois Institute of Technology’s:

ECE 211
ECE 213
Circuit Analysis I
and Circuit Analysis II
ECE 218Digital Systems4
ECE 307Electrodynamics4
ECE 308Signals and Systems3
ECE 311Engineering Electronics4
MATH 251Multivariate and Vector Calculus4
MATH 252Introduction to Differential Equations4

A student may demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing the courses or by demonstrating satisfactory performance in one or more special departmental examinations administered by the department.


Students arrange their program of study with their adviser’s approval and typically elect to build their program to emphasize one or more areas of specialization. No formal distribution requirements are imposed. Areas of specialization include communication systems, computer communication, computer engineering, power electronics, electromagnetics, electronics, VLSI and microelectronics, power systems, and signal and image processing.

Minimum Credits Required 30
Maximum 400-Level Credit 12
Minimum 500-Level Credit 18
Maximum ECE Short Courses 700-Level Credit 4
Maximum Transfer Credit 9
Minimum ECE Coursework 24
Required Courses (30)
Select 30 credit hours of courses from ECE 400-79930
Total Credit Hours30