The Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering (ECEE) Department at CU dates back to the 1890s and the earliest days of the Engineering College. There are 40 full-time faculty members in ECEE along with a host of adjunct, research, and jointly appointed faculty. Annual research expenditures are near $6M. Research grants from NASA, DARPA, the National Science Foundation, NOAA, and collaborative industrial and military funding provide support for qualified graduate students. The program also has unique facilities and equipment for experimental and theoretical training, and for conducting subject-specific research.
Concentration Areas of Study and Research
Biomedical engineering, communications and signal processing, computer and software engineering ("Computer Engineering" includes VLSI/CAD), dynamics, robotics, and controls, electromagnetics, RF and microwaves, optics and photonics, power electronics and renewable energy systems, remote sensing, nanostructures and devices.
The master of science (MS) degree is the first postgraduate degree for individuals seeking a technical or research career in ECEE. Students can do either a thesis or non-thesis option. The MS requires completion of 30 credit hours. In the non-thesis option, all 30 hours are technical course work; in the thesis option, 4-6 hours of the total 30 are thesis study.
NOTE: If you intend ultimately to pursue the PhD degree, it is best to apply directly to our PhD program rather than first apply to our MS program.
Hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing (or the equivalent), submit transcripts evidencing same.
Have adequate technical preparation to enter graduate study in ECEE.
Have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 of higher. NOTE: Provisional admission is sometimes possible for applicants with lower GPAs.
Submit GRE general exam scores if applying for the MS or Ph.D. degrees (GRE scores are not required for admission to the ME program).
Provide four letters of recommendation from qualified referees.
Provide a statement of purpose describing the applicant’s goals and interests.
Provide, for non-native English speakers only, certification of adequate spoken and written English. A TOEFL score greater than 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based), or an IELTS score of at leat 7.0 is desired. Equivalently 1+ years (evidenced by transcripts) of prior instruction at a U.S. university or at a university in a country with English as one of its official languages may suffice.
Visa (international) applicant deadline: November 1, 2013 for full financial consideration, otherwise February 1, 2014.
US citizen/permanent resident applicant deadline: December 1, 2013 for full financial consideration, otherwise February 1, 2014.
University of Colorado Boulder
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Boulder, CO 80309-0425