MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering


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Programme Description

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Rutgers University’s School of Engineering is prepared to offer distance and hybrid learning to its master’s students for the fall 2020 semester. Rutgers Engineering will continue to provide graduate students with an exceptional learning experience. Our faculty successfully transitioned to remote learning this past spring semester, and they are well-equipped to continue teaching online. Professors will utilize online communications systems such as CanvasBigBlueButton, and Playposit to engage classes virtually. 

Advancing Engineering Leaders

Rutgers School of Engineering provides students with a strong technical background and prepares them for leadership careers in exciting and challenging professions. Both our teaching and research are firmly rooted in scientific principles while incorporating knowledge of today’s challenges.

  • Master of Science (MS)


Rutgers’ Electrical and Computer Engineering program offers students the foundational training – innovative fields including computer architecture, stochastic process, and digital signal processing – they need to engage in cutting edge research in world-class laboratories, including the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), the Microelectronics Research Laboratory (MERL), and the Center for Autonomic Computing (CAC).

Our distinguished faculty is actively engaged in leading-edge research in areas ranging from wireless systems and hardware and software engineering to robotics and virtual reality technologies. Faculty members share their knowledge and expertise with students throughout the research process -- from problem formulation to publication in top-tier journals, from filing patent applications to technology transfer and more.

Rutgers’ Electrical and Computer Engineering Master of Science graduates are well-positioned for career success in software engineering positions in high-tech and financial industries, as well as in academia and industrial research laboratories.

Degree Options

ECE students pursuing their MS degree have a thesis or non-thesis degree option.

MS (thesis): 30 Course Credits

The program’s required 30 credits include 24 credits of coursework, and 6 research credits leading to a master’s thesis and a final defence of the thesis.

MS (non-thesis): 30 credits

Students must complete 30 credits of coursework and write a technical paper that is presented in public and approved by at least three members of the ECE graduate faculty.


Why Rutgers School of Engineering for Graduate School?

Rutgers School of Engineering’s Master degree programs are aimed at students interested in furthering their knowledge in a particular engineering discipline for industrial and research advancement. We offer nine-degree programs through seven engineering departments along with a global commitment to advanced research and scholarship.

A core curriculum of fundamentals is augmented with electives that enable students to focus on areas with direct relevance to innovations at the forefront of research. Students graduating with an advanced degree from Rutgers are well placed to undertake careers in a diverse range of industrial and corporate areas, as well as continue their studies for advanced degrees.

Our school ensures rigorous academic standards, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between graduate faculty and students, and oversees innovative professional development initiatives that prepare graduate students to succeed in both academic and non-academic careers.

Why Rutgers?

  • Highly interdisciplinary, integrative approach to education and graduate training
  • A dynamic and diverse community
  • Regionally located near New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston
  • Close ties and proximity to leading industries
  • Affordable tuition and several fellowships and scholarships available
  • Rutgers Global provides full support in securing visas and documentation

Last updated Jul 2020

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At Rutgers School of Engineering our graduate students are valuable partners in research, instruction, and outreach. We offer graduate degree programs for dynamic students in 10 areas of study. With n ... Read More

At Rutgers School of Engineering our graduate students are valuable partners in research, instruction, and outreach. We offer graduate degree programs for dynamic students in 10 areas of study. With nearly $70 million in research expenditures and nearly 200 faculty members engaging in research on a broad range of topics that impact society, the nation, and the global community, the School of Engineering is a dynamic and academically supportive environment for pursuing graduate studies. Read Less
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