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Andrew Rys
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Curriculum

Within the 30-credit-hour Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program, students will choose an emphasis in either electric power systems or communications and networking for their program of study. A final oral examination by the student's supervisory committee is required. Students must be enrolled in a K-State course during the semester in which they are graduating.

Course Format 

All course work is offered at a distance via K-State Online, the course management system at Kansas State University.

Classes are made up of lectures, readings, videos, discussion boards or other online learning activities. Classes vary in format. There may be quizzes, tests or papers, and students may be required to have an exam proctor. Students work independently, yet share comments and questions via K-State Online.

Classes are delivered within a semester time frame. Fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks. Summer classes are eight to 12 weeks. 

Electric Power Systems Emphasis 

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum with an electric power systems focus is primarily intended to be a course work only program requiring completion of 30 credit hours of course work. All students are required to take the core courses.  The power systems emphasis is open only to off-campus students residing within the United States — it is not available internationally at this time.

Core Courses (6 credits)

Students will choose two of the following three courses:

  • ECE 830 - Advanced Systems Theory (3 credits)
  • ECE 840 - Computer Engineering Methods for Analysis, Simulation and Design (3 credits)
  • ECE 861 - Applied Probability Theory & Random processes (3 credits)

Elective Courses (24 credits)

Students will choose eight courses out of the following:

  • ECE 624 - Power Electronics (3 credits)
  • ECE 681 - Wind and Solar Engineering (3 credits)
  • ECE 685 - Power System Design (3 credits)
  • ECE 686 - Power System Protection (3 credits)
  • ECE 824 - Advanced Power Electronics (3 credits)
  • ECE 882 - Power Quality (3 credits)
  • ECE 885 - Power Systems Operation and Control (3 credits)
  • ECE 887 - Distribution System Engineering (3 credits)
  • ECE 888 - Power System Stability (3 credits)
  • IMSE 806 - Engineering Project Management (3 credits)
  • IMSE 822 - Advanced Engineering Economy (3 credits)
  • CE 703 - Responsibility in Engineering: Codes and Professionalism (3 credits)
  • CE 704 - Responsibility in Engineering: Leadership and Diversity (3 credits)
  • CE 790 - Top/Engineering Ethics Case Studies (3 credits)

Only one of CE 703, CE 704 and CE 790 can be included in the program of study.

Students may choose other elective courses not listed above with prior approval from their advisor.

View the electric power systems distance course rotation schedule (PDF). Changes and additions may occur in the schedule.

The department course catalog and course descriptions are online.

Communication and Networking Emphasis

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum with a communication and networking focus is primarily intended to be a course work only program requiring completion of 30 credit hours of course work. All students are required to take the core courses.  The communication and networking emphasis is open to all students, both inside and outside the United States.

Core Courses: (18 credits)

Students will choose six courses out of the following:

  • ECE 660 - Communication Systems I (3 credits)
  • ECE 760 - Wireless Communications (3 credits)
  • ECE 830 - Advanced System Theory (3 credits)
  • ECE 840 - Computer Engineering Methods for Analysis, Simulation and Design (3 credits)
  • ECE 841 - Network Theory (3 credits)
  • ECE 861 - Applied Probability Theory & Random processes (3 credits)
  • ECE 897 - Research in Electrical Engineering (1-3 credits)

Elective Courses: (12 credits)

Students will choose four courses out of the following:

  • ECE 641 - Advanced Digital Design (3 credits)
  • IMSE 806 - Engineering Project Management (3 credits)
  • CIS 725 - Advanced Computer Networks (3 credits)
  • CE 703 - Responsibility in Engineering: Codes and Professionalism (3 credits)
  • CE 704 - Responsibility in Engineering: Leadership and Diversity (3 credits)
  • CE 790 - Top/Engineering Ethics Case Studies (3 credits)

Only one of CE 703, CE 704 and CE 790 can be included in the program of study.

Students may choose other elective courses not listed above with prior approval from their advisor.

View the communication and networking distance course rotation schedule (PDF). Changes and additions may occur in the schedule.

The department course catalog and course descriptions are online.

Elective Courses for Both Curricula

Students may choose elective courses not listed above with prior approval from their advisor. Actual degree requirements will be summarized on an approved plan of study. Some general guidelines include:

  • Any course that is not a core course can be an elective course.
  • Courses offered by other K-State departments, if approved by an advisor, can also be elective courses.
  • At most, 6 credit hours can be transferred from another school, unless prior approval is obtained. The maximum that can be transferred is 10 credit hours.
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Quick Facts

Degree: Master of Science
College: Engineering
Credits: 30
Course delivery: Online
Tuition per credit hour: $838 

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