ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ECE FIELD DEGREE OF UMASS AMHERST?
Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
2019 Fall intake: September 3rd, 2019
Technology is constantly evolving-improving upon existing tools and concepts and growing in entirely new and unexpected directions. The global market demands skilled, forward-looking electrical and computer engineers who will find innovative solutions to emerging challenges.
UMass’s MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering program is designed for rising professionals and academics who want to engineer solutions for the future.
UMass offers 2 options for students to pursue their MS:
ECE 16-month program
A 16-month MS program designed for working engineers looking to play a central part in the creation and planning phases of new technologies. Students complete their program in China, with UMass classes hosted at Shanghai Jiao Tong University，Beijing Jiaotong University Training Center and Xi'an International Studies University.
Students have the option to return to the UMass campus after their final semester to present their final projects and participate in the College of Engineering’s graduation ceremony.
ECE 1+1 program
The ECE MS 1+1 is a two-year program that begins in your home country and ends in the U.S. Spend the first 2 semesters taking live, remote courses in a classroom environment, then travel to the U.S. to complete your second year on our campus in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Students will learn new approaches to electrical and computer engineering from professors and researchers who are at the forefront of technological innovation in the United States and around the world. Their students will span 2 continents, giving students a collaborative and unparalleled cross-cultural learning experience.
|Course||Foundations in Computer Engineering||Computer Architecture||Algorithms||Advanced System Software Design|
|Course||Advanced System Software Design||Trustworthy Computing||Two of the following:|
Principles of Systems
|Capstone Project||Capstone Project Part I||Capstone Project Part II|
- Artificial intelligence (AI)
- Cloud software development
- Hardware development
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Machine learning
- Embedded systems
- Computer networks
- Systems research
UMass encourages students to pursue their MS:
A 16-month MS program designed for working engineers looking to play a central part in the creation and planning phases of new technologies. Complete your program in China, with UMass classes hosted at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and visit the Beijing Jiaotong University Training Center.
“Internet of Things is something that’s going to be really important. because I think it’s an example of an electrical and computer engineering solution to societal problems. And you can sense what’s going on in the environment. You can do some computation. You can react. And so this kind of paradigm applies to a lot of problems that we’re interested in solving.”
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
“I got my bachelor’s degree, I worked for General Electric. And at that time, I had an opportunity to pursue my master’s degree while I was working. And it made all the difference in the world. I worked and I also took classes. And it opened up all kinds of opportunities for me. In fact, what I am today now as a professor and then having my PhD degree was because I made a choice during my working years to do a master’s degree while I was working. And so I think that what we’re offering here from UMass to potential students who might be working or changing field. it was a game changer for me and I think it will be for them also.”
“So if you want to design an iPhone, you want it to work，you want the battery to last a long time, you want it to be functional, not having any repairs, but you also want it to be cool. You want the human to be able to use it and like it. So they were missing these people who could bring the human factor with the technology excellence to create new devices, to create new technology, to create new Internet of Things, to create automation that produces those things So I think that’s something that we can do at UMass that most universities may not be able to do.”
“Many of our courses are in the networking area， there’s many opportunities in the networking area both for programming and also developing hardware. Students that take the reconfigurable computing course and focus on projects in that area can work in developing computer systems, data processing, signal processing. There’s opportunities in the automotive areas, in the biomedical areas, so really a wide range of different types of jobs for both software and hardware would be available to the student after finishing the courses in the program.”