30 credit hours
The purpose of this degree is to prepare students for leading edge positions in industry in the field 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. Students whose accredited B.S. degree is not in electrical engineering or computer 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 IIT's ECE 211 and ECE 213 (Circuit Analysis I and II), ECE 218 (Digital Systems), ECE 307 (Electrodynamics), ECE 308 (Signals and Systems), ECE 311 (Engineering Electronics), MATH 251 (Multivariate and Vector Calculus), and MATH 252 (Introduction to Differential Equations). Students should visit the appropriate department for course descriptions.
A student may demonstrate proficiency by successfully completing the courses or by demonstrating satisfactory performance in one or more special examinations administered by the department. The program of study includes a minimum of 30 credit hours of acceptable graduate coursework, with a minimum of 24 credit hours in electrical and computer engineering and a minimum of 18 credit hours at the 500-level or higher. Up to two credits of Master's Seminar (ECE 595 or ECE 596) and up to six credits of ECE short courses may be applied to the degree. Students arrange their program of study in consultation with their adviser 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, control systems, electromagnetics, electronics, networks, photonics and optics, power systems and signal processing.