College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2012-2013

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering - Electrical Engineering, Master of Engineering

This plan will not be available to new students after Summer 2020

This program prepares you for professional practice with a broad, applied education with courses in several technical areas. With input from industry, Northern Arizona University, in collaboration with the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, has created courses to enhance and/or develop skills, knowledge, and understanding critical to today's practicing engineers.


What Can I Do with a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering?

The flexibility of an electrical or computer engineering degree can't be overstated; this highly lucrative degree could mean working in aerospace, computers, or medicine-or all three. A bachelor's degree will get you into the field, but a master's will reveal even more opportunities. If you're looking to enhance your electrical or computer engineering knowledge while making yourself more marketable, our program might be for you.

Our program is intended to meet your educational needs as a practicing engineer. You will have the opportunity to enhance and/or develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding that are critical to today practicing engineers. Courses are offered through a variety of forms, including distance-delivery methods and flexible formats from any of the three Arizona state universities

Students wanting to earn their bachelor and master’s degrees may qualify for our Integrated program, which allows students to count six units toward both degrees, shortening the time to graduation.

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Research and development
  • System design engineer
  • Engineering consultant
  • Computer engineer

University Requirements

  • To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)

    You must additionally complete:

    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
    • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
    The full policy can be viewed here.



In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 30
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required


Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Master's Requirements
  • Take the following 30 units:
    • Engineering Management/Business (3 units)
    • Advanced Mathematics or Statistics (3 units)
    • Electives (24 units)
    Please note the following apply to all Master of Engineering students in Electrical Engineering:
    • You are responsible for choosing the chair and members of your advisory committee before completing 9 units of coursework.
    • By the first month of the term in which you take your 10th unit of credit, you must submit a plan of study listing all coursework intended to satisfy the M.Eng. degree requirements. (This plan of study is subject to the approval of your advisory committee and the program director of your home institution.)
    • You may apply up to 6 letter-graded units from any combination of Independent Study (XXX 697) and 400-level courses (not including XXX 408, 485 or 497) toward your degree
    • At least 18 units must be in electrical engineering
    • You must complete at least 24 hours of formal course work (which cannot include Independent Study (XXX 697) or, other such individualized studies as field work (XXX 608), practice-oriented project (XXX 690) and research (XXX 685).
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

  • Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $402 per credit hour for distance-delivered courses has been approved for this program.

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