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M.Eng Online Degree Information

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Credit Requirements

All the requirements listed below must be satisfied. Thirty-two hours of credit, which must include at least 4 hours of Professional Development coursework and 18 credit hours of ECE coursework, are required. The ECE coursework must also satisfy the 500-level ECE coursework and focus area requirements specified in the table below.

In addition to 4 hours of Professional Development and 18 hours of ECE coursework, there are 32-18-4=10 remaining hours to complete the M.Eng Online program. These remaining hours may include virtually any 400-level or 500-level courses from any department, subject to the following restrictions. Credit in ECE 590, ECE 597, ECE 599, or any other reading or independent study courses or group seminars in other departments may not be used. At most, four hours of ECE 596 credit are allowed. Credit from courses listed in the Credit Restrictions section cannot be used. Questions concerning allowable courses should be directed to the ECE Graduate Advising Office.

Credit Hours Hours

Total Credit for Degree

32

Course Work (Minimum 18 Hours ECE Coursework)

32

Professional Seminar Class – Registration (0 Hours) every term while in residence

  • ENG 591 – Professional Seminar Series

0

500-level courses, including 8 hours of ECE 500-level courses and up to 4 hours of non-ECE 500- level courses (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)

12

Professional Development:

4

Non-ECE Coursework (Optional)

Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap):*

A minimum of 12 credit hours at the 500-level must be applied toward the degree, including at least 8 hours of ECE coursework. Up to 4 hours of ECE 596 and/or ECE 597 (or other individual study) may be applied toward this degree requirement. Up to 4 hours of non-ECE 500-level course(s) from approved list or as approved by the ECE Director of Graduate Studies may be applied toward this degree requirement.

Course work must include at least 18 credit hours of ECE course work; 15 of these hours must be from no more than 3 different focus areas. The ECE Graduate Committee maintains the focus area course lists.

Focus Area Course Lists


Credit in ECE 415, 445, 590, PHYS 404, 405, 435, 436 and STAT 400 do not count toward the degree.

No course used to fulfill any degree requirement may be taken using the "Credit/No Credit" option.

This degree option is non-thesis only.

Maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.0.

8-10

Fall 2020 Course List

Provided below is the current list of courses available to M.Eng Online students during the Fall 2020 semester, which is scheduled to begin on August 24, 2020.

Note: Courses are subject to change. Please confirm course availability by visiting the Illinois Online website and scrolling to the Electrical and Computer Engr section.

  • ECE 428: Distributed Systems
  • ECE 441: Physcs & Modeling Semicond Dev
  • ECE 473: Fund of Engrg Acoustics
  • ECE 487: Intro Quantum Electr for EEs
  • ECE 498: Special Topics in ECE
  • ECE 511: Computer Architecture
  • ECE 515: Control System Theory & Design
  • ECE 532: Compnd Semicond & Diode Lasers
  • ECE 553: Optimum Control Systems
  • ECE 563: Information Theory
  • ECE 598: Special Topics in ECE

Approved Non-ECE 500-Level Courses to Satisfy 500-Level Course Requirement for M.Eng Online

Up to 4 hours of 500-level course work with the following subject codes may be applied toward the 500-level course requirement, under the additional conditions stated below: AE (Aerospace Engineering), BIOE (Bioengineering), CEE (Civil and Environmental Engineering), CS (Computer Science), CSE (Computational Science and Engineering), IE (Industrial Engineering), ME (Mechanical Engineering), MSE (Material Science and Engineering), NPRE, (Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering), PHY (Physics).

Additional conditions: Special topics (598), seminar, reading, thesis, or independent study courses are NOT included in the above approved list; any exceptions require approval of the ECE Director of Graduate Studies.

Credit Restrictions

Credit in ECE 415, 445, 590, PHYS 404, 405, 435, 436, and STAT 400 do not count toward the degree. No course used to fulfill any degree requirement may be taken using the "Credit/No Credit" option.

Time Limitations

It is expected that most M.Eng Online students will be able to complete all degree requirements in five years or less (counting only fall and spring terms). Some special circumstances require students to take longer than five years, however, students in these situations must appeal to the Graduate Committee for needed extensions to complete the degree.

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