Master of Science of Electrical Engineering Curriculum Tracks

Ohio University has well-established tracks in the Master of Science of Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program that concentrate the student’s education and research in the following areas while working with world-class faculty. Students may select one of the following MSEE tracks while completing a MSEE Thesis or MSEE Project.

Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles (Auto)

Study the different models, state space control methods, and navigation systems at the forefront of AUV technology.

Communications and Digital Signal Processing (Comms/DSP)

Examine the fundamentals of modern high-speed digital communication systems, as well as digital signal processing techniques used in a diverse range of applications including communication systems, medical imaging, and radar.

Computer Engineering (CpE)

Delve into the world of computer architecture; computer communication networks; and the design, simulation, and verification of digital circuits and microelectronic devices.

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Explore a broad range of electrical engineering topics, including micro nano fabrication, microwave theory and devices, embedded systems, communication engineering, digital signal processing, and state space methods.

Electronic Navigation Systems (ENAV)

Examine satellite-based navigation, inertial navigation, and integrated and embedded systems as you delve into the world of aviation standards, software design, and certification.

Micro Nano Semiconductor Devices and Systems (Semi)

Learn the steps of fabrication used in micro and nanoscale device manufacturing, and study the theory behind nanoelectronic devices.

Course Number and Name
EE 6981 Graduate Research Seminar (required) 2 2 2 2 2 2
ET 6020 Technical Writing Seminar (required) 1 1 1 1 1 1
EE 5183 Micro Nano Fabrication     3 3   3
EE 5403 Microwave Theory and Devices   3   3 3 3
EE 5673 Embedded Systems 3 3 3 3 3 3
EE 5713 Communication Engineering 3 3   3    
EE 6283 State-Space Methods in Control I 3 3   3    
EE 5853 Electronic Navigation Systems 3       3  
EE 6033 Inertial Navigation Systems 3       3  
EE 6053 Satellite Navigation Systems 3       3  
EE 6063 Integrated Navigation Systems         3  
EE 6083 Aviation Standards, Software Design, and Certification         3  
EE 5143 Design of Digital Circuits     3 3   3
EE 5313 Optoelectronics and Photonics           3
EE 5683 Computer Architecture     3     3
EE 6713 Digital Signal Processing   3   3    
EE 6741 Information Theory   3 3      
EE 6103 Vehicle Control Systems 3          
EE 5753 Computer Communication Networks   3 3      
EE 6183 Nanoelectric Devices and Applications     3     3
EE 6950 Thesis 6 6 6 6 6 6
Plus 1 elective course of your choice (5000 level or above) 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total credit requirements for MSEE Thesis option 33 33 33 33 33 33

*Students may substitute (9) credits in their chosen track to focus on research area or breadth requirement from list above or on-campus offerings. 
**Students who select the MSEE Project Degree Option would replace EE 6950 Thesis (6 credit hours) with EE 6943 MSE Project Report (3 credit hours) plus one additional course (3 credit hours) from above.

The courses offered within each of these tracks are offered on a regular basis to our on-campus and online students. On-campus students will work with their academic advisor and research faculty to tailor their course selections and research focus in completing their research and MSEE degree requirements.

Guidelines for the MSEE

Course Catalog 

Questions? Contact the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Programs Office at or 740.593.1922.