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Graduate Program


Graduate School
ECE Graduate Program
Timeline of Program of Study
Contact Information
ECE Graduate Courses
Research Assistants (RAs)


Why go to graduate school?

Among the many reasons why students pursue graduate study, here are some of the most common:

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Rowan ECE Graduate Program

The ECE department at Rowan University offers a graduate program leading to an MS in Engineering (Specialization in Electrical Engineering) degree. The program of study (30-credits) is available with the following options:

• 1-Approved Graduate CS Course: 3-Cr
• 1-Approved Graduate Math Course: 3-Cr
• 4-Approved ECE Graduate Electives: 12-Cr
• MTS Thesis Research: 9-Cr
TOTAL: 30-Cr

• 1-Approved Graduate CS Course: 3-Cr
• 1-Approved Graduate Math Course: 3-Cr
• 5-Approved ECE Graduate Electives: 15-Cr
• MTS Thesis Research:6-Cr
TOTAL: 30-Cr

• 1-Approved Graduate CS Course: 3-Cr
• 1-Approved Graduate Math Course: 3-Cr
• 7-Approved ECE Graduate Electives: 21-Cr
TOTAL: 30-Cr

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The timeline of a typical program-of-study for the thesis option is as follows:

Rowan MS in Engineering (Specialization in Electrical Engineering)

Summer
• Math
• Business
• Computer Science
• MS Thesis (3 credits)
• Start research

Fall
• ECE grad course
• ECE grad course
• MS Thesis (3 credits)
• Thesis proposal, committee appointment

Spring
• ECE grad course
• ECE grad course
• MS Thesis (3 credits)
• Write thesis
• Defend thesis

Thesis Requirements

Please visit the Graduate College webpage for information on thesis format requirements. A typical MS thesis will have the following contents:
• Cover Page (link)
• Table of Contents
• Abstract
• Acknowledgements
• Introduction (Motivation, Objectives and Scope)
• Background ((Literature Survey)
• Approach
• Results and Implementation
• Conclusions (including Recommendations for Future Work)
• References (in IEEE format)
• Present oral defense of thesis
• Revise thesis with corrections suggested by committee members
• Print 1-copy of thesis on Thesis Paper
• Obtain signatures on Cover Page
• Submit thesis to Graduate School
• Receive approval from graduate school for thesis submission
• Print 3-addtional copies of approved of thesis on Thesis Paper
• Obtain signatures on Cover Page
• Give to the ECE department secretary for binding (You will receive 1-bound copy, 1- will be placed in the ECE library and the other will be provided to your major professor)

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For further information contact our Graduate Studies Coordinator:

Dr. Robi Polikar
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Rowan University
201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone:(856) 256-5330
E-mail: polikar@rowan.edu

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Typical Rowan ECE Grad Courses

0909.504 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
• Computer Networks
• Electronic Packaging
• VLSI for RF
• Nanotechnology
• ASICs for DSP
• DSP Architectures
• RF Design


• Digital Communications
• Adaptive Filters
• Pattern Recognition
• Principles of Biomedical Instrumentation
• Haptics
• Nondestructive Evaluation
• Modern Power Systems
• Sustainable Design

0909.551 Digital Signal Processing
0909.552 Digital Image Processing
0909.553 Digital Speech Processing
0909.554 Theory and Engineering Applications of Wavelets
0909.560 Artificial Neural Networks
0909.571 Instrumentation

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Research Assistants (RAs)

Awarded by the faculty’s research grant
Competitive
• Your skills
• Your interests
• Your persistence

Go to faculty websites
• Research group
• Publications
• Grants
• Grad students
• Start Early!!!



Advantages of an RA:
• Your work can count as your MS thesis
• You have a faculty advisor invested in your finishing the program

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Rowan ECE Graduate Program
Advantages
• Many MS Thesis topics are extensions of Senior engineering clinic projects
• Research Assistantships are available (fully paid tuition + monthly stipend)
Talk to faculty to learn about research topics and funding