In the George Washington University electrical engineering master’s program, you’ll gain a competitive advantage through honing your technical, business and communication skills. Our program teaches you to effectively apply your knowledge of science and mathematics to solve urgent problems and plan for future needs. You can complete the entire electrical engineering degree online in a focus area that is in high demand.
Our online electrical engineering master’s program prepares students to take charge of complex projects and lead multi-disciplinary teams. They become experts in essential engineering principles and learn the cutting-edge techniques needed to design and implement electrical systems in a rapidly advancing environment. GW offers two focus areas in this degree: electrical power and energy and communications and networks.
Electrical engineers drive major advances in a wide range of industries, making our world of constantly evolving technology possible. These professionals design essential systems, supervise manufacturing processes and design infrastructure. Graduates with an electrical engineering degree from GW are ready to work at the forefront of today’s technological leaps and adapt to new breakthroughs.
Ideal candidates for the M.S. in Electrical Engineering program will meet the following requirements:
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The online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program exposes students to cutting-edge topics ranging from the design of next-generation communication networks to the development of smart power grids. The online format offers the advantage of synchronous or asynchronous delivery, allowing students the flexibility to study when and where it works best for their situations.
Graduates will be prepared to apply the principles of electrical engineering in a broad range of enterprises and develop the skills they need to achieve technical mastery within their fields.
The curriculum comprises 10 courses, including those that cover core electrical engineering skills. The curriculum was designed with these focus areas because they are not only high-growth areas for the technology sector, but offer considerable potential for electrical engineers to advance their careers.
The online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering does not require a thesis.
Each course in the curriculum awards three semester hours of graduate credit to yield the 30 credit hours required for the degree.
Students can choose from two focus areas featuring specialized electrical engineering online courses:
Electrical Power and Energy
Communications and Networks
The Electrical Power and Energy area explores issues of electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. Students will gain hands-on experience with optimization techniques for solving some of the industry's most complex challenges, such as how to optimize power generation and distribution with renewable energy. Graduates of this focus area will be able to design and develop reliable, efficient, secure, and sustainable electric power delivery systems.
The Communications and Networks focus area examines the problem of efficient and safe transmission of information. Courses in information theory, stochastic processes, digital communication, networking, data encryption and compression, network protocols and technologies, and security can be applied in the construction and maintenance of local area networks, wide area networks, cellular and satellite communications, wireless networks, and the internet.
The comprehensive, online M.S. in Electrical Engineering aims to graduate students who will be able to: