Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Brochure

ECE VEO Advisor – Zongli Lin
(434) 924-8818 – zl5y@virginia.edu
ECE Graduate Coordinator – Beth Eastwood-Beatty
(434) 924-6077 – bae3y@virginia.edu

This Master of Engineering degree program allows the student to attain additional knowledge in advanced areas of Electrical Engineering. Students may develop their M.E. program with courses selected from the fields of automatic control, digital systems, pattern recognition and image processing, computer aided design, semiconductor devices, networks, microwave systems, communications and information theory, optics and opto-electronics, and signal processing, as well as from mathematics and other related disciplines.

The M.E. program is designed for engineers currently in practice who feel the need to become knowledgeable in the latest areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The requirement for this degree is the successful completion of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework. It may be accomplished in five years or less by taking one or more courses per semester. Applicants for the Master’s degree program must have a baccalaureate degree from a recognized college or university. While this degree is normally in Electrical Engineering, persons with degrees in other fields of engineering, applied science, and physics are encouraged to apply. The minimum fundamental knowledge for those interested in the Electrical Engineering degree includes the content of the following three UVA undergraduate courses: ECE 2630 (ECE Fundamentals I), ECE 2660 (ECE Fundamentals II), and ECE 3750 (ECE Fundamentals III). Each applicant is required to submit scores from their Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Tests, official transcripts and references.

Plan of Study –

  • 30 credits of graded coursework
    • may include 3 – 6 credits of ECE 6995/ECE 7995–Master’s Project
    • A minimum of 18 credits must carry ECE designation
    • 3 credits of mathematics at, or above, 5000- level are required and may be taken from APMA, MATH, ECE 6711, ECE 7438, MAE 6410and SYS 6005
  • No more than 9 credits of 5000-level courses are permitted.
  • No more than 6 credits of 5000-level courses may be in the ECE Dept.

No more than 3 credits of Independent Study (e.g. ECE 6993, ECE 7993) are permitted

More information on the courses listed above and other courses offered by the department can be found at the Electrical Engineering portion of the UVA Course Catalog.


Articulation Course Requirements – Undergraduate articulation courses may be required of students with other than the traditional ECE background.  These will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Assessment Forms –  Three assessment forms are required for all Master of Engineering students. The following three forms should be completed by a faculty member in the department and submitted to the departmental Graduate Administrator:


Engineering Oral Communication Assessment
Engineering Analysis Assessment
Engineering Technical Writing Assessment

Long Range Course Planning –


Previously offered online courses –

Fall 2018 – ECE 6163: Solid State Devices
Fall 2018 – ECE 6713: Communication Systems Engineering
Fall 2018 – ECE 6851: Linear Automatic Control Systems
Fall 2018 – ECE 6852: Linear State Space Control Systems
Spring 2018 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
Fall 2017 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
Fall 2017 – ECE 6851: Linear Automatic Control Systems
Spring 2017 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
Fall 2016 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
Spring 2016 – ECE 5150: Mocroelectronic Integrated Circuit Fabrication
Spring 2016 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
Fall 2015 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
Fall 2015 – ECE 6163: Solid State Devices
Spring 2015 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
Spring 2015 – ECE 7858: Digital Control Systems
Fall 2014 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
Fall 2014 – ECE 6851: Linear Automatic Control Systems
Spring 2014 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
Spring 2014 – ECE 6784: Wireless Communications
Fall 2013 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
Fall 2013 – ECE 6713: Communications Systems Engineering
Spring 2013 – ECE 5260: Microwave Engineering I
Spring 2013 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
Fall 2012 – ECE 5750: Digital Signal Processing
Fall 2012 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
Spring 2012 – ECE 6140: Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
Spring 2012 – ECE 6502: Photovoltaics
Fall 2011 – ECE 6501: Photonics I
Fall 2011 – ECE 6851: Linear Automatic Control Systems

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only.  The Graduate Record represents the official repository for academic graduate program requirements. This publication may be found at www.virginia.edu/registrar/catalog/grad.html.