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Master's Degree Programs

SIU project in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program

Our Master's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering program offers an immersive and dynamic experience that empowers students to become trailblazers in the world of technology. With a robust curriculum designed to cultivate expertise in both electrical and computer engineering, students delve into cutting-edge subjects that span from advanced electronics to software systems. The program fosters an environment where innovation thrives, equipping students with the skills and knowledge to address real-world challenges and drive technological advancements.

Through a blend of rigorous coursework, hands-on projects, our Master's program ensures that students develop a well-rounded skill set. With access to state-of-the-art labs, industry partnerships, and accomplished faculty, students engage in practical learning that bridges theory and application. The program's flexible format allows students to tailor their studies to their individual interests, whether in fields like digital signal processing, computer networks, or renewable energy systems. Graduates emerge not only as technical experts but as visionary leaders poised to shape the future of electrical and computer engineering.

Master of Engineering Degree

Our program offers a comprehensive and tailored educational experience that equips students with advanced knowledge and skills in the rapidly evolving fields of electronics and computing. Designed to cater to the needs of both recent graduates and working professionals seeking to enhance their engineering expertise, the program emphasizes hands-on learning and practical applications. With a focus on industry relevance, students engage in rigorous coursework, collaborative research projects, and real-world problem-solving, preparing them to excel in a competitive job market.

To be eligible

Applicants typically hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering field, although candidates with other degrees may also be considered. The program's curriculum combines foundational courses with specialized tracks, enabling students to tailor their studies to their individual interests and career aspirations. Whether delving into areas like embedded systems, control systems, digital signal processing, or computer networks, students gain a deep understanding of theoretical principles while acquiring practical skills through hands-on projects and experiential learning. With access to cutting-edge laboratories, esteemed faculty members, and industry partnerships, our provides a transformative educational journey that equips graduates with the expertise to make significant contributions in the field of electrical and computer engineering.

Online element

Our online degree program is perfect for working professionals with bachelor's degrees from engineering, computing, physics, and relevant fields. You’ll enhance your skills and rise to the challenge of leadership. Our online coursework can teach you to find innovative ways to use computer systems, electricity, and electric materials to improve lives and meet the ever-changing needs of a fast-paced society. The online courses cover a variety of topics in computer engineering and electrical engineering. All courses will be taught by faculty in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering. Students will be able to join live lectures remotely and will also have access to recorded lectures.

Master of Science Degree

Our program is a cutting-edge academic journey that immerses students in the realms of electronics, computer systems, and advanced engineering technologies. Designed to cater to the needs of aspiring engineers and researchers, the program offers a rigorous yet supportive environment where students can explore the intricacies of electrical and computer engineering.

The program features specialized tracks that allow students to tailor their studies to their specific interests and career goals within the field of electrical and computer engineering. These tracks encompass areas such as digital signal processing, wireless communication, computer networks, and embedded systems, among others. The curriculum seamlessly blends foundational courses with advanced topics, empowering students to gain a deep understanding of the theoretical principles while applying them to practical projects and real-world scenarios. With access to state-of-the-art labs, distinguished faculty mentors, and industry partnerships, the program offers a comprehensive and enriching educational experience that equips graduates with the expertise to contribute meaningfully to the technological advancements of tomorrow.

Accelerated Master's Program

We offer an accelerated master’s program that provides an exceptional opportunity for high-achieving students to fast-track their academic and professional growth. This innovative program allows qualified students to seamlessly transition from their undergraduate studies to graduate-level coursework, compressing the time required to earn both a bachelor's and a master's degree.

By providing a streamlined path to advanced education, the accelerated program enables students to delve deeper into the realms of electrical and computer engineering, exploring specialized areas and engaging in impactful research. And, by leveraging the expertise of renowned faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities, our students gain a competitive edge in the job market and emerge as highly skilled professionals capable of tackling complex engineering challenges in the modern world.


There are various opportunities for graduate assistantships on campus, including roles in academic programs, research centers, and administrative/service units. These positions not only enhance your experience but also offer a helpful way to cover tuition expenses.

Career Opportunities

Launch into a world of boundless possibilities with our master’s degree. You will thrive as an industry leader, innovator, or researcher, with doors opening to prestigious roles in electronics, software, communications, and more.

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Contact Information

Spyros Tragoudas,

Engineering E-202B
1230 Lincoln Dr
Carbondale, IL 62901

Shannon Oxendine,
Office Manager
Engineering E-202A
1230 Lincoln Dr
Carbondale, IL 62901