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Electrical Engineering, M.E.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Prepare for a career in power systems, aerospace, automotive and industrial manufacturing, and more with an advanced degree in electrical engineering.

The Master of Engineering does not require students to write a thesis, but undergraduates can complete this degree within five years if they take advantage of the accelerated master's program. This degree may also be suitable for industry or governmental professionals who wish to expand their knowledge.

Program Highlights

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    Choose Your Path

    Focus on wireless communications, power, energy and control, or electronic devices and materials.

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    Rigorous Coursework

    Receive a quality comprehensive education by taking 30 credit hours of coursework.

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    In-Demand Skills

    Learn modern modeling and simulation software like Ansys High Frequency Structure Simulator and Keysight Advanced Design Systems.

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    Authentic Experiences

    Get hands-on learning opportunities through the new radio frequency electronics lab and the modern industrial control lab.

What You’ll Study

Solve sophisticated engineering problems that require integration of knowledge and skills gained in multiple graduate courses. Study in our nationally recognized areas of communication and electromagnetics, decision and control, electronic materials and devices, and power and energy systems. M.E. students are usually self- or sponsor-supported.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

  • Research

    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Computer Modeling

    Using simulations to analyze, predict and optimize performance, behavior or outcomes.

    Troubleshooting and Analysis

    Identify root causes, determine solutions and restore functionality or improve performance

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Project Manager
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer

Workplace Settings

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive and industrial manufacturing
  • Power Systems
  • Computing
  • Radio Frequency Systems
  • Wireless Communication

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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