Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bachelor/Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Program Intro

Our 4+1 combined Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program allows students to receive both degrees in five years, as compared to six years to complete these degrees separately.

Outstanding undergraduate students can broaden their studies and improve their career prospects with competitive advantage by completing both the BSEE and MSECE degrees at an accelerated pace.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The engineering departments offer a strong interdisciplinary program. All graduate faculty members have Ph.D. degrees from major universities and are active in research.

Curriculum Overview

The combined program allows students to use a maximum of nine credits of graduate level courses approved by the Graduate Advisor or the Graduate Committee of the ECE Department to satisfy both the B.S. and M.S. graduation requirements, thereby making it possible for qualified students to complete both degrees in five years. The graduate portion of the combined program offers both thesis and non-thesis options.

Learn the fundamentals in calculus and physics courses while exploring the foundational concepts of engineering.

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Sample Courses

  • ENGR 186000 – First Year Seminar for Engineers
  • ENGR 19000 – Elementary Engineering Design
  • MA 16300 – Integrated Calculus Analysis Geometry I

Discover electrical engineering concepts such as circuit analysis, digital logic design and analog/digital electronics as well as integrated circuits.

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Sample Courses

  • ECE 20100 – Linear Circuit Analysis I
  • ECE 27500 – Analog and Digital Electronics
  • ECE 27001 – Introduction to Digital System Design

Engage in advanced math, technical writing and project management.

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Sample Courses

  • MA 26500 – Linear Algebra
  • ENGL 30700 – Written and Oral Communication for Engineers
  • ECE 31200 – Engineering Economics and Project Management

Take electives while you complete a two-semester, team-based senior-design project.

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Sample Courses

  • ECE 42900 – Senior Engineering Design
  • IECE 43900 – Senior Engineering Design II
  • ECE 30100 – Signals and Systems

Program Requirements

Students should start the application in their junior year after completion of 65 credits toward the BSEE. Requirements for initial conditional admission:

a. Current undergraduate student at PNW with a minimum of 65 credits toward BSEE degree

b. Minimum 3.25 GPA

c. B- or higher grade in all completed Electrical Engineering core courses

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US News and World Report includes the engineering programs at PNW in its top 50 rankings of master’s comprehensive universities nationwide.

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As a graduate of this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • Use skills and tools necessary for engineering practice
  • Design and conduct experiments; analyze data
  • Design systems or processes within realistic constraints
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities
  • Understand the impact of engineering in economic, environmental and societal contexts


Funding opportunities available to Electrical Engineering students include:

  • Undergraduate Admissions Merit Scholarships
  • College of Engineering, Math and Science Scholarship
  • Presnak Engineering Scholarship
  • Eugene M. Shorb Scholarship
  • Women in Engineering Scholarship

Beyond the Classroom

We know that learning happens everywhere, so we encourage you to supplement your studies in organizations such as:

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Honors College
  • Society of Women Engineers

Career Paths

A degree in electrical engineering opens up a world of opportunities in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Scientific research and development
  • Electrical component manufacturing
  • Power generation, distribution and transmission


Our alumni work with some of the most innovative organizations across the region and around the world, including:

  • BP
  • ArcelorMittal


Our nationally recognized program has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC).

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