Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals will prepare you to develop systems for communication, computation, information transformation, power generation and transmission, measurement, and control.

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Degrees & Pathways

Concentrations
PhotonicsCommunications and Networking
Focus Areas/Tracks
Communications and NetworkingComputer EngineeringElectronics and the Solid StateOptics and PhotonicsRF and Microwave EngineeringSignal ProcessingSystems and Control

About

The part-time Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals is one of the largest graduate degree programs in electrical and computer engineering in the country. From a thorough grounding in foundational topics such as electromagnetics, electronic devices, and systems theory, to building the hardware and software architectures of next-generation mobile platforms, students gain valuable skills for professional advancement.

Upon completing the degree program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply advanced electrical and computer engineering theory and methods to translate functional system descriptions into component level designs and structures.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to design and conduct experiments or simulations, as well as analyze and interpret the results.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of advanced mathematical and analytical techniques and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Requirements

Master's Degree

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master's degree candidates.
  • Applicants are expected to have majored in an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited electrical and/or computer engineering program. Those who majored in a related science or engineering field may also be accepted as candidates, provided their background is judged by the admissions committee to be equivalent to that stated above.
  • Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the program chair.
  • When reviewing an application, the candidate's academic and professional background will be considered.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • Seven of the ten courses must be from the Electrical and Computer Engineering program (525.xxx) or the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (520.xxx) in the full-time program, and four of the ten required courses must be at the 700-level or above.
  • At most, three of the ten courses required for the MS degree may be selected from outside the program. Students who take an elective outside of the program typically select from approved offerings form the Applied and Computational Mathematics (625.xxx), Applied Physics (615.xxx), and Computer Science (605.xxx) programs.
  • Limited opportunity is available for replacement of coursework by appropriate project work (525.801 and 525.802) or through a graduate thesis (525.803 and 525.804). Note that 615.441 Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering, 615.442 Electromagnetics, 615.780 Optical Detectors and Applications, and 625.743 Stochastic Optimization and Control are counted as Electrical and Computer Engineering courses rather than electives.
  • Only one grade of C may count toward the master's degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
  • Communications and Networking Concentration:
    • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
    • The curriculum consists of five telecommunications and networking courses, two Computer Science (605.xxx) telecommunications and networking courses, and three electives.
    • Concentrations are noted on the student's transcript.
  • Photonics Concentration:
    • Ten courses must be completed within five years.
    • The curriculum consists of four photonics core courses, three photonics electives, and three additional electives.
    • Concentrations are noted on the student's transcript.

Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all post-master's certificate candidates.
  • If you decide to pursue the full master's degree, all courses will apply to the master's degree provided they meet program requirements and fall within a five-year time limit. The student must declare their intention prior to the completing the certificate.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

  • Five courses must be completed within three years.
  • At least four of the five courses must be from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (525.xxx) program.
  • Students are allowed to take one elective.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the graduate certificate.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Post-Master's Certificate

Admission Requirements

Certificate Requirements

  • Six courses must be completed within three years.
  • At least four of the six courses must be from the Electrical and Computer Engineering (525.xxx) program.
  • Students are allowed to take two electives.
  • Only grades of B− or above can count toward the post-master's certificate.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.

Courses

Please refer to the course schedule published each term for exact dates, times, locations, fees, and instructors.

PREREQUISITE COURSES

These courses do not count toward degree or certificate requirements.

FOCUS AREAS

The focus areas offered represent technology groupings that are relevant for students with interests in the selected areas. Students are not required to choose a focus area to follow. They only serve as an aid to students in planning their course schedules. They do not appear as official designations on a student’s transcript or diploma.

RF AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING

COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING

COURSES BY CONCENTRATION

PHOTONICS

COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING

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