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.
  • You are expected to hold a degree in electrical and/or computer engineering issued by a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET in order to be admitted to the Master of Science in Electrical and 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.
  • Your prior education should include the following prerequisites: (1) mathematics through vector calculus and differential equations, (2) calculus-based physics, (3) linear and non-linear circuits, (4) electromagnetics, and (5) signals and systems.
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed with Johns Hopkins Engineering (all prerequisites beyond calculus are available) or at another regionally accredited institution.
  • Exceptions to these requirements can be made by the program chair or admissions committee.
  • When reviewing an application, your 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.
  • At least 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 at least four of the ten required courses must be at the 700-level or above. Approved transfer courses count as 600-level courses.
  • At most, three of the ten courses required for the MS degree may be selected from outside the program, subject to advisor approval. Students who take an elective outside of the program typically select from approved offerings from 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 615.641 Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering, 615.642 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 C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can 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.
    • Of the minimum of seven Electrical and Computer Engineering courses, at least five must be Communications and Networking courses. Of the maximum of three electives, at least two must be Computer Science Communications and Networking courses.
    • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master's degree.
    • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
    • 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 and three additional photonics courses, with the three remaining courses selected to fulfill the MS degree requirements.
    • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master's degree.
    • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
    • 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 or the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (520.xxx) in the full-time 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 or the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (520.xxx) in the full-time 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

If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed under Admission Requirements, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. All prerequisite courses beyond calculus are available at Johns Hopkins Engineering. These courses do not count toward the 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.

COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING

RF AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING

SIGNAL PROCESSING

COURSES BY CONCENTRATION

COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING

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PHOTONICS

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