Fairleigh Dickinson University's Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program provides students with the comprehensive skills and knowledge they need to pursue a career in one of the most dynamic areas of modem technology. The graduate program prepares students with a broad scientific knowledge, an aptitude in a variety of modem mathematical techniques and the ability to synthesize. Graduate students receive current information with regard to technological changes. Numerical analysis and computer methods also are used in all courses where relevant.
An FDU education means more than just classroom studies. Students are encouraged to work with faculty on research through independent studies or thesis.
Example of research projects of electrical engineering students are:
- Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Alternative Power Supply for Surgically Implanted Pacemakers
- Measurement of Heating in Electrical and Electronic Circuits using Holographic Interferometry
- Two-Dimensional Adaptive Filters
- Adaptive Wave Digital and Orthogonal Filters
- Fuzzy Rule Generation based on a Neural Network Approach
- Fixed WiMAX Downlink Spectral Efficiency and Throughput Measurements under Channel Impairments
Other possible research areas for the electrical engineering students are:
- Digital System and Microprocessor Design
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Intelligence
- Image Compression and Processing
- Adaptive Noise Cancellation and Channel and Echo Equalization
- Wireless Communications and Smart Antennas
- Control Systems
Electrical engineering is one of the hottest engineering fields, according to National Associations of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Employment opportunities are enormous since practically all industries employ electrical engineers. Electrical engineering graduates receive many job offers from computer-related firms, consulting firms, electrical and electronic firms, utilities, telecommunications industries, engineering firms, aerospace companies, as well as automotive and manufacturing companies. Graduates of MSEE programs enjoy an annual starting salary of about $65,000 to $75,000.
Electrical engineering jobs include positions in research and development, design and analysis, testing, sales and management, consulting and teaching.
Both undergraduate and graduate electrical engineering students won top honors and awards at the annual Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Student Presentation Contest held by the North Jersey Section.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.