Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program can enable you to build on your engineering expertise and acquire an in-depth understanding of modern systems design for emerging and evolving electrical engineering technologies. In the course of the program, you can have an opportunity to be deeply involved on advanced design projects including digital, spread-spectrum and space communications, CMOS circuitry and computer architectures. Through this electrical engineering master's degree, you can develop essential project management and leadership skills that can give you a competitive edge and be helpful in senior-level engineering responsibilities.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

  • Classes start in 4 Weeks

  • Checkmark icon Total Credits  48

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online: Colorado Springs

Program Details

Career Paths
Curriculum
Alumni Experience
Employer Experience
  • Career Paths

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right master’s degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree include:1

    • Electrical Engineer 
    • Engineering Manager 
    • Director of Engineering 
    • Electronics Engineer 
    • Senior Electrical Engineer 
    • Chief Engineer
    • RF Engineer 
    • Digital Design Engineer
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  • Curriculum

    The core courses for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree are focused on providing a holistic overview of industry-relevant to those who aspire to work in electrical engineering. Core courses include:

    • Modern Computer Architecture
    • Modern Computer Design
    • Modern Solid State Devices
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Spread-Spectrum Systems
    • Digital Communications
    • Space Communications
    • Modern Electronic Design
    • Electrical Engineering Capstone
    • Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making
    • Project Management Processes in Organizations
    • Project Planning, Execution and Closure
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  • Alumni Experience

    Starting in 2012, CTU began a longitudinal study of the impact of higher education on its graduates’ career progression. Each year the study surveys alumni who graduated from CTU one, three, five, and ten years prior. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas the alumni were asked about.2

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Satisfaction with experience at CTU
    79%
    Likely to recommend CTU to a friend or colleague
    79%
    Instructors appeared knowledgeable in their subject matter
    88%
    CTU’s program prepared me to pursue a career in my field
    65%
    My education has helped me advance my career
    59%
    CTU’s Preparation for Needed Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Engage in creative problem solving
    74%
    Understand all sides of an issue or challenge
    74%
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    72%
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    77%
    Communicate effectively with my manager
    75%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.3

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    91%
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    100%
    CTU graduates prepared as well or better than other employees to work at their job
    100%

    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    97%
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    96%
    Can be trusted to communicate appropriately with senior leadership at organization
    97%
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    96%
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    98%
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    94%
    Take direction well
    97%
    Work effectively in a team environment
    95%
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    93%
    Manage conflicts effectively
    88%
    Provide input on planning for business
    90%
    Take initiative to lead projects
    93%
    Think about how their projects will impact the business
    91%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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Program Costs

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How much will this program cost me?
A:

  • $23,520.00Tuition & Fees
  • $2,670.00Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

 

 

Tuition pricing is subject to change and can vary by location and program structure.

 

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Program Costs

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all educational programs with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate program costs. While these combined programs are similar, variations in tuition and fees can exist due to differences in location and/or program structure.

The costs shown are calculated using the average costs of all programs offered by the campus within the same CIP Code and degree type, for students that complete the program within the normal period of time.

Room and Board information represents the average cost of optional institutional housing where offered.

This Campus is part of a larger institution that contains the following additional campuses:

  • CTU-Online
  • CTU-Online
  • CTU - Colorado Springs
  • CTU - Colorado Springs
  • CTU - Denver
  • CTU - Sioux Falls
  • CTU - North Kansas City
  • CTU - Denver North
  • CTU - Pueblo

The costs of similar programs calculated as an average across all campuses for this Institution are as follows:

  • $24,742.22Tuition & Fees
  • $2,539.44Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

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Financing

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What are my financing options to pay for this program?
A:

In addition to any grant or scholarship aid for which students might be eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for graduates of this program is as follows:

  • $28,992.00Federal
  • $0.00Private
  • $0.00Institutional

 

 

The amounts shown above represent the median debt incurred by students of the given Institution who completed the program between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2013.

 

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Financing

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate Loan Debt. While these combined programs are similar in nature, variations in program costs may exist due to differences in location and/or program structure. Accordingly, the debt amount shown may exceed the specific program's tuition and fees.

The Financing amounts represent the median debt from federal Title IV loans, private educational loans and institutional2 payment plans incurred by all graduates of the given Institution, CIP Code and Degree level.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • CTU-Online
  • CTU-Online
  • CTU - Colorado Springs
  • CTU - Colorado Springs
  • CTU - Denver
  • CTU - Sioux Falls
  • CTU - North Kansas City
  • CTU - Denver North
  • CTU - Pueblo

2  Institutional debt is the amount owed by the students directly to the institution within 30 days after graduation related to the educational program.

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Success

Q:
How long will it take me to complete this program?
A:

This program could take 18 months to complete.

23.53% of the students graduating from this program completed in the designed timeframe.

Q:
What job opportunities exist for students in this area of study?
A:

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The occupation(s) listed here are derived from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net), which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration.

The specific program does not necessarily prepare students for, and graduates do not typically find employment in, all listed occupations. We cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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Program Completion

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined when determining On Time Completion Rates.

On-Time Completion Rates are calculated in compliance with U.S. Department of Education requirements for Gainful Employment. The rate represents the percentage of students who graduated between 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013 and completed their program of study within the normal timeframe. “Normal” timeframe for Associate Degree programs is defined as 24 months, and for Bachelor Degree programs is defined as 48 months. Students may finish in fewer months upon successful completion of all program requirements, attending full-time and remaining continuously enrolled. For example, for a two-year program the on-time completion rate would include all students who graduated between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2013 and started within the prior two years. On-time completion rates for students in programs other than an Associate or Bachelor program are calculated based on the designed timeframes of each individual’s specific program version; therefore, the result may not fully correlate to the number of months displayed because the calculation may have included students in versions of the program with varying timeframes. The program length displayed for programs other than an Associate or Bachelor program represents the number of months defined as the normal timeframe for completion in which new students may finish the program upon successful completion of all program requirements, attending full-time and remaining continuously enrolled.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • CTU-Online
  • CTU-Online
  • CTU - Colorado Springs
  • CTU - Colorado Springs
  • CTU - Denver
  • CTU - Sioux Falls
  • CTU - North Kansas City
  • CTU - Denver North
  • CTU - Pueblo

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Colorado Springs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2007 and 10/15/2007 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 22%

This Graduation Rate includes both Colorado Springs and Pueblo campus locations.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

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Employment Rates:

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1http://www.burning-glass.com/realtime; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

2Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

3Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2011 CTU graduates.


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