The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering aims to teach students to develop efficient systems that contribute to business, safety, health, and entertainment.
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Northeastern’s Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the opportunity to pursue cutting-edge learning and research in the following areas: computer architecture; parallel computing; fault tolerance; performance analysis and modeling; security; embedded systems; VLSI; algorithms; data mining; testing; machine learning; machine vision and software engineering; signal and image processing; biomedical signal processing and brain-computer interface; pattern recognition; adaptive signal processing; wireless and underwater communications; information theory and coding; robust and distributed control; optics, photonics, acoustics, and magnetics sensors; radio frequency chip design; digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits; low-power very-large-scale integration; modeling and analysis of large scale power grids during normal operation and under faults; dc-dc converters, inverters, rectifiers, and ac-ac converters; as well as modulation techniques used in power electronics.
This MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering program offers the following concentrations:
Concentration 1: Communications, Control, and Signal Processing
Concentration 2: Computer Systems and Software
Concentration 3: Computer Networks and Security
Concentration 4: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Algorithms
Concentration 5: Electromagnetics, Plasma, and Optics
Concentration 6: Microsystems, Materials, and Devices
Concentration 7: Power Systems
Concentration 8: Hardware and Software for Machine Intelligence
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
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Applications received after the stated deadline dates will be accepted and processed as quickly as possible; however it may not be possible to have a decision rendered in time for the applicant to begin taking classes for the desired term if admitted.
Applications submitted by the referenced dates will receive full consideration for the referenced term. Applications received after the referenced dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For 100+ years, we’ve designed our programs with one thing in mind—your success. Explore the current program requirements and course descriptions, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills.
Northeastern combines rigorous academics with experiential learning and research to prepare students for real-world engineering challenges. The cooperative education program, also known as co-op, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world, and Northeastern is one of only a few that offers a co-op program for graduate students. Through this program, students gain up to eight months of professional experience employed in their field of interest as part of the academic curriculum, giving them a competitive edge upon graduation. The College of Engineering has over 2,000 co-op employer partners globally. Our dedicated team of co-op coordinators prepare students for the co-op experience through resume building, developing interview skills, and guiding professional development.
Northeastern University faculty represents a broad cross-section of professional practices and fields, including finance, education, biomedical science, management, and the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside you to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you’ll gain access to students at 14 campus locations, 300,000+ alumni, and 2,900+ employer partners worldwide. Our global university system provides students unique opportunities to think locally and act globally while serving as a platform for scaling ideas, talent, and solutions.
Below is a look at where our Engineering alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.