Program in Electrical Engineering College of Engineering Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL
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A Prominent Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering at a Top Technology Institute

Florida Institute of Technology, located in Melbourne, Florida, is recognized as one of the nation's top schools of technology. Its well-funded Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering (ECE) is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Lockheed, Northrop-Grumman Corp., Harris Corporation, and other distinguished government organizations and businesses.

Its nationally and internationally recognized faculty members conduct research in communications, spacecraft systems, information processing, and physical electronics. The department offers a Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering.

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

The M.S. in Electrical Engineering degree program is the largest graduate program at Florida Tech. Students pursuing this degree may tailor courses of study to meet their individual needs or may elect to study in 1 of 5 designated specializations. Each student plans a program of study with a faculty member whose professional field is related to his or her area of study, including electromagnetics, photonics, spacecraft systems, systems and information processing, and wireless systems and technology.

The electromagnetics specialization provides a background in applied and computational electromagnetics. Students develop analytical and computational tools needed to understand and solve complex field interactions including antennas and radiating structures, radar, field and wave propagation, scattering, and interaction with materials.

Recent advances in optical communications and sensing have been largely due to the development of photonic devices and systems. The photonic specialization is oriented to both devices and systems encompassing a wide range of areas including fiber-optic communication and sensing, lasers and laser system applications, and optical computing and signal processing.

Students specializing in spacecraft systems examine an interdisciplinary mix of electrical and mechanical engineering to help design the satellites of tomorrow.

Within systems and information processing, student research includes digital signal and image processing, neural networks and controls, and other information processing areas of study.

This wireless systems and technology specialization is focused on the system-level and component-level technologies surrounding wireless communication. The system-level areas of study include 2G and 3G cellular communication systems, radars systems, WLAN and WiMAX. On a component-level, this specialization covers topics in electronics, electromagnetic, and antenna design.

Admission Requirements to the M.S. in Electrical Engineering Degree Program

Applicants to the master's program in electrical engineering must have bachelor's degrees from an ABET-accredited electrical engineering program, although applicants with degrees in mathematics, the physical sciences, or other fields of engineering are also considered.

A Well-Recognized, Active Faculty

The Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering faculty members are devoted educators who have been recognized for their contributions to the fields of fiber optics sensors, materials, signal and image processing, communications, and wireless systems.

Professor Fredric Ham was elected an IEEE Fellow for his work in neural network educations and also served as president of the International Neural Network Society. Associate Professor Brian Lail received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Professor Syed Murshid and his student, Jamil Iqbal, developed a novel photodetector to detect and separate communications signals from an optical fiber.

Top Notch Research Facilities in Electrical Engineering

At Florida Tech, cutting-edge research is conducted in state of the art labs.

The microelectronics facility is designed to be a teaching laboratory as well as an advanced research laboratory. Graduate students can create, fabricate and test a variety of electronic devices such as photovoltaics and hydrogen sensors. Research conducted in the facility includes polymer-based and silicon-based electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Equipment in the laboratory includes ultraviolet photolithography, diffusion furnaces, a thin-film evaporator, wet chemistry benches and measurement and inspection equipment. The advanced research laboratory presently features a scanning probe microscope, plasma enhanced deposition, and lasers for teaching and research.

A Top Technology Institute

Florida Tech was originally established in 1958 to support the work of technicians, engineers, and scientists working for NASA's Kennedy Space Center. More than 50 years later, the university has grown into one of the nation's top recognized technological institutes and is ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by "U.S. News and World Report." Other accolades include recognition by "Forbes" as one of America's top colleges and being ranked highly by the "Princeton Review."

Several Florida Tech faculty members have received NSF Career Awards and 90 are principal investigators in the institute's well-funded projects. Government, private organizations, and industry currently finance $94 million in sponsored research projects.

A Leading Research Center in Florida's Aerospace Technology Hub

Florida Institute of Technology is located in Melbourne, Florida -- a hub of aerospace and innovative companies including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corporation, Northrop Grumman, United Space Alliance, and of course, NASA. Students enjoy internships and are often recruited by these and other high-tech companies.

Florida Tech boasts 34 research institutes and centers in addition to major laboratories, providing an engineering graduate with all the resources needed to conduct their own research.

The multidisciplinary Applied Research Laboratory houses research in ocean engineering, advanced materials, polymer flammability, lasers and electrooptics, psychology, neural network-based autonomous sensing systems, and high magnetic-field physics.

The mission of the Institute for Energy Systems is to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for faculty members and students to conduct funded research in areas of national need, such as increasing domestic energy supplies, developing a comprehensive delivery system, and sustaining the nation's health and environment.

The mission of the College of Engineering Center for Space Commercialization is to identify, promote and support the use of space to provide goods or services of commercial value and to support U.S. aerospace industries and NASA needs toward a profitable commercialization of space. The center seeks to foster multidisciplinary collaboration among researchers from highly diversified scientific, engineering, and business communities, including universities, businesses, and government entities.

The Laser, Optics, and Instrumentation Laboratory exploits current technologies in continuous wave and short-pulse lasers and optics to develop new techniques for measuring and characterizing material properties. Faculty members and graduate students are involved in analyzing the interaction of these lasers with different materials for various applications, including biomedical and remote sensing.

The Microelectronics Laboratory is designed to be a teaching laboratory as well as an advanced research laboratory. A microelectronics fabrication course is taught to graduate and undergraduate students. In this course, students complete, fabricate, and test a variety of electronic devices such as photovoltaic devices and hydrogen sensors. Research conducted in the facility includes polymer-based and silicon-based electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Location & Contact

Program in Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Electrical Engineering Master's
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  • Earning Your Degree
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