Electrical Engineering Master of Engineering

The master of engineering in electrical engineering at CU Denver is a broad-based, interdisciplinary degree designed especially for students who want to further their education in electrical engineering in areas such as engineering administration, where coursework in business management would logically supplement engineering studies.

Areas of concentration

Graduate programs in electrical engineering offer the following areas of concentration:

  • Communications and signal processing
  • Controls and signal processing
  • Microelectronics and VLSI
  • Fields, waves and optics
  • Computer engineering and embedded system design
  • Energy and power systems

Degree requirements

The master of engineering in electrical engineering requires 30 credit hours of academic work.

  • At least 15 credit hours must be 5000-level or above electrical engineering courses taken at CU Denver.
  • As many as 15 credit hours can be taken outside of engineering, including 3 credit hours of a master of engineering project, which covers an area of creative investigation performed by the student and may relate directly to their professional work.

For more information, refer to the Electrical Engineering Graduate Program Guide.

NOTE: The electrical engineering master of science at the University of Colorado Denver is a member of Western Regional Graduate Program. Qualified students admitted to this program who are residents of one of the 15 WICHE states may be eligible for residential tuition.

Eligibility requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Engineering program, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor of science degree from a reputable institution
  • At least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale


Students are required to successfully complete all prerequisites assigned to any electrical engineering graduate course.