MSU Engineering launches two online master’s degrees for electrical and mechanical engineers

The Michigan State University College of Engineering has launched its first two online master’s degree programs. The new online M.S. in electrical engineering and M.S. in mechanical engineering enable students in these disciplines to reap the benefits of an MSU engineering education without having to relocate to East Lansing.MSU Engineering is expanding ways to hone specialized skills and earn an advanced degree at MSU.

The programs expand the options for working professionals to earn an MSU degree and update and hone their specialized skills — from anywhere, at any time. They also are an extension of the university’s strong commitment to lifelong learning. 

A multidisciplinary group of MSU faculty members and online learning experts designed the online delivery platform for the new online degrees. Both programs aim to prepare students for today’s ever-evolving and demanding engineering workplace. 

Online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

“Our new online master’s will challenge engineers to integrate their creativity and technical knowledge using state-of-the-art applications,” said John Papapolymerou, chair and MSU Foundation Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

The degree is customizable, with both thesis and non-thesis plans of study. Courses cover topics including: 

signal processing
electromagnetics
electronic circuit design
advanced power systems
autonomous systems
high speed wireless communication systems
diamond technology

“We will continually update the curriculum to ensure our online students receive a quality and modern electrical engineering education,” Papapolymerou added.

For more on MSU’s online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, visit the program website

For more information, visit: https://www.egr.msu.edu/news/2019/03/19/new-online-masters-programs