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Take your education to the next level!


The Midland Master of Science Degree Program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering focuses on building graduate students’ competencies in the growing field of automotive electronics, particularly in the areas of vehicle safety, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving technologies. Our goal is to increase the availability of advanced graduate-level engineering education in the Great Lakes Bay Region. The program, which is based at MSU academic facilities in Midland, is open to Nexteer employees and other graduate-degree seeking students.

The M.S. program and its curriculum are developed in partnership with Nexteer Automotive. The plan replicates MSU’s standard Electrical and Computer Engineering M.S. program requiring 30 credit hours for completion (https://ece.msu.edu/academics/graduate-programs). The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will offer five graduate courses per year to meet these requirements. As a partner, Nexteer will provide program content recommendations and encourage eligible employees to take part in the educational program.

Two-degree options are currently available:

  • Option A (24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of thesis)
  • Option B (30 credit hours of course work)
ECE Professor Hayder Radha and CANVAS car
     ECE Professor Hayder Radha and CANVAS car

The graduate programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are built on the quality of our 55 faculty members and their research. Each year approximately 220 students are enrolled in our M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs. Our research activities have witnessed strong growth in recent years with the creation of two new research efforts: Connected and Autonomous Networked Vehicles for Active Safety (CANVAS), and Millimeter-wave and Submillimeter-wave Electronic Systems. Our faculty members are leaders in their chosen field and are highly respected by their peers and we have 2 National Academy of Engineering members, 19 IEEE Fellows, 13 NSF CAREER awardees, 3 DARPA YFA awardees, and 4 University Distinguished Faculty in the department. The main areas of research include Computer Engineering (computer architecture, computer networks, and VLSI/microelectronics), Electrosciences (electromagnetics, electronic materials and devices, and nondestructive evaluation), and Systems (biomedical engineering, control and robotics, power electronics and systems, and signal processing and communications).

For information on how to apply to the Midland M.S. program, please visit ECE Admission: https://ece.msu.edu/academics/admissions-graduate-studies