Earn an MS in Electrical Engineering from UMass Amherst Global

2019 Summer Application Deadline: April 29, 2019
2019 Fall Application Deadline: August 12, 2019
UMass offers two options for students pursuing their MS

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ECE Live Program

A 16-month MS program, ECE Live is designed for working engineers looking to play a central role in the creation and planning phases of new technologies. Students complete their program through UMass classes hosted at a university in their home country.

Students have the option to return to the UMass campus after their final semester to present their final projects and participate in the College of Engineering’s graduation ceremony.

ECE 1+1 Program

The ECE MS 1+1 is a two-year program that begins in your home country and ends in the U.S. Spend the first two semesters taking live, remote courses in a classroom environment, then travel to the U.S. to complete your second year on our campus in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Students will learn new approaches to electrical and computer engineering from professors and researchers who are at the forefront of technological innovation in the United States and around the world. Studies will span two continents, giving students a collaborative and unparalleled cross-cultural learning experience.

ECE 3+1+1 Program

The 3+1+1 option gives students access to the 1+1 degree, available to students in their fourth year of an undergraduate degree. Students can finish their fourth year of college while beginning the MS ECE degree in their home country. They can then travel to the U.S. to complete their degree on the UMass Amherst campus.

Sample Program Structure

TOTAL CREDITS EARNED: 30

Note: This is a sample course structure for a Spring program start. Additional entry options are available and will follow a similar course sequence.
* Students enrolled in the 1+1 and 3+1+1 options will choose from hundreds of available courses on the UMass Amherst campus.

Sample Program Structure

The MS Field Degree program is designed for working professionals—it is expected that students hold jobs or internships while in the program.

MARKETABLE ENGINEERING GRADUATES

The College of Engineering at UMass Amherst has an outstanding record of placing graduates in their specific fields.

While all students have access to engineering-specific career services and resources, students in electrical and computer engineering benefit from access to exclusive networking and professional development opportunities around the world. Electrical and Computer Engineering alumni hold key positions at leading global companies, including:

Amazon

Amazon Web Services

Apple

Cisco

Google
Huawei
IBM
Intel

Juniper Networks
Mathworks
Microsoft
Qualcomm

Industry Spotlight: IoT

The demand for connected devices spans industries such as energy, automotive, consumer devices, healthcare, and more. Over the next decade, career growth in IoT will demand deep experience in a range of technologies in both hardware as well as software in order to develop the most complex systems in human history. Tied to this technological triumph will be essential challenges across security, privacy, complexity, evolving architectures, and competing standards that must be solved by a new wave of engineers.

The program facilitates knowledge sharing and professional development across continents to help you advance your career in areas such as:

Internet of Things (IoT)
Cloud software development
Computer networks
Cybersecurity

Embedded systems
Hardware development
System software
Systems research

Admissions Information

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
iBT/TOEFL80 (no part below 18)
IELTS6.5 (no part below 6.0)
PTE55

Please note, if you completed your undergraduate studies at an accredited U.S. university, you do not need to provide English language exam results.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

• Passport

• Certified copies of all academic transcripts

• Official copy of English proficiency score (you may qualify for a waiver if you completed your studies in the U.S., Canada, UK or Australia)

• English Resume

• Letter of recommendation from employer or academic source

• Certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated)

IMPORTANT DATES
SUMMER 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE4/29/2019
ORIENTATION5/18/2019
START DATE5/20/2019
FALL 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE8/12/2019
ORIENTATION8/31/2019
START DATE9/3/2019
Costs and Location
ECE LIVE PROGRAM
DEPOSIT$2,000 USD
TOTAL TUITION$40,000 USD
AVAILABLE ATShanghai JiaoTong University
(Xuhui Campus, China)Ashoka Group of Institutions
(Hyderabad Campus, India)
ECE 1+1 and ECE 3+1+1 Program
FIRST YEAR TUITION$20,000 USD
AVAILABLE ATShanghai JiaoTong University
(Xuhui Campus, China)Beijing JiaoTong University
(East Campus, China)Xi’an International Studies University
(North Yanta Campus, China)Amity University
(Gurgaon/Gurugram Campus, India)Ashoka Institutions
(Hyderabad Campus, India)

Ready to learn more about the programs offered in your home country through UMass Amherst?