Professionals seeking graduate study in electrical engineering now have two choices at Penn State Harrisburg.
Building on its established Master of Engineering program in electrical engineering, the college now is offering a Master of Science program in electrical engineering with an expanded research focus to address the needs of full-time students.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Peter B. Idowu, coordinator for both programs, says, “Since 1994, the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology has been offering the Master in Engineering in Electrical Engineering. This degree was designed to support the need for full-time and part-time students in the region to enhance their knowledge of engineering research and product development.”
He adds, “However, the program does not fit the educational goals of many aspiring full-time students seeking a research-intensive curriculum. The new Master of Science in electrical engineering degree with a thesis requirement will address the needs of these students, as well as create an environment for better serving the technology, research, and human resource concerns in the midstate.”
The new 31-credit program offers two areas of concentration -- Electronics-Electromagnetics-Optics (EEO) and Systems. Original research is expected for a thesis.