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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
3108 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
Fax: 785-532-1188

Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-noon, 1-5p.m.

ECE Graduate Program

Program Description

The Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Areas of specialization at the graduate level include:

  • Biomedical
  • Power electronics and energy research
  • Network science and engineering
  • Wireless communications
  • Power systems and smart grids
  • Renewable energies
  • Micro and nanoelectronics
  • Machine learning, multi-agent systems, modeling and optimization

Visit our research page for more information.

At the master's level there are three options: thesis, report, and course work only. The course work only option is available as an online program for distance students and offers specializations in either electrical power systems or communications and networking. All require a minimum of 30 hours of credit. The doctoral program requires 60 hours beyond the master's including original research of sufficient quality and importance to merit publication in a referred journal.

Program Requirements

Most incoming students have undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering or computer engineering. Students with backgrounds in physics, mathematics, computer science and other areas are also accepted into the program. These students may be required to complete undergraduate electrical engineering courses prior to full graduate admission. For a list of suggested coursework, visit our FAQ page.

Research Facilities

The department is located in Engineering Hall. This 100,000-square-foot facility has been designed to provide an excellent academic environment. There are numerous well-equipped instructional and research laboratories including the Communications Lab, Signal Processing Lab, Instrumentation Lab, Microcomputer Lab, Digital Systems Lab, Audio Lab, Bioengineering Lab, Energy Systems Lab, and Solid-State Electronics Lab.

Extensive networked computing resources are available to the department. 

Financial Support

Research and teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis. All applications are evaluated to determine if they are eligible for these positions. Most graduate assistants will have both teaching and research responsibilities. Students on five-tenths time assistantships pay in-state fees.

GRA Positions Available

Career Opportunities

Graduate study in electrical engineering will prepare engineers for pursuit in many diverse and high-technology careers. These careers can be in government, industry, or academia. Possible areas of employment are communications systems, medical equipment design, computer design and applications, power generation and distribution, automotive systems, manufacturing systems, and so on. 

Contact Information

Graduate Program Coordinator
Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kansas State University
3108 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506-5200



Additional Links 

Graduate Research Assistant Positions
Graduate Seminar Series

Minimum Admission Requirements
  • GRE scores (Institution Code: 6334, Department Code: 1203)
  • Minimum scores: Verbal – 145; Quantitative – 155; Analytical – 3.0
  • Graduation from an accredited institution with a baccalaureate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or closely related field. 
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 out of 4.0. (This implies a minimum of First Class in each of the four or five years required to earn the degree from a University in India)
International Students
  • Official TOEFL scores (Institution Code: 6334, Department Code: 66)
  • Must be at least 85 (internet based), with no score below 20 on the reading, listening, and writing sections
Application Deadlines

Summer – January 8
Fall – January 8
Spring – August 1