Electrical Engineering

Degree: Master of Science in Engineering – Electrical

Area Director: Prof. Izhak Rubin, irubin@ucla.edu

The UCLA MS Engineering Online Program offers the Master of Science in Engineering degree with Electrical Specialization.  Only the comprehensive examination plan (not the thesis option) is available through the online program. In addition

The EE courses currently available in the online program allow for courses in Signal Processing and Communications, and Integrated Circuits. Please see the following pages for descriptions of these areas.

Degree Requirements: 

At least nine courses are required (36 Units), of which at least Five must be graduate courses at the 200 level (excluding ENGR 299 Capstone Project course), and meet Comprehensive Exam Requirement.

At least 6 of the Courses must be from the EE Department.  (Please note new courses are added all the time as long as they are from the EE Dept they are Eligible, they may not appear in List below:

EE 113, EE 131A, EE 132B, EE 201A, EE 201C, EE 205A, EE 209AS, EE 210A, EE M214A, EE 215A, EE 215B, EE 215C, EE 215D, EE 215E, EE M216A, EE 216B, EE 218, EE 230A, EE 231A, EE 231E, EE 232B, EE 238, EE 230B



Comprehensive Exam Requirement

Students can meet the Comprehensive Exam Requirement in two ways: Choose (1 option below)

Option 1:

Take and Pass ENGR 299 Capstone Project course.

Option 2:

Take and pass three written exams for three different graduate level courses within the student’s area of specialization. The written exams are held concurrently with the final exam of the graduate level courses. Students may select which exams they would like to count towards the Comprehensive Exam requirement.

Electives: As long as you have met the requirements above the remaining courses may be selected from  other Engineering departments. No approval is necessary

Thesis Plan



Students are expected to complete the degree within two academic years and one quarter, including two summer sessions. The maximum time allowed in this program is three academic years (nine quarters), excluding summer sessions.