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 EC ENGR 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 EC ENGR Department.  (Please note new courses are added all the time as long as they are from the EC ENGR Dept they are eligible, they may not appear in list below:

EC ENGR 113, EC ENGR 131A, EC ENGR 132B, EC ENGR 201A, EC ENGR 201C, EC ENGR 205A, EC ENGR 233, EC ENGR 210A, EC ENGR 210B, EC ENGR M214A, EC ENGR 215A, EC ENGR 215B, EC ENGR 215C, EC ENGR 215D, EC ENGR 215E, EC ENGR M216A, EC ENGR 216B, EC ENGR 218, EC ENGR 230A, EC ENGR 230B, EC ENGR 231A, EC ENGR 231E, EC ENGR 232B, EC ENGR 232D, EC ENGR 235A, EC ENGR 238.



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.