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Electrical Engineering Minor

Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, 3-166 Keller Hall, 200 Union Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-3564; fax: 612-626-1136)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers diverse educational programs that encompass nearly all aspects of modern electrical and computer engineering, ranging from the very theoretical system and information theory to highly experimental work in novel device research and microelectronics. Emphases in the major are solid state and physical electronics, surface physics, thin films, sputtering, noise and fluctuation phenomena, quantum electronics, plasma physics, automation, power systems and power electronics theory, wave propagation, communication systems and theory, optics, lasers, fiber optics, magnetism, semiconductor properties and devices, VLSI and WSI engineering in theory and practice, network theory, signal and image processing, and computer and systems engineering. Interdisciplinary work is also available in bioelectrical sciences, control sciences, computer sciences, solar energy, applications of systems theory to urban transportation and economic planning, and biological modeling.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.40.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Minor coursework must be taken A-F. Minor credits must be 5xxx or 8xxx. Coursework must be from classroom and laboratory courses. No colloquia, seminar, or special investigation credits count toward meeting the minor requirements.
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