Twin Cities Campus
Electrical Engineering Minor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, 3-166 Keller Hall, 200 Union Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-3564; fax: 612-626-1136)
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.
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.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Minor credits must be 5xxx or 8xxx level. Coursework must be from classroom and laboratory courses. No colloquia, seminar, or special investigation credits count toward meeting the minor requirements.
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
The master's minor requires a minimum of 6 credits in EE courses. All courses must be taken A-F. Courses that are cross-listed must be taken under the EE designator to count towards degree requirements.
The doctoral minor requires a minimum of 12 credits in EE courses. All courses must be taken A-F. Courses that are cross-listed must be taken under the EE designator to count towards degree requirements.