ECE MS Field Degree: Earn an Elite Master’s Degree Without Interrupting Your Career
The ECE M.S. Field Degree is an 18-month program designed for working engineers or recent graduates who are looking to grow their career and their skills at the same time. Engineers who want to play a central part in the creation and implementation of new technologies, and bring that new knowledge back to their work, are the ideal candidates for this degree.
Students will learn new approaches to electrical and computer engineering from professors and researchers who are at the forefront of technological innovation in the United States and around the world. Their studies will span two continents, giving students a collaborative and unparalleled cross-cultural learning experience.
After a 7-week summer semester on the UMass Amherst campus in the USA, students will complete their remaining courses through a live, video-based virtual platform hosted at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. The curriculum is professionally-oriented and immediately applicable in the field.
Students’ experiences in the program give them an unparalleled professional advantage as they continue to build their careers. Through partnerships with leading international employers such as GE, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft, students have exclusive access to internship opportunities around the world.
Professional and practical, the program provides high-level training and hands-on experience in cutting-edge technology, which culminates in a design-intensive capstone project. Students progress through the program together as a cohort and are taught exclusively by UMass Amherst professors for the duration of the program.
Students are required to have an undergraduate engineering degree in: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, with strong performance in math and programming courses. If students have an engineering degree from a program not listed, please contact email@example.com.
1st Semester (Summer)
UMass Amherst campus in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
- Option 1: July 1, 2017 – August 17, 2017
- Option 2: July 1, 2017 – July 21, 2017 (Ideal for working professionals)
2nd – 5th Semesters
Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China
Students are taught by UMass Amherst professors for the duration of the program, both in the classroom as well as using a state-of-the-art, live, video-based virtual platform
Instruction in English with bilingual Chinese (Mandarin) language support
An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required.
Application deadline: June 1, 2017
Program start-date: July 1, 2017
Sample ECE MS Field Degree Curriculum
Residential Option versus Field Degree Option
|Residential Option||Field Degree Option|
|Student profile||Research-oriented students seeking opportunities to participate in locally-based faculty research||Working engineers seeking central involvement in the creation and planning phase of new technologies within industry|
|Degree earned||MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering||MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Time to completion||Two years||18 months|
|Instruction location||On campus||On campus and at partner classroom site via live lecture|
|Ability to work during degree program||Limited||Full-time work expected|
|Total degree cost||Varies. See umass.edu||$45,000|
|Cost-of-Living||USA budget||China budget|