Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering  Advance your career with our new technical master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. The degree is hands-on and industry oriented. Our experienced faculty understand the right mix of theory and practice needed to produce effective engineers in the workplace. Courses cover the areas of Power Systems - legacy, alternative, and distributed - and Power Electronics plus Electric Machines, Communications, Networks & Signals, Controls, and Embedded Systems. The program was developed in consultation with industry leaders who know first-hand the knowledge base necessary to succeed. Join the nearly 600 masters students from over 150 companies in the Twin Cities region who are advancing their careers in Software and Engineering at the University of St. Thomas.

The degree program has several options. The course-based option requires 10 graduate-level courses for its completion.  The project-based option requires 8 courses and a design project.  One option for the design project enables students to explore in-depth an industrially relevant technical problem in collaboration with our faculty and the sponsoring company.  The student gains from the experience, solves a relevant and substantive industrial problem, while deepening their understanding of advanced engineering concepts. In addition to corporately sponsored projects, research projects under a graduate faculty advisor are also available.

Key features of our program

  • Real-world education – students can apply their knowledge immediately.
  • The opportunity to work with qualified faculty with decades of industrial experience in aerospace, biomedicine, controls, power systems - transmission and distribution, alternative energy systems, electric machines, power electronics, manufacturing, and other areas.
  • A flexible night and weekend class schedule tailored to working adults.
  • An undergraduate degree in engineering is not required for admission to the program.  The courses are designed to allow people to succeed with backgrounds in other fields such as biology, business, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and geology.

Who enrolls in this program?

Our program trains people to succeed in the following industries:

  • energy - utilities, commercial power, alternative energy
  • power transmission and distribution
  • power electronics
  • electrical design
  • manufacturing
  • product design
  • controls
  • mechatronics
  • robotics

Join now to increase and diversify your engineering skills.

How do I apply?

Call us at any time of the year to begin the process. Our phone numbers are 651-962-5750 or 800-328-6819 Ext. 2-5750.  We'll provide you with additional information and help you understand the program requirements.

If you're not ready to pursue a degree, you can take one or two courses for professional development.

If you're ready to start a degree program and have not completed all application file requirements, you can take courses immediately through Graduate Special Enrollment (limited to six credits or two classes).

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