Computer Systems Engineering BSCSE/Engineering MS (Electrical and Computer Engineering)(non-thesis)

The completion of the M.S. in Engineering enables the student to gain in-depth expertise through their coursework which will give them a competitive edge and add experience years for industry employment. Earning an M.S. has been shown to significantly improve total earning potential over the length of a career versus a B.S. alone.

Admission to Program

Students apply to the Double Dawgs pathway during the spring semester of their junior year.

To be considered for the pathway the student must complete a College of Engineering Pathway Application and meet the following requirements:

- Have a minimum UGA GPA of 3.0.
- Have completed (or be currently enrolled in) all pre-requisites necessary to enroll in Capstone Design I (CSEE 4910 or ELEE 4910) during fall semester of their senior year.
- Submit an essay indicating their professional interests and career goals within an ECE degree program.
- Provide a letter of support from a faculty member within the School of ECE indicating that the faculty member will serve as the student’s mentor during the next academic year (senior year). In this role, the faculty member will commit his/her time to helping the student start and complete their graduate program and give advice on potential coursework and projects. By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee funding for the student or continued advisement during their fifth year of the program.
- Demonstration of research experience is desirable.

What Students Need to Apply:
- Completed and submitted College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF)
- Resume
- Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals in ECE)
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Letter of Support from Faculty Member Mentor

See the College of Engineering's Double Dawgs webpage for application deadlines.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Students may use the following courses (up to 12 credit hours) to satisfy requirements for both the BS and MS degrees
- ENGR 8910/8910E Foundations for Engineering Research (3 hours)(required)
- 3 (9 hours) 6000-level courses

Eligible 6000-level electives from ECE are as follows:
- CSEE 6240 – Wireless Sensor Networks
- CSEE 6260 – Microcontroller Interfacing
- CSEE 6290 – Computer Architecture
- CSEE 6530 – Introduction to Optical Engineering
- CSEE 6620 – Biomedical Imaging
- ECSE 6410 – Pattern Recognition
- ECSE 6420 – Deep Learning
- ECSE 6610 – Error Correcting Codes
- ELEE 6145 – Principles of Lasers and Photonics
- ELEE 6210 – Linear Systems
- ELEE 6220 – Feedback Control Systems
- ELEE 6230 – Sensors and Transducers
- ELEE 6235 – Industrial Control Systems
- ELEE 6250 – Advanced Microcontrollers
- ELEE 6260 – Introduction to Nanoelectronics
- ELEE 6275 – Advanced Control Systems
- ELEE 6280 – Introduction to Robotics Engineering
- ELEE 6540 – Applied Machine Vision
- ELEE 6215 – Optoelectronic Devices
- INFO 6150 – Engineering Informatics
- INFO 6160 – Introduction to Industrial Internet of Things

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Graduate Area of Emphasis courses include 18 credit hours taken in the area of emphasis at the 8000-level. The 18 hours may not be satisfied by transfer credit, master’s research courses (7000), master’s project-based research (7010), or thesis writing (7300).ECE Graduate Areas of Emphasis options are found here:

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

This pathway is for the non-thesis master's degree. The requirements of the M.S. in Engineering with an area of emphasis in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) may be found at the College of Engineering website:

Admission to Graduate Program

The student must apply and be admitted to the UGA graduate school. Their performance during their fourth year and any relevant testing (GRE, TOEFL) will be considered.

Admission to graduate program will require:
- Online Graduate School Application
- Resume
- Statement of Purpose (professional interest and career goals in ECE)
- Transcripts
- 3 Letters of Recommendation, including the Letter of Support from the faculty advisor who will mentor the student in selection of master’s coursework.

See the College of Engineering's graduate admissions webpage for application deadlines.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Mable Fok
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2233
  • Address: Paul D. Coverdell Center, Room 132

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Computer Systems Engineering B.S.C.S.E.
  • Department/College: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: George Felis
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3476
  • Address: 1252 Driftmier Engineering Center, 597 D.W. Brooks

Additional Advising Contact

  • Name: Michelle McFalls
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-3815
  • Address: 1202 Driftmier Engineering Center, 597 D.W. Brooks

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Engineering M.S.
  • Department/College: College of Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Victoria Martinez
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-1653
  • Address: Coverdell 132A, College of Engineering