Master of Science in Engineering

A Master of Science in Engineering offers opportunities for job advancement and higher salaries. Holders of this degree enjoy high salaries and greater job responsibilities and are perfect candidates for leadership positions in their companies. Three areas of concentrations are offered in this degree: Power, Robotics, and Advanced Materials.


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Power Systems Engineering

Our modern power systems path focuses on operation and control problems and solution techniques, including the current and advanced technologies and trends in development that will shape future electrical power systems.

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Robotics

Our robotics path focuses on the mathematical and algorithmic principles underlying intelligent systems and robotics. Topics include knowledge representation and reasoning, perception, and sensing in agents, efficient methods of search, plan creation and execution to solve complex problems, multi-agent systems and interaction, as well as ethical issues of intelligent systems. Students are expected to have a background in data structures, set theory & logic, Calculus II, and probability & statistics.

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Advanced Materials

Our advanced materials path focuses on the microstructure of high-strength fiber materials (glass, carbon, polymer, ceramic fibers) and matrix materials (polymer, metal, ceramic, and carbon matrices). Analyzing strength and elastic deflection of engineering materials due to loads applied axially, in torsion, in bending, and in shear. Combined stresses and principal stresses. Applications to design of beams and shafts. Computer simulation of stress under loading.


Program Description

The MS Engineering degree program requires the completion of 30 graduation semester credit hours (SCH). There are three concentration areas within this program: Power, Robotics, and Advanced Materials. Students need to take the following courses de3pending on their chosen concentration area.

EGN 6420 Principles of Engineering Analysis 3
Concentration:  
Students must take a set of 3 courses from one of the following areas of concentration: 9
Robotics and Control:  
EEL 5616 Engineering Foundations for Robotics  
EEL 5683 Introduction to Autonomous Systems  
EML 6805 Engineering Foundations for Robotics  
Power Systems:  
EEL 5266 Power System Operation  
EEL 5262 Smart Distribution System  
EEL 6245  Power Electronics and Utility Applications  
Advanced Materials:    
EML 5546 Composite Materials   
EML 5239  Principles of Fracture Mechanics   
EML 6305  Advanced Solid Mechanics   
Electives:   12 
Students can choose any 12 credits of any combination of 5000 and 6000 technical electives from either Engineering department. At least 3 credits must be 6000 level.  
Thesis or project: 
Students must choose between completing a thesis or a project   
Thesis Option   
EGN 6975  Thesis  
Project Option:  
EGN 6416 Engineering Project  
Total Hours 30

Department Contact

Dr. Michael C. Reynolds
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department Chair Associate Professor

 Phone: 850.474.2977
 Email: mreynolds2@uwf.edu 

 


Preferred Application Dates (For Assistantships)
FallSpringSummer
June 1 October 1 February 1

To ensure consideration for all available graduate funding, applicants should submit applications received by the listed Preferred Application Date. Applications received after these dates will be reviewed for admission, but may not be eligible for funding. Applicants should contact the appropriate graduate coordinator or department chair for more information.

Graduate Application Deadlines
FallSpringSummer
June 1 October 1 March 1

Application deadlines for most graduate programs. Applicants should contact the appropriate graduate coordinator or department chair for more information.


Admissions Requirements

In addition to the university graduate admission requirements, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant: 

  • Submission of one of the following graduate admission test:
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Bachelor's degree from an ABET accredited program in electrical, computer or mechanical engineering (or closely related field)
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA

The graduate admission test requirement may be waived for applicants with a 3.0 GPA or better. Students who are admitted to the program, but do not have sufficient background for their chosen concentration area, may be required to complete additional coursework. All other students can only be admitted by approval of the Graduate Committee. these students will likely have to complete additional coursework as recommended by the Graduate Committee.