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Increase your earning potential and open the door for specialized career opportunities with a Master of Science in Engineering from UWF.

Why Study Engineering at UWF?

The Master of Science in Engineering degree is a joint venture between the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

We offer one-on-one interaction with highly trained faculty and a flexible course schedule. You can choose to attend live lectures at the Pensacola campus, UWF Emerald Coast in Fort Walton Beach, watch a live feed of the lecture anywhere in the world or watch recorded lectures at your convenience.

What You Will Learn

You will choose one of three high-demand areas of specialization—power, robotics or advanced materials—and mix in a wide variety of elective courses to develop a program that best suits your needs.

Regardless of which specialization you choose, you will enroll in Principles of Engineering Analysis, which covers topics in advanced engineering analysis, including linear algebra, partial differential equations, Fourier series, complex variables and vector calculus with numerical techniques. You will take three courses in your area of specialization, concluding with a thesis or an engineering project.

A limited number of graduate research and teaching assistantships exist for highly qualified students.

Concentrations

The power concentration 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.

The robotics concentration focuses on the mathematical and algorithmic principles underlying intelligent systems and robotics. Topics include knowledge representation and reasoning, perception and sensing in agents and efficient methods of search, as well as ethical issues of intelligent systems.

 

The advanced materials concentration focuses on the microstructure of high-strength fiber materials (glass, carbon, polymer, ceramic fibers) and matrix materials (polymer, metal, ceramic and carbon matrices) with various applications in mind.

Careers & Outcomes

Our program is new, but engineers are in high demand and find career opportunities in a wide variety of companies and organizations. Below are common job titles for engineering graduates and examples of the types of organizations that will hire our alumni.

Job Titles


  • Senior Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Material Engineer

Employers


  • Eglin Air Force Base
  • Air Force Research Labs 
  • BAE Systems Southern Company
  • General Electric
  • Mott McDonald
  • QMotion

Program Details

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an ABET-accredited program in electrical, computer or mechanical engineering (or closely related field)
  • Undergraduate institutional GPA

Students who are admitted to the program but do not have a 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.

Students with a lower Undergraduate GPA (below 3.0) have the option to take and submit scores for one of the following graduate exams to help strengthen their application:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

Featured Courses

A sample of featured courses you will take in the Engineering program.

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