Graduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012
Offering the Master of Science Degree
Admission to the Master of Science program with a major in Engineering Technology, Electrical Concentration, is open to persons holding the bachelor or higher degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a related degree from an accredited college.
Preference in admission will be given to applicants having professional experience in a technical work environment. The admission procedure is competitive in that students will be admitted only if their academic accomplishments and work experience demonstrate that they can successfully complete the program.
Applicants for admission to the Master of Science program with a major in Engineering Technology, Electrical Concentration must submit the following to the Admissions Office no later than the semester deadline date before the beginning of the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll:
International students should refer to the International Students sub-section for additional admission requirements.
Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Electrical, Computer, or Telecommunications Engineering Technology or Electrical, Computer, or Telecommunications Engineering from an accredited college or university.
Applicants must have at least a 2.75 (on the 4.00 scale) undergraduate grade point average. Applicants must score a minimum of 500 on either the quantitative or analytic components of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
The program coordinator in conjunction with the graduate admissions committee determines the student admission status.
Full Graduate Status students have met all the criteria shown above and have been judged acceptable by the graduate programs committee.
Post-Baccalaureate status is available to students who do not meet the admission criteria but who are NOT seeking a degree.
Provisional students are graduate students who have not met all the criteria shown above. They are limited to designated courses, either graduate or undergraduate, during which they will be evaluated to determine their likelihood of success. Provisional students are not guaranteed full graduate status.
International applicants who do not possess a bachelor's degree from a college within the United States must submit the following additional information to the Admissions Office:
A minimum TOEFL score of 213 on the computer version, 550 on the paper version or 79 on the Internet version is required. International students on F-1 and J-1 visas must purchase medical insurance made available through Southern Polytechnic State University or provide proof of alternate coverage through a comparable policy.
International applicants applying from outside of the United States must submit all admissions documents, including Immunization Certificate, at least 60 days prior to the deadline dates.
Students may wish to transfer credit from other graduate programs in which they have been enrolled. Transfer credit is limited to one 3 or 4 credit course subject to the discretion of the head of the academic program where the program resides. Students may apply for transfer credit if:
Persons holding a recognized bachelor's degree may be admitted as post-baccalaureate students if they are interested in taking additional classes for personal growth or professional development but not involving a new degree objective. Such students must meet all course prerequisites for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate courses.
To apply for post-baccalaureate status, the student must submit to the Admissions office:
If a student in this category chooses to later apply for degree-seeking status, the student must follow the regular Master's program admission procedure. Following regular program admission, graduate credit earned in the non-degree-seeking category may be counted only with the permission of the program where the degree is housed. Ordinarily, no more than 8 hours of graduate course-work completed in this provisional status may be applied to the degree.
Engineering Technology--Electrical Concentration
The scope of electrical engineering technology has become very broad as the knowledge base and applications associated with this discipline continue to expand at an accelerating pace.
The Master of Science degree is offered to meet the needs of individuals who wish to pursue advanced studies in modern electrical, electronic or computer technologies in order to fulfill their personal or career goals.
There are four principal objectives to the graduate program in Engineering Technology:
Each graduate student will pursue an individualized course of study within the guidelines of one of the programs listed below. The student and his/her academic advisor will identify the graduate courses that will comprise that student's course of study. The courses will be chosen to: