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Named a "2015 Best College" by The Princeton Review

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Ranked among the nation’s "Best Online Programs" for "Grad Engineering" in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report

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Ohio University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

At the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, graduates are equipped with the skills to research, design, develop, and test new technologies and industry applications — and to position themselves as leaders.

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Curriculum

Delivered through a completely online learning environment, our curriculum focuses on the core principles of advanced electrical engineering. For those who seek to understand engineering systems in even greater depth, we offer concentrations in Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles, Communications and Digital Signal Processing, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Navigation Systems, and Micro Nano Devices and Systems.
Foundational Courses

Engineering Writing - 3 credits

Computational Tools for Engineers - 3 credits

Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles Courses
Communication Engineering - 3 credits

State Space Methods in Control - 3 credits

Electronic Navigation Systems - 3 credits

Inertial Navigation Systems - 3 credits

Satellite Based Navigation Systems - 3 credits

Embedded Systems - 3 credits

Vehicle Control Systems - 3 credits

Plus 3 elective courses of your choice

Communications and Digital Signal Processing Courses
Microwave Theory and Devices - 3 credits

Embedded Systems - 3 credits

Communication Engineering - 3 credits

State Space Methods in Control - 3 credits

Digital Signal Processing - 3 credits

Computer Communications Network - 3 credits

Information Theory and Coding - 3 credits

Plus 3 elective courses of your choice

Computer Engineering Courses
Micro Nano Fabrication - 3 credits

Embedded Systems - 3 credits

Design of Digital Circuits - 3 credits

Computer Architecture - 3 credits

Computer Communications Network - 3 credits

Information Theory and Coding - 3 credits

Nanoelectric Devices and Applications - 3 credits

Plus 3 elective courses of your choice

Electrical Engineering Courses
Micro Nano Fabrication - 3 credits

Microwave Theory and Devices - 3 credits

Embedded Systems - 3 credits

Communication Engineering - 3 credits

State Space Methods in Control - 3 credits

Design of Digital Circuits - 3 credits

Plus 3 elective courses of your choice

Electronic Navigation Systems Courses
Microwave Theory and Devices - 3 credits

Embedded Systems - 3 credits

Electronic Navigation Systems - 3 credits

Inertial Navigation Systems - 3 credits

Satellite Based Navigation Systems - 3 credits

Integrated Navigation Systems - 3 credits

Aviation Standards, Software Design, and Certification - 3 credits

Plus 3 elective courses of your choice

Micro Nano Devices and Systems Courses
Micro Nano Fabrication - 3 credits

Microwave Theory and Devices - 3 credits

Embedded Systems - 3 credits

Design of Digital Circuits - 3 credits

Optoelectronics and Photonics - 3 credits

Computer Architecture - 3 credits

Nanoelectric Devices and Applications - 3 credits

Plus 3 elective courses of your choice

Faculty

A key component to creating a successful educational program is identifying faculty members with actual experience in the industry. For our Master of Electrical Engineering program we’ve assembled a diverse team of professionals who have dedicated their careers to electrical engineering. They are passionate about education and the field and enjoy sharing their first-hand experience directly with our students.

  • Doug Lawrence, Ph.D.
  • Avinash Kodi, Ph.D.
  • Maarten Uijt de Haag, Ph.D.
  • Savas Kaya, Ph.D.
  • Michael Braasch, Ph.D.
  • Chris Bartone, Ph.D.
  • Jeff Dill, Ph.D.
  • David Juedes, Ph.D.
  • Janusz A. Starzyk, Ph.D.
  • Wojciech Jadwisienczak, Ph.D.
  • Jim Zhu, Ph.D.
  • H. Bryan Riley, Ph.D.

Doug Lawrence, Ph.D.

Dr. Douglas Lawrence joined the Ohio University faculty in 1991. He teaches and researches systems and control theory with application to aerospace control systems.

Dr. Lawrence’s current research focuses on nonlinear and hybrid systems theory with application to the design of complex hierarchical control systems for aerospace applications and on modeling of complex aerodynamic flow phenomena with application to the design of active flow control systems.

From 1992 to 1993, Dr. Lawrence participated in the NASA-sponsored controller redesign study for the Hubble Space Telescope. He has consulted for Austral Engineering & Software Inc. on an Air Force-sponsored Phase II SBIR contract involving wind tunnel testing and aerodynamic modeling for the X-45A UCAV developed by Boeing under the DARPA/Air Force UCAV Advanced Technology Demonstration program. Dr. Lawrence was the technical lead on a NASA contract under the Space Launch Initiative program responsible for the design of a supervisory flight manager for integrated guidance, navigation, and control for reusable launch vehicles.

Avinash Kodi, Ph.D.

Dr. Avinash Kodi has been on the faculty of Ohio University since 2007. He has taught introductory courses in computer engineering, computer organization, and advanced courses such as parallel computer architecture and interconnection networks for high-performance computing.

Dr. Kodi has published more than 60 items in IEEE and OSA peer-reviewed conferences and journals in the field of computer architecture and optical interconnection networks. His graduate students have gone on to work at Intel Corp., Lockheed Martin, and other multinational companies. Dr. Kodi has also been the lead faculty member for senior design projects involving developing hardware infrastructure to design a health kiosk to evaluate an individual’s health.

Maarten Uijt de Haag, Ph.D.

Dr. Maarten Uijt de Haag studied at Delft University in the Netherlands before coming to Ohio University for his doctorate and joining the Avionics Engineering Center in 1995. He supports global positioning system software development and flight test operations with the center’s FAA/NASA activities. In addition, Dr. Uijt de Haag is involved in the development of signal models for GPS and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Savas Kaya, Ph.D.

From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Savas Kaya was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow, carrying out research in transport and scaling in Si/SiGe MOSFETs, and fluctuation phenomena in decanano MOSFETs. Dr. Kaya served as Air Force Office of Scientific Research summer faculty fellow in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He has published more than 40 journal papers and 50 conference proceedings. Dr. Kaya’s other interests include nanoelectronic devices and circuits, TCAD, transport theory, nanostructures, process integration, ionic transport, and biomolecular modeling in trans-membrane proteins. He was a member of the organizing committee for IWCE 7 (2000), IEEE Nanotech 6 (2006), and SPIE Photonics East 2007.

Michael Braasch, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Braasch has been teaching navigation system courses since 1994 and has been performing navigation system research through the Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center since 1985. He is internationally recognized for his work in characterizing GPS multipath and is one of the originators of the integrated multipath-limiting antenna for GPS. Dr. Braasch has served as a visiting scientist at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and has lectured for NATO AGARD. He has co-authored chapters for AIAA books on GPS in addition to numerous conference papers and journal articles. Dr. Braasch is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot.

Chris Bartone, Ph.D.

Prior to joining Ohio University as a professor, Dr. Chris Bartone worked for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division from 1983 to 1998, performing research, development, tests, and evaluation on communication, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) systems. He is a member of the Institute of Navigation, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Association of Old Crows.

Jeff Dill, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeff Dill is a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Ohio University. He also serves as the program director for the online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program.

David Juedes, Ph.D.

David Juedes, Ph.D. is a tenured associate professor and chair of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He teaches a range of computer science classes from introductory to advanced graduate-level courses. Dr. Juedes performs research in algorithms and complexity theory and is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Janusz A. Starzyk, Ph.D.

Janusz A. Starzyk received M.S. degree in applied mathematics and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering both from Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, and habilitation degree in electrical engineering from Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. He worked as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Electronics Fundamentals, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland. Subsequently, he spent two years as a Post-Doctorate Fellow and research engineer at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. Since 1991he has been a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, and a director of Embodied Intelligence Lab.

He cooperated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the area of testing and mixed signal fault diagnosis for eight years. He has been a visiting professor at University of Florence, Italy, and at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has been a technical advisor and Senior Scientist at Magnolia Broadband Inc. He has been a consultant to Magnetek Corp. and Anteon Corporation, a General Dynamics Company. For several summers he was a visiting faculty at Wright Labs – Advanced Systems Research Group and at Redstone Arsenal – U.S. Army Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Activity. For one year he held the position of an IPA fellow at Wright Research Labs, Automatic Target Recognition Group. He was a visiting researcher at ATT Bell Laboratories – VLSI Systems Research Group and Sarnoff Research Labs. – Mixed Signal VLSI Design Group.

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., MSEE, BSEE

Wojciech Jadwisienczak, Ph.D.

Wojciech M. Jadwisienczak hails from Torun, Poland, and joined Ohio University in 1996. Since 2001, he has taught with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. His primary research focuses on fundamental properties and applications of semiconductors for optoelectronics, spintronics and photovoltaics. Specifically, he is involved with spectroscopy of semiconductors doped with lanthanides. His other research interests include nanophotonics, spintronics, and materials and devices for deep-UV light generation and applications. He advises a group of research students working on independent projects sponsored by the NSF, AFOSR and ARO. His advisees received the Fulbright (2007) and DoD (2011) Fellowships in the past. He is a member of the American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, and Optical Society of America. He has published more than 50 scientific papers cited more than 800 times.

Research Interests: Optical Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors, Optoelectronic Devices and Lasers, Nanotechnology and Photonic Materials, Materials and Devices for Deep UV-light, Generation and Applications, Materials for Photovoltaics.

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 2001. M.S., Physics, Nicholas Copernicus University, Poland, 1995.

Jim Zhu, Ph.D.

Dr. Zhu received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Alabama, Huntsville in 1989. His main area of research is nonlinear control theory, with a focus on advanced flight control systems funded over the past 5 years by AFOSR and NASA MSFC. Since 1999, he has been a participant in the NASA MSFC Advanced Guidance and Control R&D program working on launch and entry controllers for the X-33. His controller design is currently undergoing stringent final tests by high fidelity 6-DOF Monte Carlo simulations at MSFC along with the six other designs. Preliminary test results indicated that his design, which uses a trajectory linearization approach based on a linear time-varying spectral theory developed in his Ph. D. research, performed very well.

Currently, Dr. Zhu leads a four-university team as the Principal Investigator on a $4.4M NASA contract to develop an Integrated Guidance and Control (IG&C) system for NASA’s 2nd Generation Reusable Launch Vehicle. He is also a Co-Principal Investigator on a three-university team funded by the Ohio DAGSI-AFRL/VA program developing closed-loop control techniques for unsteady flow over a delta wing. In the past 10 years his research has been funded by NSF, AFOSR, NASA, and ARMY SSDC over $5.8M. He has published more than 80 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Zhu is currently an elected Board of Governors member of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS). He served as the IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board (CEB) Chairman from 1998-2001, and he is currently the Associate Chair of the CEB. The CEB is responsible for reviewing some 1,800 full-length papers per year, which constitute the main body of two 5,000+ pp. prestigious annual control conference proceedings.

Research Interests: Nonlinear and Linear Time Varying System Theory, Flight Control Systems, Robotics

H. Bryan Riley, Ph.D.

Dr. Bryan Riley, who joined Ohio University in 2010, has taught courses in signal processing, electrical communication systems, EE capstone design, and hybrid and electric vehicles. Riley, who spent his early career in the automotive industry, has managed multi-disciplined and global engineering teams responsible for introducing advanced electronic features for passenger vehicles such as enhancements to vehicle stability control (VSC), adaptive cruise control (ACC), and other active safety features that warn drivers of potentially hazardous driving conditions. He holds three patents and was responsible for the autonomous brake controls on an 18-month $2.4M U.S. DOT Funded Automotive Collision Avoidance System Field Operational Tests. Since leaving the auto industry, Riley launched Provectus Technical Solutions, LLC, an engineering services company, in 2009.

Research Interests: autonomous vehicles, sensor fusion, active safety features and functions and broad research themes in digital signal processing including detection, classification, and parameter estimation.

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., MSEE, BSEE

Industry outlook and career opportunities

The rapid pace of technological innovation and development will likely drive demand for electrical and electronics engineers in research and development, according to Today’s Engineer Online. Engineering expertise is expected to be needed to develop distribution systems related to new technologies.

Job growth for electrical and electronics engineers is likely to be greatest in engineering services firms. These engineers also are likely to experience job growth in computer systems design as that industry continues to implement more powerful portable computing devices.

 

Average annual wage for civil engineers $79,340
Average annual wage for environmental engineers: $80,890According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from May 2012