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Electrical and Computer Engineering

You're an engineer with a passion to help others and at the same time earn an advanced degree in electrical or computer engineering. If so, Michigan Tech's Peace Corps Master's International program in Electrical and Computer Engineering is the place to use your education and talents in service to others from around the world.

Study Locally, Learn Globally

Michigan Tech is the home of the first and only PCMI program in electrical or computer engineering. You will gain a foundational education from one of the top engineering programs in the nation. Then, receive your Peace Corps placement and travel abroad, using your knowledge to serve the people and meet the needs of your host country. See for yourself the problems faced by people from other cultures and countries—and create the solutions needed to solve those problems.

Course Work and Prerequisites

Prerequisites

BS degree in engineering or physics (depending on the field of study, some additional undergraduate mechanical engineering coursework may be necessary).

3.0 GPA, GRE: Recommended 75th percentile Quantitative, 20th percentile Verbal, and 3.0 or higher Analytical Writing (Michigan Tech students exempt)

Computer Engineering Course Schedule

Plan A (Thesis)1,2

  • SS5201 International Immersion & Research (1 cr)
  • FW5770 Rural Comm Devel, Planning, & Analysis (2 cr)
  • CE5993 Engineering with Developing Communities (2 cr)
  • EE 5994 International Engineering Field Experience (7 cr)4
  • EE xxxx ECE Electives (3 cr)
  • CS xxxx CS Electives (6 cr)
  • Other  Free Electives (4 – 7 cr) 3,4
  • EE 5990 Master’s Thesis (2 – 5 cr) 4

Plan B (Project)1,2

  • SS5201 International Immersion & Research (1 cr)
  • FW5770 Rural Comm Devel, Planning, & Analysis (2 cr)
  • CE5993 Engineering with Developing Communities (2 cr)
  • EE 5994 International Engineering Field Experience (7 cr)
  • EE xxxx ECE Electives (3 cr)
  • CS xxxx CS Electives (6 cr)
  • Other  Free Electives (3 – 7 cr) 3
  • EE 5991 Masters Project (2-6 cr)
Notes:
  1. At least 12 coursework credits must be at 5,000 – 6,000 level.
  2. No more than 12 coursework credits may be at 3,000 – 4,000 level.
  3. Total Credits must add up to 30 credits, regardless of program.
  4. Up to 4 credits of EE 5994 may be transferred to substitute for EE 5990.

Electrical Engineering Course Schedule

Plan A (Thesis)1,2

  • SS5201 International Immersion & Research (1 cr)
  • FW5770 Rural Comm Devel, Planning, & Analysis (2 cr)
  • CE5993 Engineering with Developing Communities (2 cr)
  • EE 5994 International Engineering Field Experience (7 cr) 3
  • EE xxxx EE Electives (12 cr)
  • Other Free Electives (4 cr)
  • EE 5990 or EE 5991 Research credits (2 cr)

Plan B (Project)1,2

  • SS5201 International Immersion & Research (1 cr)
  • FW5770 Rural Comm Devel, Planning, & Analysis (2 cr)
  • CE5993 Engineering with Developing Communities (2 cr)
  • EE 5994 International Engineering Field Experience (7 cr)
  • EE xxxx EE Electives (12 cr)
  • Other Free Electives (4 cr)
  • EE 5990 or EE 5991 Research credits (2 cr)
Notes:
  1. At least 12 coursework credits must be at 5,000 – 6,000 level.
  2. No more than 12 coursework credits may be at 3,000 – 4,000 level.
  3. Up to 4 credits of EE 5994 may be transferred to substitute for EE 5990.