Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering program at the University of Utah offers an opportunity to study online as part of one of the fastest growing programs at the University. The amount of research dollars spent, Ph.D. students enrolled, and faculty hired have grown tremendously over the last several years; leading to nearly 100% of our Ph.D students receiving research funding or financial assistance as well as providing funding for many Masters students.

Our graduates go on to high-paying careers with Fortune 500 companies in Utah and around the world and can look forward to many opportunities for success.

At the University of Utah our courses combine traditional online learning – where you study individually at home at your own pace – with interactive learning. Interactive learning increases your engagement with classmates and instructor, as well as with the materials covered. In this manner it improves learning outcomes. Our courses combine the flexibility of online teaching with the advantages and direct engagement of traditional teaching.

Interactive learning comes in a variety of ways:

  • Through group assignments– where you collaborate via email or a discussion forum to answer a problem set.
  • Through contributions to a discussion forum– where you directly respond to previous posts.
  • Through “peer reviews”– where you review and comment upon assignments from other students

Our classes also offer multiple routes to stay connected and get help:

  • Converse directly with the instructor via email.
  • Participate in and guide online discussions.
  • Attend online office hours in discussion threads or on the phone.

Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE)

All of the courses at the University, whether online or on campus, are taught by the same high-quality faculty members. There’s no distinction on your diploma that you completed courses online.

The Online Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering uses a coursework track.

The coursework track does not contain research or thesis requirements and instead fills the credit requirement with additional coursework. This track is ideal for students pursuing a Master’s degree for the advantage of enrolling in additional upper-level coursework.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Coursework Track Requirements

 Graduates from the ECE program can typically expect to earn a starting salary of $67,000 – $70,000 per year. Many graduates have found employment with Fortune 500 companies and other organizations such as: Qualcomm, Skull Candy, General Motors, L-3 Communication Systems, Google, The United States Department of Defense, Microsoft, and many others. 
 For more information on applying to the MSECE program visit the program website.  

The tuition rate for resident and non-resident students for the MSECE program is roughly $10,258 per semester for a 12 credit hour load.  This is an estimated rate based on the Spring 2017 tuition fee & schedule. For more information visit the visit the University Financial and Business Services website.

Note: During a single semester, your courses must be either online or on campus.  You cannot combine course types within a semester.  

Visit the Electrical and Computer Engineering website to chat directly with an academic advisor


Online MSECE Deadlines

Fall - April 1, (Domestic and International Students)

August 15, with $30 late fee

Spring - October 1, (Domestic and International Students)

December 15, with $30 late fee


Online MSECE Application


Online Courses

Several degree programs offer the opportunity to take a portion of your major courses online; this gives you the opportunity to leverage your courses to fit your timeline and your schedule.


The tuition rate for resident and non-resident students for the MSECE program is roughly $10,258 per semester for a 12 credit hour load. This is an estimated rate based on the Spring 2017 tuition fee & schedule. For more information, visit the University Financial and Business Services website

Last Updated: 10/11/17