Apply by:

November 1st

To begin:

Spring 2022


Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Sub plan: Professional) is a master’s degree program particularly designed for professionals aspiring to practice as electrical engineers. The goal of the program is to support working professionals with electrical engineering skills and baccalaureate degrees in other STEM areas that find electrical engineering an exciting field. This program provides advanced training with cutting-edge technology and theories for engineers to enhance their education to achieve higher technical positions and to take on leadership and management roles. Graduates of the program will gain greater skills and knowledge to address the expanding field of Electrical Engineering.

The graduates will be prepared to:

  • Understand the fundamental underlining RF communication at physical and network layers.
  • Solve problems in wireless communication with a special focus on electronics and security.
  • Utilize the latest technology and tools in mobile communication devices.
  • Design and implement RF circuits for telecommunication, IoT devices, and smart city and healthcare application.

*Average Annual U.S. Salary: 103k: Source

Pattern Recognition covers the basic pattern recognition techniques and approaches including hypothesis testing, classification, parameter estimations, feature extraction, and clustering. Specifically, the topics to be covered in this course include Introduction to classification; Nonmetric classification methods; Statistical pattern recognition; Supervised learning; Nonparametric learning; Feature extraction and selection; Unsupervised learning; Classifier evaluation; and Deep learning algorithms and applications.

Hai Deng


Program Requirements and Information

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STEP 1 – Online Application

  • Create an account on the Graduate Admissions website and login to complete the FIU Master’s Program Online Application.
  • Click “Create User Account.” Please note your password for future use. Use your account to enter the system to complete the application which will take approximately 15 minutes.
  • You may complete the online application without entering your TOEFL scores, statement of purpose, and recommendation letters. These documents may be submitted later via mail.
  • To apply for the Professional Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Select ‘Electrical Engineering- MS’, Concentration ‘Professional’.
  • Email us to confirm that your application has been submitted.

STEP 2 – Application Requirements

Please submit the following items with your online application, via email, or mail to the address below after completion of the online application. 

  • A 4-year Bachelor’s degree in in engineering, physical sciences, computer science, or mathematics from an accredited university with a minimum of 3.0 (“B”) average in the upper-level (the last 60 credit hours). An applicant whose GPA does not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be considered for conditional admission.
  • Official transcript of each previously attended university (undergraduate and graduate) in an envelope sealed by the degree-granting institution.
  • If an official transcript is not in English, the applicant must obtain two sets of transcripts: one to be submitted to FIU in the original language and the other to be translated by an official translation agency (or certified translator).
  • Official proof of degree: a notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is granted from a foreign institution not posted on the official transcripts.
  • Official TOEFL (minimum score 550 paper-based, or 213 computer-based, or 80 internet-based) or IELTS (minimum 6.5). It is a requirement for students who attended/graduated from universities in non-English speaking countries. FIU Institutional code is 5206.
  •  FIU is now accepting the Duolingo English Test through Fall 2022 admission. The Duolingo English Test is very straightforward and easy to sign up. Test takers can do everything from the comfort of their own home and device with an internet connection and webcam. To sign up, simply go to the Duolingo English Test website: (open with Firefox) and follow the instructions there. The test is $49 USD, takes about one hour to complete, and is computer adaptive. FIU’s minimum score requirement is 105. Test scores are available approximately 48 hours after the test has been completed. It is free to the test taker to send test scores to multiple accepting institutions.
  • Statement of purpose: A well-written statement describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing the MS in IoT degree at Florida International University. (Can be submitted via email.)
  • Resume: A current resume is required, which may include education, professional training, internship, and employment history (full time and part-time employment). (Can be submitted via email.)
  • Three letters of recommendation from employers, faculty, or professional associates. (Can be submitted via email.)

Mailing Address:

Florida International University
Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659004
Miami, FL 33265-9004
  • Total 10 courses (30 credit hours)
  • 2 mandatory math courses ( total 6 credit hours)
  • 5 mandatory EE courses ( total 15 credit hours)
  • Students must select 3 courses from 5 available elective courses (total 9 credit hours)
Two Mandatory Math Courses:

EEL 5171 – Advanced Systems Theory

State-space representations for continuous and discrete-time systems, controllability and observability, pole-zero allocation, Lyapunov stability theorem, state observers.

EEE 5543 – Random Signal Principles

Noise, random processes, correlation, spectral analysis in the analysis and design of communication systems. Optimization techniques; minimum mean square error.

Five Mandatory EE Courses:

EEL 5426 – RF Circuit Design

Transmission lines, guided EM propagation, microwave circuits, resonators, impedance matching, passive components, thin-film circuits, filters, two-port networks, measurements, advanced simulations.

EEL 6219 – Electric Power Quality

Modeling of networks under non-sinusoidal conditions, loads which may cause power quality problems, analysis of harmonics, flickers, impulses, standards, power quality improvement methods.

EEE 6311 – Advanced Electronic Systems I

Principles of analog and digital electronics network. Advanced analysis, modeling and computer simulation of op-amps. Analog design techniques and practical examples are covered.

EEL 6787 – Network Security

Network Security Requirements, Number Theory, Steganography, Encryption Design Principles and Algorithms, Message Authentication and Digital Signature Principle and Designs, Network System Security Design.

EEL 6825 – Pattern Recognition 

Pattern recognition techniques via computer: decision functions, optimum decision criteria, training algorithms, unsupervised learning, feature extraction, data reduction, machine intelligence.

EE Elective Courses:

EEL 5285C – Sustainable and Renewable Energy Sources and Their Utilization 

Alternative energy techniques, solar power, wind power, biomass, and other sources, electric power grid and integration of renewables, energy storage and smart energy utilization, and public policy.

 EEE 5425 – Introduction to Nanotechnology

Nanoscale electrical, optical and magnetic device operation. Overview of new devices enabled by nanotechnology, methods for fabrication, and characterization of nanoscale and devices.

EEE 6312 – Advanced Electronic Systems II

Study of linear properties of electronic systems and design of fault- tolerant systems using A/D and D/A and control algorithms.

EEL 6463 – Antenna Theory and Design

Radiation patterns of dipoles and loops, array analysis and synthesis, self-impedance and mutual impedance, frequency-independent antennas and antenna miniaturization, and reflectors and lens antenna.

EEL 6805 – Advanced Malware Reverse Engineering

This course provides the student with the necessary tools and techniques to perform practical reverse engineering on suspicious files and firmware encountered in a range of devices and understanding the implications associated with malware attacks.


The MS in Electrical Engineering (Professional) program is taught during regular, 15-week semesters, and courses are offered in an in-person model. The program can be completed in one year if the student follows the full-time schedule.


The total cost of this program is currently $17,142.25 plus semester fees (approximately $20,000). Tuition will be calculated each semester based on the number of courses enrolled. Students must pay for courses at the beginning of each semester, and may select to complete their payments in one lump sum or via a payment plan.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Academic Works FIU offers Academic Works, a website that matches students with relevant scholarship opportunities.  Find the one that’s right for you!  Academic Works is an online scholarship application tool where FIU students can browse and apply for more than 100 scholarships, made possible by the generosity of FIU alumni and friends.  Students can apply after they are matriculated into one of our programs.  For more information visit

Federal Financial Aid For information on Federal Financial Aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please visit our financial aid page. To contact the Financial Aid Office for more information visit or call (305) 348-7272.

International Students in this program will be able to work up to 20 hours per weak and cannot be supported by any assistantship. Visit the ISSS website for more details on on-campus employment. 



October 22
12:00 – 1:00 PM


$20,000 Approximately*



  • Reduction in tuition by providing scholarships to qualified students.
  • The innovative program aligns with expanding areas in 5G, IoT, and smart applications.
  • Opportunity to take highly tailored courses on wireless communication with a special focus on electronics and security.


Layla El-Hilu
Program Specialist
Phone: 305.348.2807

Our Faculty

Osama Mohammed

Osama Mohammed

Kang Yen

Kang Yen

Grover L. Larkins

Grover L. Larkins

Hai Deng

Hai Deng

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Nezih Pala

Nezih Pala

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Elias Alwan

Elias Alwan

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Vladimir Pozdin

Vladimir Pozdin

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Asahi Tomitaka

Asahi Tomitaka

Assistant Teaching Professor

Gustavo Chaparro-Baquero

Gustavo Chaparro-Baquero

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Mubarak Mujawar

Mubarak Mujawar

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