This program affords an opportunity for engineers and others to advance their competency in analysis and design to better meet the high technology needs of local industry. Each student selects two core courses and three graduate courses in one area of emphasis, and the remaining courses must augment and support the area of emphasis. Some current examples of areas of emphasis are biomedical, communications, digital signal processing, and networking, control systems and robotics, digital systems and computers, electronics, and power. Students may create other areas of emphasis with the approval of the graduate advisor. Students will choose one of the three alternatives: thesis, project, or course-only. Successful completion of a thesis provides a unifying culmination to the program, and an enhanced resume for future industrial or academic endeavors. A limited number of laboratory and teaching assistantships are available to qualified graduate students.