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MSEE Plan A (with Thesis) - Credit Requirement Chart


Please view MSEE Plan A (with thesis) - Degree Program Form for important information you need to know when
submitting your degree program form.


 Major Coursework Credits
     • EE 5XXX and EE 8XXX count for major field credit.
     • Phys 4101, Phys 4202, Phys 5701-5702 can be counted toward the major field
     • Cross-listed courses should be registered as Electrical Engineering. If enrollment
        is closed in Electrical Engineering, you may register in the cross-listed department.
        The following cross-listed courses count for major field credit:
               -CSci 5204 (EE5364) Advanced Computer Architecture
               -CSci 8205 (EE 8367) Parallel Computer Organization
               -ME 5361 (EE5611) Plasma-Aided Manufacturing
               -ME 8282 (EE 8215) Nonlinear Systems
               -AEM 5321 (EE5231) Linear Systems and Optimal Control
               -AEM 5451 (EE 5251) Optimal Estimation
               -AEM 8421 (EE5235) Robust Control System Design
     • Six credits of EE 4XXX Regular/Special Topics or Lab Courses (excluding: senior
               design/co-op/independent study) count for major field credit.
               - ME 5281 (EE 4231) Linear Control Systems Laboratory, count toward the six
                    credit EE 4XXX requirement.
               - AEM 5495 (EE4231) Linear Control Systems: Designed by Input/Output
                      Methods, count toward the six credit EE 4XXX requirement.
     • Non-CSE courses must be approved in advance of taking them in order to be counted
       toward degree requirements.


 Minor/Related Field Credits

     • Students who wish to complete a designated minor (which is certified on the
       transcript—unlike the related fields option, which is not) must complete 6 or more
       credits in a single field. The EE department requires minor courses to be in the
       lecture/exam format. Seminars, special investigations or directed studies type
       courses will not be counted toward minor requirements. 
     • Non-EE 4000 Level courses acceptable for Graduate Credit apply toward the
       6 credit minor/related field requirement.
     • CSci 5204, CSci 8205, ME 5281, ME5361, ME 8282, AEM 8401, AEM 8421 are
       cross- listed courses with EE and do not count toward the minor/related field
       course requirement.
     • Non-CSE courses must be approved in advance of taking them in order to be
       counted toward degree requirements.         
     • Electrical Engineering courses do not count toward the Minor/Related Field requirement.

 Major or Minor/Related Field Credits
     Can include up to two credits total from the following:
         Seminars (but not EE8970-80, or colloquiums from other departments)
 Thesis Credits
     Off-Campus research must be approved by the Graduate Committee.

 Total Credits for the Degree


 Transfer Credits—The Graduate School has limitations on transfer credits. See the
       Graduate School Catalog.

       Master's degree students are required by the Graduate School to complete at
       least 60 percent of the coursework for their official degree programs (excluding
       thesis credits) as registered University of Minnesota Graduate School students.