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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Master's Plan C  (coursework only) - Degree Program Form

Degree Program Form—The degree program form is considered to be a contract between the student,
the graduate program, and the Graduate School. On the Degree Program you will indicate the course-
work you are using to meet your coursework requirements, including transfer coursework.

    • We recommend you file your degree program one year prior to your anticipated graduation.
    • The Graduate School must receive your Degree Program form at least one term prior to your anticipated
       term of degree clearance.
    • Allow additional time for your adviser to approve your coursework and the department to process your form.
    • 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.
    • Consult with the DGS of your minor field (if you are formally declaring a minor) about minor-field requirements.
    • 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.
    • Your Degree Program must be approved by the Graduate School before you can obtain your Graduation Packet.
    • Only list the coursework that is being taken to fulfill graduate program coursework requirements.
    • Plan C must meet the paper/project/oral requirements for the degree. See MS Plan C Form.
    • Curricular Practical Training does not count toward degree requirements and should not be listed on the Degree
       Program Form
.
    • EE 8970, EE 8980 and colloquiums from other departments should not be listed on the Degree Program form.
    • The maximum number of credits from seminars, special investigations, directed studies, and Plan C Project credits
       you can include toward degree requirements = 2
          o but not EE 8970-80, or colloquiums from other departments.
    • Non-CSE courses must be approved in advance of taking them in order to be counted toward degree requirements.
       Submit a petition to Linda Jagerson which includes:
          • The name of the course and a short course outline usually available on One Stop web sites.
          • The rationale, or reason to take the class, i.e., how this class will help towards the overall degree objective.
          • State if the class will be used to satisfy non-EE major or outside deptartment course requirement.
          • Provide a recommendation from your academic adviser/research adviser (with signature).
          • All such classes must be eligible for Graduate Credit in the department where these are offered.
          • The Graduate Committee will review these petitions quickly and give a decision within 1-2 weeks.
    • Transfer Credits—Master's degree students are required by the Graduate School to complete at least
       60 percent of the coursework for their official degree programs as registered University of Minnesota Graduate
       School students. The Graduate School has limitations on transfer credits. See the Graduate School Catalog.
    • Changes to an Approved Degree Program—Once approved, the degree program must be fulfilled in every
       detail to meet graduation requirements. Program changes should be requested by completing a Graduate
       School petition form. The petition form is available from the Graduate School, 316 Johnston Hall, or online.

    Total Credits for the Degree = 30
           Major Field Course Credits = 18 (14 if graduate entry date is before Fall 2012)
                • EE 5XXX and 8XXX count for major field credit.
                • 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 (EE 5364) Advanced Computer Architecture
                         -CSci 8205 (EE 8367) Parallel Computer Organization
                         -ME 5361 (EE 5611) Plasma-Aided Manufacturing
                         -ME 8282 (EE 8215) Nonlinear Systems
                         -AEM 5321 (EE 5231) Linear Systems and Optimal Control
                         -AEM 5451 (EE5251) Optimal Estimation
                         -AEM 8421 (EE 5231) Robust Control System Design
                • EE 8965 Plan C Project and EE 8967 Plan C Project II do not count for major field credit.
                • EE 4XXX classes do not count for major field credit.
                • Seminars and special investigations do not count for major field credit.
.
          Minor/Related Field Course Credits = 6
                • 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 field course 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, ME 5361, ME 8282, AEM 8401, AEM 8421 are cross-listed courses with
                    EE and do not count toward the related/minor field course requirement.
                • Seminars, special investigations, and directed studies classes do not count toward the related/minor field
                  course requirement.
                • Non-CSE courses must be approved in advance of taking them in order to be counted toward the related/minor
                   field course requirement.
                • Electrical Engineering courses do not count toward the Minor/Related Field requirement.
            Additional Major or Minor/Related Field Course Credits = 6
                • Six credits of EE 4XXX classes, Regular/Special Topics or Lab Courses (excluding: senior
                  design/co-op/independent study).
                          -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-EE 4000 Level courses acceptable for Graduate Credit apply toward the additional major or
                   minor /related field course credits.
                • Can include up to two credits total from the following:
                        seminars (but not EE 8970-80, or colloquiums)
                        special investigations/directed study (No 4xxx)
                • EE 8965 Plan C Project and EE 8967 Plan C Project II count toward the remaining 10 credits.