M.S. in PCE Requirements

Time Limit

  • Six years; however, it is possible to complete the program in one year.

Plan of Study

The plan of study should be submitted by the beginning of your third semester. Completed plans of study should be submitted to the Academic Programs office in Meinel 403 for approval and processing to the Degree Certification Office at the Graduate College. If your coursework changes at degree completion, a change of study plan form will be submitted.

Transfer Courses

Upon admission to the program, you may transfer up to six units of relevant coursework from other universities, pending approval from the M.S. in PCE committee.

Coursework

Please note the coursework curruciulum requirements and electives below changed starting with the Fall 2015 semester.

Coursework - Beginning Fall 2015

The M.S. in Photonic Communications Engineering is comprised of 30 units. Students may opt to write a thesis (four units) or to take an approved elective lecture course (three units) and OPTI 589 (one unit). The following courses, worth 26 units, are required:

The following courses are approved electives:

Coursework - Before Fall 2015

The M.S. in Photonic Communications Engineering is comprised of 30 units. Students may opt to write a thesis (four units) or to take an approved elective lecture course (three units) and OPTI 589 (one unit). The following courses, worth 26 units, are required:

The following courses are approved electives:

Laboratory Requirements

Working professionals with applicable industry experience may have the opportunity to waive one or both laboratory course requirements.