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Electrical and Computer Engineering



Semester 1
Your first semester at Rice will begin with Orientation Week (or O-Week) where you will learn about Rice and ECE. The major events of this week will include presentations by many of the faculty with whom you will become familiar. You will meet your advisor, discuss your career objectives and select your courses for your first semester. In consultation with your advisor, you will determine a degree plan and timeline for completion. This must be submitted to the Professional Master’s Program Administrator before the start of the second week of classes in the first semester. Course plans may be revised, re-approved and resubmitted at any time over the course of the M.E.E. program. See Section V for more information.

Semesters 2 and 3
In the final semester of M.E.E. studies, an “Application for Degree” is submitted to the registrar, and a “Petition for Certification of Non-Thesis Master’s Degree” form is completed, approved by the Department Chair and M.E.E. Administrator, who will submit it to GPS along with the student’s current transcript. Visit graduate.rice.edu/forms for the petition. The M.E.E. must be completed within 5 years.