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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 the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The major events of this week will include presentations by many of the faculty you will become familiar with. 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 by the end of the second week of classes in the first semester. Course plans may be revised, reapproved and resubmitted at any time over the course of the M.E.E. program. 

Semesters 2 and 3
In the final semester of M.E.E. studies, 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 the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) along with the student’s current transcript. Visit graduate.rice.edu/forms for the petition. The M.E.E. Degree must be completed within 5 years.