M.Sc Programmes

The Department currently offers two degrees at the M.Sc. level, one in Electrical Engineering and one in Computer Engineering and two degrees at the M.Eng. level in Electrical Engineering and Computer engineering. Both programs are based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and require the completion of at least 90 ECTS units, including postgraduate level courses and research work.

The 90 ECTS units for the M.S. degrees are distributed as follows:

  • Postgraduate Courses (beyond the B.Sc. degree): 56 ECTS units
  • M.Sc. Thesis: 30 ECTS units
  • Postgraduate Seminars: 4 ECTS units

Students must select all courses in consultation with their Academic Advisor/Research Supervisor. 8 ECTS units, out of the 56 ECTS units for courses, can be replaced by a directed study course. It is also possible for a student to enroll in postgraduate courses offered by another department from the University of Cyprus or any other accredited University. ECTS units from such courses may be accepted as part of the requirements of the M.Sc. degree. Units outside the Department should be approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee, and are not to exceed 18 ECTS units unless approved by the Department Council. For students who completed postgraduate level courses in other postgraduate programs, at most 18 ECTS units from these courses can count towards the 56 ECTS units for postgraduate coursework, after approval by the Postgraduate Studies Committee. Each student must submit and successfully defend a M.Sc. thesis in a selected topic. In addition to the coursework and the thesis, each student must attend at least 25 seminar presentations, during the time registered in the ECE postgraduate program.

The 90 ECTS units for the M.Eng. degrees are distributed as follows:

  • Postgraduate Courses (beyond the B.Sc. degree): 80 ECTS units
  • Individual study course: 8 ECTS units
  • Postgraduate Seminars: 2 ECTS units
Students must select all courses in consultation with their Academic Advisor/Research Supervisor. Of the 80 ECTS coursework units, at least 48 ECTS units should correspond to graduate courses offered by the Department. Of these 48 units, up to 8 ECTS units can be replaced by a directed study course. It is also possible for a student to enroll in postgraduate courses offered by another department from the University of Cyprus or any other accredited University. ECTS units from such courses may be accepted as part of the requirements of the M.Eng. degree. Units outside the Department should be approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee, and are not to exceed 18 ECTS units unless approved by the Department Council. For students who completed postgraduate level courses in other postgraduate programs, at most 18 ECTS units from these courses can count towards the 80 ECTS units for postgraduate coursework, after approval by the Postgraduate Studies Committee. Each student must successfully the individual study course (ECE 723/724). In addition to the coursework and the individual study course, each student must attend at least 12 seminar presentations, during the time registered in the ECE postgraduate program.

Currently, the ECE Department offers several areas of concentration, in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, to M.Sc. students. As the Department grows in size, the number of areas of concentration is also expected to grow. The areas of concentration in Electrical Engineering include:

  • Telecommunications Systems and Networks
  • Signal and Image Processing, Biomedical Engineering
  • Integrated Circuit Design, Nanotechnology
  • Electromagnetics, Microwaves, Antennas and Optics
  • Decision, Control and Automation Systems
  • Power and Renewable Energy Systems
The areas of concentration in Computer Engineering include:

  • High Performance Computing and Architectures
  • Computer Networks
  • Digital Hardware Design and Test
  • Integrated Circuit Design
  • Computational Intelligence and Robotics
For more information on the M.Sc. programs of the department, consult the Postgraduate Studies Guide.

Students admitted from the Fall 2011 semester onwards in the M.Sc. or M.Eng. programs in Electrical Engineering are required to enroll in three out of the six following core graduate courses:

  • Random processes (ECE621)
  • Digital Signal Processing (ECE623)
  • Systems Theory (ECE631)
  • Electromagnetic Waves and Antenna Theory (ECE649)
  • Optics & Photonics (ECE645)
  • Instrumentation & Sensors (ECE665)
Students admitted from the Fall 2011 semester onwards in the M.Sc. or M.Eng. programs in Computer Engineering are required to enroll in the three following core graduate courses:
  • Advanced Computer Networks (ECE654)
  • Advanced Computer Architecture (ECE656)
  • Advanced Iterative Methods (ECE651)