UMASS Amherst Global -Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering

“Post Graduation - Master's of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS ECE 1+1) Begin in India and finish in the U.S. ”

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Course Overview

The ECE MS 1+1 is a two-year program that begins in your home country and ends in the U.S. Spend the first two semesters taking live, remote courses in a classroom environment, then travel to the U.S. to complete your second year on our campus in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Students will learn new approaches to electrical and computer engineering from professors and researchers who are at the forefront of technological innovation in the United States and around the world. Their studies will span two continents, giving students a collaborative and unparalleled cross-cultural learning experience.

Program Highlights

  • A 2 year program wherein students study the first year in India and the second year in the University Campus
  • India study location would be an identified TSW study centre
  • First year study plan would be online with live instruction based lectures delivered by Amherst distinguished faculties
  • Student has the option to choose 1+1
  • Upon completion, students get a degree certificate directly from UMass Amherst
  • Avail STEM advantage and OPT of 3 years in USA post completion
  • Make your course tailor made by choosing 6 optional modules from multiple electives

Key Benefits

  • MS in ECE brings home multiple benefits and is the course to do in the near future
  • ECE degree provides a perfect blend of courses like circuits, security, robotics, computing in hardware and software
  • One can explore courses from both electrical and computers.
  • ECE faculties are active on “mutual mentoring” and “faculty development” plan
  • ECE advantage of working with leading international employers such as GE, Apple, and Microsoft with exclusive student access to internship and job opportunities
  • Be in the league of average salary ranging between USD85000 to 95000PA
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for science and engineering workers will increase three times faster than any other job category this decade, and the majority of these new jobs will be in ECE!
  • Invest $51000 against $86000 spent by a full time residential student, but get same facilities
  • Best suitable to working professionals; earn full time in your home country during in-country duration of 1 year and migrate to the USA for study and work in second year
  • An edge for visa for 2nd year transition as you carry 1st year transcript of UMass Amherst
  • Apply practical experience from the classroom learning in real time while working
  • Get internship and job assistance from Amherst during in-country study too
  • Exclusive internship opportunities with international employers such as GE, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft
  • Be ready for USA competition and study pattern with the live support from Amherst faculties
  • Flexibility to complete entire two year in-country and get degree from UMass Amherst
  • Save time. Flexible intake in Spring, Summer and fall

Mode of Delivery

This Program is delivered through Interactive Onsite Learning platform in the first year where LIVE and highly interactive Sessions are conducted in the Authorized Study Centres established across India. The Second year will be in the UMass Amherst residential delivery.

Eligibility

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree: preferably 16 years academics in IT, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, EnTC with 3.0 GPA average
  • IELTS score of overall 6.5/TOEFL – 80; PTE - 55
  • Final year students can apply, but enrolment upon successful completion of UG

Experience Minimum

NA


Experience Maximum

NA

Selection Process

  • Valid statement of purpose
  • Valid passport
  • Additional documents: LORs, work experience certificate, application is online and documents can be uploaded, application page is self signed and validated
  • Required pre-requisites such as software programming, data structure and algorithms, digital and computer systems, hardware organization and design, advanced maths completed during UG in India

Certification

Master’s in Electrical & Computer Engineering will be awarded by Umass Amherst to the students on successful completion of the programme.

Alumni Status/ Placement

Information Not Available

Course Content

Semester 1: Foundations of Computer Engineering & Algorithms

Semester 2: Computer Networks & Data Analytics

Semester 3: Choose any 3 electives from the following:
ECE 544: Trustworthy Computing
ECE 558: Intro to VLSI
ECE 563: Intro Communications & Signal Processing
ECE 568: Intro Computer Architecture
ECE 572: Optoelectronics
ECE 575: Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuit Design
ECE 580: Feedback Control Systems
ECE 584: Microwave Engineering I
ECE 597IP: Image Processing
ECE 597SI: Integrative Systems Engineering
ECE 597XX: Introduction to Cryptography
ECE 603: Probability & Random Process
ECE 604: Linear Systems

Semester 4: Choose any 3 electives from the following:
CS 514: Algorithms for Data Science
CS 529: Software Engineering Project Management
CS 535: Computer Architecture
CS 574: Intelligent Visual Computing
CS 589: Machine Learning
CS 590F: Advanced Digital Forensics
CS 590G: Game Programming
CS 590U: Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
CS 590V: Data Visualization and Exploration
CS 591A: Cellular Automata and Artificial Life
CS 601: Computation Theory
CS 603: Robotics
CS 611: Advanced Algorithms

Campus Component

Second year of MS will be done at UMass Amherst.

How it Work

Professional and practical, the program provides high-level training and hands-on experience in cutting-edge technology, which culminates in a design-intensive capstone project. Students progress through the program together as a cohort and are taught exclusively by UMass Amherst professors for the duration of the program.

Students are required to have an undergraduate engineering degree in: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, with strong performance in math and programming courses. If students have an engineering degree from a program not listed, please contact info@thetopbschool.com

Year 1 – Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Warangal, Delhi, Chandigarh

Year 2 – UMass Amherst, Massachutsetts, USA

Faculty - Students are taught by UMass Amherst professors for the duration of the program, both in the classroom as well as using a state-of-the-art, live, video-based virtual platform

Language - Instruction in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required.

General Program Information

What is UMass Amherst?

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the nation’s top public universities and ranks number 27 in a field of more than 700 public, four-year colleges and universities in the United States. UMass Amherst is the flagship public higher education campus in Massachusetts and makes a profound, transformative impact to the common good. Founded in 1863, it is the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of its academic, research and community outreach programs. UMass Amherst has many points of pride, including being ranked among Top 100 National Universities and Top 60 Engineering programs.

What is the M.S. ECE 1+1 Program?

The Master’s of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree is a 2-year program designed for working professionals or recent graduates who want to pursue an advanced degree and professional experience at the same time. Classes are delivered virtually at TimesTSW learning centres.

Is the M.S. ECE 1+1 Program option accredited?

Yes, this M.S. degree program, as well as the University itself, are accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

What will my diploma and transcript say?

When you graduate, your diploma and transcript from UMass Amherst will say “Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering,” the same as for students who complete the residential M.S. option.

How will the program prepare me for a career after graduation?

The M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering degree program gives students the tools they need to create new technologies and solve new computer engineering problems in important fields such as embedded systems, information security, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Through the M.S. ECE 1+1 Program, students have unique and exclusive opportunities to intern for leading technology companies and graduate with the necessary skills and technical knowledge needed to thrive in their careers.

Does the M.S. ECE 1+1 Program offer internship or job opportunities for students?

Yes, qualified students will have opportunities to secure jobs and internships while in the program. Through agreements with leading international employers such as GE, Apple, and Microsoft, students have exclusive access to internship and job opportunities. M.S. ECE students apply to the internship(s) or job(s) of their choice with the assistance of M.S. ECE 1+1 Program staff, and placement is determined by each employer’s discretion and availability. Students’ experiences in the program give them an unparalleled professional advantage as they continue to build their careers.

 

Academic Program

What courses will I take during the M.S. ECE Program?

Semester 1: Foundations of Computer Engineering & Algorithms
Semester 2: Computer Networks & Data Analytics
Semester 3: Choose any 3 electives from the following:
ECE 544: Trustworthy Computing
ECE 558: Intro to VLSI
ECE 563: Intro Communications & Signal Processing
ECE 568: Intro Computer Architecture
ECE 572: Optoelectronics
ECE 575: Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuit Design
ECE 580: Feedback Control Systems
ECE 584: Microwave Engineering I
ECE 597IP: Image Processing
ECE 597SI: Integrative Systems Engineering
ECE 597XX: Introduction to Cryptography
ECE 603: Probability & Random Process
ECE 604: Linear Systems
Semester 4: Choose any 3 electives from the following:
CS 514: Algorithms for Data Science
CS 529: Software Engineering Project Management
CS 535: Computer Architecture
CS 574: Intelligent Visual Computing
CS 589: Machine Learning
CS 590F: Advanced Digital Forensics
CS 590G: Game Programming
CS 590U: Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
CS 590V: Data Visualization and Exploration
CS 591A: Cellular Automata and Artificial Life
CS 601: Computation Theory
CS 603: Robotics
CS 611: Advanced Algorithms

What is the language of instruction?

The language of instruction is English and entry into the program requires proficiency in English.

Does the M.S. ECE 1+1 Program allow students to be employed full-time or part-time?

The program courses are held in the evenings to accommodate students with full-time jobs, part-time jobs, or internships; however, no professional experience is required for admission to the program.

How much time will I spend on coursework every week?

You should plan a total of ten to fifteen hours of work each week per course, including time spent both in as well as out of the classroom.

What is the typical class size?

The number of students per classroom is approximately 25.

How will I attend classes in my home country if they are offered by UMass Amherst?

The initial 2-year program will begin in the fall of 2019 with live lectures from UMass Amherst hosted locally by our validated delivery partner, TimesTSW. India-based classes are taught by UMass faculty as technology-enabled live lectures.

Where can I attend live video class lectures?

Live classroom sessions will be held twice in a week at our, TimesTSW learning centers and attendance is required. Therefore, students should live within reasonable proximity in order to participate in the program.

Will I have an opportunity to select courses and set my own schedule?

This is a set program. Students may choose from two course options in the final semester. The project course also allows students to choose their own project topic, and work with their project team according to a flexible schedule.

What type of coursework and projects will I be expected to complete during the program?

Coursework and project requirements are described in detailed course syllabi, which will be available to students who are accepted into the program. In general, the content courses revolve around twice-weekly class sessions that include lectures, group work, discussions, and student presentations. Pre-work outside of class, such as readings and research, and post-work such as papers and application assignments, are required for most class sessions. Through two project-based courses, students work on and complete a single final project, called the Capstone Project. For this project, students work in small teams and use an embedded system, sensors, and software to solve a real-world problem of their own choosing.

Can I claim OPT in USA?

Yes. One can apply for Optional Practical Training post completion of the course in Amherst.

 

Program Cost and Features

What is the total cost of the M.S. ECE 1+1 Program?

The total cost for the program is $40,000 USD. Please remember to budget additional funds for personal expenditures during your 1 year residency in the US, as well as costs for books and airfare. Check out how the cost of the M.S. ECE 1+1 Program option compares to the cost of the traditional, full-residency M.S. option.

What are my payment options?

Students pay via Flywire by Peer Transfer. Payment instructions and details will be provided during the admissions process.

What dining options are available for when I visit on campus at UMass Amherst?

The Princeton Reviewranks UMass Amherst’s student dining options as the best in the country! Numerous dining options are available during the summer.

Does the program offer organized group activities?

Yes. During the summer session at UMass Amherst, students have several activities per week that supplement their in-classroom learning, as well as extracurricular activities that welcome them to Amherst, Massachusetts, New England, and the United States.

 

Admissions

How can I apply to the M.S. ECE 1+1 Program?

Complete and submit your online application at or submit a completed PDF application and supporting materials to info@thetopbschool.com

What documents are required with my application?

Be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • Certified copies of all academic transcripts
  • Certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated)
  • Official copy of English proficiency score (you may qualify for a waiver if you completed your studies in the US, Canada, UK or Australia)
  • Letter of recommendation from employer or academic source

Additional documents may be requested if you are accepted into the program.

What are the admissions requirements for the M.S. ECE 1+1 Program?

Admission to the program is competitive. Students must meet a minimum English language proficiency requirement of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent and should have a strong background in an undergraduate Engineering program.

Will applicants with non-Engineering backgrounds be considered for the M.S. ECE 1+1 Program?

Professional and/or academic background in Engineering is required. Students with non-related Engineering backgrounds may be considered for admission but will require additional faculty review and must meet all additional admission requirements.

I’m currently an undergraduate student in the U.S. Can I transfer my F1 visa status?

Yes. If accepted to the program, you will be asked to supply the following documents to initiate a transfer of your Form I-20:

  • Certificate of Finance Form
  • I-20 Request Form
  • Financial Statement (issued within the previous six months)
  • UMass Transfer Recommendation Form

Program Faculty

Information Not Available

Application fees

USD 60/-

Total Fees

USD 40,000/-

No. of INSTALLMENTS

Total amount to be paid in 2 installments (As per updated information)

Instalment Structure

USD 20,000 per annum to be paid

Technological Partner

Times TSW

Timelines

Intakes: Fall, Spring, Summer Program Start: September, January, May

  • Course Start – Summer 2019
  • Application Deadline – April 29th
  • Orientation – May 18th
  • Class Commencement – May 20th

Review

After successful batches delivered in china (ECE 1+1), first time ever UMass AMherst launched this wonderful program in India with Education pioneers TIMES of INDIA's "The Second Wing" (TSW). Very promising content and market response is very enthusiatic for this program. If you look forward to settle in US and want to study in the USA , certainly you got the best option here from UMass Amherst.

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Course Duration

24 Months

Start - Summer 2019

Twice a Week