Carnegie Mellon University
Disciplinary concentration in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering Concentration in
Electrical and Computer Engineering

To complete the Engineering Concentration in ECE, students must successfully complete
36 units of approved ECE graduate-level courses.

  • Students must complete 0 units of required concentration courses.
  • Students must complete 36 units of approved concentration electives.
  • Pre-approved courses are given in the list below.
  • Appropriate alternative courses must be approved by the EST&P program and the 
    ECE department.
ECE Required Courses
Students must take 0 units of required concentration courses.
 
Semester

Units

 N/A

 N/A

N/A

 N/A

ECE Concentration Electives
Students must take 36 units of concentration electives.

Semester

 Units

18-418

Electric Energy Processing: Fundamentals and Applications
(counts towards allowed undergrad units)

 Spring

12

18-618

Smart Grids & Future Electric Energy Systems

 Fall

12

18-631

Introduction to Information Security

Fall 12

18-649

Distributed Embedded Systems 

Occasional 12

18-730

Introduction to Computer Security

Fall 12

18-731

Network Security

Spring 12

18-743

Energy Aware Computing

Fall 12

18-771

Linear Systems

Fall 12
18-777 Complex Large-Scale Dynamic Systems Occasional 12
18-875 Economics and Engineering of Electric Energy Systems Spring 12

18-879M

S.T. in Systems & Controls: Optimization in Energy Networks

Spring 12

18-879S

S.T. in Systems & Controls: Networked Control Systems

Occasional 12

18-882

S.T. in Energy Systems: All Sections

Occasional 12

18-883

S.T. in Energy Systems: All Sections

Occasional 6

Graduate engineering classes are generally offered once per year, though they may be taught less frequently.
Mini numbers denote the order of these half-semester sessions: 1 & 2 are in the fall and 3 & 4 in the spring.
Special Topics classes (S.T.) are new or infrequent classes that may not be regularly scheduled.
For course descriptions, search CMU’s Schedule of Classes .