Electrical Engineering


The modern world in which we live is enabled by daily use of highly capable technology to navigate our societal and human needs which are becoming increasingly integrated, mobile and wireless creating a need for innovation. The MSE program in Electrical Engineering gives students the theoretical foundation and the interdisciplinary skills needed to deal with the new ideas and new applications that are the hallmarks of modern electroscience. A major advantage of the program is the flexibility to tailor your education to your own interests and goals, from Electromagnetics, Photonics and Quantum Engineering, sensors and MEMS to VLSI and Nanotechnology.

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Research Areas

Within ESE are the opportunities to work with our world class faculty in research or as independent study in the areas of motion-capture, SWARM and Nanotechnologies, cyber-physical systems integration, Metananocircuits, robotics, urban transit, mobile solar power, prosthetic device enhancements and more. Developing relationships within the community of students and faculty give our students an edge on their future paths with access to our state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the renowned General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory; Penn Research in Embedded Computing and Integrated Systems Engineering (PRECISE); Singh Center for Nanotechnology; Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences; and Multimedia And Networking Laboratory.


All students are expected to have a strong background in mathematics and undergraduate electrical engineering subjects.

Additional Application Documents

Candidates who wish to have their papers, abstracts, talks, portfolios, etc., reviewed as part of the application dossier should not send hard copies; please link these materials on your web page and list the appropriate URL’s in your personal statement.

Student Story

Shveta Gupta: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni

This is part of our series of articles written by Penn Engineering alums about their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. Our next article is by Shveta Gupta, who graduated with a master’s in Electrical Engineering in 2018. She is now at Intel, working as a firmware engineer.