Graduate Pathway in Electrical & Computer Engineering - Control Systems

Do you want to study for a degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? Designed for students who are not able to gain admittance into a graduate program, the Graduate Pathway program will prepare you for academic success by strengthening your academic and English skills. 

This Pathway program leads to the master of engineering or master of science in electrical and computer engineering - control systems degree program at Colorado State University. 


2-SEMESTER PATHWAY 
DEGREE PROGRAM COMPONENTS
  • 30 credit hour degree program
  • 14 credit hours may apply from Pathway
  • 16 credit hours remaining toward degree
  • In addition to graduate credits earned from the ECE 500-level courses, up to six credits of the ECE 400-level courses will apply toward the degree.
Semester 1
  • English for International Students I
  • Control Systems
  • Introduction to Robot Programming/Simulation
Semester 2
  • English for International Graduate Students
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Optimization Methods - Control and Communication
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE PROGRAM COMPONENTS
  • 30 credit hour degree program
  • 6-7 credit hours may apply from Pathway
  • 23-24 credit hours remaining toward degree
  • In addition to graduate credits earned from the ECE 500-level courses, up to six credits of the ECE 400-level courses will apply toward the degree.
Fall start
  • Writing for International Graduate Students
  • Control Systems
  • Introduction to Robot Programming/Simulation
Spring start
  • Writing for International Graduate Students (Pathway students only)
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Optimization Methods - Control and Communication

 

Career Paths

As a graduate of a electrical and computer engineering degree program at CSU, you might find work as a:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • College professor
  • Electrical engineer
  • Military officer
  • Pilot
  • Power company manager
  • Production engineer
  • Systems engineer

 

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Graduate Pathway in ECE - Control Systems

How do I qualify?

Entry Requirements Direct Admission* 2-Semester Pathway

1-Semester Pathway
Academic Requirements:
  • 4-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university with a 3.0 GPA**
  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or closely related engineering discipline
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
  • Undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science or closely related engineering discipline
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA in math, sciences and technical courses
English Language Requirements:
  • TOEFL 80 or
  • IELTS 6.5 or
  • PTEA 58 or
  • Some programs have higher minimum requirements
  • TOEFL 70 or
  • IELTS 6.0 or
  • PTEA 48 or
  • Password 6.5 or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 3 with 75% in all graded courses
  • TOEFL 79 or
  • IELTS 6.5 or
  • PTEA 52 or
  • Password 7 or
  • Completion of Academic English Level 3 with 85% in all graded courses
Standardized Test Requirements:
  • Some programs require GRE test results
  • None
  • None

*If you meet the above direct admission criteria, you may apply directly to CSU. If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs.

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Graduate Pathway in ECE - Control Systems

When can I start?

2017-18 Dates and Prices

Program Start dates Tuition
2-Semester Pathway January 9, 2017
August 14, 2017
January 8, 2018
$28,810
$29,100
$29,100
1-Semester Pathway January 9, 2017
August 14, 2017
January 8, 2018
$16,565
$16,730
$16,730

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Graduate Pathway in ECE - Control Systems

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a CSU graduate program (subject to successful completion of Pathway program and any additional requirements). This transition to university from an INTO CSU program is called progression.

You must meet the following Colorado State University Pathway progression criteria in order to progress:


Progression Requirements ME or MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Academic Requirements:
  • Minimum 3.0 CSU GPA for ME; minimum 3.2 CSU GPA for MS
  • No grade lower than B in all Pathway classes
  • No I or U grades; no unresolved W grade in a required Pathway course; no S grades, except in cases of credit earned by exam
Additional Requirements:
  • 3 recommendation letters from electrical and computer engineering faculty (For the 1-Semester Pathway, students are allowed to have two recommendation letters from ECE faulty and one recommendation letter from an INTO CSU instructor)
  • Current résumé and cover letter

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What are my degree options after completing the INTO CSU Pathway?

The INTO CSU Graduate Pathway program in Electrical and Computer Engineering - Control Systems leads to Colorado State University's Master of Engineering or Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program.

The ME degree is a coursework-only master's degree without the research requirement. The emphasis is on learning specific job-related knowledge and skills presented in graduate level courses.

Students may elect to take courses with research content, but they will do so primarily as future research consumers and not necessarily as future researchers. 

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