Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate Student Registration/Information 

Please click on the link below for information regarding the registration process

MS Students


PhD Students

Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering



Click here for tentative graduate course schedule through Fall 2017


Thesis/Dissertation Information Policies and Deadlines 

Fall 2017



Comprehensive Exam Information

Please see the following link to graduate policy (GR1.06) regarding exam eligibility and fee, if applicable: http://www.fit.edu/grad-programs/policies.php

Please see the following references to GRADUATE POLICY that outlines when the final program examination (comp exam) can be taken and the fee for exam if you are not registered in the term in which you sit for the exam.

 Types of Examinations

(Graduate Policy 1.6.1)

Final program examinations are required of all thesis and most non-thesis students.

Non-Thesis (Rev. 3/20/03)

(Graduate Policy

The examination may be either written or oral or both, at the discretion of the academic unit, and except for graduate policy “Non-Thesis Exception” number one, must be taken no earlier than the next-to-last full semester (not including summer terms) in which the student is registered for classes.

  1. The student must have completed at least 50 percent of the credits required for graduation before the start of the semester in which the examination is taken.
  2. The student must be within nine credits of graduation by the end of the semester in which the examination is taken.
  3. If the examination is not taken in the last full term in which the student is registered, then approval to take the examination must be granted by the committee.

Scheduling Final Program Examinations

(Graduate Policy 1.6.2)

An examination candidate must have grade point averages (both program and overall, if different) of 3.0 or higher at the time of the exam in order to be permitted to schedule any final program examination.

Written Examinations (Rev. 10/20/05)

(Graduate Policy 1.6.4)

For written examinations, application must be made by the student to the academic unit at least one month in advance of the desired examination date. Final program examination dates will normally be announced each term by academic units requiring written exams.

A candidate must be enrolled during the term the exam is taken or retaken in the case of a failed exam (graduate policy “Failed Final Program Examinations”). An exception is made for a non-thesis student if a separate examination fee is paid. Student accounting or the Office of Graduate Programs can provide information about this fee.


New for Fall 2017- Final Program Exam Course

Please note there is a new procedure for completing the Final Program Exam. See excerpt from the registrar below:

As of the Fall, 2017 semester, students who intend to take the final program exam need to formally register for the appropriate final program exam course in his or her department. This will assure that students who have completed all of their course work prior to the exam are still registered and able to maintain their student status, and will also permit the monitoring of student payment for the exam (if appropriate) as well as provide the ability to generate statistics about success rates for students taking the fpe. Students will register online. Students who are not registered for any other course except the fpe course will be charged the final program examination fee in compliance with Graduate Policy 1.6.4.

In summary, our course for the final program exam is ECE 0002. Students wishing to participate must enroll in this course. There is no tuition with this course, only the exam fee if you are not registered for any other courses. You will still be required to submit the application to the department for tracking of which exam topic you will take. The new procedure is for the registrar and ISSS to be able to better track students who are completing the exam. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask your academic advisor or the registrar's office.






Upcoming Exam dates: 


October 27, 2017

submit application by October 6, 2017


Application Form (turn in to department)


Computer Engineering Study Guide

Electrical Engineering Study Guide