Electrical Engineering Doctoral Program

Electrical Engineering Department

Objective and Description

The course offerings provide the student with an opportunity to broaden as well as to intensify his or her knowledge in a number of areas of electrical engineering. The student, with the aid of a faculty adviser, may plan a program in any one of a number of fields of specialization within electrical engineering or from the offerings of related departments in science and engineering.

Areas of Study

Graduate study and research are offered in the areas of:

  1. Digital and Microprocessor/Controller Systems: Digital signal processors, embedded microcontrollers, microprocessors, advanced microprocessor systems
  2. Solid-State Devices, Circuits and Systems: Semiconductor theory, microwave devices and circuits, analog electronics
  3. Systems and Controls: Systems, controls, manufacturing, discrete event control, neural and fuzzy control, nonlinear modern control, biomedical signal processing and instrumentation
  4. Electromagnetic Fields and Applications: Remote sensing, electromagnetic fields, propagation, scattering, radiation, microwave systems
  5. Digital Signal and Image Processing: Vision systems, neural networks, statistical signal processing, nonlinear image processing, virtual prototyping, and virtual environments
  6. Telecommunications and Information Systems: Information transmission and communication systems
  7. Power Systems: Efficient operation, generation, transmission, distribution, deregulation
  8. Optical Devices and Systems: Optics, electro-optics, diffractive optics, nonlinear optics, and lasers
  9. Nanotechnology and MEMS - Materials and Devices: Quantum electronic devices, semiconductor surfaces and interfaces, single electron devices, sensors and detectors, carbon nanotube devices, noise and reliability in nano-electronic devices, microactuators, RF MEMS, polymer electronics, nanophotonics
  10. Renewable Energy Systems and Vehicular Technology: Power electronics engineering, motor drives, renewable energy systems, grid-integration, vehicular power structure

The program is designed to satisfy the needs of students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees and to provide for the student seeking to increase knowledge in areas of electrical engineering related to engineering practice. The courses offered will provide practicing engineers with advanced, up-to-date education in electrical engineering.

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Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.


All applications for admission will also be considered for assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships. Some of the offers for financial aid are made well before the final deadline for application. Applicants are strongly urged to complete their applications early to take advantage of all the opportunities for financial aid available in the College of Engineering and the University.