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DOCTORAL PROGRAMS in Electrical & Computer Engineering
DOCTORAL PROGRAMS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS in Electrical & Computer Engineering

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  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
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Entry requirement

The Spring international application deadline is Dec. 12

The Fall international application deadline is Aug. 2

  • A completed application for Graduate Admission
  • Applicants must have a BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or their equivalent from a recognized college or university with an acceptable quality of prior academic work. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate courses. Each applicant must submit an official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores.

 English requirement

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper version of the test, 213 on the computer-based version or a 79-80 on the internet-based version. IELTS minimum score: 6.5.
  • Freshman applicants may waive the TOEFL, IELTS exam if their secondary institution provides written verification that the means of instruction is in English, they are enrolled in an IB curriculum, attend an American School or enrolled in a curriculum that leads to Cambridge International Examinations: IGCSE/O-Level and GCE/A level exam.


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Doctor of Philosophy Programs

  • Doctor of Philosophy Program in Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy Program in Computer Engineering (CP)

Doctor of Engineering Programs

  • Doctor of Engineering Program in Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Doctor of Engineering Program in Computer Engineering (CP)

There are two types of doctoral degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and the Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.). The former is more research oriented while the latter is more industrially oriented. The primary difference between the two types of doctoral degrees is the requirement of 9 management credits for the D.Eng degrees. There may also be differences in the content of the dissertations.


The primary goal of the Ph.D. and D.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide a research intensive program with the rigorous course work to strengthen the student's knowledge in the fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A secondary goal for Doctor of Engineering Program is for them to develop an appreciation for the social and economic issues connected with the operation of a modern high technology enterprise. The programs include advanced graduate coursework in Electrical/Computer Engineering and allied subjects, a non-technical component (in the case of the Doctor of Engineering programs), and research culminating in a doctoral dissertation.

A complete description of the doctoral programs are found in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Doctoral Student Handbook which is updated annually and available from the department office.

Plan of Study

Each student entering the program must develop a plan of study in consultation with his/her advisor.

Residency Requirement

One year of full-time residence is required of all students in the program.

Program Duration

The time for graduation for full-time students is expected to range from a minimum of three and a half years to a maximum of five years after BS Engineering and a minimum of two and a half years to a maximum of four years after MS Engineering.

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