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Graduate Overview

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering. It also offers two combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs, one in Electrical Engineering and another in Computer Engineering.

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Electrical Engineering (PhD in EE) prepares students to conduct cutting-edge research in a wide variety of areas, including Communications and Signal ProcessingComputer EngineeringControls and RoboticsIntelligent SystemsNanoscale Materials, Devices and Circuits, and Power Systems and Smart Grid. The PhD program is designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration with engagement from other departments and colleges on campus, universities throughout the world, and business leaders in various fields of industry. Our doctoral students find positions in academia and in top research labs in industry.

Our Master's programs enable students to specialize in a number of areas in high demand in industry, preparing students with a mixture of solid theoretical foundations and hands-on projects and research experiences.

  • The Master of Science in Computer Engineering (MS in CEN) is a joint program between the ECE and CSE departments. Computer Engineering is the discipline concerned with building computing systems at all scales, from embedded microcontrollers to internet scale data centers and services.  It encompasses both the hardware and circuits from which these systems are built as well as the software components such as operating systems and compilers that control them, and make it possible to support their applications.
  • The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS in EE) provides students exposure to cutting-edge concepts in a broad range of topics, including communications, signal processing and networking, controls and robotics, embedded and real-time systems and VLSI, machine intelligence, nano-materials and devices, and power and smart grid. It includes several specialized focus areas (MS Themes) - Advanced Materials and Devices, Embedded Real-Time Systems, Internet of Things, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Robotics and Computer Vision, Signal Processing and Communications, and Smart Grids and Power Systems.