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For students seeking to gain cutting-edge expertise in a particular area, the Electrical and Computer Engineering doctoral program will place you in a vibrant community of researchers who are focused on finding practical solutions to real-world problems. The PhD is a research-based degree that usually takes three to four years of full-time study following a master's degree, or five to six years following a bachelor's degree. Successful students go on to work in high-tech companies in positions such as senior research and development engineer, senior system/network architect, senior system designer, senior system engineer, senior application engineer, senior application developer and senior software architect. They can also work in academia as an assistant professor or instructor.
Electrical energy, electronics, control, and instrumentation, telecommunications, information and communications technology, computer, software, oil and gas, medical, biomedical, automotive.
A PhD in electrical and computer engineering is usually considered a final degree.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Two to five courses minimum
Expected completion time is 4 years; six years maximum; part-time available
A supervisor is required, but is not required prior to the start of the program
A minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 point system.
A master's degree in electrical, computer or software engineering from a recognized institution.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
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