Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Nguyen Engineering Building, 3100
4400 University Drive, MS 1G5
Fairfax, VA 22030
The PhD program in electrical and computer engineering educates students to do original research on ECE topics and become technical leaders in their fields. Students may choose research areas such as communications, networking, computer engineering, control and robotics, signal processing, micro/nano-electronics, and bioengineering. The ECE PhD program requires course work, a qualifying exam, a teaching assignment, a dissertation proposal and research competency exam, a research seminar, dissertation research, and a dissertation defense. With a strong and growing department reputation for excellence, graduates have become professors at other universities and researchers in industrial and government research centers.
Total credits: 72
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The Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD program prepares students to do original research and to become technical leaders in their fields. Graduates become professors at other universities and researchers in various industrial and government research centers.
Students choose a research emphasis in areas such as:
- Computer engineering
- Control and robotics
- Signal processing
Students work with faculty who have research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, DARPA, and other granting agencies, in addition to industrial sponsors.