Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (thesis or non-thesis option) and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Five-year BS and MS dual degree programs are available for qualified undergraduate students enrolled within the Department.

Current research interests of the faculty include:

  • Statistical signal processing.
  • Image and video processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, automation of visual tasks.
  • Machine learning and big data analytics.
  • Bioinformatics, computational biology, and genomics.
  • Nano-photonics, plasmonics, micro/nano-electronic devices, nano-materials and structures.
  • Fusion and learning in networks.
  • Data mining, multimedia information systems, multimedia networking and security.
  • Intelligent sensor microchips and MEMS, BioMEMS, implantable medical devices, VLSI, ASICS, system-on-a-chip, FPGAs.
  • Integrated optics, holography, lithography, spectral imaging, optical coherence tomography.
  • Game theory, multi-agent systems.

ECE offers the following graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSECE): Must complete either a thesis option (consisting 24 course credits + 06 thesis credits) or a non-thesis option (30 course credits). Thesis option requirements include the submission and oral defense of a thesis supervised by a Research Supervisor.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Must complete 30 credits (18 course credits + 12 dissertation credits). Requirements include successful completion of a Qualifying Examination, an oral defense of a research proposal, and submission and oral defense of a dissertation supervised by a Research Supervisor. An MS degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering, or related area, is required for students pursuing a PhD degree.