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2015-2016 Catalog 
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Engineering, Ph.D.

Major Code: 9040 Degree Awarded: Doctor of Philosophy
Age Restriction: N Admission Status: graduate
Delivery Mode/s: classroom only Location/s: main campus
Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives, GRE

The Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering is conferred primarily in recognition of creative accomplishment and ability to investigate engineering problems independently, rather than for completion of a definite course of study. The work should consist of advanced studies and research leading to new knowledge and significant contribution to a chosen research area. In addition, to demonstrate the achievement of new knowledge in the field, a publication in a professional journal of conference proceedings is required.

General degree requirements are presented in the Academic Overview  section.

Coursework and Dissertation Summary

  • Doctoral coursework minimum beyond the master’s degree Credit Hours: 24
  • Doctoral research and dissertation Credit Hours: 24

Total Minimum Beyond the Master’s Degree: 48


A minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree and at least 24 credit hours of Dissertation Research (ECE 6999 ) are required.

The student’s advisor and the department head must approve a program of study. A wide degree of latitude is allowed in course selection and research interest within the capability of the university and the student’s academic background. This requirement is imposed at the discretion of the doctoral committee.

After admission to doctoral candidacy, a yearly seminar demonstrating progress must be presented to the graduate faculty.