Graduate Plans of Work

The Plan of Graduate Work is a formal written list of all the courses in which an individual graduate student plans to enroll in order to complete the academics requirements for a desired degree. The Plan of Work should be submitted before the end of the second semester's enrollment. Master's students must submit their plan no later than four weeks from the beginning of the semester in which they intend to graduate. Doctoral students must submit their plan of work, along with their committee prior to taking the qualifying review. The qualifying review must be taken by the end of the third semester of enrollment for students with a master's degree and by the end of the fourth semester of enrollment for student with only a bachelor's degree. Details of the requirements for all ECE degrees are given in the ECE Graduate Student Handbook.

Examples of recommended plans of work in various specialty areas are given below. Note that most plans assume the student is starting in the fall semester. Care should be taken to determine in which semester courses are taught. The semester schedules are given in the table of core courses on pages 24-26 of the ECE Graduate Student Handbook.

Bioelectronics Engineering

Communications and Signal Processing

Computer Architecture and Systems

Control, Robotics, and Mechatronics

Electronic Circuits and Systems

Nanoelectronics and Photonics


Power Electronics and Power Systems