PhD Degrees

The goals of our graduate program are producing graduate students who create new knowledge that projects a significant presence in national and international forums; graduating doctoral students obtain research positions in top academic, industrial, and government institutions; and funding all doctoral and a majority of master's students throughout their studies.

PhD in Electrical Engineering

Research Areas

  • Bioelectronics Engineering
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Control, Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Electronic Circuits and Systems
  • Nanoelectronics and Photonics
  • Power Electronics and Power Systems

Financial Aid/Funding

Students are funded through Fellowships, Teaching Assistant appointments and Research Assistant appointments. For more information visit the ECE Department Fellowships and Graduate School Financial Support webpages.

Requirements

Plan of Work: EE and CPE Requirements
Minimum Overall and Major (ECE courses) GPA to Graduate: 3.0
Credit Hours Required to Graduate: 72
Maximum hours transferred from another institution: 0
Residency Requirement: 1 year

PhD in Computer Engineering

Research Areas

  • Computer Architecture and Systems
  • Networking

Financial Aid/Funding

Students are funded through Fellowships, Teaching Assistant appointments and Research Assistant appointments. For more information visit the ECE Department Fellowships and Graduate School Financial Support webpages.

Requirements

Plan of Work: EE and CPE Requirements
Minimum Overall and Major (ECE courses) GPA to Graduate: 3.0
Credit Hours Required to Graduate: 72
Maximum hours transferred from another institution: 0
Residency Requirement: 1 year

Graduate Plans of Work

The Plan of Work is a formal list of the courses a graduate student plans to enroll in to complete the academic requirements for a desired degree. The Plan of Work must be completed online in consultation with the Advisor and Advisory Committee. Master’s students must submit their Plan of Work at the beginning of the semester in which they intend to graduate. Doctoral students must submit their Plan of Work and their Advisory Committee prior to taking the Preliminary Oral Examination. Details of ECE degree requirements are given in the ECE Graduate Student Handbook.

Consult the Ph.D. Plan of Work Worksheet for more information.

Examples of recommended Plans of Work in various specialty areas are given below.

Examples of recommended Plans of Work in various specialty areas areas

Bioelectronics Engineering

Communications and Signal Processing

Computer Architecture and Systems

Control, Robotics and Mechatronics

Electronic Circuits and Systems

Nanoelectronics and Photonics

Networking

Power Electronics and Power Systems

Graduate Catalog

The Graduate Catalog contains Graduate School requirements and pertinent information for individual graduate programs, a current list of graduate faculty, and a selection of other resources for new students.

Course Details & Specialty Areas

Find out more about the various specialty areas of research and instruction and the relevant courses offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Still have questions?

The staff of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Office is available to answer any questions you may have.

Current students contact us at: ecegradoffice@ncsu.edu

Prospective students contact us at: eceadmissions@ncsu.edu

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