Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree program in Electrical Engineering is designed to prepare students for careers in research and teaching at the university level. It is offered exclusively as a full-time program, consisting of 135 units. The candidacy for the PhD program is 5 years. Exceptions may be granted for candidacy extensions up to one year. 
Students in the PhD program must complete the following in order to meet the requirements of the program:
  1. A qualifying examination given by the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering;
  2. An approved program of study in Electrical Engineering and allied subjects;
  3. An approved topic of research and a written dissertation, based on research, which must be a significant contribution to knowledge; 
  4. An oral examination that is a defense of dissertation research and is taken near the completion of the doctoral program.