It is strongly recommended that prospective electrical engineering professionals take at least one year of graduate study. Both the undergraduate and graduate curricula at the university are designed to offer students the range of education needed for leadership in the profession, as well as knowledge of the physical sciences and basic professional techniques.
The electrical and biomedical engineering department offers graduate programs leading to both the master of science and the doctor of philosophy degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering. Emphases in the department include: image and signal processing, electromagnetics and microwaves, photonics, and power.
Graduate course work and research opportunities are available in the following areas:
- Biosensors and Actuators
- Integrated Bio-analytical Systems
- Wireless Networks and Communications
- Computer Design and Applications
- Synthetic Aperture Radar Simulation
- Biomedical Image Processing
- Microprocessor Design and Applications
- Antenna Design and Analysis
- Radar Cross Section Measurement
- Microwave Devices and Distribution Systems
- Optical Fiber Communications and Sensors
- Microwave Integrated Circuits
- Power System Simulation, Planning and Protection
- Renewable Energy Integration and Smart Grid Applications
- Power Electronics and Electric Drives
- Power Conversion
- Control Systems
General requirements for graduate degrees are determined by the Graduate School and are listed in the Graduate School section of this catalog.
Master’s degree candidates must select a graduate committee before completion of more than nine credit hours. The graduate student’s committee recommends specific programs of study based on the needs and interests of the student. Both Plan A (requiring the completion of a thesis) and Plan B (nonthesis) study opportunities are available in the master of science degree program.
Two fellowships (Turner and Dickinson) and a number of teaching and research assistantships are typically available in electrical engineering. They are awarded on a competitive basis. For more information, contact the department chairman or the Graduate School dean’s office.