The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers advanced studies leading to either a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has active research programs in the following areas: power electronics, power systems, electromechanics, computer engineering, control systems, electromagnetics, electro-optics, micro and nano-electronics, signal processing, communication systems, and controls. Departmental laboratories are well-equipped for students’ research. In addition, the Power and Energy Institute of Kentucky provides additional research opportunities.
For the M.S.E.E. degree, both the thesis and non-thesis options are available. The thesis option requires 24 hours of acceptable graduate level work plus the satisfying of the usual requirements for the thesis. The non-thesis option, Plan B, requires 30 hours of acceptable graduate work plus an additional three hours of EE 784 (Research Project in Electrical Engineering). All students in their first semester of regular graduate work must select an academic advisor who will assist the student in formulating a graduate plan of study leading to their particular degree. This plan, which must receive the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies, must contain specific courses and a proposed thesis area or specialized project topic.
For the PhD degree, students who only have a B.S. degree must complete 42 hours of course work. Students who have a M.S. degree from an accredited institution must complete 18 hours of course work. Students who have a M.S. degree from a non accredited institution must complete 24 hours of course work.
Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.
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Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs).
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Electrical and electronics engineers work in industries including research-and development, engineering services, manufacturing, telecommunications, and the federal government. Electrical and electronics engineers generally work indoors in offices. However, they may have to visit sites to observe a problem or a piece of complex equipment.
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