Electrical engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the study, design and application of electrical and electromagnetic components, systems and applications. Increased demand in the housing, automotive, defense and consumer industries will continue to fuel the growth of the field, as well as the demand for Electrical engineers in the future.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Electrical Engineering prepares graduates for industrial or academic research in one or more of the following areas of specialization:
- Communications and Electromagnetics
- Computer Engineering
- Digital Signal Processing
- Electronics and Electronic Materials
- Power Systems
- Solid State Devices
- Telecommunications and Networking
Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Scholarships, Fellowships & Assistantships
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend.
The Doctorate program will consist of at least 78 semester credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree, or at least 48 semester credit hours beyond the M.S. degree, of which 18 credit hours correspond to one academic year of full-time residency. PhD candidates must take a written qualifying examination, and successfully submit and defend a dissertation.