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Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)

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Illinois Tech’s Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering degree is awarded in recognition of mastery in the field of computer engineering and upon demonstrating the ability to make fundamental contributions to knowledge in that field.

Doctoral recipients will be capable of making a continuing effort toward the advancement of knowledge and achievement in research and other scholarly activities. This program is appropriate for those students with a master’s degree in computer and/or electrical engineering who are interested in pursuing an academic or industrial research career.

Program Overview

This program is appropriate for those students with a master’s degree in computer and/or electrical engineering who are interested in pursuing academic or industrial research careers. Students will be capable of continuing efforts toward advancement in research and scholarly activities.

Career Opportunities

Our Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering degree program will prepare you for academic or industrial research careers, such as:

  • Data scientist and computer engineer
  • Research and development engineer
  • Computer scientist

Our Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering requires a minimum of 72 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including the master’s degree studies. A minimum of 24 credit hours are devoted to the student’s research work, and a minimum of 15 credit hours are devoted to coursework in computer and electrical engineering and in basic sciences, such as computers, mathematics, and physics.

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Please consult the university’s course bulletin for specific details on the course and exam requirements associated with the Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Engineering program.