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Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)

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Illinois Tech’s Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering is awarded in recognition of mastery in the field of electrical engineering and upon demonstration of an ability to make substantial creative contributions to knowledge in that field. Students will be capable of continuing efforts toward the advancement of knowledge and achievement in research and other scholarly activities.

This program is appropriate for those students with master’s degrees who are interested in pursuing an academic or industrial research career in the field of electrical engineering.

Program Overview

Students will be capable of continuing efforts toward the advancement of knowledge and achievement in research and scholarly activities. This program is for students interested in pursuing an academic or industrial research career in the field of electrical engineering.

Career Opportunities

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

  • Principal scientist, electrical engineering
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Senior research and development engineer

The Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering program 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 electrical and computer engineering and in such basic sciences as mathematics and physics.

Candidates must pass written qualifying and comprehensive examinations and must defend their thesis in an oral exam.

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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 Electrical Engineering program.