Electrical Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (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 the field. Students will be capable of continuing efforts toward the advancement of knowledge and achievement in research and other scholarly activities.

Students interested in the Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) specialization are required to successfully complete electrical engineering core courses for the doctorate and at least five E3 courses for the specialization.

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

Program Overview

Students interested in this specialization are required to successfully complete electrical engineering core courses for the doctorate and at least five E3 courses for the specialization. This program is appropriate for students pursuing academic or research careers in electrical engineering.

Career Opportunities

Our Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) degree program will prepare you for academic or industrial research careers, such as:

  • Principal scientist, electrical engineering
  • Electrical consulting engineer
  • Senior research and development engineer

The Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) 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 during an oral exam. The doctoral committee for E3 students must include at least one professor with specialization in an energy and sustainability area from outside the student’s department.

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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 with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) program.