Doctor of Philosophy

Advisory Committee

The PhDCE advisory committee is like that of the PhDCS degree with the additional requirement that the Chair or a Co-Chair must be a member of the computer engineering faculty.

Degree Plan

The degree plan should be completed by the student in consultation with the Chair and the Advisory Committee. Requirements for the PhDCE degree include:

  • At least 30 credit hours of graduated graduate coursework (excluding 681, 684, 685, 691).
  • At least 12 credit hours of graded CSCE graduate coursework (excluding CSCE 681, 684, 685, 691).
  • At least 6 credit hours of graded ECEN graduate coursework that is not cross-listed with CSCE (excluding ECEN 681, 684, 685, 691).
  • At least 12 credit hours of graded elective graduate coursework (excluding 681, 684, 685, and 691). This may include CSCE, ECEN, or other approved graduate courses.
  • 1 to 2 credit hours of CSCE 681 (Graduate Seminar).
  • At least 18 credit hours of CSCE 691 (Research). Normally the number of CSCE 691 hours will be increased to meet the required total number of credit hours.
  • A total of at least 96 credit hours (or at least 64 credit hours if the student has a prior, approved and related master’s degree).

The major steps, and deadlines for completing them, required for the PhDCE degree is outlined in Section 4.3. At most 32 credit hours from other graduate degree programs (e.g., an MSCE) can be applied to the PhD degree. Section 4.4 lists restrictions on the courses that can be used on the degree plan, as well as other common questions/issues. For additional information and clarification, please see the graduate catalog and the Department’s graduate program webpages.