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Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Ph.D. Credit Allocation (all at 4000 level minimum)

  • 72 (minimum) of acceptable graduate coursework
  • 42 (minimum) from ECE and closely related formal course work (EE 5980: Dissertation Research not counting toward this minimum)

Of those 42 hours, no more than 12 can be 4000 level

Courses required by the department bachelor of science degree may not be applied for graduate credit

  • 6 (maximum) of EE 4800 (Problems in ...) can be counted for program of study credit
  • 6 (maximum) of EE 5880 (Problems in ...) can be counted for program of study credit
  • 9 (maximum) of EE 5600 (Statistical Signal Processing in ...) can be counted for program of study credit

In addition to the minimum requirements of the university, doctoral students must pass a written and oral comprehensive examination, part of which is a written proposal explaining their planned dissertation research. The student must also present and defend a completed dissertation. Programs of study, including coursework and any research tools, are arranged by consultation between the students and their graduate committee.

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Electrical and Computer

Engineering, EN 5068

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-2279


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