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The UW Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty consists of researchers from top-20 universities developing new technologies in rapidly growing technologies such as bio-engineering and green energy. Graduate students in ECE are immersed in an environment that is the synergism of deep theory and practical application, as ideas spawned in intellectual exchange with faculty are developed and eventually verified in one of the ten active research laboratories within the department. Opportunities for students to produce scholarly research are augmented with the potential to take part in commercial enterprises established by faculty, further enhancing the graduate experience and establishing invaluable ties to industry.
A Plan A degree is a traditional research-based Master's program that requires the student develop and complete a research project, and to successfully defend a written thesis. Refer to the Master's admissions guidelines for minimum requirements.
The Plan B option replaces the requirement of a formal thesis with a project defense and an increased course load. Consult with your advisor about this option. Refer to the Master's admissions guidelines for minimum requirements.
Each M.S. student will have a supervising committee of at least three members appointed. The committee will consist of at least two members of the computer science faculty and at least one non-COSC faculty member.
The student must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of courses, including the CORE & BREADTH REQUIREMENTS. At least 22 credit hours must be COSC courses. All COSC courses must be at the 5000 level. Courses from other departments, including no more than 6 hours of 4000-level courses, may be included with the approval of the supervising M.S. committee.
The University of Wyoming's Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering will train students to conduct scientific research on innovative topics using the most current and cutting edge tools and resources.
Each doctoral student will have a supervising committee of at least five members appointed. The primary functions of this committee are to suggest coursework, to administer the qualifying, preliminary, and final examinations, and to oversee and evaluate the research of the candidate.