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Electrical & Computer Engineering PhD, MS, MS/MBA, 4+1


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The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Active areas of research in electrical and computer engineering include cybersecurity, computer systems, network science, big data sciences, machine learning, computational imaging, bioengineering, clean energy, communications, signal processing and controls, computer and sensor networks, electromagnetics and photonics, and nanoelectronics materials and devices.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is housed in Evans Hall and DuPont Hall. The Department maintains excellent facilities for teaching and research, including the iSuite, which encompasses a Cybersecurity Range, maker space laboratory, and collaboration hub; and supercomputing and distributed computing systems, and class 10 and class 1000 clean rooms equipped for epitaxial crystal growth, semiconductor device fabrication, and nanofabrication. Additional laboratories are well-equipped for electronic, microwave, and optical measurements, signal and image capture and processing, computational imaging, millimeter and terahertz imaging, antenna, electromagnetics, high performance computing, communications studies, and biomedical signal capture and investigations. Complementing these facilities are government-funded major research centers supporting the focus areas, including the Institute for Energy Conversion, Center for Composite Materials, Nanotechnology Center, and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.

The department and University have extensive computing facilities for research use, primarily based on Linux and some Solaris systems. Jointly with Computer Science, the department maintains approximately 200TB of redundant storage, several systems for rapid deployment of virtual machines, and a few general purpose computational and remote-access systems. The University maintains state of the art computational clusters to which ECE graduate students can gain access. Several computing laboratories are available with workstations, PCs, and a variety of software to support teaching and research with 24×7 access. Many labs contain specialized computing and networking equipment to aid research in specific areas.

Graduate students are expected to actively participate in research, including the development of presentations and publications detailing their research contributions.

Current UD undergraduate students can be considered for admission to the 4+1 BEE/MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering or the 4+1 BCpE/MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering. A dual degree in the MBA & MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering programs is available to graduate students.

Program Concentrations:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Systems & Networking
  • Electromagnetics and Photonics
  • Materials and Devices
  • Signal Processing, Communications, and Controls

UD Tuition:

The 2020-2021 UD published graduate student tuition rate per credit hour:

Electrical and Computer Engineering–MS: $1,237.00

Electrical and Computer Engineering–MS/MBA COE: $1,898.00

Electrical and Computer Engineering–MS/MBA LCBE: $950.00

Electrical and Computer Engineering–PHD: $1,898.00

Electrical and Computer Engineering–MS
  DE Resident: $1,237.00;   US Student: $1,237.00;   International: $1,237.00

Electrical and Computer Engineering–MS/MBA LCBE
  DE Resident: $850.00;   US Student: $950.00;   International: $950.00

*The first 30 credits are charged at the College of Engineering rate and the remaining credits will be charged at the Lerner College MBA rate.

Application Deadline:

August-01 Final deadline to apply, Domestic
May-01 International application deadline

January-01 Final deadline to apply, Domestic
November-01 International application deadline

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