Ph.D in Electrical Engineering


Program Description

The Department of Electrical Engineering at National Chung Cheng University started as a graduate institute in July 1990, and the undergraduate program was established in 1992. The Ph.D. program and another undergraduate class were added in 1993 and 1999, respectively. It is one of the best institutes in Taiwan for the education and training of professionals in electrical engineering.

The PhD program, which provides academic training for students aiming to pursue an academic career in electrical engineering at higher education or research institutions, is tailor-made to suit students' different needs in their future academic research. With the guidance from the advisers, curriculums are designed to best fit students’ needs in their future research direction.


Courses for Graduate Institute of Electrical Engineering

The following courses are all taught in English:

Computer Engineering Group

  • Advanced FPGA designs
  • Computer Vision
  • Design and manufacture of microprocessor
  • DSP control and application designs
  • Fundamental of robotic controls and sensing
  • Intelligent Agent Systems
  • Machine learning and neural networks (special topics)
  • Open source robotics course

Signal Processing and Multimedia Communication Group

  • Digital image processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • VLSI signal processing
  • Video signal processing
  • Machine learning
  • Speech processing
  • Digital signal processing
  • Medical signal processing
  • DSP processor design

Communication and Networking Group

  • Computer Network Architecture
  • Network Security
  • Embedded Operating Systems
  • Network programming
  • Microprocessor based system and interface techniques
  • Introduction to operating system

Communication Systems Group

  • Stochastic Processes
  • Digital Communications
  • Next-Generation Mobile Cellular Systems
  • Multiple Input Multiple Output Techniques for Wireless Communications
  • Spectral analysis and DOA estimation
  • Information theory
  • Error correcting code

Electromagnetic Integrated Circuits and Systems Group

  • Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
  • RF Circuit Design
  • Radio Frequency Power Amplifier
  • RF Transceiver Design in Wireless Communications
  • Microwave Communication Design for Planar and Multilayered Circuits
  • Microwave Active Circuit Design
  • Antenna Theory and Design
  • VLSI for Wireless Communication
  • Signal Integrity of High-Speed Circuit

Electric Power, Renewable Energy, and Power Electronics Group

  • Advanced Power System Analysis
  • Power Quality
  • Modern Control System
  • Advanced Electric Machine Theory
  • Wind Energy Generation
  • Introduction to Smart Grid

System on Chips (SoC) Group

  • Application-Specific Integrated Circuits
  • Design of Low-Power Integrated Circuits
  • Physical Design Automation for Nanometer Integrated Circuits
  • Computer-Aided Design of VLSI Circuits
  • Design of Analog Integrated Circuits
  • Design of Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits

Program of Study

The program of study includes:

Ph.D. program:

Should fit the requirement before graduation:

  1. Courses: 18 credits
  2. Qualifying Examination
  3. Dissertation
  4. Dissertation Defense


The PhD program is open to students from all over the world. Currently, the enrollment of PhD program students is 63.

  • Application Deadline: March 15 for fall semester beginning in September
  • Language Proficiency: Basic oral and reading proficiency level in Chinese and intermediate/advanced level in English
  • Guideline for International Student Application:
  • In addition to application data, an interview via SKYPE or Phone will be required and arranged


Student applicants could apply for the CCU scholarship covering tuition waiver and free on-campus accommodation. Competitive candidates could also apply for Research Assistant Funding (USD 200-330 per month, depending on respective advisory professor). PhD students will be given more research assistant funding. The average monthly living cost, excluding accommodation, in CCU is about USD 200 per month.

Prospective applicants should submit required documents to the University Office of International Affairs (OIA) as follows: application form, academic transcript, degree certificate and two recommendation letters. All the documents are required to be written in the English version. For more details of the application procedure, please visit the OIA website:

Last updated Feb 2018

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