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A Doctor of Philosophy is a type of doctorate, which is an advanced college education, that can be pursued after a master’s degree. Typically, a PhD is the highest educational degree a student can receive. It can take five to six years to complete.

What is a PhD in Electrical Engineering? When students wish to join the research side of electrical engineering, they may choose to pursue a PhD. This type of program is often designed to prepare students to take on a wide variety of research tasks surrounding electromagnetism, electricity and electronics. The required courses for the degree often vary by university but could include machine learning and neural networks, digital signal processing, advanced electromagnetic theory, modern control system, computer-aided design of circuits, and advanced electric machine theory.

This high-level degree can prepare students to be professionals in the world of academia. The research and communication skills gained may open up more job opportunities. Some professionals with a PhD in Electrical Engineering have a higher salary.

Looking at the cost of a PhD can help students figure out which program is right for them. The tuition can be vastly different depending on the university and location. Students who want to get a better understanding of what they might pay should contact the school they want to attend.

A PhD in Electrical Engineering can lead to a variety of jobs. While most students use the education to get jobs as research specialists or professors at universities, there are other career possibilities as well. In fact, graduates might be able to become electrical engineer consultants, executive financial advisors or chief electrical engineers. Some students even find jobs within the government. Any previous work experience and other education may play a role in the jobs students qualify for.

If you want to pursue a PhD, you need to apply. Thankfully, the process is often easy. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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29 Results in Electrical Engineering

Kaunas University of Technology

Electrical and electronic engineering is one of the widest research fields. There are no sectors in industry or science which could develop without innovative electronic ... [+]

Double degree programme with Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain

Electrical and electronic engineering is one of the widest research fields. There are no sectors in industry or science which could develop without innovative electronic solutions. Investigations during doctoral studies are carried out in the fields of ultrasonic measurements and diagnostics in aviation; and energy generation and supply systems; and in other industrial sectors, applications of electronic solutions in biomedicine, monitoring and control systems for various economic and transportation facilities, including signal processing and imaging. Investigations are conducted using modern research tools and instruments in the ‘Santaka’ scientific valley. ... [-]

Lithuania Kaunas
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Full-time
4 years
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The George Washington University - School of Engineering & Applied Science

The Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering provides rising scholars and researchers to expand the field of electrical engineering through refined exploration into communications ... [+]

Program Overview

The Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering provides rising scholars and researchers to expand the field of electrical engineering through refined exploration into communications, power and energy, and micro- and nano-electronics areas.

Students work directly with a faculty advisor to formulate their research focus, write and publish their dissertation, as well as participate actively in professional and research-focused conferences in the field of electrical engineering, such as IEEE.

Top research areas of the department:

Applied electromagnetics Communications and networks Electrical power and energy Electronics, photonics and MEMS (VLSI systems and microelectronics) Signal and image processing, systems and controls Faculty Advisor & Research Area ... [-]
USA Washington
January 2020
Full-time
4 - 6 years
Campus
University of North Texas College of Engineering

UNT offers the only Electrical Engineering Ph.D. program in the region with focus areas that are well-aligned with pressing social, industrial and government needs. In ou ... [+]

UNT offers the only Electrical Engineering Ph.D. program in the region with focus areas that are well-aligned with pressing social, industrial and government needs. In our program, you can concentrate your studies on any of these new, thriving research and business fields.

Energy-efficient power-aware antennas and circuit designs in Radio Frequency and Mixed-signal Circuit Design. Intelligent wireless sensor networks using sustainable green technology in Communication and Signal Processing. Large-scale complex land and airborne networks and cyber-physical systems in Systems and Control.

A unique and innovative feature of this program is the integrated entrepreneurship component. We’re the first program in the nation to feature this requirement at the Ph.D. level by engaging you in entrepreneurship and the creation of intellectual property and patent development. This in-depth knowledge helps you move your original ideas and results to the marketplace smoothly. You’ll earn a minor in Entrepreneurship from the College of Business in addition to your doctoral degree.... [-]

USA Denton
January 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Georgia - College of Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students initiate and drive cutting-edge research that with supporting studies, position them to be new leaders in the advancement of their f ... [+]

Overview

The ECE Emphasis further defines and focuses the student’s Program of Study for the Ph.D. in Engineering through the requirements below:

If entering with a BS degree, a minimum of 73 hours beyond the bachelors is required as follows:

ENGR 6910 Foundations for Engineering Research (3 credit hours). 2 semesters of ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar (2 credit hours).* 12 credit hours of ECE Area of Emphasis coursework at the 8000 level (see list below). 21 additional credit hours must be taken exclusive of research and dissertation credit. At least 9 hours must be at the 8000 level. The remainder must be at the 6000 level or higher. A minimum of 35 credit hours of doctoral research and dissertation. A minimum of 32 credit hours of research (ENGR 9000 or 9010). A typical student’s research hours will exceed this minimum. 3 hours of ENGR 9300 Doctoral Dissertation must be listed on the program of study. ... [-]
USA Athens
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
University of Texas Arlington

The course offerings provide the student with an opportunity to broaden as well as to intensify his or her knowledge in a number of areas of electrical engineering. The s ... [+]

The course offerings provide the student with an opportunity to broaden as well as to intensify his or her knowledge in a number of areas of electrical engineering. The student, with the aid of a faculty adviser, may plan a program in any one of a number of fields of specialization within electrical engineering or from the offerings of related departments in science and engineering.

Graduate study and research are offered in the areas of:

Digital and Microprocessor/Controller Systems: Digital Signal Processors, Embedded Microcontrollers, Microprocessors, Advanced Microprocessor Systems Solid-State Devices, Circuits and Systems: Semiconductor Theory, Microwave Devices, and Circuits, Analog Electronics. Systems and Controls: Systems, Controls, Manufacturing, Discrete Event Control, Neural and Fuzzy Control, Nonlinear Modern Control, Biomedical Signal Processing and Instrumentation Electromagnetic Fields and Applications: Remote Sensing, Electromagnetic Fields, Propagation, Scattering, Radiation, and Microwave Systems. Digital Signal and Image Processing: Vision Systems, Neural Networks, Statistical Signal Processing, Nonlinear Image Processing, Virtual Prototyping, and Virtual Environments. Telecommunications and Information Systems: Information Transmission and Communication Systems Power Systems: Efficient Operation, Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Deregulation Optical Devices and Systems: Optics, Electro-optics, Diffractive Optics, Nonlinear Optics, and Lasers Nanotechnology and MEMS - Materials and Devices: Quantum Electronic Devices, Semiconductor Surfaces and Interfaces, Single Electron Devices, Sensors and Detectors, Carbon Nanotube Devices, Noise and Reliability in Nano-Electronic Devices, Microactuators, RF MEMS, Polymer Electronics, and Nanophotonics Renewable Energy Systems and Vehicular Technology: Power Electronics Engineering, Motor Drives, Renewable Energy Systems, Grid-Integration, and Vehicular Power Structure ... [-]
USA Arlington
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Full-time
4 years
Campus
University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate university (doctoral) study programmes accept applicants with the following degrees: Graduate Engineer, Master of Engineering, or Master of Engineering Scien ... [+]

C A L L

for admission of students to postgraduate university (doctoral) study programmes for acquiring the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Engineering Sciences in the academic year 2019/20:

In the subjects of Electrical Engineering for the modules

Electronic and Information Systems Electric Power Systems and New Technologies

The number of students accepted: 10.

By choosing courses with the guidance of his or her supervisor, each student can adjust the programme to his or her research interests.

Postgraduate university (doctoral) study programmes accept applicants with the following degrees: Graduate Engineer, Master of Engineering, or Master of Engineering Sciences (in the subjects of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture). The programme is also open to applicants with a degree in related fields, in which case they might need to pass exams in supplemental courses. Applicants must have completed a university graduate study programme with 300 ECTS credits including the undergraduate part of the programme, or a university undergraduate study programme of at least 4 years. Applicants who have earned a degree from a foreign educational institution are required to attach a decision from a competent authority on the recognition of the foreign degree.... [-]

Croatia Rijeka
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Full-time
5 years
Online & Campus Combined
Technical University of Liberec

Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills for solutions in the following areas: optimal and suboptimal methods, process control, control of nonlinear dyna ... [+]

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical Cybernetics

Acquisition of theoretical knowledge and practical skills for solutions in the following areas: optimal and suboptimal methods, process control, control of nonlinear dynamic systems with applications in automotive industry, motion control, intelligent robots, artificial intelligence, computer speech and image processing, advanced electric motors and their control, design of sophisticated measuring elements, technical diagnostics, design of electronic systems and diagnosis of digital systems. Reliability modeling and risk assessment of operations and services, economic models for process control, application of optimization methods in solving technical problems. In the field of Science Engineering (experimental focus) dissertations are focused on the problems of power interaction of mechanical, thermal and electromagnetic fields, advanced laser measurement technology and experimental research in fluid dynamics, but also on the electromechanical properties of smart materials, their characterization and modern applications of smart materials in the function of sensors, actuators, resonators and microelectromechanical systems.... [-]

Czech Republic Liberec
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
University Of West Bohemia - Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Graduates of a corresponding master's degree program have an opportunity to expand their knowledge in doctoral studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Uni ... [+]

Doctoral study

Graduates of a corresponding master's degree program have an opportunity to expand their knowledge in doctoral studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. This degree is the third, highest degree of university studies, it is full-time and its standard length is 4 years (maximum duration of study is 6 years).

The study is governed by the Study and Examination Regulations of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Each student has an individual study plan and is led by a supervisor to whom the student has applied with the doctoral study topic. Students in the full-time form of study are provided with a scholarship.

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Czech Republic Pilsen 3
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
UAEU United Arab Emirates University

The rapid growth of the communications, renewable energy, and oil industry in UAE requires academic infrastructure that can support the management and maintenance of new ... [+]

Overview

The rapid growth of the communications, renewable energy, and oil industry in UAE requires academic infrastructure that can support the management and maintenance of new technological innovations, and for involvement in the development and design of new products. The electrical engineering department at UAE University has initiated a Ph.D. program to support these growing needs. The award of the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering requires successful completion of a minimum of 55 credit hours. 25 credit hours of graduate coursework and 30 credit hours in research in addition to passing comprehensive and prospectus exams. Graduates of the program will contribute to the transfer of research knowledge, skills, and methodologies to work environments. Graduates of the program will be highly specialized in their respective areas and therefore they are anticipated to take the lead in the national development of the UAE in the various fields of Electrical Engineering.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Al Ain
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting-edge research experience in electrical and electronics engineering, or in ele ... [+]

Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

The Ph.D. program in Electrical Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting-edge research experience in electrical and electronics engineering, or in electrical and computer engineering crossing the boundary of the two disciplines. The focus of this program is excellence in research. Graduates of the program can join industry or continue to work in academia.

Research Areas

Communications Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Computational EM, Waves and Optics Computer Graphics Concurrent systems: Multi-threaded software, multi-core systems Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Design Technologies for Hardware, Software, and Biological Systems Digital Signal Processing Distributed & Parallel Computing Image Processing & Computer Vision Information Theory Integrated Circuits and Computer-Aided Design for VLSI Intelligent Systems & Machine Learning Micro & Nano Systems (MEMS & NEMS) Multimedia & Networking Multimedia Signal Processing Nanoscale and Molecular Communications Natural Language Processing Peer-to-Peer Systems and Network Protocols Secure Cloud Services Software Engineering: Reliability, Analysis, Verification Speech Processing Underwater Acoustic Communications Wireless Communications Wireless Networks ... [-]
Turkey Istanbul
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) aims to enhance the way we use technology in communication, health services, data security ... [+]

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EEECS) aims to enhance the way we use technology in communication, health services, data security and many other related areas.

Pioneering research is the lifeblood of the school and is evidenced by the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), in which over 80% of the school’s research was judged to be internationally excellent or world leading.

Within the School, we have a number of specialist research centres including a Global Research Institute, specialising in Cyber Security, Wireless and Data Science, the Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) and the Centre for Intelligent and Autonomous Manufacturing Systems.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
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Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Brno University of Technology

The doctor study programme provides the specialized university education to the graduates of the previous master study in electronics and communication technologies. ... [+]

Electrical Engineering and Communication

Electronics and Communication branch

Abbreviation: EKT-PPA

Length of Study: 4 years

Programme: Electrical Engineering and Communication

Faculty: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication

Academic year: 2019/2020

Mode of study: full-time, combined

Profile of the branch:

The doctor study programme provides the specialised university education to the graduates of the previous master study in electronics and communication technologies. The students are educated in various branches of theoretical and applied electronics and communication techniques. The students make deeper their theoretical knowledge of higher mathematics and physics, and they earn also knowledge of applied informatics and computer techniques. They get ability to produce scientific works.... [-]

Czech Republic Brno
September 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD brings innovation in science and technology to applications ranging from the generation and use of electrical energy (includ ... [+]

Areas of research strength include biophysics, imaging and optical science, photonic engineering, power electronics, ultrasonics and electromagnetic simulation.

This course requires a 2:1 or international equivalent and/or masters at merit level or above in a relevant subject, and an IELTS level 6.0 (5.5 in each element).

The course is usually completed over a period of around three years, however, a 42-month duration course is also available.

Facilities

The facilities in the faculty are outstanding and include a Gigahertz transverse electromagnetic cell, an RF anechoic chamber, an optical materials evaluation system lab, an RF lab, a photoluminescence lab, optics and ultrasonic labs comprising multiple optical benches, semiconductor clean rooms, power electronic module packaging facility, 270 kVA variable frequency ac supply, dynamometer testing to 800 kW and 120,000 rpm, and environmental testing including temperature, altitude, humidity and vibration.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
December 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
University of Pardubice

Doctoral studies in the Electrical Engineering and Informatics program educate students to become highly qualified specialists in electronics, information technology, and ... [+]

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Study Program: Electrical Engineering and Informatics Form of study: Part-time/Full-time The standard length of study: 4 years Number of ECTS credits allocated: Study is not credit-based Graduation requirements: State Doctoral examination and Doctoral thesis defense Tuition fee (per academic year): Maximum 3,900 EUR

Doctoral studies in the Electrical Engineering and Informatics program educate students to become highly qualified specialists in electronics, information technology, and computer science. Students become highly qualified specialists in process control technology for research and development at universities, for further research institutions, and for work in private companies Graduates take on leading positions at various organizations in this field. Students specializing in electronics learn about radio communication, satellite navigation, and radar systems, sensor electronics, and signal and image processing. In the field of Computer science and Informatics, students learn about agent-based architectures of simulation models, prototyping and verification of components of simulation models using colored Petri nets, decision-making using artificial intelligence methods and multi-criterion analysis, modeling and design of multidimensional database systems, and road traffic flow optimization. In the Process Control branch of this postgraduate degree program, students study complex dynamic systems control and optimization, soft computing and artificial intelligence methods, and applied process control, robotics, and mechatronics.... [-]

Czech Republic Pardubice II
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Electrical Engineering (EE) plays an important role in the fields of engineering, applied physics, and computational sciences. A significant portion of advancement in tec ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Electrical Engineering (EE) plays an important role in the fields of engineering, applied physics, and computational sciences. A significant portion of advancement in technology originates from cutting-edge research performed in the field of EE. At KAUST the EE program is bound to this tradition: It aims for preparing students for a multitude of professional paths and advancing world-class research and research-based education through interdisciplinary partnering within engineering and science.

The EE degree program has two (2) major tracks:

Electro-Physics Systems

The Electro-Physics track encompasses technical areas of solid-state electronics, microsystems, electromagnetics, and photonics, while the Systems track encompasses communications, networking, signal processing, computer vision, and control.... [-]

Saudi Arabia Thuwal
Open Enrollment
Full-time
30 - 42 months
Campus