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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Electrical and Computer Engineering Program Information


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Minimum requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees  section of this catalog.

The department offers graduate study and research in computer engineering, devices, electromagnetics and energy systems, electronics, and signals and systems.

Graduate students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have bachelor’s degrees from many areas: electrical engineering, other engineering disciplines, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and other technical fields. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers both thesis and nonthesis options for the master’s degrees.

In the thesis option a student shall complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours with a maximum of 6 semester credit hours of

  (Research for Master’s Thesis). While the Graduate School sets the minimum requirements, the supervisory committee determines the appropriate number of thesis hours a student shall be required to take for the thesis. Other course requirements include a minimum of 18 hours at the 5000 or 6000 level in electrical and computer engineering. Excluded from satisfying these course requirements are   and   (Individual Work),   (Supervised Research),  6932 (Graduate Seminar),   (Supervised Teaching), and   (Research for Master’s Thesis). No more than 6 hours of Individual Work (  or   ) may be counted toward the degree.

In the nonthesis option a student shall complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours with a maximum of 6 semester credit hours of Individual Work (

  or   ). The course requirements include a minimum of 21 semester credit hours at the 5000 or 6000 level in electrical and computer engineering. Excluded from satisfying these course requirements are   and   (Individual Work),   (Supervised Research), 6932 (Graduate Seminar),   (Supervised Teaching), and   (Research for Master’s Thesis).

The Department also offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program. This program allows qualified students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree with a saving of one semester. Qualified students may begin their master’s programs while seniors, counting up to 12 hours of specified electrical and computer engineering graduate courses for both bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements. Bachelor’s/master’s program admission requirements are (1) satisfaction of Graduate School admission requirements for the master’s degree, (2) an upper-division (undergraduate) GPA of at least 3.3, and (3) completion of at least 7 EEL core courses and 2 EEL laboratories. Students with a GPA between 3.3 and 3.59 can double count up to 6 hours, while students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher can double count up to 12 hours.

All prospective doctoral students must take the written part of the Ph.D. qualifying examination within the first year of enrollment. Other requirements for the doctoral degree, as well as requirements for master’s and engineer degrees, are given in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s Graduate Guidelines (see http://www.ece.ufl.edu/content/graduate-academics) and in the front section of this catalog.

The following course listing indicates the major areas of faculty interest. Special topics courses

  and   cover a wide variety of subjects for which there are no present courses.

Degrees Offered with a Major in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy


Master of Engineering


Master of Science


Courses