Join the Electrical Engineering Community
The door to graduate opportunity is wide open at Michigan Tech. And the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is waiting for you to step forward. When you do, what you’ll find here is a close-knit academic community, with accomplished faculty dedicated to mentoring students. The Department’s research is funded by multiple agencies and corporations, including the NSF, the US Army and Air Force, American Electric Power, Consumers Energy, and more. Your success is our priority.
Hone Your Focus
The department supports research thrusts in computer engineering, energy systems, signals systems, and solid-state electronics. Our faculty research areas include nanotechnology circuit design, renewable electricity energy sources, and wireless communications—just to name a few.
Be part of a working laboratory where students and faculty collaborate in pursuit of answers to some of our world’s most relevant questions. Also enjoy the convenience of taking some of your courses online.
It All Begins With a Plan
For all plans, note that the approval of your Advisor is required, particularly for out-of-department courses (for example, ED5100 is not allowed), and all Graduate School requirements must be met.
There are two plans available for the PhD: entering with or without an MS.
See a brief overview of the Doctor of Philosophy degree requirements within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A full explanation of requirements, can be found on the Graduate School's Doctor of Philosophy requirements page.
To complete a doctoral degree, students must complete the following milestones:
- Complete all coursework and research credits (see credit requirements below)
- Pass Qualifying Examination
- Pass Research Proposal Examination
- Prepare and Submit Approved Dissertation
- Pass Final Oral Defense
The minimum credit requirements are as follows:
|MS-PhD (minimum)||30 Credits|
|BS-PhD (minimum)||60 Credits|
Individual programs may have higher standards and students are expected to know their program's requirements. See the Doctor of Philosophy Requirements website for more information about PhD milestones and related timelines.