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Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #47 (QS) Shanghai, China
While the typical duration of the doctoral Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University is of five years for students starting their Doctoral program with a Bachelor’s degree and of three to four years for students starting their Doctoral program with a Master’s degree, students are eligible to receive a doctoral degree when the above requirements are fulfilled.
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To complete their coursework requirement, Doctoral students of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University entering the doctoral program with a Master’s degree must take a number of courses, while maintaining a minimum GPA. Specifically, students must take the following course.

  • At least eighteen approved credit hours of engineering, math, and science at the 4xx level or higher, and
  • A total of three credit hours of technical communication, Vg 500 Technical Communication.
  • The JI Grade Point Average for these courses must be at least 3.3.

The eighteen approved credit hours of engineering, math, and science are subjected to the following restrictions:

  • At least nine credit hours within the student’s major must be selected at the 5xx level or higher.
  • A maximum of six credit hours may be selected from classes offered outside of the JI. These credit hours must be approved by the faculty adviser and the graduate committee. The Petition to Take a Non-JI Course form can be downloaded from the Graduate Student Forms.
  • Students must take at least three credit hours outside their disciple group to ensure the breadth of their study program.
  • If the Graduate Committee approves a non-JI math class to satisfy the math requirement, those non-JI math credits do not count toward this total of six credit hours.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 5 years for students starting with a Bachelor’s degree 
      • three to four years for students with a Master’s degree
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Computer Architecture and Engineering: Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits.
  • Electromagnetism, Optics, and Photonics
  • Circuits and Devices
  • Communications and Networking
  • Signal Processing: Probability and Random Processes

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Once an approprite set of courses has been selected, students must fill out the Graduate Course Registration Form and have it signed by their academic adviser. The completed form is then submitted to the Graduate Education Office.

Sample registration forms illustrating different situations can be found below.

  • This  Sample Graduate Course Registration Form illustrates registration for courses.
  • This Sample Registration Form illustrates registration for thesis credits.

Students are not allowed to register for more than twelve credit hours per semester.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6448 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6448 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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RMB 45500 /Year for Doctoral programs

Living costs for Shanghai

  • 5481 - 10140 CNY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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