The Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at Colorado State University has been a leader in innovation for more than a century.  The ECE faculty prepare students for the vast, fast-paced field of electrical and computer engineering by emphasizing the fundamentals, while teaching them how to think creatively and work collaboratively.
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Overview

The Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at Colorado State University   creates future leaders in the thriving field of computer engineering. Under the tutelage of renowned computer engineering faculty, graduates of this program will produce significant contributions and original research to advance next generation electronics and computing.

Key facts:

Students pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering will complete a research-oriented plan of study involving a dissertation and coursework. Interested applicants should refer to CSU's Graduate and Professional Bulletin and the website for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Areas of research: 

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Communications and signal processing
  • Computer engineering
  • Controls and robotics
  • Electric power and energy systems
  • Electromagnetics and remote sensing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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General Requirements

  • One official transcript of all collegiate work completed post-high school.  Additionally separate transcripts are not required for study abroad credits if the GPA and credits are recorded on the transcript of the university that sponsored the study abroad experience. CSU transcripts are not required. Training course transcripts from branches of the U.S. military that show credit received with neither grades nor degrees awarded are exempt from the transcript requirement.
  • Test scores such as GRE or GMAT, if required by department, should be submitted with institution code 4075.
  • Any other materials that individual departments or programs may require of applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1431 USD/credit
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  • National

    584 USD/credit
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
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Funding

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