The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 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. The Electrical Engineering program is offered at Colorado State University.
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Overview

The Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University creates the next generation of leaders in the thriving field of electrical engineering. 

Key facts:

Offering a highly customizable curriculum, the program focuses on the following areas: biomedical engineering, communications and signal processing, computer engineering, controls and robotics, electric power and energy systems, electromagnetics and remote sensing, and lasers, optics, and applications. 

Students interested in graduate work 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 study:

  • Adaptive radar and sonar
  • Biomedical sensing and signals
  • Communications
  • Computer-aided design
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer networks and protocols
  • Control systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    80

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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

    1432 USD/semester
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  • National

    584 USD/semester
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
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Funding

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