Ph.D. On Campus

Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
7227 USD/year
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers a graduate program leading to the Electrical and Computer Engineering degree the doctoral level. 



  • The Electrical and Computer Engineering program at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers a comprehensive range of courses in the field of electrical engineering and computer engineering. Major research areas include bioelectronics and biomimetics, computer engineering, electromagnetics, device physics and electronics, and information systems.
  • Research facilities in ECE include the Nanotechnology Core Facility, a versatile MEMS/Nano facility, which also contains a microfabrication laboratory with a 3,000-square-foot Class 100/1000 clean room that enables a broad spectrum of innovative multidisciplinary research, and, a microfluidics center for studying properties of nanodrops; Andrews Electromagnetics Laboratory; Computational Intelligence Laboratory; Robotics Laboratory; Design Automation and Reconfiguration Technology Laboratory; Laboratory for Energy and Switching Electronics Systems; Nanoengineering Research Laboratory; Micromechatronic Systems Laboratory; Networking Research Laboratory; Waveform Optimization Laboratory; 3D Nano-Fabrication for Drug Discovery and Bio-Medical Application Labs; Advanced Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices Lab; High Performance Circuits and Systems (HIPERCAS) Lab; Networks Information Communications and Engineering Systems Laboratory (NICEST); Power Energy Innovation Lab; and Advanced Electronics of Nano-Devices Laboratory.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Nanoscale Semiconductor Structures: Electronic and Optical Properties
  • Advanced Microprocessor Architecture and Design
  • Parallel Processing
  •  Fuzzy Logic
  • Neural Networks
  • System Identification

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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108 alternative credits

108 hours total


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General requirements

  • Applications for admission are individually evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee. A complete set of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work is required before an application is evaluated for admission. 
  • Prior Degrees Applicants must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering or a related field. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and an outstanding academic record are encouraged to seek admission directly to the PhD program.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required.

Tuition Fee

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    7227 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7227 USD per year during 24 months.

7,227 - 17,714 USD

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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