Ph.D. On Campus

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Brigham Young University

36 months
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The PhD program in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University emphasizes high-impact research, publication of scholarly work, and participation in projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and a variety of other federal agencies, foundations, and companies. 


Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD students at Brigham Young University collaborate with a faculty advisor on a topic that may have a lasting influence on theoretical understanding or on professional practice. 

Coursework is required on advanced topics in electrical and computer engineering. Students may also take courses in related fields, including physics, mathematics, or computer science.


  • Communicate difficult technical concepts both orally and in writing.
  • Mastery of fundamental concepts in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Conduct independent research.
  • Disseminate research results through peer-review and publication.
  • Teach or mentor other students in classroom or directed research activities.

Programme Structure

  • The PhD is primarily a research experience that requires an ability to identify, investigate, formulate, and solve new problems of interest. 
  • The results of the work are reported in a dissertation and in the peer-reviewed research literature. 
  • PhD graduates are able to act with considerable independence and assume major responsibilities and are prepared for a wide range of career choices in industry, government agencies, and academia.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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56 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GRE
  • BS in electrical or computer engineering or similar discipline
  • Applicants with an international undergraduate degree should upload unofficial transcripts, diplomas, and mark sheets in the Department Documents section for initial review. 
  • The application must be submitted for the department to review transcripts. Do this before requesting an evaluation from an agency. Upon recommendation for admission, the evaluation fee will be paid for by the department.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Provo

944 - 1633 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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