Ph.D. On Campus

Electrical and Computer Engineering

48 months
1095 USD/credit 13140 USD/year
1095 USD/credit 13140 USD/year
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The mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program of the American University of Beirut is to provide high quality education in electrical and computer engineering, which prepares students for employment and leadership roles in academic, industrial or research positions.



The objectives of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program of the American University of Beirut are to:

  • provide students with research opportunities to acquire a depth of knowledge in one specialization area of electrical and computer engineering and familiarity with allied areas
  • provide opportunities for doctoral students to develop competence in performing independent research, communicating effectively, and learning independently, • advance the state of electrical and computer engineering research at AUB, in Lebanon, and the region
  • and advance the state of the art in electrical and computer engineering

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program are expected to have:

  • a breadth of knowledge in electrical and computer engineering, and a depth of knowledge in their specific area of research
  • an ability to identify and define research problems
  • experience in performing research and communicating the results effectively
  • experience in doing independent academic work.
  • and a published contribution to the existing literature in electrical and computer engineering.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Communications Engineering for Genetics and Bioinformatics
  • Digital Integrated Circuits
  • Reliability and Statistical Design
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • VLSI for Communications and Signal Processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Program requirements:

  • The major area has to be in one of the ECE areas.
  • Students must take at least 4 graduate courses, including courses prior to admission to the PhD program, in their PhD major area.
  • Students must also take at least 2 graduate courses in their PhD minor area, including courses taken prior to admission to the PhD program.
  • The minor courses have to be from one of the ECE areas.

Admission requirements:

  • Academic transcripts from the institution(s) of higher education attended by the applicant
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores
  • A written statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio that includes a resume and samples of work
  • An interview conducted with the ECE Graduate Committee (EGC) in person, by phone or over the Internet
  • Satisfaction of the university requirements for admission to PhD programs

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    13140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1095 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Beirut

750 - 1600 USD /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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