M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering
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At the graduate level, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Electrical Engineering. In Fall 2009, there were 442 graduate students enrolled in the ECE department: 86 M.S. students and 356 Ph.D. students.
The M.S. and Ph.D. Programs in Electrical Engineering are designed with a focus on research. These research programs are supported by extensive research funding (the Department's annual research expenditures are over $36 million) as well as numerous state-of-the-art research laboratories. The research programs of the department cover a wide spectrum of activities in the following areas:
- Communications and Networking
- Signal Processing
- Control, Robotics, and Dynamical Systems
- Computer Engineering
- Optics and Photonics
- Circuits and Systems
- Electronic Materials and Devices
- Bioelectronics and Systems
- Applied Electromagnetics
Joint programs are maintained with other departments within the Clark School of Engineering, the Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science departments, as well as with the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, the Institute for Systems Research, the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) , the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, the Engineering Research Center, the Center for Superconductivity Research, the Laboratory for Physical Sciences and the Chemical Physics and Transportation Programs. Opportunities also exist for programs of study in conjunction with many national and international laboratories and technical facilities.
The department is equipped with an extensive computer facility consisting of a variety of state-of-the art mainframes, workstations, and personal computers located in several open laboratories and in a large number of specialized research laboratories. The faculty members and students affiliated with the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies have access to a Connection Machine that is housed in that institute. In addition, there are more than thirty specialized research laboratories supporting activities in speech and image processing, communication networks, robotics, control systems, system and computer architecture, VLSI design and testing, semiconductor materials and devices, MEMS, photonics, fiber optics, microwave sources, ion beam lithography, and plasma science, among others. A complete engineering library is housed nearby.
In addition to the M.S. and Ph.D. research programs, our department also offers a cross-disciplinary Master's in Telecommunications Program (taught jointly with the Robert H. Smith School of Business), a BS/MS Program, and participates in a Professional Master of Engineering Program.
For further information please visit us at www.ece.umd.edu or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact our Graduate Studies Office at 301-405-3681.
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