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The College offers an interdisciplinary Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng.) program to provide the Commonwealth and the nation with exceptionally educated engineering practitioners. These individuals will have developed the highest possible capability to provide innovative solutions in specialized engineering endeavors. The graduates of the program will meet the highest standards for advanced level engineering and leadership positions in industry and government.
The department has strong ties to the world-renowned Center for Bioelectrics, where ECE faculty are working on innovative ways to use pulsed electric fields to cure cancer
ECE faculty support University centers such as the Applied Research Center, the Frank Reidy Center of Bioelectrics, and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center
Additional research facilities in the Hampton Roads area with ECE faculty collaboration include National Institute of Aerospace, NASA Langley Research Center and Jefferson Lab
The ECE department has research laboratories focusing on Applied Plasma Technology; Cybersecurity, Communications and Networking Innovation; Microelectronics and Thin Film Devices; Medical Imaging, Diagnosis, and Analysis; Power Research; Systems Analysis of Metabolic Physiology; Systems Research; Virginia Institute for Photovoltaics; and Vision Lab
A very important component of the Ph.D. degree is the original research pursued by the student which culminates in a written dissertation, as well as an oral defense of this work. Ph.D. students usually publish the result of their research in highly reputable nationally and internationally refereed journals
Exploration of the systems approach to planning, scheduling, control, design, evaluation, and leadership of projects in technology-based organizations. The fundamental tools and techniques of project management; role of the project manager; project management systems; project selection; project life cycle; project monitoring and control; project management evaluation and auditing; project risk and failure analysis; contextual nature of project management; project knowledge.
This course prepares engineering practitioners to produce systemic applied research or robust project solutions. In the applied research track, students will learn and apply the methods, tools, and concepts required for specifying the research purpose, proposal preparation, understanding the current state of the discipline, selecting and executing the appropriate research methodology, analyzing and synthesizing results, and preparing defensible publications. In the engineering project track, students will learn problem definition and scoping, project proposal preparation, methods for establishing the current state of the problem, analytical and experimental designs for testing proposed solutions, robust methods for solution optimization, and solution validation.
The course is designed to provide an understanding of the interdisciplinary aspects of systems development, operation, and support. The course focuses on the application of scientific and engineering efforts to transform an operational need into a defined system configuration through the interactive process of design, test, and evaluation.
Students entering the Doctor of Engineering program in Electrical & Computer Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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