brown university school of business Ph.d. degrees school of electrical and computer engineering at the georgia institute of technology

A scientific writing for international students class is offered to our international ph.D. Students twice a semester during the spring and the fall terms. It is a non-credit course and cannot be found on OSCAR. The class is advertised every semester by the graduate office and participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Brown university school calendar see a brief description of the class. For more information, please contact dr. Daniela staiculescu in the graduate office.

Students who wish to count course credit earned at other universities toward their ph.D. Degree requirements should complete this form during their second term. The classes have to be graduate or senior undergraduate level. No classes that were used to satisfy an undergraduate degree can be used toward the ph.D. Degree. Up to 30 hours of credits earned toward a graduate degree with a grade of C and above at a different institution can be used towards the ph.D.

Degree. M.S. Thesis can be used in group IV (electives) for a maximum of 12 credit hours. The approved classes will only count toward the ph.D. Degree course requirements and will not be transferred on the georgia tech transcript.

Copy of the coursework completion form, filled out entirely. The classes have to show the institution name, number, and title. If the coursework is not completed at the time of the submission, future classes need to be included for a total of 43 hours. The future classes can be later changed to other eligible classes. Please use the classes taken at georgia tech in groups I, II, and III as much as you can.

As of fall 2018, ECE has eliminated the ph.D. Preliminary exam. It will not be offered again. Brown university street address in its place is the coursework qualifier. The coursework qualifier requirement is to obtain a 3.5 GPA in four courses that the student selects from lists prepared by the ECE technical interest groups (tigs). Further details are available in the ECE graduate student handbook. These changes go into effect immediately for new ECE graduate students who are matriculating in fall 2018. For current students, the new requirements will be phased in as described below.

For ECE ph.D. Students matriculating into an ECE graduate program in fall 2018 or after, the coursework qualifier requirement must be completed by the end of their second year. Any ECE ph.D. Student who has already passed the ECE preliminary exam is exempted from the coursework qualifier requirement. ECE ph.D. Students who are already enrolled but who have not passed the ECE preliminary exam will receive a one-year ‘grace period’ before the coursework qualifier time limit is enforced. The table below shows the deadline for ECE ph.D. Students to complete their coursework qualifier requirement:

ECE ph.D. Students matriculating into an ECE graduate program in fall 2018 or after must complete their proposal exam by the end of their 7 th term, not including summers. ECE ph.D. Students who are already enrolled will receive a one-year ‘grace period’ before the proposal exam time limit is enforced. Brown university founded below is a table that shows the deadline for ECE ph.D. Students to complete their proposal exam:

The expectations for the proposal exam have changed as of fall 2018. The student is expected to demonstrate background knowledge of their dissertation topic, as well as broader understanding of the discipline. The proposal must contain a detailed plan for the completion of ph.D.-level research on the dissertation topic, and preferably some results. However, it is understood that any results will be early and possibly inconclusive; and the dissertation topic, methods, and results may evolve considerably in-between the proposal and the ph.D. Defense. Students are advised to seek the input of the committee on the research direction, and inform their committee members of significant changes.

Ph.D. Proposal evaluation forms – to be completed and signed at the time of the oral presentation. The committee chair has to provide these forms together with the admission to candidacy form at the time of the examination. Students are strongly encouraged to bring a backup copy.

The school of electrical and computer engineering participates in the interdisciplinary bioengineering graduate program, which is housed in the college of engineering. The program offers advanced courses in bioengineering, engineering specialties, and life sciences combined with research and development of new or improved physical and mathematical concepts and techniques, which may be applied to problems in medicine and biology.

The bioengineering program offers master’s and doctoral degrees through participating schools in the college of engineering and the college of computing. Interested applicants with an electrical and/or computer engineering background apply for admission in the bioengineering program through ECE. Once admitted, students follow the bioengineering program degree requirements and curriculum.

Additional information on the bioengineering program, including how to apply and a comparison between the bioengineering program and traditional engineering programs, can be found on the georgia tech bioengineering interdisciplinary program website.