Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Electrical Engineering (EE) plays an important role in the fields of engineering, applied physics, and computational sciences. A significant portion of advancement in technology originates from cutting-edge research performed in the field of EE. At KAUST the EE program is bound to this tradition: It aims for preparing students for a multitude of professional paths and advancing world-class research and research-based education through interdisciplinary partnering within engineering and science.
The EE degree program has two (2) major tracks:
The Electro-Physics track encompasses technical areas of solid-state electronics, microsystems, electromagnetics, and photonics, while the Systems track encompasses communications, networking, signal processing, computer vision, and control.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed to prepare students for research careers in academia and industry. It is offered exclusively as a full-time program. There is a minimum residency requirement at KAUST of three and a half years for students entering with a B.S. Degree and two and a half years for students entering with an M.S. Degree. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be achieved on all doctoral coursework. Individual courses require a minimum of a ‘B-‘ to earn course credit.
The Ph.D. Degree includes the following steps:
- Securing a Dissertation Advisor.
- Successful completion of Program Coursework.
- Passing the Qualifying Examination.
- Passing the Dissertation Proposal Defense to obtain candidacy status.
- Preparing, submitting and successfully defending a Doctoral Dissertation