University at Albany

Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program Description

The PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) program at the University at Albany encompasses the design, development, testing, and evaluation of hardware and software components, as well as integrated systems and networks. The doctoral program prepares you for research and/or teaching careers in industry, at universities, or in government agencies, and develops your ability to recognize and formulate research problems, apply theoretical and/or experimental techniques to develop a solution, and to transmit the results to the scientific and engineering community.

At UAlbany, you’ll work closely with an ECE faculty member, performing research that leads to your doctoral dissertation (thesis). The broad research areas are signal processing and communications, electronic circuits and systems, and control and computing systems with research projects often spanning multiple areas.

Focus Areas

  • Focuses on power electronics
  • Microwave engineering
  • Antenna engineering
  • Electrical energy systems
  • Computer communication networks
  • Power systems analysis

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Careers in academia, research, and technology leadership
  • Technology firms and laboratories

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

Master’s Degree

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes