Programs & Courses


 

Programs & Courses

Undergraduate Program

Graduate Program

 

Undergraduate Program

 Currently, a total of 135 credit hours are required for graduation (B.S.E.E) of the undergraduate students of the Department of Electrical Engineering. They include 28 credit hours of General Education Curriculum (GEC) and 107 credit hours of Electrical Engineering specialization (EES).

General Education Curriculum (GEC)

 The 28 credit hours of General Education Curriculum include the required core courses (18 credits) and the elective courses (at least 10 credits). The required core courses are Chinese (6 credits), English (8 credits), Constitution and Law (2 credits), Civilization (2 credits) and Physical Education (0 credit). The elective courses include Social Sciences (2 credits), Humanities and Arts (2 credits), Natural and Applied Sciences (2 credits), Life Sciences (2 credits), General Education Lectures (2 credits), General Education Passport (2 credits) ,and Ethical Courses (2 credits).

 

 

 

Graduate Program

  

  The purpose of the graduate program in the Department of Electrical Engineering is to expect the graduates to think independently and solve the engineering problems based on their professional skills. All students must work closely with a faculty advisor on the research topic.

 

 Master Degree

 

  The M.S. degree is offered in 3 areas of specialization: Communication, Control and Power System. All M.S. students must finish the thesis working on a significant research project during the course of the M.S. program. The M.S. degree requires the completion of at least 38 credits consisting of 24 credits of coursework, 8 credits of graduate seminar (Special Topic Studies) ,and 6 credits of dissertation research. In the coursework, 12 credits of courses are required for each specialized area ,and at least 6 credits must be in collateral areas as designated by the student's advisor.

 Ph.D. Degree

  The Ph.D. degree requires the completion of at least 36 credits consisting of 24 credits of coursework, 8 credits of graduate seminar (Special Topic Studies) ,and 4 credits of dissertation research. All Ph.D. students must finish the dissertation working on a significant research project during the study. This program will normally require three to five years of full-time study beyond the master's degree, including research and preparation of the dissertation. 

  There are a number of exams that the student must pass in the process of obtaining the Ph.D. degree. Generally, the student is expected to pass the written qualifying exam within two years. Then, after the student has done enough preliminary research for his/her dissertation, he/she can take the defense of a proposal for dissertation research. It is an oral test given by 3 faculty members at least. This test is usually taken approximately one year before the expected graduation date. 

  The Ph.D. candidate can submit his final dissertation anytime after six months from the date of acceptance of the research proposal. Dissertation approval requires a public presentation of the dissertation and a satisfactory oral defense to the Dissertation Committee. Basically, the doctoral oral examinations are opened to all regular members of the faculty as observers. Further, oral presentations are opened to the public until questioning by the Dissertation Committee begins.