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Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

The Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering (ECEE) Department at CU dates back to the 1890s and the earliest days of the Engineering College. There are 40 full-time faculty members in ECEE along with a host of adjunct, research, and jointly appointed faculty. Annual research expenditures are near $6M. Research grants from NASA, DARPA, the National Science Foundation, NOAA, and collaborative industrial and military funding provide support for qualified graduate students. The program also has unique facilities and equipment for experimental and theoretical training, and for conducting subject-specific research.

Concentration Areas of Study and Research
Biomedical engineering, communications and signal processing, computer and software engineering ("Computer Engineering" includes VLSI/CAD), dynamics, robotics, and controls, electromagnetics, RF and microwaves, optics and photonics, power electronics and renewable energy systems, remote sensing, nanostructures and devices.

Degrees Offered:

Degree Details: 
ME
The master of engineering (ME) is a technical management oriented degree, specially tailored for those individuals who anticipate becoming technical managers or entrepreneurs. The ME requires 30 semester hours of course work. Up to half of the course work is allowed to be engineering management courses.

MS
The master of science (MS) degree is the first postgraduate degree for individuals seeking a technical or research career in ECEE. Students can do either a thesis or non-thesis option. The MS requires completion of 30 credit hours. In the non-thesis option, all 30 hours are technical course work; in the thesis option, 4-6 hours of the total 30 are thesis study.

PhD
The doctor of philosophy (PhD) is the terminal degree for individuals seeking a technical or research career in ECEE. It requires completion of an MS, 30 hours of dissertation, passing of a preliminary and comprehensive examination, and a successful dissertation defense. There is a foreign language requirement.

NOTE: If you intend ultimately to pursue the PhD degree, it is best to apply directly to our PhD program rather than first apply to our MS program.

Admissions Requirements: 
  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing (or the equivalent), submit transcripts evidencing same.

  2. Have adequate technical preparation to enter graduate study in ECEE.

  3. Have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 of higher. NOTE: Provisional admission is sometimes possible for applicants with lower GPAs.

  4. Submit GRE general exam scores if applying for the MS or Ph.D. degrees (GRE scores are not required for admission to the ME program).

  5. Provide four letters of recommendation from qualified referees.

  6. Provide a statement of purpose describing the applicant’s goals and interests.

  7. Provide, for non-native English speakers only, certification of adequate spoken and written English. A TOEFL score greater than 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based), or an IELTS score of at leat 7.0 is desired. Equivalently 1+ years (evidenced by transcripts) of prior instruction at a U.S. university or at a university in a country with English as one of its official languages may suffice.

Applicant Instructions: 
FALL ADMISSION DEADLINES

Visa (international) applicant deadline: November 1, 2014 for full financial consideration, otherwise January 15, 2015.

US citizen/permanent resident applicant deadline: December 1, 2014 for full financial consideration, otherwise January 15, 2015.

Spring Domestic Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Spring International Application Deadline: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Contact Information: 

University of Colorado Boulder
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
425 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0425
Phone: 303-735-0490
Fax: 303-492-2758
 

Where To Send Your Materials: 

Application Mailing Instructions

Domestic Applicants:

Transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate Admissions. Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553 USA

For overnight or express mail (DHL, FEDEX, UPS):

Graduate Admissions             
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street , Bldg RL3, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA                                                                                                                              
Phone:  (303) 492-6301
  

All International Applicants

Transcripts should be sent directly to Office of Admissions/International.  Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

Overnight/Express Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, FedEx)          

Office of Admissions/International               
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street, Bldg RL3, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA

Phone: (303) 492-6301