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Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Mailing Address:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (MC 154)
851 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7053

Campus Location: Department Office 1020 SEO; Student Affairs Office 1020 SEO
Program Codes: 20FS1200MS (MS); 20FS1200PHD (PhD)
Telephone: (312) 413-2291 or (312) 996-4325
Web Site:
Acting Head of the Department: Rashid Ansari
Director of Graduate Studies: Ashfaq Khokhar

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Electrical and Computer Engineering degrees at the master’s and doctoral levels. Updated information about the curriculum, requirements, policies, courses, faculty, and staff is found on the ECE home page

The department offers a comprehensive range of courses in the field of electrical engineering and computer engineering. Major research areas include bioelectronics and biomimetics, computer engineering, electromagnetics, device physics and electronics, and information systems.

Research facilities in ECE include the Nanotechnology Core Facility, a versatile MEMS/Nano facility, which also contains a microfabricaton laboratory with a 3,000 square-foot Class 100/1000 clean room that enables a broad spectrum of innovative multidisciplinary research, and, a microfluidics center for studying properties of nanodrops; Andrews Electromagnetics Laboratory; Communication and Sensing Laboratory; Computational Intelligence Laboratory; Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory; Design Automation, Reconfiguration and Testing Laboratory; Laboratory for Energy and Switching Electronics Systems; Multimedia Communications Laboratory; Machine Vision Laboratory; Multimedia Systems Laboratory; Nanoengineering Research Laboratory; Signal and Image Research Laboratory.

Admission Requirements

Applications for admission are individually evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee. A complete set of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work is required before an application is evaluated for admission. In addition to the application requirements of the Office of Admissions and Records and the policies set by the Graduate College, applicants should meet program requirements for admission. Meeting minimum requirements does not, however, guarantee admission. Program requirements are given below:

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Financial Aid

There are several different forms of financial aid available to incoming graduate students: University Fellowship, Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and Tuition and Fee Waivers. Applicants may seek financial aid by completing the downloadable Application for Graduate Appointment and mailing it to the ECE Department at UIC. They will automatically be considered for all four forms of financial aid listed above. Additional information and the procedure to apply for financial aid can be found on the ECE home page by clicking on the Graduate Program link.