Graduate Programs

The Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Master of Science Electrical and Computer Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Areas of specialization at the graduate level include:
  • Biomedical
  • Power electronics and energy
  • Network science and engineering
  • Wireless communications
  • Power systems and smart grids
  • Renewable energies
  • Micro and nanoelectronics
  • Machine learning, multi-agent systems, modeling and optimization
  • Hardware security


Doctor of Philosophy

The doctorate program is a research-oriented curriculum and requires 60 hours beyond the master’s degree, including original research of sufficient quality and importance to merit publication in a refereed journal. Graduates of the program find employment in national laboratories, academic institutions, government facilities and private industries.

Master of Science

At the master's level there are three options: thesis, report and coursework only. The course work only option is available as an online program for distance students and offers specializations in either electrical power systems or communications and networking. All require a minimum of 30 hours of credit.

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Graduate student working with equipment in a lab

Research facilities

The department is located in Engineering Hall, a 100,000-square-foot facility designed to provide an excellent academic environment. There are numerous well-equipped instructional and research laboratories including the Biomedical Computing and Devices Lab, Communications Circuits Lab, Digital Systems Lab, Electronic Circuits Lab, Energy Systems Lab, Microcomputer Lab, Medical Component Design Lab, Nano/Micro Fabrication Lab, Power Electronics Lab and Wireless Hardware Design Lab. Extensive networked computing resources are available to the department.

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3108 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506-5200