The ECE Department offers, jointly with UAB, a PhD program in Computer Engineering.

The following table is an outline of the program of study requirements.  Students should consult their dissertation advisor and supervisory committee to develop their program of study.

Program of Study

CPE Major
Select a major consisting of a minimum of 18 semester hours of approved related coursework in Computer Engineering18
Math Minor
Select one of the following options:12
Option 1: Select 12 semester hours in approved graduate level mathematics courses
Option 2: Select 6 semester hours in approved graduate level mathematics courses and select one of the following approved two-course sequences
PROBABILITY
and MODELING & ANAL COMPU/COMMUN S
COMBINATORIAL ENUMERATION
and GRAPH THEORY
GRAPH THEORY
and COMBINATORIAL ALGORITHMS
ANAL & COMP METH IN ELEC ENG I
and ANAL & COMP METHODS ELEC EG II
ALGEBRA
and COMPUTER NETWORK SECURITY
Engineering or Computer Science Area of Specialization Minor
Select a minor consisting of 12 semester hours of approved coursework in engineering or computer science12
Supporting Coursework and Dissertation Hours
Select 6 semester hours of approved ECE graduate coursework6
Complete a dissertation18
Total Semester Hours66