The degree program is research-oriented and will prepare graduates for careers in research and development in the corporate, government, or academic arenas. The program focuses on three general areas of research:
Track Foreword This brochure, together with the Graduate School Handbook, contains a complete description of requirements and procedures for the Ph. These requirements and the procedures for obtaining the degree are determined in part by the Graduate School, and in part by the Department.
Petitions for exception to these requirements should be channeled through the departmental Graduate Studies Committee. The material in this brochure is oriented primarily for students pursuing the Ph. Such students must be regular students, admitted to the CSE Department, and conform to Graduate School regulations; special students and students enrolled in Continuing Education must first remove any restrictions.
These procedures and requirements are subject to revision. Applicants should consult material periodically issued by the Graduate School and the Department, their advisor, or the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee for any changes or interpretation of policy.
The Graduate School also maintains a counseling office for students enrolled in Ph. Consequently, only students who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic ability and research potential will be admitted to the academic and research program leading to the Doctorate.
The program of study for the Ph. Students are encouraged to work out their plan of study as soon as possible so that all requirements may be met.
Students' degree programs and all courses taken by students must be approved by their academic advisors.
Students should consult their advisors as soon as possible after arriving on campus, and periodically thereafter until, upon developing a specific specialty interest, the student chooses a permanent advisor in that specialty area.
This choice should be made as soon as practical. The assignment of students to research advisors is performed by mutual agreement of the student and faculty member. The intent of this explicit agreement is to make students aware of the importance of early interactions with faculty in topic areas of mutual interest.
Students are free to change their advisors when mutual research interests change. The Graduate School rules require that advisors for students in the Ph. The co-advisor may be the functioning advisor.
In such cases, a Category P person should be included as an integral member of the research team early in the student's research, so there is a meaningful collaboration involving the Category M functioning advisor and the Category P advisor.
The Graduate School requires that the Category P advisor sign the examination and thesis approval forms. The student should refer to the Graduate School Handbook for residency requirements, regulations concerning transfer of credit from other institutions, and for credit-hour requirements stipulated by the Graduate School.
Prior to entering the first stage of study toward the Doctoral degree, a student has to successfully complete the Ph. D qualifying process see Section 3. During the first stage of Ph. At least 10 cr-hrs of coursework in the major area and 6 cr-hrs in each of the minor areas are required.
This coursework cannot include graduate core classes that were used for the qualifying process. All of the 10 credits towards the major and at least 5 credits for each minor need to be from graded graduate classes.
The student's research advisor serves as the advisor for the program of study in the major area. The student, in consultation with the research advisor, chooses the two minor areas of study and the minor area advisors.
The courses comprising the program of study for the minor areas must be approved by the minor area advisors. The first stage of study toward a Doctoral degree is completed when the student has received credit for a total of 60 cr-hrs of graduate work in a program prescribed by the student's advisor and has passed the Candidacy Examination see Section 5 to be formally admitted to candidacy.
At least three months prior to taking the Candidacy Examination, a proposed schedule of study should be submitted to the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee for consideration. The second stage is devoted primarily to research and seminars, the preparation of the dissertation, and the Final Examination see Section 6.
The Final Examination is oral and deals intensively with the portion of the candidate's field of specialization in which the dissertation falls, though it need not be confined exclusively to the subject matter of the dissertation. Satisfactory performance on this examination, or qualification through the acceleration option listed below, is necessary for admission to the first stage of study towards the Doctoral degree.
The Qualifying Examination is based on the material covered in the graduate core areas. Specifically, students need to take the exam in algorithms, either computability and unsolvability or programming languages, and either operating systems or computer architecture. Students who have previously studied this material are not required to take the corresponding core courses s in the CSE Department; they need only demonstrate their competence in these areas by satisfactory performance on the Qualifying Examination.
At the time students take the examination, they must have been admitted to the CSE Department and not be on probation. A student whose enrollment eligibility has been deactivated by the Graduate School may, if subsequently reactivated, be required to re-take the Qualifying Examination.
A student who fails the qualifying examination for the first time must retake the examination the next semester that it is offered.
Students must petition the Graduate Studies Committee to retake the examination in any other semester or to retake the examination more than once.
Acceleration Option for Qualifying Exams:The EECS Department is the largest in the School of Engineering with about graduate students in the doctoral program.
[Application is for the doctoral program only — there is no terminal masters degree. A. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING (Thesis Option). Total number of hours (32) A minimum of 24 classroom hours (Excludes , , , & ).
A minimum of 21 classroom hours from the College of Engineering and College of Science. Phd Thesis In Computer Engineering phd thesis in computer engineering PROPOSAL FOR A DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (CSE) December 5, 12 5 presented in a written dissertation and is defended through an oral Electrical & Computer Engineering Masters Theses Collection.
Ph.D. Theses This page contains an index of Ph.D. Theses produced by students in the CSSE department. Currently, only theses since are available, but earlier theses . Good (no, Great) PhD Dissertation Priya Narasimhan Assistant Professor Electrical & Computer Engineering Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Accessible to others in computer science/engineering ^It’s great if you have a wonderful theory/system, but what if no-one except.
The requirements for a Doctoral degree in Computer Science and Engineering are determined in part by general Graduate School requirements for a Ph.D.
degree, and in part by specific requirements stipulated by the department.