Electrical Engineering (Art, Media and Eng) (PhD)

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Program Description
Degree Awarded: PHD  Electrical Engineering (Arts, Media and Engineering)

A concentration in arts, media and engineering has been established as a collaboration between the electrical engineering program at ASU and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. This concentration is available both for the MS and the PhD students admitted to this program who take two-thirds of their course, research and thesis credits from electrical engineering and one-third of the credits from the arts, media and engineering program.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to see the FAQ on this concentration available at http://ecee.engineering.asu.edu/faq-ecee-ame-concentration.

Electrical engineering students in the arts, media and engineering concentration undergo training toward integrating principles of digital signal processing, pattern recognition, computer vision and multimedia computing with interdisciplinary objectives, with the goal of enabling new paradigms of human-machine experience that directly address societal needs and facilitate knowledge. Examples include media-based intelligent systems for health care and well-being, as well as promotion of environmentally sustainable practices. For more information see http://research.ame.asu.edu.

Degree Requirements

84 credit hours, a written comprehensive exam, an oral comprehensive exam, a prospectus and a dissertation

The program requires the following:

a comprehensive examination
the dissertation defense
a qualifying examination
10 courses, typically seven from EEE and three from AME
12 hours of dissertation, typically eight credits from EEE and four from AME
12 hours of research, typically eight credits from EEE and four from AME

Admission Requirements

Applicants must submit an online Graduate Education application.

Applicants with a master's degree who wish to be considered for the doctoral program must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) in their master's program. Applicants without a master's degree must have a minimum GPA of 3.60 (on a 4.00 scale) in the last two years of undergraduate course work and have graduated from an ABET-accredited undergraduate program.

In addition to an online application to Graduate Education, an applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by meeting the English proficiency requirements stated on the Graduate Education website.

International students seeking teaching assistantships must demonstrate proficiency in spoken English by scoring at least 26 on the speaking portion of the iBT or 50 on the ASU-administered Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK).

Applicants should submit materials that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the arts and engineering degree, including a statement of purpose and curriculum vitae demonstrating interest and relevant experience in the area. Students will have the opportunity to upload their curriculum vitae and statement of purpose when completing the online application. Additionally, the arts, media and engineering program requires three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's ability to succeed in an interdisciplinary research environment.

Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of Graduate Education and those of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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