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College of Engineering

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Prepare to change the world with an electrical engineering degree from North Carolina Agricultural ad Technical State University.

Computers are transforming everything about our lives, and you can be one of the heroes ensuring that these changes are for the good of people and the planet. Get your Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering | NCAT and join your fellow Aggies as a skilled electrical engineer with the know-how to DO something spectacular.

Our accredited electrical and computer engineering program allows you to pursue careers integral to our modern everyday lives. Your skills can advance society and create possibilities for business development around the globe. Together, our faculty, staff and students have built a reputation for sound engineering practices and significant contributions to industry, government and the private sector.

Our Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering is your ticket to a future where you can solve thorny problems, innovate new products and keep the computer systems of the world working optimally to make lives better. With your dedication, our talented faculty will help you grow into a leader in the electrical engineering profession.

Why choose electrical engineering at N.C. A&T?

The Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering | NCAT university program is the perfect place for you to pursue advanced competency in electrical engineering that aligns with your passions and interests. We offer different concentrations for your degree in electrical engineering and plenty of opportunities to get your hands on the same equipment used in the field. You can also take part in research to follow your curiosity and make things happen.

Small classes and hands-on opportunities. With our small electrical engineering classes, you’ll have the time to interact with faculty and peers. N.C. A&T also has an active student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which hosts events, competitions and seminars.

Great research laboratories. As an electrical engineering degree student, you’ll have access to excellent facilities to conduct your own research or collaborate with faculty:

  • Autonomous Control and Information Technology (ACIT) Institute
  • Testing, Evaluation and Control of Heterogeneous Large-scale Systems of Autonomous Vehicles (TECHLAV) Center
  • Autonomous Cooperative Control of Emergent Systems of Systems (ACCESS) Laboratory
  • Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits Research Laboratory
  • Characterization and Microelectronics Laboratories
  • Auto, Mobile, Pervasive and Embedded Design (AMPED) Laboratory

An empowering electrical engineering program. At N.C. A&T, our passion fuels your success. Our experienced educators, determination to excel and desire to help you achieve are why U.S. News and World Report ranks us among the best engineering schools in the country.

Electrical engineering degree concentrations

  • Communication
  • Power Control
  • Electronic Device and Materials
  • Computer Engineering

Dream. Career paths for electrical engineering graduates

Our Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering | NCAT university has the reputation and high-quality education you need to get top jobs as an electrical engineer. We give you the tools to accomplish great things in the field of electrical engineering with real-world educational applications and cutting-edge research opportunities. Here are some job possibilities with a degree in electrical engineering:

  • Staff electrical engineer
  • Signal processing engineer
  • Research and development scientist
  • College professor
  • Computer systems engineer

Some of our electrical engineering graduates choose to seek postdoctoral fellowships at prestigious universities and research laboratories. Our electrical and computer engineering Ph.D. opens many pathways for your future career.

Connect. Electrical engineering degree faculty

Our outstanding faculty [JT1] continue to explore new avenues to transfer electrical engineering skills while pursuing research opportunities to expand their knowledge of practical applications of electrical and computer engineering concepts. Our faculty’s research interests and recent publications include such topics as:

  • Sensor array systems with metamaterials
  • Supercapacitor implementation for PV power generation system and integration
  • Mobile health
  • Reconfigurable computing
  • RF CMOS integrated circuits for wireless applications, RFIDs, millimeter-wave, and THz circuits
  • Application of wide bandgap materials like 4H-SiC, GaN, TCAD simulation, and fabrication
  • CMOS/BiCMOS integrated circuits
  • Pervasive computing systems for education enhancement
  • Seamless interactions between wearable and vehicular computing systems
  • Machine learning, approximate reasoning, soft computing, evolutionary computations, stochastic control and estimation
  • Nanostructured materials and optoelectronic devices
  • Human-machine interactions
  • Network security

Electrical engineering degree courses and curriculum

When you enroll in the electrical engineering degree at N.C. A&T, you have a range of course choices to help you focus your studies on the areas that will support your research interests. Some of the courses you may take in electrical engineering include:

  • Advanced VLSI Design
  • Microwave Circuits
  • Antenna Design and Simulation
  • Artificial Neural Network
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Autonomous Mobile Robotic Systems
  • Advanced Robotic Systems
  • Embedded Computing System Design
  • Digital Communication

In addition to your on-campus courses and research, you can further your knowledge in internships with companies near and far, applying what you know to urgent industry needs. Some local internship opportunities include Qorvo, Volvo, Honda Jet and Skyworks.


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Explore. Scholarships and financial aid for electrical engineering students

At N.C. A&T, we believe your graduate education should be affordable. We strive to support graduate students so they can pursue excellence in our programs with less stress about financing their education. In the electrical engineering department, we offer teaching and research assistantships for graduate students — and some faculty research grants can be applied to graduate student research assistantships.

Explore your financial aid options for graduate study in electrical engineering.

Discover. Programs related to our Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering

If you want to become an electrical engineer, N.C. A&T has the programs to make your dream come true. Consider one of our related programs:

If you want to become an electrical engineer, N.C. A&T has the programs to make your dream come true. Consider one of our related programs:

Do. Apply to our electrical engineering degree program today