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South Dakota State University    
 
    
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)


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Program Coordinator/Contact
Steven Hietpas, Department Head
Qiquan Qiao, Harold C. Hohbach Professor
SDEH 214, Box 2222
605-688-4526
E-mail: sdsu.eecs@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/graduate-ms-phd

Program Information
The program offers a variety of courses that encompass a broad range of Electrical Engineering areas including: alternative energy and power systems; computer engineering, communications; electronic materials, devices and sensors; nano technology, photovoltaic devices and systems; and signal and image processing. The department’s graduate faculty conduct active research in these areas using modern research facilities and equipment. 

Program Objectives
The EE graduate program objectives are to equip individuals to

  1. Discover and disseminate knowledge relevant to the discipline of electrical engineering.
  2. Provide leadership for increasingly complex roles in electrical engineering and industry.
  3. Contribute to the advancement of the science of electrical engineering serving regional and national needs.

Course Delivery Format
A majority of the courses are taught on campus in smart classrooms. The smart classrooms allow for a variety of methods for student engagement and faculty are able to record and post their lectures on-line. Additionally, some courses are offered remotely in collaboration with other Ph.D. granting institutions in the state.

Facilities and Services
With more than $12 million invested in classrooms and laboratories, graduate students benefit from modern lecture rooms and gain valuable experience using state-of-the-art equipment. The recently dedicated modern Daktronics Engineering Hall is home to the Electrical Engineering program with over 15,000 square feet of dedicated research space. The department boasts a 5-bay multi-million dollar clean room, several class one gloveboxes, and nano-characterization labs for developing both organic and inorganic electronics, as well as numerous other labs for research in fiber optics, power and alternative energy systems, and sensors.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


Doctor of Philosophy 60 Credit Plan
  90 Credit Plan

Core Requirements


60 Credit Plan


90 Credit Plan


Additional Admission Requirements


GRE: General scores required
TOEFL: Department requirement of 575 paper-based, 90-91 Internet-based
IELTS: 5.5

General Requirements


Graduate students must consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

For additional information refer to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements .

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