Ph.D. in Engineering Science Degree | Engineering | SIU

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Engineering Science Degree Students

Engineering Science Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering Science is available for five concentrations that correlate with five of our engineering programs. The areas of concentration are as follows:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course offerings and research activities include structural analysis and design, seismic design and analysis, water resources, water and wastewater reclamation technology, geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, remediation technology, and the development of bio-fuels.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Course offerings and research activities include antennas, circuits and systems theory, electromagnetics, robust and adaptive control, robotics, embedded control, MEMS, plasma processing, energy conversion, power systems, power electronics, pattern recognition, image processing, biomedical engineering, neural networks, optical computing, stochastic modeling, wireless communications, detection and estimation theory, communication networks, mobile ad hoc networks, sensor networks, digital systems, programmable ASICs design, bioengineering, computer architecture, CMOS VLSI, fault tolerance, mixed signal testing and design, low power system design, hardware/software co-design, synthesis and verification of digital systems, physical design automation, and VLSI testing.

Industrial and Quality Engineering

Course offerings and research activities include quality assurance, statistical process control, six sigma, lean enterprise, service quality, reliability analysis, quality function deployment, design of experiments, project management, human safety, risk management, management of information technology resources, energy management and conservation.

Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes

Course offerings and research activities include mechanics, mechanical systems, fluid/thermal systems, material and chemical systems, air pollution control, mass and heat transfer, coal conversion, electrochemical processes, catalysis, thermal science, thermal systems design, combustion, internal combustion engines, chemical and biochemical processes, dynamics and vibrations, mechanical systems control, computational modeling and simulations, composite materials and ceramics, tribology, and micro- and nano-technology.


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