Program type:

Grad Track

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

7-8 years
Credit Hours:

Be ready to capitalize on your light bulb moment by combining electrical engineering expertise with entrepreneurship fundamentals.
The Electrical Engineering program at UNT offers you a hands-on project-oriented education for development of state-of-the-art electrical/electronic/embedded systems by integrating theoretical concepts and practical insights. We’re the first program in the nation to feature an integrated entrepreneurship requirement at the Ph.D. level, purposely engaging you in the creation and use of intellectual property and patent development. You'll earn a minor in Entrepreneurship from the G. Brint Ryan College of Business in addition to your doctoral degree, providing you in-depth knowledge that helps you move your original ideas and results to the marketplace smoothly.

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Why earn combined degrees in Electrical Engineering?

The department houses several state-of-the-art instructional and research laboratories that provide practical and advanced hands-on experiences. They include:

  • Analog/Mixed-Signal Design and Simulation Laboratory
  • Autonomous Systems Laboratory
  • Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Embedded Sensing & Processing Systems Laboratory
  • Environmental and Ecological Engineering Laboratory
  • Optimization, Signal Processing, and Control Algorithm Research Laboratory
  • Power Electronics and Renewable Laboratory
You'll also have direct access to the Materials Research Facility, the UNT Nanofabrication Cleanroom and the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling. Some laboratories and instruments from other departments also are available for interdisciplinary work.

Benefits of Grad Track

  • Earn your M.S. in less time while working towards your Ph.D.
  • Cuts expenses as students will be charged undergraduate tuition rates.
  • Prepares the student for the rigors of graduate-level coursework while still an undergraduate.
  • Provides uninterrupted continuity of the knowledge gained as an undergraduate to graduate-level courses.
Marketable Skills
  • Identify and solve engineering problems
  • Design and conduct experiments
  • Engage in life-long learning
  • Design with realistic constraints
  • Teamwork
  • Identify knowledge gaps in electrical engineering
  • Expertise with modern tools
  • Data analysis using computational tools
  • Entrepreneurship capability
  • Scientific report writing and communication

Combined Electrical Engineering Degrees Highlights

Your coursework will feature "learning-to-learn" experiences in projects taught jointly by industry and university personnel.
Active learning emphasizes the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in your future career.
The department's design projects are part of the coursework, helping you learn creative bleeding-edge solutions to address today's engineering opportunities.
Ph.D. graduates will be prepared to conduct research into new unexplored fields for the discovery of new knowledge principles that can revolutionize the technology sector.
Our faculty members are well-known for their expertise, spirit of innovation and emphasis on university/industry collaboration. Their research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the MITRE Corp. and local industries, among others.
Engineering classes and research are conducted at Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility that brings together laboratories, offices and classrooms to maximize the potential for creativity, collaboration and technological innovation.

What Can You do With Combined Degrees in Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineers work in companies that are developing:

  • Computers
  • Semiconductor integrated circuits and devices
  • Telecommunications systems
  • Aerospace and aviation systems
  • Imaging techniques
  • Sensors
  • Wireless networks

That's just a start! More and more of the objects in our world are powered by electrical engineers.

  • Overall employment of electrical engineers is projected to grow 7% from 2020 to 2030.
  • Median earnings for electrical engineers in 2020 were $103,390.
  • Texas is a top-paying state for electrical engineers, with an annual mean wage of $107,270.
  • California is the top-paying state for electrical engineers in the country, with an annual mean wage of $124,390.

With up to 100% job placement rate in academia, industry and research organizations, our graduates are employed in various sectors such as high-tech, energy, defense, finance, transportation and government.

Combined Electrical Engineering Degrees Courses You Could Take

Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3 hrs)
Learning to Learn (L2L) is based on sound cognitive and pedagogical techniques that improve learning outcomes and make lifelong learning habitual. Students develop an understanding of how engineering is learned and how they can facilitate and develop the lifelong learning process, both individually and in teams.
Analog and Digital Circuit Design Project (3 hrs)
Students learn to use basic electrical engineering lab equipment, to build and test simple circuits in the lab and to design and analyze circuits using CAD software tools. Includes simulation and design experiments and a final comprehensive design project to complement the circuit analysis course.
Modern Communication System Design Project (3 hrs)
Students are required to design electronic communication systems with electronic devices such as MOS transistors, capacitors and resistors. Topics include LC circuits and oscillators, AM modulation, SSB communications and FM modulation.
Renewable Electrical Power Systems (3 hrs)
Electrical power systems, increasing efficiency, and integrating renewable power generation. Relations to environmental systems, impact, monitoring and prediction of renewable sources.
Antenna Theory and Design (3 hrs)
Provides students with the fundamental theory in antenna designs and hands-on skills related to antenna designs and characterizations. Includes linear dipole antennas, loop antennas, patch antennas, RFID antennas, broadband and frequency-independent antennas and antenna arrays.
Wireless Integrated Circuit Design (3 hrs)
Shows how to translate wireless system specification to architectures and building blocks compatible with integrated circuit technology. Student is expected to understand the analysis and design of wireless systems including the circuits, blocks and architectures as demonstrated by the course project.

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