Prospective Graduate Students

Welcome to Graduate Study in the Department of ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in two distinct concentrations.

Degree requirements for M.S. degree are found here:

Electrical Engineering Concentration (EE) The Electrical Engineering faculty study the following areas: optical and solid-state devices, including quantum electronics and optics, integrated electro-optics and acoustics, design of semiconductor devices and materials, analog and mixed-signal IC design, microwave and microwave devices, and scanning acoustic microscopy; systems engineering and signal processing, including communication theory, machine vision, signal processing, power electronics, neural networks, communications networks, systems engineering, and control systems. Related communication networks topics are also addressed by the Networked Systems M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (listed in the Interdisciplinary Studies section of the Catalogue).

Computer Engineering Concentration (CpE) The concentration in Computer Engineering provides students with a solid base in the design, development, and evaluation of computer systems. Thrust areas include computer architecture, software, and embedded systems, but the program is highly customizable to the specific interests of the student. The research activities of the faculty in this concentration include parallel and distributed computer systems, distributed software architectures and databases, ultra-reliable real-time computer systems, VLSI architectures, reconfigurable computing, computer design automation, low-power design, embedded systems, computer communication protocols, computer networks, security, programming languages for parallel/distributed processing, knowledge management, service-oriented architectures, and software engineering.

In addition, the Networked Systems Program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Networked Systems. This program is administered by an interdisciplinary group of faculty from the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Science. Visit the Networked Systems site to find out more information about the CpE and EE concentrations.

The EECS Department also participates in a number of research centers, including:

 Applications Checklist

All applications must include the following supplemental documents:

__________  Application
__________  Application Fee
__________  Statement Of Purpose
__________  Official GRE Score (institution code 4859) and a copy of the score
__________  Official TOEFL Score (institution code 4859) and a copy of the score
__________  Official Undergraduate Transcripts
__________  3 letters of recommendation - We encourage recommenders to use our on line system. Please visit the following web site: and following the directions.  Be prepared to give them your UCI Application number and ask them to be prepared to provide their own log in information.

Please send the above items to the following address:
University of California, Irvine
Department of EECS, Graduate Admission Office
2201 Engineering Hall
Irvine, CA   92697-2625-10

Please do not use any staples, paper clips or scotch tape on any envelopes or documents.  Documents in envelopes should be folded in thirds only.  Do not separate documents with paper clips or staples.  Please do not submit presentation folders.

It is not necessary to provide financial information at this time.  Please do not include proof of funding with your supplemental materials. International applicants may be required to submit proof of funding as part of the application process at a later date.  If we require them, we will contact you. 

Click here to learn about financial aid for EECS graduate students

Contact Information:, EECS - Graduate Coordinator Office
Prof. Syed Jafar, Graduate Advisor