Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate programs offered
Earn a Graduate Degree
- PhD in Engineering with a specialization in Computer Engineering-Computer and Electronics Engineering
Areas of Study
These informal areas of focus may help to shape your course of study but they will not appear on transcripts.
- Biomedical Communications Engineering
- Multimedia Processing
- Network Modeling and Optimization
- Network Security
- Optical Communications
- Wireless Communications
- Wireless Sensor Networks
Note: This Ph.D. program is at the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha.
Online and Distance OpportunitiesSome online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.
Application checklist and deadlines
1. Required by Graduate Studies
Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.
2. Required by Computer and Electronics Engineering
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- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 90, IELTS 6.5
- Statement of purpose
- Three recommendation letters
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Computer and Electronics Engineering
- April 15 for Fall. October 15 for Spring. April 15 for Summer.
Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. UNL's academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some UNL programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years; if your desired entry term isn't mentioned here, you may want to consult the department for clarification.
The Computer and Electronics Engineering Department (CEEN) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers graduate programs in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering leading to master's and doctoral degrees. The graduate program prepares students for professional and research careers in industry and academia through providing strong breadth of knowledge and depth of expertise in telecommunications engineering and computer engineering.
Graduate students have the opportunity to experience and contribute to innovative engineering research in areas of wireless communications, wireless sensor networks, multimedia processing, network security, optical communications, biomedical communications engineering, and other related research areas. Students are able to participate in interdisciplinary studies with other departments and programs at the University of Nebraska including the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The CEEN Department has extensive state-of-the-art research and computing facilities for all areas of active research including access to the Holland Computing Center which has over 5,600 processors and is capable of a sustainable computation rate of more than 20 trillion floating point operations per second (20 TFlops).
The CEEN Department is a University of Nebraska-Lincoln program located in the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha. The Peter Kiewit Institute was established to support high quality research by faculty and students coupled with business and economic development initiatives to generate unity-of-effort among academic, industry and local, state and federal government organizations in solving local, regional and national problems.
Cost of attendanceCost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.
Courses and MoreAdmitted students will choose courses from the Course Catalog, typically in:
- Computing and Electronic Engineering (CEEN)
- Computer Science and Engineering (CSCE)
- Electrical Engineering (ELEC)
Faculty and research
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Passive Solar Research; Solar Energy; Robotics; Control System
Wireless Data Networks; Intelligent Network Management; Multimodal Sensor Networks; System Modeling and Optimization; Green Computing; Battery Power Management; Cognitive Networks; Cyber-Enabled E-Healthcare
Self-Encoded Multiple Access Systems; Wireless Communications; Information Theory; Error Control Coding
Self-Encoded Spread Spectrum and Multiple Access; Optical Code Division Multiplexing; Low-Coherence Fiber Optics; Transform Techniques; Wireless Communications; Optical Communications; Information Theory; Error Control Coding; Channel Coding
Digital Signal Processing; Computer Architecture; Parallel Computing; Wireless Sensor Networks; Image Processing; Multimedia Security; Cross Layer Design
Information Assurance and Network Security; Wireless Communications; System Modeling and Optimization
High Speed Networks; Wireless Sensor Networks; Real-Time Video Content Processing and Indexing; Wireless Communications; Computer Architecture; Microprocessor and Embedded Microcontroller Systems
Wireless Communications; Information Theory; Antenna Systems; Channel Coding; Nano Communications
Wireless Communications and Networks; Statistical Signal Processing; Physical Layer Security in Cognitive Radio Networks; Radio-Frequency Engineering