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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Program Description


The Electrical Engineering department offers the degrees Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering. These degree programs demand academic rigor and depth yet also address real-world problems.

The departments have three areas of research activity that stem from the core fields of Electrical Engineering, and in many cases, individual research projects encompass more than one research area.

Research Areas

Antennas and Wireless Communications 

Research areas include electromagnetics, antennas, microwave and wireless communications. Applications address current academic, industry and society needs. Examples include the design of antennas, antenna arrays and microwave RF devices for communication and sensing applications.

Information and Systems Sciences 

An interdisciplinary research area that encompasses the fields of control systems, communications, signal and image processing, compressive sensing, robotics and mechatronics. Focus areas include intelligent and learning control systems, fault detection and system identification, computer vision and pattern recognition, sensor development, mobile manipulation and autonomous systems. Applications can be found in renewable energy and power systems, materials processing, sensor and control networks, bio-engineering, intelligent structures,and geosystems.

Energy Systems and Power Electronics 

Focused on both fundamental and applied research in the interrelated fields of conventional electric power systems and electric machinery, renewable energy and distributed generation, energy economics and policy issues, power quality, power electronics and drives. The overall scope of research encompasses a broad spectrum of electrical energy applications including investor-owned utilities, rural electric associations, manufacturing facilities, regulatory agencies and consulting engineering firms.

Additional program information is available at the Electrical Engineering website.

Doctor of Philosophy

  •  Electrical Engineering

Master of Science

  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Smart-Grid, Power Electronics and Electrical Power Systems (Thesis and Non-Thesis options)

Graduate Certificate

  • Data Science for Signals and Systems
  • Graduate Certificate in Antennas and Radar Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering
  • Graduate Certificate in Smart-Grid, Power Electronics and Electrical Power Systems
  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, a physical science or mathematics with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with quantitative reasoning section score of 151 or higher. Applicants who have graduated from Mines within the past five years are not required to submit GRE scores.
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score of 79 or higher (or 550 for the paper-based test, 213 for the computer-based test) is required. In lieu of a TOEFL score, an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher will be accepted.
  • EENG504. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS SEMINAR – ELECTRICAL. 1.0 Semester Hr.
    Equivalent with EGGN504E

  • EENG507. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER VISION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with CSCI507,CSCI512,EENG512,EGGN512

  • EENG508. ADVANCED TOPICS IN PERCEPTION AND COMPUTER VISION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with CSCI508

  • EENG509. SPARSE SIGNAL PROCESSING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN509

  • EENG511. CONVEX OPTIMIZATION AND ITS ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

  • EENG515. MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN515

  • EENG517. THEORY AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN517

  • EENG519. ESTIMATION THEORY AND KALMAN FILTERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN519

  • EENG525. ANTENNAS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG526. ADVANCED ELECTROMAGNETICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG527. WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EENG513, EGGN513

  • EENG528. COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG529. ACTIVE RF & MICROWAVE DEVICES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG530. PASSIVE RF & MICROWAVE DEVICES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG531. ACTIVE NONLINEAR RF & MICROWAVE DEVICES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG540. INTRODUCTION TO RADAR SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG570. ADVANCED HIGH POWER ELECTRONICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN585
  • EENG571. MODERN ADJUSTABLE SPEED ELECTRIC DRIVES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN581

  • EENG572. RENEWABLE ENERGY AND DISTRIBUTED GENERATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN582

  • EENG573. ELECTRIC POWER QUALITY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN580

  • EENG577. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL MACHINE DYNAMICS FOR SMART-GRID SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG580. POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN584

  • EENG581. POWER SYSTEM OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN587

  • EENG582. HIGH VOLTAGE AC AND DC POWER TRANSMISSION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN586

  • EENG583. ADVANCED ELECTRICAL MACHINE DYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN583

  • EENG584. POWER SYSTEM RISK MANAGEMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG587. POWER SYSTEMS PROTECTION AND RELAYING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG588. ENERGY POLICY, RESTRUCTURING AND DEREGULATION OF ELECTRICITY MARKET. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG589. DESIGN AND CONTROL OF WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN589

  • EENG598. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG599. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
  • EENG600. GRADUATE SEMINAR ON SMART-GRID ELECTRICAL POWER AND ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG617. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN617

  • EENG618. NONLINEAR AND ADAPTIVE CONTROL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN618

  • EENG683. COMPUTER METHODS IN ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
    Equivalent with EGGN583

  • EENG698. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. 6.0 Semester Hrs.
  • EENG699. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 0.5-6 Semester Hr.
  • EENG707. GRADUATE THESIS / DISSERTATION RESEARCH CREDIT. 1-15 Semester Hr.
    Equivalent with EGGN707E

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Priority: Jan 5, 2019

International: March 1, 2019

Domestic: July 1, 2019

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Graduate Admissions

grad-app@mines.edu

303-273-3247

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