Electrical Engineering (Art, Media and Eng), PhD

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This concentration in arts, media and engineering is a collaboration between the electrical engineering program at ASU and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and it is available for MS and PhD students admitted to this program.

Students take two-thirds of their coursework from the electrical engineering program and one-third of the credits from the arts, media and engineering program.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to see the FAQ on this concentration available at https://ecee.engineering.asu.edu/arts-media-and-engineering-ms-phd/.

Electrical engineering students in the arts, media and engineering concentration undergo training toward integrating principles of digital signal processing, pattern recognition, computer vision and multimedia computing with transdisciplinary objectives, with the goal of enabling new paradigms of human-machine experience that directly address societal needs and facilitate knowledge. Examples include media-based intelligent systems for health care and well-being, as well as promotion of environmentally sustainable practices. For more information, students should see https://artsmediaengineering.asu.edu/faculty-research.

At A Glance

Electrical Engineering (Art, Media and Eng), PhD

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete this graduate level program.

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Degree requirements

The program requires the following:

  • a comprehensive examination
  • the dissertation defense
  • a qualifying examination
  • 10 courses, typically seven from EEE and three from AME
  • 12 credit hours of dissertation, typically eight credits from EEE and four from AME
  • 12 credit hours of research, typically eight credits from EEE and four from AME

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants with a master's degree who wish to be considered for the doctoral program must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in their master's degree program. Applicants without a master's degree must have a minimum GPA of 3.60 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last two years of undergraduate coursework and have graduated from an ABET-accredited undergraduate program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. statement of purpose
  4. curriculum vitae
  5. three letters of recommendation
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

International students seeking teaching assistantships must demonstrate proficiency in spoken English by scoring at least 26 on the speaking portion of the internet-based test (iBT) or 50 on the ASU-administered Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit.

Applicants should submit materials that reflect the transdisciplinary nature of the arts and engineering degree, including a statement of purpose and curriculum vitae demonstrating interest and relevant experience in the area. Students will have the opportunity to upload their curriculum vitae and statement of purpose when completing the online application. Additionally, the arts, media and engineering program requires three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's ability to succeed in a transdisciplinary research environment.

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