General Exams

For all areas in Electrical Engineering, Master’s comprehensive and Doctoral general exams (written part) are each given twice yearly, generally in January and May. Except for where noted for each specific area, the exams are to be of the open-book/open-notes variety, and one hour per question is allotted. An oral exam is mandatory for Ph.D. students, and usually takes place shortly after the written exam; for Master’s students an oral exam may follow the written exam at the discretion of the student’s advisory committee.  Follow the link for details on each concentration or track.

Information, Communication, Decision, and Biosystems Concentration

Electronics/Photonics/Biophotonics Concentration

Computer Engineering Track