University of Hawaii at Manoa

Electrical Engineering (MS/PhD) and Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability Option (Grad Cert)

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We offer MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering with concentration in renewable energy and island sustainability. The program is organized into three research tracks: computer engineering, electro-physics, and information systems. The research areas of these tracks include analog and mixed-signal circuits; biomedical engineering; computer architecture; communications; control systems; embedded systems; image processing; machine learning; microwave electronics; network security; optical networks; signal processing; renewable energy; solid-state devices; and VLSI circuit design. Students specialize in a major track and have breadth outside the major track in EE. The program goals are to educate a new generation of electrical engineers to meet the challenges of the future; create, develop, and disseminate new knowledge; and to promote a sense of scholarship, leadership, and service.

Applicants must have a BS degree in EE or its equivalent; otherwise, a set of undergraduate course requirements must be first met. Doctoral applicants must have an MS degree in EE or its equivalent; otherwise, the MS course requirements must be met.

WRGP applications will begin for fall 2018 enrollment. Applications are accepted for the fall and spring semesters, with priority deadlines posted at

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Gurdal Arslan
Associate Professor and Graduate Chair
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Department of Electrical Engineering
2540 Dole Street, Holmes 483
Honolulu, HI 96822

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