University of Texas Dallas

Richardson, Texas, United States

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The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics under the University of Texas at Dallas provides

  • list items MS degrees in Biotechnology (thesis and non-thesis)
  • list items Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • list items Molecular and Cell Biology
  • The MS course provides 36 semester hours including a 4-course (12 semester hours) core. The 4 major courses are

    1. Applied Bioinformatics
    2. Genomics
    3. Proteomics
    4. Biotechnology Laboratory.

    Some of the elective courses include:

  • list items Chemistry
  • list items Mathematics
  • list items Science education
  • list items Social sciences
  • list items Molecular and cell biology
  • list items Engineering
  • list items Computer science
  • . Students may also take a research course from the 4 core courses and complete a thesis along with the dissertation. 

    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Computational biology
  • list items Neuroengineering
  • list items Biomedical imaging and ultrasound
  • list items Systems and synthetic biology
  • list items Biomechanics
  • list items Bioinstrumentation and devices
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    Computer Science

    The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science under the University of Texas at Dallas provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science offering intensive preparation in design programming, theory, and application. The BS graduate program is a non-thesis theory course.

    The BS degree requires 2 semesters of calculus and 1 semester of linear algebra along with a strong foundation in programming to qualify for the MS course. The MS program with a large faculty of qualified professors has a thesis and non-thesis course options. The thesis plan requires a minimum of 27 semester credit hours of courses and completion of an approved thesis directed by a supervising professor (6 semester hours). The non-thesis course requires a minimum of 33 semester credit hours of courses. Some of the core areas include 

    1. Data Sciences Track
    2. Information Assurance Track
    3. Intelligent Systems Track
    4. Interactive Computing Track
    5. Networks and Telecommunications Track etc.

    The Ph.D. course requires 75 semester credit hours. In addition, BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees are also available for Software Engineering along with an executive MS program in Software Engineering. 

    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Complex networks
  • list items Artificial Intelligence
  • list items Control systems theory and applications
  • list items Computer Systems
  • list items Software Engineering
  • list items System identification
  • list items Theory and Algorithms
  • list items Computer Networking
  • list items Optimization and optimal control
  • list items Cyber Security
  • list items Systems architecture, modeling, and simulation
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Cyber Security Research and Education Institute
  • list items Institute for Data Analytics
  • list items Net-Centric Software and Systems Center
  • list items Human Language Technology Research Institute
  • list items Perform Center for Assistive Technologies to Enhance Human Performance
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    Electrical and Computer Engineering

    The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science under the University of Texas at Dallas provides:

  • list items MS and Ph.D. options in Electrical Engineering
  • list items Computer Engineering
  • list items Telecommunications Engineering
  • BS options are only available in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering.

    The BS graduate course is a non-thesis graduate program. The MSEE (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering) course has thesis and non-thesis options. The course requires 33 semester hours and provides 5 major study areas :

    1. Circuits
    2. Computing Systems
    3. Devices 
    4. Power Electronics
    5. Energy Systems
    6. Signals and Systems.

    Each concentration is defined by 3 core courses. For each major course, students need to complete 3 core courses and 8 elective courses (6 courses from electrical engineering and 2 offered by the Erik Jonsson school). The thesis option requires 9 semester hours of research (of which at least 3 must be thesis semester credit hours) along with a dissertation.

    The PhD program has 9 research areas:

    1. Circuits and Systems
    2. Communications
    3. Control Systems
    4. Digital Systems
    5. Photonic Devices and Systems
    6. Power Electronics and Energy Systems
    7. RF and Microwave Engineering
    8. Signal Processing
    9. Solid-State Devices and MF.

    Students need to select a research area and complete a minimum of 75 semester hours. The Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory provides extensive research in microelectronics along with a Class 10000 microelectronics cleanroom facility. There are 5 other laboratories catering to research in nanoelectronics and optical communications.

    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Controls and Robotics
  • list items Energy and Power
  • list items RF/Microwave/Optical Devices, Materials and Systems
  • list items Analog/Mixed-Signal, Circuits, and Systems
  • list items Communications
  • list items Signal Processing (Speech and Image)
  • list items Digital Systems
  • list items Solid-State Devices
  • list items Micro Systems Fabrication
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Center for Robust Speech Systems (CRSS)
  • list items Texas Analog Center of Excellence
  • Material Science 

    The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science under the University of Texas at Dallas provides MS and PhD degrees in Material Science. The MS program requires a minimum of 33 semester hours and completion of a thesis.

    The core courses include:

    1. Thermodynamics of Materials
    2. Materials characterization
    3. Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists
    4. Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials.

    9 semester hours should be given to the elective courses. The Ph.D. course requires a minimum of 75 semester hours along with the completion of a thesis. The major areas of research include:

    1. Nanostructured materials
    2. Electronic
    3. Optical and magnetic materials
    4. Biomimetic materials
    5. Polymeric materials
    6. MEMS materials and systems
    7. Organic electronics
    8. Advanced processing of modern materials.

    Students need to pass a qualifying exam to get admission in the PhD course. The Cleanroom Research Laboratory provides advanced research facilities to the students. 

    Areas of Expertise:

  • list items Ceramic Materials
  • list items Biomaterials
  • list items Surface Engineering, Thin Films, and Coatings (corrosion, wear, lubrication)
  • list items Energy Materials
  • list items Mechanical Properties of Materials, Fatigue, and Fracture
  • list items Computational Materials / Materials Modeling
  • list items Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • list items Electronic Materials and Sensors
  • List of Labs: Silicon Water Engineering and Defect Science Center



    The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science under the University of Texas at Dallas provides BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. The BS graduate program is a 4-year non-thesis course. The MS program requires the completion of a minimum of 33 semester hours and a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Students must take a total of 4 core courses (12 semester hours) from the major concentration areas of

    1. Dynamic Systems and Control
    2. Manufacturing and Design Innovation
    3. Mechanics and Materials
    4. Thermal and Fluid Sciences

    3 electives should be chosen (9 semester hours) from the major areas. The PhD program requires a minimum of 78 semester hours out of which 12 hours to be spent on 4 core courses (same as those of MS) and 12 hours for elective courses (4 courses), 2 courses for mathematics elective ( 6 semester hours) and completion of a thesis from the 4 major areas (minimum 30 semester hours) along with a dissertation (minimum 6 semester hours). 

    Area of Expertise:

  • list items Thermal Science and Energy Systems
  • list items Structural Mechanics and Structural Optimization
  • list items Systems and Control
  • list items Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics and Propulsion
  • list items Design, Manufacturing
  • list items Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • List of Labs:

  • list items Wind-Energy Science
  • list items Technology and Research Industry/University Cooperative Research Center