Dr. Bosman`s presentation about graduate school

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ECE
ECE Graduate Recruiting
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Why consider Graduate School
ECE program overview
MS program
PhD program
Admission Requirements
Information
Financial Support
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Contact Julie Walters or Gijs Bosman, Larsen 230
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Myth and Facts 1:
ECE It won’t pay to get an advanced degree!
• Sample starting salaries
EE (avg)
EE(median)
B.S.
MS
Ph.D.
$61k
$76k
$79k
$ 99k
$100k
Data for 2012 UF ECE Grads accepting US positions
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Myth and Facts 2:
Grad school is limiting
MS or PhD is the preferred degree in many
industries/disciplines.
90% of Engineering PhD graduates go to industry.
Need PhD to teach at University.
Most upper management have advanced degrees.
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Myth and Facts 3:
I can’t afford it!
• Financial Aid (Mostly PhD)
• Tuition Waiver
• Stipend
Program Overview
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UG
130+ CH
Courses
Labs
Design
MS
PhD
30 CH
60 CH
Courses
Internship
Research
Design
Internships
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Faculty Activity
Teaching
Research – look at faculty/ECE websites
Submit Proposals
Entrepreneurs
Get involved as an UG
Lab work – contact faculty
NSF – Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) –
Nationwide
Internships with industry
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Degree Programs
• Master of Engineering (Non-thesis or Thesis, 30 credit
hours)
• Master of Science (Non-thesis or Thesis, 30 credit
hours)
• Ph. D. (90 credit hours beyond BS)
• BS/MS
• BS/PhD
• Joint MSEE/MSM
• Joint MSEE/JD
John Harris, professor
and chair
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Typical Master Program
Choose a mix of courses from
Devices – Signals & Systems – Circuits – Computer
Engineering- Electromagnetics
From Textbook
Frontier of Knowledge
Fx (9ch) - Sx+1 (9ch) - SSx+1 (3ch) - Fx+1 (9ch)
Internship
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Master Degrees
Non-Thesis (30 hrs)
• Depth requirement; Complete 3 courses within one division, with
one course at least at the 6000 level.
• Breadth requirement; Complete at least one ECE course outside
depth division.
• A minimum of 21 credit hours of ECE, UF classroom courses.
• MS final written exam during
2nd part of a selected depth sequence.
• ME no final exam
Rob Fox, associate professor
and associate chair
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PhD Program
• Take 24 research focused course credits (MS courses count)
• Additional credits (could be all research) to get to 90 beyond BS
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Find a PhD advisor
Pass PhD written qualifier
Form a committee
Pass PhD oral proposal defense
Present a status report
Pass PhD oral dissertation defense
Turn in written PhD dissertation
• Combined BS/PhD: Undergraduate GPA ≥ 3.7
12 credits double counted
• From MS into PhD program: Graduate GPA ≥ 3.5
Course Spectrum
Devices
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Entering graduate student
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EEL 5441
(EEL
4458)
Fundame
ntals of
Photonics
EEL 6935
Semiconductor
Material &
Device
Characterizatio
n
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EEE 5400
(EEE 4329)
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EEE 5426
(EEE
4420)
Future of
Microelectroni
c Technology
Introduction
to
Nanodevice
EEE 6325
Computer
Simulation
of ICs &
Devices
EEE 5405
(EEE 4331)
Microelectronic
Fabrication
Technologies
EEE 6428
Computational
Nanoelectronic
s
EEE 6390
VLSI
Device
Design
EEE 6397
Semiconduct
or Device
Theory
EEL 5225
Principles
of MEMs
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EEL 6447
Laser
Electronic
s
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EEE 6431
Carbon
Nanotubes
EEE 6382
Semiconduct
or Physical
Electronics
EEE 6460
Advanced
Microsyste
m
Technolog
y
EEE 6465
Design of
MEMs
Transducer
s
EEE 6402
MS nonthesis final
exam in
Nonclassical
Silicon-Based
Nanoscale
CMOS Devices
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Admission Requirements I.
General Graduate School MS Admission
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UG GPA ≥ 3.0
GRE [Q + V], avg score of admitted students is 315
GRE AW ≥ 3.5
3 recommendation letters of faculty
Time saving Combined Programs for higher GPA students
• BS-MS combined [6 or 12 credits doubly counted]
• BS-PhD combined [12 credits doubly counted]
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Admission Requirements II.
Requirements: Combined BS-MS Program
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Senior status (4eg, 90 credits),
At least a year from starting semester to graduation
7 EEL/EEE core courses,
2 EEL labs
Upper division GPA of 3.3 or higher
GRE score of 315 (new) or1200 (old) or higher
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Multiple Tracks
• Honors BS/MS: GPA ≥ 3.3:
6 credits double counted
24 credits left for MS
• High Honors BS/MS: GPA ≥ 3.6:
12 credits double counted
18 credits left for MS
• BS/PhD: GPA ≥ 3.7:
12 credits double counted
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Financial Support I
• Research Assistantship (RA). Stipend and
tuition waiver if >0.25 FTE. Distributed by ECE
faculty.
• Other Personal Services UF jobs (OPS).
Stipend but no tuition waiver.
• Industry Internships – $5k to $7k / month,
relocation help
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Financial Support II
UF Fellowships, 4 year, stipend + tuition, Faculty buy-in.
National Fellowships on your person, can be used at any school.
Competitive but very attractive!
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Army, ONR, and AFOSR, application window Sept-January
(www.ASEE.org)
SMART, Oct-February window
NSF GRFP, Nov 4 deadline
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Information
• Julie Walters in Larsen 230, [email protected]
Application Deadlines for F14: Dec 15, Jan 1,-May 1
• Graduate area Course and Research Videos at
http://www.ufedge.ufl.edu/sp/ece-graduate-orientationfall2013
section 3 is E&M, 4-Signals & Systems, 5-Devices, 6-Computer Engineering, 7- Circuits
• Graduate Academic section ECE website
http://www.ece.ufl.edu
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Advantages of UF ECE
• 32th best ECE graduate program in US News (2012)
• Many Faculty (~$12M research expenditures/year)
– Diverse areas of research
– Lots of opportunities
• More than 600 graduate students (~200 MS, ~400 PhD)
• Large Number of course offerings
– 80 graduate courses/year.
– This allows flexibility in choosing courses.
(Compare to Caltech EE with 16 faculty members and 80 grad
students)
• Lots of top companies recruit our grad students
– Intel, TI, IBM, Lockheed as examples
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Already Familiar with the
Program
Know the Faculty
Have the Prereqs we expect
Easier to select courses
We have a BS/MS program with double
counting

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