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    Apr 25, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Engineering

Dean’s Office
Discovery Park, Room A140

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #310440
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Web site:

Costas Tsatsoulis, Dean

Kuruvilla John, Associate Dean
Vijay Vaidyanathan, Associate Dean
Miguel Garcia-Rubio, Associate Dean

Programs of study

The College of Engineering, through its disciplines of science, engineering and technology, offers course work leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy.

Master’s degrees are offered by all academic departments in the college.

Doctoral programs in the college typically reflect the areas of academic specialization or focus of the various departments (see individual departmental descriptions in this catalog for specific information). All areas offer challenging programs that provide students with the opportunity to become experts in their chosen fields. A major emphasis in the college is to train graduate students in the fundamentals of engineering and scientific research and to prepare them, especially on the doctoral level, to be critical thinkers who can advance human knowledge through research.

The college is composed of the following five academic departments.


Research interests in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering include databases, game programming, wired and wireless networks, computer security, cloud security, network security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, computer systems architecture, collaborative learning, parallel and distributed processing, numerical analyses, wireless communication, image understanding and computer vision, sensor fusion, data mining, computational epidemiology, VLSI design, medical imaging, compilers, algorithm analyses, human factors, cryptography, privacy and software vulnerability management, and bioinformatics.

The research areas in the Department of Electrical Engineering include signal processing, wireless communication, channel modeling and measurement, radar systems, VLSI design and testing, analog and mixed-signal IC design, nano-scale semiconductor device modeling and design, wireless sensor network design, radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems, sensor and sensor interface design, coding theory, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition and multisensor fusion.

Research capabilities in the Department of Engineering Technology include small target visibility, noise cancellation, VLSI design of antenna array, logic circuit design, applications of technology to education, biomedical optics, telemedicine, mechanical behavior of materials for structures and micromechanical systems, control systems, field emissions and corrosion engineering.

Research programs in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are focused in the areas of computational materials modeling, advanced metallic materials, polymers, renewable bioproducts, nano-composites, electronic materials, optoelectronics, ceramics and glass, and materials characterization. The graduate programs emphasize student-centered hands-on multi-disciplinary research with modern world-class equipment and facilities housed in the department.

Research areas within the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering include novel energy conversion systems for solar and wind energy applications, energy conservation technology for built environment, zero-energy buildings, environmental monitoring and modeling to study urban and regional-scale air quality, biomedical heat transfer, environmentally friendly electronic systems, stress analysis in thin films, fracture and failure of solid materials, nanomaterials, micro- and nano-scale machining, fabrication and characterization.


For general information, contact the Toulouse Graduate School. For specific requirements for graduate degrees, contact the appropriate department chair or graduate advisor.

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering

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Department of Electrical Engineering

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Department of Engineering Technology

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

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