Graduation Requirements for PhD Students

1.      Students must earn totally 18 credits for courses and 12 credits for doctoral dissertation.

2.      Excluding doctoral dissertation, required subjects are listed as follows. Students should choose one of the following professional groups to purchase Ph.D. degree.

A.   Communication and Information Group

(i) Random Processes (3 credits)

(ii) Seminar in Communication (III and IV) or Seminar in Information (III and IV) select one, Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (III and IV), zero credit will be granted.

B. Systems and Control Group

(i) Students must complete 9 credits of courses offered in this group

(ii) Seminar in Control Systems (III and IV), Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (III and IV), zero credit will be granted.

C.  Electronics Group

(i) Physics of Semiconductor Devices (3 credits)

(ii) Seminar in Electronics (III and IV), Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (III and IV), zero credit will be granted.

D.   System-on-Chip Group

(i) Design of Computer Aided VLSI Circuits (3 credits)

(ii) Seminar in System on Chip (III and IV) or Seminar in Analog Circuits (III and IV)select one, Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (Ⅰ and ), zero credit will be granted.

3.      Ph.D. students must pass the “Qualifying Examination” before graduation. Qualifying examination requires each enrolled student to pass the subjects within each research group. Qualifying examination consists of two different tracks: (a) Writing Exams (consisting of two core subjects) or (b) Exemptions based on the course grades (ranked among the top 50% or Score above 80 in two exempted courses).

3.1.) Writing Exams:

A. Communication and Information Group

(i) Random Processesrequired

(ii) Digital CommunicationMobile Cellular TelecommunicationCloud ComputingData Miningselect one of the four subjects】。

B. Systems and Control Group

System TheoryNonlinear Control SystemsIntelligent ControlOptimal ControlComputational IntelligenceRobust and Optimal ControlApplied ControlAdvanced Digital Controlselect two of the eight subjects】。

C. Electronics Group

(i) Device Physicsrequired

(ii) Solid State PhysicsNano PhysicsAdvanced VLSI Manufacturing Technologiesselect one of the three subjects】。

D. System-on-Chip Group

(i) Design of Computer Aided VLSI Circuitrequired

(ii) Design of Analog Integrated CircuitsDesign of VLSI DSP Signal processing ArchitectureMicrowave Circuitselect one of the three subjects】。

3.2) Course Exemptions (ranked among the top 50% or score above 80 of their class):

A. Communication and Information Group

(i) Random Processesrequired

(ii) Digital CommunicationMobile Cellular TelecommunicationPattern RecognitionCloud ComputingData Miningexempt from one of the five core courses】。

B. Systems and Control Group

System TheoryNonlinear Control SystemsIntelligent ControlOptimal ControlComputational IntelligenceRobust and Optimal ControlApplied ControlAdvanced Digital Controlexempt from two of the eight core courses】。

C. Electronics Group

(i) Device Physicsrequired

(ii) Solid State PhysicsNano PhysicsAdvanced VLSI Manufacturing Technologiesexempt from one of the three core courses】。

D. System-on-Chip Group

(i) Design of Computer Aided VLSI Circuitrequired

(ii) Design of Analog Integrated CircuitsDesign of VLSI DSP Signal processing ArchitectureMicrowave Circuitexempt from one of the three core courses】。

 

4.      Before taking the doctorate degree examination (defense), each Ph.D. student is required to publish paper(s) on journals indexed in SCI or important international conferences. To be estimated positively by the evaluation committee, students shall be the first author of at least 1 journal paper indexed in SCI and must have accumulated 15 points from published journal papers, conference papers, or invention patents. Table 1 describes the calculation of publication points.

Table 1. The Calculation of Publication Points

1

Papers (points are calculated according to journal ranking):

(a) Journals ranked among the top 30% in the JCR list: 10 points

(b) Journals ranked among the top 80 % (not the top 30%) in the JCR list: 7 points

(c) Journals ranked among the bottom 20% in the JCR list: 5 points

(d) Other peer-reviewed international conference or journal papers: Max. 3 points

2

Invention patents: Max. 5 points

 

5.      The doctoral degree examination (defense) shall be conducted orally based on the dissertation.

Materials for submission:

(a) Application form for the Doctor’s Degree.

(b) Copy of the dissertation.

(c) Report of publication points.

 

 

 


List of Required and Elective Subjects of The Four Groups

 

A.     Communication and Information Group

Group

 

Required/ Elective

Semester

Course

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Fall

Data Mining

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Fall

Digital Communication

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Fall

Digital Image Processing

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Fall

Embedded Processors

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Fall

Mobile Cellular Telecommunication

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Fall

Random Processes

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Adaptive Signal Processing

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Cloud Computing

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Deep learning

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Embedded Real-Time Operating System for System-on-Chip

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Error Control Coding

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Introduction to Convex Optimization

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Multi-Media Computing Communication

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Network Security

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Pattern Recognition

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Protocol Engineering

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Special Topics in Artificial Neural Networks

Communication and Information

 

Elective

Spring

Wireless Sensor Networks

Communication and Information

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on Communication (I)

Communication and Information

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on Communication (II)

Communication and Information

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on Information (I)

Communication and Information

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on Information (II)

 

 

Elective

Fall

Evolutionary Computation

 

 

Elective

Spring

Patent Writing and Defense in Hight Technology

 

 

Elective

Spring

Reinforcement Learning

 

 

Elective

Spring

Special Topics in Intelligent Energy Monitor

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (I)

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (II)

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Dissertation

 

B.   Systems and Control Group:

Systems and Control

 

Elective

Fall

Applied Control

Systems and Control

 

Elective

Fall

Computational Intelligence

Systems and Control

 

Elective

Fall

Optimization Algorithms with Applications

Systems and Control

 

Elective

Fall

Robust Control

Systems and Control

 

Elective

Fall

System Theory

Systems and Control

 

Elective

Spring

Intelligent Control

Systems and Control

 

Elective

Spring

Mobile Robotics

Systems and Control

 

Elective

Spring

Nonlinear Control Systems

Systems and Control

 

Elective

Spring

Optimal Control

Systems and Control

 

Elective

Spring

Optimal Estimation with Identification

Systems and Control

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on Control Systems (I)

Systems and Control

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on Control Systems (II)

 

 

Elective

Fall

Evolutionary Computation

 

 

Elective

Spring

Patent Writing and Defense in Hight Technology

 

 

Elective

Spring

Reinforcement Learning

 

 

Elective

Spring

Special Topics in Intelligent Energy Monitor

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (I)

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (II)

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Dissertation

 

C.  Electronics Group

Electronics

 

Elective

Fall

Advanced VLSI Manufacturing Technologies

Electronics

 

Elective

Fall

Device Physics

Electronics

 

Elective

Fall

Optical Electronics

Electronics

 

Elective

Fall

Photovoltaic Power Generation System

Electronics

 

Elective

Fall

Silicon Nano Device and Physics

Electronics

 

Elective

Fall

Special Topics in Flat Panel Display Technology

Electronics

 

Elective

Spring

Integrated Optics

Electronics

 

Elective

Spring

Introduction to Solar Cells

Electronics

 

Elective

Spring

Lab in Measurement of Semiconductor Devices

Electronics

 

Elective

Spring

Nano Physics

Electronics

 

Elective

Spring

Optoelectronic Packaging Technology

Electronics

 

Elective

Spring

Principles and Circuit Design of Flat Panel Display

Electronics

 

Elective

Spring

Processing of Nanomaterials

Electronics

 

Elective

Spring

Quantum Mechanics

Electronics

 

Elective

Spring

Solid State Physics

Electronics

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on Electronics (I)

Electronics

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on Electronics (II)

 

 

Elective

Fall

Evolutionary Computation

 

 

Elective

Spring

Patent Writing and Defense in Hight Technology

 

 

Elective

Spring

Reinforcement Learning

 

 

Elective

Spring

Special Topics in Intelligent Energy Monitor

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (I)

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (II)

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Dissertation

 

D.   System-on-Chip Group

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Fall

Base Band Communication Integrated Circuits Design and Laboratory

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Fall

Design of Analog Integrated Circuits (I)

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Fall

Design of Computer Aided VLSI Circuit

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Fall

Introduction to Autotronics System Design

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Fall

Introduction to Digital Intellectual Property

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Fall

Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Spring

Advanced Analog IC Design

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Spring

Design and Application of Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) Integrated Circuits

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Spring

Design of VLSI DSP Signal processing Architecture

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Spring

Introduction to Autotronics System Design

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Spring

Lab in System-on-Chip Integrated Design

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Spring

Microwave Circuit

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Spring

Power Management IC Design

System-on-Chip

 

Elective

Spring

Special Topics in Intelligent Car Safety Monitoring Applications

System-on-Chip

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on Analog Circuits (I)

System-on-Chip

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on Analog Circuits (II)

System-on-Chip

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on System on Chip (I)

System-on-Chip

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Seminar on System on Chip (II)

 

 

Elective

Fall

Evolutionary Computation

 

 

Elective

Spring

Patent Writing and Defense in Hight Technology

 

 

Elective

Spring

Reinforcement Learning

 

 

Elective

Spring

Special Topics in Intelligent Energy Monitor

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (I)

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (II)

 

 

Required

Spring/Fall

Dissertation