University of North Texas

College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

You can participate in the current technological revolution and be a high-tech-job-creating entrepreneur by pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of North Texas.

UNT has the only program in the region concentrating in these areas, which are well-aligned with social, industrial and governmental pressing needs. In our program, you can focus your studies toward the following new thriving research and business fields:

  • Intelligent wireless sensor networks using sustainable green technology in Communication and Signal Processing 
  • Energy efficient power-aware antennas and circuit designs in Radio Frequency and Mixed-signal Circuit Design 
  • Large scale complex land and airborne networks and cyber-physical systems in Systems and Control

A unique and innovative feature of the program is the integrated entrepreneurship component. We're the first program in the nation to feature this requirement at the Ph.D. level, purposely engaging you in entrepreneurship and the creation of intellectual property and patent development. This in-depth knowledge helps you move your original ideas and results to the marketplace smoothly. You'll earn a minor in Entrepreneurship from the College of Business in addition to your doctoral degree.

Our faculty members are well-known for their expertise, innovative spirit and emphasis on university- industry collaboration. Their research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the MITRE Corporation and local industries, among others.

Engineering classes and research are conducted at Discovery Park, a 300-acre research facility located four miles north of the main campus and served by a free shuttle. It brings together academic laboratories, offices and classrooms to facilitate the potential for creativity, collaboration and technological innovation.

The College of Engineering constantly assesses its degree programs with an eye on tomorrow's marketplace. 

The Department of Electrical Engineering is a pioneer in developing project-oriented curricula, allowing the application of knowledge to tangible real-world needs.

Research facilities and laboratories
The department houses several state-of-the-art instructional and research laboratories that provide you practical and advanced hands-on experience. Some labs and instrumentation from other departments are also available for interdisciplinary work. They include the:

  • Analog, RF and Mixed-Signal Design Laboratory 
  • Autonomous Systems Laboratory 
  • Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory 
  • Computer-Aided Design Laboratory 
  • Speech, Music and Digital Signal Processing Laboratory 
  • Vision, Robotics and Control Systems Laboratory 
  • Wireless Systems and Sensor Networks Laboratory

You'll also have direct access to the Center for Advanced Research and Technology, the UNT Nanofabrication Cleanroom and the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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