All programs of postgraduate studies at the University of Cyprus are based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The ECTS is a system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a program by attaching credits to its components. The Department offers the following four postgraduate degrees:
- M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
- M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering
- M.Sc. in Computer Engineering
- M.Eng. in Computer Engineering
- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
- Ph.D. in Computer Engineering
Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Degrees
A student becomes a candidate for a M.Sc. or M.Eng. degree after successfully being admitted to the Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering postgraduate program. For the fulfillment of a M.Sc. Degree the requirements are:
- Successful completion of at least 90 ECTS units of graduate level coursework and research work.
- Attendance of the Postgraduate Seminar Series (total 25 seminars).
- Approval of the M.Sc. Thesis proposal and progress report, submitted by the student.
- Successful defense of the M.Sc. Thesis.
For the fulfillment of a M.Eng. Degree the requirements are:
- Successful completion of at least 90 ECTS units of graduate level coursework, including an individual project course (8 ECTS).
- Attendance of the Postgraduate Seminar Series (total 12 seminars).
- Successful completion of an individual study course (ECE723).
Students admitted from the Fall 2011 semester onwards in the M.Sc. or M.Eng. programs in Electrical Engineering are required to enroll in three out of the six following core graduate courses:
- Random processes (ECE621)
- Digital Signal Processing (ECE623)
- Systems Theory (ECE631)
- Electromagnetic Waves and Antenna Theory (ECE649)
- Optics & Photonics (ECE645)
- Instrumentation & Sensors (ECE665)
- Advanced Computer Networks (ECE654)
- Advanced Computer Architecture (ECE656)
- Advanced Iterative Methods (ECE651)
A postgraduate student becomes a candidate for a Ph.D. degree after being admitted to the Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Ph.D. program, and successfully taking the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination of the Department. For the fulfillment of a Ph.D. degree the requirements are:
- Successful completion of at least 240 ECTS units of postgraduate level coursework and research work.
- Attendance of the Postgraduate Seminar Series.
- Passing the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination.
- Completing at least one semester of Teaching Assistantship.
- Approval of the Dissertation Proposal, submitted and presented by the student.
- Successful defense of the Doctoral Dissertation.
Areas of Research
Research in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering currently focuses on the following areas:
- Power and Renewables
- Telecommunication Systems and Networks
- Biomedical Engineering
- Waves and Optics
- Intelligent Systems and Control
- Instrumentation, Sensors and Nanotechnology
- Digital Hardware Design and Embedded Systems