Jun 20, 2019  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering

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Chair: Stephen D. Gedney
Administrative Assistant: Annie Bennett
Office: North Classroom, 2615
Telephone: 303-556-2872
Fax: 303-556-2383
Website:  engineering.ucdenver.edu/electrical


Hamid Fardi, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder
Stephen Gedney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Titsa Papantoni, PhD, University of Southern California, Professional Engineer (PE)-Greek Chamber of Professional Engineers and Texas  
Miloje Radenkovic, PhD, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Associate Professor
Jan Bialasiewicz, PhD, DSc, Silesian Technical University, Poland, PE-Colorado      

Assistant Professors
Dan Connors, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Yiming Deng, PhD, Michigan State University
Mark Golkowski, PhD, Stanford University
Tim Chifong Lei, PhD, University of Michigan
Fernando Mancilla-David, PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Jaedo Park, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University  

Senior Instructors
Brian Atkinson, MS, University of Colorado Denver

Electrical Engineering Programs

Modern electrical engineering is a very broad and diverse field. Never before has there been such a challenge and opportunity for electrical engineering to serve mankind. Today’s electrical engineers are involved in the development of technology, materials and products to improve the quality of life. They are concerned with the generation and transmission of power, the control and utilization of natural and synthetic resources, the communication of data and information and the intelligent use of computers in consumer as well as industrial products and processes. Systems in electrical engineering range in size from microprocessors through megawatt energy conversion systems to global audio and video communication networks.

At CU Denver, the electrical engineering curriculum prepares students for careers in product design, manufacturing, research, development, operation and plant engineering, technical sales and application engineering. The goal is to educate and inspire students to achieve their maximum career potential.

Mission Statement


We provide graduate programs and an ABET-accredited undergraduate program that are accessible to a diverse group of students-students of different racial and cultural backgrounds, full-time students as well as those who have considerable work and family commitments outside their academic learning and students with a wide variety of work experiences.

Graduate Program


The Department of Electrical Engineering offers graduate programs with the following areas of emphasis: communications and signal processing; controls and signal processing; microelectronics and VLSI; fields, waves and optics; computer engineering and embedded systems design; and energy and power systems. The department offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of master of science in electrical engineering  and master of engineering . In addition, the multidisciplinary engineering and applied science doctor of philosophy  degree is available through the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Requirements for Admission

Additional admissions information, including links to the online application, is available on the college website.

The minimum requirements for “regular” admission to the master’s program are: BS in electrical engineering, or equivalent degree in math, physics or other engineering disciplines, from a reputable institution, with a GPA of at least 3.0, on a 4.0 scale. Satisfaction of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission: The grades obtained in the student’s area of concentration are important factors in the consideration, and so are possible multiple repetitions of fundamental courses. Students who do not meet the requirements for direct admission to the program may be admitted “conditionally”: that is, they may be required to take or repeat certain undergraduate courses before their admission to the program is official.

For those undergraduate students with degrees in science and non-electrical engineering wishing to pursue graduate study in the electrical engineering department there is no restriction or constraint in being admitted into the master of science in electrical engineering graduate program. However, they must fulfill any prerequisite course requirements assigned to any graduate course in the department. Students with an undergraduate degree in areas other than electrical engineering must receive approval from their graduate advisor before registering for a class in electrical engineering. All students must plan a program of study in consultation with their departmental advisor(s), during the first semester of study, and submit for approval to the department.  

Official GRE scores are required for all master’s applicants, except those with an earned bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited program with a GPA ≥ 3.00, or an earned master’s degree from an ABET accredited program with a GPA ≥ 3.50. GRE scores are required for application to the PhD program. Use Institution Code 4875, Department Code 1203 to submit scores directly.

Domestic applicants may request an application through:

Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Colorado Denver
110 UCD
P.O. Box 173364

Denver, CO 80217-3364
Telephone: 303-556-2872
Facsimile: 303-556-2383

International Applicants

Applicants, who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States, should make application through the University of Colorado Denver, Office of International Affairs, 185 UCD, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364, U.S.A.; telephone 303-315-2231; facsimile 303-315-2246.

All applicants for graduate program admission need to submit complete credentials as outlined in the instruction sheet which accompanies the application materials. Three recommendations are required. 

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