Electrical Engineering

Degrees in electrical engineering offered at UNM       


Dr. Sudharman Jayaweera
Graduate faculty advisor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


How to Apply
Financial Aid
Office of Graduate Studies

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UNM is recognized for excellence in research and teaching in areas such as nanotechnology, photonics, and applied electromagnetic. It also features advanced courses, state-of-the-art facilities, and well-recognized faculty in their field, including several IEEE Fellows and NSF CAREER recipients.

Electrical engineering graduate programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provide in-depth study in a wide variety of emphasis areas:

  • Applied electromagnets
  • Bioengineering
  • Communications
  • Computational intelligence
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer networks and systems
  • Computer graphics and vision
  • Image processing
  • Microelectronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Power and energy
  • Signal processing
  • Systems and control

Our faculty members are actively involved in high-profile research projects and are closely connected with several large interdisciplinary centers, including the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM), the Mind Research Network (MRN), and the Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations and Applications Center (COSMIAC). Our students work closely with faculty and regularly publish their work in top-tier research journals and present their work at national and international conferences.

New Mexico is also home to Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, Intel Corporation, and the Santa Fe Institute, all of which offer ample research opportunities for our graduate students.

Graduate Programs

 Our graduate programs provide students with a high-quality graduate education, working closely with our faculty members in conducting breakthrough research.

The department offers academic programs leading to:

  • Master of science in electrical engineering (choose between thesis or non-thesis option) 
  • Doctor of philosophy in engineering with an electrical engineering emphasis


Semester  Priority for financial aid Without financial aid
Fall February 15 July 15
Spring July 15 November 1