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Areas of Concentration

Following areas of concentration are offered through the SIUC/SIUE collaborative PhD program:

Civil, Environmental, and Geotechnical Engineering

Courses are offered in environmental, structural, transportation, and geotechnical engineering. Environmental engineering topics include water and wastewater treatment as well as solid and hazardous waste management. Structural engineering topics include structural analysis and concrete, masonry, steel, and timber design. Transportation engineering topics include site selection, safety, and system design. Geotechnical topics include soil mechanics, foundation, excavation, tunneling, retaining structures, and supporting systems.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Course offerings and areas of interest include computer architectures, computer networks and security, embedded controller design and applications, VLSI design, mixed signal design, communications, signal and image processing, automation and control, power systems.

Mechanical Engineering

Course offerings and areas of interest include dynamics and vibration, robotics and automation, dynamical systems and control, structural mechanics, computational fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer, refrigeration, HVAC, alternative cooling technologies. Other areas may also be formulated.

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