Doctoral degree


Systems Engineering, PhD

The program is aimed at advancing the understanding of complex engineering systems and where these systems are inclusive of technological aspects, as well as social, cultural, environmental and other interacting components that impact the input, output and interactions within a system. The program prepares students to identify, model, analyze, interpret, optimize and manage the multidimensional interactions of the ever-increasing complexity of modern technological and societal challenges.

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Mechatronics and Automation), PhD

Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Mechatronics and Automation), PhD

The mechatronics and automation concentration of the PhD program in robotics and autonomous systems provides an opportunity for in-depth independent research in a highly focused problem domain approved by the student’s advisory committee. This program is intended primarily for those who desire to develop expertise in a particular and focused problem in the field of robotics and autonomous systems, including both traditional and advanced robotics and autonomous systems technologies, systems integration and data fusion techniques, and modeling and simulation development.

Semiconductor Processing

ASU’s Certificate in Semiconductor Processing helps workers to rapidly obtain essential skills for semiconductor manufacturing, from advanced materials characterization to device theory and simulation, data mining, quality control and reliability, and Six Sigma methodology.

Chemical Engineering, PhD

The PhD in chemical engineering addresses diverse areas of emphasis with application in microelectronics including electrochemistry, electronic materials processing, engineering education, flexible display technology, fuel cells, inorganic membranes, process design and operations, and water purification.

Computer Science, PhD

The PhD program in computer science prepares students to undertake fundamental and applied research in computer science. The program provides students with research opportunities in a wide variety of areas with application in the microelectronics industry.

Electrical Engineering, PhD

Electrical engineering is a vital discipline for microelectronics, and the PhD in electrical engineering equips students for advanced technical roles within industry and academia. Courses and programs are offered in six areas of specialization with high relevance to the microelectronics industry.

Manufacturing Engineering, PhD

The PhD program in manufacturing engineering provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully meet the most difficult challenges of modern manufacturing industries, including microelectronics, on a global scale.

Materials Science and Engineering, PhD

The PhD program in materials science and engineering prepares students for professional careers in multiple industries, including microelectronics, and academia. The program addresses a broad range of materials-driven challenges, such as energy efficiency, sustainability, functional nanostructures, electronic materials, biomaterials and polymers.

Mechanical Engineering, PhD

The PhD program in mechanical engineering emphasizes original research and provides students with a strong background for employment by academic institutions, government laboratories and industries such as microelectronics. The program offers a broad curriculum that provides a sound foundation in technical fundamentals, communication and professionalism.

Supply Chain Management, PhD

Supply chain management is a vital discipline for numerous industries including microelectronics and incorporates logistics management, operations management and supply management. The PhD in business administration with a concentration in supply chain management is a full-time residential program for students whose career goals are full-time university research and teaching.