Program of Study
The University of Kentucky
is a land-grant institution that traces its origin back to 1865.
Today, it is composed of the Colleges of Agriculture,
Allied Health Professions, Architecture, Arts and Sciences,
Business and Economics, Communication, Dentistry,
Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Home Economics, Law, Library
and Information Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy,
Social Professions, the Graduate School, and University Extension.
The College of Engineering has departments of
Agricultural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Engineering Mechanics,
Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical, and Mining
Engineering, as well as programs of study in Nuclear and
Also, the Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems
is based in the College of Engineering.
The present University enrollment is approximately 22,000 on main campus,
with more than 23,000 in the 14 community colleges located
throughout the state.
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers advanced studies
leading to either a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
or a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering.
A BSEE degree with a
minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 on all undergraduate work
and a minimum GRE general test score of 1100 (combination of
verbal and quantitative sections) is required for admission
to the MSEE Program.
Doctoral program admission requirements include a 3.5/4.0 GPA
on all previous graduate work and 1200 (combination of verbal and
quantitative sections) GRE test score.
For those seeking the MSEE degree, both the thesis and non-thesis
options are available.
The thesis option (Plan A) requires 24 hours of
acceptable graduate-level work,
including fulfilling department core course requirements,
plus conducting a research project appropriate for writing
an acceptable graduate thesis.
The non-thesis option (Plan B) requires 30 hours of acceptable
graduate work plus an additional three credit-hour special
This project is research-oriented in nature and is usually not
as in-depth as a thesis.
The scope of the Plan-B special problems project is determined
by the student's graduate advisor.
Students pursuing a doctoral degree must satisfy the department
core course requirement in addition to course work determined by the
student's doctoral advisor and advisory committee.
Typically, a doctoral candidate is expected to show proficiency
in three areas of Electrical Engineering as well as one suitable
area outside of Electrical Engineering.
The student must also satisfy UK Graduate School pre- and
post-qualifying residency requirements.
Graduate Course Offering
Electromechanics and Power
EE 517 Advanced Electromechanics
EE 518 Electric Drives
EE 530 Robotics
EE 537 Electric Power Systems I
EE 538 Electric Power Systems II
EE 601 Electromagnetic Energy Conversion I
EE 602 Electromagnetic Energy Conversion II
EE 603 Power Electronics
EE 604 Switch Mode Converters
EE 607 Electric Machine Design
EE 608 Advanced Topics in Power Electronics
EE 562 Analog Electronic Circuits
EE 564 Digital Electronic Design
EE 565 Circuit Design with Analog IC's
EE 581 Advanced Logical Design
EE 583 Microprocessors
EE 611 Deterministic Systems
EE 612 Computational Aspects of Robotics
EE 613 Optimal Control Theory
EE 614 Sample Data Control Systems
EE 621 Electromagnetic Fields
EE 622 Advanced Electrodynamics
EE 630 Digital Signal Processing
EE 640 Stochastic Systems
EE 681 Digital Processors
MA 678 Calculus of Variations
MA 679 Linear Control Systems
Active Areas of Research
Vector Control of Reluctance Machines
Switched Reluctance Machines
Novel Methods for Sensing Motor Shaft Position
Static VAR Compensation
Finite Element Analysis of Magnetic Circuits
Average Value Analysis of Converters
Electric Machines and Power Electronics
Dr. Jimmie J. Cathey
received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.
His research interests include:
the design and performance analysis of novel and
conventional machines and of power conditioned drives
for electrical machines and the analysis of
electromechanical actuators for robotic applications.
Present research activities include torque pulsations
in brushless DC motor drives, cycloconverter
link brushless DC motor drives, helical motion motors,
loss minimization of inverter driven induction motors
and power electronics for linear brushless DC drives.
Dr. Syed A. Nasar
Professor and Chairman; received his Ph.D. from
the University of California at Berkeley.
His research is primarily in the area of linear motors
and electric machines.
His current thrust of research lies in the areas of
linear alternators, electromagnetic launchers,
switched reluctance motors and electric drives.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IEE (London).
Dr. Frederick C. Trutt
Professor; received his Ph.D.
degree from the University of Delaware.
His areas of research include power systems and electric machines.
Recent investigations have included projects to
develop techniques to improve existing capabilities
to detect three-phase squirrel-cage induction motor failures,
and to design and develop an experimental coordination-free
ground fault protection indicator for distribution of
alternating current in underground mines.
Dr. Arthur V. Radun
Associate Professor; received his Ph.D. degree from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His research interests include power electronic converters,
solid-state switching devices, and electromagnetic
analysis of electric machines.
His present research activity is in high performance converters
and switched reluctance machines for aircraft electrical
Jimmie J. Cathey
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Rm 453 Anderson Hall
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
Phone: (859) 257-8043
FAX: (859) 257-3092
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