Suggested Courses by Concentration - Electrical Engineering, MS

Below are suggested courses for the concentrations available to students pursuing a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Concentrations

DSP

1st Semester

EL 6253 Linear Systems, Credits: 3.00
EL 6303 Probability and Stochastic Processes, Credits: 3.00
EL 6113 Digital Signal Processing I, Credits: 3.00*      

2nd Semester

EL 7133 Digital Signal Processing II, Credits: 3.00  
EL 6183 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory, Credits: 3.00 
EL 6313 Stochastic Processes, Credits: 3.00       

3rd Semester

EL 5123 Image Processing, Credits: 3.00
EL 7163 Please Refer to Catalog
EL 9133 Sel Topcs in Signal Processing, Credits: 3.00

4th Semester

EL 995 Advanced Project 1, Credits: Variable 

Total: 10 courses | 30 credits

Notes: EL 7163 (Wavelet Transforms and Filter Banks) may replace any course in third or fourth semester. Qualified students may skip EL 6113 and go directly into EL 7133 in which case EL 7133 can be used as a core course.

Job Opportunities: DSP is used many telecommunication and device companies (Motorola, Texas Instruments, Philips, Mitsubishi Electric, Sharp, Sony, General Electric, etc).

*MS Thesis: Students may complete an MS thesis (EL 997, 6 credits) instead of EL 995 and any course in the third semester.

RF/Microwaves and Electromagnetics

1st Semester

EL 6713 Electromagnetic Theory and Applications, Credits: 3.00
EL 6303 Probability and Stochastic Processes, Credits: 3.00
EL 5733 Rf and Microwave Systems Engineering, Credits: 3.00                         

2nd Semester

EL 5463 Introduction to Rf/Microwave Integrated Circuits, Credits: 3.00
EL 6723 Electromagnetic Radiation and Antennas, Credits: 3.00
EL 6113 Digital Signal Processing I, Credits: 3.00                         

3rd Semester

EL 6753 Uhf Propagation For Wireless Systems, Credits: 3.00
EL 6413 Analog and High Frequency Amplifier Design, Credits: 3.00
EL 5753 Introduction to Plasma Engineering, Credits: 3.00                         

4th Semester

EL 9953 Advanced Project I, Credits: 3.00 or EL 6423 Rf Electronics For Wireless Applications, Credits: 3.00                         

Total: 10 courses | 30 credits

Skills Learned: Graduate-level electromagnetic theory, RF/Microwave circuit principles, antenna theory and wave propagation concepts, for application in RF/Microwave systems used in wireless communication, satellite communication and radar.

Job Opportunities: Wireless communication companies, such as Motorola, Lucent Technology,Verizon; Satellite communication companies, such as Hughes, Motorola,Raytheon; Defense companies such as Raytheon, Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin; Any company that needs expertise in design of RF circuit and antenna hardware.

*MS Thesis: Students are encouraged to take MS thesis (6 credits) to gain more in-depth knowledge. The thesis can replace the fourth semester course (EL9953 or EL6423), and any of the three courses in the third semester. Students are advised to start the MS thesis in the summer, after the first 2 semesters. MS Thesis would also prepare students for research jobs or doctoral studies.

Image Processing

1st Semester

EL 5123 Image Processing, Credits: 3.00
EL 6303 Probability and Stochastic Processes, Credits: 3.00
EL 6113 Digital Signal Processing I, Credits: 3.00

2nd Semester

EL 6123 Video Processing, Credits: 3.00
EL 7133 Digital Signal Processing II, Credits: 3.00
EL 6183 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory, Credits: 3.00                        

3rd Semester

EL 6253 Linear Systems, Credits: 3.00
CS 6643 Computer Vision and Scene Analysis, Credits: 3.00
EL 5823 Medical Imaging I, Credits: 3.00                        

4th Semester (or summer)

EL 995 Advanced Project 1, Credits: Variable

Total: 10 courses | 30 credits

Notes: Students who lack in matrix algebra are advised to take EL5253 (advanced matrix theory) in the first semester, in lieu of EL6113. In that case, EL6113 and EL6183 should be taken in later semesters. And one can skip either EL5823 or EL7133. Students who had equivalent of EL6113, can skip EL6113, and take EL7133 and EL7163 instead of EL6113 and EL7133.

Job Opportunities: Companies or research labs designing or operating imaging and video systems (Philips, Thomson, HP, IBM, TI, Mitsubishi Electric, Apple, Sharp, Sony, etc); Network service or equipment providers and their research labs (AT&T, Verizon, Cisco, Qualcomm, etc.); Medical imaging equipment providers (GE, Siemens, Philips, etc.); Startups offering video services (video surveilance, video streaming, etc.).

*MS Thesis: Students are encouraged to take MS thesis (6 credits) to gain more practical experience. The thesis can replace on course in the thrid semester and the advanced project. Students can start the MS thesis in the summer, after the first 2 semesters.

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Wireless Communication

Group 0: Core Courses

EL 5373 Internet Architecture & Protocols Lab, Credits: .00
EL 5473 Introduction to Vlsi System Design, Credits: 3.00
EL 5613 Introduction to Electric Power Systems, Credits: 3.00  
EL 6113 Digital Signal Processing I, Credits: 3.00
EL 6253 Linear Systems, Credits: 3.00
EL 6303 Probability and Stochastic Processes, Credits: 3.00
EL 6413 Analog and High Frequency Amplifier Design, Credits: 3.00
EL 6713 Electromagnetic Theory and Applications, Credits: 3.00

Group 1: Basic Wireless Courses

EL 5013 Please Refer to Catalog
EL 5023 Wireless Information Systems Laboratory I, Credits: 3.00
EL 5033 Wireless Information Systems Laboratory II, Credits: 3.00
EL 6013 Digital Communications, Credits: 3.00
EL 6023 Wireless Communications, Credits: 3.00
EL 6033 Please Refer to Catalog

Group 2: Advanced Wireless Courses

EL 6063 Information Theory, Credits: 3.00
EL 6073 Error Control Coding, Credits: 3.00
EL 7023 Space-Time Wireless Communications, Credits: 3.00
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EL 6333 Detection and Estimation Theory, Credits: 3.00

Group 3: Telecommunication Courses

EL 5363 Please Refer to Catalog
EL 5373 Internet Architecture & Protocols Lab, Credits: .00
EL 6373 Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, Credits: 3.00
EL 6383 High-Speed Networks, Credits: 3.00
EL 6393 Network Security Systems Design, Credits: 3.00

Group 4: Probability and Signal Processing Courses

EL 6113 Digital Signal Processing I, Credits: 3.00
EL 6303 Probability and Stochastic Processes, Credits: 3.00
EL 6313 Stochastic Processes, Credits: 3.00
EL 7133 Digital Signal Processing II, Credits: 3.00

Option 1

1st Semester

EL 6303 (core course 1)
One course from group 1
One course from group 1

2nd Semester

One course from group 0 (Core course 2: example: EL 6113 )
One course from group 1
One course from groups 1, 2, 3, or 4

3rd Semester (and/or summer)

One course from group 0 (Core course 3: example: EL 5373 )
One course from group 1
One course from groups 1, 2
One course from groups 1, 2, 3, or 4

Option 2

1st Semester

EL 6303 (core course 1)
One other course from group 0 (Core course 2: example: EL 6113 )
One course from group 1

2nd Semester

One course from group 0 (Core course 3: example: EL 5373 )
One course from group 1
One course from groups 1, 2, 3, or 4

3rd Semester (and/or summer)

One course from group 1
One course from group 1
One course from groups 1, 2
One course from groups 1, 2, 3, or 4