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Approved Breadth Courses for Qualifying Exam

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Systems, Controls & Robotics - Integrated Systems, Circuits and VLSI - Nanotechnology, MEMS and Photonics - Electromagnetics - Power and Energy - Signal & Image Processing - Communications and Networking

Rules:

  1. Any course that is listed under the student's MAJOR area cannot be used to fulfill the breadth requirement. Example: If a student has Communications as their major area, then EE 508 cannot be used for a breadth requirement.

  2. Students cannot use the same course for two different minor breadth requirements. Example: EE 505 - If a student has Systems, Controls & Robotics as their major area, then EE 505 cannot be used to satisfy the breadth requirement for both the Signal & Image Processing area and the Communications area; EE 505 can be only used for one area. Students should double-check the listings and cross-listings of courses.

  3. When a student chooses a course from one subgroup, none of the other courses in that subgroup may be used to satisfy any portion of the breadth requirement. Example: EE 565 - If a student has chosen Devices and Materials as their major area, and uses EE 565 to satisfy the breadth requirement for Communications Subgroup B, then the student cannot use any other course in that subgroup (EE 566, EE 595, or EE 565) to satisfy any other breadth requirement.

  4. This list of courses is mandatory for all EE Ph.D. students.

COMM - Communications and Networking


If a student elects to take two courses from this group in fulfillment of breadth requirements, each course must belong to a separate subgroup.

Subgroup A (Digital Communications)

EE 417 Communications II: Modulation and Coding (4)
EE 506 Fundamentals of Wireless Communication (4)
EE 507 Communication Theory II (3)
EE 514 Information Theory I (4)

Subgroup B (Telecommunication Networks)

EE 565 Computer-Communication Networks I (4)
EE 566 Computer-Communication Networks II (3)
EE-595b Optical Networks (3)

Subgroup C (Probabilistic Analysis)

EE-505 Introduction to Probability and Random Processes (4)
EE-508 Stochastic Processes (3)
EE-595a Information Theory (3)



DEVI - Nanotechnology, MEMS and Photonics


EE 465 Fiber Optics, Devices, and Applications (4)
EE 482 Semiconductor Devices (4)
EE 484 Sensors and Sensor Systems (3)
EE 485 Introduction to Photonics (4)
EE 486 Fundamentals of Integrated Circuit Technology (3)
EE 502 Introduction to Microelectro Mechanical Systems (4)
EE 503 Modeling of MEMS (4)
EE 521 Quantum Mechanics (4)
EE 527 Solid State Laboratory Techniques (4)
EE 528 Physics and Modeling of VLSI Fabrication (4)
EE 529 Semiconductor Optics and Optical Devices (4)
EE 531 Semiconductor Devices & Device Simulation (4)
EE 533 Photodetectors and Photodetection (4)
EE 539 Advanced Topics (in the Devices area)


EM - Electromagnetics and Remote Sensing


EE 467 Antennas: Analysis and Design(4)
EE 480 Microwave Engineering I (4)
EE 481 Microwave Electronic Design (4)
EE 571 High Frequency Circuits and Antennas: Computation of Fields and Waves(4)
EE 572 Electromagnetic Theory and Applications I (4)
EE 573 Electromagnetic Computations and Applications I (4)
EE 574 Electromagnetic Computations and Applications II (4)
EE 575 Waves in Random Media (4)
EE 579 Advanced Topics in Electromagnetics, Optics, and Acoustics (3-5)


ENER - Power and Energy


EE 452 Power Electronics Design (5)
EE 453 Electric Drives (5)
EE 454 Power System Analysis (4)
EE 455 Power System Dynamics and Protection (4)
EE 457 Electric Energy Distribution Systems (4)
EE 534 Power Electronics (4)
EE 551 Wind Energy (4)
EE 552 Power System Dynamics and Controls (4)
EE 553 Power System Economics (4)
EE 554 Large Electric Energy Systems Analysis (4)
EE 555 Fundamentals of Intelligent Systems (4)
EE 559 Special Topics in Energy Systems (3-5)


SCR - Systems, Controls, and Robotics


AA/EE 448 Systems, Controls Sensors and Actuators (3)
AA/EE 449 Design of Automatic Systems, Controls Systems (4)
EE/BioE 424/524/CSE 487/587 Advanced Systems and Synthetic Biology (3)
EE/BioE 425/CSE 488 Laboratory Methods in Synthetic Biology (4)
EE 462 Mobile Robots I: Vehicles (4)
EE 463 Mobile Robots II: Intelligent Systems, Controls (4)
AA/EE/ChemE/ME 510 Mathematical Foundations of System Theory (4)
AA 518 Automatic Systems, Controls of Flight Vehicles (3)
EE 523/423/BioEn 423/523/CSE 486/586 Introduction to Synthetic Biology (3)
EE 543 Models of Robot Manipulation (3)
EE 544 Advanced Robot Manipulation (4)
EE 545 Autonomous Multi-Robot Systems (4)
EE 546 Advanced Topics in Systems, Controls System Theory (1-5)
AA/EE/ME 547 Linear Systems Theory (4)
AA/EE/ME 548 Linear Multivariable Systems, Controls (3)
AA/EE/ME 549 State Estimation and Kalman Filtering (3)
AA/EE/ME 550 Nonlinear Optimal Systems, Controls (3)
EE 552 Power Systems Dynamics and Systems, Controls (4)
AA/EE/ME 578 Optimization in System Sciences (3)
AA/EE/ME 581 Digital Systems, Controls (3)
AA/EE/ME 582 Intro to Discrete Event Systems (3)
AA/EE/ME 583 Nonlinear Systems, Controls Systems (4)
AA/EE/ME 585 System Identification and Adaptive Systems, Controls (3)
EE 589 Advanced Topics in Sensors and Sensor Systems (3)
AA/EE/ME 594 Robust Systems, Controls (3)
CSE 599U Ubiquitous Computations (3)
CSE 599X Molecular Programming (3)


SIP - Speech, Image, and Video Processing


If a student elects to take two courses from this area in completion of breadth requirements, each course must belong to a separate subgroup. At least one course must be at the 500-level.

Subgroup A (Signal Processing)

EE 442 Digital Signals and Filtering (3)
EE 443 Design and Application of Digital Signal Processing (5)
EE 501 Radar Remote Sensing (3)
EE 514 Information Theory I (4)
EE 516 Computer Speech Processing (4)
EE 518 Digital Signal Processing (4)
EE 519 Stochastic Analysis of Data from Physical Systems (4)
EE 520 Spectral Analysis of Time Series (4)
EE 530 Wavelets: Data Analysis, Algorithms and Theory (3)
EE 562 Artificial Intelligence for Engineers (3)

Subgroup B (Image Processing)

EE 440 Introduction to Digital Imaging Systems (4)
EE 568 Image Processing Computer Systems (4)
EE 576 Computer Vision (3)
EE 577 Special Topics in Computer Vision (3)
EE 586 Digital Video Coding Systems (4)
EE 587 Multimedia Compression and Networking (4)
EE 596 Advanced Topics in Signal and Image Processing (3-5)

Subgroup C (Statistical Signal Processing)

EE 505 Probability and Random Processes (4)
EE 508 Stochastic Processes (3)
EE 511 Introduction to Statistical Learning (4)
EE 512 Graphical Models in Pattern Recognition (4)
EE 514 Information Theory I (4)
EE 515 Information Theory II (4)
EE 517 Statistical Language Processing (4)
EE 549 Estimation and System Identification (3)



VLSI - Integrated Systems, Circuits and VLSI


EE 476 Digital Integrated Circuit Design (5)
EE 477/525 VLSI II (5)
EE 526 VLSI III (4)
EE 536 Design of Analog Integrated Circuits and Systems (4)
EE 537 Computation Methods for Circuit Analysis and Simulation (3)
EE 538 Topics in Electronic Circuit Design (3-5)
EE 538B CMOS RF Circuit Design (3-5)
EE 540 VLSI Testing (3)
EE 541 Automatic Layout of Integrated Circuits (4)
EE 542 Advanced Embedded Systems Design (5)
CSE 599U Ubiquitous Computations (3)

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