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Approved Depth Courses for Qualifying Depth Exam

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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


EE 505 Probability and Random Processes (4)
EE 506 Fundamentals of Wireless Communication (4)
EE 507 Communication Theory II (3)
EE 508 Stochastic Processes (3)
EE 565 Computer-Communication Networks I (4)
EE 566 Computer-Communication Networks II (3)
EE 595 Advanced Topics in Communication Theory (3-5)


DEVI - Nanotechnology, MEMS and Photonics


EE 502 Introduction to MEMS (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 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 534 Power Electronics (4)
EE 551 Wind Energy (4)
EE 552 Power Systems Dynamics and Control (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 Electrical Energy Systems (3-5)


SCR - Systems, Controls, and Robotics


EE/BioE 524 Advanced Systems and Synthetic Biology (3)
EE 523 Introduction to Synthetic Biology (3)
EE 510 Mathematical Foundations of System Theory (4)
EE 543 Models of Robot Manipulation (3)
EE 544 Advanced Robot Manipulation (4)
EE 545 Intelligent Control of Autonomous Robots (4)
AA/EE/ME 547 Linear Systems Theory (4)
AA/EE/ME 548 Linear Multivariable Control (3)
AA/EE/ME 549 Estimation and System Identification (3)
AA/EE/ME 550 Nonlinear Optimal Control (3)
EE 552 Power Systems Dynamics and Control (4)
AA/EE/ME 578 Optimization in System Sciences (3)
AA/EE/ME 581 Digital Control (3)
AA/EE/ME 582 Introduction to Discrete Event Systems (3)
AA/EE/ME 583 Nonlinear Control Systems (3)
EE 584 AA 518 Automatic Control of Flight Vehicles (3)


SIP - Speech, Image, and Video Processing


EE 501 Radar Remote Sensing (3)
EE 505 Probability and Random Processes (4)
EE 508 Stochastic Processes (3)
EE 511 Introduction to Statistical Learning (4)
EE 514 Information Theory I (4)
EE 516 Computer Speech Processing (4)
EE 517 Statistical Language 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 549 Estimation and System Identification (3)
EE 562 Artificial Intelligence for Engineers (3)
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)


VLSI - Integrated Systems, Circuits and VLSI


Students are required to take either EE 526 or EE 536.

EE 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 (2-5) (When taught by VLSI Faculty)
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)

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