University of Delaware - College of Engineering
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Academics - Graduate Program

Concentrations

Students in all departmental graduate degree programs may elect to choose a concentration area of study. Concentrations are available in Computer Systems; Network Science; Signal Processing, Communications, and Controls; Materials and Devices; Electromagnetics and Photonics; and Biomedical Engineering. Students selecting a concentration must meet the concentration requirements detailed in the following appendices, in addition to meeting their general degree requirements (see below). Concentrations are voluntary, and students selecting multidisciplinary or other specialized studies need not declare a concentration.

General Degree Requirements for ALL Concentrations

Students must also complete the general degree requirements as detailed in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Policy and University Catalog. These requirements include course credit requirements and, for Ph.D. and thesis option MSECE students, research and completion of a dissertation/thesis.

The ECE Department offers Foundation Courses in each concentration area that cover material considered fundamental in each area. These courses also cover the material represented on the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination.

All course descriptions are given at http://www.ece.udel.edu/graduate/course-descriptions.php.

 


Graduate Studies Concentration in Computer Systems

Students in the Computer Systems (CS) concentration focus on research and coursework in computer hardware, computer architecture, system software, high-performance computing, reliable computing, as well as emerging CS theories and applications. The CS concentration is available to students in the MSECE and Ph.D. degree programs. Students in the CS concentration must complete the following:

Course Requirements

Required Courses

  • CPEG 621 - Compiler Design - 3 Credits
  • CPEG/ELEG 652 - Principles of Parallel Computer Architecture - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 662 - Digital System Seminar (each semester) - 0 Credits

A minimum of two courses from the following:

  • CPEG 622 - Computer Systems Design II - 3 Credits
  • CPEG 623 - PCB & FPGA Hardware Prototyping - 3 Credits
  • CPEG/ELEG 651 - Computer Network II - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 653 - Computer System Security - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 654 - Mobile Networking & Computing - 3 Credits
  • CPEG/ELEG 655 - High-Performance Computing with Commodity Hardware - 3 Credits
  • CPEG/ELEG 657 - Search and Data Mining - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 658 - Advanced Mobile Services - 3 Credits
  • CPEG 660 - Introduction to VLSI systems - 3 Credits
  • CPEG/ELEG 852 - Advanced Topics on High-Eng Computer Systems - 3 Credits
  • CPEG 867 - Reliable Computing & System Design Approaches - 3 Credits

 


 

Graduate Studies Concentration in Network Science

Students in the Network Science (NS) concentration focus on research and coursework in wired and mobile wireless networking, social networking, design and test of information management systems, data mining, as well as emerging NS theories and applications. The NS concentration is available to students in the MSECE and Ph.D. degree programs. Students in the NS concentration must complete the following:

Course Requirements

Required Courses

  • CPEG/ELEG 651 – Computer Networks II - 3 Credits
  • CPEG/ELEG 657 – Search and Data Mining - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 662 – Digital System Seminar (each semester) - 0 Credits

A minimum of two courses from the following:

  • CPEG 621 – Compiler Design - 3 Credits
  • CPEG 622 – Computer Systems Design II - 3 Credits
  • CPEG 623 – PCB & FPGA Hardware Prototyping - 3 Credits
  • CPEG/ELEG 652 – Principles of Parallel Computer Architecture - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 653 – Computer System Security - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 654 – Mobile Networking & Computing - 3 Credits
  • CPEG/ELEG 655 – High-Performance Computing w/ Commodity Hardware - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 658 – Advanced Mobile Services - 3 Credits
  • CPEG 660 – Introduction to VLSI systems - 3 Credits
  • CPEG/ELEG 852 – Advanced Topics on High-End Computer Systems - 3 Credits
  • CPEG 867 – Reliable Computing & System Design Approaches - 3 Credits

 


 

Graduate Studies Concentration in
Signal Processing, Communications, & Controls

Students in the Signal Processing, Communications, and Controls (SPCC) concentration focus on research and coursework in multimedia signal processing, statistical and nonlinear signal processing, image processing, time-frequency analysis, wireless communications, information theory, coding, as well as emerging SPCC theories and applications. The SPCC concentration is available to students in the MSECE and Ph.D. degree programs. Students in the SPCC concentration must complete the following:

Course Requirements

Required Courses

ELEG 663 - Signal Processing & Comm. Seminar (each semester) - 0 Credits

A minimum of two courses from the following:

  • ELEG 630 - Information Theory - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 631 - Digital Signal Processing - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 635 - Digital Communications - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 636 - Statistical Signal Processing - 3 Credits

A minimum of two courses from the following:

  • ELEG 632 - Mathematical Methods for Signal Processing - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 633 - Image Processing - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 634 - Signals and Systems - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 654 - Mobile Networking and Computing - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 668 - Detection and Estimation - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 675 - Image Processing With Biomedical Applications - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 677 - Biosignal Processing - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 811 - Channel Coding Theory and Practice - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 812 - Wireless Digital Communications - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 815 - Analytics I - Foundations of Statistical Learning - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 832 - Wavelets and Filter Banks - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 833 - Nonlinear Signal Processing - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 834 - Advanced Topics in Signal Processing - 3 Credits

 


 

Graduate Studies Concentration in Materials & Devices

Students in the Materials & Devices (MD) concentration focus on research and coursework in solid-state physics, semiconductor growth, device fabrication, and electro-magnetic measurement & characterization. The MD concentration is available to students in the MSECE and Ph.D. degree programs. Students in the MD concentration must complete the following:

Course Requirements

Required Courses

  • ELEG 622 - Electronic Materials Processing - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 646 - Nanoelectronic Device Principles - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 661 - Materials and Devices Seminar (each semester) - 0 Credits

A minimum of two courses from the following:

  • ELEG 627 - THz and MMW Light Generation and Detection - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 640 - Opto-Electronics - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 647 - Optical Properties of Solids - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 648 - Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 650 - Semiconductor Device Design and Fabrication - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 682 - Optics & Photonics - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 692 - Radar Systems and Technology - 3 credits

 


 

Graduate Studies Concentration in Electromagnetics & Photonics

Students in the Electromagnetics & Photonics (EP) concentration focus on research and coursework in optics and electromagnetics; optoelectronic, microwave, millimeter-wave and terahertz devices and systems, device fabrication, and electro-magnetic measurement & characterization. The EP concentration is available to students in the MSECE and Ph.D. degree programs. Students in the EP concentration must complete the following:

Course Requirements

Required Courses

  • ELEG 648 - Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 682 - Optics and Photonics - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 661 - Materials and Devices Seminar (each semester) - 0 Credits

A minimum of two courses from the following:

  • ELEG 622 - Electronic Materials Processing - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 627 - THz and MMW Light Generation and Detection - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 638 - Theory and Design of Diffractive Optics - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 640 - Opto-Electronics - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 641 - Antenna Theory and Design - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 646 - Nanoelectronic Device Principles - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 842 - RF and Microwave Technology - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 853 - Integrated Optics - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 855 - Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Technology - 3 Credits

 


 

Graduate Studies Concentration in Biomedical Engineering

Students in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) concentration focus on research and coursework in biomedical applications of signal and image processing, imaging systems, biophotonics, biochemical detection, cardiovascular and respiratory control, electrophysiology, computational biology, and bioinformatics.  The BME concentration is available to students in the MSECE and Ph.D. degree programs. Students in the BME concentration must complete the following:

Course Requirements

Required Courses

  • ELEG 671 - Mathematical Physiology - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 679 - Introduction to Medical Imaging Systems - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 664 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar (each semester) - 0 Credits

A minimum of two courses from the following:

  • ELEG 624 - Control of Dynamic Systems - 3 Credits
  • BINF 695 - Computational Systems Biology- 3 Credits
  • BINF 644 - Bioinformatics - 3 Credits
  • BMEG 667 - Systems Physiology I - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 680 - Immunology for Engineers - 3 Credits
  • ELEG 801 - Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering - 3 Credits
  • CHEG 801 - Process Control & Dynamics - 3 Credits
  • MEEG 873 - Applied Nonlinear Control - 3 Credits
  • CIEG 877 - Advanced Data Analysis - 3 Credits

 

rev. 3/2009


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