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Dr. Ji Chen
Director of Graduate Admissions
E-mail: ece_grad_admit [at] uh [dot] edu
E-mail: ece_grad_admit [at] uh [dot] edu
Master of Electrical Engineering (MEE) Program — Telecommunications
Following is the list of courses required for Telecommunication. For other curriculum information, click here.
Principles of Internetworking
(Undergrad/Grad credit). Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisite: ECE 4371. Telecommunications I or consent of instructor. Content: Information theory concepts, channel capacity, detection of signals in noise, digital communication systems, TDM and FDM, waveform coding techniques, digital modulation techniques, error control coding, data networks.
Introduction to Stochastic Processes and Random Variables
Prerequisite: INDE 2333 (Engineering Statistics) or equivalent. Probability, random variables, functions of random variables, transformations, moment generating and characteristic functions, random vectors, correlation, covariance, random processes, ergodicity, stationarity, power spectral density, least-squares estimation, matched filtering, Wiener filtering, principal components analysis.
Digital Signal Processing
Prerequisite: ECE 3366. Use of the DFT/FFT, design of FIR and IIR digital filters, homomorphic filters, two-dimensional digital signal processing, quantization and finite word length effectors, and digital signal processing hardware.
ECE 6351 or
6351: Microwave Engineering
6352: Antenna Engineering
|ECE 6xxx||Signals and Communications Elective|
|Electrical Eng. Courses for Telecom Concentration|
Optical Fiber Communications
Wireless Telecommunication Systems
(Grad credit) Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisite: ECE 5371/6331 or equivalent. Microwave transmitters, repeaters, receivers, GPS systems, spread-spectrum systems, TDMA, CDMA, FDMA, satellite systems and DSS, RF and microwave devices in communications.
Advanced Electromagnetic Waves
Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisite: ECE 6340. TE-TM decomposition, Cylindrical wave functions, spherical wavefunctions, asymptotic methods, spectral-domain methods for layered media, radiation and scattering from periodic structures, phased arrays.
Digital Signal Processing
Prerequisite: ECE 3366. Use of the DFT/FFT, Design of FIR and IIR digital filters, homomorphic filters, quantization, sampling and digital signal processing hardware.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Transmission lines; waveguides; microstrip circuits; microwave circuit theory; scattering matrices; impedance transformers; passive microwave devices; resonators; microwave tubes; solid state active devices.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Antenna concepts: linear, aperture and wire antennas; printed circuit radiators; frequency-independent antennas; measurement techniques.
Digital Image Processing
Prerequisite: ECE 6342. Nature of images, visual effects, acquisition of images; sampling; quantization; two-dimensional linear processing; image enhancement and restoration; image coding; texture analysis; tomography.
Advanced Digital Design
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Structured design of synchronous controllers, ROM and PLA controllers, microprogrammed sequencers; bit-slice systems; computer organization and arithmetic operations; design of asynchronous sequential machines.
Distributed Computer Systems
Prerequisite: ECE 5371 and COSC 6304. Concurrent programming (semaphores-monitors-kernel). Design of multiprocessors and computer networks (hardware and software architecture).
Digital Pattern Recognition
Prerequisite: ELEE 6337. Adaptive techniques for classifying patterns, Bayesian decision theory, parametric and non-parametric techniques, supervised and unsupervised estimation, feature selection and clustering.
Topics in Communication Systems
Prerequisite: ECE 6330, 6337, 6342 or consent of instructor. Modern communication techniques, fiber-optics communication, spread-spectrum methods, frequency hopping, error-efficient coding, information theory, problems in angle modulation, nonlinear modulation theory, radar and sonar signal processing.
Error Control Coding: Fundamentals & Applications
(Grad credit) Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisite: ECE 5371/6331 and ECE 6337, or consent of instructor. Introduction to coding as a merger of communications engineering and computer engineering, mathematical principles of coding (groups, fields and binary field arithmetic), types of codes (linear block, Hamming, cyclic, cyclic Hamming, BCH and Reed-Solomon codes, conventional codes), coding and decoding comparisons, error-detecting and error-correction.
(Grad credit) Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Digital image compression techniques, information theory concepts, predictive coding, transform coding, block truncation coding, image coding based on learning vector quantization, commercial image coding methods.
RF and Microwave Engineering
Prerequisites: Undergraduate electrodynamics and electronics courses. A course in microwave engineering is desirable. The intent of this course is to cover the techniques necessary for the design and analysis of RF and microwave electronic circuits. The emphasis in the course will be a practical understanding of high frequency electronic circuit analysis and design. Mathematical derivations and analysis will be done in as direct a way as possible and modern computer simulation tools will used.
Advanced Topics in Electromagnetic Waves
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Antenna theory, Guided wave propagation, scattering theory, computer aided design, electromagnetic theory, microstrip circuits and antennas, high frequency methods, millimeter waves.
|ECE 5397/6397||Mobile Radio Communications Systems|
Prerequisites: Cosc 4351 or consent of instructor. Formal software development and project management techniques; formal languages for requirements/design specification; design of fault-tolerant, real-time, and maintainable systems; software tools for testing and verification; software complexity.
Prerequisite: Cosc 2320. Object-oriented paradigm and its use; classes and information hiding; parameterizedclasses; polymorphism and instruction overloading; dnamic versus static binding; language support for objects and abstract data types; syntax and sementics of specific object-oriented programming language; other issues in object-oriented programming.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. The course is designed to allow you to apply your knowledge base to a wide variety of management issues that an information technology professional faces. The course will address current management topics. Developed an understanding of the key issues in telecommunications management
|DISC 7373||Database management Systems|
|DISC 7374||Advanced Database Management Systems|