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Master of Electrical Engineering (MEE) Program — Telecommunications

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Courses

Following is the list of courses required for Telecommunication. For other curriculum information, click here.

Core Courses
ECE 5351/6321

Principles of Internetworking
(Undergrad/Grad credit). Transmission media, analog and digital signals, communications standards, LANs, contention strategies for shared transmission media, error detection and correction, multiplexing, flow control, network topologies, data security, ethernets, token rings, FDDI and ATM, WAN protocols, packet-switched networks and routing strategies, TCP/IP, ISDN.

ECE 6331 Advanced Telecommunications
(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.
ECE 6337 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.
ECE 6342 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
ECE 6352

6351: Microwave Engineering
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.

6352: Antenna Engineering
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Antenna concepts: linear, aperture and wire antennas; printed circuit radiators; frequency-independent antennas; measurement techniques.

ECE 6xxx Signals and Communications Elective
   
Electrical Eng. Courses for Telecom Concentration
ECE 6323

Optical Fiber Communications
(Grad credit) Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Physical principles of fiber optics, fiber types and construction, single and multimode transmission, modal dispersion, LEDs and ILDs, repeaters, EDFAs, fiber Raman amplification, gain bandwidth stabilization and equalization, WDM, dispersion compensation fibers, soliton transmission.

ECE 6324

Digital Telephony
(Grad credit) Cr. 3 (3-0). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Physical principles of fiber optics, fiber types and construction, single and multimode transmission, modal dispersion, LEDs and ILDs, repeaters, EDFAs, fiber Raman amplification, gain bandwidth stabilization and equalization, WDM, dispersion compensation fibers, soliton transmission.

ECE 6332 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.
ECE 6341 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.
ECE 6342 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.
ECE 6351 Microwave Engineering
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.
ECE 6352 Antenna Engineering
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Antenna concepts: linear, aperture and wire antennas; printed circuit radiators; frequency-independent antennas; measurement techniques.
ECE 6364 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.
ECE 6370 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.
ECE 6371 Distributed Computer Systems
Prerequisite: ECE 5371 and COSC 6304. Concurrent programming (semaphores-monitors-kernel). Design of multiprocessors and computer networks (hardware and software architecture).
ECE 6376 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.
ECE 6387 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.
ECE 6397 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.
ECE 6397 Image Coding
(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.
ECE 6397 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.
ECE 7396 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
   
Elective Courses
COSC 6350 Software Engineering
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.
COSC 4318 Object-Oriented Programming
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.
INDE 7397 Telecommunication Management
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