Ph.D. students from other departments who wish to minor in ECE must complete at least 12 units of graduate ECE coursework. Independent-study courses are not allowed for satisfying this requirement. Split minors are allowed, provided that the student completes at least 6 units of graduate ECE coursework. Depending on the student’s background, additional courses may be required to compensate for undergraduate deficiencies. Such deficiency courses must be taken for credit, but may not be included in the Plan of Study.
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Students must submit a Plan of Study in their GRADPATH forms by the end of the third semester of study and prior to scheduling the Comprehensive Exam. The minor Plan of Study must be approved by an ECE faculty member (the minor advisor) as well as by the ECE Graduate Studies Committee. Preferably, this should be done before enrolling in the minor courses, as these courses will not necessarily be approved after the fact.
All courses for the ECE Ph.D. Minor for non-majors are electvies, see list below in elective coursework information. Minumin GPA in ECE Ph.D. minor is 3.0/4.0.
All courses are 3 units and all course require a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.
ECE 503 Probablty+Rndm Prcs Engr
ECE 507 Digital Vlsi Sys Design
ECE 509 Cyber Secur-Cncpt/Thry
ECE 511 Numeric Modeling
ECE 513 Web Dev Internet of Things
ECE 523 Eng Appl Machine Learning
ECE 524 Fundamentals of Cloud Security
ECE 529 Digital Signal Proc
ECE 532 Digital Image Analysis
ECE 533 Digital Image Processing
ECE 537 Digital Comm Systems II
ECE 538 Radar Signal Processing
ECE 542 Digital Control Systems
ECE 550 Analog Integrated Ckts
ECE 562 Cmptr Architecture+Dsgn
ECE 566 Knowledge-System Engineering
ECE 571 Fund Info and Network Security
ECE 572 DMS High Tech Systems-Medicine
ECE 577 Cmptr Sys+Network Eval
ECE 578 Fund Of Computer Network
ECE 579 Prin Artificial Intel
ECE 584 Antenna Theory+Design
ECE 586 Microwave Eng I:Pasv Cir
ECE 632 Adv Optical Comm Systems
ECE 636 Information Theory
ECE 638 Wireless Communications
ECE 639 Det + Est Engr Systems
ECE 501B Adv Linear Systems Thry
ECE 514A Photo Solar Energy Systm
ECE 535A Digital Communications Systems
ECE 541A Automatic Control
ECE 574A Cmptr-Aid Logic Design
ECE 576A Engr Computer-Based Systems
ECE 581A Electromagnetic Fld Thry
There is no minor Qualifying Exam in ECE. The Minor ECE Written Comprehensive Exam is waived for non-ECE majors. The minor advisor and one additional (if required by the minor department) ECE faculty member (selected by the major and minor advisors) will serve on the oral Comprehensive Exam committee. The minor faculty members will also serve on the final oral defense committee, but they may waive their representation at the defense. Contact the ECE Graduate Studies Office for further information.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.