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  1.     Admission to the Graduate Program
  2.     Prerequisite Courses
  3.     Advancement to Classified Graduate Status
  4.     Admission Procedure and University Rules
  5.     Required Courses
  6.     Suggested Courses for Biomedical Engineering
  7.     Suggested Courses for Communications Engineering
  8.     Suggested Courses for Control Engineering
  9.     Suggested Courses for Digital and Computer Engineering
  10.     Suggested Courses for Electronics, Solid State Devices and Integrated Circuits Engineering
  11.     Suggested Courses for Microwave and Antenna Engineering
  12.     Suggested Courses for Power Systems Engineering


REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE:



1.    Admission to the Graduate Program


  1. A Baccalaureate degree in a technical field *(e.g., Engineering, Physics or Mathematics from an accredited university or college) with an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
  2. Have at least a 2.7 undergraduate GPA in the last sixty semester units or ninety quarter units attempted.
  3. International students are required to submit a brief statement of purpose and 3 letters of recommendation.
  4. Take and complete all three sections of the GRE exam.  The quantitative score must be above the 50th percentile (100% - 50%).



2.    Prerequisite Courses


Regardless of an undergraduate degree, ALL students must fulfill with a 3.0 GPA or higher, the undergraduate prerequisite courses in Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering outlined below.

** The ECE Graduate Coordinator will determine which course(s) will be required.



Prerequisite Courses
Class Description
MATH 150A
Calculus I
MATH 150B
Calculus II
MATH 250
Calculus III
MATH 280 or ECE 280
Applied Differential Equations
PHYS 220A/L
Mechanics and Lab
PHYS 220B/L Electricity and Megnetism and Lab
ECE 206/L Computing in Engineering and Science and Lab
ECE 240/L Electrical Engineering Fundamentals and Lab
ECE 309 Numerical Methods in Electrical Engineering, or Numerical Analysis of Engineering Systems
ECE 320/L Theory of Digiital Systems and Lab
ECE 340/L Electonics I and Lab
ECE 350 Linear Systems I
ECE 351 Linear Systems II
ECE 370 Electromagnetism Fields and Waves I
ECE 450 Probabilistic Systems in electrical Engineering - Design and Anlysis
ECE 455 Mathematical Models in Electrical Engineering
ECE 4XX and ECE 4YY Two 400-Level Classes Relevant to Study Objective and Appoved by Graduate Coordinator



3.    Advancement to Classified Graduate Status


  1. Fulfill University requirements for classified status.
  2. Complete prerequisite courses with 3.0 GPA or higher.
  3. Submit a tentative program of graduate study approved by the ECE graduate coordinator.
  4. Minimum grade in any course taken must be "C" or better while maintaining an overall GPA of 3.0 or  higher.

 

For further questions and/or academic advisement, please call the ECE office at (818) 677-2190 to schedule an appointment with the ECE graduate coordinator.

 


For the Degree:

  1. Completion of 30 units under either the Thesis Plan or the Project Plan or 33 units under the Comprehensive Exam Plan.  Note:  Students may not take a course (counting toward an MSEE degree) which is the same or equivalent to a course taken toward ones undergraduate program.
  2. Formal approval of granting the degree by the Engineering Faculty.



Thesis Plan:

a)   24 units of course work applicable to the M.S. degree, of which at least 15 units must be 500/600-level ECE courses.

b)   6 units of ECE 698(Thesis) and a successful oral defense of the thesis before the thesis committee.



Project Plan:

a)   27 units of coursework applicable to the M.S. degree, of which at least 18 units must be 500/600-level ECE courses.

b)   3 units of ECE 698 (Graduate Project) culminating in a comprehensive report.

 


Comprehensive Exam Plan:

a)   30 units of coursework applicable to the M.S. degree, of which at least 21 units must be 500/600-level ECE courses.

b)   3 units of ECE 697 (Directed Comprehensive Studies) and completion of the comprehensive exam with a grade of B or better.



Graduate Program:

The 30 units of coursework in the graduate program must form a cohesive plan of graduate study that consists of suggested and elective courses from one of the seven options currently offered in the ECE department.  The Thesis Plan must not include  graded ECE 699 C (Independent Study) and the Project Plan may include at most 3 graded units of ECE 699 (Independent Study).   Any additional ECE 699  units  may be taken as CR/NCR only.



4.    Admission Procedure and University Rules


Application forms are available online at www.csumentor.edu  and can be completed online or submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records.  The code number for the ECE major is 562440M.  Application deadlines for admission are set by the University Office of Admission and Records.


All applicants regardless of citizenship, whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English, must:

  1. Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and receive a minimum Paper-based score of 550, a minimum Computer-Based score of 213 or a minimum Internet-based score of 79.
  2. Complete the Test of Written English (TWE).  A score below 4.5 on the TWE will require the enrollment in English 090 during the first semester in residence.
  3. Continuing students in either Post Baccalaureate or Graduate status may change their objective and seek admission to a MS in Electrical Engineering by filling out a change of objective form that can be obtained from the Office of Admissions and Records.


It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all University regulations and restrictions such as:

  1. No more than 9 units of transfer or extension work
  2. Probation and Disqualification
  3. Repeat of courses rules
  4. Advancement to Candidacy
  5. Academic leave
  6. 7-years time limit for the completion of the degree
  7. Graduation with Distinction
  8. No more than 9 units of 400 level courses.


For details on the above, students are advised to attend one of the ECE graduate orientation meetings to meet with the Graduate Coordinator. Prior to the formation of their Graduate Committee, graduate students are advised by the Graduate Coordinator. After the formation of their Graduate Committee, graduate students are advised by their Committee Chair. All courses taken towards the MS degree must be approved by the Committee Chair and the Graduate Coordinator. 



5.    Required Courses  (30 units)


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.  Within this degree students may choose an area of concentration in Biomedical Engineering, Communications and Radar Engineering, Control Engineering, Digital and Computer Engineering, Electronics, Solid State Devices and Integrated Circuits Engineering, Microwave and Antenna Engineering and Power Systems Engineering. 


For all of these areas of concentration, the student must define a program that conforms to the general M.S.E.E. degree requirements as established by the Department.  Suggested courses for each of the concentrations are indicated in the listings that follow. 


Note: No more than 9 units of ECE 400 level courses are applicable toward an MSEE degree.  Students may not take a course (counting toward an MSEE degree) which is the same or equivalent to a course taken towards one's undergraduate program. 


In general, graduate students are not required to take ECE labs.  However, some courses may require the concurrent enrollment in the lab sections.  A maximum of 3 lab units (taken concurrent with lecture courses) may count toward an MS program. Students are advised to meet with an advisor as soon as possible to plan their program.  All graduate programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering must be approved by the faculty advisor and the Graduate Coordinator.


Core Courses:  Courses that must be completed for each area of specialization.  Only 9 units of these core courses may be included in MSEE formal program.



6.    Suggested Courses for Biomedical Engineering



Core Courses
Class Description Units
ECE 401/L
Electrical Machines and Energy Conversion and Lab
3/1
ECE 425/L
Microprocessor Systems and Lab
3/1
ECE 440/L
Electronics II and Lab
3/1
ECE 442/L
Digital Electronics and Lab
3/1
ECE 455
Mathematical Models in Electrical Engineering
3
ECE 480L
Fundamentals of Control Systems and Lab
3/1


Elective Courses
Class Description Units
ECE 501
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
3
ECE 503
Biomedical Instrumentation
3
ECE 602
Biomedical Engineering I
3
ECE 603
Biomedical Engineering II
3
ECE 650
Random Processes
3
ECE 580
Digital Control
3
ECE 581
Fuzzy Control
3



7.    Suggested Courses for Communications Engineering



Core Courses

Class Description Units
ECE 450
Probabilistic Systems in Electrical Engineering - Design and Analysis
3
ECE 455
Mathematical Models in Electrical Engineering
3
ECE 451/L
Real-time Digital Signal Processing and Lab
2/1
ECE 460/L
Introduction to Communication Systems and Lab
3/1


Elective Courses
Class Description Units
ECE 561/L
Digital Communications Systems and Lab
3/1
ECE 562
Data Communication Networks
3
ECE 635
Error Detection and Correction Systems Design
3
ECE 637
Pattern Recognition
3
ECE 642
RF Electronics Design
3
ECE 650
Random Processes
3
ECE 651
Digital Signal Processing I
3
ECE 652
Digital Signal Processing II
3
ECE 658
Signal Detection and Estimation Theory
3
ECE 659
Information Theory and Coding
3
ECE 660
Modulation Theory and Coding
3
ECE 661
Wireless Communications
3
ECE 665
Radar Systems
3
ECE 666/L
Fiver-Optic Communications and Lab
3/1
ECE 669
Advanced Topics in Communications/Radar
3



8.    Suggested Courses for Control Engineering



Core Courses

Class Description Units
ECE 410/L
Electrical Machines and Energy Conversion and Lab
3/1
ECE 411
Electric Power Systems
3
ECE 450
Probabilistic Systems in Electrical Engineering - Design and Analysis
3
ECE 455
Mathematical Models in Electrical Engineering
3
ECE 480/L
Fundamentals of Control Systems and Lab
3/1


Elective Courses
Class Description Units
ECE 580
Digital Control Systems
3
ECE 581
Fuzzy Control
3
ECE 650
Random Processes
3
ECE 651
Digital Signal Processing I
3
ECE 652
Digital Processing II
3
ECE 681
Nonlinear Control Systems
3
ECE 682
State Variables in Automatic Control
3
ECE 683
Optimal Control
3
ECE 684
Stochastic Control
3



9.    Suggested Courses for Digital and Computer Engineering



Core Courses

Class Description Units
ECE 420
Digital Systems Design w/ Programmable Logic
3
ECE 422
Design of Digital Computers
3
ECE 425/L
Microprocessor Systems
3/1
ECE 442/L
Digital Electronics
3/1


Elective Courses
Class Description Units
ECE 520/L
System On Chip Design and lab
3/1
ECE 524/L
FPGA/ASIC Design and Optimiation Using VDHL and Lab
3/1
ECE 526/L
Verilog HDL for Digital Integrated Circuit Design and Lab
3/1
ECE 527/L
Application Specific Integrated Circuit Development and Lab
3/1
ECE 546
Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit Design
3
ECE 620
Advanced Switching Theory
3
ECE 621
Computer Arithmetic Design
3
ECE 622
Digital System Structure
3
ECE 623
Diagnosis and Reliable Design of Digital Systems
3
ECE 624
Digital Systems Design Automation and VHDL Modeling
3
ECE 625
Microprocessor Interfacing and Applications
3
ECE 629C
Seminar in Digital Systems and Components
3
ECE 635
Error Detection and Correction Systems Design
3
ECE 639
Robotic Sensing and Computer Vision
3



10.    Suggested Courses for Electronics, Solid State Devices and Integrated Circuits Engineering



Core Courses

Class Description Units
ECE 440/L
Electronics II and Lab
3/1
ECE 442/L
Digital Electronics and Lab
3/1
ECE 443/L
Pulse and Waveshapring Circuit Design and Lab
3/1
ECE 445
Introduction to Solid State Devices
3
ECE 455
Mathematical Models in Electrical Engineering
3


Elective Courses
Class Description Units
ECE 545
Solid State Devices
3
ECE 546
Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit Design 3
ECE 571
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves II 3
ECE 572/L
RF and Microwave Active Circuit Design
3
ECE 578
Photonics
3
ECE 640
Modern Electronic Techniques
3
ECE 642
RF Electronics Design
3
ECE 648
Electrical Network Theory
3
ECE 649
Active Network Synthesis
3
ECE 650
Random Processes
3
ECE 673
Microwave Semiconductor Devices
3



11.    Suggested Courses for Microwave and Antenna Engineering



Core Courses

Class Description Units
ECE 445
Introduction to Solid State Devices
3
ECE 455
Mathematical Models in Electrical Engineering
3


Elective Courses
Class Description Units
ECE 545
Solid State Devices
3
ECE 546
Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit Design
3
ECE 571
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves II
3
ECE 572/L
Microwave Active Circuits and Lab
3/1
ECE 578
Photonics
3
ECE 642
RF Electronics Design
3
ECE 648
Electrical Network Theory
3
ECE 650
Random Processes
3
ECE 665
Radar Systems
3
ECE 671
Microwave Engineering
3
ECE 672
Advanced Microwave Circuit Design
3
ECE 673
Microwave Semiconductor Devices
3
ECE 674
Antenna Engineering
3
ECE 675
Seminar in Antenna Engineering
3
ECE 676
Numerical Techniques in Applied Electromagnetic
3
ECE 677
Lasers and Masers
3



12.    Suggested Courses for Power Systems Engineering



Core Courses

Class Description Units
ECE 410/L
Electrical Machines and Energy Conversion and Lab
3/1
ECE 411
Electric Power Systems
3
ECE 412
Power Electronics and Motor Control
3
ECE 440/L
Electronics II and Lab
3/1
ECE 455
Mathematical Models in Electrical Engineering
3
ECE 460/L
Introduction to Communication Systems and Lab
3/1
ECE 480/L
Fundementals of Control Systems and Lab
3/1


Elective Courses
Class Description Units
ECE 610
Fault Analysis in Power Systems
3
ECE 611
Power Distribution Systems
3
ECE 612
Selected Topics in Power Systems
3
ECE 666/L
Fiber-Optic Communications and Lab
3/1