Communication systems engineers design and construct the transmitters, receivers, and infrastructure, that make communication via commercial radio and television, wired and wireless phones, the Internet, and all other information transmission systems, possible.
Depending on the courses selected, completion of communications systems area coursework can provide additional understanding of topics in electromagnetics, signal processing, analog and digital modulation, circuit design, wireless sensing, and network communication.
Communication systems engineers find employment in the telecommunications industry, commercial radio and television, the Internet and computer equipment industry, the utilities industry, manufacturing, and more generally, anywhere information must be moved from one location to another.
Students interested in this EFA are encouraged to consider the course suggestions listed below when completing their Plan of Study Form.
|EE Electrical Track Requirements||Suggested Options|
|ECE:5500 Communication Theory
ECE:5520 Information and Coding Theory
ECE:5530 Wireless Sensor Networks
|ECE:3540 Communication Networks
ECE:3330 Software Design
ECE:3360 Embedded Systems
|5000-Level ECE Elective
|All 5000-level depth electives listed above and
ECE:5410 Advanced Circuit Techniques
ECE:5460 Digital Signal Processing (Same as: IGPI:5460)
ECE:5600 Control Theory (Same as: ME:5360)
ECE:5700 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
|All breadth, depth and 5000-level ECE electives listed above and
MATH:4200 Complex Variables
|Any of the above OR course selected in consultation with advisor.
* Students graduating before Fall 2017 are required to select two additional electives.
- A minor in Mathematics can be earned by including one qualifying Math course in the EFA plan.