ECE Focus Area: Signal and Imaging Processing (Computer)


Depending on the courses selected, completion of signal and image processing area coursework can provide additional understanding of topics in signal sampling and compression, detection and estimation, signal feature extraction, time-frequency analysis, speech, audio, image and video processing, machine learning and data mining, biomedical signals, sensor networks, and the signal processing aspects of communication systems and networks.

Signal and image processing engineers find employment in the telecommunication industry, the consumer electronics industry, the biomedical devices industry, the energy industry, the homeland security and national defense industry, and every other industry where information needs to be acquired and processed.

Students interested in this EFA are encouraged to consider the course suggestions listed below when completing their Plan of Study Form.

EE Computer Track Requirements Suggested Options
Track Computer Track
Depth Elective
(Select One)
ECE:5460 Digital Signal Processing (Same as: IGPI:5460) (Prerequisite: ECE:3400)
ECE:5480 Digital Image Processing (Same as: IGPI:5480, BME:5220)
ECE:5530 Wireless Sensor Networks
Breadth Elective
(Select One)
ECE:3540 Communication Networks
ECE:3400 Linear System II
5000-Level ECE Elective
(Select Two)
All 5000-level depth electives listed above and


ECE:5450 Machine Learning (Same as: IGPI:5450)
ECE:5500 Communication Theory
ECE:5520 Information and Coding Theory
ECE:5780 Optical Signal Processing (Same as: PHYS:4820)
Technical Elective
(Select Three)
All breadth, depth and 5000-level ECE electives listed above and


CS:2230 Computer Science II: Data Structures (Required and provides EEc students a CS minor)
MATH:4200 Complex Variables
BME:2210 Bioimaging and Bioinformatics
ECE:5700 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
Additional Elective
(Select One*)
Any of the above OR course selected in consultation with advisor.


* Students graduating before Fall 2017 are required to select two additional electives.

Advising Notes

  • All Computer Track students satisfy the requirements for a minor in Computer Science.
  • A minor in Mathematics can be earned by including one qualifying Math course in the EFA plan.

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