ECE Focus Area: Signal and Image Processing (Electrical)

Signal and Image Processing


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 FA are encouraged to consider the course suggestions listed below when completing their Plan of Study Form.

 Electrical Track Requirements Suggested Options
Track Electrical 
Depth Elective
(Select One)
ECE:5460 Digital Signal Processing (Same as: IGPI:5460)
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:3330 Software Design
5000-Level ECE Elective
(Select Two)
All 5000-level depth electives listed above and
ECE:5410 Advanced Circuit Techniques
ECE:5500 Digital Communications
ECE:5520 Information and Coding Theory
ECE:5780 Optical Signal Processing (Same as: PHYS:4820)
ECE Elective
(Select One)
All breadth, depth and 5000-level ECE electives listed above
Technical Elective
(Select One)
All breadth, depth and 5000-level ECE electives listed above and
MATH:4200 Complex Variables
ECE:5600 Control Theory (Same as: ME:5360)
ECE:5700 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
Additional Electives
(Select one 3 s.h. & one ≥2 s.h.) 
Any of the above OR course selected in consultation with advisor.

Advising Notes

  • A minor in Mathematics can be earned by including one qualifying Math course in the FA plan.

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