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Concentrations

Optional concentrations allow EE majors to acquire depth in a technical subspecialty with a coherent choice of electives. All courses below satisfy EE, technical and/or engineering science electives. No student is required to complete a concentration.

Each concentration consists of a coherent collection of four courses contributing depth in a distinct EE competence. Each is designed to be achievable by an EE major without adding to degree requirements. Some elective courses, as noted below, may require special permission or additional prerequisites. Any such additional courses would count as EE or Technical Electives.

Communications (CCMM)

  • Required Courses:
    • EE 30358: Waveguides & Antennas
    • EE 40453: Digital Communications
  • Restricted Electives (minimum two from list):
    • EE 40458: Microwave Circuit Design & Measurement Lab
    • EE 40468: Photonics
    • EE 40354: Multimedia Signals and Systems
    • ESTS 40402: Wireless Communication
    • CSE 30264: Computer Networks

Semiconductors and Nanotechnology (CNAN)

  • Required Courses:
    • EE 30357: Electronic & Optoelectronic Devices
    • EE 40446: Integrated Circuit Fabrication Laboratory
  • Restricted Electives (minimum two from list):
    • EE 30358: Waveguides & Antennas
    • EE 40447: Alternative Energy Devices and Materials
    • EE 40476: Electronic Photonic Materials
    • EE 40478: Introduction to Quantum Computing
    • EE 60587: Quantum Mechanics for Electrical Engineers
    • CBE 40477: Nanoscience and Technology*

 Energy (CENR)

  • Required Courses:
    • AME 20231: Thermodynamics
    • EE 30372: Electric Machinery and Power Systems
  • Restricted Electives (minimum two from list):
    • EE 30357: Electronic & Optoelectronic Devices
    • EE 40442: Power Electronics
    • EE 40472: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
    • EE 40447: Alternative Energy Devices and Materials
    • CBE 40435: Electrochemical Energy Conversion
    • EG 40401: Energy, Technology and Policy

 Multimedia (CMUL)

  • Required Courses:
    • EE 40471: Digital Signal Processing
    • EE 40354:  Multimedia Signals and Systems
  • Restricted Electives(minimum two from list):
    • EE 40453: Digital Communications
    • EE 40345:  Audio Technology
    • CSE 30264: Computer Networks
    • CSE 40166: Computer Graphics*
    • CSE 40655: Technical Concepts of Visual FX
    • EE 60681: Digital Image Processing

 Biosystems (CBYS)

  • Required Courses:
    • BIOS 20250 & 21250 Classical and Molecular Genetics & Lab or BIOS 30341 & 31341 Cellular Biology & Lab or EE 40432 Introduction to Systems Biology & Lab
    • EE 30342: Microelectronic Circuit Design
  • Restricted Electives (minimum two from list):
    • BIOS 20201: General Biology A
    • Second of BIOS 20250 & 21250 Classical and Molecular Genetics & Lab or BIOS 30341 & 31341 Cellular Biology & Lab
    • BIOS 30312 General Ecology
    • EE 40455: Control Theory
    • CSE 40531: Computational Biophysics and Systems Biology
    • CSE 40532: Bioinformatics

 *Respective departments suggest preparatory courses which are part of neither EE requirements nor the Required Courses under this Concentration. Departmental permission may be required.