Feb 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering 4+1 (BEE/MSECE)


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Requirements for the Degree


4+1 Bachelor of Computer or Electrical Engineering/Master of Science Electrical & Computer Engineering


Telephone: (302) 831-2405
http://www.ece.udel.edu
Faculty Listing: http://www.ece.udel.edu/people/faculty.php

 

The department offers special 4 + 1 BEE/MSECE and 4 + 1 BCpE/MSECE programs for highly-qualified undergraduate students. The program allows the student to earn both the BEE/BCpE and the MSECE degree in five years of full-time study in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware. Students must apply by May 1 of their junior year. GRE scores will be waived. For admissions to this program the following minimum criteria will be applied:

An undergraduate grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
A minimum of two letters of strong support from former teachers at the University of Delaware.

The application and processing instructions can be found at the Graduate Office website. Choose either an area or undecided and once you start the application, click on the 4 + 1 program option.

Students admitted to the 4 + 1 BEE/MSECE or the 4 + 1 BCpE/MSECE programs are required to meet all the requirements listed for the MSECE degree and can choose either the thesis or the non-thesis option (the thesis option can take more than five years to complete.) Students are required to complete two of the courses acceptable for the MSECE degree during enrollment in the BEE/BCpE degree (600 level technical courses). These two courses can also be counted toward meeting the technical elective requirement of the BEE/BCpE degree; a grade of B- or better must be received in order for these two courses to count toward the graduate degree.

Concentrations


Students in all Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate degree programs may elect to choose a concentration area of study. Concentrations are available in Computer Systems & Network Science, Signal Processing, Communications and Controls, Materials and Devices, Electromagnetics and Photonics, and Biomedical Engineering. Students selecting a concentration must meet the concentration requirements detailed below, in addition to meeting their general degree requirements. Concentrations are voluntary, and students selecting multidisciplinary or other specialized studies need not declare a concentration.

Concentration in Computer Systems


Students in the Computer Systems (CS) concentration focus on research and coursework in computer hardware, computer architecture, system software, high-performance computing, reliable computing, as well as emerging CS theories and applications.

Required Courses for Computer Systems:


  • CPEG 621 - Compiler Design (3cr.)
  • ELEG 652 - Principles of Parallel Computer Architectures (3cr.)
  • ELEG 662 - Digital Systems Seminar (0cr.) (each semester)

A minimum of two courses from the following:


  • CPEG 622 - Embedded System Design (3cr.)
  • CPEG 623 - PCB & FPGA Hardware Prototyping (3cr.)
  • ELEG 651 - Computer Networks II (3cr.)
  • CPEG 660 - Introduction to VLSI Systems (4cr.)
  • ELEG 654 - Mobile Networking and Computing (3cr.)
  • ELEG 658 - Advanced Mobile Services (3cr.)
  • ELEG 852 - Advanced Topics in Computing Systems (3cr.)
  • CPEG 853 - Computer System Reliability (3cr.)

Concentration in Network Science


Students in the Network Science (NS) concentration focus on research and coursework in wired and mobile wireless networking, social networking, design and test of information management systems, data mining, as well as emerging NS theories and applications.

Required Courses for Network Science:


  • ELEG 651 - Computer Networks II (3cr.) 
  • CPEG 657 - Search and Data Mining (3cr.) 
  • ELEG 662 - Digital Systems Seminar (0cr.) 

A minimum of two courses from the following:


  • CPEG 621 - Compiler Design (3cr.)
  • CPEG 622 - Embedded System Design (3cr.)
  • CPEG 623 - PCB & FPGA Hardware Prototyping (3cr.)
  • ELEG 652 - Principles of Parallel Computer Architectures (3cr.)
  • ELEG 654 - Mobile Networking and Computing (3cr.)
  • ELEG 658 - Advanced Mobile Services (3cr.)
  • CPEG 660 - Introduction to VLSI Systems (4cr.)
  • ELEG 852 - Advanced Topics in Computing Systems (3cr.)
  • CPEG 853 - Computer System Reliability (3cr.)

Concentration in Signal Processing, Communications, and Controls


Students in the Signal Processing, Communications, and Controls (SPCC) concentration focus on research and coursework in multimedia signal processing, statistical and nonlinear signal processing, image processing, time-frequency analysis, wireless communications, information theory, coding, as well as emerging SPCC theories and applications. Students in the SPCC concentration must complete the following:

Required courses:


  • ELEG 663 - Signal Processing & Communications Seminar (0cr.) (each semester)

A minimum of two courses from the following:


  • ELEG 630 - Information Theory (3cr.)
  • ELEG 631 - Digital Signal Processing (3cr.)
  • ELEG 635 - Digital Communication (3cr.)
     
  • ELEG 636 - Statistical Signal Processing (3cr.) 

or 

  • ELEG 815 - Analytics I: Statistical Learning (3cr.

A minimum of two courses from the following:


  • ELEG 632 - Mathematical Methods for Signal Processing (3cr.)
  • ELEG 633 - Image Processing (3cr.)
  • ELEG 634 - Signals and Systems (3cr.)
  • ELEG 654 - Mobile Networking and Computing (3cr.)
  • ELEG 668 - Detection and Estimation (3cr.)
  • ELEG 811 - Channel Coding Theory and Practice (3cr.)
  • ELEG 812 - Wireless Digital Communications (3cr.)
  • FASH 626 - Fashion and Textile Collection Management (3cr.)

Concentration in Materials and Devices


Students in the Materials and Devices (MD) concentration focus on research and coursework in solid-state physics, semiconductor growth, device fabrication, and electromagnetic measurement and characterization.

Required Courses:


  • ELEG 622 - Electronic Materials Processing (3cr.)
  • ELEG 646 - Nanoelectronic Device Principles (3cr.)
  • ELEG 661 - Materials and Devices Seminar (0cr.) (each semester)

A minimum of two courses from the following:


  • ELEG 627 - Terahertz and Millimeter-Wave Light Generation and Detection (3cr.)
  • ELEG 640 - Opto-electronics (3cr.)
  • ELEG 648 - Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics (3cr.)
  • ELEG 647 - Optical Properties of Solids (3cr.)
  • ELEG 650 - Semiconductor Device Design and Fabrication (3cr.)
  • ELEG 682 - Optics and Photonics (3cr.)
  • ELEG 692 - Radar Systems and Technology (3cr.)

Concentration in Electromagnetics and Photonics


Students in the Electromagnetics and Photonics (EP) concentration focus on research and coursework in optics and electromagnetics, optoelectronic, microwave, millimeter-wave and terahertz devices and systems, device fabrication, and electro-magnetic measurement and characterization.

Required courses:


  • ELEG 648 - Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics (3cr.)
  • ELEG 682 - Optics and Photonics (3cr.)
  • ELEG 661 - Materials and Devices Seminar (0cr.) (each semester)

A minimum of two courses from the following:


  • ELEG 622 - Electronic Materials Processing (3cr.)
  • ELEG 627 - Terahertz and Millimeter-Wave Light Generation and Detection (3cr.)
  • ELEG 640 - Opto-electronics (3cr.)
  • ELEG 641 - Antenna Theory and Design (3cr.)
  • ELEG 646 - Nanoelectronic Device Principles (3cr.)
  • ELEG 842 - Radio Frequency and Microwave Technology (3cr.)
  • ELEG 853 - Integrated Optics (3cr.)
  • ELEG 855 - Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Technology (3cr.)

Concentration in Biomedical Engineering


Students in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) concentration focus on research and coursework on biomedical applications of signal and image processing, control systems, imaging systems and photonics. These inclue medical imaging, systems and computational biology, bioinformatics and remote and virtual surgery.

Required courses:


  • ELEG 664 - Biomedical Engineering Seminar (0cr.) (each semester)
  • ELEG 671 - Mathematical Physiology (3cr.)
  • ELEG 679 - Introduction to Medical Imaging Systems (3cr.)

A minimum of two courses from the following:


  • BINF 695 - Computational System Biology (3cr.)
  • BINF 644 - Bioinformatics (3cr.)
  • BMEG 605 - Princ of BME I: Molec and cell systems (3cr.)
  • CHEG 801 - Process Control and Dynamics (3cr.)
  • MEEG 829 - Applied Nonlinear Control (3cr.)

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