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These optional tracks, sometimes called emphasis areas, add specialized exposure to your degree. Like most emphasis or specialization options, tracks don’t appear on your actual bachelors degree, but they do help steer your degree to the relevant kind of study you find interesting.

Communications and Signal Processing

  • Intro to Communication Systems, ECE 4710
  • Intro to Wireless Communications, ECE 4730
  • Intro to Digital Signal Processing, ECE 4830
  • Antenna Theory and Design, ECE 4940
  • Contact: Dr. Dominic Ho

Intelligent Robots

  • Intro to Computational Intelligence ECE 4870
  • Artificial Intelligence I CS 4750
  • Building Intelligent Robots ECE 4340
  • Mechatronics and Robot Vision ECE 4330
  • Contact: Marge Skubic

Robot Vision

  • Image Processing ECE 4655
  • Mechatronics and Robot Vision ECE 4330
  • Patern Recognition and Machine Learning ECE 4720
  • Contact: Gui DeSouza

Computer Vision

  • Image Processing ECE 4655
  • Image Compression ECE 4675
  • Pattern Recognition and Mahine Learning ECE 4720
  • Contact: Gui DeSouza

Pattern Recognition

  • Introduction to Computational Intelligence ECE 4870
  • Artificial Intelligence I CS 4750
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning ECE 4720
  • Contact: Jim Keller

Control Systems

Power Systems

  • Power Engineering 3470
  • Power Electronics I 4410
  • Feedback Control Systems 4310
  • Contact: Robert O’Connell

Mechatronics

  • Feedback Control Systems 4310
  • Introduction to Mechatronics and Robotic Vision 4330
  • Mechatronic System Design 4730
  • Contact: Gui DeSouza

Computational Neuroscience

  • Feedback Control Systems 4310
  • Computational Neuroscience 4580
  • Bioelectricity 4070
  • You can select any one course from the following list also: BIOL 1010+1020 – Gen. Biology w/lab for non-majors; BIOL 1500 Introduction to Biological Systems (5); BIOL 2300 Cell biology (4); BIOL 4310 – Physics in Cell and Developmental Biology (3); BIOL 4500 – Neurobiology (3); BIOL 4560 – Sensory Physiology and Behavior (3); BIOL 4986 – Neurology of Motor Systems (3); BIOL 4988 – Nerve Cells and Behavior (3)
  • Contact: Satish S. Nair
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M/NEMS (Micro/nanoelectromechanical Systems)

  • MEMS Lab ECE 4640
  • Micro/Nano Systems ECE 4880
  • Introduction to BioMEMS ECE 4620
  • Students may take ECE4640 first and then take the rest sequentially.
  • Contact: Dr. Jae Wan Kwon

Nuclear Science

  • Energy Systems and Resources ECE 4020
  • Intro to Reactor Engineering ECE 4030
  • Nuclear Radiation Detection NE 4391
  • Introduction to Plasmas ECE 4750
  • Student should elect ENGINR 2300 in the list of three. This track (w/ ENGINR 2300) satisfies the requirements for the nuclear engineering minor.
  • Contact: Dr. Scott Kovaleski

Semiconductor Manufacturing and Process Control

  • Semiconductor Device Theory ECE-4650
  • Introduction to Computational Intelligence ECE-4870
  • Micro/Nano Systems ECE-4880
  • Students interested in the Semiconductor Manufacturing and Process Control track should enroll in these courses after “ECE-3610: Semiconductor and Devices” has been taken. Students can also take “ECE-4670: Microelectronic Fabrication” to replace ECE-4880.
  • Contact: Dr. Gregory Triplett

Photonics

  • Introduction to Optical Electronics ECE-4630
  • Semiconductor Device Theory ECE-4650
  • Micro/Nano Systems ECE-4880
  • Students interested in the Photonics track should enroll in these courses after “ECE-3610: Semiconductor and Devices” has been taken. Students can also take “PHYS-4110: Light and Modern Optics” (4 credit hrs) or “ECE-4670: Microelectronic Fabrication” to replace one of the courses listed.
  • Contact: Dr. Gregory Triplett

Visual Servoing

  • Feedback Control Systems ECE 4310
  • Image Processing ECE 4655
  • Mechatronics and Robotic Vision ECE 4330
  • Contact: Gui DeSouza

Electromagnetics

  • Intermediate Electromagnetics ECE 4930
  • Introduction to Plasmas ECE 4550
  • Antenna Theory and Design ECE 4940
  • Light and Modern Optics PHYSCS 4110
  • Contact: Dr. Naz Islam, Dr. Scott Kovaleski

Honors Research

  • Honors Research ECE 4995
  • Elective 1 suggested by Honors advisor TBD
  • Elective 2 suggested by Honors advisor TBD
  • One to three hours of 4995 can be counted toward either the EE or CE degree. Additional hours of ECE 4995 can be taken over and above department degree requirements.
  • Contact: Gregory Triplett