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Electrical Engineering Depths

(effective prior to fall quarter 2013)

Students must complete a “depth requirement” of at least five quarter courses to provide a focus for their studies. This set must include a clear chain of study of at least three courses which depend on the “breadth” courses. Students may choose one of the approved depth sequences listed below, or propose another with the approval of their faculty adviser. Some of the approved sequences have lower-division prerequisites and thus list six courses. Students choosing one of these sequences will have to complete only two “professional” electives. Guidelines for meeting the depth requirement can be obtained from the undergraduate office. ECE 111, 118, 191 cannot be used to satisfy both the design and depth requirements.
 
Electronic Circuits & Systems
ECE 163, 164, 165 and any two fo ECE 111, 118, 161A, 161B, 161C and 166
Description: not available
Breadth course prerequisites: ECE 101, 102
 
Electronic Devices and Materials
ECE 135A, 135B, 136L, 139 and 183
This program provides students with a strong background in the
fundamentals of device physics, characteristics, design and fabrication of
modern electronic devices and integrated circuits. The program is designed
to equip the students with the necessary principles to innovate and tackle
challenges in advanced electronic and optoelectronic devices, based on
conventional and on new emerging materials.
Students will be well prepared for career opportunities in electronics and
a variety of related industries, such as solid-state lighting and
detection, energy harvesting, sensors (eg. biological, chemical,
radiation), and others. Students in this program will also develop a
strong foundation for graduate study and research.
Breadth course prerequisites: ECE 103, 107
 
Controls & Systems Theory
ECE 171A, 171B, 174, 175A and 118 or 191
Description: not available
Partial list of prerequisites: ECE 45, ECE 109
 
Machine Intelligence
ECE 172A, 174, 175A, and any two of ECE 161A, 175B, ECE 176A, 187, 253A, and 285
Description: not available
Breadth course prerequisites: ECE 101 and 109
 
Photonics
ECE 181, 182, 183, 184, and 185
Description: not available
Breadth course prerequisites: ECE 103 and 107
 
Communications Systems
ECE 161A, 153, 154A-B-C
Description: not available
Breadth course prerequisites: ECE 101 and 109
 
Networks/Queuing Systems
ECE 153, 154A, 154B, 154C, 158A and 158B
Description: not available
Breadth course prerequisites: ECE 101 and 109
 
Signal & Image Processing
ECE 161A, 161B, 161C, 153, and ECE 172A or 174
Description: not available
Breadth course prerequisites: ECE 101 and 109
 
Computer Design
CSE 12, 21, and 141, ECE 158A, 111 or 118, and 165
Description: not available
These courses require some prerequisites that cannot be used to satisfy major requirements such as CSE 8B/11. CSE 20 and 110 can be applied towards Professional Electives. Contact the ECE Undergraduate Advisors regarding other prerequisites.
Students who select 6 course depths only have 2 Professional Electives to complete.
 
Software Systems
CSE 12, 21, 100, 101, 141, and 120
Description: not available
These courses require some prerequisites that cannot be used to satisfy major requirements such as CSE 8B/11. CSE 20 and 110 can be applied towards Professional Electives. Contact the ECE Undergraduate Advisors regarding other prerequisites.
Students who select 6 course depths only have 2 Professional Electives to complete.