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ECE Graduate Courses

Important: Some courses might have changed prefix from EEL to EEE. If you cannot find an EEL course please search for EEE instead.


1. Graduate Seminar

All the graduate students need to enroll in the Graduate Seminar, EEL 6932 (0 credit hours), every semester. The Graduate Student Orientation of the ECE Department takes place during the first graduate seminar of each semester.

2. Core courses

All the graduate students need to take at least 2 out of the following courses:

  1. EEL 5173: Signal and system analysis
  2. EEE 5317: Power electronics
  3. EEL 5764: Computer architecture
  4. EEE 6353: Semiconductor device theory

3. Math-equivalent courses (only for M.S. students)

M.S. students need to take at least 3 credit hours of a course in advanced mathematics, typically a 5000 level course or above. The following courses can be used as math electives:

  1. EEL 5025: Computational Electrical Engineering
  2. EEE 5542: Random Processes
  3. Departmental approved substitutes from another department (usually a 5000 or 6000 level course from the Department of Mathematics).

Please note that if you plan to take a department approved substitute you need to contact the Graduate Director to obtain permission from the Department.

4. Elective courses

All the graduate students need to discuss with their adviser about the area in which they want to specialize. Once they decide for an area, the students need to take at least 2 elective courses from that area. Below is the list of areas and electives in each area that the Department currently offers. Each course accounts for 3 credit hours.

1 - Computer Engineering

  • EEL 5667-Robot Kinematics
  • EEL 5722-Digital signal processing with FPGA
  • EEL 5930-Embedded microelectronic system design
  • EEL 5930-Introduction to computer networks
  • EEL 5930-Mobile application design
  • EEL 5930-Network performance modeling
  • EEL 5930-Image processing
  • EEL 5930-Wireless Networks

2 - Energy and Electronic Materials

  • EEL 5285-Renewable energy I
  • EEL 5285L-Renewable energy II
  • EEL 5426-RF/MW Circuits I
  • EEL 5427-RF/MW Circuits II
  • EEL 5452-Modeling and simulation
  • EEL 5486-Advanced electromagnetics
  • EEL 5930-Photovoltaics
  • EEL 5930-Introductory energy storage
  • EEL 5930-Li batteries I
  • EEL 5930-Li batteries II

3 - Power

  • EEL 5247-Power conversion and control
  • EEL 5270-Power system transients
  • EEL 5285-Renewable energy I
  • EEL 5285L-Renewable energy II
  • EEL 5288-Integration of Distributed Generation
  • EEE 5317-Power electronics
  • EEL 5486-Advanced electromagnetics
  • EEL 5930-Advanced Electrical Machines and Drive Systems
  • EEL 5930-Computational methods in power systems
  • EEL 5930-Design of Rotating Electrical Machinery
  • EEL 5930-Electromechanical Dynamics
  • EEL 5288-Integration of distribution generation

4 - Systems, Control, and Communication

  • EEL 5667-Robot Kinematics
  • EEL 5930-Speech processing
  • EEL 5930-Error control coding
  • EEL 5590-Advance topics in communication
  • EEL 5930-Computational intelligence
  • EEL 5930-Image processing
  • EEL 5542-Random processes
  • EEL 6502-Digital signal processing

Other courses:

  • EEL 5905r-Directed Individual Study1-9 credits

    Prerequisite:
    Graduate standing and Adviser’s approval

    Course Description:
    Students are required to select a special topic in consultation with the adviser and are required to submit a report at the end of the semester. It will be an S/U grade course (no letter grade credit). Faculty needs to send a request to the ECE course coordinator with a title and number of credit hours required.

    MS thesis students can take 3 credit hours, but will not be counted towards the degree requirement.

    MS non-thesis students cannot take it.

    Ph.D. students can register a maximum of 9 credit hours in a semester, but only 3 credit hours (over the entire program) would be counted towards the degree.

  • EEL 5910rSupervised Research 1-5 credits

    Prerequisite:
    Graduate standing and departmental approval

    Course Description:
    Students need to perform research activities on a topic under the guidance of the Adviser. A request must be made by the faculty to…informing the number of required credit hours. S/U grade only.

    MS thesis students can take up to 3 credit but will not be credited towards the degree requirement.

    MS non-thesis students cannot take it.

    Ph.D. students - A maximum of 5 credit hours of supervised research (over the entire program) can be registered, but only 3 credit hours would be counted towards the degree.

  • EEL 5930rSpecial Topics in Electrical Engineering 3 credits

    Prerequisite:
    Graduate standing and departmental approval

    Course Description:
    Special topics in electrical engineering at the graduate level with emphasis on recent research and developments. content, credit and prerequisites vary-consult instructor.

  • EEL 5940rSupervised Teaching 1-5 credits

    Prerequisite:
    Graduate standing and departmental approval

    Course Description:
    Cannot be used as credit toward degree. May be repeated to a maximum of three (3) semester hours for candidates in master's degree, and five (5) semester hours for candidates in doctoral degree. S/U grade only.

  • EEL 6930rSpecial Graduate Topics in Electrical Engineering 3 credits

    Course Description:
    Special topics in electrical engineering at the graduate level with emphasis on recent research and developments. Content, credit, and prerequisites vary-consult the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.

  • EEL 6932Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar 0 credits

    Course Description:
    The graduate students are expected to enroll in the course every semester they are enrolled at FAMU or FSU. The students should attend at least 80% of the seminar each semester to obtain a satisfactory grade. S/U grade only.

  • EEL 6971rMaster's Thesis 1-6 credits

    Prerequisite:
    Graduate standing and instructor's permission

    Course Description:
    A minimum of six (6) semester hours of credit is required. Department approval required. S/U grade only.

  • EEL 8966rMaster's Comprehensive Examination 0 credits

    Prerequisite:
    May be repeated twice.
    Course Description:
    S/U grade only.

  • EEL 8976Master's Thesis Defense 0 credits

    Prerequisite:
    May be repeated once.
    Course Description:
    S/U grade only.

  • EEL 8985rDissertation Defense 0 credits

    Prerequisite:
    May be repeated to a maximum of three (3) times.
    Description:
    S/U grade only.