All 400-level courses may be applied toward master's degree requirements subject to limits established by the department and approval of the graduate adviser.

Classified graduate standing is required for admission to all 500 level courses

EE 513 - System Analysis and Design (4)
Prerequisite: EE 413.

Alternative system designs for decision making; models for economic evaluations; system optimization in design and operation; queuing systems; control concepts in system design; system design for reliability and affordability.

EE 514 - Systems Risk Analysis (4)
Prerequisite: EE 413.

Elements and types of engineering risk; Probabilistic risk assessment; Risk scenarios; Uncertainty analysis; Risk identification and ranking; Decision making using risk information.

EE 515 - Systems Performance Analysis (4)
Prerequisite: EE 413.

Engineering reliability evaluation and analysis; mechanical and human reliability; engineering maintainability and maintenance; design considerations for system reliability and maintainability; maintenance life cycle costing.

EE 516 - Systems Architecture (4)
Prerequisite: EE 413.

Complexity and systems architecting; Heuristics; Builder-architected, manufacturing, social, software/information technology, and collaborative systems; Integrated modeling.

EE 520 - Advanced Digital Communications I (4)
Prerequisites: EE 334, EE 420, MATH 402A.

Basic signal space concepts; elements of detection theory; spectral analysis of signals; analytic signals and narrowband processes; performance analysis of various digital communication schemes.

EE 521 - Advanced Digital Communications II (4)
Prerequisites: EE 520.

Digital transmission over bandwidth-limited channels; intersymbol interference; linear, fractionally spaced, and decision feedback equalizers; adaptive equalization; characterization of the time-varying fading channel; modulation techniques for fading channels.

EE 522 - Principles of Signal Compression (4)
Prerequisite: EE 334; MATH 402A.

Entropy and mutual information; the rate-distortion functions and the source coding theorem; sampling and quantization; linear prediction; transform coding; entropy coding.

EE 523 - Wireless Communications (4)
Prerequisite: EE 520. Corequisite: EE 521.

Analysis and design of wireless communication systems at the link level, multiple access techniques, wireless networking, and introduction to wireless protocols and standards.

EE 524 Simulation of Communication Systems (4)
Prerequisite: EE 520. Corequisite: EE 521.
Theory and practice of digital Montecarlo time-domain simulation of digital and analog transmission systems including linear and non-linear system modeling, performance evaluation, and computer efficient simulation techniques. Applications to radio relay links, satellite and wireless communications. Lecture 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours. Traditional grading (A, B, C, D, F).

EE 525 Optical Communications (4)
Prerequisite: EE 520. Corequisite: EE 521.
Analysis and design of optical communication systems, terrestrial fiber optic systems and free space laser communication systems. Optical sources, detectors, and optical system components. Homodyne and heterodyne detection and optical modulation techniques. Fiber optic networks (WDM, TDM, CDM and OCS).

EE 533 Computer Method in Power Systems (4)
Prerequisites: EE 332, 433.
Algorithms for formulation of network matrices; short-circuit studies on computers; iterative solutions of algebraic and differential equations; digital computer techniques for load flow.

EE 534 Power System Stability (4)
Prerequisites: EE 360, 533.
Steady state and transient stability of electric power systems; stability criterion; emphasis on digital computer techniques as applied to stability problems of electric power systems.

EE 535 Power System Protective Relaying (4)
Prerequisite: EE433.
Philosophy, purpose and goals of power system protective relaying. Electromechanical and digital relays. Instrument transformers. Directional, overcurrent, distance and differential protection. Protective relay schemes.

EE 537 Faulted Power Systems (4)
Prerequisite: EE 433.
Analysis of symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults in electric power systems. Computation of fault currents; applications.

EE 544 Computer Networks and Internets (4)
Prerequisite: EE 440.
Advanced study of computer networks, network performance analysis, routing algorithms and protocols, TCP/IP, next generation Internet, and Internet applications.

EE 545 - Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (4)
Prerequisites: EE440.
Principles, practices, and research topics on Ad Hoc Networks and Security. MAC layer design (IEEE802.11, MACAW), routing (DSR, AODV, LAR), cryptography, authentication, access control and security protocols (WEP, WPA).

EE 547A - Computer System Architecture I (4)
Prerequisite: EE 449 .
Computational algorithms and the arithmetic processor, central control and microprogramming, input-output processors, data communication processors and time-sharing systems.

EE 547B - Computer System Architecture II (4)
Prerequisite: EE 547A. (EE 449 is prerequisite to 547A.)
Computational algorithms and the arithmetic processor, central control and microprogramming, input-output processors, data communication processors and time-sharing systems.

EE 548 High Performance Computing (4)
Prerequisites: EE 447 and EE 547A.
Study of compiler and hardware support for superscalar and EPIC architectures including predicated execution, control speculation, data speculation, modulo scheduling, acyclic global scheduling, memory latency hiding techniques, and dynamic compilation.

EE 554 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (4)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Electrical Engineering.
Study of selected graduate level topics not currently offered in the graduate program. The topics of the course and its content shall be established by the instructor offering the course. Permission needed by department. May be repeated for credit.

EE 560 - Linear Systems Analysis (4)
Prerequisite: EE 462.
Vector spaces; Lyapanov stability analysis for linear systems; controllability; observability; stablizability; detectability; Kkalman canonical forms; relation between state space and transfer function; system irreducibility; state and output feedback system design; separation principle; design of decoupled systems.

EE 561 Stochastic Systems and Estimation (4)
Prerequisite: EE 334 and 360.
Stochastic processes, power spectrum analysis, response of linear systems to stochastic inputs, Markov chains, estimation theory and Kalman filtering, applications to control and communications.

EE 562 Advanced Digital Control Systems (4)
Prerequisite: EE 461 and 462.
Signal flow graphics, state equations with sample and hold; state transition equation, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; state diagram, controllability and observability ; pole placement design, microprocessor and DSP control

EE 563 Optimal Control Theory (4)
Prerequisite: EE 462.
Optimal control; performance measures; principle of optimality; dynamic programming; Hamilton Jacobi-Ballman equation; variational approach; constrained extema; Pontryagin principle, necessary conditions; solution techniques; singularity cases; applications.

EE 585 - Neural Computation (4)
Prerequisites: EE 334, EE 485, EE 486.
Learn how computation is performed by the human nervous system and how to apply these models to biomedical problems.

EE 596 Comprehensive Examination (0)
Prerequisites: Permission needed by department.
Students who select the comprehensive examination should expect to take it the quarter they complete all course work on their program, and must comply with school and department requirements. Grade CR/NC

EE 597 Graduate Research (1-5)
Prerequisites: Permission needed by department.
Independent research under guidance of the faculty. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 5 units. Grade CR/ NC. Instructor consent to act as sponsor, departmental approval of project prior to registration.

EE 598 Graduate Directed Study (1-4)
Prerequisites: Permission needed by department.
Independent, directed study of advanced topics in the field, regular conferences with the sponsor. May be repeated for credit. Instructor consent to act as sponsor.

EE 599 Thesis (1-4)
Prerequisites: Permission needed by department.
Independent research in a thesis. Must be repeated to maximum of 4 units. Graded CR/ NC. Advancement to candidacy, instructor consent to act as sponsor, college approval of the topic prior to registration.

EE 900 Graduate Studies (0)
Prerequisite: Permission needed by department.