Comprehensive MS Exam

Each student should select one track and choose three topics from that track for the comprehensive exam. Note that some courses may not be offered in a year. The concentration tracks are:

1- Signal Processing and Communications:

EE 250 - Digital Signal Processing 
EE 252 - Wireless Communications  
EE 253 - Information Theory 
EE 261 - Error Control Coding   
EE 262 - Statistical Signal Processing 
EE 265 - Inverse Problems and Applications 
EE 288 - Radar, Synthetic Aperature Radara, and ISAR 

 2- Photonics and Electronics:

EE 204 - Bio-electronics and Bio-instrumentations
EE 211 - Nanotechnology 
EE 215 - Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Design 
EE 218 - Nanoelectronics 
EE 221 - Analog Integrated Circuits 
EE 222 - High Speed Low Power Integrated Circuit Design 
EE 226 - CMOS RF Integrated Circuit Design 
EE 227 - Fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics 
EE 230 - Optical Fiber Communications 
EE 231 - Optical Electronics 
EE 232 - Quantum Electronics 
EE 236 - Integrated Biophotonics
EE 289 - Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging 
EE 293 - Advanced Machines and Drives/Power Electromagnetism 
EE 293 - Semiconductor Processing and Bandgap Engineering
EE 293 - Physics and Chemistry of Crystal Growth 

3- Nanotechnology:

EE 204 - Bio-electronics and Bio-instrumentations
EE 211 - Introduction to Nanotechnology 
EE 213 - Nanocharacterization of Materials 
EE 215 - Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Design 
EE 216 - Nanomaterials and Nanometer-scale devices 
EE 218 - Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics 
EE 227 - Fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics 
EE 231 - Optical Electronics 
EE 232 - Quantum Electronics 
EE 236 - Integrated Biophotonics 
EE 293 - Physics and Chemistry of Crystal Growth 
EE 293 - Semiconductor Processing and Bandgap Engineering 

Exam Date

The next comprehensive exam will be offered at the end of the Fall 2017 quarter. The exact date, time, and location of the exam will be sent to students who register.

Exam Details

Only EE graduate courses will be offered on the Comprehensive Exam. Even though some courses in other departments are approved toward the depth areas (such as TIM 206 and CMPE 264), courses offered by other departments will NOT be offered on the Compehensive Exam. The topics offered for the Comprehensive Exam will be EE graduate courses that have been approved for the depth areas and offered within the last two academic years.

Students can register for the Fall 2017 Comprehensive Exam through October 30, 2017.

Students will not be permitted to use calculators for the Comprehensive Exam.

The comprehensive exam is in writing and will consist of individual problems that students will solve. The faculty members in the different areas will prepare the exam questions based on the graduate courses in these areas. The exam will be administered in a single day in all three areas of concentration.