Comprehensive MS Exam

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

1- Communications and Signal Processing:

Topics in Digital Signal Processing (EE 250)
Topics in Wireless Communications (EE252)
Topics in Information Theory (EE 253)
Topics in Error Control Coding (EE 261)  
Topics in Statistical Signal Processing (EE 262)
Topics in Inverse Problems and Applications (EE 265) 
Topics in Radar, Synthetic Aperature Radara, and ISAR (EE 288)

 2- Photonics and Electronics:

Topics in Nanotechnology (EE 211)
Topics in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Design (EE 215)
Topics in Nanoelectronics (EE 218)
Topics in Analog Integrated Circuits (EE 221)
Topics in High Speed Low Power Integrated Circuit Design (EE 222)
Topics in CMOS RF Integrated Circuit Design (EE 226)
Topics in Fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics (EE 227)
Topics in Optical Fiber Communications (EE 230)
Topics in Optical Electronics (EE 231)
Topics in Quantum Electronics (EE 232)
Topics in Integrated Biophotonics (EE 236)
Topics in Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging (EE 289)
Topics in Applications of Electromagnetism (EE 293)

3- Nanotechnology:

Topics in Nanotechnology (EE 211)
Topics in Nanocharacterization of Materials (EE 213)
Topics in Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Design (EE 215)
Topics in Nanomaterials and Nanometer-scale devices (EE 216)
Topics in Nanoelectronics (EE 218)
Topics in Fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics (EE 227)
Topics in Optical Electronics (EE 231) 
Topics in Quantum Electronics (EE 232)
Topics in Physics and Chemistry of Crystal Growth (EE 293) 
Topics in Semiconductor Processing and Bandgap Engineering (EE 293) 

Exam Date

The next comprehensive exam will be offered at the end of the Spring 2017 quarter. The exam will be held on Friday, June 2nd, at 12:30pm.

Exam Details

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.