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Electrical Engineering
Administered By: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Administration
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Chair tsybesko
Associate Chair (Undergraduate) sosnowsk
Associate Chair (Graduate) dmisra

Administration
Chair Leonid Tsybeskov
Associate Chair (Undergraduate) Marek Sosnowski
Associate Chair (Graduate) Durgamadhab Misra

Faculty
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Distinguished Professors Barness,dhawan,Friedlan, Savir
Professors Akansu, Ansari, carpinel, Grebel, Haddad, Haimovic,dmisra,Niver,Shi, Sohn, Sosnowsk, Tsybesko, Whitman, Zhou, Ziavras
Associate Professors Abdi, Ge, Hou, Hubbi, RojasCes,simeone
Assistant Professors abdallah
University Lecturers feknous,levkov,tsteele

Faculty
Distinguished Professors Yeheskel Bar-Ness, Atam P. Dhawan, Bernard Friedland, Jacob Savir
Professors Ali N. Akansu, Nirwan Ansari, John D. Carpinelli, Haim Grebel, Richard A. Haddad, Alexander M. Haimovich, Durgamadhab Misra, Edip Niver, Yun-qing Shi, Kenneth S. Sohn, Marek Sosnowski, Leonid Tsybeskov, Gerald Whitman, Mengchu Zhou, Sotirios G. Ziavras
Associate Professors Ali Abdi, Hongya Ge, Sui-hoi E. Hou, Walid Hubbi, Roberto Rojas-Cessa, Osvaldo Simeone
Assistant Professors Abdallah Khreishah
University Lecturers Mohammed Feknous, Serhiy P. Levkov, Timothy W. Steele

Advisors
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Undergraduate Advisor boodhoo
Undergraduate Advisor Upper Division and Transfers sosnowsk
MS Electrical Engineering Advisor dmisra
PHD Electrical Engineering Advisor dmisra
MS Computer Engineering Advisor zhou
PHD Computer Engineering Advisor dmisra
MS Telecommunications Advisor RojasCes
MS Internet Engineering Advisor RojasCes
MS Power and Energy Systems Advisor zhou

Advisors
Undergraduate Advisor Shivon S. Boodhoo
Undergraduate Advisor Upper Division and Transfers Marek Sosnowski
MS Electrical Engineering Advisor Durgamadhab Misra
PHD Electrical Engineering Advisor Durgamadhab Misra
MS Computer Engineering Advisor Mengchu Zhou
PHD Computer Engineering Advisor Durgamadhab Misra
MS Telecommunications Advisor Roberto Rojas-Cessa
MS Internet Engineering Advisor Roberto Rojas-Cessa
MS Power and Energy Systems Advisor Mengchu Zhou
 
Degrees Offered: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering; Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering serves the community, the state and the nation by educating engineers, expanding knowledge and developing new tools for solving complex technological problems. The department's graduate programs offer students with backgrounds in electrical engineering or related areas unusual opportunities to specialize in advanced phases of electrical engineering. In addition to more than 30 full-time faculty members devoted to teaching and research, students are taught by adjunct professors from industry who offer specialty courses in their area of expertise and serve on thesis and dissertation committees.

The master's degree programs provide state-of-the-art training at advanced levels in areas of technical specialization, including faculty-supervised research. Students in the doctoral program conduct significant original research in areas of interest to department members. Students also have opportunities to conduct thesis research at industrial sites, hospitals, biomedical engineering facilities, and university centers and departments.

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering 18
 
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
A program for students with an undergraduate degree in engineering who wish either to specialize in an advanced phase of electrical engineering or prepare for a more advanced degree.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants are expected to have undergraduate backgrounds in physics, mathematics (through differential equations and vector analysis), electrical networks and devices, electronics, analysis and design methods, transients, electromagnetic fields, and appropriate laboratory work in some of these areas. GRE scores must be submitted. International students must also achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (213 computer-based). For further information, see the Admissions section in this catalog.

Bridge Program: Students who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T.) degree, or who lack an appropriate background may be admitted and be required to take selected courses such as the ones listed below in addition to the degree requirements in order to make up deficiencies. They must attain a grade of B or better in each course. At the discretion of the department, students who have taken courses equivalent to these may have their bridge programs reduced accordingly.

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  ECE 321Random Signals and Noise (3-0-3)
  ECE 232Circuits and Systems II (3-1-3 )
  ECE 333Signals and Systems (3-0-3)
  ECE 361Electromagnetic Fields I (3-0-3)
  ECE 362Electromagnetic Fields II (3-0-3)
  ECE 372Electronic Circuits II (3-0-3)
  ECE 373Electronic Circuits III (3-0-3)
Graduate Certificate Program: A 12-credit graduate certificate in Telecommunications Networking is available as a step toward this degree. See Graduate Certificates in the Degree Programs section of this catalog. For further information, call the Associate Vice President of Continuing and Distance Education, Division of Continuing Professional Education, 1 (800) 624-9850 or (973) 596-3060; e-mail cpe@njit.edu

Degree Requirements:
Upon entering the program, students select an area of specialization supervised by the MSEE Program Advisor. The master's program consists of 30 credits. Students who enter the program but who do not receive departmental or research-based awards have three program options: 24 course credits and 6 credits of master's thesis; or 27 course credits and 3 credits of master's project; or 30 course credits not to include either a master's project or thesis. Students should consult with the Program Advisor or designee before registering for courses to make sure they are meeting department requirements. As a requirement for graduation, students must achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA in graduate-level courses, not including the master's thesis or project. The project grade must be B or better.

ECE courses at the 500 level are not acceptable for credit toward a graduate degree in electrical engineering. Only one 500 level course outside the department may be applied for credit toward a graduate degree in electrical engineering.

All students are required to fulfill two semesters of ECE 791 Graduate Seminar.

Project, Thesis:
Thesis is required for all those receiving departmental or research-based support. For all others, a project or thesis is optional.

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  ECE 700Master's Project (3 credits)
 * ECE 701Master's Thesis (3 credits)
Areas of Specialization:
Entering students must select an area of specialization during their first semester. Special topics courses and electives are chosen with the approval of the MSEE Program Advisor or designee. Two non-ECE graduate courses may be chosen. Students should contact the MSEE Program Advisor for guidance.

Electrical Engineering Core:
Applies to all areas of specialization in Electrical Engineering

6 credits:

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  ECE 601Linear Systems (3 credits)
 ECE 673Random Signal Analysis I (3 credits) or
 ECE 620Electromagnetic Field Theory (3 credits)

Focus Area: Communications, Signal Processing and Microwave:

Area requirements (Choose at least two) ece640,ece642,ece742,ece740,ece630,ece632
  ECE 640Digital Signal Processing (3 credits)
  ECE 642Communication Systems I (3 credits)
  ECE 742Communication Systems II (3 credits)
  ECE 740Advanced Digital Signal Processing (3 credits)
  ECE 630Microwave Engineering (3 credits)
  ECE 632Antenna Theory (3 credits)
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives: ece609,ece622,ece623,ece625,ece626,ece642,ece644,ece684,ece746,ece747,ece755,ece757,ece776,ece777,ece778
  ECE 609Artificial Neural Networks (3 credits)
  ECE 622Wave Propagation (3 credits)
  ECE 623Fourier Optics (3 credits)
  ECE 625Fiber and Integrated Optics (3 credits)
  ECE 626Optoelectronics (3 credits)
  ECE 642Communication Systems I (3 credits)
  ECE 644Wireless Communication (3 credits)
  ECE 684Advanced Microprocessor Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 746Adaptive Array Processing and Interference Cancellation (3 credits)
  ECE 747Signal Decomposition Techniques: Transforms, Sub-bands, and Wavelets (3 credits)
  ECE 755Advanced Topics in Digital Communications (3 credits)
  ECE 757Advanced Wireless Communications (3 credits)
  ECE 776Information Theory (3 credits)
  ECE 777Statistical Decision Theory in Communications (3 credits)
  ECE 778Algebraic Coding for Information Transmission (3 credits)
Focus Area : Computer Netwoking:
Area requirements ece683,ece783
  ECE 683Computer Network Design and Analysis (3 credits)
  ECE 783Computer Communication Networks (3 credits)
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives: ece605,ece637,ece638,ece639,ece642,ece644,ece645,ece658,ece677,ece681,ece690,ece742,ece745,ece785,ece685,cs610,cs665,math661,mgmt685
  ECE 605Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 637Internet and Higher-Layer Protocols (3 credits)
  ECE 638Network Management and Security (3 credits)
  ECE 639Principles of Broadband Networks (3 credits)
  ECE 642Communication Systems I (3 credits)
  ECE 644Wireless Communication (3 credits)
  ECE 645Wireless Networks (3 credits)
  ECE 658VLSI Design I (3 credits)
  ECE 677Optimization Techniques (3 credits)
  ECE 681High Performance Routers and Switches (3 credits)
  ECE 690Computer Systems Architecture (3 credits)
  ECE 742Communication Systems II (3 credits)
  ECE 745Advanced Wireless Networks (3 credits)
  ECE 785Parallel Processing Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 685Network Interface Design (3 credits)
  CS 610Data Structures and Algorithms (3 credits)
  CS 665Algorithmic Graph Theory (3 credits)
  Math 661Applied Statistics (3 credits)
  Mgmt 685Operations Research and Decision Making (3 credits)
Area requirements ece689,ece690
  ECE 689Computer Arithmetic Algorithms (3 credits)
  ECE 690Computer Systems Architecture (3 credits)
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives: ece605,ece612,ece640,ece643,ece650,ece660,ece664,ece684,ece686,ece687,ece688,ece785
  ECE 605Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 612Computer Methods Applied to Power Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 640Digital Signal Processing (3 credits)
  ECE 643Digital Image Processing I (3 credits)
  ECE 650Electronic Circuits (3 credits)
  ECE 660Control Systems I (3 credits)
  ECE 664Real-time Computer Control Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 684Advanced Microprocessor Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 686Instrumentation Systems and Microprocessors (3 credits)
  ECE 687Design of Medical Instrumentation (3 credits)
  ECE 688Microcontrollers in Instrumentation (3 credits)
  ECE 785Parallel Processing Systems (3 credits)
Focus Area : Solid State, VLSI and Electro-optics Systems:
Area requirements (Choose at least two) ece622,ece626,ece650,ece657,ece658,ece758
  ECE 622Wave Propagation (3 credits)
  ECE 626Optoelectronics (3 credits)
  ECE 650Electronic Circuits (3 credits)
  ECE 657Semiconductor Devices (3 credits)
  ECE 658VLSI Design I (3 credits)
  ECE 758VLSI Design II (3 credits)
Suggested Electrical Engineering Electives: ece605,ece623,ece624,ece625,ece630,ece648,ece659,ece660,ece677,ece684,ece690,ece730,ece739,ece756,ece785,ece789,ece677,ece768,mtse702,mtse650,mtse765
  ECE 605Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 623Fourier Optics (3 credits)
  ECE 624Optical Engineering (3 credits)
  ECE 625Fiber and Integrated Optics (3 credits)
  ECE 630Microwave Engineering (3 credits)
  ECE 648Digital Microelectronics (3 credits)
  ECE 659Fabrication Principles of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices (3 credits)
  ECE 660Control Systems I (3 credits)
  ECE 677Optimization Techniques (3 credits)
  ECE 684Advanced Microprocessor Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 690Computer Systems Architecture (3 credits)
  ECE 730Theory of Guided Waves (3 credits)
  ECE 739Laser Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 756Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices (3 credits)
  ECE 785Parallel Processing Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 789Selected Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering II (3 credits)
  ECE 677Optimization Techniques (3 credits)
  ECE 768Optimal Control Theory (3 credits)
  MtSE 702Characterization of Solids (3 credits)
  MtSE 650Physical Metallurgy (3 credits)
  MtSE 765Science and Technology of Thin Films (3 credits)
Focus Area : Intelligent Systems:
Area requirements (choose at least two) ece605,ece609,ece610,ece660
  ECE 605Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 609Artificial Neural Networks (3 credits)
  ECE 610Power System Steady-State Analysis (3 credits)
  ECE 660Control Systems I (3 credits)
Suggested Electrical Engineering Eectives: ece611,ece612,ece613,ece614,ece615,ece616,ece640,ece664,ece666,ece661,ece677,ece684,ece766,ece768,ece769,
  ECE 611Transients in Power Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 612Computer Methods Applied to Power Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 613Protection of Power Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 614Dynamics of Electromechanical Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  ECE 615Advanced Electromechanical Energy Conversion I (3 credits)
  ECE 616Power Electronics (3 credits)
  ECE 640Digital Signal Processing (3 credits)
  ECE 664Real-time Computer Control Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 666Control Systems II (3 credits)
  ECE 661Control System Components (3 credits)
  ECE 677Optimization Techniques (3 credits)
  ECE 684Advanced Microprocessor Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 766Stability Theory of Nonlinear Systems (3 credits)
  ECE 768Optimal Control Theory (3 credits)
  ECE 769Stochastic Estimation and Control (3 credits)
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering 1
 
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
This is a program for superior students with master's degrees in electrical engineering or allied fields who wish to conduct advanced research in an area of electrical engineering.

Exceptional Candidates with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Highly qualified students with bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering may be accepted directly into the doctoral program. Contact the doctoral program coordinator for further information.  

Admission Requirements:
Applicants are expected to have a broad background in engineering, mathematics, physics, and computer science. At least half of undergraduate course work should have been in the physical sciences or similar fields. Doctoral students should have majored in electrical engineering or related field, with course work at the master's level in mathematics, physics and/or computer science. In addition, students are expected to be proficient in computer programming. GRE scores must be submitted. International students must also achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (213 computer-based).

Students who lack an appropriate background will be required to take additional courses that cannot be applied as degree credits.

Degree Requirements:
Course selection is determined in consultation with the area faculty.

24 credits minimum of course work beyond the master's degree.

12 credits of 700-level courses (normally associated with the area of specialization as listed in the master's degree description). For details, see the department "Handbook for Graduate Students."

36 credits of ECE790 Doctoral Dissertation.

Registrations for six semesters of ECE 791Graduate Seminar are required of all doctoral students.

Dissertation and Defense: The dissertation should demonstrate original research that contributes to the knowledge in the field and should result in the submission of at least one paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Students must provide the department a written proposal showing that facilities are available and that there is a faculty member willing to supervise dissertation work. Students who complete 36 credits of ECE 790 before their research is finished, must register for a minimum of 3 credits of ECE 790 every semester thereafter until the dissertation has been accepted. An oral defense of the dissertation is required after submission of the final document to the dissertation committee for approval.

Residency: Degree-seeking students must spend at least one academic year in full-time residence.

Qualifying Examination: The examination contains material related to the student's fundamental knowledge, which includes the area of specialization. Contact the doctoral programs coordinator for more information.

Pre-Doctoral Research: With department approval, well-qualified students may register for up to a maximum of 9 credits of ECE 792 Pre-Doctoral Research prior to passing the qualifying examination. A maximum of 6 credits of ECE 792 may be applied toward the ECE 790 requirement.



*  ECE 701 (6 credits)
 


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