Graduate Tracks

Graduate Tracks

The ECE department is piloting a graduate track program in an effort to help students plan their programs of study and to make their areas of expertise more obvious to potential employers. Students should design their plans of study to broaden their knowledge of foundational disciplines and to provide deep knowledge in one or more ECE tracks. Regardless of whether a student intends to join industry or go on to pursue a PhD degree, the concepts and techniques learned in foundational courses will be essential for graduates to continue to learn and adapt to new technical knowledge and technologies in their lifetimes. This combination of depth and breadth will serve students well for their professional lifetimes.

Requirements

  1. Students take 4 courses to complete a track (must earn B or better in each course)
  2. Tracks are not required but encouraged. Both Master’s and PhD students can complete 1 or more tracks.
  3. Upon completion of track requirements, students need to submit an application request with the department in order to be recognized.
  4. Graduate track completion is recorded and tracked internally by the ECE department.  Graduate track completion will NOT be included on the student’s transcript.
  5. Tracks are not generally available for EDGE students since so few of the department courses are available through EDGE.

Students who complete an ECE graduate track are eligible to receive a digital certificate of completion. To receive this certificate of completion, students must submit an application request using the below link:

https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bCIMhYYiUCVGPQO

Application requests must be submitted before the below listed deadline dates:

Fall Oct. 29
Spring Feb. 15
Summer June 1

Tracks

Computer Architecture | Computer Systems | Hardware/Systems Security | IoT/Networking | Communications | Controls | Signal Processing | Machine Learning & AI | RF & Power Electronics | Electronic Integrated Circuits | Nano & Quantum Devices | Microsystems Technology | E&M, Power and optics


Computer Architecture Track

REQUIRED

  • EEL5764 Computer Architecture

CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • EEL6763 Parallel Computer Architecture
  • EEL5721 Reconfigurable Computing
  • EEL5934 System-on-Chip Design
  • EEL5934 Approximate Computing

OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

  • EEL5718 Computer Communications
  • EEL5737 Principles of Computer System Design
  • EEE5544 Stochastic Methods for Engineering 1 (Noise Linear Sys)
  • EEL5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning

Computer Systems Track

REQUIRED:

  • EEL5737 Principles of Computer Systems Design

CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • EEL6871 Cloud Computing Systems Management
  • EEL6892 Virtual Computers
  • EEL6761 Cloud Computer Systems and Applications
  • EEL5733 Advanced Systems Programming

OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

  • EEL5764 Computer Architecture
  • EEL6763 Parallel Computer Architecture
  • EEL5721 Reconfigurable Computing
  • EEL5934 System-on-Chip Design
  • EEL5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning
  • EEL6507 Queuing Theory and Data Com.

Hardware and Systems Security Track

REQUIRED:

  • EEE5716 Introduction to Hardware Security & Trust

CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • EEE6742 Advanced Hardware Security & Trust
  • EEE6744 Hands On Hardware Security
  • EEL5855 Cross-Layered Systems Security
  • EEL6935 CAD for Hardware Security Validation
  • EEE5702 Automated HW/SW Ver
  • EEL5934 Physical Inspection & Attacks on Electronics

OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

  • EEL5764 Computer Arch
  • EEL5632 Safety and Security of Vehicular Electronics Systems
  • EEL5739 IoT Security & Privacy
  • EEL5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning

IoT/Networking Track

REQUIRED:

  • EEL5718 Computer Communications

CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • EEL5749 IoT Design
  • EEL5632 Safety and Security of Vehicular Electronics Systems
  • EEL5739 IoT Security & Privacy
  • EEL6591 Wireless Networks
  • EEL6507 Queuing Theory & Data Com.
  • EEL6588 Wireless Ad-hoc Networks

OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

  • EEL5225 MEMS 1 (Principles of MEMS Transducers)
  • EEL5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning
  • EEL5721 Reconfigurable Computing
  • EEL5934 System-on-Chip Design

Communications Track

REQUIRED:

  • EEE5544 Stochastic Methods for Engineering 1 (Noise Linear Sys)

CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • EEL6535 Digital Communications
  • EEL6509 Wireless Communications
  • EEE6935 Stochastic Methods for Engineering 2
  • EEL6528 Digital Communications w/ Software-defined Radios
  • EEL6550 Error Correction Coding
  • EEL6532 Information Theory

OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

  • EEL5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning
  • EEL5182 State Variable Methods
  • EEE5502 Foundations of DSP

Controls Track

REQUIRED:

  • EEL5182 State Variable Methods

CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • EEL6614 Modern Control Theory I
  • EEL6617 Multivariant Linear Control
  • EEL6935 Stochastic Control
  • EEL5934 Bio Controls
  • EEL6935 Control Systems and Reinforcement Learning
  • EEL5285 Smart Grid for Sustainable Energy

OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

  • EEL5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning
  • EEE5502 Foundations of DSP

Signal Processing Track

REQUIRED:

  • EEE5502 Foundations of DSP

CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • EEE6512 Image Processing/Computer Vision
  • EEL5406 Computational Photography
  • EEL6935 Biosignals & Systems Analysis
  • EEE6561 Fundamentals of Biometric ID
  • EEL6825 Pattern Recognition
  • EEE5725 Acoustics

OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

  • EEL5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning
  • EEL5934 Physical Inspections of Electrical Sys

Machine Learning and AI Track

REQUIRED:

  • EEL5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning

(Note: ABE6933 Statistical Machine Learning is accepted as a substitute but will count as an out-of-department course. Credit will not be given for taking both EEL5840 and ABE6933)

CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • EEE6504 Mach Learn Time Series
  • EEL6814 Neural Net Deep Learning
  • EEE5283 Neural Signals, Sys. & Tech
  • EEL6935 Advanced Robot Perception
  • EEL6935 Neuro-AI: Neuroscience meets AI

OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

  • EEL6825 Pattern Recognition
  • EEE5502 Foundations of DSP
  • EEE6512 Image Processing/Computer Vision

RF & Power Electronics

REQUIRED:

  • EEL5934 Introduction to RF Circuits

CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • EEE5374 RF IC 1
  • EEE6935 RF IC 2
  • EEE6374 Circuits and Systems
  • EEE5317C Intro Power Electron
  • EEL5249 Fundamentals of RF & Power Elec Devices
  • EEL6246 Power Electronics II

OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

  • EEE5320 Analog IC Design 1
  • EEE6321 Analog IC Design 2
  • EEL5462 Adv Antenna Sys
  • EEE5322 Digital IC Design 1 (VLSI Circuits & Tech)
  • EEE5400 Future of Microelectronic Technology

Electronic Integrated Circuits

REQUIRED:

  • EEE5322 Digital IC Design 1 (VLSI Circuits & Tech)

CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • EEE5320 Analog IC Design 1
  • EEE6321 Analog IC Design 2
  • EEE6323 Digital IC Design 2 (Adv VLSI Design)
  • EEE5400 Future of Microelectronic Technology
  • EEE5364 Fund Data Converters

OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

  • EEL5934 Introduction to RF Circuits
  • EEE5374 RF IC 1
  • EEE6935 RF IC 2
  • EEE6374 RF Circuits and Systems
  • EEE5426 Intro to Nanodevices
  • EEE6428 NANO Dev VLSI Tech
  • EEE5415 Modern Memory Device Technologies
  • EEE5405 Microelectronic Fabrication Technology
  • EEL5249 Fund of RF & Power Elec Dev
  • EEL5934 System-on-Chip Design

    Nano and Quantum Devices Track

    REQUIRED:

    • EEE5426 Intro to Nanodevices

    CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

    • EEE6428 NANO Dev VLSI Tech
    • EEE5415 Modern Memory Device Technologies
    • EEE6431 Carbon Nanotubes
    • EEL5934 Intro Quantum Dev Tech
    • EEL5934 Intro. to Quantum Computing

    OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

    • EEE5400 Future of Microelectronic Technology
    • EEE5405 Microelectronic Fabrication Technology
    • EEE6323 Digital IC Design 2 (Adv VLSI Design)
    • EEL5934 Nanotech Medical Devices
    • EEE5467 Micronano Mach Metama

    Microsystems Technology Track

    REQUIRED:

    • EEL5225 MEMS 1 (Principles of MEMS Transducers)

    CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

    • EEE6465 MEMS 2 (Design of MEMS Transducers)
    • EEE5225 Resonant MEMS
    • EEE5354L Semiconductor Device Fabrication
    • EEE5405 Microelectronic Fabrication Technology
    • EEL5934 Nanotech Medical Devices

    OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

    • EEE5400 Future of Microelectronic Technolgies
    • EEL5417 Applied Magnetics and Magnetic Materials
    • EEL 6431 Carbon Nanotubes
    • EEL5934 Intro Quantum Dev Tech
    • EEL5934 Intro. to Quantum Comp
    • EEE5725 Acoustics

    E&M, Power and optics

    REQUIRED:

    • EEL5486 Electromagnetic Fields & Applications

    CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING:

    • EEL5462 Adv Antenna Sys
    • EEL5490 Lightning
    • EEL5441 Fund of Photonics
    • EEL5417 Applied Mag and Mag Mtls
    • EEL5250 Power System Analysis
    • EEL6275 Power Sys Protection
    • EEL5447 Laser Theory & Des
    • EEE5467 Micronano Machined Metamaterials
    • EEL6487 Electromagnetic Field Theory and Applications II

    OTHER COURSES OF INTEREST:

    • EEL5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning
    • EEL5285 Smart Grid for Sustainable Energy
    • EEL5225 MEMS 1 (Prin Microelec Mechan)
    • EEE6465 MEMS 2 (Design of MEMS Transducers)
    • EEE5225 Resonant MEMS