Online Courses

Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering, or EDGE, is a great way to earn an online master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). This innovative program features the same preeminent instructors as traditional degree tracks—delivered online.

ECE EDGE is also perfect for learners looking for a specific course to support their lifelong engineering professional development. With ECE EDGE, your path is up to you. Students can take one to three courses per semester, or take a semester off with no penalty. The flexibility of the program allows EDGE students build their own curriculum, choosing just the courses and goals that work for them. The degree requires 30 credits or ten 3-credit courses. The current ECE course offerings are listed below but the MS requirements allows up to three courses outside the department. Additional online courses are available in entrepreneurship, innovation, computer science, and other engineering departments. Also, hybrid options are available for taking some courses online and others on campus. If you are interested, ask us how.

Non-Degree Students

Students interested in taking individual courses on a semesterly basis can do so as a non-degree student. Non-degree  admission must be requested each semester. In order to be admitted as a non-degree student, you must have a GPA of a 3.0 or higher. Students must receive a letter grade of a B or better in their courses as a non-degree student in order to continue in the program each semester.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The non-degree seeking application deadlines for the ECE department are:

Fall August 5
Spring December 16
Summer April 25

To apply for non-degree status, students must submit the following by the deadline:

  1. Non-Degree Application
    When starting your application, select the appropriate academic year non-degree application.  Be sure to select “FEEDS/EDGE Program” option in the Special Program portion of the application.  Applicants interested in claiming Florida residency for tuition purposes must provide the required documentation when submitting the non-degree application. When completing your non-degree seeking application, you will need to indicate which course(s) for which you would like to register.  You can find a list of course offerings below.
  2. Copy of Transcripts
    Non-Degree applicants are required to submit an unofficial copy of their college transcripts as part of the application process.  Copies of transcripts should be emailed directly to ECE-EDGE@ece.ufl.edu by the deadline above.

When an admission decision is made, you will receive an email notification from ECE-EDGE. This email will include further instructions on how to complete your registration.

Students can transfer up to 15 credits of UF ECE-EDGE course work towards an ECE Master’s Degree program at UF.  A grade of “B” or better must be earned in each individual course in order to be transferred into an ECE Master’s degree (no exceptions).   Students must earn a “B” or better in all non-degree seeking courses in order to register as a non-degree seeking student in future semesters.  It is advisable to apply to graduate school during your first semester as a non-degree seeking student if your ultimate goal is to pursue a Master’s degree in ECE at UF.

Students Interested in Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Students interested in pursuing a Master of Science (MS) or Master of Engineering degree in the ECE department will need to apply for admission to the UF Graduate School.  More information about the application process can be found here.

Course listings

Spring 2020 | Fall 2019 | Summer 2019 | Spring 2019 | Fall 2018 | Summer 2018 | Spring 2018 | Fall 2017 | Summer 2017 | Spring 2017


Spring 2020 Courses

Course Number Course Title Instructor Course Description
EEE 5400 Future of Microelectronics Technology Scott Thompson Survey of state-of-the-art microelectronics technology and prospects for future technologies. Nanoscale MOSFETs, strained Si, high-K gate dielectrics, carbon nanotubes, molecular electronics, and single-electron devices.
EEE 5716 Introduction to Hardware Security & Trust Mark Tehranipoor Fundamentals of hardware security and trust for integrated circuits. Cryptographic hardware, invasive and non-invasive attacks, side-channel attacks, physically unclonable functions (PUFs), true random number generation (TRNG), watermarking of Intellectual Property (IP) blocks, FPGA security, counterfeit detection, hardware Trojan detection and prevention in IP cores and integrated circuits.
EEE 6321 Analog IC Design II Nima Maghari Design of analog circuits in CMOS IC technology. MOS switches, MOS op amp circuits, circuit simulation using SPICE.
EEE 6323 Advanced VLSI Design Swarup Bhunia Advanced very large scale integrated circuit design, testability, and performance evaluation. Use of industrial VLSI software. Building an advanced CMOS VLSI circuit.
EEE 6504 Machine Learning for Time Series Jose Principe Theory of adaptation with stationary signals; performance measures. LMS, RLS algorithms. Implementation issues and applications.
EEE 6561 Fundamentals of Biometric Identification Damon Woodard Methods and principles for the automatic identification/authentication of individuals. Technologies include fingerprint, face, and iris biometrics. Additional topics include biometric system design, performance evaluation, multi-modal biometric systems, and biometric system security.
EEL 5547 Introduction to Radar Jian Li Basic principles of cw and pulsed radar; angle, range, and doppler tracking; accuracy and resolution; signal design.
EEL 5733 Advanced Systems Programming Tuba Yavuz Develop a deep understanding of operating system concepts and systems programming fundamentals and gain hands-on experience in systems programming by using Pthreads as well as implementing Linux device drivers and testing/verifying systems code for deadlock and race-freedom.
EEL 5855 Cross Layered Systems Security Daniela Oliveira Develop an understanding of the principles of computer security, as it crosses layers of abstraction (application, operating system, hardware and network). Students will learn challenges of building secure computer systems with examples and hands-on assignments. Current research on these challenges will be discussed. Students will review and present conference papers.
EEL 6535 Digital Communications Tan Wong Digital modulation techniques; analysis of digital communication systems in presence of noise; optimum principles; synchronization; equalization.
EEL 6591 Wireless Networks Janise McNair Design and analysis of wireless networks including channel characteristics, physical layer, cellular concepts, multiple access control protocols, FEC and ARQ protocols, resource allocation, and wireless standards.
EEL 6825 Pattern Recognition & Intelligent Systems Dapeng Wu Decision functions; optimum decision criteria; training algorithms; unsupervised learning; feature extraction, data reduction; potential functions; syntactic pattern description; recognition grammars; machine intelligence.
EEL 6892 Virtual Computers Renato Figueiredo Techniques for virtualization of networked computer systems. Virtual machines (classic VMs, application binary interface VMs, para-virtualization), virtual distributed file systems (file system proxies, call-forwarding), and virtual networks (tunneling, virtual private networks).

Summer 2019 Courses

Course Number Course Title Instructor Course Description
EEL 5182 State Variables in Linear Systems Jacob Hammer Linear algebra and state variable methods for design and analysis of discrete and continuous linear systems.
EEL 5718 Computer Communications Janise McNair Design of data communication networks: modems, terminals, error control, multiplexing, message switching, and data concentration.

Fall 2019 Courses

Course Number Course Title Instructor Course Description
EEE 5320 Analog IC Design I Nima Maghari Amplifier stages, active loads, output stages, op-amps, feedback, frequency response, compensation.
EEE 5322 VLSI Circuits and Technology Scott Thompson Introduction to VLSI circuit technology and manufacturing. Fabrication, device models, layout, parasitics, and simple gate circuits.
EEE 5502 Foundations of Digital Signal Processing Joel Harley Analysis and design of digital filters for discrete signal processing, spectral analysis, and fast Fourier transform.
EEE 5544 Noise in Linear Systems John Shea Passage of electrical noise and signals through linear systems. Statistical representation of random signals, electrical noise, and spectra.
EEE 6512 Image Processing and Computer Vision Damon Woodard Pictorial data representation; feature encoding; spatial filtering; image enhancement; image segmentation; cluster seeking; two-dimensional z-transforms; scene analysis; picture description language; object recognition; pictorial database; interactive graphics; picture understanding machine.
EEE 6744 Hands-On Hardware Security Swarup Bhunia Focuses on practical learning of computer hardware security using a hands-on approach. Students will work on a custom-designed hardware platform to understand innards of a computer system and ethically “hack” into it at different levels. They will examine it to understand security vulnerabilities, mount attacks, and implement countermeasures.
EEL 5721 Reconfigurable Computing Greg Stitt Fundamental concepts at introductory graduate level in reconfigurable computing based upon advanced technologies in field-programmable logic devices. Topics include general concepts, device architectures, design tools, metrics and kernels, system architectures, and application case studies.
EEL 5737 Principles of Computer System Design Renato Figueiredo This class will be providing a broad introduction to the main principles and abstractions for engineering hardware and software systems, and in-depth studies of their use on computer systems across a variety of designs, be it in operating system, a client/server application, a database server, or a fault-tolerant disk cluster.
EEL 5764 Computer Architecture Sandip Ray Fundamentals in design and quantitative analysis of modern computer architecture and systems, including instruction set architecture, basic and advanced pipelining, superscalar and VLIW instruction-level parallelism, memory hierarchy, storage, and interconnects.
EEL 5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning Alina Zare Overview of machine intelligence and the role of machine learning in variety of real-world problems in areas such as biometrics and adaptive filtering.  Probability and statistics to handle uncertain data. Learning models from data in both a supervised and unsupervised fashion.  Linear models (e.g., linear discriminant analysis) and non-linear models (e.g., neural networks and support vector machines) for classification.  Linear dimensionality reduction (e.g., principal components analysis) and non-linear dimensionality reduction (e.g., manifold learning techniques and self-organizing maps).
EEL 6509 Wireless Communication Dapeng Oliver Wu Introduction. Satellite and cellular systems, propagation, modulation techniques, multiple access techniques, channel coding, speech and video coding, and wireless computer networks.

Spring 2019 Courses

Course Number Course Title Instructor Course Description
EEE 5716 Introduction to Hardware Security and Trust Mark Tehranipoor Fundamentals of hardware security and trust for integrated circuits. Cryptographic hardware, invasive and non-invasive attacks, side-channel attacks, physically unclonable functions (PUFs), true random number generation (TRNG), watermarking of Intellectual Property (IP) blocks, FPGA security, counterfeit detection, hardware Trojan detection and prevention in IP cores and integrated circuits.
EEE 6321 Analog IC Design II Robert Fox Design of analog circuits in CMOS IC technology. MOS switches, MOS op amp circuits, circuit simulation using SPICE.
EEE 6323 Advanced VLSI Design William Eisenstadt Advanced very large scale integrated circuit design, testability, and performance evaluation. Use of industrial VLSI software. Building an advanced CMOS VLSI circuit.
EEL 5547 Introduction to Radar Steve Butler Basic principles of cw and pulsed radar; angle, range, and doppler tracking; accuracy and resolution; signal design.
EEL 5733 Advanced Systems Programming Tuba Yavuz Develop a deep understanding of operating system concepts and systems programming fundamentals and gain hands-on experience in systems programming by using Pthreads as well as implementing Linux device drivers and testing/verifying systems code for deadlock and race-freedom.
EEL 5855 Cross Layered Systems Security Daniela Oliveira Develop an understanding of the principles of computer security, as it crosses layers of abstraction (application, operating system, hardware and network). Students will learn challenges of building secure computer systems with examples and hands-on assignments. Current research on these challenges will be discussed. Students will review and present conference papers.
EEL 5934 Automotive Safety & Security Sandip Ray More information coming soon.
EEL 6614 Modern Control Theory Jacob Hammer Optimization of systems using the calculus of variations, dynamic programming, and the maximum principle. Extensive study of the linear plant with a quadratic performance index. Observers and dynamic compensators.
EEL 6825 Pattern Recognition & Intelligent Systems Dapeng Oliver Wu Decision functions; optimum decision criteria; training algorithms; unsupervised learning; feature extraction, data reduction; potential functions; syntactic pattern description; recognition grammars; machine intelligence.
EEL 6892 Virtual Computers Renato Figueiredo Techniques for virtualization of networked computer systems. Virtual machines (classic VMs, application binary interface VMs, para-virtualization), virtual distributed file systems (file system proxies, call-forwarding), and virtual networks (tunneling, virtual private networks).

Fall 2018 Courses

Course Number Course Title Instructor Course Description
EEE 5320 Analog IC Design I Nima Maghari Amplifier stages, active loads, output stages, op-amps, feedback, frequency response, compensation.
EEE 5322 VLSI Circuits and Technology Scott Thompson Introduction to VLSI circuit technology and manufacturing. Fabrication, device models, layout, parasitics, and simple gate circuits.
EEE 5502 Foundations of Digital Signal Processing Joel Harley Analysis and design of digital filters for discrete signal processing, spectral analysis, and fast Fourier transform.
EEE 5544 Noise in Linear Systems John Shea Passage of electrical noise and signals through linear systems. Statistical representation of random signals, electrical noise, and spectra.
EEE 6512 Image Processing and Computer Vision Damon Woodard Pictorial data representation; feature encoding; spatial filtering; image enhancement; image segmentation; cluster seeking; two-dimensional z-transforms; scene analysis; picture description language; object recognition; pictorial database; interactive graphics; picture understanding machine.
EEL 5721 Reconfigurable Computing Greg Stitt Fundamental concepts at introductory graduate level in reconfigurable computing based upon advanced technologies in field-programmable logic devices. Topics include general concepts, device architectures, design tools, metrics and kernels, system architectures, and application case studies.
EEL 5737 Principles of Computer System Design Renato Figueiredo This class will be providing a broad introduction to the main principles and abstractions for engineering hardware and software systems, and in-depth studies of their use on computer systems across a variety of designs, be it in operating system, a client/server application, a database server, or a fault-tolerant disk cluster.
EEL 5764 Computer Architecture Sandip Ray Fundamentals in design and quantitative analysis of modern computer architecture and systems, including instruction set architecture, basic and advanced pipelining, superscalar and VLIW instruction-level parallelism, memory hierarchy, storage, and interconnects.
EEL 5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning Alina Zare Overview of machine intelligence and the role of machine learning in variety of real-world problems in areas such as biometrics and adaptive filtering.  Probability and statistics to handle uncertain data. Learning models from data in both a supervised and unsupervised fashion.  Linear models (e.g., linear discriminant analysis) and non-linear models (e.g., neural networks and support vector machines) for classification.  Linear dimensionality reduction (e.g., principal components analysis) and non-linear dimensionality reduction (e.g., manifold learning techniques and self-organizing maps).
EEL 5934 Hardware Security Lab Swarup Bhunia This lab course focuses on the hands-on learning of computer hardware security. The course will follow a distinctive hands-on teaching approach using a well-designed set of experiments as learning tool. Students will be able to “hack” a system at different levels and analyze different countermeasures for major hardware attacks.
EEL 6509 Wireless Communication Dapeng Oliver Wu Introduction. Satellite and cellular systems, propagation, modulation techniques, multiple access techniques, channel coding, speech and video coding, and wireless computer networks.

Summer 2018 Courses

Course Number Course Title Instructor Course Description
EEL 5182 State Variables in Linear Systems Jacob Hammer Linear algebra and state variable methods for design and analysis of discrete and continuous linear systems.
EEL 5718 Computer Communications Janise McNair Design of data communication networks: modems, terminals, error control, multiplexing, message switching, and data concentration.

Spring 2018 Courses

Course Number Course Title Instructor Course Description
EEE 5400 Future of Microelectronics Technology Scott Thompson Survey of state-of-the-art microelectronics technology and prospects for future technologies. Nanoscale MOSFETs, strained Si, high-K gate dielectrics, carbon nanotubes, molecular electronics, and single-electron devices.
EEE 5716 Introduction to Hardware Security and Trust Mark Tehranipoor Fundamentals of hardware security and trust for integrated circuits. Cryptographic hardware, invasive and non-invasive attacks, side-channel attacks, physically unclonable functions (PUFs), true random number generation (TRNG), watermarking of Intellectual Property (IP) blocks, FPGA security, counterfeit detection, hardware Trojan detection and prevention in IP cores and integrated circuits.
EEE 6321 Analog IC Design II Robert Fox Design of analog circuits in CMOS IC technology. MOS switches, MOS op amp circuits, circuit simulation using SPICE.
EEE 6323 Advanced VLSI Design William Eisenstadt Advanced very large scale integrated circuit design, testability, and performance evaluation. Use of industrial VLSI software. Building an advanced CMOS VLSI circuit.
EEE 6561 Fundamentals of Biometric Identification Damon Woodard Methods and principles for the automatic identification/authentication of individuals. Technologies include fingerprint, face, and iris biometrics. Additional topics include biometric system design, performance evaluation, multi-modal biometric systems, and biometric system security.
EEL 5547 Introduction to Radar Steve Butler Basic principles of cw and pulsed radar; angle, range, and doppler tracking; accuracy and resolution; signal design.
EEL 5733 Advanced Systems Programming Tuba Yavuz Develop a deep understanding of operating system concepts and systems programming fundamentals and gain hands-on experience in systems programming by using Pthreads as well as implementing Linux device drivers and testing/verifying systems code for deadlock and race-freedom.
EEL 5855 Cross Layered Systems Security Daniela Oliveira Develop an understanding of the principles of computer security, as it crosses layers of abstraction (application, operating system, hardware and network). Students will learn challenges of building secure computer systems with examples and hands-on assignments. Current research on these challenges will be discussed. Students will review and present conference papers.
EEL 6535 Digital Communication John Shea Digital modulation techniques; analysis of digital communication systems in presence of noise; optimum principles; synchronization; equalization.
EEL 6892 Virtual Computers Renato Figueiredo Techniques for virtualization of networked computer systems. Virtual machines (classic VMs, application binary interface VMs, para-virtualization), virtual distributed file systems (file system proxies, call-forwarding), and virtual networks (tunneling, virtual private networks).

Fall 2017 Courses

Course Number Course Title Instructor Course Description
EEE 5320 Analog IC Design I Nima Maghari Amplifier stages, active loads, output stages, op-amps, feedback, frequency response, compensation.
EEE 5322 VLSI Circuits and Technology Scott Thompson Introduction to VLSI circuit technology and manufacturing. Fabrication, device models, layout, parasitics, and simple gate circuits.
EEE 5502 Foundations of Digital Signal Processing Fred Taylor Analysis and design of digital filters for discrete signal processing, spectral analysis, and fast Fourier transform.
EEE 5544 Noise in Linear Systems Sean Meyn Passage of electrical noise and signals through linear systems. Statistical representation of random signals, electrical noise, and spectra.
EEE 6512 Image Processing and Computer Vision Damon Woodard Pictorial data representation; feature encoding; spatial filtering; image enhancement; image segmentation; cluster seeking; two-dimensional z-transforms; scene analysis; picture description language; object recognition; pictorial database; interactive graphics; picture understanding machine.
EEL 5721 Reconfigurable Computing Herman Lam Fundamental concepts at introductory graduate level in reconfigurable computing based upon advanced technologies in field-programmable logic devices. Topics include general concepts, device architectures, design tools, metrics and kernels, system architectures, and application case studies.
EEL 5764 Computer Architecture Ann Gordon-Ross Fundamentals in design and quantitative analysis of modern computer architecture and systems, including instruction set architecture, basic and advanced pipelining, superscalar and VLIW instruction-level parallelism, memory hierarchy, storage, and interconnects.
EEL 5840 Fundamentals of Machine Learning Jose Principe & Alina Zare Overview of machine intelligence and the role of machine learning in variety of real-world problems in areas such as biometrics and adaptive filtering.  Probability and statistics to handle uncertain data. Learning models from data in both a supervised and unsupervised fashion. Linear models (e.g., linear discriminant analysis) and non-linear models (e.g., neural networks and support vector machines) for classification.  Linear dimensionality reduction (e.g., principal components analysis) and non-linear dimensionality reduction (e.g., manifold learning techniques and self-organizing maps).
EEL 5934 Hardware Security Lab Swarup Bhunia This lab course focuses on the hands-on learning of computer hardware security. The course will follow a distinctive hands-on teaching approach using a well-designed set of experiments as learning tool. Students will be able to “hack” a system at different levels and analyze different countermeasures for major hardware attacks.

Summer 2017 Courses

Course Number Course Title Instructor Course Description
EEL 5182 State Variable Methods in Linear Systems Jacob Hammer Linear algebra and state variable methods for design and analysis of discrete and continuous linear systems.
EEL 5718 Computer Communications Janise McNair Design of data communication networks: modems, terminals, error control, multiplexing, message switching, and data concentration.

Spring 2017 Courses

Course Number Course Title Instructor Course Description
EEE5400 Future of Microelectronics Technology Scott Thompson Survey of state-of-the-art microelectronics technology and prospects for future technologies. Nanoscale MOSFETs, strained Si, high-K gate dielectrics, carbon nanotubes, molecular electronics, and single-electron devices.
EEE6321 MOS Analog IC Design Rob Fox Design of analog circuits in CMOS IC technology. MOS switches, MOS op amp circuits, circuit simulation using SPICE.
EEL5547 Introduction to Radar Steve Butler Basic principles of cw and pulsed radar; angle, range, and doppler tracking; accuracy and resolution; signal design.
EEL5934 Introduction to Hardware Security & Trust Swarup Bhunia  Fundamentals of hardware security and trust for integrated circuits. Cryptographic hardware, invasive and non-invasive attacks, side-channel attacks, physically unclonable functions (PUFs), true random number generation (TRNG), watermarking of Intellectual Property (IP) blocks, FPGA security, counterfeit ICs, hardware Trojans in IP cores and ICs.
EEL6509 Wireless Communication Dapeng Oliver Wu Introduction. Satellite and cellular systems, propagation, modulation techniques, multiple access techniques, channel coding, speech and video coding, and wireless computer networks.
EEL6825 Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems Dapeng Oliver Wu Decision functions; optimum decision criteria; training algorithms; unsupervised learning; feature extraction, data reduction; potential functions; syntactic pattern description; recognition grammars; machine intelligence.
EEL6892 Virtual Computers Renato Figueiredo Techniques for virtualization of networked computer systems. Virtual machines (classic VMs, application binary interface VMs, para-virtualization), virtual distributed file systems (file system proxies, call-forwarding), and virtual networks (tunneling, virtual private networks).

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees information can be found here. College of Engineering Achievement Awards may not be applied to tuition and fees for online courses.

Proctoring

ECE-EDGE courses utilizes proctoring services offered by ProctorU.  ProctorU offers students a great deal of convenience and flexibility for scheduling exams while assuring a secure exam taking environment.  Students may be required to have ready access to a high resolution camera or scanner to upload exam answers.  More information about how ProctorU works can be found here.