ECE Focus Area: Electronic Circuits (Electrical)

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Overview

Electronic circuit engineers design and construct a large variety of electronic circuits that are often part of more complex electronic devices such as computers, cell phones and other wireless devices, audio and video equipment, medical devices, military electronics, and household and automotive electronics.

Depending on the courses selected, completion of electronic circuits area coursework can provide additional understanding of topics related to the physics underlying electronic devices, the design, simulation, and testing of board-level, and anolog and digital integrated circuits, and the sophisticated embeded circuit and interface applications that these circuits make possible.

Electronic circuit engineers work in a broad range of industries, including the telecommunications, medical, military, consumer electronics, and automotive industries.

Students interested in the Electronic Circuits elective focus area are encouraged to consider the track and EFA course selection suggestions listed below when completing their plan of study form.

EFA Requirements Suggested Options
Track Electrical Track: standard curriculum
Breadth Elective
(select one)
055:054 (ECE:3540) Communication Networks
055:033 (ECE:3330) Software Design
055:036 (ECE:3360) Embedded Systems & Systems Software
Depth Elective
(select one)
055:141 (ECE:5410) Advanced Circuit Techniques
055:146 (ECE:5460) Digital Signal Processing
100-Level ECE
Electives
(select two)
       All depth electives listed above and
055:150 (ECE:5500) Communication Theory
055:152 (ECE:5520) Information & Coding Theories
055:160 (ECE:5600) Control Theory
Technical Electives
(select three)
       All breadth, depth and 100-level ECE electives listed above and
22M:118 (MATH:4200) Complex Variables*
Additional Electives
(select two)
Any of the above OR courses selected in consultation with advisor.

     * A Mathematics minor can be earned by completing one qualifying Math course.

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