Signal Processing and Communications

Degree: Master of Science in Engineering- Signal Processing and Communications

Area Director: Prof. Izhak Rubin,

Description: This specialization will provide training in a set of related topics in signal processing and communications. Students will receive advanced knowledge in multimedia systems from the fundamentals of media representation and compression through to transmission of signals over
communications links and networks.

Degree Requirements:

At least nine courses are required (36 Units), of which at least Five must be graduate courses at the 200 level (excluding ENGR 299 Capstone Project course), and meet Comprehensive Exam Requirement.

Select a minimum of six courses from the following:

EC ENGR 113, EC ENGR 131A, EC ENGR 132B, EC ENGR 205A , EC ENGR 210A, EC ENGR 210B, EC ENGR 232B, EC ENGR 232D, EC ENGR 231A, EC ENGR 230A, EC ENGR M214A, EC ENGR 214B, EC ENGR 218, EC ENGR 230B, EC ENGR 231E, EC ENGR 235A.

Comprehensive Exam Requirement

Students can meet the Comprehensive Exam Requirement in two ways: Choose (1 option below)

Option 1:

Take and Pass ENGR 299 Capstone Project course.

Option 2:

Take and pass three written exams for three different graduate level courses within the student’s area of specialization. The written exams are held concurrently with the final exam of the graduate level courses. Students may select which exams they would like to count towards the Comprehensive Exam requirement.


As long as you have met the requirements aboveĀ the remaining courses may be selected fromĀ  other Engineering departments. No approval is necessary

Thesis Plan



Students are expected to complete the degree within two academic years and one quarter, including two summer sessions. The maximum time allowed in this program is three academic years (nine quarters), excluding summer sessions.