This certificate recognizes post-bachelors preparation for engineering of modern wireless circuits, antennas and communication systems. The applicable course list allows significant flexibility to accommodate variability in student preparation, and course scheduling. The program allows emphasis to be placed in either circuits and antennas or systems and networks, while requiring exposure to both.
The certificate is offered at the Tampa campus and fully online.
The candidate must have an earned bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or computer engineering from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Any other degree track must meet the Engineering department's approval.
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None are required.
12 credit hours. Students may focus on one or more wireless engineering topics. Courses are to be selected under the supervision of the certificate program advisor from the following options:
RF AND MICROWAVE COURSES (2 to 9 CREDITS REQUIRED):
EEL 5936 - Wireless Circuits and Systems DSN Lab (2)
EEL 6426 - RF/Microwave Circuits (3)
EEL 6427 - RF Microwave Circuits II (3)
EEL 6425 - RF & Microwave Measurements (3)
EEL 5462 - Antenna Theory (3)
EEL 6935 - Selected Elec. Topics: Wireless/Microwave (3)
EEL 6936 - Special Elec. Problems: Wireless/Microwave II (3)
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND SYSTEMS COURSES (2 to 9 credits required):
EEL 6593 - Mobile & Personal Communications (3)
EEL 6597 - Wireless Network Architecture and Protocol (3)
EEL 6534 - Communication Systems I (3)
EEL 6502 - Digital Signal Processing I (3)
EEL 6935 - Select. Elec. Topics: Adv. Wireless Communications (3)
EEL 7931 - Selected Topics in Communication (3)
EEL 6936 - Special Elec. Problems: Wireless Communication Systems Lab (WAMI Lab II) (2)
EEL 5936 - Wireless Circuits and Systems DSN Lab (3)
INDEPENDENT STUDY (1 credit needed in the event of a 2-credit course selected above):
EEL 6908 Independent Study (Project) (1)
EEL 5935 Special Elec. Eng. Topics I: Wireless Seminar (1)
Student must complete the Certificate within six (6) years.
Credit toward graduate degree
Certificate courses will directly apply to an MS in Electrical Engineering, subject to the applicant's admission to USF as a degree-seeking student. Up to 12 hours of certificate courses may be applied to other degree programs with departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
Location: ENB 379D
Mail point: ENB 118