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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Facilities and Opportunities
Master of Science
Thesis
Course Work and Exam Requirements (Non-Thesis Program)
Doctor of Philosophy
Course Work Requirements
Graduate Course Descriptions

Faculty

Chairman
: DeBrunner, Victor E.
Associate Chairman: Harvey, Bruce A.
Eminent Scholar: Thagard, Norman E.
Professors: Arora, Rajendra K.; DeBrunner, Victor E; Foo, Simon Y.; Perry, Reginald J.; Roberts, Rodney G.; Thagard, Norman E.; Zheng, Jim P.
Associate Professors: Arora, Krishna; Baldwin, Thomas L.; DeBrunner, Linda S.; Harvey, Bruce A.; Kwan, Bing W.; Li, Hui; Meyer-Baese, Anke D.; Meyer-Baese, Uwe H.; Tung, Leonard J.
Assistant Professors: Andrei, Petru; Edrington, Chris S.; Weatherspoon, Mark H.; Yu; Ming;
Associate in Electrical Engineering: Brooks, Geoffrey W.
Assistants in Electrical Engineering: Rajagopalan, Ramesh; Skinner, Dave

Description
Electrical  of Engineering is concerned with the development and utilization of electrical and electronic technology for the benefit of society. It involves the design, development, and implementation of devices, circuits, and systems that are used in electrical power generation and distribution, machine control, communications, computers, and computer-based information processing. It is a very broad field that affects all aspects of modern society, particularly in this age of information processing, communications, and automation.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in electrical engineering. The MS program is designed to provide advanced course work and experience in independent problem solving with a moderate degree of both breadth and specialization. The master’s thesis and its defense provide for independent in-depth study of a current electrical engineering topic to demonstrate how professionals make major contributions to the electrical engineering field. The PhD program is intended to provide students with an independent mastery of a significant portion of the field of electrical engineering. The PhD program prepares students for a career in industry, research, and/or teaching. Successful candidates must demonstrate through original research a substantial contribution to their field of specialty.

Areas of specialization in these programs generally coincide with the research interests of the faculty as indicated in the faculty section of this Graduate Catalog. Current specialization areas include computer engineering, VLSI, computer security, electromagnetics, communications, digital signal processing and controls, power systems, robotics, and microelectronic engineering.


Facilities and Opportunities
The department maintains well-equipped teaching and research laboratories in its areas of interest. Included are computer security research laboratory, robotics and computer vision laboratory, electromagnetics research laboratory, applied laser laboratory, high-performance computing and simulation research laboratory, opto-electronics and optical systems laboratory, information processing and transmission engineering research laboratory, wireless intercommunication laboratory, and sensor system research laboratory. 

The department is an active contributor to the Florida Engineering Education Delivery System (FEEDS), which provides graduate education throughout the state of Florida using tutored videotape. A two-way television link between the College of Engineering and The Florida State University Panama City campus provides live, interactive instruction for students in the Panama City area and allows students in Tallahassee to benefit from faculty teaching on the Panama City campus.

Financial assistance often can be provided for graduate students through teaching, grading, or research assistantships and tuition fee waivers. Teaching assistantships involve assisting in the supervision of laboratory courses and related duties. Students awarded research assistantships participate in departmental or externally sponsored research projects under the guidance of a faculty member. Selection is competitive and is based upon potential for teaching (including language skills), Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) test scores, grade point averages (GPA), and recommendations. Application for departmental financial assistance should be made directly to the graduate coordinator in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Master of Science

Requirements

The department offers thesis and non-thesis programs for the Master of Science (MS) degree. These programs include common core courses, major depth concentration, and breadth in electrical engineering.

Admission
To be considered for admission, candidates must have earned a bachelor of science degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering or a closely related discipline from an ABET-accredited program, a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all work attempted beyond sixty (60) semester hours of undergraduate study, and a combined score on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE of at least 1000. International candidates must have earned a bachelor of science degree (or equivalent) in electrical engineering from a recognized non-U.S. academic institution, a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all work beyond the equivalent of sixty (60) semester hours of undergraduate study (as evaluated by the admissions office), a combined score of at least 1000 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE, and a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not their native language.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than electrical engineering may be required to complete a department-designated sequence of undergraduate courses with grades of "B" or better prior to attempting graduate electrical engineering work.

Thesis
All Master of Science thesis program students must complete a written thesis.  Upon completion of the thesis, an oral defense is required, which consists of a public presentation of the student’s work to the department and the student’s supervisory committee. Students must register for EEL 8976 (0), Master’s Thesis Defense, before the defense presentation. 

Course Work and Thesis Requirements (Thesis Program)
All MS thesis degree students must complete a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of course work to satisfy the master of science in electrical engineering (MSEE) degree requirements. Twelve (12) semester hours are required from the student’s depth area, twelve (12) hours in supplemental electives and a minimum of six (6) semester hours are required for the thesis (EEL 6971r). A minimum of three (3) semester hours of supplemental electives must include a course in advanced mathematics, typically a 5000 level course, or a departmental approved substitute. The master’s degree candidate may take up to six (6) semester hours of S/U credits with the approval of the faculty advisor and the ECE graduate coordinator.  A master’s degree candidate may also take one to two 4000-level courses for letter grade credits beyond those required for a baccalaureate degree with approval of the ECE graduate coordinator.

Students must select their major professor by the end of the first semester of course work and are required to submit a plan of study by the time they have completed twelve (12) semester hours of graduate studies.  The plan of study must be approved by the ECE graduate coordinator and the student’s major professor.  The student’s major professor will also assist the student in forming the student’s supervisory committee.

All master of science (MS) thesis program students are required to register for EEL 8976 (0), Master’s Thesis Defense, and at least one (1) semester hour of EEL-6971r, Master’s Thesis, in the semester they plan to graduate.

Supervisory Committee
The Supervisory Committee for a master’s degree thesis student consists of a minimum of three (3) members of graduate faculty who hold master’s directive status.  At least half of the committee members must be faculty members from the ECE Department.
 
Master’s Thesis Defense Announcement
 It is the student’s responsibility to post the thesis defense announcement within the department and the College of Engineering at least one week prior to the defense. The announcement should include: thesis title; student’s name; student’s department; major professor and committee members; date; time and location of the defense.

Course Work and Exam Requirements (Non-Thesis Program)
All students in the non-thesis MS degree program must submit a formal request to obtain an official approval from his/her advisor (if there is one) and the ECE graduate coordinator to be exempt from the thesis program requirement.
The non-thesis option requires a student to complete a minimum of thirty-three (33) credit hours of graded coursework beyond those required for the student’s baccalaureate degree. A minimum of three (3) credit hours must be a course in advanced mathematics, typically a 5000-level course.
The non-thesis option student must register and successfully pass the required Master’s Comprehensive Exam, EEL 8966. A non-thesis option student may attempt to take one Master’s Comprehensive Exam in each calendar year.  A maximum of three (3) attempts will be permitted.

Graduate Seminar Requirement
 All M.S. candidates are required to enroll in the graduate seminar, EEL 6932r, for each semester that they are enrolled in the graduate program.  The details of the seminar are given below under course descriptions.

Doctor of Philosophy

Requirements


Admission to the Program
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical engineering or a closely related discipline from an ABET-accredited institution is required for admission to the PhD program; international students may have a master’s degree from a recognized international institution. A GPA of 3.3/4.0 on all baccalaureate course work and any graduate work attempted and a GRE score of 1100 are also required. These are minimums and are normally surpassed by successful applicants. International students, in addition, must have demonstrated a minimum achievement of 550 on the TOEFL. Each successful applicant will be expected to have a faculty sponsor who will help the student to establish a plan of study.

Students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than electrical engineering may be required to complete a department-designated sequence of undergraduate courses with grades of "B" or better prior to attempting graduate electrical engineering work.

Diagnostic Examination
The student who has been admitted to work toward the doctoral degree will be required to take a departmentally administered diagnostic examinatin before the end of the second semester of postbaccalaureate study. It will be designed to appraise the student’s ability to pursue the doctor of philosophy degree in the field and to facilitate counseling in the development of the student’s program of studies.

Admission to Candidacy
The PhD program is logically divided into two parts: namely, requirements for a student to be formally admitted to candidacy for the degree and requirements for students to satisfactorily complete the degree program.

In order to formally become a candidate and pursue research for the PhD degree, students must have demonstrated that they have a sufficient academic foundation in electrical engineering, an understanding of the research process and enough knowledge about their chosen field of research to proceed with a reasonable assurance of success. If the student is successful in demonstrating these attributes, then he/she may be admitted to candidacy for the PhD degree and may begin formal research leading to the dissertation. The elements of this process are the following:

Doctoral Preliminary Examination
This examination is intended to determine the student’s academic preparation for the PhD degree. It consists of a written examination covering the field of electrical engineering, including the areas of communications, digital systems, electromagnetics, electronics, power systems, signals and control. The exam should normally be taken during the second semester after admission to study for the PhD. The student must apply to take the examination in the Office of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering by the end of the prior semester.  One repeat attempt will be permitted. The examination must be passed within twenty-four months after the student begins study for the PhD. Upon satisfactory completion of the doctoral preliminary examination and upon recommendation of the supervisory committee, the student will be formally admitted to candidacy for the doctoral degree. Registration for dissertation research is then permitted.

Dissertation Proposal
 After successfully completing the doctoral preliminary examination, completing the requirement for supervised research (if not waived) and completing substantially all required courses, the student will prepare and present to the supervisory committee the proposed dissertation topic. 

Doctoral Proposal Examination
This is an oral examination given to the student at the time of the presentation of the prospectus or proposed dissertation research area and topic. This examination will establish whether or not the student has sufficient expertise in the selected dissertation area to proceed with the planned research. One repeat attempt will be permitted.

Dissertation
The dissertation must be an achievement in original research constituting a significant contribution to knowledge and must represent a substantial scholarly effort by the student. Upon the student’s completion of the dissertation, an oral defense is required, which consists of a public presentation of the work to the department and the supervisory committee. Students must register for EEL 8985r (0), Dissertation Defense, before the defense presentation. If the defense is satisfactory, the committee may then recommend award of the degree. Publication of the complete dissertation is required. This may be done in scholarly journals or via University Microfilms.

Course Work Requirements
There are no specific courses required for the program. Each student’s courses are defined by the plan of study, which is approved by the supervisory committee. The general requirements are as follows:

A doctoral degree candidate in electrical engineering must complete a total of seventy-two (72) semester hours of course work beyond those applied to the satisfaction of a bachelor degree:
  1. Completion of a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours beyond those applied to the satisfaction of the bachelor degree.  A minimum of thirty (30) semester hours must be completed on a letter grade basis; up to six (6) semester hours can be completed on a S/U basis for a total of thirty-six (36) semester hours (minimum).  All course work completed to satisfy Ph.D. degree course work requirements must be 5000 level or above.  These must include six (6) semester hours in advanced mathematics or advanced courses (5000 level or above) in an area outside of electrical and computer engineering beyond those semester hours applied towards any other degrees; 
  2. Completion of three (3) semester hours of course work in EEL 5910r, Supervised Research, to demonstrate the ability to perform independent research prior to registration for dissertation research credits. This requirement may be waived at the recommendation of the major professor if the student has completed a master’s degree with a thesis option, and the major professor agrees that this satisfies the objective;
  3. Completion of thirty-three (33) semester hours (minimum) of dissertation research, EEL 6980r.

Graduate Seminar Requirement
All full-time Ph.D. candidates are required to enroll in the graduate seminar, EEL 6932r, for each semester that they are enrolled in the graduate program.  The details of the seminar are given below under "Graduate Course Descriptions."

Supervisory Committee
The supervisory committee will consist of a minimum of three (3) members of the graduate faculty who have doctoral directive status, one of which is a representative-at –large of the graduate faculty drawn from outside the student’s department. Additional members may be appointed if deemed desirable. The committee should consist of at least one (1) major advisor and/or a co-major advisor from the ECE graduate faculty.  At least half of the committee members must be faculty members from the ECE Department.

Journal Paper Submission Requirement
All Ph.D. students are required to publish or submit and have under review at least one refereed journal article to a journal in their field of interest before their graduation will be approved.   

Dissertation Defense Announcement
It is the student’s responsibility to post the dissertation defense announcement within the department and the College of Engineering at least one week prior to the defense. The announcement should include: thesis title; student’s name; student’s department; major professor and committee members; date; time and location of the defense.
Note:  The graduate program in electrical engineering continues to evolve. Candidates are urged to contact the department to obtain the latest information regarding requirements and courses.

Graduate Course Descriptions

EEE 5315 Digital Integrated Circuit Design
(3) Prereq: EEL 4301. Design of digital integrated circuits, applications, solid state device switching characteristics, memory, computer-aided-design and layout.
EEE 5317 Power Electronics (3) Prereq: EEL 3135; EEL 3300. The purpose of this course is to develop a basic understanding of using switched electronic circuits for the conversion and regulation of electric power. The course will focus on the basic converters and their steady state analysis. Dynamic modeling analysis, controller design, power semiconductor device, and simulation are also covered.
EEE 5333 Solid State Sensors (3) Prereq: EEL 3300.  Topics in this course include fabrication, characterization, operational principles, and applications of solid state sensors including acoustic, mechanical, magnetic, radiation, thermal, chemical, and biologic sensors.
EEE 5378 Mixed Signal ICs (3) Prereq: EEL 5315. Introduction to mixed signal processing using analog and digital integrated circuits. Topics include fundamentals of sampled data system, nonlinear and dynamic analog circuits, Nyquist-rate data converters, over-sampling data converters, and digital filters. Includes use of computer-aided-design programs.
EEE 6353 Semiconductor Device Theory (3) Prereq.: EEL 3300 or equivalent. Topics in this course include elementary quantum physics, energy band theory, carrier properties, theory of p-n junctions, optoelectronics diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field effect transistors.
EEL 5173 Signal and System Analysis (3) ). Prereq: EEL 3135 or EEL 4652. Continuous and discrete dynamic models with an emphasis on state variable models; Laplace transform, z-transform, and the time domain solutions. Includes real-time digital simulation and sampling theory.
EEL 5250 Power System Analysis (3) Prereq: EEL 3216. Study of power system planning and operational problems. Subjects covered are load flow, economic dispatch, fault studies, transient stability, and control of problems. System modeling and computer solutions are emphasized through class projects.
EEL 5270 Power Systems Transients (3) Prereq: EEL 4213.  Electrical transients in power systems; study of time domain, frequency domain and traveling wave techniques for transient analysis; study of switching transients associated with loads, capacitors, faults, line reclosing and single-pole switching; study of interaction between lighting and power systems; introduction to insulation coordination.
EEL 5416 Sonar (3) Prereq: EEL 3473; EEL 3512. Basic concepts of sonar system including: acoustic propagation, transducers and projectors, target strength, reverberation, beamsteering, beamforming, beampatterns, synthetic aperture sonar.
EEL 5443 Electromagnetics and Optics (3) Prereq: EEL 3473. This course will cover a number of topics, including electromagnetic wave theory-Maxwell’s equations, planes waves, energy and power flow; geometrical optics; applications to optical systems, optical fibers, and resonators; wave propagation in layered media; applications to lasers and integrated optics; quantum theory of lights; black body radiation; introductory quantum electronics; and other selected research topics.
EEL 5454 Optical Sensors (3) Prereq: EEL 3512, 3473 or equivalent.  This course examines the basic concepts of optical sensors and essential optics.  Topics include intensity, phase, and frequency modulated optical fiber sensors and their applications; distributive sensing systems; and optical fibers in signal processing.
EEL 5465 Antenna Theory (3) Prereq: EEL 3473 or 4461. Electromagnetic fields, radiation from simple sources and apertures; receiving antennas; arrays-uniformly spaced, non-uniform, pattern synthesis; cylindrical antennas and arrays; radiation from conical and spheroidal structures; slot antennas; open waveguides and small horns.
EEL 5486 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory (3) Prereq: EEL 3473. Advanced concepts and theorems in electromagnetic fields; plane, cylindrical, and spherical wave functions; perturbation and variational techniques; microwave networks.
EEL 5500 Digital Communication Theory (3) ). Prereq: EEL 4514. Principles of modern digital communication systems, including pulse-code modulation, error-control coding, optimal signal protection, and information theory.
EEL 5542 Random Processes (3) Prereq: EEL 4021, 3135. Random processes, analysis and processing of random signals; modeling of engineering systems by random processes; selected applications in detection; filtering; reliability analysis; and system performance modeling.
EEL 5547 Radar (3) Prereq: EEL 3473; EEL 3512. Basic concepts of radar systems including: radar cross section calculations, random processes and noise, array antennas, beamsteering, doppler and range processing, FM and CW systems, pulse compression, synthetic aperture radar, clutter.
EEL 5563 Optical Fiber Communications (3) Prereq: EEL 3512; EEL 3473.  Review of the characteristics of basic optical components for optical communications systems, e.g., optical fibers, light sources, optical detector and fiber connectors; signal degradation in optical fibers; optical analog and digital communication systems; coherent optical fiber communications.
EEL 5590 Advanced Topics in Communications (3)  Prerequisites by Topics and EEL 3512; EEL 4021: Fourier transform analysis of signals; amplitude modulation; fundamentals of phase and frequency modulation and a probability theory course.  This course is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of some of the advanced topics in communications.  Topics covered include ideal communication systems; signal to noise ratio (S/N) for amplitude and angle modulation; design of systems to improve S/N ratio; satellite and mobile communication.
EEL 5591 Wireless Communications (3) Prereq: EEL 3512; EEL 3473; EEL 4021; "C" Programming or equivalent.  This course covers the fundamentals of wireless communications and systems.  The core topics include radio-wave propagation characteristics of wireless channels; modulation and demodulation techniques for mobile radio; reception techniques for wireless systems; fundamentals of cellular communications; multiple access techniques; wireless networking; and hybrid networking of a wireless system and the Internet.
EEL 5617 Multivariable Control (3) Prereq: EEL 4652. Course covers H2 and H∞ control design for linear systems with multiple inputs and multiple outputs. Globally optical techniques, fixed-structure (e.g., reduced-order) techniques.  Includes introductory concepts in robust control.
EEL 5630 Digital Control Systems (3) Prereq: EEL 4652 Discrete system modeling, frequency-domain and z-plane root-locus design techniques, system compensation with an emphasis on utilizing computer applications packages.
EEL 5667 Robot Kinematics and Dynamics (3) Prereq: EEL 4652. Introduction to robot kinematics and dynamics, including forward kinematics, inverse kinematics, and differential kinematics.  Also covers rigid motion and homogenous transformations, velocity and force/torque relations and resolved motion rate control; serial, parallel and kinematically redundant manipulators.
EEL 5707 ASIC Systems Design I (3) Prereq : EEL 3705. Introduction to Application Specific  Integrated Circuit (ASIC) families.  Overview of programmable ASICs.  Introductions to the VHDL design entry and simulation language.  Programmable ASIC design methodology will be introduced.
EEL 5764 Computer System Architecture (3) Prereq: EEL 3705, EEL 4746. Comprehensive study of computer organization, Von Neumann computer architecture, and the principles of RISC computer architecture and its future outlook.
EEL 5784 Computer Network Design and Analysis (3) Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.  This is a first course in the fundamentals of computer network design and analysis.  The course presents network architecture using a layered approach. Analysis and examples of network protocols and standards and techniques for evaluating network performance and selecting appropriate network protocols are covered.
EEL 5812 Advanced Neural Networks (3) Prereq: EEL 4810. This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of advanced topics in Neural Networks such as: universal approximation networks, transformation-based neural networks, information theoretic models, foundations of neurodynamics.
EEL 5905r Directed Individual Study (1-3) Prereq: Graduate standing. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
EEL 5910r Supervised Research (1-5) (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Requires departmental approval. Cannot be used as credit toward degree. May be repeated to a maximum of five (5) semester hours for master’s degree candidates and five (5) semester hours for doctoral degree candidates.
EEL 5930r Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (3) Special topics in electrical engineering at the graduate level with emphasis on recent research and developments. Content, credit and prerequisites vary; consult instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EEL 5940r Supervised Teaching (1-5) (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Requires departmental approval and cannot be used as credit toward degree. May be repeated to a maximum of five (5) semester hours for master’s degree candidates and five (5) semester hours for doctoral degree candidates.
EEL 6266 Power Systems Operation and Control (3) Prereq: EEL 5250. A course dealing with modern power system operational and control problems and solution techniques, including state estimation, contingency analysis, load-frequency control, and automatic generation control. Additional subjects covered are load-flow analysis, unit commitment, and external equivalents for steady-state operations.
EEL 6338r Advanced Topics in Microelectronics (3) Typical offerings include: microelectronics engineering; analog integrated circuit design; semiconductor device theory; ASIC design. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EEL 6457r Advanced Topics in Optoelectronic Systems (3) Typical offerings include: waves and fields in electro-optics; modern optics and coherence; optical data processing; nonlinear optics; laser technology; electro-optical circuits and systems for signal processing; electro-optical devices. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EEL 6492r Advanced Topics in Microwave and Antennas (3) Typical offerings include: numerical methods in electromagnetics; propagation of electromagnetic signals; advanced electromagnetic theory II; advanced antenna theory; microwave and millimeter-wave circuits. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EEL 6502 Digital Signal Processing I (3) ).   Prerequisite: EEL 5173. Fundamentals of digital signal processing and design of a variety of digital processors and filters. Introductions to DFT-FFT, and spectral estimation theory and practice.
EEL 6558r Advanced Topics in Digital Signal Processing (3) Typical offerings include: advanced digital signal processing; fast DSP algorithms; image processing; data compression; computer vision; pattern recognition; VLSI based DSP design; advanced signal and systems theory. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EEL 6590r Advanced Topics in Communication Systems (3) Typical offerings include: information theory; coding theory; array processing; spread spectrum techniques; digital coding of analog signals; statistical communication theory; principles of radar systems; optical fiber communications; satellite communications systems. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EEL 6619 Robust Control (3) ).  Prerequisite: EEL 5617. Course covers control design for systems with uncertain dynamics; robust H∞ design; structured singular value synthesis; LMI and Riccati equation solution techniques.
EEL 6680r Advanced Topics in Control System (3) Typical offerings include: multivariable control systems; nonlinear control systems; optimal control; numerical search methods; identification and parameter estimation; stochastic control systems; adaptive control systems; advanced digital control systems; stability theory; robotic control. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EEL 6708 ASIC Systems Design II (3) Prerequisite: EEL 5707. Course covers MOS transistor theory, CMOS logic gate design, ASIC standard cell library design, ASIC partitioning, floorplanning and placement. Introduction to routing algorithms and test methods.
EEL 6799r Advanced Topics in Computer Engineering (3) ).  Typical offerings include: digital systems design; advanced computer architecture; local area networks; telecommunication networks; data and computer communications; queuing systems; artificial intelligence; expert systems; distributed computer systems; artificial neural networks; automata theory. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EEL 6905r Directed Individual Study (1-3) Prereq: Graduate standing.  May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
EEL 6930r Special Graduate Topics in Electrical Engineering (3) Special topics in electrical engineering at the graduate level with emphasis on recent research and developments. Content, credit, and prerequisites vary-consult the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
EEL 6932r Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar (0) (S/U grade only) Presentations by faculty, students and visiting scholars.  All full-time graduate students must enroll each term.  May be repeated to a maximum of ten (10) times.
EEL 6971r Master’s Thesis (1-6) (S/U grade only) Prereq: Graduate standing, instructor permission. A minimum of six (6) semester hours of credit is required. Department approval required.
EEL 6980r Dissertation (1-12) (S/U grade only) Prereq: May be repeated to a maximum of forty-eight (48) semester hours.
EEL 8964r Preliminary Doctoral Examination (0) (S/U grade only) May be repeated once.
EEL 8966r Master’s Comprehensive Examination (0) (S/U grade only) May be repeated twice.
EEL 8976 Master’s Thesis Defense (0) (S/U grade only)
EEL 8985r Dissertation Defense (0) (S/U grade only) May be repeated twice.