Wireless Center of Excellence

Wireless Center Of Excellence(WiCE)



WiCE's educational curriculum focuses on devices and systems that rely on electromagnetic-wave propagation to perform one or more of its functions. The curriculum emphasizes fundamental theory and principles that are common to all wireless systems as well as practical applications and systems that make use of wireless communications. The goal of the WiCE's educational programs is to ensure that our graduates are well prepared to make immediate contributions professionally, or to pursue advanced studies in their specific areas of interest.

Educational opportunities are available to both electrical and computer engineering students via the following degree specializations:

  • M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Wireless Systems and Technology

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering - Wireless Systems and Technology

Curriculum Requirements:

  • All courses from the core curriculum list (15 credits)
  • Approved electives which may include 6 hours of thesis (15 credits)
  • Total Credits Required 30

Core Curriculum - Wireless Systems and Technology:

  • ECE 5111 Radio Frequency Propagation
  • ECE 5201 Linear Systems
  • ECE 5234 Communication Theory
  • ECE 5245 Digital Signal Processing 1
  • MTH 5425 Theory of Stochastic Signals

Recommended Electives:

  • ECE 5113 Wireless Local Area Networks
  • ECE 5115 Modern Wireless System Design
  • ECE 5117 Multimedia Communications
  • ECE 5118 Wireless Sensor Systems
  • ECE 5221 Personal Communication Systems
  • ECE 5223 Digital Communications
  • ECE 5238 Error Control Coding
  • ECE 5246 Digital Signal Processing 2
  • ECE 5248 Advanced Filtering
  • ECE 5251 Radar Systems
  • ECE 5333 Analog IC design
  • ECE 5418 Field Theory of Guided Waves
  • ECE 5425 Antennas 1
  • ECE 5426 Antennas 2
  • ECE 5450 Automated RF Measurements
  • ECE 5451 Microwave Circuit Design

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Wireless Systems and Technology

Curriculum requirements (Beyond MSEE or MSCpE Degree):

  • 24 credit hours of approved course work
  • 24 credit hour of thesis work
  • Total credits required is 48

Research Areas:

  • Wireless Communications
  • Wireless Channel Modeling and Simulation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Relay Networks
  • Multi-user MIMO Systems
  • Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Quality of Service, Performance Analysis and Optimization
  • Network Modeling and Simulation
  • Mobile Analytics and Location-based Systems
  • Big Data and Distributed Systems
  • Internet-of-Things