COUNSELING INFORMATION FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING GRADUATE STUDENTS
Dept. of EECS, The Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2122
"Never let your schooling interfere with your education"--Mark Twain
CONTENTS OF THIS WEB PAGE:
- For incoming graduate students
- Requirements for Masters degree
- Typical first-year course schedules
- Typical minors
- Course titles
- Dual Masters degrees
- Recent announcements (February 1997)
1. FOR INCOMING GRADUATE STUDENTS:
Welcome to Michigan!
"This is definitely an 'E' ticket"--Sally Ride
The main questions I ask during counseling:
- Have you taken a senior-level digital signal processing course?
- What is your minor: control, communications, biosystems, etc.?
- What two COGNATE courses do you want to take?
- (cognate courses are graduate courses NOT in EE:Systems)
- For those coming in with masters degrees:
- Have you taken a graduate-level probability and random PROCESSES course?
2. REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTERS:
Masters and PhD students take pretty much the same courses during the
first year. The requirements for a Masters are:
- 451,501, and one other 500-level signal processing course.
- 2 minor courses, at least one at 500-level.
- 12 credit hours of 500-level EECS courses, excluding 599 and 699.
- 2 cognate courses (graduate level, non-EE:Systems):
- Non-Systems EECS Courses can be used for cognates.
- Same course can be used to satisfy minor and cognate requirements.
- 30 total credit hours at graduate level (generally 400-level or above).
- Grade in ANY course must be B- or better (no exceptions).
3. TYPICAL FIRST-YEAR COURSE SCHEDULES:
FIRST YEAR FIRST YEAR SECOND YEAR
FALL TERM WINTER TERM FALL TERM
EECS 501 EECS 559 EECS 551 or 658 or 659
EECS 590(seminar) EECS 556 or 564 Cognate course
Minor course Minor course Cognate course or Directed Study
EECS 451 or 551 (depending on whether you have 451 equivalency)
EECS 560 is also a good choice for Fall term of first year.
4. TYPICAL MINORS:
CONTROL MINOR: Fall:560,561,558(2nd year). Winter:562,563,565.
COMMUNICATIONS MINOR: Fall:554,557,(550 if had 501). Winter:555
BIOSYSTEMS MINOR: Fall:516,548(needs 458),417. Winter: 458,569
5. COURSE TITLES:
EECS 451: Digital Signal Processing
EECS 501: Probability and Random Processes
EECS 551: Deterministic Signal Processing
(wavelets and time-frequency distributions)
EECS 556: Image Processing
EECS 559: Advanced Signal Processing (spectral estimation)
EECS 560: Linear Dynamical Systems
EECS 564: Estimation, Filtering and Detection
EECS 658: Fast Algorithms for Signal Processing
EECS 659: Adaptive Signal Processing
6. DUAL MASTERS DEGREE:
To get Masters degrees in two different programs, you must:
- Be FORMALLY ADMITTED to BOTH graduate programs
- Satisfy the requirements of BOTH programs (obviously)
- Double-count 10 or fewer hours:
- COUNT NO MORE THAN 10 HOURS (about 3 courses)
- TOWARD THE REQUIREMENTS OF BOTH PROGRAMS.
- This means you must take 2X30-10=50 credit hours.
- Double-counted+transfer credits must not exceed 15 hours for each program.
- Obtain and fill out the appropriate form and have it signed by both
graduate program chairs (Prof. Wakefield, not me, for EE:Systems).
7. RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS (February 1997)
PLEASE read the Graduate Study Manual and ask me or Linda Cox any questions.
To send mail for more information or to ask questions: