The University of Utah Electromagnetics Program

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Masters

PhD

University of Utah EM and EM-Related Courses

 

Most Common Classes (details and many additional classes listed below)

 

 

Disclaimer!This is an UNOFFICIAL course listing.

Please refer to official department and university information for course details and schedules.

 

Course # and Catalog Listing

Class Notes

When Taught

Credits

Professor

ECE 3300

Introduction to Electromagnetics

Fall every year

4 credits including lab

Furse(Simpson from 2013 on)

ECE 5325 / 6325

Wireless Comm Systems

Spring (Odd years) (see note below)

3 credits

Patwari

ECE 5340 / 6340

Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetics

Spring every year (see note below)

3 credits

Simpson

ECE 5320 / 6322

Microwave Engineering I (Furse notes)

WLAN Laboratory

Fall every year (see note below)

4 credits including lab

Gandhi

ECE 5321 / 6323

Microwave Engineering II >> Name and content will be changing

Spring every year

3 credits

 

Walling

ECE 5324 / 6324

Antennas

Spring every year

3 credits

Gandhi 2013

Schurig from 2014

ECE 5480

Ultrasound

Not currently scheduled to be taught

3 credits

Christensen

ECE 6730

RFIC (prerequisite 5720 Analog IC)

Spring

3 credits

Young

ECE 6310

Advanced Electromagnetics

Spring 2013. Moving to Fall even years starting 2014

3 credits

Schurig

ECE 5410

Lasers

Fall every year

3 credits

Nahata

ECE 6460

Biophotonics

Fall odd years (but will not be taught 2013)

3 credits

Blair

ECE 6461

Nanophotonics

Fall even years

3 credits

Blair

ECE 6430

Statistical Optics

Not planned to be taught until further notice

3 credits

Christensen

ECE 6420

Fourier Optics

Not planned to be taught until further notice

2 credits

Christensen

ECE 5350/6350

Metamaterials & Advanced Antennas

Fall odd years starting 2013

3 credits

Schurig

ECE 5411

Fiber Optic Communication

Spring even years

3 credits

Blair (generally)

Nahata (2014)

ECE 6440

Integrated optics

Spring odd years

3 credits

Blair

ECE

Ultrafast optics

Spring odd years

Nahata

ECE 6451

Nonlinear optics

Spring even years (but not 2014)

Nahata

ECE 5962/6961

Optics for Energy

Fall every year

 

Menon

ECE 7310

Advanced MRI

Spring every year (cross listed with Radiology and Bioeng)

 

 

ECE 7320

Adv Reconstruction Tech in Med Imaging

Fall every year (also cross listed as above)

 

 

Geol/Geoph 5250

Inversion Theory

Fall every year

(Adv course taught on occasion)

3 credits

 

ME 5510

Intro to Finite Elements

 

 

 

ME 7540

Adv Finite Elements

 

 

 

Math 5600 or Math 5610 and 5620

Numerical Analysis

 

3 credits or 3+3 credits

** Complimentary to ECE 5340/6340

Math 5650

Topics in Numerical Analysis

 

 

 

Math 5660

Parallel Numerical Analysis

 

 

 

Math 5710, 5720, 5750

Applied Math

 

 

 

Math 6630

Numerical soln of PDE

 

 

 

Physics 5020

EM

Spring

3

 

Physics 6910

Adv EM

 

 

 

Physi 7910 and 7920

Adv EM

Fall & Spring

 

 

 

Notes on Scheduling:

(Note for Undergraduate Microwave I students) Please note that students wishing to take both ECE 3110, Engineer Electronics II, and ECE 5320, Microwave Engineering I, to fulfill breadth or elective courses for their undergraduate electrical engineering degrees must take these courses in the fall semesters of different years, as they are taught on the same meeting pattern in fall semesters. This schedule is necessary in order to maximize the limited space available in the microwave laboratory, which is used by both ECE 3300 and ECE 5320 in fall semesters, and also to avoid scheduling ECE 5320 on top of other upper-division classes.

(Note for Undergrad Wireless Comm or Numerical Methods students) ECE 3530 (which is required for undergrads) is taught the same time as these courses. This means most students will be able to take either Wireless or Numerical, but not both. They are taught alternate years. Choose which you want to take, see which year (even/odd) it is taught, and take ECE3530 on the OTHER year.

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Other Classes of Interest to Graduate Students

Wrtg 6000

Technical Writing (help writing your thesis proposal)

CS 6020

Early Career Research (limited nonCS enrollment)

CS 7010

Proposal Writing (limited nonCS enrollment)

 

Higher Education Teaching Specialist Program (UofU CTLE)

UGS 6000

Teaching in Higher Education (for more information: http://www.utah.edu/taresources/UGS6000.pdf or contact Kim Welch at: tel. 581-7597; email welch-k@ugs.utah.edu)

UGS 6510

Cyper Pedagogy

UGS 6590

Directed Reading (variable credit)

ME 7960 -6

Creativity (Ian Harvey IRHarvey@eng.utah.edu or Jessica Thompson jessicadurfee@yahoo.com)

ME 7960-7

Leadership and Ethics (same contact as above)

WRTG 6000 (taught on request when there are enough students interested)

 

Writing for Publication

WRTG 7060 (taught on request when there are enough students interested)

Scientific Writing

 

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Suggested Undergrad Breadth and Elective Courses for EM

Fall Junior

Spring Junior

ECE 3300 Intro EM

Numerical EM OR Wireless Comm

 

Antennas

Fall Senior

Spring Senior

 

Wireless Comm OR Numerical EM

Microwave I (See note below)

Microwave II (alternate years)

Lasers

Fiber Optics

See Undergrad Advising for Remainder of Program

See NOTES on Scheduling to avoid conflicts with other classes.

Extra time in your schedule? Consider the BS/MS combined programÖ a Masters degree is closer than you might guess.

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Senior Design Projects

2011-12 Senior Project canvas website: click HERE

Department Requirements for Senior Project Reports

Dr. Furse OLD Resources (ignore the assignment list) Senior Design

Neil Cotterís OLD Resources Senior Design

For a list of senior design projects I have overseen, please click here.

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Masterís Program

This program is very flexible. Add your desired classes to the MS spreadsheet (may also be used for ME). I Suggest choosing 1 area of specialty with supporting classes and subspecialty mostly from ECE. Discuss with your major advisor or one of the professors listed above.More Details on the UU MS / ME / BSMS / BSME programs.For Dr Furses Advising Notes Grad Student Survival 101

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PhD Program

This program is very flexible. Add your desired classes to the PhD spreadsheet.I suggest choosing 1 area of specialty, 1 area of subspecialty, and taking several courses outside the department to compliment these specialties. Discuss with your major advisor. More Details on the PhD programs . Dr Furses Advising NotesGrad Student Survival 101

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EM Professors

Microwaves / RF

Dr. Om Gandhi

Microwaves / RF

Dr. Cynthia Furse

Microwaves / RF

Dr. Gianluca Lazzi

Computational EM

Dr. Jamesina Simpson

Metamaterials / EM

Dr. David Schurig

Optics

Dr. Steve Blair

Optics

Dr. Ajay Nahata

Nano

Dr. Rajesh Menon

MEMS

Dr. Darrin Young

RFIC

Dr. Jeffrey Walling

 

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