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Below are listed all current courses offered by the UW Department of Electrical Engineering. Check with the ECE Advising Office about which quarters any specific 400 level course is offered.

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EE 135 The Digital World of Multimedia (4)
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EE 200 Undergraduate Research Exploration Seminar (1)
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EE 201 Computer Hardware Skills (1)
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EE 205 Introduction to Signal Conditioning (4)
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EE 215 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (4)
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EE 233 Circuit Theory (5)
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EE 235 Continuous Time Linear Systems (5)
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EE 241 Programming for Signal and Information Processing Applications (2)
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EE 242 Signal Processing I (5)
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EE 271 Digital Circuits and Systems (5)
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EE 280 Exploring Devices (4)
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EE 294 Innovation Readiness: Cultivating an Innovation Mindset (5)
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EE 299 Introductory Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-5, max 5)
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EE 321 Computing Fundamentals (4)
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EE 331 Devices and Circuits I (5)
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EE 332 Devices and Circuits II (5)
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EE 341 Discrete Time Linear Systems (5)
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EE 342 Signal Processing II (4)
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EE 351 Energy Systems (5)
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EE 361 Applied Electromagnetics (5)
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EE 371 Design of Digital Circuits and Systems (5)
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EE 393 Advanced Technical Writing in Electrical Engineering (4)
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EE 398 Introduction to Professional Issues (1)
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EE 399 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-5, max 5)
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EE 400 Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-5, max 10)
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EE 401 Engineering Design by Teams: Robotics I (4)
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EE 402 Engineering Design by Teams: Robotics II (5)
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EE 406 Teaching Engineering (3)
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EE 415 Computer-Aided System Analysis and Design (3)
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EE 416 Random Signals for Communications and Signal Processing (4)
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EE 417 Modern Wireless Communications (4)
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EE 418 Network Security and Cryptography (4)
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EE 419 Introduction to Computer-Communication Networks (4)
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EE 420 Design in Communications (4)
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EE 421 Quantum Mechanics for Engineers (3)
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EE 423 Introduction to Synthetic Biology (3)
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EE 424 Advanced Systems and Synthetic Biology (3)
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EE 425 Laboratory Methods in Synthetic Biology (4)
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EE 426 Capstone Project in Synthetic Biology (4)
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EE 433 Analog Circuit Design (5)
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EE 436 Medical Instrumentation (4)
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EE 437 Integrated Systems Capstone (5)
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EE 438 Instrumentation Design Project Capstone (5)
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EE 440 Introduction to Digital Imaging Systems (4)
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EE 442 Digital Signals and Filtering (3)
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EE 443 Machine Learning for Signal Processing Applications (4)
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EE 445 Fundamentals of Optimization and Machine Learning (4)
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EE 447 Control System Analysis I (4)
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EE 448 Systems, Controls, and Robotics Capstone (4)
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EE 449 Systems, Controls, and Robotics Capstone (4)
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EE 451 Wind Energy (4)
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EE 452 Power Electronics Design (5)
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EE 453 Electric Drives (5)
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EE 454 Power System Analysis (4)
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EE 455 Power System Dynamics and Protection (4)
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EE 456 Computer-Aided Design In Power Systems (4)
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EE 457 Electric Energy Distribution Systems (4)
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EE 458 Power Electronics Controls (5)
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EE 458 Power Electronics Controls (5)
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EE 460 Neural Engineering (3)
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EE 461 Neural Engineering Tech Studio (4)
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EE 462 Electromagnetics I: Microwave Engineering (4)
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EE 463 Microwave Electronic Design (4)
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EE 464 Antennas: Analysis and Design (4)
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EE 465 Fiber Optics, Devices, and Applications (4)
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EE 466 Neural Computation and Engineering Laboratory (3)
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EE 467 Antennas: Analysis and Design (4)
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EE 468 Computer, Network, and Embedded Security (4)
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EE 469 Computer Architecture I (5)
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EE 470 Computer Architecture II (4)
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EE 471 Computer Design and Organization (5)
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EE 472 Microcomputer Systems (5)
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EE 473 Linear Integrated Circuits (5)
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EE 474 Introduction to Embedded Systems (4)
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EE 475 Embedded Systems Capstone (5)
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EE 476 Digital Integrated Circuit Design (5)
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EE 477 VLSI II (5)
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EE 478 Capstone Integrated Digital Design Projects (5)
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EE 478 Design of Computer Subsystems (5)
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EE 480 Microwave Engineering I (4)
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EE 481 Microwave Electronic Design (4)
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EE 482 Semiconductor Devices (4)
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EE 483 Nanotechnology Design (4)
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EE 484 Sensors and Sensor Systems (4)
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EE 485 Introduction to Photonics (4)
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EE 486 Fundamentals of Integrated Circuit Technology (3)
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EE 487 Introduction to Photonics (4)
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EE 488 Advanced Photonics (4)
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EE 488 Photonics Design Capstone (4)
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EE 490 Reading and Research (1-5, max 25)
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EE 491 Undergraduate Seminar (1, max 2)
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EE 492 Electrical Engineering Leadership Seminar (1)
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EE 496 Engineering Entrepreneurial Systems and Design (2)
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EE 497 Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone I (4)
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EE 498 Engineering Entrepreneurial Capstone II (4)
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EE 499 Special Projects (2-5, max 10)
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EE 500 Graduate Seminar (1, max 9 C/NC)
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EE 501 Academic Writing (4)
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EE 502 Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) (4)

EE 503 Modelings of MEMS (4)
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EE 504 Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (4)
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EE 505 Probability and Random Processes (4)
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EE 506 Fundamentals of Wireless Communications (4)
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EE 507 Advanced Wireless Systems (4)
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EE 508 Stochastic Processes in Engineering (3)
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EE 510 Mathematical Foundations of System Theory (4)
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EE 511 Introduction to Statistical Learning (4)
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EE 512 Graphical Models in Pattern Recognition (4)
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EE 514 Information Theory I (4)
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EE 515 Information Theory II (4)
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EE 516 Computer Speech Processing (4)
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EE 517 Continuous-Space Language Processing (4)
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EE 518 Digital Signal Processing (4)
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EE 519 Stochastic Analysis of Data from Physical Systems (4)
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EE 520 Spectral Analysis of Time Series (4)
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EE 521 Quantum Mechanics for Engineers (4)
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EE 523 Introduction to Synthetic Biology (3)
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EE 524 Advanced Systems and Synthetic Biology (3)
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EE 525 VLSI II (5)
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EE 526 Capstone Integrated Design Projects (5)
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EE 527 Microfabrication (4)
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EE 528 Physics and Modeling of VLSI Fabrication (4)
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EE 529 Semiconductor Optics (4)
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EE 530 Wavelets: Data Analysis, Algorithms, and Theory (3)
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EE 531 Semiconductor Devices & Device Simulation (4)
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EE 532 Power Electronics Design (5)
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EE 533 Power Electronics Controls (5)
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EE 534 Power Electronics (4)
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EE 536 Design of Analog Integrated Circuits and Systems (4)
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EE 537 Computational Methods For Circuit Analysis and Simulation (3)
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EE 538 Topics in Electronic Circuit Design (1-5, max 16)
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EE 539 Advanced Topics in Solid-State Electronics (1-5, max 16)
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EE 540 VLSI Testing (4)
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EE 541 Automatic Layout of Integrated Circuits (4)
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EE 542 Advanced Embedded Systems Design (5)
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EE 543 Models of Robot Manipulation (3)
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EE 544 Advanced Robot Manipulation (4)
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EE 545 Intelligent Control of Autonomous Robots (4)
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EE 546 Advanced Topics in Control System Theory (1-5, max 16)
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EE 547 Linear Systems Theory (4)
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EE 548 Linear Multivariable Control (3)
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EE 549 Estimation and System Identification (3)
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EE 550 Nonlinear Optimal Control (3)
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EE 551 Wind Energy (4)
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EE 552 Power System Dynamics and Control (4)
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EE 553 Power System Economics (4)
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EE 554 Large Electric Energy Systems Analysis (4)
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EE 555 Fundamentals of Intelligent Systems (4)
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EE 556 Analyzing the Power Grid (4)
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EE 557 Dynamics of Controlled Systems (4)
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EE 558 Substation and Distribution Automation (4)
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EE 559 Special Topics in Electrical Energy Systems (1-5, max 16)
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EE 560 Advanced Electric Machines and Drives (4)
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EE 560 Neural Engineering (3)
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EE 562 Artificial Intelligence For Engineers (3)
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EE 563 Submodular Functions, Optimization, and Applications (4)
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EE 564 Neural Computation and Engineering Laboratory (3)
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EE 565 Computer-Communication Networks I (4)
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EE 566 Computer-Communication Networks II (3)
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EE 567 Mobile Networks (4)
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EE 568 Digital Image Processing (4)
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EE 570 Manifolds and Geometry for Systems and Control (3)
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EE 571 High Frequency Circuits and Antennas: Computation of Fields and Waves (4)
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EE 572 Electromagnetics I: Microwave Engineering (4)
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EE 573 Electromagnetics II (4)
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EE 574 Antennas: Analysis and Design (4)
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EE 574 Electromagnetic Computations and Applications II (4)
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EE 575 Radar Remote Sensing (4)
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EE 575 Waves in Random Media (4)
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EE 576 Computer Vision (3)
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EE 577 Special Topics in Computer Vision (3)
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EE 578 Convex Optimization (4)
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EE 579 Advanced Topics in Electromagnetics, Optics and Acoustics (1-5, max 16)
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EE 580 Geometric Methods for Non-Linear Control Systems (3)
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EE 581 Digital Control System Design (4)
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EE 582 Introduction to Discrete Event Systems (3)
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EE 583 Nonlinear Control Systems (3)
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EE 585 System Identification and Adaptive Control (3)
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EE 586 Digital Video Coding Systems (4)
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EE 587 Introduction to Photonics (4)
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EE 587 Multimedia Compression and Networking (4)
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EE 588 Advanced Photonics (4)
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EE 589 Advanced Topics in Sensors and Sensor Systems (3)
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EE 590 Advanced Topics in Digital Computers and Systems (2-5, max 16)
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EE 591 Robotics and Control Systems Colloquium (1, max 3)
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EE 592 Electrical Engineering Research Survey Seminar (1, max 2)
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EE 593 Feedforward Control (3)
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EE 594 Robust Control (3)
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EE 595 Advanced Topics in Communication Theory (1-5, max 16)
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EE 596 Advanced Topics in Signal and Image Processing (2-5, max 16)
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EE 597 Networked Dynamics Systems (3)
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EE 598 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-5, max. 16)
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EE 599 Special Projects in Electrical Engineering (1-5, max. 15)
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EE 600 Independent Study Or Research (*)

EE 700 Master's Thesis (*)

EE 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*)

EEP 500 Graduate Seminar (1-3, max 9 C/NC)
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EEP 502 Analytical Methods for Electrical Engineering (4)
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EEP 504 Introduction to Microelectro Mechanical Systems (4)
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EEP 518 Digital Signal Processing (4)
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EEP 520 Software Engineering for Embedded Applications (4)
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EEP 522 Embedded and Real Time Systems (4)
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EEP 523 Mobile Applications for Sensing and Control (4)
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EEP 524 Applied High-Performance GPU Computing (4)
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EEP 527 Microfabrication (4)
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EEP 532 Design of Digital and Analog Electronic Circuits (4)
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EEP 545 The Self Driving Car: Introduction to AI for Mobile Robots (4)
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EEP 547 Linear Systems Theory (4)
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EEP 553 Power Systems Economics (4)
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EEP 555 Data Science for Power Systems (4)
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EEP 560 Advanced Electric Machines and Drives (4)
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EEP 569 Wireless Networks for 4G/5G (4)
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EEP 592 Advanced Topics in Electromagnetics, Optics, and Acoustics (1-5, max 16)
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EEP 595 Advanced Topics in Communication Theory (1-5, max 16)
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EEP 596 Advanced Topics in Signal and Image Processing (1-5, max 16)
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EEP 598 Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering (4)
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EEP 599 Research in Electrical Engineering (1-4, max 8)
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