Current Students

Concentration Descriptions

Undergraduate students are given the opportunity to specialize in one concentration area.  Once fulfilled, this concentration appears on the student’s transcript.  Concentrations include a minimum of 11 credits hours of coursework in:

  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Computers and Microelectronics
  • Control and Power
  • Electromagnetics and Photonics

Alternately, students can elect to have no concentration.  In this case students are required to complete 12 credits hours, which must include one required course from each of three concentrations.

Communications and Signal Processing (11 credits)

E E 395 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing 3
E E 496 Introduction to Communication Systems 4
Choose two:  
Digital Image Processing 3
Neural Signal Processing 3
Space System Mission Design and Analysis 3
Communications Networks 3
Digital Communication Systems I 3

Computers and Microelectronics (11 credits)

E E 363 Computer Systems Architecture 4
E E 480 Introduction to Analog and Digital VLSI 4
Choose one:  
Introduction to Semiconductor Devices 3
Mobile Application Development 3
Communications Networks 3
Electronics II 3
Analog VLSI Design 3
Digital VLSI Design 3

Control and Power (11 credits)

E E 431 Power Systems II 3
E E 475 Automatic Control Systems 3
Choose two:  
Introduction to Smart Grid 3
Power Electronics 3
Computer Control Systems 3
Power Systems III 3

Electromagnetics and Photonics (11 credits)

E E 454 Antennas and Radiation 3
E E 473 Introduction to Optics 3
Choose two:  
Introduction to Semiconductor Devices 3
Smart Antennas 3
Introduction to Radar 3
Microwave Engineering 3
Fundamentals of Photonics 4
Lasers and Applications 4


Related Minors/Majors by Concentration

 Related Minor(s)
Related Major(s)
 Communications and 

 Signal Processing  

 Mathematics  Applied Mathematics


 Computers and


 Computer Engineering

 Computer Systems

 Software Development  

 BA Computer Science

 BS Computer Science

 Control and Power  Mathematics

 Mechanical Engineering

 Renewable Energy Technologies   

 Applied Mathematics


 Mechanical Engineering  


 and Photonics



 Applied Mathematics


 Engineering Physics

 BA Physics

 BS Physics

Department Policy on Academic Dishonesty

The Klipsch School believes that academic integrity is of the utmost importance and has a strict policy regarding acts of academic dishonesty, which may result in penalties up to and including an automatic F in the course and/or referral to the Department Head or Dean for disciplinary action. For more information please see this page.