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ECE Agenda Welcome by Dr. Mark Law, professor and ECE chair Presentation by the Graduate Assistant Union Presentation by the ECE Graduate Student Organization Overview of ECE Graduate Program, Degrees and Policies.
ECE Today’s Division Presentations Overview of Graduate Research and Teaching in NEB 201 Devices faculty, 11-noon Computer Engineering faculty, noon-1 pm. Signal and Systems faculty, 1-2 pm Electronics faculty 2-3 pm Electromagnetics and Electric Energy Systems faculty, 4-5 pm
ECE Degree Programs Master of Engineering (Non-thesis or Thesis, 30 credit hours) Master of Science (Non-thesis or Thesis, 30 credit hours) Ph. D. (90 credit hours beyond BS) Joint MSEE/MSM Joint MSEE/JD Mark Law, professor and chair
ECE Master Degrees Non-Thesis (30 hrs) Complete 2 breadth sequences (any 2 out of 14, with C or better in each course) 21 credit hours of ECE, UF classroom courses. MS final written exam during 2 nd part of one student selected breadth sequence. ME no final exam Rob Fox, associate professor and associate chair
ECE Electronics Division EEL 5322 VLSI circuits and technology EEL 5320 Bipolar analog IC design EEL 6328C Microwave IC design EEL 6321 MOS analog IC design EEL 6374 RF integrated circuits and technology EEL 6323 Advanced VLSI design Breadth II Breadth I Tech Elective
ECE Master Degrees Thesis Option (30 hrs) Course work plus Research. Requires 2 breadth sequences. 18 hours of ECE, UF classroom courses MS and ME require an oral defense of thesis. Three member supervisory committee. Keith Rambo, director of finance and administration
ECE Ph.D. Degree Requires a total of 90 credit hours beyond the BS degree; 60 hours for Master degree holders. 24 credit hours of ECE, UF coursework Requires 3 breadth sequences (all breadth courses better than B). John Harris, professor and graduate recruiter
ECE Ph.D. Degree Major Milestones Written Qualifying Exam on a Saturday (TBA) in January 08 on 3 of 8 ECE topic areas. Answer 4/6 questions, at least one in each area. Sign up in November! Oral Qualifying Exam (2 nd -3 rd year) Admission to Candidacy (5 year clock). Dissertation defense (oral) Jose Fortes, Bell South Eminent Scholar and division coordinator of Computer Engineering
ECE Advising Academic issues (which courses, course contents, when offered, prerequisites, etc.): Division Coordinator of respective area Computer Engineering-Professor Jose Fortes Devices-Professor Gijs Bosman Electromagnetics and Energy Systems-Professor Vladimir Rakov Electronics-Professor William Eisenstadt Signals and Systems-Professor Jian Li Shannon Chillingworth, graduate academic coordinator
ECE Advising General policy: Shannon Chillingworth in the Graduate Students Office. Mornings M-F from 8-12 and Afternoons M and W from 1-6, Tu and F from 1-5, Th from1-2 Gijs Bosman, Graduate Coordinator Office hours posted on website and office door. Also appointments can be scheduled by email at email@example.com Shannon Chillingworth, graduate academic coordinator
ECE Pre-registration Please pre-register for courses so that we can measure demand; low enrollment courses may be dropped. Bill Eisenstadt, professor and chair of the Electronics division
ECE Graduate Grading Policy Passing grades A=4.0, B + =3.5, B=3.0,C + =2.5, C=2.0 Failing grades; D + =1.5, D=1.0, E=0 Incomplete will be changed into an E after one semester. A course with a final C grade or better can not be repeated for credit. A course with a grade less than a C may be repeated and an average of both grades will be calculated. Must maintain a minimum average GPA of 3.00 for TA, RA, Fellowship, and TO GRADUATE, ECE and Overall. Jian Li, professor and division chair of Signal and Systems
ECE Graduate Course Policy Only one schedule adjustment per degree program allowed after midpoint of semester. Applies to adding, dropping or switching a course. Additional adjustments by petition only.
ECE Graduate Guidelines Definitive version is on the ECE website at http://www.ece.ufl.edu http://www.ece.ufl.edu Printed version is accurate as off Fall 2007. Changes and corrections will be provided as addendum. Gijs Bosman; professor, graduate coordinator, and division chair of Devices.
ECE Email Provide a valid email address and update if necessary. Open student account in computer lab in 288 NEB 2 nd floor (firstname.lastname@example.org).email@example.com Used for ECE mass mailings concerning changes in rules, fellowship applications, job opportunities, etc. Shannon Chillingworth at firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com Gijs Bosman at firstname.lastname@example.org Vladimir Rakov, professor and division chair of Electromagnetics and Energy Systems
ECE Financial Support Research Assistantship (RA). Stipend and tuition waiver if >0.25 FTE. Distributed by ECE faculty. Teaching Assistantship (TA). Stipend and tuition waiver if >0.25 FTE. Distributed by ECE department. International students must pass SPEAK test (minimum score is 50). Other Personal Services (OPS). Stipend but no tuition waiver. Electronic Transfer of Stipend.
ECE Joint Degree programs MSEE/MS in Management (theoretical part of MBA) MSEE/JD (Law) Benefits: Requires fewer credits combined than taken separately, ease of scheduling.
ECE Good luck with your studies. We wish you a productive and pleasant time in Gainesville. Any questions ? Pramod Khargonekar, ECE Professor and Dean