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ECE 597x

Course Summary


Special Topics Courses in Electrical & Computer Engineering


3, 4


[see SPIRE]


[see SPIRE]

Other restrictions

Open to Seniors and Graduate students in Computer Systems Engineering or Electrical Engineering only.



Term(s) offered

Fall, Spring

Minimum grade needed to graduate


Course(s) that use this one as a prerequisite


Honors version / section



  • The following ECE 597 Special Topics courses will be offered during the next academic year:

    Fall 2016
    ECE 597IP    Image Processing
    ECE 597SI    Integrative Systems Engineering
    ECE 597XX    Intro. Cryptography
    Spring 2017
    ECE 597AP    Intro. Antennas & Propagation
    ECE 597D    Power Systems
    ECE 597MB    Embedded Systems
    ECE 597NE    Nanoelectronics
  • Students cannot use both CMPSCI 503 and ECE 597MB as CSE electives.

  • Students should check SPIRE to determine prerequisites and corequisites.

  • Interested students who do not meet the restrictions must fill out an Override Request Form (here) and take it to the Undergraduate Programs Office. (Location can be found under Advising Resources.)

  • A student who passes one of these courses, but earns below C, is not required to retake the course, but may choose to retake the course to improve his/her cumulative GPA. Note that it is the LAST grade, NOT the best grade that counts. For more information, go to Course Retake Policy.

[To see the full list of courses and categories, go to Course Summaries & Notes.]