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Signal Processing and Communications (SPC) is the foundation of today’s information society. Villanova offers introductory and advanced instruction in statistical signal processing, communication systems, DSP, wireless communications, 5G wireless sensor networks, radar systems, and detection and estimation. Students have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research in:
The SPC concentration is supported by the Center for Advanced Communication, a world-class research facility that has been on the forefront of numerous innovations such as through wall radar imaging and novel uses of radar in health care. The center operates five research laboratories: Antennas, Wireless Communications, Radar Imaging, RFID and Acoustics and Ultrasound.
Ten courses (30 credits) are required to complete a Master’s in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Signal Processing and Communications. The following core courses are required:
Up to 3 additional courses should be selected to complement those above and to support your professional interests.
Degree plans must be submitted before registering for your first semester. Students in the five-year BS/MS program must submit their plans before registering for fall semester of their senior year.
Students with a concentration in Signal Processing and Communications must work with an academic or research advisor to prepare and submit an approved degree plan. The academic advisor must be one of the full-time faculty members listed below. Dr. Bijan Mobasseri is the default academic advisor for this concentration. The academic advisor for students who are on sponsored projects is the research advisor.