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Courses Technical Courses in EE - Your Experiences?

  1. Mar 22, 2008 #1
    Hi, I'll be a senior EE this upcoming fall and was curious to see what kind of experiences you've had with the following courses:

    Analog Circuit Design
    Digital Communications Systems
    Cryptography & Information Security
    Probabilistic Systems Analysis
    Electro-Optics and Lasers
    Topics in Multiple User Information Theory
    Adaptive Signal Processing​
    These are all 400-level courses.

    The ones that interest me are in italics. Any experiences with them? Does it matter which class I take --- as far as employability goes? I'm sure taking a class in the field in which your employer works in is helpful, but does it hurt if I take an Electro-Optics class if I don't plan on joining a company that does things with optics?
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2008
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  3. Mar 22, 2008 #2
    I will answer this generally, as I am not very familiar with EE. Extra knowledge is always a good thing. You never know when knowledge will come in handy. Some courses may sound specific, but actually provide fundamentals that can be applied to other areas. i.e. I took a fuel cells course and ended up learning about mass/charge transfer, reaction kinetics, electrochemistry, and physical modeling.

    So, if that course really interests you, take it. However, don't let this course replace a crucial elective for your concentration
  4. Mar 22, 2008 #3
    I am now taking a random process class right now and am enjoying it very much....However, it is REALLY hard. Lots of very hard math. Any of the other classes would probably be easier.
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