Dear ECE Master’s Students,

Fall 2020 registration has started! The message below contains some important information regarding the ECE 797 Scholarly Paper and ECE 795 Engineering Seminar requirements.

ECE 797: Scholarly Paper Requirement:

If you will have already completed 18 credits of graduate coursework by the start of Fall 2020, then you can meet the scholarly paper (SP) requirement through the following courses (provided that the course fits into your approved plan of study):

·       ECE 616 Advanced Mobile Systems and Applications

·       ECE 619 Nonlinear Systems and Control (will meet SP requirement this fall only)

·       ECE 639 Satellite Communications

·       ECE 646 Applied Cryptography

·       ECE 681 VLSI Design for ASICs

·       ECE 684 MOS Device Electronics

·       ECE 685 Nanoelectronics

·       ECE 699-001 Small Satellite Development

·       ECE 732 Mobile Communication Systems

·       ECE 742 High-Speed Networks


If you are taking one of the classes listed above to meet the SP requirement this fall, then you need to simultaneously register for the 0 credit ECE 797 Scholarly Paper section CRN 74445. This is needed so that the department can ensure you have met the SP requirement when you apply for graduation. If you do not wish to fulfill the SP requirement this fall, then you can still take one or more of the courses above. In that case, you do not need to simultaneously register for ECE 797.

If you wish to take a course in the future to meet the SP requirement, you will need to register for ECE 797 together with it during the same semester. The department provides a list of all courses that meet the SP requirement on the following link. A subset of these courses are offered every semester. Other details can also be found within the same link:

Registration in ECE 797 is controlled. In order to register for ECE 797, you will need to contact Ms. Patricia Sahs ([log in to unmask]) and provide her with your name, your request to enroll in ECE 797, your G number as well as what course you are taking to meet the SP requirement so that she can provide you with the override. 


ECE 795: Engineering Seminar Requirement:

If Fall 2020 is your last semester in the program, then you need to enroll in ECE 795 CRN 74444 in order to meet the seminar requirement. You do not need to request an override to enroll in ECE 795. You can directly enroll via Patriotweb.

All degree candidates must attend a minimum of 6 graduate seminars approved for the degree program. Approved seminars are publicized on the departmental webpage. Approved seminars are limited to:

The department office will verify that the seminar requirement has been met and submit a grade of S (satisfactory) for ECE 795 upon completion of the requirement at the end of the semester of enrollment in ECE 795. Students who have not met the seminar requirement in their final semester must continue to register for ECE 795 in subsequent semesters until the requirement is met.

Keep in mind that the last day to add any class for Fall 2020 is Monday, August 31st 2020.

Please do not respond to this email with any request for overrides etc. Requests for overrides and additional questions may be directed to Ms. Patricia Sahs ([log in to unmask])

 Best Wishes

 Pelin Kurtay