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About the Digital Signal Processing Program

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) techniques and methodology have been widely employed in many applications including video/audio/data communications and networking, medical imaging and computer vision, speech synthesis and coding, digital audio and video, and control of complex systems and industrial processes. With advances in microelectronics and high-speed microprocessors, microcontrollers and DSP processors, many complex DSP algorithms for solving real-world application problems can be implemented in real-time and a cost-effective manner.

This Digital Signal Processing certificate program is designed to provide an understanding of DSP fundamentals, principles, applications, current practices and standards, and emerging trends and developments. This program is intended for software, hardware and system engineers and technical managers who are involved in evaluation, design and development of DSP-based applications.

Program Highlights:
  • Explore the need for DSP in wireless systems
  • Appreciate the advantages of processing signals digitally to achieve high speed and accuracy
  • Curriculum aligned with industry standards

For more information about this program, please email unexengr@ucsd.edu.

  • Learn to write programs to implement algorithms in C
  • Employ software defined radios using DSP methods
  • Apply DSP techniques to practical systems
  • Grasp DSP processors and architectures
  • Complete the program in as little as nine months (12-15 months if prerequisites are needed)
  • Program can be completed entirely online
Who Will Benefit:
  • RF Engineers and Technicians
  • Computer Programmers
  • Anyone working with Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Cloud Computing, 3D Sensing
  • Signal Processing Engineers
  • Software Developers and Engineers
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wages for Electrical Engineers is $97,970.00 per year nation wide and $113,140.00 in California
  • For a four year period (2014-2017), Burning Glass Technologies reported a national growth rate of 40% in Engineering and Technology jobs requiring skills in DSP. Projections for 2018 are showing a grown rate of 14% compared to 2017. (source: Burning Glass Technologies)
  • Top companies hiring individuals with DSP skills in the past year nationwide include Boeing, Intel, Apple, Qualcomm, Lockheed Martin, Google, Aerospace, and Northrop Grumman (source: Burning Glass Technologies)
Format: Online

Estimated Cost: $2,420

Excludes textbooks and materials.

Duration: 9 Months

12-15 months if prerequisites are needed

Contact
Department
Science & Technology
Phone
858-534-9152
Email
unexengr@ucsd.edu

Courses

Delivery Method
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  • Live Online
  • In-Person
  • Online
  • Hybrid
  • Number of Courses: Three courses (5 if both prerequisites are included)
  • Total Units: 9

Signals and SystemsECE-40051

Units: 3.00

$775

Signals and Systems is an introduction to analog and digital signal processing,a topic that forms an integral part of engineering systems in many diverse areas, including seismic data processing, comm...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Spring

Digital Signal Processing (DSP)ECE-40016

Units: 3.00

$775

Gain practical knowledge required for understanding, specifying, and designing DSP systems.Topics covered in this course will include DSP system architecture, the theory of signal processing, sampling...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter, Summer

DSP in Wireless CommunicationsECE-40283

Units: 3.00

$775

Rapid developments in digital signal processing techniques have enabled many new advancesin wireless communication systems. Wireless communications is prevalent. From mobile devices to security, its u...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Spring

Applied DSPECE-40164

Units: 3.00

$775

Apply the basic concepts of digital signal processing to real world applications.This course will review signal processing basics with an emphasis on the practical application of fundamental concepts ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter, Summer

SystemVerilog for Design & VerificationECE-40301

Units: 3.00

$795

SystemVerilogis far more than Verilog with a ++ operator. A hands-on knowledge of this rich language is critical for chip design and verification engineers. This thorough course starts from the synthe...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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Conditions for Admission

UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission

Advisory Board

Laurence Milstein, Ph.D.

Professor - ECE Department

UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering

Sima Noghanian, Ph.D.

Principal Antenna Design Engineer - Wafer LLC

Adjuct Professor - SDSU - ECE

Milan Plavsich, M.S.

Senior Director

Qualcomm

Reza Rezai, Ph.D.

Senior Appplications Engineer

MathWorks

Alberto Rodrigues, Ph.D.

Senior Lead Engineer

SPAWAR

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.