# Some advice to help CNSIP graduate students fill out their plan of study

## If you are a master's degree student:

- I personally do not recommend taking the thesis option. --Mboutin 17:07, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
- A typical plan of study for a first semester Signal Processing Grad Student (MS or PhD) is: ECE600, ECE538, MA511
- Note that MA527 and MA528 are
**not**acceptable for ECE graduate students in the CNSIP area

## If you are a direct PhD student interested in the signal processing area

- Consider taking ECE600 in addition to two other courses during your first semester. ECE600 is a prerequisite to a lot of other courses and a basic tool in CNSIP, but it can be challenging. Many students also take ECE538 and a math course such as MA511 that semester.
- A typical plan of study for a first semester Signal Processing Grad Student (MS or PhD) is: ECE600, ECE538, MA511

## If you are a PhD student (direct or with an MS) you should select your plan of study to prepare for the QE!

Check the QE questions. Each QE question in CNSIP corresponds to a graduate course. You should:

- Select the QE questions you would like to take. (4 total with at least 1 out of area and at least 2 in area.)
- Make sure that your plan of study contains each corresponding course.

Normally, incoming PhD students take the QE in August, so you only have 2 semesters to prepare!

## Note that the following math courses are **not** acceptable for ECE graduate students in the CNSIP area

- MA527: Advanced Mathematics For Engineers And Physicists I
- MA528: Advanced Mathematics For Engineers And Physicists II
- If you put these courses on your plan on study, then I won't sign it. --Mboutin 17:03, 16 January 2009 (UTC)