About the Master of Advanced Study in
Wireless Embedded Systems

The next step in the wireless revolution is the connection of everyday devices through wireless technology. Embedded wireless technology is expected to explode in the next decade, and touch nearly every market sector from personal electronics and medical devices, to the transportation infrastructure and manufacturing.

Next generation embedded wireless devices have unique requirements that dictate a holistic approach to their design. Their form factor, cost, and power consumption must be dramatically lower than existing cellular phones. The design of these devices requires a unique interdisciplinary background in systems, software, hardware and communication theory.

The Masters of Advanced Study Degree (MAS) in Wireless Embedded Systems offers a new cross-disciplinary education paradigm, designed to provide high-level training for professional engineers who plan to become technical leaders in the burgeoning field. The degree is conferred by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and is managed by the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD.

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Engage in state-of-the-art engineering that will lead to the development of next-generation wireless embedded devices.
Gain a deep and broad education in the multidisciplinary fundamentals of wireless communications and embedded system design.
Understand the tradeoff between the hardware/software capabilities in embedded devices and the limitations of the communications channel and communications algorithms.
Earn a graduate degree from a world class institution and faculty in a unique, cross-disciplinary field.
Emerge a technical leader in engineering design that will enhance career experiences and help to prepare for future technical challenges.

Key Features

High-quality technical program with interdisciplinary focus
Courses taught by UCSD faculty experts
Friday and/or Saturday class schedule, alternating weekends
9 courses, complete degree in 2 years
Small class size, build network with engineering professionals
Team oriented capstone design project

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