WES | Master of Advanced Study Degree UC San Diego

About the Wireless Embedded Systems Program


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.


Program 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

Benefits

  • 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.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

  • World-class faculty and research with 13 endowed chairs and 12 members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
  • Distinguished faculty who are leading, award-winning researchers committed to both research and teaching.
  • World-class facilities and infrastructure for students, individual research efforts, and beyond

Computer Science & Engineering Department

  • World-class leader in computer science and engineering education and research.
  • Distinguished faculty who are leading, award-winning researchers committed to both research and teaching.
  • World-class facilities and infrastructure for students, individual research efforts, and beyond

Intended Audience

This is a cross disciplinary program that invites students with backgrounds in either electrical engineering or computer science. The program is designed for early to mid-career design engineers who are on a technical leadership track within their companies.