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USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Electrical Engineering (VLSI Design) (MS)

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The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (VLSI design) is earned by successfully completing the normal requirements for the Master of Science in electrical engineering, with the following additional required courses: EE 479  or EE 536a ; EE 577a ; EE 577b  or EE 536b ; and EE 552 . If a student chooses to take the first of the OR courses, the other course may be counted in the VLSI/CAD, Circuits and Devices and Computer Systems areas as indicated, below. 

For Admission Requirements, refer to Viterbi Graduate Degrees and Requirements.

No more than three courses (maximum 12 units) may be counted at the 400 level — at least 18 adviser-approved units must be taken at the 500 or 600 level.

The students must also take two courses from one of the following areas and one course from a second area:


With explicit approval of a faculty adviser, EE 599 Special Topics  and/or 3 units of EE 590 Directed Research  may be used to meet requirements for any of the approved areas.

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