Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 313


Credit : 3 hours or 3/4 unit.
Graduate students in the ECE Department cannot receive unit credit for ECE 313.

Prerequisites : ECE 210 or ECE 309

ECE 313 is an undergraduate course on probability theory and statistics with applications to engineering problems primarily chosen from the areas of communications, control, signal processing, and computer engineering.

ECE 313 is semi-required in the new BSEE and BSCompE curricula --- all students must complete one of the three courses ECE 313 (3 hours), IE 230 (3 hours), and Stat 310 (4 hours).


Meeting times : Section B: 9 a.m. MWF in 269 Everitt Laboratory

Meeting times : Section D: 11 a.m. MWF in 161 Everitt Laboratory

Instructor : Professor Dilip V. Sarwate

Offices : 109 C&SRL (Phone: 3-7473) and 326B Everitt Lab (Phone: 3-0387)

Email :

Professor Sarwate's Office Hours : Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 326B Everitt Lab.
At other times by appointment in 109 C&SRL

Teaching Assistants :
Weishi Feng ( and J. Sreedhar (

Teaching Assistants' Office Hours : 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in 330M Everitt Lab

Text : Sheldon Ross, A First Course in Probability, 5th edition, Prentice Hall, 1997.

Newsgroup: uiuc.class.ece313

Final Examination: Friday December 19, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 151 Everitt Laboratory

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