Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE 313



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 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).

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

Prerequisite : ECE 210

Meeting times : Section C: 10 a.m. MWF in 165 Everitt Laboratory

Meeting times : Section D: 11 a.m. MWF in 245 Everitt Laboratory

Instructor : Professor Dilip V. Sarwate

Offices : 109 CSL (Phone: 3-7473) and 326B Everitt Lab (Phone: 3-0387)

Email :

Professor Sarwate's Office Hours :
Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Room 109 CSL
At other times by appointment in 109 CSL

Teaching Assistant : C. Orhan Imer (

TA Office Hours : Mondays, noon-3 pm and Tuesdays, 7 pm to 9 pm in Room 330N Everitt Laboratory

Text : R. D. Yates and D. J. Goodman, Probability and Stchastic Processes: A Friendly Introduction for Electrical and Computer Engineers, John Wiley and Sons, 1999.

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