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UC Irvine Announces Communications Systems Design Engineering Certificate Program

New Certificate Program Enables Students and Professionals To Keep Up With Modern Day Communication

IRVINE, Calif. – July 10, 2008 – To meet the needs of professionals within the field of design engineering, the University of California, Irvine has announced the addition of a technical certificate program titled, “Communications Systems Design Engineering.” This 3-month program is designed for international engineering and technical professionals, information systems professionals, and students who want to develop a comprehensive understanding of communications engineering principles and practices. A 3-month internship in the heart of the ‘tech coast’ of Southern California is also an available option.

The continued need for robust communications systems is universal with increased communications applications for data, voice, and video. The Accelerated Certificate Program (ACP) in Communications Systems Design Engineering provides comprehensive knowledge on current and emerging technologies in the design and development of communications-based networks and systems. The certificate program addresses advances in electronics computing, networking and wireless technologies.

“Our ACP in Communications Systems Design Engineering is designed to prepare international engineering professionals and students with a comprehensive understanding of all of the different modern day communication systems,” said Angelika Volkman, director of English & Certificates for Internationals at UC Irvine. “With a uniquely tailored curriculum, our program presents opportunities for professionals to enter this field with a systems engineering approach to their organizations.”

Participants will develop a system engineering approach to their individual organization’s communications engineering development process, gain knowledge needed in the design and development of modern day communications systems and learn how to describe, analyze and design practical communication systems.

The Communications Systems Design Engineering Certificate Program will be offered every September and January. The next program will begin Sept. 19, 2008 and courses will include:

  • Systems Requirements Engineering
  • Introduction to Communications and Networking
  • Communications Systems Design
  • Principles of Wireless Electronic Systems
  • DSP Fundamentals, Modeling and Analysis
  • C Programming for Embedded Systems
  • Fundamentals of Embedded Systems Design and Programming

For more information about the Communications Systems Design Engineering Certificate Program, please contact Kelly Oto via e-mail or visit

About the University of California English and Certificates for Internationals

The English & Certificates for Internationals (ECI), a department of the University of California, Irvine Extension, offers life-enriching academic, professional, and cultural experiences to international audiences in environments specifically tailored to their needs. Programs include superior English-language and professional-content instruction and a wide variety of support services, including housing and organized cultural activities, to foster international students’ adjustment to and competence in participating in American life. ECI serves the University of California, Irvine by promoting the internationalization of the campus and providing language support services to the university community. For more information, please visit

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit