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Digital Signal Processing Engineering

The Digital Signal Processing Specialized Studies is being discontinued. The last opportunity for students to complete and pay for the Specialized Studies is December 2019. Last program courses will be offered until the end of 2019. Those currently pursuing the program please email for program completion assistance.



Digital Signal Processing (DSP), has emerged as an important technology for modern electronic systems. It is a form of embedded design that is one of the newest and hottest fields, and is considered to be the workhorse of choice for many computational-intensive applications. Modern applications include biomedical, communications, imaging, speech, video signal, and multimedia signal processing.

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for individuals involved in the evaluation, design or development of systems employing digital signal processing, or as an introduction to DSP technology.

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Program Benefits

  • Identify and understand the essential mathematics & algorithms in DSP
  • Gain hands-on experience in designing and implementing DSP algorithms
  • Learn about DSP processors and architectures
  • Discover how to program DSP code
  • Create practical applications

Course Schedule

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full certificate.

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Learn How To Earn Your CertificateSpecialized Studies Award Requirements

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in computer science or electrical engineering or equivalent knowledge acquired through training and experience in hardware design and development. A Specialized Studies certificate is awarded upon completion of 3 required courses (9 credit units) with a grade of "C" or better in each course. To receive the certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate with a non-refundable $35 application fee after completing all program requirements. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a specialized studies award are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.