Communications Systems

This online certificate provides a comprehensive curriculum on digital communications systems design and analysis. It covers modulation techniques, coding, spread spectrum systems, wireless systems, and various communications protocols.

This program is perfect for...

  • Engineers and tech professionals looking for formal training in digital communication systems
  • Professionals wanting to pursue career paths in design and analysis of communication systems and applications
  • Professionals who want to focus on specific aspects of digital communications systems
  • Individuals looking for a rigorous and broad understanding of the latest communications technology and its applications

What you can learn.

  • A comprehensive introduction to modern communications principles
  • Digital communication systems design and analysis of satellite, fiber optic, and wireless
  • Analysis and simulation of communications systems using MATLAB, Simulink, and Mathcad
  • Emerging business opportunities intersecting communications systems

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Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
EC ENGR X 422.14
Typically Offered: Fall
EC ENGR X 422.20
Typically Offered: Spring
EC ENGR X 422.21
Typically Offered: Summer
EC ENGR X 422.19
Typically Offered: Winter
Students must complete one elective course from the following list:

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

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Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

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Transfer Credits to an Advanced Degree

Completion of the UCLA Extension Communication Systems Certificate equates to 12 graduate credits that can be applied toward a Master of Engineering Online at University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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