Useful grad level courses for future Audio DSP engineers

Started by aksh...@gmail.com August 30, 2011
Hello,

I'm a new grad student about to start my master's in electrical engineering. My concentration is going to be Musical Acoustics and Audio/Music Signal Processing.

I want to balance my courses with hardware-oriented courses which will give me an exposure to working on DSPs and micros. I want to possess the skills/experience the industry looks for in an Audio DSP Engineer.

The courses (in my entire program) I've already decided upon are DSP, Musical Acoustics, Audio Signal Processing and Computational Music. I am confused as to which hardware-related course I should take. Intro to VLSI? Computer Architecture? What should I look for in a course?

Waiting to hear from you!
Thanks
Akshay
Those all sound pretty good. If the VLSI class focuses on verilog or vhdl,
and includes a hardware portion where you learn to use FPGAs I would
strongly reccomend you enroll in that course. FPGAs are increasingly
important in DSP applications.
-Brant

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:30 PM, wrote:

> **
> Hello,
>
> I'm a new grad student about to start my master's in electrical
> engineering. My concentration is going to be Musical Acoustics and
> Audio/Music Signal Processing.
>
> I want to balance my courses with hardware-oriented courses which will give
> me an exposure to working on DSPs and micros. I want to possess the
> skills/experience the industry looks for in an Audio DSP Engineer.
>
> The courses (in my entire program) I've already decided upon are DSP,
> Musical Acoustics, Audio Signal Processing and Computational Music. I am
> confused as to which hardware-related course I should take. Intro to VLSI?
> Computer Architecture? What should I look for in a course?
>
> Waiting to hear from you!
> Thanks
> Akshay
>
>

--
Brant Jameson
PhD Candidate
UC Santa Cruz Computer Engineering
http://people.ucsc.edu/~pheese