**EE 5283 (PHYS 5283) Plasma Technology
Laboratory** (2 semester hours) Laboratory will provide a hands-on experience
to accompany EE 5383. Topics to include: Vacuum technology [pumps, gauges, gas feed],
plasma uses [etch, deposition, lighting and plasma thrusters] and introductory
diagnostics. Co-requisite: EE 5383. Recommended Co-requisite:
EE 7171. (0-2) R

**EE 5300 Advanced Engineering Mathematics**
(3 semester hours) Advanced mathematical topics needed in the study of
engineering. Topics may include advanced differential equations, linear
algebra, vector calculus, complex analysis, and numerical methods. Credit does
not apply to the 33 hour M.S.E.E. requirement. (3-0) R

**EE 5301 (CS 5301) Professional and
Technical Communication** (3 semester hours) EE 5301 utilizes an integrated
approach to writing and speaking for the technical professions. The advanced
writing components of the course focus on writing professional quality
technical documents such as proposals, memos, abstracts, reports, letters,
emails, etc. The advanced oral communication components of the course focus on
planning, developing, and delivering dynamic, informative and persuasive
presentations. Advanced skills in effective teamwork, leadership, listening,
multimedia and computer generated visual aids are also emphasized. Graduate
students will have a successful communication experience working in a
functional team environment using a real time, online learning environment. (3-0) Y

**EE 5305 Radio Frequency Engineering**
(3 semester hours) Introduction to generation, transmission, and radiation of
electromagnetic waves. Microwave-frequency measurement
techniques. Characteristics of guided-wave structures
and impedance matching. Fundamentals of antennas and
propagation. Prerequisite: EE 4301 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**EE 5320 Introduction to Devices and
Circuits** (3 semester hours) This course provides a
background in Electrical Engineering for students entering the M.S.E.E. program
from other fields of science and engineering. Topics include circuit analysis
and simulation, semiconductor device fundamentals and operation, and basic
transistor circuits. Credit does not apply to the 33 hour M.S.E.E. requirement.
Prerequisite: differential equations. (3-0) R

**EE 5321 Introduction to Circuits and
Systems** (3 semester hours) Continuation of EE 5320. Topics include analog
circuits, digital circuits, digital systems and communication systems. Credit
does not apply to the 33 hour M.S.E.E. requirement. (3-0) R

**EE 5325 (CE 5325) Hardware Modeling Using HDL** (3 semester hours) This course introduces students to hardware description
languages (HDL) beginning with simple examples and describing tools and
methodologies. It covers the language, dwelling on fundamental simulation
concepts. Students are also exposed to the subset of HDL that may be used for
synthesis of custom logic. HDL simulation and synthesis labs and projects are
performed using commercial and/or academic VLSI CAD tools. Prerequisite: EE
3320 or equivalent. (3-0) T

**EE 5350 Signals, Systems, and Digital
Communications** (3 semester hours) Advanced methods of analysis of
electrical networks and linear systems. Laplace transforms, Fourier
series, and Fourier transforms. Response of linear systems to
step, impulse, and sinusoidal inputs. Convolution,
system functions, and frequency response. Z transforms
and digital systems. Fundamentals of digital communication systems such
as information, digital transmission, channel
capacity, modulation and demodulation techniques are introduced. Signaling
schemes and performance of binary as well as M-ary
modulated digital communication systems are introduced. Overall design
considerations and performance evaluation of various digital communication
systems are discussed. Prerequisite: EE 3300 or equivalent. (3-0) R

**EE 5360 Introduction to Communications
and Signal Processing** (3 semester hours) This
course is designed to provide the necessary background for someone with a
technical degree to enter the M.S.E.E. program in the Communications and Signal
Processing concentration. It will focus on linear systems theory, to include
Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms, transfer functions, frequency
response, and convolution. It will also include introductions to the solution
of ordinary differential equations and to communications systems. Credit does
not apply to the 33 hour M.S.E.E. requirement. Prerequisites: One year of
calculus and one semester of probability theory. (3-0) R

**EE 5365 Engineering Leadership** (3 semester
hours) Interpersonal influence and organizational influence in leading
engineering organizations. Leadership is addressed from the point of
view of the technical manager as well as from that of the technical
professional. Topics include staffing, motivation, performance evaluation,
communication, project selection and planning, intellectual property and
professional ethics. (3-0) R

**EE 5381 Curriculum Practical Training in
Electrical Engineering** (3 semester hours) This
course is required of students who need additional training in engineering
practice. Credit does not apply to the 33 hour M.S.E.E. requirement. Consent of
Graduate Adviser required. (May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours) (3-0) R

**EE 5383 (PHYS 5383) Plasma Technology**
(3 semester hours) Hardware oriented study of useful laboratory plasmas. Topics
will include vacuum technology, gas kinetic theory, basic plasma theory and an
introduction to the uses of plasmas in various industries. (3-0) Y

**EE 5385 Analog Filters** (3 semester
hours) This course aims at bridging the
intermediate-level and the advanced-level knowledge in analog filter design. It
moves from basic theory of analog passive filters to theoretical and practical
aspects of active, switched-capacitor, and continuous time filters. For active
solutions the focus is on integrated implementations on silicon. Prerequisites:
EE 3301 and EE 3111. (3-0) Y

**EE 5V80 Special Topics In Electrical Engineering** (1-6 semester hours) For
letter grade credit only. (May be repeated to a maximum of 9
hours.) ([1-6]-0) S

**EE 6283 (PHYS 6283) Plasma Science
Laboratory** (2 semester hours) Laboratory will provide a hands on experience
to accompany EE 6383. Experiments will include measurements of fundamental
plasma properties and understanding of important plasma diagnostics.
Co-requisite: EE 6383, recommended co-requisite: EE 7171. (2-0) T

**EE 6301 (CE 6301) Advanced Digital Logic**
(3 semester hours) Modern design techniques for digital logic. Logic synthesis and design methodology. Link between
front-end and back-end design flows. Field programmable gate
arrays and reconfigurable digital systems. Introduction to testing,
simulation, fault diagnosis and design for testability. Prerequisites: EE 3320
or equivalent and background in VHDL/Verilog. (3-0) T

**EE 6302 (CE 6302) Microprocessor Systems**
(3 semester hours) Design of microprocessor based systems including I/O and
interface devices. Microprocessor architectures. Use
of emulators and other sophisticated test equipment. Extensive
laboratory work. Prerequisite: EE 4304 or equivalent and background in
VHDL/Verilog. (2-3) Y

**EE 6303 (CE 6303) Testing and Testable
Design** (3 semester hours) Techniques for detection of failures in digital
circuits and systems. Fault modeling and detection. Functional
testing and algorithms for automatic test pattern generation (ATPG). Design of easily testable digital systems. Techniques for introducing built-in self test (BIST) capability.
Test of various digital modules, such as PLA’s, memory circuits,
datapath, etc. Prerequisite: EE 3320 or equivalent
and background in VHDL/Verilog. (3-0) Y

**EE 6304 (CE 6304, CS 6304) Computer
Architecture** (3 semester hours) Trends in processor, memory, I/O and system
design. Techniques for quantitative analysis and evaluation of computer systems
to understand and compare alternative design choices in system design.
Components in high performance processors and computers: pipelining,
instruction level parallelism, memory hierarchies, and input/output. Students
will undertake a major computing system analysis and design project.
Prerequisite: EE 4304 and C/C++. (3-0) Y

**EE 6305 (CE 6305) Computer Arithmetic**
(3 semester hours) Carry look ahead systems and carry save adders. Multipliers,
multi-bit recoding schemes, array multipliers, redundant binary schemes,
residue numbers, slash numbers. High-speed division and square root circuits. Multi-precision algorithms. The IEEE floating point
standard, rounding processes, guard bits, error accumulation in arithmetic
processes. Cordic algorithms. Prerequisites: EE 3320 and C/C++. (3-0) Y

**EE 6306 (CE 6306) Application Specific
Integrated Circuit Design** (3 semester hours) This
course discusses the design of application specific integrated circuits (ASIC).
Specific topics include: VLSI system design specification, ASIC circuit
structures, synthesis, and implementation of an ASIC digital signal processing
(DSP) chip. Prerequisites: EE 3320 (3-0) Y

**EE 6307 (CE 6307) Fault-Tolerant Digital
Systems** (3 semester hours) Concepts in hardware and software fault tolerance.
Topics include fault models, coding in computer systems, fault diagnosis and
fault-tolerant routing, clock synchronization, system reconfiguration, etc. Survey of practical fault-tolerant systems. Prerequisite: EE
6301, EE 3341 or equivalent. (3-0) R

**EE 6308 (CE 6308, CS 6396) Real-Time
Systems** (3 semester hours) Introduction to real-time applications and
concepts. Real-time operating systems and resource
management. Specification and design methods for
real-time systems. System performance analysis and
optimization techniques. Project to specify, analyze,
design, implement and test small real-time system. Prerequisite: CS
5348. (3-0) R

**EE 6309 (PHYS 5361) Fourier Optics**
(3 semester hours) Description of coherent optics using a linear systems
approach. The concepts of impulse response and transfer
functions for unbounded wave propagation, diffraction, and image formation.
Introduction to holography and optical data processing.
Prerequisites: EE 3302 and EE 4301 or equivalents. (3-0) R

**EE 6310 Optical Communication Systems**
(3 semester hours) Operating principles of optical communications systems and
fiber optic communication technology. Characteristics of optical fibers,
laser diodes, laser modulation, laser and fiber amplifiers, detection,
demodulation, dispersion compensation, and network topologies. System topology,
star network, bus networks, layered architectures, all-optical networks.
Prerequisite: EE 3350 or equivalent. (3-0) T

**EE 6311 RF and Microwave Circuits **(3
semester hours) Analysis and design of RF and microwave circuits. Topics
include impedance matching, network theory, S-parameters, transmission line
media (waveguide, coax, microstrip, stripline, coplanar waveguide, etc.) and passive component
design (power dividers, couplers, switches, attenuators, phase shifters,
etc.). Industry-standard microwave CAD
tools will be used. Prerequisite: EE 4368 or equivalent. (3-0)
R

**EE 6312 Laser and Modern Optics** (3
semester hours) Theory and applications of lasers, including ray and beam
optics. Design issues include power maximization, noise properties,
spectral purity and high-speed modulation. Particular
emphasis on semiconductor lasers and their relevance to optical communications.
Prerequisite: EE 4301 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**EE 6313 Semiconductor Opto-Electronic Devices** (3 semester hours) Physical
principles of semiconductor optoelectronic devices: optical properties of
semiconductors, optical gain and absorption, wave guiding, laser oscillation in
semiconductors; LEDs, physics of detectors, applications. Prerequisite: EE 3310
or equivalent. (3-0) T

**EE 6314 Principles of Fiber and
Integrated Optics** (3 semester hours) Theory of dielectric waveguides, modes
of planar waveguides, strip waveguides, optical fibers, coupled-mode formalism,
directional couplers, diffractive elements, switches, wavelength-tunable
filters, polarization properties of devices and fibers, step and graded-index
fibers, devices for fiber measurements, fiber splices, polarization properties,
and fiber systems. Prerequisites: EE 3300 and EE 4301 or equivalents. (3-0) T

**EE 6315 Engineering Optics** (3
semester hours) Fundamental concepts of geometrical optics, first-order optical
system design and analysis, paraxial ray tracing, aperture and field stops.
Optical materials and properties; third order aberration theory. Prerequisite:
PHYS 2326 or equivalent. (3-0) T

**EE 6316 Fields and Waves** (3 semester
hours) Study of electromagnetic wave propagation beginning with Maxwell’s
equations; reflection and refraction at plane boundaries; guided wave
propagation; radiation from dipole antennas and arrays; reciprocity theory;
basics of transmission line theory and waveguides. Prerequisite: EE 4301 or
equivalent. (3-0) Y

**EE 6317 Physical Optics** (3 semester
hours) Study of optical phenomena based primarily on the electromagnetic nature
of light; mathematical description of polarized light; Jones and Mueller
matrices; interference of polarized waves; interferometers, diffractive
phenomena based on scalar formalisms; diffraction gratings; and diffraction in
optical instruments. Prerequisite: EE 4301 or equivalent. (3-0)
T

**EE 6319 Quantum Physical Electronics**
(3 semester hours) Quantum-mechanical foundation for study of nanometer-scale
electronic devices. Principles of quantum physics,
stationary-state eigenfunctions and eigenvalues for one-dimensional potentials, interaction
with the electromagnetic field, electronic conduction in solids, applications
of quantum structures. Prerequisite: EE 3300 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**EE 6320 (MSEN 6320)Fundamentals
of Semiconductor Devices** (3 semester hours) Semiconductor material
properties, equilibrium carrier distribution and non-equilibrium
current-transport processes; properties of semiconductor interfaces, including
MOS, Schottky-barrier and p-n junctions. Prerequisite:
EE 3310. (3-0) Y

**EE 6321 Active Semiconductor Devices**
(3 semester hours) The physics of operation of active
devices will be examined, including bipolar junction transistors and
field-effect transistors: MOSFETs, JFETS, and MESFETS. Special-purpose MOS
devices including memories and imagers will be presented. Prerequisite: EE
6320. (3-0) Y

**EE 6322 (MECH 6322, MSEN 6322)
Semiconductor Processing Technology** (3 semester hours) Modern techniques
for the manufacture of semiconductor devices and circuits. Techniques
for both silicon and compound semiconductor processing are studied as well as
an introduction to the design of experiments. Topics include: wafer growth,
oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, lithography, etch and deposition. (3-0)
T

**EE 6323 Circuit Modeling of Solid-State
Devices** (3 semester hours) Provide physical
insight into the operation of MOSFETs and BJTs, with particular emphasis on new
physical effects in advanced devices. Compact (SPICE-level) transistor models
will be derived from basic semiconductor physics; common simplifications made
in the derivations of model equations will be detailed to provide an
appreciation for the limits of model capabilities. Prerequisites: EE 6320 and
EE 6321. (3-0) R

**EE 6324 (MSEN 6324) Electronic, Optical and
Magnetic Materials** (3 semester hours) Foundations of materials properties
for electronic, optical and magnetic applications. Electrical and
Thermal Conduction, Elementary Quantum Physics, Modern Theory of Solids,
Semiconductors and Devices, Dielectrics, Magnetic and Optical Materials
properties. Prerequisite: MSEN 5300or equivalent. (3-0) T

**EE 6325 (CE 6325) VLSI Design** (3
semester hours) Introduction to MOS transistors. Analysis
of the CMOS inverter.
Combinational and sequential design techniques in VLSI; issues in static, transmission gate
and dynamic logic design. Design and layout of complex gates,
latches and flip-flops, arithmetic circuits, memory structures. Low power digital design. The method of
logical effort. CMOS technology, and rationale
behind various design rules. Use of CAD tools to design, layout, check, extract
and simulate a small project. Prerequisites: EE 3320, EE 3301 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**EE 6326 Analog Integrated Circuit Design**
(3 semester hours) Introduction to MOS transistor, CMOS technology and analog
circuit modeling. Basic analog circuits: MOS switches, active resistors,
current sources, current mirrors, current amplifiers, inverting amplifier,
differential amplifier, cascade amplifier and the output amplifier. Complex
circuits: comparators and operational amplifiers. Use of CAD tools to layout
and simulate analog circuits. Prerequisite: EE 4340 (3-0) Y

**EE 6328 Nonlinear Optics** (3 semester
hours) Survey of nonlinear optical effects; origins of optical nonlinearities;
laser-pulse propagation equations in bulk media and optical fibers; the
nonlinear optical susceptibility tensor; second-order nonlinear optical effects
(second harmonic generation, optical rectification, parametric mixing and
amplification); third-order nonlinear optical effects in fiber optic
communication systems (self-phase modulation, cross-phase modulation,
stimulated Brillouin scattering, stimulated Raman
scattering, four-wave mixing, nonlinear polarization mode dispersion);
self-focusing and self-defocusing in bulk media; computational methods for
nonlinear optics. Prerequisite: EE 4301 or equivalent; EE 6310 recommended.
(3-0) R

**EE 6329 Optical Signal Conditioning**
(3 semester hours) Engineering principles and applications of laser beam modulation
and deflection (acousto-optics and electro-optics),
harmonic generation and optical parametric processes, optical pulse compression
and shaping. Prerequisites: EE 4301 or equivalent and EE 6317 recommended.
(3-0) R

**EE 6331 Linear Systems and Signals** (3
semester hours) Systems and control theory: state space, convolution integrals,
transfer functions, stability, controllability, observability,
and feedback. Prerequisites: EE 2300 and EE 4310. (3-0) Y

**EE 6332 (MECH 6332) Advanced Control**
(3 semester hours) Modern control techniques in state space and frequency
domain: optimal control, robust control, and stability. Prerequisite: EE 6331.
(3-0) R

**EE 6334 Advanced Geometrical and
Physical Optics** (3 semester hours) Geometrical optics as a limiting case of
the propagation of electromagnetic waves; geometrical theory of optical
aberrations; the diffraction theory of aberrations; image formation with
partially coherent and partially polarized light; computational methods for
physical optics. Other topics may be selected from the following: diffraction
theory of vector electromagnetic fields, diffraction of light by ultrasonic
waves, optics of metals, Lorenz-Mie theory of the scattering of light by small
particles, and optics of crystals. Prerequisite: EE 6317. (3-0) R

**EE 6335 Engineering of Infrared Imaging
Systems** (3 semester hours) Thermal optics, review of Fourier optics, review
of information theory, embedded system design principles, and system modeling.
Prerequisites: EE 6309 or 6315 or equivalents. (3-0) T

**EE 6336 (MECH 6336) Nonlinear Control
Systems** (3 semester hours) Differential geometric tools, feedback
linearization, input-output linearization, output injection, output tracking,
stability. Prerequisite: EE 6331. (3-0) R

**EE 6340 Introduction to
Telecommunications Networks** (3 semester hours) Circuit, message and packet
switching. The hierarchy of the ISO-OSI Layers.
The physical layer: channel characteristics, coding, and error detection. The
data link control layer: retransmission strategies, framing, multiaccess protocols, e.g., Aloha, slotted Aloha, CSMA,
and CSMA/CD. The network layer: routing, broadcasting, multicasting, flow
control schemes. Co-requisite: EE 6349. (3-0) Y

**EE 6341 Information Theory I** (3 semester
hours) Self information, mutual information, discrete memoryless
sources, entropy, source coding for discrete memoryless
channels, homogeneous Markov sources, discrete memoryless
channels, channel capacity, converse to the coding theorem, noisy channel
coding theorem, random coding exponent, Shannon limit. Prerequisite: EE 6352. (3-0) R

**EE 6343 Detection and Estimation Theory**
(3 semester hours) Parameter estimation. Least-square,
mean-square, and minimum-variance estimators. Maximum A
Posteriori (MAP) and Maximum-Likelihood (ML) estimators. Bayes estimation. Cramer-Rao lower bound. BLUE estimator and Wiener filtering. Prerequisite: EE 6349.
(3-0) R

**EE 6344 Coding Theory** (3 semester
hours) Groups, fields, construction and properties of Galois fields, error
detection and correction, Hamming distance, linear block codes, syndrome
decoding of linear block codes, cyclic codes, BCH codes, error trapping
decoding and majority logic decoding of cyclic codes, non-binary codes, Reed
Solomon codes, burst error correcting codes, convolutional
codes, Viterbi decoding of convolutional
codes. Prerequisite: EE 6352. (3-0) R

**EE 6345 (CE 6345) Engineering of
Packet-Switched Networks** (3 semester hours) Detailed coverage, from the
point of view of engineering design, of the physical, data-link, network and
transport layers of IP (Internet Protocol) networks. This course is a
masters-level introduction to packet networks. Prior knowledge of digital
communication systems is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: EE 3350 or equivalent.
(3-0) Y

**EE 6349 Random Processes** (3 semester
hours) Random processes concept. Stationarity and independence. Auto-correlation and
cross-correlation functions, spectral characteristics. Linear systems with random inputs. Special
topics and applications. Prerequisite: EE 3302 and EE 3341 or
equivalent. (3-0) Y

**EE 6350 Signal Theory** (3 semester
hours) Signal processing applications and signal spaces, vector spaces, matrix
inverses and orthogonal projections, four fundamental subspaces, least squares and
minimum norm solutions, the SVD and principal component analysis, subspace
approximation, infinite dimensional spaces, linear operators, norms, inner
products and Hilbert spaces, projection theorems, spectral properties of Hermitian operators, Hilbert spaces of random variables,
linear minimum variance estimation and the Levinson-Durbin algorithm, general
optimization over Hilbert spaces, methods and applications of optimization.
Prerequisite: EE 3302 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**EE 6351 Computational Electromagnetics** (3 semester hours) Review of Maxwell’s
equations; numerical propagation of scalar waves; finite-difference time-domain
solutions of Maxwell’s equations; numerical implementations of boundary
conditions; numerical stability; numerical dispersion; absorbing boundary
conditions for free space and waveguides; selected applications in
telecommunications, antennas, microelectronics and digital systems.
Prerequisite: EE 4301 or equivalent. (3-0) R

**EE 6352 Digital Communication Systems**
(3 semester hours) Digital communication systems are discussed. Source coding
and channel coding techniques are introduced. Signaling
schemes and performance of binary and M-ary modulated
digital communication systems. The overall design considerations and
performance evaluations of various digital communications systems are
emphasized. Prerequisite: EE 6349 or equivalent. (3-0) Y

**EE 6353 Broadband Digital Communication** (3 semester hours) Characterization of broadband wireline and wireless channels. MAP and ML detection.
Intersymbol Interference (ISI) effects. Equalization methods to mitigate ISI including single-carrier and
multi-carrier techniques. Equalization techniques and structures
including linear, decision-feedback, precoding, zero
forcing, mean square-error, FIR versus IIR. Multi-Input
Multi-Output (MIMO) Equalization. Implementation issues including
complexity, channel estimation, error propagation, etc. Real-world case studies
from Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) and wireless systems. Students work individually or in small teams
on project and present their findings to class.
Prerequisite: EE 4360 and knowledge of MATLAB. (3-0) T

**EE 6355 RF and Microwave Amplifier
Design** (3 semester hours) Design of high-frequency active
circuits. Review of transmission line theory. RF and
microwave matching circuits using discrete and guided wave structures. Detailed study of S-parameters. Design of narrow band, broadband and low noise amplifiers. Detailed study of noise figure, noise parameters and stability of
RF and microwave circuits using S-parameters. Prerequisite: EE 4368 or
equivalent. (3-0) R

**EE 6360 Digital Signal Processing I**
(3 semester hours) Analysis of discrete time signals and systems, ,
Z-transform, discrete Fourier transform, fast Fourier transform, analysis and
design of digital filters. Prerequisite: EE 3302 or EE 4361 or equivalent.
(3-0) Y

**EE 6361 Digital Signal Processing II**
(3 semester hours) Continuation of EE 6360. Includes advanced topics in signal
processing such as: Digital filter structures and finite-word-length effects,
digital filter design and implementation methods, multirate
digital signal processing, linear prediction and optimum filtering, spectral
analysis and estimation methods. Prerequisite: EE 6360. (3-0) T

**EE 6362 Speech Processing** (3 semester
hours) Introduction to the fundamentals of speech signal processing and speech
applications. Speech analysis and speech synthesis techniques, speech
recognition using hidden Markov models, speech enhancement and speech coding
techniques including ADPCM and linear-predictive based methods such as CELP.
Prerequisites: EE 6360 and EE 6349. (3-0) Y

**EE 6363 Digital Image Processing** (3
semester hours) Image formation, image sampling, 2D Fourier transform and
properties, image wavelet transform, image enhancement in spatial and frequency
domains, image restoration, color image processing, image segmentation, edge
detection, morphological operations, object representation and description,
introduction to image compression. Prerequisites: EE 4361 or equivalent and
knowledge of C or MATLAB. (3-0) T

**EE 6364 Pattern Recognition** (3
semester hours) Pattern recognition system, Bayes
decision theory, maximum likelihood and Bayesian parametric classifiers, linear
discriminant functions and decision boundaries, density
estimation and nonparametric classifiers, unsupervised classification and
clustering, multilayer neural networks, decision trees, classifier comparison.
Prerequisite: Knowledge of C or MATLAB.
Co-requisite: EE 6349. (3-0) T

**EE 6365 Adaptive Signal Processing**
(3 semester hours) Adaptive signal processing algorithms learn the properties
of their environments. Transversal and lattice versions of the Least Mean
Squares (LMS) and Recursive Least Squares (RLS) adaptive filter algorithms and
other modern algorithms will be studied. These algorithms will be applied to
network and acoustic echo cancellations, speech enhancement, channel
equalization, interference rejection, beam forming, direction finding, active
noise control, wireless systems, and others. Prerequisites: EE 6349, EE 6360
and knowledge of matrix algebra. (3-0) T

**EE 6367 Applied Digital Signal
Processing** (3 semester hours) Implementation of signal processing
algorithms, graphical programming of DSP systems, fixed-point versus
floating-point, DSP chip architecture, DSP software development tools, code
optimization, application project. Prerequisites: EE 4361 or equivalent and
knowledge of C or MATLAB. (2-3) Y

**EE 6370 (CE 6370) Design and Analysis of
Reconfigurable Systems** (3 semester hours) Introduction to reconfigurable
computing, programmable logic: FPGAS, CPLDs, CAD issues with FPGA based design,
reconfigurable systems: emulation, custom computing, and embedded application
based computing, static and dynamic hardware, evolutionary design, software
environments for reconfigurable systems. Prerequisite: EE 3320 or equivalent.
(3-0) R

**EE 6372 Semiconductor Process
Integration** (3 semester hours) The integration of
semiconductor processing technology to yield integrated circuits. The course
will emphasize MOSFET design based upon process integration, in particular as
it applies to short channel devices of current interest. Process simulation
will be used to study diffusion, oxidation, and ion implantation. (3-0) R

**EE 6375 (CE 6375) Design Automation of
VLSI Systems** (3 semester hours) This course deals
with various topics related to the development of CAD tools for VLSI systems
design. Algorithms, data structures, heuristics and design methodologies behind
CAD tools. Design and analysis of algorithms for layout, circuit partitioning,
placement, routing, chip floor planning, and design rule checking (DRC). Introduction to CAD algorithms for RTL and behavior level
synthesis, module generators, and silicon compilation. Prerequisite: CS
5343. Co-requisite: CE 6325. (3-0) Y

**EE 6378 Power Management Circuits (3
semester hours):** Operating principles of rectifiers and different dc-dc
converters: switched-mode power converters, charge pumps and linear
regulators. Design and
analysis of voltage references and frequency compensation techniques for
two-stage and three-stage amplifiers.
Use of CAD tools to simulate power management
circuits. Prerequisite: EE 6326
or equivalent (3-0) Y

**EE 6381 (MECH 6381) Numerical Methods In Engineering** (3 semester hours) Numerical techniques
in engineering and their applications, with an emphasis on practical
implementation. Topics will include some
or all of the following: numerical methods of linear algebra, interpolation,
solution of nonlinear equations, numerical integration, Monte Carlo methods,
numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, and
numerical solution of integral equations. Prerequisites: CE/EE/MECH 2300 and
CE/EE/MECH 3300 or equivalents, and knowledge of a scientific programming
language. (3-0) T

**EE 6382 (MECH 6382)Introduction
to MEMS** (3 semester hours) Study of micro-electro-mechanical devices and
systems and their applications. Microfabrication
techniques and other emerging fabrication processes for MEMS are studied along
with their process physics. Principles
of operations of various MEMS devices such as mechanical, optical, thermal,
magnetic, chemical/biological sensors/actuators are studied. Topics include:
bulk/surface micromachining, LIGA, microsensors and microactuators in multi-physics domain. (3-0) T

**EE 6383 (PHYS 6383) Plasma Science**
(3 semester hours) Theoretically oriented study of
plasmas. Topics to include: fundamental properties of plasmas, fundamental
equations (kinetic and fluid theory, electromagnetic waves, plasma waves,
plasma sheaths) plasma chemistry and plasma diagnostics. Prerequisite: EE 6316
or equivalent. (3-0) T

**EE 6390 Introduction to Wireless
Communication Systems** (3 semester hours) Principles, practice, and system
overview of mobile systems. Modulation, demodulation,
coding, encoding, and multiple-access techniques. Performance
characterization of mobile systems. Prerequisite: EE 3350 or equivalent.
(3-0) Y

**EE 6391 Signaling and Coding for
Wireless Communication Systems** (3 semester hours) Study of signaling and
coding for wireless communication systems. Topics which will be covered include
digital modulation schemes, digital multiple access technologies, their
performance under wireless channel impairments, equalization, channel coding,
interleaving, and diversity schemes. Prerequisites: EE 6352 and EE 6390. (3-0)
T

**EE 6392 Propagation and Devices for
Wireless Communications** (3 semester hours) Mobile communication
fundamentals, models of wave propagation, simulation of electromagnetic waves
in the cellular environment, multipath propagation, compensation for fading,
mobile and cell antenna designs, problems of interference and incompatibility,
design of active and passive cellular components, comparison of analog and
digital cellular designs. Prerequisites: EE 4301 or equivalent; EE 6390. (3-0)
R

**EE 6393 Imaging Radar Systems Design and
Analysis** (3 semester hours) Radar systems, antenna systems, the radar
equation, electromagnetic waves scattering from targets, radar signal and
noise, detection and extraction of signal from noise or clutter, range and
Doppler profiles, radar image formation, real aperture radar imaging, SAR
imaging, ISAR imaging, image distortion, super resolution radar imaging
techniques, and advanced holographic radar imaging techniques. Prerequisites:
EE 3350 and EE 4301 or equivalents. (3-0) T

**EE 6394 Antenna Engineering and Wave
Propagation **(3 semester hours) Operating principles for microwave antennas
used in modern wireless communications and radar systems. Prerequisite: EE 6316
or equivalent. (3-0) T

**EE 6395 Radiofrequency and Microwave
Systems Engineering** (3 semester hours) Review of RF and microwave systems,
such as cellular, point-to-point radio, satellite, RFID and RADAR. Topics include: system architectures, noise
& distortion, antennas & propagation, transmission lines & network
analysis, active & passive components, modulation techniques and
specification flowdown. Prerequisite: EE 4368 or
equivalent. (2-3) R

**EE 6398 (CE 6398, CS 6398) DSP
Architectures** (3 semester hours) Typical DSP algorithms, representation of
DSP algorithms, data-graph, FIR filters, convolutions, Fast Fourier Transform,
Discrete Cosine Transform, low power design, VLSI implementation of DSP
algorithms, implementation of DSP algorithms on DSP processors, DSP applications
including wireless communication and multimedia. Prerequisite: CS 5343. (3-0) Y

**EE 7171 Current Topics in Plasma
Processing** (1 semester hour) Discussion of current literature on plasma
processing; applications, diagnostics, sources, chemistry and technology.
May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Knowledge of
plasma processing technology (EE 5383 or EE 6383 preferred) or consent of
instructor. (1-0) Y

**EE 7304 (CE 7304) Advanced Computer
Architecture** (3 semester hours) Advanced research topics in
multi-processor, network and reconfigurable architectures. Focuses
on current research in the area of computer system architecture to prepare
students for a career in computer architecture research. Course will use
articles from current technical literature to discuss relevant topics, such as
digital signal processors and VLIW processors. Prerequisites: EE 6304, CS 5348,
EE 3341 and knowledge of C/C++. (3-0) R

**EE 7320 (MSEN 7320)Advanced
Semiconductor Device Theory** (3 semester hours) Quantum mechanical
description of fundamental semiconductor devices; carrier transport on the
submicron scale; heterostructure devices;
quantum-effect devices. Prerequisite: EE 6320. (3-0) R

**EE 7325 (CE 7325) Advanced VLSI Design**
(3 semester hours) Advanced topics in VLSI design covering topics beyond the
first course (EE 6325). Topics include: use of high-level design, synthesis,
and simulation tools, design for testability, clock distribution and routing
problems, synchronous circuits, low-power design techniques, study of various
VLSI-based computations, systolic arrays, etc. Discussions on current research
topics in VLSI design. Prerequisite: EE 6325 or equivalent. (3-0) R

**EE 7326 Analog Integrated Systems Design**
(3 semester hours) Introduction to the types of systems environment in which
analog integrated circuit design is employed. The topics are A/D and D/A
converters, including over-sampled S-D A/D converters, switched capacitor
amplifiers, multipliers, wave-shaping circuits, oscillators, PLLs, and the
design of filters. Prerequisite: EE 6326 (3-0) Y

**EE 7327 Analog to Digital and Digital to
Analog Converters** (3 semester hours) This course provides the basic and the
specific knowledge for the design and the use of data converters. Topics
include fundamentals on sampling and quantization, Nyquist-rate
and oversampled techniques, circuit design issues, testing, digital calibration
and correction. Prerequisite: Analog Integrated circuit design. EE 6324 and EE 6325. (3-0) Y

**EE 7328 (CE 7328) Physical Design of
High-Speed VLSI Circuits** (3 semester hours) Techniques for the physical
design of high-speed VLSI circuits. Topics related to interconnection
circuit modeling, performance-driven routing, buffer and wire sizing, placement
and floor planning, technology mapping and performance evaluation issues
encountered in high-speed VLSI circuit designs. Discussion of
state-of-the-art practical industrial design examples. A project related
to the development of a prototype CAD tool. Prerequisites: EE 6325 and
knowledge of programming in C. (3-0) T

**EE 7329 Advanced Analog Integrated
Circuit Design** (3 semester hours) The course will cover, but not be limited
to, advanced architectures for voltage references, current references,
operational amplifiers (including voltage, current, transconductance,
and transresistance), comparators, linear regulators,
etc. Emphasis will be on why one topology might be better than another for a
given set of specifications or applications. Prerequisite: EE 6326 (3-0) T

**EE 7331 Physics of Noise** (3 semester
hours) The physics of fluctuation phenomena,
generically called Noise. The class will cover the fundamental physical
principles underlying generation-recombination, thermal, shot, 1/f noise and
other, related fluctuation phenomena. The statistical nature of these physical
processes will be developed. The physics of noise in resistors, diodes,
bipolar, JFETS, and MOSFETs will be discussed and how to model it in circuits.
Approximately two thirds of the class will be devoted to the physics of noise
and the rest will cover how to use this knowledge to design low-noise
integrated circuits. Prerequisite: EE 6326. Y

**EE 7340 Optical Network Architectures
and Protocols** (3 semester hours) Introduction to optical networks. The ITU Optical Layer. First-generation
optical networks. Standards, e.g. SONET/SDH, FDDI.
Second-generation optical networks. Broadcast and
select networks. The lightpath
concept. Wavelength routing networks. Virtual topology design. Photonic packet
switching. Advanced solutions and test beds.
Prerequisite: EE 6340 (3-0) R

**EE 7V81 Special Topics In Digital Systems** (1-6 semester hours) For letter grade
credit only. (May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.)
([1-6]-0) S

**EE 7V82 Special Topics In Microelectronics** (1-6 semester hours) For letter
grade credit only. (May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.)
([1-6]-0) S

**EE 7V83 Special Topics in Optics and
Fields** (1-6 semester hours) For letter grade
credit only. (May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.)
([1-6]-0) S

**EE 7V84 Special Topics in Telecommunications**
(1-6 semester hours) For letter grade credit only. (May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.) ([1-6]-0) R

**EE 7V85 Special Topics in Signal
Processing** (1-6 semester hours) For letter grade
credit only. (May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.)
([1-6]-0) S

**EE 7V86 Special Topics in Wireless
Communications** (1-6 semester hours) For letter
grade credit only. (May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours.)
([1-6]-0) S

**EE 8V40 Individual Instruction in
Electrical Engineering** (1-6 semester hours) (May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail credit only. ([1-6]-0) R

**EE 8V70 Research In
Electrical Engineering** (3-9 semester hours) (May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail credit only. ([3-9]-0) R

**EE 8V98 Thesis** (3-9 semester hours)
(May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail credit only.
([3-9]-0) S

**EE 8V99 Dissertation** (3-9 semester
hours) (May be repeated for credit.) For pass/fail credit
only. ([3-9]-0) S