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Electrical Engineering Course Descriptions
EE 1102 Introduction to Experimental Techniques
(1 semester hour) EE fundamentals laboratory that stresses laboratory
procedures; learning use of common laboratory equipment such as power
supplies, multimeters, signal generators, and oscilloscopes; making
measurements; familiarization with simple DC resistor circuits; Ohm's
law; analyzing AC signals, including frequency, period, amplitude, and
rms value; inductors, capacitors and DC transients; measuring phase
shift in an AC circuit due to an inductor or capacitor; and basics of
laboratory report writing. (Same as TE 1102) (01) S
EE 2110 Introduction to Digital Systems Laboratory
(1 semester hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 2310. The purpose of this
laboratory is to give students an intuitive understanding of digital
circuits and systems. Laboratory exercises include construction of simple
digital logic circuits using prototyping kits and boardlevel assembly
of a personal computer. Corequisite: EE 2310. (01) S
EE 2300 Applied Linear Algebra (3
semester hours) Matrices, vectors, determinants, linear systems of equations,
GaussJordan elimination, vector spaces, basis, eigenvalues, eigenvectors,
numerical methods in linear algebra using MATLAB, computer arithmetic,
Gaussian elimination, LU factorization, iterative solutions to linear
systems, iterative methods for estimating eigenvalues, singular value
decomposition, QR factorization. Prerequisite: MATH 2419. (30) S
EE 2310 Introduction to Digital Systems
(3 semester hours) Introduction to hardware structures and assemblylanguage
concepts that form the basis of the design of modern computer systems.
Internal data representation and arithmetic operations in a computer.
Basic logic circuits. MIPS assembly language. Overview of PC architecture.
Prerequisite: CS 1337. Corequisite: EE 2110. (30) S
EE 2V99 Topics in Electrical Engineering
(14 semester hours) May be repeated as topics vary (9 hours
maximum). ([14]0) R
EE 3101 Electrical Network Analysis Laboratory
(1 semester hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3301. Design, assembly
and testing of linear electrical networks and systems. Use of computers
to control electrical equipment and acquire data. Prerequisite: EE 1102.
Corequisite: EE/TE 3301. (Same as TE 3101) (01) S
EE 3102 Signals and Systems Laboratory
(1 semester hour) Laboratory based on MATLAB to accompany EE 3302. Fourier
series and Fourier transform analysis, implementation of discretetime
linear timeinvariant systems, applications of Fast Fourier Transform,
design of digital filters, applications of digital filters. Prerequisites:
MATH 2420, EE/TE 3301, and CS 1337. Corequisite: EE/TE 3302. (Same as
TE 3102) (01) S
EE 3110 Electronic Devices Laboratory
(1 semester hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3310. Experimental determination
and illustration of properties of carriers in semiconductors including
carrier drift, photoconductivity, carrier diffusion; pn junctions including
forward and reverse bias effects, transient effects, photodiodes, and
light emitting diodes; bipolar transistors including the EbersMoll
model and secondary effects; field effect transistors including biasing
effects, MOS capacitance and threshold voltage. Prerequisite: EE 1102.
Corequisite: EE 3310. (01) S
EE 3111 Electronic Circuits Laboratory
(1 semester hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3311. Design, assembly
and testing of electronic circuits that use diodes, transistors and
operational amplifiers in configurations typically encountered in practical
applications. Prerequisite: EE/TE 3101. Corequisite: EE 3311. (01)
S
EE 3120 Digital Circuits Laboratory
(1 semester hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3320. Design, assembly,
and testing of logic circuits. Prerequisite: EE 2110. Corequisite: EE
3320. (01) S
EE 3150 Communications Systems Laboratory
(1 semester hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3350. Fundamental elements
of communications systems hardware; use of spectrum analyzers and other
measurement instruments typically encountered in communication systems;
design of active filters in communications systems; analog frequency
and amplitude modulators and demodulators; data communication systems.
Corequisite: EE 3350. (01) S
EE 3300 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
(3 semester hours) Survey of advanced mathematics topics needed in the
study of engineering. Topics include vector differential calculus, vector
integral calculus, integral theorems, complex variables, complex integration,
series, residues and numerical methods. Examples are provided from microelectronics
and communications. Prerequisite: MATH 2420. (30) S
EE 3301 Electrical Network Analysis
(3 semester hours) Analysis and design of RC, RL, and RLC electrical
networks. Sinusoidal steady state analysis of passive networks using
phasor representation; mesh and nodal analyses. Introduction to the
concept of impulse response and frequency analysis using the Laplace
transform. Prerequisites: MATH 2420, PHYS 2326. Corequisite: EE/TE 3101.
(Same as TE 3301) (30) S
EE 3302 Signals and Systems (3 semester
hours) Introduces the fundamentals of continuous
and discretetime signal processing. Linear system analysis including
convolution and impulse response, Fourier series, Fourier transform
and applications, discretetime signal analysis, sampling, ztransform,
analysis and design of digital features. 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 filters. Prerequisites:
MATH 2420, and EE/TE 3301. Corequisite:
EE/TE 3102. (Same as TE 3302) (30) S
EE 3310 Electronic Devices (3 semester
hours) Theory and application of solid state electronic devices. Physical
principles of carrier motion in semiconductors leading to operating
principles and circuit models for diodes, bipolar transistors, and field
effect transistors. Introduction to integrated circuits. Prerequisites:
MATH 2420, PHYS 2326 and EE/TE 3301. Corequisite: EE 3110. (30) S
EE 3311 Electronic Circuits (3 semester
hours) Analysis and design of electronic circuits using diodes, transistors
and operational amplifiers with feedback. Gain and stability of basic
amplifier circuits using BJT’s, JFET’s and MOSFET’s;
classes of amplifiers; performance of ideal and nonideal operational
amplifiers. Prerequisites: EE/TE 3301, EE 3310. Corequisite: EE 3111.
(30) S
EE 3320 Digital Circuits (3 semester
hours) Boolean logic. Design and analysis of combinational logic circuits
using SSI and MSI. Design and analysis of synchronous state machines.
State minimization and assignment. Design of arithmetic circuits: adders,
multipliers and shifters. Use of programmable logic devices and
simple CAD tools. Prerequisite: EE 2310. Corequisite: EE 3120. (30)
S
EE 3341 Probability Theory and Statistics
(3 semester hours) Axioms of probability, conditional probability, Bayes
theorem, random variables, probability density function (pdf), cumulative
density function, expected value, functions of random variable, joint,
conditional and marginal pdf’s for two random variables, moments,
introduction to random processes, density estimation, regression analysis
and hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: MATH 2419. (Same as TE 3341) (30)
S
EE 3350 Communications Systems (3
semester hours) Fundamentals of communications systems. Review of probability
theory and Fourier transforms. Filtering and noise. Modulation and demodulation
techniques, including amplitude, phase, pulse code, pulse position,
and pulse width modulation concepts. Time division multiplexing. Prerequisites:
EE 3300, EE/TE 3302, and EE/TE 3341. (30) S
EE 4301 Electromagnetic Engineering I
(3 semester hours) Introduction to the general characteristics of wave
propagation. Physical interpretation of Maxwell’s equations. Propagation
of plane electromagnetic waves and energy. Transmission lines. Antenna
fundamentals. Prerequisites: PHYS 2326, EE 3300. (30) S
EE 4302 Electromagnetic Engineering II
(3 semester hours) Continuation of the study of electromagnetic wave
propagation. Metallic and dielectrically guided waves including microwave
waveguides and optical fibers. Dipole antennas and arrays. Radiating
and receiving systems. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in materials
and material properties. Prerequisite: EE 4301. (30) S
EE 4304 Computer Architecture (3
semester hours) Introduction to computer organization and design, including
the following topics: CPU performance analysis. Instruction set design,
illustrated by the MIPS instruction set architecture. Systemslevel
view of computer arithmetic. Design of the datapath and control for
a simple processor. Pipelining. Hierarchical memory. I/O systems. I/O
performance analysis. Multiprocessing. Prerequisite: EE 3320. (30)
S
EE 4310 Systems and Controls (3
semester hours) Introduction to linear control theory. General structure
of control systems. Mathematical models including differential equations,
transfer functions, and state space. Control system characteristics.
Sensitivity, transient response, external disturbance, and steadystate
error. Control system analysis. Performance, stability, rootlocus method,
Bode diagram, log diagram, and Nichol’s diagram. Control system
design. Compensation design using phaselead and phaselag networks.
Prerequisites: EE 2300, EE/TE 3302. (30) Y
EE 4325 Introduction to VLSI Design
(3 semester hours) Introduction to CMOS digital design using semicustom
and fullcustom design techniques with an emphasis on techniques for
rapid prototyping and use of various VLSI design tools. FPGA's, standard
cell and fullcustom design styles. Introduction to a wide variety of
CAD tools. Prerequisite: EE 3320 (or, for CS majors, CS/SE 4340). (30)
T
EE 4330 Integrated Circuit Technology
(3 semester hours) Principles of design and fabrication of integrated
circuits. Bipolar and MOS technologies. Passive and active component
performance, fabrication techniques including epitaxial growth, photolithography,
oxidation, diffusion, ionimplantation, thin and thick film components.
Design and layout of integrated devices. Relations between layout and
fabrication technique. Prerequisites: EE 3310, EE 3300. (30) T
EE 4340 Analog Integrated Circuit Analysis
and Design (3 semester hours) Analog integrated circuits and
systems. Analysis and design of linear amplifiers, including operational,
highfrequency, broadband and feedback amplifiers. Use of monolithic
silicon systems. Prerequisite: EE 3311. (30) T
EE 4341 Digital Integrated Circuit Analysis
and Design (3 semester hours) Digital integrated circuits.
Large signal model for bipolar and MOS transistors. MOS inverters and
gates. Propagation delay and noise margin. Dynamic logic concepts. Bipolar
transistor inverters and gates, regenerative logic circuits, memories.
Prerequisites: EE 3311, EE 3320. (30) T
EE 4360 Digital Communications (3
semester hours) Information, digital transmission, channel capacity,
delta modulation, and differential pulse code modulation are discussed.
Principles of coding and digital modulation techniques such as Amplitude
Shift Keying (ASK), Frequency Shift Keying (FSK), Phase Shift Keying
(PSK), and Continuous Phase Frequency Shift Keying (CPFSK) are introduced.
Mary signaling such as Quadrature amplitude and phase shift keying,
and Mary PSK and FSK are also discussed. Prerequisite: EE 3350. (30)
T
EE 4361 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
(3 semester hours) An introduction to the analysis and design of discrete
linear systems, and to the processing of digital signals. Topics include
time and frequency domain approaches to discrete signals and systems,
the Discrete Fourier Transform and its computation, and the design of
digital filters. Prerequisite: EE 3302. (30) T
EE 4365 Introduction to Wireless Communication
(3 semester hours) Introduction to the basic system concepts of cellular
telephony. Mobile standards, mobile system architecture, design, performance
and operation. Voice digitization and modulation techniques; PCS technologies.
Prerequisite: EE 3350. (Same as TE 4365) (30) Y
EE 4367 Telecommunications Switching and
Transmission (3 semester hours) Trunking and queuing, switching
technologies: voice, data, video, circuit switching and packet switching,
transmission technologies and protocols, transmission media  copper,
fiber, microwave, satellite, protocols  bipolar formats, digital hierarchy,
optical hierarchy, synchronization, advanced switching protocols and
architectures; frame relay, ATM, HDTV, SONET. Prerequisite or Corequisite:
EE 3350. (Same as TE 4367) (30) Y
EE 4368 RF Circuit Design Principles
(3 semester hours) Transmission lines, the Smith chart, impedance matching,
simple amplifier design, power coupling, waveguides and lossy transmission
lines. Prerequisite: EE4301. Corequisite: EE 3311. (30) Y
EE 4380 Microprocessor Design Project I
(3 semester hours) Detailed design, architecture and interfacing of
a microprocessorbased system. A balanced view of hardware techniques
(e.g. using development board) and software strategies (e.g. using assembler,
simulator) for developing an embedded system. All students must do laboratory
experiments, propose and implement a limited microprocessorbased project,
submit a written report and make an oral presentation at the culmination
of the project. Prerequisites: EE 3300, EE 3302,
EE 3311 and EE 3320. (30) Y
EE 4381 Mobile Communications System Design
Project I (3 semester hours) Fundamental topics in network
design including graph theory, internal and external routing protocols,
reliability, availability, capacity, security, and quality of service
for networks comprised of SONET, Ethernet, cable, DSL, and wireless
infrastructures. All students will design and configure multinode,
multitopology networks, complete with cost analysis, then will submit
a written report and make an oral presentation of their project. Prerequisites:
EE 3300, EE 3302, EE 3311 and 3320. Pre or Corequisite: EE/TE
4365. (Same as TE 4381) (30) Y
EE 4382 Individually Supervised Senior Design
Project I (Microelectronics) (3 semester hours) Detailed design
assembly and testing of a system or component under the guidance of
a faculty member. Specific technical requirements will be set by the
faculty member. All students must submit a written report and make an
oral presentation of the culmination of the project. Prerequisite: Prerequisites:
EE 3300, EE 3302, EE 3311 and 3320senior standing. (Same
as TE 4382) (30) R
EE 4383 Microprocessor Design Project II
(3 semester hours) Advanced topics in microprocessor design, architecture,
I/O, memory and interfacing. Specification and design of embedded systems.
Advanced hardware and software techniques (e.g. using simulator, emulator,
compiler and other sophisticated test equipment) for developing microprocessorbased
system. All students must do a market survey, propose and implement
a complete microprocessorbased project, submit a written report and
make an oral presentation at the culmination of the project. Prerequisite:
EE 4380. (30) Y
EE 4384 Mobile Communications System Design
Project II (3 semester hours) Radio frequency system design,
propagation, antennas, traffic and trunking, technology issues, channel
modeling, link budget, cell design principles, demographics and capacity
analysis, project management, and regulatory issues. All students must
submit a written report and make an oral presentation at the culmination
of the project. Prerequisites: EE 4381 or EE 3300,
EE3302, EE 3311 and EE 3320. Pre or Corequisite: EE 4390 or
CS/TE 4390. (Same as TE 4384) (30) Y
EE 4385 DSPBased Design Project I
(3 semester hours) Basic discretetime signal processing concepts, handson
experience in realtime digital communications systems, digital signal
processor architectures, programming, and interfacing with external
systems. All students must finish laboratory experiments, submit a written
report, and make an oral presentation at the culmination of the project.
Prerequisites: EE 2310EE 3300, EE 3302,
EE 3311 and EE 3350 (or EE/TE 4361). (Same as TE 4385) (30)
Y
EE 4386 DSPBased Design Project II
(3 semester hours) Implementation of signal
processing algorithms on DSP processors, DSP chip architectures, DSP
software development tools, DSP assembly programming, code optimization,
fixedpoint versus floatingpoint, design projectsGraphical programming
od DSP systems, realtime signal processing, analog to digital signam
conversion, digital filtering systems, frequency domain processing,
DSP chip architecture, DSP software development tools, design projects.
Prerequisites: EE 4361 or EE4385, and knowledge of C
and MATLAB. (23) Y
EE 4387 Individually Supervised Senior Design
Project II (3 semester hours) Detailed design assembly and
testing of a system or component under the guidance of a faculty member.
Specific technical requirements will be set by the faculty member. All
students must submit a written report and make an oral presentation
of the culmination of the project. Prerequisite: EE/TE 4382. (Same as
TE 4387) (30) R
EE 4390 Introduction to Telecommunication
Networks (3 semester hours) An introduction to packetswitched
communication networks, including the OSI model, Internet, TCP/IP, ATM,
Ethernet, Frame Relay, and Local Area Networks. Corequisite: EE 3350.
(30) S
EE 4391 Technology of Plasma Class and
Laboratory (3 semester hours)
Plasmas are critical to making the best electronic devices. This class
and laboratory will be an introduction to the technology required to
make and use these plasmas. Topics include: highvacuum technology (gas
properties, pumps, pressure gauges, flowmeters, gas composition analysis)
and plasma technology (etch, deposition, and lamps). Students will make
handson measurements in the laboratory that reinforce the theory presented
in class. Prerequisities: EE 3300 and EE 3100. Recommended: EE 3341.
(21) Y
EE 4392 Introduction to Optical Systems (3 semester
hours) Operating principles of optical communications systems and fiber
optic communication technology. Lightwave fundamentals, characteristics
of integrated optic waveguides and optical fibers, attenuation and dispersion,
operating principles of optical sources, detectors and optical amplifiers,
optical transmitters and receivers, modulation techniques, effect of
noise in optical systems, system design fundamentals, network topologies.
Prerequisites: EE 3302 and PHYS 2326. (30) T
EE 4399 Senior Honors in Electrical Engineering
(3 semester hours) For students conducting independent research for
honors theses or projects. (03) R
EE 4V95 Undergraduate Topics in Electrical
Engineering (19 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from
semester to semester. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum).
([19]0) R
EE 4V97 Independent Study in Electrical Engineering
(19 semester hours) Independent study under a faculty member’s
direction. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). Consent of
instructor required. ([19]0) R

