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Electrical Engineering Course Descriptions
EE 1102 (ENGR 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 CE/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. (Same
as CE 2110) (01)
S
EE 2300 Linear Algebra for Engineers
(3 semester hours) Matrices, vectors, linear systems of equations,
GaussJordan elimination, LU factorization and rank. Determinants
and solutions of linear systems. Vector spaces, linear dependence/independence,
basis and change of basis. Linear transformations and matrix representation;
similarity. Scalar products, orthogonality, GramSchmidt process and
QR factorization. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization;
singularvalue decomposition. Problem solving using MATLAB. Prerequisite:
MATH 2419.
(Same as CE 2300) (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 computer
architecture. Prerequisite: CS 1337. Corequisite: EE 2110. This
class may be offered as either regular or honors sections (H). (Same
as CE 2310) (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: CE/EE 1102.
Corequisite: CE/EE/TE 3301. (Same as CE/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: CE/EE/TE 3302. (Same as
CE/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: CE/EE 3310. (Same
as CE 3110) (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. Corequisite: CE/EE 3311. (Same
as CE 3111) (01)
S
EE 3120 Digital Circuits Laboratory
(1 semester hour) Laboratory to accompany EE 3320. Design, assembly,
and testing of logic circuits. Use of programmable
logic devices and simple CAD tools. Prerequisite:
CE/EE 2110. Corequisite: CE/EE
3320. (Same as CE 3120) (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. (Same as CE 3300) (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: CE/EE/TE 3101.
(Same as CE/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 and ztransform. Prerequisites: CE/EE/TE 3301. Corequisite: CE/EE/TE 3102. (Same as CE/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:CE/EE/TE 3301. Corequisite: CE/EE 3110. (Same
as CE 3310) (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. Prerequisite: CE/EE 3310. Corequisite: CE/EE 3111.
(Same as CE 3311) (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: CE/EE 2310.
Corequisite: CE/EE 3120. (Same as CE 3320) (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 CE/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. This class may be offered as either regular or honors sections
(H). Prerequisites: CE/EE 3300, CE/EE/TE 3302, and CE/EE/TE 3341. Corequisite:
EE 3150. (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, CE/EE 3300 and CE/EE/TE 3301. (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. This
course may be used as an honors course. 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:
CE/EE 3320. (Same as CE 4304) (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, tTransient response,
external disturbance, and steadystate error. Control system analysis.
Performance, stability, rootlocus method, Bode diagram, log
diagram, and Nichol’s diagramand
Nyquist plot.
Control system design. Compensation design using phaselead and phaselag
networks. Prerequisites: CE/EE 2300, CE/EE/TE 3302. (30) YS
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: CE/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: CE/EE 3310, CE/EE 3300. (30) T
EE 4334 Numerical Methods in Engineering
(3 semester hours) Computer arithmetic and error analysis. Solution
of linear equations, roots of polynomial equations, interpolation and
approximation, numerical differentiation and integration, solution of
ordinary differential equations. Emphasis on engineering applications
and numerical software. Prerequisites: CE/EE 2300, CE/EE/TE 3300, and knowledge
of a high level programming language. (Same as CE/TE 4334) (30) Y
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) Principles of highfrequency
design, Ttransmission
lines, the Smith chart, impedance matching using
both lumped and distributed components, and
simple amplifier design, power coupling, waveguides and lossy transmission
lines. Prerequisite: EE4301. Recommended
Ccorequisite:
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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite:
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. Prerequisites:
EE 3300, EE 3302, EE 3311 and 3320. (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 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) Graphical 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. (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 4388 Senior Design Project
I (3 semester hours)
First of two sequential semesters devoted to a team project that engages
students in the full engineering design process. The goal of senior
design projects is to prepare the student to run/participate in engineering
projects related to an appropriate industry. Thus, all project teams
are to follow standard industrial practices and methods. Teams must
carry the engineering project to completion, examining real world constraints,
following applicable industrial and business standards. Such constraints
may include but are not limited to: economic, environmental, industrial
standards, team time/resource management and crossdisciplinary/departmental
result integration. Students are encouraged to work in teams that include
collaborative design interaction, but may work on individual projects
as well, provided there is a collaboration component. Additionally,
crossdisciplinary/departmental teams are encouraged but not required.
In Senior Design I, project proposals will be written, reviewed and
approved. Initial designs will be completed and corresponding constraints
will be determined. All students will participate in a public oral
presentation following departmental approved guidelines at a departmental
approved time and location. Teams will also submit a written end of
semester progress report and documented team communication (complete
sets of weekly reports and/or log books) following guidelines approved
by the faculty. Students must have completed ECS 3390 and one of the
following prerequisite sequences: (CE 3311, CE 3320, CE 3346 and CE
3354), or (EE 3300, EE 3302, EE 3311 and EE 3320), or (TE 3300, TE
3302 and TE 3346; pre or corequisite EE 3350). (Same as CE/TE 4388)
(30) S
EE 4389 Senior Design Project II (3 semester hours) Continuation of
the Senior Design project begun in the previous semester. In Senior
Design II, projects based on approved project proposals will be completed.
All limitations of the design will be determined and addressed. All
students will participate in a public oral presentation following facultyapproved
guidelines at a facultyapproved time and location. Teams will also
submit a written final report and documented team communication (complete
sets of weekly reports and/or log books) following facultyapproved
guidelines. Prerequisite: CE/EE/TE 4388. (Same as CE/TE 4389) (30)
S
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: CE/EE 3300 and CE/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: CE/EE/TE 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. This course may be
used as an honors course. (303)
R
EE 4V95 Undergraduate Topics in Electrical
Engineering (19 semester hours) Subject matter will vary
from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as
topics vary (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 as
topics vary (9 hours maximum). Consent of
instructor required. ([19]0) R
EE 4V98 Undergraduate Research
in Electrical Engineering (19 semester hours) Topics will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit (9 hours
maximum). This course may be used as an honors course. ([19]0) R

