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Telecommunications Engineering Course Descriptions
TE 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/EE 1102) (01)
S
TE 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/TE
1102. Corequisite: CE/EE/TE 3301. (Same as CE/EE 3101) (01) S
TE 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. Corequisite:
CE/EE/TE 3302. (Same as CE/EE 3102) (01) S
TE 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 and PHYS 2326. Corequisite: CE/EE/TE
3101. (Same as CE/EE 3301) (30) Y
TE 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. Prerequisite:
CE/EE/TE 3301. Corequisite: CE/EE/TE 3102. (Same as CE/EE 3302) (30)
Y
TE 3307 Discrete Mathematics (3
semester hours) Principles of counting. Boolean operations. Sets,
relations, functions, and partial orders. Recurrence relations. Graph
theory. Prerequisite: MATH 2417. (Same as CE 3307) (30) Y
TE 3341 Probability Theory and Statistics
(3 semester hours) Axioms of probability, conditional probability,
Bayes theorem, random variables, probability density/mass function
(pdf/pmf), cumulative distribution function, expected value, functions
of random variables, joint, conditional and marginal pdfs/pmfs for
multiple random variables, moments, central limit theorem, elementary
statistics, empirical distribution. Prerequisite: MATH 2419. (Same
as CE/EE 3341) (30) Y
TE 3346 Computer Algorithms and Data Structures
(3 semester hours) Basic data structures such as arrays, stacks, queues,
lists, trees. Algorithmic complexity. Sorting and search techniques.
Fundamental graph algorithms. Prerequisites: CE/CS 2336 and CE/TE 3307.
Prerequisite or corequisite: CE/EE/TE 3341. (Same as CE 3346) (30) S
TE 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 3300, and knowledge
of a high level programming language. (Same as CE/EE 4334) (30) Y
TE 4348 Operating Systems Concepts
(3 semester hours) An introduction to fundamental concepts in operating
systems, their design, implementation, and usage. Topics include:
process management, main memory management, virtual memory, I/O and
device drivers, file systems, secondary storage management, introduction
to critical sections and deadlocks. Prerequisites: One of CS/SE 3340 or CE/EE 4304, one
of CE/SE 3345 or CS/TE 3346, and a working knowledge of C and UNIX. (Same
as CE/CS/SE 4348) (30) S
TE 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 EE 4365) (30) Y
TE 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 EE 4367) (30) Y
TE 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 goad 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,
cross disciplinary/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/EE 4388)
(30) S
TE 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 dstermined 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/EE 4389) (30) S
TE 4390 Computer Networks (3 semester
hours). The design and analysis of computer networks. Topics include
the ISO reference model, transmission media, mediumaccess protocols,
LANs, data link protocols, routing, congestion control, internetworking,
and connection management. Prerequisite: TE 3346 or CS/SE 3345. (Same
as CE/CS 4390) (30) S
TE 4V95 Undergraduate Topics in Telecommunications
Engineering (19 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from
semester to semester. May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum).
([19]0) R
TE 4V98 Undergraduate Research in Telecommunications
Engineering (19 semester hours) May be repeated for credit
(9 hours maximum). This course may be used as an honors course. ([19]0)
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