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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 ETE 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 43340 or CE/EE 4304, one of TE 3346 or CS/SE 3345 or CE/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 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, EE 3320. Pre or corequisite: EE/TE 4365.
(Same as EE 4381) (30) Y
TE 4382 Individually Supervised Senior Design
Project I (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 EE 3320.
(Same as EE 4382) (30) R
TE 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 their project. Prerequisites: EE 3300, EE 3302, EE 3311, EE 3320.
Pre or corequisite: EE 4390 or CS/TE 4390. (Same as EE 4384) (30)
Y
TE 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, EE 3320 and EE 3350 (or EE/TE
4361). (Same as EE 4385) (30) Y
TE 4386 DSPBased Design Project II
(3 semester hours) Graphical programming of DSP systems, realtime signal
processing, analog to digital signal conversion, digital filtering systems,
frequency domain processing, DSP chip architecture, DSP software development
tools, design projects. Prerequisites: EE 4385 or EE 3300, EE 3302,
EE 3311, EE 3320 and EE 3350 (or EE/TE 4361) and knowledge of C. (30)
Y
TE 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 or EE 3300,
EE 3302, EE 3311, and EE 3320. (Same as EE 4387) (30) R
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 orCS/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) 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

