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; understanding the assembly of electronic circuits by putting together and testing two simple printed circuit boards; 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. (0-1) S

ECS 2305 (MATH 2305) Discrete Mathematics for Computing I (3 semester hours) Principles of counting. Boolean operations. Logic and methods of proof. Sets, relations, functions. Recurrence relations. Elementary graph theory. Students who have taken CE/TE 3307 cannot receive credit for this course. Prerequisite: MATH 1326, MATH 2413 or MATH 2417. (3-0) S

ENGR 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: ENGR 1202, RHET 1302. Co-requisite: ENGR 3301. (0-1) S

ENGR 3102 Signals and Systems Laboratory (1 semester hour) Laboratory based on MATLAB and LabVIEW to provide implementation experience on topics covered in TE 3302. Laboratory experiments cover linear time-invariant systems, convolution, Fourier series, continuous Fourier transform, sampling, discrete Fourier transform, analog and digital filtering. Each lab is followed by a design application. Co-requisite: ENGR 3302. Prerequisite RHET 1302.(0-1) S

ENGR 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. Co-requisite: ENGR 3101. (3-0) Y

ENGR 3302 Signals and Systems (3 semester hours) Introduces the fundamentals of continuous and discrete-time signal processing. Linear system analysis including convolution and impulse response, Fourier series, Fourier transform and applications, discrete-time signal analysis, sampling and z-transform. Prerequisite: ENGR 3300. Co-requisite: ENGR 3102. (3-0) Y

ENGR 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 correlation. Students cannot get credit for both CS/SE 3341 and CE/EE/MECH/TE 3341. Prerequisite: MATH 2419. Recommended corequisite: MATH 2420. (3-0) Y

ECS 3345 Data Structures and Introduction to Algorithmic Analysis (3 semester hours) Analysis of algorithms including time complexity and Big-O notation. Analysis of stacks, queues, and trees, including B-trees. Heaps, hashing, and advanced sorting techniques. Disjoint sets and graphs. Course emphasizes design and implementation. Prerequisites: ECS 2305 and ECS 2336. Prerequisite or corequisite: CS/SE 3341 or ENGR 3341. (3-0) S

ENGR 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. Students cannot get credit for both CS/MATH 4334 and ENGR 4334. Prerequisites: ENGR 2300, ENGR 3300, and knowledge of a high level programming language. (3-0) Y

ECS 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: CS/SE 3340 or CS/SE 4340 or CE/EE 4304, ECS 3345, and a working knowledge of C and UNIX. (3-0) 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) (3-0) Y

TE 4367 Telecommunication Networks (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) (3-0) Y

ENGR 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 cross-disciplinary/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 3200, ECS 3345, and ECS 3354), or (ENGR 3300, ENGR 3302, EE 3311, and EE 3320), or (ENGR 3300, ENGR 3302, and ECS 3345; pre- or corequisite EE 3350). (3-0) S

ENGR 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 faculty-approved guidelines at a faculty-approved 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 faculty-approved guidelines. Prerequisite: ENGR 4388. (3-0) S

ECS 4390 Computer Networks (3 semester hours) The design and analysis of computer networks. Topics include the ISO reference model, transmission media, medium-access protocols, LANs, data link protocols, routing, congestion control, internetworking, and connection management. Students cannot get credit for both ECS 4390 and EE 4390. Prerequisite: CE/TE 3346 or CS/SE 3345. (Same as CE/CS 4390) (3-0) S

TE 4V95 Undergraduate Topics in Telecommunications Engineering (1-9 semester hours) Subject matter will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-9]-0) R

TE 4V98 Undergraduate Research in Telecommunications Engineering (1-9 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. ([1-9]-0) R