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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) (0-1) 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) (0-1) 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 discrete-time linear time-invariant systems, applications of Fast Fourier Transform, design of digital filters, applications of digital filters. Corequisite: CE/EE/TE 3302. (Same as CE/EE 3102) (0-1) 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) (3-0) Y
TE 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: CE/EE/TE 3301. Corequisite: CE/EE/TE 3102. (Same as CE/EE 3302) (3-0) 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) (3-0) 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) (3-0) 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) (3-0) 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) (3-0) 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) (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 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) (3-0) 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 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 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) (3-0) 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 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: CE/EE/TE 4388. (Same as CE/EE 4389) (3-0) S
TE 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. Prerequisite: 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 (9 hours maximum). ([1-9]-0) R
TE 4V98 Undergraduate Research in Telecommunications Engineering (1-9 semester hours) May be repeated for credit (9 hours maximum). This course may be used as an honors course. ([1-9]-0) R


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