Electrical Engineering Course Descriptions

ENGR 1202 (ENGR 1201) Introduction to Engineering (2 semester hours) ENGR 1202 introduces the discipline of engineering. It includes a one-hour lecture plus a 3 hour fundamentals laboratory that stresses learning about laboratory procedures and equipment. Topics include: Learning the use of common laboratory equipment; understanding the assembly of electronic circuits; and making various measurements. Students also learn how to work together with a partner and how to write a laboratory report. The lecture introduces general engineering practices, engineering research at UTD, engineering activities at selected local companies, and concepts such as innovation and invention. ENGR 1202 may be taken by students outside of engineering in order to learn about the engineering profession. (1-3) S

ENGR 2300 Linear Algebra for Engineers (3 semester hours) Matrices, vectors, linear systems of equations, Gauss-Jordan elimination, LU factorization and rank. Vector spaces, linear dependence/independence, basis, and change of basis. Linear transformations and matrix representation; similarity, scalar products, orthogonality, Gram-Schmidt procedures, and QR factorization. Determinants: eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and diagonalization. Introduction to problem solving using MATLAB. Introduction to complex numbers. This course includes a required laboratory. Students cannot get credit for both ENGR 2300 and MATH 2418. Pre- or Co-requisite: MATH 2414 or MATH 2419. (2-1) S

EE 2310 Introduction to Digital Systems (3 semester hours) Introduction to digital circuits, hardware structures, and assembly-language concepts that underlie the design of modern computer systems. Topics include: Internal data representation and arithmetic operations in a computer, basic logic circuits, MIPS assembly language and an overview of computer architecture. Some knowledge of a high-level language such as C++ or Java is expected. This class also has a laboratory component. Exercises will be assigned in class for completion in the laboratory. This class may be offered as either regular or honors sections (H). (Same as CE 2310) (3-1) S

EE 2V99 Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-4 semester hours) May be repeated as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-4]-0) R

ENGR 3102 Signals and Systems Laboratory (1 semester hour) Laboratory based on MATLAB and LabVIEW to provide implementation experience on topics covered in EE 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: ECS 3302. Pre- or co-requisite: ECS 3390. (0-1) 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, carrier diffusion; p-n junctions including forward and reverse bias effects and transient effects; bipolar transistors including the Ebers-Moll model and secondary effects; field effect transistors including biasing effects, MOS capacitance and threshold voltage. Co-requisite: CE/EE 3310. Prerequisite: RHET 1302. (Same as CE 3110) (0-1) 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) (0-1) 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. Corequisite: CE/EE 3320. Prerequisite: RHET 1302. (Same as CE 3120) (0-1) 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. Co-requisite: EE 3350. Prerequisite: RHET 1302. (0-1) S

ENGR 3300 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3 semester hours) Survey of advanced mathematics topics needed in the study of engineering. Topics include review of complex numbers, multivariate calculus and analytic geometry. Study of polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates, vector differential calculus, vector integral calculus, and vector integral theorems. Examples are provided from electromagnetic, fluid mechanics, physics and geometry. Prerequisite: MATH 2415 or MATH 2419. (3-0) 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, PHYS 2326. Co-requisite: ENGR 3101. (3-0) S

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 or equivalent. Co-requisite: ENGR 3102. (3-0) 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. Prerequisite ENGR 3301. Corequisite: CE/EE 3110. (Same as CE 3110) (3-0) 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 non-ideal operational amplifiers. Prerequisite: CE/EE 3310. Corequisite: CE/EE 3111. (Same as CE 3311) (3-0) 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. Students cannot get credit for both CS 4341 and CE/EE 3320. Prerequisite: CE/EE 2310. Corequisite: CE/EE 3120. (Same as CE 3320) (3-0) S

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 ENGR 3341. Prerequisite: MATH 2415 or MATH 2419. Recommended co-requisite: MATH 2420. (3-0) 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 and pulse code. Time division multiplexing. This class may be offered as either regular or honors sections (H). Prerequisites: ENGR 3300, ENGR 3302, and ENGR 3341. Corequisite: EE 3150. (3-0) S

EE 4168 RF/Microwave Laboratory (1 semester hour) This course provides hands-on learning of RF and microwave fundamentals in a laboratory setting. The weekly lab sessions are designed, both in subject material and timeframe, to compliment the theory taught in EE 4368. The goal of this laboratory is to enable students to become familiar with RF test equipment, measurement techniques and design procedures. The second half of this lab involves design of microwave transmission media (primarily microstrip), impedance matching circuits and characterization of microwave transistors, culminating in the complete design, fabrication and test of a single-stage microwave amplifier. Pre- or corequisite: EE 4368. (0-1) Y

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, ENGR 3300 and ENGR 3301. (3-0) 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, plasmas. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in materials and material properties. This course may be used as an honors course. Prerequisite: EE 4301. (3-0) 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. Systems-level 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. Students cannot get credit for both CS/SE 3340 and CE/EE 4304. Prerequisite: CE/EE 3320. (Same as CE 4304) (3-0) 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. Transient response, external disturbance, and steady-state error. Control system analysis. Performance, stability, root-locus method, Bode diagram, and Nyquist plot. Control system design. Compensation design using phase-lead and phase-lag networks. Prerequisites: ENGR 2300, ENGR 3302. (3-0) S

EE 4325 Introduction to VLSI Design (3 semester hours) Introduction to CMOS digital IC design using semi-custom and full-custom design techniques with an emphasis on techniques for rapid prototyping and use of various VLSI design tools. FPGA’s, standard cell and full-custom design styles. Introduction to a wide variety of CAD tools. Prerequisite: CE/EE 3320 (or, for CS majors, CS/SE 4340). (3-0) 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, ion-implantation, thin and thick film components. Design and layout of integrated devices. Relations between layout and fabrication technique. Prerequisite: CE/EE 3310. (3-0) T

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

EE 4340 Analog Integrated Circuit Analysis and Design (3 semester hours) Analog integrated circuits and systems. Analysis and design of linear amplifiers, including operational, high-frequency, broad-band and feedback amplifiers. Use of monolithic silicon systems. Prerequisite: CE/EE 3311. (3-0) 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: CE/EE 3311, CE/EE 3320. (3-0) T

EE 4343 Engineering Economy (3 semester hours) The objective of this course is to introduce undergraduate EE students to economic evaluation and analysis of engineering projects and proposals. Economic tools are essential for planning and design of engineering systems in today’s ever-changing high-tech world. This course will also prepare the electrical engineering students for the “Engineering Economy” portion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam required for the professional engineer’s license. Prerequisites: MATH 2413 or 2417 and upper-division standing. (3-0) 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. M-ary signaling such as Quadrature amplitude and phase shift keying, and M-ary PSK and FSK are also discussed. Prerequisite: EE 3350. (3-0) 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: ENGR 3302. (3-0) 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) (3-0) Y

EE 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 TE 4367) (3-0) Y

EE 4368 RF Circuit Design Principles (3 semester hours) Principles of high-frequency design, transmission lines, the Smith chart, impedance matching using both lumped and distributed components, and simple amplifier design. Prerequisites: EE 3310 and EE 4301. (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 3320, CS 3345, and ECS 3354), or (ENGR 3300, ENGR 3302, EE 3311, and EE 3320), or (ENGR 3300, ENGR 3302, and ECS 3345; pre- or co-requisite 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

EE 4390 Computer Networks (3 semester hours) An introduction to packet based computer and data communication networks, including the OSI model, Internet, TCP/IP, ATM, Ethernet, Frame Relay, and Local Area Networks. Enterprise network design procedures are introduced in conjunction with IP routing., VPN, MPLS and VOIP. Students cannot get credit for both ECS 4390 and EE 4390. Pre- or Co-requisite: EE 3350. (3-0) S

EE 4391 Technology of Plasma (3 semester hours) Plasmas are critical to making the best electronic devices. This class will be an introduction to the technology required to make and use these plasmas. Topics include: high-vacuum technology (gas properties, pumps, pressure gauges, flow-meters, gas composition analysis) and plasma technology (etch, deposition, and lamps). Prerequisites: ENGR 3300 and CE/EE 3310. Recommended: ENGR 3341. (Same as NANO 4391) (3-0) 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: ENGR 3302 and PHYS 2326. (3-0) 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. (3-0) R

EE 4V95 Undergraduate Topics in Electrical 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

EE 4V97 Independent Study in Electrical Engineering (1-9 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. ([1-9]-0) R

EE 4V98 Undergraduate Research in Electrical Engineering (1-9 semester hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). This course may be used as an honors course. ([1-9]-0) R