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09113/Electrical Engineering (EE)

Lower Division Courses

0007. Electrical Applications (2 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 074.

The goals of this course are: (1) to introduce basic concepts in Electrical and Computer Engineering in an integrated manner, (2) to demonstrate basic concepts in the context of real applications, and (3) to illustrate a logical way of thinking about problems and their solutions. The course exposes students to the following list of selected topics from Electrical and Computer Engineering: applying basic circuits laws (e.g., Kirchhoffís current and voltage laws, Ohmís law) to analyze simple circuits that include resistors and sources; using piece wise linear behavioral models of active devices such as transistors, diodes, and Zener diodes for circuit analysis; analyzing basic circuits that include resistors, transistors, and diodes; understanding the operation of logic gates such as AND, OR, NAND, and NOR, and basics of programming microcontrollers.

0008. Electrical Applications Laboratory (1 s.h.) S. $.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 007.

In the lab the students will analyze and measure simple circuits such as series and parallel connections, work with transistors as switches and build elementary logic gates. They will also design and build autonomous mobile robots that will compete on an obstacle course.

C020. Evolution of Modern Electronic Systems (3 s.h.) F S. Core: SB.

Prerequisite: Any first level Core Science and Technology (SA) course.

Introduction to modern electronic systems such as telephone networks, television, radio, radar, and computers. Key discoveries such as the vacuum tube, transistor, and laser are covered. The fundamental operating principles are presented in a non-mathematical and historic context. The evolution of these technologies is presented in terms of the need for communication systems and their impact on society.

C050. Science and Technology: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (3 s.h.) S. Core: SB.

Prerequisite: Any first level Core Science and Technology (SA) course.

The goal of this course is to provide the student with both a historical and a contemporary view of science and technology and their interrelationship. Using information about past and present aspects of science and technology, we hope to draw some reasonable conclusions about the future of science and technology.

C054. Technology and You (3 s.h.) F. Core: SB.

Prerequisite: Any first level Core Science and Technology (SA) course.

The practitioners of science are scientists. However, we never refer to the practitioners of technology as technologists, rather, they are always referred to as engineers. Therefore understanding the process of engineering is to understand the process of technological development. The engineer of today is either making an old technology better of developing a new technology. As will be illustrated in the readings, engineering is a human endeavor that has existed since the dawn of human kind. To understand engineering and its roots is to understand and appreciate one of humanity’s greatest assets.

0063. Electrical Devices and Systems I (4 s.h.) F. $.

Prerequisite: PHYSICS 082 or 088.

This course considers DC circuits, node and mesh analysis, superposition and Theveninís Theorem, as well as AC circuits, phasers, power, electromechanical systems and transient analysis. The laboratory portion of this course allows students to undertake practical applications of the principles discussed in the lecture.

Note: This course is for Mechanical Engineering majors only.

0066. Electrical Devices and Systems II (4 s.h.) S. $.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0063 and Mathematics C086.

Students will study circuit analysis using frequency domain techniques, Laplace Transforms, Operational amplifiers, elements of semiconductor devices, electronic circuits, and logic circuits. Students will work on practical applications relating primarily to the mechanical engineering discipline.

Note: This course is for Mechanical Engineering majors only.

H094. Engineering: From Pyramids to Microchips (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Any first level Core Science and Technology Course.

The practitioners of science are scientists. However, we never refer to the practitioners of technology as technologists, rather, they are always referred to as engineers. Therefore understanding the process of engineering is to understand the process of technological development. The engineer of today is either making an old technology better or developing a new technology. As will be illustrated in the readings, engineering is a human endeavor that has existed since the dawn of human kind. The understand engineering and its roots is to understand and appreciate one of humanity's greatest assets.

Upper Division Courses

0160. Electrical Engineering Science I Laboratory (1 s.h.) F SS.
Co-Requisite: EE 0161.

Laboratory for EE 0161 Electrical Engineering Science I

0161. Electrical Engineering Science I (3 s.h.) F SS.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 085 and Electrical Engineering 007. Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 160, Physics C088 and Mathematics 086.

This course considers network circuit analysis, dependent voltage sources, source transformation, linearity, Theveninís Theorem, theory of inductors, capacitors and impedance, fundamental waveforms, time domain response, and Laplace Transforms. Circuit problems will be solved using the computer-aided circuit analysis program SPICE.

Note: (Course will be 3 credits with a separate 1 credit lab (EE 160) beginning Fall 2003). This course is for Electrical Engineering majors only.

0164. Electrical Engineering Science II Laboratory (1 s.h.) S SS.
Co-Requisite: EE 0165.

Laboratory for EE 0165 Electrical Engineering Science II.

0165. Electrical Engineering Science II (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: C or better in Electrical Engineering 0161 and Mathematics 086. Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering EE 164.

Topics in this course include: sinusoidal analysis, power measurements, three-phase circuits, complex frequency and network functions, resonance, scaling, frequency response, two-port networks, Fourier series and transforms.

Note: Effective Spring 2004 this course will be 3 credits with a 1 credit laboratory.

W166. Instrumentation and Measurements (3 s.h.) S. Core: WI. $.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0165.

Students will learn the fundamentals of making various electrical and electronic measurements: how to use properly various instruments and how to troubleshoot in case of problems. Safety issues will also be studied.

0210. Signal: Continuous and Discrete (4 s.h.) F. $.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0165 and Mathematics 0127.

This course covers continuous time signal models, convolution, and superposition integral and impulse response. Students also study Fourier series and periodic signals, Parsevalís theorem, energy spectral density, Fourier transform and filters, discrete time signals, difference equations, Z transforms, and discrete convolution.

0220. Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (3 s.h.) F. $.

Prerequisite: Physics 0088, Electrical Engineering 0165, Mathematics 0127.

Students will study electromagnetic field theory including Coulombís Law, Gauss' Law and Faradayís Law and applications of Poissonís equations with boundary values, Magnetic flux and the use of Gauss' and Ampereís Laws. The course will also consider development of Maxwellís equations and the transmission of plane waves in free space and uniform, homogenous, isotropic media.

0222. Electromagnetic Wave Propagation (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0220.

This course considers the application of time-harmonic Maxwell’s equations to EM wave propagation, transmission lines, wave guides, antenna, and numerical methods in EM.

0223. EM Wave Propagation Laboratory (1 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering EE 0220. Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0222.

Microwave and transmission line laboratory in EM wave propagation.

0230. Stochastic Processes and Signals and Systems (003 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: EE 0210.

To provide the student with an understanding about probability, random variables and random processes and their applications to linear systems. Therefore, the student will learn about the various aspects of probability such as distribution and density functions, conditional probability and various types of random processes such as stationary and nonstationary, ergodic and nonergodic random processes, the autocorrelation and crosscorrelation, power spectral density, white noise and time domain and frequency domain analysis of random signals and their evaluation in linear systems analysis.

0235. Microprocessor Systems (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0165, 0256 and 0257.

Students study finite-state machines in process control, assembly language programming of the WDC 65816 16 bit microprocessor and its hardware system implementation. Additional topics include: dynamic RAM read/write and DMA access, hardware interrupts, I/O port addressing, peripheral interface design, microprocessor addressing modes, op codes, and arithmetic computation.

0236. Microprocessor Systems Laboratory (1 s.h.) $.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0235.

This course is the hardware and software laboratory in microprocessor systems.

0242. Power Generation and Transformation (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0165, 0220 and Mathematics 0251.

Fundamentals of electromechanical energy conversion, electromechanical devices, and systems. Energy stat functions, force-energy relationships, basic transducers, and introduction to AC and DC machines.

0243. Power Generation and Transmission Laboratory (1 s.h.) S.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0242.

Electrical machinery and power laboratory in power generation and transmission.

0254. Electronic Devices and Circuits (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0165.

Students study ideal and non ideal operational amplifier circuits, diodes in nonlinear circuit applications, bipolar junction transistors, field-effect transistors (JFETs), metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs), biasing techniques, gain and bandwidth, the design of amplifiers, and transistors as loads.

0255. Electrical Devices and Circuits Laboratory (1 s.h.) S. $.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0254.

Note: Electrical devices and circuits laboratory to be taken with Electrical Engineering 0254.

0256. Digital Circuit Design (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0161. Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0257.

Topics in this course include: number systems, codes, and truth tables, logical hardware devices such as gates, inverters, tristate logic, flip-flops, and latches. The course will also treat digital circuits such as arithmetic units, comparators, code converters, ripple and ring counters, and shift registers, as well as design of combinational and sequential digital circuits. The course will emphasize the use XILINX as a design tool.

0257. Digital Circuit Design Laboratory (1 s.h.) F. $.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0256.

Laboratory for Electrical Engineering 0256, Digital Circuit Design.

0282. Classical Control Systems (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0210 and Mathematics 0251.

Topics include: mathematical modeling, transfer functions, systems transfer functions, root locus analysis and design, design analysis in the frequency domain.

0300. Analog and Digital Communications (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0210, EE 0230.

This course considers techniques of analog and digital signaling and data communication, amplitude modulation and angle modulation techniques of frequency and phase modulation. Other topics include: digital signaling formats such as pulse code modulation and modulation schemes of amplitude, phase, and frequency shift keying, and detection of digital data communication in the presence of Gaussian noise.

0301. Analog and Digital Communications Laboratory (1 s.h.) F. $.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0300.

Laboratory for Electronic Engineering 0300, Analog and Digital Communications.

0310. Digital Signal Processing (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Electronic Engineering 0210 or equivalent.

Course topics include: classification of discrete-time signals and systems, Discrete-time Fourier Transforms (DTFT) and Discrete Fourier Transforms (DFT), Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), circular convolution, filter types and classifications, Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters, linear phase FIR filters, Infinite Impulse %Response (IIR) filters, filter structures, all-pass filters, complementary filters, filtering, and DSP algorithm implementation.

0311. Computer Network Communication (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: CIS 071. Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0300.

Introduction to communication networks, telephone networks, Internet, Ethernet, token ring, FDDI, ATM, wireless LANs, and other related topics. The course will include some programming projects.

0320. Telecommunications Engineering (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0300.

This course considers: digital data communication in the presence of noise, Quadrature Amplitude Modulation and Spread Spectrum Modulation, linear, block, cyclic and convolutional codes, as well as multipath and Doppler shift in mobile environments. Additional topics include: cellular, wireless, and code division multiple access communication.

0335. Advanced Microprocessor Systems (3 s.h.) F. $.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0235.

This course studies Verilog hardware description language and its applications to digital hardware system design, as well as synchronous and asynchronous events and multitasking in the design of computational and data communication processors. The course will also consider computer-aided-design software and hardware description language compilers.

0350. Modern Control Systems (3 s.h.) F. $.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0282.

Analysis and design of control systems using state variable techniques, including discrete and continuous state variable analysis, linear vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenevectors, controllability, observability, stability, state feedback design, and observer design.

0351. Modern Control Theory Laboratory (1 s.h.) F. $.
Co-Requisite: Electrical Engineering 0350.

Experimentation on selected topics in Modern Control Theory.

0355. Microelectronics (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0254.

This course emphasizes solving software design problems as well as advanced study of electronic devices and their application to linear, non-linear, and digital circuits. Further topics include: transistors, FETís filters, oscillators, amplifiers, A/D, D/A, some integrated circuits, and VLSI systems.

0375. VLSI Systems Design (3 s.h.) S. $.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0355.

This course introduces the hierarchical design methodology of VLSI and the study of basic logic elements and design methods in MOS and CMOS, as well as the physics of MOS devices and the fabrication process. Design rules and computation of circuit parameters from layout, and system level design are further topics.

0383. Digital Control Systems (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 0282 and 0350.

Subjects for this course include: discrete data and digital control systems, signal conversions and processing, the Z transform and state variable techniques applied to digital control system, time and frequency domain analysis techniques, stability of digital control systems, controllability, observability. The course also considers principles of design of digital control systems, including computer control.

0390. Independent Study in Electrical Engineering (2-6 s.h.) F S SS.

With the departmental chairperson's approval, students may complete a regular course during semesters the course is not offered in order to meet prerequisite or graduation requirements. An instructor supervises the student.

0398. Independent Study in Research (2-6 s.h.) F S SS.

Project assigned with the approval of the department chairperson and conducted under the supervision of a faculty sponsor.


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