09113/Electrical Engineering (EE)


Lower Division Courses

0822. Investing for the Future (4 s.h.) Core: QB.

(Formerly: GE-QUAN 1054 (0063).)

Learn about the challenges of personal financial management in an ownership society. The idea that you should be thinking about retirement today when you`re just in college may seem premature. But if you are responsible for accumulating around $2.0 million by the time you retire, shouldn`t you understand the effect of delaying your investments until well after graduation when your career is established? In this course you will learn how to determine your retirement needs, how to think about managing risk in your investments, the issues involved in structuring a retirement portfolio, the role of the economy as it affects your investment performance, and the tradeoffs between active and passive investing. If you want to avoid being forced to wear an orange (blue or red) vest when you should be enjoying retirement, then this course should be of interest to you.

Note: This General Education `Quantitative Literacy` pilot course fulfills the Core Quantitative Reasoning second level (QB) requirement.

1012. Introduction to Electrical Engineering (2 to 3 s.h.)

(Formerly: EE 0001.)

Prerequisite: MATH 1022 (C074)-PreCalculus.

This course introduces basic concepts in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and demonstrates them in the context of real applications. Course topics include basics of DC and AC circuits, transistor, diode and operational amplifier circuits, digital logic gates and power supply operation.

1014. Evolution of Modern Electronic Systems (3 s.h.) F S. Core: SB.

(Formerly: EE C020.)

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.

1022. Technology and You (3 s.h.) F. Core: SB.

(Formerly: EE C054.)

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 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. To understand engineering and its roots is to understand and appreciate one of humanity’s greatest assets.

1112. Electrical Applications (2 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0007.)

Prerequisite: MATH 1022 (C074). Co-Requisite: EE 1113 (0008).

This course introduces basic concepts in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and demonstrates them in the context of real applications. Course topics include basics of DC and AC circuits, transistor, diode and operational amplifier circuits, digital logic gates and power supply operation.

1113. Electrical Applications Laboratory (1 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: EE 0008.)

Co-Requisite: EE 1112 (0007).

Laboratory for EE 1112 (0007): Electrical Applications. This is a hands-on lab based on the material covered in EE 1112.

Upper Division Courses

2112. Electrical Devices and Systems I (4 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: EE 0063.)

Prerequisite: Physics 1061 (C087).

This course considers DC circuits, node and mesh analysis, superposition and Thevenin’s 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 and Civil Engineering majors only. Instructor`s permission required for non-engineering majors.

2122. Electrical Devices and Systems II (4 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: EE 0066.)

Prerequisite: EE 2112 (0063) and MATH 1042 (0086).

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. 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.

2312. Electrical Engineering Science I (4 s.h.) F SS.

(Formerly: EE 0161.)

Prerequisite: MATH 1041 (C085). Co-Requisite: MATH 1042 (0086).

Electric circuit fundamentals including DC and transient circuit analysis are covered in the course. Topics include independent and dependent sources, circuit elements such as resistors, inductors, capacitors and operational amplifiers, linearity, source transformation, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, as well as the analysis and design of first and second order circuits. The laboratory portion of this course allows students to undertake practical applications of the principles discussed in the lecture.

Note: Course runs as 3 credits of lecture with an integrated 1 s.h. lab. This course is for Electrical Engineering majors only.

2322. Electrical Engineering Science II (4 s.h.) S SS.

(Formerly: EE 0165.)

Prerequisite: EE 2312 (0161) and MATH 1042 (0086). Co-Requisite: MATH 3041 (0251).

This course is a continuation of EE 2312 (0161), Electrical Engineering Science I. The course is concerned with the analysis of AC circuits. Sinusoidal steady-state analysis and frequency responses are covered. Laplace transforms are introduced and are used to solve first, second and higher order differential equations. The use of Laplace transforms for circuit analysis is studied and applied. In addition, the circuit simulation package, Circuit problems will be solved using the computer-aided circuit analysis program PSpice.

Note: This course runs as 3 s.h. of lecture, and 1 s.h. of laboratory.

2612. Digital Circuit Design (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0156.)

Prerequisite: EE 2312 (0161). Co-Requisite: EE 2613 (0157).

This course considers binary number systems, codes, truth tables and the fundamental operation of digital logic circuits. The implementation of combination and sequential digital logic is by a hardware description language in Verilog behavioral synthesis. Complex digital logic and state machine analysis and design are implemented in simulation and programmable gate array hardware.

Mode: Lecture.

2613. Digital Circuit Design Laboratory (1 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0157.)

Co-Requisite: EE 2612 (0156).

Laboratory for Electrical Engineering 2612 (0156), Digital Circuit Design.

3082. Independent Study in Electrical Engineering (1 to 3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: EE 0390.)

With the department 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.

3091. Independent Research in Electrical Engineering (1 to 3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: EE 0398.)

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

3312. Electrical Devices and Circuits (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0254.)

Prerequisite: EE 2322 (0165). Co-Requisite: EE 3313 (0255).

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.

3313. Electrical Devices and Circuits Laboratory (1 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: EE 0255.)

Co-Requisite: EE 3312 (0254).

Electrical devices and circuits laboratory to be taken concurrently with Electrical Engineering 3312 (0254).

3412. Classical Control Systems (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0282.)

Prerequisite: EE 3512 (0210) and MATH 3041 (0251).

This course is an introductory course in control systems for electrical engineering students. Students will learn the basic theory of analog (classical) control systems. The concept of what constitutes a system is learned as well as how to analyze a system by using input-output pairs. The importance of a transfer function and how it characterizes the behavior of a linear time invariant system will be studied. What a feedback system is and how it may change the behavior of a system is learned. Finally, students will learn how to analyze and design linear time invariant control systems using both time domain and frequency domain techniques.

3512. Signal: Continuous and Discrete (4 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: EE 0210.)

Prerequisite: EE 2322 (0165) and MATH 2043 (0127).

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

3522. Stochastic Processes, Signals and Systems (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0230.)

Prerequisite: EE 3512 (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.

3612. Microprocessor Systems (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: EE 0235.)

Prerequisite: EE 2322 (0165), EE 2612 (0156) and EE 2613 (0157). Co-Requisite: EE 3613 (0236).

This course considers register operation and assembly language programming of the Intel 8086 16-bit microprocessor implemented in simulation and microprocessor systems as microcomputers. The operation and interfacing of static and dynamic random access memory, direct memory access, hardware interrupts, I/O port addressing, peripheral hardware design, addressing modes and arithmetic computation is presented.

3613. Microprocessor Systems Laboratory (1 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: EE 0236.)

Co-Requisite: EE 3612 (0235).

Laboratory for EE 3612 (0235) - Microprocessor Systems, based on the material covered in EE 3612.

3622. Embedded System Design (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0245.)

Prerequisite: EE 3612 (0235), EE 3613 (0236). Co-Requisite: EE 3623 (0246).

This course considers the implementation of programmable gate arrays and microcomputer systems in embedded process control and data communications. Analog transducer interfacing, data acquisition, signal processing, multi-tasking real-time operating systems, and embedded web servers are presented. Verilog behavioral synthesis and the C language are used for embedded hardware applications.

3623. Embedded System Design Laboratory (1 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0246.)

Prerequisite: EE 3612 (0235), EE 3613 (0236). Co-Requisite: EE 3622 (0245).

Laboratory for EE 3622 (0245) - Embedded System Design.

3712. Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: EE 0220.)

Prerequisite: PHYSICS 1062 (C088), EE 2322 (0165), MATH 2043 (0127).

This course considers electromagnetic field theory including Coulomb’s Law, Gauss`s Law and Faraday’s Law and applications of Poisson’s equations with boundary values, Magnetic flux and the use of Gauss`s and Ampere’s Laws. The course will also consider development of Maxwell’s equations and the transmission of plane waves in free space and uniform, homogenous, and isotropic media. Matlab is used for simulation of electrostatics and magnetostatics in engineering applications.

3722. Electromagnetic Wave Propagation (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0222.)

Prerequisite: EE 3712 (0220). Co-Requisite: EE 3723 (0223).

This course considers the application of the time-harmonic Maxwell’s equations to electromagnetic wave propagation, transmission lines, wave guides, antenna, and methods for numerical analysis. Matlab and computer aided design software is used for simulation of electromagnetic wave propagation in engineering applications.

3723. Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Laboratory (1 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0223.)

Prerequisite: EE 3712 (0220). Co-Requisite: EE 3722 (0222).

Laboratory for EE 3722 (0222) - Electromagnetic Wave Propagation.

3732. Power Generation and Transformation (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0242.)

Prerequisite: EE 2322 (0165), EE 3712 (0220) and MATH 3041 (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. DC motors and generators, synchronous motors and generators, induction motors, and transformers.

4312. Microelectronics (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: EE 0355.)

Prerequisite: EE 3312 (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, FET’s filters, oscillators, amplifiers, A/D, D/A, some integrated circuits, and VLSI systems.

4322. VLSI Systems Design (3 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: EE 0375.)

Prerequisite: EE 4312 (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.

4412. Modern Control Theory (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: EE 0350.)

Prerequisite: EE 3412 (0282). Co-Requisite: EE 4413 (0351).

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.

4413. Modern Control Theory Laboratory (1 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: EE 0351.)

Co-Requisite: EE 4412 (0350).

Experimentation on selected topics in Control Theory.

4422. Digital Control Systems (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0383.)

Prerequisite: EE 3412 (0282) and EE 4412(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.

4512. Analog and Digital Communications (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: EE 0300.)

Prerequisite: EE 3512 (0210), EE 3522 (0230). Co-Requisite: EE 4513 (0301).

This course considers analog and digital signaling and data communication utilizing amplitude and angle modulation techniques in the presence of additive white Gaussian noise. The optimal coherent receiver, the probability of bit error, pulse code modulation, amplitude, phase, and frequency shift keying, and source coding is presented in simulation and communication hardware. System Vue is used for the simulation of digital communication systems.

4513. Analog and Digital Communications Laboratory (1 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: EE 0301.)

Co-Requisite: EE 4512 (0300).

Laboratory for Electrical Engineering 4512 (0300), Analog and Digital Communications.

4522. Digital Signal Processing (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: EE 0310.)

Prerequisite: EE 3512 (0210) or equivalent.

This course considers discrete-time signals and systems. The discrete-time and discrete Fourier transforms, the fast Fourier transform, finite impulse response, linear phase and infinite impulse response digital filters, filter structures, all-pass filters, complementary filters and digital signal processing algorithms are presented in simulation.

4532. Computer Network Communication (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: EE 0311.)

Prerequisite: C+IN SC 1057 (C071). Co-Requisite: EE 4512 (0300).

This course is an introduction to the design and implementation of computer networks. The focus will be on concepts and fundamental design principles for the Internet protocols and the networking technologies. Topics will include flow and error control, routing, packet switching, network security, and networking standards. Assignments will include programming projects.

4542. Telecommunications Engineering (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: EE 0320.)

Prerequisite: EE 4512 (0300).

This course considers digital data communication in the presence of noise. Quadrature amplitude and spread spectrum modulation, linear, block, cyclic and convolutional error correcting codes, multipath and Doppler shift in mobile wireless and code division multiple access communication are presented in simulation.

4612. Advanced Microprocessor Systems (3 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: EE 0335.)

Prerequisite: EE 3612 (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.

4712. Modern Power Engineering and Electronics (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: EE 0342.)

Prerequisite: EE 3732 (0242).

This course studies the use of Power semiconductor devices, converters and rectifiers, dc/dc switch mode converter, dc/ac PWM inverters, load flow analysis, bus voltage and frequency control, reactive power compensation.

[Back] [Top]