09113/Electrical Engineering (EE)


General Education

0822. Investing for the Future (4 s.h.) RCI: GQ. $.

(Formerly: GE-QUAN 0063.)

Prerequisite: Mathematics placement, a grade of C- or higher in Math 0701 (0045), or transfer credit for Math 0701 (0045).

Thinking about investing but don’t know what to do or where to start? Mystified by 401(k)? Confused by mutual funds? Want to prepare for your financial future, but not sure how? Most of us are afraid to lose money, and so that is baggage we bring with us when we think about investing. But on the flip side, one of the best approaches to long-term profits is to make your money work for you making money. “Investing for the Future” is not just about understanding what investing is all about. It is also about the concerns we have about money. All of this knowledge, used wisely, can help us generate money which can be used later for things like buying a house, or car, or a vacation in Hawaii.

Note: This course fulfills the Quantitative Literacy (GQ) requirement for students under GenEd and a Quantitative Reasoning (QA or QB) requirement for students under Core.

Students cannot receive credit for this course if they have successfully completed Finance 0822/0922. Mode: Lecture and Computer Lab.

Lower Division Courses

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. Students assemble and test a robot car or mouse as part of the class project.

Mode: Lecture and Laboratory.

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

Note: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Science & Technology Second Level (SB) requirement.

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

Note: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Science & Technology Second Level (SB) requirement.

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 & Systems I (3 s.h.) F S. $.

(Formerly: EE 0063.)

Prerequisite: Physics 1061 (C087).Co-Requisite: EE 2113.

The purpose of this course is to teach non-Electrical Engineering major students the basics of Electrical circuits and systems, such as: voltage and current, electrical elements (resistors, inductors, capacitors), Kirchoff current and voltage Laws, parallel and series connections, time domain vs. frequency domain analysis, AC power, three phase systems, electrical machines, operational amplifiers, semiconductor diodes and transistors.

Mode: Lecture.

2113. Electrical Devices & Systems I Lab (1 s.h.) F S.
Co-Requisite: EE 2112.

The purpose of this course is to teach non-Electrical Engineering major students the basics of Electrical circuits and systems in a laboratory environment and to reinforce the theoretical concepts of EE 2112 by using experimentation.

Mode: Laboratory.

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 (3 s.h.) F SS.

(Formerly: EE 0161.)

Prerequisite: MATH 1041 (C085).Co-Requisite: MATH 1042 (0086) and EE 2313.

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.

Mode: Lecture.

2313. Electrical Engineering Science I Lab (1 s.h.) F SS.
Co-Requisite: EE 2312.

This laboratory is concerned with the analysis and design of first and second order circuits with direct current (DC) power sources. This laboratory complements EE2312 Electrical Engineering Science I course. Topics include independent and dependent sources, circuit elements such as resistors, inductors, capacitors, and operational amplifiers. We also investigate the concept of linearity and source transformation, Thevenin equivalent circuits, and Norton Equivalent circuits.

Mode: Laboratory.

2322. Electrical Engineering Science II (3 s.h.) S SS.

(Formerly: EE 0165.)

Prerequisite: EE 2312 (0161) and MATH 1042 (0086).Co-Requisite: EE 2323 and MATH 3041 (0251).

This course is concerned with the analysis of alternate current (AC) circuits. Sinusoidal steady-state analysis, AC power analysis, magnetically coupled circuits, 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.

Mode: Lecture.

2323. Electrical Engineering Science II Lab (1 s.h.)
Co-Requisite: EE 2322.

This course provides hands-on experience of the principles discussed in EE 2322. Specifically students will gain practical experience on the use of various electrical equipment and their applications for measuring alternating current quantities.

Mode: Laboratory.

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

(Formerly: EE 0156.)

Prerequisite: EE 2312.Co-Requisite: EE 2613.

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 EE2612, Digital Circuit Design. This course provides hands-on experience in digital circuits, gates, flip-flops etc.

Mode: Laboratory.

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

(Formerly: EE 0390.)

With the department chair’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 chair 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.

Mode: Lecture.

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.

Mode: Laboratory.

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

(Formerly: EE 0282.)

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

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.

Mode: Lecture.

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, discrete Fourier transform, and discrete convolution.

Mode: Lecture.

3522. Stochastic Processes in 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 random processes, the autocorrelation and crosscorrelation, power spectral density, white noise and frequency domain analysis of random signals and their evaluation in linear systems analysis.

Mode: Lecture.

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).

Students study finite-state machines in process control, assembly language programming of the Intel i186EX 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.

Mode: Lecture.

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

(Formerly: EE 0236.)

Co-Requisite: EE 3612 (0235).

Laboratory for EE3612, Microprocessor Systems. This course provides hands-on experience in assembly language programming for Intel i186EX 16-bit microprocessor and its hardware system implementation. The laboratory assignments utilize 80X86 microprocessor simulations using Emu8086 (www.emu8086.com) and hardware experiments with the FlashLite186 microcomputer by JK Microsystems (www.jkmicro.com) with processor bus logic and output signal measurements using the TechTools DigiView logic analyzer in EE3613Microprocessor Systems Laboratory.

Mode: Laboratory.

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

(Formerly: EE 0245.)

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

Students study embedded system microcomputers in process control and signal processing using a real-time, multitasking operating systems and the controller-datapath construct of the programmable gate array. Topics include: Task spawning and deletion, intertask synchronous and asynchronous messaging, latency, task switching, behavioral synthesis of programmable hardware.

Mode: Lecture.

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.

Mode: Laboratory.

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

(Formerly: EE 0220.)

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

Engineering applications of electromagnetic field theory including Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’ Law and Faraday’s Law and applications of Poisson’s equations with boundary values, Magnetic flux and the use of Gauss’ and Ampere’s Laws. The course will also consider transmission lines, the development of Maxwell’s equations and the transmission of plane waves in free space and uniform, homogenous, isotropic media.

Mode: Lecture.

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.

Mode: Lecture.

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.

Mode: Laboratory.

3732. Electromechanical Energy Systems (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 state 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.

Mode: Lecture.

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.

Mode: Lecture.

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.

Mode: Lecture and Lab.

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.

Mode: Lecture.

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

(Formerly: EE 0351.)

Co-Requisite: EE 4412 (0350).

Experimentation on selected topics in Control Theory.

Mode: Laboratory.

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, etc. The students are required to design and implement a digital control system in groups and are assigned with different tasks.

Mode: Lecture.

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 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.

Mode: Lecture.

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.

Mode: Laboratory.

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

(Formerly: EE 0310.)

Prerequisite: EE 3512 (0210) or equivalent.

Course topics include: Discrete-time signals and systems, Random signals, Sampling process, Digital processing of analog signals, Discrete-time Fourier Transforms (DTFT), Filter types and characteristics, Filter design, Finite Impulse Response (FIR) systems, linear phase FIR filters, Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) systems, Discrete Fourier Transforms (DFT), Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), Circular convolution, Transfer functions, and Applications of digital signal processing.

Mode: Lecture.

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.

Mode: Lecture.

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 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.

Mode: Lecture.

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

(Formerly: EE 0335.)

Prerequisite: EE 3612 (0235).

This course focuses on Verilog hardware description language and its applications to digital hardware system design including CPU and memory, 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 simulators, and hardware description language compilers.

Mode: Lecture.

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

(Formerly: EE 0342.)

Prerequisite: EE 3732 (0242).

This course introduces the modern power systems and its changing landscape. Topics include the basics of power generation and transformers, AC transmission and distribution, power flow, economic dispatch, transient and stability analysis, short circuit analysis, and HVDC systems.

Mode: Lecture.
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