Electrical Engineering (EE)


EE 101. Introduction to Electrical Engineering. 1 Credit.

An introduction to the electrical engineering discipline. Recent technologies and practices in electronics, computers, controls, power systems, robotics, communication, and microwaves. F,S.

EE 201. Introduction to Digital Electronics. 2 Credits.

Introduction to the fundamentals of digital circuits design. Logic gates; Boolean algebra; Karnaugh maps; Mathematical operations; Flip Flops; Counters. Corequisite: EE 202. F,S.

EE 201L. Digital Electronics Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Introduction to design and implementation of digital electronic circuits. Corequisite: EE 201. F,S.

EE 206. Circuit Analysis. 3 Credits.

Introduces the foundations of electrical engineering, applying these concepts in developing the fundamentals of energy conversion, electronics and circuit theory. Prerequisite: MATH 165 with a grade of C or better; EE Major should be declared. F.

EE 206L. Circuits Laboratory I. 1 Credit.

Introduction to methods of experimental circuit analysis and to proper uses of laboratory equipment. Prerequisite: EE major should be declared. Corequisite: EE 206. F,SS.

EE 304. Computer Aided Measurement and Controls. 3 Credits.

The principles of the use of a computer in a measurement and control environment are presented. Software is designed to drive interfaces to perform measurement and control algorithms. The software and concepts presented are evaluated in a laboratory environment. Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering major and MATH 165. F.

EE 313. Linear Electric Circuits. 3 Credits.

Linear electric circuits in the steady state and transient conditions; two-port circuits; Fourier Series single and polyphase systems. Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering major and EE 206 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: EE 313L. S.

EE 313L. Circuits Laboratory II. 1 Credit.

Experimental circuit analysis and proper uses of laboratory equipment. Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering major and EE 206L. Corequisite: EE 313. S,SS.

EE 314. Signals and Systems. 3 Credits.

Passive filters; Laplace transform applications; Fourier transform; Z-transform; Nyquist sampling theorem; other topics as time permits (state variables; introduction to control and communications theory; discrete Fourier transform). Prerequisite: EE 313. Corequisite: MATH 266. F.

EE 314L. Signal and Systems Laboratory. 1 Credit.

In this laboratory course, students will conduct simulations and experiments related to theory covered in EE 314. The topics include implementation of passive filters, Laplace transform, and z-transform. Corequisite: EE 314. F.

EE 316. Electric and Magnetic Fields. 3 Credits.

Field produced by simple distributions of electric charges and magnetic poles, field mapping and application to engineering problems. Prerequisites: EE 206 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: MATH 266. F.

EE 318. Engineering Data Analysis. 3 Credits.

This course will provide undergraduate electrical engineering students with an understanding of the principles of engineering data analysis using basic probability theory and basic statistics theory. Students will have the opportunity to apply these concepts to actual engineering applications and case studies. Prerequisites: EE 206 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: EE 313. F.

EE 321. Electronics I. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of semiconductors, nonlinear discrete components such as diodes and transistors, and integrated circuits; analysis and synthesis of simple electronic circuits, including amplifiers. Prerequisite: EE 313. Corequisite: EE 321L. F.

EE 321L. Electronics Laboratory I. 1 Credit.

Practical electronics application and design using theory studied in concurrent third year electrical engineering courses. Prerequisite: EE 313L. Corequisite: EE 321. F.

EE 397. Cooperative Education. 1-2 Credits.

A practical work experience with an employer closely associated with the student's academic area. Arranged by mutual agreement among student, department, and employer. Repeatable to 24 credits. Prerequisite: Admission to the electrical engineering degree program; a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required. Repeatable to 24 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

EE 401. Electric Drives. 3 Credits.

A study of variable speed drives and their electronic controls; analysis and synthesis of power electronics through computer simulations and laboratory implementations. Prerequisite: EE 314. S.

EE 401L. Electric Drives Laboratory. 1 Credit.

The course provides the basic knowledge required for the usage and the design of the most common electrical drives. This lab focuses on the Electric Drives and their control in a real time environment using dSPACE and/or similar digital signal processing based methods and simulations. Corequisite: EE 401. S.

EE 405. Control Systems I. 3 Credits.

Mathematical modeling and dynamic response of linear control systems; stability analysis; design of linear controllers using the root locus and frequency response techniques. Prerequisite: EE 314 and MATH 266. S.

EE 405L. Control Systems Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Experiments and simulations related to theory discussed in EE 405 are implemented in this laboratory course. The topics included mathematical modeling and dynamic response of linear systems; stability analysis; and design of controllers. Corequisite: EE 405. S.

EE 409. Distributed Networks. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of transmission lines. Prerequisite: EE 313 and EE 316. S.

EE 411. Communications Engineering. 3 Credits.

Mathematical definition of random and deterministic signals and a study of various modulation systems. Prerequisite: EE 314. On demand.

EE 421. Electronics II. 3 Credits.

Analysis of electronic circuits and systems using discrete components and integrated circuits, digital circuits, active filters, and power amplifiers. Prerequisite: EE 314 and EE 321. Corequisite: EE 421L. S.

EE 421L. Electronics Lab II. 1 Credit.

Practical electronics application and design using theory studied in concurrent third year electrical engineering courses. Prerequisite: EE 321L. Corequisite: EE 421. S.

EE 423. Power Systems I. 3 Credits.

Electric power systems operation, control and economic analysis. Prerequisite: EE 313. On demand.

EE 424. Electronic Circuits. 3 Credits.

Principles, applications, and design of electronic equipment studied from viewpoint of complete systems. Prerequisite: EE 321. On demand.

EE 428. Robotics Fundamentals. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of robotic systems: modeling, analysis, design, planning, and control. The project provides hands-on experience with robotic systems. Prerequisite: MATH 266 or consent of instructor. On demand.

EE 430. Introduction to Antenna Engineering. 3 Credits.

Review of vector analysis and Maxwell's equations, wave propagation in unbounded regions, reflection and refraction of waves, fundamental antenna concepts, wire-and aperture-type antennas, wave and antenna polarization, antenna measurements, and computer-aided analysis. Prerequisite: EE 409 or consent of instructor. On demand.

EE 434. Microwave Engineering. 3 Credits.

Review of transmission lines and plane waves, analysis of microwave networks and components using scattering matrices, analysis of periodic structures, transmission and cavity type filters, high frequency effects, microwave oscillators, amplifiers, and microwave measurement techniques. Prerequisite: EE 409 or consent of instructor. On demand.

EE 451. Computer Hardware Organization. 3 Credits.

The study of complete computer systems including digital hardware interconnection and organization and various operation and control methods necessary for realizing digital computers and analog systems. Prerequisite: EE 201 and EE 304; or consent of instructor. On demand.

EE 452. Embedded Systems. 3 Credits.

A study of microcontroller hardware and software, with an emphasis on interfacing the microcontroller with external electronic devices such as transceivers, sensors, and actuators for communications and control within an embedded system. Prerequisite: EE 201, EE 304 and EE 321. S.

EE 452L. Embedded Systems Design Laboratory. 1 Credit.

This introductory laboratory course provides students with the hands-on activities in order to learn and gain more experiences in designing embedded systems (smart systems) using microcontrollers, actuators, and sensors. Prerequisites: EE 201 and EE 304 or consent of instructor. Prerequisite or corequisite: EE 452. S.

EE 456. Digital Image Processing. 3 Credits.

Digital image retrieval, modification, enhancement, restoration, and storage. Image transformation and computer vision. The associated laboratory provides hands-on experiences. Prerequisite: EE 304 and EE 314. On demand.

EE 480. Senior Design I. 3 Credits.

First course in the two-semester capstone design experience for the electrical engineering undergraduate degree, emphasizing design methodologies, advanced communication, and teamwork. Student teams will select an electronic system to design, capture end-user requirements, and perform component trade studies, resulting in an oral and written critical design review at the end of the semester. EE 480 Senior Design I meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirements for Advanced Communication (A) and Senior Capstone (C). Prerequisites: EE 309 and EE 421 and two out of the four following classes: EE 401, EE 405, EE 409, EE 452. F.

EE 481. Senior Design II. 3 Credits.

Second course in the two-semester capstone design experience for the electrical engineering undergraduate degree, emphasizing design methodologies, oral communication, and teamwork. Student teams will be required to build and test a prototype of the electronic systems designed in EE 480 Senior Design I, and they will prepare written reports and deliver oral presentations on their design choices with critique by the instructor. EE 481 Senior Design II meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirement for Oral Communication (O). Prerequisite: EE 480. S.

EE 489. Senior Honors Thesis. 1-8 Credits.

Supervised independent study culminating in a thesis. Repeatable to 9 credits. Repeatable to 9 credits. F,S,SS.

EE 490. Electrical Engineering Problems. 1-9 Credits.

Repeatable to maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Approval by departmental faculty member under whom the electrical engineering problem is studied. Repeatable to 9 credits. F,S.

EE 503. Statistical Communications Theory and Signal Processing I. 3 Credits.

Theory of time series analysis of random signals as applied to signal processing is emphasized. Prerequisite: EE 411 or consent of instructor.

EE 504. Statistical Communications Theory and Signal Processing II. 3 Credits.

Advanced methods of signal detection including linear parameter estimation and non-linear estimation of parameters. Detection of signals and estimation of signal parameters from a probability point of view will be emphasized.

EE 505. Control Systems II. 3 Credits.

Advanced topics in control systems including nonlinear systems, robust control, optimal control, and pole placement techniques; selective topics from the state of the art. Prerequisite: EE 405.

EE 506. Digital Control Systems. 3 Credits.

Digital systems representation, analysis and simulation; Z-transform; digital controllers design and realization; microprocessor based controllers. Prerequisite: EE 405.

EE 507. Spacecraft Systems Engineering. 3 Credits.

Space environment, dynamics of spacecraft, celestial mechanics, mission planning, and systems engineering methodology.

EE 508. Intelligent Decision Systems. 3 Credits.

Systems and networks will be designed to work in an uncertain environment. Systems will be optimized using Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic concepts. Prerequisite: EE 314 or consent of instructor.

EE 509. Signal Integrity. 3 Credits.

Fundamental concepts of signal integrity are presented. Topics include propagation of digital signals, electrical noise, and system timing. Prerequisite: EE 409 or consent of instructor.

EE 511. Power Electronics. 3 Credits.

Principles of power electronics switching control circuits. Including AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC converters, their harmonics and filtering techniques, and their application in switching power supplies, electric drives, renewable energy systems, etc. Prerequisite: EE 321 or consent of instructor. On demand.

EE 512. Wireless Communications. 3 Credits.

Key concepts, underlying principles, and practical applications of ever-growing wireless and cellular communication technologies. Prerequisite: EE 411 or consent of instructor.

EE 519. Digital Computer Logic. 3 Credits.

Logic design analysis of digital computers with some applications. Prerequisite: EE 451 or consent of instructor.

EE 520. Electronic Computing Systems. 3 Credits.

Design of bit slice computers; simulation of computers' special purpose controller design; advanced microprocessor design and use. Prerequisite: EE 201 and EE 421.

EE 521. Digital Signal Processing. 3 Credits.

Modern methods of digital signal processing will be studied. Techniques that will be used include the recursive and nonrecursive discrete-time filters and the Fourier Transform. Prerequisite: EE 314.

EE 522. Renewable Energy Systems. 3 Credits.

This course will provide engineering students with an understanding of the principles of renewable energy conversion systems. Emphasis is on wind, photo-voltaic, hydrogen fuel, and fuel cell energy conversion and storage systems, along with their associated design and control issues.

EE 523. Power Systems II. 3 Credits.

Electric power systems analysis and control. Power flow; system response and stability; voltage and frequency control; computer methods in system analysis. Prerequisite: EE 423.

EE 524. Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Design. 3 Credits.

To gain an historic perspective of ASIC Design. To familiarize students with the existing IC technology and their attributes. To recognize basic fabrication process, layout, circuit extraction and performance analysis. To understand CAD tools, hardware, systems engineering, and operational issues. Prerequisite: EE 421 or consent of instructor.

EE 525. Electromagnetic Fields. 3 Credits.

Static electric and magnetic fields, field mapping, and applications to transmission lines, wave-guides, and antennas. Prerequisite: EE 316.

EE 530. Phased Array Antennas. 3 Credits.

Basic antenna and array characteristics, pattern synthesis techniques, analysis and design of radiating elements and feed networks, mutual coupling and array error analysis, adaptive arrays. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. On demand.

EE 532. Antenna Theory. 3 Credits.

Physical principles underlying antenna behavior and design as applied to antennas. Prerequisite: EE 316 or consent of instructor.

EE 534. Advanced Wireless Communications Engineering. 3 Credits.

A combination of theory and practice underlying principles and practical applications of Wireless Communications. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. On demand.

EE 536. Optical Fiber Communications. 3 Credits.

Propagation in optical fibers, optical receivers, amplifiers, detectors, sources, transmission links, noise consideration, optical fiber communication systems, applications and future developments. Prerequisite: EE 434 or consent of instructor.

EE 537. Graduate Cooperative Education. 3 Credits.

A practical research experience with an employer closely associated with the student's academic area. A written report which includes a literature survey and research findings and an oral presentation are required. Prerequisites: Approved status, 3.

EE 539. Electromagnetic Compatibility. 3 Credits.

Introduction to design considerations and techniques used to ensure electromagnetic compatibility. Prerequisite: EE 409 or consent of instructor.

EE 540. Computer Networks Communications. 3 Credits.

This course introduces fundamental concepts in the design and implementation of computer networks and their communication protocols, including the OSI model and TCP/IP protocol suite. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

EE 545. Introduction to Biomedical Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course introduces biomedical engineering and several systems of the human physiology. Signals of biological origin obtained from these systems, biosensors, transducers and bioelectrodes used to acquire such signals, along with medical quality amplifiers for measuring bipotentials, are discussed. Prerequisite: EE 314, EE 421 or consent of instructor.

EE 550. Biomedical Instrumentation. 3 Credits.

Introduction to circuits and systems that allow electrical technology to interface with biological systems. Prerequisite: EE 314, EE 316 and EE 421, or consent of instructor.

EE 552. Advanced Embedded Systems Design. 3 Credits.

This course provides students with cutting-edge techniques in the design and implementation of advanced embedded systems that involve analog/digital conversion, interrupts, timers, CCP modules, and parallel/serial communications. Prerequisite: EE 452 or consent of instructor.

EE 560. Engineering Computation. 3 Credits.

Development and application of optimization techniques in practical problems encountered in electrical engineering, Downhill and probabilistic optimization techniques, Modeling of complex systems by partial differential equations and their numerical solution by finite difference and finite element methods. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. On demand.

EE 570. Seminar. 1 Credit.

The purpose of the course is to practice communication skills in writing papers and preparing presentations. Open to qualified advanced undergraduate students and graduates. Repeatable to 3 credits. On demand.

EE 590. Advanced Electrical Engineering Problems. 1-4 Credits.

Students work under the supervision of a member of the staff. A written report is required. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisites: Open by permission to graduate students and qualified seniors. Repeatable.

EE 595. Design Project. 3-6 Credits.

A three to six credit course of engineering design experience involving individual effort and a formal written report. Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisites: Restricted to Master of Engineering student candidates and subject to approval by the student's advisor. Repeatable to 6 credits.

EE 599. Doctoral Research in Electrical Engineering. 1-15 Credits.

Doctoral Reserach. Repeatable. F,S,SS.

EE 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable. S/U grading.

EE 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

EE 998. Thesis. 1-6 Credits.

Repeatable to 9 credits.

EE 999. Dissertation in Electrical Engineering. 1-18 Credits.

Dissertation for Ph.D. EE students. Repeatable to 18 credits. F,S,SS.

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