2014-2015 Catalog

Electrical Engineering

http://www.ee.und.edu/

Faculty: Faruque, Fazel-Rezai, Kaabouch, Miles, Noghanian and Salehfar

Degrees Granted: Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to either a Master of Science (M.S.) or a Master of Engineering (M.Engr.) degree. The M.S. degree is offered with both the thesis and non-thesis options. The non-thesis M.S. degree requires completion of an independent study. The M.Engr. degree is an engineering practice-oriented degree that requires the completion of an engineering design project.

The Department also offers combined programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) and a B.S.E.E./M. Engr. The intent of the combined programs is to allow qualified students to complete requirements for both degrees in one year beyond that required to receive the baccalaureate degree. Students may apply for this program upon completion of 95 credits toward the Bachelor’s degree.

The Department of Electrical Engineering maintains strong research emphases in aerospace payload and sensor development, applied electromagnetics, biomedical signal and image processing, control systems and robotics, embedded systems, renewable energy systems, systems engineering, and wireless communications. Additionally, the department participates in the school-wide Ph.D. in Engineering program. The research programs, laboratory facilities, close student-faculty interaction, and strong mentoring and academic advising facilitate an environment of scholarly activity and prepare students for corporate and government positions in research and development.

Details pertaining to admission requirements, degree requirements and courses offered can be found in Degrees.

Master of Science (M.S.)

Mission Statement and Program Goals

The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering Master of Science program is to promote critical thinking and creative skills based on the theory, principles, and techniques of electrical engineering. Graduates will be prepared for careers in private industry, government, and/or doctoral studies in electrical engineering or related fields.

Goal 1: Students will develop a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of electrical engineering through graduate-level coursework.

Goal 2: Students will develop critical thinking skills through research activities or focused project activities.

Goal 3: Students will develop skills to communicate the results of their research in an effective and professional manner.

Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)

Mission Statement and Program Goals

The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering Master of Engineering program is to promote critical thinking and creative skills based on the theory, principles, and techniques of electrical engineering. Graduates will be prepared for careers in private industry, government, and/or doctoral studies in electrical engineering or related fields.

Goal 1: Students will develop a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of electrical engineering through graduate-level coursework.

Goal 2: Students will develop critical thinking skills through research activities or focused project activities.

Goal 3: Students will develop skills to communicate the results of their research in an effective and professional manner.

Combined Degrees

Bachelor of Science/Master of Science or Master of Engineering

Mission Statement and Program Goals

The mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering Master of Engineering program is to promote critical thinking and creative skills based on the theory, principles, and techniques of electrical engineering. Graduates will be prepared for careers in private industry, government, and/or doctoral studies in electrical engineering or related fields.

Goal 1: Students will develop a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of electrical engineering through graduate-level coursework.

Goal 2: Students will develop critical thinking skills through research activities or focused project activities.

Goal 3: Students will develop skills to communicate the results of their research in an effective and professional manner.

 

Master of Science (M.S.)

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field. Students holding B.S. degrees in other fields, e.g., physics, mathematics, and computer science, may be admitted to Provisional or Qualified status until selected undergraduate requirements in electrical engineering have been satisfied.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 or a GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years.
  3. Applicants holding degrees from non-ABET accredited programs/universities must submit scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Thesis Option:

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits, including credits granted for the thesis.
  2. A minimum of 21 semester credits, including 6 thesis credits, must be in the major field of electrical engineering.
  3. A minor field of study can be obtained by completing 9 semester credits from another department that offers a graduate program. A graduate faculty member from that department must serve on the thesis committee.
  4. A cognate can be obtained by completing 9 semester credits from more than one department outside of electrical engineering, or from a single department that does not offer a graduate program.
  5. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  6. A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  7. Completion of a research project and its presentation in a thesis.
  8. An overall GPA of 3.00 or better in all coursework.

Non-Thesis Option:

  1. Completion of at least 32 semester credits, including credits required for the major.
  2. A minimum of 2 credits of Independent Study
  3. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  4. A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  5. Preparation of a written Independent Study report approved by the faculty advisor.
  6. Comprehensive final examination.
  7. An overall GPA of 3.00 or better in all coursework.

 

Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related field. Students holding B.S. degrees in other fields, e.g., physics, mathematics, and computer science, may be admitted to Provisional or Qualified status until undergraduate requirements in electrical engineering have been satisfied.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 or a GPA of at least 2.75 for the last two years.
  3. Applicants holding degrees from non-ABET accredited programs/universities must submit scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

  1. Course necessary for basic-level ABET accreditation. Normally, graduation from an ABET-accredited institution will satisfy this requirement.
  2. A program of study must include the following:
    1. A minimum of 30 semester credit hours.
    2. Three to Six (3-6) semester credit hours of an approved design project (EE 595 Design Project).
    3. Fifteen (15) semester credit hours of coursework at the 500 level or above (including the design project).
    4. All major courses must be at the 400-level or above and approved for graduate credit.
  3. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better for all coursework.
  4. Complete the approved design project.
  5. Pass a comprehensive written examination.

 

Combined Degrees

Bachelor of Science/Master of Science or Master of Engineering

Admission Requirements for B.S./M.S. or B.S./M.Eng. Degree

  1. Students may apply for this program upon completion of 95 credits toward the bachelor’s degree.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 at the time of admission.
  3. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
  4. Students who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada are not required to submit the TOEFL.

Degree Requirements for B.S./M.S. or B.S./M.Eng. Degree

Students seeking the Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree through the Combined Degree program at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all requirements for both the B.S. and M.S. degree. A maximum of six credits of prior approved coursework can get double counted toward each of the two degrees. Double counted courses may not include required courses for the B.S.E.E. degree, but may include technical or electrical engineering elective coursework, preferably at the 500-level or above.

Degree requirements for the M.S. or M.Eng. degree will be those listed by the School of Graduate Studies as found in the graduate school catalog.

Courses

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.

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 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, 3.0 GPA, completed a minimum of 9 credits of program study, and approval of the department.

EE 539. Electromagnetic Compatibility. 3 Credits.

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.

Prerequisite: EE 314, EE 316, 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.

Open to qualified advanced undergraduate students and graduates.

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.

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.

EE 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

EE 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

EE 998. Thesis. 1-6 Credits.


Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit

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 423. Power Systems I. 3 Credits.

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

Office of the Registrar

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