2016-2017 Catalog

Electrical Engineering (EE)

http://www.engineering.und.edu/electrical

Faruque, Fazel-Rezai, Kaabouch, Lindseth, Mardani, Nejadpak, Noghanian, Ranganathan, Salehfer, and Tavakolian

The mission of the department is to educate, inspire, and enhance the competitiveness of our graduates through integration of teaching and collaborative research focused on scientific innovation and discovery.

Electrical Engineering Department provides campus and distance students with a strong foundation in the traditional and contemporary areas of electrical engineering, and help its graduates learn the leadership, communication, multidisciplinary teamwork, entrepreneurial, and life-long learning skills necessary for success in a global marketplace. The program provides students with the knowledge and opportunities that prepare them for industry and to pursue further education at the graduate level. The program also provides distance students with an opportunity to advance their careers as practicing engineers or managers. The essential studies component of the undergraduate program emphasizes the arts, humanities, and social sciences to provide breadth in education and well-rounded graduates.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) program educational objectives are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.

  1. Graduates successfully practice electrical engineering and related fields regionally, nationally, and internationally.
  2. Graduates are well-prepared in the fundamental concepts of electrical engineering and continuously pursue professional development.
  3. Graduates are skilled in communication and teamwork, capable of functioning effectively, responsibly and ethically in diverse and global work environments.
  4. Graduates succeed in further graduate and professional studies.

The B.S.E.E. program outcomes represent the abilities, knowledge, and understanding that the program is preparing its students to acquire immediately upon graduation from the University of North Dakota (identical to Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET outcomes (a) through (k)):

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

The department is committed to fostering a close student-faculty educational environment that facilitates competence, self-development, and self-confidence. This commitment extends to providing an excellent undergraduate electrical engineering program that encompasses both breadth and depth. The technical and essential studies components of the curriculum provide the students with opportunities for achieving technical competence and awareness of economic and ethical responsibilities. The technical curriculum includes:

  1. basic engineering science;
  2. traditional electrical engineering areas, such as linear electric circuits, analog/digital electronics, computer-aided design, control systems, electric energy conversion, electric and magnetic fields, and embedded systems; and
  3. electives, by which junior- and senior-level students may select courses with a focus on a particular subject or related subjects in electrical engineering. Some areas of concentration of elective courses include applied electromagnetics, biomedical engineering, control systems, signal processing, embedded systems design, wireless communications, antennas and microwave engineering, renewable energy systems, smart grid and cyber security.

To prepare students for engineering practice, design and hands-on experience are emphasized throughout the curriculum and supported by diverse laboratory facilities to implement hardware and software prototypes. Students are introduced to subject-related computer-aided design tools in a number of required and elective courses in preparation for a capstone senior design experience. Every student is required to complete a comprehensive design project over their senior year. Computer applications, statistical methods, and written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are emphasized across the curriculum, along with opportunities to enhance teamwork and life-long learning skills. Cooperative education is encouraged to enhance students’ technical development, communication, and multidisciplinary teamwork skills, in addition to fostering an understanding of global engineering practice. Students are encouraged to promote the profession and develop leadership skills through involvement in honorary and professional student organizations, as well as through participation in extracurricular research and design projects.

The department has a strong student advising program, which facilitates individual contact with students to help them make sound academic decisions and to understand the purpose of their education and chosen profession. Additionally, relatively small class sizes help our electrical engineering students and faculty truly get to know one another, resulting in a personalized educational experience.

The B.S.E.E. program is delivered face-to-face to campus students, as well as over the Internet via digitally-recorded lectures to distance students. The Distance Engineering Degree Program (DEDP) is offered to students around the world, in which the distance students receive an equivalent educational experience as compared to their campus counterparts. DEDP students enroll in the same required and elective lecture courses during the regular academic year as the campus students by watching digitally-recorded lectures delivered over the Internet, but they are required to travel to campus during the summer months to complete some parts of accelerated laboratory sections. Academic advising, assistance from faculty, and the capstone senior design experience are fundamentally the same for both campus and distance students.

To allow qualified students to complete a graduate degree in approximately one year beyond that required to receive the baccalaureate degree alone, the department offers combined B.S.E.E./Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering and B.S.E.E./Master of Engineering (M.Engr.) degrees. See Combined Degree Program under the College of Engineering and Mines for more details.

In addition to the traditional B.S. in Electrical Engineering program that emphasizes the analysis and design of circuits and systems, the department offers three interdisciplinary focus areas to undergraduate students with interests in aerospace, biomedical engineering, and computer science. All four curricula are listed in their entirety as follows:

B.S. in Electrical Engineering with an Aerospace Focus B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Biomedical Engineering Focus B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Computer Science Focus

College of Engineering and Mines

 

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. The University’s Essential Studies Breadth of Knowledge, Social-Cultural Diversity, and Special Emphasis Requirements (refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies courses).

II. The Following Curriculum:

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
EE 101 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 1 1
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 165 Calculus I 4
Social Sciences Elective (SS) 2,3 3
Humanities Elective (A&H) 2,3 3
 Credits18
Second Semester
EE 201 Introduction to Digital Electronics 2
EE 202 Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1
EE 304 Computer Aided Measurement and Controls 3
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
PHYS 251 University Physics I 4
Fine Arts Elective (A&H) 2,3 3
 Credits17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
EE 206 Circuit Analysis 3
EE 306 Circuits Laboratory I 1
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
MATH 207 Introduction to Linear Algebra 2
MATH 265 Calculus III 4
PHYS 252 University Physics II 4
 Credits17
Second Semester
EE 307 Circuits Laboratory II 1
EE 313 Linear Electric Circuits 3
EE 318 Engineering Data Analysis 3
ENGR 460 Engineering Economy 3
MATH 266 Elementary Differential Equations 3
Non EE Elective 4 3
 Credits16
Junior Year
First Semester
EE 308 Electronics Laboratory I 1
EE 314 Signals and Systems 3
EE 314L Signal and Systems Laboratory 1
EE 316 Electric and Magnetic Fields 3
EE 321 Electronics I 3
A&H or SS Elective 2,3 3
Non EE Elective 4 3
 Credits17
Second Semester
EE 309 Electronics Lab II 1
EE 405 Control Systems I 3
EE 405L Control Systems Laboratory 1
EE 409 Distributed Networks 3
EE 421 Electronics II 3
EE 452 Embedded Systems 3
EE 452L Embedded Systems Design Laboratory 1
 Credits15
Senior Year
First Semester
EE 401 Electric Drives 3
EE 401L Electric Drives Laboratory 1
EE 480 Senior Design I 5 3
Electrical Engineering Electvie 7 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 7 3
 Credits13
Second Semester
EE 481 Senior Design II 6 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 7 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 7 3
Ethics Elective (A&H or SS) 2,3,8 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits125
1

May be waived for transfer students (substitute science credit required).

2

To meet the University’s Essential Studies Breadth of Knowledge requirements, all students must complete 9 credits of Arts & Humanities Electives (minimum of 2 departments, including 3 Fine Arts credits and 3 Humanities credits) and 9 credits of Social Sciences Electives (minimum of 2 departments). Refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies courses.

3

To meet the University’s Essential Studies Social-Cultural Diversity requirements, all students must complete 3 credits of Global (G) Diversity Electives and 3 credits of United States (U) Diversity Electives. Refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies G and U Diversity Electives.

4

Non EE Elective choices: ENGR 201 Statics, ENGR 202 Dynamics; ENGR 203 Mechanics of Materials; ME 301 Materials Science; CE 306 Fluid Mechanics/ME 306 Fluid Mechanics; and ME 341 Thermodynamics, Computer Science, Engineering (including EE), Math and Physics courses approved by advisor, normally 300 level or higher (Math 308 History of Math and Math 321 Applied statistical Methods do not meet the requirements of non EE electives). CSci 242 Algorithms and Data Structures, CSci 260 Advanced Programming Languages, and Math 208 Discrete Mathematics are permitted.

5

Senior standing with approval of adviser. EE 480 Senior Design I, meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirements for Advanced Communication (A) and Senior Capstone (C).

6

EE 481 Senior Design II, meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirement for Oral Communication (O).

7

Maximum of three credits of EE 490 Advanced EE Problems allowed as an independent study, applicable to both EE and non EE electives. 2 credits of EE 397 Cooperative Education (40 hours/week) is equivalent to 3 credits of the EE Electives with S/U grading, maximum 4 credits of EE 397 is equivalent to maximum of 6 credits of EE Elective.

8

The Ethics Elective is a 3-credit course that meets Essential Studies requirements in either the Arts & Humanities or the Social Sciences. Ethics Elective choices: PHIL 250 Ethics in Engineering and Science (A&H, Humanities); CHE 340 Professional Integrity in Engineering (SS); and ME 370 Engineering Disasters and Ethics (SS).

Some of the following courses may be waived by completing: ENGR 102

EE 101Introduction to Electrical Engineering1
EE 201Introduction to Digital Electronics2
EE 202Electrical Engineering Laboratory1
EE 304Computer Aided Measurement and Controls3
EE 397Cooperative Education1-3

III- Grade of "C" or better in all EE courses required for graduation.

B.S. in Electrical Engineering with an Aerospace Focus

Required 129 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. The University’s Essential Studies Breadth of Knowledge, Social-Cultural Diversity, and Special Emphasis Requirements (refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies courses).

II. The Following Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
EE 101 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 1 1
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 165 Calculus I 4
Social Sciences Elective (SS) 2,3 3
Humanities Elective (A&H) 2,3 3
 Credits18
Second Semester
EE 201 Introduction to Digital Electronics 2
EE 202 Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1
EE 304 Computer Aided Measurement and Controls 3
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
PHYS 251 University Physics I 4
Fine Arts Elective (A&H) 2,3 3
 Credits17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
EE 206 Circuit Analysis 3
EE 306 Circuits Laboratory I 1
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
MATH 207 Introduction to Linear Algebra 2
MATH 265 Calculus III 4
PHYS 252 University Physics II 4
 Credits17
Second Semester
AVIT 102 Introduction to Aviation 5
EE 307 Circuits Laboratory II 1
EE 313 Linear Electric Circuits 3
EE 318 Engineering Data Analysis 3
ENGR 460 Engineering Economy(SS) 2 3
MATH 266 Elementary Differential Equations 3
 Credits18
Junior Year
First Semester
AVIT 221 Basic Attitude Instrument Flying 3
EE 308 Electronics Laboratory I 1
EE 314 Signals and Systems 3
EE 314L Signal and Systems Laboratory 1
EE 316 Electric and Magnetic Fields 3
EE 321 Electronics I 3
A&H or SS Elective 2,3 3
 Credits17
Second Semester
AVIT 323 Aerodynamics - Airplanes 3
AVIT 324 Aircraft Systems 3
EE 309 Electronics Lab II 1
EE 405 Control Systems I (1) 3
EE 405L Control Systems Laboratory 1
EE 421 Electronics II 3
EE 452 Embedded Systems 3
EE 452L Embedded Systems Design Laboratory 1
 Credits18
Senior Year
First Semester
EE 480 Senior Design I 5 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 7 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 7 3
Non-EE Elective 4 3
 Credits12
Second Semester
EE 481 Senior Design II 6 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 7 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 7 3
Ethics Elective (A&H or SS) 2,3,8 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits129
III

Grade "C" or better in all EE courses required for graduation.

1

May be waived for transfer students (substitute science credit required).

2

To meet the University's Essential Studies Breadth of Knowledge requirements, all students must complete 9 credits of Arts & Humanities Electives (minimum of 2 departments, including 3 Fine Arts credits and 3 Humanities credits) and 9 credits of Social Sciences Electives (minimum of 2 departments). Refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies courses.

3

To meet the University's Essential Studies Social-Cultural Diversity requirements, all students must complete 3 credits of Global (G) Diversity Electives and 3 credits of United States (U) Diversity Electives. Refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies G and U Diversity Electives.

4

Non-EE Elective choices: Engr 201 Statics, Engr 202 Dynamics, Engr 203 Mechanics of Materials, ME 301 Materials Science, ME/CE 306 Fluid Mechanics, and ME 341 Thermodynamics, Computer Science, Engineering (including EE), Math, and Physics courses approved by advisor, normally 300 level or higher. Math 308 History of Math and Math 321 Applied Statistical Methods do not meet non-EE elective requirement. CSci 242 Algorithms and Data Structures, CSci 260 Advanced Programming Languages, and Math 208 Discrete Mathematics are permitted.

5

Senior Standing with approval of advisor. EE 480 Senior Design I meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirements for Advanced Communication (A) and Senior Capstone (C).

6

EE 481 Senior Design II meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirement for Oral Communication (O).

7

Maximum of three credits of EE 490 Advanced EE Problems allowed as an independent study, applicable to both EE and non-EE Electives. 2 credits of EE 397 Cooperative Education (40 hours/week) is equivalent to 3 credits of the EE Electives with S/U grading, maximum 4 credits of EE 397 is equivalent to maximum of 6 credits of EE Elective.

8

The Ethics Elective is a 3-credit course that meets Essential Studies requirements in either the Arts & Humanities or the Social Sciences. Ethics Elective choices: Phil 250 Ethics in Engineering & Science (A&H, Humanities), ChE 340 The Role of Engineers and Applied Scientists in a Global Society (SS), and ME 370 Engineering Disasters & Ethics (SS).

B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Biomedical Engineering Focus

Required 128 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. The University’s Essential Studies Breadth of Knowledge, Social-Cultural Diversity, and Special Emphasis Requirements (refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies courses).

II. The Following Curriculum:

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
BIOL 150 General Biology I 3
BIOL 150L General Biology I Laboratory 1
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
EE 101 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 1 1
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 165 Calculus I 4
 Credits16
Second Semester
BIOL 151 General Biology II 3
BIOL 151L General Biology II Laboratory 1
EE 201 Introduction to Digital Electronics 2
EE 202 Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1
EE 304 Computer Aided Measurement and Controls 3
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
PHYS 251 University Physics I 4
 Credits18
Sophomore Year
First Semester
EE 206 Circuit Analysis 3
EE 306 Circuits Laboratory I 1
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
MATH 265 Calculus III 4
PHYS 252 University Physics II 4
 Credits15
Second Semester
ANAT 204 Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel 3
EE 307 Circuits Laboratory II 1
EE 313 Linear Electric Circuits 3
EE 318 Engineering Data Analysis 3
ENGR 460 Engineering Economy(SS) 2 3
MATH 266 Elementary Differential Equations 3
 Credits16
Junior Year
First Semester
EE 308 Electronics Laboratory I 1
EE 314 Signals and Systems 3
EE 314L Signal and Systems Laboratory 1
EE 316 Electric and Magnetic Fields 3
EE 321 Electronics I 3
PSYC 111
Introduction to Psychology 2
or Introduction to Sociology
3
PPT 301 Human Physiology 4
 Credits18
Second Semester
EE 309 Electronics Lab II 1
EE 405 Control Systems I 3
EE 405L Control Systems Laboratory 1
EE 409 Distributed Networks 3
EE 421 Electronics II 3
EE 452 Embedded Systems 3
EE 452L Embedded Systems Design Laboratory 1
 Credits15
Senior Year
First Semester
EE 480 Senior Design I 5 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 7 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 7 3
Humanities (A&H) 2, 3 3
Fine Arts Elective (A&H) 2, 3 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
EE 481 Senior Design II 6 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 7 3
Non-EE Elective 4 3
Ethics Elective (A&H or SS) 2,3,8 3
A&H or SS Elective 2,3 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits128

Additional Recommended Pre-Medical Courses

ANAT 204LAnatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory2
BIOL 315Genetics3
BIOL 369
369L
Histology
and Histology Lab
4
BIOL 420Neuroscience3
BMB 301Biochemistry3
CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry I Laboratory (Chem 341/341L required for UND Medical School)1
CHEM 342Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 342LOrganic Chemistry II Laboratory (Chem 342/342L required for UND Medical School)1
MBIO 302General Microbiology Lecture2
MBIO 302LGeneral Microbiology Laboratory2
1

May be waived for transfer students (substitute science credit required).

2

To meet the University’s Essential Studies Breadth of Knowledge requirements, all students must complete 9 credits of Arts & Humanities Electives (minimum of 2 departments, including 3 Fine Arts credits and 3 Humanities credits) and 9 credits of Social Sciences Electives (minimum of 2 departments). Refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies courses.

3

To meet the University’s Essential Studies Social-Cultural Diversity requirements, all students must complete 3 credits of Global (G) Diversity Electives and 3 credits of United States (U) Diversity Electives. Refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies G and U Diversity Electives.

4

Non-EE Elective choices: Engr 201 Statics, Engr 202 Dynamics, Engr 203 Mechanics of Materials, ME 301 Materials Science, ME/CE 306 Fluid Mechanics, and ME 341 Thermodynamics, Computer Science, Engineering (including EE), Math, and Physics courses approved by advisor, normally 300 level or higher. Math 308 History of Math and Math 321 Applied Statistical Methods do not meet the requirement for Non-EE elective. CSci 242 Algorithms and Data Structures, CSci 260 Advanced Programming Languages, and Math 208 Discrete Mathematics are permitted.

5

EE 480 Senior Design I, meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirements for Advanced Communication (A) and Senior Capstone (C).

6

EE 481 Senior Design II, meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirement for Oral Communication (O).

7

Maximum of three credits of EE 490 Electrical Engineering Problems, are allowed as an independent study, applicable to both EE and non EE electives. Recommended EE Elective: EE 550 Biomedical Instrumentation. 2 credits of EE 397 Cooperative Education (40 hours/week) is equivalent to 3 credits of the EE Electives with S/U grading, maximum 4 credits of EE 397 is equivalent to maximum of 6 credits of EE Elective.

8

The Ethics Elective is a 3-credit course that meets Essential Studies requirements in either the Arts & Humanities or the Social Sciences. Ethics Elective choices: PHIL 250 Ethics in Engineering and Science (A&H, Humanities); PHIL 251 Ethics in Health Care (A&H, Humanities); CHE 340 Professional Integrity in Engineering (SS); and ME 370 Engineering Disasters and Ethics (SS).

III-Grade of "C" or better in all EE courses required for graduation.


B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a Computer Science Focus

Required 129 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. The University’s Essential Studies Breadth of Knowledge, Social-Cultural Diversity, and Special Emphasis Requirements (refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies courses).

II. The Following Curriculum:

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
CSCI 130
Introduction to Scientific Programming
or Computer Science I
4
EE 101 Introduction to Electrical Engineering 1 1
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 165 Calculus I 4
Humanities Elective (A&H) 2,3 3
 Credits19
Second Semester
CSCI 161 Computer Science II 4
EE 201 Introduction to Digital Electronics 2
EE 202 Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1
EE 304 Computer Aided Measurement and Controls 3
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
Fine Arts Elective (A&H) 2,3 3
 Credits17
Sophomore Year
First Semester
CSCI 230 Systems Programming 3
EE 206 Circuit Analysis 3
EE 306 Circuits Laboratory I 1
MATH 208 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 265 Calculus III 4
PHYS 251 University Physics I 4
 Credits18
Second Semester
EE 307 Circuits Laboratory II 1
EE 313 Linear Electric Circuits 3
EE 318 Engineering Data Analysis 3
ENGR 460 Engineering Economy 2 3
MATH 266 Elementary Differential Equations 3
PHYS 252 University Physics II 4
 Credits17
Junior Year
First Semester
EE 308 Electronics Laboratory I 1
EE 314 Signals and Systems 3
EE 314L Signal and Systems Laboratory 1
EE 316 Electric and Magnetic Fields 3
EE 321 Electronics I 3
EE 451 Computer Hardware Organization 3
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
 Credits17
Second Semester
EE 309 Electronics Lab II 1
EE 405 Control Systems I 3
EE 405L Control Systems Laboratory 1
EE 409 Distributed Networks 3
EE 421 Electronics II 3
EE 452 Embedded Systems 3
EE 452L Embedded Systems Design Laboratory 1
 Credits15
Senior Year
First Semester
Computer Science Electives 8 3
EE 480 Senior Design I 4 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 6 3
MATH 207 Introduction to Linear Algebra 2
Social Sciences Elective (SS) 2,3 3
 Credits14
Second Semester
EE 481 Senior Design II 5 3
Electrical Engineering Elective 6 3
Ethics Elective (A&H or SS) 2,3,7 3
A&H or SS Elective 2,3 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits129
1

May be waived for transfer students (substitute science credit required).

2

To meet the University’s Essential Studies Breadth of Knowledge requirements, all students must complete 9 credits of Arts & Humanities Electives (minimum of 2 departments, including 3 Fine Arts credits and 3 Humanities credits) and 9 credits of Social Sciences Electives (minimum of 2 departments). Refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies courses.

3

To meet the University’s Essential Studies Social-Cultural Diversity requirements, all students must complete 3 credits of Global (G) Diversity Electives and 3 credits of United States (U) Diversity Electives. Refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies G and U Diversity Electives.

4

 EE 480 Senior Design I, meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirements for Advanced Communication (A) and Senior Capstone (C).

5

EE 481 Senior Design II, meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirement for Oral Communication (O)

6

Maximum of three credits of EE 490 Electrical Engineering Problems, allowed as an independent study, applicable to both EE and non-EE Electives. 2 credits of EE 397 Cooperative Education (40 hours/week) is equivalent to 3 credits of the EE Electives with S/U grading, maximum 4 credits of EE 397 is equivalent to maximum of 6 credits of EE Elective.

7

The Ethics Elective is a 3-credit course that meets Essential Studies requirements in either the Arts & Humanities or the Social Sciences. Ethics Elective choices: PHIL 250 Ethics in Engineering and Science (A&H, Humanities); CHE 340 Professional Integrity in Engineering (SS); and ME 370 Engineering Disasters and Ethics (SS).

8

Computer  Science  Elective  choices: Any  Computer  Science  course,  300  level or higher. A maximum of three credits of CSCI 260 Advanced Programming Languages, is permitted.

III- Grade of "C" or better in all EE major courses is required for graduation.


Minor in Aviation - Professional Flight

Required: 14 Aviation credits from the B.S.E.E. program, plus the following 16 additional credits:

ATSC 110Meteorology I3
ATSC 110LMeteorology I Laboratory1
ATSC 231Aviation Meteorology4
AVIT 208Aviation Safety3
AVIT 222IFR Regulations and Procedures3
AVIT 325Multi-Engine Systems and Procedures2
Total Credits16
1

May be waived for transfer students (substitute science credit required).

2

To meet the University’s Essential Studies Breadth of Knowledge requirements, all students must complete 9 credits of Arts & Humanities Electives (minimum of 2 departments, including 3 Fine Arts credits and 3 Humanities credits) and 9 credits of Social Sciences Electives (minimum of 2 departments). Refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies courses.

3

To meet the University’s Essential Studies Social-Cultural Diversity requirements, all students must complete 3 credits of Global (G) Diversity Electives and 3 credits of United States (U) Diversity Electives. Refer to the online Academic Catalog for a listing of acceptable Essential Studies G and U Diversity Electives.

4

Senior standing with approval of adviser. EE 480 Senior Design I, meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirements for Advanced Communication (A) and Senior Capstone (C).

5

EE 481 Senior Design II, meets the Essential Studies Special Emphasis requirement for Oral Communication (O).

6

Basic or Applied Science Elective choices: AVIT 421 Advanced Aerodynamics; CHEM 122 General Chemistry II/CHEM 122L General Chemistry II Laboratory; PHYS 253 University Physics III; SPST 500 Introduction to Orbital Mechanics; and Physics courses 300 level or higher with approval of instructor and adviser. Three or four credits, depending on whether the class has a corequisite laboratory.

7

Maximum of three credits of EE 490 Electrical Engineering Problems, allowed as an independent study.

8

The Ethics Elective is a 3-credit course that meets Essential Studies requirements in either the Arts & Humanities or the Social Sciences. Ethics Elective choices: PHIL 250 Ethics in Engineering and Science (A&H, Humanities); CHE 340 Professional Integrity in Engineering (SS); and ME 370 Engineering Disasters and Ethics (SS).

Biomedical Engineering Minor

Open to Electrical Engineering majors only.

For the B.S.E.E Biomedical Engineering (BME) Minor, the following courses need to be completed in addtion to major B.S.E.E courses:

BIOL 150General Biology I (accepted as Basic or Applied Science Elective)3
BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Laboratory1
BIOL 151General Biology II3
BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Laboratory1
ANAT 204Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel3
PPT 301Human Physiology4
PHIL 251Ethics in Health Care (accepted as Ethics Elective and Humanities course)3
One of the two courses (accepted as Social Science Elective):3
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Two of the three courses (accepted as Electrical Engineering or Technical Electives):6
Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Instrumentation
Electrical Engineering Problems
Total Credits27

Courses

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 202. Electrical Engineering 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. F.

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. Prerequisite: MATH 165. F.

EE 306. Circuits Laboratory I. 1 Credit.

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

EE 307. Circuits Laboratory II. 1 Credit.

Experimental circuit analysis and proper uses of laboratory equipment. Prerequisite: EE 306. Corequisite: EE 313. S,SS.

EE 308. Electronics Laboratory I. 1 Credit.

Practical electronics application and design using theory studied in concurrent third year electrical engineering courses. Prerequisite: EE 307. Corequisite: EE 321. F.

EE 309. Electronics Lab II. 1 Credit.

Practical electronics application and design using theory studied in concurrent third year electrical engineering courses. Prerequisite: EE 308. Corequisite: EE 421. S.

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. Prerequisite: EE 206 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: EE 307. S.

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; PHYS 252. 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 308. 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 309. 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,S.

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. F,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.

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