2018-2019 Catalog

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 201L. 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 and EE 314L. 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. Corequisite: EE 401L. 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. Corequisite: EE 405L. 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. Corequisite: EE 452L. 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.

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