Professors: Maurice F. Aburdene, John C. Bravman (University President), R. Alan Cheville (Chair), Richard J. Kozick

Associate Professors: Susan R. Baish (visiting), Peter Mark Jansson, David F. Kelley, Robert M. Nickel, Joseph V. Tranquillo

Assistant Professors: Kenneth J. Hass, Michael S. Thompson, Matthew Watkins

 

101. 

Electrical Engineering Analysis (II; 3, 2)

Introduction to concepts, voltage, current, signals, network elements, and Kirchhoff 's laws. Electrical measurements, energy and information generation, storage and transmission. Introduction to logic circuits and switching theory. Not for majors in electrical engineering. Corequisite: MATH 202.

120. 

Foundations of Electrical Engineering (II; 3, 3)

Introduction to the fundamental concepts of electrical engineering. Voltage, current, signals, electrical elements and their laws. Kirchhoff's laws. Digital systems, logic design using FPGAs. Electrical measurements. Corequisite: MATH 202.

205. 

Electrical Engineering Fundamentals (I and II; 3, 2)

Electrical measurement and physical quantities, sensors, sensor dynamics, filters, computer-controlled measurements, data storage and analysis, networked measurements. Corequisite: MATH 202.

225. 

Circuit Theory I (I; 2, 3) Half course.

DC circuits, steady-state analysis, impedance concepts, operational amplifiers, power calculations. Corequisite: MATH 211. Prerequisite: ELEC 120 or permission of the instructor.

226. 

Circuit Theory II (II; 2, 3) Half course.

Transformers, complex power, three-phase circuits, transients, filters, Fourier series, and Laplace transforms. Corequisite: MATH 212. Prerequisite: ELEC 225 or permission of the instructor.

228. 

229. Electrical Engineering Problems (I and II; R) Half to full course.

Problems in electrical engineering theory adapted to the needs of the student. Qualified juniors or sophomores by permission, or transfer students needing to meet special requirements.

240. 

Digital System Design (II; 3, 2)

Comprehensive introduction to modern digital design techniques. Combinational and sequential logic, finite state machines, CAD tools and algorithms, and programmable logic devices. Prerequisite: ELEC 120 or permission of the instructor.

245. 

Introduction to Digital Systems (II; 3, 3)

Analysis and design of digital systems. Boolean algebra and map simplification of logical functions. Combinational and sequential circuit designs. Laboratory experiments include design of digital systems using hardware components and computer simulation. Prerequisite: ELEC 101.

308. 

309. Advanced Electrical Engineering Laboratory (I or II; R)

Special laboratory work for qualified seniors by permission.

320. 

Linear Systems and Signal Processing (I; 3, 3)

Discrete and continuous signals; differential and difference equations; state equations; transform techniques (Z, Laplace, Fourier); analog and digital filters designs. Prerequisites: ELEC 226 and MATH 212.

347. 

Microcontroller System Design (II; 3, 3)

A modern microcontroller is used to introduce basic concepts in computer architecture, assembly language, programming, interrupts, and microcontroller interfacing. Prerequisites: ELEC 240 and CSCI 203, or permission of the instructor.

350. 

Electronics I (I; 3, 3)

Introduction to semiconductor components and circuits. Device physics, operation, and modeling; design applications of operational amplifiers, diodes, and transistors; PN junctions; bipolar and field-effect structures; digital logic circuits. Prerequisite: ELEC 226 or permission of the instructor.

351. 

Electronics II (II; 3, 3)

Basic amplifier circuits, differential amplifiers, frequency response, and feedback concepts. Prerequisite: ELEC 350 or permission of the instructor.

390. 

Theory and Applications of Electromagnetics (II; 4, 0)

Applications of Maxwell's equations to the solution of problems involving static electric and magnetic fields and transverse electromagnetic waves. Transmission line parameters, wave propagation, reflection from planar surfaces, boundary conditions, polarization, and electromagnetic properties of matter. Prerequisites: ELEC 226 and MATH 212.

400. 

Project Planning and Engineering Design (I; 3, 0) Half course.

Introduction to design, conceptual design, design evaluation, project planning and scheduling for Electrical Engineering Senior Design Project and development of design proposal. Prerequisite: senior status or permission of the instructor.

401. 

Electrical Engineering Honors Thesis (I or II; R) Half or full course.

Independent work on electrical engineering thesis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor and Honors Council.

403. 

Special Topics in Electrical or Computer Engineering (I or II; R; 4)

Current topics of interest in electrical or computer engineering. This course includes a lab section. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

403. 

Special Topics in Electrical or Computer Engineering (I or II; R; 4, 0)

Current topics of interest in electrical or computer engineering. This course does not include a lab section.

411. 

Neural Signals and Systems (I or II; 4, 0)

Introduction to neural systems and signaling. Topics include neural physiology, models of action potential generation and synapse dynamics, neural networks and techniques of neural waveform analysis. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as BMEG 441.

420. 

Electrical Engineering Design (II; 0, 6)

This project-oriented course serves as a capstone for electrical engineering majors. Students work in teams to develop, implement, demonstrate, and evaluate a solution to a relevant engineering problem. Prerequisite: senior status or permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as CPEG 420.

428. 

429. Advanced Electrical Engineering Problems (I or II; R) Half to full course.

Problems in electrical engineering theory adapted to the needs of the student. Qualified students by permission.

442. 

Digital VLSI Circuit Design (I or II; 4, 0)

Introduction to digital integrated circuit design, from wafer fabrication through structured design techniques. Teams conceptualize, design, simulate, layout, extract, and verify small VLSI systems using appropriate CAD tools. Prerequisites: ELEC 240 and ELEC 350 or permission of the instructor.

443. 

High Performance Computer Architecture (I or II; 4, 0)

Topics include "good" computer architecture, RISC/CISC, pipelining, super-scalar, super-pipelining, out-of-order execution, speculative execution, virtual memory, caches, and cache coherence. Prerequisites: ELEC 347 and CSCI 206 or permission of the instructor.

444. 

Advanced Digital Design (I or II; 3, 3)

Hardware description languages. High-level synthesis. Logic synthesis. Field-programmable gate-array architectures and applications. Prerequisite: ELEC 240 or ELEC 245 or permission of the instructor.

452. 

Power Electronics (I or II; 3, 3)

Design and analysis of solid-state power conversion systems. Circuit theory, computer-based modeling, and analytical tools for efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power. Prerequisite: ELEC 320. Corequisite: ELEC 351.

460. 

Optoelectronic Materials and Devices (II; 3, 2)

Introduction to the principles and applications of optoelectronic devices, including compound semiconductors, LEDs, lasers, photodetectors, modulators, solar cells, and optoelectronic integrated circuits. Prerequisite: ELEC 350 or permission of the instructor.

462. 

Fiber Optics Fundamentals (I or II; 3, 0)

Introduction to the light propagation in optical fibers, characteristics of fibers, semiconductor light-wave sources and detectors, optical transmitters and receivers, light-wave transmission systems for communication networks. Prerequisite: ELEC 390 or PHYS 333 or permission of the instructor.

463. 

Introduction to Mechatronics (I or II; 4, 0)

Mechatronics is a multidiscipline technical area defined as the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering with electronic and intelligent computer control in the design and manufacture of industrial products and processes. This design-directed course will cover topics such as actuators and drive systems, sensors, programmable controllers, microcontroller programming and interfacing, and automation systems integration. Crosslisted as MECH 463. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

470. 

Communication and Information Systems (I or II; 3, 0)

Digital and analog communication systems, modulation techniques, noise considerations, optimum receivers. Prerequisite: ELEC 320 or permission of the instructor.

471. 

Probability with Applications in Electrical Engineering (I or II; 4, 0)

Introduction to probability and statistics. Projects illustrate the relevance and importance of probability and statistics in electrical engineering. Probability axioms; disjoint and independent events; conditional probability; random variables; probability mass/density functions; expected value, mean, variance, and covariance; noise characterization; Gaussian random variables, least-squares estimation of parameters and random variables; electrical engineering applications. Corequisite: ELEC 320 or permission of the instructor.

472. 

Digital Signal Processing (I or II; 3, 2)

Sampling A/D and D/A conversion; digital filters; recursive and nonrecursive designs, quantization effects; Fast Fourier Transform; spectral estimation; computer implementations; applications. Prerequisite: ELEC 320 or permission of the instructor.

473. 

Digital Speech and Audio Processing (I or II; 4, 0)

Theory and application of digital speech and audio processing. Topics include speech and audio (MP3) coding, artificial speech synthesis, automatic speech recognition, and audio effects. Prerequisite: ELEC 320 or permission of the instructor.

475. 

Computer Communication Networks (I or II; 3, 2)

An introduction to computer networking using the seven-layer Open Systems Interconnection model. Hands-on exploration of the data link, network, transport, and application layers. Prerequisite: junior status.

477. 

Wireless System Design (I or II; 3, 3)

Introduction to hardware aspects of wireless communication systems, including RF circuit design, transmitter and receiver architecture, antennas, and radio wave propagation. Corequisite: ELEC 390 or permission of the instructor.

480. 

Electrical Control Systems (I; 3, 3)

System components: closed loop systems; stability from Nyquist and root locus viewpoints: performance, compensation techniques, sampled systems, Z-transforms. Prerequisites: ELEC 320 and 350.

491. 

Electrical Energy Conversion (I; 3, 3)

Three phase power circuits, transformer circuits, rotating machines and equivalent circuits, power electronic switches, machine dynamics, motor generator control. Corequisite: ELEC 390. Prerequisite: ELEC 350 or permission of the instructor.

493. 

Electric Power Systems (I or II; 3, 0)

Analysis of power distribution, load control, economics of operation, symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults, stability, and issues in deregulation. Prerequisites: ELEC 226 and ELEC 390.

494. 

Renewable Energy Systems (I or II; 3, 0)

Engineering analysis of photovoltaic, wind, and other renewable energy systems. Modeling of systems, resources, and performance with an emphasis on grid-tied photovoltaic system optimization. Open to juniors and seniors in engineering.

495. 

Advanced Topics in Engineering Mathematics (I; 4, 0)

Linear algebra and analytical/computational techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations relevant to engineering applications. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as CENG 495, CHEG 495, MECH 495.

See The Curricula - College of Engineering for degree requirements for engineering programs.

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