Electrical Engineering : Courses

EE 101 Basic Electronics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Approved Engineering Majors Only or Permission of Instructor.
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introductory electronics course for engineering and science majors. Emphasizes analog and digital electronic systems organization, data acquisition, and signal transmission. A laboratory once a week illustrates these techniques by specific circuit devices.

EE 200 Electrical Engineering Concepts/Non-Majors

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: PHY 108 or PHY 118
Co-requisites: MTH 306
Approved Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces aspects of electrical engineering useful to all the engineering disciplines. Course material includes basic circuit analysis and networks, frequency response, elementary solid-state electronics, digital circuits, and energy conversion and transmission. Not intended for electrical or engineering physics majors. Students may not receive credit for this and EE 202.

EE 202 Circuit Analysis I

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Co-requisite: MTH 306, PHY 108 or PHY 118; Approved Engineering Major
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Systematic development of network analysis methods. Topics include resistive circuits, Kirchhoff's laws, equivalent subcircuits; dependent sources; loop and nodal analysis; energy-storage elements; transient analysis of first-order and second-order circuits; sinusoidal steady-state analysis; passive filters.

EE 203 Circuit Analysis II

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: EE 202; Approved Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Engineering Physics Major
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A continuation of EE 202. Brief review of basic concepts of time-domain circuit analysis; phasor analysis of steady-state ac circuits; complex power and three-phase systems; Laplace transform techniques and 's-domain' circuit analysis; transfer function; linear circuit design. Selected problem assignments and a final design project require use of circuit analysis software tools.

EE 205 Signals and Systems

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EE 202
Approved Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Major
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduction to signals and systems; time-domain system analysis with the convolution integral; frequency-domain system analysis using the Laplace transform. Fourier series representation of periodic signals; Fourier transform representation of aperiodic signals. The sampling theorem and the transition from continuous to discrete signals. Students may not receive credit for this and EE 303.

EE 278 Digital Principles

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MTH 141 or MTH 153
Co-requisites: EE 202 and MTH 306
Approved Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics include number systems; arithmetic; codes; Boolean algebra; minimization techniques; logic design; programmable logic devices; memory devices; registers; counters; synchronous sequential networks.

EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EE 202
Co-requisites: EE 312 or EE 352
Approved Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Engineering Physics Major
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Electronic devices, including operational amplifiers, diodes, bipolar junction transistors and field-effect transistors, the basic circuits in which these devices are used, and computer-aided circuit analysis for these devices and circuits.

EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: EE 310
Approved Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics Major
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Differential and multistage amplifiers with bipolar junction transistors (BJT) and field-effect transistors (FET). Biasing in integrated circuits and active loads. Frequency response of common-emitter (common-source), common-base (common-gate), common-collector (common-drain) single BJT (FET) stages. Frequency response of differential-pair, cascode, and multistage circuits. Selection of coupling and bypass capacitors. Analog integrated circuits. Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (MOS) digital circuits with emphasis on CMOS.

EE 312 Basic Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EE 202
Co-requisites: EE 310
Approved Computer Engineering Major
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Trains students how to design, build, diagnose, and characterize electronic circuits. Topics include instrumentation, semiconductor devices, and electronic circuits. Covers both analog and digital circuits. Laboratory projects include filters, operational amplifiers, dc power supply, MOSFET amplifier, BJT amplifier, logic gates, timing, and counters.

EE 324 Applied Electromagnetics

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: EE 202, MTH 241, PHY 108 or PHY 118; Approved Electrical Engineering Major
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics include vector calculus; electric fields; charge distributions; dielectrics, energy, forces in the presence of dielectrics; Laplace's and Poisson's equations; magnetostatics; Faraday's induction law; time-dependent phenomena; waves.

EE 342 Nanotechnology Engineering and Science Lab

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MTH 241, PHY 107, PHY 108, PHY 118
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The laboratory course consists of ten modules with an experiment in each module. The modules cover basics of modern Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology. A complete set of laboratory experiments delivers to students a hands-on experience in this field. Students use contemporary equipment to visualize and to characterize nano-world.

EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EE 202
Co-requisites: EE 310
Approved Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics Major
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Trains students how to design, build, diagnose, and characterize electronic circuits. Topics include instrumentation, semiconductor devices, and electronic circuits. Covers both analog and digital circuits. Laboratory projects include filters, operational amplifiers, diodes, dc power supply, ac power control, BJT amplifier, CMOS, logic gates, timing, and counters.

EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: EE 352
Co Requisite: EE 311
Approved Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics Major
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An engineering design lab. Fifty-minute lecture and 230-minute lab per week. Involves analyzing and designing single and multistage electronic circuits using FETs, BJTs, and op amps. Asks students to design a variety of amplifiers to meet certain specifications. They practice SPICE and use their knowledge of analog circuits to complete the projects.

EE 383 Communications Systems I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EE 205 or EE 303 and EAS 305; Approved Engineering Major
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Fourier transforms and spectra; linear filters; transmission of signals through linear systems; bandpass signals; bandpass systems; continuous wave modulation; amplitude modulation (AM); double sideband modulation (DSB); single sideband modulation (SSB), phase modulation (PM); frequency modulation (FM); quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM); frequency division multiplexing (FDM); demodulation of analog modulated signals; random variables; statistical averages; random processes; autocorrelation and power spectral density; stationarity; transmission of random processes through linear systems; white noise; colored noise; Gaussian noise; noise in continuous wave modulation systems; signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR); sampling; pulse amplitude modulation (PAM).

EE 401 Rf and Microwave Circuits I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: EE 203 or EE 202 or EE 205
Approved Electrical Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The first of a two-course sequence in the area of RF and microwave circuit design. Initial topics include transmission line equations, reflection coefficient, VSWR, return loss, and insertion loss. Examples include impedance matching networks using lumped elements, single-section and multi-section quarter wave transformers, single-stub and double-stub tuners, the design of directional couplers, and hybrids. There is a student design project for a planar transmission line circuit based upon the software package Microwave Office. The design is fabricated and tested.

EE 403 Introduction to Plasma Processing

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MTH 242 or MTH 306; PHY 108 or PHY 118; Approved Engineering Major.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces plasma processing including plasma deposition, plasma etching, gaseous electronics, gas lasers and plasma materials processing. Topics include basic atomic theory, elementary kinetic theory of gases, motion of charges in electric and magnetic fields, plasma properties, plasma generation and devices, plasma-surface interactions, electrodes and discharge characteristics, plasma diagnostics and plasma simulation. Students prepare web-based presentations in current plasma technologies with focus on applications in electrical engineering field.

EE 408 Senior Seminar

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing and Approved Engineering Major
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers the ethical, social, economic, and safety considerations in engineering practice essential for a successful engineering career.

EE 409 Senior Design Implementation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Senior Standiing and Approved EE Major
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
In this senior-level design course, students learn how to take a design from a concept on paper to a finished product, based on knowledge they have obtained in previous electrical engineering courses. Students will work as part of a team in developing their projects, which may be hardware and/or software based projects. Class meetings will deal with fundamentals of engineering design, and students are expected to meet with their team to work on their project outside of class. Students will be expected to present their interim and final results orally and in written form.

EE 410 Electronic Instrument Design I

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EE 310 and Approved Engineering Major
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Design of electronic instruments, with emphasis on the use of analog and digital integrated circuits. Topics include techniques for precise measurements; sensors and their use for measurement of temperature, displacement, light, and other physical quantities; active and passive signal conditioning; and power supplies. Individuals or groups design and demonstrate an instrument, and provide a written report.

EE 412 Nanophotonics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: MTH 306 and PHY 207. Approved Engineering Majors Only.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces nanophotonics as a field within science and engineering that includes research focused on creating nanoscale structures with desired optical properties, new approaches to manipulating light on a subwavelength scale, as well as using photons to fabricate and characterize nanoscale systems. Topics covered include an introduction to nanophotonics, lithography, growth and synthesis of nanomaterials, structural and optical characterization of nanostructured materials, quantum and optically confined devices, plasmonics, and metamaterials. Applications of nanophotonic devices for bioimaging, sensing, solar energy, and solid-state lighting will also be discussed.

EE 413 Communication Electronics

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EE 352 and EE 353. Approved Engineering Majors Only.
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines operation and signaling in communications systems with a strong emphasis on circuits. Covers radio frequency systems (AM, FM, TV), telephone switching systems, microwave/wireless systems, fiber optics, modulation schemes, coding, multiplexing/demultiplexing, protocols, and networking. Discusses both analog and digital/data communication systems. Requires students to complete a capstone design project.

EE 415 Microelectromechanical Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing, Approved Engineering Major Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Intended for first-year graduate students. Silicon-based integrated MEMS promise reliable performance, miniaturization and low-cost production of sensors and actuator systems with broad applications in data storage, biomedical systems, inertial navigation, micromanipulation, optical display and microfluid jet systems. The course covers such subjects as materials properties, fabrication techniques, basic structure mechanics, sensing and actuation principles, circuit and system issues, packaging, calibration, and testing.

EE 416 Signal Processing Algorithms

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: EE 205 or EE 303
Approved Engineering Major
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Signals and samples, the z-transform. The discrete Fourier transform. Frequency and time-domain response of filters. Digital filter design, FIR and IIR filters. Digital filter structures. Multi-rate filters and signals. Fast convolution and correlation algorithms. Interdisciplinary aspects: VLSI for DSP; SAW and CCD devices; computational aspects. Heavy design experience with signal processing software. Students are expected to complete several design studies and a final project in the areas of digital filter design and signal processing algorithms. Matlab or similar packages are to be used both in the design process as well as in verification of design objectives.

EE 418 Quantum Mechanics for Engineers: First Course in Nanoelectronics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Senior standing; Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
ABC of nanoscience and nanotechnology is quantum mechanics. In the current course students acquire and learn quantum-mechanical notions from the numerous examples of nanostructures and hands-on experience in the Nanotechnology Lab. The course will lay a solid foundation in quantum mechanics and electronics, and will prepare the students to advanced courses in microelectronics, nanoelectronics, nanoscience, nano-bio-sensors, nanotechnology, and nanofabrication

EE 419 Industrial Control Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An application-oriented course to introduce students to the basic principles and concepts employed in analysis and synthesis of modern-day analog and microcomputer control systems. Topics include: review of vectors, matrices, and Laplace transforms, followed by introduction to block diagram, signal flow graph, and state-variable representation of physical systems, network and linear graph techniques of system modeling; time-domain, frequency domain, and state-space analysis of linear control systems, control concepts in multivariable systems, hierarchy of control structures, design of analog and digital controllers.

EE 421 Semiconductor Materials

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EE 310; Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Reviews semiconductor materials properties that are important for device operation. Also, discusses semiconductor devices along with important materials properties for each device. Reviews the device models employed in SPICE circuit simulations. Uses several SPICE simulation projects to learn about the SPICE device models and about the effect of materials properties on the device performance and circuit operation. Devices covered are: pn junction diode; SPICE pn junction diode models and model parameters; MOS field effect transistor, SPICE MOSFET models and model parameters; CMOS integrated circuits; bipolar transistor fundamentals; SPICE BJT models and model parameters; MS junction; mesfet; jfet; SPICE models; PSPICE or HSPICE simulations of semiconductor devices.

EE 422 Nanomaterials

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing. Approved Engineering Majors Only.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The recent emergence of fabrication tools and techniques capable of constructing nanometer-sized structures has opened up numerous possibilities for the development of new devices with size domains ranging from 0.1 - 50 nm. The course introduces basic single-charged electronics, including quantum dots and wires, single-electron transistors (SETs), nanoscale tunnel junctions, and so forth. Giant magnetoresistance (GMR) in multilayered structures are presented with their applications in hard disk heads, random access memory (RAM) and sensors. Discusses optical devices including semiconductor lasers incorporating active regions of quantum wells and self assembled formation of quantum-dot-structures for new generation of semiconductor layers. Finally, devices based on single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes are presented with emphasis on their unique electronic and mechanical properties that are expected to lead to ground breaking industrial nanodevices. The course also includes discussions on such fabrication techniques as laser-ablation, magnetron and ion beam sputter deposition, epitaxy for layer structures, rubber stamping for nanoscale wire-like patterns, and electroplating into nanoscale porous membranes.

EE 423 Nanotechnology & Science

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Senior standing
Co-requisites: EE 418
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Through the examples, exercises, educational Java applets, and labs this course covers the electrical and optical properties of materials and nanostructures, chemically-directed assembly of nanostructures, biomolecules, traditional and nontraditional methods of nanolithography, heterostructures, nanotubes, resonant-tunneling diodes, transistors, single-electron transfer devices, nano-electromechanical systems, and more.

EE 424 Introduction to Nanoelectronics, Nanostructure Physics, and Applications

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Senior Standing
Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers 2-D electron systems, quantum wires and dots, ballistic transport, quantum interference, and single-electron tunneling.

EE 425 Electrical Devices I

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EE 436 or EE 324
Approved Engineering Major. Students must register for LAB and LEC in the same semester.
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Principles of electromagnetic energy conversion with applications to motors and generators. Topics include magnetic circuits, transformers, hysteresis, field energy, dc and ac motors. Students learn the basic fundamentals of electro-mechanical energy conversion. Design project with laboratory validation accounts for 50 % of grade.

EE 428 Biomems and Lab-on-a-Chip

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing and Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers various commonly used micro/nanofabrication techniques, microfluidics, various chemical and biochemical applications such as separation, implantable devices, drug delivery, and microsystems for cellular studies and tissue engineering. Discusses recent and future trends in BioMEMS and nanobiosensors. Students will gain a braod perspective in the area of micro/nano systems for biomedical and chemical applications.

EE 429 Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
EMC deals with interference in electronic systems. For senior and first-year graduate students and industrial professionals who have an interest in designing electronic systems that comply with current commercial and military standards on EMC such as the FCC Part 15 and CISPR 22. Both specify limits on radiated and conducted emissions for digital devices which are defined as any electronic device that has digital circuitry and uses a clock signal in excess of 9 kHz. Student projects designed in electronic instrumentation classes without consideration of the limits imposed by these standards would fail to meet the current standards and as a result could not be marketed in the United States or Europe.

EE 430 Fundamentals of Solid State Devices

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Develops an understanding of the operation of different semiconductor devices, starting from a quantitative knowledge of semiconductor properties.

EE 435 Java Applet Modeling for Visual Engineering Simulation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: EAS 230
Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Object-oriented analysis, design and programming. Introduces Java syntax, application programmers interface (API), object-oriented programming concepts including encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism, and multi-threaded programming including thread synchronization and control. Also introduces graphical programming API and effective graphical programming techniques. Applies all these concepts and techniques to the student-chosen, engineering simulation projects. Emphasizes software engineering processes such as architectural design, unit refinement cycles and code reuse throughout the semester. For the project, requires students to develop a reusable class library consisting of at least three packages: a graphical drawing package, a problem simulation package, and a visual presentation package.

EE 436 Fundamentals of Energy Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EE 205 or EE 303, and EE 324
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
All aspects of electrical energy generation (ac and dc, conventional and alternative), transmission and distribution and utilization with the goal of providing students an idea of how electrical energy affects their life and the world around them. It will provide a firm foundation in phasors, 3 phase circuits, static electromechanical energy conversion, electrical safety, and system level circuit control.

EE 438 Electrochemical Power Sources: Design, Function, and Selection

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An introduction to the fundamentals of electrochemistry. Batteries as electromechanical power sources including: battery related terminology, quantitative assessment and comparison methodologies, design considerations for batteries, the chemistry and function of several classes of primary (single use) and secondary (rechargeable) battery types, and appropriate selection of power sources for applications. Students participate in design projects including the development of power systems for specific applications.

EE 441 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing and Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Topics and instructors vary by semester.

EE 448 Microelectronic Device Fabrication

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EE 311; Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Fabrication technology for microelectronic devices: crystal growth, wafer fabrication and characterization, mask fabrication, epitaxy, lithography, etching, diffusion, CVD, ion implantation, dc and RF plasma reactors (operating principles and fabrication applications), packing. Operation of microelectronic devices (interconnects, passive devices, and MOS and BJT devices), micro-optical devices (CDRs, etc.) and micro electro-mechanical devices (micro-motors, micro-mirror arrays, etc). Students select a part of the fabrication process (lithography, diffusion, etc.) and use simulation code to design that step of the process to achieve specific device properties.

EE 449 Analog Integrated Circuit Layout

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EE 311 and Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces analog integrated circuit fabrication and layout design for analog VLSI. Covers: representative IC fabrication processes (standard bipolar, CMOS and analog BiCMOS); layout principles and methods for MOS transistors and device matching; resistors and capacitors layout; matched layouts of R and C components; bipolar transistors and bipolar matching; and diodes. Also reviews several active-loaded analog amplifier circuits, focusing on CMOS and BiCMOS op amp configuration. Requires a term project on the layout design of simple op amp circuits involving CMOS or BiCMOS op amps plus several matched devices of resistors, capacitors and transistors. Students design circuits using SPICE simulations. The student term project is to be fabricated through MOSIS.

EE 450 Special Topics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing and Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Topics and instructors vary by semester.

EE 453 Microelectronic Fabrication Lab

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Senior Standing
Approved Engineering Major
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides students with the experience of fabricating a semiconductor device. Students become versed in fabrication techniques used in the microelectronics industry. Required student activities include mask design, chemical processing, operation of clean room equipment, and testing of the final device. Also requires a report.

EE 455 Photonic Devices

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EE 311 and Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
First, discusses the basics of p-n junctions including current flow, and recombination. In addition, discusses solar cell fundamentals, heterojunctions, metal-insulator-semiconductor devices, design, and recent advances. The course ends with a discussion of photodetector principles, design, and applications.

EE 456 Rf and Microwave Circuits II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The second course of a two-course sequence in the area of RF and microwave circuit design. Topics covered are filters, resonators, detectors, mixers, amplifiers, and microwave systems. Microwave Office is used for CAD analysis of circuits. Students design, construct, fabricate, and measure the performance of a microstrip resonator, a microstrip or stripline directional coupler, and a filter.

EE 458 Rf/Microwave Laboratory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EE 401 or EE 429 or permission of instructor
Type: LBR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers RF & microwave measurement techniques in the 1 MHz to 18 GHz frequency region. Topics include assembling basic measurement systems, including attenuators, directional couplers, power dividers, terminations, power sensors, solid-state detectors, mixers, power meters, and signal generators; measuring the reflection and transmission coefficients at discrete frequencies; making similar measurements (magnitude only) over a band of frequencies using a swept power measurement system consisting of a spectrum analyzer with tracking generator; vector measurements (magnitude and phase) versus frequency using RF & microwave automatic network analyzers.

EE 459 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Senior Standing.
Approved Engineering Majors Only.
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Special topics of particular recent interest not covered in the standard curriculum. Requires dual registration in department office.

EE 460 Current Research Topics of Power Modulation Applications

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves a design project based on electric energy systems that specifically address power modulation applications and that is firmly based on the fundamentals needed to become a successful engineer. Students form Integrated Project Teams (IPTs) to work on the capstone project and answer all the questions that will be required of them when they leave the academic environment. Students are challenged to incorporate engineering standards and realistic constraints that include the economy, environment, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical considerations, health and safety issues, social issues, and politics as stated by ABET. Both technical reports and technical presentations are required of IPT participants.

EE 462 Principles of Medical and Radar Imaging

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EE 303 or EE 205. Approved Engineering Majors Only.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Applications of multidimensional signal theory and Fourier analysis. Topics include review of signal processing tools and systems used in array imaging, including coherent receivers, pulsed and continuous wave signaling, temporal Doppler phenomenon, and monostatic, quasi-monostatic, bistatic transmitters/receivers, and 2-D signal processing; examining specific array imaging systems, including phased array imaging, synthetic aperture (SAR and ISAR) imaging, passive array imaging, and bistatic array imaging with emphasis on transmission imaging problems of diagnostic medicine and geophysical exploration.

EE 465 Current Research Topics of Pulsed Power Applications

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite:Approved Engineering Major.
Students must register for LAB and LEC in the same semester.
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves a design project based on pulsed power that utilizes the fundamentals needed to become a successful engineer in the business world. Pulsed power focuses on achieving high peak powers by impulse and rep-rate methods. Topics in this area of research include switching, surface flashover of insulators, and other related areas. Students form Integrated Project Teams to work on their projects and address the relevant issues in a multidisciplinary (electrical engineering) team. Student grades are based on peer reviewed effort, technical reports, and oral presentations.

EE 467 Inegrated Power Electronics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: EE 311
Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Fundamental to electronic systems, i.e. sensors, communications and portable electronics, is the need to deliver electronical power. As today's electronics become smaller, so do the power circuits for conditioning and supplying power. This course introduces inductive and capacitative power switching fundamentals, circuits, and commercial ICs for designing power processing systems. Students will design a power supply including controls. The lectures will introduce patents and descriptions to augment teaching and student understanding.

EE 471 Sustainable Energy Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing. Approved Engineering Majors Only.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
How can we provide clean, safe, sustainable energy supplies for the U.S. and world as a whole during the twenty-first century, despite rising population levels and increasing affluence? Examines current and potential energy systems, with special emphasis on meeting energy needs in a sustainable manner. Different renewable and conventional energy technologies will be presented and their attributes described within a global energy/environment system. Discusses political, social, and economic considerations on the development of sustainable energy/environment policies.

EE 476 High-Voltage Engineering

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Requisites: Approved Electrical Engineering & Engineering Physics Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics include introduction to high-voltage engineering; generation of high voltages (AC, DC, impulse, pulse); measurements of high voltages; destructive and nondestructive insulation test techniques; shielding and grounding; electric shock and safety. Paper in a related high-voltage area and an in-class presentation required.

EE 478 HDL Based Digital Design With Programmable Logic

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: EE 278 or EE 379
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics include analysis and design of clocked synchronous sequential networks; design of algorithmic state machines; analysis and design of asynchronous sequential networks; CPLDs and FPGAs; CAD tools; introduction to VHDL.

EE 480 Biomedical Electronics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Senior Standingand Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers the principles and designs of various important biomedical instruments including pacemaker, EEG, ECG, EMG, and ICU equipment and diagnostic imaging devices (such as blood bank monitor), CT, MRI, mammography, ultrasound, endoscope, confocal microscope, and multiphoton non-linear microscope (2-photon fluorescent, SHG and THG). Imaging devices (e.g., CCDs) and medical image processing are also covered. Includes a general introduction to biological systems; emphasizes the structural and functional relationship between various biological compartments.

EE 482 Power Systems Engineering I

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Approved Engineering Major
Co-requisite: Students must register for LEC, LAB, and EE 324 in the same term.
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys the field of modern energy systems, with the foundation being classical electrical power and related power electronics. Topics include complex power, per unit analysis, transmission line parameters and modeling, and compensation. Students also study alternative energy systems in this course. Course also includes use of a Power Simulation Program in which modeling can be done. This program is also used for the final system design project paper which accounts for 50% of the course grade.

EE 484 Communications Systems II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EE 383 or EE 483 or Senior Standing. Approved Engineering Majors Only.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics include review of PAM-, PDM-, PPM-pulsed modulation techniques; principles of digital communications; pulse code modulation; signal quantization; binary communications systems; M-ary communications systems; detection and parameter estimation for pulses in noise; the likelihood ratio receiver; and applications to radar signal processing.

EE 488 Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EE 311
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Device fundamentals of CMOS field effect transistors and BiCMOS bipolar transistors. Device parameters and performance factors important for VLSI devices of deep-submicron dimensions. Reviews silicon materials properties, basic physics of p-n junctions and MOS capacitors, and fundamental principles of MOSFET and bipolar transistors. Design and optimization of MOSFET and bipolar devices for VLSI applications. Discusses interdependency and tradeoffs of device parameters pertaining to circuit performance and manufacturability. Also discusses effects in small-dimension devices: quantization in surface inversion layer in a MOSFET device, heavy-doping effect in the bipolar transistor, etc.

EE 489 Lasers and Photonics

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: EE 311
Approved Engineering Major. Students must register for LAB and LEC in the same semester.
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics include an introduction to lasers and photonics; a short review of electromagnetic theory; ray tracing and lens systems; polarization of light and polarization modulators; Gaussian beams and wave propagation; optical resonators and cavity stability; spontaneous emission, stimulated emission and absorption; rate equations for gain medium; population inversion; characteristics and applications of specific lasers;waveguides and fiber optics; fiber optic communications systems; electro-optic modulators; and acoustic-optic modulators. Requires students to complete a project focusing on the design of a laser system including choice of gain medium, cavity optics, pumping mechanism, power and efficiency estimates, and cost analysis. Requires reports and presentations.

EE 490 Consumer Optoelectronics

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing. Approved Engineering Majors Only.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces optoelectronic systems. This design course emphasizes the interaction of optics, lasers, mechanics, electronics, and programming. It requires students design an optoelectronic system with a strong emphasis on team learning and teaching. Some topics of interest include: design methodology; team dynamics; light sources and detectors; light propagation; lens and mirrors; electro optics; interaction of light with materials; nonlinear optics for harmonic generation; optical detection and modulation; and discussion of selected optoelectronic devices and applications such as CD players, DVD, display systems, semiconductor lasers and light emitting diodes, laser printers, barcode scanners, digital cameras, optical coherence tomography, flow cytometry, interferometric systems and optical communications. Requires project proposal, progress reports and presentations and final written reports and presentations.

EE 491 Analog Circuits

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EE 311; Approved Engineering Major
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focuses on the analysis, design, simulation and mask-level chip layout of integrated analog circuits and systems. Begins with a brief review of MOSFET operation and large and small signal models. Much of the course involves designing and analyzing analog building blocks such as current mirrors, transconductance amplifiers, capacitors, multipliers, current mirrors and D/A and A/D circuits. Simultaneously, the course covers IC design and layout techniques and system analysis. It concludes by looking at sensor applications. Requires a final project consisting of a complete IC layout. Students may have the opportunity to fabricate their final project through MOSIS.

EE 494 Senior Capstone Design Project

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Senior Standing
Approved Electrical Engineering Major
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students design a useful device or product based on knowledge acquired in previous electrical engineering courses. Students have the option of creating their own projects or selecting projects from a list suggested by industrial and faculty sources.

EE 495 Undergraduate Supervised Teaching

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Permission of Instructor
Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

EE 496 Internship

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Permission of Instructor
Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

EE 497 Departmental Honors Thesis or Project

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Permission of Instructor
Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

EE 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Permission of Instructor
Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

EE 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 12
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Pre Requisite: Permission of Instructor
Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Independent study allows individualized guidance of a faculty member; allows students to study a particular topic that is not offered in the curriculum but is of interest to both the student and faculty member. Requires dual registration in department office.

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