Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Electrical Engineering - Courses

EE 101 Basic Electronics
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 200 Electrical Engineering Concepts/Non-Majors
Electrical Engineering

Introduces aspects of electrical engineering useful to all the engineering disciplines. Course material includes basic circuit analysis and networks, fundamentals of electromagnetics, energy conversion and transmission. Not intended for electrical or engineering physics majors. Students may not receive credit for this course and EE 202.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: PHY 108 or PHY 118;
Approved and Intended Engineering Majors Only



EE 202 Circuit Analysis
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 142;
Approved or Intended Electrical, Biomedical, or Computer Engineering Majors Only


EE 205 Signals and Systems
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 142;
Approved and Intended Electrical, Computer, or Biomedical Engineering Majors Only



EE 278 Digital Principles
Electrical Engineering

Topics include: number systems; digital arithmetic including adders and multipliers; Boolean algebra; minimization techniques; logic design; programmable logic devices; memory types and devices; registers; counters; synchronous sequential networks; throughput and latency; and pipelining.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 141 or MTH 153; Approved Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Majors Only
Co-Requisites: EE 202


EE 305 Applied Probability
Electrical Engineering

This course covers the fundamentals of probability with applications to networks, communications, and signal processing. Examines sample space, events, probability axioms, random variables, conditional probability, independence, moments, discrete and continuous probability distributions, random processes, limit theorems, statistical estimation and testing. Students may not receive credit for this course and EAS 305.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 241; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only



EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 202; Approved Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Engineering Physics Majors Only
Co-Requisites: EE 312 or EE 352


EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
Electrical Engineering

Biasing and active loads in bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and field-effect transistor (FET) integrated circuits; current sources; differential and multistage amplifiers; frequency response of single and multiple transistor amplifier circuits; digital circuits with an emphasis on complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 310; Approved Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics Majors Only



EE 312 Basic Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory
Electrical Engineering

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, CMOS, logic gates, timing, and counters.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 202; Approved Computer Engineering Majors Only
Co-Requisites: EE 310


EE 324 Applied Electromagnetics
Electrical Engineering

This course is intended to develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of electromagnetic fields, with an emphasis on experience for the students in the lab. Topics covered include: electrostatics; magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves in vacuum; plane waves; monochromatic waves; wave polarization; electromagnetic waves at the interface between two media; geometrical optics; guided waves and transmission lines; radiation and antennas; electromagnetic waves in anisotropic, gyrotropic and optically active media.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 202, MTH 241, and PHY 207;
Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only



EE 336 Fundamentals of Energy Systems
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 324; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only


EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 202; Approved Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics Majors Only
Co-Requisites: EE 310



EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 352; Approved Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics Majors Only
Co-Requisites: EE 311


EE 379 Embedded Sys & Appl
Electrical Engineering

Specification, design, development, and test of embedded systems. Study and develop the major elements of an embedded system. Integrate these pieces into a complete working system in the laboratory.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 278; EAS 230 or EAS 240; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only



EE 383 Communications Systems I
Electrical Engineering

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).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 205 and EAS 305 or EE 305; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 401 RF and Microwave Circuits I
Electrical Engineering

The first of a two-course sequence in the area of RF and microwave circuit design. Topics covered: transmission line equations, reflection coefficient, impedance matching, Smith chart, scattering parameters. Will also cover 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 design of microwave filters. There is a student design project for a planar transmission line circuit based upon the software package Advanced Design Systems (ADS).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only



EE 408 Senior Seminar
Electrical Engineering

Prepare EE students for the senior design implementation. Topics covered include: capstone design, teamwork, and projects. Prepare students for engineering career. Potential topics include: safety, ethics, contemporary interests, entrepreneurship, globalization, environmental, social, and economic considerations for engineers.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 409 Senior Design Implementation
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 311 and EE 408



EE 410 Electronic Instrument Design I
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 412 Nanophotonics
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 413 Communication Electronics
Electrical Engineering

Examines operation and signaling in communications systems with a strong emphasis on circuits. Covers radio frequency systems, switching systems, microwave/wireless systems, fiber optics, modulation schemes, multiplexing/demultiplexing, coding, and networking. Discusses both analog and digital/data communications systems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 415 Microelectromechanical Systems
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 418 Quantum Mechanics for Engineers: First Course in Nanoelectronics
Electrical Engineering

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

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 419 Industrial Control Systems
Electrical Engineering

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 complex numbers 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 analysis, root locus and frequency domain analysis and design of control systems.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 421 Semiconductor Materials
Electrical Engineering

The goal of this course is to introduce the physical properties of electronic materials, with emphasis on semiconductor materials. In this course we begin with a review of concepts from modern physics and quantum mechanics before moving on to the fundamentals of crystal structure, the free-electron theory of metals, and the band theory of solids. This leads to the concepts of a semiconductor, carrier statistics, doping, and band structure. In the final section of the course we discuss some of the many applications of semiconductor materials important to electronic and photonic technologies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 310; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 422 Nanomaterials
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 423 Nanotechnology & Science
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 425 Electrical Devices I
Electrical Engineering

Principles of electromagnetic energy conversion with applications to motors and generators. Topics include magnetic circuits, hysteresis, field energy, transformers and AC/DC electrical machines. Students learn the basic fundamentals of electro-mechanical energy conversion. Design project with laboratory validation accounts for 50 % of grade.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 336 or EE 324; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 428 Biomems and Lab-On-a-Chip
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 430 Fundamentals of Solid State Devices
Electrical Engineering

Develops an understanding of the operation of different semiconductor devices, starting from a quantitative knowledge of semiconductor properties.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Engineering Majors Only.
Recommended to have taken EE 421 and EE 455 prior to EE 430



EE 441 Special Topics
Electrical Engineering

Topics and instructors vary by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 448 Microelectronic Device Fabrication
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 449 Analog Integrated Circuit Layout
Electrical Engineering

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 Cadence tool.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 450 Special Topics
Electrical Engineering

Topics and instructors vary by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 453 Microelectronic Fabrication Lab
Electrical Engineering

Students learn the theory of operation for cleanrooms as well as many pieces of equipment typically used in a cleanroom. Much of this equipment is used to manufacture traditional semiconductor devices (i.e. LEDs, lasers, transistors, solar cells) as well as many newer nanotechnologies and micro devices (i.e. MEMS, nanowires, metamaterials). Students become versed in fabrication techniques used in the microelectronics industry. Required student laboratory activities include photolithography, metals deposition, operation of clean room equipment, and some testing equipment. Also requires a report on a lab practical.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 455 Photonic Devices
Electrical Engineering

First, discusses the basics of p-n junctions including current flow, and recombination. In addition, discusses light emitting diode light sources, fundamentals and applications. The course ends with a discussion of solar cell fundamentals, heterojunctions, metal-insulator-semiconductor devices, design, and recent advances.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 456 RF and Microwave Circuits II
Electrical Engineering

The second course of a two-course sequence in the area of RF and microwave circuit design. Topics covered are active RF devices (diodes, BJTs, FETs), amplifiers, detectors, mixers, oscillators, and microwave systems. Advanced Design System (ADS) is used for CAD analysis of circuits. Students design, construct, fabricate, and measure the performance of microwave amplifiers, VCOs.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of Instructor.
Recommended to have taken part 1, EE 401 prior to EE 456.


EE 458 Rf/Microwave Laboratory
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 401 or EE 429 or permission of instructor



EE 459 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering

Special topics of particular recent interest not covered in the standard curriculum. Requires dual registration in department office.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 460 Intro to MRI
Electrical Engineering

This course covers topics related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including: Magnetic resonance signal generation and detection; spatial encodings; image formation and reconstruction; image contrasts; biomedical applications; advanced imaging techniques.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: PHY 108 or PHY 158 and EE 205.



EE 462 Principles of Medical and Radar Imaging
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 467 Power Electronics
Electrical Engineering

Introduction to the broad area of power electronics. Analytical techniques, modeling and simulation skills will be developed through the study of the widely used power converter circuits. Applications include power supplies, electric vehicles, electric ships and aircrafts, and renewable energy systems. This course covers from basic power electronic conversion principles and classic power converter circuits to advanced circuit topologies, control methods, and applications currently being actively developed in the field.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



EE 471 Sustainable Energy Systems
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 476 High-Voltage Engineering
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Approved Electrical Engineering & Engineering Physics Majors Only



EE 478 HDL Based Digital Design with Programmable Logic
Electrical Engineering

Introduction to hardware description languages (HDL). VHDL based design of digital systems. Analysis via implementation on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 278 or EE 379


EE 480 Biomedical Electronics
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 482 Power Systems Engineering I
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 324; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 484 Communications Systems II
Electrical Engineering

Communications Systems II is designed as a Senior level course on Digital Communications. While some working knowledge of analog communications, signal analysis, and probability theory is assumed, background concepts are reviewed as necessary when encountered. The transition from analog to digital communications is achieved through sampling and quantization. Then, our journey through digital communications begins with digital baseband transmissions and matched-filter or adaptive equalization receivers. Digital bandpass transmissions bring into context the phase-shift-keying and frequency-shift-keying concepts. We will also have the opportunity to study modern spread-spectrum modulation techniques and code-division-multiple-access (CDMA) communication systems. The course concludes with a practical treatment of channel coding in the form of linear block codes and convolutional codes. Selected homework assignments may require use of Matlab or equivalent for computer analysis and simulation studies.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 383 and Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 488 Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices
Electrical Engineering

Device fundamentals of deep submicron and nano-scale CMOS and BiCMOS circuits. Device parameters and performance factors are covered that are important for VLSI devices of deep-submicron dimensions. The course first reviews silicon materials properties, basic physics of p-n junctions and MOS capacitors, and fundamental principles of MOSFET and bipolar transistors. Then we discuss the design and optimization of MOSFET and bipolar devices for VLSI applications, interdependency and tradeoffs of device parameters pertaining to circuit performance and manufacturability. Covered are short-channel effects, controlling the scaling parameter by vertical and lateral impurity doping profile, and scaling into the nano-dimensions for future VLSI. We also discuss effects in small-dimension devices: quantization in surface inversion layer in a MOSFET device, discrete dopant effects due to small device volume, etc.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 489 Lasers and Photonics
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 490 Consumer Optoelectronics
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only


EE 491 Analog Circuits
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only



EE 494 Senior Capstone Design Project
Electrical Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EE 311; Senior Standing;
Approved Electrical Engineering Major


EE 495 Undergraduate Supervised Teaching
Electrical Engineering

The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Requires approval and registration by department office.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only



EE 496 Internship
Electrical Engineering

The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Requires approval and registration by department office.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only


EE 497 Departmental Honors Thesis or Project
Electrical Engineering

The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Requires approval and registration by department office.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only



EE 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
Electrical Engineering

The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Requires approval and registration by department office.

Credits: 1-6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only


EE 499 Independent Study
Electrical Engineering

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 approval and dual registration byin department office.

Credits: 1-12
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only




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