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EE 1000 FRESHMAN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (0-0) Freshman level undergraduate research. Prerequisite: Departmental good standing and permission of instructor. May be taken a maximum of 3 times.

EE 1104 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING (1-0) Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, ethical responsibilities, creativity and design.

EE 1205 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (1-3) A project based course in which basic concepts in electrical engineering, such as electrical systems, power and energy, circuit laws, measurements, and data analysis will be introduced. Student teams will engage in laboratory experiments, application hands-on projects, which cover areas of study in electrical engineering including analog and digital electronics, robotics, semiconductors, electromagnetics, signal processing, photonics, energy management, and telecommunication systems. Corequisites: EE 1104.

EE 2000 SOPHOMORE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (0-0) Sophomore level undergraduate research course. Prerequisites: Departmental good standing and permission of instructor. May be taken a maximum of 3 times.

EE 2181 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS LABORATORY (0-3) Circuits laboratory for non-electrical engineering majors. This is identical to the laboratory portion of EE 2440. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MATH 2425. Corequisite: EE 2320 and PHYS 1444.

EE 2182 SOPH ELEC ENG II (0-0)

EE 2313 ELEC SCI I (0-0)

EE 2314 ELECT SCI II (0-0)

EE 2320 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (3-0) For non-electrical engineering majors. Basic principles of R, L, and C components. Kirchhoff's laws, network analysis, loop and node equations, basic network theorems. Steady-state Alternating Current (AC) phasor analysis, operational amplifiers, filtering, and digital circuits. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MATH 2425 and PHYS 1444.

EE 2347 MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (3-2) Introduction and application of mathematical and algorithmic thinking to solve electrical engineering problems and interpret the results. Analytical, numerical, and graphical analysis, utilization of complex numbers, vectors, matrices, and arrays to represent EE variables and special functions. Transform methods to solve differential and integral equations, linear and nonlinear equations, advanced vector and 3D integral and differential calculus applied to EE problems. Sources of error when using arithmetic operations, data structures, sorting and searching. Problems and numerical examples using MATLAB will be covered during recitation and computer laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in each of CSE 1311, MATH 2326, and MATH 3319.

EE 2403 ELECTRONICS I (3-3) Introduction to semiconductors, carrier statistics, drift and diffusion, semiconductor diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and field-effect transistors (FETs). Circuit applications of diodes. Direct Current (DC) biasing and stability of circuits containing diodes, BJTs, and FETs. Introduction to mid-band single stage small signal analysis of BJT and FET circuits. Laboratory experiments to complement concepts learned in class. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in both EE 2415 and MATH 2326.

EE 2415 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I (3-3) Basic circuit concepts of resistor, inductor, and capacitor (RLC) components. Kirchhoff's laws, resistive network analysis, power calculations, loop and node equations, topology, basic network theorems. Dependent sources and operational amplifiers. Computer-assisted solution of circuit problems. Elementary transient time-domain analysis. Introduction to frequency domain analysis and Bode plots. Steady state A-C phasor analysis, including element laws and phasor diagrams. Problems and experimental demonstrations will be covered during recitation and laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in EE 1205, MATH 2425. Co-requisite: MATH 3319, PHYS 1444.

EE 2440 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS WITH LAB (3-3) For non-electrical engineering majors. Basic principles of R, L, and C components. Kirchhoff's laws, network analysis, loop and node equations, basic network theorems. Steady-state AC phasor analysis, operational amplifiers, filtering, and digital circuits. Concurrent laboratory experiments complement lecture topics. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MATH 2425 and PHYS 1444.

EE 2441 DIGITAL LOGIC AND MICROPROCESSORS 1 (3-3) Theory and design of digital logic circuits. Number systems and binary arithmetic. Boolean function theorems and minimization by algebraic and mapping methods, logic gates, arithmetic logic units, multiplexers/ demultiplexers, analysis and synthesis of combinatorial logic circuits, read-only memory (ROM) memories, programmable logic arrays (PLAs), introduction of hardware description language, synchronous and asynchronous state machines, hazards and races in pulse mode and fundamental mode state machines. Laboratory consists of "proof of concept" experiments using digital components. Prerequisite: CSE 1311 with grade of C or better.

EE 3000 JUNIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (0-0) Junior level undergraduate research. Prerequisite: Departmental good standing and permission of instructor. May be taken a maximum of 3 times.

EE 3302 FUNDAMENTALS OF POWER SYSTEMS (3-2) Introduction to power systems, three-phase circuit analysis, symmetrical components, transformer, polyphase induction motors, synchronous generators, synchronous motors, diode and diode circuits, thyristor and thyristor circuits, DC-DC switching converters, and DC-AC switching converters, Renewable energy sources. Concurrent laboratory experiments complement the course lecture topics. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in EE 3446. Corequisite: EE 3407.

EE 3310 DIGITAL LOGIC AND MICROPROCESSORS II (3-2) Principles of operation for microprocessors, including assembly language programming, internal architecture of processors, timing analysis, and interfacing techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on hardware-software interactions, design of memory systems for microprocessors and utilization of programmable peripheral devices. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CSE 1311, EE 2441 and EE 2403.

EE 3315 CIRCUITS (0-0)

EE 3317 LINEAR SYSTEMS (3-0) For non-electrical engineering majors. Time-domain transient analysis, convolution, Fourier Series and Transforms, Laplace Transforms and applications, transfer functions, signal flow diagrams, Bode plots, stability criteria, and sampling. Classes meet concurrently with EE 3417. ME Majors Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MATH 3330, ME Majors Corequisite: EE 2320 or equivalent. BE Majors Prerequisite: Grade C or better in MATH 3319.

EE 3318 DISCRETE SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS (3-0) Discrete-time convolution. Time and frequency domain analyses of linear time invariant systems. Stability analyses of causal and non-causal systems using the Z-transform. Sampling and Introduction to Digital Control. Finite Impulse Response (FIR) digital filter design. Convolution via the discrete Fourier transform. Design of frequency selective Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) digital filters using frequency transformations and the bilinear transform. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both EE 2441 and EE 3417.

EE 3330 PROBABILITY AND RANDOM SIGNALS (3-0) Probability, random variables, functions of random variables, random signals, noise. Statistical techniques and random variables for characterizing system response to noisy signals. Rigorous mathematical concepts will be tied to engineering system issues such as characterizing uncertainty due to measurement error, component and system tolerances, and noise sources such as device noise, quantization noise, communication channel noise, and thermal noise. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3417. Corequisite: EE 3318.

EE 3407 ELECTROMAGNETICS (3-3) Time varying electric and magnetic fields, displacement current, Maxwell's equations and transverse electromagnetic waves; plane waves in an unbounded medium, waves in media with planar interfaces, boundary conditions, reflection and transmission, plane waves in lossless and lossy media; electromagnetic waves in a bounded medium, guided waves, wave guides, propagation modes; transmission lines, circuit models of transmission lines, transmission line equations, reflection at discontinuities, terminations, transient response, steady state waves on transmission lines, open and short circuited lines, power flow, impedance matching and the Smith chart, antennas. Problems and experimental demonstrations will be covered during recitation and laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: C or better in both EE 2347 and PHYS 1444. Co-requisite is EE 3446.

EE 3417 CONTINUOUS SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS (3-3) Time-domain transient analysis, convolution, state-space analysis, frequency domain analysis, Laplace transforms and transfer functions, signal flow and block diagrams, Bode plots, stability criteria, Fourier series and transforms. Applications from control systems and signal processing. Problems and numerical examples using MATLAB will be covered during recitation and computer laboratory sessions. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in both EE 2347 and EE 2415.

EE 3444 ELECTRONICS II (3-3) Low and high frequency characteristics and circuit models for diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and field effect transistors (FETs). Analysis and design of full spectrum small signal BJT and FET circuits. Analysis and transistor level design of active filters, oscillators, feedback configurations, and multistage differential and operational amplifiers. Concurrent laboratory exercises in support of the topics covered in class. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in both EE 2403 and EE 3446.

EE 3446 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS II (3-3) Analysis and design of filters, oscillators, feedback configurations, and operational amplifiers. Dependent sources, device models, two-port networks, and mutual inductance and transformers. Network response functions, poles and zeros, network theorems, resonance, and the analysis and design of active filters. Application of phasors in steady-state circuit analysis. Introduction to distributed networks and transmission lines. Introduction to single-phase and three-phase balanced and unbalanced power networks, complex power, power factor correction, and maximum power transfer. Concurrent laboratory experiments complement lecture topics. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in both EE 2347 and EE 2415.

EE 4000 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (0-0)

EE 4301 POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND CONTROL (3-0) This course includes an introduction to synchronous machines, power flow analysis, short circuit analysis, power system controls, and the fundamentals of transient stability analysis. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3302 or consent of instructor.

EE 4313 CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR NON-EE MAJORS (3-0) For non-electrical engineering majors. Analyses of closed loop systems using frequency response, root locus, and state variable techniques. Analog and digital control design methods. System modeling, identification, and control design based on analytic and computer methods. Classes meet at the same time as EE 4314. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in either EE 3317 or MAE 3319.

EE 4314 CONTROL SYSTEMS (3-2) Analyses of closed loop systems using frequency response, root locus, and state variable techniques. Analog and digital control design methods. System modeling, identification, and control design based on analytic and computer methods. Use of laboratory experiments with mechatronic systems to complement the course lectures. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3417. Co-requisite: EE 3318.

EE 4315 INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS (3-0) Overview of industrial robots. Study of principles of kinematics, dynamics, and control as applied to industrial robotic systems; robotic sensors and actuators; path planning; programming of industrial robot in the laboratory; survey of robotic applications in various modern and traditional fields; and guidelines to robot arm design and selection. Prerequisite: MAE 3318, or C or better in EE 4314

EE 4318 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (3-0) Discrete time convolution. Fast convolution using the fast Fourier transform (FFT). Amplitude and phase of digital filters. Stability analyses using the Z-transform. Design of finite impulse response (FIR) digital filters through windowing and optimization approaches. Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) digital filter design approaches using transformation and optimization. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both EE 3417 and EE 3318.

EE 4320 DIGITAL VLSI DESIGN (3-0) Introduction to Very Large Scale Integration circuit design and fabrication technology. Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) device models and digital integrated circuit design with Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFETs). Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) tools for VLSI design. Processing models and process flow. MOS integrated circuits for logic gates and digital systems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3444.

EE 4327 THEORY AND DESIGN OF ANTENNAS (3-0) Basic theory of antennas with emphasis on design and engineering application. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3407.

EE 4328 CURRENT TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (3-0) To introduce current topics into the curriculum prior to the creation of permanent course numbers. A notice listing a descriptive course title, a course description, and the name of the instructor will be posted outside the departmental office each time the course contents are changed. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

EE 4329 SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES (3-0) Introduction to semiconductors in terms of atomic bonding and electron energy bands. Equilibrium statistics of electrons and holes. Carrier dynamics; continuity, drift, and diffusion currents; generation and recombination processes, including important optical processes. Introduction to P-N junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions, light detectors and emitters; bipolar junction transistors, junction and Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs). Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3444.

EE 4330 FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (3-0) Examines analog and digital communication techniques including amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, and pulse code modulation. Time domain and frequency domain multiplexing. Analog and digital noise analysis, information theory. Design of communications systems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3330.

EE 4331 DATA COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING (3-0) Data communications network planning, design, and analysis. The OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) layered model, interface standards, signals and protocols, modem and LAN (Local Area Network) standards. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 4330.

EE 4333 MODERN TELECOMMUNICATIONS (3-0) Basics of telecommunications and telephone networks, switching and transmission systems. Circuit and packet switching. Call processing. Common channel signaling systems. Queuing theory and applications. OSI-layered (Open Systems Interconnection) reference architecture. ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network ). Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 4330.

EE 4334 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC DESIGN (3-0) Design of digital systems using programmable logic devices and high-level techniques. The course emphasizes the understanding of state-of-the-art hardware devices as well as design and simulation tools. Hardware description language will be taught and used for digital system design. Various design options and compromises will be explored for typical tasks. Projects will be assigned to develop design proficiency. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3310.

EE 4339 RADIO FREQUENCY CIRCUIT DESIGN (3-0) Analysis of waves on ideal transmission lines, assorted practical transmission line systems, and hollow waveguides. Circuit theory for transmission line systems involving scattering parameters and the Smith chart. Microwave impedance matching techniques. Design of lumped element amplifiers from VHF to microwave frequencies. Real world microwave characterization techniques. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 3444 and EE 3407.

EE 4340 CONCEPTS & EXERCISES IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE (3-0) Integration of technical knowledge and skills with project planning, teamwork, and communication skills (written and oral). A project-oriented approach is used including the preparation of literature-based research reports, research proposals, product development proposals, and project management plans. Supporting topics: technical information resources, ethics, safety, intellectual property. Students will begin their engineering capstone design experience, including team formation, project selection, background research, and preparation of preliminary project plan. Must be taken in the semester prior to EE 4349 (Engineering Design Project). An EE Proficiency Test will be administered on first day of class. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in each of COMS 2302, EE 3318, and EE 3330; Corequisite: ECON 2305.

EE 4349 ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT (3-0) A practicum resulting in the design, construction, and evaluation of a device or system, building on electrical or electronic knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, and incorporating appropriate engineering standards. The application of project management techniques in order to meet design specifications through the effective allocation of team resources, scheduling, and budgetary planning. The demonstration of the finished product/prototype through both oral presentation and a written project report. Mode of Instruction: Practicum. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in EE 4340. Grade of C or better in all prior 3000 and 4000 level EE coursework.

EE 4391 ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (3-0) A research project under the direction of a faculty supervisor. May be taken as a technical elective with the permission of the department.

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