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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING (EE)
 
EE 220 Circuit Analysis 3 cr
SI System of units; resistive networks with independent and dependent sources; Ohm's law; Kirchoff's law; nodal and loop analysis; network theorems; energy storage elements (capacitors and inductors); operational amplifiers; steady state AC analysis; and introduction to PSpice. Pre-requisite: MA 125. Fee.
 
EE 223 Network Analysis 3 cr
Transient analysis of RLC circuits. AC network analysis. Complex power. Three-phase systems. Measurement of average power and power-factor correction in single-phase and three-phase power systems. Magnetically coupled networks. Network frequency response functions and resonance. Networking scaling. Two-port networks. Fourier series. Pre-requisites: 'C' or better in EE 220 and credit for or concurrent registration in MA 227 and MA 238. Fee.
 
EE 227 Circuits and Devices Laboratory 1 cr
Introduction to electrical laboratory equipment and instrumentation: analog and digital meters, oscilloscopes, bridges, power supplies, function generators. Measurement of voltage, current, and power in DC networks and in single-phase and three-phase AC networks. Verification of Kirchoff's laws. Measurement of resistance, capacitance, and inductance. Pre-requisite: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 223 and EH 102. Fee.
 
EE 263 Digital Logic Design 3 cr
Number systems, introduction to basic logic circuits, analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic circuits, HDL based logic circuit simulation and design. Pre-requisite: Credit for or concurrent registration in CIS 210 and EE 220. Fee.
 
EE 264 Microprocessor Systems and Interfacing 3 cr
Small computer organization, assembly and machine level programming, microprocessor architectures and instruction sets, microprocessor and microcontroller system design, and microprocessor based peripheral interfacing. Pre-requisite: EE 263. Fee.
 
EE 268 Digital Logic Laboratory 1 cr
A series of digital logic circuit experiments and simulations using TTL/CMOS integrated circuits designed to reinforce the material presented in EE 263. Design projects include standard SSI and MSI digital circuit based simulation and experiments. Pre-requisite: EE 263 and credit for or concurrent registration in EE 227. Fee.
 
EE 302 Computer Methods in ECE 1 cr
Introduction to the use of computer software such as MATHCAD/MATLAB and PSPICE/ELECTRONIC WORKBENCH for the analysis of engineering related problems and the solution of electrical/electronic circuits. Pre-requisites: EE 223 and EE 263. Fee.
 
EE 321 Signals and Systems 3 cr
Concepts and mathematical tools in continuous-time signal processing and linear systems analysis, illustrated with examples from signal processing, communications, and control. Mathematical representation of signals and systems. Linearity and time-invariance. System impulse and step response. Frequency domain representations: Fourier series and Fourier transforms. Filtering and signal distortion. Time/frequency sampling and interpolation. Continuous-discrete time signal conversion and quantization. Stability and causality in linear systems. Laplace transforms and Bode plots. Examples from filter design and linear control. Pre-requisites: MA 238 and EE 223. Fee.
 
EE 322 Probability, Random Signals 3 cr
and Statistical Analysis
Discrete and continuous probability distributions; random variables; Bernoulli trials; hypothesis testing; confidence intervals; Anova multiple comparisons; Bayes' theorem; estimation; sampling; random processes and random signals in linear systems. Probability applications in computer and electrical engineering. Pre-requisite: MA 238 and credit for or concurrent registration in EE 321. Fee.
 
EE 328 Feedback Control Systems 3 cr
Review of the Laplace Transform. Transfer function; block diagrams; signal-flow graphs and Mason's Gain Formula. Introduction to the state-space representation. Stability of feedback control systems; Routh-Hurwitz criterion; root-locus technique and the Nyquist criterion. Bode plots; gain and phase margins. PI, PD and PID controller design. Introduction to the use of MatLab for analysis and design. Pre-requisite: EE 321. Fee.
 
EE 331 Physical Electronics 3 cr
Introduction to quantum concepts; particles in one dimensional potential well; tunneling. Silicon band structure, electrons and holes. Drift and diffusion current density; band bending; Einstein diffusion coefficient; recombination/generation. The pn junction; step and linear junctions; depletion layer. I-V characteristics of a pn junction and steady-state carrier concentrations at junctions. Bipolar junction transistor fundamentals; pnp and npn types; common emitter configuration, biasing and gain. Pre-requisite: PH 202 and MA 238. Fee.
 
EE 334 Analog and Digital Electronics 4 cr
Diode circuits, bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and basic BJT amplifiers. Field-effect transistor (FET) and basic FET Amplifiers. Amplifier frequency response. Operational amplifiers, NMOS, PMOS, and CMOS digital circuits. NMOS and CMOS Transmission gates. Bipolar digital circuits, timing diagrams, propagation delays, fan-in, and fan-out. Pre-requisites: EE 331. Fee.
 
EE 337 Electronics Laboratory 1 cr
Computer analysis and measurement of the characteristics and parameters of solid-state devices; transfer characteristics and parameters of power supplies; operational amplifiers; voltage and power amplifiers; oscillators and active filters. Pre-requisite: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 334. Fee.
 
EE 354 Electromagnetics I 3 cr
Coulomb's Law, electrostatic field, potential and gradient, electric flux and Gauss's Law and divergence. Metallic conductors, Poisson's and Laplace equations, capacitance, dielectric materials. Electrostatic energy and forces. Steady electric currents, Ohm's Law, Kirchoff''s Laws, charge conservation and the continuity equation, Joule's Law. Biot-Savart's Law and the static magnetic field. Ampere's Law and curl. Vector magnetic potential and magnetic dipole. Magnetic materials, forces and torques. Faraday's Law, magnetic energy, and displacement current. Maxwell's equations. Plane waves in lossless and lossy media. Skin effect. Flow of electromagnetic power. Poynting's theorem. Simulations and demonstrations included for reinforcement of material. Pre-requisites: PH 202, MA 237, MA 238. Fee.
 
EE 355 Electromagnetics II 2 cr
Lumped versus distributed circuits. Transient response of trans mission lines with resistive and reactive loads. Reflection, transmission, attenuation and dispersion. Steady-state waves on trans mission lines. Standing wave ratio, impedance matching, and power flow. Reflection and refraction of waves at planar boundaries. Snell's Law, Brewster's Law, polarization and total internal reflection. Reflection and refraction from lossy media. Guided waves. Parallel-plate and dielectric-slab waveguides. Hollow wave-guides, cavity resonators, microstrip waveguides, optical fibers. Interaction of fields with matter and particles. Antennas and radiation of electromagnetic energy. Simulations and demonstrations included for reinforcement of material. Pre-requisite: EE 354. Fee.
 
EE 365 Digital Signal Processing 3 cr
Discrete-time signals and systems in the time domain and in the transform domain. LTI discrete-time systems in the transform-domain. Digital processing of continuous-time signals. Introduction to analog and digital filter structures. Introduction to MatLab based filter design. Pre-requisites: EE 321, EE 322. Fee.
 
EE 368 Microprocessor Systems and 1 cr
Interfacing Laboratory
This laboratory is designed to reinforce the material covered in EE 264 and to provide practical hands-on experience with microprocessor software, hardware and interfacing. Topics include integration of microprocessor software, hardware and peripheral devices; assembly level programming and hardware interfaces for control and instrumentation. Pre-requisite: EE 268 and credit for or concurrent registration in EE 264. Fee.
 
EE 372 Introduction to Communications 3 cr
Introduction to communication systems; analog, digital, deterministic and stochastic messages; modulation; redundancy coding. Signal energy and power; correlation; orthogonal signal set and Fourier series. Fourier transforms; signal transmission through linear systems; ideal and practical filters; signal distortion; Parseval's theorem; essential bandwidth and energy and power spectral density. Amplitude modulation: DSB, SSB, AM, QAM and VSB; phase and frequency modulation and the basic design of a FM transmitter. Sampling theorem; pulse code modulation and differential pulse code modulation. Pre-requisites: EE 321 and credit for or concurrent registration in EE 322. Fee.
 
EE 381 Electromechanical Energy Conversion 3 cr
Introduction to the principles of electromechanical energy conversion. Energy balance, force, and torque of electromagnetic systems; magnetic circuits and ferromagnetic losses; transformers and their connections; three-phase induction motors; synchronous generators and motors; non-salient machines. Parallel operation of synchronous generators. Dynamics of electric machines. Pre-requisites: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 354. Fee.
 
EE 385 Energy Conversion Laboratory 1 cr
Laboratory experiments based on: Faraday's Law and magnetic coupling; magnetic circuits; transformers (single and three phase) their connections and tests. Three phase induction motors-tests and performance characteristics; synchronous generators and motors. Machine data acquisition methods and processing using a computer. Pre-requisite: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 381. Fee.
 
EE 401 Introduction to Electrical and Computer 1 cr
  Engineering Design (W)  
Specification of design criteria. Written and oral presentations of design proposals. Coverage of professional and contemporary issues and students are required to become members of IEEE or ACM and attend two technical meetings of IEEE/ACM. Pre-requisites: CA 110, EE 321, and credit for or concurrent registration in EE 368, and EE 334. Fee.
 
EE 404 Electrical and Computer Engineering Design (W) 3 cr
Implementation of a design project from the field of Electrical or Computer Engineering in the broadest sense and under the guidance of a project director from the electrical and computer engineering faculty. Written and oral presentations of project proposals, interim and final reports. Students are required to be current members of the IEEE/ACM and attend two technical meetings. Pre-requisites:  EE 401 and instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 422 Advanced Feedback Control Systems 3 cr
Sensors, encoders and D.C. motors in control systems. The performance and design of feedback control systems. System bandwidth; Nichol's Chart and the stability of control systems with time delays. State variable analysis and design. Use of MatLab for analysis and design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 522) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 328. Fee.
 
EE 423 Modern Control Theory 3 cr
Simulation and modeling; introduction to linear system theory; concepts of controllability and observability; specifications, structures and limitations; review of classical design methods; state feedback design methods; multivariable control; robust stability and sampled data implementation. Introduction to the use of MATLAB for design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 523) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 328. Fee.
 
EE 424 Nonlinear Control System 3 cr
State space description; methods of linearization; isoclines; stability of nonlinear systems; Lyapunov's direct method; harmonic linearization; describing functions; dual input describing functions; Popov's method; circle criterion and computer aided analysis. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 524) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 328. Fee.
 
EE 425 Programmable Logic Controller Lab 1 cr
PLC overview; ladder logic programming; programming of timers and counters; programming control; data manipulation and math instructions; sequencers and shift register instructions; data acquisition methods. Pre-requisite: EE 334. Fee.
 
EE 427 Digital Control Systems 3 cr
State space and transfer function description of discrete-time systems; solution of discrete state equation; discrete-time model of analog plants; frequency domain analysis; design of discrete state-feedback regulators; observers and tracking systems. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 527) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 328 or the instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 430 Power Semiconductor Devices 3 cr
Characteristics of power devices; physics of transport phenomena; breakdown voltage; power rectifiers; bipolar transistors; power MOSFET; insulated-gate bipolar transistor and MOs-gated thyristors. Pre-requisite: EE 331. Fee.
 
EE 431 Advanced Electronic Devices 3 cr
Semiconductor electronics; semiconductor diode circuit analysis; bipolar and field effect transistors; analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog circuits and active filters. This course dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 531) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 334. Fee.
 
EE 432 Microelectronic Devices 3 cr
Introduction to semiconductor material properties; semiconductor diodes; structure and operation; diode circuit applications; bipolar transistor: structure and operation; junction field effect transistors (JFETs); metal oxide field effect transistors (MOSFETs); fabrication technology and construction of semiconductor devices; biasing and stability of amplifiers. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 532) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 334 or instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 438 Virtual Instrumentation 3 cr
Transducers; measurement techniques; measurement errors; digital signal processing; noise sources and reduction; introduction to LabVIEW software, data acquisition and processing using computer-controlled data acquisition hardware. Pre-requisite: EE 334. Fee.
 
EE 439 VLSI Technology and Fabrication 3 cr
Introduction to semiconductor devices; crystal growth and wafer preparation; chemical and physical vapor deposition; oxidation; diffusion; ion implantation; lithography; etching; metallization; process integration of CMOS and bipolar technologies; diagnostic techniques and measurements; packaging; yield and reliability. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 539) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 331. Fee.
 
EE 440 HDL Logic Synthesis 3 cr
Introduction to the syntax and elements of the basic VHDL language such as entities and architectures; creating combinational, synchronous logic and state machines using both structural and behavioral VHDL; using hierarchy in large designs; synthesizing and implementing designs. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 540) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Credit for both EE 440 and EE 443 not allowed. Pre-requisites: EE 264 and EE 268. Fee.
 
EE 441 Computer Networks 3 cr
Introduction to design and analysis of computer networks. Polling networks and ring networks. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 541) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisites: EE 264 and EE 268. Fee.
 
EE 443 HDL Logic Simulation 3 cr
Introduction to the syntax and elements of the basic Verilog language such as modules and ports; hierarchical modeling; gate-level modeling; dataflow modeling; behavioral modeling, switch-level modeling; tasks and functions; timing and delays; user-defined primitives; synthesizing and implementing designs. Emphasis is on the simulation and test bench aspects. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 543) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Credit for both EE 440 and EE 443 not allowed. Pre-requisites EE 264 and EE 268. Fee.
 
EE 444 Wireless Networks 3 cr
Introduction to modern wireless networks/systems, the cellular concept, frequency reuse, interference and system capacity improvement, trunking and grade of service, multiple access techniques, wireless/wireline interworking, and ad hoc networks. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 544) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 372 or equivalent. Fee.
     
EE 445 Smart Grid 3 cr
Introduction to smart grid concepts, phasor measurement units, application of PMUs in protection and fault recovery, communication over power lines, smart metering and cyber security. Pre-requisite: EE 264, EE 381. Fee
     
EE 446 Embedded System Design Laboratory 1 cr
Design projects utilizing 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessor hardware and software; interfaces to memory and peripheral devices. Pre-requisite: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 457. Fee.
 
EE 447 Programmable Logic Devices Lab

1 cr

Digital design projects utilizing simulation and synthesis CAD tools and targeting programmable logic devices. Pre-requisites: EE 264, EE 268. Fee.
 
EE 450 Fundamentals of Fourier Optics 3 cr
Two-dimensional Fourier analysis; linear systems; sampling theory; scalar diffraction theory. Fourier transform imaging properties of lenses; frequency analyses of diffraction-limited coherent and incoherent imaging systems; aberrations and resolution analysis; Vander Lugt filters and frequency domain analysis and synthesis; SAR and pattern recognition applications. Pre-requisites: EE 331, EE 355. Fee.
 
EE 452 Microwave Engineering 3 cr
Generation and transmission of high frequency electromagnetic energy; magnetrons, klystrons, masers, parametric amplifiers, traveling wave tubes and solid-state devices; waveguides and resonators. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 552) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisites: EE 355. Fee.
 
EE 453 Antenna Design I 3 cr
Classification and fundamental parameters of antennas; linear antennas; loop antennas; arrays; broadband antennas and matching techniques. Computer-aided design of antenna systems. Pre-requisite: EE 355. Fee
 
EE 454 Digital Computer Architecture 3 cr
Computer organization, instruction set design; ALU design; control unit design; I/O and interrupt designs; memory organization; DMA; microprogramming; introduction to multi-processors; performance analysis. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 554) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisites: EE 264 and EE 268. Fee
 
EE 455 Optoelectronics 3 cr
Wave propagation in free-space and in wave guides; optical resonators; interaction of radiation and atomic systems; laser oscillation; solid-state lasers. He-Ne and Argon lasers, integrated optics including integration of emitters and detectors; optical interconnects; spatial light modulators; optoelectronic materials and devices; and applications of optoelectronics. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 555) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisites: EE 355. Fee.
 
EE 456 Fiber- Optic Communication Systems 3 cr
Review of optical principles, dielectric waveguides, signal propagation, degradations and attenuation in fibers. Fiber interconnection devices, active and passive components, optical transmitters and receivers, power budget, fiber optic communication systems. Pre-requisite: EE 355. Fee.
 
EE 457 Embedded System Design 3 cr
Architecture and software of 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessor hardware and software; interface design to memory and peripheral devices; multiprocessing. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 557) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisites: EE 264 and EE 368. Fee.
 
EE 458 Radar Systems 3 cr
Introduction to radar signal processing. Continuous wave and pulsed radars. Clutter and radio wave propagation. Moving target indicator, target surveillance and tracking radar systems. Side-looking, synthetic aperture, interferometric and other airborne radars. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 558) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisites: EE 355. Fee.
 
EE 465 Advanced Digital Signal Processing 3 cr
Review of discrete Fourier and Z-transforms. Review of analog filter design. Canonical digital filter forms. Design of IIR and FIR digital filters. Fast Fourier transform (FFT) and applications. Hardware implementation and quantization effects. Advanced digital filter structures design. DSP algorithm design and implementation. Analysis of finite wordlength effects of DSP applications. Extensive use of MatLab for analysis and design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 565) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 365. Fee.
 
EE 468 Programmable Logic Controller 3 cr
Hardware and software principles of PLC devices, ladder logic, hardware components of PLC systems and controller configuration, basic PLC operation, program construction and manipulation, advanced operation and networking. Pre-requisites: EE 264, EE 268. Fee
 
EE 469 Signal Integrity 3 cr
Design techniques for high-speed digital interfaces and circuit boards; signal integrity including crosstalk and ground bounce; electromagnetic aspects of high-speed digital design; frequency-domain analysis of power-system integrity; state-of-the-art buses and standards. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course (EE 569) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 264, EE 268 and EE 334. Fee.
 
EE 470 Synthesis of Active and Passive Networks 3 cr
Reliability of network functions (high-pass, band-pass, low-pass, band-reject and equalizing filters); approximation techniques; sensitivity analysis; passive and active synthesis; positive and negative feedback and biquads. Computer techniques for the realization of standard filter forms (Butterworth, Chebyshev, Bessel, Sallen and Key, and other forms). Pre-requisite: EE 321. Fee.
 
EE 471 Wireless Communication 3 cr
The cellular concept and system design fundamentals, propagation in mobile radio channels, large, small scale fading and multipath; diversity and diversity combining techniques. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 571) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 372 or equivalent. Fee.
 
EE 473 Advanced Communication Systems 3 cr
Digital line coding; pulse shaping; partial response signaling; scrambling; M-ary communication; digital carrier systems and digital multiplexing. Probability; random variables; quantization error in PCM; random processes; white noise and the behavior of analog systems in the presence of noise. Information theory; compact codes and error correcting codes. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 573) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 372. Fee.
 
EE 481 Electrical Machines 3 cr
DC machines - motors and generators. Single-phase motors; unbalanced two-phase motors; servo-motors; commutator motors; stepper motors; synchros; shaded pole motors; reluctance and hysteresis motors and brushless DC motors. Dynamic circuit analysis of rotating machines. Pre-requisite: EE 381. Fee.
 
EE 482 Switch Mode Power 3 cr
Conversion design and analysis of switch mode power converters; design of magnetic components; stability considerations; input filter interactions; performance measurements and evaluations. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 582) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisites: EE 334, EE 381. Fee.
 
EE 483 Power Systems I 3 cr
Principles of power system analysis. Synchronous machines, transformers and loads; transmission line parameters and analysis. Impedance/admittance matrix representation of power systems. Power flow analysis and economic analysis. Pre-requisites: EE 381 and credit for or concurrent registration in EE 385. Fee.
 
EE 484 Power Systems II 3 cr
Symmetrical components and sequence networks; computer studies of transmission lines; fault studies using a computer; state estimation of power system and power system stability. Pre-requisite: EE 483. Fee.
 
EE 485 Power Distribution and Utilization 3 cr
Principles and characteristics of generating stations; transformers; conversion equipment; primary and secondary distribution systems; short-circuit calculations; selection of protective devices; system grounding and over current protection; voltage control; power factor control and correction; load and cost estimating. Pre-requisite: EE 483. Fee.
 
EE 486 Power Electronics 3 cr
Power semiconductor diodes and thyristors; commutation techniques; rectification circuits -uncontrolled and controlled; AC voltage controllers; DC chopper; pulse-width modulated inverters and resonant pulse inverters. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course (EE 586) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisites: EE 334 and EE 381 or equivalent. Fee.
 
EE 488 Illumination Engineering 3 cr
Photometric units and definitions; light sources and luminaires; interior lighting and artificial illumination design techniques; daylight lighting design; exterior lighting design and the theory of color. Optical principles and control of lighting. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 489 Renewable Energy 3 cr
Introduction to renewable energy sources Fuel cells: classification, configuration and operation. Hydrogen: production, purification and storage. Photovoltaic cells: solar cells and operational characteristics. Wind turbines: operational characteristics. Energy from water sources: hydroelectric, wave and tidal energy. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 381.
 
EE 490 Special Topics 1-3 cr
Topics of current electrical and computer engineering interests. This course requires permission of the Department Chair and a minimum GPA of 2.75 for admission. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 494 Directed Independent Study 1-3 cr
Directed study under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of electrical and/or computer engineering, not offered in a regularly scheduled course. This course requires permission of the Department Chair and a minimum GPA of 2.75 for admission. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 499 ECE Senior Honors Project (H) 4 cr
Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research/design project, relevant to the field of EE/CpE study, which will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition. Pre-requisites: EE 401, and an approved project prospectus. Fee.
 
EE 522 Advanced Feedback Control Systems 3 cr
Sensors; encoders and DC motors in control systems. The performance and design of feedback control systems. System bandwidth; Nichol's Chart and the stability of control systems with time delays. State variable analysis and design. Use of MatLab for analysis and design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 422). Pre-requisite: EE 328 or instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 523 Modern Control Theory 3 cr
Simulation and modeling; introduction to linear system theory; concepts of controllability and observability; specifications, structures and limitations; review of classical design methods; state feedback design methods; multivariable control; robust stability; and sampled data implementation; introduction to the use of MATLAB for design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 423). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 524 Nonlinear Control Systems 3 cr
State space description; methods of linearization; isoclines; stability of nonlinear systems; Lyapunov's direct method; harmonic linearization; describing functions; dual input describing functions; Popov's method; circle criterion; computer aided analysis. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 424). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 525 Optimal Control Systems 3 cr
Static optimization; method of Lagrange multipliers; adaptive controllers; dynamic optimization; calculus of variations; the principle of optimality and dynamic programming, Pontryagin's maximum principle; quadratic optimal control. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 526 Introduction to Robotics 3 cr
Basic mathematics of robotic control; homogeneous transformation; kinematics and kinematic solutions; differential relationships; dynamics; motion trajectory; robotic control systems and programming. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 527 Digital Control Systems 3 cr
State space and transfer function description of discrete-time systems; solution of the discrete state equation; discrete-time model of analog plants; frequency domain analysis; design of discrete state-feedback regulators; observers and tracking systems. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 427). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 528 Advanced System Theory 3 cr
Review of linear spaces and operators; state variable description of time varying and time invariant linear systems. Controllability and observability of linear dynamical systems, state feedback and state estimators; stability of linear systems; arbitrary pole assignment for multivariable case. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 530 Nanotechnology 3 cr
Nanotechnology fundamentals and principles; quantum wires and dots; single electron effects and Coulomb blockage; nanomagnets and spintronics; spin based electronics (magnetic memories, magnetic field sensors); nano fabrication; nanoelectronics (QCQ); organic electronics (carbon fullerenes, nanotubes, and polymers); advanced characterization techniques; applications, especially those related to nanotechnology; MEMS and microsystems (sensors); QWIP technology and associated nanoscience; photonic crystals; advances in nanostructured materials. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 531 Advanced Electronic Devices 3 cr
Semiconductor electronics; semiconductor diode circuit analysis; bipolar and field effect transistors; analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog circuits and active filters. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 431). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 532 Microelectronic Devices 3 cr
Introduction to semiconductor material properties; semiconductor diodes: structure and operation; diode circuit applications; bipolar transistor: structure and operation; junction field effect transistors (JFETs); metal oxide field effect transistors (MOSFETs); fabrication technology and construction of semiconductor devices; biasing and stability of amplifiers. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 432). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 534 VLSI Design Systems 3 cr
Review of fabrication of microelectronic devices; introduction to MOS technology; basic physical and electrical properties of field effect transistors; CMOS fabrication; layout of CMOS integrated circuits; concepts of VLSI chip design; physical design of CMOS integrated circuit using L-EDIT. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 535 Electronics Materials: Properties and Applications 3 cr
Schrödinger's equation, potential wells and barriers; crystallographic geometry; Kronig-Penny model; energy bands in crystalline solids; density of states - Fermi statistics; intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors; conductivity and Hall effects; interfaces; magnetic materials; superconducting materials; optical materials. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 536 Introduction to Superconductivity 3 cr
Microscopic theory of superconductivity-BCS theory; superconduction tunneling phenomena; superconducting device; superconducting materials; High-temperature superconductors. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 537 Advanced Plasma Processing of 3 cr
  Electronic Materials  
Analysis, design and application of DC, RF and microwave plasma in microelectronic material processing; sputtering; etching; deposition - surface modification; diagnostic and characterization techniques. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 538 Magnetic Recording Media 3 cr
Magnetostatic fields: magnetization processes-demagnetizing factors; magnetic circuits; hard disk/tape media; inductive and MR heads; magnetic data storage systems. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 539 VLSI Technology and Fabrication 3 cr
Introduction to semiconductor devices; crystal growth and wafer preparation; chemical and physical vapor deposition; oxidation; diffusion; ion implantation; lithography; etching; metallization; process integration of CMOS and bipolar technologies; diagnostic techniques and measurements; packaging; yield and reliability. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 439). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 540 HDL Logic Synthesis 3 cr
Introduction to the syntax and elements of the basic VHDL language such as entities and architectures; creating combinational, synchronous logic and state machines using both structural and behavioral VHDL; using hierarchy in large designs; synthesizing and implementing designs. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate-level course (EE 440) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the Instructor's permission for admission. Credit for both EE 540 and EE 543 not allowed. Pre-requisites: EE 264 and EE 268. Fee.
 
EE 541 Computer Networks 3 cr
Introduction to design and analysis of computer networks. Polling networks and ring networks. Networking Applications. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 441). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 542 Advanced Topics in Digital Design and HDLs 3 cr
Current topics of interest in digital design. State-of-the-art software tools used in digital design. Advanced topics in HDLs. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 543 HDL Logic Simulation 3 cr
Introduction to the syntax and elements of the basic Verilog language such as modules and ports; hierarchical modeling; gate-level modeling; dataflow modeling; behavioral modeling, switch-level modeling, tasks and functions; timing and delays; user-defined primitives; synthesizing and implementing designs. Emphasis is on simulation and test bench aspects. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate-level course (EE 443) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the Instructor's permission for admission. Credit for both EE 540 and EE 543 not allowed. Fee.
 
EE 544 Wireless Networks 3 cr
Introduction to modern wireless networks/systems, the cellular concept, frequency reuse, interference and system capacity improvement, trunking and grade of service, multiple access techniques, wireless/wireline interworking, and ad hoc networks. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 444) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 372 or equivalent or Instructor permission. Fee.
 
EE 545 Optical Networks 3 cr
Digital transmission using fiber optics as point-to-point link. Wavelength-division-multiplexing concepts and components, LAN, WAN, and MAN, SONET/SDH, FDDI Networks, Broadcast-and-select WDM Networks, Wavelength-routed Networks, and Performance of WDM and EDFA systems. Pre-requisite: EE 456 or equivalent or Instructor's permission. Fee.
EE 546 Neural Networks 3 cr
Introduction to neural networks and their application to electrical engineering. Concept learning and the general-to-specific ordering, decision tree learning, linear perceptrons, back propagation networks, recursive networks, radial basis networks, neural network-based control systems, unsupervised learned networks. Pre-requisite: EE 322 or equivalent or Instructor's permission. Fee.
EE 548 Computer and Network Security 3 cr
Techniques for achieving security in multi-use computer systems and distributed computer systems; cnytography; authentication and identification schemes; intrusion detection; viruses; formal models of computer security; secure operating systems; software protection; security of electronic mail and the World Wide Web; electronic commerce; payment protocols; electronic cash; firewalls; risk assessments. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 552 Microwave Engineering 3 cr
Generation and transmission of high frequency electromagnetic energy; magnetrons, klystrons, masers, parametric amplifiers, traveling wave tubes and solid-state devices. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 452). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 553 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory 3 cr
Solution of the wave equation; special theorems and concepts; analytical, asymptotic and numerical methods of solution of electromagnetic engineering problems. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 554 Digital Computer Architecture 3 cr
Computer organization, instruction set design; ALU design; control unit design; I/O and interrupt designs; memory organization; DMA; microprogramming; introduction to multi-processors; performance analysis. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate level course (EE 454) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisites: Instructor's permission. Fee
 
EE 555 Optoelectronics 3 cr
Wave propagation in free-space and in wave guides; optical resonators, interaction of radiation and atomic systems; laser oscillation; solid-state lasers. He-NE and Argon lasers, integrated optics including integration of emitters and detectors; optical interconnects; spatial light modulators; optoelectronic materials and devices; and applications of optoelectronics. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 455). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 556 Microwave Antennas 3 cr
Mathematical analysis of common reflector antennas including effects of various types of feed structures and fabrication techniques. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 557 Advanced Embedded Designs 3 cr
Architecture and software of 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessor hardware and software; interface design to memory and peripheral devices; multiprocessing. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate level course (EE 457). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission for admission. Fee.
 
EE 558 Radar Systems 3 cr
Introduction to radar signal processing. Continuous wave and pulsed radars. Clutter and radio wave propagation. Moving target indicator, target surveillance and tracking radar systems. Side-looking, synthetic aperture, interferometric and other airborne radars. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 458). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 559 Optical Information Processing 3 cr
Parallel optical information processing in Fourier transform systems; nonlinear optical image processing in a linear optical processing; optical image equidensity and pseudo-color using techniques; wave-front reconstruction; on-axis and off-axis holography, effects of film MTF and nonlinearities; holographic memory, display and non-destructive testing; and optical computing. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 560 Advanced Computer Architecture 3 cr
Overview of software/hardware architectures of selected RISC/CISC microprocessors, advanced pipelining and instruction level parallelism, superscalar techniques, memory hierarchy design, cache coherency, introduction to multiprocessor systems and interconnection networks. Pre-requisite: EE 468 or equivalent or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 565 Advanced Digital Signal Processing 3 cr
Review of discrete Fourier and z-transforms; review of analog filter design; canonical digital filter forms; design of IIR and FIR digital filters. Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) and their applications; hardware implementation and quantization effects. Advanced digital filter structures and design. DSP algorithm design and implementation. Analysis of finite wordlength effects of DSP applications. Extensive use of MatLab for analysis and design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 465). Pre-requisite: EE 365 or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 566 Digital Image Processing 3 cr
Review of digital image fundamentals; different image transforms; image enhancement techniques; image restoration methods; detection of discontinuities and thresholding. Pre-requisite: EE 365 or equivalent or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 567 Biomedical Imaging 3 cr
Introduction to biomedical imaging, projection radiography, computer aided tomography, single photo emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI and fMRI), ultrasound imaging, optical imaging techniques including confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Pre-requisite: EE 566 or consent of Instructor. Fee.
     
EE 568 Pattern Recognition 3 cr
Introduction to pattern recognition, statistical, syntactic and neural pattern recognition; Decision procedures - Bayes decision theory, classifiers and decision surfaces, Neyman-Pearson theory, sequential decision theory, error probabilities and error bounds; Parameter estimation and supervised learning - maximum likelihood estimation, Bayes estimation, and sufficient statistics; Non-parametric techniques - density estimation, Parzen windows, nearest neighbor rule, and k-nearest neighbor rule; Feature extraction and nonlinear mapping - optimal features, eigen vector analysis, and nonlinear mapping; Fuzzy systems in pattern recognition - fuzzy sets and membership functions, fuzzy operators, reasoning and composition, fuzzy system design; Methods of testing - C, U and L methods. Pre-requisite: EE 365 and EE 322 or equivalent or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 569 Advanced Digital System Design 3 cr
Design techniques for high-seed digital interfaces and circuit boards; signal integrity including crosstalk and ground bounce; electromagnetic aspects of high-speed digital design; frequency-domain analysis of power-system integrity; state-of-the-art buses and standards. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate-level course (EE 469) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the Instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 264, EE 268, and EE 334 or equivalent. Fee.
 
EE 571 Wireless Communications 3 cr
The cellular concept and system design fundamentals, propagation in mobile radio channels, large, small scale fading and multipath; diversity and diversity combining techniques. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate level course (EE 471) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the Instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 322, EE 372, or equivalent or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 573 Advanced Communication Systems 3 cr
Digital line coding; pulse shaping; partial response signaling; scrambling; Mary communication; digital carrier systems and digital multiplexing. Probability; random variables; quantization error in PCM; random processes; white noise and the behavior of analog systems in the presence of noise. Information theory; compact codes and error correcting codes. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 473). Pre-requisite: EE 372, or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 574 Digital Communications 3 cr
Analysis and design of digital communication systems based on probability theory; signal space representation and optimum detection principles; Digital modulation techniques and their performance in additive white Gaussian noise. Pre-requisite: EE 473 or equivalent or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 575 Stochastic Processes 3 cr
Introduction to estimation theory. Markov chains - finite, countable, continuous time, optimal stopping; Martingales; renewal processes, reversible Markov chains, Brownian motion and stochastic integration. Pre-requisite: EE 322 or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 576 Optical Communication 3 cr
Light sources, detectors, fiber components and optical systems for fiber communication; free-space inter-satellite optical networks for high-speed global communication; coding problems in optical fiber data transmission; three-dimensional optical data storage for database processing; propagation losses and fiber amplifiers; and optical free-space interconnections in future computers. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 577 Information Theory 3 cr
Self-information; entropy; mutual information and channel capacity; encoding; error detecting and correcting codes. Sampling theorem. Discrete and continuous channels. Band-limited channels. EE 322 or equivalent or instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 578 Error Correcting Codes 3 cr
Error correcting codes in computers and communications; introduction to groups, rings, finite fields, and vector spaces; Linear codes - generator and parity check matrices, syndrome decoding, perfect codes, Hamming codes, Golay codes, self-dual codes, dual distance and bounds; Cyclic codes-decoding algorithms and idempotent generators; Linear feedback shift register circuits; BCH and Reed-Solomon codes, Quadratic residue codes; Burst error correcting codes and error trapping; Logic circuit for finite field arithmetic operations; Concatenated and product codes, vector symbol codes, and convolutional codes; Advanced topics and applications. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
     
EE 579 Wireless Sensor Networks 3 cr
Introduction to Wireless Sensor Networks; Network deployment; Network Topologies; Localization; Tracking; Time synchronization techniques; Wireless characteristics; Energy considerations; MAC layer protocol and sleep scheduling; Routing; Sleep-based topology control; Latest development in the field. Pre-requisite: EE 544 or consent of Instructor. Fee.
     
EE 582 Switch Mode Power Conversion 3 cr
Design and analysis of switch mode power converters - design of magnetic components; stability considerations; input filter interactions; performance, measurements and evaluation. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level course (EE 482). Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 585 Advanced Power Systems 3 cr
Special topics that are not covered in traditional power systems courses, such as: Optimization techniques, computer methods, unified fault (short circuit) analysis, protection and control of power systems. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 586 Power Electronics 3 cr
Power semiconductor diodes and thyristors; commutation techniques; rectification circuits -uncontrolled and controlled; AC voltage controllers; DC choppers; pulse-width modulated inverters; resonant pulse inverters. This course is dually listed with an equivalent undergraduate level course (EE 486)  and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 334 and EE 381, or equivalent or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 588 Power Semiconductor Drives 3 cr
Rectifier control of DC motors; chopper control of DC drives; closed-loop control of DC drives; induction motor speed control and multiquadrant control; control of induction motors by AC controllers and frequency-controlled drives; slip power control of induction motors; synchronous motor drives - brushless DC and AC motor drives. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 589 Renewable Energy 3 cr
Introduction to renewable energy sources. Fuel cells: classification, configuration and operation. Hydrogen: production, purification and storage. Photovoltaic cells: solar cells and operational characteristics. Wind turbines: operational characteristics. Energy from water sources: hydroelectric, wave and tidal energy. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the Instructor's permission for admission. Pre-requisite: EE 381.
 
EE 590 Special Topics 1-3 cr
Topics of current interest in electrical and computer engineering. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 592 Directed Independent Study 1-3 cr
Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering not offered in a regularly scheduled course. Pre-requisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 594 Project in Electrical and Computer Engineering 1-3 cr
An investigation of an original problem in electrical and computer engineering under the guidance of the student's major professor. Pre-requisite: Approval of the project prospectus by the student's Advisory Committee, and consent of Director of Engineering Graduate Studies. Fee.
 
EE 599 Thesis 1-6 cr
An investigation of an original problem in electrical and/or computer engineering under the guidance of the student's major professor. Pre-requisite: Approval of the thesis prospectus by the student's Advisory Committee, the Graduate School, and consent of the Director of Engineering Graduate Studies. Fee.
 
 

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