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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (EE)
 
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. Prerequisites: EG 220, MA 227 and credit for or concurrent registration 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. Prerequisites: EG 220 and credit for or concurrent registration in EH102. Fee.
 
EE 263 Digital Systems Design I 3 cr
Introduction to basic logic circuits. Number systems and design of combinational and sequential logic circuits. Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent registration in EG 220. Fee.
 
EE 264 Digital Systems Design II 3 cr
Small computer organization and programming. Assembly level programming. Microprocessor and micro-controller system design. Prerequisite: EE 263. Fee.
 
EE 268 Digital Systems Design Laboratory 1 cr
Digital system test instrumentation. Design projects using standard SSI and MSI digital circuits. Integration of microprocessor software and hardware. Assembly level programming and hardware interfaces for control and instrumentation. Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 227 and EE 264. Fee.
 
EE 301 Professionalism and Ethics in EE/CpE 1 cr
Topics in engineering ethics and professionalism using case studies, video tapes and invited speakers from the profession and related fields. Electrical Engineering students are required to become student members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (I.E.E.E.) and attend both Student Chapter and Mobile Section meetings as part of the course requirements. Computer Engineering students have identical requirements to the above, unless, as an alternative, they opt to join the Association for Computing Machinery (A.C.M.). Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing. Fee.
 
EE 302 Computer Methods in EE/CpE 1 cr
Introduction to the use of computer softwares such as MATHCAD/MATLAB and PSPICE/ELECTRONIC WORKBENCH for the analysis of engineering related problems and the solution of electrical/electronic circuits. Prerequisites: EE 223 and EE 263. Fee.
 
EE 321 Transform Theory of Linear Systems 3 cr
Continuous and discrete time systems. Fourier transforms. Laplace transforms. Bode plots. State variables. Z-transforms. Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion. Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing. Fee.
 
EE 322 Random Signals in Linear Systems 3 cr
Probability introduced through sets. Bayes' Therorem. Bernoulli Trials. The random variable. Operations on a random variable. Multiple random variables. Operations on multiple random variables. Random processes. Spectral characteristics. Random signals in linear systems. Modeling of practical noisy networks. Optimum signal-to-noise ratio. Practical applications. Prerequisites: EE 321 and ST 315. Fee.
 
EE 331 Physical Electronics 3 cr
Basic quantum concepts. Introduction to band structure. Semiconductors. Modeling of charge carriers. Bipolar junctions; depletion layer. Metal-semiconductor interface; Schottky barrier. Minority carrier diffusion. Semiconductor devices. Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing. Fee.
 
EE 332 Digital Electronics 3 cr
Diode and bipolar junction transistor digital circuits; resistor-transistor logic; diode-transistor logic; transistor-transistor logic; fanout analysis; power dissipation; metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) field effect transistors (FET) digital circuits; NMOS, PMOS and CMOS inverters; CMOS combinational logic gates; dynamic CMOS; and semiconductor read-only memories and random-access memories. Prerequisite:
EE 331. Fee.
 
EE 333 Analog Electronics 3 cr
The Ebers-Moll representation of bipolar junction transistors and transistor amplifiers including common-base and common-emitter configurations; junction field effect transistor amplifier circuits and small-signal models; basic amplifier stages at low frequencies; mid-frequency and high-frequency amplifier analysis; feed back analysis and differential and operational amplifiers. Prerequisite: EE 331. Fee.
 
EE 337 Electronic Circuits Laboratory 1 cr
Computer analysis and measurement of the characteristics and parameters of solid-state devices and transfer characteristics and parameters of power supplies; operational amplifiers; voltage and power amplifiers; oscillators and active filters. Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 332 and 333. Fee.
 
EE 354 Electromagnetics I 3 cr
Static electric and magnetic fields including the experimental laws of Coulomb, Gauss, Biot-Savart and Ampere. Time varying electromagnetic fields and potentials. Faraday's Law, Poynting's theorem and Maxwell's equations. Propagation in conducting and dielectric media. Scattering of plane waves at conducting and dielectric boundaries. Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing. Fee.
 
EE 355 Electromagnetics II 3 cr
Solutions of the wave equation in unbounded simple media. Electromagnetic waves in parallel-wire transmission lines, metallic waveguides, resonant cavities, and optical fibers. Radiation by electric and magnetic dipoles. Antenna arrays. Characteristics of microwave klystron amplifiers and oscillators. Prerequisite: EE 354. Fee.
 
EE 356 Electromagnetics Laboratory 1 cr
Computer-aided and experimental field mapping; shielding techniques; field measurement of elementary radiating structures and waveguide circuits; terminal characteristics of klystrons and space wave propagation losses. Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 355. Fee.
 
EE 357 Transmission Lines Laboratory 1 cr
Theory of uniform two-wire transmission lines and use of the Smith chart. Measurement of transient and standing waves on a transmission line with and without tuning elements. Characterization and measurement of interference in computer networks. Prerequisites: EE 223 and MA 238. Fee.
 
EE 381 Electromechanical Energy Conversion 3 cr
Introduction to the principles of electromechanical energy conversion. Energy balance, force, and torque of electrostatic and electromagnetic systems; magnetic circuits and ferromagnetic losses; transformers and their connections; three-phase induction motors; synchronous generators and motors; salient and non-salient machines. Parallel operation of synchronous generators. Dynamics of electric machines. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: EE 302, 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 Prerequisites: Professional Component Standing and EE 332 and 268. Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 301. 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. Prerequisite: EE 401 and the instructor's permission for admission. Fee.
 
EE 421 Control Theory I 3 cr
Review of Laplace and z-transforms; matrix algebra. Transfer functions; block diagrams and signal-flow graphs; transfer functions of continuous and discrete data systems. Sensors and encoders. DC motors in control systems. State variable analysis and state equations of linear continuous and discrete data systems. Prerequisite: EE 321. Fee.
 
EE 422 Control Theory II 3 cr
Stability of control systems; Routh-Hurwitz criterion; stability of continuous and discrete data systems. Steady-state errors. Analysis of a second order system. Root-locus technique. Frequency domain analysis; Nyquist stability criterion; gain and phase margins; design of PD, PI and PID controllers for continuous and discrete systems. Prerequisite: EE 421. 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 321. 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 321. 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 registrar instructors; data acquisition methods. Prerequisite: EE 332. 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 for admission. Prerequisite: EE 321. 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. Prerequisite: 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 333. 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 333. Fee.
 
EE 438 Electronic Instrumentation 3 cr
Transducers; measurement techniques; measurement errors; operational amplifiers and applications; digital signal processing; noise sources and reduction; digital image processing; computer aided electronic instrument design and experimentation. Prerequisites: EE 332 and 333. 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 331. Fee.
 
EE 440 Introduction to VHDL 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites: EE 264 and 268. Fee.
 
EE 441 Computer Networking 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites: EE 264 and EE 268. Fee.
 
EE 443 Introduction to Verilog 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. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites EE 264 and 268. Fee.
 
EE 444 Wireless Networks 3 cr
Introduction to wireless data transmission principles and practices. Spectrum administration and standards. Digital cellular communications systems. Mobile data networks. Wireless PBXs and wireless LANs. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate-level course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 321. Fee.
 
EE 445 Microprocessor Based 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. Prerequisites: EE 264 and EE 268. Fee.
 
EE 446 Microprocessor Based System Laboratory 1 cr
  Design Laboratory  
Design projects utilizing 16-bit and 32-bit microprocessor hardware and software; interfaces to memory and peripheral devices. Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 445. Fee.
 
EE 447 Programmable Logic Devices Lab

1 cr

Digital design projects utilizing simulation and synthesis CAD tools and targeting programmable logic devices. Prerequisites: EE 264 and 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. Prerequisites: EE 331 and 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites: EE 355, EE 356 and EE 357. 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 for antenna systems. Prerequisites: EE 355, 356 and 357. Fee.
 
EE 454 Antenna Design II 3 cr
Aperture antennas; array synthesis and frequency independent antennas. Computer-aided design of antenna systems. Prerequisite: EE 453. 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 Argonion 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 EE course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites: EE 355, EE 356 and EE 357. Fee.
 
EE 456 Fiber Optics 3 cr
Review of optics; dielectric waveguides; fabrication of optical fibers; fiber manufacturing, packaging and interconnection devices; light sources; photodetectors; fiber measurements and fiber optic communication systems. Prerequisites: EE 355, EE 356 and EE 357. Fee.
 
EE 457 Photonics Design Systems 3 cr
Energy band structure in semiconductors; optical absorption and refraction; radiative transitions; non-radiative recombination; p-n junctions; stimulated emission; semiconductor lasers; photodetectors; multiple-quantum-well devices; electro-optical, magneto-optical, acousto-optical effects; frequency doubling; frequency mixing; optical bi-stable switches; optical limiters; optical modulators, photo-refractive materials; liquid crystals; photo-active organic and biologic materials. Prerequisite: EE 331. Fee.
 
EE 458 Radar Analysis 3 cr
Introduction to signal processing. Radar fundamentals, continuous wave and pulsed radars, clutter and radar wave propagation. Moving target indicator, target tracking radar systems and synthetic aperture radars. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites: EE 355, EE 356, EE 357 and EE 321. Fee.
 
EE 465 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. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites: EE 264, EE 268 and EE 321. Fee.
 
EE 468 Digital Computer System Design 3 cr
Machine organization; hardware programming languages; data selection design; ALU design; control unit design; I/O and interrupt designs; memory organization; DMA; microprogramming; multi-processor and time-sharing. Prerequisites: EE 264 and EE 268. Fee.
 
EE 469 Advanced Digital Systems 3 cr
Design Specification and implementation of combinational sequential modular systems and networks; iterative and tree structures; hardware and firmware algorithms; hardwired and programmable control and subsystems; computer-aided design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission admission. Prerequisites: EE 264 and EE 268. 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). Prerequisite: EE 321. Fee.
 
EE 471 Wireless Communication 3 cr
Basic wireless communication theory; cellular concepts; mobile radio propagation; modulation techniques; wireless networks; wireless systems and standards. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 322. Fee.
 
EE 472 Communication Theory I 3 cr
Spectral analysis; amplitude/frequency/ phase modulation; quantization; companding, and digital modulation techniques. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 322. Fee.
 
EE 473 Communication Theory II 3 cr
Random signal theory, noise in communication systems, data transmission, information theory and coding. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 472. 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. Prerequisite: 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites: EE 332 and 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. Power flow analysis; economic analysis; symmetrical fault studies and protective devices. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: EE 483. Fee.
 
EE 486 Power Converter and Inverter Design 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 and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 381. 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. Optics and control of lighting. Prerequisites: PCS and instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 489 Direct Energy Conversion 3 cr
Basic principles of direct energy conversion. Thermoelectric, photovoltaic, thermionic, magnetohydrodynamic, fuel cell and nuclear (fission and fusion) methods. This course is dually listed with an equivalent graduate level course and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites: EE 331, EE 381 and credit for or concurrent registration in EE 385. Fee.
 
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. Prerequisites: PCs and 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. Prerequisites: PCs and instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 499 EE/CpE 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. Prerequisites: EE 268, EE 332, EE 301, and an approved project prospectus. 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 EE course. Prerequisite: 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 EE course. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 526 Introduction to Control of Robotic Systems 3 cr
Basic mathematics of robotic control; homogeneous transformation; kinematics and kinematic solutions; differential relationships; dynamics; motion trajectory; robotic control systems and programming. Prerequisite: 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 EE course. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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 EE course. Prerequisite: 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 EE course. Prerequisite: 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; MOSFETs; concepts of VLSI chip design; physical design of CMOS integrated circuit using L-EDIT. Prerequisite: EE 539 or 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. Prerequisite: 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-Tc superconductors. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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 EE course. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 540 Introduction to VHDL 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 deigns. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level EE course. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 541 Computer Networking 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 EE course. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 543 Introduction to Verilog 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. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level EE course. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 544 Wireless Networks 3 cr
Introduction to wireless data transmission principles and practices. Spectrum administration and standards. Digital cellular communications systems. Mobile data networks. Wireless PBXs and wireless LANs. This course is dually listed with a 400-level course. Prerequisite: 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 EE course. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 553 Advanced Electromagnetic 3 cr
Theory Solution of the wave equation; special theorems and concepts; analytical, asymptotic and numerical methods of solution of electromagnetic problems. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 554 Electromagnetic Scattering and Diffraction 3 cr
Formulation and analysis of scattering problems; radar cross-section of smooth bodies by classical and ray-optical techniques; extension to multiple bodies and impedance boundaries; introduction to inverse scattering; diffraction problems; analysis by rigorous, ray optical, and numerical methods; applications to diffraction by discontinuities, apertures and multiple bodies; introduction to inverse diffraction. Prerequisite: 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 ion 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 EE course. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 557 Experimental Techniques in 3 cr
  Microwave Engineering  
Experimental methods to determine scattering parameters, insertion loss, mismatch and return loss, cavity parameters; detector and mixer performance characteristics; power measurements; system noise determination; antenna radiation pattern and gain measurements. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 558 Radar Analysis 3 cr
Introduction to signal processing. Radar Fundamentals, continuous wave and pulsed radars, clutter and radar wave propagation. Moving target indicator, target tracking radar systems and synthetic aperture radars. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level Electrical/Computer Engineering course. Prerequisites: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 559 Optical Information Processing and Holography 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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 560 RISC Microprocessor Architecture 3 cr
Overview of RISC microprocessors; hardware architecture of some selected RISC microprocessors and their instruction sets. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 565 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. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level EE course. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: EE 465 or EE 565. Fee.
 
EE 569 Advanced Digital Systems Designs 3 cr
Specifications and implementation of combinational and sequential modular systems and networks; iterative and tree structures; hardware and firmware algorithms; hardwired and programmable control and subsystems; computer aided design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level EE course. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 571 Wireless Communications 3 cr
Basic wireless communication theory; cellular concepts; mobile radio propagation; modulation techniques; wireless networks; wireless systems and standards. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level EE course. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 572 Communication Theory I 3 cr
Spectral analysis; amplitude/frequency/ phase modulation; quantization; companding, and digital modulation techniques. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level Electrical/Computer Engineering course. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 573 Communication Theory II

3 cr

Random signal theory; noise in communication systems; data transmission; information theory and coding. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level Electrical/ Computer Engineering course. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 

EE 574

Statistical Communication Theory 3 cr
Generalized harmonic analysis. Correlation, convolution, power density spectra; probability and statistics. Correlation detection; optimum linear filtering and prediction. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 

EE 575

Signal Detection & Estimation Theory 3 cr
Simple-hypothesis detection; detection of signals with unknown parameters; Bay's maximum likelihood estimation; estimation of signal parameters; detection of stochastic signals; nonparametric detection and estimation. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. 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 EE course. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 586 Power Converter and Inverter Design 3 cr
Power semiconductor diodes and thyristors, thyristor commutation techniques, uncontrolled and controlled rectification circuits; AC voltage controllers; DC choppers; pulse-width modulated inverters; resonant pulse inverters. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level EE course. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 589 Direct Energy Conversion 3 cr
Basic principles of direct energy conversion. Thermoelectric, photovoltaic, thermionic, magnetohydrodynamic, fuel cell, and fission and fusion nuclear methods. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400-level EE course. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 590 Special Topics 1-3 cr
Topics of current electrical engineering interest. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: Approval of the thesis prospectus by the student's Advisory Committee, and the Graduate School, and consent of Director of Engineering Graduate Studies. Fee.

 
 

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