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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); first and second order transient circuits; steady state AC analysis; and introduction to PSpice. Prerequisite: MA 125.
 
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: EE 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: EE 220 and credit for or concurrent registration in EH102. 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. Prerequisite: CIS 210. Corequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: EE 263. Corequisite: EE 227. Fee.
 
EE 301 Professionalism and Ethics in ECE 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 make at least one oral presentation, become student members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 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 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. 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. Prerequisites: MA 238 and EE 223. Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 302. Fee.
 
EE 322 Probability, Random Signals 3 cr
and Statistical Analysis
Probability applications in electrical engineering. Discrete and continuous probability distributions; random variables; Bernoulli trials; hypothesis testing; confidence intervals; Bayes' theorem; estimation; sampling; random processes and random signals in linear systems. Prerequisite: MA 238. 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. Prerequisite: EE 321.
 
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. Prerequisite: PH 202. 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. Prerequisites: EE 331, credit for or concurrent registration in EE 302.
 
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. Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 334. Fee.
 
EE 354 Electromagnetics I 1 cr
Review of static electric and magnetic fields including the experimental laws of Coulomb, Gauss, Biot-Savart, Faraday and Ampere. Time varying electromagnetic fields and potentials. Poynting's theorem and Maxwell's equations. Propagation in conducting and dielectric media. Scattering of plane waves at conducting and dielectric boundaries. Prerequisites: PH 202, MA 237, MA 238.
 
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, wire and aperture antennas, and antenna arrays, principles of energy conversion and 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, tunnel diodes and space wave propagation losses. Radiation characteristics of wire and aperture antennas and antenna arrays. Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 355. 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. Prerequisites: EE 321, EE 322.
 
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. Prerequisite: EE 268. Corequisite: EE 264.
 
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, AN, 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. Prerequisites: EE 322, EE 321.
 
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. Prerequisites: Credit for or concurrent registration in EE 354 and EE 302. 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: 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: EE 368, EE 334 and 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. Prerequisites: EE 337, 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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. 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 (EE 531) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: EE 334. 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. Prerequisite: 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. 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 (EE 540) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites: 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. 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 (EE 543) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites EE 264 and EE 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 (EE 544) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 321. Fee.
 
EE 445 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. Prerequisites: EE 264 and EE 368. 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. 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, 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, 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. Prerequisites: EE 355, EE 356. 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. Prerequisites: EE 355, EE 356. 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 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. Prerequisites: EE 355, EE 356. Fee.
 
EE 456 Fiber Optic Communication Systems 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. Fee.
 
EE 457 Photonic System Design 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 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. Prerequisites: EE 355, EE 356. 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. Prerequisite: EE 365. 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, EE 268. Fee.
 
EE 469 Advanced Digital System Design 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 (EE 569) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission admission. Prerequisites: EE 264, 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 (EE 571) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisite: EE 322. 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. Prerequisite: 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. 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 (EE 582) and requires a minimum GPA of 2.75 or the instructor's permission for admission. Prerequisites: 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. 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 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. 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. Optical principles and control of lighting. Prerequisite: 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 (EE 589) 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisites: EE 268, EE 334, EE 301, 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). Prerequisite: EE 328 or Instructor's permission.
 
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). 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 course (EE 424). 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 Robotics 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 course (EE 427). 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 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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
 
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). 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 course (EE 432). 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; concepts of VLSI chip design; physical design of CMOS integrated circuit using L-EDIT. Prerequisite: 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-temperature 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 course (EE 439). 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 course (EE 440). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. 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). Prerequisite: 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 course (EE 443). 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 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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.
 
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). Prerequisite: 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. 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 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). 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 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). Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 560 Advanced Computer Architecture 3 cr
Overview of software/hardware architectures of selected RISC/CISC microprocessors, DLX instruction set, advanced pipelining and instruction level parallelism, memory hierarchy design, introduction to multiprocessor systems and interconnection networks. Prerequisite: 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). Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: EE 365 or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 569 Advanced Digital System Design 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 course (EE 469). 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 course (EE 471). Prerequisite: 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). Prerequisite: EE 372, or Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 574 Statistical Communications 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 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 Systems 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 course (EE 482). 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 Electronics 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 course (EE 486). 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 course (EE 489). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Fee.
 
EE 590 Special Topics 1-3 cr
Topics of current interest in electrical and computer engineering. 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, the Graduate School, and consent of the Director of Engineering Graduate Studies. Fee.

 
 

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