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E E 400 Engineering Design Concepts (3) Engineering design and modelling, engineering economy, project planning, capstone project selection, and technical communication skills.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 313W;E E 316;E E 352;E E 380 ; seventh-semester standing  

E E 401 Electrical Design Projects (3) Group design projects in the areas of electronics and electrical/computer systems.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 400 ; eighth-semester standing  

E E 403W Capstone Design (3) Design projects in the various areas and subdisciplines of electrical engineering, with an emphasis on technical communication skills.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: E E 300W;ENGL 202C  

E E 405 Capstone Proposal Preparation (1) Performing the initial research needed for the capstone course, and the preparation of the written project proposal.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: senior level standing;ENGL 202C;CAS 100  

E E 406W Electrical Engineering Capstone Design (3) Project designs of analog and digital systems, interfacing, and relevant electronic circuits, with an emphasis on technical communications skills.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: E E 405  

E E 410 Linear Electronic Design (3) Linear circuit design via integrated circuit processes; A/D converters, switched capacitor filters, phase lock loops, multipliers, and voltage- controlled oscillators.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 311  

E E 413 Power Electronics (3) Switch-mode electrical power converters. Electrical characteristics and thermal limits of semiconductor switches.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: E E 310;E E 350 orE E 352  

E E 416 (CMPEN 416) Digital Integrated Circuits (3) Analyses and design of digital integrated circuit building blocks, including logic gates, flip-flops, memory elements, analog switches, multiplexers, and converters.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 310  

E E 417 (CMPEN 417) Digital Design Using Field Programmable Devices (3) Field programmable device architectures and technologies; rapid prototyping using top down design techniques; quick response systems.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPEN 331  

E E 420 Electro-optics: Principles and Devices (3) Spatially linear system and transform; diffraction theory, partial coherence theory, optical image detection, storage and display, holography.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: E E 320  

E E 421 Optical Fiber Communications (3) Operational principles of optical components, including sources, fibers and detectors, and the whole systems in optical fiber communications.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: E E 320;E E 350;E E 340 orE E 341 orE SC 314  

E E 422 Optical Engineering Laboratory (3) Hands-on experience covering areas of optical transforms, electro-optics devices, signal processing, fiber optics transmission, and holography.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: E E 320  

E E 424 Principles and Applications of Lasers (3) Principles of lasers--generation, propagation, detection and modulation; applications in fiber optics communication, remote sensing, holography, optical switching and processing.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 330, E SC 400H orPHYS 400  

E E 430 Principles of Electromagnetic Fields (3) Laws of electrodynamics, boundary value problems, relativistic effects, waves in dielectrics and ferrites, diffraction and equivalence theorems.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 330  

E E 432 RF and Microwave Engineering (3) Transmission line and waveguide characteristics and components; design of RF and microwave amplifiers, oscillators, and filters; measurement techniques; design projects.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: E E 310, E E 330  

E E 438 Antenna Engineering (3) Radiation from small antennas, linear antenna characteristics, arrays of antennas, impedance concepts and measurements, multifrequency antennas, and aperture antennas.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: E E 330  

E E 439 Radiowave Propagation in Communications (3) Radiowave propagation in mobile, terrestrial, and satellite communications; applications at microwave and lower frequencies.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 330  

E E 441 Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Technology (3) An overview of fundamentals of processes involved in silicon integrated circuit fabrication through class lectures and hands-on laboratory.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: E E 310;E E 340 orE E 341 orE SC 314  

E E 442 Solid State Devices (3) The physics of semiconductors as related to the characteristics and design of solid state electronic devices.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: E E 310;E E 340 orE E 341 orE SC 314  

E E 453 Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing (3) Design of FIR and IIR filters; DFT and its computation via FFT; applications of DFT; filter implementation; finite arithmetic effects.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 351 orE E 352 orE E 353  

E E 454 (CMPEN 454) Fundamentals of Computer Vision (3) Introduction to topics such as image formation, segmentation, feature extraction, shape recovery, object recognition, and dynamic scene analysis.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: MATH 230 orMATH 231;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 121  

E E 455 (CMPEN 455) An Introduction to Digital Image Processing (3) Overview of digital image processing techniques and their applications; image sampling, enhancement, restoration, and analysis; computer projects.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 350 orE E 353;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 121  

E E 456 (E SC 456, EGEE 456) Introduction to Neural Networks (3) Artificial Neural Networks as a solving tool for difficult problems for which conventional methods are not applicable.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202;MATH 220  

E E 458 Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision (3) Principles of DSP and computer vision, including sensing preprocessing, segmentation, description, recognition, and interpretation.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 352  

E E 460 Communication Systems II (3) Probability fundamentals, digital/analog modulation/demodulation, system noise analysis, SNR and BER calculations, optimal receiver design concepts, introductory information theory.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 360  

E E 461 Communications I (4) Element of analog and digital communication systems, AM, FM, and digital modulation techniques, receivers, transmitters, and transmission systems, noise.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 352  

E E 466 Introduction to Software-Defined Radio (3) An overview of the principles of software-defined radio systems with laboratory component.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: E E 351 orE E 352 orE E 353, E E 360 orE E 461  

E E 471 (AERSP 490, NUC E 490) Introduction to Plasmas (3) Plasma oscillations; collisional phenomena; transport properties; orbit theory; typical electric discharge phenomena.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 330  

E E 472 (AERSP 492) Space Astronomy and Introduction to Space Science (3) The physical nature of the objects in the solar system; the earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, radiation belts, magnetosphere, and orbital mechanics.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 330 orPHYS 400  

E E 474 Satellite Communications Systems (3) Overview of satellite communications systems, principles, space platforms, orbital mechanics, up/down links and link budgets, modulation techniques.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 330 andE E 360  

E E 477 (METEO 477) Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Systems (3) The review of fundamental physical properties leads into discussions of various techniques, including imaging, spectroscopy, radiometry, and active sensing.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 330 orMETEO 436  

E E 480 Linear Systems: Time Domain and Transform Analysis (3) Signals and systems representations, classifications, and analysis using; Difference and Differential equations, Laplace transform, z-transform, Fourier series, FT, FFT, DFT.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: graduate standing  

E E 481 Control Systems (4) Classical/modern approaches to system analysis/design; time/frequency domain modeling, stability, response, optimization, and compensation.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: PHYS 211;E E 352  

E E 482 Introduction to Digital Control Systems (3) Sampling and hold operations; A/D and D/A conversions; modeling of digital systems; response evaluation; stability; basis of digital control; examples.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 380;E E 351 orE E 352  

E E 483 Introduction to Automation and Robotics Systems (3) Introduction to robotics systems with emphasis on robotic motion and control, and robotic components such as actuators and sensors.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: E E 481  

E E 484 Control System Design (3) Analysis and design of automatic control systems using time, frequency domain and state variable methods.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 481  

E E 485 Energy Systems and Conversion (3) Overview of energy alternatives available, and study of theory of operation and models of major energy conversion devices.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 314 orE E 315;MATH 250  

E E 487 Electric Machinery and Drives (3) Analysis of variable-speed drives comprised of AC electric machines, power converters, and control systems.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: E E 387  

E E 488 Power Systems Analysis I (3) Fundamentals, power transformers, transmission lines, power flow, fault calculations, power system controls.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 387 orE E 485  

E E 489 Power Systems Analysis II (3) Symmetrical components, unbalanced networks, unsymmetrical faults, unbalanced operation of rotating machines, transient transmission line modeling, system protection.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 488  

E E 494 Senior Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Fall 1993
 

E E 494H Senior Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

E E 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

E E 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1993
 

E E 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1993
 

E E 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

E E 500 Colloquium (1) Continuing seminars that consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

E E 510 Linear Integrated Circuits (3) Design of monolithic, thin-film, and hybrid linear integrated circuits; D.C., video, tuned, r.f., and microwave applications. Emphasis on reliability.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 410;E E 441  

E E 520 Electro Optics--Systems and Computing (3) Synthetic aperture radar, spatial light modulators, optical interconnection, optical computing, neural networks, and medical optics imaging.
Effective: Summer 1997
Prerequisite: E E 420  

E E 521 Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics (3) Theories and applications of linear and nonlinear optical phenomena in optical fibers and integrated optical devices.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 421  

E E 522 Electro-Optics Laboratory (3) Basic concepts and fundamentals of light diffraction, optical signal processing, and holography.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: E E 420  

E E 524 Lasers and Optical Electronics (3) Study of several advanced nonlinear optical phenomena, laser propagation, optical and optoelectronic devices, principles, and applications.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 424  

E E 526 Nonlinear Optical Materials (3) Mechanisms of polarization nonlinearity, nonlinear optical processes and analyses, optoelectronic materials and their device application.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: E E 420 orMATSE 435  

E E 531 Engineering Electromagnetics (3) Electromagnetic field theory fundamentals with application to transmission lines, waveguides, cavities, antennas, radar, and radio propagation.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 430  

E E 534 Conformal Antennas (3) Introduction to advanced analysis and design techniques as well as applications for conformal antennas mounted on planar and curved surfaces.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 538  

E E 535 Boundary Value Methods of Electromagnetics (3) Theory and application of boundary value problems in engineering electromagnetics; topics include microwave and optical waveguides, radiation, and scattering.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 430 orE E 432 orE E 438 orE E 439  

E E 537 Numerical and Asymptotic Methods of Electromagnetics (3) Finite difference time domain, geometric theory of diffraction and method of moments applied to antennas and scattering.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

E E 538 Antenna Engineering (3) In-depth studies of synthesis methods, aperture sources, broadband antennas, and signal-processing arrays.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: E E 438  

E E 541 Manufacturing Methods in Microelectronics (3) Methods, tools, and materials used to process advanced silicon integrated circuits.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 441  

E E 542 Semiconductor Devices (3) Characteristics and limitations of bipolar transistors, diodes, transit time, and bulk-effect devices.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 442  

E E 543 Ferroelectric Devices (3) Theoretical background of ferroelectric devices, practical materials, device designs, drive/control techniques, and typical applications.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

E E 544 Micromechatronics (3) Theoretical background of solid state actuators, practical materials, device designs, drive/control techniques and typical applications.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

E E 545 (MATSE 545) Semiconductor Characterization (3) Physical principles and experimental methods used to characterize the electrical, optical, structural and chemical properties of semiconductor materials.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

E E 546 Field-Effect Devices (3) The physical background, characteristics, and limitations of surface field- effect and junction field-effect devices and related structures.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 442  

E E 547 Dielectric Devices (3) Applications of insulator physics and devices based on insulator properties.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 442  

E E 549 Acoustic Wave Devices (3) Examines materials commonly used for acoustic wave devices, fundamentals of acoustic waves and resonance modes, and characteristics of these devices.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: E E 310 andE E 442  

E E 550 (M E 550) Foundations of Engineering Systems Analysis (3) Analytical methods are developed using the vector space approach for solving control and estimation problems; examples from different engineering applications.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: MATH 436  

E E 551 Wavelets, Filter Banks, and Multi-resolution Analysis (3) Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization and orthonormal bases, filter banks, orthogonal wavelets and multiresolution analysis, fast wavelet tranforms, various applications.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 453, MATH 220  

E E 552 (CSE 583) Pattern Recognition--Principles and Applications (3) Principles and applications decision-theoretic classification, discriminant functions, pattern processing and feature selection, syntactic pattern recognition, shape analysis and recognition.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

E E 553 Topics in Digital Signal Processing (3) Parametric modeling, spectral estimation, efficient transforms and convolution algorithms, multirate processing, and selected applications involving non-linear and time-variant filters.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: E E 453  

E E 554 (CSE 586) Topics in Computer Vision (3) Discussion of recent advances and current research trends in computer vision theory, algorithms, and their applications.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 454 orCMPEN 454  

E E 555 (CSE 585) Digital Image Processing II (3) Advanced treatment of image processing techniques; image restoration, image segmentation, texture, and mathematical morphology.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 455 orCMPEN 455  

E E 556 Graphs, Algorithms, and Neural Networks (3) Examine neural networks by exploiting graph theory for offering alternate solutions to classical problems in signal processing and control.
Effective: Spring 1996
 

E E 557 Multidimensional Signal Processing (3) Multidimensional sampling, weak causality, recursibility, multidimensional transforms, stability, global and local state-space models, multidimensional filters, and multidimensional spectrum estimation.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: E E 453  

E E 560 Probability, Random Variables, and Stochastic Processes (3) Review of probability theory and random variables; mathematical description of random signals; linear system response; Wiener, Kalman, and other filtering.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 350;STAT 418  

E E 561 Information Theory (3) Mathematical measurement of information; information transfer in discrete systems; redundancy, efficiency, and channel capacity; encoding systems.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 460;STAT 418  

E E 562 Detection and Estimation Theory (3) Detection decision theory, Bayes and Neyman-Pearson criteria, optimal receivers, classical estimation theory, signal-noise representations, optimum linear signal parameters estimation.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: E E 560  

E E 564 (CSE 554) Error Correcting Codes for Computers and Communication (3) Block, cyclic and convolutional codes; circuits and algorithms for decoding; application to reliable communication and fault-tolerant computing.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: Communication Networks  

E E 565 (CSE 515) Reliable Data Communications (3) Discussion of problems and solutions for ensuring reliable and efficient communication over wired and wireless links and data networks.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: Communication Networks;STAT 418  

E E 567 Wireless and Mobile Communications (3) Development of key wireless networks systems analysis and design tools utilizing telecommunications principles; current and emerging mobile wireless techniques.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 460;E E 560  

E E 568 Digital Communications I (3) Linear and nonlinear digital modulation techniques; performance in additive Gaussian noise channel; continuous phase modulation; carrier acquisition and recovery.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 460   Concurrent: E E 560

E E 569 Digital Communications II (3) Baseband pulse transmission; baseband systems optimization; bandlimited channels performance in ISI; equalization; MLSE and ISI; fading channels; diversity; CDMA.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 560;E E 568  

E E 573 Constitution of the Ionosphere (3) Properties of neutral and ionized atmosphere above 60 km; photochemical processes; solar, meteoric perturbations of the ionosphere; large-scale movements in ionization.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

E E 574 Propagation Through Random Media (3) RF/optical wave propagation through turbulent, turbid, and heterogeneous media (atmosphere/ionosphere/sea). Impacts and mitigation discussed for various scenarios.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 430 orE E 439 orE E 477 orPHYS 457  

E E 576 Inversion Techniques in Remote Sensing (3) Introduce skills to address a wide variety of inverse problems such as found in atmospheric sensing, geosciences, and acoustics.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 430 orE E 439 orE E 477;STAT 418  

E E 579 Microwave Radar Remote Sensing (3) Scientific and engineering principles of microwave radar remote sensing of land, sea, and the atmosphere.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 430 orE E 438 orE E 439 orE E 473  

E E 580 Linear Control Systems (3) Continuous and discrete-time linear control systems; state variable models; analytical design for deterministic and random inputs; time-varying systems stability.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 380  

E E 581 Optimal Control (3) Variational methods in control system design; classical calculus of variations, dynamic programming, maximum principle; optimal digital control systems; state estimation.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 580  

E E 582 Adaptive and Learning Systems (3) Adaptive and learning control systems; system identification; performance indices; gradient, stochastic approximation, controlled random search methods; introduction to pattern recognition.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 580  

E E 584 (M E 558) Robust Control Theory (3) Fundamentals of Robust Control Theory with emphasis on stability, performance analysis, and design.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 580 orM E 555  

E E 587 (M E 559) Nonlinear Control and Stability (3) Design of nonlinear automatic control systems; phase-plane methods; describing functions; optimum switched systems; Liapunov stability; special topics in stability.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 380  

E E 588 Power System Control and Operation (3) Steady-state and dynamic model of synchronous machines, excitation systems, unit commitment, control of generation, optimal power flow.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E E 488  

E E 594 Research Projects (1-9) Supervision of individual research projects leading to M.S. or M.Eng. papers. Written and oral reports are required.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

E E 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects including non-thesis research which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1993
 

E E 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Fall 1993
 

E E 599 Foreign Studies (1-2 per semester/maximum of 4) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

E E 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1993
 

E E 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1993
 

E E 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (3 per semester/maximum of 6) College Teaching Experience
Effective: Summer 2012
 

E E 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1993
 

E E 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1993
 

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