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Undergraduate Degree Programs

E E 007S
**Adventures in Electrical Engineering ** (1) Exploration of electrical engineering through several hands-on activities that cover a broad spectrum of applications and fundamental concepts.

Effective: Fall 1999

E E 008S
**Introduction to Digital Music ** (1) First-year seminar that discusses digital music from an electrical engineering perspective; topics include sampling, digital filtering, compression, and music synthesis.

Effective: Fall 2001

E E 009S
**First-Year Seminar in Electrical Engineering ** (1) First-year seminar covering a variety of Electrical Engineering topics that vary from year to year.

Effective: Spring 2008

E E 097
**Special Topics** (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to exlore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.

Effective: Summer 1998

E E 199
(IL)
**Foreign Studies ** (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

Effective: Summer 2007

E E 200
**Design Tools ** (3) A working knowledge of electrical engineering design tools and hardware realization of electrical engineering systems.

Effective: Summer 2012

Prerequisite:
E E 210, CMPEN 270 orCMPEN 271 andCMPEN 275, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 121 ; Prerequisite or concurrentE E 310

E E 210
**Circuits and Devices** (4) Introduction to electrical circuit analysis, electronic devices, amplifiers, and time-domain transient analysis.

Effective: Spring 2003

Prerequisite:
PHYS 212 . Prerequisite or concurrent:MATH 250

E E 211
**Electrical Circuits and Power Distribution** (3) D.C. and A.C. circuits, transformers, single and three-phase distribution systems, A.C. motors and generators.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
PHYS 212

E E 212
**Introduction to Electronic Measuring Systems** (3) Electronic devices and characteristics, amplifiers and feedback, electronic instruments and recording systems. Designed for non-electrical engineering students.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
PHYS 212

E E 295
**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 296
**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 297
**Special Topics** (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to exlore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.

Effective: Fall 1993

E E 299
(IL)
**Foreign Studies ** (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

Effective: Summer 2007

E E 300W
**Design Process ** (3) Introduction to the electrical engineering design process, project teaming and management, and technical communication.

Effective: Summer 2012

Prerequisite:
E E 200
Concurrent:
ENGL 202C

E E 310
**Electronic Circuit Design I** (4) Properties of fundamental electronic devices, analysis of DC, AC small-signal and nonlinear behavior, analog and digital circuit design applications.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 210 orE E 315

E E 311
**Electronic Circuit Design II** (3) Electronic circuit design with consideration to single and multi-device subcircuits, frequency response characteristics, feedback, stability, efficiency, and IC techniques.

Effective: Fall 2012

Prerequisite:
E E 310;E E 350 orE E 352

E E 312
**Electrical Circuit Analysis** (3) Circuit analysis techniques; mutual inductance; frequency response; FOURIER series; LAPLACE transform.

Effective: Fall 2011

Prerequisite:
E E 210

E E 313W
**Electronic Circuit Design II ** (4) Design/analysis of electronics circuits including: single/multistage transistor amplifiers, op amp circuits, feedback amplifiers, filters, A/D and D/A converters.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 310

E E 314
**Signals and Circuits II ** (3) Circuit analysis including op-amps, and ideal transformers; one/two port network models; three-phase and industrial loads; engineering professionalism.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 210;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 121

E E 315
**Electrical Signals and Circuits with Lab** (5) Introduction to circuits, signals, energy, circuit analysis; frequency response, Bode diagrams, two-port networks; Laplace transforms, Polyphase circuits.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
or concurrent:MATH 250

E E 316
**Introduction to Embedded Microcontrollers** (3) Introduction to microcontrollers in electronic and electromechanical systems. Hardware and software design for user/system interfaces, data acquisition, and control.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 121;CMPEN 271
Concurrent:
E E 310

E E 320
**Introduction to Electro-Optical Engineering** (3) An introduction covering several fundamental areas of modern optics, optical processes, and devices.

Effective: Spring 1998

Prerequisite:
E E 330

E E 330
**Engineering Electromagnetics** (4) Static electric and magnetic fields; solutions to static field problems, Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves; boundary conditions; engineering applications.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 210 orE E 315;MATH 230

E E 331
**Electromagnetic Fields and Waves ** (3) Electromagnetic field theory and applications; Maxwell's equations; plane wave propagation; boundary conditions; basic antenna theory; impedance matching.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 210, MATH 230

E E 340
**Introduction to Nanoelectronics** (4) Introduction to the physics and technology of nanoelectronic devices.

Effective: Summer 2012

Prerequisite:
PHYS 214, E E 210

E E 341
**Semiconductor Device Principles** (3) Quantitative description of properties and behavior of materials with application to integrated circuits, photonic devices, and quantum wellf devices.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 210 or Prerequisite or concurrent:E E 315

E E 350
**Continuous-Time Linear Systems** (4) Introduction to continuous-time linear system theory: differential equation models, sinusoidal steady-state analysis, convolution, Laplace transform and Fourier analysis.

Effective: Spring 1999

Prerequisite:
E E 210, MATH 220, MATH 250

E E 351
**Discrete-Time Linear Systems** (3) Introduction to discrete-time signal processing: sampling, linear time- invariant systems, discrete-time Fourier transform and discrete Fourier transform, Z transform.

Effective: Summer 1998

Prerequisite:
E E 350

E E 352
**Signals and Systems: Continuous and Discrete-Time ** (4) Transient response, frequency response, Bode plots, resonance, filters, Laplace transform, Fourier series and transform, discrete-time signals/ systems; sampling z-transform.

Effective: Fall 2013

Prerequisite:
MATH 250;E E 210 orE E 314 orE E 315

E E 353
**Signals and Systems: Continuous and Discrete-Time ** (3) Fourier series and Fourier transform; discrete-time signals and systems and their Fourier analysis; sampling; z-transform.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 210;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 121;MATH 250

E E 360
**Communications Systems I ** (3) Generic communication system; signal transmission; digital communication systems; amplitude modulation; angle modulation.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 350 orE E 352

E E 362
(CMPEN 362)
**Communication Networks ** (3) Data transmission, encoding, link control techniques; communication network architecture, design; computer communication system architecture, protocols.

Effective: Spring 2011

Prerequisite:
CMPEN 270 orCMPEN 271
Concurrent:
STAT 301
or
STAT 318
or
STAT 401
or
STAT 414
or
STAT 418

E E 380
**Introduction to Linear Control Systems** (3) State variables; time-domain and frequency-domain design and analysis; design of feedback control systems; Root Locus.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
MATH 220;E E 350 orE E 312

E E 383
**Signals and Controls Laboratory ** (1) Design, computer simulation, and practical implementation of systems in the areas of filtering, digital signal processing, and controls.

Effective: Spring 2008

Concurrent:
E E 352
;
E E 380

E E 387
**Energy Conversion ** (3) Modeling of induction machines, synchronous machines, transformers, and transmission lines.

Effective: Spring 2008

Prerequisite:
E E 350 orE E 312

E E 395
**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 396H
**Independent Studies** (1-4) Junior-level honors course involving special individual projects under the direction of an electrical engineering faculty member.

Effective: Fall 1993

Prerequisite:
junior standing

E E 397
**Special Topics** (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.

Effective: Fall 1993

E E 399
(IL)
**Foreign Studies ** (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

Effective: Summer 2007

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

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