Electrical Engineering : Courses

EE 101 Basic Electronics

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introductory electronics course for engineering and science majors. Emphasizes analog and digital electronic systems organization, data acquisition, and signal transmission. A laboratory once a week illustrates these techniques by specific circuit devices.

EE 200 Electrical Engineering Concepts/Non-Majors

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisites: PHY 108 or PHY 118; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Co-requisites: MTH 306
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces aspects of electrical engineering useful to all the engineering disciplines. Course material includes basic circuit analysis and networks, fundamentals of electromagnetics, energy conversion and transmission. Not intended for electrical or engineering physics majors. Students may not receive credit for this course and EE 202.

EE 202 Circuit Analysis

Lecture
Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisites: PHY 108 or PHY 118; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Systematic development of network analysis methods. Topics include resistive circuits, Kirchhoff's laws, equivalent subcircuits; dependent sources; loop and nodal analysis; energy-storage elements; transient analysis of first-order and second-order circuits; sinusoidal steady-state analysis; passive filters.

EE 205 Signals and Systems

Lecture
Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 202; Approved Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduction to signals and systems; time-domain system analysis with the convolution integral; frequency-domain system analysis using the Laplace transform. Fourier series representation of periodic signals; Fourier transform representation of aperiodic signals. The sampling theorem and the transition from continuous to discrete signals.

EE 278 Digital Principles

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: MTH 141 or MTH 153; Approved Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering Majors Only
Co-requisites: EE 202 and MTH 306 or MTH 242
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics include: number systems; digital arithmetic including adders and multipliers; Boolean algebra; minimization techniques; logic design; programmable logic devices; memory types and devices; registers; counters; synchronous sequential networks; throughput and latency; and pipelining.

EE 305 Applied Probability

Lecture
Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: MTH 241; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course covers the fundamentals of probability with applications to networks, communications, and signal processing. Examines sample space, events, probability axioms, random variables, conditional probability, independence, moments, discrete and continuous probability distributions, random processes, limit theorems, statistical estimation and testing. Students may not receive credit for this course and EAS 305.

EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 202; Approved Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Engineering Physics Majors Only
Co-requisites: EE 312 or EE 352
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Electronic devices, including operational amplifiers, diodes, bipolar junction transistors and field-effect transistors, the basic circuits in which these devices are used, and computer-aided circuit analysis for these devices and circuits.

EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 310; Approved Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Biasing and active loads in bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and field-effect transistor (FET) integrated circuits; current sources; differential and multistage amplifiers; frequency response of single and multiple transistor amplifier circuits; digital circuits with an emphasis on complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology.

EE 312 Basic Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory

Lecture
Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 202; Approved Computer Engineering Majors Only
Co-requisites: EE 310
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Trains students how to design, build, diagnose, and characterize electronic circuits. Topics include instrumentation, semiconductor devices, and electronic circuits. Covers both analog and digital circuits. Laboratory projects include filters, operational amplifiers, dc power supply, CMOS, logic gates, timing, and counters.

EE 324 Applied Electromagnetics

Lecture
Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 202, MTH 241, and PHY 108 or PHY 118; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Requisites: EE 324
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course is intended to develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts of electromagnetic fields, with an emphasis on experience for the students in the lab. Topics covered include: electrostatics; magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic waves in vacuum; plane waves; monochromatic waves; wave polarization; electromagnetic waves at the interface between two media; geometrical optics; guided waves and transmission lines; radiation and antennas; electromagnetic waves in anisotropic, gyrotropic and optically active media.

EE 336 Fundamentals of Energy Systems

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 205 and EE 324; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
All aspects of electrical energy generation (ac and dc, conventional and alternative), transmission and distribution and utilization with the goal of providing students an idea of how electrical energy affects their life and the world around them. It will provide a firm foundation in phasors, 3 phase circuits, static electromechanical energy conversion, electrical safety, and system level circuit control.

EE 342 Nanotechnology Engineering and Science Lab

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Junior standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The laboratory course consists of ten modules with an experiment in each module. The modules cover basics of modern Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology. A complete set of laboratory experiments delivers to students a hands-on experience in this field. Students use contemporary equipment to visualize and to characterize nano-world.

EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 202; Approved Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics Majors Only
Co-requisites: EE 310
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Trains students how to design, build, diagnose, and characterize electronic circuits. Topics include instrumentation, semiconductor devices, and electronic circuits. Covers both analog and digital circuits. Laboratory projects include filters, operational amplifiers, diodes, dc power supply, ac power control, BJT amplifier, CMOS, logic gates, timing, and counters.

EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 352; Approved Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics Majors Only
Co-requisites: EE 311
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An engineering design lab. Fifty-minute lecture and 230-minute lab per week. Involves analyzing and designing single and multistage electronic circuits using FETs, BJTs, and op amps. Asks students to design a variety of amplifiers to meet certain specifications. They practice SPICE and use their knowledge of analog circuits to complete the projects.

EE 379 Embedded Sys & Appl

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 278, EAS 230; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Specification, design, development, and test of embedded systems. Study and develop the major elements of an embedded system. Integrate these pieces into a complete working system in the laboratory.

EE 383 Communications Systems I

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 205 and EAS 305 or EE 305; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Fourier transforms and spectra; linear filters; transmission of signals through linear systems; bandpass signals; bandpass systems; continuous wave modulation; amplitude modulation (AM); double sideband modulation (DSB); single sideband modulation (SSB), phase modulation (PM); frequency modulation (FM); quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM); frequency division multiplexing (FDM); demodulation of analog modulated signals; random variables; statistical averages; random processes; autocorrelation and power spectral density; stationarity; transmission of random processes through linear systems; white noise; colored noise; Gaussian noise; noise in continuous wave modulation systems; signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR); sampling; pulse amplitude modulation (PAM).

EE 401 RF and Microwave Circuits I

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: Senior standing; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The first of a two-course sequence in the area of RF and microwave circuit design. Topics covered: transmission line equations, reflection coefficient, impedance matching, Smith chart, scattering parameters. Will also cover impedance matching networks using lumped elements, single-section and multi-section quarter wave transformers, single-stub and double-stub tuners, the design of directional couplers, and design of microwave filters. There is a student design project for a planar transmission line circuit based upon the software package Advanced Design Systems (ADS).

EE 408 Senior Seminar

Seminar
Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Prepare EE students for the senior design implementation. Topics covered include: capstone design, teamwork, and projects. Prepare students for engineering career. Potential topics include: safety, ethics, contemporary interests, entrepreneurship, globalization, environmental, social, and economic considerations for engineers.

EE 409 Senior Design Implementation

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 311 and EE 408
Grading: Graded (A-F)
In this senior-level design course, students learn how to take a design from a concept on paper to a finished product, based on knowledge they have obtained in previous electrical engineering courses. Students will work as part of a team in developing their projects, which may be hardware and/or software based projects. Class meetings will deal with fundamentals of engineering design, and students are expected to meet with their team to work on their project outside of class. Students will be expected to present their interim and final results orally and in written form.

EE 410 Electronic Instrument Design I

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Design of electronic instruments, with emphasis on the use of analog and digital integrated circuits. Topics include techniques for precise measurements; sensors and their use for measurement of temperature, displacement, light, and other physical quantities; active and passive signal conditioning; and power supplies. Individuals or groups design and demonstrate an instrument, and provide a written report.

EE 412 Nanophotonics

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces nanophotonics as a field within science and engineering that includes research focused on creating nanoscale structures with desired optical properties, new approaches to manipulating light on a subwavelength scale, as well as using photons to fabricate and characterize nanoscale systems. Topics covered include an introduction to nanophotonics, lithography, growth and synthesis of nanomaterials, structural and optical characterization of nanostructured materials, quantum and optically confined devices, plasmonics, and metamaterials. Applications of nanophotonic devices for bioimaging, sensing, solar energy, and solid-state lighting will also be discussed.

EE 413 Communication Electronics

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines operation and signaling in communications systems with a strong emphasis on circuits. Covers radio frequency systems, switching systems, microwave/wireless systems, fiber optics, modulation schemes, multiplexing/demultiplexing, coding, and networking. Discusses both analog and digital/data communications systems.

EE 415 Microelectromechanical Systems

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Intended for first-year graduate students. Silicon-based integrated MEMS promise reliable performance, miniaturization and low-cost production of sensors and actuator systems with broad applications in data storage, biomedical systems, inertial navigation, micromanipulation, optical display and microfluid jet systems. The course covers such subjects as materials properties, fabrication techniques, basic structure mechanics, sensing and actuation principles, circuit and system issues, packaging, calibration, and testing.

EE 418 Quantum Mechanics for Engineers: First Course in Nanoelectronics

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: Senior standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
ABC of nanoscience and nanotechnology is quantum mechanics. In the current course students acquire and learn quantum-mechanical notions from the numerous examples of nanostructures and hands-on experience in the Nanotechnology Lab. The course will lay a solid foundation in quantum mechanics and electronics, and will prepare the students to advanced courses in microelectronics, nanoelectronics, nanoscience, nano-bio-sensors, nanotechnology, and nanofabrication

EE 419 Industrial Control Systems

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
An application-oriented course to introduce students to the basic principles and concepts employed in analysis and synthesis of modern-day analog and microcomputer control systems. Topics include: review of complex numbers and Laplace transforms followed by introduction to block diagram, signal flow graph and state-variable representation of physical systems, network and linear graph techniques of system modeling, time-domain analysis, root locus and frequency domain analysis and design of control systems.

EE 421 Semiconductor Materials

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 310; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The goal of this course is to introduce the physical properties of electronic materials, with emphasis on semiconductor materials. In this course we begin with a review of concepts from modern physics and quantum mechanics before moving on to the fundamentals of crystal structure, the free-electron theory of metals, and the band theory of solids. This leads to the concepts of a semiconductor, carrier statistics, doping, and band structure. In the final section of the course we discuss some of the many applications of semiconductor materials important to electronic and photonic technologies.

EE 422 Nanomaterials

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The recent emergence of fabrication tools and techniques capable of constructing nanometer-sized structures has opened up numerous possibilities for the development of new devices with size domains ranging from 0.1 - 50 nm. The course introduces basic single-charged electronics, including quantum dots and wires, single-electron transistors (SETs), nanoscale tunnel junctions, and so forth. Giant magnetoresistance (GMR) in multilayered structures are presented with their applications in hard disk heads, random access memory (RAM) and sensors. Discusses optical devices including semiconductor lasers incorporating active regions of quantum wells and self assembled formation of quantum-dot-structures for new generation of semiconductor layers. Finally, devices based on single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes are presented with emphasis on their unique electronic and mechanical properties that are expected to lead to ground breaking industrial nanodevices. The course also includes discussions on such fabrication techniques as laser-ablation, magnetron and ion beam sputter deposition, epitaxy for layer structures, rubber stamping for nanoscale wire-like patterns, and electroplating into nanoscale porous membranes.

EE 423 Nanotechnology & Science

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Through the examples, exercises, educational Java applets, and labs this course covers the electrical and optical properties of materials and nanostructures, chemically-directed assembly of nanostructures, biomolecules, traditional and nontraditional methods of nanolithography, heterostructures, nanotubes, resonant-tunneling diodes, transistors, single-electron transfer devices, nano-electromechanical systems, and more.

EE 425 Electrical Devices I

Lecture
Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 336 or EE 324; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Principles of electromagnetic energy conversion with applications to motors and generators. Topics include magnetic circuits, hysteresis, field energy, transformers and AC/DC electrical machines. Students learn the basic fundamentals of electro-mechanical energy conversion. Design project with laboratory validation accounts for 50 % of grade.

EE 428 Biomems and Lab-On-a-Chip

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers various commonly used micro/nanofabrication techniques, microfluidics, various chemical and biochemical applications such as separation, implantable devices, drug delivery, and microsystems for cellular studies and tissue engineering. Discusses recent and future trends in BioMEMS and nanobiosensors. Students will gain a braod perspective in the area of micro/nano systems for biomedical and chemical applications.

EE 430 Fundamentals of Solid State Devices

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 421 and EE 455; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Develops an understanding of the operation of different semiconductor devices, starting from a quantitative knowledge of semiconductor properties.

EE 441 Special Topics

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics and instructors vary by semester.

EE 448 Microelectronic Device Fabrication

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Fabrication technology for microelectronic devices: crystal growth, wafer fabrication and characterization, mask fabrication, epitaxy, lithography, etching, diffusion, CVD, ion implantation, dc and RF plasma reactors (operating principles and fabrication applications), packing. Operation of microelectronic devices (interconnects, passive devices, and MOS and BJT devices), micro-optical devices (CDRs, etc.) and micro electro-mechanical devices (micro-motors, micro-mirror arrays, etc). Students select a part of the fabrication process (lithography, diffusion, etc.) and use simulation code to design that step of the process to achieve specific device properties.

EE 449 Analog Integrated Circuit Layout

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces analog integrated circuit fabrication and layout design for analog VLSI. Covers: representative IC fabrication processes (standard bipolar, CMOS and analog BiCMOS); layout principles and methods for MOS transistors and device matching; resistors and capacitors layout; matched layouts of R and C components; bipolar transistors and bipolar matching; and diodes. Also reviews several active-loaded analog amplifier circuits, focusing on CMOS and BiCMOS op amp configuration. Requires a term project on the layout design of simple op amp circuits involving CMOS or BiCMOS op amps plus several matched devices of resistors, capacitors and transistors. Students design circuits using Cadence tool.

EE 450 Special Topics

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics and instructors vary by semester.

EE 453 Microelectronic Fabrication Lab

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students learn the theory of operation for cleanrooms as well as many pieces of equipment typically used in a cleanroom. Much of this equipment is used to manufacture traditional semiconductor devices (i.e. LEDs, lasers, transistors, solar cells) as well as many newer nanotechnologies and micro devices (i.e. MEMS, nanowires, metamaterials). Students become versed in fabrication techniques used in the microelectronics industry. Required student laboratory activities include photolithography, metals deposition, operation of clean room equipment, and some testing equipment. Also requires a report on a lab practical.

EE 455 Photonic Devices

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
First, discusses the basics of p-n junctions including current flow, and recombination. In addition, discusses light emitting diode light sources, fundamentals and applications. The course ends with a discussion of solar cell fundamentals, heterojunctions, metal-insulator-semiconductor devices, design, and recent advances.

EE 456 RF and Microwave Circuits II

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 401
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The second course of a two-course sequence in the area of RF and microwave circuit design. Topics covered are active RF devices (diodes, BJTs, FETs), amplifiers, detectors, mixers, oscillators, and microwave systems. Advanced Design System (ADS) is used for CAD analysis of circuits. Students design, construct, fabricate, and measure the performance of microwave amplifiers, VCOs.

EE 458 Rf/Microwave Laboratory

Laboratory
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 401 or EE 429 or permission of instructor
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers RF & microwave measurement techniques in the 1 MHz to 18 GHz frequency region. Topics include assembling basic measurement systems, including attenuators, directional couplers, power dividers, terminations, power sensors, solid-state detectors, mixers, power meters, and signal generators; measuring the reflection and transmission coefficients at discrete frequencies; making similar measurements (magnitude only) over a band of frequencies using a swept power measurement system consisting of a spectrum analyzer with tracking generator; vector measurements (magnitude and phase) versus frequency using RF & microwave automatic network analyzers.

EE 459 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Special topics of particular recent interest not covered in the standard curriculum. Requires dual registration in department office.

EE 460 Intro to MRI

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: PHY 108 or PHY 158 and EE 205.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This course covers topics related to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including: Magnetic resonance signal generation and detection; spatial encodings; image formation and reconstruction; image contrasts; biomedical applications; advanced imaging techniques.

EE 462 Principles of Medical and Radar Imaging

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Applications of multidimensional signal theory and Fourier analysis. Topics include review of signal processing tools and systems used in array imaging, including coherent receivers, pulsed and continuous wave signaling, temporal Doppler phenomenon, and monostatic, quasi-monostatic, bistatic transmitters/receivers, and 2-D signal processing; examining specific array imaging systems, including phased array imaging, synthetic aperture (SAR and ISAR) imaging, passive array imaging, and bistatic array imaging with emphasis on transmission imaging problems of diagnostic medicine and geophysical exploration.

EE 465 Current Research Topics of Pulsed Power Applications

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves a design project based on pulsed power that utilizes the fundamentals needed to become a successful engineer in the business world. Pulsed power focuses on achieving high peak powers by impulse and rep-rate methods. Topics in this area of research include switching, surface flashover of insulators, and other related areas. Students form Integrated Project Teams to work on their projects and address the relevant issues in a multidisciplinary (electrical engineering) team. Student grades are based on peer reviewed effort, technical reports, and oral presentations.

EE 471 Sustainable Energy Systems

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
How can we provide clean, safe, sustainable energy supplies for the U.S. and world as a whole during the twenty-first century, despite rising population levels and increasing affluence? Examines current and potential energy systems, with special emphasis on meeting energy needs in a sustainable manner. Different renewable and conventional energy technologies will be presented and their attributes described within a global energy/environment system. Discusses political, social, and economic considerations on the development of sustainable energy/environment policies.

EE 476 High-Voltage Engineering

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Requisites: Approved Electrical Engineering & Engineering Physics Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics include introduction to high-voltage engineering; generation of high voltages (AC, DC, impulse, pulse); measurements of high voltages; destructive and nondestructive insulation test techniques; shielding and grounding; electric shock and safety. Paper in a related high-voltage area and an in-class presentation required.

EE 478 HDL Based Digital Design with Programmable Logic

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 278 or EE 379
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduction to hardware description languages (HDL). VHDL based design of digital systems. Analysis via implementation on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

EE 480 Biomedical Electronics

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers the principles and designs of various important biomedical instruments including pacemaker, EEG, ECG, EMG, and ICU equipment and diagnostic imaging devices (such as blood bank monitor), CT, MRI, mammography, ultrasound, endoscope, confocal microscope, and multiphoton non-linear microscope (2-photon fluorescent, SHG and THG). Imaging devices (e.g., CCDs) and medical image processing are also covered. Includes a general introduction to biological systems; emphasizes the structural and functional relationship between various biological compartments.

EE 482 Power Systems Engineering I

Lecture
Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: Approved Engineering Majors Only
Co-requisites: Students must register for EE 482 and EE 324 in the same term.
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys the field of modern energy systems, with the foundation being classical electrical power and related power electronics. Topics include complex power, per unit analysis, transmission line parameters and modeling, and compensation. Students also study alternative energy systems in this course. Course also includes use of a Power Simulation Program in which modeling can be done. This program is also used for the final system design project paper which accounts for 50% of the course grade.

EE 484 Communications Systems II

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 383 and Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Communications Systems II is designed as a Senior level course on Digital Communications. While some working knowledge of analog communications, signal analysis, and probability theory is assumed, background concepts are reviewed as necessary when encountered. The transition from analog to digital communications is achieved through sampling and quantization. Then, our journey through digital communications begins with digital baseband transmissions and matched-filter or adaptive equalization receivers. Digital bandpass transmissions bring into context the phase-shift-keying and frequency-shift-keying concepts. We will also have the opportunity to study modern spread-spectrum modulation techniques and code-division-multiple-access (CDMA) communication systems. The course concludes with a practical treatment of channel coding in the form of linear block codes and convolutional codes. Selected homework assignments may require use of Matlab or equivalent for computer analysis and simulation studies.

EE 488 Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Devices

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Device fundamentals of deep submicron and nano-scale CMOS and BiCMOS circuits. Device parameters and performance factors are covered that are important for VLSI devices of deep-submicron dimensions. The course first reviews silicon materials properties, basic physics of p-n junctions and MOS capacitors, and fundamental principles of MOSFET and bipolar transistors. Then we discuss the design and optimization of MOSFET and bipolar devices for VLSI applications, interdependency and tradeoffs of device parameters pertaining to circuit performance and manufacturability. Covered are short-channel effects, controlling the scaling parameter by vertical and lateral impurity doping profile, and scaling into the nano-dimensions for future VLSI. We also discuss effects in small-dimension devices: quantization in surface inversion layer in a MOSFET device, discrete dopant effects due to small device volume, etc.

EE 489 Lasers and Photonics

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topics include an introduction to lasers and photonics; a short review of electromagnetic theory; ray tracing and lens systems; polarization of light and polarization modulators; Gaussian beams and wave propagation; optical resonators and cavity stability; spontaneous emission, stimulated emission and absorption; rate equations for gain medium; population inversion; characteristics and applications of specific lasers;waveguides and fiber optics; fiber optic communications systems; electro-optic modulators; and acoustic-optic modulators. Requires students to complete a project focusing on the design of a laser system including choice of gain medium, cavity optics, pumping mechanism, power and efficiency estimates, and cost analysis. Requires reports and presentations.

EE 490 Consumer Optoelectronics

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces optoelectronic systems. This design course emphasizes the interaction of optics, lasers, mechanics, electronics, and programming. It requires students design an optoelectronic system with a strong emphasis on team learning and teaching. Some topics of interest include: design methodology; team dynamics; light sources and detectors; light propagation; lens and mirrors; electro optics; interaction of light with materials; nonlinear optics for harmonic generation; optical detection and modulation; and discussion of selected optoelectronic devices and applications such as CD players, DVD, display systems, semiconductor lasers and light emitting diodes, laser printers, barcode scanners, digital cameras, optical coherence tomography, flow cytometry, interferometric systems and optical communications. Requires project proposal, progress reports and presentations and final written reports and presentations.

EE 491 Analog Circuits

Lecture
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisites: EE 311; Approved Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focuses on the analysis, design, simulation and mask-level chip layout of integrated analog circuits and systems. Begins with a brief review of MOSFET operation and large and small signal models. Much of the course involves designing and analyzing analog building blocks such as current mirrors, transconductance amplifiers, capacitors, multipliers, current mirrors and D/A and A/D circuits. Simultaneously, the course covers IC design and layout techniques and system analysis. It concludes by looking at sensor applications. Requires a final project consisting of a complete IC layout. Students may have the opportunity to fabricate their final project through MOSIS.

EE 494 Senior Capstone Design Project

Seminar
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisites: Senior Standing
Approved Electrical Engineering Major
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students design a useful device or product based on knowledge acquired in previous electrical engineering courses. Students have the option of creating their own projects or selecting projects from a list suggested by industrial and faculty sources.

EE 495 Undergraduate Supervised Teaching

Tutorial
Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Requires approval and registration by department office.

EE 496 Internship

Tutorial
Credits: 1-3
Semester(s): Summer
Pre-requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Requires approval and registration by department office.

EE 497 Departmental Honors Thesis or Project

Tutorial
Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Requires approval and registration by department office.

EE 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Tutorial
Credits: 1-3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Requires approval and registration by department office.

EE 499 Independent Study

Tutorial
Credits: 1-12
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisites: Permission of Instructor; Approved Electrical Engineering Majors Only
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply. Independent study allows individualized guidance of a faculty member; allows students to study a particular topic that is not offered in the curriculum but is of interest to both the student and faculty member. Requires approval and dual registration byin department office.

Updated: 23 Sep 2014 09:31:41 EDT