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198-0 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING WORK EXPERIENCE I. Supervised work experience with agency, firm or organization which uses engineers. Intended for students who have part-time cooperative experience jobs. Limited to students enrolled in more than 6 credit hours.

199-0 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I.

Supervised work experience with agency, firm, or organization which uses engineers. First work period of five year academic/work experience program. Prerequisites: sophomore standing in electrical engineering and consent of engineering co-op adviser.

210-3 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I.

DC and AC steady-state circuit analysis. Loop and nodal analysis, network theorems, phasors, complex power, single-phase and three-phase circuits. Prerequisites: PHYS 211a, 212a, MATH 250, or concurrent enrollment.

211-4 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS II.

Time-domain transient analysis, complex frequency, frequency response, two-port networks, Laplace Transform techniques, impulse response and convolution. Three hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisites: ECE 210, MATH 305.

282-4 DIGITAL SYSTEMS DESIGN.

Concepts and design of digital and computer circuitry; binary number systems; study of microprocessors and assembly language programming. Laboratory exercises involve circuit implementation and programming. Three lecture hours and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisites: CS 140, ECE 210.

298-0 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING WORK EXPERIENCE II.

Supervised work experience with agency, firm or organization which uses engineers. Intended for students who have part-time cooperative experience jobs. Limited to students enrolled in more than 6 credit hours.

299-0 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION II.

Supervised work experience with agency, firm, or organization which uses engineers. Second work period of five year academic/work experience program. Prerequisites: sophomore or junior standing in electrical engineering and consent of engineering co-op adviser.

326-4 ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS I.

Introduction to semiconductors; diode, transistor and FET; small and large signal analysis; logic gate families and design. Three hours lecture and one 3-hour laboratory session per week. Prerequisite: ECE 211.

327-4 ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS II.

Small signal analysis and frequency response; operational amplifier design; feedback system analysis, stability and compensation; oscillators; A/D and D/A converters. Three hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisite: ECE 326.

340-3 ENGINEERING ELECTROMAGNETICS.

Introduction to engineering electromagnetics. Includes vector analysis, time-harmonic fields, electromagnetic wave propagation, transmission lines, waveguides, antennas. Prerequisites: PHYS 211b, PHYS 212b, ECE 211.

341-4 PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRO-MECHANICAL ENERGY CONVERSION.

Basic electromagnetic concepts, energy-based torque and force and calculations, transformers, induction machines, synchronous machines, DC machines. Three hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisite: ECE 340.

351-3 SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS.

Basics of continuous and discrete signals and systems. Convolution, Fourier analysis, filtering, modulation and sampling, Z-transforms. Prerequisite: ECE 211.

352-3 STOCHASTIC PROCESSES.

Probability, random variables and probability distributions, statistics, Monte-Carlo simulations, estimation theory, decision theory, hypothesis testing, random processes, linear system response to random processes. Prerequisite: ECE 351.

365-3 CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Feedback control systems analysis and applications. Signal flow graphs, state variable approach, modeling, root-locus, Bode plots and steady state errors, Nyquist plots. Prerequisite: ECE 351.

375-3 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS.

Time- and frequency-domain analysis; bandwidth, distortion, and noise. Baseband pulse transmission; sampling; pulse shaping. Digital and analog modulation techniques. Analysis of bit-error probability. Prerequisites: ECE 351, ECE 352.

381-3 MICROCONTROLLERS.

Microcontroller use in variety of real-time data transduction and control applications. Students build hardware interfaced to computer using programs they write. Two hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisite: ECE 282.

398-0 ELECTRICAL AND CO 11/6/07 rvised work experience with agency, firm or organization which uses engineers. Intended for students who have part-time cooperative experience jobs. Limited to students enrolled in more than 6 credit hours.

399-0 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING COOPERATIVE EDUCATION III.

Supervised work experience with agency, firm, or organization which uses engineers. Third work period of five year academic/work experience program. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing in electrical engineering and consent of engineering co-op adviser.

404-3 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DESIGN.

Several group paper designs and seminars selected from various areas in electrical and computer engineering. Preliminary design of student's capstone design project. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisites: ECE 327, ECE 351, ECE 282 and senior standing in electrical or computer engineering.

405-2 ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING DESIGN LABORATORY.

Realization of senior project designed in 404, including construction, computer simulation, debug, test as required by project to obtain functional prototype. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisite: ECE 404.

426-3p RADIO FREQUENCY DESIGN.

Circuit design in the radio frequency band with elements of microwave engineering. Amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, impedance matching, harmonic balance analysis, optimetrics and tuning. Prerequisite: ECE 326.

427-3 KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS. (Same as CE/IME/ME 427)

Engineering-oriented perspective on artificial intelligence (A1) technology. General AI concepts specifically knowledge-based (expert) systems applied to engineering problem-solving. Prerequisites: CS 140 or 141 or equivalent, senior standing, consent of instructor.

428-3 ANALOG FILTER DESIGN.

Fundamentals of active filter synthesis; first and second order circuit synthesis; standard low pass filters: Butterworth, Chebyshev, Inverse Chebyshev, Cauer, Bessel; frequency transformations; sensitivity analysis. NOT FOR GRADUATE CREDIT. Prerequisites: ECE 327 and ECE 352.

433-3 FUZZY LOGIC AND APPLICATIONS. (Same as ME 433)

Fundamentals of fuzzy sets, basic operations, fuzzy arithmetic, and fuzzy systems. Examples of applications in various fields of engineering and science.

436-3 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING.

Discrete-time signals and systems; sampling; z-transforms; discrete Fourier transform; difference equations; design and implementation of digital filters; DSP development systems. Prerequisite: ECE 351.

437-3 DSP DESIGN PROJECTS.

DSP design concepts. DSP processors and development platforms. TMS320Cxx architecture and instruction set. Design and implementation of digital filters. Sample applications. Prerequisite: ECE 351.

438-3 IMAGE ANALYSIS AND COMPUTER VISION.

Image formation, geometrical and topological properties of binary images, image filtering, boundary detection, image segmentation, introduction to pattern recognition. Two hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisite: ECE 351.

439-3 DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING.

Fundamentals of human perception; sampling and quantization; image transforms, enhancement, restoration, and coding. Two hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisite: ECE 351.

445-3 POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM.

Distribution system planning, load characteristics, application of distribution transformers, design of distribution system, voltage-drop and power-loss calculations, voltage regulation, protection and reliability. Prerequisite: ECE 341.

446-3 POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS.

Synchronous Machines, Power Transformers, Transmission Lines, System Modeling, Load-Flow Study, Economic Operation of Power Systems, Symmetrical Components, Symmetrical and Unsymmetrical Faults, Power System Stability. Prerequisite: ECE 341.

447-3 RADAR SYSTEMS.

Introduction to radar systems, including antenna fundamentals, radar equation, radar signals and systems, CW radar, FM-CW radar, pulse radar, tracking radar. Prerequisites: ECE 340, ECE 351.

455-3 SYSTEM MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION.

Mathematical modeling of engineering systems; dynamic response of electrical and mechanical systems; optimization models in electrical engineering. Prerequisite: ECE 351.

465-3 CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGN.

Root-locus analysis; frequency-response analysis; design and compensation technique; describing-function analysis of nonlinear control systems; analysis and design by state-space methods. Prerequisite: ECE 365.

466-3 DIGITAL CONTROL. (Same as ME 466.)

Topics include finite difference equations, z-transforms, state variable representation, analysis and synthesis of linear sampled-data control systems using classical and modern control theory. Prerequisite: ME 450 or ECE 365.

467-3 ROBOTICS-DYNAMICS AND CONTROL. (Same as ME 454)

Robotics, robot kinematics and inverse kinematics, trajectory planning, differential motion and virtual work principle, dynamics and control. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

475-3 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS.

Digital transmission through band-limited channels; optimum receiver principles; symbol synchronization; channel capacity and coding; Bandpass digital modulation; case studies of communication systems. Prerequisite: ECE 375.

477-3 NETWORK ENGINEERING.

This course provides the principles and practice of network engineering. The ISO-OSI reference model is introduced and used as a framework for examining internetwork communication issues. Prerequisite: ECE 282.

482-3 MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS.

Design of microprocessor systems using VLSI building blocks. Several microprocessors and peripheral ICs studied. Laboratory experiments with microprocessor systems using logic analyzers. Three hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisite: ECE 282.

483-3 ADVANCED DIGITAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING.

Computer architecture concepts. Implementation of arithmetic processing and control units. Introduction to parallel processing. Two hours lecture and one laboratory session per week. Prerequisite: ECE 282.

484-3 VLSI/CAD DESIGN.

Discussion of CMOS circuits, MOS transistor theory, CMOS processing technology, circuit characterization and CMOS circuit and logic design. Prerequisites: ECE 326, ECE 483.

491 (1 to 4 credit hrs) INDEPENDENT STUDY.

Individual investigation of a topic in Electrical Engineering to be agreed upon with the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours provided that no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: ECE major and consent of instructor.

492 (2 to 6 credit hrs) TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING.

Selected topics of special interest; course schedule will include name of topic. May be repeated to maximum of 6 hours so long as no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: ECE major and consent of instructor.

510-3 ENGINEERING RESEARCH METHODS .

Engineering research methods, experimental design, statistical analysis of experimental results, presentation of results, research tools, and technical writing.

532-3 APPLICATIONS OF DSP..

Parametric signal modeling with direct and indirect methods, classical and modern spectral estimation, multi-rate processing of discrete signals, adaptive signal processing, VLSI signal processor applications. Prerequisites: ECE 352; 436, or consent of instructor.

538-3 IMAGE ANALYSIS & COMPUTER VISION II..

Applications of pattern recognition, image analysis, multi-spectral computer vision. Group projects. Prerequisite: ECE 438.

539-3 DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING II..

Applications of image enhancement, image restoration, image coding and compression, multi-dimensional image processing. Group projects. Prerequisite: ECE 439.

545-GENERATOR CONTROL AND PROTECTION. .

Synchronous generator basics including construction and theory of operation. Types of excitation systems and control architectures. Supplemental controls. Power systems stability. Introduction to generator protection. Prerequisite: ECE 341, Co-requisite: ECE 465.

547-3 RADAR THEORY..

Advanced topics in radar, including matched filtering, ambiguity diagrams, signal encoding, pulse compression, measurement error analysis, non-fluctuating and fluctuating target detection, CFAR, SAR. Prerequisite: ECE 447 or consent of instructor.

552-3 ADVANCED STOCHASTIC PROCESSES..

Intensive review of random variable concepts, emphasizing moments, characteristic functions, large number and convergence concepts. In-depth study of stochastic processes, including Poisson, Gaussian, Markov Processes. Spectral analysis. Kalman filtering, renewal processes. Prerequisite: ECE 352 or equivalent.

562-3 MODERN CONTROL..

Analysis and design of control systems; state-variable description; controllability, observability, non-linearities and perturbation theory; stability, state feedback design, robust control. Prerequisite: ECE 465 or consent of instructor.

563-3 OPTIMAL CONTROL..

(Same as ME 563) Description of system and evaluation of its performance, dynamic programming, calculus of variations and Pontryagin's minimum principle, iterative numerical techniques. Prerequisite: ECE 365 or ME 450.

570-3 COMMUNICATION THEORY..

Circuit and packet switching, local-area networks, network performance, performance of light-wave, analog and digital communication systems, detection theory, information theory, error coding. Prerequisite: ECE 375 or consent of instructor.

572-3 COMMUNICATION NETWORKS..

Analysis and design of communication networks. Packet-switched and circuit-switched networks. Network routing, capacity design and flow control multi-access techniques. Prerequisite: ECE 352 or consent of instructor.

574-3 DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS..

Fundamental blocks in digital communication systems. Channel capacity, source, and channel coding. Detection and estimation. Robust quantization for PCM. Coding speech at low bit rates. Digital modulation techniques. Prerequisite: ECE 475 or consent of instructor.

575-3 DETECTION AND ESTIMATION..

Bayes decision strategy, simple composite hypothesis, Gaussian problem, orthogonal random processes, detection in Gaussian noise, linear estimation using Weiner and Kalman-Bucy filters. Prerequisite: ECE 475 or 552; or consent of instructor.

577-3 ADVANCED NETWORK ENGINEERING..

The principles and practice of network engineering are applied to real systems in a wide variety of environments with emphasis on network technology integration issues. Prerequisite: ECE 477, or CS 447, or consent of instructor.

580-3 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION..

Discussion of digital circuit technologies, evolution of microprocessors, and wireless communications. Introduction to workstation technology, UNIX, X-Windows, and networking principles.

581-3 HIGH PERFORMANCE ARCHITECTURES I. .

Advanced computer architectures memory-system design, pipeline design, and parallel processing mechanisms. Design issues and various example machines. Evaluation of performance increases dependency on algorithms. Prerequisite: ECE 483.

582-3 HIGH PERFORMANCE ARCHITECTURES II..

Parallel processing architectures with emphasis on identifying common underlying structure of applications and architectures. Prerequisite: ECE 483.

584-3 ANALOG CMOS INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DESIGN..

Operating principles of analog MOS integrated circuits. Design techniques for realizing MOS operational amplifiers, switched-capacitor filters, and non-filtering applications. Prerequisites: ECE 327 or equivalent; consent of instructor.

587-3 INTELLIGENT ENGINEERING SYSTEMS..

(Same as CE 597 and ME 587) Designing intelligent systems solving complex engineering problems through implementing knowledge-based systems using a hybrid architecture comprising expert systems, artificial neural networks, and optimization approaches. Prerequisite: ECE 487 or consent of instructor.

591-1 to 6 INDEPENDENT STUDY..

Independent investigation of a topic in electrical engineering to be agreed upon with the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

592-3 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING..

Topic of special interest; course schedule will define the topic. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

595-3 MASTER'S PROJECT..

Design and development of a graduate-level final project in Electrical Engineering. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

599-1 to 6 THESIS..

Individual research in electrical engineering. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.