Electrical Engineering (EE)
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The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
EE 1101 Electrical Engineering and Society: 1 semester hour.
Survey and history of the electrical engineering profession. F
EE 1199 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.
This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.
EE 2240 Introduction to Electrical Circuits: 3 semester hours.
Passive circuit elements. DC circuits. Voltage and current circuits. Circuit laws, theorems and node and loop analysis. Transients in RLC circuits. Introduction to AC circuits. Computer-aided circuit analysis. PREREQ: MATH 1170. F
EE 2274 Introduction to Digital Systems: 3 semester hours.
EE 2274L Introduction to Digital Systems Laboratory: 1 semester hour.
Laboratory experience in the construction of basic digital logic circuits and state machines. PRE-or-COREQ: EE 2274. F
EE 3325 Electromagnetics: 3 semester hours.
Vectors and fields, electrostatics, magnetostatics, electrodynamics, Maxwell's equations, boundary value problems, plane and guided waves. PREREQ: EE 3340, MATH 2275, and PHYS 2212; MATH 3360 recommended. F
EE 3329 Introduction to Electronics: 3 semester hours.
Introduction to semiconductor theory, diodes, bipolar junction transistors and amplifiers, metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors and amplifiers, and frequency response. PREREQ: CHEM 1111. PRE-or-COREQ: EE 3340. S
EE 3340 Fundamentals of Electrical Devices: 3 semester hours.
EE 3340L Fundamentals of Electrical Devices Laboratory: 1 semester hour.
Laboratory course emphasizing basic electrical measurements and methods. PRE-or-COREQ: EE 3340. S
EE 3345 Signals and Systems: 3 semester hours.
Linear time-invariant systems, continuous and discrete; Fourier series, Fourier transforms; discrete Fourier transforms; Laplace transforms, z-transforms; state-space analysis. PREREQ: EE 3340. PREREQ or COREQ: MATH 3360. F
EE 4400 Senior Seminar: 1 semester hour.
Current topics in Electrical Engineering. Initial selection of Senior Design projects.PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F
EE 4413 Techniques of Computer-Aided Circuit Analysis and Design: 3 semester hours.
Automatic formulation of equations and fundamental programming techniques pertinent to computer-aided circuit analysis, design, modeling. May include sensitivity calculations, system analogies, optimization. PREREQ: CS 1181, EE 3340, and EE 3342. D
EE 4416 Applied Engineering Methods: 3 semester hours.
Applied discrete and continuous probability, random variables, probability distributions, sampling, data description, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, inference, correlation and linear and multiple regression. PREREQ: MATH 1175. S
EE 4418 Communication Systems: 3 semester hours.
EE 4426 Computer Architecture and Organization: 3 semester hours.
Design, implementation, and performance evaluation of modern computer systems; instruction sets; datapath and control optimizations; single-cycle, multiple-cycle, and pipelined processors; hazard detection and resolution; memory hierarchies; peripheral devices. PREREQ: EE 2274 and EE 2274L. F
EE 4427 Embedded Systems Engineering: 2 semester hours.
EE 4427L Embedded Systems Engineering Laboratory: 1 semester hour.
EE 4429 Advanced Electronics: 3 semester hours.
Introduction to operational amplifiers and their applications, current mirrors, active loads, differential amplifiers, feedback and stability, filters, oscillators, Schmitt triggers, power amplifiers and voltage regulators. PREREQ: EE 3329. PRE-or-COREQ: EE 4429L. F
EE 4429L Advanced Electronics Lab: 1 semester hour.
Transistor biasing, amplifiers and other basic analog circuit designs. PREREQ or COREQ: EE 4429. F
EE 4432 Introduction to VLSI Design: 3 semester hours.
Photolithography, CMOS Fabrication, MOSFET Operation, CMOS passive elements, design rules and layout, CAD tools for IC design, inverters, static logic and transmission gates, dynamic logic. PREREQ: EE 3329. D
EE 4433 Mixed Signal Design: 3 semester hours.
Analog IC design, Passive components, parasitic elements, component matching, IC layout techniques, amplifiers, current sources, comparators, op amps, noise, switched capacitor circuits. Includes lab work using design tools. PREREQ: EE 4432. D
EE 4472 Electrical Machines and Power: 3 semester hours.
EE 4472L Electrical Machines and Power Laboratory: 1 semester hour.
Experimental study of the fundamental physical phenomena and characteristics of transformers, induction motors, synchronous and direct current machines. PREREQ or COREQ: EE 4472. F
EE 4473 Automatic Control Systems: 3 semester hours.
Continuous-time control systems using both frequency-domain and state-space techniques. Topics include design methodology, performance specifications, analysis and design techniques. PREREQ: EE 3345 or ME 4405. S
EE 4474 Advanced Circuit Theory: 3 semester hours.
Methods of analog electrical circuit analysis and synthesis. Topics include signal flow graphs, multi-port networks, simulation techniques, and topological methods for formulation of network equations. PREREQ: EE 3340. D
EE 4475 Digital Signal Processing: 3 semester hours.
Discrete, fast Fourier and Z-transforms, correlation, convolution, finite and infinite impulse response digital filter design, spectral analysis and adaptive digital filters. Includes projects. PREREQ: EE 3345. S
EE 4476 Semiconductor Processing and Fabrication: 3 semester hours.
Silicon semiconductor processing and basic integrated circuit fabrication. Physics, chemistry and technology in basic processing steps in production of integrated cicuits. PREREQ: PHYS 2212 or equivalent. D
EE 4478 Semiconductor Devices: 3 semester hours.
Operating principles of basic building blocks of modern silicon-based semiconductor devices to include p-n junctions, field effect transistors and bipolar junction transistors. PREREQ: PHYS 2212 or equivalent. D
EE 4479 Advanced Semiconductor Devices: 3 semester hours.
Review of semiconductor band theory. Opto-electronics, quantum mechanics, heterojunctions, power and microwave semiconductor devices. PREREQ: EE 4478 or equivalent. D
EE 4481 Independent Problems: 1-3 semester hours.
Students are assigned to, or request assignment to, independent problems on the basis of interest and preparation. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Equivalent to CE/ENGR 4481. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
EE 4482 Principles of Power Electronics: 3 semester hours.
EE 4491 Digital Control Systems: 3 semester hours.
Analysis and design of digital control systems, Z-transforms, transient response, stability, root locus, frequency response, design, state-space and state feedback. PREREQ: EE 4473. D
EE 4496 Project Design: 3 semester hours.
EE 4496B Project Design II: 3 semester hours.
Continuation of design sequence dealing with the design, analysis, implementation, and consequences of multi-disciplinary projects. PREREQ: EE 4496A. S
EE 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.
The content of this course is not described in the catalog. Title and number of credits are -announced in the Class Schedule. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content. May be repeated.