Electrical Engineering (EE) Undergraduate Courses
To view the complete schedule of courses for
each semester, go to Cardinal Station.
EE 311: Signals and Systems
Techniques for analysis and synthesis of signals, both continuous and discrete. Engineering applications involving simple design problems. Mathematical modeling methods for both continuous and discrete time systems. Techniques include the Fourier Series, Fourier and Laplace Transforms. Computer-aided design methods used to obtain hands-on experience in analysis and simulation. Prerequisite: ENGR 212.
EE 312: Microprocessor Programming and Design
This course presents the fundamentals of microprocessor architecture and interfacing. Topics include instruction set architecture, assembly language, debugging and IO device interfacing techniques. The PIC processor architecture will be studied, utilizing windows based integrated development environment and tools suite. A PIC hardware evaluation board is used as the basis for interfacing experiments. Software will be written in assembly language. The Pentium processor architecture and the PCI bus will be studied. A hardware/software project will be assigned towards the end of the course. The course is 50% lab and 50% lecture. Prerequisite: CSC326
EE 322: Electronic Circuits II
Study of feedback, the analysis, design, and applications of operational amplifiers, oscillators, multivibrators, wideband amplifiers, tuned amplifiers, and power amplifiers. Prerequisites: ENGR 321.
EE 326: Switching Circuits and Logic Design
Analysis and design of digital circuits, number systems, combinational and sequential circuits. Basic computer arithmetic, applications and implementation of logic design. Prerequisite: CSC327 (Co-req)
EE 327: Switching Circuits and Logic Design Laboratory
This laboratory course is meant for students in an introductory digital electronics course that emphasizes logic circuit analysis, applications, and design. The lab work consists of circuit projects that range from investigating basic logic concepts to synthesizing circuits for new applications. Most digital design projects will be implemented using complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) and/or field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The projects are intended to challenge students and to provide them with directed laboratory experience that develops insight into digital principles, applications, and techniques of logic circuit analysis and design. Prerequisites: CSC 326 (co-req)
EE 342: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
Theory and application of electromagnetic waves. Maxwell's equations in vector differential form introduced; solutions to the wave equation for bounded and unbounded cases examined. The rectangular waveguide and the transmission line are studied. Radiation from simple geometrics included. Prerequisites: ENGR 222, PHYS 216.
EE 356: Electrical Laboratory II
Correlated sequence of laboratory experiments designed to illustrate the theory of junior-level electrical engineering courses, including active filters, nonlinear applications of operational amplifiers, switching and logic circuits, digital system design, push-pull amplifiers, oscillators, A/D and D/A converters, signal processing and digital filters. Prerequisites: ENGR 355
EE 357: Electromag Laboratory
This laboratory course is offered in conjunction with the junior level courses on Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (EE342) and Analog and Digital Signal Processing (EE362). The electromagnetic component of the lab covers experiments related to the basic concepts, fundamental principles of antennas and electromagnetic fields. The signal processing component covers experiments related to techniques for analysis and synthesis of signals and includes techniques such as the Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms digital filter design. Computer-aided design methods will be used to obtain hands-on experience in analysis and simulation. Prerequisite: In conjunction with EE342 Prerequisite: EE326, ENGR 355
EE 362: Analog and Digital Signal Processing
Analysis and synthesis of analog and digital filters. Laplace and Fourier analysis used in analog filter design, with z-transform analysis in digital filter design. Fundamentals of digital signal processing, relevant to digital filtering. Computer-aided design and simulation. Prerequisite: EE 311.
EE 404: Solid State Devices
Electronic properties of materials including conductivity, dielectric and magnetic permitivity. Semiconductor theory with emphasis on junction devices. Introduction to semiconductor lasers. Prerequisite: EE 342.
EE 406: Advance Digital Logic Design
Analysis and design of advanced digital circuits such synchronous and asynchronous sequential circuits. Advanced computer arithmetic hardware and introduction to the design of micro-architecture hardware and performance concepts such as pipelining. The course also includes projects for the applications and implementation of digital logic design using programmable logic devices (PLDs) and/or field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for rapid prototyping.
EE 413: Communication Systems and Networks
(3) Lecture. This course deals with fundamental concepts of communication systems and networks. More specifically it covers the following topics: Concept of signals in the time and frequency domains. Digital communication Systems: Pulse Code Modulation (PCM), delta modulation and differential PCM, multiplexing and wave shaping. Modulation techniques: analog AM, FM, and PM schemes. Digital modulation schemes: On-Off Keying, Frequency Shift Keying and Phase Shift Keying, Optical Modulation Schemes. Computer communication networks: Local Area Networks , Performance of communication systems and networks: Noise considerations. Probability of Error, delay and throughput Concepts. Prerequisite: EE 311
EE 415: Control Systems Analysis and Synthesis
Mathematical modelling of linear systems, state-variable, time-domain, and frequency-domain analysis of control systems. Root locus, Bode diagram, and Nyquist criterion. Stability and Routh Hurwitz method. Computer control system analysis and design. Z-transform and Z-transfer function. Prerequisites: EE 311
EE 420: Hybrid Gas/Electric Vehicles
This course will cover the basic theory and engineering in modern hybrid gas/electric vehicles. Topics will include hybrid drive trains, regenerative braking, electrical energy storage, fuel efficiency calculations, performance metrics, the economics of hybrid vehicles, future design of automobiles, including 'plug-in' electric vehicles, hydrogen powered vehicles, and fuel cells. This course will dedicate a few weeks exclusively to the Toyota Prius, covering not only the design and engineering of the Prius, but also the social and economic impact of this particular hybrid vehicle. Prerequisites ENGR 321
EE 422: Mixed Signal VLSI Design
Design of very large scale electronic circuits, including layout, circuit analysis and component selection, extensive use of SPICE and circuit layout CAD tools. Following current industry paradigms, the class emulates a design house, where chips are completely designed and thoroughly simulated prior to their fabrication in a foundry.
EE 457: Communications Laboratory
A correlated sequence of laboratory experiments designed to illustrate the theory of senior level communication courses including sampling and ananog to digital conversion, analog and digital amplitude, frequency and phase modulation and demodulation schemes, analog and digital fiber optic likn design and architectures and protocols of local area networks. Prerequisite: EE 357 Co-requisite: EE 413
EE 459: Introduction to Wind Energy Technology
This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding wind power, focusing first on the evolution of the technology and reviewing basic technical principles associated with wind turbines and their operation. There will also be an explanation of the electric industry context within which wind technology must operate and the challenges associated with integrating a variable resource such as wind into the utility industry's resource mix. The course will review the impacts and effectiveness of renewable energy policy in the U.S. over the past few decades, and will explore the economics of wind as well as the basics of the industry's structure and operations. Finally, the course will explore the potential for wind power in the U.S., as well as the barriers or constraints to achieving that potential. Prereqs: ENGR321
EE 460: Photovoltaics
EE 358: Introduction to Photovoltaics This course covers a variety of topics related to solar photovoltaic devices, solar panels, and the generation of electrical energy form light. The course will concentrate on traditional silicon-based solar panels, with some discussion late in the semester about newer, more efficient types of solar cells. The course also covers some of the electrical and electronic hardware commonly included in photovoltaic systems, such as charge controllers, batteries, and inverters. Prerequistes: ENGR321 or Permission
EE 461: Photovoltaics Laboratory
This course is intended to provide hand-on experience with photovoltaics. Students will design and construct circuits and hardware for converting solar energy into electricity, including: solar cells, solar panels, solar trackers, solar concentrators, conversion circuits and battery charging circuits.
EE 462: Introduction to Electric Power
EE 462: Intro to Electric Power This course will provide a basic understanding of electric power systems, including the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. Topics will include basic AC system analysis, complex loads and power, quality factor, three phase systems, system stability, and power flow. The material presented will be approached within the contexts of the traditional power grid as well as touching upon the benefits and challenges presented by emerging alternative energy technologies.
EE 491: Engineering Practice and Design I
Two-semester sequence teaches the tools of the engineering profession, including project organization, application of engineering design standards, technical writing, and effective presentation. First semester: researching the problem, learning design fundamentals and procedures, and refining written and oral communication skills. Second semester: implementation and detailed investigation of engineering design and tradeoffs. Prerequisite: Senior engineering status.
EE 492: Engineering Practice and Design II
Two-semester sequence teaches the tools of the engineering profession, including project organization, application of engineering design standards, technical writing, and effective presentation. First semester: researching the problem, learning design fundamentals and procedures, and refining written and oral communication skills. Second semester: implementation and detailed investigation of engineering design and tradeoffs. Prerequisite: Senior engineering status. Prerequisite: EE491