Course Descriptions

Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses

Faculty

Professors: Charles K. Alexander, Dan Simon, Vijaya K. Konangi, F. Eugenio Villaseca, Fuqin Xiong (Chairperson); Associate Professors: Pong P. Chu, Yongjian Fu, Zhiqiang Gao, Murad Hizlan, Nigamanth Sridhar, Ana Stankovic, Siu-Tung Yau, Chansu Yu, Wenbing Zhao; Assistant Professors: Lili Dong, Ye Zhu; Adjunct Faculty: Tien-Li Chia, Allen Morinec, Louis R. Nerone, Robert Romanofski; Emeritus Faculty: James H. Burghart, John F. Donoghue, Manju Ghalla Goradia, Eugene A. Klingshirn, George L. Kramerich, James E. Maisel, A. Haq Qureshi, Ronald G. Schultz.

Course Descriptions

EEC 310 Electric Circuits I (4-0-4). Prerequisite or corequisite: ESC 250. Basic electrical concepts; network theorems; circuit laws; resistance, op-amps, capacitance, inductance, response of first order (RC and RL) circuits to initial conditions and step forcing functions. Laplace transforms and circuit analysis with Laplace transforms.  Transfer functions, poles and zeros, and convolution.  Integration of computer applications based on PSPICE and MATLAB.Return to top

EEC 311 Electric Circuits II (4-0-4). Prerequisites: EEC 310, ESC 250, and a grade of C or better in EEC 310. Prerequisite or corequisite: PHY 244. Continuation of EEC 310.  Fourier series and Fourier transform analysis; frequency response, resonance, and Bode plots; AC steady-state analysis and AC power; polyphase AC circuits; magnetically-coupled circuits; and two-port networks.  Integration of computer applications based on PSPICE and MATLAB.Return to top

EEC 312 Electric Circuits Laboratory (0-3-2). Prerequisite: EEC 310.  Co- or prerequisite: EEC 311. Selected laboratory experiments in electric circuits.

EEC 313 Electronics I (4-0-4). Prerequisites: ESC 250, EEC 310. Prerequisite or corequisite: EEC 311. Rectifier diodes and applications, Zener diodes and applications, biasing BJT and FET amplifiers, small signal analysis of BJT and FET amplifiers, and power amplifiers. Return to top

EEC 314 Electronics II (4-0-4). Prerequisites: EEC 311, EEC 313. Corequisite: EEC 315. Operational amplifiers and op-amp applications, active filters, oscillator circuits, and amplifier frequency response. Return to top

EEC 315 Electronics Laboratory (0-3-2). Prerequisites: EEC 311, EEC 313. Corequisite: EEC 314. Selected experiments on electronic circuits. Return to top

EEC 316 Electronics Device Laboratory (0-3-1). Prerequisites: EEC 311, EEC 313. Selected experiments on electronic circuits. Return to top

EEC 361 Electromechanical Energy Conversion (4-0-4). Prerequisite: EEC 311. Energy storage and conversion, force and emf production, coupled circuit analysis of systems with both electrical and mechanical inputs, applications to electric motors and generators and other electromechanical transducers. Return to top

EEC 382 Digital Systems and Lab (3-2-4). Prerequisite: EEC 310. Coverage includes binary number systems, Boolean algebra, combinational logic design principles, combinational logic design practices, finite state machine, sequential logic design principles, and sequential logic design practices. Computer simulation, experiments and projects are integrated with lectures. Return to top

EEC 391H Junior Honors (Credit as arranged). Prerequisites: Junior standing, Honors standing or permission of university Honors Program, and approval of student's honors adviser. Student will take an existing 300-level course in the department. The course will be modified to provide additional material appropriate to an honors course. The course modifications will be arranged by mutual consent between the student, the course instructor, the student's honors adviser, and the department's undergraduate adviser. May be repeated for credit. Return to top

EEC 414 Writing in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2-0-2). Prerequisites: None. This course is designed to enhance the ability of students to write effectively on topics within the discipline of electrical and computer engineering. A substantial written report is one of the requirements. Students enrolled in EEC 414 must be concurrently enrolled in any 300- or 400-level content-based EEC course excluding laboratory courses and Senior Design. Prior to registering for EEC 414, students must obtain a written agreement of the instructor of the content-based course certifying that that instructor will serve as a grader of the writing required in EEC 414. The content course instructor, in consultation with the student, will determine the topic of the written report.

EEC 417 Embedded Systems (4-0-4). Prerequisites: EE: EEC 314, EEC 315, EEC 382; CE: EEC 313, EEC 316,EEC 382. Software design of microcontroller-based embedded systems. Topics covered include: microcontroller architecture, assembly programming, C programming, real time interrupts, program size considerations, input/output issues, analog-to-digital conversion, and serial port reception/transmission. Return to top

EEC 421 Software Engineering (4-0-4). Prerequisite: EEC 483. Software process, methods and tools; phases of the software development process including requirement analysis, design, coding and testing; methods and techniques for software engineering and software project management, metrics and quality assurance. Return to top

EEC 430 Digital Signal Processing (4-0-4). Prerequisites: EE: EEC 314, EEC 315, EEC 382; CE: EEC 313, EEC 316, EEC 382. Modeling of DSP operations using discrete-time signals and systems: difference equations, Z-transforms, Fourier methods; signal sampling (A/D) and reconstruction (D/A); digital filters; sample rate converters and oversampling; DFT, fast convolution, and spectrum estimation; and selected applications. Out-of-class projects done on DSP equipment in lab. Return to top

EEC 440 Control Systems (4-0-4). Prerequisites: EE: EEC 314, EEC 315; CE: EEC 313, EEC 316. Feedback control systems: characteristics and analysis of feedback control systems; controlled system modeling; performance measures; stability; design using the root locus, frequency response, and state variable methods; characteristics of digital control loops; and digital controller design using the emulation method. Return to top

EEC 441 Control Systems Laboratory (0-3-2). Prerequisite: EE: EEC 315, CE: EEC 316. Pre- or co-requisite for EE and CE: EEC 440. A series of control system experiments including process control using a PID controller, and modeling and digital control of a torsion mechanism. Return to top

EEC 442 The Art and Science of Feedback Control (4-0-4). Prerequisites: Senior standing. This course traces the idea of feedback control throughout history and is made broadly accessible to engineering and science majors alike at both undergraduate and graduate levels. By going back in time and trying to understand the problems that precipitated the great discoveries in controls, students strive to grasp the thought process of the great minds in the history of controls, leading to  understanding and appreciation of the art and science of problem solving in the area of automatic control systems.Return to top

EEC 447 Engineering Applications of Programmable Logic Controllers (4-0-4). Prerequisites: EE: EEC 314, EEC 315; CE: EEC 313, EEC 316. Applications of PLC's including ladder logic concepts, data manipulation, analog input and output with an emphasis on PID control, network configurations and concepts, and the solution of practical industrial problems through design projects. Return to top

EEC 450 Communications (4-0-4). Prerequisites: EE: EEC 314, ESC 310; CE: EEC 311, EEC 313, ESC 310. Analog modulation techniques, system performance under noise, digital communication concepts, pulse and digital modulation schemes, data communication techniques, and spread spectrum communications. Return to top

EEC 451 Communications Laboratory (0-3-2). Prerequisites: EE: EEC 314, EEC 315; CE: EEC 313, EEC 316. Pre- or co-requisite for EE and CE: EEC 450. Use of communications-specific test and measurement equipment. Experiments on spectrum analysis, noise, amplitude, frequency and phase modulation, mixers, IF amplifiers, pulse modulation, sampling, baseband modulation, optimum receivers, and amplitude-, frequency-, and phase-shift keying. Return to top

EEC 460 Engineering Electromagnetics (4-0-4). Prerequisites: EEC 361.  Fundamental laws of electromagnetic fields: Gauss’s, Faraday’s, Ampere’s, and Biot-Savart’s.  Maxwell’s equations as applicable to finite and infinitesimal regions in three-dimensional space and their engineering implications.  Source distribution and boundary value engineering problems and their analytical or numerical solution.  Electromagnetic waves propagation.  Applications to the design of transmission lines, waveguides, and antennas.Return to top

EEC 470 Power Electronics I (4-0-4). Prerequisites: EEC 314 and EEC 361. Analysis, performance characterization, and design of power electronics converters using diodes, thyristors, and controllable semiconductor switches. Power supplies and DC and AC motor drives. Return to top

EEC 471 Power Electronics and Machines Laboratory (0-3-2). Pre- or co-requisite: EEC 470. Experiments dealing with single-phase and three-phase transformers; steady-state performance of dc, induction, and synchronous machines; rectifiers, inverters, switch-mode converters and their applications in adjustable motor drives. Return to top

EEC 473 Power Systems (4-0-4). Prerequisite: EEC 361. Power system components modeling: transformers, generators, transmission lines; power flow; economic scheduling of generation; power system faults and transient stability. Return to top

EEC 474 Power Electronics II (4-0-4). Prerequisite : EEC 470. Advanced course in Power Electronics: switching function representation of converter circuits (DC-DC, AC-DC, DC-AC and AC-AC), resonant converters, adjustable torque drives, field oriented induction motor control, residential and industrial applications, utility applications, and power supply applications. Return to top

EEC 483 Computer Organization (4-0-4). Prerequisites: EEC 382, CIS 260, CIS 265, CIS 334, CIS 340, CIS 345. Illustration of basic architecture concepts and control circuit implementation. Topics include basic computer organization, central processor organization, instruction set design and addressing schemes, microprogram control, input-output organization, and memory organization. Return to top

EEC 484 Computer Networks (4-0-4). Prerequisite: EEC 483. Network architectures, layered network protocol design issues, reference models, network standards, data link and medium access control protocols, routing algorithms and the Internet Protocol, ARP and DHCP, transport-level protocols including TCP and UDP, application-level protocols such as HTTP and DNS.  Return to top

EEC 487 Advanced Digital Systems (3-2-4). Prerequisite: EEC 382. Coverage includes CPLD/FPGA devices, digital design methodology, VHDL hardware description language, VHDL description for combinational circuits, sequential circuits, FSM (finite state machine) and FSMD (finite state machine with datapath). Return to top

EEC 488Advanced Digital Lab (2-3-4). Prerequisite: EEC 487, EEC 483, CIS 345. Experiments and projects utilizing VHDL, EDA software tools, soft-core processor and FPGA devices to design, synthesize, simulate, implement and test advanced digital systems.  Return to top

EEC 490 Senior Design (4-0-4). Prerequisites: Communications: EEC 450; Controls: EEC 440; Digital: EEC 480 or EEC 483; Power: EEC 470. Students are formed into small design groups (typically three students) and assigned a project. In addition to carrying out the design project, students are required to keep a design notebook, to write progress reports and a final report, and to make an oral presentation of the design effort. Return to top

EEC 491H Senior Honors (Credit as arranged). Prerequisites: Senior standing, Honors standing or permission of university Honors Program, and approval of student's honors adviser. Student will take an existing 400-level course in the department. The course will be modified to provide additional material appropriate to an honors course. The course modifications will be arranged by mutual consent between the student, the course instructor, the student's honors adviser, and the department's undergraduate adviser. May be repeated for credit. Return to top

EEC 492 Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering (4-0-4). Prerequisites: approval of instructor and academic adviser. Presentation and discussion of a current topic in electrical and computer engineering. Return to top

EEC 495 Undergraduate Research (Credit as arranged). Prerequisites: approval of research adviser and academic adviser. Participation in on-going research. Student will be involved in an original investigation. Course may be substituted for a regularly required departmental course in the curriculum. Return to top

EEC 495H Honors Research (Credit as arranged). Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, Honors standing or permission of university Honors Program, and approval of student's honors adviser. Student will be involved in an engineering research or development project under the personal supervision of a faculty member. The specific responsibilities of the student will be arranged by mutual consent of the student, the student's honors adviser, and the department's undergraduate adviser. May be repeated for credit. Return to top

EEC 496 Independent Study (Credit as arranged). Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and academic adviser. Independent study on a special topic under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated up to 8 credits. Return to top

EEC 499H Honors Thesis (Credit as arranged). Prerequisites: Senior standing, Honors standing or permission of university Honors Program, and approval of student's honors adviser. Student will be involved in an engineering research or development project under the personal supervision of a faculty member. The specific responsibilities of the student will be arranged by mutual consent of the student, the student's honors adviser, and the department's undergraduate adviser. The culmination of this course is a written thesis that is approved by a committee of departmental faculty members. The student will also present a public, oral defense of the thesis to the thesis committee. May be repeated for credit. Return to top

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