Undergraduate Courses

Electrical Engineering

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EEE3308: Microelectronics I
Prerequisite:  EEL 3111
Description: This course covers basic microelectronic design techniques. Topics include operational amplifiers, diodes and transistor characteristics and applications, and analysis and design of amplifiers. Computer-aided tools in the design and analysis of microelectronic circuits are used.
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EEE4309: Microelectronics II
Prerequisite:  EEE 3308, EEL 3112, and EEL 3117L
Co-requisite: EEE 4309L
Description: This course covers advanced electronic design techniques. Topics include frequency response of amplifiers, output stages and power amplifiers, differential and multistage amplifiers, feedback and stability, oscillator design and analysis, and applications of linear and digital integrated circuits.
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EEE4309L: Electronics Lab
Prerequisite:  EEL 3112, EEL 3117L, and EEE 3308 Co-Requisite: EEE 4309
Description:  This is the laboratory portion of EEE 4309.
Course Fees: $75
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EEE4396: Solid State Electronic Devices
Prerequisite:  EEE 3308
Description: Introduction to the principles of semiconductor electron device operation.
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EEL3111: Circuit Analysis I
Prerequisites: A "C+" or better in PHY 2049, a "C+" or better in MAC 2313
Co-requisite: MAP 2302 This course covers basic analysis of direct current and alternating current electrical circuits. Topics include impedance, admittance, power, energy, network laws theorems, transient analysis, and steady-state analysis using phasors. The use of simulation to analyze electrical circuits is introduced.
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EEL3112: Circuit Analysis II
Prerequisites: EEL3111 This course provides further AC and DC circuit analysis methods. Topics include power analysis, frequency response, and two-port networks. Fourier analysis, laplace transform, and their applications to circuit analysis are covered and a computer-aided tool is used.
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EEL3117L: Electrical Circuits Laboratory

Co-requisite: EEL 3112, EEE 3308
Description: Laboratory experiments emphasizing electrical instrumentation, circuit-theory verification plus network analysis and design.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL3135: Signals and Systems
Prerequisite:  EEL 3112 and MAS 3105
Description: This course covers concepts and properties of continuous-time and discrete-time liner time-invariant systems, frequency domain analysis of signals and systems, discrete fourier transform, fast fourier transform (FFT), and their applications. Computer-aided tool is used.
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EEL3216: Introduction to Power Systems
Prerequisite:  EEL 3111 This course includes the study of phasors, three-phase transmission systems, power transformers, transmission lines, power flows, and symmetrical and asymmetrical faults.
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EEL3472: Electromagnetic Fields and Applications
Prerequisite:  EEL 3112, a "C+" or better in MAP 2302
Description: This course covers electric and magnetic fields and forces. Topics covered include electrostatics, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, Maxwell's equations in point and integral form, plane wave propagation, energy and power, and transmission lines.
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EEL3701: Introduction to Digital Systems
Prerequisite:  COP 2220 and EGN 1001C
Co-requisite: PHY 2042 and EEL 3701L
Description: This course covers basic digital design technology. Topics include number systems, boolean algebra, combinational and sequential circuit design and analysis, hardware description language, and programmable logic devices.
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EEL3701L: Introduction to Digital Systems Lab
Prerequisite:  COP 2220 and EGN 1001C
Co-requisite: PHY 2042 and EEL 3701
Description: This course is the laboratory that accompanies EEL 3701.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL4220: Electric Machines
Prerequisite:  EEL 3216 and EEL 3472
Description: This course covers the principles of magnetic circuit concepts, ac machinery fundamentals, synchronous generators and motors, induction motors, dc machinery fundamentals, and dc motors and generators.
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EEL4440: Optical Fiber Communications
Prerequisites: EEL 3472 Electromagnetic fields and applications of permission of instructor This course focuses on fiber optic waveguides. Topics covered in the course include optical sources, detectors, receivers, transmission systems and fiber-based broadband communication networks.
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EEL4514: Communication Systems
Prerequisites: EEL 3135 This course introduces the theories of analog and digital communication systems. Topic includes modulation and demodulation, multiplexing, spread spectrum, CDMA, communication link and wireless channels analysis. (A material fee of $60 will be assessed.)
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EEL4514L: Analog and Digital Communications Laboratory
Prerequisite:  EEL 3135
Co-requisite: EEL 4514
Description: This course is the laboratory component for EEL 4514 and consists of the laboratory investigation of communication systems.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL4610: State-Space Control Systems
Prerequisites: EEL 4657 and EEL 4657L
Description: This course covers the design and analysis of control systems using state-space methods. Topics include linear algebra, modeling of physical systems as state-space equations, transformations, stability, controllability and observability, state feedback, observer design, introduction to optimal control, and Riccati equations.
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EEL4657: Linear Control Systems
Prerequisite:  EEL 3135 and STA 4321
Co-requisite: EEL 4657L
Description: This course covers the design and analysis of control systems using transfer function-based methods. Topics include modeling of physical systems as transfer functions, stability analysis, design specifications, design of controllers by root locus method, frequency response techniques, computer-aided analysis and design.
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EEL4657L: Linear Control Systems Lab
Prerequisite:  EEL 3135 and STA 4321
Co-requisite: EEL 4657
Description: This course is the laboratory to EEL 4657.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL4712: Digital Design
Prerequisite:  EEE 3308, EEL 3701, and EEL 3701L
Co-requisite: EEL 4712L
Description: This course covers the analysis, design, simulation, and implementation of advanced combinational logic circuits and synchronous / asynchronous state machines using modern programmable logic devices. Electrical and timing characteristics of physical devices are covered. CAD-based design and development using hardware description languages are used throughout the course.
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EEL4712L: Digital Design Lab
Prerequisite:  EEE 3308, EEL 3701, and EEL 3701L
Co-requisite: EEL 4712
Description:  This is the laboratory component of EEL 4712.
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EEL4713: Digital Computer Architecture
Prerequisite:  EEL 3701 and EEL 3701L Cor-equisite: EEL 4713L
Description: Modern computers are becoming highly integrated complex devices. To understand their complex architecture it is not possible to separate the hardware and the software. So much of the computer hardware design depends on what type of applications the use intends to run and especially the operating system. This senior level electrical engineering class is about computer architecture. To provide a focus to the course and some hands-on, in-depth practical experience, we will work closely with the Motorola MC68908GP32 Microcontroller and the MicroC/OS-II real-time kernel.
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EEL4713L: Digital Computer Architecture Lab
Prerequisite:  EEL 3701 and EEL 3701L
Co-requisite: EEL 4713
Description: This lab is to be taken with EEL 4713. We will systematically working with a professional grade C compiler to generate code for the HC08 microprocessor. We will also develop simple device drivers for our peripheral components. In the lab, each student will construct a modern power supply and build a MicroOsprey08 computer using surface mount components. The MicroOsprey08 takes a daughter board and each student will design his or her own daughter board for interface for their class project. The class project will be a working computer with both hardware and software built by the student.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL4744C: Microcontroller Applications
Prerequisite:  EEL 3701 and EEL 3701L
Description: This course covers the elements of microcontroller-based systems, hardware interfacing, software design, and applications. Topics include microcontroller software architecture, instruction set, addressing modes, memory map, gpios, analog-to-digital converters, timers, input capture, output compare, PWM, communication interfaces, and interrupts, code development using assembly languages and C. weekly laboratory experiments.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL4750: Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
Prerequisite:  EEL 3135. This course is an introduction to the high tech world of digital processing. The topics include discrete time signal and systems, z-transform, DFT, introduction to digital filter design. The class offers theoretical and hands on applied signal processing.
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EEL4750L: Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Prerequisite:  EEL 3135.
Co-requisite: EEL 4750.
Description: This course will allow students to apply the theory learned in EEL 4750 in a series of lab assignments. The topics include discrete time signal a systems, z-transforms, DFT, introduction to digital filter design.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL4829: Digital Image Processing
Prerequisite:  EEL 3135 This course provides an overview electrical engineering aspect of digital image processing techniques and their applications including image acquisition, sampling, color, enhancement, segmentation, compression, coding, and morphology.
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EEL4905: Undergraduate Supervised Research
Prerequisite:  Approval of supervising professor and chair.
Description: This course is an investigation of a research topic in Electrical Engineering.
Repeatability: The course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
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EEL4914: Senior Capstone Design I
Prerequisite:  EEL 4744C, EEE 4309, and EEE 4309L
Description: This course is the first part of a two-semester team design project. Teams are responsible for preparing a project proposal including a problem statement and need identification, concept generation and down selection and a project design. Teams are further required to develop and demonstrate a proof of concept or prototype. Additional topics covered include ethics, safety, and intellectual property such as copyrights, trademarks and patents. A final project proposal oral presentation is required.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL4915: Senior Capstone Design II
Prerequisite:  EEL 4914
Description: This course is the second part of a two-semester team design project. Teams are responsible for completion of their engineering project that was proposed in the Senior Capstone Design I course. Teams are required to generate a manufacturing scope of work as well as an assessment plan for their project. Assessment of the project relative to the original design specifications is required. Teams are required to complete a written design report and a final oral and poster presentation.
Course Fees: $100
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EEL4930: Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor. Special courses covering selected topics in electrical engineering. May be repeated up to 12 credits with different course content.
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EEL4931: Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
Prerequisite:  Permission from instructor or department. Special courses covering selected topics in electrical engineering.
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EEL4949: Co-op Work Experience
Prerequisite:  Six hours of Electrical Engineering course work. Acceptance in cooperative education program.
Description: Students will participate in practical co-op engineering work under approved supervision.
Repeatability: This course may be taken for up to a 3 credits.
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EGN3358: Applied Thermal Sciences
Prerequisite:  EGN 3311
Description: This course is intended to introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of Thermal Sciences. The basic concepts of Thermodynamic, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer are explored drawing extensively from real-world examples. This course in not available for credit by Civil or Mechanical Engineering students.
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