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Electrical Engineering

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EEE3308: Electronic Circuits I
Prerequisite:  EEL 3111. This course covers basic electronic design techniques. Topics include operational amplifiers, diodes and transistors characteristics and applications, and analysis and design of amplifiers. Computer-aided tools in the design and analysis of electronic circuits are used.
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EEE4309C: Electronic Circuits II
Prerequisite:  EEL 3303L, EEL 3304, and EEL 3112
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. A laboratory is included.
Course Fees: $75
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EEE4314L: Advanced Electronics
Prerequisite:  EEE 4309C
Description: This is a lab-oriented course that covers the applications of electronic devices and linear-digital integrated circuits in the design and verification of electronic instrumentation, systems and design projects. An advanced electronic design project is required.
Course Fees: $75
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EEE4396: Solid State Electronic Devices
Prerequisite:  EEL 3304. Introduction to the principles of semiconductor electron device operation.
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EEL3111: Circuit Analysis I
Prerequisites: PHY 2049, 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, EEL 3304.
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
Prerequisites: EEL 3112 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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EEL3211: Introduction to Electric Machines
Prerequisites: EEL 3111 This course reviews AC power and introduces the analysis of three-phase systems and the use of phasor analysis and per-unit analysis as it applies to the study of transformers and AC machines. The analysis, design, and construction of static devices such as simple magnetic circuits and power transformers are covered. The concepts governing rotating machines, such as DC brushless machines, AC induction machines, synchronous machines, and other specialized electric machines will also be covered.
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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, MAP 2302 or permission of the instructor. 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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EEL3701C: Introduction to Digital Systems
Prerequisite:  A programming language.
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. Laboratory is included.
Course Fees: $75
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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 4657C. 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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EEL4657C: Linear Control Systems
Prerequisite:  EEL 3135 and EEL 4744C
Description: This course covers the design and analysis of control systems using transfer function-based methods. Topics include modeling of physical systems as transfers functions, stability analysis, design specifications, design of controllers by root locus method, frequency response techniques, computer-added analysis and design. Laboratory experiments include position and speed controls using proportional, PI, PD, and PID controllers.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL4712C: Digital Design
Prerequisite:  EEL3701C and EEL3304
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. Laboratory is included.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL4713: Digital Computer Architecture
Prerequisite:  EEL 3701C. Corequisite: EEL 4713L. 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 3701C
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 3701C
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 Electronic Imaging
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: Individual Study
Prerequisite:  Approval of supervising professor and chair. May be repeated up to 12 credits.
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EEL4914: Senior Capstone Design I
Prerequisite:  EGN 2009C, EEL 4744C, and EEE 4309C
Description: This course provides an introduction and study of the engineering design process in industry. Each student will select a design topic and prepare a project proposal including preliminary requirements and design approach. Additional activities include the preparation of a resume and a written assignment on ethics in the job environment. Intellectual property such as copyrights, trademarks, and patents is covered. A faculty advisor for Senior Design II must also be selected by the end of the semester.
Course Fees: $75
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EEL4915: Senior Capstone Design II
Prerequisite:  EEL 4914.
Description: Students are responsible for completion of their engineering project that was initiated in the Design 1course. Students are responsible for testing relative to original specifications, oral presentation of the project, and project documentation in the form of a project report.
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. Students will participate in practical co-op engineering work under approved supervision. Students may repeat this course for credit, up to a total of three semester hours.
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EGN3358: Applied Thermal Sciences
Prerequisite:  EGN 3311. 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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