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B EE 215 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering (5)
Introduction to electrical engineering. Basic circuit concepts. Mathematical models of components. Kirchhoff's laws. Resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers. Solutions of first and second order linear differential equations associated with basic circuit forms. Prerequisite: either B CUSP 126, MATH 126, or MATH 136; either B CUSP 150 or PHYS 122.
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B EE 233 Circuit Theory (5)
Electric circuit theory. Analysis of circuits with sinusoidal signals. Phasors, system functions, and complex frequency. Frequency response. Computer analysis of electrical circuits. Power and energy. Two port network theory. Laboratory in basic electrical engineering topics. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 215.
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B EE 235 Continuous Time Linear Systems (5)
Introduction to continuous time signal analysis. Basic signals including impulses, pulses, and unit steps. Periodic signals. Convolution of signals. Fourier series and transforms in discrete and continuous time. Computer laboratory. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 233; either STMATH 307, MATH 136, MATH 307, or AMATH 351 any of which may be taken concurrently; PHYS 122; either CSS 161 or CSE 142, which may be taken concurrently.
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B EE 271 Digital Circuits and Systems (5)
Overview of digital computer systems. Digital logic, Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential circuits and logic design, programmable logic devices, and the design and operation of digital computers, including ALU, memory, and I/O. Weekly laboratories. Prerequisite: either CSS 161 or CSE 142.
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B EE 331 Devices and Circuits I (5)
Physics, characteristics, applications, analysis, and design of circuits using semiconductor diodes and field-effect transistors with an emphasis on large-signal behavior and digital logic circuits. Classroom concepts are reinforced through laboratory experiments and design exercises. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in either B EE 233 or E E 233.
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B EE 332 Devices and Circuits II (5)
Examines the characteristics and models of bipolar and field-effect transistors, linear acircuit applications, including low and high frequency analysis of differential amplifiers, currents sources, gain stages and output stages, circuitry of op-amps, their configurations, stability and compensation. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.8 in B EE 331.
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B EE 341 Discrete Time Linear Systems (5)
Discrete time signals and systems, impulse response, convolution, Z-transforms, discrete time Fourier analysis. Computer laboratory. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.7 in either B EE 235 or E E 235.
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B EE 361 Applied Electrodynamics (5)
Introductory electromagnetic field theory and Maxwell's equations in integral and differential forms; uniform plane waves in linear media; boundary conditions and reflection and transmission of waves; guided waves; transmission lines and Smith chart; and electrostatics. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 B EE 233; STMATH 324; B PHYS 123.
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B EE 371 The Business of Technology (5) Berger
Methods for aiding software development, communicating progress to customers/management, and developing marketing strategies for the product. Incorporates social, psychological, and ethical issues. May not be repeated. Offered: jointly with CSS 371.
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B EE 381 Introduction to Electric Power Generation (5) NW, QSR
Reviews the design and operation of power plants for the generation of electric power. Covers thermodynamic principles of energy conversion, cycle analysis, combustion, nuclear and hydroelectric power, emerging energy technologies, plant economics, emission controls, and environmental impact. Prerequisite: B CUSP 126; B PHYS 122. Instructors: Collins Offered: jointly with BST 381.
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B EE 417 Digital Communication (5)
Covers the basic principles and techniques of digital signal transmission and reception. Examines the process of converting analog signals to digital formats, explores various digital modulation schemes, analyzes the limitation imposed by noise on communication systems, and studies the design of optimum receivers. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 341; BST 390.
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B EE 425 Microprocessor System Design (5)
Examines the specification, design of a microprocessor-based computer system that are dedicated to specific application. Covers low-level programing, memory systems, I/O and system debugging. Students design an embedded microprocessor system using computer-aided design tools. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B EE 271.
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B EE 433 Electronic Circuit Design (5)
Provides an understanding of modern analog solid-state circuit design techniques what are used for instrumentation purposes. Emphasizes design techniques using integrated circuits, particularly operational amplifiers. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 332.
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B EE 436 Biomedical Instrumentation I (5)
Introduction to the basic principles of medical electronic instruments. Covers biopotentials, biosignal amplifiers, electrical safety, the design of clinical electronics and FDA regulations. Students design biomedical signal measurement systems using analog and digital circuits and perform biomedical signal analysis. Prerequisite: B EE 235; B EE 332.
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B EE 437 Biomedical Instrumentation II (5)
Introduction to the principles of measuring human vital signals such as blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate. Covers medical imaging techniques (CT, MRI, PET) and working principal of clinical ultrasound systems. Students design biomedical signal measurement systems and perform basic biomedical image and signal analysis. Prerequisite: B EE 436.
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B EE 440 Electronic Test and Measurement (5)
Introduction to the principle of metrology and modern electronic testing and measurement. Topics covered include types of testing and design-for-testability techniques such as scan-path, boundary scan and built-in-self test. The understanding of theoretical concepts of testing related subjects are augmented through extensive lab projects using Verilog and Labview tools. Prerequisite: B EE 271. Offered: Sp.
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B EE 442 Digital Signal Processing (5)
Examines methods and techniques of digital signal processing. Reviews sampling theorems, A/D and D/A converters, demodulation by quadrature sampling, Z-transform methods, linear shift-invariant systems, difference equations, signal flow graphs for digital networks, canonical forms, design of digital filters, practical considerations, IIR and FIR filters; and digital Fourier transforms and FFT techniques. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 341.
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B EE 445 Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing (5)
Introduction to digital image processing emphasizing image processing techniques, image filtering design and its applications. Topics include mathematical foundations for digital manipulation of images; image pre-processing; spatial and frequency-domain filtering, morphological transformations and segmentation. Theoretical foundations and practical applications. Computer Laboratory. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BEE 233.
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B EE 447 Introduction to Control Systems (5)
Provides an introduction to analysis and design of control systems with applications ranging across electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical systems. Topics include system modeling, performance and stability analysis using root locus, Bode and Nyquist plots, and designs of PID and lead-lag compensators. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 235.
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B EE 450 Introduction to Power Electronics (5)
Introduction to power electronics. Topics covered include characterization of power semiconductor devices, design of magnetic components and filters, analysis and design of ac-to-dc, dc-to-dc and dc-to-ac power converters. Applications in power supplies are presented. Theoretical concepts and analyses are augmented by simulations and lab projects. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 2.0 in BEE 331 or equivalent.
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B EE 455 Introduction to Electrical Machines and Drives (5)
Introduction to electrical machines and drives. Topics covered include principles and analyses of electromechanical systems including dc, synchronous and induction machines, both motors and generators. Control strategies for the different machine types are presented. Theoretical concepts are augmented by simulation tools and lab projects. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 2.0 in BEE 233 or equivalent.
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B EE 477 Power System Fundamentals (5)
Basic power system analytical concepts, three-phase systems, impedance, steady-state network analysis, normalization, transmission lines, transformers, and synchronous machines. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 233. Instructors: Ghofrani
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B EE 478 Power System Analysis (5) M. GHOFRANI
Topics include the iteration and simulation techniques as well as the numerical solutions required to analyze power and energy systems; power flow; symmetrical components; and faulted system analysis and stability study. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 477.
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B EE 482 Semiconductor Devices (5)
Covers fundamentals of semiconductor theory: carrier diffusion and drift; concept of direct and indirect energy gap materials, effective mass of mobile carriers; device physics; homo- and heterojunctions, metal-semiconductor junction, bipolar transistor, and MOS transistors. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 332.
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B EE 484 Sensors and Sensor Systems (5)
Focuses on understanding a broad variety of sensor technologies and their application as systems in everyday use. Provides both a foundation to move into a particular area of sensor technology and also a means to apply appropriate sensors for particular applications. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in both B EE 235 and B EE 331.
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B EE 486 Fundamentals of Integrated Circuit Technology (5)
Introduces the fundamentals of IC technologies. Covers the microelectronic processing technology, including evaporation, sputtering, epitaxial growth, diffusion, ion implantation, oxidation, chemical vapor deposition, and photoresists. Introduces the design considerations for transistors, materials and process characterization, and future trends. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 332.
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B EE 490 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-5, max. 10)
Explores special topics in electrical engineering.
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B EE 495 Capstone Project in Electrical Engineering I (2)
First of a two-course sequence capstone design experience. Students design a system, component, or process with specific realistic design constraint such as cost, engineering standards, and social impact. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in each of B EE 332, B EE 371, and B EE 425 which may be taken concurrently. Offered: AWSp.
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B EE 496 Capstone Project in Electrical Engineering II (3)
Second of a two-course sequence capstone design experience. Individual or small-team project that is representative of the solution to an open-ended design problem in electrical engineering. May be undertaken as part of an industrial internship with direct supervision of the EE faculty and industrial sponsor. Includes many aspects of an industrial research and development product development lifecycle. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 495. Instructors: Berger, Ghirmai Offered: AWSp.
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B EE 498 Independent Study in Electrical Engineering (1-5, max. 10)
Independent study on a topic or area agreed upon by the instructor and student.
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B EE 499 Undergraduate Research in Electrical Engineering (1-5, max. 20)
Undergraduate research on a topic agreed upon by the instructor and student.
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B EE 503 Circuit Analysis (4)
Introduction to basic circuit elements. Analysis of DC and AC circuits consisting of resistors, capacitors, inductors, voltage and current sources using ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, and other circuit theorems. Power and energy. Transient and steady-state analysis of basic electric circuits using Laplace-transform. Introduction to operational amplifier. Includes laboratory.
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B EE 504 Device Electronics (4)
Introduces the characteristics and application of three electronic devices, diodes, field-effect and bipolar junction transistors. Topics include physics and characteristics of the devices, small-signal and large-signal analysis, operational amplifiers and design of digital logic circuits. Laboratory. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in BEE 503.
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B EE 505 Digital Systems (2)
Introduction to the design and understand of digital circuits and systems. Topics include: digital logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic minimization using Karnaugh Maps, sequential and combinational circuit design, digital building blocks such as decoders and multiplexers, number representation in digital circuits.
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B EE 506 Power Systems (2) M. GHOFRANI
Basic power system analytical concepts, three-phase systems, phasors, impedance, normalization, transmission lines, and transformers. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B EE 503.
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B EE 507 Signals and Systems (4)
Introduces representation and classifications of continuous and discrete time signals. Topics include time domain analysis of Linear Time Invariant (LTI) systems; Fourier Transform for continuous and discrete-time signals/systems; Laplace-transform and z-transforms, and their application for system analysis. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 3.0 in B EE 503.
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B EE 509 Engineering Simulations (2)
Provides an introduction to simulations techniques to solve engineering problems. Industry standard simulation tools such as MATLAB, SPICE, and LabView are introduced and intensively used in simulating design and analysis from several disciplines of electrical engineering such as signal processing, circuit design, system fault analysis, and instrumentation interface.
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B EE 510 Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering (5)
Covers basic probability and random processes and their applications to engineering. Topics include probability concepts, random variables and vectors, expectations, moments, moment-generating and characteristic functions, random processes, auto-correlation, power spectral density, linear filtering of random signals, and introduction to estimation and detection. Prerequisite: STMATH 390 or equivalent.
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B EE 511 Signal Processing I (5)
Introduces basic digital signal processing techniques for analysis of systems and designing of digital filters. Topics include time-domain and frequency-domain analysis of discrete-time signals and systems, z-transforms; FFT; sampling and reconstruction; design of digital filters; and multi-rate signal processing.
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B EE 512 Signal Processing II (5)
Introduces statistical signal processing which deals with random signals, their modeling, characterization, and transformation to extract useful information about the underlying mechanism that generates them. Topics include: signal modeling; optimum filtering; linear prediction and estimation; spectrum estimation; and adaptive filtering. Prerequisite: B EE 510; B EE 511.
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B EE 515 Digital Image Processing Applications (5)
Focuses on image processing techniques, image filtering design, and its applications to images acquired from various imaging techniques. Topics include spatial and frequency-domain image filtering, image reconstruction, image segmentation, color, and morphological transformation techniques, understanding and replicating methodologies from research papers. Computer Laboratory. Prerequisite: minimum 2.7 in BEE 510.
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B EE 520 Predictive Learning from Data (5)
Concepts of predictive learning algorithms for supervised and unsupervised learning tasks. Topics include linear models (regression, linear discriminant analysis), decision trees, nearest neighbor, Gaussian mixture models, support vector machines, neural networks, Bayesian inferencing, Hidden Markov Models, and clustering. Computer Laboratory in MATLAB and cloud-computing platform. Prerequisite: 2.7 in BEE 510.
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B EE 525 Embedded Systems Design (5)
Focuses on course design, testing, and validation of modern embedded systems and systems-on-silicon. Topics include introduction to embedded programming languages for hardware and software, designing with FPGA cores, real-time operating systems, and modern synthesis tools. Prerequisite: Either B EE 425, CSS 427 or equivalent microprocessor courses, industrial experience or consent of the instructor.
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B EE 531 Acoustical Engineering: Fundamentals (4)
Covers underlying physics of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound systems and their physical effects. Estimates important ultrasound parameters using numerical simulations, algebraic techniques, and laboratory-based measurements. Prerequisite: working knowledge of MATLAB and wave physics.
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B EE 532 Acoustical Engineering: Medical Devices (5) P. MOURAD
Analysis of advanced applications of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound systems to rain and to peripheral tissue. Algebraic estimation of physical forces exerted by ultrasound and of associated biological responses. Literature review of ultrasound application to brain and peripheral tissue. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in B EE 531. Offered: W.
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B EE 533 Biomedical Devices and Instrumentation (5)
Introduction to biopotential signal; design and analysis of biomedical devices and instrumentation to acquire biosignal. FDA regulation consideration; introduction to medical imaging and signal processing including ultrasound imaging. Hardware design and simulations. There is a lab component in the class.
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B EE 545 Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductors I (5)
Studies complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology by offering circuit analysis, fabrication technology, and characterizations. Introduction to the physics and characters of basic CMOS circuits, the fundamental fabrication technologies for CMOS-based integrated circuits, and measurement characterization for CMOS inverters.
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B EE 546 CMOS II (5)
Provides hands-on laboratory experience for fabrication and testing of CMOS transistors. CMOS inverters will be fabricated and tested. Various CMOS fabrication technologies and equipment will be used including a mask aligner, furnace, metal sputter, and spin-coater. Prerequisite: 2.7 or greater in B EE 545 CMOS I.
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B EE 550 Introduction to Power Electronics (5)
Introduction to power electronics. Topics covered include characterization of power semiconductor devices, design of magnetic components and filters, analysis and design of ac-to-dc, dc-to-dc and dc-to-ac power converters. Applications in power supplies are presented. Theoretical concepts and analyses are augmented by simulations and lab projects. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 2.0 in BEE 331 or equivalent.
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B EE 551 Introduction to MEMS (5)
Develops the basics for microelectromechanical devices and systems including micro-actuators, micro-sensors, and micro-motors, principles of operation, different micromachining techniques (surface and bulk micromachining), IC-derived microfabrication techniques, thin-film technologies as they apply to MEMS.
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B EE 555 Introduction to Electrical Machines and Drives (5)
Introduction to electrical machines and drives. Topics covered include principles and analyses of electromechanical systems including dc, synchronous and induction machines, both motors and generators. Control strategies for the different machine types are presented. Theoretical concepts are augmented by simulation tools and lab projects. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of 2.0 in BEE 233 or equivalent.
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B EE 571 Power System Analysis (5) M. GHOFRANI
Topics include the iteration and simulation techniques as well as the numerical solutions required to analyze and power and energy systems; power flow; symmetrical components; faulted system analysis; stability study; and computer usage to simulate large-scale power systems.
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B EE 572 Power System Operations (5) M. GHOFRANI
Topics include: electric power grid and its operation in the United States; characteristics of generating units; power/load flow analysis; economic dispatch; unit commitment; optimal power flow; and introduction of renewable energy generation such as wind and solar energy and their integration into the grid. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 1.5 in B EE 571.
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B EE 590 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (5, max. 15)
Address contemporary topics in electrical engineering focused on emerging methods and technologies, critical issues facing disciplines within and connected with trends in research, critical theory and/or other topics important to the field.
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B EE 599 Electrical Engineeering Graduate Seminar (1)
Examines current research and technological trends in electrical engineering and related fields of interest of UWB faculty. Faculty demonstrate how to lead a seminar session, followed by graduate students leading the seminar session in the following week and presenting their own research findings.
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B EE 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Graduate research on electrical engineering topics conducted under the direction of one or more instructors
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B EE 601 Internship (1-10, max. 15)
Graduate internship under the supervision of an EE faculty member. Credit/no-credit only.
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B EE 700 Master's Thesis (*, max. 99)
Graduate Research to prepare for and complete the requirements for a thesis defense. Credit/no-credit only.
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