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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.
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.
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 BST 307, MATH 136, MATH 307, or AMATH 351 any of which may be taken concurrently; either B CUSP 150 or PHYS 122; either CSS 161 or CSE 142, which may be taken concurrently.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
B EE 381 Introduction to Electric Power Generation (5) NW, QSR Collins
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. Offered: jointly with BST 381.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 lave projects using Verilog and Labview tools. Prerequisite: B EE 271. Offered: Sp.
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.
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.
B EE 477 Power System Fundamentals (5) Ghofrani
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.
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.
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.
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.
B EE 490 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-5, max. 10)
Explores special topics in electrical engineering.
Instructor Course Description: Steven W. Collins
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 both B EE 332 and B EE 425,either of which may be taken concurrently. Offered: AWSp.
B EE 496 Capstone Project in Electrical Engineering II (3) Berger, Ghirmai
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. Offered: AWSp.
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.
B EE 499 Undergraduate Research in Electrical Engineering (1-5, max. 20)
Undergraduate research on a topic agreed upon by the instructor and student.