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Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering

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Electrical Engineering - E E Undergraduate Courses

LOWER DIVISION

200. Trends in Electrical Engineering (1)

Electrical Engineering as a profession. Nature of professional and design activities. Advances in Electrical Engineering. Current designs, future trends and challenges in various fields of Electrical Engineering.
(Lecture 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

201. Digital Logic Design (4)

Prerequisite: MATH 117 (or equivalent).
Practical design of digital circuits. Basic topics in combinational and sequential switching circuits with applications to the design of digital devices.
(Lecture-problems 4 hours)

202. Computer Methods in Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: CECS 174 and MATH 224.
Introduction to MATLAB and numerical methods with applications to engineering. Programming in MATLAB. Introduction to SIMULINK and other MATLAB toolboxes.
(Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGR 202.

210. Electro-Magnetic Foundations in Electrical Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 123, PHYS 151. Corequisite: EE 210L.
Electric fields. Magnetic fields. Ohm’s law. Kirchoff’s laws. Physics of inductance and capacitance. Conservation of energy. Introduction to RL, RC and RLC circuits. Introduction to phasors. Introduction to electric machinery, computer electronics, electromagnetic radiation, and communication.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

210L. Electro-Magnetic Foundations in Electrical Engineering Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: EE 210.

Laboratory experiments demonstrating behavior of resistive circuits; capacitors and inductors; transient RL and RC circuits; sinusoidal (phasor) RL, RC and RLC circuits; motors, generators, and transformers.
Letter grade only (A-F).

211. Electric and Electronic Circuits (3)

Prerequisites: (EE 210 or PHYS 152) and (MATH 224 or equivalent).
Linear circuit analysis techniques including circuit transformations, mesh and node analyses. Thevenin’s, Norton’s, Superposition, and Maximum Power Transfer theorems. Transient analysis of RL, RC and RLC circuits. Phasors. Power concepts. Nonlinear circuits including diodes. Circuit solution using PSpice.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

211L. Electric Circuits Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: EE 211.
Laboratory investigation of Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Laws, voltage and current division, mesh and nodal analysis, Thevenin and Norton equivalents, superposition, simple RL, RC, RLC circuits, phasors. Use of voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters and oscilloscopes. Identification of unknown elements.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

236. Introduction to Nanotechnology: A Tour in Nano-Land (3)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Overview of the fundamentals of nanoscience and nanotechnology, a wide range of applications, and issues that affect widespread use of these technologies based on ongoing research and discourse. An interdisciplinary course, taught by an interdisciplinary team of Instructors. Students will observe nature and matter in submicron and nanometer scale.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

248. Security, Information Assurance, and Computers (3)

Computer security and information assurance as crucial challenges, consequences for individuals, economy, and society as a whole. Security threats and vulnerabilities in the use of computer systems. Tools and controls to reduce or block these threats. Law, privacy, and ethics.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

UPPER DIVISION

301. Digital System Design (3)

Prerequisite: EE 201.
FPGA based digital design. Implementation of FPGA digital hardware systems based on the algorithms and implementation requirements using hardware description languages, optimization, logic synthesis, place and route methods. Implementation of finite state machines.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

301L. Digital System Design Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: EE 301.
Design, implementation, and verification of digital systems using medium scale integrated and large scale integrated circuits.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

310. Signals and Systems (3)

Prerequisites: EE 202; EE 211; and MATH 370A or equivalent.
Fundamental concepts of signals and systems. Laplace Transforms. Fourier Series. Fourier Transforms. Two-port parameters.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

330. Analog Electronic Circuits I (4)

Prerequisite: EE 211.
Analysis and design of diode, bipolar junction transistor, field-effect transistor (MOSFET and JFET), and CMOS circuits. Op-Amp linear and nonlinear circuit applications. Digital electronic circuits. Laboratory includes transistor and operational amplifier circuit design and CAD tools.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

330L. Analog Electronics Laboratory I (1)

Prerequisite or Corerequisite: EE 330.
Transistor and operational amplifier circuit design laboratory.
(Lab 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

332. Digital Electronic Circuits (3)

Prerequisites: EE 201, 211.
Analysis and design of digital electronic circuits. Structure and operation of MOS transistors, including SPICE models. NMOS and CMOS inverters. Bipolar transistor inverters. Bipolar digital gate circuits (TTL & ECL). Regenerative logic circuits (flip-flop, Schmitt trigger, multivibrator). Semi-conductor memories. Basic IC design-Gate Array, Standard Cell, PLA.
(Lecture-problems 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

346. Microprocessor Principles and Applications (3)

Prerequisites: EE 201, CECS 100 or equivalent
Introduction to the design of modern RISC based microprocessors and microcontrollers. Programming problems written in C++ and assembly using the critical thinking skills learned in CECS100. Architectural principles learned in the classroom illustrated using the assembly programming language.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

350. Energy Conversion Principles (3)

Prerequisites: (EE 202 or equivalent) and EE 211 and 211L, or consent of instructor.
Electromechanical energy conversion. Power transformers. DC, synchoronous, and induction machines. Laboratory experiments on power electronics and rotating machinery.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

370. Control Systems (3)

Prerequisite: EE 310.
Control systems analysis; block diagrams, signal flow graphs, stability criteria, root locus, frequency domain analysis. Examples of classical control system design.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

370L. Control Systems Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: EE 370.
Experiments which reinforce concepts learned in EE 370. Digital simulation modeling, analysis, and design. Real time applications.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

380. Probability, Statistics, and Stochastic Modeling (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 122, (CECS 174 or equivalent).
Probability with an emphasis on computer modeling of probabilistic systems. Topics such as discrete and continuous random variables, moments, correlation, covariance, Markov processes and queuing theory presented from a mathematical foundation developed and exemplified with realistic computer simulations from students.
(Lecture 2 hrs – laboratory 3 hrs). Letter grade only (A-F).

382. Communication Systems I (3)

Prerequisite: EE 310.
Review of Fourier series and transforms. Introduction to passive, active, and digital filters. Basic elements of probability theory, statistics, concept of white noise, AM, DSB, SSB and vestigial modulation, narrowband and wideband FM.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

386. Digital Signal Processing (3)

Prerequisites: EE 310 or CECS 301
Introduction to discrete-time signals and systems, z-transform, digital filters, system design, and comparison to the analog counterparts. Multimedia-based laboratory experiments for discrete-time signals and systems in time and frequency domain, synthesis of digital sound/music with MATLAB or C.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EE 485. (Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

400D. Electrical Engineering Design Seminar and Project (2)

Prerequisites: EE 330, 444, 370, and 382; or consent of instructor.
Design terminologies, processes and issues. Simple design examples. Constraints imposed by factors such as performance, economics, reliability, safety, aesthetics, packaging, codes, standards and practices. Ethics and social and environmental impact. Case studies. Individual and group projects. Oral presentation required.
(Lecture-problems 1 hour, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

402./502. Engineering Modeling and Simulation (3)

Prerequisite: EE 380.
Fundamental techniques of modeling and simulation of complex engineering systems. Next generation simulation tools (DES), Output analysis of systems. Alternative system configurations. Variance reduction techniques. Project proposal developments.
Additional projects required for EE 502. (Lecture-problems 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

403. Systems Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: ENGR 203 or MATH 122 and EE 202, or graduate standing.
Modeling and analysis, and design of deterministic and stochastic systems. The building blocks of Systems Engineering models ranging from network models with special structured, to unstructured linear and nonlinear optimization.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problems 3 hours)

405. Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing in electrical engineering or consent of instructor.
Selected topics from recent advances in electrical engineering. Course content will vary from year to year. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units consent of department undergraduate advisor.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

406. Medical Instrumentation and Measurements (3)

Prerequisite: EE 330 or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Design and analysis of medical instruments, electrodes and amplifiers for measurement of physiological signals.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problems 3 hours)

406L. Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite or corequisite: EE 406.
Laboratory study of medical instrumentation, transducers and computer data processing.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

407. Applications of Computers in Medicine (3)

Prerequisite: EE 346 or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Principles of analysis and design of computers and data collection equipment for real-time on-line medical systems.
(Lecture-problems, computer projects 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

410. Analog Filter Design (3)

Prerequisite: EE 310 or graduate standing.
Theory and design of active filters using operational amplifiers. Emphasis is placed on low-pass filters.
Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

411. Continuous- and Discrete-Time Linear Systems (3)

Prerequisite: EE 370 or graduate standing.
Review of matrices and linear algebra. Z-transforms, linear systems, and difference equations. State-space description of linear systems. Analysis including stability, reachability, and observability. State-feedback.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

412. Fractals in Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: EE 310 or graduate standing.
Application of fractal geometry to system theory. Study of system dynamics leading to complex behaviors and chaos. Scaling laws, sensitivity to initial conditions, strange attractors, and i/f noise will also be discussed.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

420. Solid State Electronic Devices (3)

Prerequisite: PHYS 254 or graduate standing.
Semiconductor crystal structure and growth. Carrier modeling, drift and diffusion currents. P-N junctions, diodes, solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LED). Bipolar junction transistor (BJT) biasing, linear and switched operation. Metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET) operation. Solar cells, photovoltaics, and lasers.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EE 320. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

427./527. Digital Filter Design and Audio Processing (3)

Prerequisite: EE 386 or consent of instructor.
Digital filter design methods, filter architectures, round-off noise, implementation and applications to audio signal processing. Additional projects required for EE 527.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

428./528. Speech Signal Processing (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: EE 486 or consent of instructor.
Principles and engineering applications of speech signal processing. Speech synthesis, recognition, encoding, and compression. Applications of neural networks.
Additional projects required for EE 528. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

430. Analog Electronic Circuits II (3)

Prerequisites: EE 330 and EE 370, or graduate standing.
Differential pairs, current sources, output stages, and integrated operational amplifiers. Op-amp applications and practical issues. Frequency response. Computer-aided circuit analysis and design. Feedback amplifiers and stability. Oscillators.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

430L. Analog Electronics Laboratory II (1)

Corequisite: EE 430.
Advanced transistor, operational amplifier, and linear-integrated circuits and systems design laboratory.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EE 433L. (Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

434./534. Mixed-Signal IC Design (3)

Prerequisites: EE 201 and EE 330 or consent of instructor.
CMOS fabrication. Component layout. MOSFET modeling. Mixed-signal devices such as D/A and A/D converters and phase-locked loops. Substrate Noise coupling. System-on-chip considerations. Design using CAD tools.
Additional projects required for EE 534. (Lecture-problems 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

435./535A. Microelectronics (3)

Prerequisites: EE 201, 330.
Theory of microelectronics integrated circuit design, IC fabrication technology, device characterization, modelling, digital and analog simulation tools, physical layout tools, digital standard cell library design, IC digital system designs, I/O pad design, full chip simulation and physical designs.
Additional projects required for EE535A. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

435L. Microelectronics Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: EE 435.
Laboratory evaluation of IC process steps. Wafer probe, packaging, and final test. Empirical device model formulation from test data.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EE 420L. (Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

436./536. Microfabrication and Nanotechnology (3)

Prerequisites: EE 330 and PHYS 254; or MAE 300.
Techniques and the technology of miniaturization of electrical, mechanical, optical, and opto-electronic devices in sizes from millimeters to nanometers. Design examples of sensors, microlenses, cantilevers, and micromotors, process fabrication.
Additional projects required for EE 536. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

437. Multidisciplinary Nano-Science and Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Introduces four key areas: nanoscience properties of materials; nanotechnology in biology and nature; observation, measurement, analysis; applications. Importance of understanding and engineering nanoscale structures, materials, and processes for the 21st Century. Use of scanning electron microscope and atomic force microscope.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

444. Microprocessor Based System Design (3)

Prerequisite: EE 346.
Study of microprocessor based systems and their integration with peripheral devices including sensors, actuators, and serial communications. Following a progressive lab sequence, over the semester the student will design and construct a modern RISC microcontroller based system.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to student with credit in EE 347.

446. Advanced Microprocessors and Embedded Controllers I (3)

Prerequisite: EE 444 or consent of the instructor or graduate standing.
Advanced microprocessors such as Pentium series, RISC, and CISC. Hardware features and new instructions. Support for virtual memory, paging, privilege levels, multitasking and internal cache. Floating point coprocessors. Embedded controllers, on-chip resources and applications.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

447. Design of Electronic Systems (3)

Prerequisites: (EE 301 or 435) and EE 346 and EE 400D and EE 430, or graduate standing.
Extensive laboratory projects. Design of analog and digital systems. Computer-aided design including, for example, hardware descriptive language (HDL) and SPICE.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours. laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

448./548. Wireless and Mobile Networks and Security in Wireless Networks (3)

Prerequisites: EE 482 or equivalent.
Wireless and Mobile Ad-hoc Networks and Security. Ad-hoc and geographic routing, resource discovery, MAC, IP-mobility, mobility modelling, wired-wireless networks, security aspects. Lab Projects will include use of tools such as OPNET, Ethereal, Sniffer, Scanner, IDS, etc.
Advanced project required for EE 548. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

449./549. Topics in Multimedia and Hypermedia (3)

Prerequisite: EE 483 or equivalent.
Theoretical and practical issues in designing multimedia systems, design and implementation of interactive multimedia and hypermedia applications including interactive television (e.g., video-on-demand, eLearning), hypermedia systems (e.g., the World Wide Web), and video conferencing and groupware. Emphasis placed on current design issues and research topics.
Extra project for graduate students. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

450. Electronic Control of Motors (3)

Prerequisites: EE 350 and EE 370, or graduate standing.
Characteristics of semiconductor power switches. Modeling and application of control theory to various types of motors. Bidirectional and four-quadrant converter topologies for motion control. Selection of drives to control AC and DC motors. Uninterruptible power supplies and adjustable speed drives.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

452. Computer Applications in Power Systems (3)

Prerequisite: EE 350 or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Modeling of power generation, transmission, and distribution systems, load-flow analyses, short-circuit studies, voltage drop and power loss calculations, transient stability and optimal power flow analyses. Application of specialized computer software for power system design and analyses.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

453./553. Protection of Power Systems (3)

Prerequisites: EE 310, 350.
Protective relays, instrument transformers, low-voltage and high-voltage circuit breakers, protection of generators and motors, transformer protection and transmission line protection. Relay coordination and commercial power systems. Application of computer programs for protective device coordination. Additional projects required for EE 553.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

455./555. Space Electric Power Systems (3)

Prerequisites: EE 330, 350.
A comprehensive treatment of characteristics of and requirements from spacecraft power systems, power sources, power conversion and control. Energy storage, electrical equipment, power converters and loads, power management. Future space missions and technological needs. Additional projects required for EE 555.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

458. Design of Power System Components (3)

Prerequisites: EE 330 and (either EE 450 or EE 452 or EE 453), or graduate standing. Corequisite: EE 400D.
Design of electrical, electronic and electromechanical components required for power conversion, control, transmission, distribution, protection and measurements in terrestrial and space electric power systems.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

460. Electromagnetic Fields (3)

Prerequisite: EE 310 or graduate standing.
Electric and magnetic field theory including propagation of planewaves in lossless and dissipative media. Maxwell’s equations. Transmission lines.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

462. Electromagnetics and Applications to Wireless Systems (3)

Prerequisite: EE 310 or graduate standing.
Electromagnetic field theory including transmission lines, vector fields, electrostatics and magnetostatics.
Maxwell’s equations and plane wave propagation. Waveguides and microstrip-RF circuit principles and devices. Radiation and antenna design. Wireless communication systems including satellite and cell-phone technologies.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in EE 460 or 464. (Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

464. Electromagnetics and Applications to Electro-Optics (3)

Prerequisite: EE 310 or graduate standing.
Electromagnetic field theory including transmission lines, vector fields, electrostatics and magnetostatics. Maxwell’s equations and plane wave propagation. Electromagnetic formulation of geometric and Fourier optics. Semiconductor and gas laser applications to fiber-optic communication systems and electro-optic devices.
Not open for credit to students who have credit in EE 460 or 462. (Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

470. Digital Control (3)

Prerequisites: EE 370, EE 370L, and (EE 386 or EE 411), or graduate standing.
Analysis and synthesis of digital control systems. General application of both the Z-transform and the state-space approach for discrete system design.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

471. Design of Control Systems (3)

Prerequisite: EE 370. Corequisite: EE 400D or graduate standing.
Design of compensators using root-locus and Bode-plot methods. Design of state-space control systems and observers. Computer-aided design.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

474./574. Robot Dynamics and Control (3)

Prerequisite: EE 370.
Basic methodology for analysis and design of robotic manipulators. Classification of robots. Homogeneous transformations, kinematics, dynamics, trajectory planning and control of robots. Application of robots in flexible manufacturing.
Additional projects required for EE 574. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

476./576. Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic (3)

Prerequisites: EE 386 or consent of instructor
Principles and application of artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic. Mechanisms of supervised and unsupervised neural networks. Fuzzy control systems. Applications in signal processing, communications, control, and other areas.
Additional projects required for EE 576. Not open for credit to students with credit in EE 589/689. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

481./581. Satellite Communication Systems (3)

Prerequisite: EE 482.
Basic orbital mechanics, link analysis, multiple access architectures and protocols, FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA systems. Synchronization techniques, modulation and coding techniques. Security and spread spectrum requirements. System design.
Additional projects required for EE 581. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

482. Communication Systems II (3)

Prerequisite: EE 382 or graduate standing.
Information sources and communication systems. Orthogonal series representation of signals, pulse and digital modulation techniques, band-pass digital communication systems, special topics in communications.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

483. Digital Image Processing (3)

Prerequisite: EE 386 or graduate standing.
Image formation. Image detectors and their characteristics. Perception, image models. Sampling and quantization. Pixel relationships. Statistical characterization of discrete images - probability density models. Image fidelity criteria and image intelligibility. Image transforms. Image enhancement techniques.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

486. Digital Signal Processing for Multimedia Communications (3)

Prerequisite: EE 386 or graduate standing.
Discrete-time signals and systems, discrete Fourier transform, fast Fourier transform, spectral estimation, interpolation and decimation, filter design and structures and applications to multimedia communications. Laboratory projects for image processing, FFT receiver, signal detection, digital phase-locked loop.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

488. Communication System Design (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: EE 400D, EE 430, and EE 482, or graduate standing.
Design of Communication systems/subsystems and their implementation in software and hardware. Design of Capstone Senior Project in the area of Communication systems.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

489. Digital Signal Processing Design (3) S

Prerequisite: EE 400D or graduate standing. Prerequisite/Corequisite: EE 486 or consent of instructor.
Design, implementation, and real-time testing of projects such as FIR filters, IIR filters, tone generator, 32-bit addition and multiplication, FFT spectrum analyzer. All projects are simulated in fixed-point arithmetic with MATLAB or C and TMS320C54x assembly code in bit-exact.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Special Problems (1-3)

Prerequisites: Minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 and consent of instructor.
Assigned topics in technical literature or laboratory projects and reports.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

492. Instrumentation and Data Acquisition for Engineering Applications (3)

Prerequisites: EE 370 and EE 370L, or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
Concepts of instrumentation, data acquisition and computer-based control of industrial systems. Topics include signal conditioning, software and hardware for data acquisition and computer-based control, graphical programming and virtual instrumentation.
(Lecture-problems 2, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).