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2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Engineering

Although not specifically stated in each course description, the prerequisites for all courses, except those required by other departments, may include classification as an electrical engineering student in good standing. Also, a student cannot take a course with an EEL prefix unless the student has earned a C or better in all prerequisite EEL prefix courses.

EEL 3003 Elements of Electrical Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2313 and PHY 2049.
An introduction to the theory and practice of electrical engineering for students not majoring in electrical engineering; circuits, machines, electronics and systems.

EEL 3111C Circuits 1
Credits: 4; Prereq: MAC 2313 and PHY 2049; Coreq: MAP 2302.
Basic analysis of DC and AC electric circuits. Laboratory.

EEL 3112 Circuits 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3111C and MAP 2302; Coreq: EGM 4313.
Continuation of EEL 3111 with emphasis on circuit applications of convolution, the Fourier series, and Laplace and Fourier transforms.

EEL 3135 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: CGS 2425, CIS 3020 and MAC 2313; Coreq: MAP 2302.
Difference equations, discrete convolution, the Z transform, discrete and fast Fourier transforms. State-space theory of discrete-time systems.

EEL 3211 Basic Electric Energy Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3111C; Coreq: EEL 3112.
Analysis and modeling of power system components. Magnetic circuits, energy conservation, transformers, AC and DC rotating machines.

EEL 3303L Electrical Circuits Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: EEL 3003.
Introductory electrical engineering laboratory in electrical instrumentation, devices and systems.

EEL 3304C Electronic Circuits 1
Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3111C.
Fundamentals of electronic circuits and systems. Laboratory.

EEL 3396 Solid-State Electronic Devices
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3111C.
Introduction to the principles of semiconductor electron device operation.

EEL 3472 Electromagnetic Fields & Applications 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3111C.
Transmission line equations, electrostatics, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, plane waves, introduction to antennas and waveguides.

EEL 3473 Electromagnetic Fields & Applications 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472.
Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic wave propagation in different media, antennas, waveguides, numerical methods, electromagnetic coupling.

EEL 3701C Digital Logic and Computer Systems
Credits: 4; Coreq: CIS 3020 or CGS 2425.
An overview of logic design, algorithms, computer organization and assembly language programming and computer engineering technology. Laboratory.

EEL 4201L Electrical Energy Conversion Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: EEL 3211.
Electric energy conversion, devices and systems.

EEL 4213 Electric Energy Systems 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3211.
System models for generators, transformers, transmission lines and large-scale power networks. Matrix formulations, power flow analysis, symmetrical component theory, balanced and unbalanced fault analysis.

EEL 4230 Electronic Drives and Motor Control
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3211 and EEL 3112.
Analysis and design of AC and DC motor controls with semiconductor converter drives. Controlled rectifier and chopper drives for DC motors; cycloconverter and inverter drives for AC motors.

EEL 4242C Power Electronic Circuits
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3304C.
Circuit topologies, analysis, design and simulation of electronic circuits such as power supplies and motor drives.

EEL 4306C Electronic Circuits 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3112 and EEL 3304C.
Design-oriented continuation of EEL 3304; feedback, op amp circuits and applications, digital electronics. Laboratory.

EEL 4310C Digital Integrated Circuits
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3304C, EEL 3396 and EEL 3701C.
Analysis and design of digital circuits using MOS and bipolar devices. Laboratory.

EEL 4331C Solid-State Technology
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3396.
Principles of solid-state device fabrication. Laboratory.

EEL 4351 Electronic Device Fundamentals
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3396.
Physical principles of modern solid-state devices and their practical applications.

EEL 4373 Radio-Frequency Electronics
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3304C and EEL 3112.
This course will cover fundamental RF theory (such as resonant circuits, matching, noise and transmission lines), radio operation, and the design of key RF circuit blocks (such as amplifiers, mixers, and oscillators).

EEL 4440 Optical Communication Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3396 and EEL 3472.
Introduction to electromagnetic waves, dielectric waveguides and fibers, propagation characteristics of fibers, characterization methods, LEDs and laser diodes, photodetector optical receivers and communication systems.

EEL 4445 Optics for Engineers
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472.
Nature of light, radiometry, laser basics, interferometry, holography, coherence, polarization, diffraction, fiber optics, Fourier optics.

EEL 4461 Antenna Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472.
Electromagnetic field theory and its application to antenna design.

EEL 4514 Communication Systems and Components
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3112 and EEL 3135.
Theory of communication, and applications to radio, television, telephone, satellite, cellular telephone, spread spectrum and computer communication systems.

EEL 4514L Communication Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: EEL 3304C; Coreq: EEL 4514.
Communication circuits and radio frequency instruments, devices and measurements.

EEL 4516 Noise in Devices and Communication Systems
Credits: 3; Coreq: EEL 4514.
Origin, characterization and measurement of random noise. Calculation of signal-to-noise ratios and probability of errors in communication systems.

EEL 4595 Data Computer Communications
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4514 and CGS 2425 or CGS 3460.
Intro to the principles and practice of computer networking, emphasizing data communication and the lower layers of the OSI and TCP/IP protocol architectures.

EEL 4610 State Variables and Controls
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3135 and EEL 3112.
Development of state-variable approach to linear continuous-time and discrete-time systems with emphasis on the design of feedback control systems.

EEL 4657 Linear Control Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3112 and EEL 3135.
Theory and design of linear control systems.

EEL 4657L Linear Controls Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: EEL 4657.
Practical applications of linear control theory.

EEL 4712C Digital Design
Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3701C.
Advanced modular logic design, design languages, "finite" state machines and binary logic. Laboratory.

EEL 4713C Digital Computer Architecture
Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3701C.
The use of electronic digital modules to design computers. Organization and operation of computers. Hardware/software tradeoffs. Design of computer interfacing. Laboratory.

EEL 4744C Microprocessor Applications
Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3701C.
Elements of microprocessor-based systems; hardware interfacing and software design for their application. Laboratory.

EEL 4750C Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3135 and EEL 4744C.
Fundamentals of filter design and Fourier transforms. Hardware implementation of filters. Simulation of signal processing systems using MATLAB.

EEL 4834 C++ Programming for Electrical Engineers
Credits: 3.
Develop computer skills and art of writing good computer programs using C and C++ languages. Examples and exercises relevant to Electrical Engineering are used.

EEL 4905 Individual Problems in Electrical Engineering
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with a change in content up to 4 credits.
Selected problems or projects in the student's major field of engineering study.

EEL 4912 Integrated Product & Process Design 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3304C and EEL 3701C.
The first part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes—on time and within budget. Working closely with industry liaison engineers and a faculty coach, students gain practical experience in teamwork and communication, problem solving and engineering design, and develop leadership, management and people skills.

EEL 4913 Integrated Product & Process Design 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4912.
The second part of EEL 4912-4913 sequence.

EEL 4914C Electrical Engineering Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: senior standing.
Selected design projects involving engineering applications in the various areas of electrical engineering. Must be taken prior to the semester of graduation. Laboratory.

EEL 4930 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
Special courses covering selected topics in electrical engineering.

EEL 4931 Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Seminar
Credits: 1; maximum 1 credit; Prereq: EG classification.
A series of seminars given by a group of faculty members in the department.

EEL 4939 Electric Utility Seminar
Credits: 1.
A series of weekly seminars on the electric utility industry. Lectures from industry engineers include various technical topics related to power engineering.

EEL 4948 Practical Work in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1; Prereq: 3EG classification.
One term industrial employment, including extra work according to a pre-approved outline. Practical engineering work under industrial supervision, as set forth in the College of Engineering regulations. S/U only.

EEL 4949 Co-op Work Experience
Credits: 1; Prereq: EG classification.
Practical co-op engineering work under approved industrial supervision. Grading is on a S-U basis only.

EGN 4930 Sales Engineer Seminar
Credits: 1.
Intended for students interested in pursuing a career in sales engineering (required for students enrolled in the Sales Engineering Certificate Program). Lectures and discussions on practice-oriented sales engineering topics.

General Education Categories

  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International and Diversity focus (I)

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
    The Schedule of Courses lists the amount of writing credit per course section.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • †† indicates the course may be taken on an S-U basis.