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Electrical Engineering (EE)

Courses

EE 223  Linear Circuits Analysis I  3 Credits (3,0)

Volt-ampere characteristics for passive circuit elements, resistive network circuit theory, and simplification. Kirchoff's current and voltage laws. Introduction to linear network theorems and transformations. Transient response of RC, RL, and RLC circuits. Steady state and impedance circuit analysis for sinusoidal sources.
Corequisites: MA 345 and PS 250.

EE 224  Electrical Engineering Laboratory I  1 Credit (0,3)

Problem sessions, electrical instrumentation and measurement, verification of theory presented in EE 223, working knowledge of electronic test equipment.
Corequisites: EE 223.

EE 299  Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  1-6 Credit

Directed studies of selected topics in electrical engineering.

EE 300  Linear Circuits Analysis II  3 Credits (3,0)

Continuation of EE 223. Study of the Laplace and Fourier transforms, Fourier analysis, complex plane, resonance and coupled circuits, Bode Diagrams, and two-port networks.
Prerequisites: EE 223 Corequisites: MA 441.

EE 302  Electronic Devices and Circuits  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduction to basic semiconductor theory and semiconductor device characteristics. Diode and transistor models used in the analysis and design of electronic circuits. Basic amplifier circuits. Single and multi-stage amplifier analysis, design, and frequency response. Integrated circuit implementation of differential stages and operational amplifier circuits.
Prerequisites: EE 223 Corequisites: EE 304.

EE 304  Electronic Circuits Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Laboratory experiments in the measurement of electronic device characteristics. Design of biasing networks, small signal amplifiers, and switching circuits.
Corequisites: EE 302.

EE 306  Introduction to Electrical Systems  2 Credits

Direct current electricity; circuits, resistance, DC machinery. AC current; transformers, three-phase circuits, AC machinery, commercial applications, building codes.

EE 307  Avionics I  3 Credits (3,3)

Provides the first part of a comprehensive and rigorous study of avionics systems. The course covers avionics systems from the basic physics of avionics to the latest technology.
Prerequisites: EE 223.

EE 308  Introduction to Electrical Communications  3 Credits (3,0)

This is an introductory course in communications and includes channels, networks, Shannon's law, random processes, modulation, and multiplexing. Transmitters and receivers are covered as an application of the theory introduced in this course. The Fourier transform is the major mathematical tool used in this course. The subjects are the basic foundation of both analog and digital communications, both wired and wireless.
Prerequisites: CEC 315.

EE 310  Avionics II  3 Credits (3,0)

Provides the second part of a comprehensive and rigorous study of avionics systems. This course includes practical laboratory examples. The course covers avionics systems from the basic physics of avionics to the latest technology. This course is a continuation of EE 307.
Prerequisites: EE 307.

EE 311  Robotics Technologies for Unmanned Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

An introduction to robotics with emphasis on sensors, actuators and computer control. Topics include the terminology used to describe unmanned systems, such as fly-by-wire control, teleoperation and autonomy. Technologies studied include range finding systems (e.g., sonar, radar, ladar), position determination systems (e.g., GPS and landmark-based systems), optical sensors (infrared and visible light imaging), inertial guidance systems, servomotors and safety systems. The course includes a microprocessor-based robotics project.
Prerequisites: EGR 115 or CS 223.

EE 327  Electrical Engineering Fundamentals  3 Credits (3,0)

Circuit theory and variables. Analysis of electrical circuits using Ohm's and Kirchloff's laws. Nodal and mesh analysis. Principles of superposition and source transformation. Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. Wheatstone bridge. Voltage-current relationship for passive elements. First order transient analysis. Phasors and steady-state AC analysis. Filter concepts.
Prerequisites: COM 221 and MA 345 and PS 250 and PS 253 Corequisites: EE 328.

EE 328  Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Laboratory experiments and techniques in electrical engineering. The Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Lab EE 328 must be taken during the same semester as EE 327 (Electrical Engineering Fundamentals).
Prerequisites: PS 253 Corequisites: EE 327.

EE 335  Electrical Engineering I  2 Credits (2,0)

Introduction of the fundamentals of electrical engineering. Circuit theory and variables. Voltage-current relationship for passive elements. Circuit analysis and network solutions. Phasors and frequency-domain analysis. Transient analysis of first and second order systems. Equivalent circuits and power. The Electrical Engineering Lab, EE 336, must be taken during the same semester as EE 335.
Prerequisites: COM 221 and MA 345 and PS 250 and PS 253 Corequisites: EE 336.

EE 336  Electrical Engineering I Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Laboratory experiments and techniques in electrical engineering. The Electrical Engineering Lab EE 336 must be taken during the same semester as EE 335.
Corequisites: EE 335.

EE 340  Electric and Magnetic Fields  3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces the study of time-varying electromagnetic fields and the relevant analysis in electrical engineering, electrostatics and magneto-statics. Topics discussed include the study of magnetic and dielectric material properties; Maxwell's equations; energy and radiation of plane waves; introduction of electromagnetic waves, transmission lines, the Smith chart, and radiation from antennas.
Prerequisites: EE 223 and MA 441.

EE 399  Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  1-6 Credit

Directed studies of selected topics in electrical engineering.

EE 401  Control Systems Analysis and Design  3 Credits (3,0)

Modeling, analysis, and design of analog and digital linear control systems using time and frequency domain techniques. Topics include feedback control system characteristics performance analysis and stability, Z-transforms, and controller design.
Prerequisites: MA 345.

EE 402  Control Systems Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Laboratory experiments involving the principles of operation and design of linear control systems. Experiments to support theory introduced in EE 401.
Corequisites: EE 401.

EE 410  Communication Systems  3 Credits (3,1)

Theory and application of electronic communication systems; spectral analysis; modulation and demodulation techniques; transmitting and receiving systems. Behavior of receivers and transmitters in the presence of noise. Study of avionic radio systems currently in use, such as NAV, COMM, DME, ATCRBS, ILS, and others.
Prerequisites: EE 340.

EE 412  Communication Systems Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

Laboratory experiments involving design and analysis of electronic communication; circuitry and measuring performance characteristics; and limitations of various communication components and systems.
Corequisites: EE 410.

EE 417  Digital Communications  3 Credits (3,0)

This course covers digital codes, including the understanding of the generation of common codes and the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of codes. Bandwidth considerations are introduced. Common distortion and interference phenomena are studied in terms of inter-symbol interference, bit error rates, and the tools for analyzing these impairments, such as eye diagrams and constellation diagrams. Techniques for improving digital communications, including matched filters, error detection, error correction, and data compression, are discussed.
Prerequisites: EE 308.

EE 420  Avionics Preliminary Design  3 Credits (3,0)

Study of FAA requirements governing design of airborne electronic equipment. Study of component and subsystem specification and design practices. Application of the above in the preparation of a proposal/design plan for an airborne electrical/electronic subsystem. Integrate the knowledge gained throughout the curriculum with practical aspects of the practice of engineering to enable the student to comprehend engineering as a pivotal aspect of the business cycle and to responsibly participate in society by the practice of his/her profession. The course will introduce the combination of hardware and software requirements and preliminary design, preparation of project, and testing plans following established industry standards. Pre-Requisite: Senior Standing.

EE 421  Avionics Detail Design  3 Credits (3,0)

Continuation of EE 420 or EE 428. Senior-level project. Students will work as members of a team in the execution of winning proposals from EE 420/428. The course incorporates the combination of hardware and software detailed design, implementation, and testing following established industry standards.
Prerequisites: EE 420.

EE 430  Introduction to Radio Frequency Circuits  3 Credits

This course introduces the fundamentals of radio frequency (RF) theory and circuits. The main topics in the RF theory part include RF behavior of common devices, transmission lines, Smith chart, impedance matching, and S parameters. The main topics in the RF circuit part include filters, amplifiers, oscillators, and mixers.
Prerequisites: EE 302 and EE 340 Corequisites: EE 430L.

EE 430L  Radio Frequency Circuits Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

This lab accompanies radio frequency (RF) circuits. The main topics of this lab include operating the RF measurement equipment; demonstrating the RF behavior of common devices; measuring the parameters of transmission lines; measuring the S-parameters of transistors and integrated circuits; matching the impedances of networks; and designing/testing filters, amplifiers, and oscillators, as well as mixers.
Corequisites: EE 430.

EE 499  Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  1-6 Credit

Directed studies of selected topics in electrical engineering.