In the 2024-2025 Catalog

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Courses

EE 199  Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

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

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

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 307  Avionics I  3 Credits (3,0)

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 Uncrewed Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

An introduction to robotics with emphasis on sensors, actuators and computer control. Topics include the terminology used to describe uncrewed 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 PS 250 and PS 253 Corequisites: EE 328 and MA 345

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)

******OFFERED ON PRESCOTT CAMPUS ONLY****** 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)

******OFFERED ON PRESCOTT CAMPUS ONLY****** 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

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

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 and EE 300.

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)

******OFFERED ON PRESCOTT CAMPUS ONLY******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)

******OFFERED ON PRESCOTT CAMPUS ONLY******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  Electrical Engineering Capstone I  3 Credits (3,0)

Combination of hardware and software detailed design, implementation, and testing following established industry standards. Component and subsystem specification and design practices. Preliminary design, preparation of project, and testing plans. Engineering as a pivotal aspect of the business cycle; Engineer as responsible, societal participant. Pre-Requisite: Senior Standing
Prerequisites: Senior standing

EE 421  Electrical Engineering Capstone II  3 Credits (3,0)

Continuation of EE 420. Combination of hardware and software detailed design, implementation, and testing following established industry standards. Execution of continued team projects.
Prerequisites: EE 420

EE 430  Introduction to Radio Frequency Circuits  3 Credits (3,0)

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 450  Elements of Power Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

******OFFERED ON PRESCOTT CAMPUS ONLY******Electrical power conversion and control. Use of electronic devices as switches. Power computations for linear and nonlinear circuits, single and three-phase power distribution, and transformers. Controlled and uncontrolled rectification. AC voltage controllers, DC-DC converters, DC power supplies, DC-AC inverters, and resonant converters.
Corequisites: EE 452

EE 452  Power Systems Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

******OFFERED ON PRESCOTT CAMPUS ONLY******Electrical power conversion and control. Use of electronic devices as switches. Power computations for linear and nonlinear circuits, single and three-phase power distribution, and transformers. Controlled and uncontrolled rectification. AC voltage controllers, DC-DC converters, DC power supplies, DC-AC inverters, and resonant converters.
Prerequisites: EE 304

EE 499  Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.