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205 Electric Circuit Analysis I (3)

Study of electric circuits and networks. Includes resistive circuits and first-order transients. Emphasizes the basic principles and their application to circuit analysis using calculus and linear algebra. Prerequisite: PHY 182. Concurrent course: MTH 249 or MTH 251 or MTH 257H. 2 Lec 1 Lab.

278 Computer Architecture (3)

Principles of Von Neumann computer architecture. Data representation and computer arithmetic. Memory hierarchy. CPU structure and instruction sets. Assembly language programming to better understand and illustrate computer architecture concepts. Performance considerations and alternative computer architectures. Prerequisite: CSA 271 or equivalent. Cross-listed with CSA 278.

287 Digital Systems Design (4)

Topics include switching algebra and switching functions, logic design of combinational and sequential circuits using TTL, combinational logic design with MSI and LSI, busing, flip-flops, registers, counters, programmable logic devices, memory devices, register-level design, and microcomputer system organization. Students must show competency in the computer-aided design (CAD) and laboratory implementation of digital systems. 3 Lec. 2 Lab.

303 Computer-Aided Experimentation (4)

Advanced topics in electric circuit analysis are combined with an in-depth study of theory and application of instrumentation and experimentation; power analysis, transformer principles, frequency response and filters, second order systems, LaPlace transform, and signal conditioning circuits are covered as well as components, and concepts of computer-machine interface systems; design of computer-controlled experimentation for real-time measurement, monitoring, and control of automated-industrial processes. Prerequisite: ECE 205, MME 211, STA 368 or STA 301. 3 Lec. 1 Lab. Cross-listed with MME 303.

304 Electronics (3)

Analysis and design of electronic circuits and subsystems; study of diodes, transistors, and operational amplifier characteristics; amplification, frequency response and feedback in small signal amplifiers; applications of electronic devices and circuits. Prerequisite: ECE 305 or ECE/ MME 303. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.

305 Electric Circuit Analysis II (3)

In depth study of electric circuits and networks. Includes sinusoid and complex number manipulations, AC circuit analysis, AC power analysis, poly-phase and magnetically coupled circuits, electric machines, frequency response and filters, Laplace transform, and S-domain circuit analysis. Prerequisites: ECE 205 or PHY 292/294. Concurrent course: MTH 245 or MTH 347. 2 Lec. 1 Lab.

306 Signals and Systems (3)

Introductory course covering the principles of signals and systems. The course combines lectures, Matlab simulation laboratory exercises, and design projects to expose students to the theories and concepts of both continuous-time and discrete time forms of signals and systems, as well as applications of the theories and concepts in communication systems, control systems, and signal processing. Prerequisites: ECE 205 or PHY 292/294. Concurrent courses: ECE 205, MTH 245 or MTH 347.

325 Applied Electromagnetics (3)

Theories and applications of electromagnetic fields and waves; Including electrostatics, magnetostatics, Maxwell's Equations, plane wave propagation and reflection, transmission lines, and antennas. Prerequisites: MTH 245 or MTH 347 and ECE 305 or ECE 303.

387 Embedded Systems Design (4)

Fundamentals of computer systems design. Interfacing and basics of embedded computers (microprocessors). Laboratory projects will require students to successfully design, implement, debug, and document computer solutions requiring a mix of hardware and software. Models and methodologies for designing systems containing hardware and software. Models and methodologies for designing systems containing both hardware and software components, or codesign, will be introduced. Substantial design projects will be required of each student. Prerequisite: ECE 287, CSA 153 or CSA 274. 3 Lec. 1 Lab.

414/514 Introduction to VLSI Design (3)

Fundamentals of modern VLSI IC design. Introduces three main aspects of CMOS IC engineering: device operation, circuit design and circuit layout, as well as three main aspects of VLSI system engineering: system-level simulation, interconnect analysis and basics of high-volume manufacturability. Provides hand-on experience with modern IC design software. Prerequisite: ECE 287 and ECE 304.

425/525 Digital Signal Processing (3)

This course investigates the relation between continuous-time and discrete-time signals and processing of discrete-time signals. Topics include sampling theory, signal representation, quantization noise, transformation and manipulation of digital signals, digital filter structure and design. Prerequisite: ECE 306, STA 368 or STA 301, or permission of instructor.

428/528 Real-Time Digital Signal Processing (3)

Study of real-time digital signal processing techniques. Students will learn how to design and implement real time digital signal processing algorithms with an industry-standard digital signal processing (DSP) microprocessor. Several structured laboratory exercises, such as spectrum analysis and digital filtering, followed by an extensive final project will be given. Prerequisite(s): ECE 306 and ECE 425.

436 Control of Dynamic Systems (3)

An in-depth study of the theory, design, and analysis of feedback control of dynamic systems. Integrate the problem-solving techniques and concepts of electric circuits and computer-aided experimentation into the design and construction of programmable-logic based control systems and its application in modern manufacturing systems. Design methodologies applied in lab exercises and short-term design projects. Prerequisite: ECE/ MME 303 or ECE 305. 2 Lec. 1 Lab. Cross-listed with MME 436.

MPC 448/449 Senior Design Project (2, 1-2)

Student teams, with varied academic backgrounds, conduct major open-ended research/design projects. Elements of the design process are considered as well as real-world constraints, such as economic and societal factors, marketability, ergonomics, safety, aesthetics, and ethics. 448: feasibility studies performed; 449: implementation, testing, and production of design. Non-majors can register for 3-4 credits; (448) 2 credits, (449) 1-2 credits. Prerequisite: senior standing in student's major. Cross-listed with CSA 448/449 and MME 448/449.

453/553 Communication Systems (3)

This course introduces students to basic communication system principles and practice. Topics include modulation, demodulation and multiplexing techniques. System design and performance analysis will also be covered. Prerequisite: ECE 304, ECE 306, STA 301 or STA 368 or permission of the instructor.

461/561 Network Performance Analysis (3)

Modeling and performance analysis of computer and communication networks including delay and occupancy models in networks, architectures, transmission media, multiple access, switching, and protocols. Emphasis is on lower layer network performance. Prerequisites: STA 368 or STA 301; CSA 283; or permission of instructor.

470 Special Topics (3)

Advanced special topics in electrical and computer engineering. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


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