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Electrical Engineering Courses

 

 
Lower Division Courses
 
   
 
 

E E 204. Principles of Electrical Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 151 and Physics 196 with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course.
Circuit analysis, phasor diagrams, single-phase and threephase power, semiconductor devices and applications, and energy conversion devices. Not acceptable for electrical or computer engineering majors.

 
 

E E 210. Circuit Analysis I (3)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 151 and Physics 196 with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course.
Circuit analysis by reduction methods, Thevinin and Norton’s equivalence, mesh current and nodal voltage analysis. Transient analysis of first-order circuits and use of phasors for steady-state sinusoidal analysis. Operational amplifier models, impedance, power. Computer software tools for circuit analysis.

 
             

 

 
Upper Division Courses (Intended for Undergraduates)
 
   
 
 

E E 300. Computational and Statistical Methods
  for Electrical Engineers (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 210 with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
Random signals and events in electrical engineering. Introduction to basic probability, discrete and continuous random variables, joint random variables. Application of probabilistic models and concepts to engineering; data analysis and point estimation using computer-aided engineering tools.

 
 

E E 310. Circuit Analysis II (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 210 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Mathematics 252 or both Aerospace Engineering 280 and Mathematics 254 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.
Transient and frequency response of RLC circuits. Mutual inductance, network analysis using Laplace transformations, network functions, stability, convolution integrals, Bode diagrams, two-port networks, computer analysis of circuits.

 
 

E E 330. Fundamentals of Engineering
  Electronics (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 210 with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
Application of diodes JFETs, MOSFETs, and BJTs in typical electronic circuits. Analysis and design of rectifiers, filters, and simple amplifiers using transistors and operational amplifiers.

 
 

E E 330L. Engineering Electronics Laboratory (1)

Three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in Electrical Engineering 330 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.
Experimental study of laboratory instruments, diodes, rectifier circuits, filters, transistors, and operational amplifiers.

 
 

E E 340. Electric and Magnetic Fields (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 210 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Aerospace Engineering 280 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.
Electrostatic and magnetostatic field theory using vector notation; Coulomb’s Law, Gauss’ Law and potential theory. Solutions to Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations; capacitance and inductance. Time-varying fields; Maxwell’s equations.

 
 

E E 380. Electrical Energy Conversion (3)

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 210 with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
Magnetic circuits, transformers and polyphase AC networks. Fundamentals of electro-mechanical energy conversion; induction motors, synchronous machines and DC machines.

 
 

E E 380L. Electrical Energy Conversion
  Laboratory (1)

Three hours of laboratory
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in Electrical Engineering 380 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.
Experimental study of DC, single and polyphase AC circuits, transformers, and machines.

 
 

E E 397. Discussion: Electrical Engineering (1)
  Cr/NC

Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in associated course.
Discussion and examples of problem-solving techniques in subject area. Weekly writing assignments summarizing material covered in lecture and identifying troublesome topics. Not applicable to a bachelor’s degree.

 
 

E E 410. Signals and Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 300 and 310 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better in each course. File an approved master plan with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Linear time-invariant systems, Fourier analysis, continuous and discrete signals and systems, sampling and Laplace transform techniques.

 
 

E E 420. Feedback Control Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 410.
Control systems including servomechanisms by Laplace transform method. System performance and stability; Nyquist, Bode, and root-locus diagrams; elementary synthesis techniques. Practical components and examples of typical designs.

 
 

E E 430. Analysis and Design of Electronic
  Circuits (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 310, 330, and Aerospace Engineering 280 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better in each course.
Single and multiple transistor amplifiers, power stages. Frequency response, feedback, stability, and operational amplifier circuits.

 
 

E E 430L. Electronic Circuits Laboratory (1)

Three hours of laboratory
Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 330L or credit or concurrent registration in Electrical Engineering 430.
Transistor dynamic characteristics; single stage and multistage amplifier circuits including feedback, tuned amplifiers, voltage regulators, active filters, and A/D-D/A converters.

 
 

E E 439. Instrumentation Circuits (3)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in Electrical Engineering 430.
Design and analysis of mixed signal, analog/digital, electronic systems. Emphasis on operational amplifier based circuit design with design procedures needed to accommodate amplifier limitations in real world applications. Introduction to digitally controlled, analog signal processing.

 
 

E E 440. Electromagnetic Waves (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 310 and 340 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better in each course.
Time-domain form of Maxwell equations, electromagnetic wave propagation in unbound media, Poynting vector, reflection of plane waves, transmission line theory, Smith chart, different microwave transmission lines, wave propagation in bounded media, waveguides, and introduction to antennas.

 
 

E E 450. Digital Signal Processing (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 410.
Descrete-time signals and systems, Sampling, Z-transform, Discrete-Time Fourier transform and frequency responses, DFT, FFT, and introduction to IIR and FIR digital filter design. (Formerly numbered Electrical Engineering 556.)

 
 

E E 455. Antenna Theory and Design (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 440.
Wireless communication system. Fundamental antenna parameters, theory and design of different types of antennas (wire, aperture, broadband, array), and techniques for antenna analysis, fabrication and measurement.

 
 

E E 458. Analog and Pulse Communication
  Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 410.
Analog and digital communication systems. Amplitude and frequency modulation, pulse modulation, and PCM. Introduction to information theory.

 
 

E E 458L. Communications and Digital Signal
  Processing Laboratory (1)

Three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in Electrical Engineering 458.
Experiments in modulation techniques, effects of noise on system performance, digital filters, and signal processing. (Formerly numbered Electrical Engineering 558L.)

 
 

E E 480. Power System Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 280, Electrical Engineering 310 and 380 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better in each course.
Modern power system elements; calculation of load flow, fault currents, and system stability.

 
 

E E 483. Power Distribution Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 380 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.
Design and operation of electric power distribution systems. Design of primary and secondary systems, application of one phase and three phase transformer banks, and metering principles and practices.

 
 

E E 490. Senior Design Project (4)

Two lectures and six hours of laboratory.
Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 375 and Electrical Engineering 330L with a grade of C- (1.7) or better in each course. Electrical Engineering 410 and 430.
Supervised capstone design projects to provide integrative design experience for seniors to include ethics, professionalism, cost-effectiveness, and project management.

 
 

E E 496. Advanced Electrical Engineering Topics
  (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Modern developments in electrical engineering. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit nine units for any combination of Electrical Engineering 496 and 596 applicable to a bachelor’s degree.

 
 

E E 499. Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: Approval of project adviser and department chair.
Individual study. Maximum credit six units.

 
             
 
 
Upper Division Courses (Also Acceptable for Advance Degrees)
 
   
 
 

E E 502. Electronic Devices for Rehabilitation (3)

Two lectures and three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 330 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.
Recent developments in electronic assistive devices and microcomputers for persons with various disabilities; assessment of disabled persons for suitable technological assistive devices.

 
 

E E 503. Biomedical Instrumentation (3)

Prerequisite: Aerospace Engineering 280 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better; Electrical Engineering 410 and 430 (or for Mechanical Engineering majors, Electrical Engineering 204 and Mechanical Engineering 330).
Instrumentation systems to monitor, image, control, and record physiological functions.

 
 

E E 522. Digital Control Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 420.
Digital controls systems; design algorithms including analoginvariance methods, direct digital techniques, and non-parametric approaches such as fuzzy control, neural networks, and evolutionary systems; implementation considerations.

 
 

E E 530. Analog Integrated Circuit Design (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 430 with minimum grade of C-.
Advanced treatment of transistor pairs, device mismatches, differential amplifiers, current mirrors, active loads, level shifting, and output stages. Parasitic and distributed device parameters. Economics of IC fabrication and impact on design.

 
 

E E 534. Solid-State Devices (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 434.
Energy bands and charge carriers in semiconductors; generation, recombination, and transport of excess carriers; semiconductor junctions; unipolar and bipolar transistors; high-frequency, high-power, and optoelectronic devices; integrated circuits.

 
 

E E 540. Microwave Devices and Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 440. Recommended: Aerospace Engineering 515.
Applications of Maxwell’s equations to wave propagation. Microwave network parameters; guided wave transmission and reflection. Design of filters, couplers, power dividers and amplifiers. Applications in radar and telecommunications systems.

 
 

E E 540L. Microwave Design and Measurements
  Laboratory (1)

Three hours of laboratory.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in Electrical Engineering 430L and 540.
Microwave measurement equipment, simulation tools for designing microwave components, vector network analyzer calibration, design and measurement of planar microwave components, and a design project.

 
 

E E 556. Digital Signal Processing (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 410.
Discrete-time signals and systems, Sampling, Z-transform, Discrete-time Fourier transform and frequency responses, DFT, FFT, and introduction to IIR and FIR digital filter design.

 
 

E E 558. Digital Communications (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 458.
Design of baseband digital communication systems; noise characterization, sampling, quantization, matched filter receivers, bit-error performance, inter-symbol interference, link budget analysis.

 
 

E E 581. Power System Dynamics (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 480.
Three-phase faults, symmetrical components, unsymmetrical faults, protective relay operating principles, economic dispatch of thermal power generation units, power system controls, voltage and power stability.

 
 

E E 584. Power Electronics (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 380 and 430 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better in each course.
Design and analysis of power electronic devices. Permanentmagnet and pulse-width modulation ac-to-ac converters, dc-to-ac inverters, power electronics applications, power semiconductor switches, and switch-mode power supplies. (Formerly numbered Electrical Engineering 484.)

 
 

E E 584L. Power Electronics Laboratory (3)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in Electrical Engineering 584.
Experimental design of dc-dc converters (boost, buck, buck-boost), flyback and forward converters, voltage and current mode control design and implementation. Basic photovoltaics and maximum-power-point-tracking (MPPT) design and battery charge control using switched-mode dc-dc converters.

 
 

E E 596. Advanced Electrical Engineering Topics
  (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Modern developments in electrical engineering. May be repeated with new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit of nine units for any combination of Electrical Engineering 496 and 596 applicable to a bachelor’s degree. Maximum combined credit of six units of Electrical Engineering 596 and 696 applicable to a 30-unit master’s degree. Credit for 596 and 696 applicable to a master’s degree with approval of the graduate adviser.