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Computer Engineering Courses

 

 
Upper Division Courses (Also Acceptable for Advance Degrees)
 
             
 
 

COMPE 560. Computer and Data
  Networks (3)

Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 271 and Electrical Engineering 410 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better in each course.
Wide area and local area networks, multi-layered protocols, telephone systems, modems, and network applications.

 
 

COMPE 561. Windows Database and Web
  Programming (3)

Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 361 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.
Programming applications involving file systems, relational databases, Structured Query Language (SQL), ADO.NET, clientserver architecture, multithreading sockets, web servers, web browsers, web services, ASP.NET, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), and Extensible Markup Language (XML).

 
 

COMPE 565. Multimedia Communication
  Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in Computer Engineering 560.
Design and implementation of multimedia communication systems. Image compression, JPEG, VQ, cell-B standards. Video and audio compression standards, MPEG, MPEG-2, H.26X, G.72X. Data storage systems and multimedia requirements. Networking requirements and networks as multimedia carriers. Transport and network protocols for carrying multimedia over data networks. Multimedia system design, scheduling, congestion control, traffic shaping, buffer management.

 
 

COMPE 571. Embedded Operating
  Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 260 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better. Computer Engineering 475.
Real-time kernel, basic kernel services, threading and synchronization, preemptive multithreading, mutexes, spin locks, critical sections, priority scheduling, interrupts, RTOS implementation, memory management, task management, intertask communications.

 
 

COMPE 572. VLSI Circuit Design (3)

Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 271 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better. Electrical Engineering 330.
Design of digital integrated circuits based on CMOS technology; characterization of field effect transistors, transistor level design and simulation of logic gates and subsystems; chip layout, design rules, introduction to processing; ALU architecture.

 
 

COMPE 596. Advanced Computer
  Engineering Topics (1-3)

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

 
             
 

Electrical Engineering Courses

 

 
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.

 
             

 

 
Graduate Courses
 
   
 
 

E E 600. Seminar (1-3)

Prerequisite:Consent of instructor.
An intensive study in advance electrical engineering. May be repeated with new content. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree.

 
 

E E 601. Linear System Theory and
  Design (3)

Prerequisite:Electrical Engineering 420.
State models and solutions of the state equations, stability, controllability and observability, realizability and minimal realizations, linear state and output feedback control, introduction to linear optimal control.

 
 

E E 602. Stochastic Signals and Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 410.
Random signals, correlation functions, power spectral densities, the Gaussian process, narrow band processes. Applications to communication systems.

 
 

E E 631. RF Electronic Circuits (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 410, 430, 602
Distinguishing characteristics of RF circuits; analysis of noise and nonlinearity in circuits; frequency-selective and impedance-matching networks. RF amplifiers, oscillators and frequency conversion circuits. Phase-locked loops and their applications.

 
 

E E 634. RF Circuit Design (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 540.
RF component and circuit design in frequency domain and scattering parameter terms. Linear amplifiers, stability considerations, unilateralization, matching techniques, low-noise amplifiers, wideband designs, power amplifiers, linearity considerations, oscillators, and mixers.

 
 

E E 641. RF Wireless Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 440, 558, 602.
Characteristics and performance measures of RF subsystem in wireless communication systems: wireless channel, antenna, modulators and demodulators, low-noise and power amplifiers, oscillators, ADC and DAC; receiver architectures, system-level design of RF front-end.

 
 

E E 645. Antennas and Propagation (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 440.
Antenna radiation mechanism, antenna types, fundamental antenna parameters, microstrip patch antennas, theory and design of various array and wire antennas, antenna measurement techniques and radio wave propagation in different propagation environments to include mobile communications, multiple input multiple output (MIMO) communications, and satellite communications.

 
 

E E 650. Modern Communication Theory (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 558 and 602.
Wireless digital communication; bandpass modulation and demodulation, multiple access techniques, broadband signaling techniques, spread spectrum techniques; applications include CDMA and OFDM.

 
 

E E 652. Principles and Applications of
  Information Theory (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 558 and 602.
Information measure of data sources; Shannon’s theorem and capacity of communication links; rate-distortion theory and performance of source codes.

 
 

E E 653. Coding Theory (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 558.
Error control for digital information; arithmetic of Galois fields; block, cyclic, convolutional and turbo encoding and decoding; applications in digital communication and computer systems.

 
 

E E 654. Adaptive Algorithms (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 556.
Adaptive DSP algorithms. Time varying, data dependent filters, adaptive predictors, cancelers, equalizers. LMS and RLS algorithms, tapped delay line, lattice, and decision feedback structures. Adaptive beam forming and beam steering.

 
 

E E 655. Modem Design (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 556 and 558.
System level and DSP design of modems for wireless and wireline communications. Study modems for QAM, OFDM, CDMA, and T-1 modulation.

 
 

E E 656. Multirate Signal Processing (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 556.
DSP techniques for sample rate changes in digital filters. Decimation and interpolation, aliasing as a processing option in resampling filters. Applications in communication and entertainment media systems.

 
 

E E 657. Digital Image Processing (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 556.
Theory of two-dimensional signals and systems, image transforms, image enhancement, restoration and compression, image analysis and computer vision.

 
 

E E 658. Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 556 and 602.
Advanced topics in FIR and IIR filter design. Quantization effects in digital filters. Sigma-delta modulation. Signal modeling. Parametric and non-parametric spectral estimation. Optimum filtering.

 
 

E E 660. High Speed Networks: Design
  Principles and Recent Advances (3)

Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 560.
Provides students with knowledge of recent developments in area of computer networks. Current research in high speed computer networks.

 
 

E E 662. Wireless Sensor Networks (3)

Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 560.
Sensor platforms, wireless channel characteristics, time synchronization, medium access control, topology control, routing protocols, localization, coverage and placement, detection and tracking, query processing.

 
 

E E 665. Multimedia Wireless Networks (3)

Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 565.
Multimedia source characteristics, compressed bitstreams, error resiliency, quality of service, cellular video telephony, multimedia QoS-awareWLAN, peer to peer networks, and multimedia broadcast multicast services.

 
 

E E 670. Digital ASIC Design (3)

Prerequisite: A Computer Engineering 572.
High-performance and low-power digital application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chips.

 
 

E E 672. VLSI System Design (3)

Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 470.
VLSI systems at the architectural level for digital signal processing applications: feedforward and feedback systems, fixed-point and floating-point representations, folding, iteration bound, parallel architectures, pipelining, retiming, unfolding, wave and asynchronous pipelining.

 
 

E E 674. Signal and Power Integrity (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 440 and Computer Engineering 572.
Interconnect and power distribution network design in very-largescale integration systems packaging. High-speed transmission lines and crosstalk, macromodeling of interconnects. Switching noise, decoupling, numerical methodologies in power integrity design.

 
 

E E 685. Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems
  (MEMS) Design and Applications (3)

(Same course as Mechanical Engineering 685)

Prerequisite: Mechanical Engineering 585.
Design and manufacturing technology for micro- and nano-scale devices. Topics include solid state transducers, microscale physics, biomedical microelectronics, microfluidics, biosensors, and hybrid integration of microfabrication technology. Emphasis on biomedical applications.

 
 

E E 740. Advanced Topics in Physical
  Electronics (1-3)

Prerequisite: Graduate level coursework in the area and consent of instructor.
Selected topics in electromagnetic fields and waves, optoelectronics, and semiconductor devices. May be repeated with new content and consent of graduate adviser. See Class Schedule for specific content. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree.

 
 

E E 795. Internship/Practicum (1) Cr/NC

Prerequisite: Eighteen units of graduate level coursework in electrical engineering and consent of adviser.
Supervised internship or practicum experience with approval of graduate adviser. Not applicable to an advanced degree. Maximum credit three units.

 
 

E E 797. Research (1-6) Cr/NC/RP

Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Open only to students in Plan A Thesis.
Research in engineering. Maximum credit six units applicable to a master’s degree for students in Plan A only.

 
 

E E 798. Special Study (1-3) Cr/NC/RP

Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.
Individual study. Maximum credit three units applicable to a master’s degree for students in Plan B study.

 
 

E E 799A. Thesis or Project (3) Cr/NC/RP

Prerequisite: An officially appointed thesis committee and advancement to candidacy.
Preparation of a project or thesis for the master’s degree.

 
 

E E 799B. Thesis or Project Extension (0)
  Cr/NC

Prerequisite: Prior registration in Thesis or Project 799A with an assigned grade symbol of RP.
Registration required in any semester or term following assignment of RP in Course 799A in which the student expects to use the facilities and resources of the university; also student must be registered in the course when the completed thesis or project is granted final approval.