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. Machine Learning for Engineering (3) Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 260 and Mathematics 254.

Bayesian estimation, clustering, decision trees, dimension reduction, linear regression, logistic regression, neural networks, point estimation, and probability theory.

Electrical Engineering Courses

Upper Division Courses (Also Acceptable for Advance Degrees)

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 analog invariance methods, direct digital techniques, and non-parametric approaches such as fuzzy control, neural networks, and evolutionary systems; implementation considerations.

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 558. Digital Communications (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 581. Power System Dynamics (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 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 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 596. Renewable Energy Systems and the Smart Grid (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 480.

Effects of changes in structure of electric utility system caused by distributed generation or co-generation involving deployment of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Photovoltaic systems to include power conferters and energy storage, residential grid connected photovoltaic systems, load flow analysis of power grids and microgrids.

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.
(Formerly Electrical Engineering 553)

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 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 658. Advanced Digital Signal Processing (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 450 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 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 v ideo telephony, multimedia QoS-awareWLAN, peer to peer networks, and multimedia broadcast multicast services.

E E 671. VLSI Testing (3)

Prerequisite: Computer Engineering 470.

Theory and techniques for testing VLSI circuits and systems. Analog/mixed-signal testing, Automatic Test Pattern Generation (ATPG), boundary scan and core-based testing, Built-in Self-Test (BIST), defect and fault diagnosis, Design For Testability (DFT), logic/fault simulation, memory test, machine learning applications in VLSI testing, scan design/architecture.

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 684. Advanced Power Electronics (3)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 584 and 601.

Advanced modeling strategies for bidirectional converters, DC/DC converters, design and integration of power electronics interfaces into smart girds, multi-level inverters, Pulse-Width-Modulation (PWM) switching techniques, resonant/quasi-resonant converters, SiC and GaN switches, single/three phase inverters, and soft switching.

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. Open only to students in Plan B Project.

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 thesis for the master’s degree.

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

Prerequisite: Prior registration in Thesis 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 is granted final approval.