Electrical Engineering Courses

Lower Division Courses

E E 200. Analytical Methods for Electrical Engineers (3)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 151 with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Complex analysis, Laplace transform with electrical engineering applications, linear algebra, multivariable calculus, ordinary differential equations, and power series.

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.

E E 296L. Electric Circuit Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in Electrical Engineering 210 with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

DC and AC circuits to include atomic structure, current and voltage, resistance and power. Fundamental AC concepts and phasor calculations for current, impedance, and voltage in RLC circuits. Ohm's Law and series and parallel circuits. Transient response for capacitors and inductors.

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)

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 and Mathematics 252 with a grade of C- (1.7) or better in each course.

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) 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 420L. Control Systems Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 420.

Analog (op-amp based and digital (microcontroller) implementation. Design of control systems to include lag, lead, optimal PID and LQR controller design, system identification. Use of sensors and actuators.

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)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 330L and Electrical Engineering 430.

Design and evaluation of active filters and tuned amplifiers, current mirrors, feedback circuits, single-stage and multistage amplifiers, voltage regulators. Advanced uses of laboratory test equipment.

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.

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. (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) 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 496A. Senior Design Project (2)

Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 330L, 430, Computer Engineering 375. Credit or concurrent registration in Electrical Engineering 420.

Supervised design experience at the individual level, along with exposure to ethics and professionalism; use of test instruments, fabrication tools, printed circuit boards and data sheets.

E E 496B. Senior Design Project (2)

Prerequisite: Senior Design A.

Supervised design experience as member of multidisciplinary team; preparation of an engineering design proposal with clear statements of specifications, criteria and deliverables; delivering technical information through reports and oral presentations.

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 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 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 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 (1) 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. 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.