Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEN)

ECEN 1030  COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS (4 credits)

Introduction to DC circuit analysis and digital logic. Topics include Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws, mesh and nodal analysis, Boolean algebra, logic gates, minimization, counters and flip-flops. Uses of computer based resources for data analysis and report generation. Use of internet to locate and retrieve engineering resources.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH1950 (pre or coreq)

ECEN 1060  MICROPROCESSOR APPLICATIONS (3 credits)

Introduction to assembly language programming of microprocessors/microcontrollers, assemblers, and debugging tool utilization. Microprocessor system hardware components, control signals, and 'C' language micro-controller programming.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN1030, CIST1400

ECEN 1210  INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I (3 credits)

Introduction to basic electrical engineering concepts including energy, power systems, communications and signal processing.

ECEN 1220  INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING II (3 credits)

Introduction to several electrical engineering areas including digital, circuits, electromagnetics, materials and devices, and optics.

ECEN 1920  INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING I (1-3 credits)

Individual study at the freshman level in a selected computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of a computer and electronics engineering faculty member.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Departmentally approved proposal

ECEN 1940  SPECIAL TOPIC IN COMPUTER ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING I (1-4 credits)

Special topics in the emerging areas of computer and electronics engineering at the freshman level which may not be covered in the other courses in the computer and electronics engineering curriculum.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Freshman standing or permission.

ECEN 1980  SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I (1-6 credits)

Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for first-year students not covered in other courses.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 2110  ELEMENTS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Basic circuit analysis including direct and alternating currents and operational amplifiers. Digital signals and circuits. Not for electrical engineering majors.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH1960 and PHYS2110

ECEN 2130  ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS I (3 credits)

Electrical circuit theory, Kirchoff's and Ohm's laws, circuit analysis theorems, Norton and Thevenin equivalence. The analysis of resistor circuits, with capacitors and inductors, in DC and AC steady state. Transients and variable frequency response are studied, including computer solutions to circuit problems.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 1030 and ECEN 2250. MATH 2350 prior to or concurrent.

ECEN 2140  ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS II (3 credits)

Introduction to the analysis of electrical circuits in sinusoidal steady states. The concepts of impedance, phasors, power, frequency response, resonance, magnetic circuits and two-part networks. Transform techniques for circuit analysis.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2130 and ECEN 2184. Pre or Corequisite: MATH 2050.

ECEN 2150  ELECTRONICS AND CIRCUITS I (3 credits)

Introduction to electrical engineering circuit theory. Kirkhoff's law and circuit analysis theorem applied to steady state DC resistive circuits. Analysis of transient RLC and sinusoidal steady-state circuits. Modern computer methods are employed.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Co-Req; MATH 1970

ECEN 2160  ELECTRONICS AND CIRCUITS II (3 credits)

Steady-state power calculations for sinusoidal single-phase and balanced three-phase circuits. Mutual inductance. Frequency response. Introduction to the fundamentals of semiconductor theory and their applications to P-N junction devices. Kirkhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady-state diode circuits. Modern computer methods employed.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2150 with grade of C or higher. Coreq: MATH 2350.

ECEN 2170  ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS III (1 credit)

Analysis of first and second order RLC circuits using differential equations and Laplace transforms. Variable frequency network performance analysis. This course is for computer engineering majors only.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2130. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 2184  ELECTRICAL CKT I LAB (1 credit)

The use of laboratory tools for measurement and verification of electrical concepts. Experiments using both passive and semiconductor devices at audio frequences. Analysis verification with computer simulation.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Coreq: ECEN 2130.

ECEN 2200  INTRODUCTION TO EMBEDDED SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Basic hardware and software concepts of embedded microprocessor systems and interfacing with other hardware components. Simple circuits are designed and drivers to run these circuits are written. Design and build hardware and write drivers in assembly language.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 1220 or CSCI 3710, and CSCI 2240 or working knowledge of C programming. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 2220  ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS I (4 credits)

Analysis and design of modern electronic circuits. Diode circuits, bipolar and field effect transistor switching and amplifier circuits, and operational amplifier circuits.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2130 with grade of C or better, and ECEN 2184.

ECEN 2240  INTRODUCTION TO SIGNAL PROCESSING (4 credits)

This course demonstrates the use of mathematical and digital computation tools key to engineering applications. Auditory and visual senses are used in the presentation and study of sinusoidal signals, sampling, frequency response and filtering theory.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 1060, CIST 1400, MATH 1960.

ECEN 2250  COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING SEMINAR (1 credit)

This course provides an overview of computer electronics and telecommunication fields. There will be information on professional careers available upon graduation. Professionalism and ethics are addressed as well as the need for lifelong learning experiences.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 1030.

ECEN 2310  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY (1 credit)

Laboratory accompanying ELEC 2110.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Coreq: ECEN 2110, not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 2350  INTRODUCTORY ELECTRICAL LABORATORY I (1 credit)

Laboratory accompanying ELEC 2150.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Coreq: ECEN 2150.

ECEN 2360  INTRODUCTORY ELECTRICAL LABORATORY II (1 credit)

Laboratory accompanying ELEC 2160

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2350, Coreq: ECEN 2160.

ECEN 2920  IND STUDY IN CEEN II (1-3 credits)

Individual study at the sophomore level in a selected computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of a computer and electronics engineering faculty member.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Sophomore and ECE departmentally approved proposal.

ECEN 2940  SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING II (1-4 credits)

Special topics in the emerging areas of computer and electronics engineering at the sophomore level which may not be covered in the other courses in the computer and electronics engineering curriculum.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Sophomore standing or permission.

ECEN 3040  SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS I (3 credits)

Mathematical modeling of physical systems and signals. Representation of signals in terms of basic functions. Fourier Series expansion, Fourier Transforms, Laplace and Z-Transforms. Input-output relations, convolution. Transfer functions. Bode plots. Poles/zeros and s- and z-plane methods. Applications.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2140 or ECEN 2160 with a grade of C or better and MATH 2350.

ECEN 3050  PROBABILITY THEORY AND STATISTICS FOR ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERS (3 credits)

Random experiment model, random variables, functions of random variables, and introduction to random processes; statistics and practical data analysis.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3040

ECEN 3060  ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THEORY (3 credits)

Complex vectors, Maxwell's equations. Uniform plane waves. Wave reflection and transmission at interfaces. Waveguides and resonators. Transmission line principles. Antennas. Topics in waves.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2150 or ECEN 2130 with grade of C or better, PHYS 2120, MATH 1970, MATH 2350., not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 3070  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY I (2 credits)

Laboratory work on circuits and systems, digital and analog electronic circuits, and electromagnetics.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 1060 or ECEN 2200; and ECEN 2220 or 2360 Coreq: ECEN 3130 or 3700; Admission to College of Engineering; not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 3100  DIGITAL DESIGN AND INTERFACING (4 credits)

Digital design from both the circuit and system perspectives. Topics include the structure and analysis of digital integrated circuits, interface signal integrity, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) design and synthesis, software simulation. Lab exercises provide hands-on experience with design tools and the design process.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2220. Prereq or coreq: ECEN 3130.

ECEN 3130  SWITCHING CIRCUITS THEORY (4 credits)

Combinational circuit analysis and design. State machine analysis and design. Includes synchronous/clock mode circuits and asynchronous sequential circuits. Minimization, race and hazard elimination are covered. Circuits are implemented in discrete logic and in CPLD and FPGA devices. VHDL hardware description language is used to describe circuits. Circuits are implemented in discrete logic and in CPLD/FPGA devices.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 1060.

ECEN 3160  ELECTRONICS AND CIRCUITS III (3 credits)

Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady state transistor circuits. Frequency response of filters and amplifiers. Basic power amplifier types. Advanced operational amplifier circuits. Introduction to the fundamentals of semiconductor theory and their application to p-n junction and field devices.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2160 with grade of C or better.

ECEN 3170  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY II (2 credits)

Lab work on electromagnetic fields and waves, solid state devices, discrete systems, control systems, and communications.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3040, ECEN 3070 Coreq: ECEN 3060, ECEN 3160, not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 3250  COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (4 credits)

Relevant communication systems; principles of transmission and reception; amplitude; frequency and phase modulation. Sampling theorem, pulse-code modulation and delta modulation.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2220; STAT 3800.

ECEN 3280  APPLIED FIELDS AND LINES I (3 credits)

Transmission lines. Discontinuities, different termination, and matching methods. Application of vector analysis to Maxwell's equations. Uniform plane waves including reflection/transmission. S-parameters. Principles of antennas. LW, MW, SW, USW propagation.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH1970 and MATH2350

ECEN 3290  APPLIED FIELDS AND LINES II (3 credits)

Metallic waveguides with rectangular, circular and coaxial cross section, antennas, free space, propagation in free space, applications.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3280.

ECEN 3320  ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE PROGRAMMING (1 credit)

Introduction to the architecture and assembly language programming of 80 x 86 microprocessors, Assemblers and debugging tool utilization.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 1060

ECEN 3380  INTRODUCTION TO POWER AND ENERGY SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Energy sources, environmental impacts, power systems principles, three phase circuits, transmission lines, transformers, per unit analysis, generators, loads, and power system modeling.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2160 or ECEN 2140 with grade of C or better. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 3450  MOBILE ROBOTICS I (4 credits)

Introduction to the primary issues spanning the field of mobile robotics, including robotics history, robot components (sensors, actuators), robot system design considerations, low-level control (feedback control) and robotics control architectures. The lab focuses on the practical implementation of autonomous robot control on a real mobile robot using behavior-based methods in the C language.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 1060, ECEN 2130.

ECEN 3500  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP OR COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (1-3 credits)

Approval of faculty sponsor prior to the internship or Co-op is required. For Internships or Cooperatives primarily technical in nature lasting 4.5 months or greater. Weekly communication and/or final report required. Must be taken during or after the semester in which the Internship/Co-op occurs.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 3520  ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS II (4 credits)

Operational amplifier circuit design and analysis with emphasis on feedback and stability. Design and analysis of large signal power amplifiers. Other integrated devices such as regulators, comparators, Schmitt triggers, oscillators and active filters.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2220

ECEN 3550  SIGNALS AND LINEAR SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Continuous and discrete time representations of signals. System modeling and analysis using differential and difference equations. Fourier, Laplace and z transforms. State description of continuous and discrete time transfer functions. The primary mathematical tools used in the analysis of continuous and discrete time systems.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 2140; Pre or Coreq.: STAT 3800.

ECEN 3610  ADVANCED ELECTRONICS AND CIRCUITS (3 credits)

Analog and digital electronics for discrete and integrated circuits. Multistage amplifiers, frequency response, feedback amplifiers, simple filters and amplifiers MOS and biopolar logic gates and families A/D and D/A converters.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3160; not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 3620  DATA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRANSCEIVERS (4 credits)

Noise and signal distortions in communication systems, impedance matching techniques, high frequency measurement techniques, design of high frequency amplifiers and oscillators, PLL and frequency synthesizers, data synchronization and multiplexing techniques, Antennas and their arrays.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3520; Pre or Coreq.: ECEN 3250, ECEN 3280

ECEN 3700  DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN (3 credits)

Combinational and sequential logic circuits. MSI chips, programmable logic devices (PAL, ROM, PLA) used to design combinational and sequential circuits. CAD tools. LSI and PLD components and their use. Hardware design experience.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 1210, not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 3920  INDIVID STUDY IN CEEN III (1-3 credits)

Individual study at the junior level in a selected computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of a computer and electronics engineering faculty member.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior and ECE departmentally approved proposal

ECEN 3940  SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING III (1-4 credits)

Special topics in the emerging areas of computer and electronics engineering at the junior level which may not be covered in the other courses in the computer and electronics engineering curriculum.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior standing or permission.

ECEN 3980  SPECIAL TOPICS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING III (1-6 credits)

Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for third-year students not covered in other courses.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission. Not open to nondegree students.

ECEN 3990  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (1-3 credits)

Research accompanied by a written report.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Electrical engineering seniors or permission., not open to non-degree graduate students

ECEN 4000  ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION (3 credits)

Applications of analog and digital devices to electronic instrumentation. Includes transducers, instrumentation amplifiers, mechanical and solid state switches, data acquisition systems, phase-lock loops, and modulation techniques. Demonstrations with working circuits and systems. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8006)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior Standing in Engineering or Permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4060  POWER SYSTEMS ANALYSIS (3 credits)

Symmetrical components and fault calculations, power system stability, generator modeling (circuit view point), voltage control system, high voltage DC transmission, and system protection. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8066)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3380, not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4070  POWER SYSTEMS PLANNING (3 credits)

Economic evaluation, load forecasting, generation planning, transmission planning, production simulation, power plant reliability characteristics, and generation system reliability. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8076)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3050, not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4080  ENGINEERING ELECTROMAGNETICS (3 credits)

Applied electromagnets: Transmission lines in digital electronics and communication. The quasistatic electric and magnetic fields; electric and magnetic circuits and electromechanical energy conversion. Guided waves; rectangular and cylindrical metallic waveguides and optical filters. Radiation and antennas; line and aperture antennas and arrays. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8086)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3060, not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4100  MULTIVARIATE RANDOM PROCESSES (3 credits)

Probability space, random vectors, multivariate distributions, moment generating functions, conditional expectations, discrete and continuous-time random processes, random process characterization and representation, linear systems with random inputs. (Cross-listed with ELEC 8106)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3050. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4160  MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR COMPUTER MEMORY, LOGIC, AND DISPLAY (3 credits)

Survey of fundamentals and application of devices used for memory, logic, and display. Magnetic, superconductive, semi-conductive, and dielectric materials. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8166)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PHYS 2120, not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4170  SEMICONDUCTOR FUNDAMENTALS II (3 credits)

Analysis of BJT's and MOSFET's from a first principle materials viewpoint. Statics and dynamic analysis and characterization. Device fabrication processes. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8176)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 4210 or ECEN 8216. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4200  PLASMA PROCESSING OF SEMICONDUCTORS (3 credits)

Physics of plasmas and gas discharges developed. Includes basic collisional theory, the Boltzman equation and the concept of electron energy distribution. Results are related to specific gas discharge systems used in semiconductor processing, such as sputtering, etching, and deposition systems. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8206)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior or graduate standing. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4210  PRINCIPLES OF SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS AND DEVICES I (3 credits)

Introduction to semiconductor fundamentals, charge carrier concentration and carrier transport, energy bands, and recombination. PN junction, static and dynamic, and special PN junction diode devices. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8216)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PHYS 2130. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4240  DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (3 credits)

The temporal and spectral analysis of digital signals and systems, the design of digital filters and systems, and advanced systems including multi-rate digital signal processing techniques. (Cross-listed with ECEN8246)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3550

ECEN 4280  POWER ELECTRONICS (3 credits)

Basic analysis and design of solid-state power electronic devices and converter circuitry. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8286)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3040, ECEN 3160.

ECEN 4300  WIND ENERGY (3 credits)

This broad multidisciplinary course will combine engineering principles of both the mechanical/aerodynamical and electrical components and systems, along with economic and environmental considerations for siting and public policy, to appropriately cover the relevant topics associated with all scales of wind energy implementations. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8306)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior standing or permission.

ECEN 4330  MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEM DESIGN (4 credits)

Microprocessor based systems. Architecture; design and interfacing. Memory design, input/output ports, serial communications, and interrupts. Generating assembly ROM code, assembly/C firmware generation, and designing device drivers. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8336)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3100 with grade of C or better and ECEN 3320 with grade of C or better.

ECEN 4350  EMBEDDED MICROCONTROLLER DESIGN (4 credits)

Microcontroller architecture: design, programming, and interfacing for embedded systems. Timing issues, memory interfaces, serial and parallel interfacing, and functions for common microcontrollers. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8356)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 4330/8336 with grade of C or better, STAT 3800.

ECEN 4360  ELECTRIC MACHINES (3 credits)

Provides a solid background in electric machine analysis, covering fundamental concepts, techniques, and methods for analysis and design. Discussion of transformers and presentation of some new systems and applications. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8366)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PHYS 2120 and ECEN 2160

ECEN 4370  PARALLEL AND DISTRIBUTED PROCESS (3 credits)

Parallel and Distributed Processing concepts, principles, techniques and machines. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8376.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 4350 or ECEN 8356

ECEN 4420  BASIC ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Applications of partial differential equations, matrices, vector analysis, complex variables, and infinite series to problems in electrical engineering. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8426)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MATH 2350. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4440  LINEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Classical (transfer function) and modern (state variable) control techniques. Both time domain and frequency domain techniques are studied. Traditional, lead, lag, and PID compensators are examined, as well as state variable feedback. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8446)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3040. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4480  DECISION ANALYSIS (3 credits)

Principles of engineering economy including time value of money, net present value, and internal rate of return. Use of influence diagram and decision tree to structure and analyze decision situations under uncertainty including use of stochastic dominance, value of information, and utility theory. Fundamentals of two-person matrix games including Nash equilibrium. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8486)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3050 or STAT 3800.

ECEN 4500  BIOINFORMATICS (3 credits)

This course examines how information is organized in biological sequences such as DNA and proteins and will look at computational techniques which make use of this structure. During this class various biochemical processes that involve these sequences are studied to understand how these processes effect the structure of these sequences. In the process bioinformatics algorithms, tools, and techniques which are used to explore genomic and amino acid sequences are also introduced. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8506)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Computer programming language and ECEN 3050 or STAT 3800 or equivalent.

ECEN 4510  INTRODUCTION TO VLSI SYSTEM DESIGN (3 credits)

The concepts, principles, and methodology at all levels of digital VLSI system design and focused on gate-level VLSI implementation. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8516).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3100

ECEN 4520  INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER-AIDED DIGITAL DESIGN (3 credits)

The concepts, simulation techniques and methodology in computer-aided digital design at system and logic levels. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8526)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3100

ECEN 4540  POWER SYSTEMS OPERATION AND CONTROL (3 credits)

Characteristics and generating units. Control of generation, economic dispatch, transmission losses, unit commitment, generation with limited supply, hydrothermal coordination, and interchange evaluation and power pool. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8546)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3380 or ECEN 8385. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4600  LABVIEW PROGRAMMING (3 credits)

Labview as a programming language and for applications to acquire data, to access the network, control lab instruments, and for video and sound applications. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8606)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Prior programming experience.

ECEN 4610  DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA (4 credits)

Topics related to the transport of bit streams from one geographical location to another over various physical media such as wire pairs, coaxial cable, optical fiber, and radio waves. Transmission characteristics, media interfacing, delay, distortion, noise, and error detection and correction techniques. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8616)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3250 or ECEN 4620

ECEN 4620  COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Mathematical descriptions of signals in communication systems. Principles of analog modulation and demodulation. Performance analysis of analog communication systems in the presence of noise. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8626)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3040 and ECEN 3050. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4630  DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (3 credits)

Discrete system analysis using Z-transforms. Analysis and design of digital filters. Discrete Fourier transforms. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8636)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3040. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4640  DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Principles of digital transmission of information in the presence of noise. Design and analysis of baseband PAM transmission systems and various carrier systems including ASK, FSK, PSK. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8646)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 4620. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4650  INTRODUCTION TO DATA COMPRESSION (3 credits)

Introduction to the concepts of Information Theory and Redundancy removal. Simulation of various data compression schemes such as Delta Modulation, Differential Pulse Code Modulation, Transform Coding and Runlength Coding. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8656)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3050. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4660  TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINGEERING I (4 credits)

Standard telecommunications protocols, architecture of long distance integrated data networks, local area networks, wide area networks, radio and satellite networks. Network management, internetworking, system modeling and performance analysis. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8666)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3620; ECEN 4610/8616 prior to or concurrent.

ECEN 4670  ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY AND APPLICATION (3 credits)

Engineering application of Maxwell's equations. Fundamental Parameters of Antennas, Radiation analysis, and synthesis of antenna arrays. Aperture Antennas. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8676)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3060. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4680  MICROWAVE ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Applications of active and passive devices to microwave systems. Includes impedance matching, resonators, and microwave antennas. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8686)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3060. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4690  ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (3 credits)

Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits both bipolar and MOS. Basic circuit elements such as differential pairs, current sources, active loads, output drivers used in the design of more complex analog integrated circuits. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8696)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3610. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4700  DIGITAL AND ANALOG VLSI DESIGN (3 credits)

Introduction to VLSI design techniques for analog and digital circuits. Fabrication technology and device modeling. Design rules for integrated circuit layout. LSI design options with emphasis on the standard cell approach of digital and analog circuits. Lab experiments, computer simulation and layout exercises. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8706)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3610. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4710  COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS (4 credits)

This course investigates the standard protocols and hardware solutions defined by the International Standard Organization (ISO) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for the computer communications networks. Included are ISO OSI model, IEEE 802.X (Ethernet, token bus, token ring) and Asynchronous Transfer Modals (ATM) networks. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8716)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3250

ECEN 4730  MOBILE AND PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS (4 credits)

This course provides basic concepts on mobile and personal communications. Concepts on mobile and personal communications. Modulation techniques for mobile radio, equalization, diversity, channel coding, and speech coding. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8736)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3250

ECEN 4740  DIGITAL SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Synthesis using state machines; design of digital systems; micro programming in small controller design; hardware description language for design and timing analysis. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8746)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3700. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4750  SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS (4 credits)

The fundamental concepts of satellite communications. Orbits, launching satellites, modulation and multiplexing, multiple access, earth stations, coding, interference and special problems in satellite communications. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8756)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3250

ECEN 4760  WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS (3 credits)

The fundamental concepts of wireless communications. Basic communications concepts such as multiple access, and spectrum. Propagation, radio, standards, and internetworking. Current issues in wireless communications. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8766)

ECEN 4770  DIGITAL SYSTEMS ORGANIZATION AND DESIGN (3 credits)

Hardware development languages, hardware organization and realization, microprogramming, interrupt, intersystem communication, and peripheral interfacing. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8776)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 4740 or ECEN 8746. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4790  OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS (4 credits)

Fundamentals of lightwave communication in optical fiber waveguides, physical description of fiber optic systems. Properties of the optical fiber and fiber components. Electro-optic devices: light sources and modulators, detectors and amplifiers; optical transmitter and receiver systems. Fiber optic link design and specification; fiber optic networks. (Cross-listed with CEEN8796)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 4630.

ECEN 4800  INTRODUCTION TO LASERS AND LASER APPLICATIONS (3 credits)

Physics of electronic transition production stimulated emission of radiation. Threshold conditions for laser oscillation. Types of lasers and their applications in engineering. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8806)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PHYS 2130

ECEN 4820  ANTENNAS AND RADIO PROPAGATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS (4 credits)

Fundamental theory of antennas and radio propagation for wireless communications. Basic antenna characteristics and various antennas and antenna arrays. Basic propagation mechanisms and various channel models, such as Friis free space model, Hata model, lognormal distribution, and multipath model. Includes practical antenna design for high radio frequency (RF) with modeling software tools such as Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC) and ADvanced Design System (ADS). Design projects will be assigned as the main part of course. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8826)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3280

ECEN 4840  NETWORK SECURITY (4 credits)

Network security and cryptographic protocols. Classical encrypytion techniques, block ciphers and stream cyphers, public-key cryptography, authentications digital signatures, key management and distributions, network vulnerabilities, transport-level security, IP security. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8846)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3250

ECEN 4860  APPLIED PHOTONICS (3 credits)

Introduction to the use of electromagnetic radiation for performing optical measurements in engineering applications. Basic electromagnetic theory and light interaction with matter are covered with corresponding laboratory experiments conducted. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8866)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3060 or permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4880  WIRELESS SECURITY (4 credits)

A comprehensive overview on the recent advances in wireless network and system security. Covers security issues and solutions in emerging wireless access networks and systems as well as multihop wireless networks. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8886)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3250

ECEN 4910  SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING IV (1-4 credits)

Special topics in the emerging areas of computer and electronics engineering at the upper level which may not be covered in the other courses in the computer and electronics engineering curriculum. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8916)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior standing

ECEN 4920  INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN COMPUTER AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING IV (1-3 credits)

Individual study at the senior level in a selected computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of a Computer and Electronics Engineering faculty member. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8926).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior or graduate standing and departmentally approved proposal.

ECEN 4940  CAPSTONE I (2 credits)

A substantial design project that allows application of electrical engineering skills to a multidisciplinary project. Requires project definition, planning and scheduling, effective written and oral communication of technical ideas, incorporation of realistic constraints and engineering standards, functioning effectively on a multidisciplinary team, and applying new ideas as needed to meet project goals. (The first in a two semester capstone senior design course sequence.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3170 or ECEN 2220 and ECEN 3040 and ECEN 3060 and ECEN 3130; ENGL 3980 or permission; Admission to College of Engineering. Not open to non-degree students.

ECEN 4950  CAPSTONE II (3 credits)

The second in a two semester senior design course sequence. Continuation of a substantial design project that allows application of electrical engineering skills to multidisciplinary project. A project that meets specifications and that is completed according to a pre-determined schedule and within budget. Requires effective written and oral communication of technical ideas, incorporation of realistic constraints, engineering standards, functioning effectively on a multidisciplinary team, and applying new ideas as needed to meet project goals.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 4940 or permission. Not open to non-degree students.

ECEN 4960  CAPSTONE I (2 credits)

Peliminary investigation into topics for the Senior Thesis course. Defining deliverables, scheduling, interdisciplinary team design. For Computer and Electronics Engineering students.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 3130 with grade of C or better, ENGL 3980, and ECEN 4350/8356 or pre-coreq of ECEN 4660/8666.

ECEN 4980  SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING IV (1-6 credits)

Offered as the need arises to meet electrical engineering topics for fourth-year and graduate students not covered in other courses. (Cross-listed with ECEN 8986)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

ECEN 4990  CAPSTONE II (3 credits)

Requires the completion of a design project that demonstrates the ability to combine knowledge from individual courses in the program to complete a design task. The capstone design course for the B.S. in computer engineering, electrical engineering and electronics engineering.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ECEN 4960. Not open to non-degree graduate students.