Term: Spring 2018
Subject: Electrical Engineering
Hands-on introduction to contemporary electrical engineering principles/practice. Basic analog and digital circuit design, construction, operation, measurement. Interfacing sensors and actuators to a microcontroller, programming to interact with the world. Design project. No credit for both EE 001 and CEMS 085.
Sinusoids and phasors. Sinusoidal steady-state response and power. Complex frequency and network functions. Resonance. Laplace transform techniques. Prerequisites: EE 003 or EE 100; PHYS 125 or PHYS 152.
Fundamentals of electrical circuits with applications to the use of sensors. DC and AC circuits. Sensors utilized for civil engineering and environmental engineering applications. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Prerequisites: MATH 022; CS 020 or CS 021.
Transients in RLC circuits; steady state sinusoidal response in RLC circuits; real and reactive power in RLC circuits; operational amplifier active filters. Prerequisites: EE 081 or EE 100; PHYS 125 or PHYS 152. Co-requisite: EE 004.
Applications of single-chip microcontrollers as embedded systems for data acquisition/real time control. C language; parallel and serial ports; timers; counters; A/D and D/A. Simple sensors and actuators. Laboratory. Prerequisites: EE 100; CS 020 or CS 021.
Energy sources, including renewables; generation, delivery, consumption of electricity; power plants, emissions, policy; three-phase power, transformers, motors/generators; sustainability and electric energy. Laboratory included. Prerequisite: EE 003 or EE 100.
Physical principles of operation of common semiconductor devices. Analog and digital circuits using MOS and bipolar junction transistors. Electronic circuit analysis and simulation. Prerequisite: EE 120.
Operation and applications of microcontrollers in embedded digital systems for real-time control and data acquisition. Programming and the design of interfaces. Laboratory experience. Prerequisites: EE 003 or EE 100, CS 020 or CS 021, and CS 031.
Signal analysis. Fundamentals of digital communications including PCM, channel coding, pulse shaping and modulation. Wireless communications, modulation, antennas and link budgets. Application of probability. Related laboratory experience. Prerequisite: EE 171. Co-requisite: STAT 151.
Electronics design project. Design, analyze, simulate, build, characterize, and test an electronic circuit that helps to address an engineering application. Prerequisite: EE 183. Co-requisite: EE 121.
Cumulative, team-based interdisciplinary design experience. Subsystem design, implementation and test. System integration and test. Project demonstration, report, and presentation. Team-directed lab work. Prerequisite: EE 187.
On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Analysis and design of continuous and discrete-time control systems; stability, signal flow, performance criteria, classical and state variable methods, simulation design tools, computer-based realizations. Credit not given for more than one of the courses EE 110, EE 210. Prerequisite: EE 171 or ME 111. Cross-listed with: ME 210.
Hardware organization and realization, hard-wired and microprogrammed control units, interrupt and I/O systems. Hardware design language introduced and used for computer design. Prerequisites: EE 131, either EE 134 or CS 101.
Sampling and reconstruction of signals. DFT, FFT and the z-transform. FIR and IIR filter design. Speech coding. Accompanying lab: EE 289. Pre/co-requisites: EE 171; Instructor permission.
Applications of and technologies behind wireless sensor networks. A systems-level perspective that integrates wireless networking, antennas, radio frequency circuitry, sensors, digital signal processing, embedded systems, and energy. Term project. Prerequisite: EE 174 or Instructor permission.
Special topics in developing areas of Electrical Engineering. Prerequisite: Senior standing, or Instructor permission.
Probability theory, random variables and stochastic processes. Response of linear systems to random inputs. Applications in engineering. Prerequisites: EE 171 or ME 111; and STAT 151 or STAT 143.
Advanced topics of current interest in electrical engineering. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.