Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Courses

EENG-281 - Introduction to Electrical Circuits, Electronics, and Power (I, II)

This course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical circuits. DC and single-phase AC networks are presented. Transient analysis of RC, RL, and RLC circuits is studied as is the analysis of circuits in sinusoidal steady-state using phasor concepts. The following topics are included: DC and single-phase AC circuit analysis, current and charge relationships. Ohm?s Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors, equivalent resistance and impedance, Kirchhoff?s Laws, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source transformation, power and energy, maximum power transfer, first order transient response, algebra of complex numbers, phasor representation, time domain and frequency domain concepts, and ideal transformers. The course features PSPICE, a commercial circuit analysis software package. May not also receive credit for EENG282.

Prerequisite: PHGN200.
3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
EENG-282 - Electrical Circuits (I, II)

This course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical circuits. DC and AC (single-phase and three-phase) networks are presented. Transient analysis of RC and RL circuits is studied as is the analysis of circuits in sinusoidal steady-state using phasor concepts. The following topics are included: DC and AC circuit analysis, current and charge relationships. Ohm's Law, resistors, inductors, capacitors, equivalent resistance and impedance, Kirchhoff's Laws, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, superposition and source transformation, power and energy, maximum power transfer, first order transient response, algebra of complex numbers, phasor representation, time domain and frequency domain concepts, and steady-state analysis of single-phase and three-phase ac power circuits. May not also receive credit for EENG281.

Prerequisite: PHGN 200
3 lecture hours, 3 hours lab, 4 semester hours.
EENG-284 - Digital Logic (I, II)

Fundamentals of digital logic design. Covers combinational and sequential logic circuits, programmable logic devices, hardware description languages, and computer-aided design (CAD) tools. Laboratory component introduces simulation and synthesis software and hands-on hardware design.

Prerequisite: CSCI261, Co-requisites: EENG281 or EENG282 or PHGN215
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EENG-298 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (I, II)

Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.

Prerequisite: None
1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EENG-299 - Independent Study (I, II)

Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours.

Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit
EENG-307 - Introduction to Feedback Control Systems (I, II)

System modeling through an energy flow approach is presented, with examples from linear electrical, mechanical, fluid and/or thermal systems. Analysis of system response in both the time domain and frequency domain is discussed in detail. Feedback control design techniques, including PID, are analyzed using both analytical and computational methods.

Prerequisite: EENG 281 or EENG 282 or PHGN 215, and MATH225.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG-310 - Information Systems Science (I, II)

The interpretation, representation and analysis of time-varying phenomena as signals which convey information and noise; applications are drawn from filtering, audio and image processing, and communications. Topics include convolution, Fourier series and transforms, sampling and discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals, modulation, and z-transforms.

Prerequisite: EENG 281 or EENG 282 or PHGN 215, and MATH 225
3 hours lecture; 1 hours recitation; 4 semester hours.
EENG-311 - Information Systems Science II (I, II)

 This course covers signals and noise in electrical systems. Topics covered include information theory, signal to noise ratio, random variables, probability density functions, statistics, noise, matched filters, coding and entropy, power spectral density, and bit error rate. Applications are taken from radar, communications systems, and signal processing.

Prerequisite: EENG310
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
EENG-334 - Engineering Field Session, Electrical (S)

Experience in the engineering design process involving analysis, design, and simulation. Students use engineering, mathematics and computers to model, analyze, design and evaluate system performance. Teamwork emphasized. 

Prerequisite: EENG 284, EENG 385 and EENG 389
Three weeks in summer session; 3 semester hours.
EENG-340 - Cooperative Education (I, II, S)

Supervised, full-time engineering related employment for a continuous six-month period in which specific educational objectives are achieved. Students must meet with the Department Head prior to enrolling to clarify the educational objectives for their individual Co-op program.

Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore status and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00.
3 semester hours credit will be granted once toward degree requirements. Credit earned in EENG340, Cooperative Education, may be used as free elective credit hours if, in the judgment of the Department Head, the required term paper adequately documents the fact that the work experience entailed high-quality application of engineering principles and practice.
Note: Applying the credits as free electives requires the student to submit a Declaration of Intent to Request Approval to Apply Co-op Credit toward Graduation Requirements form obtained from the Career Center to the Department Head.
EENG-382 - Engineering Circuit Analysis (I, II)

This course provides for the continuation of basic circuit analysis techniques developed in EENG281, by providing the theoretical and mathematical fundamentals to understand and analyze complex electric circuits. The key topics covered include: (i) Steady-state analysis of single-phase and three-phase AC power circuits, (ii) Laplace transform techniques, (iii) Frequency response of active and passive filter circuits, (iv) Circuit Analysis using Fourier Series(v) Circuit Analysis using Fourier Transforms, (vi) Two-port networks. The course features PSPICE, a commercial circuit analysis software package.

Prerequisite: : EENG281
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG-383 - Microcomputer Architecture & Interfacing (I, II)

Microprocessor and microcontroller architecture focusing on hardware structures and elementary machine and assembly language programming skills essential for use of microprocessors in data acquisition, control, and instrumentation systems. Analog and digital signal conditioning, communication, and processing. A/D and D/A converters for microprocessors. RS232 and other communication standards. Laboratory study and evaluation of microcomputer system; design and implementation of interfacing projects.

Prerequisite: EENG 281 or EENG 282 or PHGN 215, and EENG 284
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EENG-385 - Electronic Devices & Circuits (I, II)

Semiconductor materials and characteristics, junction diode operation, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, biasing techniques, four layer devices, amplifier and power supply design, laboratory study of semiconductor circuit characteristics.

Prerequisite: EENG 382 or EENG 307
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EENG-386 - Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics (I, II)

This course provides an introduction to electromagnetic theory as applied to electrical engineering problems in wireless communications, transmission lines, and high-frequency circuit design. The theory and applications are based on Maxwell's equations, which describe the electric and magnetic force-fields, the interplay between them, and how they transport energy. Matlab and PSPICE will be used in homework assignments, to perform simulations of electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic energy propagation along transmission lines on printed circuit boards, and antenna radiation patterns.

Prerequisite: EENG 281 or EENG 282 or EENG 382, and MATH 225
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG-389 - Fundamentals of Electric Machinery (I, II)

This course provides an engineering science analysis of electrical machines. The following topics are included: DC, single-phase and three-phase AC circuit analysis, magnetic circuit concepts and materials, transformer analysis and operation, steady-state and dynamic analysis of rotating machines, synchronous and poly-phase induction motors, and laboratory study of external characteristics of machines and transformers.

Prerequisite: EENG 282 or EENG 382 Co-Req: EENG 386
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EENG-398 - Special Topics (I, II)

Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.

Prerequisite: None
1 to 6 semester hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.
EENG-399 - Independent Study (I, II)

 Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours.

Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
Variable Credit: 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.
EENG-411 - Digital Signal Processing (II)

This course introduces the mathematical and engineering aspects of digital signal processing (DSP). An emphasis is placed on the various possible representations for discrete-time signals and systems (in the time, z-, and frequency domains) and how those representations can facilitate the identification of signal properties, the design of digital filters, and the sampling of continuous-time signals. Advanced topics include sigma-delta conversion techniques, multi-rate signal processing, and spectral analysis. The course will be useful to all students who are concerned with information bearing signals and signal processing in a wide variety of application settings, including sensing, instrumentation, control, communications, signal interpretation and diagnostics, and imaging.

Prerequisite: EENG310
3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.
EENG-413 - Analog & Digital Communication Systems (II)

Signal classification; Fourier transform; filtering; sampling; signal representation; modulation; demodulation; applications to broadcast, data transmission, and instrumentation.

Prerequisite: EENG310
3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 4 semester hours.
EENG-417 - Modern Control Design (I)

Control system design with an emphasis on observer-based methods, from initial open-loop experiments to final implementation. The course begins with an overview of feedback control design technique from the frequency domain perspective, including sensitivity and fundamental limitations. State space realization theory is introduced, and system identification methods for parameter estimation are introduced. Computerbased methods for control system design are presented. 

Prerequisite: EENG307.
3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
EENG-421 - Semiconductor Device Physics and Design (I)

This course will explore the field of semiconductors and the technological breakthroughs which they have enabled. We will begin by investigating the physics of semiconductor materials, including a brief foray into quantum mechanics. Then, we will focus on understanding pn junctions in great detail, as this device will lead us to many others (bipolar transistors, LEDs, solar cells). We will explore these topics through a range of sources (textbooks, scientific literature, patents) and discuss the effects they have had on Western society. As time allows, we will conclude with topics of interest to the students (possibilities include quantum devices, MOSFETs, lasers, and integrated circuit fabrication techniques). 

Prerequisite: EENG385
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours
EENG-425 - Introduction to Antennas (II)

This course provides an introduction to antennas and antenna arrays. Theoretical analysis and use of computer programs for antenna analysis and design will be presented. Experimental tests and demonstrations will also be conducted to complement the theoretical analysis. Students are expected to use MATLAB to model antennas and their performance.

Prerequisite: EENG 386
3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
EENG-427 - Wireless Communications (I, II, S)

This course provides the tools needed to analyze and design a wireless system. Topics include link budgets, satellite communications, cellular communications, handsets, base stations, modulation techniques, RF propagation, coding, and diversity. Students are expected to complete an extensive final project. 

Prerequisite: EENG 386, EENG 310 and EENG 311
3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.
EENG-450 - Systems Exploration and Engineering Design Lab (I, II)

This laboratory is a semester-long design and build activity centered around a challenge problem that varies from year to year. Solving this problem requires the design and prototyping of a complex system and utilizes concepts from multiple electrical engineering courses. Students work in intra-disciplinary teams, with students focusing on either embedded systems or control systems.

Prerequisite: EENG 383 and EENG307
3 hours lab, 1 semester hour
EENG-470 - Introduction to High Power Electronics (II)

Power electronics are used in a broad range of applications from control of power flow on major transmission lines to control of motor speeds in industrial facilities and electric vehicles, to computer power supplies. This course introduces the basic principles of analysis and design of circuits utilizing power electronics, including AC/DC, AC/AC, DC/DC, and DC/AC conversions in their many configurations.

Prerequisite: EENG282
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG-472 - Practical Design of Small Renewable Energy Systems (On Demand)

This course provides the fundamentals to understand and analyze renewable energy powered electric circuits. It covers practical topics related to the design of alternative energy based systems. It is assumed the students will have some basic and broad knowledge of the principles of electrical machines, thermodynamics, electronics, and fundamentals of electric power systems. One of the main objectives of this course is to focus on the interdisciplinary aspects of integration of the alternative sources of energy, including hydropower, wind power, photovoltaic, and energy storage for those systems. Power electronic systems will be discussed and how those electronic systems can be used for stand-alone and grid-connected electrical energy applications.

Prerequisite: EENG382 or consent of instructor
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG-480 - Power Systems Analysis (I)

3-phase power systems, per-unit calculations, modeling and equivalent circuits of major components, voltage drop, fault calculations, symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults, system grounding, power-flow, selection of major equipment, design of electric power distribution systems.

Prerequisite: EENG389.
3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.
EENG-481 - Analysis & Design of Advanced Energy Systems (II)

The course investigates the design, operation and analysis of complex interconnected electric power grids, the basis of our electric power infrastructure. Evaluating the system operation, planning for the future expansion under deregulation and restructuring, ensuring system reliability, maintaining security, and developing systems that are safe to operate has become increasingly more difficult. Because of the complexity of the problems encountered, analysis and design procedures rely on the use of sophisticated power system simulation computer programs. The course features some commonly used commercial software packages.

Prerequisite: EENG 480
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory; 3 semester hours
EENG-489 - Computational Methods in Energy Systems and Power (II)

The course presents a unified approach for understanding and applying computational methods, computer-aided analysis and design of electric power systems. Applications will range from power electronics to power systems, power quality, and renewable energy. Focus will be on how these seemingly diverse applications all fit within the smart-grid paradigm. This course builds on background knowledge of electric circuits, control of dc/dc converters and inverters, energy conversion and power electronics by preparing students in applying the computational methods for multi-domain simulation of energy systems and power electronics engineering problems.

Prerequisite: EENG-282 or EENG-382
1 hours lecture; 2 hours lab; 3 semester hours.
EENG-497 - Special Summer Course (S)

 

Prerequisite: 
15.0 semester hours
EENG-498 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (I, II)

Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once.

Prerequisite: None
1 to 6 credits hours; Repeatable for credit under different titles
EENG-499 - Independent Study (I, II)

Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours.

Prerequisite: "Independent Study" form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar.
1 to 6 credits hours; Repeatable for credit

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