Electrical and Computer Engineering

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers two ABET accredited undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. The department offers masters and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering and is closely coupled to the graduate program in electro-optics where both master's and doctoral degrees are offered. The electrical and computer engineering department offers an accelerated 5 year B.S.-M.S. program, where students completing their baccalaureate degree can attain their Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering within one additional year. The department also offers an undergraduate concentration in electro-optics, in collaboration with the Physics Department and the Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics, as well as a concentration in Robotics, and a concentration in Electrical Energy Systems.

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide an educational experience of the highest quality to produce the discipline's most valued graduates, with the skills and knowledge to learn, lead, and serve in electrical and computer engineering related professions and in their communities.

Our electrical engineering and computer engineering graduates will be prepared to:

  1. find rewarding careers as engineering professionals. As electrical engineers they will be prepared to design and develop new products, technologies, and processes that incorporate one or more of the following elements: analog and digital circuits, signals and systems, propagation and processing of signals, and control systems.  As computer engineers they will be prepared to design and develop new products, technologies, and processes that incorporate one or more of the following elements: analog and digital circuits, signals and systems, computer design, software development, and hardware/software integration. 
  2. continue their professional education either formally, in graduate school, professional schools, or through industrial training programs; or informally, through activities such as continuing education, attendance in short courses, professional workshops, and conferences.
  3. exercise and further develop their skills in professional communication through activities such as project briefings, conference presentations, technical reports and manuals, and journal publications.
  4. participate in activities for the betterment of society, and carry on the traditions of the University of Dayton by maintaining high ethical standards in their professional activities, and by serving their country and community through service, leadership and mentoring.


Electrical engineering is an exciting field within the engineering discipline. It offers the opportunity to enter some of the most rewarding and challenging careers available. The latest developments in the computer, communication, automotive, medical, entertainment, and aerospace industries, as well as homeland security have resulted from advances in the electronics field. Electrical engineers are equipped to enter this dynamic arena as well as equally challenging and rewarding careers in the fields of electro-optics, communication, radar, signal and image processing, biomedicine, controls, robotics and instrumentation, and many more. Electrical engineers work in all phases of technological programs. They are involved from the conception of the basic ideas through design, fabrication, verification, manufacturing, and marketing of the final product.

Computer engineering represents perhaps the most sought-after professional component of an engineering team which develops the technological possibilities inherent in the design, construction, and operation of computer systems. The computer engineer performs a wide variety of tasks involving hardware, software, peripherals, computer-controlled systems, and hardware-software integration, as well as computer applications in the multitude of areas listed above.

Both electrical engineering and computer engineering are broad-based engineering disciplines that provide for a wide range of career choices within the engineering field as well as providing an excellent basis for careers in such diverse areas as business, law, and medicine.

The electrical engineering curriculum is designed to provide an understanding of basic electrical engineering principles with emphasis on the development of problem solving skills. The computer engineering curriculum draws from software courses taken in computer science and hardware related courses taken from Electrical and Computer Engineering, culminating in the integration of hardware and software in systems design. An extensive laboratory experience is integrated with the classroom work to assure that the student develops a working knowledge of the fundamentals. Upper level courses integrate the knowledge base with current technology and computational tools resulting in a graduate capable of making a contribution to the engineering profession by either entering the work force or pursuing a graduate education.


Faculty

Guru Subramanyam, Chairperson
Eric Balster, Associate Chairperson
Professors Emeriti: Evers, Kee, Loomis, Moon, Rogers, Scarpino, Thiele, Williamson
Professors: Asari, Banerjee, Chatterjee, Duncan, Hardie, Haus, Ordonez, Penno, Sarangan, Subramanyam, Vorontsov, Weber,Wicks, Zhan
Associate Professors: Balster, Chodavarapu, Daniels, Hirakawa, Taha
Assistant Professor: Ye
Adjunct Professors: R. Asari, Barrera, Bogle, Browning, Diskin, Doll, Evans, Grote, Kaufman, Kebede, Kim, Kladitis, Korkik, Kumar, Malas, Mears, Ouchen, Patterson, Ratliff, Shin, Wang, Wang, Watson, Yakopcic, Zhang

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (ELE) minimum 134 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP) 1
First-Year Humanities Commons 212 cr. hrs.
The West & the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 3
Second-Year Writing Seminar 40-3 cr. hrs.
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3 cr. hrs.
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3 cr. hrs.
Social Science3 cr. hrs.
Social Science Integrated
Arts3 cr. hrs.
Natural Sciences 57 cr. hrs.
Crossing Boundariesup to 12 cr. hrs.
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Study
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies (6 cr. hrs.)
Historical Studies (3 cr. hrs.) 6
Diversity and Social Justice 73 cr. hrs.
Major Capstone 80-6 cr. hrs.
Major Requirements
CHM 123General Chemistry3
CMM 100Principles of Oral Communication3
CPS 150Algorithms & Programming I4
ECE 101Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering II0
ECE 201Circuit Analysis3
ECE 201LCircuit Analysis Laboratory1
ECE 203Introduction to MATLAB Programming1
ECE 204
204L
Electronic Devices
and Electronic Devices Laboratory
4
ECE 215
215L
Introduction to Digital Systems
and Digital Systems Laboratory
4
ECE 300Professional Development Seminar II0
ECE 303
303L
Signals & Systems
and Signals & Systems Laboratory
4
ECE 304
304L
Electronic Systems
and Electronic Systems Laboratory
4
ECE 314
314L
Fundamentals of Computer Architecture
and Fundamentals of Computer Architecture Laboratory
4
ECE 332Electromagnetics3
ECE 333Applied Electromagnetics3
ECE 334Discrete Signals & Systems3
ECE 340Engineering Probability & Random Processes3
ECE 401
401L
Communication Systems
and Communication Systems Laboratory
4
ECE 415Control Systems3
ECE 431LMultidisciplinary Design I2
ECE 432LMultidisciplinary Design II3
EGR 102Introduction to the University Experience for Engineers0
EGR 103Engineering Innovation2
EGR 150Enrichment Workshop I0
EGR 151Enrichment Workshop II0
EGR 200Professional Development Seminar0
or COP 200 Introduction to Engineering Cooperative Education
EGR 201Engineering Mechanics3
EGR 202Engineering Thermodynamics3
ENG 100Writing Seminar I3
ENG 200Writing Seminar II3
or ENG 114 First-Year Writing Seminar
or ENG 198 Honors Writing Seminar
HST 103The West & the World3
or HST 198 History Scholars' Seminar
MTH 168Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 4
MTH 169Analytic Geometry & Calculus II4
MTH 218Analytic Geometry & Calculus III4
MTH 219Applied Differential Equations3
PHL 103Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 316Engineering Ethics3
or PHL 319 Information Ethics
PHY 206General Physics I - Mechanics3
PHY 210LGeneral Physics Laboratory I1
PHY 232The Physics of Waves3
REL 103Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies3
Electives (Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy)12
Technical electives 112
Math elective 23
Total Hours134

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CPE) minimum 134 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP) 1
First-Year Humanities Commons 212 cr. hrs.
The West & the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 3
Second-Year Writing Seminar 40-3 cr. hrs.
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3 cr. hrs.
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3 cr. hrs.
Social Science3 cr. hrs.
Social Science Integrated
Arts3 cr. hrs.
Natural Sciences 57 cr. hrs.
Crossing Boundariesup to 12 cr. hrs.
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Study
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies (6 cr. hrs.)
Historical Studies (3 cr. hrs.) 6
Diversity and Social Justice 73 cr. hrs.
Major Capstone 80-6 cr. hrs.
Major Requirements
CHM 123General Chemistry3
CMM 100Principles of Oral Communication3
CPS 150Algorithms & Programming I4
CPS 151Algorithms & Programming II4
CPS 341Discrete Structures3
or MTH 308 Foundations & Discrete Mathematics
CPS 350Data Structures & Algorithms3
CPS 356Operating Systems: Modern Mobile Devices and Massive Concurrency3
CPS 444UNIX/Linux Programming3
ECE 101Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering II0
ECE 201
201L
Circuit Analysis
and Circuit Analysis Laboratory
4
EGR 200Professional Development Seminar0
or COP 200 Introduction to Engineering Cooperative Education
ECE 203Introduction to MATLAB Programming1
ECE 204
204L
Electronic Devices
and Electronic Devices Laboratory
4
ECE 215
215L
Introduction to Digital Systems
and Digital Systems Laboratory
4
ECE 300Professional Development Seminar II0
ECE 303
303L
Signals & Systems
and Signals & Systems Laboratory
4
ECE 304
304L
Electronic Systems
and Electronic Systems Laboratory
4
ECE 314
314L
Fundamentals of Computer Architecture
and Fundamentals of Computer Architecture Laboratory
4
ECE 334Discrete Signals & Systems3
ECE 340Engineering Probability & Random Processes3
ECE 431LMultidisciplinary Design I2
ECE 432LMultidisciplinary Design II3
EGR 102Introduction to the University Experience for Engineers0
EGR 103Engineering Innovation2
EGR 150Enrichment Workshop I0
EGR 151Enrichment Workshop II0
EGR 201Engineering Mechanics3
EGR 202Engineering Thermodynamics3
ENG 100Writing Seminar I3
ENG 200Writing Seminar II3
or ENG 114 First-Year Writing Seminar
or ENG 198 Honors Writing Seminar
HST 103The West & the World3
or HST 198 History Scholars' Seminar
MTH 168Analytic Geometry & Calculus I 4
MTH 169Analytic Geometry & Calculus II4
MTH 218Analytic Geometry & Calculus III4
MTH 219Applied Differential Equations3
REL 103Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies3
PHL 103Introduction to Philosophy3
PHY 206General Physics I - Mechanics3
PHY 210LGeneral Physics Laboratory I1
PHY 232The Physics of Waves3
SSC 200Social Science Integrated3
Electives (Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy)12
Technical electives 19
Advanced digital elective (ECE401, 415, 441, 444, 445, 447, 449, 486 or 487)3
Total Hours134

Concentration in Electrical Energy Systems (ENS)

 The Electrical Energy Systems Concentration will prepare our Electrical and Computer Engineering students in all aspects of Electrical Energy Systems including generation, transmission, distribution, utilization, and storage, as well as enabling technologies for the smart grid.
 

Required ECE courses:
ECE 316Introduction to Electrical Energy Systems3
or ECE 499 Special Problems in Electrical & Computer Engineering
ECE 414Electromechanical Devices3
ECE 471Contemporary Power Systems & the Smart Grid
Select one course from:3
Smart Grid Technologies
Renewable Energy Systems
Total Hours9

Concentration in Electro-Optics (EOP)

The departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics, with the support of the Electro-Optics Graduate Program at University of Dayton, offers an undergraduate concentration in Electro-Optics. This multidisciplinary concentration is open to Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Physics undergraduates with appropriate prerequisite background. This concentration will enable students to pursue new coop opportunities and possible careers in photonics, and better prepare students to pursue new coop opportunities and possible careers in photonics and better prepare students who wish to pursue graduate degrees in the area of optics. All the courses listed below are approved as free technical electives for ECE undergraduate students.
 

ECE 443Introduction to Electro-Optics3
PHY 404Physical Optics3
Select two courses from:6
Geometric Optics
Optical Radiation & Matter
Introduction to Lasers
Electro-Optical Devices & Systems
Linear Systems & Fourier Optics
Guided-Wave Optics
Total Hours12

Concentration in Robotics (ROB)

Robotics (CPE Majors)15
ECE 415Control Systems3
ECE 416Introduction to Industrial Robotic Manipulators3
ECE 447Digital Control Systems3
Select two courses from:6
Artificial Intelligence
Electromechanical Devices
Advanced Digital Design
Signal Processing
Theory of Machines
Mechatronics
Robotics & Flexible Manufacturing
Robotics (ELE Majors)12
ECE 416Introduction to Industrial Robotic Manipulators3
ECE 447Digital Control Systems3
Select two courses from:6
Artificial Intelligence
Electromechanical Devices
Advanced Digital Design
Signal Processing
Theory of Machines
Mechatronics
Robotics & Flexible Manufacturing

Minor in Computer Systems (COS)

This minor is open to chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering majors, and other students with appropriate prerequisite background who receive permission from the ECE Department Chairperson. The program builds strength in the area of computer systems and digital design, with emphasis on computer hardware.
 

Computer Systems (non-MEE majors)16
CPS 150Algorithms & Programming I4
or ECE 444 Advanced Digital Design
ECE 215
215L
Introduction to Digital Systems
and Digital Systems Laboratory
4
ECE 314
314L
Fundamentals of Computer Architecture
and Fundamentals of Computer Architecture Laboratory
4
EGR 203Electrical & Electronic Circuits3
EGR 203LElectrical and Electronic Circuits Lab1
Computer Systems (MEE majors)15
CPS 150Algorithms & Programming I (or equivalent)4
ECE 215
215L
Introduction to Digital Systems
and Digital Systems Laboratory
4
ECE 314
314L
Fundamentals of Computer Architecture
and Fundamentals of Computer Architecture Laboratory
4
ECE 444Advanced Digital Design3

Minor in Signals and Systems (SAS)

This minor is open to chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering majors, and other students with appropriate prerequisite background who receive permission from the ECE Department Chairperson. The program provides the essential background in signals and systems theory including continuous and discrete systems. An advanced course is selected by the students to allow them to specialize in controls or signal processing.
 

ECE 201LCircuit Analysis Laboratory1
ECE 203Introduction to MATLAB Programming1
ECE 303
303L
Signals & Systems
and Signals & Systems Laboratory
4
ECE 334Discrete Signals & Systems3
ECE 415Control Systems3
or ECE 445 Signal Processing
ECE 201Circuit Analysis3
Total Hours15

Electrical Engineering

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
EGR 1020ECE 1010
PHY 206 (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)3CHM 1233
EGR 1032CPS 1504
EGR 1500EGR 1510
MTH 168 (Satisfies CAP Math Requirement)4MTH 1694
HST 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3CMM 100 (Satisfies CAP Communication)3
PHL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3REL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3
ENG 100 (Satisfies CAP Writing Seminar)3 
 18 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
PHY 210L1PHY 2323
COP 200 or EGR 2000ECE 2153
ECE 2031ECE 215L1
EGR 2013MTH 2193
MTH 2184ECE 2043
ECE 2013ECE 204L1
ECE 201L1EGR 2023
ENG 200 (Satisfies CAP Second Year Writing Seminar)3 
 16 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECE 3323ECE 3000
ECE 3143ECE 3333
ECE 314L1ECE 3403
MTH Elective3ECE 3343
ECE 3033ECE 3043
ECE 303L1ECE 304L1
Art Study (Satisfies CAP Art Study) and may also satisfy CAP Crossing Boundaries Faith Traditions or Diversity and Social Justice3SSC 2003
 17 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
TECH Elective3TECH Elective3
TECH Elective3TECH Elective3
ECE 4153ECE 432L (Satisfies CAP Capstone Requirement)3
ECE 431L2Advanced History (May also satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries Faith Traditions or Diversity and Social Justice)3
ECE 4013Advanced PHL Ethics (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries and Practical Ethical Action)3
ECE 401L1 
Advanced REL or PHL (May also satisify CAP Crossing Boundaries Faith Traditions, Diversity and Social Justice)3 
 18 15
Total credit hours: 134

Computer Engineering

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CPS 1504CPS 1514
ENG 100 (Satisfies CAP Writing Seminar)3REL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3
PHL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3PHY 2063
CHM 1233PHY 210L1
MTH 168 (Satisfies CAP Math Requirement)4MTH 1694
EGR 1020EGR 1032
EGR 1500ECE 1010
 EGR 1510
 17 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECE 2031CPS 3413
ENG 200 (Satisfies CAP Second Year Writing Seminar)3HST 1033
ECE 2013ECE 2153
ECE 201L1ECE 215L1
MTH 2184MTH 2193
EGR 2013ECE 2043
CMM 1003ECE 204L1
COP 200 or EGR 2000 
 18 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CPS 3503CPS 3563
EGR 2023ECE 3343
ECE 3143CAP Adv PHL/REL3
ECE 314L1SSC 200 (CAP Social Science)3
ECE 3033ECE 3043
ECE 303L1ECE 304L1
PHY 2323ECE 3000
 17 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CPS 4443TECH Elect3
TECH Elect3ECE 432L (Satisfies CAP Capstone Requirement)3
ECE 431L2TECH Elect3
ARTS3HST (CAP Adv HST)3
ECE 3403PHL/REL (CAP Adv PHL/REL)3
ECE 401, 415, 441, 444, 445, 447, 449, 486, or 4873 
 17 15
Total credit hours: 134

Courses

ECE 100. Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering. 0 Hours

Introduction to electrical and computer engineering faculty, facilities, and curriculum. Career opportunities in electrical and computer engineering and areas of specialization are discussed.

ECE 101. Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering II. 0 Hours

Introduction to electrical and computer engineering faculty, facilities, and curriculum. Career opportunities in electrical and computer engineering and areas of specialization are discussed. Second semester seminar.

ECE 198. Multidisciplinary Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in 1.) selection and design, 2.) investigation and data collection, 3.) analysis, and 4.) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming, and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

ECE 200. Professional Development Seminar. 0 Hours

Presentations on contemporary and professional engineering subjects by students, faculty, and engineers in active practice. The seminar addresses topics in key areas that complement traditional courses and prepare distinctive graduates, ready for life and work. Registration required for all sophomore students.

ECE 201. Circuit Analysis. 3 Hours

Principles of linear circuit analysis and problem solving techniques associated with circuits containing both passive and active components. Includes analysis of linear circuits with direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) excitation, as well as a study of transient behavior. Course includes an additional mandatory supervised weekly problem session. Prerequisite(s): MTH 168 and sophomore status. Corequisite(s): ECE 201L.

ECE 201L. Circuit Analysis Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory course stressing experimental techniques, laboratory reporting, safety, and instrumentation. Experimental investigation of linear circuit component behavior and the DC, AC, and transient response of linear circuits. Corequisite(s): ECE 201 or EGR 203.

ECE 203. Introduction to MATLAB Programming. 1 Hour

MATLAB system and development environment, vector and matrix operations using MATLAB, linear algebra and calculus using MATLAB, MATLAB graphics, flow control, symbolic math toolbox. Prerequisite(s): (CPS 132 or CPS 150) or equivalent.

ECE 204. Electronic Devices. 3 Hours

Study of the terminal characteristics of electronic devices and basic single stage amplifier configurations using bipolar junction transistors and field-effect transistors. Analysis of the devices includes a qualitative physical description, volt-ampere curves, and the development of small- and large-signal equivalent circuit models. Prerequisite(s): EGR 203 or ECE 201. Corequisite(s): ECE 204L.

ECE 204L. Electronic Devices Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory investigation of electronic devices: diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field-effect transistors and operational amplifiers. Corequisite(s): ECE 204.

ECE 215. Introduction to Digital Systems. 3 Hours

Introduction to binary systems, logic circuits, Boolean algebra, simplification methods, combinational circuits and networks, programmable logic devices, flip flops, registers, counters, memory elements, and analysis and design of sequential circuits. Prerequisite(s): EGR 203 or ECE 201. Corequisite(s): ECE 215L.

ECE 215L. Digital Systems Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory investigation of digital logic circuits and systems covered in ECE 215. Logic gate characteristics; combinational logic design and analysis; latches and flip-flops; synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic; simple digital systems. Experiments include design and analysis of digital systems using breadboarding, FPGA boards, modeling and simulation tools, hardware description languages, and logic synthesis tools. Prerequisite(s): ECE 201, ECE 201L. Corequisite(s): ECE 215.

ECE 298. Multidisciplinary Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in 1.) selection and design, 2.) investigation and data collection, 3.) analysis, and 4.) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming, and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

ECE 300. Professional Development Seminar II. 0 Hours

Junior level professional development seminar. Presentations on contemporary and professional engineering subjects by students, faculty, and engineers in active practice. The seminar addresses topics in key areas that complement traditional courses and prepare distinctive graduates, ready for life and work. Registration required for all junior ECE students. Prerequisite(s): ECE 200 or COP 200.

ECE 303. Signals & Systems. 3 Hours

Mathematical framework associated with the analysis of linear systems including signal representation by orthogonal functions, convolution, Fourier and Laplace analysis, and frequency response of circuits and systems. Prerequisite(s): ECE 204, MTH 219 and ECE 203. Corequisite(s): ECE 303L.

ECE 303L. Signals & Systems Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory investigation of signals and systems including signal decomposition, system impulse response, convolution, frequency analysis of systems, and filter design and realization. Prerequisite(s): ECE 204. Corequisite(s): ECE 303.

ECE 304. Electronic Systems. 3 Hours

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS Study of cascaded amplifiers, feedback amplifiers, linear integrated circuits, and oscillators including steady state analysis and analysis of frequency response. Prerequisite(s): ECE 303. Corequisite(s): ECE 304L.

ECE 304L. Electronic Systems Laboratory. 1 Hour

Design, construction and verification of multistage amplifiers, differential amplifiers, feedback amplifiers, passive and active filters, and oscillators. Prerequisite(s): ECE 303. Corequisite(s): ECE 304.

ECE 314. Fundamentals of Computer Architecture. 3 Hours

Study of computer systems organization, representation of data and instructions, instruction set architecture, processor and control units, memory devices and hierarchy, I/O devices and interfacing peripherals, high- to low-level language mapping, system simulation and implementation, applications and practical problems. Prerequisite(s): CPS 150; ECE 215. Corequisite(s): ECE 314L.

ECE 314L. Fundamentals of Computer Architecture Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory investigation of digital computer architecture covered in ECE 314. Computer sub-systems such as central processing units, control units, I/O units, and hardware/software interfaces will be experimentally considered. Simulation and implementation will be used to study applications and practical problems. Prerequisite(s): ECE 215. Corequisite(s): ECE 314.

ECE 316. Introduction to Electrical Energy Systems. 3 Hours

A broad introduction to electric energy concepts. Generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electric energy. Renewable energy, three phase systems, transformers, power electronics, motors and generators. Contemporary topics. Prerequisite(s): ECE 201 or EGR 203 or equivalent.

ECE 332. Electromagnetics. 3 Hours

Study of vector calculus, electro- and magneto-statics, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic plane waves and their reflection and transmission from discontinuities. Prerequisite(s): PHY 232.

ECE 333. Applied Electromagnetics. 3 Hours

Electromagnetic theory applied to problems in the areas of waveguides, radiation, electro-optics and electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compatibility. Prerequisite(s): ECE 332.

ECE 334. Discrete Signals & Systems. 3 Hours

Introduction to discrete signals and systems including sampling and reconstruction of continuous signals, digital filters, frequency analysis, the z-transform, and the discrete Fourier transform. Prerequisite(s): ECE 303.

ECE 340. Engineering Probability & Random Processes. 3 Hours

Axiomatic probability, derived probability relationships, conditional probability, statistical independence, total probability and Bayes' Theorem, counting techniques, common random variables and their distribution functions, transformations of random variables, moments, autocorrelation, power spectral density, cross correlation and covariance, random processes through linear and nonlinear systems, linear regression, and engineering decision strategies. Prerequisite(s): ECE 303; MTH 218.

ECE 398. Multidisciplinary Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in 1.) selection and design, 2.) investigation and data collection, 3.) analysis, and 4.) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming, and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

ECE 401. Communication Systems. 3 Hours

Study of amplitude, angle, pulse, and digital communication systems including generation, detection, and analysis of modulated signals and power, bandwidth, and noise considerations. Prerequisite(s): ECE 304, 340. Corequisite(s): ECE 401L.

ECE 401L. Communication Systems Laboratory. 1 Hour

Design, fabrication, and laboratory investigation of modulators, detectors, filters, and associated communication components and systems. Prerequisite(s): ECE 304. Corequisite(s): ECE 401.

ECE 414. Electromechanical Devices. 3 Hours

Properties and theory of electromechanical devices: nonlinear electro-magnetic actuators; rotating machine analysis; field and circuit concepts and direct current, synchronous, and induction machines: special-purpose machines and fractional horsepower machines. Prerequisite(s): ECE 316 or equivalent.

ECE 415. Control Systems. 3 Hours

Study of mathematical models for control systems and analysis of performance characteristics and stability. Design topics include pole-placement, root locus, and frequency domain techniques. Prerequisite(s): ECE 303.

ECE 416. Introduction to Industrial Robotic Manipulators. 3 Hours

Topics include homogeneous transformations, direct and inverse kinematics, trajectory generation, and selected topics of robot vision. Prerequisite(s): ECE 303.

ECE 431L. Multidisciplinary Design I. 2 Hours

Application of engineering fundamentals to sponsored multidisciplinary-team design projects. In a combination of lecture and lab experiences, students learn the product realization process and project management. Product realization topics include idea generation, proposal development, design specifications, conceptualization and decision analysis. Project management topics include cost estimation and intellectual property management. Design projects progress to the proof of concept and prototype development stages. Prerequisite(s): MEE students: EGM 303, MEE 321, and (MEE 344 or MEE 478 or RCL 578, or MEE 401 or MEE 409). ECE students: ECE 304 or ECE 314.

ECE 432L. Multidisciplinary Design II. 3 Hours

One hour lecture and five hours of lab per week. Detailed evaluation of the Product Realization Process focusing on conceptual design, embodiment design, final design and prototyping is taught. Analysis of the design criteria for safety, ergonomics, environment, cost and sociological impact is covered. Periodic oral and written status reports are required. The course culminates in a comprehensive written report and oral presentation. Prerequisite(s): MEE majors: MEE 431L; CPE majors: ECE 431L and (ECE334 or CPS444); ELE majors: ECE431L and (ECE 401 or ECE415).

ECE 433. Project Management & Innovation. 1 Hour

Introduces students and teams to project management, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Topics include project management,cost estimating, time value of money, patent law, marketing, finance, and business plan development. Prerequisite(s): Junior status.

ECE 440. Physical Electronics. 3 Hours

Introduction to wave mechanics, electron ballistics, theory of metals and semiconductors, electron emission, space charge flow, and modern electron devices. Prerequisite(s): MTH 219; PHY 232.

ECE 441. Integrated Circuit Electronics. 3 Hours

Integrated circuit design, construction and verification including the study of biasing, multistage differential and analog power amplification, and computer assisted design tools for "on-chip" design and layout. Prerequisite(s): ECE 304.

ECE 442. Engineering Electromagnetics. 3 Hours

Processing Maxwell's equations and applying the predictions to the analysis and design of engineering systems that make use of electromagnetic energy from ELF through optical frequencies. Topics include propagation, radiation, interactions with matter, guided waves, and antenna fundamentals. Prerequisite(s): ECE 333.

ECE 443. Introduction to Electro-Optics. 3 Hours

Introductory overview of electro-optics starting with Maxwell's equations and leading to lasers, holography, and other timely applications. Prerequisite(s): ECE 332.

ECE 444. Advanced Digital Design. 3 Hours

An introduction to modern digital hardware logic design using a hierarchical system approach including top-down development process. An introduction to alternative design implementation forms including hardware description languages (HDLs) for the design of simple and complex combinatorial logic circuits and sequential logic designs with finite state machines. Good HDL coding practices such as readability, re-configurability, and efficient execution are emphasized along with the use of programmable logic circuits including Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). Prerequisite(s): ECE 215.

ECE 445. Signal Processing. 3 Hours

Selected topics in digital signal and image processing with design projects. The design projects are determined by the instructor and may come from a variety of signal processing applications including medical image processing, video processing, computer vision, statistical signal processing, speech processing, radar signal processing, etc. Prerequisite(s): ECE 334.

ECE 446. Microelectronic Systems Design. 3 Hours

Basic integrated circuit design concepts, system layout, application of design methodology, the fabrication process, manufacturing limitations of the design process, and CAD/CAE utilization to realize the design process. Prerequisite(s): ECE 304.

ECE 447. Digital Control Systems. 3 Hours

Analysis and synthesis of feedback control systems including digital compensators. Topics include performance and stability analysis, regulator and servomechanism design using time and frequency domain methods, and digital implementation case studies. Prerequisite(s): ECE 415; ECE 334 or equivalent.

ECE 448. Fiber Optic Communications. 3 Hours

General light guidance principles; ray optics; dispersion; single mode, multimode, and graded index fibers; basic laser and LED source principles; photodetectors; error probability in digital optical systems; rise time analysis; loss budget analysis; local area networks and long haul communication links. Prerequisite(s): ECE 333 Corequisite(s): ECE 401.

ECE 449. Computer Systems Engineering. 3 Hours

An introduction to advanced computer architecture and computer systems design. Topics include: exploration of principle architecture features of modern computers, pipelining, memory hierarchy, I/O devices, interconnection networks, introduction to parallel and multiprocessor systems, and the use of hardware description languages (HDLs) in system implementation. Prerequisite(s): ECE 444; (CPS 356 or permission of instructor).

ECE 450L. Projects Laboratory. 1-3 Hours

Project-oriented laboratory applying engineering skills in the design, development, and demonstration of electrical and electronic systems. Prerequisite(s): Permission of project advisor.

ECE 471. Contemporary Power Systems & the Smart Grid. 3 Hours

Introduction to electrical power systems; generation, transmission and utilization; power system analysis; power system control; energy management; and an introduction to smart grid technologies. Prerequisites(s): ECE 316 or equivalent.

ECE 472. Smart Grid Technologies. 3 Hours

An introductory study of enabling technologies and energy issues necessary for full realizaton of the Smart Grid. Course topics vary. This course can be taken multiple times. Prerequisite(s): ECE 471 or equivalent.

ECE 486. Computer Networks. 3 Hours

Introduction to the fundamental of computer networks, including the Open Systems Interconnection reference model, transmission media, medium access protocol, data link protocols, routing, congestion control, applications, and network security.

ECE 487. Wireless Security. 3 Hours

Wireless security is a very important topic and attracting more and more attention from industry, research, and academia. This course gives a comprehensive overview on the recent advances in wireless network and system security. It will cover security issues and solutions in emerging wireless access networks and systems as well as multi-hop wireless networks. Prerequisite(s): ECE 203 or MEE 314.

ECE 493. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original research study resulting in a document prepared for submission as a potential publication and a completed undergraduate thesis. Restricted to students in University Honors Program.

ECE 494. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original research study resulting in a document prepared for submission as a potential publication and a completed undergraduate thesis. Restricted to students in University Honors Program. Prerequisite(s): ECE 493.

ECE 498. Multidisciplinary Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in 1.) selection and design, 2.) investigation and data collection, 3.) analysis, and 4.) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming, and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

ECE 499. Special Problems in Electrical & Computer Engineering. 1-6 Hours

Particular assignments to be arranged and approved by the department chairperson.