University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2013-14

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 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 within one additional year. The department also offers an undergraduate concentration in electro-optics, in collaboration with the Physics Department and the Electro-Optics Program.  An Undergraduate concentration in Robotics is available for both Electrical and Computer Engineering majors beginning in Fall 2011.  A new undergraduate concentration in Electrical Engineering Systems is also available beginning in Fall 2012.

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to develop in students the skills and knowledge to learn, lead and serve in their profession and their community.

Our electrical engineering alumni 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.
  2. continue their professional education either formally, in graduate school, professional schools, or through industrial training programs; or informally, though 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.

Our computer engineering alumni will be prepared to:

  1. find rewarding careers as engineering professionals. 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, though 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 explosion of capabilities in the computer, communication, automotive, medical, entertainment and aerospace industries, as well as homeland security has 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 in the previous paragraph.

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
Professors Emeriti: Evers, Kee, Rogers, Scarpino, Thiele, Williamson
Professors: Asari, Banerjee, Chatterjee, Duncan, Hardie, Haus, Moon, Ordonez, Sarangan, Subramanyam, Vorontsov, Weber,Wicks, Zhan
Associate Professors: Daniels, Guliants, Loomis, Penno, Taha
Assistant Professors: Balster, Hirakawa
Adjunct Professors: Barrera, Coutu, Kessler, Kim, Malas, Patterson, Wang

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (ele) minimum of 134 credit hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.


 

Major Requirements
CHM 123General Chemistry3
CMM 100Principles of Oral Communication3
CPS 150Algorthm&Progrm I4
ECE 101Intro to Elec Engr (2 semesters)0
ECE 200Sophomore Seminar (2 semesters)0
ECE 201LCircuit Anlys Lab1
ECE 203Intro Matlab Prog1
ECE 204
  & 204L
Electronic Devices
   and Electrnc Devices Lab
4
ECE 215
  & 215L
Introduction to Digital Systems
   and Digital Systems Lab
4
ECE 303
  & 303L
Signals & Sytems
   and Signals & Systems Lab
4
ECE 304
  & 304L
Electrnc Systems
   and Electrnc Systems Lab
4
ECE 314
  & 314L
Fund-Comptr Arch
   and Fund-Comptr Arch Lab
4
ECE 332Electromagnetics3
ECE 333Appl Electromagnetcs3
ECE 334Discrete Signals&Sys3
ECE 340Engr Prblty&Rndm Prc3
ECE 401
  & 401L
Communictn Systems
   and Communicatn Sys Lab
4
ECE 415Control Systems3
ECE 431LMultdsply Design I1
ECE 432LMutdsply Design II3
ECE 433Proj Mangmt&Innovtn1
EGR 100Enrichment Workshop (2 semesters)0
EGR 103Engineering Innovatn2
EGR 201Engr Mechanics3
EGR 202Engr Thermodynamics3
EGR 203Electrcl & Elctrnc Crt3
ENG 100
  & ENG 200
Writing Seminar I
   and Writing Seminar II
6
or ENG 200H Writing Seminar II
HST 103West and the World3
or HST 198 HST Scholars Sem
MTH 168Anly Geom & Calc I4
MTH 169Anly Geom & Calc II4
MTH 218Anly Geom & Calc III4
MTH 219Appl Diff Equations3
MTH 310Lin Alg & Matrices3
PHL 103Intro To Philosophy3
PHL 316Engineering Ethics3
or PHL 319 Information Ethics
PHY 206Gen Physics I Mech3
PHY 210LGen Physics Lab I1
PHY 232Physics of Waves3
REL 103Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies3
Electives12
Technical electives 112
Total Hours134

1

Select from list approved by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (cpe) minimum of 137 credit hours

Common Academic Program (CAP)
*credit hours will vary depending on courses selected
First-Year Humanities Commons 112
The West & the World
Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 2
Second-Year Writing Seminar 30-3
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication 3
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics 3
Social Science3
Arts3
Natural Sciences7
Crossing Boundariesvariable credit
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Studyvariable credit
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies
Historical Studies
Diversity and Social Justice3
Major Capstone0-3

1

 Completed with ASI 110 and ASI 120.

2

Or ENG 100A and ENG 100B, or ENG 200H, by placement.

3

 Completed with ENG 200H or ASI 120.


 

Major Requirements
CHM 123General Chemistry3
CMM 100Principles of Oral Communication3
CPS 150Algorithms & Programming I4
CPS 151Algorithms & Programming II4
CPS 346Operating Systems I3
CPS 350Data Structures & Algorithms3
CPS 444Systems Programming I3
ECE 101Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering (2 semesters)0
ECE 200Professional Development Seminar (2 semesters)0
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 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 I1
ECE 432LMultidisciplinary Design II3
ECE 433Project Management & Innovation1
ECE 444Advanced Digital Design3
ECE 449Computer Systems Engineering3
EGR 100Enrichment Workshop (2 semesters)0
EGR 103Engineering Innovation2
EGR 201Engineering Mechanics3
EGR 202Engineering Thermodynamics3
EGR 203Electrical & Electronic Circuits3
ENG 100
  & ENG 200
Writing Seminar I
   and Writing Seminar II
6
or ENG 200H Writing Seminar II
HST 103The West & the World3
or HST 198 History Scholars' Seminar
MTH 168Analytic Geometry & Calculus I4
MTH 169Analytic Geometry & Calculus II4
MTH 218Analytic Geometry & Calculus III4
MTH 219Applied Differential Equations3
MTH 310Linear Algebra & Matrices3
PHL 103Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 319Information Ethics3
PHY 206General Physics I - Mechanics3
PHY 210LGeneral Physics Laboratory1
PHY 232The Physics of Waves3
REL 103Introduction to Religioius & Theological Studies3
Computer Science elective3
Electives12
Technical electives 16
Total Hours137

1

Select from list approved by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.


CONCENTRATION IN Electrical Energy Systems (EES)

 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, 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 Grid3
Select one course from:3
Smart Grid Technologies
Renewable Energy Systems
Total Hours12

 

Concentration in Electro-Optics (eop)

The departments of Electrical & 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 Chair. 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 150Algorthm&Progrm I4
or ECE 444 Adv Digital Design
ECE 201LCircuit Anlys Lab1
ECE 215
  & 215L
Introduction to Digital Systems
   and Digital Systems Lab
4
ECE 314
  & 314L
Fund-Comptr Arch
   and Fund-Comptr Arch Lab
4
EGR 203Electrcl & Elctrnc Crt3
Computer Systems (MEE majors)15
CPS 150Algorthm&Progrm I (or equivalent)4
ECE 215
  & 215L
Introduction to Digital Systems
   and Digital Systems Lab
4
ECE 314
  & 314L
Fund-Comptr Arch
   and Fund-Comptr Arch Lab
4
ECE 444Adv 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 Chair. 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 Anlys Lab1
ECE 203Intro Matlab Prog1
ECE 303
  & 303L
Signals & Sytems
   and Signals & Systems Lab
4
ECE 334Discrete Signals&Sys3
ECE 415Control Systems3
or ECE 445 Signal Processing
EGR 203Electrcl & Elctrnc Crt3
Total Hours15

Electrical Engineering

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECE 1010ECE 1010
PHY 206 (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)3CHM 123 (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)3
MTH 168 (Satisfies CAP Math Requirement)4CPS 1504
HST 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3EGR 1000
PHL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3MTH 1694
ENG 100 (Satisfies CAP Writing Seminar)3CMM 100 (Satisfies CAP Communication)3
EGR 1000REL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3
EGR 1032 
 18 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECE 2000ECE 2000
PHY 210L1PHY 232 (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries Inquiry)3
ECE 2031ECE 2153
EGR 2013ECE 215L1
MTH 2184MTH 2193
EGR 2033ECE 2043
ECE 201L1ECE 204L1
ENG 200 (Satisfies CAP Second Year Writing Seminar)3EGR 2023
 16 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECE 3323ECE 3333
ECE 3143ECE 3403
ECE 314L1ECE 3343
MTH 3103ECE 3043
ECE 3033ECE 304L1
ECE 303L1Social Science (Satisfies CAP Social Science)3
Art Study (Satisfies CAP Art Study)3 
 17 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
TECH Elective3TECH Elective3
TECH Elective3TECH Elective3
ECE 4153ECE 432L3
ECE 431L1ECE 4331
ECE 4013Advanced REL (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries Faith Traditions, Diversity and Social Justice)3
ECE 401L1Advanced PHL Ethics (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries and Practical Ethical Action)3
Advanced HST (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries)3 
 17 16
Total credit hours: 134

Computer Engineering

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECE 1010CMM 100 (Satisfies CAP Communication)3
ENG 100 (Satisfies CAP Writing Seminar)3CPS 1504
HST 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3REL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3
PHL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3ECE 1010
MTH 168 (Satisfies CAP Math Requirement)4MTH 1694
EGR 1032CHM 123 (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)3
EGR 1000EGR 1000
PHY 206 (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)3 
 18 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENG 200 (Satisfies CAP Second Year Writing Seminar)3EGR 2013
CPS 1514CPS 3503
PHY 210L1ECE 2153
ECE 2000ECE 215L1
MTH 2184MTH 2193
EGR 2033ECE 2043
ECE 201L1ECE 204L1
ECE 2031ECE 2000
 17 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Art Study (Satisfies CAP Art Study)3Social Science (Satisfies CAP Social Science)3
CPS 3463EGR 2023
ECE 3143ECE 3403
ECE 314L1PHY 232 (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries Inquiry)3
MTH 3103Advanced PHL Ethics (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries and Practical Ethical Action)3
ECE 3033ECE 3343
ECE 303L1 
 17 18
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ECE 4443ECE 4493
CPS 4443CPS Elect3
TECH Elect3TECH Elect3
ECE 431L1ECE 432L (Satisfies CAP Capatone Requirement)3
ECE 3043ECE 4331
ECE 304L1Advanced REL (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries Faith Traditions, Diversity and Social Justice)3
ADV HST (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries Advanced History Integrative)3 
 17 16
Total credit hours: 137

Courses

ECE 101. 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 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 201L. Circuit Analysis Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory course stressing experimental techniques, laboratory reporting, safety, and instrumentation. Experimental investigation of basic steady-state and transient 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. 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. 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 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 218. 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): 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. 1 Hour

Multidisciplinary engineering design projects and problems. Introduction to product development using the Product Realization Process. Concentration on proposals, specifications, conceptualization and decision analysis. Projects result in final design and prototyping in the follow-on course. Prerequisite(s): ECE 304, ECE 314.

ECE 432L. Multidisciplinary Design II. 3 Hours

Combination of lecture and laboratory experiences. The focus of the lecture is on project management aspects of engineering design, including communication, collaboration, project tracking methods, cost estimating, overhead, direct labor costs, time value of money, depreciation, and return on investment. The focus of the lab is on a multidisciplinary team design project. Detailed evaluation of the Product Realization Process (PRP), including specifications, innovation, conceptualization, decision analysis, embodiment design, final design and prototyping. Analysis of the design criteria for safety, ergonomic, environmental, financial, ethical, and socio-political impact. Periodic oral and status reports. Culminates in a comprehensive written report and oral presentation. Prerequisite(s): CPE majors: ECE 340, ECE 431L, ECE 444; ELE majors: ECE 340, ECE 431L, (ECE 401 or ECE 415).

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

Systems approach to digital design including: structured top-down development process using simple and complex logic modules from various logic families; practical aspects of the design, construction, and verification of digital subsystems; application of microcomputer and/or controller as a flexible logic device; real-time embedded systems design; and the use of HDL tools and simulation. Prerequisite(s): ECE 314.

ECE 445. Signal Processing. 3 Hours

Study of signal conditioning, digital signal processing, and data processing. Topics include transducers, high gain amplifier design, digital filtering, and spectrum estimation. Specialized application determined by instructor. 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 346 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 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.