Electrical Engineering

EE 1210: Introduction to Logic System Design (5)

Offerings

Introduction to digital logic design including combinational and sequential logic design with Computer Aided Design (CAD) using VHDL hardware description language. Combinational logic covers truth tables, Boolean algebra, logic gates, circuit minimization, logic maps, multiplexers, decoders, encoders, programmable logic and memories, and more. Sequential logic covers latches, flip-flops, clocks, registers, counters, finite state machines, CPLDs and FPGAs. Emphasis is placed on design techniques. Laboratory exercises include designs using both discrete gates and FPGAs.

EE 2726: Electric Circuits I (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: MAT 1236 (can be taken concurrently). Study of Basic Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws with voltage/current sources. Preliminary introduction to nodal and mesh analysis, maximum power transfer, and Thevenin's theorem. Introduction to operational amplifiers, ideal transformers, inductance, capacitance, first-order circuits (both DC and AC) and first order frequency response. Includes lab problems, a short design project, and introduction to circuit simulation software. The first of a three-course sequence in which the engineer as servant is discussed. Extra Fee.

Prerequisites: MAT 1236 can be taken concurently: D or better

EE 2726L: Electric Circuits I Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of EE 2726.

EE 2727: Electric Circuits II (4)

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Prerequisites: A C- or better in EE 2726, MAT 3237 (MAT 3237 can be taken concurrently). Introduction to source transformations and superposition. Additional work with nodal and mesh analysis, power transfer, and both Thevenin's and Norton's theorems . Introduction to second-order circuits (bothDC and AC), including resonance, higher-order Bode plots, complex power and balanced three-phase power. Includes lab problems, short design project, circuit simulation and MATLAB. Extra Fee.

Prerequisites: EE 2726: C- or better AND MAT 3237 can be taken concurently: D or better

EE 2727L: Electric Circuits II Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of EE 2727.

EE 2728: Electric Circuits II (5)

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This course is intended for students who took Circuits 1 at another institution. Students cannot take both EE 2727 and EE 2728 for credit. Introduction to source transformations and superposition. Additional work with nodal and mesh analysis, power transfer, and both Thevenin's and Norton's theorems with dependent sources. Introduction to ideal transformers, AC first order circuits, impedance, and frequency response. Introduction to second-order circuits (both DC and AC), including resonance, higher-order Bode plots, complex power and balanced three-phase power. Includes lab problems, short design project, circuit simulation and MATLAB. Extra Fee.

EE 3028: Electric Circuits III (4)

Offerings

Prerequisite: A C- or better in EE 2727. Introduction to active analog filtering, Laplace transforms, pole-zero concepts, state variable analysis, transformers, and two-port theory. The lab portion includes the use of circuit simulation, and MATLAB. Includes a significant team-based design project. Extra Fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EE 2727: C- or better

EE 3028L: Electric Circuits III Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of EE 3028.

EE 3280: Microcontroller System Design (5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: EE 1210 and EE/CSC/CPE 3760. Design of hardware and software for embedded systems using a modern microcontroller. Covers hardware interfacing, interrupt interfacing, and use of internal and external peripheral devices. Emphasis is placed on programming of the microcontroller including device drivers, exception and interrupt handling, and interfacing with higher-level languages. Laboratory exercises require programming and hardware design. Extra fee.

Equivalents: CPE 3280 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EE 1210: D or better AND (EE 3760: D or better OR CSC 3760: D or better OR CPE 3760: D or better)

EE 3315: Electricity and Magnetism I (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: MAT 3237 and (PHY 1103 or PHY 1123). The first of a two-course sequence, this course studies electrostatics, magnetostatics, boundary conditions, electromagnetic waves, and introduction to applications such as skin effect, reflections, waveguides, antennas and optics.

Equivalents: PHY 3315 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: MAT 3237: D or better AND (PHY 1103: D or better OR PHY 1123: D or better)

EE 3410: Signal and System Analysis (5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: EE 2727, MAT 2401, MAT 3237 and familiarity with MATLAB computer software. EE 3028 is also a preferred prerequisite. Characterization of linear systems by impulse response, convolution and transfer function. Study of linear differential equations and linear difference equations as models. Study of continuous and discrete signals including filters and their effects. Uses transform methods including Fourier series and transforms, FFT, Laplace transforms and Z transforms. Includes computer problems. Extra fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EE 2727: D or better AND EE 3028: D or better AND MAT 2401: D or better AND MAT 3237: D or better

EE 3500: Introduction to Power Systems (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: EE 2727. Three-phase power generation, transmission and distribution systems. Safety and electric code standards. Practical training in material and component selection for commercial and industrial applications.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EE 2727: D or better

EE 3510: Introduction to Power Electronics (4)

Offerings

Prerequisite: EE 3722. Studies technologies and techniques used to control the conversion and flow of electrical power in the context of the larger issues of electric energy use and society. Studies semiconductor switching devices and their central role in efficient power conversion, utility input rectification (AC-DC), switch mode DC-DC and DC-AC conversion (including application to motor drives and UPS), switch-mode DC power supplies including the design of feedback controllers, and Soft Switching. Includes laboratory exercises.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EE 3722: D or better

EE 3550: Communication System Analysis (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: EE 2727 and 1210 (EE 1210 may be taken concurrently). An introduction to principles of modern communication systems with an emphasis on current technological applications. Covers basics such as transmission media (electrical, optical and wireless), analog and digital signaling techniques, data encoding methods and multiplexing mechanisms. Modern communication protocols for networks and radio links are analyzed. High-level issues such as security, encryption, and cellular management are studied. Extra fee.

Equivalents: CPE 3550 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EE 2727: D or better AND EE 1210 can be taken concurently: D or better

EE 3721: Electronics I - Analog Devices and Circuits (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: EE 2727. Study of electronic devices and basic circuit configurations. Topics covered include operational amplifiers, diodes, AC to DC conversion, amplifier principles, bipolar junction transistors, BJT amplifiers, frequency response and differential amplifiers. Includes project teaming with business students from the Operations Management course. Includes lab problems. Extra Fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EE 2727: D or better

EE 3721L: Electronics I - Analog Devices and Circuits Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of EE 3721.

EE 3722: Electronics II Analog Electronics (5)

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Prerequisite: EE 3721. Studies field effect transistors, FET amplifiers, frequency response, feedback, output stages and power amplifiers, operational amplifier design, and introduces power electronics and PCB design. Continues project teaming with business students from the Operations Management course. Introduces formal design documentation via lab experience. Extra Fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: EE 3721: D or better

EE 3722L: Electronics II Analog Electronics Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of EE 3722.

EE 3730: Engineering Design (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: EE 3722. Team design and construction of industrial or self-designed projects. Typical projects require analog and digital electronic circuit design, development, construction and testing as well as teaming with General Engineering students taking EGR 3810. Required components include formal documentation and the use of project management tools and principles, and the conduction of design reviews. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged. All projects require oral and written reports.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Prerequisites: EE 3722: D or better

EE 3760: Computer Organization and Assembly Language (5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: (CSC 2330 or CSC 2430) and EE 1210. Study of organization and structuring of the major hardware components of computers. Includes mechanics of information transfer and control within a digital computer system. Introduces computer architecture, machine instruction sets and assembly language programming.

Equivalents: CSC 3760, CPE 3760 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: (CSC 2330: D or better OR CSC 2430: D or better) AND EE 1210: D or better

EE 4211: Electrical Engineering Senior Design I (3)

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Prerequisites: EE/CPE 3280 and (EE 3730 or EGR 3810). Study of mixed digital and analog system design, including embedded software design. Student teams begin a system level design of a project (a nondisclosure agreement may be required). Students provide detailed schedules for building prototype systems and present periodic progress reports. During the course, students produce technical specifications, undergo design reviews and design a proof of concept system. Extra fee.

Equivalents: CPE 4211 Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Electrical Engineering Majors only. Prerequisites: (EE 3280: D or better OR CPE 3280: D or better) AND (EE 3730: D or better OR EGR 3810: D or better)

EE 4212: Electrical Engineering Senior Design II (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: EE 4211. Continued study of mixed digital and analog system design, including embedded software design. Student teams continue to implement and refine the prototype hardware and software designs from EE/CPE 4211. Teams write detailed technical reports and submit their designs to design reviews. Periodic progress reports and team presentations are required. Extra fee.

Equivalents: CPE 4212 Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Electrical Engineering Majors only. Prerequisites: (CPE 4211: D or better OR EE 4211: D or better)

EE 4311: Optics and Lasers (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: PHY 1103 or 1123. General theory of geometrical optics, physical optics, fiber optics and optical devices. Lectures and laboratory each week. Offered alternate years.

Equivalents: PHY 4311 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: PHY 1103: D or better OR PHY 1123: D or better

EE 4410: Embedded and Fixed Point Digital Signal Processing (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: EE 3410 and (EE 3760 or CPE 3760 or CSC 3760). In this course, students will use embedded systems to implement signal-processing algorithms including convolution, FFT, IIR and FIR filters and others. Concepts will be modeled using a variety of methods and implemented using lower-level programming languages. Fixed-point systems will be studied and used to implement digital filters. The course will include a project integrating the course ideas.

Attributes: Upper-Division

EE 4450: Control System Design (5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: A C- or better in EE 3028 and 3410. Analog control system design using root locus, frequency and PID methods. Introduction to digital control, includes real time digital control. MATLAB and Labview are used as design tools.Extra fee.

Equivalents: EGR 4450 Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Electrical Engineering, General Engineering Majors only. Prerequisites: EE 3028: C- or better AND EE 3410: C- or better

EE 4491: Solid State Physics (2-5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: PHY 2321. Focuses on lattice statics and dynamics, electrons and Fermi surfaces, transport phenomena, semiconductors and superconductivity. Offered alternate years.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: PHY 2321: D or better

EE 4560: Wireless Communication Systems (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: EE 3550. Students study radio frequency (RF) and other wireless communications systems with an emphasis on current methods and standards. Transmission and reception concepts including high- and low-gain antennas, power budget and analysis, attenuation, interference, fading and bandwidth are studied. Modern wireless communications protocols used for mobile telephones, computer networking and broadcast radio/television are explored in detail. Extra fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: (EE 3550: D or better OR CPE 3550: D or better)

EE 4899: Electrical Engineering Capstone and Senior Design (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: EE 4212. In this capstone course designs from EE 4212 are developed into a manufacturing prototype and tested. Covers testing methodology (hardware and software), debugging and documentation methodology. Teams author detailed technical documents. Periodic progress reports and final presentations are required. Includes study of vocation in engineering, writing reflective responses, and preparation of a portfolio of major projects students have finished.

Equivalents: CPE 4899 Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Electrical Engineering Majors only. Prerequisites: (EE 4212: D or better OR CPE 4212: D or better)

EE 4900: Independent Study (1-5)

Offerings

Student works independently with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

EE 4930: Practicum (1-5)

Offerings

Practicum May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

EE 4950: Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-5)

Offerings

An advanced course studying a special interest topic in electrical engineering. Topics and credits may vary between offerings. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, General Engineering Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

EE 4960: Senior Project (1-5)

Offerings

Student works with faculty advisor on a mutually agreed upon project. Requires submission of application to EE chair three weeks prior to the start of the quarter. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division