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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "ENEE-Electrical & Computer Engineering"

ENEE - Electrical & Computer Engineering

ENEE 131 Technology Choices (3) An exploration of the positive and negative effects of technology on society, via diverse criteria to assess the relative well being of individuals and society; an examination of how society can help shape the future of technology and the tools that can be used to make wise technology choices.

ENEE 132 Engineering and Modern Medicine (3) Restriction: Must not be in any of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Credit only granted for: ENEE189W or ENEE132. Formerly: ENEE189W. An introduction to the role of electrical and computer engineering in modern medicine for non-majors. Survey of biomedical devices currently being developed or used to diagnose and treat medial conditions. An examination of all aspects of the process of bringing a new product or technology to market, including the roles of government and industry, as well as financial, legal, ethical and social consideration. All technical concepts needed in the course will be introduced at the appropriate time.

ENEE 133 Engineering in Medicine: The body as a machine (3) Examines the role of engineering in human physiology and modern medicine, and explains important human biological functions and medical systems based on elementary physics, chemistry and technology. It is designed specifically for the non-science major. Concepts will be introduced intuitively and at pre-calculus math level. Students will engage in group projects and hands-on experiments to reinforce knowledgeand understanding.

ENEE 140 Introduction to Programming Concepts for Engineers (2) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program. Introduction to the programming environment: editing, compiling, UNIX, data types and variable scope; program selection, formatted/unformatted input/output, repetition, functions, arrays and strings.

ENEE 148 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-3) Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Introductory Electrical Engineering topic selected as announced every semester.

ENEE 150 Intermediate Programming Concepts for Engineers (3) Prerequisite: ENEE140. Or permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department; and (score of 5 on the A Java AP exam; or score of 4 or 5 on the AB Java AP exam; or satisfactory performance on the department's placement exam). Corequisite: MATH140. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program. Credit only granted for: ENEE114 or ENEE150. Formerly: ENEE114. Advanced programming concepts: coding conventions and style; pointers; dynamic memory allocation and data structures; linked lists; graphs; abstract data types; object-oriented design. There will be team-based software projects and group presentations.

ENEE 159 Introductory Topics in Computer Engineering (1-4) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Repeatable to 8 credits if content differs. Selected introductory level topics in computer engineering.

ENEE 181 Explore Electronics (1) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Corequisite: MATH140. A highly structured introduction to electronics and circuitry with a hands-on approach to learning. Students will build electronic devices (some of which they can keep) and test them. Among the topics covered are AC and DC circuits, BJTs, op-amps and special projects involving communication and sensing.

ENEE 200 Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology (3) Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Designed for both engineering and non-engineering students wishing to explore and assess the impact of engineering technology on society and the role of society in generating that technology. Special emphasis is placed on the interplay of diverse and often conflicting personal and collective values in both the development and implementation of new technologies. These subjects touch on many areas of interest including ethics, politics, business, the law, and society.

ENEE 204 Basic Circuit Theory (3) Prerequisite: PHYS261 and PHYS260. Corequisite: MATH246. Basic circuit elements: resistors, capacitors, inductors, sources, mutual inductance and transformers; their I-V relationships. Kirchoff's Laws. DC and AC steady state analysis. Phasors, node and mesh analysis, superposition, theorems of Thevenin and Norton. Transient analysis for first- and second-order circuits.

ENEE 205 Electric Circuits (4) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in PHYS260; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Corequisite: MATH246. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Credit only granted for: ENEE204 or ENEE205. Formerly: ENEE204. Design, analysis, simulation, construction and evaluation of electric circuits. Terminal Relationships. Kirchoff's laws. DC and AC steady state analysis. Node and mesh methods. Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits. Transient behavior of first- and second-order circuits. Frequency response and transfer functions. Ideal op-amp circuits. Diode and transistor circuits.

ENEE 206 Fundamental Electric and Digital Circuit Laboratory (2) Prerequisite: ENEE244. Corequisite: ENEE204. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program. Credit only granted for: ENEE206 or ENEE305. Formerly: ENEE305. Introduction to basic measurement techniques and electrical laboratory equipment (power supplies, oscilloscopes, voltmeters, etc.) Design, construction, and characterization of circuits containing passive elements, operational amplifiers, and digital integrated circuits. Transient and steady-state response. This course is a prerequisite to all upper level ENEE laboratories.

ENEE 222 Elements of Discrete Signal Analysis (4) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH141; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Credit only granted for: ENEE222, ENEE241, or MATH242. Formerly: ENEE241. Discrete-time and continuous-time signals, sampling. Linear transformers, orthogonal projections. Discrete Fourier Transform and its properties. Fourier Series. Introduction to discrete-time linear filters in both time and frequency domains.

ENEE 241 Numerical Techniques in Engineering (3) Prerequisite: MATH141. And CMSC106; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in one of the following programs (Mathematics; Physics). Credit only granted for: ENES240 ENEE241, or MATH242. Formerly: ENES240. Introduction to error analysis, conditioning and stability of algorithms. Numerical solution of nonlinear equations. Vector spaces and linear transformations. Matrix algebra. Gaussian elimination. LU factorization, matrix inversion. Similarity transformations and diagonalization. Iterative computation of eigenvalues. Interpolation; splines; data fitting. Numerical integration.

ENEE 244 Digital Logic Design (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Corequisite: ENEE150 or CMSC131. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher; and must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). The design and analysis of combinational and synchronous sequential systems comprising digital logic gates and flip-flop memory devices; underlying tools such as switching and Boolean algebras and Karnaugh map simplification of gate networks; design and use of decoders, multiplexers, encoders, adders, registers, counters, sequence recognizers, programmable logic arrays (PLAs), read-only memories (ROMS, PROMS), and similar devices. Arbitrary radix conversion.

ENEE 245 Digital Circuits and Systems Laboratory (2) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE244. And minimum grade of C- in ENEE150; or minimum grade of C- in CMSC132. And permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Introduction to basic measurement techniques and electrical laboratory equipment (power supplies, oscilloscopes, voltmeters, etc.). Design, construction, and characterization of digital circuits containing logic gates, sequential elements, oscillators, and digital integrated circuits. Introduction to digital design and simulation with the Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL).

ENEE 303 Analog and Digital Electronics (3) Prerequisite: Must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Credit only granted for: ENEE302 or ENEE303. Conceptual operation of transistors and diodes. Large and small signal operation of BJTs and MOSFETs. Basic transistor configurations. Logic circuits and semiconductor memory. Multi-transistor circuits including differential amplifiers and current mirrors. Frequency response.

ENEE 307 Electronic Circuits Design Laboratory (2) Prerequisite: ENEE303; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Credit only granted for: ENEE 306 or ENEE 307. Students will design and test analog and digital circuits at the transistor level. FETs and BJTs will be covered. The laboratory experiments will be tightly coordinated with ENEE303 materials.

ENEE 313 Introduction to Device Physics (3) Prerequisite: Must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Credit only granted for: ENEE312 or ENEE313. Basic physics of devices including fields in solids, crystal structure, properties of electrons and holes. Current flow in Si using drift-diffusion model. Properties of the pn junction. Properties of devices including BJTs, FETs and their physical characteristics.

ENEE 322 Signal and System Theory (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MATH246; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Concept of linear systems, state space equations for continuous systems, time and frequency domain analysis of signals and linear systems. Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms. Application of theory to problems in electrical engineering.

ENEE 324 Engineering Probability (3) Prerequisite: ENEE322; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Credit only granted for: BMGT231, STAT400 or ENEE324. Additional information: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering majors may not substitute STAT400 for ENEE324. These courses are not interchangeable, consult your program requirements or advisor for what is acceptable toward your program of study. Axioms of probability; conditional probability and Bayes' rules; random variables, probability distribution and densities: functions of random variables: weak law of large numbers and central limit theorem. Introduction to random processes; correlation functions, spectral densities, and linear systems. Applications to noise in electrical systems, filtering of signals from noise, estimation, and digital communications.

ENEE 350 Computer Organization (3) Prerequisite: Must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Formerly: ENEE250. Additional information: Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering majors may not substitute CMSC311 for ENEE350. Not open to students who have completed ENEE250. Structure and organization of digital computers. Registers, memory, control and I/O. Data and instruction formats, addressing modes, assembly language programming. Elements of system software, subroutines and their linkages.

ENEE 359 Intermediate Topics in Computer Engineering (1-3) Prerequisite: Must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 100- and 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Selected intermediate level topics in computer engineering.

ENEE 380 Electromagnetic Theory (3) Prerequisite: PHYS271, PHYS270, and MATH241; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Introduction to electromagnetic fields. Coulomb's law, Gauss's law, electrical potential, dielectric materials capacitance, boundary value problems, Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law, Lorentz force equation, magnetic materials, magnetic circuits, inductance, time varying fields and Maxwell's equations.

ENEE 381 Electromagnetic Wave Propagation (3) Prerequisite: ENEE380; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program. The electromagnetic spectrum: Review of Maxwell's equations; the wave equation potentials, Poynting's theorem, relationship between circuit theory and fields; propagation of electromagnetic waves in homogeneous media and at interfaces; transmission line theory, waveguides, radiation and antennas.

ENEE 407 Microwave-Circuits Laboratory (2) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE205; or minimum grade of C- in ENEE206. And ENEE381; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Experiments concerned with circuits constructed from microwave components providing practical experience in the design, construction and testing of such circuits. Projects include microwave filters and S-parameter design with applications of current technology.

ENEE 408 Capstone Design Project (3) Prerequisite: Must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Culmination of prior course work in electrical and computer engineering. Utilization of modern design tools and methodologies for the design of components or systems under realistic constraints, with particular emphasis on teamwork and oral/written communication. Areas in which projects are currently offered include: microprocessor-based systems, digital systems, VLSI design (both digital and mixed-signal), and optical systems.

ENEE 411 Advanced Analog and Digital Electronics (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE303. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer) ; and must have permission of the department. Credit only granted for: ENEE411 or ENEE419A. Formerly: ENEE419A. Examination of analog and digital device models for analysis, design, and simulation of transistor level electronic circuits, emphasizing Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs); fundamental single transistor configurations; frequency response, feedback, and stability of multi-transistor circuits, such as current mirrors, differential amplifiers, voltage references, operational amplifiers and data converters; complementary Metal Oxide Silicon (CMOS) implementations of static and clocked digital as well as mixed signal circuits.

ENEE 413 Advanced Electronic Devices (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE303. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical) ; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Credit only granted for: ENEE413 or ENEE480. Formerly: ENEE480. Advanced devices and their physical operation, providing a thorough description of those parts not usually covered in introductory electronics courses. These include Schottky and tunnel junctions, negative resistance devices used in wireless communication, homo-structure compound semiconductor transistors, hetero-structure (quantum effect) transistors, non-volatile memory devices, photonic devices such as LEDs and solid-state lasers, solar cells, photo-detectors and camera imagers, as well as bio-related components. Special consideration will be given to achieve an understanding of noise processes that limit electronic device performance. In all cases, system-level applications will be illustrated.

ENEE 416 Integrated Circuit Fabrication Laboratory (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE303; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Formerly: ENEE419J. Characterization of wafers and fabrication steps. Oxide growth, lithography, dopant diffusion, and metal deposition and patterning will be discussed in the lectures and carried out in the lab in fabricating NMOS transistor circuits. The transistor characteristics will be measured and related to the fabrication parameters.

ENEE 417 Microelectronics Design Laboratory (2) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE307; and minimum grade of C- in ENEE313; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Students design and build fairly sophisticated circuits, mainly composed of discrete transistors and integrated circuits. Many of the projects are designed to require that students synthesize from what they have learned in many of the disciplines in electrical engineering. Students learn they can actually use their knowledge to build something very practical, which may include a high-fidelity amplifier, a radio, a memory cell, a transmitter, etc.

ENEE 419 Topics in Microelectronics (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Repeatable to 99 credits if content differs. Selected topics of current importance in microelectronics.

ENEE 420 Communication Systems (3) Prerequisite: ENEE324; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Fourier series, Fourier transforms and linear system analysis; random signals, autocorrelation functions and power spectral densities; analog communication systems: amplitude modulation, single-sideband modulation, frequency and phase modulation, sampling theorem and pulse-amplitude modulation; digital communication systems pulse-code modulation, phase-shift keying, differential phase shift keying, frequency shift keying; performance of analog and digital communication systems in the presence of noise.

ENEE 425 Digital Signal Processing (3) Prerequisite: ENEE322; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Sampling as a modulation process; aliasing; the sampling theorem; the Z-transform and discrete-time system analysis; direct and computer-aided design of recursive and nonrecursive digital filters; the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT); digital filtering using the FFT; analog-to-digital and digital-to analog conversion; effects of quantization and finite-word-length arithmetic.

ENEE 426 Communication Networks (3) Prerequisite: ENEE324; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program. The main design issues associated with computer networks, satellite systems, radio nets, and general communication networks. Application of analytical tools of queuing theory to design problems in such networks. Review of proposed architectures and protocols.

ENEE 428 Communications Design Laboratory (2) Prerequisite: ENEE324; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Corequisite: ENEE425 or ENEE420. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program. EE capstone design course. Exploring the signal processing and communication systems theoretical concepts presented in ENEE 420 Communication Systems and ENEE 425 Digital Signal Processing by implementing them on actual DSP based hardware in real time.

ENEE 429 Topics in Communications (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Repeatable to 99 credits if content differs. Selected topics of current importance in communications.

ENEE 434 Introduction to Neural Networks and Signals (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE205; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Introduction to the generation and processing of bioelectric signals including structure and function of the neuron, membrane theory, generation and propagation of nerve impulses, synaptic mechanisms, transduction and neural coding of sensory events, central nervous system processing of sensory information and correlated electrical signals, control of effector organs, muscle contraction and mechanics, and models of neurons and neural networks.

ENEE 435 Introduction to Electrical Processes, Structure and Computing Models of the Brain (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE205; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Concepts, theoretical and experimental probing methods and models for understanding the human brain structures and functions from an engineering viewpoint. Bioelectric phenomena of cells and electrical circuit functional models. Neurons as signal generators, decision elements, and information transmission and processing devices. Basic neural circuits and models. Experimental techniques, signal recording and analysis. Brain architecture-communication, control and information processing structures and functions. Memory, associations learning and higher brain functions. Computer simulations and computational models. Overview of brain-inspired intelligent machine approaches and systems.

ENEE 439 Topics in Signal Processing (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department; and completion of all lower division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Repeatable to 99 credits if content differs. Selected topics of current importance in signal processing.

ENEE 440 Microprocessors (3) Prerequisite: ENEE350; and completion of all lower division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Microprocessor architectures, instruction sets, and applications. Bus structures, memory, I/O interfacing. Assembly language programming, LSI device configuration, and the embedding of microprocessors in systems.

ENEE 445 Computer Laboratory (2) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE205; or minimum grade of C- in ENEE206. And minimum grade of C- in ENEE350; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). This laboratory course focuses on the hardware/software interface in computer systems. Hand-on experiments are used to teach design, construction, analysis, and measurement of both hardware and software for embedded systems. Projects emphasize using microcontrollers for control, sensing, and communication through various I/O devices.

ENEE 446 Digital Computer Design (3) Prerequisite: ENEE350; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Hardware design of digital computers. Arithmetic and logic units, adders, multipliers and dividers. Floating-point arithmetic units. Bus and register structures. Control units, both hardwired and microprogrammed. Index registers, stacks, and other addressing schemes. Interrupts, DMA and interfacing.

ENEE 447 Operating Systems (3) Prerequisite: ENEE350; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum; and must be familiar with UNIX; and must have experience in C or C++. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Formerly: ENEE459S. The goal of this course is to present the theory, design, implementation and analysis of computer operating systems. Through classroom lectures, homework, and projects, students learn the fundamentals of concurrency, and process management, interprocess communication and synchronization, job scheduling algorithms, memory management, input/output devices, file systems, and protection and security in operating systems. Optional topics may include communications protocols, computer security, and real-time operating systems.

ENEE 459 Topics in Computer Engineering (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Repeatable to 99 credits if content differs. Selected topics of current importance in computer engineering.

ENEE 460 Control Systems (3) Prerequisite: ENEE322; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program. Mathematical models for control system components. Transform and time domain methods for linear control systems. Introductory stability theory. Root locus, bode diagrams and Nyquist plots. Design specifications in the time and frequency domains. Compensation design in the time and frequency domain. Introduction to sampled data systems.

ENEE 461 Control Systems Laboratory (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE205; or minimum grade of C- in ENEE206. And minimum grade of C- in ENEE322; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Credit only granted for: ENEE461, ENME461, or ENME489N. Students will design, implement, and test controllers for a variety of systems. This will enhance their understanding of feedback control and familiarize them with the characteristics and limitations of real control devices. They will also complete a small project. This will entail writing a proposal, purchasing parts for their controller, building the system, testing it, and writing a final report describing what they have done.

ENEE 463 Digital Control Systems (3) Prerequisite: ENEE322; and completion of lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Formerly: ENEE469E. Introduction to techniques for the analysis and design of linear control systems and implementation of control systems using digital technology. Topics include linearization, solution of linear equations, z-transforms and Laplace transforms, design of linear controllers, optimal control, and digital implementation of control designs. Students will use MATLAB for the solution of problems and the design of control systems.

ENEE 469 Topics in Controls (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Repeatable to 99 credits if content differs. Selected topics of current importance in controls.

ENEE 473 Electrical Machines Laboratory (2) Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (ENEE205, ENEE206); and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). Experiments involving single and three phase transformers, induction machines, synchronous machines and D.C. machines.

ENEE 474 Power Systems (3) Prerequisite: ENEE322; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Interconnected power systems, transmission lines, load flow studies, unit commitment and economic dispatch. Three phase networks, machine models. Symmetrical components, fault analysis and unbalanced operation. Power system transients, stability and numerical methods in power system analysis.

ENEE 475 Power Electronics (3) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE303; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Electrical; Engineering: Computer). This course is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn the basic principles of power electronics and its applications. Special emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary nature of power electronics. Strong and intimate connections between power electronics and circuit theory, electronic circuits, semiconductor devices, electric power, magnetic, motor drives and control are stressed.

ENEE 482 Design of Active and Passive Microwave Devices (3) Prerequisite: ENEE381; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Design and operation of passive and active microwave devices. The passive components include waveguides, resonators, and antennas. The active devices include klystrons, magnetrons, gyrotrons, and free electron lasers.

ENEE 486 Optoelectronics Lab (2) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ENEE205; or minimum grade of C- in ENEE206. And minimum grade of C- in PHYS271 and PHYS270; and must have earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all required 200-level ENEE courses; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Hands-on experience in performing measurements in optics and electro-optics. Basics of optics, light detectors, Fourier optics, gratings and spectrometers, pulsed dye lasers, fiber optics, electro-optics, and acousto-optics.

ENEE 488 Independent Study in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1-3) Prerequisite: Must have completed and earned a minimum grade of regular (letter) C- in all lower-division EE or CP tech electives; and permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Additional information: A total of 5 credits combined of ENEE488 and ENEE499 can count towards a degree in electrical and computer engineering. The purpose is to provide students with an opportunity for independent study projects on advanced electrical and computer engineering topics. These projects typically involve academic investigations of technical themes that are not addressed in the established elective and special topics courses taught by the department on a regular basis. Study plans are tailored to students educational goals but are approved and supervised by faculty.

ENEE 489 Topics in Electrophysics (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Repeatable to 99 credits if content differs. Selected topics of current importance in electrophysics.

ENEE 490 Physical Principles of Wireless Communications (3) Prerequisite: ENEE381. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Credit only granted for: ENEE490 or ENEE498B. Formerly: ENEE498B.

ENEE 496 Lasers and Electro-optic Devices (3) Prerequisite: ENEE381; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Engineering: Computer; Engineering: Electrical). Modern physical optics: Gaussian beams, optical resonators, optical waveguides; theory of laser oscillation, rate equations; common laser systems. Selected modern optoelectronic devices like detectors and modulators. Role of lasers and optoelectronics in modern technology.

ENEE 498 Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program. Repeatable to 99 credits if content differs. Formerly: ENEE488. Selected topics of current importance in electrical engineering.

ENEE 499 Senior Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering (1-5) Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering department; and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Electrical program. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Formerly: ENEE418. Additional information: A total of 5 credits combined of ENEE448 and ENEE499 can count toward a degree in electrical or computer engineering. The purpose is to provide students with an opportunity to engage in independent research projects on advanced electrical and computer engineering topics. Projects are selected by students and supervised by faculty and other qualified mentors. While students may be required to acquire new skills or information in the course of completing a 499 project, the focus is to conduct an independent investigation of a technical theme by the student. The project may be used to satisfy the advanced lab requirement if it is approved as a primarily - experimental research project. In that case, the student will enroll in ENEE499L.

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