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  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
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    Although not specifically stated in each course description, the prerequisites for all courses, except those required by other departments, may include classification as an electrical engineering student in good standing. In order to use a course as a prerequisite for an EEE/EEL-prefixed course, a minimum grade of C is required in the prerequisite course.

    EEE 3308C Electronic Circuits 1
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3008 and EEL 3112.
    Fundamentals of electronic circuits and systems. Laboratory.
    EEE 3396C Solid-State Electronic Devices
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3008.
    Introduces the principles of semiconductor electron device operation. Laboratory.
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    EEE 4210 Introduction to Biophotonics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3003 or EEL 3111C with minimum grade of C.
    Introduces the principles of optics, lasers and biology, the interaction of light with cells and tissues, and various optical imaging, sensing and activation techniques and their applications in biomedicine.
    EEE 4222 Resonant MEMS
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3135 and EEL 3112.
    Fundamentals of resonant micro-electro-mechanical systems (Resonant MEMS) and their applications.
    EEE 4260C Bioelectrical Systems
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3008 and EEL3112.
    Covers the theoretical and quantitative perspective of bioelectrical signals reflecting the activity of the brain, the muscles, and the heart. Examines bases of modeling, measuring, processing and analyzing bioelectrical signals and systems, as well as common clinical applications. Laboratory.
    EEE 4306 Electronic Circuits II
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3308C.
    Design-oriented continuation of EEE 3308C; feedback, op amp circuits and applications, digital electronics.
    EEE 4310C Digital Integrated Circuits
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3308C and EEL3701C.
    Analysis and design of digital circuits using MOS and bipolar devices.
    EEE 4329 Future of Microelectronics Technology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3396 or equivalent.
    Surveys state-of-the-art microelectronics technology and prospects for future technologies. Topics include nanoscale MOSFETs, strained Si, high-k gate dielectrics, carbon nanotubes, molecular electronics and single-electron devices.
    EEE 4331 Microelectronic Fabrication Technologies
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3396.
    Principles of microelectronic device fabrication. Emphasis on the fundamentals of microfabrication processing and microelectronic device process flows.
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    EEE 4373 Radio-Frequency Electronics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3308C.
    Fundamental RF theory (such as resonant circuits, matching, noise and transmission lines), radio operation and design of key RF circuit blocks (such as amplifiers, mixers and oscillators).
    EEE 4404 Mixed Signal IC Testing I
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3308C and EEL 3701C with minimum grades of C.
    Fundamentals of testing IC devices and systems: test specifications, parametric training, measurement accuracy, test hardware, sampling theory, digital signal processing based testing, and calibrations. Circuit analysis and design with analog and mixed-signal systems. Labs on testing passive components, LDOs, Op-amps, DACS/ADCs, Mixed-Signal ICs Labview and the National Instruments Savage Tester.
    EEE 4420 Introduction to Nanodevices
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3396.
    Physical principles of modern solid-state devices and their applications, quantum mechanics and fundamentals of nanoelectronics.
    EEE 4511C Real Time Digital Signal Processing Applications
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3135 and EEL 3744C.
    Real world digital signal processing (DSP) tasks are presented and solved in a lab environment that utilizes a Floating Point DSP and a development simulation and hardware emulation tool. Laboratory.
    EEE 4701 Automated Hardware/Software Verification
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3744C or equivalent and COP 3530 or equivalent.
    Develop modeling, formal specification, and automated verification skills for analyzing complex hardware and/or software systems. Hands-on experience with model checking tools.
    EEE 4714 Introduction to Hardware Security and Trust
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4712C with minimum grade of C.
    Fundamentals of hardware security and trust for integrated circuits. Cryptographic hardware, invasive and non-invasive attacks, side-channel attacks, physically unclonable functions (PUFs), true random number generation (TRNG), watermarking of Intellectual Property (IP) blocks, FPGA security, counterfeit detection, hardware Trojan detection, and prevention in IP cores and integrated circuits.
    EEE 4720 Acoustics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAP 2302 and either EEL 3111C or EEL 3003 all with minimum grades of C or instructor permission.
    Governing equations for wave theory of sound; Character of plane acoustic waves and 3-D acoustic fields; Sound transmission/reflection at an interface between two media; Waves transmission/attenuation inducts; Low frequency approximations (lumped-element modeling) and transducers; sources of sound.
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    EEL 3000 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Credits: 2; Prereq: Freshman or sophomore standing in the College of Engineering.
    Introduces electrical and computer engineering tools, both hardware and software. Professional ethics, career development. Assemble and test hardware project to provide hands-on experience.
    EEL 3003 Elements of Electrical Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2313 and PHY 2049.
    Introduces the theory and practice of electrical engineering for those not majoring in electrical engineering. Discusses circuits, machines, electronics and systems.
    EEL 3008 Physics of Electrical Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3111C, MAC 2313, and MAP 2302.
    Introduces the fundamental physics underlying components and devices and their application to electronics, power, and wireless.
    EEL 3105 Analytical Methods in Electrical Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2313 and a programming language; Coreq: MAP 2302 and EEL 3135.
    Application of calculus to develop the analytical tools used in electrical engineering. Real and complex functions; linear spaces and eigevalue problems; linear differential operators; and approximation, curve-fitting and interpolation.
    EEL 3111C Circuits 1
    Credits: 4; Prereq: MAC 2312 and PHY 2049.
    Basic analysis of DC and AC electric circuits. Laboratory.
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    EEL 3112 Circuits 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3000, EEL 3111C, EEL 3135 and MAP 2302.
    Continuous-time signals and linear systems: Fourier series and transforms, frequency, response, Laplace transform and system function, analog filters; emphasis on electrical circuits. Sampling.
    EEL 3117L Electrical Circuits Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: EEL 3003.
    Introductory electrical engineering lab in electrical instrumentation, devices and systems. Laboratory.
    EEL 3135 Introduction to Signals and Systems
    Credits: 4; Prereq: MAC 2313.
    Continuous-time and discrete-time signal analysis including Fourier series and discrete-time and discrete Fourier transforms; sampling; discrete-time linear system analysis with emphasis on FIR and IIR systems: impulse response, frequency response, and system function; MATLAB-based programming for Signals and Systems.
    EEL 3211C Basic Electric Energy Engineering
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3008.
    Analysis and modeling of power system components. Magnetic circuits, energy conservation, transformers, and AC and DC rotating machines. Laboratory.
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    EEL 3402 Remote Sensing in Engineering: Science, Sensors and Applications
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAP 2302 or equivalent.
    Remote sensing theory, systems and applications using information obtained from the visible/near infrared, thermal infrared and microwave regions of the EM spectrum.
    EEL 3472C Electromagnetic Fields and Applications 1
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3008.
    Transmission line equations, electrostatics, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, plane waves, introduction to antennas and waveguides. Laboratory.
    EEL 3701C Digital Logic and Computer Systems
    Credits: 4; Prereq: Knowledge of a programming language.
    Overview of logic design, algorithms, computer organization and assembly language programming and computer engineering technology. Laboratory.
    EEL 3744C Microprocessor Applications
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3701C.
    Experience in the elements of microprocessor-based systems, hardware interfacing and software design for their application. Laboratory.
    EEL 3834 Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineers
    Credits: 3.
    Develops computer skills and the art of writing sound computer programs using examples and exercises relevant to electrical and computer engineering.
    EEL 3923C Electrical Engineering Design 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3008, EEL 3112, EEL 3744C and 1 course from breadth elective list.
    Teams design, produce and report on a hardware prototype, meeting defined specifications and using a structured design methodology. Includes project management, hardware prototyping and project reporting.
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    EEL 4201L Electrical Energy Conversion Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Prereq: EEL 3211.
    Electric energy conversion, devices, and systems. Laboratory.
    EEL 4242C Power Electronic Circuits
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3308C.
    Circuit topologies, analysis, design and simulation of electronic circuits such as power supplies, and motor drives.
    EEL 4251 Power System Analysis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3211C.
    Development of power system equivalents by phase network analysis, load flow, symmetrical components, sequence networks, and fault analysis.
    EEL 4271 Power System Protection
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4251.
    Power systems protection analytical methodologies and algorithms. Analyzes different methods for equipment and systems protection and discusses wide-area monitoring techniques, which allow real-time operation and control. Introduces cyber-physical security approaches for the smart grid and realizes numerical construction of protection methods considering realistic engineering hypothesis.
    EEL 4287 Smart Grid for Sustainable Energy
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4657C.
    Survey of power grid operations and markets for students with interest in power systems and/or sustainable energy. Characteristics of traditional and new energy resources; how resources impact the grid; control on many time-scales; how the power grid and power markets of tomorrow will differ from those of today.
    EEL 4403 Computational Photography
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3135 with a minimum grade of C.
    Fundamentals of computational photography, sensing, imaging and illumination.
    EEL 4412 Applied Magnetics & Magnetic Materials
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3008 or instructor permission.
    Introduces magnetism, magnetic materials, and magnetic devices; offers a balance of theory and application from an applied engineering perspective.
    EEL 4421 RF/Microwave Passive Circuits
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472C with a minimum grade of C.
    Radio frequency (RF)/microwave passive components and circuits such as transmission lines, waveguides, couplers, filters, and resonators.
    EEL 4440 Optical Communication Systems
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3396 and EEL 3472C.
    Introduces electromagnetic waves, dielectric waveguides and fibers, propagation characteristics of fibers, characterization methods, LEDs and laser diodes, photodetector optical receivers and communication systems.
    EEL 4446 Laser Theory and Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4458 and EEL 4473, or instructor permission.
    Studies lasers from basic principles to operational characteristics.
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    EEL 4458 Fundamentals of Photonics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472C and EEE 3396.
    Reviews electromagnetic fields and waves, energy bands in semiconductors, p-n junctions and optical properties of semiconductors. Fundamentals of optical modulators and waveguides and photonic applications.
    EEL 4461 Antenna Systems
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472C.
    Electromagnetic field theory and its application to antenna design.
    EEL 4473 Electromagnetic Fields and Applications 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472C.
    Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic wave propagation in different media, antennas, waveguides, numerical methods and electromagnetic coupling.
    EEL 4495 Lightning
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472.
    Introduces lightning discharge processes. Electromagnetics relevant to lightning measurements. Applications for determining lightning charge, current, location and characteristics. Lightning protection.
    EEL 4514C Communication Systems and Components
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3112.
    Theory of communication and applications to radio, television, telephone, satellite, cellular telephone, spread spectrum and computer communication systems. Laboratory.
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    EEL 4516 Noise in Devices and Communication Systems
    Credits: 3; Coreq: EEL 4514.
    Origin, characterization and measurement of random noise. Calculation of signal-to-noise ratios and probability of errors in communication systems.
    EEL 4523 Audio Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3111C or EEL 3003, or instructor permission.
    Introduces audio and sound engineering that includes the underlying theory of acoustics, electronics and signal processing; demonstrates modern audio engineering practice as applied to music, home audio, recording and sound reinforcement.
    EEL 4540 Introduction to Radar
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4514.
    Basic principles of cw and pulsed radar; angle, range, and Doppler tracking; accuracy and resolution; signal design.
    EEL 4598 Computer Communications
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3834, COP 2271 or equivalent and junior or senior standing.
    Introduces the principles and practice of computer networking, emphasizing data communication and the lower layers of the OSI and TCP/IP protocol architectures.
    EEL 4599 Wireless and Mobile Networks
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3701C.
    Senior-level study of wireless and mobile networks. Investigates telecommunication architectures and protocols for wireless sensor networks and wireless embedded systems; Wi-Fi and wireless local area networks; mobile ad-hoc networks; next generation cellular systems and satellite networks.
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    EEL 4610 State Variable Methods in Linear Systems
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4657C.
    Linear algebra and state variable methods for design and analysis of discrete and continuous linear systems.
    EEL 4657C Linear Control Systems
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3112 and EEL 3744C.
    Theory and design of linear control systems. Laboratory.
    EEL 4657L Linear Controls Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: EEL 4657.
    Practical applications of linear control theory. Laboratory.
    EEL 4665C Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 4744C, EML 3005, or instructor permission.
    Design simulation, fabrication, assembly and testing of intelligent robotic machines. Laboratory.
    EEL 4712C Digital Design
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3701C.
    Advanced modular logic design, design languages, finite state machines and binary logic. Laboratory.
    EEL 4713C Digital Computer Architecture
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3701C and EEL 4712C.
    The use of electronic digital modules to design computers. Includes the organization and operation of computers, hardware/software tradeoffs and design of computer interfacing. Laboratory.
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    EEL 4720 Reconfigurable Computing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4712C.
    Fundamental concepts at advanced undergraduate level in reconfigurable computing based upon advanced technologies in field-programmable logic devices. Topics include general concepts, device architectures, design tools, metrics and kernels, system architectures and application case studies.
    EEL 4732 Advanced Systems Programming
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3701C, EEL 3834, and COP 4600.
    Develop a deep understanding of operating system concepts and systems programming fundamentals and gain hands-on experience in systems programming by using Pthreads as well as implementing Linux device drivers and testing/verifying systems code for deadlock and race-freedom.
    EEL 4736 Principles of Computer System Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4712C and EEL 3834.
    Broadly introduces the main principles and abstractions for engineering hardware and software systems. Includes in-depth studies of their use on computer systems across a variety of designs, be it an operating system, a client/server application, a database server or a fault-tolerant disk cluster.
    EEL 4750 Foundations of Digital Signal Processing
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3135.
    Analysis and design of digital filters for discrete signal processing, spectral analysis and fast Fourier transform.
    EEL 4853 Cross Layered System Security
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3834 or equivalent and EEL 4736 or equivalent.
    Develop an understanding of the principles of computer security, as it crosses layers of abstraction (application, operating system, hardware, and network). Learn the challenges of building secure computer systems with examples and hands-on assignments. Current research on these challenges will be discussed. Students will review and present conference papers.
    EEL 4905 Individual Problems in Electrical Engineering
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with a change in content up to 4 credits.
    Selected problems or projects in the student's major field of engineering study.
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    EEL 4912 Integrated Product and Process Design 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3308C and EEL 3701C.
    First part of two in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes, on time and within budget. Working closely with industry liaison engineers and a faculty coach, students gain practical experience in teamwork and communication, problem solving and engineering design, and develop leadership, management and people skills.
    EEL 4913 Integrated Product and Process Design 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4912.
    Second part of two in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes, on time and within budget. Working closely with industry liaison engineers and a faculty coach, students gain practical experience in teamwork and communication, problem solving and engineering design, and develop leadership, management and people skills.
    EEL 4924C Electrical Engineering Design 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3923C, two courses from the breadth elective list, and one course from depth elective list.
    Selected design projects involving engineering applications in the various areas of electrical engineering. Laboratory.
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    EEL 4930 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Special courses covering selected topics in electrical engineering.
    EEL 4948 Practical Work in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Credits: 1; Prereq: 3EG classification.
    One term industrial employment, including extra work according to a pre-approved outline. Practical engineering work under industrial supervision, as set forth in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering regulations. (S-U)
    EEL 4949 Co-op Work Experience
    Credits: 1; Prereq: EG classification.
    Practical co-op engineering work under approved industrial supervision. (S-U)
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    EGN 4930 Sales Engineer Seminar
    Credits: 1.
    Intended for those interested in pursuing a career in sales engineering (required for students enrolled in the sales engineering certificate program). Lectures and discussions on practice-oriented sales engineering topics. (S-U)
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