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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering - Program Educational Objectives
Program Review
Honors in the Major
Common Required Courses for Bachelor of Science Degrees and Dual Majors

Requirements for a Major in Electrical Engineering
Requirements for a Major in Computer Engineering
Requirements for a Double Major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
Suggested Course Sequence for Electrical Engineering Major  (starting with Calculus I)

Suggested Course Sequence for Computer Engineering Major (starting with Calculus I)
Academic Requirements and Policies
Course Descriptions

Description: The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to provide an innovative academic undergraduate program of excellence to its majors; to produce graduates whose academic achievements match or exceed those of recognized state supported engineering colleges; to produce a greater number of graduates from groups traditionally underrepresented (especially, for historical reasons, African American and female graduates) in electrical and computer engineering; and to achieve national and international recognition through the excellence of its faculty and student research and scholarly pursuits, as well as their professional and service endeavors.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - Program Educational Objectives

Our B.S. in Electrical Engineering graduates will:

1.    Have a successful career in electrical engineering;
2.    Be enrolled in or have completed a M.S. or Ph.D. program;
3.    Have a career in digital systems, DSP, control systems, microelectronics, power systems or electronmagnetics;
4.    Participate in either the research, development or application of engineering solutions that have had a positive impact on society;
5.    Make contributions to workforce diversity;
6.    Have shown a commitment to life-long learning and continous self improvement; and
7.    Have become proficient in the oral and written communications of their work and ideas.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering - Program Educational Objectives

Our B.S. in Computer Engineering graduates will:

1.    Have a successful career in computer engineering;
2.    Be enrolled in or have completed a M.S. or Ph.D. program;
3.    Have a career in digital systems, DSP, computer networks or VLSI;
4.    Participate in either the research, development or application of engineering solutions that have had a positive impact on society;
5.    Make contributions to workforce diversity;
6.    Have shown a commitment to life-long learning and continous self improvement; and
7.    Have become proficient in the oral and written communications of their work and ideas.

Students graduating from the BS EE degree program will also have
a knowledge of electrical engineering applications selected from the communication systems, control systems, digital signal processing, digital systems, electromagnetics, microelectronics, and power systems areas.

Students graduating from the BS CpE degree program will also have a knowledge of computer science and computer engineering topics including advanced logic design, advanced programming, algorithms, computer architecture, data structures, and operating systems.

The department faculty has established a process to periodically review and revise its program educational objectives after obtaining feedback from its primary constituent groups.  The faculty also is committed to teaching professional and ethical responsibility by example and by practice.  The active sponsored research activities of the faculty ensure the program curriculum remains contemporary and motivates the need for life-long learning.

Technical Electives

Electrical Engineering technical electives provide the student an opportunity to achieve a greater breath of knowledge and some degree of specialization in selected areas of special interest. Electives are offered in computer engineering and the following five electrical engineering application areas:

1.    Microelectronics deals with all aspects of (primarily solid-state) electronic devices, the analysis and design of analog and digital circuits, their implementation and fabrication using microelectronic techniques,
       and their application in a wide variety of system;
2.    Digital signal processing and control systems concentrate on the design and analysis of systems in which discrete and continuous signals are used for conveying information and controlling physical systems
       and processes.  Included are the encoding, decoding, and representation of information in both the time and frequency domain;
3.    Communications is concerned with the preparation, transmission, and reception of encoded information via media ranging from wires to fiber optic cables and space.  Included are topics such as  AM, FM, and
       pulse modulation techniques; telecommunication systems; satellite telemetry; and computer networks;
4.    Electromagnetics in the broadest sense is the study of the relationship between electric current, electric and magnetic fields, and their interactions.  It is the foundation of electrical and electronic technology. 
       The practical applications of this theory include the design of antennas, transmission lines, RF, microwave and optical transmission facilities, and radar;
5.    Power systems engineering is concerned with the design and operation of electric power generation, transmission, and distribution for an increasing customer demand.  It involves the modeling, analysis, and
       design of power system components including power transformers, electric motors, synchronous generators, and high voltage power transmission and distribution networks.  Power system engineering also
       includes: the investigation of alternative methods for generating electrical energy, the control and reliability of complex power networks, power quality, economic factors, and environmental effects.

The department maintains well-equipped, dedicated instructional laboratory facilities for each required laboratory course and research laboratories in each major area of interest.  The department  has access to a large number of personal computers, advanced workstations, and specialized CAD systems.  Open-access facilities are also available for design projects and preparation of technical documentation.

Honors in the Major

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a program of honors in electrical engineering to encourage the talented student to extend his or her undergraduate experience by participating in directed or independent research on a topic relative to electrical engineering that is not included in the regular curriculum. For requirements and other information, see the “University Honors Program, Honors-Undergraduate” sections of this General Catalog.

Faculty
Chairman: Foo, Simony
Professors: Arora, Rajendra K.; Baldwin, Thomas L.; DeBrunner, Victor E; Foo, Simon Y.; Perry, Reginald J.; Roberts, Rodney G.; Zheng, Jim P.
Associate Professors: Andrei, Petru; DeBrunner, Linda S.; Harvey, Bruce A.; Kwan, Bing W.; Li, Hui; Meyer-Baese, Uwe H.; Tung, Leonard J.; Weatherspoon, Mark H.; Yu, Ming
Assistant Professors: Edrington, Chris S.
Associate in Electrical Engineering: Brooks, Geoffrey W.; Barnes, Jerome
Assistant in Electrical Engineering: Hughes, Clayton

State of Florida Common Program Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common program prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.  Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program.  Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

The following lists the common program prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

1.    MAC X311 or MAC X281
2.    MAC X312 or MAC X282
3.    MAC X313 or MAC X283
4.    MAP X302 or MAC X305
5.    CHM X045/X045L or CHMX045C or CHS X440
6.    PHY X048/X048L or PHYX048C or PHYX043/X048L
7.    PHY X049/X049L or PHYX049C or PHYX044/X049L



All candidates for bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) and bachelor of science degree in computer engineering (BSCpE) are required to complete a total of one hundred (100) semester hours of common required courses, of which twenty-four (24) hours are English, social science and humanities courses (General Studies Courses), forty-two (42) hours are engineering core courses (listed below), and thirty-four (34) hours are required electrical and computer engineering courses (listed below).

General Education Courses(24 Credits)
ENC 1101 Freshman Communication Skills I3
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II3
Social Sciences6
XXX xxxx Humanities6
XXX xxxx Social Sciences or Humanities6

Engineering Core Courses(42 Credits)
*CHM 1045 General Chemistry I3
*CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Laboratory1
*COP 2221 Programming in C Language4
EGM 3512 Engineering Mechanics2
EML 3100 Thermodynamics4
*MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I4
*MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II4
8MAC 3313 Calculus with Analytical Geometry III5
*MAP 3305  Engineering Mathematics I
Or MAP 2302 Differiential Equations
3
MAP 3306 Engineering Mathematics II
Or MAP 3105 Linear Algebra
3
*PHY 2048 General Physics I4
*PHY 2048L General Physics I Laboratory1
*PHY 2049  General Physics II4
*PHY 2049L  General Physics II Laboratory1

*This is a State Common Prerequisite. Substitutes indicated in the State Common Prerequisites Manual at www.facts.org will be accepted.

Required Electrical Engineering Courses(34 Credits)
EEL 3111 Introduction to Circuit Analysis3
EEL 3112 Advanced Circuits with Computers3
EEL 3112L Advanced Circuits with Computers Laboratory1
EEL 3135 Signal and Linear Systems Analysis3
EEE 3300 Electronics3
EEE 3300L Electronics Laboratory1
EEL 3472 Electromagnetic Fields I3
EEL 4515 Digital Communications3
EEL 3705 Digital Logic Design3
EEL 3705L Digital Logic Laboratory1
EEL 4021 Statistical Topics in Electrical Engineering3
EEL 4746  Microprocessor-Based System Design3
EEL 4746L  Microprocessor-Based System Design Laboratory1
EEL 4911C Senior Design Project I3

Requirements for a Major in Electrical Engineering
Students majoring in electrical engineering are required to complete a total of 128 semester hours of course work, of which one hundred (100) are Common Required Courses, twelve (12) are required Tier-2 electrical engineering course, thirteen (13) semester hours are technical elective courses, and three (3) semester hours of EEL 4915C Electrical Engineering Senior Design Project II.    

Technical Electives for Electrical Engineering Major
  • One (1) semester hour must be an electrical engineering (EE) laboratory elective;
  • Twenty-one (21) semester hours must be EE technical electives, and
  • Three (3) credits may be an EE or a non-EE elective. 
The non-EE technical elective must be selected from a list of departmentally approved courses offered by other departments at Florida A&M University.  Courses not on the list may be taken with prior approval of the department.

Requirements for a Major in Computer Engineering
Students majoring in computer engineering require 128 semester credit hours to graduate, of which one hundred (100) hours are Common Required Courses listed above. The other twenty-eight (28) semester credit hours include sixteen (16) semester hours of CIS courses (listed below), six (6) semester hours of required computer engineering courses: EEE 4710 Introduction to Field Programmable Logic Devices (3) and EEL 4713 Computer Architecture (3), and six (6) semester hours of technical electives, and three (3) semester hours of EEL 4914C, Computer Engineering Senior Design Project II.

Required CIS Courses
COT 3100 Discrete Structures I3
COP 3014 Fundamentals of Programming3
COP 3014L Fundamentals of Programming Laboratory1
COP 3330 Object Oriented Programming3
COP 3530 Program, Data and File Structures3
COP 3610 Operating System3
For a current list of approved technical electives for a computer engineering major, see or call the department.

Requirements for a Double Major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

Students dual-majoring in electrical engineering and computer engineering must take the common required courses (one-hundred three [103] semester hours), required CIS courses (thirteen [13] semester hours) and required computer engineering courses: EEL 4710 and EEL 4713 (each three [3] semester hours) plus sixteen (16) semester hours of electrical engineering technical electives and special requirements.

Technical Electives and Special Requirements for a Dual Major
  • Three (3) semester hours must be EEL 4914C Computer Engineering Senior Design Project II; and
  • Three (3) semester hours must be EEL 4915C Electrical Engineering Senior Design Project II
Suggested Course Sequence for Electrical Engineering Major  (starting with Calculus I)
(Note: This is an example which shows how degree requirements can be satisfied in eight regular and one summer term. Other course sequences are possible and allowable as long as course prerequisites are observed. Students should verify their plan of study with their advisors).

First YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
NC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I3
MAC 2311 Calculus I4
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I3
CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab1
Humanities Elective I (Gordon Rule)3
 14

Spring SemesterSem. Hrs.
ENC 1102 Freshman Communication Skills II3
MAC 2312 Calculus II4
PHY 2048 General Physics I4
PHY 2048L General Physics I Laboratory1
Humanities Elective II (Gordon Rule)3
 15
Summer Semester 
AMH 2091 Introduction to African-American History (Soc. Sci. I)3
Social Science Elective II3
Humanities Elective III (Gordon Rule)3
 9

Second YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
PHY 2049 General Physics II4
PHY 2049L General Physics II Laboratory1
COP 2221 Programming in C Language3
MAC 3313 Calculus III5
EEL 3111 Introduction to Circuit Analysis3
 16
Spring Semester 
MAP 3305 Engineering Math I or MAP 2302 Differential Equations3
EEL 3112 Advanced Circuits w/Computers3
EEL 3112L Advanced Circuits Laboratory1
EEL 3705 Digital Logic Design3
EEL 3705L Digital Logic Design Laboratory1
EGM 3512 Engineering Mechanics 
 5

Third YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
MAP 3306 Engineering Math II Or MAS 3105 Linear Algebra3
EEE 3300 Electronics I3
EEE 3300L Electronics I Laboratory1
EEL 3135 Signals and Linear Systems Analysis
3
EEL 4746 Microprocessors3
EEL 4746L Microprocessors Laboratory1
 14
Spring Semester 
EEL 4021 Statistical Topics in Electrical Engineering3
EML 3100 Thermodynamics2
EEL 3472 Electromagnetic Fields I3
EEL 4515 Digital Communications3
Humanities Elective IV (gordon Rule)3
 14

Fourth YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
EEL Tier-2 Course I and II6
EEL 4911C Senior Design Project I3
EEL Elective Laboratory1
EEL Technical  Electives 1 and II6
 16
Spring Semester 
EEL Tier-2 Course III and IV6
EE  or Non-EE Technical Elective3
EE Technical Elective III3
EEL 4915C Electrical Engineering Senior Design Project II3
 15
Total Semester Hours128


Suggested Course Sequence for Computer Engineering Major (starting with Calculus I)

First YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I3
MAC 2311 Calculus I4
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I3
CHM 1045L General Chemistry Lab1
Humanities Elective I (Gordon Rule)3
 14
Spring Semester 
ENC 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II3
COP 3014 Fundamentals of Programming4
MAC 2312 Calculus II4
PHY 2048 General Physics I4
PHY 2048L General Physics I Laboratory1
 16
Summer Semester 
AMH 2091 Introduction to African American-History (Soc. Sci. I3
Humanities Elective II (Gordon Rule3
Social Science Elective II (Non-History)3
 9

Second YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
PHY 2049 General Physics II4
PHY 2049L General Physics II Lab1
COT 3100 Discrete Structures I3
MAC 3313 Calculus III5
EEL 3111 Introduction to Circuit Analysis3
 16
Spring Semester 
COP 3330 Object Oriented Programming3
MAP 3305 Engineering Math I or MAP 2302 Differential Equations3
EEL 3112 Advanced Circuits w/Computers3
EEL 3112L Advanced Circuits w/Computers Laboratory1
EEL 3705 Digital Logic Design3
EEL 3705L Digital Logic Design Laboratory1
 14

Third YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
MAP 3306 Engineering Math II or MAS 3105 Linear Algebra3
EEL 3135 Signals and Linear Systems Analysis3
EEL 3300 Electronics3
EEL 3300L Electronics Laboratory1
EEL 4746 Microprocessors3
EEL 4746L Microprocessors Laboratory1
 14
Spring Semester 
COP 3530 Program, File and Data Structures3
EEL 4515 Digital Communications3
EEL 4021 Statistical Topics in Electrical Engineering3
EEL 3472 Electromagnetic Fields I3
EEL 4710 Introduction to FPLDs3
 15

Fourth YearSem. Hrs.
Fall Semester 
EE Technical Elective3
EGM 3512 Engineering Mechanics4
EEL 4713 Computer Architecture3
EEL 4911C Senior Design Project I3
Humanities Elective III (Gordon Rule)3
 16
Spring Semester 
COP 3610 Operating Systems3
EE or Non-EE Technical Elective3
Humanities Elective IV (Gordon Rule)3
EEL 3100 Thermodynamics2
EEL 4914C Computer Engineering Senior Design Project II3
 14
Total Semester Hours...................................................................................................128

Academic Requirements and Policies
In accordance with ABET criteria, all engineering students are subject to a uniform set of academic requirements agreed to by both FAMU and FSU.  These requirements have been established to ensure that program graduates receive a quality education and make reasonable progress toward satisfying engineering major degree requirements. Students are directed to “FAMU-FSU College of Engineering” Chapter of this Catalog and the departmental website () for a list of all academic requirements and policies.

ECE Course Prerequisite Requirement
In addition to the college course prerequisite requirements,  the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  requires students to have obtained a grade in the range of “C” in all courses listed as prerequisites for the department’s engineering core courses.  

Definition of Prefix
EEL - Electrical Engineering


EEL 3003 Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3). Prerequisites: MAC2312; PHY2049; PHY 2049L; Corequisite: EEL3003L. Introduction to electrical engineering concepts for non-electrical engineering majors. Covers a broad range of topics including basic circuit theory, semiconductor devices, instrumentation, amplifiers, and machines.

EEL 3003L Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory
(1) Prerequisites: MAC2312; PHY2049; PHY 2049L; Corequisite: EEL 3003. Laboratory in support of EEL 3003. Must be taken concurrently with the first enrollment in EEL 3003. Must be dropped if EEL 3003 is dropped.

EEL 3111 Introduction to Circuit Analysis
(3) Prerequisite: MAC2312; Corequisite: PHY 2049; PHY 2049L; MAC 3313. Current, voltage, and power; resistors, inductors, and capacitors; network theorems and laws; pharoses; impedance’s; sinusoidal steady-state analysis.

EEL 3112 Advanced Circuits with Computers
(3) Prerequisite: EEL3111; Corequisite: MAP3305 or MAP 2302. Sinusoidal steady-state power analysis; three-phase circuits; operational amplifier; transient and forced response; frequency response; two-port networks; circuit analysis with computers.

EEL 3112L Advanced Circuits with Computers Laboratory
(1) Prerequisite: EEL3111; Corequisite: MAP3305 or MAP 2302; EEL3112. Instrumentation and measuring techniques; current, voltage, and power measurements; response of passive circuits; AC and DC design; computer applications.

EEL 3135 Signal and Linear System Analysis
(3) Prerequisite: EEL3112; MAP 3305 or MAP 2302. Classification and representation of signals and systems; Laplace transform; Z-transform; convolution; state variable techniques; stability and feedback.

EEL 3216 Fundamentals of Power Systems
(3) Prerequisite: EEL3112.  Introduction to the fundamentals of energy conversion; structure of power systems; and power system components: transformers, rotating machines, and transmission lines.  The operation and analysis of power systems are presented.

EEE 3300 Electronics
(3) Prerequisite: EEL3112. Diode models and circuits; DC biasing of bipolar-junction and field-effect transistors; small- and large-signal transistor models; frequency analysis of single-stage AC amplifiers.

EEE 3300L Electronics Laboratory
(1) Prerequisites: EEL3112; EEL3112L; Corequisite: EEL3300. Laboratory in support of EEL3300.

EEL 3472 Electromagnetic Fields I
(3) Prerequisites: EEL 3112; MAP 3306 or MAS 3105; PHY2049; PHY 2049L. Corequisite: COP2221. Vector analysis – orthogonal coordinate system, vector operators (gradient, divergence, curl, Laplacian); electrostatics electric charge and current, Coulomb’s law, Gauss’ law, electric potential and field gradient, Poisson’s equations, resistance, permittivity, capacitance, electrostatic energy, magnetostatics - magnetic force and torque, Biot-Stavart law, Ampere’s law, vector potential, magnetic moment, permeability, hysteresis, inductance, magnetostatic energy; time-varying fields: induction. Faraday’s law, displacement current, Maxwell’s equations, boundary conditions; transmission lines – propagation equations, characteristic impedance, reflections, input impedance, lossless lines, power flow, losses, the Smith chart, impedance matching.

EEL 3473 Electromagnetic Fields II
(3) Prerequisite: EEL3472. Maxwell’s equations, plane waves – time-harmonic fields and Maxwell’s equation propagation in free space and in lossy media current flow in conductors. Power density, polarization; wave reflection and transmission – Snell’s law, reflection and transmission guided waves; radiation and antennas – basic antenna properties and parameters (radiation pattern, beam width, directivity, effective aperture), short dipoles, antenna arrays, large-aperture antennas; applications in satellite communication, wireless systems, and remote sensing.

EEL 3512 Introduction to Communications
(3) Prerequisites: EEL3112; MAP3306 or MAS 3105. Signal analysis, Fourier series/Fourier transform, sampling theorem, distortions in signal transmission, and analog modulation - AM, FM, pulse modulation, pulse-code modulation and pulse shaping.

EEL 3705 Digital Logic Design
(3) Prerequisite: COP2221 or COP 3014. Fundamental topics in digital logic design, algorithms, computer organization, assembly-language programming, and computer engineering technology.

EEL 3705L Digital Logic Design Laboratory
(1) Prerequisite: COP2221 or COP 3014; Corequisite: EEL3705. Laboratory in support of EEL3705.

EEL 3949r Cooperative Work Experience
(0) (S/U grade only.)

EEL 4021 Statistical Topics in Electrical Engineering
(3) Prerequisite: EEL 3112; MAP3306 or MAS 3105. Use of probability and statistical concepts in electrical engineering applications. Elementary probability - sets, sample spaces, axioms, joint and conditional probability. Random variables - distribution and density functions. Operations in random variables - expectation, moments, transformation of random variables. Multiple random variables. Introduction to Random processes. Elements of statistics: parameter estimation and hypothesis testing.

EEL 4113 Advanced Linear Networks (3) Prerequisites: EEL3112; EEL3135. Synthesis of LC one-port networks; synthesis of LC two-port networks; operational amplifier applications; active filters; approximation methods; switched-capacitor filters.

EEL 4213 Power System I (3) Prerequisite: EEL3216. Analysis of electric power systems using system modeling for large-scale power networks; admittance and impedance matrix formation; power flow; optimal dispatch; symmetrical components; balanced and unbalanced fault analysis, and transient stability studies.

EEL 4220 Electromechanical Dynamics (3) Prerequisites: EEL 3216; EEL 3472. Corequisite: EEL 3473. The study of magnetic circuits, electromagnetic torques and induced voltages. Topics covered include induction motors, variable speed drives, Park’s transforms, synchronous machines and generator controls DC machine, controls and drives.

EEL 4243 Power Electronics (3) Prerequisites: EE: 3135; EEL 3300. The purpose of this course is to develop a basic understanding of using switched electronic circuits for the conversion and regulation of power. The course focuses on the basic converters and their steady analysis. Dynamic modeling analysis, controller design, power semiconductor device, and simulation also are covered.

EEL 4301 Electronic Circuits and Systems Design (3) Prerequisite: EEL3300; EEL3300L. Multistage amplifier analysis and design including feedback and operational amplifiers, A-to-D and D-to-A converters, wave shaping and wave forming generators including oscillators, voltage regulators, and power circuits. Includes use of computer-aided-design programs.

EEL 4301L Electronic Circuits and Systems Laboratory (1) Prerequisites: EEL3300; EEL3300L. Corequisite: EEL4301. Laboratory in support of EEL4301.

EEE 4313 Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuit Design (3) Prerequisite: EEL3300. Semiconductor device physics, digital logic fundamentals, static inverter analysis, static logic gate analysis, dynamic switching analysis, combinational logic design.

EEE 4330 Microelectronics Engineering (3) Prerequisite: EEL3300; EEL 3300L. Design and fabrication of solid-state devices. Topics include oxidation, diffusion, metallization, photolithography, and device characterization.

EEE 4351 Solid-State Electronic Devices (3) Prerequisites: EEL3300; EEL3300L. Solid-state physics as applied to electronic devices. Semiconductor materials, conduction processes in solids, device fabrication, diffusion processes, and negative conduction devices.

EEE 4363 Feedback Amplifier Principles (3) Prerequisite: EEL 3300. This course introduces basic concepts of multi-stage audio-frequency amplifiers, including feedback and stability principles and power supply criteria.

EEE 4376C Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuit Design (3) Prerequisite: EEL4301. Design and analysis of bipolar and MOS analog integrated circuits. Topics include operational amplifier design, analog multipliers, active loads, current sources, and active filters.

EEE 4377 Mixed Signal ICs (3) Prerequisite: EEL 4313 or EEL 4376C. This course introduces mixed signal processing using analog and digital integrated circuits. Topics include fundamentals of sampled data systems, nonlinear and dynamic analog circuits, Nyquist-rate data converters, over-sampling data converters, and digital filters, as well as the use of computer-aided-design programs.

EEL 4400 Optoelectronics and Optical Systems (3) Prerequisites: EEL 3300; EEL3473. Theory and applications of optical techniques in modern electronics and communications. Includes a study of optical fibers, sources, detectors, optical communication systems, integrated optics, holography, and principles of optical signal processing.

EEL 4415 Sonar (3) Prerequisites: EEL 3473; EEL 3512. This course introduces basic concepts of sonar systems including acoustic propagation, transducers and projectors, target strength, reverberation, beam-steering, beam-forming, beam-patterns, and synthetic aperture sonar.

EEL 4435L Electromagnetics Laboratory (1) Prerequisite: EEL3473. Applications of electromagnetic field theory. Experiments include field mapping, transmission lines, spectrum analysis, impedance matching, waveguides, antennas, radar, and fiber optics.

EEE 4450 Modeling and Simulation of Semiconductor Devices (3) Prereq.: EEE 3300. This course covers various numerical techniques for modeling and simulating of semiconductor devices, such as pn-junctions, metal-oxide semiconductor contacts, metal oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors, and bipolan devices. Special emphasis is on the description and simulation of electron and hole transport in semiconductor devices.

EEL 4450 Optical Sensors (3) Prerequisites: EEL 3135; EEL 3472. This course examines the basic concepts of optical sensors and essential optics. Topics include intensity, phase, and frequency modulated optical fiber sensors and their applications, distributive sensing systems and optical fibers in signal processing.

EEL 4461 Antenna Systems (3) Prerequisite: EEL3473. Antenna theory, including Hertzian dipoles, thin linear antennas, aperture antennas, arrays, loop antennas, slots, horns, and waveguides.

EEL 4510 Digital Signal Processing (3) Prerequisite: EEL 3135. Sinusoids, periodic signals, and Fourier spectra. Sampling of continuous-time signals, aliasing. Impulse response of linear, discrete-time systems, convolution. FIR filters and implementation. Frequency response of FIR filters. Z-transforms. IIR filters, poles and zeros, frequency response. Realization of IIR filters. Discrete Fourier transform and the FFT algorithm. MATLAB exercises are assigned.

EEL 4515 Digital Communications Systems (3) Corequisite: EEL 4021. Sampling principle, spectral analysis of digital waveforms and noise, pulse and digital transmission systems, digital multiplexing, error probabilities, and system performance.

EEL 4540 Radar (3) Prerequisites: EEL 3512; EEL 3473. Basic concepts of radar systems including: radar range equation, radar cross section calculations, random processes and noise, array antennas, beam-steering, doppler and range processing, FM and CW systems, pulse compression, synthetic aperture radar, clutter.

EEL 4566 Optical Fiber Communications (3) Prerequisites: EEL 3473; EEL 3512. This course offers a review of the characteristics of basic optical components for optical communications systems. Topics include optical fibers, light sources, optical detectors and fiber connectors, signal degradation in optical fibers, optical analog and digital communication systems; and coherent optical fiber communications.

EEL 4595 Wireless Communications and Networking (3) Prerequisites: CGS 3408 or equivalent; EEL 3135; EEL 3512, EEL 4021. This course covers the fundamentals of wireless communications and systems. The core topics include radio-wave propagation characteristics of wireless channels; modulation and demodulation techniques for mobile radio; reception techniques for wireless systems; fundamentals of cellular communications; multiple access techniques; wireless networking; and hybrid networking of a wireless system and the Internet.

EEL 4596 Advanced Topics in Communications (3) Prerequisites: EEL 3512; EEL 4021. This course is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of some of the advanced topics in communications, Topics covered include ideal communication systems, signal to noise ratio (S/N) for amplitude and angle modulation, design of systems to improve S/N ratio, satellite communication, and mobile communication.

EEL 4635 Digital Control Systems (3) Prerequisite: EEL 4652. Discrete time systems; Z-transform; sampling and reconstruction; system time-response characteristics; stability analysis; digital controller design.

EEL 4652 Analysis and Design of Control Systems (3) Prerequisite: EEL3135. Continuous system modeling; stability of linear systems; frequency response methods; the root locus method; state-space methods.

EEL 4658 Instrumentation for Measurement and Control (3)