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EECS - Course Descriptions

EECS - Course Descriptions



General Engineering courses (ENGR)


101. Engineering Graphics - Lec. 1 Lab. 5 Cr. 2

Manual and computer-aided graphics including orthographic views, sections and conventions, pictorial drawings, dimensioning and space.

109. Engineering Science and Computing - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Introduction to techniques needed to successfully study engineering while in college and skills needed to effectively perform as practicing engineers after graduation. Addresses the functions of engineers, working as part of a team, and use of computers in engineering problem solving and design. Prerequisite: Credit for or registration in MATH 175 or permission of department head.

199. Women in Engineering and Science Seminar - Lec. 2 Cr. 1

Discussion of career opportunities for women in engineering and science to reinforce students' educational and career choices; weekly meetings with speakers to discuss professional and personal development for women engineering and science students. Credit may not be used to fulfill degree requirements.

207. Elementary Thermodynamics- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

First and second law of thermodynamics as applied to ideal and real gases. Use of steam tables. Properties of non-reactive gas and vapor mixtures. Prerequisite: PHYS 211.

211. Circuits I - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Basic laws and theorems in electrical circuits. Prerequisite: MATH 190.

301. Statics - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Vectorial treatment of the principles of statics, resultants and equilibria of force systems, structures, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, virtual work, stationary potential energy, and stability. Prerequisites: MATH 190.

302. Dynamics - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Vectorial treatment of the principles of dynamics to include equations of motion, work and energy, and impulse and momentum for particles, systems of particles and rigid bodies. Prerequisites: ENGR 301 and PHYS 211.

303. Mechanics- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Vectorial treatment of the principles of statics, friction, centroids, moments of inertia, equations of motion, impulse and momentum for particles and rigid bodies. Open only to chemical engineering and electrical engineering majors. Prerequisite: Physics 211.

305. Strength of Materials - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Compressive, shearing, flexural, and tensile stresses in loaded bars, beams, columns; deflections and stresses in fixed-end and continuous beams; combined stresses; and the strength of welded and riveted joints. Prerequisites: ENGR 301 and PHYS 211.

306. Materials Science - Lec. 2 Cr. 2

Structures encountered in the principal families of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers) and how the properties depend on structure. No duplicate credit for ENGR 306 and MEEN 316. Prerequisite: PHYS 211 and CHEM 102.

311. Fluid Mechanics - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Laws dealing with fluid statics and dynamics; fluid pressure and forces; laminar and turbulent flow; hydraulic measurements; flow in closed conduits, open channels, and around immersed bodies. Prerequisite: MATH 292, ENGR 302 or ENGR 303.

312. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Laboratory work and demonstrations with water machinery to study conditions and effects; reports on results of studies. Oral and written reports are required. Prerequisite: ENGR 311.

315. Heat Transfer- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Application of principles of heat transfer by conduction, radiation, and convection to analysis and design problems. Prerequisite: ENGR 311 or permission of department head.

318. Engineering Measurements - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Theory and use of instruments for engineering measurements. Pressure, temperature, flow, strain, speed, and electrical measurements. Computer aided statistical analysis of engineering data. Prerequisites: ENGR 109 and ENGR 211.

342. Engineering Economics - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Introduction to economic decision making. Considers alternatives from an economic standpoint. Also considers taxes and economic forecasting both in private industry and in government enterprises. Prerequisite: Completed 20 hours of engineering courses (ENGR, CHEG, CIEN, ELEN, MEEN) or permission of department head.

350. Engineering Practice - Cr. 3

Practical engineering experience in industry for one semester under the supervision of an engineer. A written report by the student and an evaluation by the engineering supervisor are required. May be repeated for credit. Credit may not be used to fulfill degree requirements. Prerequisites: Participation in the Engineering Co-op Program and permission of department head.

418. Virtual Instrumentation - Lec. 2 Lab. 3 Cr. 3

I ntroduction to instrumentation and data acquisition hardware and software. Using graphical programming language for instrumentation control software, visual modeling, interactive analysis, and data visualization. No duplicate credit for ENGR 418 and ENGR 518. Prerequisites: ENGR 211 and permission of department head.

430. Systems and Control- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Modeling of processes and systems. Principles of feed-back control. Stabilities, transient responses, and steady-state responses. Root-locus technique and frequency technique. Prerequisite: MATH 301, ENGR 211, and ENGR 302 or ENGR 303.

431. Project Management - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Methods of project management to include inspection, documentation and scheduling with Critical Path Method (CPM) and Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT). No duplicate credit for ENGR 431 and CIEN 431, MEEN 431, or ENGR 531. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of department head.

433. The Engineering Profession- Lec. 1 Cr. 1

Professional registration, ethics, employment practices, legal aspects of engineering, professional societies, and continuing education. Prerequisite: Enrolled in or have completed ENGR 490.

435. Fundamentals of Robotics - Lec. 2 Lab. 3 Cr. 3

Present and future use of robotics. Theory, design, operation and programming of robotics. Interfacing of robotics with computers and other industrial equipment. No duplicate credit for ENGR 435 and MEEN 435. Prerequisite: ENGR 302 or ENGR 303.

445. Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Introduction to the concept of continuous improvement. Steps to be taken, important areas in each step. Problem solving techniques that adopt total quality concept will be discussed. Many new practices being adopted at key manufacturing sectors in the world will be introduced, discussed, and practiced in classes. Includes FMEA (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly), and TQC (Total Quality Control). No duplicate credit for ENGR 445 and ENGR 545. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

450. Advanced Engineering Practice - Cr. 3

Continuation of ENGR 350. Advanced project assignment as agreed upon by the instructor and supervising engineer with written report graded by both. May be repeated for credit. Credit may be earned for ENGR 450 and ENGR 550. Credit may not be used to fulfill degree requirements. Prerequisite: ENGR 350 or permission of department head.

452. Renewable Energy Technologies - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Introduction to various renewable energies, including solar, wind, biomass, and fuel cell, and Stirling engine. Performance comparison, cost effectiveness, overall electric generation cost and market potential evaluation. Technical issues, suggested solutions, and system optimization. No duplicate credit for ENGR 452 and ENGR 552, MEEN 430 or MEEN 530. Prerequisite: ENGR 207 or permission of department head.

456. Engineer's Role in Public Policy - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Identifying, understanding, and implementing public policies of primary concern to engineers. Influencing public policy development. Critical examination of position statements developed by professional societies and trade associations. Development of issue management strategies based on credible engineering analysis. No duplicate credit for ENGR 456 and 556. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for ENGR 490 or permission of department head.

475. Systems and Control Laboratory - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Measurement of system parameters and verification of feed-back system responses. Applications of PLCs. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for ENGR 430.

481. Topics in Engineering- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Topics in Chemical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering. May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of nine hours. No duplicate credit for ENGR 481 and ENGR 581 of the same topic. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.

490. Senior Design Project I- Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Principles of design including development of project specifications, project management, and project documentation. Students are required to identify a project and develop preliminary specifications and plans for executing the project in ENGR 491. No duplicate credit for ENGR 490 and CIEN 490 or ELEN 400 or MEEN 490. Corequisite: MEEN 402. Prerequisites: Senior standing and credit for or registration in CIEN 402, CIEN 416, and CIEN 417; or ELEN 355; or ELEN 362; or CHEG 403.

491. Senior Design Project II - Lec. 1 Lab. 6 Cr. 3

Capstone design course emphasizing the decision-making process in which the basic sciences are applied to convert resources optimally to meet a stated engineering design objective. No duplicate credit for ENGR 491 and CIEN 491 or ELEN 401 or ELEN 402 or MEEN 491. Prerequisite: ENGR 490 and MEEN 402.


Electrical Engineering courses (ELEN)



205. Circuits Laboratory - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Electrical components and instruments are used to study and verify basic theorems and laws of electrical circuits. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for ENGR 211.

260. Digital Systems Design - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Number systems, Boolean algebra, combination and sequential digital system design techniques, registers, counters and the memory unit, algorithmic state machine. Prerequisites: ENGR 211 and ELEN 205.

261. Digital Systems Design Laboratory - Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Computer experience with number systems and Boolean Algebra to study digital systems design concepts. Prerequisite: Credit or registration in ELEN 260.

302. Networks I- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Network analysis in the time and frequency domains; neper and radian frequency, transformed networks, poles and zeroes, resonance, magnetically coupled circuits, Fourier series, and Laplace transforms. Prerequisite: ENGR 211.

304. Networks II- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Signals and systems analysis in the time and frequency domain, sampling theory, digital filter design, spectral estimation, and introduction to digital signal processing. Prerequisite: ELEN 302.

330. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Static electric and magnetic fields, time varying fields, Maxwell's equations, plane waves, and transmission lines. Prerequisites: MATH 292.

340. Introductory Electronics- Lec. 2 Lab. 3 Cr. 3

Principles of solid state electronic devices, structural properties, charge carrier motion, p-n junctions, diodes, transistors and class "A" amplifiers. Prerequisite: ENGR 211 and ELEN 302 or permission of department head.

341. Linear Electronics- Lec. 2 Lab. 3 Cr. 3

Feedback amplifiers, integrated circuits, field effect transistors, oscillators, and frequency response of multistage amplifiers. Prerequisite: ELEN 302 and ELEN 340.

355. Elements of Power Systems Analysis - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Models for transmission lines, transformers, power generation plants and electrical loads. Methods for the analysis of three phase power systems including the use of wye and delta connections, one line diagrams, per unit calculations, symmetrical fault studies, and power flow for steady state systems. No duplicate credit for ELEN 355 and ELEN 450. Prerequisite: ENGR 211.

357. Power Systems Laboratory- Lab. 3 Cr. 1

Electrical machines, power systems components, and power flow simulation software programs used to study systems concepts. Prerequisite: Credit or registration in ELEN 355.

362. Microprocessing System Design- Lec. 2 Lab. 3 Cr. 3

Design of microprocessor-based systems, CPU, I/O, memory and arithmetic functions for application in data acquisition, process control and mini- computers. Oral and written reports are required. Prerequisite: ELEN 260.

363. Microprocessor Systems- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Basic microprocessing system organization; machine representation of instructions and data; machine and assembly language programming; developmental systems. Prerequisite: ELEN 260.

367. Higher Level Languages in Digital Systems Design -Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Principles and techniques of software development in the design of micro- processor controlled digital systems, with emphasis on the use of "C" language. Oral and written reports required. No duplicate credit for ELEN 367 and ELEN 467. Prerequisite: ELEN 260.

404. Digital Signal Processing- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Time and frequency domain techniques for analyzing linear and shift invariate systems. Analysis of sequences using the Z-transform. Design of frequency selective digital filters using FFT techniques and frequency transformations. No duplicate credit for ELEN 404 and ELEN 504. Prerequisite: ELEN 302.

410. Communication Theory- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Basic principles of modulation and demodulation of signals in communication systems; information and digital data transmission. No duplicate credit for ELEN 410 and ELEN 510. Corequisite: ELEN 304.

411. Advanced Communication Theory -Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Digital and analog communication systems in the presence of noise, random processes and spectral analysis, optimum digital receivers, spread spectrum techniques. No duplicate credit for ELEN 411 and ELEN 511. Prerequisite: ELEN 410 or permission of department head.

412. Voice and Data Communication Systems -Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Data transmission, computer-to-computer communication protocols, local area networks; public data networks, data communications standards, regulatory activities. No duplicate credit for ELEN 412 and ELEN 512 or ELEN 611.

424. Computer Networking- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Introduction to computer networking architectures, services, and protocols. Overview of IEEE 802.xx standards, TCP/IP, SPX/IPX and NetBEUI networking protocol stacks. Implementation and monitoring of DHCP, DNS, and WINS servers. Overview of IP Routing and Security. Implementation of Routing and RAS servers. Overview of Network Address Translation services and public/private addressing. Implementation of Certificate Services and File Encryption System. Prerequisite: ELEN 362.

430. System Protection- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Fault analysis for balanced and unbalanced power systems. Identification of power system conditions requiring system protection, special problems associated with protection of various system components, relays and other components used in system protection. No duplicate credit for ELEN 430 and ELEN 530. Prerequisite: ELEN 355 or ELEN 450 or permission of department head.

441. Power Electronics- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Electronics for control of electric energy: rectifiers, converters and inverters, gate and basic drive techniques. Applications in switching power supplies, resonant converters, motor drives, and industrial process control systems. No duplicate credit for ELEN 441 and ELEN 541. Prerequisites: ELEN 340 and ELEN 350.

451. Power System Control - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Models for networks and network calculations, power flow analysis, economic dispatching, unit commitment, automatic generation control, optimal power flow, contingency analysis, state estimation, and power system stability. No duplicate credit for ELEN 451 and ELEN 551. Prerequisite: ELEN 355 or ELEN 450 or permission of department head.

455. Energy Conversion- Lec. 2 Lab. 3. Cr. 3

Generalized machine theory as it applies to motors, generators, and transformers and the operating characteristics of a. c. induction motors, a. c. synchronous generators, and d. c. motors and generators. No duplicate credit for ELEN 455 and ELEN 350. Prerequisites: ELEN 355, ELEN 205, and ENGR 211.

460. Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems -Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Mathematical modeling and analysis of physical systems: mechanical, electrical, electromechanical, magnetic, and chemical. Emphasis will be given in the simulation of these systems using MATLAB and SIMULINK. No duplicate credit for ELEN 460 and ELEN 560, MEEN 460, MEEN 560, ENGR 460, or ENGR 560. Prerequisites: ENGR 211, ENGR 302 or ENGR 303, and PHYS 212.

464. Network Operating Systems- Lec. 3 Cr. 3

OSI networking model and client-server based operating systems, components of NOS, planning for server hardware, and network protocols and compatibility, planning and integration of Active Directory and security in an enterprise network. Installing and configuring of Microsoft Windows servers. Administration of Accounts, Groups, Folders, Files, and Security Objects in a domain. Implementation of RAID, Distributed File System, and Disk Quotas. Installing and managing Remote Access and VPN servers. No duplicate credit for ELEN 464 and ELEN 564. Prerequisite: ELEN 363 or ELEN 424 or permission of department head.

468. VHDL - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Very High Speed integrated Circuits Hardware Description Language (VHDL). Advanced Micro-processor controlled systems. Prerequisite: ELEN 367.

471. Systems and Control II - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Analysis of sampled data control systems: modeling z-transforms, sampling, compensation, discrete state variables, optimal control. No duplicate credit for ELEN 471 and ELEN 571. Prerequisite: ENGR 430 or permission of department head.

481. Topics in Electrical Engineering - Lec. 3 Cr. 3

Topics in Electrical Engineering. May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of nine hours. No duplicate credit for ELEN 481 and ELEN 581 of the same topic. Prerequisite: Permission of department head.