Undergraduate Course Directory

Course Search

To filter and search by keywords in course titles, see the Course Search.

Courses by Subject Area

Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

1101. Electrical and Computer Engineering Tools

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the modern computer tools used for circuit analysis, signal and system analysis, control, and data acquisition.

View Classes »

2000. Electrical and Computer Engineering Principles

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHYS 1402 or 1502 or 1230 or 1530, which may be taken concurrently. Recommended preparation: MATH 2410Q.This course and ECE 2608 or ECE 2001W may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic concepts of circuit analysis as applied to electronic circuits and electromechanical devices, including measuring instruments. Intended for non-ECE majors.

View Classes »

2001. Electrical Circuits

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 2410Q or 2143Q and either PHYS 1402Q or 1502Q or 1602Q or 1230 or 1530, both of which may be taken concurrently. Not open for credit to students who have passed ECE 2000.

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis of electrical networks incorporating passive and active elements. Basic laws and techniques of analysis. Transient and forced response of linear circuits. AC steady state power and three-phase circuits. Periodic excitation and frequency response. Computer analysis tools. Design projects are implemented and tested in the laboratory. Laboratory reports are required for each project.

View Classes »

2001W. Electrical Circuits

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: MATH 2410 and either PHYS 1402 or 1502 or PHYS 1230 or PHYS 1530, both of which may be taken concurrently; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. This course and ECE 2608 or ECE 2609 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis of electrical networks incorporating passive and active elements. Basic laws and techniques of analysis. Transient and forced response of linear circuits. AC steady state power and three-phase circuits. Periodic excitation and frequency response. Computer analysis tools. Design projects are implemented and tested in the laboratory. Laboratory reports with revisions are required for each project.

View Classes »

2193. International Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special engineering topics taken in an international study program. May be repeated for up to six credits with a change in topic.

View Classes »

3001. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHYS 1402 or 1502 or 1230 or 1530; MATH 2110 and 2410. Open only to students in the School of Engineering. Not open for credit to students who have received credit for ECE 4141 or ECE 206.

Grading Basis: Graded

Application of electric and magnetic field theory to engineering problems involving conductors, dielectrics, semiconductors, magnetic materials, the motion of charged particles, and wave propagation. Relationship between fields and circuit parameters in the context of transmission lines and radiation.

View Classes »

3101. Signals & Systems

Also offered as: ENGR 3101

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 2000 or 2001; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Representation of signals in the time and frequency domains. Fourier series. Fourier and Laplace transform methods for analysis of linear systems. Introduction to state space models. Introduction to sampling and discrete systems analysis via z transforms.

View Classes »

3111. Systems Analysis

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3101; MATH 2210, which may be taken concurrently. Open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Modeling, analysis and design of control systems using frequency and time-domain methods. Differential equation, Transfer function, signal flow graph and state variable representations of continuous and discrete-time systems. Linearization of nonlinear systems. Transient and frequency response of second order systems. Stability of linear systems with feedback; Routh Hurwitz, Root locus, Bode and Nyquist methods. Controllability and observability. Computational methods for analysis of linear systems. Team-based design projects involving modeling, classical compensator design and state variable feedback design.

View Classes »

3161. Introduction to Robotics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MATH 2210; ECE 3101 or ME 3253

Grading Basis: Graded

Robot classification and multidisciplinary applications. Coordinate frames and kinematics. Sensing systems for obstacle avoidance, localization, and environment mapping. Motion path planning including shortest path planning and coverage path planning methods. Decision-making using neural networks. Course includes project work.

View Classes »

3193. International Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special engineering topics taken in an international study program. May be repeated for up to six credits with change in topic.

View Classes »

3201. Electronic Circuit Design and Analysis

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 2001; open only to students in the School of Engineering. This course and ECE 3608 or ECE 3609 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Physical electronics underlying the operation of electronic devices. Diodes, diode models, and diode circuits. Transistors, transistor models, and transistor circuits. DC, small signal, and frequency analysis of transistor amplifiers. Compound transistor configurations. Computer analysis tools. Diode and transistor circuits are constructed and tested in the laboratory.

View Classes »

3211. Power Electronics

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3201; open only to students in the School of Engineering. This course and ECE 3610 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Power converters for power processing, regulation, and control as applied to computer and telecommunication systems, transportation systems, industrial drives, and renewable power conversion systems. Power semiconductor device characteristics, transformers, and dc/dc converters including design projects.

View Classes »

3212. Electric Machines and Drives

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3201

Grading Basis: Graded

Fundamental operation, equivalent circuit models, physical structure, and control of electric machinery; basic power electronic drives, three-phase systems, magnetic circuit equivalents, basic electro-mechanics, transformers, basic rotating machines; different electric machines including switched reluctance machines, stepper motors, three-phase synchronous machines, induction or asynchronous machines, and DC machines; Basic electronic drives for each machine type along with open-loop control strategies. Weekly laboratory experiments accompany the lectures to demonstrate most of these concepts.

View Classes »

3221. Digital Integrated Circuits

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3201; CSE 2300; open only to students in the School of Engineering. This course and ECE 3222 cannot both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Switching, timing, wave shaping, and logic circuits to generate waveforms and functions used in pulse systems, instrumentation and computers. Emphasis is on integrated circuits.

View Classes »

3222. Digital Integrated Circuit Design and Analysis

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3201; open only to students in the School of Engineering. This course and ECE 3221 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fabrication, testing, and yield of digital integrated circuits. Design and analysis of bipolar and MOS digital integrated circuits. Bistable circuits and digital memories. System implementation with digital integrated circuits. Layout of digital integrated circuits. Integrated circuit packages. Computer analysis tools. Design and laboratory evaluation of digital electronic circuits.

View Classes »

3223. Optical Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3001 or PHYS 3201; open only to students in the School of Engineering. Not open to students who have passed ECE 4231.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles and techniques of optical engineering, including geometrical optics, optical fibers and systems, sources and detectors, measurements, imaging, lenses, wave optics, polarization, interference, diffraction, optical Fourier transforms, holography, interferometry, integrated optics, frequency conversion, interaction of light and matter.

View Classes »

3225. Optical Engineering Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3223, which may be taken concurrently; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Hands-on design and measurement of optical systems and components. Lens systems and imaging, fiber-optic communications and fiber-optic sensors, diffraction and Fourier Optics, interferometry, etc. Structured experiments and design projects centered on available equipment.

View Classes »

3231. Introduction to Modern Power Systems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 2001; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fundamentals of power system planning, operation, and management. Power generation, transmission and distribution. Sustainable energy sources such as photovoltaics, solar-thermal power, wind farms, and their grid integration. Modern power system monitoring/control, fault analysis, and transient stability analysis using computer tools. Use of power system simulation tool e.g. PSS/E for power system planning.

View Classes »

3243. Introduction to Nanotechnology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic concepts of nanoscience; new physical properties at these scales (~1-100 nm); different approaches to fabricate, image, characterize and manipulate nanostructures and nanodevices; current and potential applications in areas as diverse as electronics, health and energy; societal impacts of nanotechnology.

View Classes »

3401. Digital Systems Design

Also offered as: CSE 3302

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSE 2300; open only to students in the School of Engineering and declared Computer Science minors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Design and evaluation of control and data structures for digital systems. Hardware design languages are used to describe and design alternative register transfer level architectures and control units with a micro-programming emphasis. Consideration of computer architecture, memories, digital interfacing timing and synchronization, and microprocessor systems.

View Classes »

3411. Microprocessor Applications Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Design of software and interface hardware to use a microcomputer as an on-line, real-time element in data acquisition, filtering and control systems. Use of clocks, DAC's, ADC's, speech synthesis modules, and movement generators. Design project. Written and oral presentations of laboratory results

View Classes »

3421. Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) Design and Simulation

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSE 2300W and ECE 3201; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Design of MOS transistors, including short channel effects in sub-micron devices; scaling laws; design rules. Layout of NMOS and CMOS logic gates; power-delay calculations. Design of static and/or dynamic memories. Laboratory emphasizes schematic capture, simulation, timing analysis and testing; layout of custom IC's; use of VHDL.

View Classes »

3431. Numerical Methods in Scientific Computation

Also offered as: CSE 3802

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSE 1010 or 1100 or 1729; MATH 2110 and 2410; MATH 2210, which may be taken concurrently; open only to students in the School of Engineering, Cognitive Science majors, and declared Computer Science and Cognitive Science minors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the numerical algorithms fundamental to scientific computation. Equation solving, function approximation, integration, difference and differential equations, special computer techniques. Emphasis is placed on efficient use of computers to optimize speed and accuracy in numerical computations. Extensive digital computer usage for algorithm verification.

View Classes »

4079. Independent Design Laboratory

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the School of Engineering. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

Experimental design project undertaken by the student by special arrangement with a faculty member of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

View Classes »

4095. Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Classroom and/or laboratory course in special topics as announced in advance for each semester. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.

View Classes »

4099. Independent Study in Electrical and Computer Engineering

1.00 - 4.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Individual exploration of special topics as arranged by the student with course instructor. With a change in content, this course may be repeated for credit.

View Classes »

4099W. Independent Study in Electrical and Computer Engineering

1.00 - 4.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Individual exploration of special topics as arranged by the student with course instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change of content. SM-12/1/14

View Classes »

4111. Communication Systems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3101 or BME 3400; STAT 3345 or MATH 3160; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Communication of information over noisy channels. Fourier transform review, spectral analysis, and sampling. Amplitude, phase, and frequency modulation of a sinusoidal carrier. Time and frequency division multiplexing. Random processes and analysis of communication of systems in noise. Elements of digital communication systems.

View Classes »

4112. Digital Communications & Networks

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3101; STAT 3345 or MATH 3160; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fundamentals of communication systems. Encoding of analog signals for digital transmission. Basic information theory. Source encoding techniques. Baseband data transmission. Digital carrier modulation schemes. Multiplexing techniques. Basic error control coding. Random processes and analysis of communication of systems in noise.

View Classes »

4113. Communications Systems Design Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3001; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Design and experimental evaluation of circuits and systems useful in communication, control, and other applications. Typical subject areas are, transmission lines, microwaves, antennas, AM/FM transmitters and receivers, TV cameras and receivers, communication between computers, laser communication, fiber-optics, pulse-code modulation, acoustics, hearing, rotating machines, servomechanisms, and microprocessors.

View Classes »

4114. Software Defined Radio Design Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3101, and ECE 4111 or 4112 either of which may be taken concurrently; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Design and experimental evaluation of analog and digital communication systems based on software defined radio platforms. Typical subject areas are amplitude modulation (AM), frequency modulation (FM), amplitude shift keying (ASK), frequency shift keying (FSK), and phase shift keying (PSK), orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), channel equalization, wireless local area networks, and ad hoc networks.

View Classes »

4121. Digital Control Systems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3111; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis and design of control systems incorporating a digital computer as the controlling element. Building blocks of digital control. Measures of control system performance. Frequency domain and state variable methods of control design. Optimal control methods. State variable estimation. Implementation issues. Use of computer-aided software tools for simulation and design.

View Classes »

4122. Systems Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3111; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Real-time digital control and signal processing of cyber-physical systems. Typical topics include control of inverted pendulum and magnetic levitation systems, velocity and position control of motors, robot path planning and control. Written and oral presentations of laboratory results.

View Classes »

4131. Introduction to Digital Signal Processing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3101; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Discrete-time signals and systems. The z-transform. Digital filters; stability, frequency response, canonic realizations and state equations. Fourier methods for discrete signal representation; Fourier transform of sequences, the discrete Fourier transform, and the FFT. Design of linear digital filters in time and frequency domains. Spectrum analysis and filtering via the FFT.

View Classes »

4132. Image Processing Systems Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 4131, which may be taken concurrently (or instructor consent); open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Laboratory experiments in image processing, imaging systems, data acquisition using detectors, pattern recognition, image restoration, image enhancement, signal processing, frequency plane filters, system performance evaluation, and metrics. Emphasis is on hands-on experiments with image processing systems with interface between image sensors and computer/processors. Applications, implementation and testing of image processing systems.

View Classes »

4141. Introduction to RF/Microwave Wireless Systems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3001; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the general hardware components, system parameters, and architectures of radio-frequency (RF) and microwave wireless systems. Practical examples will be drawn from communication as well as radar/sensor systems.

View Classes »

4201. Electronic Circuits and Applications

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3201; ECE 4211 or ECE 4225 which may be taken concurrently. Recommended preparation: ECE 3111.

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis and design of linear amplifiers. The effects of feedback in tuned, video, and operational amplifiers. Noise, stability, and frequency compensation. Applications encompass active filters, oscillators, phase lock loops and nonlinear operations such as multiplication, modulation, sampling, and analog-to-digital conversion.

View Classes »

4211. Semiconductor Devices and Nanostructures

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3201; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles and applications of contemporary solid state devices such as light-emitting diodes, injection lasers, solar cells, p-n-p-n diodes, SCRs and Triacs, transistors, MESFETs and MODFETs, and fundamentals of integrated circuits. Impact of nanostructures on devices.

View Classes »

4223. Nanophotonics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3223; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles and applications of nanophotonics with focus on optical metamaterials, plasmonics, and photonic bandgap crystals. Topics covered include electric plasma, magnetic plasma, optical magnetism, negative index metamaterials, localized and non-localized surface plasmon polaritons, photonic bandgap structures, superlens, optical cloaking.

View Classes »

4225. Fundamentals Electron Device Dsgn & Char

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3201; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Design of micro/nano electronic devices using state-of-the-art computer simulation tools, experimental electrical characterization of semiconductor devices and introduction to modern electronic devices such as high-performance MOSFETs, TFTs, solar cells, non-volatile memories, CCDs, and thermoelectric power generators.

View Classes »

4242. Micro/Opto-electronic Devices and Circuits Fabrication Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 4211 or 4225; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Semiconductor wafer preparation and characterization including: determination of carrier concentration, mobility, and lifetime; oxidation, diffusion, metallization, mask layouts, and photolithographic techniques as employed in the realization of discrete devices (e.g., bipolar and MOS transistors, solar cells) and integrated circuits; design of basic IC components such as transistors, resistors, and capacitors; monolithic fabrication of simple digital/analog circuits. Design project. Written and oral presentations of laboratory results.

View Classes »

4243. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology I

Also offered as: ENGR 4243

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 4211 or 4225 or PHYS 2300 or 3401 or MSE 4001; CHEM 1127 or equivalent; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fundamentals of electron and hole confinement in quantum well, wire and dot heterostructures, confinement of photons in photonic band gap structures, density of states in quantum wires; transport in quantum wires and dots, and single wells (SWNT) and multi-wall carbon nanotubes; operation of nano field-effect transistors; absorption and emission in quantum wires and dot structures; fabrication methodology to grow and assemble quantum wires and dots including self-assembly techniques for light-emitting diodes, transistors, lasers, and nanoelectromechanical (NEM) structures.

View Classes »

4244. Nanotechnology II

Also offered as: ENGR 4244

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 4211 or 4225 or ECE/ENGR 4243; open only to Seniors in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Growth and characterization of carbon nanotube using vapor phase nucleation; growth of CdSe quantum dots using liquid phase precipitation and vapor phase MOCVD reactor; characterization using AFM and TEM and dynamic scattering techniques; device processing highlighting nanolithography (E-Beam), and self assembly techniques; project work involving fabrication of devices such as LEDs, carbon nanotube based FETs, and sensors using self-assembled quantum dots hosted in inorganic or organic/polymer layers.

View Classes »

4261. Introduction to Memory Device Technologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3201 or ECE 3421 or ECE 4225. This course and ECE5261 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to current and future digital solid-state memory device technologies including DRAM, SRAM, flash memory, ferroelectric memory, magnetoresistive memory, phase-change memory and resistive memories, with an emphasis on the underlying physical mechanisms.

View Classes »

4401. Digital Design Laboratory

Also offered as: CSE 3350

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSE 3302 or ECE 3401, which may be taken concurrently; open only to students in the School of Engineering and declared Computer Science minors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Digital designing with PLA and FPGA, A/D and D/A conversion, floating point processing, ALU design, synchronous and asynchronous controllers, control path; bus master; bus slave; memory interface; I/O interface; logic circuits analysis, testing, and trouble shooting; PCB; design and manufacturing.

View Classes »

4402. Digital Hardware Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CSE 4302; ECE 3401 or CSE 3302; open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced combinational and sequential circuit design and implementation using random logic and microprocessor based system. Hardware and software interface to the basic system. Serial communication, user program loading and execution. Microcontrollers - familiarization and inclusion in design.

View Classes »

4451. Introduction to Hardware Security and Trust

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fundamentals of hardware security and trust for integrated circuits. Cryptographic hardware, invasive and non-invasive attacks, side-channel attacks, physically unclonable functions, watermarking of Intellectual Property (IP) blocks, FPGA security, counterfeit detection, hardware Trojan detection and prevention in IP cores and integrated circuits.

View Classes »

4550. Microgrids

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3231

Grading Basis: Graded

Techniques useful for the grid modernization from a unique angle of microgrid design, analysis and operation. Smart inverters, microgrid architectures, distributed energy resources modeling, microgrid hierachical control, microgrid stability, fault management, resilient microgrids through programmable networks, reliable networked microgrids, and cyber security.

View Classes »

4901. Electrical and Computer Engineering Design I

Also offered as: CSE 4950

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 3201; C+ or better in ECE 2001; C+ or better in ECE 3101; open only to seniors in the School of Engineering and declared Computer Science minors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Discussion of the design process; project statement, specification, project planning, scheduling and division of responsibility, ethics in engineering design, safety, environmental considerations, economic constraints, liability, manufacturing, and marketing. Projects are carried out using a team-based approach. Selection and analysis of a design project to be undertaken in CSE 4951/ECE 4902 is carried out. Written progress reports, a proposal, an interim project report, a final report, and oral presentations are required.

View Classes »

4902. Electrical and Computer Engineering Design II

Also offered as: CSE 4951

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ECE 4901; open only to students in the School of Engineering and declared Computer Science minors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Design of a device, circuit, system, process, or algorithm. Team solution to an engineering design problem as formulated in CSE 4950/ECE 4901, from first concepts through evaluation and documentation. Written progress reports, a final report, and oral presentations are required.

View Classes »