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ELEG 1012: Introduction to Electrical Engineering

An introductory course to acquaint students with the fundamental techniques in the field of electrical engineering. Topics include technical and ethical aspects of electrical engineering, problem solving skills, electrical measurements and calculations, basic circuits and prototyping.

Lecture/lab two hours

ELEG 2103: Electric Circuits I

Co-requisite: MATH 3243 or consent of instructor.

An introduction to circuit theory and electrical devices. Topics include resistive circuits, independent and dependent sources; analysis methods, network theorems; RC and RL first order circuits, and RLC second order circuits.

ELEG 2111: Electric Circuits Laboratory

Co-requisite: ELEG 2113

Report writing; use of basic electrical measurement devices; voltmeters, ammeters, R meters, wattmeters, and oscilloscopes. Computer modeling and data analysis of AC and DC circuits. Emphasis on developing laboratory techniques through experiments paralleling topics in ELEG 2103 and ELEG 2113.

Laboratory three hours per week.

ELEG 2113: Electric Circuits II

Prerequisites: ELEG 2103 or consent of instructor

A continuation of ELEG 2103 covering phasor analysis, steady state power, complex network functions, frequency response, transformers, Laplace methods.

ELEG 2130: Digital Logic Design Lab

Co-requisites: ELEG 2134 and COMS 2104 or consent of instructor.

Laboratory must be taken during the same semester as the lecture, ELEG 2134. A study of basic digital logic circuit design and implementation. Circuit schematic development utilizing computerized automated design tools. Computer modeling and simulation of digital systems. Emphasis will be placed on proper laboratory techniques, including data collection, data reduction, and report preparation.

Laboratory three hours

ELEG 2134: Digital Logic Design

Co-requisites: ELEG 2130 and COMS 2104 or consent of instructor.

Binary numbers and codes, Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic including: minimization techniques, memory systems, register transfers, control logic design, and state machines.

ELEG 3003: Engineering Modeling and Design

Cross-listed: MCEG 3003

Prerequisites: COMS 2803 or MCEG 2203 and MATH 3243

Reduction of engineering systems to mathematical models; methods of analysis using computers; interpretation of numerical results; optimization of design variables. Examples are drawn from various engineering disciplines.

ELEG 3103: Electronics I

Prerequisites: ELEG 2111 and ELEG 2113

Physics and electrical characteristics of diodes, bipolar transistors, and field effect transistors, behavior of these devices as circuit elements; common electronic circuits in discrete and integrated form; digital circuits including standard IC gates and flip flops, linear circuits including standard discrete and integrated amplifier configurations and their characteristics.

ELEG 3123: Signals and Systems

Prerequisites: MATH 3243 and ELEG 2113

Signal and system modeling, time and frequency domain analysis, singularity functions, the Dirac Delta function, impulse response, the superposition integral and convolution, Fourier series and Fourier and Laplace transformations.

ELEG 3133: Microprocessor Systems Design

Prerequisites: ELEG 2134 and ELEG 2130 or consent

Digital design using microprocessors. Microcomputer architecture, memory structures, I/O interfaces, addressing modes, interrupts, assembler programming, and development tools. This course should also attract computer science students interested in hardware.

ELEG 3143: Electromagnetics

Prerequisites: MATH 2934 and PHYS 2124

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: ELEG 3123

An introduction to static and dynamic electromagnetic fields using vector methods. Transmission lines, electrostatic fields, magnetostatic fields, Maxwell's equations, plane electromagnetic wave propagation, reflection, refraction, attenuation, antennas, reciprocity, and gain.

ELEG 3153: Electrical Machines

Prerequisite: ELEG 2113

Steady state analysis of single phase and polyphase transformers, direct current machines, synchronous machines, induction machines, and special purpose machines. Special emphasis will be given to the modeling and control of these machines.

ELEG 3163: Electric Power Systems

Prerequisites: ELEG 2113 and PHYS 2124

Introduction to power system analysis and operation. Topics included: mathematical modeling of power system components, power flow analysis, symmetric and asymmetric faults and economic operation of power systems.

ELEG 3173: Math Methods for Engineers

Offered: Annually

Cross-listed: MATH 3173

Prerequisite: MATH 3243

This course is designed to give the undergraduate student an introduction to a variety of advanced mathematical techniques used in solving engineering problems. The course will cover linear algebra, complex variables, discrete mathematics, and applied statistics.

ELEG 4103: Electronics II

Prerequisite: ELEG 3103

A continuation of ELEG 3103 specializing in characteristics and applications of both linear and digital integrated circuits; amplifiers, feedback analysis, frequency response, oscillators, amplifier stabilization, microprocessors, memory systems, emphasis on design.

ELEG 4113: Digital Signal Processing

Prerequisites: ELEG 3123, ELEG 3133 and ELEG (MCEG) 3003

The study of discrete-time signals and systems, convolution, correlation, z-transform, discrete-time Fourier transform, analysis and design of digital filters.

ELEG 4122: Electrical Systems Lab

Offered: y

Prerequisite: ELEG 3103

Co-requisite: ELEG 4103

The course presents advanced topics in electrical engineering system design. Topics include discrete components, ICs, PLCs, and data acquisition systems.

$15 laboratory fee.

ELEG 4133: Advanced Digital Design

Prerequisite: ELEG 2134

Principles of digital systems design and the use of hardware description languages (HDL) are targeted toward the development of programmable logic devices in this project oriented course. The basic tenets of HDL will be presented including design flow, structural and behavioral descriptions, data types, concurrent and sequential statements, processes, procedures, functions, and packages. Approximately one hour per week will be devoted to supervised project development.

ELEG 4143: Communication Systems I

Prerequisite: ELEG 3123

An introduction to design and analysis of analog and digital communication systems. Amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation, bandwidth, frequency division multiplexing, sampling and pulse- code modulation, detection error statistics in digital communication.

ELEG 4153: Communication Systems II

Prerequisite: ELEG 4143

Continuation of ELEG 4143. Design and analysis of analog and digital communication systems, taking into account the effects of noise. Random variables, random processes, analog and digital communication systems in the presence of noise.

ELEG 4193: Electrical Design Project

Prerequisites: ELEG 3003 and ELEG (MCEG) 4202, senior standing and consent of instructor.

Co-requisite: ELEG 4103

An independent or group project in electrical engineering design. Where appropriate, a team approach will be employed. Emphasis will be placed on designing an electrical system or sub system with due regard for: safety, environmental concerns, reliability, longevity, ease of manufacturing, maintainability, and cost effectiveness. A written and oral report are required.

ELEG 4202: Engineering Design

Cross-listed: MCEG 4202

Prerequisites: ELEG major, senior standing

Co-requisite: ELEG 3103

This course serves as the first part of a two course sequence in which the student completes a senior design project. Design methodologies and tools including real world design considerations such as environmental impact, engineering ethics, economics, safety, product costing and liability are introduced. Design for manufacture, project management, scheduling and proposal writing will be covered. Successful completion of this course shall require completion of a proposal for a senior design project being accepted by the faculty design project review process.

ELEG 4303: Control Systems

Prerequisites: ELEG (MCEG) 3003 and ELEG 2113

An introduction to the field of control system engineering. Topics include: open and closed loop systems; mathematical modeling of electrical and mechanical systems; linearization; stability; block diagram reduction; signal flow graphs; transient analysis; stability analysis; root locus analysis; frequency analysis; and an introduction to compensator design.

ELEG 4313: Modern Control Systems

Prerequisite: ELEG 4303

A continuation of ELEG 4303 Control Systems. Topics include: frequency response design, state space analysis, controllability, observability, state space design, robustness, and an introduction to digital control.

ELEG 4951,4952,4953,4954: Undergraduate Research in Electrical Engineering

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.

ELEG 4991,4992,4993,4994: Special Problems in Engineering

Prerequisite: Minimum of three hours at the junior level in area of study.

Individual study in advanced area of the student's choice under the direction of a faculty advisor.