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College of Engineering and Computing

B.S. - Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate Courses

  • ELCT 101: Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3) – This course provides an introduction to EE using a practice-oriented approach in various topics, transistors, basic Arduino programming, energy harvesting, sensing, wireless communication, and circuit.  Syllabus
  • ELCT 102: Electrical Science (3) – This course introduces fundamentals of electrical and electronic components (i.e. Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current laws, resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors), basic network laws, mathematical and computer tools for network analysis (i.e. MATHLAB).  Prereq or Coreq – MATH 141  Syllabus
  • ELCT 201: Introductory Electrical Engineering Laboratory (3) – This lab introduces basic laboratory procedures, instrumentation and measurements, report writing, use of computer, and introduce passive circuit analysis and design.  PrereqELCT 102 and CSCE 211 Prereq or coreq ELCT 222  Syllabus
  • ELCT 220: Electrical Engineering for Non-Majors (3) - Fundamentals of electrical engineering for mechanical, chemical, or other engineering disciplines, including electric circuits, measurements, data acquisition, sensors, motors, and controllers.  Prereq – MATH 142 Syllabus
  • ELCT 221: Circuits (3) – This course is to introduce the topics of Linear circuit analysis and design (i.e. Nodal and Mesh Analysis, Thevenin and Norton transformations, Sinusoidal (AC) signals, SPICE simulations, Three-phase circuits.)  PrereqMATH 142 and ELCT 102 or ELCT 220  Syllabus
  • ELCT 222: Signals & Systems (3) –  This course is  a continuation of the study of linear system and an introduction of signal processing including first-order circuits, frequency responses, Laplace transform, Fourier series & transform, and Operational amplifiers.  PrereqGrade of C or Better in ELCT 221 & MATH 242  Syllabus
  • ELCT 301: Electronics Laboratory (3) – This lab teaches hands on experience in design and implementation of analog and digital electronic circuits; use of instruments to acquire data; written lab reports.  PrereqELCT 201 Prereq or co-reqELCT 371  Syllabus
  • ELCT 302: Real Time Systems Laboratory (3) – This lab features the Top Gun race where a team of students design and program an autonomous vehicle to compete who is the fastest and stay on a track the longest. Topics covered include Opoen Loop Microcontroller-based DC motor control, Speed Measurement, Model Identification, Closed Loop Simulation & Control, Steering & Logic Control.  PrereqELCT 301  Syllabus
  • ELCT 321: Digital Signal Processing (3) -  This course is an introduction to characteristics, design, applications of discrete time system, Fast Fourier Transform, filters (Finite & Infinite Impulse Responses), Spectrum representation, Sampling & Aliasing: Shannon’s Theorem.  PrereqELCT 222  Syllabus
  • ELCT 331: Control Systems (3) – This course introduces an analysis & design of control systems including Laplace transform, transfer function, Physical systems modeling, Root Locus analysis, Time and Frequency Domain.  PrereqELCT 222  Syllabus
  • ELCT 332: Fundamentals of Communication Systems (3)Introduction to communication systems, sampling theorem, modulation theory, multiplexing, phase-lock loops, and related topics. PrereqELCT 321 and STAT509  Syllabus
  • ELCT 350: Computer Modeling of Electrical Systems (3) – This course introduces a use of appropriate computer and applications software and languages for modeling electrical and electronic systems. Topic covered include Circuit Simulation, Linear DC Nodal Analysis, Linear Transient Analysis,  Dynamic Circuit, C++ programming, MATLAB, VTB, etc.  PrereqELCT 222 and CSCE 145  Syllabus
  • ELCT 361: Electromagnetics (3) – This course introduces a basic concept of electric and magnetic fields including electrostatics, magnetostatics, and quasi-statics with computer applications. Topics covered include Vector Analysis, Time varying fields and Maxwell’s Equation, Energy and Potential, Poisson’s and Laplace’s Equations, Dielectrics and Capacitance, etc.  PrereqPHYS 212 and MATH 241  Syllabus
  • ELCT 363: Introduction to Microelectronics (3) – This course provides a basic understanding of the semiconductor materials - characteristics, working principles and applications; provides the insight useful for understanding semiconductor devices and technologies; semiconductor physics, p-n junctions diodes, metal-semiconductor contacts, heterojunctions, transistors.  PrereqMATH 241 and PHYS 212  Syllabus
  • ELCT 371: Electronics (3) –  This course is an introduction to analog circuit design and analysis. Topics covered include generic amplifier model, operational amplifier, Diodes and diode circuit characteristics, Bipolar junction transistors, Field-effect transistors, and Frequency response of amplifiers.  PrereqELCT 222 and CSCE 211  Syllabus
  • ELCT 403: Capstone Design I (3) – This is the first semester of 2-semester long Senior Design project with an emphasis on the application of theory and skills learned from all 300 level courses to planning and a preliminary design of an electrical and electronic system.  Group projects vary each semester.  PrereqELCT 302  Syllabus
  • ELCT 404: Capstone Design II (3) – This is the continuation of the first Capstone Design I. In the second semester with an emphasis on the building of the prototype and implementation.  Prereq – ELCT 403  Syllabus
  • ELCT 510: Renewable Energy Technologies: Photovoltaic Devices and Systems (3) – The course focuses on the physics behind these renewable energy technologies, devices being developed, efficiency and benefit analysis. Particular attention will be paid to the photovoltaic solar systemsPrereq: Senior undergraduate or graduate standing  Syllabus
  • ELCT 521(A): Introduction to Microwave (3) – Introduction to plane electromagnetic wave propogation, transmission lines, transmission line equations, input impedance, waveguides, and cavities, antennas and antenna arrays, microwave modeling.  Prereq – ELCT 361 or PHYS 504 Syllabus
  • ELCT 530: Industrial Controls (3) – This course focuses on the embedded electronics and software used in data acquisition, and process and instrument control in an industrial or manufacturing Environment.   Prereq – ELCT 331  Syllabus
  • ELCT 531(A): Digital Control Systems (3) – Analysis and design of discrete-time control systems, implementation of control systems using digital electronic systems. Applications to electrical systems.   Prereq – ELCT 331  Syllabus
  • ELCT 551(A): Power Systems Design and Analysis (3) – Transmission line design, load flow, and short circuit analysis of power systems.  Prereq – ELCT 331  Syllabus
  • ELCT 553(A): Electromechanical Energy Conversion (3) – Analysis and design of electromechanical energy conversion systems, including electrical machines and electronic drives.  Prereq – ELCT 331 and 361  Syllabus
  • ELCT 554(A): Integration of Photovoltaics in Modern Power Systems (3) – Analysis and design of power systems in presence of photovoltaic generation with focus on protection systems, control, power quality.  Prereq – ELCT 551  Syllabus
  • ELCT 562(A): Wireless Communications (3) – Second and third generation wireless networks, wireless local area networks (WLANs), Bluetooth, cellular concepts, mobile radio propagation, modulation techniques, multiple access techniques, wireless networking, wireless systems and standards.  Prereq – ELCT 332 and 361  Syllabus
  • ELCT 563(A): Semiconductor Electronic Devices (3) – Semiconductor Electronic Devices –  Topics include principles and characteristics of semiconductor, p-n junction and Schottky diodes, field-effect transistors (JFETs, MESFETs, and MOSFET), and bipolar junction transistors. Prereq – ELCT 363 or equivalent  Syllabus
  • ELCT 564(A): RF Circuit Design for Wireless Communications (3)Topics include transmission lines, microwave network analysis, passive components, impedance matching, coupled lines, RF & microwave filter. Prereq – ELCT 361  Syllabus
  • ELCT 566: Semiconductor Optoelectronics (3) Basic semiconductor material optical properties. Principles and structures of semiconductor lasers, Light Emitting Diodes, and photodetectors. Prereq – ELCT 361 Syllabus
  • ELCT 572(A): Power Electronics (3) – Basic analysis and design of solid-state power electronic devices & circuitry.  Prereq – ELCT 331 and 371 Syllabus
  • ELCT 582: Semiconductor Laboratory (3) Prereq – ELCT 363 Syllabus