Special Topic Courses

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Permanent Course Descriptions and Outlines

Microelectronic Circuits

Basic concepts of microelectronic materials, devices and circuits.

Measurements, Circuits and Microelectronics Laboratory

Theory and experiments related to the design, analysis, construction, and measurement of elementary passive and active analog circuits using both discrete and integrated devices.

Architecture, Systems, Concurrency and Energy in Computation

Basic organizational principles of the major components of a processor, e.g., the core, memory hierarchy, I/O subsystem and basic operating system constructs that utilize them.

Electrical Energy Systems

Non-renewable and renewable/sustainable energy sources. Processes, costs, and environmental impact of conversion into electric energy. Delivery and control of electric energy, electromechanical systems.

Introduction to Probability and Statistics for ECE

Introduction to probability, random variables, distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, linear regression and other tools for describing and managing uncertainty in electrical and computer engineering.

Signals and Systems

Continuous-time linear systems and signals, their mathematical representations, and computational tools; Fourier and Laplace transforms, convolutions, input-output responses, stability.

VLSI and Advanced Digital Design

Advanced digital design issues in the context of VLSI systems. Introduction to a design methodology that encompasses the range from architectural models to circuit simulation.

Cryptographic Hardware for Embedded Systems

Introduction to cryptography and authentication from a hardware-centric perspective. Historic ciphers, symmetric and asymmetric encryption, and power analysis attacks are taught from a digital and VLSI design perspective.

Optimization for Information Systems

An introduction to the fundamentals of optimization with a focus on algorithms and applications in signal processing, control systems, machine learning, and robotics.

Electromechanical and Electromagnetic Energy Conversion

Introduction to three phase power systems, electromechanical energy conversion and operating principles of electric machines.

Analog Electronics

Analysis and design of electronic circuits and systems. Biasing, small-signal analysis, frequency response, feedback amplifiers, active filters, non-linear op-amp applications, and oscillators.

Semiconductor Devices

Properties of semiconductor devices. Applications in current and future computers, fiber optic and wireless communication systems. Future needs of high frequency, GHz-range, device operation.

Feedback Control Systems

Analysis and design of control systems. Laplace transforms, transfer functions, and stability. Feedback systems: tracking and disturbance rejection. Graphical design techniques.

Computer Communications

Basic concepts of computer communication network protocols.

Circuits and Electronics

An introduction to electric circuit elements and electronic devices and a
study of circuits containing such devices.

Instrumentation and Electronics Laboratory

Basic analog and digital electronic circuits and principles. Techniques of
electrical and electronic measurements with laboratory instruments.

Special Topics

Used for courses under development or courses being offered only one time.
Last digit indicates number of credit hours.

Special Problems

Individually arranged study or project under the direction of a faculty
member. Last digit indicates number of credit hours.

Undergraduate Research I

Participation in an individual or group research project under direction of
a faculty member.

Undergraduate Research II

Participation in an individual or group research project under direction of
a faculty member. Requires a formal research report.