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Permanent Course Descriptions and Outlines

ECE Culminating Design Project I

First semester of ECE culminating design sequence. Design tools, financial principles, project management, probabilistic and statistical techniques, team forming. Requires formal reports and group presentations.

ECE Culminating Design Project II

Second semester of ECE culminating design sequence. Team project in ECE incorporating engineering standards and realistic constraints. Requires formal reports and group presentations.

Senior Analog Electronics Laboratory

Theory and experiments related to the design, analysis, construction, and measurement of advanced analog electronic circuits using discrete devices (diodes, bipolar junction transistors, MOSFETs).

Advanced Computer Architecture

Comprehensive coverage of the architecture and system issues that confront
the design of high performance workstation/PC computer architectures with
emphasis on quantitative evaluation. Credit is not allowed for both ECE
4100 and any of the following courses: ECE 6100, CS 4290, CS 6290.

Internetwork Security

Hands on experimentation and evaluation of Internet Security theory, principles, and practices. Laboratory component involves implementing both defensive and offensive security techniques.

Introduction to Computer Security

Introductory topics in computer security are presented with an emphasis on fundamental security primitives and current security challenges facing society.

Advanced Programming Techniques for Engineering Applications

Course covers a number of programming techniques for distributed and parallel computing and other advanced methods, such as multiprecision arithmetic and nonblocking I/O.

Advanced VLSI Systems

An advanced treatment of VLSI systems analysis, design, and testing with
emphasis on complex systems and how they are incorporated into a silicon
environment. Credit is not allowed for both ECE 4130 and ECE 6130.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing technologies, computation models, and applications; design methodologies for cloud applications; use of cloud-based languages and tools in developing advanced applications.

Embedded Systems Design

Processors, chipsets, busses, and I/O devices for high-end embedded
systems. Embedded operating systems; device drivers and applications for
embedded systems.

Embedded Computing Systems

Algorithms and methodologies for the design of real-time, low-power embedded computing systems.

Random Signals and Applications

Introduction to random signals and processes with emphasis on applications in ECE. Includes basic estimation theory, linear prediction, and statistical modeling.

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

Introduction to Digital Signal Processing. Sampling Theorem,Discrete-time
Fourier transform,power spectrum,discrete Fourier transform and the FFT
algorithm,z-Transform, digital filter design and implementation.

Applications of Digital Signal Processing

Applications of DSP in speech, image processing, radar, pattern
recognition, and adaptive filtering requiring working software
implementations applied to the analysis of real signals.

Power System Analysis & Control

Introduces basic concepts in electric power generation, distribution,system
control and economic operation.

Power System Engineering

To introduce basic concepts of electric power system design, encompassing
protection, stability and control.

Electric Power Quality

Transients and harmonics in power systems, analysis methods and mitigation practices. Causes of power quality problems and relationship to equipment susceptibility.

Power Electronics

Introduces power semiconductor devices and power electronic converters,
including single-phase and three-phase ac/dc rectifiers, ac voltage
controllers, dc/dc converters and dc/ac inverters.

Electric Machinery Analysis

Advanced theory of AC machines, including AC motor winding design, finite element analysis, induction motor design, permanent magnet machine design, and synchronous machine dynamics. Credit not allowed for both ECE 4335 and ECE 6335.

Electromagnetic and Microwave Applications

presents concepts of electromagnetics applied to the design of microwave/RF circuits, modules, and systems encompassing transmission and radiation for applications up to optical frequencies