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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

EE 1210 | EE 2726 | EE 2727 | EE 3000 | EE 3028 | EE 3280 | EE 3315 | EE 3410 | EE 3500 | EE 3510 | EE 3550 | EE 3721 | EE 3722 | EE 3730 | EE 3760 | EE 4211 | EE 4212 | EE 4311 | EE 4410 | EE 4450 | EE 4491 | EE 4560 | EE 4899 | EE 4900 | EE 4930 | EE 4950 | EE 4960 | VIEW ALL
EE 1210: Intro to Logic System Design (0,5) Offerings
Introduction to digital logic design including combinational and sequential logic design. Combinational logic covers truth tables, Boolean algebra, logic gates, Karnaugh maps, multiplexers, decoders, encoders, programmable logic and memories. Sequential logic covers latches, flip-flops, clocks, registers, counters, finite state machines, CPLDs and FPGAs. Special emphasis is placed on design techniques. Laboratory exercises include designs using both discrete gates and FPGAs. Extra fee.
EE 2726: Electric Circuits I (0,4) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 1236 (can be taken concurrently). Study of Basic Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws with voltage/current sources. Introduction to operational amplifiers, ideal transformers, inductance, capacitance, first-order circuits (both DC and AC) and first-order Bode plots. Includes lab problems, short design project, and introduction to circuit simulation and MATLAB computer software. The first of a three-course sequence in which the engineer as servant is discussed. Extra Fee.
EE 2727: Electric Circuits II (0,4) Offerings
Prerequisites: EE 2726 and MAT 3237 (MAT 3237 can be taken concurrently). Introduction to nodal and mesh analysis, power transfer, source transformations, Thevenin's and Norton's theorems and superposition. Introduction to second-order circuits (both DC and AC), including resonance, higher-order Bode plots, complex power and balanced three-phase power. Includes lab problems, short design project, circuit simulation and MATLAB. Extra Fee.
EE 3000: EE Seminar & Internship Prep (1) Offerings
Seminar and group discussion on topics related to the development of professional skills to prepare students for an engineering career. Includes discussion of engineering and SPU's mission, leadership styles, workplace ethics, internship and resume preparation, interviewing skills development, and exploration of internship job opportunities.
Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 3028: Electric Circuits III (0,4) Offerings
Prerequisite: EE 2727. Introduction to active analog filtering, Laplace transforms, pole-zero concepts, state variable analysis, transformers, and two-port theory. The lab portion includes the use of circuit simulation, and MATLAB. Includes a significant team-based design project. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 3280: Microcontroller System Design (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: EE 1210 and EE/CSC/CPE 3760. Design of hardware and software for embedded systems using a modern microcontroller. Covers hardware interfacing including memory system design, interrupt interfacing, and use of internal and external peripheral devices. Emphasis is placed on programming of the microcontroller including device drivers, exception and interrupt handling, and interfacing with higher-level languages. Laboratory exercises require programming and hardware design. Extra fee.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 3280 Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 3315: Electricity and Magnetism I (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: MAT 3237 and (PHY 1103 or PHY 1123). The first of a two-course sequence, this course studies electrostatics, magnetostatics, boundary conditions, electromagnetic waves, and introduction to applications such as skin effect, reflections, waveguides, antennas and optics.
Equivalent Courses:PHY 3315 Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 3410: Signal & System Analysis (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: EE 2727, MAT 2401, MAT 3237 and familiarity with MATLAB computer software. EE 3028 is also a preferred prerequisite. Characterization of linear systems by impulse response, convolution and transfer function. Study of linear differential equations and linear difference equations as models. Study of continuous and discrete signals including filters and their effects. Uses transform methods including Fourier series and transforms, FFT, Laplace transforms and Z transforms. Includes computer problems. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 3500: Introduction to Power Systems (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: EE 2727. Three-phase power generation, transmission and distribution systems. Safety and electric code standards. Practical training in material and component selection for commercial and industrial applications.
Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 3510: Intro to Power Electronics (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: EE 3722. Studies technologies and techniques used to control the flow of electrical power in the context of the larger issues of electric energy use and society. Studies semiconductor switching devices and their central role in efficient power conversion, utility input rectification (AC-DC), switch mode DC-DC and DC-AC conversion (including application to motor drives and UPS), switch-mode DC power supplies including the design of feedback controllers, and Soft Switching. Includes laboratory exercises.
Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 3550: Communication System Analysis (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: EE 2727 and 1210 (EE 1210 may be taken concurrently). An introduction to principles of modern communication systems with an emphasis on current technological applications. Covers basics such as transmission media (electrical, optical and wireless), analog and digital signaling techniques, data encoding methods and multiplexing mechanisms. Modern communication protocols for networks and radio links are analyzed. High-level issues such as security, encryption, and cellular management are studied. Extra fee.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 3550 Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 3721: Elec I Analog Devices & Circ (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: EE 2727. Study of electronic devices and basic circuit configurations. Topics covered include operational amplifiers, diodes, AC to DC conversion, amplifier principles, bipolar junction transistors, BJT amplifiers, frequency response and differential amplifiers. Includes project teaming with business students from the Operations Management course. Includes lab problems. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 3722: Elec II Analog Electronics (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: EE 3721. Studies field effect transistors, FET amplifiers, frequency response, feedback, output stages and power amplifiers, operational amplifier design, and introduces power electronics and PCB design. Continues project teaming with business students from the Operations Management course. Introduces formal design documentation via lab experience. Extra Fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 3730: Engineering Design (0,5) Offerings
Prerequisite: EE 3722. Team design and construction of industrial or self-designed projects. Typical projects require analog and digital electronic circuit design, development, construction and testing as well as teaming with General Engineering students. Required components include formal documentation and the use of project management tools and principles. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged. All projects require oral and written reports. Includes review and analysis of professional papers within a student's discipline. Includes project teaming with business students from the Operations Management course. Extra fee.
Equivalent Courses:EGR 3730 Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
EE 3760: Computer Orgnztn & Assem Lang (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: CSC 2430 and EE 1210. Study of organization and structuring of the major hardware components of computers. Includes mechanics of information transfer and control within a digital computer system. Introduces computer architecture, machine instruction sets and assembly language programming.
Equivalent Courses:CSC 3760, CPE 3760 Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 4211: EE Senior Design I (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: EE/CPE 3280 and EE/EGR 3730. Study of mixed digital and analog system design, including embedded software design. Student teams begin a system level design of a project (a nondisclosure agreement may be required). Students provide detailed schedules for building prototype systems and present periodic progress reports. During the course, students produce a technical specification, undergo several design reviews and design a printed circuit board for a prototype system. Extra fee.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 4211 Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 4212: EE Senior Design II (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: CPE/EE 4211. Continued study of mixed digital and analog system design, including embedded software design. Student teams continue to implement and refine the prototype hardware and software designs from EE/CPE 4211. Teams write detailed technical reports and submit their designs to design reviews. Periodic progress reports and team presentations are required. Extra fee.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 4212 Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 4311: Optics and Lasers (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: PHY 1103 or 1123. General theory of geometrical optics, physical optics, fiber optics and optical devices. Lectures and laboratory each week. Offered alternate years.
Equivalent Courses:PHY 4311
EE 4410: Embedded and Fixed Point DSP (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: EE 3410 and (EE 3760 or CPE 3760 or CSC 3760). In this course, students will use embedded systems to implement signal-processing algorithms including convolution, FFT, IIR and FIR filters and others. Concepts will be modeled using a variety of methods and implemented using lower-level programming languages. Fixed-point systems will be studied and used to implement digital filters. The course will include a project integrating the course ideas.
Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 4450: Control System Design (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: EE 3028 and 3410. Analog control system design using root locus, frequency and PID methods. Introduction to digital control, includes real time digital control. MATLAB and Labview are used extensively as design tools. Extra fee.
Equivalent Courses:EGR 4450 Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Electrical Engineering, General Engineering Majors only.
EE 4491: Solid State Physics (2-5) Offerings
Prerequisite: PHY 2321. Focuses on lattice statics and dynamics, electrons and Fermi surfaces, transport phenomena, semiconductors and superconductivity. Offered alternate years.
Equivalent Courses:PHY 4491
EE 4560: Wireless Communication Systems (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: EE 3550. Students study radio frequency (RF) and other wireless communications systems with an emphasis on current methods and standards. Transmission and reception concepts including high- and low-gain antennas, power budget and analysis, attenuation, interference, fading and bandwidth are studied. Modern wireless communications protocols used for mobile telephones, computer networking and broadcast radio/television are explored in detail. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 4899: EE Capstone and Senior Design (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: EE/CPE 4212. In this capstone course designs from EE/CPE 4212 are developed into a manufacturing prototype and tested. Covers testing methodology (hardware and software), board debugging and documentation methodology. Teams author detailed technical manuals. Periodic progress reports and final presentations are required. Includes study of vocation in engineering, writing reflective responses, and preparation of a multimedia portfolio of major projects students have finished. Extra fee.
Equivalent Courses:CPE 4899 Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
EE 4900: Independent Study (1-5) Offerings
Student works independently with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
EE 4930: Practicum (1-5) Offerings
Practicum May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
EE 4950: Topics: Electrical Engineering (1-5) Offerings
An advanced course studying a special interest topic in electrical engineering. Topics and credits may vary between offerings. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, General Engineering Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
EE 4960: Senior Project (1-5) Offerings
Student works with faculty advisor on a mutually agreed upon project. Requires submission of application to EE chair three weeks prior to the start of the quarter. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division



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