Course descriptions index


Electrical Engineering


EE F102 Introduction to Electrical Engineering

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Basic modern devices, concepts, technical skills and instruments of electrical engineering. Special fees apply. Co-requisites: MATH F200X. (2+3)


EE F203 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals I

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Analysis of alternating-current circuits using complex notation and phasor diagrams, resonance, transformers and three-phase circuits. Introduction to network and system analysis. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: MATH F200X, EE F102. Co-requisite: MATH F201X. (3+3)


EE F204 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals II

4 Credits     Offered Spring

Electronics of solid state devices, amplifier design, digital circuits, electromechanics, control systems and instrumentation. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F203; MATH F201X. Co-requisite: MATH F202X. (3+3)


EE F303 Electrical Machinery

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Electromechanical energy conversion principles, characteristics and applications of transformers, synchronous and induction machines, DC machines, and special machines. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F204. (3+3)


EE F311 Applied Engineering Electromagnetics

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Analysis and design of transmission lines and distributed linear circuits using impedance concepts. Development of electromagnetic field equations and their relation to circuit models. Magnetostatics and the magnetic circuit. Electromagnetic wave propagation. Application of the wave equation to engineering systems. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F204, MATH F202X, PHYS F212X. Co-requisite: MATH F302. (3+0)


EE F331 High Frequency Lab

1 Credit     Offered Fall

Laboratory experiments in transmission lines, impedances, bridges, scattering parameters, hybrids and waveguides. Special fees apply. Co-requisites: EE F311. (0+3)


EE F333W Physical Electronics

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Basic properties of semiconductors. Principles of semiconductor devices, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F204; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of instructor. (3+3)


EE F334 Electronic Circuit Design

4 Credits     Offered Spring

Application of semiconductor devices in circuit design in computation, automatic control and communication. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F333. (3+3)


EE F341 Digital and Computer Analysis and Design

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Modular structure of computer systems. Analysis, design and implementation of combinational and sequential logic machines. Introduction to microprocessor architecture and microprocessor programming. Design with traditional and hardware description language techniques. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: CS F201; one year of college physics. (3+3)


EE F343 Digital Systems Analysis and Design

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Fundamental principles and practices of digital design. Analysis, design and implementation of combinational and sequential logic machines. Introduction to microprocessor architecture and microprocessor programming. Analysis of digital data transmission techniques and microprocessor interfacing. Design with traditional and hardware description language techniques. Implementation with both medium and large scale integrated (M/LSI) chips and programmable logic devices (PLDs). Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ES F201 or CS F201; EE F204; EE F333. Note: EE F333 may be taken concurrently. (3+3)


EE F353 Circuit Theory

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Analysis by Laplace transform, state variable, and Fourier methods, convolution, frequency selective networks, and two-port circuits. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F204; MATH F202X; ES F201 or CS F201. Co-requisite: MATH F302. (3+0)


EE F354 Engineering Signal Analysis

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Analog signals and Fourier transformations. Discrete time signals and FFT. Probability theory and random variables. Random signals and noise. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F353, MATH F302. (3+0)


EE F404 Electrical Power Systems

4 Credits     Offered Spring

Electrical power transmission and distribution systems, power flow, symmetrical faults, and economic dispatch with computer-aided analysis. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F303. (3+3)


EE F406 Electrical Power Engineering

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Economic operation of power systems, symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults, power system protection, dynamic power system stability, and computer-aided fault and transient stability analysis. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F404 or equivalent. (3+3)


EE F408 Power Electronics

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Study of past and current technology used in power conversion and control equipment. Topics will include the theory and application of thyristors, rectifiers, DC-DC convertors, inverters, resonant converters, AC and DC switches and regulators, power supplies, DC drives and adjustable-speed drives, including variable-frequency drives and cycloconverters. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F303; EE F333; or permission of instructor. (Stacked with EE F608.) (3+0)


EE F412 Electromagnetic Waves and Devices

3 Credits

Solution of Maxwell's equations for the interaction of electromagnetic waves with conducting and dielectric media. Theory and design of antennas and waveguides. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F311; EE F331; MATH F302. (3+0)


EE F432 Electromagnetics Laboratory

1 Credit

Laboratory experiments with microwave sources, propagating electromagnetic waves, waveguides and antennas. Design, construction and testing of antenna systems. Special fees apply. Co-requisites: EE F412. (0+3)


EE F434W,O Instrumentation Systems

4 Credits     Offered Spring

Analysis and design of instrumentation systems. Static and dynamic characteristics; accuracy, noise and reliability; sensors; signal conditioning; typical measurement systems and microprocessor applications. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; EE F334; EE F343; EE F354; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of instructor; senior standing. (3+3)


EE F443 Computer Engineering Analysis and Design

4 Credits     Offered Spring

Advanced digital design, and principles and practices of computer engineering. Analysis and design of computer architecture and organization. Digital signal processing techniques and hardware. Microprocessor operation, control and interfacing. Design with traditional and hardware description language techniques. Implementation with both medium and large scale integrated (M/LSI) chips and programmable logic devices (PLDs). Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F341 or EE F343. (3+3)


EE F444W,O Embedded Systems Design

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Issues surrounding the design and construction of a microcontroller evaluation board. Issues include hardware architecture and glue logic, circuit design and layout, hardware/firmware partitioning, firmware architecture and design. Includes laboratory exercises using evaluation board and then extending the capabilities of that board in a significant project. Emphasis on robust designs and proper documentation. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of instructor; COMM F131X or COMM F141X; EE F443; senior standing. Recommended: CS F301. (Stacked with EE F645.) (3+3)


EE F451 Digital Signal Processing

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Time, frequency and Z-transformation domain analysis of discrete time systems and signals; discrete Fourier transformation (DFT) and FFT implementations; FIR/IIR filter design and implementation techniques; discrete time random signals and noise analysis; quantization and round off errors; and spectral analysis. Includes applications to medical, speech, electromagnetic and acoustic signal analysis. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F354 or equivalent. (Stacked with EE F651.) (3+3)


EE F461 Communication Systems

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Theory, design and implementation of communication systems. Measurement of modulation, noise, channel spectrum, satellite link budget and microwave path design. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F354 and senior standing. (3+3)


EE F463 Communication Networks

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Design of voice and data networks. Traffic measurement, network topology, circuit sizing and network performance measures. Tariffs and economic considerations. Cost-performance relationships. Cannot take both EE F463 and EE F464 for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Senior standing. (3+0)


EE F464W,O Communication Networks Design

4 Credits     Offered Spring

Design of voice and data networks. Traffic measurement, network topology, circuit sizing and network performance measures. Tariffs and economic considerations. Cost-performance relationships. Cannot take both EE F464 and EE F463 for credit. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; EE F354; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of instructor; senior standing. (3+3)


EE F471 Fundamentals of Automatic Control

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Linear system representation by transfer functions, signal flow graphics and state equations. Feedback, time and frequency response of linear systems. Identification, controllability and observability. Stability analysis by Routh-Hurwitz criterion and frequency domain methods. Specifications of higher order linear systems. System design and compensation. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F353; MATH F302. (3+0)


EE F488 Undergraduate Research

1 - 3 Credits

Advanced research topics from outside the usual undergraduate requirements. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Recommended: A substantial level of technical/scientific background. (0+0)


EE F603 Advanced Electric Power Engineering

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Selected advanced topics in electric power generation, transmission, use, optimization, stability and economics. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F404 or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F604 Electric Power Systems Transients

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Power system transient analysis, use of the electromagnetic transients program (EMTP), insulation coordination, transient recovery voltage phenomena and resonance conditions. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F406 or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F605 Power System Stability and Control

3 Credits     Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Advanced power system stability analysis, including generator steady state and dynamic models, voltage and power control equipment, load models, network constraints, numerical methods, supplemental control via power system stabilizers and static var systems, and software tools. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F406 or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F606 Electric Power System Protection

3 Credits     Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Principles and applications of electric power systems protective relaying. Topics include fault analysis, relay types, instrumentation transformers, protection schemes, grounding, stability and computer aided design. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F404; EE F406; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F608 Power Electronics

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Study of past and current technology used in power conversion and control equipment. Topics will include the theory and application of thyristors, rectifiers, DC-DC converters, inverters, resonant converters, AC and DC switches and regulators, power supplies, DC drives and adjustable-speed drives, including variable-frequency drives and cycloconverters. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F303; EE F333; graduate standing; or permission of instructor. (Stacked with EE F408.) (3+0)


EE F610 Linear Systems

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Methods of representation and analysis for discrete and continuous time. Topics include deterministic, random, continuous and discrete inputs, two-sided Laplace and Z-transforms, discrete and fast Fourier transformers, and state variable theory. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F354; MATH F302; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F611 Waves

3 Credits     Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Introduction to waves and wave phenomena. Includes electromagnetic, acoustic, seismic, atmospheric and water waves and their mathematical and physical treatment in terms of Hamilton's principle. Discusses propagation, attenuation, reflection, refraction, surface and laminal guiding, dispersion, energy density, power flow, and phase and group velocities. Treatment limited to plane harmonic waves in isotropic media. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: MATH F302 or MATH F421 or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F634 Microwave Design I

3 Credits     Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Analysis, design, fabrication and measurement of passive microwave components and circuits using microstrip construction techniques. Theoretical and computer-aided design of transmission lines, power dividers, hybrids, directional couplers and filters. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F334; EE F412; EE F432; or permission of instructor. (2+3)


EE F635 Microwave Design II

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Analysis and design of solid-state microwave circuits. Amplifier and oscillator circuits are designed and fabricated using microstrip construction techniques and computer-aided design tools. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F634 or permission of instructor. (2+3)


EE F645 Embedded Systems Design

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Focus on issues surrounding the design and construction of a microcontroller evaluation board. Issues include hardware architecture and glue logic, circuit design and layout, hardware/firmware partitioning, firmware architecture and firmware design. Includes laboratory exercises using evaluation board and then extending the capabilities of that board in a significant project. Emphasis on robust designs and proper documentation. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (Stacked with EE F444.) (3+3)


EE F651 Digital Signal Processing

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Time, frequency and Z-transformation domain analysis of discrete time systems and signals; discrete Fourier transformation (DFT) and FFT implementations; FIR/IIR filter design and implementation techniques; discrete time random signals and noise analysis; quantization and round off errors; and spectral analysis. Includes applications to medical, speech, electromagnetic and acoustic signal analysis. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (Stacked with EE F451.) (3+3)


EE F652 Adaptive Systems and Neural Networks

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Self-optimizing systems whose performance is improved through contact with their environments. Feedback models for least mean square error adaptation processes. Multiple-layer adaptive neural networks. Competitive learning back propagation, self organization, associative memory. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F451 or equivalent. (3+0)


EE F653 Random Signals and Systems

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Study of random variables and processes as signals, their interaction with linear and nonlinear systems, their estimation and properties of their estimators, and the detection of such processes in noisy environments. Review of probability and characterization of random processes, linear and nonlinear systems with random excitations, optimum estimation theory, spectral representation and estimation, and detection theory. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F354; MATH F371; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F656 Space Systems Engineering

3 Credits     Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

A multidisciplinary team of students will perform a preliminary design study of a major space system. Design considerations will include requirements for project management, spacecraft design, power, attitude control, thermal control, communications, computer control and data handling. The students will present their final design in a written report and a public seminar. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with ME F656.) (3+0)


EE F662 Digital Communication Theory

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Probability in communication systems, power spectral density, baseband formatting, bandpass modulation and demodulation, link analysis, coding and channel models. Sections of this course offered in Anchorage have a $50 fee. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F461 or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F665 Antennas

3 Credits     Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Fundamental principles of antenna theory. Application to the analysis, design and measurement of many different antenna structures. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F412; EE F461; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F667 Satellite Communications

3 Credits     Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Satellite orbital parameters, satellite hardware, link budgets, modulations and multiple access techniques, operational considerations, operating and proposed satellite communication systems. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F461; graduate standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F669 Radiowave Propagation

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

A study of the effects of the earth, atmosphere, ionosphere and atmospheric hydrometeors such as raindrops, snow and hail on the propagation of radiowaves. Satellite to earth propagation effects will be emphasized. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F461; graduate standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


EE F671 Digital Control Systems

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Study of digital control theory. Topics will include signal conversion, Z-transforms, state variable techniques, stability, time and frequency domain analysis and system design. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: EE F471 or permission of instructor. (3+0)


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