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Degrees and Programs Index

Electrical Engineering

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EE 102 (3 Credits) Spring
Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3+0)
Basic modern devices, concepts, technical skills, and instruments of electrical engineering. (Corequisite: MATH 200.)

EE 203 (4 Credits) Fall
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals I (3+3)
Analysis of alternating-current circuits using complex notation and phasor diagrams, resonance, transformers, Laplace analysis, the complex frequency plane, and three-phase circuits. Introduction to network and system analysis. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: MATH 200, EE 102.)

EE 204 (4 Credits) Spring
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals II (3+3)
Electronics of vacuum and solid state devices, amplifier design, digital circuits, energy conversion, electromechanics, control systems, and instrumentation. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: EE 203.)

EE 303 (4 Credits) Fall
Electrical Machinery (3+3)
Electromechanical energy conversion principles, characteristics and applications of transformers, DC machines, synchronous and induction machines. Introduction to electric power systems. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: EE 204.)

EE 311 (3 Credits) Fall
Applied Engineering Electromagnetics (3+0)
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. (Prerequisites: PHYS 212, MATH 302, EE 204.)

EE 312 (3 Credits) Spring
Electromagnetic Waves and Devices (3+0)
Theory and design of antennas, waveguides and other periodic structures. Antenna arrays, broadband design techniques and related topics. Theory and design of practical communication links. (Prerequisites: EE 311, 331, MATH 302.)

EE 331 (1 Credit) Fall
High Frequency Lab (0+3)
Laboratory experiments in transmission lines, impedances, bridges, scattering parameters, hybrids, and waveguides. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Corequisite: EE 311.)

EE 332 (1 Credit) Spring
Electromagnetics Laboratory (0+3)
Use of Maxwell's equations in analysis of waveguides, cavity resonators, transmission lines, antennas, and radio propagation. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Corequisite: EE 312.)

EE 333W (4 Credits) Fall
Physical Electronics (3+3)
Basic properties of semiconductors. Principles of semiconductor devices, diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: EE 204, ENGL 211X or 213X.)

EE 334 (4 Credits) Spring
Electronic Circuit Design (3+3)
Application of semiconductor devices in circuit design in computation, automatic control, and communication. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: EE 333.)

EE 341 (4 Credits) Fall
Computer Organization I (3+3)
Modular structure of computer systems: hardware and firmware techniques of realizing logical functions and types and purposes of peripherals with methods of interface. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: CS 201 and one year of college physics.)

EE 342 (4 Credits) Spring
Computer Organization II (3+3)
Techniques of constructing input/output device drivers, 8 and 16 bit microprocessor organization, operation and programming, and central processor unit microprogrammable bit slice devices. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: EE 341.)

EE 353 (3 Credits) Fall
Circuit Theory I (3+0)
Transient analysis by Laplace transform, state variable, and Fourier methods, filter networks, and computer aided analysis. (Prerequisite: EE 204.)

EE 354 (3 Credits) Spring
Engineering Signal Analysis (3+0)
Analysis of both continuous and discrete-time signals and systems. Fundamentals and applications of probability, statistics and stochastic processes to linear, time-invariant systems. Development and applications of convolution, z-transform and Laplace transform theory to filters, modulation, multiplexing, sampling, interpolation, and related processes. (Prerequisites: EE 353, MATH 302.)

EE 404 (4 Credits) Spring
Electrical Power Systems (3+3)
Transmission systems, power flow, economic dispatch, balanced and unbalanced faults, protection, dynamic models, transient stability, computer-aided analysis. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: EE 303.)

EE 406 (4 Credits) Fall
Electrical Power Engineering (3+3)
Symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults, protective relaying, economic operation of power systems, dynamic power system stability, and computer aided fault and transient stability analysis. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: EE 404 or equivalent.)

EE 434W,O (4 Credits) Spring
Instrumentation Systems (3+3)
Analysis and design of instrumentation systems: static and dynamic characteristics; accuracy, noise, reliability; sensors; signal conditioning; typical measurement systems. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: EE 334, 354, 442 and senior standing.)

EE 442 (4 Credits) Fall
Digital Systems Analysis and Design I (3+3)
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). Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: EE 204, 333. EE 333 may be taken concurrently.)

EE 443 (4 Credits) Spring
Digital Systems Analysis and Design II (3+3)
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). Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: EE 442.)

EE 451 (4 Credits) Fall
Digital Signal Processing (3+3)
Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) analyses and applications; FFT implementations; discrete convolution/correlation/statistical theory with application; errors and noise analysis; FIR/IIR filter design and implementation techniques. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisite: EE 354 or equivalent.)

EE 461 (4 Credits) Fall
Communication Systems (3+3)
Theory design and implementation of communication systems. Measurement of modulation, noise, channel spectrum, satellite link budget, and microwave path design. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: EE 354 and senior standing.)

EE 463 (3 Credits) Spring
Communication Networks (3+0)
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 463 and EE 464 for credit. (Prerequisites: EE 354 and senior standing.)

EE 464W,O (4 Credits) Spring
Communication Networks Design (3+3)
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 464 and EE 463 for credit. Laboratory fee: $25.00. (Prerequisites: EE 354 and senior standing.)

EE 471 (3 Credits) Spring
Fundamentals of Automatic Control (3+0)
Linear system representation by transfer functions and state variables. Feedback, time and frequency response of linear systems. Identification. Controllability and observability. Stability by Routh-Hurwitz criterion and frequency plane methods. Specifications of higher order linear systems. System design and compensation; introduction to sampled data systems. (Prerequisites: EE 353 and MATH 302.)

EE 488 (1-3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Undergraduate Research
Advanced research topics from outside the usual undergraduate requirements. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Recommendations: A substantial level of technical/scientific background.)

EE 603 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Advanced Electric Power Engineering (3+0)
Selected advanced topics in electric power generation, transmission, utilization, optimization, stability, and economics. (Prerequisite: EE 404 or permission of instructor.)

EE 604 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Electric Power Systems Transients (3+0)
Power system transient analysis, use of the Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP), insulation coordination, transient recovery voltage phenomena, and resonance conditions. (Prerequisite: EE 406 or permission of instructor.)

EE 605 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Power System Stability and Control (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: EE 406.)

EE 606 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Electric Power System Protection (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: EE 404, EE 406, or permission of instructor.)

EE 610 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Linear Systems (3+0)
Methods of representation and analysis for discrete time 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. (Prerequisites: EE 354, MATH 302 or permission of instructor.)

EE 611 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Waves (3+0)
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. (Prerequisites: MATH 302 or MATH 421 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2000-01.)

EE 632 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Quantum Electronics (3+0)
Principles of operation of microwave tubes, microwave semiconductor devices, parametric amplifiers, nonlinear elements, and ferromagnetics. (Prerequisite: EE 332 or permission of instructor.)

EE 634 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Microwave Design I (2+3)
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. (Prerequisite: EE 312, EE 332, and EE 334 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)

EE 635 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Microwave Design II (2+3)
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. (Prerequisite: EE 634 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)

EE 643 (4 Credits) Fall
VLSI in Computer System Design (3+3)
(Cross-listed with CS 643)
In-depth study of Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuit design techniques and VLSI design tools. Various Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) devices and simple state machinery will be studied from the perspective of fabrication.

EE 644 (2 Credits) Spring
VLSI Fabrication and Testing Practicum (1+3)
(Cross-listed with CS 644)
Continuation of EE 643 in which the device(s) that were designed in that course are fabricated and, upon receipt from the foundry, are tested for consistency with the design parameters. (Prerequisites: EE 643/CS 643 in previous semester.)

EE 652 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Adaptive Systems and Neural Networks (3+0)
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. (Prerequisites: EE 451 or equivalent.)

EE 656 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Space Systems Engineering (3+0)
(Cross-listed with ESM 656 and ME 656)
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. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.)

EE 662 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Digital Communication Theory (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: EE 461 or permission of instructor. Next Offered: 2000-01.)

EE 665 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Antennas (3+0)
Fundamental principles of antenna theory. Application to the analysis, design, and measurement of many different antenna structures. (Prerequisites: EE 312 and EE 461 or consent of instructor. Next offered: 2000 - 01.)

EE 667 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Satellite Communications (3+0)
Satellite orbital parameters, satellite hardware, link budgets, modulations and multiple access techniques, operational considerations, operating and proposed satellite communication systems. (Prerequisites: EE 461 and either graduate standing or consent of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)

EE 668 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Microwave Systems Engineering (3+0)
Design principles in microwave systems. S-parameter representation applied to components. Sources, noise, antennas. Analysis of operational systems. (Prerequisites: EE 311 and either EE 312 or EE 461 or permission of instructor.)

EE 669 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Radiowave Propagation (3+0)
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. (Prerequisites: EE 461 and either graduate standing or consent of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)

EE 671 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Digital Control Systems (3+0)
Study of digital control theory. Topics will include signal conversion, Z-transforms, state variable techniques, stability, time and frequency domain analysis and system design. (Prerequisites: EE 471 or permission of instructor.)

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