Electrical Engineering (EE)

Courses

EE A203 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I 4 Credits

Introduces components, circuits, and methods of analysis of DC and AC electrical systems. Covers node voltage and mesh current techniques, operation amplifiers, RL/RC/RLC natural and step response, analysis of AC circuits with complex impedance and phasors, and AC Power.

Prerequisites: MATH A253 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

EE A241 Computer Hardware Concepts 4 Credits

Analysis and design of electronic devices used as building blocks for construction of simple combinational and sequential digital systems. Presents formats for data storage, number systems and alphanumeric codes, and methods of implementing logical and arithmetic operations within computers. Relates hardware components' capabilities and limitations to design requirements for computer processing, memory and control functions.
Registration Restrictions: Students must register concurrently for lab section.
Crosslisted With: CSCE A241.

Prerequisites: CSCE A201 with a minimum grade of C or CSE A205 with a minimum grade of C.

Corequisites: EE A241L.

EE A261 MATLAB for Electrical Engineers 3 Credits

Introduces programming skills and MATLAB to solve problems in various electrical engineering focus areas, including circuit analysis, signal analysis and communication.

Prerequisites: CSE A205 with a minimum grade of C and MATH A251 with a minimum grade of C.

EE A306 Dynamics of Systems 3 Credits

Modeling of mechanical, electrical, fluid and thermal elements and systems. Study of free and forced response by the Laplace transform, transfer function, and state space models. Time domain and frequency domain responses. Coupled systems, system analogy, sensing and actuation principles.
Crosslisted With: ME A306

Prerequisites: (EE A203 or ES A309) and (ES A208 or ES A210) and MATH A302.

EE A307 Introduction to Power Systems 3 Credits

An analysis of electric power systems, including topologies, ideal power transformers, balanced three-phase systems, symmetrical components, transmission line parameter calculation and power flow.

Prerequisites: EE A353 with a minimum grade of C.

EE A308 Instrumentation and Measurement 3 Credits

Principles of measurement, instrumentation, Laplace transform, Fourier series, transfer function, steady-state response, calibration, and errors. Signal filtering and amplification, data acquisition, recording, and processing. Methods and devices for measuring strain, force, torque, displacement, velocity, acceleration, pressure, fluid flow properties, and temperature. Mechatronics, sensors, actuators, and controls.
Crosslisted With: ME A308.

Prerequisites: MATH A302 with a minimum grade of C and (EE A306 with a minimum grade of C or ME A306 with a minimum grade of C or EE A353 with a minimum grade of C).

EE A314 Electromagnetics 3 Credits

Electromagnetic theory and applications. Static electric fields in free space and material media; steady current systems and associated magnetic effects. Includes magnetostatics, Maxwell's Equations, electromagnetic radiation, transmission lines and relativity.
Crosslisted With: PHYS A314.

Prerequisites: PHYS A212 and PHYS A212L and MATH A302.

EE A317 Electrical Machines and Energy Conservation 3 Credits

Introduces the analysis and principles of electromechanical systems. Discusses major classes of electric machines, interactions in electromechanics, and tools and techniques used for operation and control.

Prerequisites: EE A203 with a minimum grade of C.

EE A324 Electromagnetics II 3 Credits

Use of Maxwell's equations in analysis of plane wave propagation, wave reflection, radiation and antennas, waveguides, cavity resonators, transmission lines, and radio propagation.
Crosslisted With: PHYS A324.

Prerequisites: (EE A314 or PHYS A314) and MATH A302.

EE A324L Electromagnetics Laboratory II 1 Credit

Laboratory experiments using Maxwell's equations in analysis of plane wave propagation, wave reflection, radiation and antennas, waveguides, cavity resonators, transmission lines, and radio propagation.

Corequisites: EE A324.

EE A333 Electronic Devices 4 Credits

An introduction to the analysis of electronics and electrical devices including semiconductors, diodes, field effect transistors (FETs), bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), large signal and small signal analysis techniques, and common electrical circuit topologies and analysis.

Prerequisites: EE A353 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

EE A353 Circuit Theory 3 Credits

Analysis of circuit behavior for passive and active filters. Application of Laplace and Fourier techniques to circuit characterization.

Prerequisites: EE A203 with a minimum grade of C and MATH A302 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

EE A353L Circuit Theory Lab 1 Credit

Analysis of circuit behavior for passive and active filters. Application of Laplace and Fourier techniques to circuit characterization. This course serves as a laboratory component to EE A353.

Corequisites: EE A353.

EE A354 Engineering Signal Analysis 3 Credits

Analysis using discrete time signals and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), random signals and noise, analog signals and Fourier transform. Application of probability theory and random variables to analog and discrete signals.

Prerequisites: EE A353 and MATH A302.

EE A407 Power Distribution 3 Credits

Analysis of electrical power distribution and control systems, power flow control, symmetrical faults, power interruption, voltage variations, distributed generation, and economic dispatch with computer-aided analysis.

Prerequisites: EE A204 and EE A353.

EE A417 Green Electrical Energy Systems 4 Credits

Presents major renewable energy sources and methods used to assess, harness and operate them. Discusses the application of power electronics, control and the use of demand-side management, and the effects of market forces on renewable energy and power systems. Major focuses are on power electronics and grid integration of renewable energy systems. Discussions of economic and environmental social policy are integral components of the course.

Prerequisites: EE A353 with a minimum grade of C.

EE A427 Fundamentals of Smart Grids 3 Credits

Introduces the fundamentals of design, analysis and development of smart grids. Covers elements of control, computing, communication, automation and monitoring techniques needed to ensure smart grid operation. Emphasis is on design of smart grids to ensure adaptability as well as interoperability with renewable energy, distributed generation and smart loads.
Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed EE A627.
May Be Stacked With: EE A627

Prerequisites: EE A307 with a minimum grade of C.

EE A438 Design of Electrical Engineering Systems 3 Credits

Capstone course in which electrical engineering students design an electrical engineering component or system starting with the initial design specification to the implementation and testing. Students apply knowledge and skills learned in their undergraduate curriculum.
Registration Restrictions: Student must be in senior year of BSE degree program or obtain faculty permission. Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

EE A441 Integrated Circuit Design 3 Credits

Develops the design and fabrication of integrated circuits (ICs) used in computer electronics. Describes the material properties, methods of charge transport, energy exchanges, fundamentals of device fabrication, and fabrication process capabilities and limits. Electrical characteristics, timing considerations, heat and power considerations, and reliability of IC devices.

Prerequisites: CHEM A105 and EE A204 and EE A353.

EE A451 Digital Signal Processing 3 Credits

Develops properties and methods of analysis of discrete-time signals, and the techniques used in creating and processing those signals. Topics include discrete-time linear systems, Z-transforms, the Discrete Fourier Transform and Fast Fourier Transform algorithms, digital filter design, system performance analysis and problem-solving. Methods and effects of signal processing are analyzed and evaluated.

Prerequisites: EE A354 with a minimum grade of C.

EE A458 Antenna Theory 3 Credits

Analysis of dipole, loop, aperture, reflector, and other antennas; array theory, radiation resistance, directivity, and input impedance of antennae.

Prerequisites: EE A324 or PHYS A324.

EE A462 Communication Systems 3 Credits

Develops the theory behind the design and operation of electronic communication systems. Includes the mathematical representation of signal and system components and their interaction. Covers power spectra, modulation techniques, frequency response of media and components, detection and recovery of information, and the effects of noise.

Prerequisites: EE A354.

EE A465 Telecommunications 3 Credits

Emphasis in data transmission, guided and wireless transmission, signal encoding, digital data, multiplexing, and circuit and packet switching. Analyze data communications, networking, protocols and standards.

Prerequisites: EE A354.

EE A471 Automatic Control 3 Credits

Feedback control of linear mechanical and electrical systems by using block diagrams with transfer functions of plants, controllers, sensors and actuators. Stability analysis with transfer-function and state-space models. Transient, steady-state analysis, frequency-domain analysis, and design of control systems with Bode plots and the Nyquist criterion.
Crosslisted With: ME A471.

Prerequisites: (EE A306 or ME A306 or EE A353) and (ES A208 or ES A210) and MATH A302.

EE A472 Advanced Linear Systems 3 Credits

Presents a state space linear algebra approach to multiple input and multiple output systems. Explores concepts of controllability and observability that motivate design techniques for optimal open loop and closed loop systems. Presents analysis and design of optimal feedback control systems and design of observers and estimators.
Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed ME A672.
May Be Stacked With: ME A672

Prerequisites: EE A471 with a minimum grade of C or ME A471 with a minimum grade of C.