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ECE 111: Circuits I
Introduction to electrical and computer engineering problem solving, design and professional issues. Prereq: Math 105.
ECE 206: Circuits I
Steady-state analysis of passive and active linear circuits with DC inputs. Prerequisite: Math 166.
ECE 311: Circuits II
Steady-state analysis of passive and active linear circuits with sinusoidal inputs. Prerequisite: ECE 206 Circuits I.
ECE 320/1: Electronics I & II
Steady-state analysis of circuits containing nonlinear elements, such as diodes, transistors, and MOSFETs. Pre-requisite: EE 206 Circuits I
ECE 331: Energy Conversion
Magnetic circuits, transformers, DC and AC rotating machines. Co-requisite: ECE 311 Circuits II
ECE 341: Random Processes
Discrete and continuous probability functions. Hypothesis testing. Prerequisite: Calculus II
ECE 343: Signals and Systems
Steady-state and transient analysis of dynamic systems using LaPlace transforms, Fourier transform, and z-transform. Prerequisite: ECE 311 Circuits II.
ECE 376: Embedded Systems
Design of circuits which are controlled by a microcontroller: PIC18F4620 Prerequisite: C programming, Circuits I
ECE 437: Power Electronics
The course introduces the different types of electric power converters like rectifiers, choppers, and inverters. The application of power converters to motor control and power supplies is included. The characteristics of different power semiconductor devices and their application to power conversion are described.
ECE 461/661: Control Systems / Classical Control
Modeling and control of dynamic systems, including root-locus, Bode plots, and Nichols charts. Fall Semester. Prerequisite: ECE 343 Signals and Systems.
ECE 463/663: Modern Control
Modeling and control of dynamic systems using state-space methods. Includes pole-placement, LQG control, & state-estimation. Spring Semester Prerequisite: ECE 343 Signals and Systems.
ECE 494: PLC Programming
Programable Logic Controllers and Ladder Logic. This plus a 3cr technical elective can substitute for ECE 461 as an ECE Core Elective. Prerequisite: ECE 275.
ECE 487: Cardiovascular Engineering
This course includes the application of engineering techniques to cardiovascular physiology and medicine. Basic cardiac and vascular physiology will be presented, modeling techniques will be examined. Instrumentation, measurement theory, and assist devices will be discussed. Prereq: Senior standing.
ECE 761: Advanced Controls / Robotics
Mathematical modeling and control of robotic systems. Forward kinematics, inverse-kinematics, LaGrangian dynamics, path-planning, and Jacobians. 1st-Term Summer. Prerequisite: ECE 343 Signals and Systems.
ECE 772: Low Power Circuit and System Design
To Be Determined. Fall 2016. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.
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