Department of Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers students a hands-on laboratory oriented Bachelor of Science educational experience in Electrical Engineering. The Electrical Engineering curriculum is theoretical, yet hands-on and career oriented. Students gain expertise and practical knowledge in all areas of Electrical Engineering (EE). The Electrical Engineering department has several distinct areas of focus including: Communication Systems, Power Generation and Smart Grids, Fiber Optics, Electromagnetics, Antennas, Control Systems, Network Security, and Sensors. The EE Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Electrical Engineering Majors

EENG   3230   Electromagnetic Fields

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of electromagnetic fields theory and applications including Coulomb's law, Gauss' law, Ampere's law, Maxwell's equations, boundary conditions, uniform plane, wave propagation, and transmission line theories applied to engineering in power systems, satellites, and wireless communications.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in MATH   2243 and ENGR   2334.

EENG   3241   Electric Machines

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The concepts of electric machines and their operation characteristics are covered with emphasis on different types of DC/AC motors and generators including single-phase and three-phase transformers. The course also includes laboratory activities in support of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: EENG   3230 and prior or concurrent enrollment in EENG   3335.

EENG   3335   Circuit Analysis II

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The course focuses on advanced topics in circuit analysis and design. Topics include Phasor analysis, three-phase systems, AC steady-state power, transformers, transfer functions, Bode plots, passive and active filters, Laplace and Fourier transforms, and twoport networks.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   2334.

EENG   3337   Power Systems Fundamentals

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of electric power systems. Single-phase and 3-phase networks, electric power generation, transformers, transmission lines, and power flow analysis including stability and fault analysis are thoroughly covered. Additional topics dealing with conventional energy sources, electricity market, and regulations affecting the power sector are introduced and discussed. Students are expected to perform power flow simulations using Power World Software and/or other professional programming tools for power system studies.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EENG   3241 or permission of instructor.

EENG   3340   Microcontrollers

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Fundamental concepts of address, data, and control are covered including microcontroller architecture, memory, peripheral devices, and interfacing. Students will apply programming skills learned to operate different types of microprocessors. The course also includes laboratory activities in support of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in ENGR   2323 or Permission of Instructor.

EENG   3341   Microelectronics w/lab

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

A study of the characteristics and design of bipolar junction and metal oxide semi-conductor integrated circuit devices with emphasis on commercial and industrial applications including operational amplifiers, digital logic, and solid state memory.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGR   3310 and prior or concurrent enrollment in EENG   3335.

EENG   3420   Linear Systems

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The mathematical foundations and modeling techniques to solve linear systems are covered in this course. Topics include vectors and matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Fourier series, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, and Z-transform. Several engineering applications in control and communication systems are provided.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in MATH   3230 and EENG   3335 or Permission of Instructor.

EENG   3421   Advanced Engineering Analysis

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course offers introduction to systems and simulation, mathematical and statistical modeling of systems, random numbers, random-variate generation, input modeling, verification and validation of simulation models, analysis of simulation data, comparison and evaluation of alternative system designs, simulation examples of electrical engineering systems.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in MATH   2243 and ENGR   2334 or Permission of Instructor.

EENG   4620   Senior Project I

2 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is the first sequence of a two-semester long capstone project with emphasis on project research, design and development under real engineering constraints. Topics include background and state-of-the-art research of the particular projects, tasks scheduling, project management, and research of ethical, environmental and sustainability issues related to the project. Students are required to work in teams, conduct research and start basic project design under the direction of a faculty advisor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: EENG   3340 and EENG   3241 and EENG   3341 and prior or concurrent enrollment in EENG   5431.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   4620H.

EENG   4620H   Senior Project I Honors

2 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is the first sequence of a two-semester long capstone project with emphasis on project research, design and development under real engineering constraints. Topics include background and state-of-the-art research of the particular project, tasks scheduling, project management and research of ethical, environmental and sustainability issues related to the project. Students are required to work in teams, conduct research and start basic project design under the direction of a faculty advisor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: EENG   3340 and EENG   3241 and EENG   3341 and prior or concurrent enrollment in EENG   5431.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   4620.

EENG   4621   Senior Project II

2 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   3 Lab Hours.

In this second sequence of the senior capstone project, students will start the implementation process of their projects including CAE/CAD software development, program writing, printed circuit board fabrication, systems testing, and performance evaluation. Course requirements include weekly progress reports, oral presentations, a comprehensive final report, and a final project demonstration.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EENG   4620 and EENG   5540.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   4621H.

EENG   4621H   Senior Project II Honors

2 Credit Hours.   1 Lecture Hour.   3 Lab Hours.

In this second sequence of the senior capstone project, students will start the implementation process of their projects including CAE/CAD software development, program writing, printed circuit board fabrication, systems testing, and performance evaluation. Course requirements include weekly progress reports, oral presentations, a comprehensive final report, and a final project demonstration.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EENG   4620 and EENG   5540.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   4621.

EENG   4890   Directed Study in Electrical Engineering

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An individualized study involving research and applications pertaining to Electrical Engineering.

Prerequisite(s): Prior study form as approved by instructor.

EENG   5090   Selected Topics in Electrical Engineering

1-4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   6 Lab Hours.

Students in this course will have the opportunity to study selected topics in Electrical Engineering not currently offered by the program.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5090G.

EENG   5132   Industrial Electronics

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

A study of industrial applications of electronic devices including SCR's, triacs, switching circuits, timers, logic control circuits, optical devices, and sensors. The course also includes laboratory activities.

Cross Listing(s): EENG 5132G.

EENG   5242   Power Systems Protection

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course offers a comprehensive study of methods and devices used in power system protection including relay types, responses, pilot wire, carrier systems, transmission lines, transformers, machines protection, and modern trends in protection technology. This course will review the need for protection of power system elements and explore the development and regulations of smarter, more flexible protective systems applied to modern power grids. Students will learn the trade-offs between reliability, selectivity, speed, simplicity, and economy using real world case studies. A hands-on lab project, using state of the art equipment, will also be completed during the course.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in EENG   3337 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5242G.

EENG   5243   Power Electronics

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

A coverage of the concepts of power electronics and converters including the use of thyristors, triacs, timers, logic control circuits, optical devices, and sensors. The course also includes laboratory activities in support of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EENG   3241 and EENG   3341.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5243G.

EENG   5341   Robotic Systems Design

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The basic elements of robotics are introduced with emphasis on mobile robots and applications. Topics include coordinate transformations, sensors, path planning, kinematics, effectors, and control. Students will work in teams to design and build increasingly complex robotic systems. The course also includes laboratory activities in support of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EENG   3340 or MENG 3521 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5341G.

EENG   5342   Computer Systems Design

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Digital computers with emphasis on design and simulation are covered including instruction set design, processor implementation, pipelining, cache design, memory hierarchy, and input/output. The course also includes laboratory activities in support of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in EENG   3340 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5342G.

EENG   5431   Control Systems

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Introduction to classical control theory and applications is presented with emphasis on feedback and its properties including the concept of stability, stability margins, and the different tools that can be used to analyze the system properties. Students will develop a working knowledge of the basic elements of linear control techniques. The course also includes laboratory activities in support of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EENG   3420 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5431G.

EENG   5432   Programmable Logic Controllers

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Topics covered include sequential programmable logic controllers (PLC's) with emphasis on ladder diagrams, input/output devices, networking, and programming design through advanced functions. The course also includes laboratory activities in support of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EENG   3241 or MENG 3521 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5432G.

EENG   5532   Wireless Communications

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The concepts and techniques of wireless communication systems are covered in this course including propagation channels, communication link analysis, transceivers, signal processing, and multiple access schemes.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in EENG   5540 and EENG   3230 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5532G.

EENG   5533   Optical Fiber Communications

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course offers introduction to the physics of optical fiber communication components and the applications to communication systems. Topics include light and its behavior in the fiber, fiber attenuation, dispersion and nonlinear effects, laser modulation, photo detection and noise, receiver design, bit error rate calculations, and coherent communications.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in EENG   5540 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5533G.

EENG   5535   Smart Antennas

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A theoretical and practical understanding of fundamentals of smart antennas including beamforming, single antennas, array antennas, phased arrays, adaptive techniques, angle-of-arrival estimation, digital beamforming, fixed beam arrays, channel characteristics, random processes, propagation and electromagnetics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in EENG   3230, EENG   3421, ENGR   1732 and ENGR   2341.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5535G.

EENG   5538   Cybersecurity for Networked Electrical and Electronics Systems

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to introduce emerging topics related to cybersecurity for networked electrical & electronics systems and cyber-physical systems. The course will provide theoretical understanding and practical basis of cybersecurity for networked systems including Shannon's secrecy system, information-theoretic security, wiretrap channels, cyber-attacks on electrical and electronics systems (smart power grid, embedded systems, connected electric vehicles, space communications, etc.), general cybersecurity models, jamming and antijamming, broadcast/interference channels cooperative secrecy, interference and broadcast channel with confidential messages, cooperative secrecy, and security limits of Gaussian and wireless channels.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: ENGR   2332 and EENG   3421 or CSCI   5332 or IT   5434 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5538G.

EENG   5540   Communication Systems

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The theory and principles of communication systems are presented in this course. Topics covered include AM and FM modulations, transmission and reception, noise and random processes, pulse modulation, and digital transmission techniques. Laboratory emphasizes modeling and simulation using MATLAB programming.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in all of the following: EENG   3421 and prior or concurrent enrollment in EENG   3420 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5540G.

EENG   5541   Digital Communications

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

Theory and applications of digital communications systems are covered. Topics include ASK, FSK, DPSK, QAM, signaling over AWGN, band-limited and fading channels, inter-symbol interference, and error-correction codes. The course also includes laboratory activities in support of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in EENG   5540 or Permission of Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5541G.

EENG   5543   Antennas

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course introduces basic concepts of dipoles and monopoles, solution to radiation problems, antenna parameters, different types of antennas, antenna aperture/array theory, radio wave propagation, impact of antenna performance in communication links. The course also includes laboratory activities in support of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in EENG   3230.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5543G.

EENG   5544   Smart Grids Technology Fundamentals

4 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This smart-grid technology fundamentals course is designed to introduce new topics related to distributed generation, micro-grids, renewable energy sources, and smart homes applications. Topics covered include design, modeling, control, and analysis to provide a working knowledge of smart-grid systems. Concepts dealing with computational intelligence, decision support systems, smart metering, optimization, and renewable energy sources will be presented. The laboratory component will provide students with hands-on experience in the utilization of smart-grid technologies and equipment.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" and prior or concurrent enrollment in EENG   3337 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5544G.

EENG   5891   Special Problems in Electrical Engineering

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course provides for specialized study in the area of Electrical Engineering not currently offered by the program.

Prerequisite(s): As determined by Instructor.

Cross Listing(s): EENG   5891G.

TEET   3890   Directed Independent Study

1-4 Credit Hours.   1-4 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An individualized study involving research and applications pertaining to Electrical Engineering Technology.

TEET   4890   Special Problems in EET

1-3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Individual and specialized study in areas of electrical engineering technology not otherwise covered in the student's program.

Chair(s): YOUAKIM G. KALAANI

Professor(s): FRANK BLACKBURN GROSS

Associate Professor(s): MOHAMMAD ABDUL AHAD, ROCIO ALBA-FLORES, YOUAKIM G. KALAANI, SUNGKYUN LIM, FERNANDO RIOS

Assistant Professor(s): RAMI J. HADDAD, ADEL ELSHAHAT LOTFY SAYEDAHMED

Lecturer(s): SALMAN A. SIDDIQUI

Limited-Term Assistant Professor(s): THOMAS MICHAEL BILODEAU, MOHAMMADHADI MOAZZAM, INTEKHAAB SIDDIQUEE, EARL BARNETT SMITH