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Systems Engineering

Course Descriptions


Electrical Engineering Courses

ENEE 601: Signal and Linear Systems Theory [3]

Fundamentals of Signals and Systems, Mathematical Theory of Continuous and Discrete Systems, Linear Time Invariant Systems, Linear Time Varying Systems, State Space Model and Approaches, Stability, Controllability and Observability, Minimal Realizations. Co-requisite: ENEE 620.

ENEE 610: Digital Signal Processing [3]

This is a first year graduate course for communication and signal processing majors in electrical engineering (EE) that covers the fundamentals of digital signal processing (DSP). The goal of this course is to provide the first year EE graduate student with the foundations and tools to understand, design, and implement DSP systems, in both hardware and software. MATLAB and SystemView will be the primary vehicles to provide the student with hands-on DSP design and simulation experience. The
student will also acquire an understanding of DSP hardware basics and architecture. Topics covered include: (1) A/D-D/A conversion and quantization, number Revised 10/11/2004 48 representations, and finite wordlength effects; (2) FIR, IIR, and lattice filter structures, block diagram and equivalent structures; (3) Multirate DSP and filterbanks; (4) Digital filter design methods and verification; (5) DSP hardware architecture; and (6) DSP simulation/laboratory experiences. Prerequisites: ENEE 601, 620, or their equivalent, or permission of instructor.

ENEE 620: Probability and Random Processes [3]

Fundamentals of probability theory and random processes for electrical engineering applications and research: set and measure theory and probability spaces; discrete and continuous random variables and random vectors; probability density and distribution functions, and probability measures; expectation, moments, and characteristic functions;conditional expectation and conditional random variables, limit theorems and convergence concepts; random processes (stationary/non-stationary, ergodic, point processes, Gaussian, Markov, and second-order); applications to communications and signal processing. Prerequisite: Undergraduate probability or consent of instructor.

ENEE 621: Detection and Estimation Theory I [3]

Fundamentals of detection and estimation theory for statistical signal processing applications: theory of hypothesis testing (binary, multiple, and composite hypotheses, and Bayesian, Neyman Pearson, and minimax approaches); theory of signal detection (discrete Revised 10/11/2004 49 and continuous time signals; deterministic and random signals; white Gaussian noise, general independent noise, and special classes of dependent noise, e.g., colored Gaussian noise; signal design and representations); theory of signal parameter estimation: Minimum variance unbiased (MVU) estimation, Cramer-Rao lower bound, general MVU estimation, linear models, maximum likelihood estimation, least squares, general Bayesian estimators (minimum mean square error and maximum a posteriori estimators), linear Bayesian estimators (Wiener filters), and Kalman filters. Prerequisite: ENEE 620 or consent of instructor.

ENEE 630: Solid-state Electronics [3]

Fundamentals of solid-state physics for the microelectronics field: review of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, crystal lattices, reciprocal lattices, dynamics of lattices, classical concepts of electron transport, band theory of electrons, semiconductors, and excess carriers in semiconductors. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ENEE 631: Semiconductor Devices [3]

Principles of semiconductor device operation: review of semiconductor physics, p-n junction diodes, bipolar transistors, metal semiconductor contacts, JFETs and MESFETs, and MIS and MOSFET structures. Prerequisite: ENEE 630, or consent of instructor.

ENEE 680: Electromagnetic Theory I [3]

Fundamentals of dynamics in electromagnetic theory: theoretical analysis of Maxwell's equations, Electrodynamics, plane waves, waveguides, dispersion, radiating systems, and diffraction. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ENEE 683: Lasers [3]

Introduction to basic theory of lasers: Introduction to quantum mechanics and time dependent perturbation theory, interaction of radiation and matter, stimulated and spontaneous emissions, rate equations, laser amplification and oscillation, noise in lasers and laser amplifiers, semiconductor lasers, Prerequisites: ENEE 680, or consent of instructor.

ENEE 685: Introduction to Communication Networks [3]

The fundamentals of communication and computer networking, seven-layer OSI model, review of queuing models, transmissions, WDM, circuit and packet switching, data link and medium access technologies, X.25, frame relays, ISDN, xDSL, cable modem, SONET, the network layer, ATM, TCP/IP, routing techniques, the transport and application layers and quality of services (QoS). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ENEE 698: Research Project in Electrical Engineering [1-3]

Individual project on topic in electrical engineering. The project will result in a scholarly paper, which must be approved by the student's advisor and read by another faculty member. Required of non-thesis option M.S. students. NOTE: May be taken for repeated credit up to a maximum of three credits. Prerequisite: Completion of core courses, or consent of instructor.

ENEE 698: Research Project in Electrical Engineering (Systems Engineering Project) [1-3]

This is an individual industry-based Systems Engineering project. The project will result in a technical-report/scholarly paper, which must be approved by the student's advisor and an industry/government mentor approved by the department. Prerequisite: Completion of core courses, or consent of instructor.