Electrical Engineering (EE)

College of Engineering and Mines
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
907-474-7137

EE F102      Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Basic modern devices, concepts, technical skills and instruments of electrical engineering.

Prerequisite: MATH F251X (may be taken concurrently).

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 3 + 0

EE F203      Electric Circuits
4 Credits

Offered Fall

Introduces DC and AC circuit analysis techniques including transient analysis, steady state analysis, three phase circuits and ideal amplifiers.

Prerequisites: MATH F251X; MATH F252X (may be taken concurrently); EE F102.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F243      Digital Systems Design
4 Credits

Offered Fall

Fundamentals and practices of digital design. Analysis, design and implementation of combinational and sequential logic. CMOS implementation fundamentals. Basic building components of microprocessor architecture – FSM, ALU, registers, memories, counters, control. Design using schematic capture and hardware description language techniques; practical implementation using FPGA devices and discrete components.

Prerequisites: EE F102; ES F201 or CS F201(may be taken concurrently).

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F253      Circuit Theory
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Transfer functions, passive and active filters, Laplace transforms and applications, introduction to Fourier series and transforms and two port networks.

Prerequisites: EE F203; ES F201 or CS F201; MATH F252X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F301      Analytical Methods for Electrical and Computer Engineers
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Discipline-specific analytical methods used in the electrical and computer engineering core subjects. Topics include matrix algebra, eigenanalysis, vector spaces, complex analysis, discrete structures, and probability and statistics with examples from the electrical and computer engineering fields.

Prerequisites: MATH F252X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F303      Electric Power Systems and Machines
4 Credits

Offered Fall

Introduction to electromechanical energy conversion principles, phasors and complex power, characteristics and applications of power transformers, network equations, synchronous machines, induction machines, DC machines, symmetrical components, and sequence networks.

Prerequisites: EE F203.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F311      Engineering Electromagnetics I
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Electromagnetic theory and applications. Static electric fields in free space and material media; steady current systems and associated magnetic effects. Includes electrostatics, magnetostatics, Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic wave propagation, and transmission lines. Application of the wave equations to engineering systems.

Prerequisites: EE F253; MATH F302 (may be taken concurrently); MATH F253X; PHYS F212X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F331      High-frequency Lab
1 Credit

Offered Fall

Laboratory experiments in transmission lines, impedances, bridges, scattering parameters, hybrids and waveguides.

Prerequisite: EE F311.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 3 + 0

EE F333      Electronic Devices
4 Credits

Offered Fall

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

Prerequisites: EE F253; WRTG F111X; WRTG F211X, WRTG F212X, WRTG F213X or WRTG F214X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F334      Electronic Circuit Design
4 Credits

Offered Spring

Application of semiconductor devices in circuit design in computation, automatic control and communication.

Prerequisites: EE F333.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F341      Digital and Computer Analysis and Design
4 Credits

Offered Fall

Modular structure of computer systems. Analysis, design and implementation of combinational and sequential logic machines. Introduction to microprocessor architecture and microprocessor programming. Design with traditional and hardware description language techniques.

Prerequisites: CS F201; one year of college physics.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F354      Engineering Signal Analysis
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Analog signals and Fourier transformations. Discrete time signals and DFT. Linear and time-invariant systems. Probability theory and random variables. Random signals and noise.

Prerequisites: EE F253; MATH F302.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F404      Electric Power Systems Analysis
4 Credits

Offered Spring

Introduction to electric power systems; phasors; complex power; network equations; power transformers; transmission line parameters; transmission lines steady-state operation; power flow with computer-aided analysis; power distribution and smart grids.

Prerequisites: EE F303.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F406      Electric Power Protection and Control Systems
4 Credits

Offered Fall

Deregulation, economic operation of power systems, symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults, power system protection, dynamic power system stability, system controls, and computer-aided fault and transient stability analysis.

Prerequisites: EE F303, EE F404.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F408      Power Electronics Design
4 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Analysis and design of power electronic conversion, control, and drive systems. Topics will include the theory and application of rectifiers, DC-DC converters, inverters, switching power supplies and variable-frequency drives. Laboratory exercises include simulation using PSpice and construction, measurement, and analysis of prototype power electronic circuits.

Prerequisites: EE F303; EE F333; EE F354.

Stacked with EE F608.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F412      Engineering Electromagnetics II
3 Credits

Offered Spring

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

Prerequisites: EE F311; EE F331; MATH F302.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F432      Electromagnetics Laboratory
1 Credit

Offered Spring

Laboratory experiments with microwave sources, propagating electromagnetic waves, waveguides and antennas. Design, construction and testing of antenna systems.

Corequisites: EE F412.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 3 + 0

EE F443      Computer Engineering Analysis and Design
4 Credits

Offered Spring

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 chips and programmable logic devices.

Prerequisites: EE F243.

Special Notes: The syllabus contains a more detailed description for the students.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F444      Embedded Systems Design
4 Credits

Offered Spring

Issues surrounding design and implementation of microcontroller-based embedded systems. Topics include hardware architecture and glue logic, embedded programs design, analysis, and optimization, hardware/firmware partitioning, firmware architecture and design. Includes laboratory exercises using evaluation board and a complete embedded system design project. Emphasis on robust designs, energy efficiency and proper documentation.

Prerequisites: EE F243; ES F201 or CS F201.

Recommended: EE F443.

Stacked with EE F645.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F451      Digital Signal Processing
4 Credits

Offered Fall

Time, frequency and Z-transformation domain analysis of discrete time systems and signals; discrete Fourier transformation (DFT) and FFT implementations; FIR/IIR filter design and implementation techniques; discrete time random signals and noise analysis; quantization and round off errors; and spectral analysis. Includes applications to medical, speech, electromagnetic and acoustic signal analysis.

Prerequisites: EE F354.

Stacked with EE F651.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F461      Communication Systems and Networks
4 Credits

Offered Spring

Foundational information for data communications and computer networking. Data communications, network models, analog and digital signals, transmission media, network switching, wired and wireless networks, multimedia support, and network security considerations.

Prerequisites: EE F354.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F463      Communication Networks
3 Credits

Offered Spring

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 F463 and EE F464 for credit.

Prerequisites: EE F354 and Senior standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F464      Advanced Communications Systems
4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Advanced communications systems topics: analog and digital modulation techniques, spectrum power and bandwidth utilization, system noise, multiplexing techniques, signal regeneration and recovery, data encryption and compression, signal processing, antennas and communications systems components. Special emphasis on emergent digital communications systems in space and aerospace applications.

Prerequisites: EE F461.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F471      Automatic Control
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Linear system representation by transfer functions, signal flow graphics and state equations. Feedback, time and frequency response of linear systems. Stability analysis by Routh-Hurwitz criterion and frequency domain methods. Specifications of higher order linear systems. System design and compensation.

Prerequisites: EE F253; MATH F302.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F481      Electrical and Computer Engineering Design I
1 Credit

Offered Fall

Team-oriented design project with emphasis on practical electrical and computer engineering systems and components, which integrates engineering knowledge and skills that students have acquired. Design process principles, including project management, economics and ethics will be introduced in lecture. Each design team will generate and present a proposal for their design. Special Note: This is the first course in a new two-semester senior capstone design course sequence. The second course is EE F482. This course also meets the upper division effective communication requirement.

Prerequisites: EE F354; EE F444; COJO F131X or COJO F141X; WRTG F211X, WRTG F212X, WRTG F213X or WRTG F214X; senior standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

EE F482      Electrical and Computer Engineering Design II
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Design teams will continue work towards completing their proposed design from the first semester using engineering design process techniques. Each design team will follow a design schedule to complete a simulation and/or prototype, including weekly meetings and progress reports, ending with a final design report and public presentation. The first course is EE F481. This course also meets the upper-division effective communication requirement.

Prerequisites: EE F481.

Special Notes: This is the second course in a new two-semester senior capstone design course sequence.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F488      Undergraduate Research
1-3 Credits

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer

Advanced research topics from outside the usual undergraduate requirements.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Recommended: A substantial level of technical/scientific background.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

EE F607      Electric Motor Drives
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Drive elements and characteristics; four quadrants operation; transportation drive; fully controlled rectifier drives; dc-dc converters-controlled dc motors; three-phase induction motors control; voltage-source and current-source inverter drives; frequency-controlled induction motor drives; vector control of induction motor drives; field oriented control; sensor-less operation, permanent magnet and switched reluctance motor drives.

Prerequisites: EE F303.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F608      Power Electronics Design
4 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Analysis and design of power electronic conversion, control, and drive systems. Topics will include the theory and application of rectifiers, DC-DC converters, inverters, switching power supplies and variable-frequency drives. Laboratory exercises include simulation using PSpice and construction, measurement, and analysis of prototype power electronic circuits.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Stacked with EE F408.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F609      Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Study of renewable energy systems focusing on grid integration of wind turbine generators, solar photovoltaics, geothermal, biomass, hydroelectric, hydrokinetics, and energy storage. Design and analysis for efficient, sustainable, reliable, and resilient grid operation with distributed renewable energy sources considering cogeneration, controls optimization, economic dispatch, emissions, interruptible loads, and waste-heat recovery.

Prerequisites: EE F303.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F611      Waves
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

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 F302 or MATH F432.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F634      Microwave Design I
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

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.

Prerequisites: EE F334; EE F412; EE F432.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 3 + 0

EE F635      Microwave Design II
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

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.

Prerequisites: EE F634.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 3 + 0

EE F643      Advanced Architectures for Parallel Computing
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

This course covers massively parallel computer architectures and their application for computationally intensive engineering problems. Fundamental hardware concepts and issues in designing such systems are introduced. Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA), developed by NVIDIA for the compute engines in their graphic processing units (GPUs), will be used as an example and a practical platform for student assignments. Through assignments and a project students will learn simulation, computational engineering, convolution, correlation, filtering, and similar problems of particular interest to engineering students.

Prerequisites: CS F201 or ES F201; EE F443 graduate standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F645      Embedded Systems Design
4 Credits

Offered Spring

Issues surrounding design and implementation of microcontroller-based embedded systems. Topics include hardware architecture and glue logic, embedded programs design, analysis, and optimization, hardware/firmware partitioning, firmware architecture and design. Includes laboratory exercises using evaluation board and a complete embedded system design project. Emphasis on robust designs, energy efficiency and proper documentation.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Stacked with EE F444.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F646      Wireless Sensor Networks
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

The course will survey the area of networked sensors, with a special focus on low-power wireless sensor networks. Topics covered will include communication standards and protocols for sensor networks, embedded operating systems, applications, collaborative processing, data fusion, and system architecture. Students will undertake a theoretical or practical research project.

Prerequisites: CS F201 or ES F201; EE F243 or EE F341; graduate standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F647      Data Compression
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Study of algorithms and techniques that reduce information storage and transmission requirements. Both lossless and lossy techniques will be studied including: Hoffman coding, arithmetic coding, image compression, and transform techniques.

Prerequisites: ES F201 or CS F201.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F648      VLSI Design
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Study of methods to integrate millions of transistors on a single chip and create optimized design. Topics include CMOS logic design, power and timing issues. VLSI architectures, and full custom layout. Students will use CAD tools to implement a VLSI design.

Prerequisite: EE F243.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F651      Digital Signal Processing
4 Credits

Offered Fall

Time, frequency and Z-transformation domain analysis of discrete time systems and signals; discrete Fourier transformation (DFT) and FFT implementations; FIR/IIR filter design and implementation techniques; discrete time random signals and noise analysis; quantization and round off errors; and spectral analysis. Includes applications to medical, speech, electromagnetic and acoustic signal analysis.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Stacked with EE F451.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

EE F655      Adaptive Filters
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Study to self-designing filters which recursively update depending on the statistics of the input data for optimum performance. Topics will include foundational material in probability of stochastic processes, spectral analysis, linear optimum filtering. Wiener-Hopf filters, Yule-Walker equations, forward and backward linear predictors, method of steepest descent, least squares techniques, and auto- regressive filters.

Prerequisites: EE F451.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F662      Digital Communication Theory
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

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 an additional fee.

Prerequisites: EE F461.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F663      Computational Electromagnetics
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Course covers basic computational techniques for numerical analysis of electromagnetics problems, including finite difference, finite element, and moment methods. Emphasis is placed on the formulation of physical problems into mathematical boundary-value problems, numerical discretization of continuous problems into discrete problems, and development of rudimentary computer codes for each technique.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F671      Digital Control Systems
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

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 F471.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

EE F698      Non-thesis Research/Project
1-6 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

EE F699      Thesis
1-12 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0