Electrical Engineering

EE 309. Linear Systems (Continuous) — (3 units)
Prerequisite: ENGR 305 Basic Circuit Analysis.
Review of complex numbers, signal operations, vectors and matrices, introduction to signals and systems, Time-Domain analysis of continuous-time systems, Fourier series and Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms, analog filters, state-space analysis.

EE 310. Electronics I — (4 units: 3 guided instruction/1 lab)
Prerequisite: EE 309 Linear Systems (Continuous).
Introduction to Electronics; Operational amplifiers; Active semiconductor devices: diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and field-effect transistors; Digital Integrated Circuits: MOS integrated circuits and Bipolar integrated circuits.

EE 360. Electric Power Fundamentals — (3 units)
Prerequisite: EE 309 Linear Systems (Continuous).
Balanced 3-phase circuits, per unit quantities, circle diagrams, control of voltage and power flow, balanced and unbalanced faults, symmetrical components, sequence networks.

EE 361. Electric Power Distribution I — (3 units)
Prerequisite: EE 360 Electric Power Fundamentals.
Review of basic concepts; power and utility factor; transformers; harmonics; voltage regulation; system protection; circuit breakers; lightning protection; fuses and reclosers; insulation; and grounding.

EE 362. Electric Machinery — (3 units)
Prerequisite: EE 309 Linear Systems (Continuous).
This course offers an introduction to electromechanical energy conversion devices and the fundamental principles underlying the operation of electrical machines and transformers. Magnetic circuits and materials and electromechanical energy conversion principles are introduced to build a basis for the study of all machine types. Transformers, synchronous, induction and dc machines and single-phase motors are analyzed in terms of their equivalent circuits, characteristics and performance.

EE 410. Electronics II — (4 units: 3 guided instruction/1 lab)
Prerequisites: EE 310 Electronics I; Familiarity with the Electronics Workbench Multisim or P-SPICE programs would be helpful.
This course continues to build and develop the knowledge required to design and analyze electronic circuits, a competency that commenced with EE 310. EE 410 focuses on analog circuits, discrete and integrated. The material covered includes differential and multistage amplifiers, frequency response of circuits, principles of feedback, various classes of output stages of power amplifiers, analog integrated circuits, tuned amplifiers and filters, basic principles of signal generators and other waveform-shaping circuits.

EE 415. Analysis of Probabilistic Systems — (3 units)
Prerequisite: EE 309 Linear Systems (Continuous).
Introduces the principles of probability, random variables, and random signals to engineers and scientists. Both statistical theory and appropriate emphasis on data analysis, statistical computation will be stressed in the course.

EE 420. Electromagnetic Theory — (3 units)
Prerequisite: EE 309 Linear Systems (Continuous).
Review of vector algebra and calculus, Vector fields, Coulomb's and Gauss' Law, Boundary value problems,  Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic wave propagation, polarization, analysis of transmission line, and wave guide antennas.

EE 430. Fundamentals of Control Systems — (4 units: 3 guided instruction/1 lab)
Prerequisites: ENGR 201- Computer Programming for Engineers or equivalent
EE 309-Linear Systems (Continuous) or working knowledge of Linear Systems (Continuous); ability to program in C, FORTRAN, or any other computer programming language.
Knowledge of MATLAB software is required.

This course consists of classical approaches to analysis of feedback control systems, Nyquist diagrams, phase-gain diagrams, system stability and compensation. The laboratory part of the course includes computer simulation of related problems. There are 6 laboratory assignments.

EE 440. Continuous Communication Systems — (3 units)
Prerequisite: EE 309 Linear Systems (Continuous).
Random variables and processes. Analog communication: AM, DSB, SSB, FM, PAM, and PCM systems. Noise characteristics. Noise in AM systems. Noise in FM systems. Noise in PCM systems. Communication systems and noise calculations. Signal-to-noise ratio of different communication systems. Noise sources.

EE 445. Discrete-Time Control Systems — (3 units)
Prerequisites: EE 309 Linear Systems (Continuous), EE 430 Fundamentals of Control Systems, ability to program in C, FORTRAN, or any other computer programming language.
This course consists of the use of Z-transform, state variable techniques to analyze and design sampled data control systems, data reconstruction, stability analysis, observability and controllability analyses, and controller and observer design. 

EE 450. Solid State Electronic Devices — (3 units)
Prerequisites: BSCI 207 Physics II and BSCI 210 Physics III or consent of your professor.
This course is an introduction to crystallography and growth of semiconductor crystals, atoms and electrons, a brief review of Quantum Mechanics, energy bands and charge carriers, excess carriers in semiconductors, junction theory, diodes, bipolar junction transistors, optoelectric devices, integrated circuits, power devices, and negative conductance devices.

EE 460. Electric Power Distribution II — (3 units)
Prerequisite: EE 360 Electronic Power Fundamentals, EE 361 Electric Power Distribution I, or by permission of professor.
Review of basic concepts; Distribution Line Construction; Residential Layout; Industrial Loads; Transmission Voltage Levels; HVDC; Superconductors; Transmission Line Parameters: Resistance, Inductance, Capacitance, Equivalent Circuits, Losses; Transmission Line Transient Operation; Symmetrical Faults; Transmission Line Faults; Transmission Line Construction.

EE 461. Semiconductor Power Electronics — (3 units)
Prerequisites: EE 362 Electric Machinery, EE 410 Electronics II.
Power semiconductor devices, Steady state and Dynamic Computer models. AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC and AC/AC power conversion. Applications to Controlled rectifiers, Switching power supplies, Motor drives, HVDC transmission, Induction heating etc. Feedback control loops and their effect on stability.

EE 470. Optoelectronics — (3 units)
Prerequisites: BSCI 104 Ordinary Differential Equations; BSCI 210 Modern Physics; EE 420 Electromagnetic Theory
In addition, it is highly recommended that the student has familiarity and capability with topics discussed in courses on Engineering Analysis.

Review of Electromagnetic Theory; propagation of rays and beams; Propagation of Optical Beams in Fibers; Optical Resonators; Interaction of Radiation and Atomic Systems; Laser Systems; other topics on lasers, propagation, fiber optics and communication.

EE 510. R.F. Electronics Design — (3 units)
Prerequisite: EE 310 Electronics I and EE 410 Electronics II.
This course continues to build on and develop the knowledge required to design and analyze electronic circuits, a competency that commenced with EE 310 and EE 410. EE 510 focuses on RF circuit design, theory and applications. The material covered includes transmission line analysis, the Smith Chart, single and multiport networks, modeling of active RF components, matching and biasing networks, and RF transistor amplifier design.

EE 530. Advanced Control Systems — (3 units)
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing, EE 430 Fundamentals of Control Systems; ability to program in MATLAB software package.
This course consists of Probability Theory, Random Variables, Mathematical Descriptions of Random Signals, response of Linear Systems to Random Inputs, Wiener Filtering, Discrete Kalman Filter, State-Space Modeling, Prediction, and Applications of Kalman Filtering.

EE 535. Optimal Control — (3 units)
Prerequisites: EE 430 Fundamentals of Control Systems; Working knowledge of State Variables in Control Systems; ability to program in C; FORTRAN, or any other computer programming language.
This course consists of Multivariable Linear Systems, Vector Random Processes, Transient and Tracking Performance Analyses, Stability of Feedback Systems, Linear Quadratic Regulator, Kalman Filter, Linear Quadratic Gaussian Control, Hamiltonian Equations and Riccati Equation.

EE 540. Communication Engineering — (3 units)
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing, EE 440 Continuous Communication Systems.
This course covers noise in communications systems, voice signal digitization, digital radio, line-of-sight microwave links, communication satellites, satellite earth stations, satellite access, satellite links, fiber-optic communications, optical fiber communications systems analysis and design, systems measurements and performance evaluation, and elements of HDTV.

EE 541. Digital Communication Systems — (3 units)
Prerequisites: EE 410 Electronics II, EE 540 Communication Engineering.
Introduction to digital communication systems. Topics include signals and spectra; formatting and baseband transmission; Pulse Code Modulation; bandpass modulation and demodulation, such as Phase Shift Keying, Frequency Shift Keying, and Amplitude Shift Keying; coherent detection; error performance; Communications link analysis, Channel coding; Synchronization.

EE 545. Modern Electronics Techniques — (3 units)
Prerequisites: Graduate Standing, EE 310 Electronics I, EE 410 Electronics II.
Advanced topics in electronic circuits such as switching amplifiers, power amplifiers at high frequency, thermal effects, and audio design.

EE 560. Computer Methods in Power Engineering — (3 units)
Prerequisites: EE 530 Advanced Control Systems, CE 507 Random Processes.
Computational and mathematical theories as applied to power systems. Linear Algebra, Matrix theory: Network modeling and Load Flow analysis. Optimization Theory: Linear and Nonlinear programming. Optimal
control theory: Economic operation of power systems. Stability theory of nonlinear systems and power system applications. Kalman Filtering and power system state estimation. Emphasis on theory and derivations.

EE 561. Power System Analysis — (3 units)
Prerequisite: EE 560 Computer Methods in Power Engineering.
Steady state and Dynamic models of electric machines. Computer models of networks. Power flow solutions. Economic operation of power systems. State estimation of power
systems. Contingency analysis.

EE 570. Optical Networks — (3 units)
Prerequisites: EE 440 Continuous Communication Systems, EE 470 Optoelectronics.
The revolution in networking has been energized by the availability of optical networks, which can provide the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth. This course begins with an introduction to optical networks, fiber losses, components needed to build a network, modulation and demodulation of light signals, first generation optical networks, select WDM networks, topologies, control and management of connections, and time division multiplexed networks. This course investigates advanced topics in fiber optics data communications with particular attention to WDM, DWDM, SONET, and ATM technologies. Understand how DWDM optical solutions will change current networking practices. Learn how the competitive environment will use optical networking with ATM, IP, and SONET. Deploy optical network solutions across a LAN using Gigabit Ethernet, filter LANs, and eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks and improve flexibility of network services.