Wilkes University

Electrical Engineering

EE-140. Scientific Programming

Credits: 3
Fees: $115
This course presents an introduction to computer programming with an emphasis on the techniques needed for data analysis and numerical problem solving for scientific and engineering applications. Basic programming idioms are presented including control structures, data types, methods for handling input and output as well as numerical methods such as array computing and vectorization. Emphasis is placed on proper software engineering practice as well as data analysis and presentation. Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab per week.
Pre-Requisites
Or Concurrent MTH-100 or MTH-111

EE-211. Electrical Circuits and Devices

Credits: 3

Basic DC and sinusoidal AC analysis of circuits. Introductory principles of electronic circuits, operational amplifiers, filters, digital logic, energy conversion devices, and energy conversion schemes. 

Co-Requisites
EE-283 and MTH-112 Or Concurrent

EE-216. Circuit Analysis I

Credits: 3
Fees: $115
Analysis of dc and sinusoidal ac circuits and power calculations. Network theorems. 2-hour lecture and 2-hour lab per week.
Pre-Requisites
Or Concurrent  MTH-111

EE-217. Circuit Analysis II

Credits: 3
Three-phase circuits, mutually coupled circuits, filter circuits, transient circuits, two-port parameters. Introduction to electronic circuits.
Pre-Requisites
MTH-112 or Concurrent and EE-216 or EE-211

EE-222. Mechatronics

Credits: 3
Fees: $115
Electronic design automation for mechatronics system design, test, debug, control, and monitor; Sensor conditioning and digital conversion; Introduction to embedded software, sensor integration and modeling. Two hours of lecture and 3-hour lab per week.
Pre-Requisites

EE-241. Digital Design

Credits: 4

Boolean Algebra. Numbering Systems. Combinational logic design and minimization. Sequential system fundamentals, state machine and programmable logic. Three hours of lectures and one two-hour lab per week.

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Pre-Requisites

EE-247. Programming for Embedded Applications

Credits: 3

Microcontroller hardware structures. Basic software concepts such as constants, variables, control structures and subroutine calls, based on the 'C' language and as translated to machine language. Mapping of compiled software to the memory of a microcontroller. Embedded programming principles. Basic interactions with peripherals. Interrupts and their use. Debugging. Three hours of lecture and lab per week.

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EE-251. Electronics I

Credits: 3

Circuit concepts involving nonideal components, particularly diodes, bipolar transistors, and MOS transistors. Bias, load line and signal amplification principles. Analysis and design of power supply and amplifier circuits, including power amplifiers. Simulation of circuits for design and analysis.

Pre-Requisites

EE-252. Electronics II

Credits: 4

Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits at the transistor level. Single-stage, multistage amplifiers, and cascode stage; differential amplifier analysis; operational amplifiers & applications; feedback structures, output stages, and power amplifiers. Three hours of lecture and 3-hour lab per week.

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EE-271. Semiconductor Devices

Credits: 4

Basic properties of semiconductors and their conduction processes, with special emphasis on silicon and gallium arsenide. Physics and characterizations of p-n junctions.. Homojunction and heterojunction bipolar transistors. Unipolar devices including MOS capacitor and MOSFET. Microwave and photonic devices. Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week.

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EE-283. Electrical Engineering Lab

Credits: 1
Fees: $115
Exercises on DC and AC circuits, resonant and filter circuits, operational amplifiers, and digital logic circuits. One two-hour lab per week.
Co-Requisites
Or Concurrent EE-211

EE-285. Electrical Circuits Lab

Credits: 1
Fees: $115
Exercises on DC and AC circuits, three-phase circuits, operational amplifiers, resonant and filter circuits, and basic electronic circuits. One two-hour lab per week.
Pre-Requisites
Or Concurrent EE-217

EE-298. Topics in Electrical Engineering

Credits: 1-3

Selected topics in the field of electrical engineering. Requirements: Sophomore standing and permission of the instructor.

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Pre-Requisites
Sophomore standing and permission of the instructor.

EE-314. Control Systems

Credits: 3

Laplace transforms and matrices. Mathematical modeling of physical systems. Block diagram and signal flow graph representation. Time-domain performance specifications. Stability analysis, Routh-Hurwitz criterion. Steady state error analysis. Root-locus and frequency response techniques. Design and compensation of feedback systems. Introductory state space analysis. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.

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EE-325. Energy Conversion Devices

Credits: 3

Magnetic circuit calculations. Principle of operation and applications of transformers, DC machines, synchronous machines, and induction motors. Applications of power electronics. Energy conversion schemes. 

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EE-337. Engineering Electromagnetics I

Credits: 3

Waves and phasors; concepts of flux and fields; transmission line, Smith chart, and impedance matching; vector calculus; Maxwell’s equations for electrostatic and magnetostatic fields.

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EE-339. Engineering Electromagnetics II

Credits: 4
Terms Offered: Spring

Obtain an understanding of Maxwell’s equations and be able to apply them to solving practical electromagnetic field problems. Fundamental concepts covered will include laws governing electrodynamics, plane wave propagation in different media, power flow, polarization, transmission and reflection at an interface, microwave networks, waveguides, radiation, and antennas. Experiment and computer simulation based laboratories are used to reinforce the course material. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour lab per week.

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EE-342. Embedded System Design

Credits: 3

Principles of embedded computing systems: architecture, hardware/software components, interfacing, hardware/software co-design, and communication issues. Three hours of lecture and project per week.

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Pre-Requisites
Or Concurrent
[EE-222]], EE-241, EE-247 or CS-126

EE-345. Computer Organization

Credits: 3

Computer architecture and design, CPU, memory system, cache, data, input/output devices, bus architecture and control units. Processor types, instruction set and assembly language programming. Three hours of lecture and project per week.

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EE-381. Microfabrication Lab

Credits: 3

The theoretical and practical aspects of techniques utilized in the fabrication of bipolar junction transistors (BJTs). Includes crystal characteristics, wafer cleaning, oxidation, lithography, etching, deposition, diffusion, metallization, process metrics, and device characterization. One-and-a-half hour lecture and one three-hour lab per week. 

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Pre-Requisites
Or Concurrent EE-271, EE-251

EE-382. Modern Communication Systems

Credits: 4
Terms Offered: Spring

Fundamentals of analog and digital modulation, modeling random signals and noise in communication systems, and elements of digital receivers. Laboratory exercises provide hands-on experience with circuits and measurement instruments as well as an introduction to communication system simulation. Three hours of lecture and 3-hour lab per week.

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EE-391. Senior Projects I

Credits: 1

Design and development of selected projects in the field of electrical engineering under the direction of a staff member. Technical as well as economic factors will be considered in the design. A professional paper and detailed progress report are required.Requirement: Senior standing in engineering.

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Co-Requisites
Concurrent or after EE-381, EE-314, EE-325, EE-337

EE-392. Senior Projects II

Credits: 2

Design and development of selected projects in the field of selected projects in the field of electrical engineering under the direction of a staff member. Technical as well as economic factors will be considered in the design. This is a continuation of the EE-391. A professional paper to be presented and discussed in an open forum is required.

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Pre-Requisites

EE-398. Topics in Electrical Engineering

Credits: 3

Requirement: Junior standing in engineering.

EE-399. Cooperative Education-Electrical Engineering

Credits: 0-6
Professional cooperative education placement in a private or public enterprise related to the student's academic objectives and career goals. In addition to their work experiences, students are required to submit weekly reaction papers, have discussions with the Faculty Coordinator in the student's discipline on a periodic basis, prepare a final report and prepare and give a presentation to the Faculty Coordinator on an academic project completed at the enterprise. The co-op option for credit can only be taken one time for up to 6 credits, depending on the quantity of work hours, the complexity of the work and report and presentation requirements.
Pre-Requisites
Junior standing in engineering and Faculty Coordinator approval required.

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