Wilkes University

Electrical Engineering

EE-140. Scientific Programming

Credits: 3
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 MTH111

EE-211. Electrical Circuits and Devices

Credits: 3

Various techniques for circuit analysis of resistive networks. Inductance and capacitance. Sinusoidal steady-state analysis and power calculations. Introductory principles of three-phase circuits, electronic circuits, operational amplifiers, filters, digital logic circuits, transient circuits, and energy conversion schemes. 

Co-Requisites
MTH-112
EE-283 Or Concurrent

EE-241. Digital Design

Credits: 3

The electronics of digital devices, including Bipolar TTL and CMOS, digital logic functions (e.g., AND, OR, INVERT), Boolean algebra, combinational logic, minimization techniques, digital storage devices, synchronous sequential design, state machines, programmable logic. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour lab per week.

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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

Multi-transistor amplifiers, operational amplifiers. Frequency response and the design of filters and amplifiers to meet frequency specifications. Feedback in amplifier design and oscillators. Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour lab per week.

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EE-271. Semiconductor Devices

Credits: 3

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 Measurements Lab

Credits: 1

A laboratory for the development of measurement techniques and use of electrical instruments for the measurement of various electrical quantities. One two-hour lab per week. 

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Co-Requisites
Or Concurrent EE-211

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. Direct energy conversion schemes. Lecture and lab.

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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. Microcontroller Based System Design

Credits: 3

Microprocessor architecture, the microcontroller based system design context, and peripheral interfacing. C and machine language programming and debugging, and embedded applications. Associated laboratory exercises include topics such as stand-alone system programming, interfacing to peripherals, interrupts, timers, analog data acquisition, and intercomputer communications. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour lab per week.

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Pre-Requisites
Or Concurrent
EE-241, and either EE-247 or CS-126

EE-345. Computer Organization

Credits: 3

Number representation, digital storage devices, and computational units, bus structures; execution sequences and assembly language concepts; control units with horizontal and vertical microcoding; addressing principles and sequencing; microprocessors; basic input and output devices; interrupts; survey of RISC principles including pipelined execution. Lecture and lab.

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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. Requirement: Junior engineering standing (All Freshman and Sophomore EE courses and ENG 101 completed)

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Pre-Requisites
Or Concurrent EE-271

EE-382. Modern Communication Systems

Credits: 4
Terms Offered: Spring

The modern communication system course is indented to provide an introduction to communication systems from a signal processing point of view. The main topics covered include the fundamentals of analog and digital modulation, modeling random signals and noise in communication systems, and elements of digital receivers. Laboratories provide hands-on experience with circuits and measurement instruments as well as an introduction to communication system simulation using Matlab/Simulink.

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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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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.


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