Course Descriptions

ELE201 / Electrical Circuits I [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course covers the resistors, capacitors and inductors, voltage and current sources, operational amplifiers, voltage and current laws, node and mesh analysis, network theorems, power and energy, DC and sinusoidal excitation of circuits, and computer-aided circuit simulation (SPICE).

Prerequisite: PHY201 / Electricity and Magnetism.

ELE302 / Electrical Circuits II [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course covers frequency-domain response of circuits; transfer functions; transformers, three-phase circuits, resonant circuits and filter designs; time-domain response of circuits; step, impulse and ramp responses; linearity and time invariance; input-output descriptions of circuits; parameter representation of two-ports networks; computer-aided circuit simulation (SPICE).

Prerequisite: ELE201 / Electrical Circuits, MTH304 / Differential Equations.

ELE303 / Electrical Circuits II Lab [0 – 3, 1 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This is a lab course with experiments in Electrical Circuits II.

Concurrent with: ELE302 / Electrical Circuits II.

ELE305 / Introduction to Electrical Engineering [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course introduces the concepts of resistors, capacitors and inductors, voltage and current sources, operational amplifiers, voltage and current laws, node and mesh analysis, network theorems, power and energy, three-phase circuits, logic circuits, and binary representations .

ELE391 / Mathematical Methods in Electrical Engineering [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course introduces foundation knowledge of complex variables and linear algebra with applications to electrical engineering. Topics covered are vector spaces, subspaces, linear dependence/independence, basis; linear transformations and Eigen structure analysis; matrix representations of linear electrical systems; analytic functions of complex variables and contour integrals; Cauchy integral formula.

Prerequisite: MTH304 / Differential Equations.

ELE401 / Electronics I [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course covers Microlectronics devices and their applications using latest semiconductors technologies. These devises range from Normal Diodes, ZENER iDodes, LEDs, Photodiodes, BJTs, to MOSFETS. Their applications include the design of regulators, rectifiers, clampers, operational amplifiers and digital integrated circuitry.

Prerequisite: ELE302 / Electrical Circuits II.

ELE402 / Electronics I Lab [0 – 3, 1 cr.] (Offered yearly)

The laboratory experiments are hands-on implementation of the devices and circuitry presented in the course as well as circuit simulation using the SPICE software.

Concurrent with: ELE401 / Electronics I.

ELE411 / Electromagnetic Fields [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

Fundamental concepts of the electromagnetic model, vector analysis, static electric fields, static magnetic fields, steady electric currents, Maxwell’s equations, Coulomb’s law, Gauss’s law, Biot-Savart law, Faraday’s law, Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations, Joule’s law, capacitance calculations, inductance calculations, resistance calculations.

Prerequisites: ELE201 / Electrical Circuits I, ELE391 / Mathematical Methods in Electrical Engineering, and MTH206 / Calculus IV.

ELE413 / Electromagnetic Waves [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

Fundamental concepts of electromagnetic waves, Maxwell’s equations, propagation of plane electromagnetic waves, theory and application of transmission lines, waveguides, antennas.

Prerequisite: ELE411 / Electromagnetic Fields.

ELE420 / Electromechanics [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course covers three-phase circuit concepts; magnetic circuits; energy storage and conversion; force and emf production; forces and torques of electric origin in electromagnetic systems; power transformers and autotransformers; principles of electric ac machines; synchronous generators; three-phase and single-phase induction motors.

Prerequisite: ELE302/ Electrical Circuits II.

ELE422 / Power Systems [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course provides students with a working knowledge of power system problems and computer techniques to solve some of these problems. Topics include: review of three-phase analysis, complex power, per-unit system, synchronous machines, transformers, autotransformers, and regulating transformers; calculation of transmission line parameters, evaluation of steady state operation of transmission lines; reactive power compensation; line capability; power flow analysis using Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson methods.

Prerequisites: ELE420 / Electromechanics, ELE411 / Electromagnetic Fields

ELE423 / Electric Machines Lab [0 – 3, 1 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course covers the following experiments to study various aspects of electric machines and power systems: fundamentals of electrical power technology; alternating currents; power and impedance in ac circuits; three-phase circuits; single-phase and three-phase transformers; fundamentals of rotating machines; dc motors and generators; ac induction motors; three-phase synchronous generators and motors.

Prerequisite: ELE 420/ Electromechanics.

ELE430 / Signals and Systems [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

Signal and system modeling concepts; system modeling and analysis in time domain; the Fourier series; the Fourier transform and its applications; the Laplace transformation and its applications; discrete-time signals and systems; z-transform; analysis and design of digital filters; DFT and FFT.

Prerequisite: ELE302 Electrical Circuits II, MTH206 Calculus IV.

ELE442 / Control Systems [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course covers modeling and dynamical systems, transient-response analysis, response of control systems, root locus analysis, and modern control (state space).

Prerequisite: ELE430 / Signals and Systems.

ELE443 / Control Systems Lab [0 – 3, 1 cr.] (Offered yearly)

Laboratory experiments in Control Systems. This course introduces students to the implementation of PID- controllers and two-step controllers, first order delay as well as third order delay, such implementation are done using educational PID boards and DC servo boards. Experimentations and analysis use Industrial standard oscilloscopes, and data-acquisition boards interfaced via SIMULINK/MATLAB.

Concurrent with: ELE442 / Control Systems.

ELE493 / Professionalism in Engineering [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

Overview of the nature and scope of engineering profession. Working on a multidisciplinary team environment; professional and ethical responsibility; the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context; contemporary issues; and life-long learning.

Restrictions: Third year standing.

ELE498 / Professional Experience [0 – 6, 6 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course entails professional experience through training in the execution of real-life engineering projects.

Restrictions: Final year standing and the consent of the instructor.

ELE501 / Microelectronics [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Last offered: Fall 2015)

This course provides students with advanced knowledge of integrated circuit theory. Topics include: Single-stage integrated circuit amplifiers; differential and multi-stage amplifiers, integrated-circuits biasing techniques; non-ideal characteristics; frequency response; feedback amplifiers; output stages; digital CMOS logic circuits.

Prerequisite: ELE401 / Electronics and ELE 442 Control Systems.

ELE525 / Faulted Power Systems [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Last offered: Spring 2016)

This course provides students with advanced knowledge of power system evaluation techniques. Topics include: economic load dispatch with generation limits and line losses; impedance model; three-phase symmetrical faults; symmetrical components; and unsymmetrical faults analysis.

Prerequisite: ELE422 / Power Systems.

ELE526 / Renewable Energy Sources [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Last offered: Spring 2015)

This course covers the principles of emerging renewable technologies, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydropower and other energy sources. A premise of the course is that a renewable energy technology must both be technically feasible and economically viable. At the conclusion of the course, students will have a solid technical and economic understanding of these energy technologies.

Restrictions: Senior standing.

ELE531 / Optical Fiber Communications [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Last offered: Fall 2015)

Basic principles of point-to-point optical fiber communications, waveguiding and signal degradation in optical fibers, optical sources, photodetectors, WDM components, dimensioning of fiber links for analog and digital transmissions, performance of digital optical communication systems in the presence of noise.

Prerequisite: GNE331 / Probability and Statistics.

ELE535 / Information and Coding Theory [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Last offered: Spring 2016)

Information theory applied to communication systems. It covers digital signals and streams, information measures, data compression, error-correcting codes, block codes, convolutional codes, Viterbi algorithm, noise, maximum-entropy, Markov chains, channel capacity formalism and Shannon’s theorem.

Prerequisite: GNE 331 Probability and Statistics.

ELE537 / Communication Systems [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

Basic principles of point-to-point communication link design and analysis, introduction to the theory and principles of modern communication systems, overview of the currently used analog and digital communication techniques and their relative advantages and disadvantages, analog modulation and demodulation, component parts used in analog and digital transceivers.

Prerequisite: ELE430 / Signals and Systems, GNE331 / Probability and Statistics.

ELE538 / Noise in Communication Systems [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course covers physical noise sources, noise calculations in communication systems, stochastic processes, and communication systems performance in the presence of noise.

Prerequisite: ELE537 / Communication Systems.

ELE539 / Telecommunication Systems [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course covers spread spectrum and data communications, microwave and satellite links, optical fiber, mobile radio systems, the evolution of mobile radio communications including 2G, 2.5G and 3G, cellular concept, and mobile radio propagation including large-scale path loss.

Prerequisite: ELE537 / Communication Systems.

ELE540 / Communication Systems Lab [0 – 3, 1 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This is a lab course with experiments in communication systems. The experiments implement the modulation and the demodulation techniques acquired in the communication system course through modulation and demodulation boards and through MATLAB.

Prerequisite: ELE537 / Communication Systems.

ELE548 / Linear Systems [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Last offered: Fall 2010)

This course covers the canonical realization of transfer functions, state observability and controllability, state feedback and asymptotic observers, reduced order observers, and regulator design.

Prerequisite: ELE442 / Control Systems.

ELE553 / Reliability Evaluation of Engineering Systems [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Last offered: Fall 2014)

This course covers the basic reliability concepts, elements of probability and statistical theory, application of important distributions, reliability in series, parallel and complex systems, application of Markov chains in the evaluation of repairable system reliability, application of Markov processes for reliability evaluation of complex systems, and the utilization of MonteCarlo simulation in basic system reliability evaluation.

Prerequisite: GNE331 / Probability and Statistics.

ELE557 / Simulation of Electronic Circuits [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Last offered: Fall 2014)

This course covers the principles of efficient electronic circuit simulation using numerical methods and techniques. Topics include the formulation of network equations, dc analysis, frequency domain analysis, simulation of nonlinear networks, transient analysis, sensitivity analysis and model order reduction. The simulation of specialized circuits is also considered, including the analysis of radio frequency circuits and high-speed interconnects. In addition, students will learn how to implement circuit simulation methods using mathematical software tools.

Prerequisite: ELE401 / Electronics.

ELE591 / Capstone Design Project [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

The course is devoted to the solution of open-ended engineering design projects with functional specifications and realistic constraints. This project provides a culminating major design experience that is concluded by a written report and an oral presentation.

Restrictions: Fifth year standing.

ELE593 / ELE Application [3 – 0, 3 cr.] (Offered yearly)

This course allows ELE graduates to acquire the technical skills that are required to match a specific industry-related need. In particular, it exposes students to the techniques, which can improve their chances of gaining employment in jobs aligned with the considered need. This exposure is reinforced by an extensive hands-on experience that is brought into classroom through small-scale projects pertaining to problems inspired from the identified need.

Prerequisite:  ELE422 / Power Systems.

ELE594 / Undergraduate Research Project [3-0, 3 cr.] 

Engagement in a research project under the direction of a faculty member with emphasis on problem identification, formulation and solution. Requires a formal research report in the form of a paper.
This course is considered as a technical elective (ECE elective).

ELE599 / Topics in Electrical Engineering [3 – 0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the treatment of new developments in various areas of Electrical Engineering.

Restrictions: Fifth year standing.

Last modified: May 10, 2016