UT Dallas 2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering

EE 1100 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (1 semester credit hour) Introduction to discipline and practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Basic study, problem solving, and other skills needed to succeed as an EE or CE major including an introduction to laboratory instruments and measurement techniques. Introduction to professional ethics, EE and CE engineering design and quantitative methods; team projects designed to replicate the decision process in real-world applications of the EE and CE engineering process. BMEN 1100 or CE 1100 or CS 1200 or MECH 1100 can substitute for this course. Credit cannot be received for more than one of the following: BMEN 1100 or CE 1100 or CS 1200 or EE 1100 or MECH 1100. (Same as CE 1100) (1-1) Y

EE 1202 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering II (2 semester credit hours) EE 1202 introduces the discipline of engineering. It includes a 1.5-hour lecture per week plus a 3-hour fundamentals laboratory that stresses learning about laboratory procedures and equipment. Topics include: Learning the use of common laboratory electronic equipment; understanding the assembly of electronic circuits; and making various measurements. Students also learn how to work together with a partner and how to write a laboratory report. The lecture introduces general engineering practices, engineering research at UT Dallas, engineering activities at selected local companies, and concepts such as innovation and invention. The course also includes lectures and projects on communication, understanding the importance of lifelong learning, ethics, and a knowledge of contemporary issues. EE 1202 may be taken by students outside of engineering in order to learn about the engineering profession. Lab fee of $30 required. (Same as CE 1202) (1.5-1.5) S

EE 2310 Introduction to Digital Systems (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to digital circuits, hardware structures, and assembly-language concepts that underlie the design of modern computer systems. Topics include: Internal data representation and arithmetic operations in a computer, basic logic circuits, MIPS assembly language and an overview of computer architecture. Some knowledge of a high-level language such as C++ or Java is expected. This class also has a laboratory component. Exercises will be assigned in class for completion in the laboratory. This class may be offered as either regular or honors sections (H). (Same as CE 2310) (3-1) S

EE 3161 Social Issues and Ethics in Engineering (1 semester credit hour) This course exposes students to major theoretical frameworks and principles of ethics to recognize and analyze a range of social and professional issues faced by engineers. Issues of personal and professional ethics, computer security and reliability, privacy, intellectual property, the balance between risk and benefits are examined using real and hypothetical cases with emphasis on formulating arguments that support informed judgments. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CE 2310 or EE 2310. Prerequisite: Junior level standing. (Same as CE 3161) (1-0) S

EE 3201 Electrical and Computer Engineering Fundamentals-I Laboratory (2 semester credit hours) Introduction to the fundamental building blocks of laboratory measurements and data analysis in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Lab fee of $30 required. Prerequisites: (CE 1202 or EE 1202) and RHET 1302. Prerequisite or Corequisite: (EE 3301 or CE 3301) and (EE 3320 or CE 3320). (Same as CE 3201) (1-3) S

EE 3202 Electrical and Computer Engineering Fundamentals-II Laboratory (2 semester credit hours) Introduction to more advanced building blocks of laboratory measurements and data analysis in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Lab fee of $30 required. Prerequisite: CE 3201 or EE 3201. Corequisite: ECS 3390. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EE 3310 or CE 3310. (Same as CE 3202) (1-3) S

EE 3301 Electrical Network Analysis (3 semester credit hours) Analysis and design of RC, RL, and RLC electrical networks. Sinusoidal steady state analysis of passive networks using phasor representation; mesh and nodal analyses. Introduction to the concept of impulse response and frequency analysis using the Laplace transform. Prerequisites: MATH 2420 and PHYS 2326. (Same as CE 3301) (3-0) S

EE 3302 Signals and Systems (3 semester credit hours) Introduces the fundamentals of continuous and discrete-time signal processing. Linear system analysis including convolution and impulse response, Fourier series, Fourier transform and applications, discrete-time signal analysis, sampling, and z-transform. Credit cannot be received for more than one of the following: BMEN 3302 or BMEN 3402 or CE 3303 or EE 3302. Prerequisite: ENGR 3300. (3-0) S

EE 3310 Electronic Devices (3 semester credit hours) Theory and application of solid state electronic devices. Physical principles of carrier motion in semiconductors leading to operating principles and circuit models for diodes, bipolar transistors, and field effect transistors. Introduction to integrated circuits. Prerequisite: CE 3301 or EE 3301. (Same as CE 3310) (3-0) S

EE 3311 Electronic Circuits (3 semester credit hours) Large-signal and small-signal characteristics of diodes, BJT and MOSFET transistors. Analysis of circuits containing diodes. Analysis of the DC and small-signal characteristics of single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers. Analysis of circuits with an operational amplifier as a black box. Introduction of high-frequency models of BJT and MOSFET transistors and methods to analyze amplifier frequency response. Prerequisite: CE 3310 or EE 3310. (Same as CE 3311) (3-0) S

EE 3320 Digital Circuits (3 semester credit hours) Design and analysis of combinational logic circuits using basic logic gates and other building blocks like multiplexers and ROMs. Design and analysis of latches and flip-flops. Design and analysis of synchronous state machines. State minimization and introduction to state assignment. Design of datapath components: adders, multipliers, registers, shifters, and counters. Electrical properties of logic gates. Credit cannot be received for both courses, CS 4341 and EE 3320. Prerequisite: CE 2310 or EE 2310. (Same as CE 3320) (3-0) S

EE 3350 Communications Systems (3 semester credit hours) Fundamentals of communications systems. Review of probability theory and Fourier transforms. Filtering and noise. Modulation and demodulation techniques, including amplitude, phase, and pulse code. Time division multiplexing. This class may be offered as either regular or honors sections (H). Prerequisites: ENGR 3300 and (CE 3301 or EE 3301) and EE 3302 and ENGR 3341. (3-0) S

EE 4168 RF/Microwave Laboratory (1 semester credit hour) This course provides hands-on learning of RF and microwave fundamentals in a laboratory setting. The weekly lab sessions are designed, both in subject material and timeframe, to compliment the theory taught in EE 4368. The goal of this laboratory is to enable students to become familiar with RF test equipment, measurement techniques and design procedures. The second half of this lab involves design of microwave transmission media (primarily microstrip), impedance matching circuits and characterization of microwave transistors, culminating in the complete design, fabrication and test of a single-stage microwave amplifier. Lab fee of $30 required. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EE 4368. (0-1) T

EE 4201 Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory in Computing Systems and Computer Engineering (2 semester credit hours) Laboratory topics in Computing Systems and Computer Engineering. Lab fee of $30 required. Prerequisite: CE 3202 or EE 3202 or instructor consent required. (Same as CE 4201) (1-3) S

EE 4202 Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory in Circuits (2 semester credit hours) Laboratory topics in Circuits. Lab fee of $30 required. Prerequisite: CE 3202 or EE 3202 or instructor consent required. (Same as CE 4202) (1-3) S

EE 4203 Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory in Signals and Systems (2 semester credit hours) Laboratory topics in Signals and Systems. Lab fee of $30 required. Prerequisites: (CE 3202 or EE 3202) or instructor consent required. Co-requisite: EE 3302. (Same as CE 4203) (1-3) S

EE 4204 Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory in Devices (2 semester credit hours) Laboratory topics in Devices. Lab fee of $30 required. Prerequisite: CE 3202 or EE 3202 or instructor consent required. (Same as CE 4204) (1-3) S

EE 4205 Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory in Power Electronics and Energy Systems (2 semester credit hours) Laboratory topics in Power Electronics and Energy Systems. Lab fee of $30 required. Prerequisite: CE 3202 or EE 3202 or instructor consent required. (Same as CE 4205) (1-3) S

EE 4301 Electromagnetic Engineering I (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to the general characteristics of wave propagation. Physical interpretation of Maxwell's equations. Propagation of plane electromagnetic waves and energy. Transmission lines. Antenna fundamentals. Prerequisites: PHYS 2326 and ENGR 3300 and (CE 3301 or EE 3301). (3-0) S

EE 4304 Computer Architecture (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to computer organization and design, including the following topics: CPU performance analysis. Instruction set design, illustrated by the MIPS instruction set architecture. Systems-level view of computer arithmetic. Design of the datapath and control for a simple processor. Pipelining. Hierarchical memory. I/O systems. I/O performance analysis. Multiprocessing. Credit cannot be received for both courses, (CS 2340 or SE 2340) and (CE 4304 or EE 4304). Prerequisite: CE 3320 or EE 3320. (Same as CE 4304) (3-0) S

EE 4310 Systems and Controls (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to linear control theory. General structure of control systems. Mathematical models including differential equations, transfer functions, and state space. Control system characteristics. Transient response, external disturbance, and steady-state error. Control system analysis. Performance, stability, root-locus method, Bode diagram, and Nyquist plot. Control system design. Compensation design using phase-lead and phase-lag networks. Prerequisites: ENGR 2300, and EE 3302. (3-0) S

EE 4325 Introduction to VLSI Design (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to CMOS digital IC design using semi-custom and full-custom design techniques with an emphasis on techniques for rapid prototyping and use of various VLSI design tools. FPGA's, standard cell and full-custom design styles. Introduction to a wide variety of CAD tools. Prerequisite: CE 3320 or EE 3320 (or, for CS majors, CS 4341). (3-0) T

EE 4330 Integrated Circuit Technology (3 semester credit hours) Principles of design and fabrication of integrated circuits. Bipolar and MOS technologies. Passive and active component performance, fabrication techniques including epitaxial growth, photolithography, oxidation, diffusion, ion-implantation, thin and thick film components. Design and layout of integrated devices. Relations between layout and fabrication technique. Prerequisite: CE 3310 or EE 3310. (3-0) S

EE 4331 Applied Machine Learning (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to machine learning; supervised and unsupervised learning models; neural network and deep neural network learning models; work-flow; performance measures; implementation strategies for machine learning, social impacts and ethics of machine learning. Prerequisites: (MATH 2414 or MATH 2417) and ENGR 2300 and ENGR 3341. (Same as CE 4331) (3-0) S

EE 4340 Analog Integrated Circuit Analysis and Design (3 semester credit hours) Analog integrated circuits and systems. Analysis and design of linear amplifiers, including operational, high-frequency, broad-band and feedback amplifiers. Use of monolithic silicon systems. Prerequisite: CE 3311 or EE 3311. (3-0) S

EE 4342 Introduction to Robotics (3 semester credit hours) Fundamentals of robotics, rigid motions, homogeneous transformations, forward and inverse kinematics, velocity kinematics, motion planning, trajectory generation, sensing, vision, and control. Lab fee of $30 required. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BMEN 4310 or EE 4310 or MECH 4310 or equivalent. (Same as BMEN 4342 and MECH 4342) (2-3) Y

EE 4360 Digital Communications (3 semester credit hours) Information, digital transmission, channel capacity, delta modulation, and differential pulse code modulation are discussed. Principles of coding and digital modulation techniques such as Amplitude Shift Keying (ASK), Frequency Shift Keying (FSK), Phase Shift Keying (PSK), and Continuous Phase Frequency Shift Keying (CPFSK) are introduced. M-ary signaling such as Quadrature amplitude and phase shift keying, and M-ary PSK and FSK are also discussed. Prerequisites: ENGR 3341 and EE 3302. (3-0) T

EE 4361 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to the analysis and design of discrete linear systems, and to the processing of digital signals. Topics include time and frequency domain approaches to discrete signals and systems, the Discrete Fourier Transform and its computation, and the design of digital filters. Prerequisite: EE 3302. (3-0) T

EE 4362 Introduction to Energy Conversion (3 semester credit hours) Single phase and three phase electrical system; Real, Reactive, Apparent, and Complex powers, Power factor; Generation of three phase voltages, Star and Delta connections, Power calculations and measurements; Transformers: Theory of operation, voltage and current ratios, transformer ratings, three phase transformers; Electric Machines: DC, Induction, and Synchronous Machines - Characteristics, analysis and operation; Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems: Solar and Wind Energy Systems. Prerequisite: EE 3301. (3-0) R

EE 4363 Introduction to Power Electronics (3 semester credit hours) Power Electronic devices operation and characteristics - Thyristor, Power MOSFET, IGBT, and other devices. Rectifiers and controlled rectifiers operation and control. DC-DC converters - buck and boost converters. Inverters and PWM operation. Switching mode power supplies. Prerequisite: EE 3301 (3-0) Y

EE 4365 Introduction to Wireless Communication (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to the basic system concepts of cellular telephony. Mobile standards, mobile system architecture, design, performance and operation. Voice digitization and modulation techniques; PCS technologies. Prerequisites: EE 3302 and ENGR 3341. (3-0) Y

EE 4367 Telecommunication Networks (3 semester credit hours) Trunking and queuing, switching technologies: voice, data, video, circuit switching and packet switching, transmission technologies and protocols, transmission media - copper, fiber, microwave, satellite, protocols - bipolar formats, digital hierarchy, optical hierarchy, synchronization, advanced switching protocols and architectures; frame relay, ATM, HDTV, SONET. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EE 3350. (3-0) Y

EE 4368 RF Circuit Design Principles (3 semester credit hours) Principles of high-frequency design, transmission lines, the Smith chart, impedance matching using both lumped and distributed components, and simple amplifier design. Prerequisites: (CE 3310 or EE 3310) and EE 4301. (3-0) S

EE 4370 Embedded Systems (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to micro-controllers and their uses. Features commonly found in a micro-controller are discussed, such as: The CPU structure which includes the Program Counter, Stack, Status Register, General Purpose Registers, ALU, Instruction Set. Peripheral devices including general purpose IOs (GPIOs), serial synchronous (e.g. SPI and I2C) and asynchronous communication (UART) interfaces. Different types of Analog to Digital converters (ADC) and Memories (SRAM, DRAM, EPROM, EEPROM). ANSI-C programing language is used to create the binary machine code necessary to program a micro-controller system. Lab fee of $30 required. Prerequisite: CE 3320 or EE 3320. (Same as CE 4370) (3-3) Y

EE 4371 Introduction to MEMS (3 semester credit hours) This course will target an audience of motivated senior-level undergraduates, with the goal of providing an introduction to M/NEMS fabrication techniques, selected device applications, and the design tradeoffs in developing systems. Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 and (MECH 3310 and MECH 3350 and PHYS 2126 and PHYS 2326) or ((CE 3310 or EE 3310) and PHYS 2125 and PHYS 2325). (Same as MECH 4370) (3-0) Y

EE 4388 Senior Design Project I (3 semester credit hours) First of two sequential semesters devoted to a team project that engages students in the full engineering design process. The goal of senior design projects is to prepare the student to run/participate in engineering projects related to an appropriate industry. Thus, all project teams are to follow standard industrial practices and methods. Teams must carry the engineering project to completion, examining real world and multiple design constraints, following applicable industrial and business standards. Such constraints may include but are not limited to: economic, environmental, industrial standards, team time/resource management and cross-disciplinary/departmental result integration. Students are required to work in teams that include collaborative design interaction. Additionally, cross-disciplinary teams are encouraged but not required. In Senior Design I, project proposals will be written, reviewed and approved. Initial designs will be completed and corresponding constraints will be determined. All students will participate in a public oral and poster presentation following departmental approved guidelines at a departmental approved time and location. Teams will also submit a written end of semester progress report and documented team communication (complete sets of weekly reports and/or log books) following guidelines approved by the faculty. Prerequisites: ECS 3390 and one of the following prerequisite sequences: ((CE 3311 or EE 3311) and (CE 3320 or EE 3320) and (CE 3345 or CS 3345 or SE 3345) and (CE 3354 or CS 3354 or SE 3354)) or (ENGR 3300 and EE 3302 and (CE 3311 or EE 3311) and (CE 3320 or EE 3320)) or (ENGR 3300 and EE 3302 and (CE 3345 or CS 3345 or SE 3345)). (Same as CE 4388) (3-0) S

EE 4389 Senior Design Project II (3 semester credit hours) Continuation of the Senior Design project begun in the previous semester. In Senior Design II, projects based on approved project proposals will be completed. All limitations of the design will be determined and addressed. All students will participate in a public oral presentation following faculty-approved guidelines at a faculty-approved time and location. Teams will also submit a written final report and documented team communication (complete sets of weekly reports and/or log books) following faculty-approved guidelines. Prerequisite: CE 4388 or EE 4388. (Same as CE 4389) (3-0) S

EE 4391 Technology of Plasma (3 semester credit hours) Plasmas are critical to making the best electronic devices. This class will be an introduction to the technology required to make and use these plasmas. Topics include: high-vacuum technology (gas properties, pumps, pressure gauges, flow-meters, gas composition analysis) and plasma technology (etch, deposition, and lamps). Recommended: ENGR 3341. Prerequisites: ENGR 3300 and (CE 3310 or EE 3310). (Same as MSEN 4391) (3-0) T

EE 4399 Senior Honors in Electrical Engineering (3 semester credit hours) For students conducting independent research for honors theses or projects. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Instructor consent required. (3-0) R

EE 4V95 Undergraduate Topics in Electrical Engineering (1-9 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) R

EE 4V97 Independent Study in Electrical Engineering (1-9 semester credit hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) R

EE 4V98 Undergraduate Research in Electrical Engineering (1-9 semester credit hours) This course may be used as an honors course. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) R