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EE  201 Electric Circuits I             (3-0-3)

Basic laws: Ohm's, KVL, KCL. Resistive circuits. Circuit analysis techniques. Network theorems: Thevenin's Norton's, Source transformation, Superposition, Maximum power transfer. Op Amps. Energy storage elements. First and second order circuits. Phasor techniques for steady-state sinusoidal circuits.
Prerequisites: MATH 102, PHYS 102
 
EE  203 Electronics I                    (3-0-3)
Opamp Linear Applications. PN junction and zener diode. Diode basic circuit analysis and diode applications (rectifier and limiters). MOSFET and BJT (DC, small signal analysis). Amplifier configurations and characteristics. CMOS digital circuits.
Prerequisite: EE 201
 
EE  204 Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits           (2-3-3)
Basic laws: Ohm's law, KVL, KCL. Resistive networks. Circuit analysis techniques: nodevoltage and mesh-current. Network theorems. Inductance and capacitance. Sinusoidal analysis and phasor methods. Power concepts of AC circuits. Polyphase circuits.
Note: For non-EE Students
Prerequisites: MATH 102, PHYS 102

EE  207 Signals and Systems          (3-0-3)
 Introduction to Signals and Systems. Time-Domain Analysis. Convolution. Fourier Series and Applications. Fourier Transform and Applications. Laplace Transform and Applications. Discrete-Time Signals and Systems. Sampling. Difference Equations and Z-Transform.Introduction to Discrete Time Fourier Transform and its applications.
Note: Not to be taken for credits with CISE 315
Prerequisite: EE 201

EE  212 Electrical Circuits Laboratory      (0-3-1)
The course consists of a set of laboratory experiments for students to gain hands-on experience in electrical circuits so that they are able to put theoretical concepts into practice. The experiments are designed to help students understand the basic principles of electric circuits as well as giving them insight on design, simulation and hardware implementation of circuits.
Note: For non-EE Students
Corequisite: EE 201

EE  213 Electrical Circuits II          (2-0-2)
Important power concepts of AC circuits. Three phase circuits. s-domain analysis. Frequency selective circuits. Two-port networks. Transformers.
Prerequisite: EE 201

EE  234 Electronics and Microcontrollers              (3-0-3)
Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Basic laws: Ohm's Law, KVL, KCL. Resistive Circuits. Circuit analysis techniques. Network Theorems: Nodal and Mesh Analysis. Superposition. Thevenin's and Norton's theorems. Maximum power transfer. Energy storage elements. Sinusoidal excitation. Phasor approach. Power in AC Circuits. Number systems. Digital primitives. Logic circuits and minimization techniques. Sensing and Quantization. ADCs. Microcontrollers. PN junction diode. Ideal and piecewise-linear diode models. Basic diode circuit analysis. Diode applications: rectifiers, regulators, clampers and clippers. Ideal Op-Amps. Amplifier configurations and characteristics.
Note: For non-EE Students
Prerequisites: MATH 102, PHYS 102
 
EE  235 Electronics and Microcontrollers Lab   (0-3-1)
The course consists of a set of laboratory experiments to enhance students understanding of the EE 234 course material in addition to providing them with a hands-on experience of dealing with different equipment and components in electrical engineering. The students will be exposed to a complete spectrum of components and system blocks required to build a complete application-driven electronic system and will also have an opportunity to implement several microcontroller-based applications.
Note: For non-EE Students
Corequisite: EE 234

EE  236 Electronic Circuits            (3-0-3)
Electric quantities: charge, current, voltage, power, and energy.  Basic electric circuit components: voltage and current sources, resistors, capacitors, and inductors, dependent sources. Basic laws: Ohm's, KVL, KCL, and power calculations.  Network theorems: Thevenin's Norton's source transformation, superposition.  Operational Amplifiers: inverting and non-inverting amplifiers, summing and difference amplifiers. PN junction and Zener diode. Diode basic circuit analysis and diode applications (rectifier and limiters). MOSFET (DC, small signal analysis). Amplifier configurations and characteristics. CMOS digital circuits. Sensing and Quantization.
Note: For non-EE Students
Prerequisites: MATH 102, PHYS 102

EE  237 Electronic Circuits Lab        (0-3-1)
The course consists of a set of laboratory experiments for students to gain hands-on experience of dealing with different equipment and components in electrical and electronic circuits and systems. The students will be exposed to a range of electronic devices, such as diodes, transistors and op-amps, and will implement them in a range of important applications, such as rectification, amplification and digital logic.
Note: For non-EE Students
Corequisite: EE 203 or EE 236

EE  271 Electrical Circuits II Lab        (0-3-1)
Introduction to Electric Circuits Simulation and Testing & Lab Safety Measures and Guidelines, Electric Circuits Fundamentals Laws, Voltage & Current Dividers and Superposition Principle, Equivalent Source Models and Maximum Power Transfer, The Oscilloscope and Function Generator, Sinusoidal AC Circuit Analysis, Transient Circuit Analysis, Frequency Selective Circuit Analysis, Two-Port Network, and Design project.
Corequisite: EE 213
 
EE  272 Analog and Digital Electronics Lab           (0-3-1)
Getting Started with Laboratory Equipment, Building Logic Functions Using Traditional ICs, Sequential Logic Circuits Design, Introduction to Verilog HDL and Simulation Using
Webpack, Digital Project I: A sequential circuit to utilize both the FPGA and digital ICs with 7 segments display, Digital Project II: A sequential circuit to utilize both the FPGA and digital ICs with 7 segments display, Linear Applications of Operational Amplifier, Semiconductor Diodes Characteristics and Applications, DC Power Supply, Transistor Characteristics,  Biasing, CE amplifier, and  MOS  I-V Characteristics, Biasing and CS amplifier.
Prerequisite: COE 202
Corequisite: EE 203

EE  303 Electronics II      (3-0-3)
Differential amplifiers. Multistage amplifiers. Amplifier frequency response (for single stage, multistage and opamp). Passive and Active filters. Feedback: Circuit topologies and analysis. Oscillators. Introduction to A/D and D/A.
Prerequisite: EE 203
 
EE  304 Electronics II Lab          (0-3-1)
Simulation Analysis using SPICE and Multisim, BJT Differential Amplifier, Frequency Response of the Common Source Amplifier, Frequency Response of Multistage Amplifier (CE-CC), Frequency response of op amp based amplifiers, Applying Negative Feedback on Amplifiers and Rectifiers, Various types of first-order active filters and their applications, Second-order active filters, Sinusoidal Oscillators, and Signal Generators.
Prerequisite: EE 272
Corequisite: EE 203

EE  306 Electromechanical Devices          (2-3-3)
Magnetic circuits. Transformers. Concepts of electric machines. DC generators and motors operation. Three-phase Induction motors. Motor starting. Synchronous machines. Parallel operation. Fractional Horsepower Motors.
Note: For non-EE Students
Prerequisite: EE 204

EE  311 Fundamentals of EE Design         (3-0-3)
Introduction to engineering design. The engineering design cycle. Carrying a literature survey. Formulation of practical engineering problems. Customer needs analysis. Brainstorming in design projects. Arduino programming in engineering design projects. Modeling, implementation, and evaluation in engineering design. Report writing, presentation skills, professional ethics, and teamwork.
Prerequisite: EE 272
 
EE  312 Electrical Systems & Lighting      (3-3-4)
Introduction to building wiring systems: design elements, design procedures, and calculation, and National Electrical Code requirements. Types and determination of the number of branch circuits required. Basic electrical system design and load calculation for residential, office and commercial buildings. Concept of light, vision, and color. Luminaries and lamps. Lighting system design procedures; calculation and measurement techniques, evaluation of interior lighting quality, and day-lighting. The course features an electrical design project where students are required to develop and present a basic set of electrical design documents for a medium-size building. Computer applications in artificial and day-lighting analysis and design. The course also includes a lab that provides hand-on experiences that supplement the topics presented in the course.
Note: For ARE Students Only
Prerequisite: EE 204

EE 315   Probabilistic Methods in Electrical Engineering        (3-0-3)
Fundamentals of probability theory: single and two discrete and continuous random variable. Probability density function. Gaussian and other distributions. Functions of one and two random variables. Joint and conditional probabilities. Moments and statistical averages. Central limit theorem. Introduction to random process. Concept of stationarity and ergodicity.
Correlation function. Power spectrum density. Response of linear systems to random signals.
Note: Not to be taken for credit with STAT 319
Prerequisite: EE 207

EE 340   Electromagnetic Waves and Applications         (3-0-3)
Time varying fields: Faraday's Law, Displacement current, Maxwell's equations, The Wave Equation, Helmholtz Equation, Plane wave propagation. Wave Polarizations, Poynting vector, Reflection and Refraction. Introduction to transmission lines, Rectangular Waveguides, antennas, Introduction to Basic Optical Fiber Communication System.
Prerequisite: PHYS 305
 
EE 341   Electromagnetics Lab     (0-3-1)
Electric Field & Potential Inside Parallel Plate Capacitors, Capacitance & Inductance of Transmission Lines, Simulation of Electric Field and Potential Inside Capacitors, Magnetic Field Outside a Straight Conductor, Magnetic Field of Coils, Magnetic Force on a Current Carrying Conductor, Magnetic Induction, EM wave demonstration, Radiation, & Radiation Pattern of a Horn Antenna and EM Wave Transmission and Reflection.
Corequisite: EE 340
 
EE 360   Electric Energy Engineering          (3-0-3)
Fundamentals of electric energy systems. Electric energy conversion. Components of electric energy systems. Transformers (1 and 3 phases). AC machine fundamentals. Synchronous and Induction machines. DC machine fundamentals. Overhead transmission lines and underground cables.
Prerequisite: EE 213
 
EE 361   Electric Energy Engineering Lab      (0-3-1)
Introduction to CASSY Lab & Lab Safety Measures and Guidelines, Three Phase and TwoWattmeters Method, Magnetic Circuits Characteristics, Equivalent Circuit and Performance Evaluation of Single-Phase Transformer, Three Phase Transformers, DC Generator Characteristics, DC Motor Characteristics, Determination of Parameters of Three Phase Synchronous Generators and Equivalent Circuit, Performance, and Torque-Speed Characteristics of 3-phase Induction Motors.
Prerequisite: EE 271
Corequisite: EE 360

EE 370   Communications Engineering    (3-0-3)
Review of signal and linear systems. Amplitude modulation (AM, DSB, SSB, VSB). Angle modulation (FM, PM). Sampling, Quantization, PCM, DPCM, DM. Multiplexing. Line coding and baseband transmission. Bandlimited channels and ISI. Digital carrier modulation (PSK, ASK, FSK, and M-ary). Examples of modern communication systems.
Prerequisite: EE 207, EE 203

EE 371 Communications Engineering Lab (0-3-1)
Safety measures and guidelines. Getting familiar with the hardware kit. Representation of signals & systems. Simulation of communication systems in time and frequency domains. Working with speech signals. Implementation of Analog modulation & demodulation techniques: AM, QAM, and FM. PCM encoding and decoding. Line coding. Experimenting with digital modulation techniques like ASK, PSK and FSK.
Prerequisite: EE 272
Corequisite: EE 370

EE 380   Control Engineering I     (3-0-3)
Introduction to feedback control systems. Block diagram and signal flow graph representation. Mathematical modeling of physical systems. Stability of linear control systems. Time-domain and frequency-domain analysis tools and performance assessment. Lead and lag compensatory design. Proportional, integral, and derivative control.
Prerequisite: EE 207

EE 381   Control Engineering I Lab         (0-3-1)
Introduction to the computer aided design package MATLAB & Lab Safety Measures and Guidelines, Introduction to SIMULINK and simulation of a speed control system, ServoTrainer: Familiarization, Experimental Determination of the servo-trainer DC Motor Model, Model-based Investigation of the Effect of Tuning Parameters on a Servo  Motor Response and Mode Transition, Speed Control Servo with Proportional + Integral Control, Servo Motor Position Control Using Position and Speed feedback, Position Control Servo-system Error Cancellation Using Proportional-Integral (PI) Controllers and Effect of lead and lag RC circuits on the performance of Servo-motor.
Corequisite: EE 380

EE 390   Digital Systems Engineering        (3-0-3)
Microcontroller and microprocessor architectures. Assembly language programming and debugging. Memory, input/output mapping and interfacing. Interrupts. ADC/DAC, Programming in C.
Prerequisites: ICS 104, COE 202

EE 391   Digital Systems Engineering Lab         (0-3-1)
Lab Safety Measures and Guidelines, Introduction to the microcontrollers/microprocessors, Assembly and C language programming, Data Transfer Instructions for Registers and Memory, Instructions for Jump, Loop, and Call operation, The Addressing Modes, Arithmetic, Logical and Rotate Instructions, Use of Timers, Counters and Interrupts, Applications of microcontrollers, Design project.
Corequisite: EE 390

EE 398   Internship           (0-0-6)
A continuous period of 18 weeks spent in the industry working in any of the fields of electrical engineering. During this training period, the student is exposed to the profession of electrical engineering through working in many of its fields. The student is required to submit, and present, a formal written report of his work.
Prerequisites: Fulfill University Requirements, Fulfill EE Department Requirements

EE 399   Summer Training             (0-0-0)
A continuous period of 8 weeks of summer training spent in the industry working in any of the fields of electrical engineering. The training should be carried out in an organization with an interest in one or more of these fields. On completion of the program, the student is required to submit a formal written report of his work.
Prerequisites: ENGL 214, EE 311

EE 400   Telecommunication Networks   (3-0-3)
Network Architectures. Network Layers: OSI Model and TCP/IP Model. End-to-End
Connectivity and Transport Layer Protocols: TCP and UDP. Elements of Reliable Communication. Network Layer Protocols and Addressing Schemes. Packet Switching and Circuit Switching. Routing in Packet Switching Network Architectures. Data Link Layer Protocols. Medium Access Control systems. Physical Layer Protocols, Digital Transmission Fundamentals, and Error Control Mechanisms.
Note: Not to be taken for credit with COE 344
Prerequisites: EE 315, EE 370
 
EE 402   Control Engineering II    (3-0-3)
Review of stability criteria and techniques. Linear feedback system design and compensation methods. Introduction to nonlinear control systems: the describing function and phase plane analysis. Stability criteria for nonlinear systems. On-off control systems and optimum switching. Introduction to optimal control theory. Simulations.
Prerequisite: EE 380

EE 405   Microwave Transmission             (3-0-3)
Characteristics of HF transmission lines. Lossless and lossy transmission lines. Microstrip transmission lines. Smith chart. Impedance matching techniques. Theory of waveguides (rectangular and circular). Microwave components and cavity resonators. Klystrons, Magnetrons and traveling wave tubes. Introduction to radio wave propagation. Introduction to software design tools.
Prerequisite: EE 340

EE 406   Digital Signal Processing               (3-0-3)
Discrete time signals and systems. Linear shift-invariant systems response, difference equations, convolution, and frequency response. Discrete Fourier transform. FFT algorithms. Discrete time Fourier transform and applications. Sampling and aliasing. Finite impulse response (FIR). Filter design techniques, Infinite impulse response (IIR) Filter Design.
Note: Not to be taken for credit with CISE 432
Prerequisite: EE 207
 
EE 407   Microwave Engineering                (3-0-3)
Review of Transmission line theory, Planar Transmission lines, Microstrip lines and components, Microwave Network Analysis, Microstrip Capacitors, Resistors and Inductors, Microstrip Passive devices (Coupler, Power divider, Filter, Circulator, Phase shifter and Patch antenna), Microstrip Active devices (Diode, Transistor, Amplifier, Oscillator, Mixer and Demodulator), Introduction to Microwave Integrated Circuits.
Prerequisite: PHYS 305 or EE 340

EE 408   Exploration Seismic Signal Processing    (3-0-3)
Introduction to exploration geophysics and the seismic surveying method. Theory of elasticity, the wave equation, and seismic wave types. Propagation effects on seismic wave amplitudes. Ray paths in layered media and reflection geometry in layered media. Characteristics of reflection seismic events and accompanying noise. Spectral analysis of seismic data and useful transforms. Sampling theory of seismic data. Seismic applications of digital filtering theory. Fundamentals of digital optimum filtering, seismic deconvolution, and seismic wavelet processing.
Prerequisite: EE 207

EE 409   Image Processing for Seismic Interpretation       (3-0-3)
Introduction to exploration seismic. Seismic data interpretation. Seismic image enhancement in the spatial domain. Seismic image enhancement in the spectral domain. Seismic attributes. Color display of seismic images. Seismic image segmentation.
Prerequisite: EE 207

EE 410   Digital Image Processing               (3-0-3)
Digital image fundamentals. Image sensing and acquisition. Image enhancement. Intensity transformation. Spatial and frequency domain filtering. Processing color images. Image compression. Basics of image segmentation. Image restoration and reconstruction.
Applications of digital image processing.
Note: Not to be taken for credit with COE 487
Prerequisite: EE 207
 
EE 411   Senior Design Project     (1-6-3)
A team work project that integrates various components of the curriculum in a comprehensive engineering design experience. Design of a complete project including establishment of objectives and criteria, formulation of design problem statements, preparation of engineering designs, incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple constraints. The design may involve experimentation, realization and/or computer project.
Prerequisites: EE 311, Senior Standing

EE 413   Applied Digital Signal Processing              (3-0-3)
Fundamentals of Machine Learning (ML), Python programming language and the ML framework in Python. Concepts of classical and contemporary ML approaches including deep learning. Concepts of real-world problems related to speech, image processing, seismic processing, and medical signal processing. Concepts of using DSP and ML to solve these realworld problems. 
Prerequisite: EE 207

EE 416   Introduction to Radar    (3-0-3)
Fundamentals of radar system engineering. Radar range equation. Radar transmitters, antennas, and receivers. Concepts of matched filtering, pulse compression, and the radar ambiguity function.  Radar target detection in a noise background. Target radar cross-section models. Propagation and clutter. MTI and pulsed Doppler processing. Range, angle, and Doppler resolution/accuracy. Tracking. Imaging radar. Range and cross-range resolution; Image formation and characteristics. Backscatter. Modern techniques for electromagnetic sensing.
Prerequisite: EE 207 or CISE 315 or Equivalent

EE 417   Modern Digital Communication Systems              (3-0-3)
Review of digital representation of analog signals. Baseband transmission of digital signals. Matched filter detection. Performance of digital communication systems in the presence of noise. Signal-space analysis. Optimum receivers. Band-pass transmission of digital signals. Modulation schemes: ASK, FSK, PSK, OFDM. Introduction to entropy, channel capacity, and forward error control. Emerging topics in digital communication systems.
Prerequisites: EE 315, EE 370

EE 418 Introduction to Satellite Communications      (3-0-3) 
Overview of satellite systems. Orbits and launching methods. Communication satellite subsystems. Modulation schemes and satellite multiple access (FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA). Space link analysis. Satellite antennas. Applications of satellites.
Prerequisite: EE 370

EE 419   Wireless Communication             (3-0-3)
The cellular concept, propagation modelling, cellular frequency planning, link control, handoffs, power control, traffic capacity, digital transmission techniques, fading mitigation, multiple access techniques, current and future wireless standards.
Prerequisites: EE 315, EE 370

EE 420   Optical Fiber Communications      (3-3-4)
Optical fiber waveguides: ray and mode theories. Step-index and graded-index fibers. Transmission characteristics of optical fibers: losses and dispersion. Methods of manufacturing optical fibers and cables. Connections of optical fibers. Measurements of attenuation, dispersion, refractive index profile, numerical aperture, diameter and field. Optical sources: semiconductor lasers and light emitting diodes. Optical detectors. Optical fiber systems. Digital and analog systems. Design of a simple optical fiber communication link.
Prerequisite: PHYS 305 or EE 340

EE 421   Photonics and Optical Engineering          (3-0-3)
Review of basics of optics including photon-matter interaction, interference, diffraction, coherence, polarization, etc. Introduction to geometrical optics. Light sources and transmitters. Optical detectors and receivers. Optical waveguides and optical fibers. Optical devices: amplifiers, filters, isolators, diffraction gratings, switches, polarization controllers and modulators. Operating principles of optical multiplexers and demultiplexers. A survey on some contemporary topics in photonics and optics.
Prerequisite: PHYS 305

EE 422   Antenna Theory               (3-0-3)
Introduction to antennas. Review of HF transmission lines. Fundamental parameters of antennas. Transmission formula and radar range equation. Radiation integrals. Linear wire antennas. Antenna arrays. Synthesis of far field patterns by array factors. Design of Dolph-Chebyshev arrays. Broadband antennas and matching techniques. Microstrip antennas. Introduction to smart antenna. Methods of antenna measurements. Antenna design using commercial software.
 Prerequisite: EE 340

EE 425   Integrated Circuits Analysis and Design       (3-0-3)
Mixed mode integrated circuit devices and concepts. Advanced modeling and 2nd order effects of transistors and single stage amplifiers. Current mirrors and sources. Design of transconductance amplifier. Design of input stages, differential pairs, active loads, gain stages and level shifting. Output stages, power dissipation. Low voltage design, low power design. Fully differential operation. High performance amplifier design. Analysis and design of typical opamp circuits. Voltage and current references. Noise Analysis. Distortion analysis.
Prerequisite: EE 303

EE 426   Mixed Mode Signal Processing Circuits       (3-0-3)
Advanced filter design. Tuning circuits. S/H circuits. Delay elements. Clock generation circuits. Switched capacitor circuits. OTA design. Design of comparators. A/D and D/A convertors.
Prerequisites: EE 207, EE 303

EE 427   Bioelectronics   (3-0-3)
Basics of bioelectronics, measurement constraints, and biostatistics. Displacement measurement: resistive sensors, inductive sensors and capacitive sensors. Operation of various sensors: PZT, temperature, optical sensors and electrochemical sensors. Conditioning circuits for biosignals. Design examples of physiological signals and their measurements. Use of CAD tools in bioelectronics system design.
Prerequisite: EE 203 or EE 234 or EE 236

EE 430 Information Theory and Coding     (3-0-3) 
Concept of information and its measurement. Entropy and source coding and Huffman codes, LZW codes. Channel coding theorem and channel capacity. Linear codes. Block codes: detection and correction. Cyclic codes, Hamming codes, BCH codes, encoding, and decoding algorithms. Convolutional codes. Advances in codes: LDPC, Turbo codes.
Prerequisites: EE 315, EE 370

EE 432   Digital Control Systems                 (3-0-3)
This course provides an introduction to digital control and discrete transform (z-transform). Discrete and hybrid Signal Flow Graphs (SFG)s. Solutions of discrete-time state space. System discretization, Modified z-transform. Time-response and characteristic equations. Stability concepts in discrete-systems. The root locus method, Nyquist method, and Bode plots. Digital lead-lag compensators applied to digital systems, PID Control.
 Prerequisite: EE 380

EE 433   Applied Control Engineering       (3-0-3)
Introduction to process control.  Theoretical modeling of simple chemical processes. Transfer function and linearization of nonlinear processes. Empirical modeling for first and second order processes with time delay using step response data. Empirical modeling using frequency response data. PID and digital PID control. Controller design using direct synthesis method and internal model control. PID tuning. Feedforward control. Multivariable processes.
Prerequisite: EE 380

EE 434   Industrial Instrumentation          (3-0-3)
Introduction (Classification of sensors and actuators, sensing and actuating strategies, general requirements for interfacing and actuation, sensing, transduction, actuation). Performance Characteristics of Sensors and Actuators. Different types of pf sensors: Optical sensors, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Sensors, and Actuators, Mechanical Sensors, Acoustic Sensors and Actuators, Chemical sensors, Radiation Sensors, MEMs (Micro-Electro-Mechanical) Sensors, and Smart Sensors. Interfacing Methods and Circuits. Interfacing with microcontrollers.
Prerequisite: EE 303

EE 436   Introduction to Micro and Nano-Electronics        (3-0-3)
Introduction to microfabrication techniques (photo-lithography, etching, deposition, thermal processes, etc.). CMOS manufacturing from old to current technologies, including challenges and future developments. Introduction to Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials. Innovative technologies (Flexible/Stretchable electronics, Energy Micro- and Nano-harvesters).
Prerequisites: CHEM 101, EE 203

EE 437   Energy Harvesting Circuits and Systems                (3-0-3)
Review the physics and operation of several ambient energy harvesters such as photovoltaic cells (PV), thermoelectric generators (TEGs), piezoelectric cantilevers (PZTs) and electromagnetic generators. Circuit models for PV, TEG, PZT and RF harvesters. Power management circuit (PMC) design for energy harvesting using boost/buck converters and low power rectifiers. Self-starting Dickson voltage multiplier. Impedance matching and maximum power point tracking (MPPT) principle. Applications of energy harvesting.
Prerequisite: EE 303

EE 439   Micro/Nanotechnology and Biosensors                 (3-0-3)
Introduction to microfabrication and characterization techniques (photolithography, etching, deposition, thermal processes, SEM, TEM, AFM, XRD). CMOS manufacturing from old to current technologies. Introduction to Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and BioMEMS. Biosensors' fundamentals and applications. Nanotechnology and Bionanotechnology. Emerging technologies in Bioelectronics (Wearable electronics for Healthcare applications, Microbial Fuel Cells, etc.).
Prerequisite: EE 203 or EE 234 or EE 236

EE 441   RF and Microwave Transceivers Design and Analysis       (3-0-3)
Tx and Rx architectures, RF link and RF budget, Noise analysis, Linearity analysis, System level design, Microwave measurements for transmitters characterization, CAD tools with application to system level design and analysis, Linear amplifier design (power and LNA), Design case studies.
Prerequisite: EE 340

EE 445   Industrial Electronics     (3-0-3)
Power Switches (SCRs, Diacs, Triacs and IGBT) and Triggering Devices (UJT and PUT). Operational Amplifiers, Instrumentation Amplifier, Comparator, and Opamp Applications. Timers and Oscillators. Industrial Rectifier Circuits and applications. Power Inverters and DC-To-DC Converters. Motor Control Devices (DC Motors Types, DC Drives, and Stepper Motors). Programmable Logic Controllers: The structure of programmable logic controllers: I/O, relays, counters and timers. Ladder diagram concepts. PLC's intermediate and advanced functions. PLC's industrial applications in the process control.
Prerequisite: EE 303

EE 456   Digital Communication Electronics          (3-0-3)
Functional blocks of digital communication systems: PAM, PWM, PPM and PCM. Design of S/H circuits, A/D and D/A converters, and timing (clock generator) circuits. Circuit design using PLL, VCO, and multipliers. Design of PAM, PPM, PWM and PCM transmitters and detectors. Special circuits for phase shift keying.
Prerequisites: EE 303, EE 370

EE 458   Hydrogen and Electricity Infrastructures         (3-0-3)
Energy-chain analysis of hydrogen and its competing alternative fuels for transport. Hydrogen mobility powertrain, efficiency, and storage. Fundamentals of optimization and economic analysis. Hydrogen and renewable energy. Large-scale hydrogen storage and its interactions with electric power infrastructure. Fuel cells as distributed energy resources in a smart energy grid.
Prerequisite: CHE 303 or ME 204

EE 459   Electrical Energy Efficiency          (3-0-3)
Fundamental principles, concepts, contexts, issues, applications and future developments of energy efficiency and demand side management (DSM). Benefits of energy efficiency and DSM. Energy economics and markets.  Efficiency of generation, transmission and distribution systems. Energy efficiency policies, standards and regulations. International practices in energy efficiency and demand side management. Future sustainable energy systems and smart grids.
Prerequisite: EE 202 or EE 204 or EE 234

EE 460 Power Electronics and Power Quality     (3-0-3) 
Power electronic devices. DC and AC power electronics converters. Fundamental of power quality and system harmonics effects and mitigation. Power quality standards.
Prerequisite: EE 360

EE 461   Smart Grids        (3-0-3)
Smart Grids Fundamentals and Components, Smart grid Control and Automation Technologies, Power Electronics and Energy Storage, Information and Communication Technologies, Demand Side Management, Energy Efficiency, Overview of Typical Pilot Projects in the World.
Prerequisite: EE 360

EE 462   Electric Machines            (3-0-3)
Dynamics of Electrical drives; Steady state and dynamics of DC motors; speed control of DC motor; breaking of DC motors; Steady state and dynamic analysis of Induction machine (IM); Starting, speed control and breaking of IM; Steady state and dynamics of synchronous machines; special machines control and applications.
Prerequisites: EE 360, EE 380

EE 463   Power System Analysis (3-0-3)
The basic concepts: representation, equivalent circuits. Per unit system. Power flow analysis. Short circuit analysis. Stability Analysis. Use of power system simulation packages.
Prerequisite: EE 360

EE 464   High Voltage Engineering             (3-0-3)
Introduction to High Voltage Engineering, Generation of testing voltages. Impulse voltages and currents, High Voltage measurements. High Voltage insulation. Electric fields and electric breakdown. Pollution and flashover studies; High Voltage Insulators. Circuit breakers. Lightning protection systems; Switchgears. Industrial applications.
Prerequisite: EE 360

EE 465   Power Transmission and Distribution     (3-0-3)
Transmission line parameters and modeling; Transmission line Steady State analysis; Transient Operations of transmission lines; Introduction to Direct Current transmission line; Fundamentals of distribution systems; Load characteristics; Design of distribution systems.
Prerequisite: EE 360

EE 466   Power System Protection             (3-3-4)
Introduction to protective relaying. Relay operating principles. Current and potential transformers. Principles of numerical relays. Over current differential, distance, and pilot protection. Protection of generators, motors, transformers, bus bars, and transmission lines. Protection aspects of power system phenomena.  Relay coordination.
Prerequisite: EE 360

EE 467   Power System Planning & Operation      (3-0-3)
Short and long term demand forecasting. Expansion of generation and transmission systems. power generation cost, economic dispatch and unit commitment. Power system state estimation. Load frequency control.
Prerequisite: EE 360

EE 468   Renewable Energy          (3-0-3)
Energy Conversion; Electric energy from renewable sources: Hydro-electric, Solar, Wind, Fuel cells, Geothermal, Biomass, Tidal power plants; Energy storage; Renewable energy sources integration; Design of standalone and integrated systems.
Note: For EE, ME and CHE Students Only
Prerequisite: EE202 or EE204 or EE234
 
EE 469   Introduction to Nuclear Engineering       (3-0-3)
Introduction to reactor physics, radioactivity, radioactive materials, fission and fusion reactions, radiation detection, kinematics, nuclear fuel cycle, reactor design and dynamics, reactor technology with particular emphasis of power generation, nuclear power plants, industrial and medical applications of nuclear science, waste disposal, safety and socioeconomic factors.
Prerequisite: EE 360

EE 470   Optoelectronic Devices                 (3-0-3)
Optical processes in semiconductors. Spontaneous and induced transitions. Absorption and amplification of radiation. Atomic susceptibility. Semiconductor lasers. Operating principles and practical device features. Rate equations. Gain saturation. Feedback. Coherent optical oscillation. Laser resonators. Properties of laser light. Materials and heterostructures. FabryPerot lasers. Mode locking. Q-switching. Modulation and bandwidth. Light emitting diodes. Optical detectors, pn, and pin, schottky and avalanche diodes, Solar Cells. Photoconductive detectors.
Prerequisites: PHYS 305, EE 203

EE 471   Telecommunication Networks Lab           (0-3-1)
Internetworking Basics, Devices & Models. Configuration of TCP/IP Parameters & Troubleshooting Network Connectivity using DOS Networking Utilities & Lab Safety, IP Addressing & Subnetting: Establishing Elementary Networks using Hubs, Switches, and Routers, Data Traffic Capture & Protocols Analysis Design of Simple & Complex Networks, Establishing Wireless LAN (WLAN) using WAP & Point-to-Point WAN Link using Wireless Bridges, Access Methods, Configuration & Monitoring of Layer-2 Switches, Configuration of Routers and Establishing Routed Networks, Understanding Dynamic Routing Protocols. Connecting networks using two or more routers through RIP protocol, Real-World Networking Equipment & Servers. Introduction to Voice Switches & Inter-System Links.
Corequisite: EE 400

EE 472   Microwave Transmission Lab     (0-3-1)
Introduction to EM Software Packages, Simulation Software for High Frequency Structures, Coaxial Slotted Line and Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) Measurements, Impedance and Admittance Measurements, Transmission Line Stub Matching using "CAEME" Software, Waveguide wavelength, SWR and Impedance Measurements, Characteristics of Microwave Directional Coupler and Magic-Tee, Characteristics of Microwave Phase-Shifters, Measurement of return loss, reflection coefficient and voltage standing ration of Microstrip lines and Characteristic of Microstrip Low pass Filter (using Network analyzer).
Corequisite: EE 405

EE 473   Microwave Engineering Lab        (0-3-1)
Introduction to software packages (CAEME & HFSS), Transmission line analysis using 'CAEME/HFSS' software, Measurement of return loss, reflection coefficient and VSWR, Transmission line Stub matching using 'CAEME/HFSS' software, Impedance measurements and microstrip matching networks, Insertion loss characteristics of microstrip low pass filter, Properties of a microstrip directional coupler, Properties of a Wilkinson power divider and hybrid ring couple, DC biasing and microwave amplifiers, Microwave radio link and antennas and Project.
Corequisite: EE 407

EE 474   Optical Fiber Communications Lab           (0-3-1)
Optical Power Measurements, The HeNe Laser Intensity Profile: Theory and Experimental Verification, Light Polarization and Focal Length of Thin Lenses, Determination of the Acceptance Angle and Numerical Aperture of Optical Fiber, Light Coupling to Multimode Graded Index Fibers, Fiber Misalignment Loss Measurement, Fiber Splicing and Introduction to the OTDR, OTDR Measurement of Fiber Length, Attenuation and Splice Loss,
Characteristics of the Light Emitting Diode and Characteristics of the Photodiode.
Corequisite: EE 420

EE 475   Antenna Theory Lab       (0-3-1)
Introduction to the Antenna Measurements Laboratory, Getting Started with the USRP system, HFSS Numerical Tool, Dipole Antenna, Yagi or Wave Channel Antenna, Helical Antenna, Horn Antenna, Parabolic Antenna and PID tuning using Zeigler-Nichols method.
Corequisite: EE 422

EE 476   Digital Control Systems Lab         (0-3-1)
Analysis with MATLAB, Sample/Hold unit with zero-order hold, Simulink Primer, Matlab Simulation of Digital Control Systems, Sampled-data Servo Control System, Performance of a Digital PID Controller, Pole Placement Controller Implementation, Discretization of Continuous-time State Space Equations, Digital Servo Workshop, Digital Pendulum Control System and Magnetic Levitation System.
Prerequisite: EE 381
Corequisite: EE 432
 
EE 477   Applied Control Engineering Lab               (0-3-1)
Simulation of a Stirred Tank Process Using SIMULINK, Simulation of Linearized and Nonlinear Stirred Tank Process Using SIMULINK, Empirical Modeling of First Order Pressure Process, Frequency Response Modeling of a Pressure Process, PI Control of a Level Process, PID Control of a Level Process, and PID Controller Tuning for a Pressure Process. 
Corequisite: EE 433

EE 478   Industrial Instrumentation Lab (0-3-1)
Introduction to LabVIEW, Data Acquisition using Ni-DAQ, Temperature measurement using RTD, LabVIEW based temperature measurements and control using LM35, Optical sensors (LDR, Photo-diode and Opto-coupler), PWM using capacitive sensors with 555 timer, Magnetic sensors (Hall effect and reed switch) and Measurement System project.
Prerequisite: EE 304
Corequisite: EE 434
 
EE 479   Industrial Electronics Lab             (0-3-1)
Lab Safety and Introduction to Lab Equipment, Instrumentation Amplifier, 555 Timer Industrial Applications, SCR and UJT Simulation, Light Dimmers and Motor Speed Control, UJT and SCR Relaxation and Sinusoidal Oscillators, Voltage Regulators, DC-DC Converters, Siemens Trainer System HW Configuration, Boolean Operation and Timers with Applications, PLC Programming Applications and LabVIEW and GPIB interface (Demo).
Prerequisite: EE 304
Corequisite: EE 445
 
EE 480   Digital Communication Electronics Lab (0-3-1)
Square Wave (clock) generator, Square Wave (clock) generator using logic gates, Simple Nto-1 channel analog multiplexer, 555 Timer Applications (Clock), 555 Timer Applications (timer), Pulse width modulation, Frequency to voltage and voltage to frequency converter, Binary ladder D/A converter, discrete phase locked loop and Phase locked loop applications in FSK systems.
Prerequisite: EE 304
Corequisite: EE 456
 
EE 481   Power Electronics Lab    (0-3-1)
Introduction to MATLAB simulation applied to half-wave rectifiers, introduction to Cassy and hardware equipment applied to half-wave rectifiers, Three-phase bridge rectifier, Singlephase controlled bridge rectifier, Three-phase controlled bridge rectifier, Single-phase AC voltage controller, DC-DC converters, Buck/Boost Converters, Single-phase voltage source inverter, and Three-phase voltage source inverter (Matlab).
Prerequisite: EE 361
Corequisite: EE 460
 
EE 482   Electrical Machines Lab            (0-3-1)
Parallel Operation of Three Phase Synchronous Generators & Lab Safety Measures and Guidelines, Slip Test for Determining Direct and Quadrature Axis Reactance of Synchronous Machines, V-Curve Characteristics of a Synchronous Motor, Effect of Rotor Resistance on Torque Speed Characteristics of Induction Motors, Parameter Identification of a Separately Excited DC Motor, PI Speed Controller Design for a Separately Excited DC Motor, PI Controller Implementation of a Separately Excited DC Motor, Performance of Universal Motors, Single Phase Induction Motor Characteristics and Tutorial on the Recent Variable Speed Industrial Drive Systems.
Prerequisite: EE 361
Corequisite: EE 462
 
EE 483   Power System Protection lab     (0-3-1)
Fault studies in different circuit topologies, Measuring instruments: current transformer and voltage transformer, Transmission line protection, Generator protection, Motor protection, Transformer protection, and Coordination studies.
Prerequisite: EE 361
Corequisite: EE 466
 
EE 484   Renewable Energy lab       (0-3-1)
Photovoltaic I-V and P-V Characteristics, Power Electronics Converters used with Renewable Energy (AC/DC, DC/AC, and DC/DC buck, boost, buck-boost, and bidirectional), Maximum power point tracking and Wind Generator Characteristics.
Prerequisite: EE 361
Corequisite: EE 468
 
EE 485   Applied Digital Signal Processing Lab         (0-3-1) 
Introduction to Machine Learning (ML), and Python programming language. Concepts of classical and contemporary ML approaches including deep learning. Fundamentals of using ML and deep learning frameworks in Python (Tensor Flow, Keras, etc.). Applications of DSP and different ML algorithms in speech, image processing, seismic processing, and medical signal processing. Implementation of the above-mentioned problems applied to the analysis of real signals.
Corequisite: EE 413

EE 490   Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  I               (3-0-3)
The contents of this course will be in the areas of interest in electrical engineering. The specific contents will be given in detail at least one semester in advance of that in which it is offered.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing or Consent of the Instructor

EE 491   Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  II             (3-0-3)
The contents of this course will be in the areas of interest in electrical engineering. The specific contents will be given in detail at least one semester in advance of that in which it is offered.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing or Consent of the Instructor

EE 492   Special Topics in Electrical Engineering  III            (3-0-3)
The contents of this course will be in the areas of interest in electrical engineering. The specific contents will be given in detail at least one semester in advance of that in which it is offered.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing or Consent of the Instructor
 
EE 497   Undergraduate Research             (3-0-3)
This course provides a practical introduction to research methodologies and research communities. Students in the course learn about the nature of applied research and the iterative process of research writing. The course teaches students how to work in a mentor-mentee relationship with a KFUPM faculty advisor, post graduate fellows, and graduate students. The course helps students to identify a study topic, organize a literature review, and select appropriate research methodologies. By the end of the course, students will complete a technical paper that includes an introduction, problem statement (significance of study), literature review, methods section, results and analysis, and references findings, discussion, conclusions, and references. Students will be encouraged to participate in conferences and present their work.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor