Undergraduate Courses Offered

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2000-5000 level classes


ECE 2250: Electrical Circuits

3-Credits

Introduction to electrical circuits and basic circuit elements. Circuit theory, analysis techniques, and introduction to design. DC analysis. First-order inductive and capacitive circuits. Operational amplifiers. AC steady-state analysis. Introduction to computer-aided design and analysis. Three lectures, one Lab

Prerequisites: Math 2250

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

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ECE 2290: Electrical Circuits 2

3-Credits

Continuation of electrical circuits and basic circuit elements concepts: AC steady-state analysis, steady-state power and three-phase circuits, circuit theory and analysis using the Laplace transform, and Bode diagrams. Continuation of computer-aided design and analysis. Lab work required.

Prerequisites: ECE 2250 and MATH 2280 (prerequisite or corequisite)

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 2700: Digital Circuits

4-Credits

Introduction to boolean logic, finite state machines, basic datapath components, and register-transfer level (RTL) design. Design of combinational and sequential logic circuits with programmable logic devices. Design of digital systems. Simulations and timing analysis. Three lectures, one lab.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Minimum grade of C- in CS 1400.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

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ECE 3410: Microelectronics I

4-Credits

Fundamentals of transistors, operational amplifiers, and other integrated circuits, along with their utilization in amplifiers, switches, and other applications. Laboratory work required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 2290 and ECE 3620 (may be taken concurrently).
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 3620: Circuits and Signals

3-Credits

Time domain analysis of higher-order systems: impluse response and convolution. Laplace transform analysis of circuits and systems. Frequency domain analysis including discrete Fourier series, Fourier transforms, and analog filter design. State-space representations and analysis of systems. Some lab work required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: CS 1410, ECE 2290, MATH 2280. Not available to pre-majors.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 3640: Signals and Systems

3-Credits

Sampling of continuous-time signals. Time and z-transform domain analysis of discrete-time systems. Frequency domain analysis using the discrete-time Fourier transform, DFT and FFT. Frequency response and digital filter design. Some lab and computational work required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3620. Not available to pre-majors.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 3710: Microcomputer Hardware and Software

4-Credits

Synthesis of microcontroller systems, including hardware, programming, and interfacing. Covers architecture basics, instruction set, assembly language programming, I/O, timing, and interrupts. Includes hands-on implementation. Three lectures, one lab.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 2290, ECE 2700, CS 1410

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 3810: Engineering Professionalism

1-Credits

Introduces students to life as an engineer, including: the design process, working in teams, understanding professional and ethical responsibility, the impact of engineering on society, and the need for continued professional development. Also includes discussion of how engineering meets the contemporary needs of society.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ENGL 3080 (may be taken concurrently).

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

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ECE 3870: Electromagnetics I

4-Credits

Discussion of Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, power and energy, reflection and refraction processes, transmission lines, waveguides, and antennas. Explores electrostatic and magnetostatic fields produced by charge and current distributions, as well as electromagnetic forces and materials.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 2290, MATH 2210, MATH 2270, MATH 2280, PHYS 2220

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 4250: Internship/Co-op

3-Credits

Planned, career-related work experience in industry. Students must register with USU Co-op Office and have program approved by the ECE co-op advisor. Written report required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Professional standing.

Repeatable for credit.
Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered:
Fall, Spring, Summer

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ECE 4820: Engineering Design I

1-Credits

Individual or team engineering project proposal development. Interdisciplinary projects strongly encouraged. Written project proposal required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3810 and Professional program status

Corequisite: ECE 4830

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

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ECE 4830: Engineering Communications I

1-Credits

Professional engineering project proposal writing methods, including budget development and project scheduling (Gantt) charts. Project progress report writing.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3810 and Professional program status.

Corequisite: ECE 4820 or senior-level capstone course

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

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ECE 4840: Engineering Design II (Cl)

CI Communications Intensive
2-Credits

Design, development, and testing of the engineering project proposed in ECE 4820. Interdisciplinary projects strongly encouraged. Design and test plans required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 4820 or capstone course and Professional program status

Corequisite: ECE 4850

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

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ECE 4850: Engineering Communications II (C)

CI Communications Intensive
1-Credits

Includes professional engineering project reports, oral design reviews, presentation graphics, and project presentation.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 4830 and Professional program status

Corequisite: ECE 4840

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

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ECE 4930: Special Studies for Undergraduates

1-3 Credits

Independent or group study of engineering problems not covered in regular course offerings.

Repeatable for credit.
Semester(s) Traditionally Offered:
Fall, Spring, Summer


ECE 5140: Electrical Energy Engineering

3-Credits

Introduction to electrical energy and power sources, distribution and consumption; economics, device, instrumentation, and systems analysis/design.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5220: Electro-optical Engineering

3-Credits

Explores optical principles; image formation; electro-optical materials and components; electro-optical detectors, radiometry, and photometry; electro-optical devices and instruments; and electro-optical systems analysis and design. Designed for senior-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3870 or PHYS 3600

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5230: Spacecraft Systems Engineering

3-Credits

Spacecraft communications, telemetry systems, and command and data handling. Introduction to astrodynamics and orbit design. Electrical power generation and storage. Spacecraft subsystems (e.g., guidance, navigation, and control).

Prerequisite/Restriction: MATH 2270, MATH 2280.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5240: Space System Design

3-Credits

Students in teams perform a space system design involving all aspects, including technical, cost, and schedule. Class is linked to national design competitions and/or current USU spacecraft design projects.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5230 or MAE 5520.

Cross-listed as: MAE 5530.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5310: Control Systems

3-Credits

Study of analog and computer controlled systems, classical and modern control system design methods, s-domain and z-domain transfer function models, state space, dynamics of linear systems, and frequency domain analysis and design techniques. Introduction to controllability and observability, and full-state pole placement controller design. Laboratory work required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3640.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5320: Mechatronics

4-Credits

Principles, modeling, interfacing, and signal conditioning of motion sensors and actuators. Hardware-in-the-loop simulation and rapid prototyping of real-time closed-loop computer control of electromechanical systems. Modeling, analysis, and identification of discrete-time or sampled-data dynamic systems. Commonly used digital controller design methods. Introduction to nonlinear effects and their compensation in mechatronic systems. Laboratory work and a design project required. Three lectures and one lab.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5310.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5410: Semiconductor Devices

3-Credits

Introduction to semiconductor physics and devices. Students receive an introduction to the operation of the most important devices used in integrated circuit technology. Emphasis placed on understanding device operation.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3410.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5420: Microelectronics II

3-Credits

Design of electronic circuits for applications in instrumentation, communication, control, and power systems.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3410.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5440: Analog VLSI I

3-Credits

Introduces design principles and techniques for fully-integrated CMOS analog circuits. Topics include advanced MOSFET device modeling, design and verification of operational amplifiers, and switched-capacitor circuits.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5420.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5460: VLSI Design Automation

3-Credits

Introduces students to basic algorithms and methodologies used for automating the design of modern VLSI circuits. Emphasizes physical design problems, including partitioning, floorplanning, and placement and routing of VLSI circuits. Students learn to identify and formulate CAD design problems using algorithmic paradigms, such as simulated annealing, dynamic programming, and mathematical programming. Students will also gain experience in the development of VLSI-CAD tools.

Cross-listed as: ECE 6460

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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ECE 5470: VLSI Design

3-Credits

Introduces the standard cell library-based design flow in VLSI, including design methodology and IP design, CMOS circuit design styles, and design technology for low power and thermal aware designs.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5460/ECE 6460 or equivalent.

Cross-listed as: ECE 6470

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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ECE 5600: Introduction to Computer Networks

3-Credits

Introduction to computer network terminology, network applications, network technologies and internetworking. Protocol stacks are introduced, and each layer is studied. Particular attention is paid to the TCP/IP protocol stack.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3620 and MATH 5710 , or graduate standing.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall


ECE 5630: Digital Signal and Image Processing

3-Credits

Theory and applications of digital signal and image processing, including filter design, multi-rate processing, filter banks, array processing, and 2D systems, signals and transforms. Some lab and computational work required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3640 or equivalent. Not available to pre-majors.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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    ECE 5640: Real-Time Processors

    4-Credits

    Real-time processor architectures and methods used for digital signal processing. Includes C and assembly language programming, modern DSP architectures, tools for real-time system development, and finite word-length effects. Laboratory includes implementation of hardware-based real-time systems. Three lectures, one lab.

    Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3640 and ECE 3710.

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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    ECE 5660: Communication Systems I

    3-Credits

    Explores fundamentals of analog and digital communication systems. Focuses on modulation, demodulation, detection, and synchronization.

    Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3640 and MATH 5710; or graduate standing.

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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    ECE 5680: Transceiver Systems Engineering

    3-Credits

    Systems engineering approach to the design of transmitters and receivers, focusing on the design using off-the-shelf components. System-level cascades and system architectures are considered. Students design, build and demonstrate a system of their own.

    Corequisite: ECE 3640 or equivalent. Not available to pre-majors.

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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    ECE 5700: Introduction to Microfabrication

    3-Credits

    Materials, wet chemical cleaning and etch, photolithography, metal deposition, doping, carrier density and conductivity, microfluidics, micro-electronic-mechanical-systems.

    Prerequisite/Restriction: PHYS 2210, PHYS 2215, PHYS 2220 and PHYS 2225 or permission of instructor

    Cross-listed as: BENG 5700 and PHYS 5700

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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    ECE 5720: Computer Systems Programming and Architecture

    3-Credits

    Advanced assembly language and systems programming concerned with performance. Study of modern computer architecture issues, such as caching, pipelining, concurrent instruction execution, and virtual memory.

    Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3710.

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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    ECE 5750: Computer Architecture

    3-Credits

    Modern architecture fundamentals, instruction set analysis and design, pipelined and superscalar architectures, software-hardware interaction, memory hierarchy, virtual memory stresses, and evaluation of multi-level systems.

    Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5720 or equivalent.

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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    ECE 5770: Microcomputer Interfacing

    4-Credits

    Design of hardware and software interfaces to microcomputers for instrumentation and control applications. Three lectures, one lab.

    Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3710.

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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    ECE 5780: Real-Time Systems

    4-Credits

    Real-time system design and implementation of basic concepts, including modeling, scheduling, resource access control, synchronization, and communication. Emphasis placed on both theory and practice. Exploration of open topics and current challenges in designing real-time systems. Includes hands-on implementation. Three lectures, one lab.

    Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 5720.

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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    ECE 5800: Electromagnetics II

    3-Credits

    General plane wave solution of Maxwell’s equations, potential functions, radiation, 2-D solution to Laplace’s equation, and fundamental electromagnetic theory.

    Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3870.

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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    ECE 5810: Microwaves I

    3-Credits

    Impedance matching, microwave network analysis, waveguides, nonlinear elements, analysis and design of power dividers, filters, and ferromagnetic circuits. Laboratory work required.

    Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3870.

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

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  • ECE 5850: Antennas I

    3-Credits

    Theory and application of electromagnetic radiation and radiating structures. Emphasis on antenna designs for modern wireless communications and radar systems.

    Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3870.

    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

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    ECE 5930: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

    1-4 Credits

    Independent or group study of engineering problems not covered in regular course offerings.

    Repeatable for credit.
    Semester(s) Traditionally Offered:
    Fall, Spring, Summer

    Spring 2014 : ECE 5930-005 -  Advanced Electrical Energy Engineering


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