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Undergraduate Courses in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department are between the 2000 - 5000 levels
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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. Mutual inductance. Introduction to computer-aided design and analysis. Lab work required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MATH 1220 and MATH 2270 (prerequisite or corequisite)

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: FALL

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3 Credits
Continuation of electrical circuits and basic circuit elements concepts: Second-order RLC circuits. AC steady-state analysis, steady-state power and three-phase circuits, filters, and Bode diagrams. Continuation of computer-aided design and analysis. Lab work required.

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 2250 and MATH 2280 (prerequisite or corequisite)

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: SPRING

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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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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) Student must be in the professional Engineering Program

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: SPRING

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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 Student must be in the Professional Engineering Program

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: FALL

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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 Student must be in the Professional Engineering Program

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: SPRING

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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 2250, ECE 2700, CS 1410, and student must be in the Professional Engineering Program

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: FALL

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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: ENGR 3080 (may be taken concurrently) Student must be in the Professional Engineering Program

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: FALL, SPRING

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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, and student must by in the Professional Engineering Program

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: SPRING

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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: Student must be in the Professional Engineering Program. Repeatable for credit. Pass/Fail only.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: FALL, SPRING, SUMMER

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

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 3810 and student must be in the Professional Engineering Program. Corequisite: ECE 4830.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: FALL, SPRING

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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 student must be in the Professional Engineering Program. Corequisite: ECE 4820 or senior-level capstone course.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: FALL, SPRING

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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 student must be in the Professional Engineering Program. Corequisite: ECE 4850.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: FALL, SPRING

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

Prerequisite/Restriction: ECE 4830 and student must be in the Professional Engineering Program. Corequisite: ECE 4840.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: FALL, SPRING

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1-3 Credits
Independent or group study of engineering problems not covered in regular course offerings.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Student must be in the Professional Engineering Program. Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: FALL, SPRING, SUMMER

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