Department of Civil, Computer and Electrical Engineering

Department of Civil, Computer and Electrical Engineering Website

Leadership

Chris Carroll, Ph.D., P.E.
     Department Chair

Kyle Mitchell, Ph.D.
     Associate Department Chair

Overview

At Saint Louis University’s School of Science and Engineering, our faculty make the civil, electrical and computer engineering programs some of the most exciting fields to enter. These disciplines continue to evolve, making a positive impact on society.

Civil engineering students at SLU will learn to solve problems within environmental, transportation, water resources, geotechnical and structural engineering fields. Our students create engineering designs that address economic, social and environmental factors in civil engineering practice.

SLU’s computer engineering students design embedded systems within robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, smart cars, gaming consoles and controllers, avionics, autopilots and many other modern devices. They are using theory and tools to design solutions for all technology-based devices and systems.

Electrical engineers at SLU are learning to design the electrical systems that are at the heart of today's technology that is found in smartphones, tablets, TVs, satellites, cars, airplanes and almost any technological product imaginable.

 

Chris Carroll, Ph.D.
Amanda Cox, Ph.D.
William Ebel, Ph.D.
Roobik Gharabagi, Ph.D.
Riyadh Hindi, Ph.D.
Armineh Khalili
Jalil Kianfar, Ph.D.
Ronaldo Luna, Ph.D.
Huliyar Mallikarjuna, Ph.D.
Kyle Mitchell, Ph.D.
Habib Rahman, Ph.D.

CVNG 1000 - Intro to Civil Engineering

Credit(s): 2 Credits

An introduction to Civil Engineering profession that consists of a series of project-based learning modules designed to explore various specialty areas within Civil Engineering. Offered every spring semester.

CVNG 1001 - Civil Engineering Modeling

Credit(s): 2 Credits

Introduction to engineering drawing and computer aided drafting techniques using Autodesk Civil 3D and Revit. Offered every spring semester.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 1000

CVNG 1010 - Freshman Engineering I

Credit(s): 1 Credit

An introduction to Civil Engineering profession that consists of a series of project-based learning modules designed to explore various specialty areas within Civil Engineering. Offered every fall semester.

CVNG 1020 - Freshman Engineering II

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Introduction to engineering drawing and computer aided drafting techniques. Offered every spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 1010

CVNG 1500 - Civil Engineering Computing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to computer programming tools applicable to Civil Engineering, including Matlab/Mathcad, advanced Excel, and 3-D CAD applications. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): (CVNG 1020 or MATH 1510*)

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

CVNG 2010 - GIS and Surveying in Civil Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course discusses the fundamental concepts of geographic information system (GIS) at different scales and resolutions. Spatial analysis methods and software are used to solve problems with data collected in the field and other sources. GIS and surveying topics are presented in the same context. The course is complemented with a database development and analysis lab that includes remote sensing data, basic and differential GPS, and traditional surveying to prepare students for today’s growing business needs in the civil engineering industry.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 2020

CVNG 2017 - Spanish Civil Architectural Infrastructure: Ancient and Modern

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits

A study of civil engineering, architectural, and construction practices within the Spanish civilization with emphasis on comparisons of the old and the new. The course is focused on inter-relationships between human and built environment: aqueducts, canals, dams, bridges, highways. Includes a 2-week field trip in the Spanish country side; with academic seminars at the SLU-Madrid campus. Instructor approval required. [Independent study, experiential learning, 0-3 credits].

CVNG 2020 - GIS and Surveying in Civil Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Introduction to data collection techniques used in geospatial analysis in civil engineering. Data types include, vector and raster imagery, LiDAR, GPS, and traditional surveying. Hands-on training of equipment [total station, GPS receivers with differential correction, LiDAR scanners (demo)] and other data collection techniques.

Prerequisite(s): (CVNG 2010* or GIS 4010*)

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

CVNG 2070 - Construction & Project Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction to basic concepts of civil engineering project management, business and leadership. Topics include role of a project manager, project selection, cost estimating, using analytical techniques for project planning and scheduling, risk management, legal issues in engineering projects, your role as a safety leader, proposal preparation, and understanding the importance of professional licensure and ethics. Offered every fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 1001

CVNG 2500 - Civil Engineering Computing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to computer programming tools applicable to Civil Engineering, including Matlab/Mathcad, advanced Excel, and 3-D CAD applications. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 1000; (MATH 1510 or SLUMP with a minimum score of 1520)

CVNG 2910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 3010 - Structural Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Analysis of statically determinate structures including influence lines. Deformations using different techniques. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures using the force method and displacement method.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3100

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3020

CVNG 3020 - Structural Analysis Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Application of methods and computational tools used for the analysis of structures.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3010

CVNG 3030 - Civil Engineering Materials

Credit(s): 1 Credit

An overview of the physical and mechanical properties of various civil engineering materials, including steel, aggregate, portland cement concrete, asphalt cement concrete, wood, and fiber-reinforced composites. Lecture section provides presentation of and theoretical background of those materials.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3100

CVNG 3031 - Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory

Credit(s): 2 Credits

An overview of the physical and mechanical properties of various civil engineering materials, including steel, aggregate, portland cement concrete, asphalt cement concrete, wood, and fiber-reinforced composites. Laboratory section provides hands-on experience of testing methods used on those materials.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3100

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3030

CVNG 3040 - Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Course provides an overview of sustainability and environmental engineering principles. Topics include: population, environmental impact, and resource depletion; environmental laws; biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; climate change, air pollution, and ozone depletion; solid-waste management, hazardous and nuclear waste management; water resource and pollution management; and water and wastewater treatment and systems. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1070 or CHEM 1110)

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3041

Attributes: Urban Poverty - Applied

CVNG 3041 - Sustainability and Environmental Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Course provides an overview of environmental testing methods, including dissolved oxygen, BOD, pH and alkalinity, conductivity, plate counts, and turbidity. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1115

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3040

CVNG 3070 - Engineering Project Management

Credit(s): 2 Credits

An introduction to basic concepts of management, business, public policy, and leadership. Topics include engineering economics and cost estimating methods, including labor, material, equipment and indirect costs; analytical techniques for project planning and scheduling; legal issues in engineering projects, including zoning regulations, proposals, and contracts; and understanding the importance of professional licensure. Offered every fall semester.

CVNG 3090 - Geotechnical Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to soil properties and analysis techniques for geotechnical applications. Topics include soil formations, mass-volume relationships, soil classification, effective stress, compaction, seepage, soil deformation, sate of stress, consolidation, strength, and failure. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3030

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3100

CVNG 3100 - Geotechnical Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Overview and use of measurements methods that can evaluate the properties of soils. Experiments include grain size distribution and soil classification, Atterberg Limits, compaction, permeability, consolidation, sear strength, and unconfined compressive strength. (Offered every Spring)

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3090

CVNG 3110 - Transportation Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to transportation analysis and design. Course includes topics on road user and vehicle characteristics; geometric design of roadways, including horizontal and vertical alignment and cross-sectional elements; and signalized intersections. Also included is an Introduction to traffic engineering and transportation planning. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): MATH 3850

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3120

CVNG 3120 - Transportation Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Overview and use of measurement methods that can evaluate traffic flow and pavement condition and an introduction to computational methods used in transportation analysis and design. (Offered every Spring)

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 3130 - Hydraulic Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Hydraulic and hydrological analysis applicable to civil engineering design. Topics include pressure pipe system analysis and design, open channel flow analysis and design, groundwater flow fundamentals ad well design, hydrologic processes, storm water system analysis and design, and sanitary sewer analysis and design. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3200

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3140

CVNG 3140 - Hydraulic Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Overview and use of measurement methods that can evaluate hydraulic and hydrologic conditions and an introduction to computational methods used hydraulic and hydrologic analysis and design. (Offered every Spring)

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 3150 - Intro to Structural Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to structural design codes and provisions. Loads and loads combinations. Theory and design of reinforced concrete structures: beams, columns, slabs, walls and buildings. Theory and design of simple steel structural members and connection. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3010; CVNG 3030

CVNG 3160 - Structural Design Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Companion laboratory to Introduction to Structural Design course. Focus is on the application of design codes and provisions through project-based learning activities.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 3910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 3915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Field-based course. This course is an experiential learning course, which takes place in the place with a partner in industry. It is intended to be in partnership between the student, industry, and faculty.

CVNG 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 4010 - Senior Engineering

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Review of topics related to FE exam. Offered every spring semester.

CVNG 4030 - Foundation Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Application of the fundamental concepts of soil behavior to evaluate, select, and design shallow and deep foundation systems. Topics include the design and analysis of footing, mat, pier, and pile foundations. Professional development elective.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3090

CVNG 4050 - Advanced Structural Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Direct stiffness method for analysis of two-dimensional trusses and frames, equivalent nodal forces, thermal and settlement effect, principal of virtual work, space trusses, grid structures, static condensation, Lagrange multipliers, tapered elements.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3010

CVNG 4070 - Structural Dynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Single degree of freedom systems, lumped-mass multi-degree systems, and multi degree of freedom systems. Numerical evaluation of system responses due to blasts, wind, and earthquake loading. Applications. Cross-listed with ESCI 3110.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3010

CVNG 4090 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Advanced topics in flexural design; torsion in beams; behavior and design of slender columns; biaxial bending of columns; design of two way slabs; inelastic analysis of flexural members; use of strut and tie analysis; yield line analysis; design of mat foundations.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 4110 - Advanced Steel Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Interpretation of current codes as related to the physical behavior of steel structures. Design of structural steel members: tension, compression, flexural and beam-columns. Design of connections.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 4130 - Bridge Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Structural systems for bridges, loading, analysis by influence lines, slab and girder bridges, composite design, pre-stressed concrete, rating of existing bridges, specifications and economic factors.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 4150 - Prestressed Concrete

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Theory and analysis of prestressed concrete members by various methods of prestressing; design of simple and continuous beams and slabs’ prestress losses; composite beams. Extensive study of materials used in prestressed concrete. Precast concrete systems.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 4170 - Seismic Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Theory, analysis, and design of building structures under earthquake loading. Application of current codes and standards related to steel, concrete, masonry, and wood structures.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 4190 - Sustainable Land Development Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to land development engineering and urban planning; site design and sediment control; transportation planning and roadway design; water resource and waste disposal issues; ecological impact analysis’ application sustainable development principles to land development projects at local and regional scales.

CVNG 4210 - Sustainable Water Resources Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Water Management and alternative analysis considering water resource, legal, political, and ecological issues; determination and forecasting of water demand; supply and estimating drought impacts resulting from cycle and permanent shifts in the climate.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 2030; CVNG 3130

CVNG 4250 - Water Treatment Processes

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the physical and chemical unit operations commonly used in water treatment (including drinking water and groundwater, as well as aspects of municipal and industrial wastewater). The course will provide the student with a design experience of individual unit operations. Course covers principles of physical and chemical environmental engineering processes, including sedimentation, filtration, gas transfer, aeration, absorption, ion exchange, membrane processes, coagulation, flocculation, precipitation, oxidation, reduction, and disinfection. Process modeling and analysis applications in treatment of water, wastewater, industrial wastes, vapor treatment, and soil remediation. A general chemistry or biology, or related course are recommended. Introductory course in environmental engineering or environmental science is recommended.

CVNG 4260 - Environmental Solutions in Developing Countries

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course is designed for students of all majors (engineering, science, health, and others) and covers technology, education, and social approaches to successful WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects in the developing world. The course covers technical, social and economic aspects of successful humanitarian projects. This includes appropriate safe water, sanitation, air pollution technologies, and public health principles, for developing nations. Additionally, the course focuses in detail on social and educational approaches, and project management principles required for successful project implementation. In addition to classroom presentations and discussion, students will participate in a variety of field activities such as use of a wide variety of field tests for chemical and biological water quality; use and testing of common water and sanitation technologies used in developing nations (e.g., chemical disinfection and filtration technologies, solar disinfection technologies); testing and surveying using handheld GPS; and other projects. The topic spans social and technical topics and students from diverse majors can excel. General chemistry or biology, or related courses are recommended prerequisites.

CVNG 4330 - Open-Channel Flow

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Physical principles that govern the flow of water in open channels, analytical methods to describe and predict behavior of open-channel flow using modern computational tools, application of these principles for engineering solutions. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 4350 - Hydraulic Modeling

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Hydraulic Modeling Techniques with a focus on Open-Channel Flow Applications. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 4370 - River Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

River engineering concepts including sediment transport, channel classification, fluvial geomorphology, stable channel design, and design of revetment. (Offered each Fall)

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 4450 - Traffic Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Design, analysis and use of traffic control devices. Traffic administration, traffic flow theory, and highway capacity. An introduction to computer and traffic engineering. Acquisition, evaluation, statistical analysis and reporting of traffic engineering date used to design, evaluate and operate transportation systems.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 4460 - Multimodal Roadway Safety

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This is an introduction to the fundamentals of roadway safety. At the end of this course students will be able to define nominal and substantive roadway safety. The students are expected to comprehend and explain network screening and countermeasure selection methods. Students are expected to apply highway safety manual procedures to propose safety improvement alternatives and to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed alternatives. Other topics covered in the course include statistical applications in roadway safety, pedestrian and cyclist safety, conflict studies and crash surrogates.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 4470 - Urban Transportation Planning

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 4480 - Traffic Simulation and Modelling

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces students to theory and application of traffic simulation and modelling. Students are expected to explain traffic stream models, car following models, network assignment models and outline the steps for developing traffic simulation models for traffic impact studies. Through fieldwork and hands-on activities, students will be able to code and calibrate transportation facilities in microscopic traffic simulation software and analytical tools.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 4500 - Capstone Design I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Interdisciplinary teams working on an open-ended project. Topics include application of civil engineering principles to design problems with an emphasis on large-scale problem solving, engineering professional practice and ethics, and sustainability principles. Written, graphical and oral communications will be an integral part of the course. offered every fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): (CVNG 3040, CVNG 3090, CVNG 3110, CVNG 3130, and CVNG 3150)

CVNG 4510 - Capstone Design II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Continuation of CVNG 4500 (Offered every Spring)

CVNG 4910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 4915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Field-based course. This course is an experiential learning course, which takes place in the place with a partner in industry. It is intended to be in partnership between the student, industry, and faculty.

CVNG 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A one-time course on a particular topic or a trial course that is expected to become a standard course with its own unique course number.

CVNG 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 5030 - Foundation Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Application of the fundamental concepts of soil behavior to evaluate, select, and design shallow and deep foundation systems. Topics include the design and analysis of footing, mat, pier, and pile foundations.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3090

CVNG 5050 - Advanced Structural Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Direct stiffness method for analysis of two-dimensional trusses and frames, equivalent nodal forces, thermal and settlement effect, principal of virtual work, space trusses, grid structures, static condensation, Lagrange multipliers, tapered elements. Prerequisite: CVNG 301 or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3010

CVNG 5070 - Structural Dynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Single degree of freedom systems, lumped-mass multi-degree systems, and multi degree of freedom systems. Numerical evaluation of system responses due to blasts, wind, and earthquake loading. Applications.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3010

CVNG 5090 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Advanced topics in flexural design; torsion in beams; behavior and design of slender columns; biaxial bending of columns; design of two way slabs; inelastic analysis of flexural members; use of strut and tie analysis; yield line analysis; design of mat foundations.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 5110 - Advanced Steel Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Interpretation of current codes as related to the physical behavior of steel structures. Design of structural steel members: tension, compression, flexural and beam-columns. Design of connections.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 5130 - Bridge Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Structural systems for bridges, loading, analysis by influence lines, slab and girder bridges, composite design, pre-stressed concrete, rating of existing bridges, specifications and economic factors.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 5150 - Prestressed Concrete

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Theory and analysis of prestressed concrete members by various methods of prestressing; design of simple and continuous beams and slabs’ prestress losses; composite beams. Extensive study of materials used in prestressed concrete. Precast concrete systems.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 5170 - Seismic Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Theory, analysis, and design of building structures under earthquake loading. Application of current codes and standards related to steel, concrete, masonry, and wood structures.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 5190 - Sustainable Land Development Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to land development engineering and urban planning; site design and sediment control; transportation planning and roadway design; water resource and waste disposal issues; ecological impact analysis’ application sustainable development principles to land development projects at local and regional scales.

CVNG 5210 - Sustainable Water Resources Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Water Management and alternative analysis considering water resource, legal, political, and ecological issues; determination and forecasting of water demand; supply and estimating drought impacts resulting from cycle and permanent shifts in the climate.

CVNG 5250 - Water Treatment Processes

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the physical and chemical unit operations commonly used in water treatment (including drinking water and groundwater, as well as aspects of municipal and industrial wastewater). The course will provide the student with a design experience of individual unit operations. Course covers principles of physical and chemical environmental engineering processes, including sedimentation, filtration, gas transfer, aeration, absorption, ion exchange, membrane processes, coagulation, flocculation, precipitation, oxidation, reduction, and disinfection. Process modeling and analysis applications in treatment of water, wastewater, industrial wastes, vapor treatment, and soil remediation. A general chemistry or biology, or related course are recommended. Introductory course in environmental engineering or environmental science is recommended.

CVNG 5260 - Environmental Solutions in Developing Countries

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course is designed for students of all majors (engineering, science, health, and others) and covers technology, education, and social approaches to successful WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects in the developing world. The course covers technical, social and economic aspects of successful humanitarian projects. This includes appropriate safe water, sanitation, air pollution technologies, and public health principles, for developing nations. Additionally, the course focuses in detail on social and educational approaches, and project management principles required for successful project implementation. In addition to classroom presentations and discussion, students will participate in a variety of field activities such as use of a wide variety of field tests for chemical and biological water quality; use and testing of common water and sanitation technologies used in developing nations (e.g., chemical disinfection and filtration technologies, solar disinfection technologies); testing and surveying using handheld GPS; and other projects. The topic spans social and technical topics and students from diverse majors can excel. General chemistry or biology, or related courses are recommended prerequisites.

CVNG 5330 - Open-Channel Flow

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Physical principles that govern the flow of water in open channels, analytical methods to describe and predict behavior of open-channel flow using modern computational tools, application of these principles for engineering solutions. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 5350 - Hydraulic Modeling

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Hydraulic Modeling Techniques with a focus on Open-Channel Flow Applications. (Offered every spring)

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 5370 - River Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

River engineering concepts including sediment transport, channel classification, fluvial geomorphology, stable channel design, and design of revetment. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 5450 - Traffic Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Design, analysis and use of traffic control devices. Traffic administration, traffic flow theory, and highway capacity. An introduction to computer and traffic engineering. Acquisition, evaluation, statistical analysis and reporting of traffic engineering date used to design, evaluate and operate transportation systems.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 5460 - Multimodal Roadway Safety

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This is an introduction to the fundamentals of roadway safety. At the end of this course students will be able to define nominal and substantive roadway safety. The students are expected to comprehend and explain network screening and countermeasure selection methods. Students are expected to apply highway safety manual procedures to propose safety improvement alternatives and to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed alternatives. Other topics covered in the course include statistical applications in roadway safety, pedestrian and cyclist safety, conflict studies and crash surrogates.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 5470 - Urban Transportation Planning

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 5480 - Traffic Simulation and Modelling

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course introduces students to theory and application of traffic simulation and modelling. Students are expected to explain traffic stream models, car following models, network assignment models and outline the steps for developing traffic simulation models for traffic impact studies. Through fieldwork and hands-on activities, students will be able to code and calibrate transportation facilities in microscopic traffic simulation software and analytical tools.

CVNG 5910 - Co-op with Industry

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 5915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A one-time course on a particular topic or a trial course that is expected to become a standard course with its own unique course number.

CVNG 5960 - Masters Project

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Masters Project is for students in the MS Non-Thesis degree program who will conduct a small project under the supervision of their Faculty Advisor. No more than 3 hours will be devoted to the Project.

CVNG 5980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 5990 - Thesis Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Research that leads to a Master's Thesis and final defense of the Thesis.

CVNG 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 6980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 6990 - Doctoral Dissertation Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A non-classroom course in which a student explores a topic that is related to the student's doctoral work and career goals.

ECE 1001 - Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering I

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This course will cover the Cura Personalis I interwoven with topics from Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Electrical and Computer topics will be presented in a active learning setting with an emphasis on reinforcing the Cura Personalis I objectives.

Attributes: Core:Self in Community

ECE 1002 - Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering II

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Continuation of the Intro to ECE I - Electrical Devices, magnetic devices, electronic devices, digital logic, computer organization, communication systems. Design concepts in electrical and computer engineering. Hands-on experience on familiar pieces of electronic gear. Introduction to software packages applicable to electrical engineering. Spring semester.

ECE 1100 - Electrical Engineering 101

Credit(s): 2 Credits

The study of Electrical Engineering concetps related to Energy, Power, Signal Theory, Sensors, Transducers and noise. This study will be conducted through experimental exploration of the fundamental concepts.

ECE 1200 - Computer Engineering 101

Credit(s): 2 Credits

The study of Computer Engineering concetps related to Digital Design Data Representation, Microprocessor Programming, Digital interfacing, and Analog Interfacing. This study will be conducted through experimental exploration of the fundamental concepts.

ECE 2001 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Basic DC circuit analysis techniques including current, voltage and power concepts, mesh analysis, node analysis and circuit reduction techniques. Basic AC circuit analysis techniques including impedance concepts, phasor notation, power principles, principles of circuit frequency response and filter concepts. Transient analysis of simple inductive and capacitive networks. Principles of operational amplifier circuit analysis including basic active filter design. Introduction to transformers, power supplies and motors.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 1520 or SLUMP with a minimum score of 2530); PHYS 1630

ECE 2002 - Electrical Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Laboratory experiments to emphasize materials covered in ECE 2001. Offered every semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 2001*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

ECE 2101 - Electrical Circuits I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Physical foundations of electrical circuits. Ohms' Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, node and mesh analysis, Thevenin's/Norton's equivalents, and the principle of superposition. Transient analysis of simple RL, RC and RLC circuits. Operational amplifier circuits. Fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 1610 and MATH 1520)

ECE 2102 - Electrical Circuits II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Sinusoidal steady-state analysis, sinusoidal steady-state power calculation, balanced 3-phase systems. Mutual inductance and transformers, series and parallel resonance. Applications of Laplace and Fourier transforms to circuit analysis. Spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 2101

ECE 2103 - Electrical Circuits Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Laboratory experiments to emphasize materials covered in ECE 2101 and 2102. Spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 2102*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

ECE 2205 - Digital Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Number systems. Boolean algebra. Logical function. Combinational circuits. Flip-flops, registers and counters. Arithmetic, memories. Introduction to digital computers and microprocessors. Fall semester.

Corequisite(s): ECE 2206

ECE 2206 - Digital Design Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Laboratory experiments to emphasize materials covered in ECE 2205. Fall semester.

Corequisite(s): ECE 2205

ECE 2910 - Co-op in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

An optional supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization which employs engineers. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Every semester.

Restrictions:

Students with a classification of Freshman may not enroll.

ECE 2915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part-time as required by the industry sponsor. This course is used for the first experiential learning session. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Offered every semester.

ECE 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Independent study on any electrical engineering topic under the direction of a faculty member.

Restrictions:

Students with a classification of Freshman may not enroll.

ECE 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ECE 3052 - Probability and Random Variables for Engineers

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The goal of this course is to introduce the principles and concepts of random experiments and illustrate the application of those to problems of an engineering nature. Topics covered include the axioms of probability, combinatorics, the random variable (RV), distribution functions, expectations and statistics, the gaussian RV, transformations, central limit theorem, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Both discrete and continuous random variables will be covered. Computer programming may be used to reinforce coursework material. Offered in spring.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 2530; (BME 2000, CSCI 1060, or CSCI 1300)

ECE 3090 - Junior Design

Credit(s): 1 Credit

This is a breadth first course in system design and design group dynamics. This course is intended to prepare students for their capstone design sequence by introducing them to the design of multi-system open ended design problems. This introduction will be facilitated through several design problems. Students will work in design groups with similar objectives as are expected in the capstone design class.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3150

ECE 3110 - Electric Energy Conversion

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Magnetic theory and circuits. Transformers. Electromechanical energy conversion. Induction motors. Direct current machines. Electromechanical components of control systems. Direct energy conversion methods. Fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 2102; MATH 3550

ECE 3130 - Semiconductor Devices

Credit(s): 3 Credits

An introduction to fundamentals of semiconductors and semiconductor devices. Electrical properties of solids, energy band diagrams, semiconductor theory. Introduction to workings of devices such as p-n junctions, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors (JFETs, MOSFETs, MODFETs). Fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 2102; MATH 3550

ECE 3131 - Electronic Circuit Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Review of semiconductor materials and their electronic properties and applications to electronic devices. Introduction to designing circuits using P-N junction (diodes), bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and field effect transistors (FET). Introduction to design of Class A, B, and AB amplifiers. Analysis and design of single and multi-stage amplifiers using BJTs and FETs transistors. Spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3130

ECE 3132 - Electronic Circuit Design Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Laboratory experiments to emphasize materials covered in ECE 3131. Spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3131*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

ECE 3140 - Electromagnetic Fields

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The electromagnetic model. Vector analysis. Static electric fields, static magnetic fields. Time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations. Plane electromagnetic waves. Spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 2102; MATH 3550

ECE 3150 - Linear Systems

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to signals and systems. Linear time-invariant systems. Fourier analysis of continuous-time signals and systems. Fourier analysis of discrete-time signals and systems. The Laplace transforms, Z-transforms. Fall Semester.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 2001 or ECE 2102); MATH 3550

ECE 3151 - Linear Systems Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Laboratory experiments to emphasize materials covered in ECE 3150. Fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): (CSCI 1060, CSCI 1300, or BME 2000); ECE 3150*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

ECE 3205 - Advanced Digital Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Digital Design with Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs); HDL design entry methods; Event driven simulation; Verification using simulation test benches; Timing verification using Back Annotated simulations.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 2205

ECE 3215 - Computer Systems Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Organization and design considerations of computer expansion peripherals. Analysis of expansion channel throughput and the influences that impact throughput including resource sharing and overhead. Special emphasis is placed on design concerns automating the movement of data into and out a modern PC.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3205; ECE 3225

ECE 3216 - Computer Systems Design Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Laboratory investigation of microcomputing expansion covering the material in ECE 315. Practical aspects of peripheral design and implementation. Design, construction, programming, simulation and testing of expansion hardware and the software required to interact with them. Use of hardware description languages and software development tools.

Corequisite(s): ECE 3215

ECE 3217 - Computer Architecture and Organization

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to the organization and architecture of computer systems, including aspects of digital logic, data representation, assembly level organization, memory systems, and processor architectures. Spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): (CSCI 1300 and MATH 1660)

ECE 3225 - Microprocessors

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Review of number systems. Microprocessors/microcomputer structure, input/output. Signals and devices. Computer arithmetic, programming, interfacing and data acquisition. Fall semester. Cross-listed with CSCI 3450.

Prerequisite(s): (CSCI 1060, BME 2000, or CSCI 1300)

ECE 3226 - Microprocessors Laboratory

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Concurrent registration with ECE 3225. Laboratory experiments to emphasize materials covered in ECE 3225. Fall semester Cross-listed with CSCI 3451.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3225*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

ECE 3910 - Co-op with Industry

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Offered every semester.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Junior or Senior.

ECE 3915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part-time as required by the industry sponsor. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Offered every semester.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Junior or Senior.

ECE 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Independent study on any electrical engineering topic under the direction of a faculty member.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Junior or Senior.

ECE 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ECE 4110 - Power Systems Analysis I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course deals with analysis and design of electrical power transmission lines and its components. Per-Unit and power systems: Transformers and power lines. RLC - Computing transmission line parameters, ABCD parameters and transmission line steady-state operation. Power flows and system protection.

ECE 4120 - Automatic Control Systems

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Linear time-invariant systems. Transfer functions, block diagrams and signal flow graphs. Stability, time and frequency response, and root locus analysis. Compensator design in time and frequency domain. Spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3150

ECE 4132 - Analog Integrated Circuit Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The purpose of the course is to build on introductory level analog electronics design. It will cover such topics as active loads and current mirrors and then proceed to output stages of amplifiers utilizing Class A, Class B, and Class AB amplifiers. We will employ both Bipolar and MOS technologies. Multistage amplifiers will be introduced. Design of Operational Amplifiers and Differential amplifiers will be covered. Frequency response of amplifiers and stability of feedback circuit will also be covered.

ECE 4140 - Electromagnetic Waves

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction, elementary transmission line concepts. Standing-wave AC configurations. Smith chart and matching problems. Plane waves and wave impedance. Mode theory of rectangular waveguides. Microstrips, stripline and other practical transmission lines. Fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3140

ECE 4141 - Radar Systems

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Nature of radar, basic elements of the radar systems. Radar waveforms and applications. Tracking radar techniques and applications, radar electronic counter countermeasures (ECCM).

Prerequisite(s): ECE 4160

ECE 4150 - Filter Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Transfer functions. Op-amp RC circuits. Design of Butterworth, Chebyshev, elliptic and delay filters. Frequency transformation and switched capacitor filters. On demand.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3131; MATH 3550

ECE 4151 - Digital Signal Processing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Filtering, convolution, and Fourier transform of digital signals. Analysis, design and implementation of FIR and IIR filters. Quantization, round-off and scaling effects. DFT and circular convolution. FFT algorithms and implementation. On demand.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3150; MATH 3550

ECE 4153 - Image Processing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to digital images and image capture. Image transforms: DFT, FFT, Walsh, Hadamard, DCT, Hough and Hotelling transforms. Image enhancement, image restoration, image encoding and image segmentation. On demand.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3150

ECE 4160 - Communication Systems

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Review of signal analysis and probability theory. Amplitude modulation systems. Frequency and phase modulation systems. Pulse modulation systems. Noise in CW modulation. Spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3150; ECE 3052*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

ECE 4161 - Satellite Communication

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Overview of satellite systems. Orbits and launching methods. The space segment and the earth segment. Baseband signals and modulation, the space link. Satellite access: single access, pre-assigned FDMA, demand-assigned FDMA, spade system, TDMA, CDMA.

ECE 4162 - Cellular Communications

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course covers the basic elements of Cellular communications include propagation phenomenology, multipath, frequency reuse and fading. Included are important aspects of cellular system performance including Grade-of-Service, cellular coverage, and cellular capacity. The course also covers select topics in current cellular system standards including digital modulation and error correction coding schemes.

ECE 4170 - Energy Technologies I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course is to introduce current energy consumption of the United States and the World. It is to review/study various energy sources and energy consumption portfolio of the United States and major industrial nations. It is then to consider the impact of various alternative renewable energy sources and energy conservation methods on overall energy consumption equation. In this course several major renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal as well as energy conservation methods will be studied.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3110

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Electrical Engineering.

ECE 4225 - Hardware/Software Co-Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides an understanding of hardware and software co-design. Topics include type of processors (software), types of integrated circuits (hardware), types of memory and memory architectures, interfacing and system design for real-time operation. This course will emphasis design space exploration and have a capstone project requiring the integration of real-time system into communicating hardware and software pieces.

ECE 4226 - Mobile Robotics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to robot kinematics, sensor technology and basic machine control. This course will develop the low level tools required to move robots in an environment and an appreciation of the requirements for doing so in an autonomous fashion. This course will have a capstone project requiring the design or development of a robot platform to meet a goal drawn from current topics.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 3150 or ESCI 3110); (MATH 3850 or ECE 3052); (CSCI 1060, CSCI 1300, or BME 2000)

ECE 4235 - Digital IC Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to digital electronics. Metal-oxide semiconductor transistors, (MOST's), MOS inverters and gate circuits. Design of MOSFET based combinational and sequential circuits. Issues related to design of modern Digital Integrated Circuits is covered. Fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 2205; ECE 3131

ECE 4245 - Computer Networks Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to modern computer communication networks. Topics include point to point communication links and transmission of digital information; packet switching; multiplexing and concentrator design; multi-access and broadcasting; Local Area Networks; Wide Area Networks; ATM Networks; and ISDN; architectures and protocols for computer networks; the concept of OSI reference mode; discussion of the OSI seven layers; physical interfaces and protocols; dat link control layer; network layer; design issues and modeling techniques; case studies.

Prerequisite(s): CSCI 3500

ECE 4800 - Electrical and Computer Engineering Design I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Principles of engineering experimentation and design. Development of engineering design proposal. Fall Semester.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum Earned Credits of 90

Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

ECE 4810 - Electrical and Computer Engineering Design II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Development, analysis and completion of detailed design in electrical engineering. Completion of a project under faculty supervision. Project results are presented in a formal report. Spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 4800

ECE 4910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Offered every semester.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

ECE 4915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part-time as required by the industry sponsor. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Offered every semester.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

ECE 4930 - Special Lecture

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Selected topics of special interest to electrical engineering majors.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

ECE 4931 - Special Lecture

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Selected topics of special interest to electrical engineering majors.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

ECE 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Credit to be arranged. Independent study on an electrical & computer engineering topic under the direction of a faculty member.

Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a classification of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Electrical Engineering.

ECE 5000 - Seminars

Credit(s): 0 Credits

Presentations of current research by students, faculty, and guests. Registration required in the first semester. Seminar attendance expected in subsequent semesters.

ECE 5055 - Stochastic Processes

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to probability theory, stochastic processes, statistical inference, and probabilistic models used in science, engineering, economics, and related fields. The course covers the fundamentals of probability theory (probabilistic models, discrete and continuous random variables, multiple random variables, and limit theorems), which are typically part of a first course on the subject. It also contains, a number of more advanced topics, from which an instructor can choose to match the goals of students. These topics include transforms, sums of random variables, a fairly detailed introduction to Bernoulli, Poisson, and Markov processes, Bayesian inference, and an introduction to classical statistics.

ECE 5110 - Power Systems Analysis I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course deals with analysis and design of electrical power transmission lines and its components. Per-Unit and power systems: Transformers and power lines. RLC - Computing transmission line parameters, ABCD parameters and transmission line steady-state operation. Power flows and system protection.

ECE 5120 - Modern Control Theory

Credit(s): 3 Credits

State-space representation (discrete and continuous) of linear systems. Observability and controllability. Controller design, estimator design and stability concepts. Digital control: continuous and discrete design. Hardware characteristics - A/D, D/A, prefilters. Quantization and sampling effects in digital control. On demand.

ECE 5132 - Analog Integrated Circuit Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The purpose of the course is to build on introductory level analog electronics design. It will cover such topics as active loads and current mirrors and then proceed to output stages of amplifiers utilizing Class A, Class B, and Class AB amplifiers. We will employ both Bipolar and MOS technologies. Multistage amplifiers will be introduced. Design of Operational Amplifiers and Differential amplifiers will be covered. Frequency response of amplifiers and stability of feedback circuit will also be covered.

ECE 5141 - Radar System

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Basic radar definitions; transmitter power, antenna coverage and gain; target cross-section, receiver noise and system losses; radar equations’ pulsed radars; reflection of radar waves and weather conditions; synthetic array radars and pulse compression techniques; track-while scan and electronic scan; millimeter wave and laser radar systems.

ECE 5150 - Filter Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Frequency transformations, high-pass and low-pass band elimination filters, sensitivity. Passive ladder, ladder design with simulated elements, leap frog simulation of ladders. Switched-capacitor filters, delay filters, delay equalization. The Z-transform, IIR and FIR digital filters.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 402

ECE 5151 - Digital Signal Processing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course includes IIR and FIR discrete-time filter theory, mapping from continuous-time to discrete-time filters, bilinear-Z transform, Impulse Invariance method, implementation structures such as Direct form I & II, and numerical precision effects.

ECE 5153 - Image Processing

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to digital images and image capture. Image transforms: DFT, FFT, Walsh, Hadamard, DCT, Hough and Hotelling transforms. Image enhancement, image restoration, image encoding and image segmentation. On demand.

ECE 5160 - Communication Systems

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Review of signal analysis and probability theory. Amplitude modulation systems. Frequency and phase modulation systems. Pulse modulation systems. Noise in CW modulation. Additional topics at graduate level. Spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3150; ECE 3052*

* Concurrent enrollment allowed.

ECE 5161 - Satellite Communications

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Overview of satellite systems; orbits and launching methods; the geostationary orbit; radio wave propagations; the space segment; the earth segment; the space link; interference; satellite access; satellite services and the internet.

ECE 5162 - Cellular Communications

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course covers the basic elements of Cellular communications include propagation phenomenology, multipath, frequency reuse and fading. Included are important aspects of cellular system performance including Grade-of-Service, cellular coverage, and cellular capacity. The course also covers select topics in current cellular system standards including digital modulation and error correction coding schemes.

ECE 5170 - Energy Technologies I

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

The course is to introduce current energy consumption of the United States and the World. It is to review/study various energy sources and energy consumption portfolio of the United States and major industrial nations. It is then to consider the impact of various alternative renewable energy sources and energy conservation methods on overall energy consumption equation. In this course several major renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal as well as energy conservation methods will be studied.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3110

ECE 5225 - Hardware Software Co-Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course provides an understanding of hardware and software co-design. Topics include type of processors (software), types of integrated circuits (hardware), types of memory and memory architectures, interfacing and system design for real-time operation. This course will emphasize design space exploration and have a capstone project requiring the integration of a real-time system into communicating hardware and software pieces.

ECE 5226 - Mobile Robotics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to robot kinematics, sensor technology and basic machine control. This course will develop the low level tools required to move robots in an environment and an appreciation of the requirements for doing so in an autonomous fashion. This course will have a capstone project requiring the design or development of a robot platform to meet a goal drawn from current topics.

ECE 5235 - Digital IC Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course covers the whole range of basic issues related to digital integrated circuit design and development. The course will be mostly based on CMOS technology. It will cover some of the timing issues. Students are expected to carry out term project.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3130

ECE 5245 - Computer Networks Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to modern computer communication networks. Topics include point to point communication links and transmission of digital information; packet switching; multiplexing and concentrator design; multi-access and broadcasting; Local Area Networks; Wide Area Networks; ATM Networks; and ISDN; architectures and protocols for computer networks; the concept of OSI reference mode; discussion of the OSI seven layers; physical interfaces and protocols; dat link control layer; network layer; design issues and modeling techniques; case studies. (Offered in Spring)

Prerequisite(s): CSCI 3500

ECE 5800 - ECE Design I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Principles of engineering experimentation and design. Development of engineering design proposal.

Prerequisite(s): Minimum Earned Credits of 90

ECE 5810 - ECE Design II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Development, analysis and completion of detailed design in electrical engineering. Completion of a project under faculty supervision. Project results are presented in a formal report and Senior Design Conference – poster session. (Offered in Spring)

Prerequisite(s): ECE 5800 with a grade of C or higher

ECE 5910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Offered every semester. 0-3 credit hours.

ECE 5915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part time as required by the industry sponsor. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Offered every semester. 0-3 credit hours.

ECE 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Special topics course is based on faculty and students interests. This would be an avenue to develop new courses on a trial basis.

ECE 5960 - Masters Project

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable up to 12 credits)

Theoretical/ computational/ experimental work that leads to a project Report and defense of the Project.

ECE 5970 - Research Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable up to 12 credits)

Theoretical or experimental work that is not part of the Thesis or Project.

ECE 5980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable up to 12 credits)

An individualized study course, in which students explore topics related to their graduate work and career goals. Students work with faculty members on a specific topic compatible to master's level and produces a report.

ECE 5990 - Masters Thesis Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ECE 6910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits

A full-time supervised work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Offered every semester. 0-3 credit hours.

ECE 6915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits

A work experience with an agency, firm or organization that employs persons in this degree field. This experience may be full time or part time as required by the industry sponsor. Grading system is determined by department offering course. Offered every semester. 0-3 credit hours.

ECE 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

ECE 6970 - Research Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable up to 12 credits)

Theoretical or experimental work that is not part of the Dissertation.

ECE 6980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

An individualized study course, in which students explore topics related to their graduate work and career goals. Students work with faculty members on a specific topic compatible to master's level and produces a report.

ECE 6990 - Doctoral Dissertation Research

Credit(s): 0-9 Credits (Repeatable for credit)