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ELEG 220 Electric Circuits (3)
Introduction to the basic laws and techniques for electric circuits analysis, response of circuits with resistors, independent sources, controlled sources, operational amplifiers; Transient analysis of basic circuits with R, L, and C components. AC analysis and phasors; An Introduction to Matlab. A lab component is included in this course. Prerequisite: PHYS 116. Concurrent: ELEG 220L and MATH 210.
     
ELEG 220L Electric Circuits Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course ELEG 220 Electric Circuits. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Implementations are done using hardware circuits and software simulation tools. Concurrent: ELEG 220.
     
ELEG 270 Electronics (3)
Introduction to the basic electronic devices including diodes and transistors and their operating principles. Analysis of electronic circuits operating under dc bias and switching conditions. Applications of devices in digital electronic circuits. Prerequisite: ELEG 220. Concurrent: ELEG 270L.
     
ELEG 270L Electronics Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course ELEG 270 Electronics. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Implementations are done using hardware circuits and software simulation tools. Co-requisite: ELEG 270.
     
ELEG 300 Engineering Electromagnetics (3)
Static electric & Magnetic fields, conductors, capacitance, electrostatic energy and forces, Poisson's equation, Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law, vector magnetic potential, inductance, Maxwell's equations, Faraday's law, time-harmonic fields, wave propagation, reflection, and transmission lines. Prerequisites: ELEG 220 and MATH 207.
     
ELEG 310 Electric Machines & Power Fund (3)
3-phase circuits and power calculation, magnetic circuits. Transformers: single-phase, construction, operation, autotransformers, and 3-pbase. AC and DC machines. Synchronous generators: construction, equivalent circuits, testing and performance characteristics; Induction motors. Prerequisite: ELEG 220. Co-requisite: ELEG 310L.
     
ELEG 310L Electric Machines Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course ELEG 310 Electric Machines. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Co-requisite: ELEG 310.
     
ELEG 320 Signals & Systems (3)
Signals (functions of one or more independent variables) and Systems (devices that perform operations on signals) present fundamental concepts that arise in a variety of fields. The ideas and techniques associated with these concepts inform such diverse disciplines as biomedical engineering, acoustics, communications, aeronautics and astronautics, circuit design, and the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Topics include transforms (Z, Laplace, Fourier), frequency analysis, convolution, FIR and IIR systems, stability, generalized functions, modulation (AM and FM), sampling, and digital filtering. Prerequisite: ELEG 220. Co-requisite: ELEG 320L.
     
ELEG 320L Signals & Systems Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course ELEG 320 Signals & Systems. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Implementations are done using hardware circuits and software tools. Concurrent: ELEG 320.
     
ELEG 330 Power System Analysis (3)
Examines power system concepts; transmission line, transformer and rotating machine modeling; steady-state analysis and power flow; fault analysis; theory of symmetrical components; and power system stability. Prerequisite: ELEG 310. Co-requisite: ELEG 330L.
     
ELEG 330L Power Systems Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course ELEG 330 Power System Analysis. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Co-requisite: ELEG 330.
     
ELEG 369 Short Course (1-3)
Topic varies by semester. Classes are taught by a guest lecturer or lecturers. Can be repeated for credit with different topic. Permission of instructor.
     
ELEG 388 Independent Study (1-4)
Can be repeated for credit with different topic. Permission of instructor.
     
ELEG 389 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (3)
Can be repeated for credit with different topic. Permission of instructor.
     
ELEG 400 Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems (3)
World energy resources & classifications; sources and effects of air pollution; air quality modeling, Gaussian dispersion estimation models; motor vehicle emissions & noise pollution; environmental impacts of electricity generation and electromagnetic radiation, pollution control systems, high- voltage applications. Prerequisite: ELEG 220.
     
ELEG 411 Electric Drives (3)
Analysis of dc and poly-phase induction motors, starting, and control; AC solid-state control, dc link in adjustable speed drivers, voltage and frequency controls, braking and plugging; DC rectifier and chopper, dynamic and regenerative braking, plugging; stepper motors; power drive; special-purpose motors. Prerequisite: ELEG 310.
     
ELEG 412 Renewable Energy Systems (3)
Modeling and control of renewable energy sources such as wind generation, solar panels and fuel cells; power electronics topologies and interfaces for renewable energy systems; and integration of renewable energy systems with the distribution grid. Prerequisite: ELEG 330.
     
ELEG 421 Control Systems (3)
Control Systems. Advantages of closed-loop feedback systems. System representations using mathematical models, block diagrams & signal flow graphs. Poles and zeroes. P, Pl & PID controllers. System design & stability. Frequency response techniques, Root-locus, & Bode-plot analysis. Basic lead-lag compensation. Control systems under MATLAB. Prerequisite: ELEG 320.
     
ELEG 421L Control Systems Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course ELEG 421 Control Systems. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Co-requisite: ELEG 421.
     
ELEG 423 Instrumentation (3)
Error analysis, linear displacement transducers, strain gauge, rotational speed, capacitive and inductive transducers, temperature, pressure and flow, and ultrasonic systems. Design of instrumentation systems. Application areas and course projects include industrial control, automation systems, etc. Prerequisite: ELEG 421.
     
ELEG 423L Instrumentation Lab (1)
A laboratory component for the course ELEG 423 Instrumentation. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Co- requisite: ELEG 423.
     
ELEG 470 Internship in Electrical Engineering (1-3)
An internship experience with the requirement that the student write a report summarizing what the internship job added to his or her knowledge of Electrical Engineering and related fields. Students are limited to a maximum of 6 internship credit hours. This is a pass/fail course. Junior standing and permission of instructor. Prerequisite: minimum GPA of 2.0.
     
ELEG 471 Power Electronics (3)
Operating characteristics of BJTs, IGBTs, MOSFETs, Thyristors. Diode circuits & rectifiers, source inductance, 3- phase rectifiers dc- dc switched mode converters, buck, boost, & buck- boost circuits, bridge converter; PWM inverters, voltage control, harmonics, 3- phase inverters; gate & base drive circuits, snubber circuits. Prerequisite: ELEG 270.
     
ELEG 471L Power Electronics Laboratory (1)
A laboratory component for the course ELEG 471 Power Electronics. The lab syllabus is aligned with the course topics. Co-requisite: ELEG 471.
     
ELEG 475 Senior Capstone Design I (3)
A supervised project in groups of normally three students aimed at providing practical experience in Electrical Engineering. Students are expected to complete a literature survey, project specification, critical analysis, and to acquire the material needed for their end product. Prerequisites: ELEG 270, CPEG 220, and ELEG 310.
     
ELEG 480 Senior Capstone Design II (3)
A course that seeks to impart in students the skill to integrate the knowledge gained in different courses by developing a product that has passed through the design, analysis, testing, and evaluation stages. This course includes the production of a professional report. Prerequisite: ELEG 475.
 
 

 
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