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ECE Undergraduate Courses

  • EEE 3300. Electronics (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3112, MAP 2302. This course covers diode models and circuits, DC biasing of bipolar-junction and field-effect transistors, small- and largesignal transistor models, and frequency analysis of single-stage AC amplifiers.
  • EEE 3300L. Electronics Laboratory (1). Prerequisites: EEL 3112 and EEL 3112L. Corequisite: EEE 3300. This laboratory supports EEE 3300, Electronics.
  • EEE 4301. Electronic Circuits and Systems Design (3). Prerequisites: EEE 3300 and EEE 3300L. This course uses computer-aided design programs and covers multistage amplifier analysis and design. The course focuses on feedback and operational amplifiers, A-to-D and D-toA converters, and waveshaping and waveforming generators, including oscillators, voltage regulators, and power circuits.
  • EEE 4301L. Electronic Circuits and Systems Laboratory (1). Prerequisites: EEE 3300 and EEE 3300L. This course is an advanced electronic laboratory.
  • EEE 4313. Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuit Design (3). Prerequisite: EEE 3300. This course covers semiconductor device physics, digital-logic fundamentals, static-inverter analysis, static logic-gate analysis, dynamic-switching analysis, and combinational-logic design.
  • EEE 4330. Microelectronics Engineering (3). Prerequisites: EEE 3300 and EEE 3300L. This course covers design and fabrication of solid-state devices. Topics include oxidation, diffusion, metallization, photolithography, and device characterization.
  • EEE 4351. Solid-State Electronic Devices (3). Prerequisites: EEE 3300 and EEE 3300L. This course covers solid-state physics as applied to electronic devices. The course focuses on semiconductor materials, conduction process in solids, device fabrication, diffusion processes, and negative conduction devices.
  • EEE 4363. Feedback Amplifier Principles (3). Prerequisite: EEE 3300. This course introduces basic concepts of multi-stage audio-frequency amplifiers, including feedback and stability principles and power-supply criteria.
  • EEE 4376C. Introduction to Analog IC Design (3). Prerequisite: EEE 4301. This course covers the design and analysis of bipolar and MOS analog integrated circuits. The course focuses on operational amplifier design, analog multipliers, active loads, current sources, and active filters.
  • EEE 4377. Mixed Signal ICs (3). Prerequisite: EEL 4313 or EEL 4376C. This course introduces mixed-signal processing using analog and digital integrated circuits. The course focuses on fundamentals of sampled data systems, nonlinear and dynamic analog circuits, Nyquist-rate data converters, over-sampling data converters and digital filters, as well as the use of computer-aided design programs.
  • EEE 4450. Modeling and Simulation of Semiconductor Devices (3). Prerequisite: EEE 3300. This course covers various numerical techniques for the modeling and simulation of semiconductor devices, such as pn-junctions, metal-oxide semiconductor contacts, metal-oxidesemiconductor field effect transistors, and bipolar devices. Special emphasis is on the description and simulation of electron and hole transport in semiconductor devices.
  • EEE 4510. Digital Signal Processing (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3135. This course covers topics such as sinusoids, periodic signals, and Fourier spectra. Sampling of continuous-time signals, aliasing. Impulse response of linear, discrete-time systems, convolution. FIR filters and implementation. Frequency response of FIR filters. Z-transforms. IIR filters, poles and zeros, frequency response. Realization of IIR filters. Discrete Fourier transform and the FFT algorithm. MATLAB exercises are assigned.
  • EEE 4514. Principles of Communications Systems (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3135. This course offers an introduction to Fourier analysis of noise and signals; information transmission; modulation techniques; AM, FM, and pulse; as well as analog multiplexing.
  • EEE 4550. Radar (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3473 and EEL 3135. Corequisite: EEL 4021. This course examines basic concepts of radar systems including radar range equation, radar cross-section calculations, random processes and noise, array antennas, beamsteering, doppler and range processing, FM and CW systems, pulse compression, synthetic aperture radar, and clutter.
  • EEL 3002L. ECE Engineering Tools Lab (2). Corequisite: EEL 3111. This is an introductory laboratory for students entering the electrical and computer engineering programs. The basic topics include: lab safety issues; solving engineering problems using software tools such as MATLAB and Mathematica; electric circuit simulations using c software packages such as Multisim and OrCAD; electric circuit design and instrumentation; the proper use of test and measurement equipment.
  • EEL 3003. Introduction to Electrical Engineering (3). Prerequisites: MAC 2312 and PHY 2049C. This course is an introduction to electrical engineering concepts for non-electrical engineering majors. Covers a broad range of topics including basic circuit theory, semiconductor devices, instrumentation, amplifiers, and machines. Not accepted for credit toward BSEE and BSCpE.
  • EEL 3003L. Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory (1). Prerequisites: MAC 2312 and PHY 2049C. Corequisite: EEL 3003. This laboratory supports EEL 3003. Must be taken concurrently with first enrollment in EEL 3003. Must be dropped if EEL 3003 is dropped.
  • EEL 3111. Introductory Circuit Analysis (3). Prerequisite: MAC 2312. Corequisites: MAC 2313 and PHY 2049C. This course explores topics such as current, voltage, and power; resistors, inductors, and capacitors; network theorems and laws; operational amplifiers, phasors; impedances; sinusoidal steady-state analysis.
  • EEL 3112. Advanced Circuits with Computers (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3111. Corequisite: MAP 3305 or MAP 2302. This course examines sinusoidal steady-state power analysis; three-phase circuits; transient and forced response; frequency response; two-port networks; circuit analysis with computers.
  • EEL 3112L. Advanced Circuits with Computers Laboratory (1). Prerequisites: EEL 3111, EEL 3002L. Corequisite: EEL 3112. This lab includes instrumentation and measuring techniques; current, voltage, and power measurements; response of passive circuits; AC and DC design; computer application.
  • EEL 3135. Signal and Linear System Analysis (3). Prerequisite: MAP 3305 or MAP 2302. Corequisites: EEL 3112 and MAS 3105. This course focuses on the classification and representation of signals and systems; Laplace transform; Z-transform; convolution; state variable techniques; stability and feedback.
  • EEL 3216. Fundamentals of Power Systems (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3112. This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of energy conversion; structure of power systems; and power system components: transformers, rotating machines, and transmission lines. The operation and analysis of power systems are presented.
  • EEL 3472. Electromagnetic Fields I (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3112, MAP 2302 or MAP 3305, MAS 3105 or MAP 3306, and PHY 2049C. This course explores electrostatic field—Gauss’s law; boundary conditions; capacitance; Laplace’s and Poisson’s equations; energy, forces, and torques. The steady electric current. The magnetostatic field-vector potential; Ampere’s and BiotStavart laws; inductance; energy, forces, and torques. Quasistatic fields; electromagnetic induction.
  • EEL 3473. Electromagnetic Fields II (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3472. This course examines topics such as Maxwell’s equations, plane electromagnetic waves, group velocity, polarization, Poynting vector, boundary conditions, reflection and refraction of plane waves, skin effect, transmission line analysis, impedance matching, wave guides and cavity resonators, fundamentals of radiation and antennas.
  • EEL 3512. Introduction to Communications (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3112, EEL 3135, and MAP 3306 or MAS 3105. This course discusses topics such as signal analysis, Fourier series/Fourier transform, sampling theorem, distortions and attenuation in signal transmission, and analog modulation AM, FM, pulse modulation, pulse-code modulation, and pulse shaping.
  • EEL 3705. Digital Logic Design (3). Prerequisite: COP 3014. This course covers fundamental topics in digital logic design, algorithms, computer organization, assembly-language programming, and computer engineering technology.
  • EEL 3705L. Digital Logic Laboratory (1). Prerequisite: COP 3014. Corequisite: EEL 3705. This laboratory supports EEL 3705.
  • EEL 3927. Engineering Design Concepts (3). Prerequisite: EEL3111, EEL3112, ENC 1101, ENC 2135 (FSU) or ENC 1102 (FAMU). Students are exposed to the concepts in design, project management, engineering team organization, and professionalism. Periodic written reports are required and used to satisfy the upper division writing (UDW) competency. The lecture material and texts provide instructions on technical writing, project management, ethics, and design skills. This course serves to prepare students by introducing the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively complete a capstone project.
  • EEL 3949r. Experiential Learning (0). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This non-credit, experiential learning course offers students an opportunity to gain “real world” onthe-job work experience related to a specific academic field of study. Students must register for this course through the FSU Career Center.
  • EEL 4021. Statistical Topics in Electrical Engineering (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3112 and MAP 3306 or MAS 3105. This course examines the use of probability and statistical concepts in electrical engineering applications. Elementary probability—sets, sample spaces, axioms, joint and conditional probability. Random variables—distribution and density functions. Operations in random variables—expectation, moments, transformation of random variables. Introduction to random processes. Multiple random variables. Elements of statistics: parameter estimation and hypothesis testing.
  • EEL 4113. Advanced Linear Networks (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3135. This course explores topics such as synthesis of LC one-port networks, synthesis of LC two-port networks; operational amplifier applications; active filters; approximation methods; switched-capacitor filters.
  • EEL 4213. Power Systems I (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3216. This course focuses on the analysis of electric power systems using system modeling for large-scale power networks; admittance and impedance matrix formation; power flow; optimal dispatch; symmetrical components; balanced and unbalanced fault analysis; and transient stability studies.
  • EEL 4217L. Power and Energy Lab (1). Prerequisite: EEL 3216. This course is intended to give the student practical experience with motors, generators, transformers and power system instrumentation equipment. Students learn the principles of electromechanical energy conversion by connecting, operating, and controlling induction, synchronous, and dc machines. Transport of electrical energy through transmission lines is also explored.
  • EEL 4220. Electromechanical Dynamics (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3216 and EEL 3472. This course focuses on the study of magnetic circuits, electromagnetic torques, and induced voltages. Topics covered include induction motors, variable speed drives, Park’s transforms, synchronous machines and generator controls, DC machines, controls, and drives.
  • EEL 4231. Converter Modeling and Control (3). Prerequisite: EEL 4243. This course provides a study of DC-AC and DC-DC converter-modeling techniques and control schemes. Topics include average switch models, voltage-source and current-source converter models, current programmed control, and active filter control.
  • EEL 4243. Power Electronics (3). Prerequisites: EEE 3300 and EEL 3135. This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of using switched electronic circuits for the conversion and regulation of power. The course focuses on the basic converters and their steady state analysis. Dynamic modeling analysis, controller design, power semiconductor device, and simulation also are covered.
  • EEL 4244. Power Conversion and Control (3). Prerequisites: EEE 3300 and EEL 3112. This course introduces solid-state power conversion and control circuits, including analysis and design of nonlinear multiple-phase circuits with sinusoidal and non-sinusoidal variables; constantfrequency and variable-frequency input conversions; variable-frequency inverters; sensing and processing circuits supporting control systems; and embedded microprocessor control systems.
  • EEL 4280. Renewable Energy Generation I (3). This course is an introduction to renewable energy generation. Topics covered include smart grid system, hybrid electric vehicle, and grid-connected PV inverters. Emphasis is placed on the energy conversion techniques applied in the renewable energy source and energy storage elements.
  • EEL 4282. Renewable Energy Generation II (3). This course is an introduction to renewable energy generation. Topics covered include smart grid system, hybrid electric vehicle, and grid-connected PV inverters. Emphasis is placed on the energy conversion techniques applied in the renewable energy storage elements.
  • EEL 4415. Sonar (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3473 and EEL 3135. Corequisite: EEL 4021. This course introduces basic concepts of sonar systems including acoustic propagation, transducers and projectors, target strength, reverberation, beamsteering, beamforming, beampatterns, and synthetic aperture sonar.
  • EEL 4435L. Electromagnetics Laboratory (1). Prerequisite: EEL 3473. This course focuses on the applications of electromagnetic field theory. Experiments include field mapping, transmission lines, spectrum analysis, impedance matching, waveguides, antennas, radar, and fiber optics.
  • EEL 4440. Optoelectronics and Optical Systems (3). Prerequisites: EEE 3300 and EEL 3473. This course examines the theory and applications of optical techniques in modern electronics and communications. Includes a study of optical fibers, sources, detectors, optical communication systems, integrated optics, holography, and principles of optical signal processing.
  • EEL 4452. Optical Sensors (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3473. This course examines the basic concepts of optical sensors and essential optics. Topics include intensity, phase, and frequency modulated optical fiber sensors and their applications, distributive sensing systems, and optical fibers in signal processing.
  • EEL 4461. Antenna Systems (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3473. This course covers topics such as antenna theory, including Hertzian dipoles, thin linear antennas, aperture antennas, arrays, loop antenna, slots, horns, and waveguides.
  • EEL 4515. Digital Communication Systems (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3135. Corequisite: EEL 4021. This course covers topics such as sampling principle, spectral analysis of digital waveforms and noise, pulse and digital transmission systems, digital multiplexing, error probabilities, and system performance.
  • EEL 4566. Optical Fiber Communications (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3473 and EEL 3135. Corequisite: EEL 4021. This course offers a review of the characteristics of basic optical components for optical communications systems. Topics include optical fibers, light sources, optical detectors and fiber connectors; signal degradation in optical fibers, optical analog and digital communication systems; and coherent optical fiber communications.
  • EEL 4595. Wireless Communications and Networking (3). Prerequisites: COP 3014 or equivalent, EEL 3135, and EEL 4021. This course covers the fundamentals of wireless communications and systems. The core topics include radio-wave propagation characteristics of wireless channels; modulation and demodulation techniques for mobile radio; reception techniques for wireless systems; fundamentals of cellular communications; multiple access techniques; wireless networking; and hybrid networking of a wireless system and the Internet.
  • EEL 4596. Advanced Topics in Communications (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3135, EEL 4515 and EEL 4021. This course is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of some of the advanced topics in communications. Topics covered include ideal communication systems, signal to noise ratio (S/N) for amplitude and angle modulation, design of systems to improve S/N ratio, satellite communication, and mobile communication.
  • EEL 4652. Analysis and Design of Control Systems (3). Prerequisite: EEL 3135. This course focuses on continuous system modeling; stability of linear systems; frequency response methods; the root locus method; state-space methods.
  • EEL 4710. Introduction to Field Programmable Logic Devices (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3705 and EEL 3705L. This course offers an overview of programmable logic devices, complex programmable logic devices, and field-programmable gate-array devices. The course offers an introduction to hardware description languages (HDLs); combinational, sequential, and finite-state machine design using HDLs; as well as top-down methodologies.
  • EEL 4713. Computer Architecture (3). Prerequisites: COP 3014 and EEL 4746. This course examines how modern computer architectures are presented by studying how the relationships between hardware and software impact performance, machine language definition, processor data path and control designs, interfacing, and advanced topics, such as caching and pipelining.
  • EEL 4727. Digital Signal Processing with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (3). Prerequisite: EEL 4710. This course is a review of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), HDL, mathematics, signals and systems. Computer arithmetic concepts, DSP system design of FIR filters, IIR filters, DFT, FFT, and wavelets filter banks are also covered.
  • EEL 4746. Microprocessor-Based System Design (3). Prerequisites: EEL 3705 and EEL 3705L. This course explores fundamental topics in basic computer design, structured assembly-language software design, RTL, CPU design, pipelining and superscaling, computer arithmetic, memory and I/O organization and interface, cache, and design tools.
  • EEL 4746L. Microprocessor-Based System Design Laboratory (1). Prerequisites: EEL 3705 and EEL 3705L. Corequisite: EEL 4746. This laboratory focuses on software development, hardware projects, and experiments in support of EEL 4746.
  • EEL 4748. Embedded Microcomputer Design Project (3). Prerequisites: EEL 4746 and EEL 4746L. This course allows students to work on individual projects selected with consent of instructor. Selected lectures and an open-door Motorola 68000 laboratory.
  • EEL 4810. Introduction to Neural Networks (3). Prerequisites: EEE 3300 and EEL 3135. This course covers fundamentals of neural networks: dynamical systems, associative memories, perceptrons, supervised/unsupervised learning algorithms. Applications in signal processing, pattern recognition, control, optimization, and communications.
  • EEL 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). Prerequisites: Junior standing and “B” average in electrical engineering courses. Normally may be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours. Requires department approval.
  • EEL 4906r. Honors Work in Electrical Engineering (1–6). Prerequisite: Admission to the honors program. This course consists of independent or directed research in a specialized area beyond the current curriculum in electrical engineering. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.
  • EEL 4911C. Senior Design Project I (3). Prerequisites for Electrical Engineering students: EEL 3111, EEL 3112, EEL 3135, EEL 3705, EEE 3300, and at least 3 out of the following 4 courses: EEL 3472, EEL 4515, EEL 4021, EEL 4746. Up to 2 of the prerequisites may be taken as corequisites. Prerequisites for Computer Engineering students: EEL 3111, EEL 3112, EEL 3705, EEE 3300, EEL 4746, EEL4710, and COP 4530. Up to 2 of the prerequisites may be taken as corequisites. This course exposes senior students to concepts in design, project management, engineering team organization, and professionalism. Students are grouped into design teams where these principles are put into practice in organizing, proposing, and developing an engineering project. Periodic written reports and oral presentations and a final written proposal are required. The lecture material and texts provide instructions on project management, ethics, and design skills.
  • EEL 4914C. Computer Engineering Senior Design Project II (3). Prerequisite: EEL 4911C. This course allows senior students to work in teams to propose, design, build, and test computer engineering devices or systems under the direction of a faculty member. Open-ended design experience with a practical problem applies a broad spectrum of engineering knowledge. Periodic written reports and oral presentations and a final written report are required. The lecture material and texts provide instructions on general project execution, technical writing, and engineering economics.
  • EEL 4915C. Electrical Engineering Senior Design Project II (3). Prerequisite: EEL 4911C. This course allows senior students to work in teams to propose, design, build, and test electrical engineering devices or systems under the direction of a faculty member. Open-ended design experience with a practical problem applies a broad spectrum of engineering knowledge. Periodic written reports and oral presentations and a final written report are required. The lecture material and texts provide instructions on general project execution, technical writing, and engineering economics.
  • EEL 4930r. Special Topics in Electrical Engineering (1–3). Prerequisite: Instructor permission. This course covers special topics in electrical engineering with emphasis on recent developments. Topics and credit vary; consult the instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.