ECEN-1100 (1) Freshman Seminar

Introduces students to areas of emphasis with the ECE department through seminars presented by faculty and outside speakers. Emphasizes career opportunities, professional ethics and practices, history of the profession, and resources for academic success. Several sessions promote team building and problem solving, and provide opportunities for freshmen to meet their classmates. Prerequisites: Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.

ECEN-1400 (3) Introduction to Digital and Analog Electronics

Introduces fundamental concepts in electrical and computer engineering such as Ohm's Law, capacitors, Leds and 7-segment displays, transformers and rectifiers, digital logic, Fourier decomposition, frequency analysis. Lab work exposes students to commonly used instrumentation. Includes a final project. Skills in wiring, soldering and wire-wrapping are developed. Coreq., APPM 1350.

ECEN-1500 (3) Sustainable Energy

Explores how energy is created and used in today's society. Through collaborative discussion and hands-on data collection, students will analyze the engineering challenges, fundamental limits, and potential solutions to meeting our energy needs sustainably. Students will learn to analyze numerical data, estimate orders, of magnitude, and apply mathematical methods in their own lives and in the ongoing energy debate. Basic algebra required. Restricted to non-engineering majors. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: quantitative reasoning and mathematical skills.

ECEN-1840 (1-6) Independent Study

Provides an opportunity for freshmen to do independent, creative work. Numbered ECEN 1840 through ECEN 1849. Prereq., instructor consent.

ECEN-2250 (3) Introduction to Circuits and Electronics

Introduces linear circuit analysis and design, including extensive use of OP amps. Presents DC networks, including node and mesh analysis with controlled sources. Analysis of RL and RC circuits for both transient and sinusoidal steady-state responses using phasors. Prereq., APPM 1360. Coreq., APPM 2360. Prerequisites: Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.

ECEN-2260 (3) Circuits as Systems

Continues basic circuit analysis of ECEN 2250: Laplace transform techniques, transfer functions, frequency response, Bode diagrams, resonant circuits, Fourier series expansions, and convolution. Prereq., ECEN 2250. Coreq., Electronics Design Laboratory. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite course of ECEN 2250 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to College of Engineering students only.

ECEN-2270 (3) Electronics Design Lab

Provides an introduction to analysis, modeling, design, and testing of analog electronic circuits in a practical laboratory setting. The laboratory is centered around a robot platform and includes design, Spice simulations, prototyping and testing of circuits necessary to drive and remote control the robot. Coreq., ECEN 2260. Prerequisites: Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.

ECEN-2350 (3) Digital Logic

Covers the design and applications of digital logic circuits, including combinational and sequential logic circuits. Laboratory component introduces simulation and synthesis software and hands-on hardware design. Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) College of Engineering students only. Prereq., ECEN 1030 or CSCI 1300. Prerequisites: Requires pre-requisite course of ECEN 1030 or CSCI 1300 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) College of Engineering students only.

ECEN-2420 (3) Electronics for Wireless Systems

Explores fundamental principles behind the operation of a radio, including a practical introduction to circuit elements. The course covers the components and operation of a radio (transmitter and receiver) with simple signals. Students learn through demos the practical basic properties of all needed components with an introduction to principles of operation. Prereqs., PHYS 1120, and APPM 1360 or MATH 2300. Restricted to EN majors. Prerequisites: Restricted to Electrical and Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering majors only.

ECEN-2703 (3) Discrete Mathematics for Computer Engineers

Emphasizes elements of discrete mathematics appropriate for computer engineering. Topics: logic, proof techniques, algorithms, complexity, relations, and graph theory. Prereqs., ECEN 1030/CSCI 1300 and APPM 1360.

ECEN-2840 (1-6) Independent Study

Offers an opportunity for sophomores to do independent, creative work. Numbered ECEN 2840 through ECEN 2849. Prereq., instructor consent.

ECEN-3010 (3) Circuits and Electronics for Mechanical Engineers

Covers analysis of electrical circuits by use of Ohm's law, network reduction, node and loop analysis, Thevenin's and Norton's theorems, DC and AC signals, transient response of simple circuits, transfer functions, basic diode and transistor circuits, and operational amplifiers. Includes introductory digital electronics and microprocessors/microcontrollers. Prereqs., APPM 2360 and PHYS 1140. Same as MCEN 3017. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Mechanical Engineering (MCEN) or Environmental Engineering (EVEN) majors.

ECEN-3030 (3) Electrical/Electronic Circuits Non-Major

For students not majoring in electrical engineering. Covers analysis of electric circuits by use of Ohm's law; network reduction; super position; node and loop analysis; Thevenin's and Norton's theorems; sinusoidal signals; phasors; power in ac circuits; transientresponse of simple circuits; operational amplifiers; logic circuits; and flip-flops. Prereq., APPM 2360. Restricted to nonmajors. Same as GEEN 3854. Prerequisites: Electrical/Computer Engineering Majors, Electrical Engineering Majors or Electrical/Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering Concurrent Degree Majors are restricted from taking this course.

ECEN-3070 (3) Edges of Science

Examines the evidence for paranormal phenomena, reasons for skepticism, and physical models that could account for the data. Reviews controversial scientific theories that overcame barriers to acceptance, and how worldviews shift. Considers the scientific method and ways uncontrolled factors might influence experiments. Develops skills in statistical analysis of data. Includes group projects testing for anomalous and parapsychological effects. Not accepted as a technical elective for engineering majors. Prereq., MATH 1011 or equivalent.

ECEN-3170 (3) Energy Conversion 1

Introduces block diagrams, conventional/renewable energy sources, power electronics, magnetic circuits, transformers and power systems, forces/torques of electric machines. Employs a top-down approach to present applications first and then discuss components. Uses Pspice, Mathematica, Matlab. Prereq., PHYS 1120. Coreq., ECEN 3250. Prerequisites: Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.

ECEN-3250 (3) Microelectronics

Develops a basic understanding of active semiconductor devices. Focuses on building an understanding of BJT and CMOS devices in both digital and analog application. Prereq., ECEN 2260. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) College of Engineering students only.

ECEN-3300 (3) Linear Systems

Characterization of linear and time-invariant systems in time and frequency domains. Continuous time systems are analyzed using differential equations and Laplace and Fourier transforms. Discrete time systems, which can be implemented using a modern digital signal processing framework, use difference equations, z-transforms and discrete time Fourier transforms for their analysis and design. Applications of linear systems include communications, signal processing, and control systems. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) College of Engineering students only.