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EE 10115 - Introduction to Embedded Systems and the Internet of Things

Embedded systems are computing platforms that are embedded into a larger mechanical or electrical system, where they collect data, perform computations, and control the larger system's actions; examples include "smart" thermostats (e.g., Nest), automotive sub-systems, industrial robots, and flight control systems. When embedded systems are provided with network connectivity, the resulting capability enables the "Internet of Things" - large scale machine-to-machine interconnections that provide distributed intelligence intersecting wide swaths of everyday life. This course will use the Arduino platform to investigate fundamental issues associated with embedded systems and their role in the Internet of Things. 

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Corequisites: EE 12115 and EG 10112

EE 20224 - Introduction to Electric Circuit Analysis

An introduction to the modeling and analysis of electric circuits - this course covers basic linear circuit analysis principles that include KCL, KVL, nodal and mesh analysis methods, network theorems, operation amplifiers as linear circuit elements, and transient analysis of first-order RC/RL circuits.

Credits: 2
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: MATH 10560
Corequisites: EE 22224

EE 20225 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

This course serves as an introduction to the field of electrical engineering through various hands-on experiences. Students will gain skills in using breadboards, electronic components and electrical test equipment. Students will be introduced to concepts in both electrical systems and devices that will be developed more-completely in later courses, so this course serves as an overview of the breadth of electrical engineering courses at Notre Dame. The course includes one three-hour laboratory session and one 50-minute lecture per week. Grading is based on pre-lab assignments, laboratory reports and a final exam.

Credits: 2
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: EG 10112
Corequisites: EE 21225

EE 20234 - Electric Circuits

Analysis of first, second, and higher order circuits, including natural response, forced response, phasor concepts, AC methods, frequency response, and Laplace transform techniques. 

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: (EE 20224 or EE 24224 or EE 20222 or EE 24222) and (PHY 10320* or PHYS 10094)

EE 20242 - Electronics

Introduction to electronic circuits and systems. Basic diode and transistor circuits and the associated DC bias analysis and low-frequency AC small signal analysis. Voltage and feedback amplifiers. Logic and analog circuits utilizing discrete solid-state devices.

Credits: 4
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: EE 20224 or EE 24224 or EE 20222 or EE 24222, EE 20225
Corequisites: EE 21242

EE 30321 - Embedded Systems

Embedded systems are everywhere. Use your phone, look at your watch, turn on your TV and you are interacting with an embedded system. Complex systems such as cars, robots, and airplanes will have dozens of embedded systems that work together to complete a complex task.In this course you will learn the basics of designing, programming, and interfacing needed to build an embedded system. It will provide a hands-on experience on how an embedded system can be used to solve Electrical Engineering problems 

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: CSE 20221 and (CSE 20133 or CSE 20232)

EE 30342 - Microelectronic Circuit Design

Fundamentals of transistor integrated circuit design, including frequency response, feedback, stability, and frequency compensation with application to operational amplifiers, phase-locked loops, and AM/FM transmission and reception. Includes laboratory.

Credits: 4
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: EE 20242
Corequisites: EE 31342

EE 30344 - Signals and Systems

Behavior of linear systems in both time-and transform-domain representations; convolution integrals and summations, Fourier series signal expansions, Fourier and Laplace transform analysis of linear systems; discrete time Fourier transforms.

Credits: 3
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: EE 20234 and MATH 20580
Corequisites: EE 32344

EE 30347 - Fundamentals of Semiconductors

An introduction to solid-state electronic devices, presenting the basis of semiconductor materials, conduction processes in solids, and other physical phenomena fundamental to the understanding of transistors, optoelectronic devices, and silicon integrated circuit technology.

Credits: 3
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: PHYS 10320 or PHYS 10094
Corequisites: EE 32347

EE 30348 - Electromagnetic Fields

A basic course in electromagnetic field theory, using Maxwell's equations as the central theme. Vector analysis is employed extensively.

Credits: 3
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: MATH 20550 and (PHYS 10320 or PHYS 10094)
Corequisites: EE 32348

EE 30357 - Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices

Applications of transport phenomena in semiconductors to explain the terminal behavior of a variety of modern electronic devices such as bipolar junction transistors, MOS structures, and field effect transistors.

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: EE 30347 or EE 34347
Corequisites: EE 32357

EE 30358 - Waveguides and Antennas

Propagation of traveling waves along transmission lines: transient waves, steady-state sinusoidal time and space variations. Wave equations for unbounded media and in wave guides.

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: EE 30348 or EE 34348 

EE 30363 - Random Phenomena in Electrical Engineering

An introduction to probability, random variables and random processes as encountered in information processing systems. Analysis and estimation of stochastic signals and noise in linear systems. 

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: MATH 10560 

EE 30372 - Electric Machinery and Power Systems

Introduction to electric power systems and electro-mechanical energy conversion, including generators, transformers, three-phase circuits, AC and DC motors, transmission lines, power flow, and fault analysis.

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: EE 20234 and (PHYS 10320 or PHYS 10094)

EE 40345 - Audio Technology

This course examines scientific and engineering principles at work behind audio technology and sound phenomena. Will explore acoustics, microphone & speaker characteristics, equalization, Fourier Transforms, digital formats, recording, synthesizers and more.  

Credits: 3
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: PHYS 10320 or PHYS 10094

EE 40354 - Multimedia Signals & Systems

This course will examine multimedia signals and design of systems for the capture, storage, transmission and reproduction of such signals. Signals of particular interest will include, audio and visual signals. The course will examine both the theoretical underpinnings of the representations and processing techniques along with common signal standards such as MP3, JPEG and MPEG.

Credits: 3
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: (EE 30344 or EE 34344) and EE30363* 

EE 40432 - Introduction to Systems Biology

The goal of this course is to highlight elementary design principles inherent in biology. Many of the underlying principles governing biochemical reactions in a living cell can be related to network circuit motifs with multiple inputs/outputs, feedback and feedforward. This course draws on control theory and elementary biology to provide a mathematical framework to understand biological networks. The topics examined in the course are drawn from current research and include: transcription networks, stochastic gene induction, adaptation, oscillators (circadian rhythms), riboswitches, plasticity, metabolism, pattern development and cancer. The course is intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. There is an optional lab that focuses on transforming bacteria, stem cell biology and stochastic simulation. There is an optional lab (mandatory for graduate students) that focuses on transforming bacteria, stem cell biology and stochastic simulation. 

Credits: 3 to 4
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: CHEM 10122 and MATH 20580
Corequisites: EE 41432
 

EE 40446 - IC Fabrication

This course introduces the student to the principles of integrated circuit fabrication. Photolithography, impurity deposition and redistribution, metal deposition and definition, and other topics. Students will fabricate a 5000 transistor CMOS LSI circuit.

Credits: 4
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: 
Corequisites: EE 41446

EE 40453 - Communication Systems

An introduction to the generation, transmission, and detection of information-bearing signals. Analog and digital modulation techniques including AM, FM, PSK, QAM, and PCM. Time and frequency division multiplexing.

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING (even years)
Prerequisites: (EE 30344 or EE 34344) and EE 30363*
Corequisites: EE 41453

EE 40455 - Control Systems

Design of linear feedback control systems by state-variable methods and by classical root locus, Nyquist, Bode and Routh-Hurwitz methods.

Credits: 4
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: EE 30344 or EE 34344
Corequisites: EE 41455

EE 40458 - RF & Microwave Circuits for Wireless Communications Laboratory

This course is an introduction to microwave circuit design and analysis techniques, with particular emphasis on applications for modern microwave communication and sensing systems. An integrated laboratory experience provides exposure to fundamental measurement techniques for device and circuit characterization at microwave frequencies. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of circuit design and analysis principles as applied to modern microwave circuits, as well as become familiar with design techniques for both hand analysis and computer-aided design. An appreciation for basic measurement techniques for characterization of microwave devices, circuits, and systems through laboratory experiments will also be developed.

Credits: 3
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: EE 30348 or EE 34348
Corequisites: EE 41458
 

EE 40468 - Optics and Photonics

A hands-on overview of the important role of photons alongside electrons in modern electrical engineering. Photonics technologies studied include lasers, optical fibers, integrated optics, optical signal processing, holography, optoelectronic devices, and optical modulators. A survey of the properties of light, its interactions with matter, and techniques for generating, guiding, modulating, and detecting coherent laser light.

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: EE 30347 or EE 34347
Corequisites: EE 41468
 

EE 40471 - Digital Signal Processing

An introduction to the theory and application of digital information processing: analog/digital and digital/analog conversion, transform domain representation of discrete-time signals and systems, Z-transform, signal flow graphs, discrete Fourier transform, fast Fourier transforms, frequency analysis, filter design, filter structures, Wiener filter, finite-precision effects, applications in communications, and the analysis and synthesis of audio and image data.

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING (odd years)
Prerequisites: EE 30344 or EE 34344 

EE 40472 - Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles

The course in an introduction to modern electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. It covers basic aspects of batteries, electric motors, powertrain systems, and the vehicle-road system. Emphasis will be placed on energy and power flows in electric and hybrid-electric vehicle systems. Optimization of energy usage for given driving cycles will also be addressed in some detail. Some of the commercially available power management schemes will be introduced and potential alternatives will be explored. 

Credits: 3
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: EE 20234 and (PHYS 10320 or PHYS 10094)
 

EE 40478 - Introduction to Quantum Computing

This course will introduce the matrix form of quantum mechanics and discuss the concepts underlying the theory of quantum information. Some of the important algorithms will be discussed, as well as physical systems that have been suggested for quantum computing.

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: MATH 20580 or MATH 20610 

EE 47040 - Biomedical Device Engineering and Physics

Technical advances at the forefront of physics frequently drives biomedical innovation and improves our understanding and treatment of disease. In this course, we will study the physics behind several modern medical diagnostic, therapeutic, and imaging technologies in the context of the biomedical needs they address. 

Credits: 3
Semester: FALL
Prerequisites: MATH 20580

EE 47055 - Introduction Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to understand and apply state-of-the-art biomedical optical imaging and sensing techniques. This course will teach the fundamentals of light interactions with biological tissues, the preclinical and clinical applications of biomedical optical image/sensing, and the instrumentation required to do so. Topics explored include diffuse optics, tissue spectroscopy, florescence imaging, optical coherence tomography, confocal and nonlinear microscopy techniques, endoscopy, photoacoustics, and laser surgery. 

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: PHYS 10320

EE 41430 - Senior Design I

The first part of a yearlong senior design project. In this part, students will choose a project, develop the paper design, plan the implementation, and purchase necessary materials.

Credits: 3
Semester: FALL 

EE 41440 - Senior Design II

The second part of a yearlong senior design project. In this part, students implement, test and document their senior project.

Credits: 3
Semester: SPRING
Prerequisites: EE 41430

EE 48499 - Undergraduate Reserach

A research project at the undergraduate level under the supervision of a faculty member. See the Undergraduate Research page for opportunities.

Credits: Variable
Semester: FALL and SPRING

 

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