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The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar
2011-2012 Academic Year

Applied Science Courses of Instruction Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses

Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses
ELEC 210 Introductory Electric Circuits and Machines W 3-.5-.5 4
An introductory course for engineering students in disciplines other than electrical or computer engineering. The course begins with a review of the concepts of resistance, capacitance, and inductance. Circuit analysis techniques are then applied to characterize the behaviour of commonly used electrical energy conversion devices such as transformers, dc machines, and induction and synchronous machines. (0/0/0/48/0) PREREQUISITES:  APSC 111, APSC 112, APSC 171, APSC 172, APSC 174
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ELEC 221 Electric Circuits F 3-0-.5 3.5
This course introduces the circuit analysis techniques which are used in subsequent courses in electronics, power, and signals and systems. Circuits containing resistance, capacitance, inductance, and independent and dependent voltage and current sources will be studied. Emphasis is placed on DC, AC, and transient analysis techniques. (0/0/0/42/0) PREREQUISITES: APSC 112, APSC 171, APSC 172, APSC 174
COREQUISITES: MTHE 235 or MTHE 237 or MTHE 225 or MTHE 232
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ELEC 252 Electronics I W 3-0-.5 3.5
This course is an introduction to semiconductor electronics for students in the Electrical Engineering program and related programs. Topics studied include: operational amplifiers; dc and small signal models for diodes, basic principles of bipolar transistors and field effect transistors, dc analysis of electronic circuits and practical applications of the devices to the design of power supplies, amplifiers and digital logic circuits. Laboratory experiments in ELEC 290 illustrate and augment the lecture material. (0/0/0/31/11) PREREQUISITE: ELEC 221
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ELEC 270 Discrete Mathematics with Computer Engineering Applications W 3-0-.5 3.5
Introduction to the mathematics of representing and manipulating discrete objects. Topics include numbers, modular arithmetic, counting, relations and graph theory. Methods of proof and reasoning - such as induction and mathematical logic - will also be covered. Some applications to cryptosystems, hashing functions, job scheduling, and coding will be included. (31/0/0/11/0) PREREQUISITES:  ELEC 271, APSC 142
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ELEC 271 Digital Systems F 3-0-.5 3.5
The fundamentals of digital systems. Boolean algebra applied to digital systems; logic gates and combinational logic design; arithmetic circuits; flip-flops, registers and counters; synchronous sequential logic and state machine design; implementation in programmable logic chips; introduction to programmable logic controllers.  (0/0/0/14/28) PREREQUISITES: APSC 171, APSC 172, APSC 174
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ELEC 274 Computer Architecture W 3-.5-.5 4
Number and data representation. Overview of the logical structure of computers, instruction set architecture, instruction execution sequencing. Assembly language programming, assembly versus high-level languages. Datapath and control unit design. Principles of memory hierarchy, I/O, and interrupts. Introduction to pipelining and parallelism. (0/0/0/26/22) PREREQUISITES: APSC 142, ELEC 271 or MTHE 217 (MATH 217) or permission of instructor
EXCLUSION: CISC 221
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ELEC 276 Foundations of Information Structures and Software Engineering
Abstract data structures: list, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, implementation alternatives. Hierarchical data structures and associated algorithms. Abstract data types, classes, interfaces and specifications. Software engineering concepts, basics of object oriented programming, and applications. Applications in efficient algorithms, database design, and game systems. Complexity analysis. (8/0/0/24/16)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09 ~
PREREQUISITES: CISC 212 and/or CISC 121
EXCLUSIONS: ELEC 278, CISC 235
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ELEC 278 Fundamentals of Information Structures and Software Engineering W 3-.5-.5 4
Abstract data structures: lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs. Abstract data types, modules, interfaces and specifications. Software engineering concepts and applications. (12/0/0/24/12) PREREQUISITES: CMPE 212 (CISC 212) and/or CISC 121
EXCLUSIONS: ELEC 276, CISC 235
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ELEC 280 Fundamentals of Electromagnetics W 3-0-.5 3.5
A study of the fundamental aspects of electromagnetic fields. The following topics are covered: vector analysis, including orthogonal coordinate systems, and the calculus of field quantities; electrostatic fields including the concepts of electric potential, capacitance, and current and current density; magnetostatic fields including inductance; time-varying fields and the complete form of Maxwell's equations; basic transmission line phenomena including steady-state sinusoidal behaviour and standing waves, transient performance and impedance matching. (11/20/0/11/0) PREREQUISITES: APSC 112, APSC 171, APSC 172, APSC 174
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ELEC 290 Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory
This is a full year laboratory course that introduces the use of electronic measurement equipment such as power supplies, meters, function generators and oscilloscopes.  The experiments complement the descriptive, theoretical, analytical, and design aspects of the other second year electrical and computer engineering courses.  The course includes a substantial project-based learning component, using autonomous programmable robots.  (0/0/0/15/18)
~COURSE DELETED IN 2010-2011~
COREQUISITES: During the fall term: ELEC 221 and ELEC 271. During the winter term: ELEC 252 and ELEC 280, (PHYS 231 or instructor permission for Mathematics and Engineering students)
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ELEC 291 Technical Communication I
This course provides an introduction to effective engineering writing and speaking skills required in related course work and in the workplace. These skills are demonstrated in lectures and developed hands on in small group tutorials. Assignments are linked to the technical content of other core courses, such as ELEC 290. (0/0/6/0/0)
~ COURSE DELETED 2009/10 ~
PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor          
COREQUISITE: ELEC 290
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ELEC 293 Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory I F 0-1.25-0 1.25
In this laboratory course, students will explore practical concepts in electric circuits and digital logic circuits. Students will investigate electric circuit operation through circuit simulation, prototyping and testing; and design, implement and test digital logic circuits. The experiments complement material covered in the fall term second year courses on electric circuits and digital systems. (0/0/0/15/0)
COREQUISITE: ELEC 221 and ELEC 271
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ELEC 294 Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory II W 0-1.25-0 1.25
This course is a continuation of ELEC 293. In this course, students will explore concepts in electromagnetics, electric motors and electronic circuits. Students will investigate electromagnetic effects in circuits, the operation of electric motors, the characteristics of electronic devices, and simulate, construct and test electronic circuits. The experiments complement material covered in the winter term second year courses on electromagnetics and electronics. (0/0/0/11/4)
PREREQUISITE: ELEC 293
COREQUISITE: ELEC 252
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ELEC 299 Mechatronics Project FW 0-.5-.25 .75
A team design project based around an autonomous, programmable, robotic vehicle, following on from project activity in APSC 200. Students explore different sensors and software strategies for vehicle control and navigation, in addition to wiring up sensor and motor circuits. The design goal is to configure and program a vehicle to take part in a year-end competition in which robots compete head-to-head on a pre-defined playfield under established competition rules. A final project report must be produced that documents the experimentation, design, and testing. A final exam tests knowledge of sensors and software  (0/0/0/0/9)
COREQUISITE: ELEC 293 and ELEC 294
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ELEC 323 Signals and Systems I F 3-.25-.5 3.75
This is a first course on the basic concepts and applications of signals and systems analysis. Continuous time signals and systems are emphasized. Topics include: representations of continuous-time signals; linear time-invariant systems; convolution, impulse response, step response; review of Laplace transforms with applications to circuit and system analysis; transfer function; frequency response and Bode plots; filtering concepts; Fourier series and Fourier transforms; signal spectra; AM modulation and demodulation; introduction to angle modulation. (12/0/0/33/0)  PREREQUISITES: ELEC 221, MTHE 235 (MATH 235) or MTHE 237 (MATH 237)
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ELEC 324 Signals and Systems II W 3-.5-.5 4
This is a second course on the basic concepts and applications of signals and systems analysis. Discrete time signals and systems are emphasized. Topics include: sampling and reconstruction; discrete-time signals and systems; difference equations; Z-transform and solutions to difference equations; discrete Fourier series and discrete time Fourier transform; filtering concepts; applications to pulse amplitude modulation, delta modulation, and speech coding. (12/0/0/36/0) PREREQUISITE: ELEC 323
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ELEC 326 Probability and Random Processes W 3-0-.5 3.5
This course provides an introduction to probabilistic models and methods for addressing uncertainty and variability in engineering applications. Topics include sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability density and cumulative distribution functions, functions of random variables, and random processes. (24/0/0/18/0) PREREQUISITE: APSC 171
EXCLUSION: MTHE 351 (STAT 351)
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ELEC 333 Electric Machines F 3-.75-.75 4.5
An introduction to the basic principles, operating characteristics, and design of electric machines. Topics to be studied include: three-phase circuits; magnetic circuits; transformers; steady state behaviours of dc generators and motors; rotating magnetic fields; steady state operation of induction machines and synchronous machines; introduction to fractional horsepower machines; speed control of electric motors. (0/14/0/26/14)

PREREQUISITE: ELEC 221
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ELEC 344 Sensors and Actuators W 3-0-.25 3.25
This course provides an introduction to sensing and actuation in mechatronic systems. The topics include sensing principles for the measurement of motion, force, torque, pressure, flow, temperature using analog and digital transducers; actuating principles using for continuous drive actuators and stepper motors; power transmission systems; and methods for signal collection, conditioning and analysis. Various components will be experimentally tested and analyzed.(0/0/0/39/0)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012~
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ELEC 353 Electronics II F 3-.75-.75 4.5
Analog and digital electronic circuits based on the devices introduced in ELEC 252 will be studied. The course is subdivided into two parts; the design and operation of amplifiers and the operation of common logic families. Particular attention is paid to the transient and frequency response of the circuits. The course also includes a study of feedback as applied to the design and analysis of electronic circuits. The laboratory work is design oriented and complements the lecture material. (0/0/0/27/27) PREREQUISITE: ELEC 252
COREQUISITES: ELEC 323 or MTHE 326
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ELEC 371 Microprocessor Interfacing and Embedded Systems F 3-1-.5 4.5
Microcontroller organization and application to embedded systems; bus interface and memory timing; serial and parallel input/output interfaces; interrupt handling and flow from reset; embedded application case studies. The hardware design and workings of a complete microcomputer are explored in detail.  (0/0/0/40/14) PREREQUISITES: ELEC 271, CISC 231 or ELEC 274
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ELEC 374 Digital Systems Engineering W 3-1-.25 4.25
High-performance logic design for arithmetic circuits; memory system designs based on dynamic random access chip components; computer bus protocols for memory and I/O operations; mass storage devices including magnetic disks and CD-ROMs; high-speed circuit considerations including transmission line effects; introduction to fault testing and design for testability. The Laboratory component of the course includes a processor design project that uses CAD software tools and VHDL design specification for programmable logic implementation. (0/0/0/28/23)
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 252, ELEC 271, ELEC 274 or permission of the instructor
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ELEC 377 Operating Systems F 3-1-0 4
Operating systems for conventional shared memory computers. System services and system calls, concurrent processes and scheduling, synchronization and communication, deadlock. File systems and protection, memory management and virtual memory, device management and drivers. Unix operating system. Real-time and distributed systems. Security.  (0/0/0/26/22)
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 278 or CISC 231
EXCLUSION: CMPE 324 (CISC 324)
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ELEC 381 Applications of Electromagnetics F 3-0-.5 3.5
Review of transmission lines and an introduction to the Smith chart; uniform plane waves; reflection of plane waves; normal and oblique incidence; analysis and applications of rectangular waveguides; resonant cavities; optical fibres; introduction to antennas; aperture antennas. (0/0/0/24/18) PREREQUISITES: ELEC 280 or ENPH 231 (PHYS 231) or PHYS 235
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ELEC 390 Electrical and Computer Engineering Design W .7-.8-0 1.5
This course prepares the student for ELEC49x, the fourth-year capstone design project course. Students will practice engineering design in the context of one or two mini-projects relevant to Electrical and Computer Engineering. The lecture material will be augmented by design exercises. In the second half of the course, students will form project groups, each of which will formulate a project plan. The groups will execute their plans in ELEC 49X in the subsequent year (students going away on internship must join up to form groups that will continue when they return). Through an investigative, ranking and matching, and approval process, groups will be assigned a project from a list of proposed design projects. Each group then prepares a proposal document that describes their project and schedules its milestones for the coming academic year.  (0/0/0/0/18)
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Fall term 3rd year studies in either the Eletrical Engineering program, or the Computer Engineering program.
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ELEC 391 Technical Communications II
This course provides advanced instruction and practice in effective engineering writing and speaking skills with the emphasis on technical proposals, product specifications and evaluations, professional correspondence, design reports, poster presentations, and oral briefings. These skills are demonstrated in lectures and developed hands on in small group tutorials. Assignments are linked to the technical content of other core courses. (0/0/24/0/0)
~COURSE DELETED IN 2010-2011~
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Instruction
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ELEC 408 Topics in Biomedical Engineering F 3-0-0 3
This course presents a number of topics in biomedical engineering, as related to electrical engineering. The course is divided into 3 modules; in any given year, two of the three modules will be covered. The Bioinstrumentation and Biosensors module covers: basic concepts of biopotential generation; biosignal detection using metal electrodes; electrocardiogram; amplifiers and filter design for biosignal recording; and design considerations. The Bioinformatics module covers: microarray data analysis methods; pattern discovery, clustering and classification methods; applications to prediction of clinical outcome and treatment response; coding region detection and protein family prediction. The Medical Imaging module covers: 2D and 3D image formation; fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging; spatial and frequency-domain filtering and feature extraction; applications in diagnostics, therapeutics, and interventions. (0/9/0/18/9)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011~
PREREQUISITES: Registration in 3rd or 4th Year
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ELEC 421 Signal Processing: Digital Filters and System Design F 3-.5-.5 4
Sampling theorem, filter realization structures, quantization errors and finite word length effects, digital signal processor programming, finite and infinite impulse response filter design techniques, discrete and fast Fourier transform.  (0/0/0/24/24)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012~
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 323 and ELEC 324 or MTHE 334 (MATH 334) and MTHE 335 (MATH 335)
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ELEC 422 Signal Processing: Random Models and Applications F 3-0-0 3
Recent DSP topics including: bandpass sampling, oversampling A/D conversion, quantization noise modelling, multi-rate signal processing, filterbanks, quadrature mirror filters, applications to communications systems, speech and image compression; processing of discrete-time random signals.  (0/0/0/12/24)
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 323 and ELEC 324 or MTHE 334 (MATH 334) and MTHE 335 (MATH 335), ELEC 326, or MTHE 351 (STAT 351), or permission of the instructor
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ELEC 431 Power Electronics F 3-.25-0 3.25
This course introduces the basic concepts of power electronics, which include power semiconductor devices and switching power converters. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and design of various power electronics circuits. Their industrial application, such as in telecommunications and computing, will also be discussed. More specifically, the course will cover the characteristics of switching devices, especially that of MOSFET. The course will also cover the operation of various switching converters such as phase controlled AC-to-DC converters, AC voltage controllers, DC-to-DC switching converters, DC-to-AC inverters and switching power supplies. The requirements and configurations of power systems for telecommunications will be introduced. The techniques to analyze and design these power systems using available components will also be discussed. Computer simulation will be used to analyze the detailed operation of switching converters. (0/0/0/15/24) PREREQUISITE: ELEC 252
COREQUISITE: ELEC 333 or Permission of Instructor
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ELEC 433 Energy and Power Systems W 3-0-.5 3.5
Energy resources and electric power generation with particular emphasis on renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, and biomass; review of balanced and unbalanced 3-phase systems; review of per-unit systems; real and reactive power, sequence networks and unsymmetrical analysis; transmission line parameters; basic system models; steady state performance; network calculations; power flow solutions; symmetrical components; fault studies; short circuit analysis; economic dispatch; introduction to power system stability, operating strategies and control; modern power systems and power converters; DC/AC and AC/DC conversion; and introduction to DC transmission. (0/0/0/24/18)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012~
PREREQUISITE: ELEC 333       
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ELEC 436 Electric Machines and Control W 3-0-0 3
Review of basic electric machines. Salient pole synchronous machines. Transient and dynamic behaviour of electric machines. Characteristics and applications of special motors such as servo motors, stepper motors, PM-motors, brushless dc motors, switched reluctance motors and linear motors. Solid state speed and torque control of motors. (0/0/0/18/18)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012~
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 431
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ELEC 443 Linear Control Systems W 3-.75-.25 4
Introduction to linear systems and feedback control. Topics include introduction to automatic control, overview of Laplace transformation, linear models of dynamic systems, time-domain specifications of first and second order systems, stability analysis using Routh-Hurwitz criterion, steady-state error and disturbance rejection, PID control, stability analysis and linear controller design using root locus method, Nyquist criterion, and Bode plots, and introduction to state-space analysis. These methods are applied and tested using software such as MATLAB/Simulink, and laboratory experiments. (0/0/0/12/36)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012~
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 323 or MTHE 335 (MATH 335)
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ELEC 444 Modeling and Computer Control of Mechatronic Systems W 3-0-.25 3.25
This course provides an introduction to modeling and analysis of the dynamics of mechatronic processes and computer control of such systems. Topics include modeling and simulation of mechanical, electrical, thermal, and fluid systems, sampled-data systems and equivalent discrete system, overview of Z-transform, dynamic response of second-order discrete systems, stability analysis and design of linear discrete-time control systems using root locus and frequency response methods. The modeling and controller design methods are implemented and tested using MATLAB/Simulink and laboratory experiments. (0/0/0/29/10)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012~
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ELEC 448 Introduction to Robotics: Mechanics and Control W 3-.5-0 3.5
Robotics is an interdisciplinary subject concerning areas of mechanics, electronics, information theory, control systems and automation. This course provides an introduction to robotics and covers fundamental aspects of modeling and control of robot manipulators. Topics include history and application of robotics in industry, rigid body kinematics, manipulator forward, inverse and differential kinematics, workspace, singularity, redundancy, manipulator dynamics, trajectory generation, actuators, sensors, and manipulator position and contact force control strategies. Applications studied using MATLAB/Simulink software simulation and laboratory experiments.
(0/0/0/16/26)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012~
COREQUISITES: ELEC 443 or MTHE 332 (MATH 332) or permission of the instructor
EXCLUSION: MECH 456
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ELEC 451 Digital Integrated Circuit Engineering F 3-0-0 3
Review of MOS transistor structure and operation; overview of wafer processing and device implementation, layout and design rules. CMOS gate design; static and dynamic logic; modelling of transients and delays. Clocked circuits; interconnect effects, and I/O. Memory and programmable logic arrays. Technology scaling effects; design styles and flow. (0/0/0/18/18)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011~
COREQUISITE: ELEC 353
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ELEC 454 Analog Electronics W 3-0-.25 3.25
Topics include; an introduction to noise and distortion in electronic circuits, analysis and design of biasing circuits, references, ADCs and DACs, power amps, mixers, modulators and PLLs along with a short introduction to analog filter design. (0/0/0/20/19)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2011-2012~
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 323 or MTHE 332 (MATH 332), ELEC 353
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ELEC 457 Integrated Circuits and System Applications W 3-0-0 3
In the first part of this course modern microelectronic circuits are covered and in the second part these circuits are used in new and emerging applications. Topics include: active and passive filtering circuits, baseband and high-frequency signal generation, low phase-noise oscillators using Quartz crystals and dielectric resonators, power amplifiers, discussion of power gain, linearity, and efficiency, frequency mixers and multipliers, A/D and D/A converters, phaselocked loops, clock recovery circuits, biological sensors, neurostimulator circuits, biotelemetry communications systems, backscatter modulators and RF-to-DC power converters for radiofrequency identification (RFID), radar imaging systems, radiometer circuits for earth surface mapping. (0/0/0/18/18)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011~
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 353, ELEC 323 or MTHE 335 (MATH 335)
EXCLUSION: ELEC 363
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ELEC 461 Digital Communications F 3-0-.5 3.5
Representation of signals and noise, Gaussian processes, correlation functions and power spectra. Linear systems and random processes. Performance analysis and design of coherent and noncoherent communication systems, phase-shift-keying, frequency-shift,-keying, and M-ary communication systems. Optimum receivers and signal space concepts. Information and its measure, source encoding, channel capacity and error correcting coding. (0/0/0/21/21) PREREQUISITES: ELEC 324 or (MTHE 334/MATH 334 and MTHE 335/MATH 335), ELEC 326 or MTHE 351 (STAT 351), or permission of the instructor
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ELEC 464 Wireless Communications W 3-0-0 3
Introduction to the basic concepts and design techniques in radio, mobile radio and personal communication systems; frequency allocations: cellular radio; frequency reuse, handoff and interference; mobile radio propagation; reflection, refraction, and diffraction of radio waves; indoor and outdoor propagation models; multipath fading channels; Raleigh and Rican models, coherence bandwidth and doppler fading rate of time varying fading; modulation and multiple access; FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, FDMA/TDMA and multi-carrier access; QPSK and MSK modulation, coded modulation and antenna diversity; selected wireless standards; IS-136, IS-95 and PCS 1800. (0/0/0/18/18)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011~
PREREQUISITE: ELEC 461
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ELEC 470 Computer System Architecture W 3-0-.5 3.5
This course provides an overview of advanced topics in computer design with a quantitative perspective. Topics include: instruction set design, pipelining, instruction-level parallelism, memory-hierarchy design, storage systems, and multiprocessors. (0/0/0/11/31)
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 371, CISC 231 or ELEC 274
EXCLUSION: CISC 441
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ELEC 471 Computer Networks I F 3-0-0 3
Communication networks architecture, physical layer, data link layer and protocol design, introduction to queuing theory, network layer, routing and interworking and performance evaluation and monitoring. (0/0/0/10/26)
COREQUISITE: ELEC 326 or MTHE 351 (STAT 351)   or Permission of Instructor
EXCLUSION: CISC 435
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ELEC 474 Machine Vision F 3-0-.25 3.25
Image acquisition and representation, histogramming, spatial- and frequency-domain filtering, edge detection, motion segmentation, color indexing, blob detection, interest operators, feature extraction, camera models and calibration, epipolar geometry and stereovision. The lab and assignments will emphasize practical examples of machine vision techniques to industrial and mechatronic applications. (0/0/0/39/0)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012~
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ELEC 476 Modelling and Systems Simulation W 3-0-.5 3.5
Overview of techniques for the performance evaluation of computer systems and networks. Discrete event digital simulation of stochastic processes. Simulation methodology. Design of simulation experiments. Analysis and validation of simulation models and results. Operational analysis. (0/0/0/12/30)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2010-2011~
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 326 or MTHE 351 (STAT 351)
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ELEC 478 Computer Networks II W 3-0-0 3
Introduction to communication networks design principles, data encoding, media access sublayer, local area networks, protocol analysis, mobile communication networks and network security. (0/0/0/10/26)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012~
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 326 or MTHE 351 (STAT 351), ELEC 471 or CISC 435
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ELEC 483 Microwave and RF Circuits and Systems W 3-.75-.75 4.5
This course introduces the analysis and design of microwave components and systems. Topics include: modeling of high frequency circuits; transmission lines; scattering parameters; impedance matching; passive microwave components; amplifiers, mixers and oscillators; noise in receivers; elemental antennas and simple and phased arrays; communication links - microwave land, cellular and satellite systems; performance and link budget analysis. The laboratory work is design oriented and implements the lecture material. (0/0/0/27/27)
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 353, ELEC 381 or ENPH 332 (PHYS 332)
COREQUISITE: ELEC 487
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ELEC 486 Fiber Optic Communications W 3-.25-.5 3.75
This course introduces fundamental principles and applications of fiber optic communication systems. Topics include Fabry-Perot and distributed feedback semiconductor lasers, planar dielectric waveguides, propagation characteristics of single-mode optical fibers, p-i-n and avalanche photodiodes, and digital receiver performance. Device technology and system design applications are considered. (0/0/0/21/24)
PREREQUISITES: ELEC 381 or ENPH 332 (PHYS 332) and ELEC 461
COREQUISITE: ELEC 487 (unless already taken with ELEC 483)
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ELEC 487 Microwave and Fiber Optic Laboratory W 0-.75-0 .75
This course is taken by students enrolled in ELEC 483 or ELEC 486 (does not count as a separate technical elective). Laboratory experiments are based on measurement techniques, which apply to both microwave and fiber optic communication systems. Topics include network analysis, spectrum analysis, bit error ratio measurements, fault location on guided transmission media, and transmission line probe measurements. (0/0/0/6/3)
~COURSE DELETED in 2011-2012~
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ELEC 490 Electrical Engineering Project FW 0-5.5-1.5 7
Students work in groups of three on the design and implementation of electrical engineering projects, with the advice of faculty members. This course is intended to give students an opportunity to practice independent design and analysis. Each group is required to prepare an initial engineering proposal, regular progress reports, and a final report together with a formal seminar on the project and its results. (0/0/21/0/63) PREREQUISITES: ELEC 323, ELEC 324, ELEC 326, ELEC 353, ELEC 371, ELEC 381, or permission of the Department
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ELEC 497 Research Project FW 0-3-.5 3.5
The student registered in this course works on a research project under the supervision of an ECE faculty member. The project is designed for completion in one session, with a project proposal describing the research submitted at the beginning, and a major report and presentation of the work at the end of the session. (0/0/0/42/0)
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ELEC 498 Computer Engineering Project FW 0-5.5-1.5 7
Students work in groups of three on the design and implementation of computer engineering projects, with the advice of faculty members. This course is intended to give students an opportunity to practice independent design and analysis. Each group is required to prepare an initial engineering proposal, regular progress reports, and a final report together with a formal seminar on the project and its results.  (0/0/21/0/63) PREREQUISITES: ELEC 326, ELEC 371, ELEC 374, ELEC 377, CMPE 223 (CISC 223) or CMPE 323 (CISC 323), or permission of the Department
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