Electrical&Computer Engin (ECE)

ECE 210     Circuits     4 Credit Hours

Fundamental laws, electrical elements and sources, energy and power. DC analysis of linear circuits. Node and mesh analysis. Operational amplifiers and op-amp circuits, Thevenin and Norton theorems. Sinusoidal steady-state response and the phasor concept. Introductory concepts on complex frequency, average power in AC circuits. Transient responses. Three lecture hours per week and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 116 or MPLS with a score of 215) and PHYS 151*

Corequisite(s): ECE 210L

ECE 270     Computer Methods in ECE I     4 Credit Hours

Covers structured and object-oriented computer programming concepts in the context of the C/C++ programming language and engineering applications. Four lecture hours per week with programming assignments.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 100

ECE 273     Digital Systems     4 Credit Hours

Introduction to digital logic. Topics include numbers and coding systems; Boolean algebra with applications to logic systems; Karnaugh and Quine-McCluskey minimization; combinatorial logic design; flip-flops; sequential network design; and design of digital logic circuits. Three lecture hours per week and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): ENGR 100

Corequisite(s): ECE 273L

ECE 276     Discrete Math in Computer Engr     4 Credit Hours

An introduction to fundamental concepts of discrete mathematics for computer engineering. Topics will be chosen from set theory, partially ordered sets, lattices, Boolean algebra, semi-groups, rings, graphical representation of algebraic systems, graphs, and directed graphs. Applications in various areas of computer engineering will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 116 or MPLS with a score of 215)

ECE 299     Internship/ Co-Op     1 Credit Hour

This is a Cooperative Education course. Students wishing to experience a work experience before graduation may elect to participate in the Cooperative Education Program (minimum of two terms). (F,W,S).

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior

ECE 300     Signals and Systems     4 Credit Hours

Signals and systems representation and classification. Impulse response and convolution integral. Fourier analysis of continuous time signals and systems. Laplace transforms with applications to linear system analysis. Introduction to computer software for solving problems involving signals and systems. Three lecture hours and three recitation hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 210 and (MATH 217* and MATH 216 or MATH 227*)

ECE 305     Intro to Electrical Eng     4 Credit Hours

Introduction to electrical and electronic circuits, machinery, and instrumentation. Topics include Kirchoff's Laws, Thevenin and Norton theorems, sinusoidal and transient circuit analysis, numerical methods, solid state electronics, motors and generators, measuring instruments. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory analysis. Not open to ECE students.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 151 and (MATH 205 or MATH 215) and (MATH 217* or MATH 227*)

Corequisite(s): ECE 305L

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Major is Electrical Engineering

ECE 3100     Data Science I     4 Credit Hours

This course provides an overview of the mathematical techniques and computer tools needed in the field of data science. The important types of problems addressed in the field of data science are rigorously formulated and analyzed, including regression, pattern recognition and classification, time series prediction, and clustering. Effective mathematical and computational solution methodologies are discussed, including exploratory data analysis, statistical methods, and machine learning. At the end of the course, the student will have an analytic and computational toolkit with which they can solve real problems and "tell a story" with data. (F)

Prerequisite(s): (CIS 1501 or CIS 150) and (MATH 227 or MATH 217) and (STAT 325* or IMSE 317* or BENG 364*)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ECE 311     Electronic Circuits I     4 Credit Hours

Terminal characteristics and biasing of semiconductor diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, operational amplifiers. Rectifiers, amplifiers, and logic. Design projects. Three lecture hours and one three hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 210 and CHEM 144 and (COMP 270* or COMP 106* or COMP 280* or CPAS with a score of 40) or COMP 220*

Corequisite(s):

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Major is Electrical Engineering

ECE 314     Filter Design     3 Credit Hours

Review of filter descriptions, transfer functions, and frequency response characteristics; first and second order passive and active filters; biquad circuits; filter transformations. Butterworth, Chebyshev, and Elliptic filters; OPAMP realization of active filters; sensitivity analysis of active circuits. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311 and ECE 317

ECE 316     Computer Electronics     0 to 3 Credit Hours

Design of selected electronic circuits such as signal conditioning amplifiers. Switching and digital logic circuits, using FET and BJT devices, A/D and D/A converters. Two-hour lecture and one three-hour lab per week. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ECE 210 and ECE 273 and (COMP 270* or COMP 106* or CPAS with a score of 40 or COMP 220*)

ECE 317     Electronic Signals and Systems     4 Credit Hours

Signals and systems representation and classification. Impulse response and convolution integral. Laplace transforms with applications to linear electronic systems analysis. Fourier series analysis for analyzing harmonic distortion. Frequency response and filter design. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 216 and (MATH 217* or MATH 227*) and ECE 311*

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ECE 3171     Analog & Discrete Sig & Sys     4 Credit Hours

Signals and systems representation and classification. Impulse response and convolution integral. Laplace and Z transforms with applications to linear system analysis. Fourier series Fourier Transform and Discrete Fourier Transform, Frequency response, Filter design. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 216 and ECE 311* and (MATH 217* or MATH 227*)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 319     Electromagnetic Compatibility     4 Credit Hours

Introduction, cabling, grounding, balancing and filtering, passive components,shielding, digital circuit noise and PCB layout, radiation, ESD, regulations, demos, experiments, lab projects and guest lectures. Three Lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311

ECE 321     Electromagnetic Fields/Waves     3 Credit Hours

Vector analysis; static electric field; steady electric currents; static magnetic fields; time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations; plane electromagnetic waves. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311*

ECE 329     Intro to Computer Music     4 Credit Hours

This course will introduce students to methods and technologies of computer music. The basics of digital audio will be covered, including sampling, quantization, and compression standards. Various analysis tools will be covered, including the Fourier transform and windowing techniques. Mathematical models of physical instruments will be introduced. Various sound synthesis strategies will be introduced: wave tables, additive synthesis, subtractive synthesis, frequency modulation, and granular synthesis.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 105

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior

ECE 347     Applied Dynamics     4 Credit Hours

Introduction to rigid, multi-body dynamics tailored to the analysis and design of linkage-based robotic systems. Three dimensional kinematics, Eulerian angles, general motion of rigid bodies subjected to various forcing functions. Matrix methods, numerial and software-based problem solving. Project required. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ME 265 and MATH 216 and MATH 217

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 351     Bio-Sensors & Instrumentation     4 Credit Hours

The course covers measurements in biological materials using a variety of sensor technologies along with electronic instrumentation design and use. Safety and FDA requirements are also presented.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 305 and (ENGR 216 or ECE 270) and MATH 216 and BIOL 103 and BIOL 140

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if College is Arts, Sciences, and Letters or Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 3641     Robotics I     4 Credit Hours

Design, construction, and testing of field robotic systems. Focus on electronics, instrumentation, and machine elements. Particular attention to modeling dynamic systems, measuring and controlling their behavior, and making decisions about future courses of action. Examples include industrial robots, service robots, mobile robots, and medical robots. Three lecture hours and one three hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 3731 or ECE 372) and IMSE 317*

Corequisite(s): ECE 347

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 365     Control Syst Analysis & Design     4 Credit Hours

System and signal representation, elementary modeling of physical systems. Laplace transform, transfer functions and block diagrams representation. State variable representation. Concept of feedback, and transient and frequency response methods. System stability criteria. Control system design. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (Not open to ECE students.)

Prerequisite(s): ECE 305 or ME 345

Corequisite(s): ECE 365L

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Major is Electrical Engineering

ECE 370     Adv Soft Techn in Comp Engr     4 Credit Hours

Advanced concepts and techniques of modular object oriented and structured programming; representative real-world computer engineering applications including data structures, search and sorting. A term project is required. Four lecture hours per week. (F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): ECE 270 and ECE 273*

ECE 371     Information Structures     3 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of computer data structures. Introduction to abstract data types. Characteristics and implementation of structured data types including arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, generalized lists, trees, and graphs. Algorithms and applications of data structures in sorting and searching. Considerations of algorithm efficiency and complexity. Engineering applications and design. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 370 or ECE 274

ECE 372     Intro to Microprocessors     0 or 4 Credit Hours

Introduction to operation, interfacing, and applications of microcomputers and microprocessor-based systems. Assembly language programming, interrupts and interfacing. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 270 and ECE 273) or CIS 310 and (COMP 270 or COMP 106 or COMP 220 or CPAS with a score of 40)

Corequisite(s):

ECE 3731     Microproc and Embedded Sys     4 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to the operation, interfacing, and applications of micro processor based systems, and real-time embedded system design. Topics include: microprocessor architecture, embedded C programming, real-time programming. Final project required. Three lecture hours and one three hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 270 and ECE 273) or CIS 310

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 375     Intro to Comp Architecture     4 Credit Hours

Introduction to architecture of mini- and mainframe computers. CPU, memory, and I/O characteristics. Introduction to parallel architectures and hardware design languages. Case studies of popular computer systems and design considerations. A design project is required. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 270 and ECE 273 and (ECE 276* or MATH 276*) and ECE 372*

Corequisite(s):

ECE 3801     Intro to Signals and Systems     3 Credit Hours

Spectral characterization of periodic and aperiodic signals. Continuous-time filters.Frequency response. Sampling and Fourier Analysis. Discrete time signals. Input-output relationships in discrete-time systems, including impulse response, transfer function, and frequency response. Design and analysis of digital filters - finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR). Matlab projects will be assigned. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 210 and MATH 216

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Cannot enroll if Major is Electrical Engineering

ECE 385     Elec Materials and Devices     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to properties of conductors, semi-conductors, and insulators. Definitions of stress and strain. Description of the mechanical behavior of solids. Characterization of selected materials; circuit models for resistors, capacitors, inductors, junction and field-effect transistors, etc. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311* and CHEM 144

ECE 3851     Intro Elect Materials & Device     4 Credit Hours

Introduction to properties of conductors, semi-conductors, and insulators. Definitions of stress and strain. Description of the mechanical behavior of solids. Characterization of selected materials; circuit models for resistors, capacitors, inductors, junction and field-effect transistors, etc. Three lecture hours per week and on three-hour laboratory session.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 387     Digital Forensics I     4 Credit Hours

This course takes a detailed, hands-on approach to study the procedures and techniques used to identify, extract, validate, document and preserve electronic evidence. Students completing this course will be familiar with the core computer science theory and practical skills necessary to perform basic computer forensic investigations, understand the role of technology in investigating computer-based crime, and be prepared to deal with investigative bodies at a basic level.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 270 or CIS 200) and (ECE 370* or ECE 372* or CIS 310*)

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman
Cannot enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Cannot enroll if College is Business

ECE 390     Selected Topics in ECE     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Special topics in ECE according to student's interest and availability of instructors and equipment.

ECE 399     Internship/Co-op     1 Credit Hour

A four-month professional work experience period of the Engineering Internship Program, integrated and alternated with the classroom terms.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior

ECE 411     Electronics II     4 Credit Hours

Review of solid state devices and their physical properties, introduction to the state of art devices, design of operational amplifiers, oscillators, switching and digital circuits. A project will be required. Three lecture hours per week and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 301 and ECE 311

ECE 413     Intro to VLSI Design     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to digital systems and VLSI, CMOS fabrication, layout and CMOS integrated circuits, basic principles of MOSFET theory, CMOS logic circuits, subsystem design, Architecture design and HDL, CLSI chip design, advanced topics, laboratory consist of a series of design projects. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 273 and ECE 311

ECE 414     Electronic Systems Design     4 Credit Hours

Review of solid state device characteristics and circuit analysis. Design of selected electronic circuits such as operational amplifiers, power amplifiers, power supplies, oscillators, switching and digital circuits to further illustrate analysis and design of representative electronic circuits using classical and computer-aided design techniques. Four lecture/laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311 and (ECE 317* or ECE 3171*)

ECE 415     Power Electronics     4 Credit Hours

Introduction to power electronic circuit analysis and design. Power electronic circuits, power converters, power semiconductors. Time domain analysis emphasized. A design project is required. Four lecture/laboratory hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 317 and ECE 385 or ECE 3171)

ECE 420     EMC Measurement and Testing     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to EMC measurements, RF measurement fundamentals, EM waves, radiation mechanisms, measurement and measurement systems, screened rooms, open field test sites, practical measurements, conducted emission measurements, radiated emission measurements, radiated immunity, conducted immunity and electrostatic discharge. Projects will be assigned. (YR).

Prerequisite(s): ECE 319

ECE 426     Multimedia Forensics     4 Credit Hours

The objective of this course is to introduce current state-of-the-art in digital multimedia editing, its impacts on multimedia tampering, and multimedia forensics techniques to uncover inconsistencies due to tampering. This course will cover existing digital multimedia tampering techniques such as copy-move, cut-and-paste, etc. and digital multimedia tamper detection techniques. The course will also cover covert communication methods such as steganography and covert channel detection method steganlysis. This course will cover the limitations of existing state-of-the-art in multimedia forensics. Hands-on experience will be provided in various aspects of multimedia tampering and analysis through the numerous assignments and projects. Three lecture hours per week and one three-hour laboratory per week. (F)

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 387 or CIS 387) or CIS 447 or ECE 317

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Major is Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer & Information Science

ECE 427     Digi Content Protec     4 Credit Hours

The objective of this course is to introduce current techniques information security in general and multimedia security in particular. This course will cover existing information hiding techniques such as digital watermarking, steganography, and fingerprinting. The course will also cover conventional digital content protection methods such as cryptography. This course will cover the pros and cons of conventional and non-conventional digital content protection methods and associated design issues to give the student hands-on experience in various aspects of information security and analysis through the various assignments and projects. (W)

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 387 or CIS 387) or CIS 447 or ECE 317

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science
Can enroll if Major is Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer & Information Science, Computer Engineering

ECE 428     Cloud Computing     3 Credit Hours

Cloud computing represents the emerging Internet-based services/platforms with elastic and scalable computation powers operating at costs associated with service. Topics may include advanced web technologies (AJAX and Mashup), distributed computing models and technologies (Hadoop and MapReduce), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), virtualization, parallelization, security/privacy, and other issues in cloud computing. This course will also explore the current challenges facing cloud computing. Course work will include homework assignments, presentations and a term project. Students cannot take both ECE 428 and ECE 528 for degree credit. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 270

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Major is Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engin, Computer & Information Science, Software Engineering

ECE 431     Electrical Eng Design     4 Credit Hours

The course is conducted as a guided project design course with the class divided into teams and assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports are submitted during the term. A final written report and an oral presentation including demonstration are required at the end of the term. Cost analysis, evaluation of design alternatives and application of engineering principles are emphasized. Two scheduled contact hours and six hours open laboratories per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311 and ECE 373 and ECE 493*

ECE 432     Electrical Eng Design     6 Credit Hours

The course is conducted as a guided project design course over a two-semester period with the class divided into teams and assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports are submitted during the term. A final written report and an oral presentation including demonstration are required at the end of the term. Cost analysis, evaluation of design alternatives and application of engineering principles are emphasized. Two scheduled contact hours and six hours open laboratories per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311 and ECE 372 and ECE 493*

ECE 433     Intr to Multimedia Technolgies     4 Credit Hours

This course will introduce students to basic terminology and methods of multimedia. Basic concepts of digital audio will be reviewed, including frequency, sampling, and popular compression schemes. Concepts of digital images will be introduced, such as resolution, color theory, and compression formats. Basic concepts of digital video and animation will be introduced. Relevant web technologies will be reviewed. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311 or ECE 370

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ECE 434     Machine Learning in Engin     4 Credit Hours

Introduce fundamental theories and basic techniques in machine learning with an emphasis on engineering applications. Topics include learning concepts, search algorithms, neural networks, fuzzy learning, paradigms for problem solving using machine learning. (F, W).

Prerequisite(s): ECE 370

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate

ECE 435     Intro to Mobil/Smrt Dev & Tech     4 Credit Hours

This class will introduce students to the technology used in mobile/smart devices and mobile communication networks. Various hardware and software aspects will be introduced, with particular emphasis on the constraints intrinsic to such systems. Students will get an overview of various mobile operating systems and how to develop software for mobile devices. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 372

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Major is Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering

ECE 436     Elec Machines & Hybrid Drives     4 Credit Hours

This is an introductory course on electric machines and drive systems and their application in EV, HEV, PHEV and FCV powertrains. The objectives are to familiarize the students with the basic concepts of electromechanical energy conversion and electric drive systems. Students are expected to be able to analyze and design electric drive systems for automotive powertrain applications. The topics covered in this course include DC machines, induction machines, permanent magnet synchronous machines, and switched reluctance motors and drives. Case studies in automotive applications such as electric and hybrid drivetrains will be discussed. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Major is Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering

ECE 4361     Electric Machines and Drives     4 Credit Hours

This is an introductory course on electric machines and drive systems and their application in HEV/PHEV powertrain and other industrial and residential systems. The objectives are to familiarize the students with the basic concepts of electromechanical energy conversion and electric drive systems. Students are expected to be able to analyze and design electric drive systems for automotive, industrial, and residential applications. The topics covered in this course include DC machines, induction machines, permanent magnet synchronous machines, and switched reluctant motors and drives. Case studies in automotive applications such as electric and hybrid drivetrains, industrial and residential electric variable speed drive systems, will be discussed. Students cannot take both ECE 436 and ECE 4361 for credit. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Major is Computer & Information Science, Industrial & Systems Engin, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering

ECE 438     Web Engr: Prin & Tech     4 Credit Hours

Advanced concepts and techniques of web technology, focusing on interactive applications; real-world web engineering applications including data persistence, web security, hardware/software issues and asynchronous client/server communication. A term project is required. Four lectures per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311 or ECE 370

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Major is Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

ECE 443     Intr to Electric Power Systems     3 Credit Hours

This course will introduce students to basic methods of electric power systems. Topics include AC circuits, phasors, complex power and complex impedance, transformers, per unit system, transmissions lines, power flow, economic dispatch, real and reactive power control, symmetric and unsymmetric faults, transient stability, relaying and protection. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 317 or ECE 3171

ECE 4431     Vehicular Pwr Sys & Loads     4 Credit Hours

This is an introductory course on power systems and load analysis with focus on automotive applications. The objectives are to familiarize the students with the basic principles and concepts of vehicular power systems and loads. Students are expected to be able to analyze and design basic vehicular power systems. The topics covered in this course include an overview of power systems, vehicular power system architecture, DC and AC power grid in vehicular systems, power system stability, reliability, reactive power control, load flow analysis, short circuit analysis, and vehicular power system protection. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 317 or ECE 3171

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 4432     Renewable Elec Pwr Sys     4 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to traditional power grids as well as renewable electric power systems. This course covers long-distance transmission of electric power with emphasis on admittance and impedance modeling of components and systems, complex power-flow studies, symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault calculations, economic operation of large-scale generation and transmission systems, an overview of emerging renewable energy technologies (e.g. wind and solar) and the impact of grid integration of renewable energy on power grids. Students cannot take both ECE 4431 and ECE 4432 for credit. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3171

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Major is Mechanical Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engin, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer & Information Science

ECE 446     Electromechanical Energy Conv     4 Credit Hours

Introduces fundamental concepts and specifications of electromechanical energy conversion: AC and DC machines drive, electric and magnetic storage and transfer, transformer, and performance analysis of AC and DC machines. The topics include principles of energy conversion, permanent magnet synchronous machines, induction machines, and DC machines. The lab projects for the course will focus on modeling, evaluation, and practice of AC and DC machine drives based on computer simulation and DSP based experiments; transient and dynamic analysis; linearization and small signal analysis of machines. Four lecture/laboratory hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311 and (ECE 317* or ECE 3171*)

ECE 450     Analog and Digital Comm Sys     4 Credit Hours

Topics include introduction to communication systems, base band communications, sampling theorem, amplitude and frequency modulation system design, statistical analysis of error and performance, digital modulation of analogy signals, digital communication and digital modulation schemes, random processes and applications in digital communications, and noise analysis, optimal receiver. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 317 or ECE 3171) and IMSE 317

ECE 451     Signal Detection     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to signal detection, parameter estimation and information extraction theory and its application to communication systems. Subject areas covered within the context of a digital environment are decision theory, detection and estimation of known and random signals in noise, adaptive recursive digital filtering, optimal linear filtering and pattern recognition. Three lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 450

ECE 452     Probabilistic Meth/Signal Alys     3 Credit Hours

Introduction to probability, random processes, correlation functions, and spectral density. Response of linear systems to random inputs. Applications in the field of communications.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 300

ECE 454     Intr to Modern Wireless Comm     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of modern wireless communication. The focus of this course will be on the (i) basic signal propagation issues and channel impairments, (ii) modulation schemes and bandwidth/power trade-offs, and (iii) overcoming channel impairment using equalizers, diversity and channel coding. Additionally case studies will examine current wireless LANs and cellular system. Three Hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 450 or ECE 471

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman or Sophomore
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 456     Intro to Electro-optics     3 Credit Hours

Laser sources, detectors, imaging systems, optical signal processing, illumination and image acquisition, triangulation, and fiber optics. Three one-hour lecture periods.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311 and ECE 321

ECE 460     Automatic Control Systems     4 Credit Hours

Modeling and response of dynamic systems. Transfer functions, poles and zeros and their significance to transient and steady state response of feedback systems. Analysis of stability of closed-loop systems. Steady state errors and transient performance of closed-loop systems. Design of feedback control systems by root locus techniques and by frequency domain methods. Laboratory projects include modeling, controller design, controller realization, system performance evaluation, and simulation studies. Three lecture hours and one three hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 317 or ECE 3171

Corequisite(s): ECE 460L

ECE 464     Robotics     4 Credit Hours

An overview of robotics systems and current technology. Spatial descriptions and transforms. Lagrange and Newton-Euler equations of motion. Path planning and trajectory calculations. Direct and inverse kinematics and dynamics of open articulated chains. Feedback control problems in manipulators.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 300 or ECE 365) and ME 265

ECE 4641     Robotics II     4 Credit Hours

This is the second of a two-course sequence introducing foundational theory and applications of robotics engineering. The topics of this course include embedded computing, locomotion, localization, dead reckoning, inertial sensors and perception, navigation, multi-robotics systems, and human-robot interaction, and complex response processes. Three lecture hours and one three hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3641

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 465     Digital Control Desgn and Imp     4 Credit Hours

Discrete model of a continuous-time system. Differential equations and Z-transforms. Similarities and differences between discrete-time and continuous-time models. Translation of analog designs to digital designs. State-space methods including state feedback and observers. Hardware limitations and implementation issues. Four lecture/laboratory hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 460

ECE 467     Digital Forensics II     4 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of Digital Forensics I and will focus on Internet Forensics. Students will examine in-depth concepts in Internet evidence collection and preservation, as well as applications of contemporary commercial forensic investigative software.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 387 or CIS 387) and (ECE 471* or CIS 427*)

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman
Cannot enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate
Cannot enroll if College is Business

ECE 470     Computer Int and Data Comm     4 Credit Hours

Hardware and software techniques used in interfacing between computers and other computers or devices. Analog and digital techniques. Parallel and serial communications. Popular communication protocols. Error detection and correction. Lab project involves interfacing and communicating with a microprocessor.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 372

ECE 471     Comp Networks/Data Comm     4 Credit Hours

Hardware and software techniques used in interfacing between computers and other computers or devices. Data transmission techniques and protocols. Introduction to popular local area network protocols. Forward Error Control Techniques and Data Compression. Introduction to wireless communications with focus on major challenges and obstacles and the cellular phone infrastructure. Term projects involve developing a data link layer protocol for interfacing and communication with microprocessors. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): IMSE 317 and (ECE 372 or ECE 373)

ECE 473     Embedded System Design     4 Credit Hours

This course studies the issues dealing with real-time embedded system design. Topics include: microprocessor architecture, assembly language, real-time programming, space and time limitations, relations between ANSIC Compiler output and assembly language, compiler linkers and using a system development package for C programming. (F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): ECE 372

Corequisite(s):

ECE 474     Compiler Design     3 Credit Hours

Principles of language compilation. Introduction to formal languages. Lexical analysis, top-down and bottom-up parsing, code generation and optimization. Error handling and symbol table management. Run-time storage management. Programming language design. Introduction to compiler-writing tools. A software design project is required. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 370

ECE 475     Comp Hardware Org/Design     4 Credit Hours

Design methodology, performance analysis using probability and statistic methods, hardwired and microprogramming in CPU design, hardware design languages and memory design. Advanced concepts in computer architecture. A design project is required. Three lecture hours per week and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 375

ECE 476     Intro to Parallel Processing     3 Credit Hours

Advances in computer architecture, parallel structures, performance evaluation, memory bandwidth considerations, processing bandwidth, communication and synchronization. A design project is required. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 375

ECE 478     Operating Systems     4 Credit Hours

Introduction to computer operating systems. Process management, threads, CPU scheduling, memory management, process synchronization, file systems and I/O devices. Selected advanced topics, e.g., distributed systems, deadlock, I/O, job scheduling, and performance analysis using queueing models, will be introduced. Case studies of modern operating systems. A design project is required. Four lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 370 and IMSE 317

ECE 479     Artificial Intelligence     3 Credit Hours

Basic concepts and methodology of artificial intelligence from a computer engineering perspective. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge representations, reasoning and algorithms for the design and implementation of intelligent systems. Introduction to an AI language and representative intelligence systems. A design project is required. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 370

ECE 480     Intro to Dig Signal Processing     4 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of discrete-time signals and systems. Introduction to z-transform and its applications. Design of digital filters. Characteristics of analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters. Fourier transform of sequences, DFT and FFT algorithms. An introduction to software tools for the simulation and design of real time-digital filters. Implementation of digital systems using digital signal processing boards. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory experiments per week.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 317 or ECE 3171) and (MATH 217 or MATH 227)

Corequisite(s):

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 488     Introduction to Machine Vision     4 Credit Hours

Applications to machine vision. Representative topics are: optics and lighting, sensor characteristics, image acquisition, image analysis, segmentation, connectivity, shape description, hardware for vision applications, software considerations, applications including automatic inspection and metrology. Open lab and project will be required.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 270

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior

ECE 4881     Introduction to Robot Vision     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces the theories and modern technologies in robot vision. Topics include sensors, image analysis, region and segmentation, object recognition, stereo vision, optical flow, color image, object tracking and applications. Students cannot receive credit for both ECE 4881 and ECE 588. Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 270

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if Major is Computer & Information Science, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engin

ECE 490     Selected Topics in Elec Engin     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Advanced or applied topics in electrical engineering offered according to student's interest and availability of instructors and equipment. Lecture hours, laboratory, and/or computation period to be arranged.

ECE 491     Directed Studies     1 to 4 Credit Hours

Student in consultation with a faculty advisor will prepare a proposal in sufficient detail describing a subject topic to be studied. The proposal will be subject to approval by the department. A formal written and oral evaluation of the work performed are required for successful completion. Lecture hours, laboratory, and/or computation periods to be arranged.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior or Graduate

ECE 492     Directed Research     1 to 4 Credit Hours

Student, in consultation with a faculty advisor will prepare a proposal in sufficient detail describing a research problem to be studied. The proposal will be subject to approval by the department. A formal written and oral evaluation of the research performed are required for successful completion. Lecture hours, laboratory, and/or computation period to be arranged.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior or Graduate

ECE 493     Design Factors in Eng     2 Credit Hours

This course is comprised of a series of lectures on the subject of design. It will promote awareness of such factors as literature review, performance specifications, design considerations, product liability, standards and ethics, professional registration codes, patents and copyrights, packaging, documentation and report preparation. Two lecture hours.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior or Graduate

ECE 495     Micro Systems Design     4 Credit Hours

Course content includes discussion and laboratory experience on a number of interfacing topics (timing, serial and parallel communication, ADC/DAC, control loop) and the preparation of a major report on a design topic approved by the course instructor. Team design projects may involve either software or hardware, or both. Two lecture hours and two three-hour laboratories per week.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 373 and (ECE 311 or ECE 316)

ECE 4951     Sys Desgn and Microcontrollers     3 Credit Hours

Techniques for interfacing actuators and sensors to computers with emphasis on the use of a variety of microprocessors and a broad range of sensors. Topics include introduction to small microprocessors such as PIC16, PIC18, small systems such as oopic, basicx as well as using a PC as a controller. Control of motors and other actuators using opto-isolators and discrete electronics, use of H-bridges. Interfacing sensors that provide different encoding data, such as analog signals, digital communication using I2C protocol, handshake I/O, pulse width encoding. Interfacing to wireless communication using RF or IR. Includes laboratory experiments, individual midterm project and a final team project. Three lecture hours per week. (F,W)

Prerequisite(s): ECE 311 and ECE 372

ECE 498     Senior Engineering Design     3 Credit Hours

This course is conducted as a guided project design course over a two-semester period, with the class divided into teams, each assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports, a final written report, an oral presentation and project demonstration are required. Cost analysis, evaluation of design alternatives and application of engineering principles will be emphasized. A series of lectures on design issues will be presented in the first semester.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 311 or ECE 316) and ECE 373

ECE 4981     Electrical Engineering Des I     2 Credit Hours

This course is conducted as a guided project design course over a two semester period, with the class divided into teams, each assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports, a final written report, an oral presentation and project demonstration are required. Cost analysis, societal impact, safety issues, evaluation of design alternatives and application of engineering principles will be emphasized. A series of lectures on design issues will be presented in the first semester.

Prerequisite(s): (ECE 317 or ECE 3171) and ECE 372 and (ECE 414 or ECE 415 or ECE 450 or ECE 460 or ECE 480 or ECE 4951)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 4982     Computer Engineering Des I     2 Credit Hours

This course is conducted as a guided project design course over a two semester period, with the class divided into teams, each assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports, a final written report, an oral presentation and project demonstration are required. Cost analysis, societal impact, safety issues, evaluation of design alternatives and application of engineering principles will be emphasized. A series of lectures on design issues will be presented in the first semester.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 372 and ECE 375 and (ECE 471 or ECE 473 or ECE 478 or ECE 475)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 4983     Electrical Engin Design II     2 Credit Hours

Second Semester ? Electrical Engineering Design This course is conducted as a guided project design course over a two semester period, with the class divided into teams, each assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports, a final written report, an oral presentation and project demonstration are required. Cost analysis, societal impact, safety issues, evaluation of design alternatives and application of engineering principles will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 4981

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman or Sophomore or Junior
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 4984     Computer Engin Design II     2 Credit Hours

Second Semester Computer Engineering Design This course is conducted as a guided project design course over a two semester period, with the class divided into teams, each assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports, a final written report, an oral presentation and project demonstration are required. Cost analysis, societal impact, safety issues, evaluation of design alternatives and application of engineering principles will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 4982

Restriction(s):
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman or Sophomore or Junior
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 4985     Electrical Engineering Design     3 Credit Hours

This course is conducted as a guided project design course over a two-semester period, with the class divided into teams, each assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports, a final written report, an oral presentation and project demonstration are required. Cost analysis, societal impact, safety issues, evaluation of design alternatives, and application of engineering principles will be emphasized. A series of lectures on design issues will be presented in the first semester.

Prerequisite(s): (COMP 270 or COMP 106 or COMP 220 or CPAS with a score of 40) and (ECE 317 or ECE 3171) and ECE 372 and (ECE 414 or ECE 415 or ECE 450 or ECE 460 or ECE 480 or ECE 4951)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior

ECE 4986     Computer Engineering Design     3 Credit Hours

This course is conducted as a guided project design course over a two-semester period, with the class divided into teams, each assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports, a final written report, an oral presentation, and application of demonstration are required. Cost analysis, societal impact, safety issues, evaluation of design alternatives and application of engineering principles will be emphasized. A series of lectures on design issues will be presented in the first semester.

Prerequisite(s): (COMP 270 or CPAS with a score of 40 or COMP 106 or COMP 220) and (ECE 317 or ECE 3171) and ECE 372 and ECE 375 and (ECE 471 or ECE 473 or ECE 478 or ECE 475)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior

ECE 4987     Robotics Engineering Design I     2 Credit Hours

This course is conducted as a guided project design course over a two-course sequence, with the class divided into teams, each assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports, a final written report, an oral presentation and project demonstration are required. Cost analysis, societal impact, safety issues, evaluation of design alternatives and application of engineering principles will be emphasized. A series of lectures on engineering issues will be presented.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 4988     Robotics Engineering Design II     2 Credit Hours

Second semester Robotics Engineering Design: This course is conducted as a guided project design course over a two-course sequence, with the class divided into teams, each assigned a specific design project. Periodic progress reports, a final written report, an oral presentation and project demonstration are required. Cost analysis, societal impact, safety issues, evaluation of design alternatives and application of engineering principles will be emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 4987

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior
Can enroll if Level is Undergraduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

ECE 499     Internship/Co-op     1 Credit Hour

A four-month professional work experience period of the Engineering Internship Program, integrated and alternated with the classroom terms.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Senior

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally