The Washington State University Catalog

Courses in ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (E_E)

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective. Courses showing two entries of the same number indicate that the course information is changing. The most recently approved version is shown first, followed by the older version, in gray, with its last-effective term preceding the course title. Courses shown in gray with only one entry of the course number are being discontinued.

Courses

Electrical Engineering (E_E)

Enrollment in 300 and 400-level electrical engineering courses is restricted to certified majors or minors in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science, and to juniors and seniors officially certified into other degree programs requiring 400-level engineering courses.

214 Design of Logic Circuits 4 (3-3) Design and application of combinational logic circuits with exposure to modern methods and design tools; introduction to sequential logic circuits. Recommended preparation: Prior programming class. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

221 Numerical Computing for Engineers 2 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or 182 with a C or better; MATH 220 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. Solutions to engineering problems using modern software tools such as Matlab. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

234 Microprocessor Systems 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: CPT S 122 with a C or better; E E 214 with a C or better. Microprocessor system architecture, instruction sets, and interfacing; assembly language programming. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

261 Electrical Circuits I 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; PHYSICS 202 with a C or better. Application of fundamental concepts of electrical science in linear circuit analysis; mathematical models of electric components and circuits. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

262 Electrical Circuits Laboratory I 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: E E 261 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. Electrical instruments; laboratory applications of electric laws; transient and steady-state responses of electrical circuits. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

302 Professional Skills in Computing and Engineering 3 Course prerequisite: Certified major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Software Engineering; junior standing. Foundation in computing and engineering professional development. (Crosslisted course offered as CPT S 302, E E 302). Credit not granted for both CPT S/E E 302 and CPT S 401.

304 Introduction to Electrical Circuits 2 Course Prerequisite: MATH 315 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment. Basic DC and AC circuits. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

311 Electronics 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 261 with a C or better; concurrent enrollment in E E 352; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Fundamental device characteristics including diodes, MOSFETs and bipolar transistors; small- and large-signal characteristics and design of linear circuits. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

321 Electrical Circuits II 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 261 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. State space analysis, Laplace transforms, network functions, frequency response, Fourier series, two-ports, energy and passivity. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

324 [M] Fundamentals of Digital Systems 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: E E 214 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Design and analysis of synchronous sequential machines; module and bit-slice devices; alternative architectures; system-level design; asynchronous sequential machines. Typically offered Fall.

331 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 261 with a C or better; E E 262 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; MATH 315 with a C or better; PHYSICS 202 with a C or better. Certification not required. Students will be required to pass a math skills test. Fundamentals of transmission lines, electrostatics, magnetostatics, and Maxwell's Equations for static fields. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

334 Computer Architecture 3 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: E E 234 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Modern developments in digital system design, parallel structures, pipelining, input/output, high speed circuits, laboratory experience in digital system design; emphasis on CPU architecture. Typically offered Spring.

341 Signals and Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 321 with a C or better; STAT 360 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment, or STAT 443 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Discrete and continuous-time signals, LTI systems, convolution, sampling, Fourier transform, filtering, DFT, amplitude modulation, probability applications. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

351 Distributed Parameter Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 331 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Maxwell's equations, plane waves, waveguides, resonators, antennas, numerical methods. Typically offered Spring.

352 [M] Electrical Engineering Laboratory I 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in E E 311; E E 321 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Experiments in electrical circuits, measurements and electronics; principles of measurements and measuring instruments. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

361 Electrical Power Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 321 with a C or better; E E 331 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Power system hardware; transformers, and electromechanical machinery; introduction to power system operation. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

362 [M] Power System Laboratory I 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: E E 262 with a C or better; E E 352 with a C or better; concurrent enrollment in E E 361; concurrent enrollment in E E 341; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Experiments in simulation, modeling, transformers, rotating machines, and transmission lines. Typically offered Spring.

415 Design Project Management 2 (1-2) Course Prerequisite: E E 341 with a C or better and E E 361 with a C or better; or E E 334 with a C or better and CPT S 360 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Project scheduling/planning, technical writing, oral presentation skills, working in teams, TQC, TQM, market-driven organizations. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

416 [CAPS] [M] Electrical Engineering Design 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: E E 415 with a C or better; ENGLISH 402 with a C or better, or concurrent enrollment, or ENGLISH 403 with a C or better, or concurrent enrollment; certified major in E E, Cpt S, Cpt E or Cpt A; senior standing. Electrical engineering design of specific projects including design specification; written and oral presentations and reports. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

431 RF and Microwave Circuits and Systems 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Design and implementation of RF/microwave modules and systems for telecommunications; microstrip, filters, mixers, amplifiers, frequency synthesizers and transceivers. Typically offered Spring.

432 RF Engineering for Telecommunications 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: E E 341 with a C or better; E E 351 with a C or better; STAT 360 with a C or better or STAT 443 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. System and propagation issues for wireless telecommunications; cellular, PCS, microwave, and satellite system analysis, design, measurement, and testing. Typically offered Fall.

434 ASIC and Digital Systems Design 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: E E 234 with a C or better; E E 321 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Application Specific Integrated Circuit and Digital System Design methods, semi-custom, full-custom, and field-programmable devices; digital system architectures, electronics, and tests. Typically offered Spring.

439 Critical Infrastructure Security: The Emerging Smart Grid 3 Course Prerequisite: Senior standing. Smart electric grid, communication networks, distributed computing, fault tolerant computing, cyber security, analyzing interdependencies between the smart grid components, smart grid standards and protocols. (Crosslisted course offered as E E 439, CPT S 439). Typically offered Spring.

451 Digital Communication Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 341 with a C or better, STAT 360 with a C or better, or STAT 443 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Digital communication techniques; performance of digital communication systems in noise; matched filter detection; quantization. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

455 Introduction to Computer Networks 3 Course Prerequisite: CPT S 360 with a C or better or E E 234 with a C or better; certified major in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Software Engineering. Concepts and implementation of computer networks; architectures, protocol layers, internetworking and addressing case studies. (Crosslisted course offered as CPT S 455, E E 455). Typically offered Fall.

464 Digital Signal Processing I 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 341 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Discrete and fast Fourier transforms; Z-transform; sampling; discrete convolution; digital filter design; effects of quantization. Typically offered Fall.

466 VLSI Design 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: E E 234 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering. Very Large Scale Integrated circuit, system and physical design using CAD software; project specification, modeling, implementation, documentation and reporting. Typically offered Fall.

470 Concepts in Biotechnology 3 Course Prerequisite: [B] or [BSCI] GER or UCORE with a C or better; concurrent enrollment in E E 415, E E 416, CPT S 421, CPT S 423, ENTRP 496, ENGR 420, or ENGR 421; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Fundamentals of biological sciences and biotechnology for engineers and computer scientists. (Crosslisted course offered as E E 470, CPT S 470). Typically offered Fall.

476 Analog Integrated Circuits 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 311 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits in CMOS and BiCMOS technologies; current mirrors, gain stages, operational amplifiers, frequency response, and compensation. Credit not granted for both E E 476 and 576. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

477 Analog Integrated Circuits Laboratory 2 (1-3) Course Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in E E 476; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Laboratory applications of E E 476 including the computer-aided design of analog integrated circuits; emphasis on design documentation and reporting.

483 Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering V 1 (0-3) to 3 (0-9) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Current topics in electrical engineering and computer engineering.

486 Power Electronics 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 361 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Analysis and modeling of power electronics-based converters, steady state operation, converter topologies, non-ideal effects; power supplies; applications. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

488 Professional Practice Coop/Internship I V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Practicum for students admitted to the VCEA Professional Practice and Experiential Learning Program; integration of coursework with on-the-job professional experience. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGR 488, BIO ENG 488, CHE 488, CE 488, CPT S 488, E E 488, ME 488, MSE 488, SDC 488). Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

489 Introduction to Control Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 341 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. State variable models, system response, stability analysis, root locus analysis and design; frequency-response and state-space analysis and design. Typically offered Fall.

491 Performance of Power Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 361 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Static and dynamic behavior of power systems, powerflow, and economic considerations. Typically offered Fall.

492 Renewable Energy Sources 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: E E 361 with a C or better; E E 362 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; STAT 360 with a C or better or STAT 443 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Design of electrical generation plants using wind, solar and other renewable energy sources including technical, environmental and economic aspects. Typically offered Fall.

493 Protection of Power Systems I 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 361 with a C or better; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Analysis and equipment fundamentals of power system protection; symmetrical components, fault calculations; fuses; and relays including burden calculations. Typically offered Spring.

494 Protective Relay Labs 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: E E 361 with a C or better; E E 493 with a C or better or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Experiments and measurements of protective relay equipment under test, simulated fault and fault conditions. Typically offered Spring.

495 Internship in Electrical Industry V 2-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Course Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering major; by permission only. Students work full time on engineering assignments in approved industries. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

496 Semiconductor Devices 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering. Equilibrium statistics of electrons and holes; carrier dynamics; p-n junctions, metal-semiconductor junctions, BJTs, Mosfets, solar cells, and LEDs. Typically offered Fall.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

501 Linear System Theory 3 Dynamic systems from the state variable approach; observability, controllability, stability, and sensitivity of differential and nondifferential systems. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

502 Linear Multivariable Control 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 501. Optimal linear feedback control, optimal stochastic observers, LQG/LTR design methodology, modern Wiener-Hopf design, robust controllers. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

503 Structure, Dynamics and Control of Large-scale Networks 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 501; E E 507. Introduction and development of computational and analytical methods required to characterize large-scale networks.

504 Modern Optics 3 Diffraction theory, Fourier transforming and imaging properties of lenses, spatial filtering, holography, temporal and spatial coherence, imaging through random media. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

505 Nonlinear System Theory 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 501. Overview of nonlinear phenomena, Lyapunov stability, input-output stability, periodic orbits, singular perturbation, differential geometric methods, bifurcations and complex behaviors. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

507 Random Processes in Engineering 3 Functions of random variables; random sequences; stochastic processes; mean-square stochastic calculus; ergodicity; spectral density; linear transformations, filtering, dynamic systems. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

508 Estimation Theory for Signal Processing, Communications, and Control 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 501; E E 507. Principles of statistical estimation; LLSE; Kalman filtering; smoothing; prediction; maximum- likelihood and Bayesian estimation.

509 Adaptive Control 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 501. Model reference adaptive systems (MRAS), adaptive observers, adaptive control, on-line identification, robustness issues, self-tuning regulators.

511 Protection of Power Systems II 3 Protection of electrical equipment as related to electric power systems with emphasis on digital algorithms. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

518 Advanced Electromagnetic Theory I 3 Electromagnetic waves, electromagnetic theorems and concepts, solutions to the wave equation in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

520 Plasma Engineering 3 Electromagnetics, kinetic theory, and fluid mechanics of plasmas in space, arcs, plasma processing, coronas, and fusion reactors. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

521 Analysis of Power Systems 3 Concepts and practices of modern power engineering, including steady-state and dynamic analysis, economics and control design. Typically offered Fall.

522 High Voltage Engineering 3 High voltage engineering concepts and techniques that facilitate design, research, and development of modern electric power apparatus and interconnected components.

523 Power Systems Stability and Control 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 521 with a B- or better. Dynamic analysis of interconnected electric power system; modeling of synchronous generators, loads and transmission network; small-signal stability and transient stability analysis; dynamic stability controls. Recommended preparation: E E 489 with a B- or better. Typically offered Spring.

524 Advanced Computer Architecture 3 Instruction set architectures, pipelining and super pipelining, instruction level parallelism, superscalar and VLIW processors, cache memory, thread-level parallelism and VLSI. Typically offered Fall.

525 Power System Applications of Power Electronics 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 521. Power electronic converters in modern power systems, FACTS devices, HVDC, compensation; microgrids and integration renewable energy resources; modeling and control.

526 High Voltage Overhead Transmission Lines 3 Course Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Electrical Engineering. Electrical analysis, performance, and design of high voltage transmission lines; power capacity, electromagnetic environment, electromagnetic compatibility, measurements, grounding.

527 Antenna Theory and Design 3 Antenna fundamentals, analytical techniques, characteristics and design procedures for selected types of wire, broadband, and aperture antennas. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

528 Advanced Topics in Electromagnetics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Advanced topics of current interest in wave propagation (electromagnetics, acoustics, or optics).

530 Digital Signal Processing II 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 507. Frequency selective digital filtering, least-squares filtering, adaptive filtering, multirate signal processing.

535 Numerical Solutions to EM Problems 3 Theory and use of finite-difference time-domain; numeric dispersion; absorbing boundary conditions; scattering; radiation; time-domain vs. frequency-domain.

536 Power Systems Economics and Electricity Markets 3 Economic dispatch and optimal power flow; electricity market; short-term load forecasting; electricity price forecasting; price-based unit commitment; arbitrage in electricity markets; market power analysis.

545 Data Compression 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 507. Source coding with a fidelity criterion; quantization theory; predictive, transform and subband coding; noiseless source codes.

548 Information Theory and Channel Coding 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 507. Information theory; entropy, mutual information, source and channel coding theorems, channel capacity, Gaussian channels; channel coding: block and convolutional codes.

551 Data Communication Systems 3 Course Prerequisite: E E 507. Digital communications; multi-amplitude/phase signal constellations; probability of error performance; cutoff rate; Viterbi algorithm; trellis coded modulation.

555 Computer Communication Networks 3 Packet switching networks; multi-access and local-area networks; delay models in data networks; routing and flow control. (Crosslisted course offered as E E 555, CPT S 555). Typically offered Spring.

562 Fault Tolerant Computer Systems 3 Fault tolerance aspects involved in design and evaluation of systems; methods of detection and recovery; multicast, middleware, and reconfiguration. (Crosslisted course offered as CPT S 562, E E 562).

571 Advanced Wireless Integrated Circuits and Systems 3 Analysis and design methodologies of state-of-the-art wireless integrated circuits and systems. Typically offered Fall.

576 Analog Integrated Circuits 3 Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits in CMOS and BiCMOS technologies; current mirrors, gain stages, operational amplifiers, frequency response, and compensation. Credit not granted for both E E 476 and 576. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring.

581 Advanced Topics in Power Systems V 2-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: E E 521. Power system operations including AGC, economic dispatch and security; power system dynamics; intelligent systems applications. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

582 Advanced Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit.

586 VLSI Systems Design 3 VLSI models, layout algorithms, design methodologies, simulation and layout tools, algorithm design for VLSI implementation. Typically offered Fall.

587 System on Chip (SoC) Design and Test 3 System on Chip (SoC) and sub-micron integrated circuit design and testing. Typically offered Spring.

595 Directed Study in Electrical Engineering V 1 (0-3) to 3 (0-9) May be repeated for credit. Current topics in electrical engineering. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

596 Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits 3 MOS and BiCMOS technologies; MOS and BiCMOS operational amplifiers; A/D, D/A converters; switched-capacitor filters; continuous-time filters. Typically offered Spring.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

701 Master's Independent Capstone Project and /or Examination V 1-6 May be repeated for credit. Capstone project or final examination for professional master's degree under the Graduate School. The credits will include a balloted evaluation of the student's completion of the program's capstone/examination requirements by the program's graduate faculty. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and obtain approval from their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 701 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Electrical Engineering PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

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