Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations

Course Descriptions

B EE 503 DC Circuit Analysis and Applications (3)

DC circuit analysis using various circuit laws, theorems and methods. Topics covered: voltage-current characteristics of basic circuit elements; equivalent resistance of circuits; circuit analysis using Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s laws; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; superposition theorem; nod voltage and mesh current methods; transient response of first and second order circuits; and introduction to operational amplifiers.

B EE 504 Device Electronics (3)

An introduction to characteristics and application of three electronic devices: diodes, field-effect and bipolar junction transistors. Topics include characteristics of the devices, small-signal and large-signal analyses. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in BEE 503.

B EE 505 Digital Systems (3)

An introduction to methods and techniques for designing basic digital circuits and systems. Topics include: logic circuits and Verilog; circuit minimization using Boolean algebra and Karnaugh maps; combinational circuit design; multiplexers and decoders; latches and flip flops; registers and counters; sequential circuits; and implementation of digital circuits in an FPGA using Verilog.

B EE 506 AC Circuits and Power (3)

An introduction to AC circuits and power systems. Topics covered include: analysis of circuits using phasors; power computations in ac circuits and frequency response of circuits; power transformers; synchronous generators; three-phase circuits; and Laplace transforms in circuit analysis. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in B EE 503.

B EE 507 Signals and Systems (3)

An introduction to the mathematical representation, analysis and classification of continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems. Topics covered include: time domain analysis of Linear Time Invariant (LTI) systems; Fourier Transform for continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems; digital filters; and introduction to Z-transform. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in B EE 503.

B EE 508 Introduction to Embedded Systems (3)

An introduction to embedded systems from a hardware and software perspective and how they interact to accomplish real-world tasks. Topics covered include: microprocessor organization; number systems and basic arithmetic operations for microprocessors; basic assembly and embedded C programming; memory, interrupt, and input/output peripheral interfaces; and microprocessor-based system design. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in B EE 503 and 505.