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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions E Electrical Engineering ENEL
Electrical Engineering ENEL

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering.

Electrical Engineering 101       Computing Tools I
Introduction to computing tools in Electrical engineering. Basic data input/output and arithmetic operations; matrix variables; interpreted programming scripts and data management; plotting; functions. Applications in numerical methods and analysis.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(16 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 233.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Electrical Engineering 102       Computing Tools II
Methods for solving electrical engineering problems using computing tools for the solution of: multivariable linear and non-linear equations; polynomial curve-fitting; single and multi-variable integration; function optimization; differential equations. Graphical data representation.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(16 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 101 and Applied Mathematics 307 or Mathematics 375.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Senior Courses
Electrical Engineering 300       Electrical and Computer Engineering Professional Skills
Introduction to the electrical and computer engineering profession, fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering design, testing, and product development; critical thinking and problem solving skills development; electrical engineering standards, regulatory issues, intellectual property protection, research methods, project management, identifying market needs and commercialization considerations. Case studies and projects may be drawn from a range of electrical and computer engineering areas.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 225, 233 and Electrical Engineering 353.
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Electrical Engineering 327       Signals and Transforms
Continuous-time systems. Impulse response and convolution. Fourier series and Fourier transform. Basics of discrete time signals. Sampling theory. Discrete convolution. Difference equations and the Z-transform. Discrete-time Fourier representations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1.5T)
Prerequisite(s):
Mathematics 375 or Applied Mathematics 307.
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Electrical Engineering 343       Circuits II
Laplace transform methods for circuit analysis. Transfer functions and series and parallel resonance. Basic filter theory and Bode diagrams. Natural, step, and transient responses of RL, RC, and RLC circuits. Two-port circuits. Two-port circuit parameters: admittance, impedance and hybrid parameters.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Mathematics 375 or Applied Mathematics 307 and Engineering 225.
Corequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327.
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Electrical Engineering 353       Digital Circuits
Number systems and simple codes. Combinational logic: Boolean algebra, truth tables, minterms, maxterms, Karnaugh maps; gates, buffers, multiplexers and decoders; combinational circuit timing. Sequential circuits: latches and D flip flops; timing considerations; analysis and synthesis techniques; Mealy and Moore machine models; counters and registers. Introduction to memory arrays.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering, or Computer Science 233 and Mathematics 271.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 353 and Computer Science 321 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 361       Electronic Devices and Materials
Properties of atoms in materials, classical free electron model, conduction electrons in materials, and band electrons. Properties of semiconductors and insulators; Doping and PN Junctions, Diodes, rectifier and clamping circuits, BJTs, MOSFETs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 225 and Mathematics 277 or Applied Mathematics 219.
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Electrical Engineering 400       Electrical Engineering Design and Technical Communications
Fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering design, testing, and product development; critical thinking and problem solving skills development; electrical engineering standards, regulatory issues, project management, and leadership. Effective and efficient writing will be emphasized. Case studies and projects may be drawn from a range of electrical and computer engineering areas.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(1-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 300, 327 and 343.
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Electrical Engineering 419       Probability and Random Variables
Expressing engineering data and systems in terms of probability, introduction to probability theory, discrete and continuous random variables, functions of random variables, goodness-of-fit testing hypothesis testing and stochastic processes. Applications chosen from electrical engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1.5T)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 419 and either Engineering 319 or Biomedical Engineering 319 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 441       Control Systems I
Component modelling and block diagram representation of feedback control systems. Mathematical modelling of dynamic systems; state-space representation and frequency domain representation of dynamic systems. Transient response analysis and steady-state error analysis. Root-locus analysis and design. Frequency response analysis with Bode and Nyquist stability criterion. Compensation design techniques. Introduction to multi sensor state feedback compensator design. Overview of digital control systems and industrial controllers.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327.
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Electrical Engineering 453       Digital Systems Design
Design, implementation and testing of a digital system. Mask programmable and field programmable technology. Logic design for integrated systems. Design for testability. Real versus ideal logic design. CAD tools for digital systems design: simulation, synthesis and fabrication.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 353 and 361 and Engineering 225.
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Electrical Engineering 469       Analog Electronic Circuits
BJT biasing, load-line analysis, BJT as amplifier and switch, small-signal model, single-stage and two-stage small-signal BJT amplifiers, current sources and current steering, differential pair and multistage BJT amplifiers, BJT power amplifiers, operational amplifier circuits.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 361.
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Electrical Engineering 471       Introduction to Communications Systems and Networks
Introduction to communications systems and networks. Analog communications concepts including filtering and analog modulation. Sampling and digital communications concepts including binary baseband/passband modulation, matched filtering and detection. Telecommunications and data network fundamentals including network protocol architectures, design and performance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327.
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Electrical Engineering 475       Electromagnetic Fields and Applications
Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields and applications; applications of vector calculus for electromagnetics; introduction to Maxwell's equations for time-varying fields; plane wave propagation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2T)
Prerequisite(s):
Physics 259 and Mathematics 375 or Applied Mathematics 307.
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Electrical Engineering 476       Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Plane wave propagation, reflection, and refraction; transmission line theory and applications; introduction to scattering parameters, matching networks, Smith charts; propagation in waveguides; cavities and resonant modes; advanced topics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 475.
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Electrical Engineering 487       Electrical Engineering Energy Systems
Fundamental of energy resources and electric power generation, transmission and distribution; steady-state models for generators, load, transformers, and transmission lines; three phase systems, per unit representation; transmission line parameters; power flow analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 225.
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Electrical Engineering 489       Modelling and Control of Electric Machines and Drives
Principles of electromechanical energy conversion. Rotating Machines (DC, Synchronous and Induction machines). Synchronous Generator voltage and power control, motor drive systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 225.
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Electrical Engineering 500       Computer, Electrical, and Software Engineering Team Design
Preliminary and detailed engineering design and implementation of an engineering system that applies engineering knowledge to solving a real-life problem. The emphasis is on the design process as it is associated with electrical, computer and software engineering, design methodology, general design principles for engineers, teamwork and project management.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(1-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Fourth-year standing or above.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 500 and either 583 or 589 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 503       Computer Vision
Introduction to the fundamentals of image processing and computer vision. Image/video acquisition and raw data matrix manipulation; image processing operations and compression methods; object detection, isolation, and classification; 3D tracking and ego-motion with projective transformations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327 and Computer Engineering 335 or 339 or Software Engineering for Engineers 337.
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Electrical Engineering 514       Introduction to Nanotechnology

Introduction to nanotechnology, limits of smallness, quantum nature of the nanoscaled materials, Nanotechnology device fabrication and characterization techniques, Nanotechnology applications, Nanotechnology safety.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 361.
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Electrical Engineering 519       Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
Current topics in electrical engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2) or H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
Consult Department for announcement of topics.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Electrical Engineering 525       Neuro-Fuzzy and Soft Computing
Neural networks: neuron models and network architectures; preceptrons; Widrow-Hoff learning and the backpropagation algorithm; associative memory and Hopfield networks; unsupervised learning. Fuzzy systems: basic operations and properties of fuzzy sets; fuzzy rule generation and defuzzification of fuzzy logic; fuzzy neural networks. Applications in areas such as optimization, signal and image processing, communications, and control. Introduction to genetic algorithms and evolutionary computing. Introduction to chaos theory.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327.
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Electrical Engineering 529       Wireless Communications Systems
Overview of terrestrial wireless systems including system architecture and industry standards; propagation characteristics of wireless channels; modems for wireless communications; cells and cellular traffic; cellular system planning and engineering; fading mitigation techniques in wireless systems; multiple access techniques for wireless systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 471 and one of Engineering 319 or Electrical Engineering 419.
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Electrical Engineering 541       Control Systems II
Introduction to sampled-data control systems, discretization of analog systems, discrete-time signals and systems, causality, time-invariance, z-transforms, stability, asymptotic tracking, state-space models, controllability and observability, pole assignment, deadbeat control, state observers, observer-based control design, optimal control.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 441.
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Electrical Engineering 559       Analog Filter Design
This class deals with the theory and design of active filters, for audio-frequency applications, using op amps. It consists, basically, of two phases. Phase 1 deals with the realization of a given transfer function using cascade of first and/or second-order RC-op amps circuits. In phase II, the transfer functions of filters are studied in combination with frequency-response approximations such as Butterworth, Chebyshev, Inverse-Chebyshev, Cauer (or Elliptic) and Bessel-Thompson.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 469 and 471.
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Electrical Engineering 562       Photovoltaic Systems Engineering
Prospect of photovoltaics in Canada; solar radiation; fundamentals of solar cell; photovoltaic system design; grid connected photovoltaic systems; mechanical and environmental considerations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 361.
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Electrical Engineering 563       Biomedical Signal Analysis
Introduction to the electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, electromyogram, and other diagnostic signals. Computer techniques for processing and analysis of biomedical signals. Pattern classification and decision techniques for computer-aided diagnosis. Case studies from current applications and research.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327.
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Electrical Engineering 565       Digital Integrated Electronics
Semiconductor devices, modelling of CMOS switching, CMOS logic families, performance and comparison of logic families, interconnect, semiconductor memories, design and fabrication issues of digital IC's.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-2/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Computer Engineering 467.
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Electrical Engineering 567       CMOS Analog Circuit Design
Introduction to CMOS very large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuit design. Review of MOS transistor theory and operation. Introduction to CMOS circuits. CMOS processing, VLSI design methods and tools. CMOS subsystem and system design for linear integrated circuits.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 469 and Computer Engineering 467.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 567 and 519.47 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 569       Electronic Systems and Applications

Introduction to electronic systems; the four elements of electronic monitoring systems; system modelling; sensors; amplifiers; noise characterization; power supplies; frequency conditioning; active filters; analog to digital conversion and anti-aliasing requirements; multichannel data acquisition; real-time conditioning of signals; real-time control.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 469.
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Electrical Engineering 571       Digital Communications
Fundamentals of digital communication systems. Digital coding of analog waveforms; digital pulse modulation, pulse code modulation, delta modulation. Intersymbol interference; baseband transmission, correlative coding. Probability theory. Optimal demodulation of data transmission; matched filtering; bit error rate.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4-1.5/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 471 and one of Engineering 319 or Electrical Engineering 419.
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Electrical Engineering 573       Computer Networks
Overview of the network protocol stack. Reliable communications over a link; medium access; packet routing; the transport and application layers. Data and network security. Internet and telecommunications packet network architectures. Mathematical network analysis and network performance software tools.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 319 or Electrical Engineering 419.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Computer Science 441 and Electrical Engineering 573 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 574       Microwave Engineering
Modelling and analysis of lumped and distributed RF networks, analysis and design of passive structures and impedance matching networks, S parameters, linear modelling of transistors. Power, noise and distortion calculations for communication transceivers, analysis and design of wireless radio link and satellite communication link. Theory, analysis and design of small signal amplifiers, low noise and balanced amplifiers. Prototyping using printed circuit board technology, introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools and Computer Aided Testing Equipment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 476.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 574 and 519.49 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 575       Radio-frequency and Microwave Passive Circuits
Study and design of radio-frequency and microwave passive circuits such as filters, couplers, splitters, combiners, isolators, circulators; advanced transmission lines; antenna fundamentals; network analysis; advanced topics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 476.
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Electrical Engineering 584       Electrical Power Systems in Commercial and Institutional Buildings
Electrical engineering design and practice applied to the building industry; Power Distribution Components, Types of power distribution systems, Uninterruptible, Emergency and Standby power systems, Bonding and Grounding, Ground Fault Protection, Light and optics, Measurement of light, lighting engineering, and quality of visual environments is discussed. Overview of basic requirements of the National and Alberta Building Code, and the Canadian Electrical Code that most impact design including rules for life safety systems and installation procedures and requirement.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 487.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 584 and 519.53 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 585       Introduction to Power Electronics
Commutation. Diode rectifiers. Fully controlled 3-phase rectifiers. Choppers, inverters, ac controllers. Single-phase switch mode converters: dc-to-dc, ac-to-dc, dc-to-ac. Circuit and state-space averaging techniques. Switching devices and magnetics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 469.
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Electrical Engineering 586       Power System Protection
Power System Protection philosophy, Short circuit calculation, Protective relaying fundamentals and design principles, Over-current relay co-ordination, Relay input sources, System Grounding, generator protection, Transformer Protection, Transmission line protection.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 487.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 586 and 519.50 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 587       Power Systems Analysis
Advanced power flow studies including decoupled, fast decoupled and DC power flow analysis, distribution factors and contingency analysis, transmission system loading and performance, transient stability, voltage stability, load frequency control, voltage control of generators, economics of power generation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 487.
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Electrical Engineering 591       Individual Engineering Design Project I
This project involves individual work on an assigned Computer, Electrical or Software Engineering design project under the supervision of a faculty member. The project will normally involve following an established design process. Engineering Communications, including written reports, logbooks and oral presentations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the project supervisor and course co-ordinator(s).
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Electrical Engineering 592       Undergraduate Research Thesis I
A directed studies research project in an area of interest, directed by a project advisor/faculty member. Includes an independent student component covering the scientific process, ethics, review of literature, and writing scientific proposals and manuscripts. Projects may involve experimental, analytical or computer modelling studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to Electrical or Software Engineering and consent of the project supervisor and course co-ordinator(s). 
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Electrical Engineering 593       Digital Filters

Recursive and non-recursive systems. Time-domain and frequency-domain analysis. Z-transform, bilinear transform and spectral transformations. Filter structures and non-ideal performance.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-2/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327.
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Electrical Engineering 594       Undergraduate Research Thesis II
A directed studies research project intended for students who have completed a suitable Electrical Engineering 592 project and wish to continue the assigned project by completing a more extensive investigation. The course culminates with a written thesis and presentation. Projects may involve experimental, analytic and computer modelling studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 592, admission to Electrical or Software Engineering and consent of the project supervisor and course co-ordinator(s).
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Electrical Engineering 597       Power Systems Operation and Markets
Power system operation and economic load dispatch, concept of marginal cost, Kuhn-Tucker's conditions of optimum, unit commitment, hydrothermal co-ordination, power flow analysis, optimal power flow, probabilistic production simulation, power pools and electricity markets, market design, auction models, power system reliability, primary and secondary frequency control and AGC, steady-state and transient stability, power sector financing and investment planning.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 487, 489 or 587.
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Electrical Engineering 599       Individual Engineering Design Project II
This individual project is intended for students who have completed a suitable Electrical Engineering 591 Individual Project and wish to continue the assigned research project by completing a more extensive project. The project will normally involve following an established design process. Engineering Communications, including written reports, logbooks, and oral presentations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 591 and consent of the project supervisor and course co-ordinator(s).
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Graduate Courses

Registration in all courses requires the approval of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Electrical Engineering 601       Advanced Power System Analysis
Energy transfer in power systems; real and reactive power flows; VAR compensation. Power system control, interconnected operation. Power system stability, techniques of numerical integration. Load representation, power quality. Computational paradigms for typical power system problems. Computer simulation of representative power system problems.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 487 or consent of the Department.
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Electrical Engineering 602       Virtual Environments and Applications
Introduction to virtual reality (VR) technologies; Characterization of virtual environments; hardware and software; user interfaces; 3D interaction; research trends. Applications: medicine, manufacturing, oil and gas reservoirs, the arts, and education.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Also known as:
(formerly Software Engineering for Engineers 619.71)
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Electrical Engineering 603       Rotating Machines
General theory of rotating machines providing a unified approach to the analysis of machine performance. General equations of induced voltage and torque. Transient performance of machines.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Electrical Engineering 604       System Design of Wireless Transceivers
Linear and nonlinear system analysis. Radio architectures – super-heterodyne, low intermediate frequency, direct conversion, sub-sampling; receiver system analysis and design; transmitter system analysis and design. Applications of transceiver system design to satellite and wireless communications.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327 and 471.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 604 and 619.38 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 606       Optical Instrumentation
Review of ray and wave optics. Free-space and fiber optic components. Linear, non-linear, and super-resolution microscopy. Light measurement and characterization. Digital imaging. Solid state light sources. Spectroscopy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 606 and 619.68 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 609       Special Topics
Designed to provide graduate students, especially at the PhD level, with the opportunity of pursuing advanced studies in particular areas under the direction of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(3-1)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Electrical Engineering 611       Digital Systems
Introduction to digital system design for mask programmable and field programmable gate arrays. CMOS digital logic design. Flip-flop timing and metastability. Design for testability. CAD tools for digital systems design.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Electrical Engineering 613       Nonlinear Microwave Engineering
Theory, design and optimization of RF power amplification systems for wireless and satellite communication applications. A detailed treatment of linear and non-linear characterization and modelling of amplifiers/transmitters from device to system level perspective. Theory of operation as well as design techniques of linear amplifiers (class A, AB, B, C), switching mode amplifiers (class E, D and F) and balanced amplifiers are presented. Linearization and power efficiency enhancements techniques of power amplifiers/transmitters are also covered.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 574 or consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 613 and 619.22 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 615       Non-linear Control
Non-linear systems; phase portraits, equilibrium points, and existence of solutions. Lyapunov stability definitions and theorems. Non-linear control design; feedback linearization, sliding modes, adaptive control, backstepping, and approximate-adaptive control. Frequency domain stability analysis using describing functions.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Electrical Engineering 619.16)
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Electrical Engineering 617       RF Integrated Circuit Design
Introduction to complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) wireless communication circuits; computer-aided design; impedance matching concepts; passive circuit elements in monolithic circuits; radio frequency integrated circuit building blocks.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 567 or 647.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 617 and 619.31 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 619       Special Problems
Designed to provide graduate students, especially at the PhD level, with the opportunity of pursuing advanced studies in particular areas under the direction of a faculty member.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1) or H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Electrical Engineering 623       Biomedical Systems and Applications

Introduction to biomedical systems. The four elements of a biomedical monitoring system. Biomedical system modelling. Biomedical sensors: basic concepts. Biomedical amplifiers and signal conditioning circuits. Noise, noise sources and non-idealities. Repeatability of measurements. Power supplies for biomedical monitoring systems. Frequency conditioning. Isolation amplifiers and patient safety. Analog-to-Digital conversion and anti-aliasing requirements. Multichannel biomedical data acquisition. Real-time requirements. Real-time digital conditioning of biomedical signals. The concept of closed-loop real-time control.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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Electrical Engineering 625       Estimation Theory
Fundamentals of estimation theory as applied to general statistical signal processing applications such as communication systems, image processing, target and position tracking, and machine learning. Estimator fundamentals including probability density functions, Cramer Rao bounds, Fisher information, linear and nonlinear regression, sufficient statistics, maximum likelihood estimation, minimum mean square error, least squares, Bayesian estimators and concepts. Statistical tracking filters such as Kalman filter and particle filter.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Electrical Engineering 627       Antennas
Foundations of theory and practice of modern antennas. Topics covered will include: theoretical background, antenna parameters, simple radiators, antenna array theory, wire antennas, broadband antennas, microstrip antennas, aperture radiators, base station antennas, antennas for mobile communications, antenna measurements.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Students registering in this course should have a background in electromagnetics and basic microwave engineering.
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Electrical Engineering 629       Advanced Logic Design of Electronic and Nanoelectronic Devices
Two-level and multi-level logic synthesis; flexibility in logic design; multiple-valued logic for advanced technology; multi-level minimization; Binary Decision Diagrams, Word-level Decision Diagrams, sequential and combinational equivalence checking; technology mapping; technology-based transformations; logic synthesis for low power, optimizations of synchronous and asynchronous circuits, logical and physical design from a flow perspective; challenges of design of nanoelectronic devices.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Electrical Engineering 631       System Identification and Parameter Estimation
Parametric models of linear time-invariant systems. System and noise models. Estimation of model parameters. Structure and order selection. Model validation. Convergence and sensitivity analysis. Experiment design. MIMO systems. Subspace methods. Introduction to non-linear and/or time-varying systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 649.
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Electrical Engineering 633       Wireless Networks

Wireless networks’ architectures and standards. Wireless communication protocols including network access control protocols, routing, congestion and flow control protocols, mobility and resource management protocols. Modelling and analysis of wireless network performance. Current and future research challenges in wireless networks.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
A senior undergraduate course in wireless communications is suggested as preparation for this course.
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Electrical Engineering 635       Cryptography and Number Theory with Applications
The topic of the course is to provide the students with vital information about the use of number theory in designing and implementing various public key cryptographic schemes.  We will stress on the efficacy of the algorithms used and their application in areas outside cryptography and coding theory.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 635 and 619.87 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 637       Arithmetic Techniques with DSP Applications
The course is aimed at the use of specific computer arithmetic techniques for efficient design of DSP algorithms. We will provide comprehensive information form the theory of computer arithmetic. We will show how the performance of different algorithms can be optimized by using efficient arithmetic techniques. Many examples will be provided.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 637 and 619.88 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 641       Optimization for Engineers
Introduction to optimization techniques for solving engineering problems. Modelling engineering problems as optimization problems. Recognizing and solving convex sets, functions and optimization problems. Numerical linear algebra including; matrix structure, algorithm complexity, LU factorization. Unconstrained optimization methodology and engineering applications. Constrained optimization techniques and engineering applications. Special topics in optimization such as multi-objective optimization and geometric programming.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 641 and 619.05 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 645       Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Types of data mining: classification, clustering, association, prediction. Processes: data preparation, model building. Techniques: decision tree, neural network, evolutionary computing, Bayesian network. Applications: multi-media, text and web mining.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Electrical Engineering 619.51)
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Electrical Engineering 647       Analog Integrated Circuit Design
Review of static and dynamic models of bipolar and field effect transistors. Basics of analog integrated circuit design. Computer-aided modelling. Fabrication processes and their influence on analog design. Operational voltage amplifier and transconductance amplifier design techniques. Case studies of bipolar and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) designs. CMOS analog integrated circuit design project.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Electrical Engineering 649       Random Variables and Stochastic Processes
Axiomatic view of probability; continuous and discrete random variables; expectation; functions of random variables; conditional distributions and expectations; stochastic processes; stationarity and ergodicity; correlation and power spectrum; renewal processes and Markov chains; Markov and non-Markovian processes in continuous time.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Electrical Engineering 619.22)
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Electrical Engineering 651       Resource Management for Wireless Networks
Qualitative and mathematical formulation of the resource management problem in wireless networks; elements of radio resource management: power and Walsh code allocation and control. Call admission control, traffic load control, packet scheduling; radio resource management algorithms: fixed resource allocation, handover resource management, transmitter power management, dynamic resource allocation, and packet scheduling algorithms; quality-of-service (QoS) and resource management; joint radio resource management problem across heterogeneous wireless networks; applications and case studies: resource management in third generation (3G) and beyond 3G wireless Internet Protocol (IP) networks; open research challenges in resource management for wireless networks.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Electrical Engineering 619.04)
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Electrical Engineering 653       Theory and Practice Advanced DSP Processor Architecture
Architecture and capabilities of SISD, SIMD and VLIW processors; Developing high speed algorithms: code timing, reliability, background DMA activity, maintainability; Developing a personal software process appropriate for embedded systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T-3/2)
Also known as:
(formerly Electrical Engineering 619.23)
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Electrical Engineering 657       Detection of Signals in Noise
Detection of distorted and noise corrupted deterministic and random signals. Application to optimum statistical signal processing algorithms in data communications, GPS, radar, synchronization and image processing.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
At least one of Electrical Engineering 675, 649, or 625 or consent of the Department.
Also known as:
(formerly Electrical Engineering 619.73)
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Electrical Engineering 659       Active-RC and Switched-Capacitor Filter Design
The filter design problem; operational amplifier characteristics; cascade methods of RC-active filter design; filter design with the active biquad; active filter design based on a lossless ladder prototype. Switched-capacitor (SC) integrators; design of cascade, ladder, and multiple feedback SC filters; non-ideal effects in SC filters; scaling of SC filters; topics in fabrication of SC filters.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Electrical Engineering 661       Grid-Connected Inverters for Alternative Energy Systems
Analysis and design of grid-connected inverters fed by an alternative energy source. Switch mode converters, inverter topologies, harmonics, drive electronics, control methodologies, implementation techniques, course project.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Electrical Engineering 619.18)
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Electrical Engineering 663       Numerical Electromagnetic Field Computation
Solution techniques for electromagnetic fields: finite difference, finite elements/volumes, boundary elements, finite difference time domain, and moment methods. Practical aspects concerning computer implementation: accuracy, speed, memory, and solvers.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Electrical Engineering 619.09)
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Electrical Engineering 667       Intelligent Control
Application of machine learning algorithms in control systems: neural networks, fuzzy logic, the cerebellar model arithmetic computer, genetic algorithms; stability of learning algorithms in closed-loop non-linear control applications.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
At least one undergraduate level course in control systems.
Also known as:
(formerly Electrical Engineering 619.25)
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Electrical Engineering 671       Adaptive Signal Processing
Fundamentals: Performance objectives, optimal filtering and estimation, the Wiener solution, orthogonality principle. Adaptation algorithms: MSE performance surface, gradient search methods, the Widrow-Hoff LMS algorithm, convergence speed and misadjustment. Advanced techniques: recursive least-squares algorithms, gradient and least-squares multiple filter, frequency domain algorithms, adaptive pole-zero filters. Applications: system identification, channel equalization, echo cancellation, linear prediction, noise cancellation, speech.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Electrical Engineering 675       Digital Communications
Physical layer digital communications. Linear modulation and demodulation using signal space concepts. Optimal and sub-optimal detection of symbols and sequences. Pulse shaping and spectral analysis. Wireless propagation and system design. Error correction using channel codes. Advanced techniques for high speed communications.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 571.
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Electrical Engineering 683       Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation
Aspects of physical design including: VLSI design cycle, fabrication processes for VLSI devices, basic data structures and algorithms, partitioning, floor planning, placement and routing.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Electrical Engineering 619.19)
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Electrical Engineering 685       Software Defined Radio Systems
Advanced design aspects related to the design of Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems applicable to wireless and satellite communication systems. System level modelling and baseband design aspects of SDR systems. Transmitter and receiver architectures appropriate for SDR transceivers. Multi-band transmitters, sub-sampling receivers and six-port based receivers. Design strategies and calibration techniques for SDR systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 574 or consent of the Department.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 641 and 619.64 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 687       Switch Mode Power Converters
Design and analysis of dc-to-dc and ac-to-ac single-phase power converters. Device characteristics. Dc-to-dc topologies, dc-to-ac topologies and ac-to-ac topologies. Linearized models. Classical feedback control; introduction to state-space analysis methods. Input harmonic analysis, output harmonic analysis, and techniques to obtain unity input power factory.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Electrical Engineering 691       Integrated Micro and Nanotechnology Sensory Systems
Integrated circuits for sensing. The physical process of sensing photons and ions. The circuitry of signal amplification. Considerations for integrated circuit implementation. Solid state sensors and development in CMOS technology. Analog to Digital conversion in sensory arrays. Technology scaling and impact. Low voltage and implications regarding signal processing. Other types of sensors such as pH sensing. MEMS technology and applications. Integrated Light sources. System examples.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 691 and 619.26 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 693       Restructured Electricity Markets
Basics of power systems economics, vertically integrated power monopolies, models of competition, market design and auction mechanisms, players in restructured electricity markets, generation scheduling in restructured electricity markets, perspective of large consumers, transmission operation in competitive power markets, transmission rights, the need for ancillary services in electricity markets, procurement and pricing of ancillary services, transmission and generation expansion in competitive markets.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 587 or 601 or consent of the Department.
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Electrical Engineering 695       Applied Mathematics for Electrical Engineers
Understanding of vector spaces and function spaces; eigenvalues and eigenvectors in both the linear algebraic and differential equation sense; special functions in mathematics; advanced methods for solutions of differential equations.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Electrical Engineering 695 and either 519.42 or 619.95 will not be allowed.
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Electrical Engineering 697       Digital Image Processing
Image formation and visual perceptual processing. Digital image representation. Two dimensional Fourier transform analysis. Image enhancement and restoration. Selected topics from: image reconstruction from projections; image segmentation and analysis; image coding for data compression and transmission; introduction to image understanding and computer vision. Case studies from current applications and research.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Electrical Engineering 327.
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Electrical Engineering 698       Graduate Project
Individual project in the student's area of specialization under the guidance of the student's supervisor.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-4)
Notes:
Open only to students in the MEng Courses Only Route.
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