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For complete course descriptions and requirements please download the Undergraduate Bulletin from the Office of Registrar page.
ECEGR 100 Intro. to Electrical and Computer Engineering Design. Introduction to electrical and computer engineering design and principles of technical communication through a hands-on robotics design project in which teamwork is emphasized. Design process, engineering tools, creative and analytical thinking, professionalism, and open-ended problems with interdisciplinary content. Grading based on the quality of deliverables and presentation of design results through written, oral, and graphical communication. Open to all university students. (fall, winter)
ECEGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving With MATLAB. Laboratory oriented course designed to introduce students to programming in MATLAB. The emphasis is on developing the confidence and skill necessary to generate readable, compact, and verifiably correct MATLAB programs for obtaining numerical solutions to a wide range of engineering problems and displaying the results with fully annotated graphics. Topics include introduction to the MATLAB environment, matrix manipulation and computation, MATLAB programming language, writing functions and scripts, and production of 2D and 3D graphical output. Co-requisite: MATH 134. (fall, winter)
ECEGR 201 Digital Operations and Computation. Digital processing of information and data, number-systems, Boolean algebra; design of hardware for registers, counting, and arithmetic operations; organization of computers, storage, and input/output. Introduction to simple logic circuits. Elementary concepts of programming, assembly language, and computer simulation. Open to all university students. (fall, winter)
ECEGR 210 Electrical Circuits I. Fundamental concepts and units, Kirchhoff’s laws, mesh and node analysis, equivalent circuits, linearity and superposition; first and second order circuits; natural and forced responses, initial conditions; sinusoidal analysis. Co-requisite: MATH 233. Prerequisite: PHYS 122. (winter, spring)
ECEGR 211 Electrical Circuits II. Phasors and impedance; Laplace transforms; system functions and the s-plane; frequency response description, Bode diagrams; AC power; two-port analysis; introduction to the digital computer in circuit analysis and design. Co-requisites: ECEGR 101 and MATH 234. Prerequisite: ECEGR 210. (fall, spring)
ECEGR 227 Electrical Circuits Laboratory. A laboratory covering principles of electrical and electronic circuits. Test instrumentation and general laboratory practice. Technical communications. The course culminates in a class-wide team project. A one-hour lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week. Corequisite: ECEGR 211. (fall, spring)
ECEGR 296 Directed Study.
ECEGR 304 Microprocessor Design. Design of digital components and subsystems of a typical microprocessor. Assembly language programming, memory access, Instruction processing, peripherals. Three lectures and one four-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: ECEGR 201, CSSE 151, and junior candidacy. (winter)
ECEGR 312 Linear System Analysis. Linear systems and response type classifications. Time-domain and frequency-domain signal representations. System functions. Impulse response. Convolution. Fourier series and transforms. Signal spectra. Prerequisite: ECEGR 211, MATH 234, and junior candidacy. (fall, winter)
ECEGR 315 Elements of Electrical Engineering. An introduction to major areas of electrical engineering. Topics are selected from basic circuit theory; linear systems; electronics; digital logic; electromagnetics; and energy conversion and power. Intended for engineering and natural science students not majoring in electrical engineering; Prerequisite: MATH 234 and PHYS 122. (winter)
ECEGR 317 Signals and Systems Laboratory. Signal acquisition and analysis. Spectral content of signals and frequency response behavior of systems. Use of spectral and network analyzers. Use of MATLAB and other engineering analysis software. A one-hour lecture and one four-hour laboratory session per week. Co-requisite: ECEGR 312. Prerequisite: ECEGR 227. (fall, winter)
ECEGR 320 Electronics I. Diodes and bipolar and field effect transistor characteristics. Analysis and design of elementary electronic circuits including diode circuits, transistor amplifiers, and ideal operational amplifier circuits. Prerequisite: ECEGR 211 and junior candidacy. (fall, winter)
ECEGR 321 Electronics II. Differential and multistage transistor amplifiers. Classes of amplifiers. Frequency response of transistor circuits. Introduction to feedback. Internal circuitry of the operational amplifier. Operational amplifier circuits. Prerequisite ECEGR 320. (winter, spring)
ECEGR 328 Electronic Circuits Laboratory. Continuation of ECEGR 227. Investigation of electronic circuits focusing on the design of a discrete component operational amplifier. Prerequisite: ECEGR 227. Co-requisite: ECEGR 321. (winter, spring)
ECEGR 331 Distributed Systems. Analysis of distributed systems; steady-state and transient analysis of loss-less lines, lossy lines; waveguides. Prerequisite: ECEGR 211, PHYS 123, and junior candidacy.
ECEGR 360 Communication Systems. Analysis and design of signal transmission systems that include amplitude, phase, frequency, and pulse modulation. Subsystem synthesis and design with comparative analysis. Communication in the presence of noise. Prerequisites: ECEGR 312 and MATH 244.
ECEGR 391-393 Special Topics.
ECEGR 396 Directed Study.
ECEGR 401 VLSI: VHDL. VHDL (Very high speed integrated circuit Hardware Description Language) as a digital system description tool. Digital design principles and their application to programmable logic devices. Use of VHDL as a design tool for PLD’s is emphasized. Significant laboratory time outside of class is required. Prerequisite: ECEGR 201 and junior candidacy.
ECEGR 403 Digital Signal Processing Linear, time invariant, discrete systems; finite moving average and recursive digital filters; Z-transform; discrete Fourier transform; fast Fourier transform. Prerequisite: ECEGR 312.
ECEGR 404 Introduction to VLSI Circuit Design. An introduction to the design of very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits using silicon CMOS process technology and CAD software. Aspects of manufacturing, design, and testing are covered in lecture. The laboratory introduces students to professional-level software and culminates in a major circuit design. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ECEGR 201 and ECEGR 321.
ECEGR 405 Advanced Digital Design. Microprocessor-based systems design procedures; LSI circuit specifications and interconnect design; programmable logic; logic simulation; prototype construction; system debug techniques; hands-on design carried out in teams. Prerequisites: ECEGR 201 and ECEGR 304.
ECEGR 406 Introduction to Digital Image Processing. Introduction to fundamental principles and techniques for digital image processing including image analysis, feature extraction, segmentation, enhancement, restoration, and compression. Hands-on experience through MATLAB laboratory exercises and projects.
ECEGR 407 Digital Signal Processing Laboratory. Use of modern Digital Signal Processing (DSP) software development systems. Debugging and analysis of program operation on DSP integrated circuits. DSP IC architectures. Analysis of test data in time and frequency domains. Prerequisite: ECEGR 312. Co-requisite: ECEGR 403.
ECEGR 414 Active Networks and Filters. Design of active filters. Operational amplifier circuits. Approximation of frequency response characteristics. Sensitivity. Frequency transformations. Active two-port networks. Simulation of passive elements. Switched capacitor filters. Prerequisite: ECEGR 312.
ECEGR 421 Analog CMOS Electronics. Analog CMOS circuits including current sources, voltage references, and basic amplifier stages used in integrated circuits, the internal circuitry of operational amplifiers, and analog- to-digital and digital-to-analog converters. Feedback. Fundamentals of integrated circuit layout and fabrication. Prerequisite: ECEGR 321.
ECEGR 422 Electronics III. A continuation of Electronics II covering topics selected from, but not limited to, feedback and stability, active filters, oscillators, data converters, signal generators, and digital electronics. Prerequisite: ECEGR 321.
ECEGR 424 Power Electronics. Basic topologies and operating principles of switching power converters. Half-wave, bridge, and polyphase rectifier circuits. Phase control converters. Output control and dynamic models. Prerequisite: ECEGR 312 and ECEGR 320.
ECEGR 428 Advanced Electronics Laboratory. A special topics electronics laboratory focusing on practical applications in electrical and computer engineering. Design projects vary depending on the interests of the students and instructor. The iterative process of design, simulation, fabrication, and testing is emphasized. A one-hour lecture and one four-hour laboratory session per week. Prerequisites: ECEGR 321 and ECEGR 328. (May be retaken for credit with permission of the department chair.)
ECEGR 432 Microwave Systems. Propagation of electromagnetic waves and interaction with materials, guided waves, and passive and active devices, microstrip and integrated circuits. Prerequisite: ECEGR 312 and PHYS 330.
ECEGR 433 Introduction to Antennas. Electromagnetic waves and radiating systems used in telecommunications. Software simulation of antenna radiation patterns. Frequency spectra used in modern communications and their effect on antenna design. Prerequisite: ECEGR 312 and PHYS 330.
ECEGR 437 Antennas Laboratory. A laboratory covering the measurement and simulation of wire and aperture antenna radiation patterns. Co-requisite: PHYS 330.
ECEGR 440 Control Systems. Fundamentals of classical and modern system theory; analysis and design of closed-loop systems with emphasis on stability and transient response using Nyquist, Bode, root-locus, and state-space techniques. Prerequisite: ECEGR 312.
ECEGR 450 Electromechanical Energy Conversion. Electromechanical energy conversion principles and design. Application and details of electromechanical devices, such as relays, transformers, and rotating machinery. Prerequisite: ECEGR 211 and junior candidacy.
ECEGR 451 Power Systems. Analysis of power systems: symmetrical components, power system parameters, steadystate operation, symmetrical and non-symmetrical faults. Prerequisite: ECEGR 450.
ECEGR 457 Electromechanical Energy Conversion Laboratory. A laboratory covering the principles and practice of electromechanical energy conversion devices. Co-requisite: ECEGR 450.
ECEGR 461 Data Communications. An introduction to the concepts and methods of data communication. Systems, protocols, and controls used in data transfer. Media employed for data transmission and multiplexing techniques. Long-range and local networks used in data and computer communications. Prerequisite: ECEGR 201 and junior candidacy or permission.
ECEGR 462 Modern Optics. Introduction to modern optics consisting of ray optics; scalar wave optics; diffraction; interferometry; vector wave optics and polarization; Gaussian beam optics; Fourier optics, including image processing, spatial filtering, and holography; optical waveguides and fibers; optical resonators; laser amplifiers and systems; semiconductor lasers and detectors; optical switching and computing. Optional labs in holography and fiber optics. Prerequisites: ECEGR 312 or PHYS 205; PHYS 330.
ECEGR 463 Wireless Communications Systems. An introduction to issues and problems associated with modern wireless communications systems. Radio wave systems. Multipath and fading. Frequency planning. Cellular communications. Registration. Prerequisite: ECEGR 312 and PHYS 123.
ECEGR 467 Communications Laboratory. A laboratory covering basic principles of encoding, modulation, and transmission of electronic signals. One-hour lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week. Co-requisite: ECEGR 360.
ECEGR 487 Engineering Design I.
ECEGR 488 Engineering Design II.
ECEGR 489 Engineering Design III. A year-long capstone team design project that draws upon all of the student’s previous experience, both technical and non-technical.Projects require students to investigate and apply concepts not covered in course work and to master engineering tools needed to complete the assigned task. Particular emphasis is placed upon project organization and management, principles of engineering design, oral and written communication, and professionalism and ethics. In ECEGR 487, student teams are formed and industrially sponsored design problems are assigned. Project proposals are written, critiqued, and presented. In ECEGR 488 and 489, problem solutions are developed and implemented, culminating in a formal presentation of results. In addition to regularly-scheduled lectures, students are expected to devote significant time to design team activities. The three courses must be taken as a continuous sequence. The Engineering Design sequence fulfills the interdisciplinary and synthesis requirements of the university core. Prerequisite: advanced junior or senior standing in engineering. (487, fall; 488, winter; 489, spring)
ECEGR 491-493 Special Topics.
ECEGR 496 Independent Study.
ECEGR 497 Directed Reading.
ECEGR 498 Directed Research. Independent work by student on topic of mutual interest to student and an instructor. Enrollment is limited and open only to students who have agreed upon a proposed topic or course of study with the instructor. May be used as an advanced elective with departmental permission.
Engineering challenges I faced at the Medishare hospital Haiti. George Balagtas
I generated a test protocol toward hopefully restoring X-ray functionality. The mechanical engineer who has been doing his best to troubleshoot the machine believes that there might be faulty circuitry on the PCB assembly. I did indeed discover three burnt out transistors, a couple of charred passives, and even two cracked IC's nearby the board's voltage regulators. Literally, that board is toast!
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Graduate School News
Congratulations to Hao Nguyen who will be studying embedded computing in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. Hao will start his graduate program this fall and plans to continue all the way to Ph.D!
Society of Women Engineers - Chelsea Ryberg a recipient of the Collegiate Member Award.
“Chelsea is admired by her peers and teachers not only for her tremendous amount of enthusiasm, creativity and leadership within SWE, but within the Seattle University campus and community as well,” says Kelly Schable, account manager at the Boeing Company.
Nick Arvanitidis, EE Graduate ’63, recipient Alumnus of the Year
Nick Arvanitidis considers himself “a philosopher,” one who offers sage advice culled from rich life experiences in the academic and business worlds. Being named Alumnus of the Year is a great honor, Arvanitidis says. “I am very grateful for what SU did for me,” he says. “Not just going to school here, but the mentoring that was provided. This is very humbling.”
Eisenhower Fellowships Engage Emerging Leaders: 1997 Alumnus Mohammed AL-JASSER.
As a General Manager for Saudi Telecom Company, Mohammed AL-JASSER develops and manages relationships with top enterprise accounts. He was recently granted an Eisenhower Fellowship, a program that engages emerging leaders from around the world to enhance their professional capabilities, ...and unite them in a diverse, global community
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