Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations

Course Descriptions

B EE 503 Circuit Analysis (4)

Introduction to basic circuit elements. Analysis of DC and AC circuits consisting of resistors, capacitors, inductors, voltage and current sources using ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, and other circuit theorems. Power and energy. Transient and steady-state analysis of basic electric circuits using Laplace-transform. Introduction to operational amplifier. Includes laboratory.

B EE 504 Device Electronics (4)

Introduces the characteristics and application of three electronic devices, diodes, field-effect and bipolar junction transistors. Topics include physics and characteristics of the devices, small-signal and large-signal analysis, operational amplifiers and design of digital logic circuits. Laboratory. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in BEE 503.

B EE 505 Digital Systems (2)

Introduction to the design and understand of digital circuits and systems. Topics include: digital logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic minimization using Karnaugh Maps, sequential and combinational circuit design, digital building blocks such as decoders and multiplexers, number representation in digital circuits.

B EE 506 Power Systems (2)

Basic power system analytical concepts, three-phase systems, phasors, impedance, normalization, transmission lines, and transformers. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in B EE 503.

B EE 507 Signals and Systems (4)

Introduces representation and classifications of continuous and discrete time signals. Topics include time domain analysis of Linear Time Invariant (LTI) systems; Fourier Transform for continuous and discrete-time signals/systems; Laplace-transform and z-transforms, and their application for system analysis. Includes laboratory. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 in B EE 503.

B EE 509 Engineering Simulations (2)

Provides an introduction to simulations techniques to solve engineering problems. Industry standard simulation tools such as MATLAB, SPICE, and LabView are introduced and intensively used in simulating design and analysis from several disciplines of electrical engineering such as signal processing, circuit design, system fault analysis, and instrumentation interface.