Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • ENG EC 777: Nanostructure Optics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG EC 560 or ENG EC 568.
    Discussion of the fundamental physical aspects and device applications of optical fields confined and generated in nanoscale environments. Review of classical electrodynamics and angular spectrum representation of optical fields, classical and quantum models for light-matter interaction, light emission from semiconductor quantum dots and wires, surface-plasmon polaritons and sub-wavelength light transport/localization in metal nanostructures, slot waveguide structures, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and SERS-based sensors, light scattering in complex photonic structures such as: metal-dielectric photonic crystals, fractal structrures, random lasers.
  • ENG EC 782: RF/Analog IC Design - Advanced Applications
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: ENG EC 580 and ENG EC 582; or permission of the instructor.
    Selected topics in advanced RF/Analog integrated circuit design based on high frequency BiCMOS technology. Topics to be covered include oversampling (Sigma Delta) A/D converters, RF phase-locked loops, low voltage RF frequency synthesizers, printed circuit board design for RF applications, antennas and signal propagation, PCB filters, and other mixed-signal topics. The course will utilize selected readings from the technical literature, as well as a number of RF measurement and RF design lab assignments.
  • ENG EC 892: Seminar: Electro-Physics
    A weekly two-hour seminar on recent research topics in the area of electro-physics, including solid state materials and devices, photonics, electromagnetics, computers in physics, and other related areas. Speakers include faculty and graduate students in the area.
  • ENG EC 900: PhD Research
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Restricted to pre-prospectus PhD students.
    Participation in a research project under the direction of a faculty advisor leading to the preparation and defense of a PhD prospectus.
  • ENG EC 901: Thesis
    By petition only. Preparation of an original MS thesis carried out under the guidance of a faculty member. Variable cr.
  • ENG EC 902: MS Project
    MS research project under the supervision of an ECE faculty member. Student must participate in end-of-semester ECE Research Symposium. Final report required. Student must submit proposal for ECE Graduate committee approval prior to the semester in which the MS research project is to be carried out. Variable cr.
  • ENG EC 951: Independent Study
    By petition only. Under faculty supervision, graduate students may study subjects not covered in a regularly scheduled course. A final report and/or written examination is required. Variable cr.
  • ENG EC 952: Directed Group Project
    A semester long engineering project with significant graduate-level design and implementation elements is carried out by a team of 1 to 4 graduate students under the supervision of an ECE faculty member. Required deliverables include a written proposal, an end-of-semester project report, and an end-of-semester oral/poster presentation. The project proposal must be approved by the faculty supervisor before project team members may register for this course. Variable cr.
  • ENG EC 953: MS Project
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Graduate Standing.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Restricted to MS students by petition only.
    MS research project under the supervision of an ECE faculty member. Student must participate in end-of-semester ECE Research Symposium. Final report required. Student must submit proposal for ECE Graduate committee approval prior to the semester in which the MS research project is to be carried out.
  • ENG EC 954: MS Thesis
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
    Graduate Prerequisites: Restricted to MS students by petition only.
    Participation in a research project under the direction of a faculty advisor leading to the preparation of an original MS thesis. For students pursuing an MS thesis to satisfy the practicum requirement for the MS degree.
  • ENG EC 991: PhD Dissertation
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
    Graduate Prerequisites: EC 900; restricted to post-prospectus PhD students.
    Participation in a research project under the direction of a faculty advisor leading to the preparation and defense of an original PhD dissertation.