Electrical and Computer Engineering

https://www.pvamu.edu/ece/

Purpose and Goals

The primary purpose of the Electrical Engineering Program is to prepare students for a successful professional career in electrical engineering. The curriculum is structured to provide each student with a sound background in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering sciences and a thorough foundation in electrical engineering for the analysis and design of electrical and electronic circuits and systems.

The program educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering program at Prairie View A&M University are:

  1. To produce graduates for successful careers in Electrical Engineering and other related fields.
  2. To produce graduates who can secure employment within the State of Texas and, the nation, and the world.
  3. To produce graduates who engage in self-development activities through professional study and personal research that will allow them to adapt to evolving technological challenges.
  4. To produce graduates who can successfully complete graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering or other disciplines that they may choose.

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is a field of engineering that is mainly concerned with applying computer hardware and software to solve practical problems. The primary purpose of the Computer Engineering Program is to prepare students for a successful professional career in the field of computer engineering. The curriculum is structured to provide each student with a strong foundation in the basic sciences of chemistry, mathematics, and physics. In addition, Computer Engineering students will take courses in the following areas: electric circuits, electronics, digital logic circuits, computer organization and architecture, computer interfacing, programming languages, data structures, operating systems, software engineering and microprocessor systems.

The program educational objectives of the Computer Engineering program at Prairie View A&M University are:

  1. To produce graduates for successful careers in engineering Computer Engineering and other related fields.
  2. To produce graduates who can secure employment within the State of Texas, the nation, and the world.
  3. To produce graduates who engage in self-development activities through professional study and personal research that will allow them to adapt to evolving technological challenges.
  4. To produce graduates who can successfully complete graduate degrees in Computer Engineering or other disciplines that they may choose.

Admission Requirements

Table 1. First-time Freshmen Requirements for Direct Admission to the Computer and Electrical Engineering Programs

Academic Major Meet PVAMU Admission Standards High School GPA SAT/ACT High School Rank THEA Passed
Computer and Electrical EngineeringYes3.00930/19Top 25%Yes (all subjects)

Table 2. First-time Freshmen Requirements for Conditional Admission to the Computer and Electrical Engineering Programs

Academic Major Meet PVAMU Admission Standards High School GPA SAT/ACT High School Rank THEA Passed
Computer and Electrical EngineeringYes2.50 820/17Top 50%No

Table 3. Transfer Students Requirements for Direct Admission to the Computer and Electrical Engineering Programs

Academic Major Meet PVAMU Admission Standards Transfer Grades Transfer GPA (Math; Science and Engineering)
Computer and Electrical EngineeringYes"C" or greater2.50

These tables represent a summary of admission requirements. For more detailed requirements see the section in the catalog pertaining to the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering Admission.

Accreditation Status

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://ww.abet.org.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree Program Requirements

Core Curriculum 142
College and Support Area Requirements
MATH 1124Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 2024Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 3023Probability and Statistics3
MATH 4173Advanced Math for Engineers3
CHEM 1021
CHEM 1034
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II
and Chemistry for Engineers
5
PHYS 2511
PHYS 2521
University Physics Lab I
and University Physics Lab II
2
GNEG 1121Engineering Lab II for Mathematics1
GNEG 2021Engr Lab III for Math1
CVEG 2454Statics and Dynamics4
ELEG 1011Intro Engr Computer Sci & Tech1
ELEG 1021Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory1
ELEG 2023Network Theory I3
MCEG 2013Thermodynamics I3
GNEG 3061Introduction to Engineering Project Management1
Select one of the following: 4
Senior Design and Professionalism I
and Senior Design and Professionalism II
Senior Design and Professionalism -I
and Senior Design and Professionalism - II
Senior Design and Professionalism - I
and Senior Design and Professionalism - II
Senior Design and Professionalism-1
and Senior Design and Professionalism II
Major Requirements
ELEG 2011Electric Circuits Laboratory1
ELEG 3013Network Theory II3
ELEG 3021Logic Circuits Laboratory1
ELEG 3023Signals and Systems3
ELEG 3033Physical Principles of Solid State Devices3
ELEG 3043Electronics I3
ELEG 3063Logic Circuits3
ELEG 3071Microprocessor Systems Design Laboratory1
ELEG 3073Microprocessor System Design3
ELEG 4003Communication Theory3
ELEG 4011Electronics Laboratory1
ELEG 4013Electromechanical Energy Conversion3
ELEG 4033Electromagnetic Field Theory I3
ELEG 4043Electronics II3
ELEG 4073Servomechanism and Control Systems3
Technical Electives6
Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory Elective1
Total Hours126
1

Students in the Electrical Engineering Program are required to take PHYS 2513 and PHYS 2523 to satisfy the Natural Science requirements, ELEG 1043 to satisfy the Computing requirement, MATH 2043 to satisfy Mathematics requirement and CHEG 2003 to satisfy Social and Behavioral Science requirement. 

Electrical Engineering Suggested Technical Electives

At least one technical elective must be taken in the Electrical Engineering Department. In addition, one Electrical Engineering Laboratory elective should be taken to satisfy degree requirements. Internship and co-op courses are not suitable as technical electives.

Microelectronics Area
ELEG 4223Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices3
ELEG 4263VLSI Circuit Design3
ELEG 4273Analog and Mixed Signal Techniques I3
ELEG 4393Computer Organization and Design3
Communications/Signal Processing Area
ELEG 4053Digital Signal Processing3
ELEG 4163Digital Signal Processing3
ELEG 4313Broadband Communication Systems I3
ELEG 4323Broadband Communication Systems II3
Computer Engineering Area
ELEG 4393Computer Organization and Design3
ELEG 4253Computer Interfacing and Communications3
ELEG 4263VLSI Circuit Design3
ELEG 4353Advanced Logic Design3
Power and Control Systems Area
ELEG 4243Power Electronics3
ELEG 4023Power Systems Engineering3
ELEG 4283Reliability Analysis of Electrical Facilities3
Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory Electives
ELEG 3041Microelectronic Processing and Characterization Lab1
ELEG 4031Communications Lab1
ELEG 4021Power Laboratory1
ELEG 4151Digital Signal Processing1
ELEG 4291Mixed Signal Testing Techniques Lab1
ELEG 4311Advanced Logic Design Laboratory1
Other Technical Electives
CVEG 4093Systems Engineering3
MCEG 3023Thermodynamics II3
MCEG 3063Fluid Mechanics3
MATH 4063Numerical Analysis3
MATH 3073Linear Algebra3

Technical Electives through Five-Year BS/MS Degree Plan Option

Students may, upon approval to the Five-Year BS/MS Degree Plan Option (see Roy G. Perry College of Engineering Academic Programs and Degree Plans), apply up to six semester-credit hours of graduate courses toward technical electives requirements.

Eligibility to Take Upper Division College Courses

The Roy G. Perry College of Engineering requires an eligibility standard for the students to take upper division college courses. Students must have completed or be currently enrolled in all lower division (1000 and 2000 level) courses in English, Mathematics, Science, and Engineering to be eligible to enroll in upper division (3000 or 4000 level) courses in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering. Students in the Electrical Engineering Program must complete a prescribed list of courses in the following with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 to be eligible to enroll in upper division (3000 or 4000 level) courses in the College. The following course must be completed prior to enrolling in Upper Division courses:

CHEG 2003Eco Anal Technical Application3
CHEM 1021Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 1034Chemistry for Engineers4
COMM 1003Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
CVEG 2454Statics and Dynamics4
ELEG 1011Intro Engr Computer Sci & Tech1
ELEG 1021Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory1
ELEG 1043Computer Applications in Engineering3
ELEG 2011Electric Circuits Laboratory1
ELEG 2023Network Theory I3
ENGL 1123Freshman Composition I3
ENGL 1143Technical Writing3
GNEG 1121Engineering Lab II for Mathematics1
GNEG 2021Engr Lab III for Math1
MATH 1124Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 2024Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 2043Differential Equations3
MCEG 2013Thermodynamics I3
PHYS 2511University Physics Lab I1
PHYS 2513University Physics I3
PHYS 2521University Physics Lab II1
PHYS 2523University Physics II3

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Degree Program Requirements

Core Curriculum 142
College and Support Area Requirements
MATH 1124Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
GNEG 1121Engineering Lab II for Mathematics1
GNEG 2021Engr Lab III for Math1
MATH 2024Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 2053Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3023Probability and Statistics3
CHEM 1021Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 1034Chemistry for Engineers4
PHYS 2511University Physics Lab I1
PHYS 2521University Physics Lab II1
ELEG 1011Intro Engr Computer Sci & Tech1
ELEG 1021Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory1
ELEG 2023Network Theory I3
MCEG 2013Thermodynamics I3
CVEG 2454Statics and Dynamics4
GNEG 3061Introduction to Engineering Project Management1
Select one of the following:4
Senior Design and Professionalism I
and Senior Design and Professionalism II
Senior Design and Professionalism -I
and Senior Design and Professionalism - II
Senior Design and Professionalism - I
Senior Design and Professionalism-1
and Senior Design and Professionalism II
Major Requirements
ELEG 2011Electric Circuits Laboratory1
ELEG 3013Network Theory II3
ELEG 3021Logic Circuits Laboratory1
ELEG 3023Signals and Systems3
ELEG 3033Physical Principles of Solid State Devices3
ELEG 3043Electronics I3
ELEG 3063Logic Circuits3
ELEG 3071Microprocessor Systems Design Laboratory1
ELEG 3073Microprocessor System Design3
ELEG 4253Computer Interfacing and Communications3
ELEG 4303Introduction to Digital Design3
ELEG 4333Communication Network Engineering3
ELEG 4393Computer Organization and Design3
COMP 1211Computer Science Lab I1
COMP 1224Computer Science and Laboratory II4
COMP 2013Data Structures3
Technical Electives3
Total Degree Requirements
Total Hours126
1

Students in the Computer Engineering Program are required to take PHYS 2513 and PHYS 2523 to satisfy the Natural Science requirements, COMP 1213 to satisfy the Computing requirement,  MATH 2043 to satisfy Mathematics requirement and CHEG 2003 to satisfy Social and Behavioral Science requirement. 

Computer Engineering Suggested Technical Electives

All computer engineering majors must select one technical elective. Internship and co-op courses are not acceptable as technical electives.

COMP 3063Operation Systems3
COMP 3113Object-Oriented Analysis and Design3
COMP 3223Software Engineering3
COMP 4953Data Base Management3
ELEG 4053Digital Signal Processing3
ELEG 4263VLSI Circuit Design3
ELEG 4273Analog and Mixed Signal Techniques I3
ELEG 4343Microcontroller Applications3
ELEG 4353Advanced Logic Design3
MATH 3073Linear Algebra3

Technical Electives through Five-Year BS/MS Degree Plan Option

Students may, upon approval to the Five-Year BS/MS Degree Plan Option (see Roy G. Perry College of Engineering Academic Programs and Degree Plans), apply up to six semester-credit hours of graduate courses toward technical electives requirements.

Eligibility to Take Upper Division College Courses

The Roy G. Perry College of Engineering requires an eligibility standard for the students to take upper division college courses. Students must have completed or be currently enrolled in all lower division (1000 and 2000 level) courses in English, Mathematics, Science, and Engineering to be eligible to enroll in upper division (3000 or 4000 level) courses in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering. Students in the Computer Engineering Program must complete a prescribed list of courses in the following with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 to be eligible to enroll in upper division (3000 or 4000 level) courses in the College. The following courses must be completed prior to enrolling in upper division courses:

CHEG 2003Eco Anal Technical Application3
CHEM 1021Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 1034Chemistry for Engineers4
COMP 1211Computer Science Lab I1
COMP 1213Computer Science I3
COMP 1224Computer Science and Laboratory II4
COMP 2013Data Structures3
CVEG 2454Statics and Dynamics4
ELEG 1011Intro Engr Computer Sci & Tech1
ELEG 1021Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory1
ELEG 2011Electric Circuits Laboratory1
ELEG 2023Network Theory I3
ENGL 1123Freshman Composition I3
ENGL 1143Technical Writing3
GNEG 1121Engineering Lab II for Mathematics1
GNEG 2021Engr Lab III for Math1
MATH 1124Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 2024Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 2043Differential Equations3
MATH 2053Discrete Mathematics3
MCEG 2013Thermodynamics I3
PHYS 2511University Physics Lab I1
PHYS 2513University Physics I3
PHYS 2521University Physics Lab II1
PHYS 2523University Physics II3

Purpose and Goals

The primary purpose of the Electrical Engineering Programs is to enhance students’ skills in specialized areas and provide opportunities for students to pursue careers in private industry, government research laboratories and design facilities.

The objectives of the program are:

  • To produce graduate students who have advanced training in one of the following areas of emphasis in Electrical Engineering: (i) Microelectronics, (ii) Computer Engineering, (iii) Telecommunications and Signal processing, (iv) Power Engineering
  • To produce a significant number of graduates with experience in research.
  • To prepare outstanding students to pursue doctoral degrees.
  • To produce post-graduates who have the technical, cognitive and interpersonal skills that will allow them to secure employment within the State of Texas, or in the nation.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree Program Requirements

General Requirements
Select two of the following:6
Engineering Probability and Statistics
Engineering Analysis I
Engineering Analysis II
Engineering Numerical Methods
Technical Electives (see list of technical elective options below)
At least two technical electives must be taken in the Electrical Engineering department12
Concentration (select one concentration from below):12
Total Hours30

Thesis Concentration

ELEG 5996Thesis6
Select two classes from one of the tracks listed below:6
Computer Engineering Track
Advanced Computer Systems Design
Computer Architecture & Advanced Logic Design
The Internet: Design and Implementation
Fault Tolerant Computing
Modeling and Performance of Computer Architectures
Information Networks
Communication and Signal Processing Track
Wireless Networks
Digital Communications
Network Management
Advanced Broadband Communications Systems
Stochastic Processes
DSP Systems Design
Wavelets and Their Applications
Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Microelectronics Track
Solid State Devices
Integrated Circuit Fabrication
VLSI and ULSI Design
Semiconductor Devices
Advanced Solid State
Advanced Mixed Signal Design
Power Engineering Track
Power System Faults Protective
Power System Stability
High Voltage Direct Current
Power Gen Oper Control
Advanced Power System
Power Electronics Power System
Advanced Electric Drives
Advanced Power Electronics
Total Hours12

Non-Thesis Concentration

ELEG 5913Engineering Project3
Select three classes from one of the tracks listed below:9
Advanced Computer Systems Design
Computer Architecture & Advanced Logic Design
The Internet: Design and Implementation
Fault Tolerant Computing
Modeling and Performance of Computer Architectures
Information Networks
Communication and Signal Processing Track
Wireless Networks
Digital Communications
Network Management
Advanced Broadband Communications Systems
Stochastic Processes
DSP Systems Design
Wavelets and Their Applications
Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Microelectronics Track
Solid State Devices
Integrated Circuit Fabrication
VLSI and ULSI Design
Semiconductor Devices
Advanced Solid State
Advanced Mixed Signal Design
Power Engineering Track
Power System Faults Protective
Power System Stability
High Voltage Direct Current
Power Gen Oper Control
Advanced Power System
Power Electronics Power System
Advanced Electric Drives
Advanced Power Electronics
Total Hours12
 

Technical Electives

Electrical Engineering Technical Electives
ELEG 6103Advanced Computer Systems Design3
ELEG 6113Computer Architecture & Advanced Logic Design3
ELEG 6123The Internet: Design and Implementation3
ELEG 6133Fault Tolerant Computing3
ELEG 6143Modeling and Performance of Computer Architectures3
ELEG 6153Information Networks3
ELEG 6203Wireless Networks3
ELEG 6213Digital Communications3
ELEG 6223Network Management3
ELEG 6233Coding Theory3
ELEG 6243Advanced Broadband Communications Systems3
ELEG 6253Telecommunications Network Security3
ELEG 6303Signal Detection and Estimation3
ELEG 6313Stochastic Processes3
ELEG 6323DSP Systems Design3
ELEG 6333Wavelets and Their Applications3
ELEG 6343Advanced Signals and Systems3
ELEG 6353Advanced Digital Signal Processing3
ELEG 6403Solid State Devices3
ELEG 6413Integrated Circuit Fabrication3
ELEG 6423VLSI and ULSI Design3
ELEG 6433Semiconductor Devices3
ELEG 6503Advanced Photonics Materials and Devices3
ELEG 6513Advanced Quantum Devices3
ELEG 6523Advanced Characterization of Materials and Devices3
ELEG 6533Advanced VLSI Design3
ELEG 6543Advanced Solid State3
ELEG 6553Advanced Mixed Signal Design3
ELEG 6713Power System Faults Protective3
ELEG 6723Power System Stability3
ELEG 6733High Voltage Direct Current3
ELEG 6743Power Gen Oper Control3
ELEG 6753Advanced Power System3
ELEG 6763Power Electronics Power System3
ELEG 6773Advanced Electric Drives3
ELEG 6783Advanced Power Electronics3
Other Technical Electives
CHEG 5023Microelectronics Materials3
CINS 5063Data Structures and Algorithms3
CINS 5153Object-Oriented Analysis and Design3
CINS 5323Multimedia Applications3
COMP 5153Design and Analysis of Algorithms3
COMP 5183Software Engineering3
COMP 5233Distributed Computing and Parallel Processing3
COMP 5263Computer Graphics3
CVEG 5123Structural Dynamics3
CVEG 5133Physical/Chemical Unit Operations in Water and Wastewater Treatment3
CVEG 5173Finite Element Analysis3
GNEG 5033Engineering Probability and Statistics3
GNEG 5063Engineering Analysis I3
GNEG 5073Engineering Analysis II3
GNEG 5133Engineering Numerical Methods3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Advanced Heat Transfer - 001)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Dynamics of Mechanical Systems - 003)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Modern Control Systems - 015)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Advanced Analytic Basis Design - 019)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Environmental Modeling - 172)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Water Quality Management -175)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Management of Engineering Projects - 179)3
MATH 5033Complex Analysis II3
MATH 5343Boundary Value Problems3
MATH 5613Theory of Matrices3
MATH 5723Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 5773Functional Analysis3
MATH 5903Modern Algebra3
MCEG 5023Advanced Thermodynamics3
MCEG 5253Advanced Engineering Materials3

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering Degree Program

Purpose and Goals

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Electrical Engineering is designed to prepare students to be scholars, to develop the students’ capacities to understand issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge and to make significant contributions to that knowledge. The PhD. program’s overall educational goals are to provide doctoral training in Electrical Engineering research, to develop new knowledge in engineering, and to disseminate the knowledge gained.

The educational objectives of the PhD. in Electrical Engineering program are:

  1. To produce competent engineering researchers who can communicate new and innovative research findings to engineers and scientists,
  2. To train engineers who are well versed in the general body of knowledge in Electrical Engineering,
  3. To produce researchers with specialized knowledge in Electrical Engineering, and
  4. To increase the number of Electrical Engineering doctorates.

Program Requirement

The minimum required coursework beyond the Master’s degree is 53 semester credit hours (SCH). This credit hour requirement includes coursework prescribed for students in support of area of concentration (9 SCH), free electives in support of doctoral dissertation and specialization (15 SCH), doctoral research (12 SCH), dissertation (12 SCH), stochastic process course (3 SCH) and graduate seminars (2 SCH). Courses taken during a master’s degree program may not be repeated for credit at the doctoral level

Student Advisement and Supervision

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program Administrator will serve as the Graduate Advisor of each student upon admission into the Ph.D. program. After the student completes nine hours of doctoral class work, the student will be required to choose a chairperson of the student’s Ph.D. Advisory committee. The student will select the members of the student’s Ph.D. committee in consultation with the Graduate Program Administrator and the chairperson of the student Ph.D. committee. The chair of the individual doctoral student’s committee is responsible for advising that student for courses taken beyond the first nine credit hours.

Doctoral Advisory Committee

The Graduate Program Administrator will assist the graduate student in securing an Academic Advisor, who will act as the Chair of the Doctoral Advisory Committee and will be responsible for advising and supervising the student. After the student has successful completed the qualifying examination, the Chair of the Doctoral Advisory Committee and the Graduate Program Administrator will select the Doctoral Advisory Committee, consisting of five graduate faculty members. One member of the doctoral Advisory committee will be chosen from outside the department of Electrical Engineering. The choice of the outside faculty members will be based on the individual student needs and the selected dissertation topic. As soon as a student’s program has been determined, the Graduate Program Administrator will recommend the Doctoral Advisory Committee to the Dean of the College of Engineering for approval. The Dean of the College of Engineering may change the Chair of the Doctoral Advisory committee upon request of the doctoral student.

The Doctoral Advisory Committee and the Graduate Program Administrator will develop a tentative timetable for completion of all requirements for the degree program; monitor the student’s coursework and research; provide advice and feedback to the student; file an Annual Report of the student’s progress with the Office of the Dean of the College of Engineering; approve a research topic; supervise the preparation of the research project; uphold the standards of the College and the University; inform the Dean of the College of Engineering, in writing, if a student’s performance is inadequate and provide relevant advisory committee recommendations; and formulate and conduct the preliminary and qualifying examinations. The student’s Advisory Committee Chair acts as head of the Doctoral Advisory Committee and takes the lead in completing these duties.

Graduate Plan of Study

Each doctoral student will be required to file a Graduate Study Plan (GSP) with the College of Engineering before completing 18 semester hours of course work. The GSP outlines the curriculum of study and a timetable to be followed by the doctoral student in meeting the graduate degree requirements. The student prepares the GSP in consultation with the Doctoral Advisory Committee.

Preliminary Examination

When the student has completed 9 semester hours of coursework in the doctoral program, he or she will be required to take a preliminary examination. The preliminary examination will be taken at the beginning of the second semester of the student’s doctoral program. The preliminary examination will be a written test of knowledge in at least three areas of electrical engineering. The student will choose from the following areas: Microelectronics, Computer Networks, Power Engineering, Control Systems, Communications, Digital Systems, Engineering Mathematics, and Signal Processing. The preliminary examination will be prepared and administered by the Graduate Program Administrator and graduate faculty. Students failing any portion of the preliminary examinations must consult with the Graduate Program Administrator to determine the steps to be taken. Two consecutive failures on the examination will result in the student’s dismissal from the Ph.D. program.

Qualifying Examination

A doctoral student will be required to successfully pass a qualifying examination. The qualifying examination consists of a research proposal, written and oral examinations on the student’s area of research. The doctoral student must take a qualifying examination by the time he or she has completed 36 semester hours of coursework. The qualifying examination will be prepared and administered by the Graduate Program Administrator and the student’s Doctoral Advisory Committee.

The student must pass either unconditionally or conditionally. A conditional pass indicates specific weaknesses in the student’s background that must be remedied before degree requirements are completed. All remedies should be completed within a year after the first attempt at passing the Qualifying examination. Two consecutive failures on the examination will result in the student’s dismissal from the Ph.D. program. The Graduate Program Administrator will recommend the doctoral students who pass the qualifying examinations to the Dean of the College of Engineering for admission to candidacy.

Advancement to Candidacy

Following successful completion of the qualifying examinations, it is the student’s responsibility to petition for advancement to candidacy. To be advanced to candidacy, students must have completed all of the following requirements and/or procedures:

  1. Achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or above in program course work.
  2. Successfully passed the preliminary examination.
  3. Successfully passed the qualifying examination.

The doctoral student is required to submit the application for advancement to candidacy at least one semester before the doctoral degree is awarded. The admission to graduate study does not imply “advancement to candidacy” for the doctoral degree.

Doctoral Dissertation

Successful completion of the doctoral dissertation is required. Every doctoral student would be required to pass an oral defense of the dissertation project. Two attempts at passing the dissertation defense are permitted. Failure to pass the dissertation defense will result in the student’s dismissal from the program.

Having met other requirement for the degree, students who successfully defend their dissertations and complete the submission process will be granted the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering. The determination of completion requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering is solely the province of the program faculty.

The dissertation will not be recommended for final submission to the Dean of the College of Engineering until it has been successfully defended and approved by at least four members of the student’s Doctoral Advisory Committee.

Transfer of Graduate Courses from Other Universities

A maximum of six (6) units of electrical engineering related course work may be transferred from other accredited universities. A minimum grade of “B” is required in any such courses. Transfer credit is granted by petition to, and approval by, the Doctoral Advisory Committee, with final approval by the Dean of the College of Engineering. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the petition and justify the acceptance of the course. Courses presented for transfer credit must be the equivalent of courses in the doctoral program.

Special Requirements: Residency and Refereed Papers

Every doctoral student will be required to complete, on campus, at least nine (9) months of graduate study beyond the master’s degree. The residence requirement is fulfilled through completion of a full schedule (at least 9 semester hours) of graduate course work in each of two consecutive semesters (excluding summer months).

Each candidate is required to have submitted at least two papers for publication in refereed journals. The candidate should be the first author of the one of the papers submitted for publication. The papers should be based on results of the candidate’s doctoral research.

Good Standing

Ph.D. students remain in good standing when they maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graded courses in the doctoral program. Only grades of “B” or better count toward required course work of the program. If a grade lower than “B” is received in a required course, the course must be retaken. If a second grade lower than “B” is earned, the student will be dismissed from the program, but may petition the Graduate Program Administrator and Doctoral Advisory Committee for readmission. After reviewing the petition, the committee may allow readmission under such conditions, as it deems appropriate. A third grade lower than “B” will result in permanent dismissal from the program with no recourse to petition.

Time Limit

A student must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree within nine (9) consecutive years after the first date of enrollment in the program. Any exception to this policy requires the approval of the Graduate Program Administrator and the Dean of the College of Engineering.

Financial Assistance

The Graduate Programs of the Electrical Engineering Department offer a limited number of graduate assistantships to qualified full-time students. Students who receive such an award are required to assist faculty in research projects and/or teach courses in the undergraduate program. Criteria for assignment of master’s assistantships include quantitative information (GPA, GRE score) and qualitative information (undergraduate preparation, publications, and letters of recommendation). Criteria for assignment of doctoral assistantships to new students include quantitative information (graduate GPA, GRE scores and TOEFL scores) and qualitative and/or supplemental information (letters of recommendation, applicant’s statement of interest and intent, preparation in the fields of study, academic publications, previous college-level teaching experience, research work in the field, and grant-writing experience). No standardized test scores will be used as the sole criterion for awarding assistantships or for rejecting applicants for assistantships. Student loans are available to graduate students at Prairie View A&M University on the basis of need. For more information about loans and other sources of aid, contact the Office of Student Financial Services, Evans Hall, Room 201, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX 77446.

Degree Program Requirements

Required Courses
ELEG 6011Graduate Seminar I1
ELEG 6021Graduate Seminar II1
ELEG 6313Stochastic Processes3
ELEG 7016Doctoral Research I6
ELEG 7026Doctoral Research II6
ELEG 7916Doctoral Dissertation I6
ELEG 7926Doctoral Dissertation II6
Elective Courses Prescribed for Students
6000 or 7000 level Electrical Engineering courses selected from one of the Electrical Engineering tracks.9
Free Electives
5000 to 7000 level graduate courses, but not more than 9 SCH course at the 5000 level will be accepted.15
Total Hours53

Courses for Electrical Engineering Tracks

(A) Computer Engineering Track

ELEG 6103Advanced Computer Systems Design3
ELEG 6113Computer Architecture & Advanced Logic Design3
ELEG 6123The Internet: Design and Implementation3
ELEG 6133Fault Tolerant Computing3
ELEG 6143Modeling and Performance of Computer Architectures3
ELEG 6153Information Networks3
ELEG 7103Advanced Topics in Computer Engineering3

(B) Communication and Signal Processing Track

ELEG 6203Wireless Networks3
ELEG 6213Digital Communications3
ELEG 6223Network Management3
ELEG 6233Coding Theory3
ELEG 6243Advanced Broadband Communications Systems3
ELEG 6253Telecommunications Network Security3
ELEG 6303Signal Detection and Estimation3
ELEG 6313Stochastic Processes3
ELEG 6323DSP Systems Design3
ELEG 6333Wavelets and Their Applications3
ELEG 6343Advanced Signals and Systems3
ELEG 6353Advanced Digital Signal Processing3
ELEG 7123Advanced Topics in Telecommunications and Signal Processing3

(C) Microelectronics Track

ELEG 6403Solid State Devices3
ELEG 6413Integrated Circuit Fabrication3
ELEG 6423VLSI and ULSI Design3
ELEG 6433Semiconductor Devices3
ELEG 6503Advanced Photonics Materials and Devices3
ELEG 6513Advanced Quantum Devices3
ELEG 6523Advanced Characterization of Materials and Devices3
ELEG 6533Advanced VLSI Design3
ELEG 6543Advanced Solid State3
ELEG 6553Advanced Mixed Signal Design3

(D) Power Engineering Track

ELEG 6713Power System Faults Protective3
ELEG 6723Power System Stability3
ELEG 6733High Voltage Direct Current3
ELEG 6743Power Gen Oper Control3
ELEG 6753Advanced Power System3
ELEG 6763Power Electronics Power System3
ELEG 6773Advanced Electric Drives3
ELEG 6783Advanced Power Electronics3

Free Electives

Electrical Engineering Technical Electives
ELEG 6103Advanced Computer Systems Design3
ELEG 6113Computer Architecture & Advanced Logic Design3
ELEG 6123The Internet: Design and Implementation3
ELEG 6133Fault Tolerant Computing3
ELEG 6143Modeling and Performance of Computer Architectures3
ELEG 6153Information Networks3
ELEG 6203Wireless Networks3
ELEG 6213Digital Communications3
ELEG 6223Network Management3
ELEG 6233Coding Theory3
ELEG 6243Advanced Broadband Communications Systems3
ELEG 6253Telecommunications Network Security3
ELEG 6303Signal Detection and Estimation3
ELEG 6313Stochastic Processes3
ELEG 6323DSP Systems Design3
ELEG 6333Wavelets and Their Applications3
ELEG 6343Advanced Signals and Systems3
ELEG 6353Advanced Digital Signal Processing3
ELEG 6403Solid State Devices3
ELEG 6413Integrated Circuit Fabrication3
ELEG 6423VLSI and ULSI Design3
ELEG 6433Semiconductor Devices3
ELEG 6503Advanced Photonics Materials and Devices3
ELEG 6513Advanced Quantum Devices3
ELEG 6523Advanced Characterization of Materials and Devices3
ELEG 6533Advanced VLSI Design3
ELEG 6543Advanced Solid State3
ELEG 6553Advanced Mixed Signal Design3
ELEG 6713Power System Faults Protective3
ELEG 6723Power System Stability3
ELEG 6733High Voltage Direct Current3
ELEG 6743Power Gen Oper Control3
ELEG 6753Advanced Power System3
ELEG 6763Power Electronics Power System3
ELEG 6773Advanced Electric Drives3
ELEG 6783Advanced Power Electronics3
ELEG 7103Advanced Topics in Computer Engineering3
ELEG 7123Advanced Topics in Telecommunications and Signal Processing3
ELEG 7133Advanced Topics in Microelectronics3
Other Technical Electives
CHEG 5023Microelectronics Materials3
CINS 5063Data Structures and Algorithms3
CINS 5153Object-Oriented Analysis and Design3
CINS 5323Multimedia Applications3
COMP 5153Design and Analysis of Algorithms3
COMP 5183Software Engineering3
COMP 5233Distributed Computing and Parallel Processing3
COMP 5263Computer Graphics3
CVEG 5123Structural Dynamics3
CVEG 5133Physical/Chemical Unit Operations in Water and Wastewater Treatment3
CVEG 5173Finite Element Analysis3
GNEG 5033Engineering Probability and Statistics3
GNEG 5063Engineering Analysis I3
GNEG 5073Engineering Analysis II3
GNEG 5133Engineering Numerical Methods3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Advanced Heat Transfer - 001)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Dynamics of Mechanical Systems - 003)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Modern Control Systems - 015)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Advanced Analytic Basis Design - 019)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Environmental Modeling - 172)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Water Quality Management -175)3
GNEG 5193Special Topics (Management of Engineering Projects - 179)3
MATH 5033Complex Analysis II3
MATH 5343Boundary Value Problems3
MATH 5613Theory of Matrices3
MATH 5723Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 5773Functional Analysis3
MATH 5903Modern Algebra3
MCEG 5023Advanced Thermodynamics3
MCEG 5253Advanced Engineering Materials3

Professional and Honor Societies

The two professional organization in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department are the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is a professional society open for membership to engineering students who are majoring in electrical or computer engineering and to other students who have interests in electrical engineering. The chapter is affiliated with the national professional engineering society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

The Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society is a national honor society recognizing academic excellence in future engineers and those engineers who have made outstanding contributions to society. Membership is by invitation to the top junior and senior students majoring in electrical or computer engineering.

Courses

ELEG 1011 Intro Engr Computer Sci & Tech: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to basic engineering, computer science and technology concepts. Students will become aware of the various disciplines of engineering, computer science and technology, ethical and professional responsibilities in these fields, creativity and design.

ELEG 1021 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

An introduction to the practice of electrical and computer engineering including identifying electronic components, operating electronic test and measurement instruments. Laboratory exercises include signal generators, passive components, and electronic circuits involving diodes, operational amplifiers and sensors.

ELEG 1043 Computer Applications in Engineering: 3 semester hours.

Fundamentals of C++ Programming language and MATLAB applications software. Logic of algorithms, flowcharts, program looping, conditional statements, arrays, functions and pointers, Engineering applications and team projects.
Prerequisites: MATH 1113 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 1115 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 1123 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 1124 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 2024 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 2011 Electric Circuits Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Operation of basic laboratory-type test and measurement equipment. Experimentation in basic current-voltage relations, circuit laws and network analysis of linear DC and AC circuits. Use of oscillospe in circuit analysis. RL, RC, RLC, resonance, Op-Amp circuits, and transient circuit experiments, Statistical analysis of elements of Electrical Circuits.
Prerequisites: ELEG 2023 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 2023 Network Theory I: 3 semester hours.

Study of basic circuit laws and theorems. Study of basic circuit analysis techniques, use of controlled sources, and transient and sinusoidal circuit analysis.
Prerequisites: PHYS 2523 and MATH 2043 (may be taken concurrently).
Co-requisite: ELEG 2011.

ELEG 2053 Introduction to Electrical Engineering: 3 semester hours.

Introductory course for non-majors. Basic circuit theory, analysis of DC circuits; transient analysis of RLC circuits; steady state analysis; transformers; DC machines and induction motors; diode circuits; operational amplifiers; numbering systems, logic gates and combinational circuits.
Prerequisites: MATH 2043 (may be taken concurrently) and PHYS 2523.

ELEG 3013 Network Theory II: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of transient and sinusoidal analysis. Study of average and RMS power, poly-phase circuits, complex frequency, frequency response, and magnetic circuits.
Prerequisites: ELEG 2023.

ELEG 3021 Logic Circuits Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Experimentation in combinational and sequential logic circuitry. Design of counters, adders, digital display circuitry, shift registers, and control logic.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3063 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 3023 Signals and Systems: 3 semester hours.

Basic discrete and continuous time signals, properties of systems, linear time invariant systems, Fourier analysis, z-transformers, LaPlace Transform.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3013.

ELEG 3033 Physical Principles of Solid State Devices: 3 semester hours.

Crystal structure, introduction to quantum concepts and discrete energy levels; atomic bonding, soli-state band theory, Fermi-Dirac statistics, charge carrier transport, and introduction to semiconductor device physics and operation.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1034 or CHEM 1043 and MATH 2043 and PHYS 2523.

ELEG 3041 Microelectronic Processing and Characterization Lab: 1 semester hour.

Basic processes of microelectronic fabrication; doping, oxidation, photolithography, etching, metallization and clean room practices. Basic materials and device characterization.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3033 and ELEG 2011.

ELEG 3043 Electronics I: 3 semester hours.

Operational amplifiers. Diodes and nonlinear circuits. Field effect transistors. Analysis and design of linear amplifiers. Biasing, small and large signal behavior. Operation of bipolar junction transistors.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3033 (may be taken concurrently) and ELEG 3013.

ELEG 3063 Logic Circuits: 3 semester hours.

Number systems and codes. Boolean algebra and logic minimization methods. Combinational and sequential design using logic gates and flip flops. Computer-aided design tools for digital design, simulation, and testing.
Prerequisites: ELEG 2023.

ELEG 3071 Microprocessor Systems Design Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Software and hardware experiments with a microprocessor system. Assembly language and C programming, simple input/output interfacing, and interrupt processing in microcomputer systems.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3063 and ELEG 1043 or COMP 1213 and ELEG 3073 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 3073 Microprocessor System Design: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to architecture, operation, and application of microprocessors; microprocessor programming; address decoding; system timing; parallel, serial, and analog 110; interrupts and direct memory access; interfacing to static and dynamic RAM; microcontrollers. Introduction to Microcomputers.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3063 and ELEG 1043 or COMP 1213.
Co-requisite: ELEG 3071.

ELEG 3156 Engineering Internship I: 6 semester hours.

An internship program or work experience with an approved engineering firm or engineering oriented business agency, planning, public service agency, or consulting firm, providing an introduction to the profession.

ELEG 4003 Communication Theory: 3 semester hours.

Signals and spectra. Transmission and processing of signals. continuous-wave modulation and pulse modulation. Baseband pulse transmission and pass-band digital transmission. Signal space analysis. Information measures.

ELEG 4011 Electronics Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Applications of semiconductors diodes. Operational characteristics of transistor amplifiers (inverters, emitter follower, difference, etc.) FET characteristics and applications. Operational amplifier characteristics and circuit implementation. Frequency response of amplifiers.
Prerequisites: ELEG 2011 and ELEG 3043 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 4013 Electromechanical Energy Conversion: 3 semester hours.

Electric and magnetic devices, force and torque measurements, iron core transformers, single phase and poly-phase power circuit analysis. Introduction to per unit system.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3013 and MATH 4173.

ELEG 4021 Power Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Operational characteristics of DC and AC machines; Transformers; power circuit analysis, DC to DC converters, Inverters; DSP-Based Electric Drive Systems.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4013 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 4023 Power Systems Engineering: 3 semester hours.

Elementary synchronous machines. General considerations of power generation, transmission, distribution and utilization, survey of load flow, faults, transient stability and economic power dispatch.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4013.

ELEG 4031 Communications Lab: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory practice of communications theory, AM and FM modulation, transmission and reception. Analysis of signals and effect of noise interference on communications.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4003 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 4033 Electromagnetic Field Theory I: 3 semester hours.

Review of relevant mathematics, electricity, and magnetism. Study of dielectrics, Poisson's and LaPlace's equations, magnetic flux, magnetic fields, and magnetic boundary conditions, Ampere's Circuital law, time varying fields and Maxwell's equations.
Prerequisites: ELEG 2023 and MATH 4173.

ELEG 4043 Electronics II: 3 semester hours.

Design and analysis of single and multistage transistor amplifiers, difference amplifiers, frequency response of amplifiers. Feedback concepts. Analysis and design using discrete and integrated devices.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3043.

ELEG 4053 Digital Signal Processing: 3 semester hours.

Introduction, review of signals and systems, sampling and z-transforms, discrete Fourier transform, fast Fourier transform, non-recursive filter design, recursive filter design. Use of Mat lab and DSP's in signal analysis.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3023.

ELEG 4073 Servomechanism and Control Systems: 3 semester hours.

Model of physical systems, system responses, system characteristics, stability design, frequency response analysis and design, discrete -time systems.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3023 and MATH 4173.

ELEG 4103 Special Topics: 3 semester hours.

Selected current and emerging topics in Electrical Engineering. Courses may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

ELEG 4151 Digital Signal Processing: 1 semester hour.

DSP studies using a Computer-Based Approach. Discrete-Time Signals in the Time-Domain, Discrete-Time Systems in the Time-Domain, Discrete-Time signals in the Frequency-Domain, LTI Discrete-Time Systems in the Frequency-domain, Digital Processing of Continuous-Time Signals, Digital Filter Structures, Design, and implementation, Analysis of Finite Word-Length Effects, Multi-rate DSP, and Adv. Projects.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4053 (may be taken concurrently) or ELEG 4163 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 4156 Engineering Internship II: 6 semester hours.

An internship program or work experience with an approved engineering firm or engineering oriented business agency, planning agency, public service agency, or consulting firm which provides an introduction to the profession.

ELEG 4163 Digital Signal Processing: 3 semester hours.

Fundamental techniques of Digital Signal Processing design, algorithm development, system simulation, real-time prototype of DSP systems. Fundamental techniques of DSP testing, DSP software, hardware and different DSP applications.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4053 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 4223 Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices: 3 semester hours.

Properties of insulators, conductors, semiconductors, electro-optical and magnetic materials. Basic operation of opto-electronic devices and systems.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3033.

ELEG 4243 Power Electronics: 3 semester hours.

Characteristics of solid state power switches, controlled rectifiers and inverters; DC choppers; AC power controllers; applications to power supplies, electric machine drives, HVDC power transmission and space power systems.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3043 and ELEG 4013 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 4253 Computer Interfacing and Communications: 3 semester hours.

Microcontroller and microcomputer structures and applications; programming and design of hardware interfaces; emphasis on student projects.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3071 and ELEG 3073.

ELEG 4263 VLSI Circuit Design: 3 semester hours.

Analysis and design of monolithic integrated circuits, device modeling; CAD tools and computer-aided design, design methodologies of VLSI circuits.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3043 and ELEG 3063 and ELEG 4043 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 4273 Analog and Mixed Signal Techniques I: 3 semester hours.

Overview of analog and digital logic circuits, mixed signal circuits and systems, mixed signal test specification process, DC and parametric measurements, tester hardware, DSP-based testing, simulation and design techniques, power management circuits and systems.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3043 and ELEG 3063 and ELEG 4003 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 4283 Reliability Analysis of Electrical Facilities: 3 semester hours.

Overview of reliability and probabilistic theory, Monte Carlo simulations, preventive and predictive maintenance methodology, computerized maintenance management systems, generation, transmission and distribution networks and loads, field study and power deregulation.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4013 and MATH 3023.

ELEG 4291 Mixed Signal Testing Techniques Lab: 1 semester hour.

Mixed signal Measurements, Mixed signal Parameters Measurements, Signal sourcing Techniques, Signal capturing Techniques, Frequency Domain Measurements, DSP based testing, DAC testing, ADC testing, Template test and Analog Circuit Review.
Co-requisite: ELEG 4273.

ELEG 4293 Analog and Mixed Signal Techniques II: 3 semester hours.

Sampled channel testing. Focused calibrations, DAC testing, ADC testing, DIB design. Design for test (DFT), Data Analysis and Test Economics. Current issues relating to Mixed Signal Systems.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4273.

ELEG 4303 Introduction to Digital Design: 3 semester hours.

The use of hardware description language and automated synthesis in design. hierarchical and modular design of digital systems. Control logic, synchronous and asynchronous sequential circuit design. Programmable logic devices and field programmable gate arrays. Circuit simulation for design verification and analysis. Timing-oriented design.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3063 and ELEG 3073.

ELEG 4311 Advanced Logic Design Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Design and laboratory implementation of digital systems using standard, integrated circuits.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4353 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 4313 Broadband Communication Systems I: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to types of high-speed communication system (broadband), telephone subscriber loop environment, twisted-pair channel modeling, transceiver front-end noise models. Channel capacity testing and analysis techniques of XDSL systems. XDSL modulation techniques and deployment considerations.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3023.

ELEG 4321 Computer Network Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Use of Linux. Shell and socket programming. Client and server operations, Wireshark software for performance monitoring, management and traffic parameters estimation, wireless local area network Address resolution protocol and troubleshooting. Internet protocols, routing, and fragmentation.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4333 (may be taken concurrently).

ELEG 4323 Broadband Communication Systems II: 3 semester hours.

Topics include Hybrid Circuits, Analog Front end precision issues, channel equalization, Echo cancellation, Error Correction and Trellis Coding. Varieties of Digital Subscriber Line (XDSL), testing issues relating to XDSLs. Standards and standard related issues with emphasis on Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4313.

ELEG 4333 Communication Network Engineering: 3 semester hours.

Multi-service applications: Voice/IP, Video on-demand and Video Conferencing. Physical layer design issues including the modulation, demodulation, synchronization, bandwidth, SNR, and interfaces. Link layer design including medium access control, error detection and retransmission strategies. Network routing strategies and transport layer functionality. Design of wired and wireless Local Area Networks based on IEEE 802.x standards. Design of INTERNET Architectures configured with network routing, and the use of network components such as routers, switches and hubs.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4303.

ELEG 4343 Microcontroller Applications: 3 semester hours.

Use and application of single chip microcontrollers in the design of instrumentation and control systems.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3043 and ELEG 4303.

ELEG 4353 Advanced Logic Design: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to the design, modeling and verification of complex digital system, modem design, methodologies for logic design, development of tools for the design and testing of digital systems.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3073.
Co-requisite: ELEG 4311.

ELEG 4393 Computer Organization and Design: 3 semester hours.

An introduction to computer organization using assembly and machine language. Number representation, computer arithmetic, instruction sets, l/O interrupts, and programming interrupts. Projects involve detailed study and use of a specific computer hardware and software system.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3063.

ELEG 4472 Senior Design and Professionalism I: 2 semester hours.

This is the first course of a two-semester capstone experience (ELEG 4482 must immediately follow ELEG 4472 or sequence must restart with 4472) involving engineering design of an industrial or advanced team project. Elements of ethics and professionalism in engineering practice are integrated into the project experience. The project will include application of relevant engineering codes and standards, as well as realistic constraints. Design achievements are demonstrated with written reports, and oral presentation, and professional standards and ethics examinations.
Prerequisites: CHEG 2003 and ELEG 3063 and ELEG 3043.

ELEG 4482 Senior Design and Professionalism II: 2 semester hours.

A continuation of ELEG 4472 with required design modifications of the team projects necessary to produce a working prototype of the designs initiated in Senior Design and Professionalism I. Results of the design are presented in a Design project deliverables including an oral presentation, a written report, and a formal, final oral presentation, as well as a final report. Professionalism education with demonstration of prototype, or a model of the design. Elements of professionalism reinforce the importance of professional engineering ethics, corporate culture, life-long learning, and globalization.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4472.

ELEG 4993 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

ELEG 5913 Engineering Project: 3 semester hours.

An engineering design and analysis investigation at the master's level. Topic to be decided between student and advisor and should be relevant to students specialty area. A written project report is required to be presented, defended orally and submitted to the faculty advisory committee for approval.

ELEG 5963 Electrical Engineering Resrch: 3 semester hours.

Methods and practice of Electrical Engineering research performed under the supervision of graduate advisor.

ELEG 5966 Research: 6 semester hours.

Engineering research under the supervision of graduate advisor.

ELEG 5993 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Reading, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

ELEG 5996 Thesis: 6 semester hours.

A candidate for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is required to perform a study, a design of investigation, under the direction of a faculty advisory committee. A written thesis is required to be presented, defended orally and submitted to the faculty advisory committee for approval.

ELEG 6011 Graduate Seminar I: 1 semester hour.

Seminar on emerging areas of electrical engineering. Research presentations by faculty, students and invited guests.

ELEG 6021 Graduate Seminar II: 1 semester hour.

Continuation of ELEG 6011.

ELEG 6103 Advanced Computer Systems Design: 3 semester hours.

Digital Design Methodologies, System Design CAD tools, Hardware Description Language, Simulation, Verification and Synthesis.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4303.

ELEG 6113 Computer Architecture & Advanced Logic Design: 3 semester hours.

Overview of switching theory, logic design, combinatorial and sequential circuits, and FSMs. Computer architecture: organization and design with CPU, Memory, cache, VO, OS, DMA, MMU, operations of interrupt and. DMA, and performance analysis. Special architectures: Parallel architectures, microprogramming, RISC, and ASIC design overview.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4303.

ELEG 6123 The Internet: Design and Implementation: 3 semester hours.

Overview of ISO Reference Model. Homogeneous, heterogeneous and ad-hoc network architectures. Reference Model of end-to-end networking: access networks, enterprise networks and core networks, internetworking issues and protocol architecture. Internet network elements and protocols including routers, switches, diffServe, MPLS, and VPN. Internet applications and Quality of Service issues.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4003 and ELEG 4303.

ELEG 6133 Fault Tolerant Computing: 3 semester hours.

Key concepts in fault-tolerant computing. Understanding and use of modern fault-tolerant hardware and software design practices. Case studies.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4393.

ELEG 6143 Modeling and Performance of Computer Architectures: 3 semester hours.

Computer architecture overview, modeling and interconnecting hardware components. Qualitative and quantitative performance analysis and cost effectiveness for different computer design trade-offs. Advanced Processor designs including superscalar and out-of-order execution, advanced memory systems such as non-blocking caches and multi-porting/banking and alternative virtual memory implementations. Analysis of VO systems, interconnects, introduction to multiprocessor architectures, performance and cost metrics, and benchmarking.
Prerequisites: ELEG 6113.

ELEG 6153 Information Networks: 3 semester hours.

OSI Reference model overview, concept of peer-to-peer operation, and layer functions. Circuit switched networks, packet switched networks, ATM and FR networks. Access networks: LANs, DSL, T1/E1, and wireless. Enterprise and core networks: Protocol architectures such as TCP, UDP, IP, ATM, VPN, and MPLS. Interconnecting the networks for end-to-end operation for connectionless and connection oriented protocols. Modeling and performance analysis of network protocols. Signaling and network management overview.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4003 and ELEG 4303.

ELEG 6203 Wireless Networks: 3 semester hours.

Overview of mobile and cellular networks, I, II, III and IV generation systems. Mobile computing systems, and architecture and design of digital cellular wireless networks. Design of IEEE 802 Wireless LANs and standards. Performance considerations for user and node mobility management. Power and propagation, dynamic routing and re-configurable networks. Mobile transport protocols including IP, ATM, and TCP. Middleware considerations. Mobile applications, management and service provisioning.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4003.

ELEG 6213 Digital Communications: 3 semester hours.

Overview of Digital Communications fundamentals of AM, FM and PM. Concept of Nyquist criteria, SNR, Wave shaping, Shannon's theory. Digital waveform coding methods. Channel impairments: random noise, cross talk, inter-modulation, information recovery process. Design of modems and SNR improvements by noise shaping and canceling techniques. Integrated Services Digital Networks: Channelization, clock recovery, framing and recovery of information, end-to-end connectivity methods, signaling and management operations.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4003 and ELEG 6313.

ELEG 6223 Network Management: 3 semester hours.

Overview of network architecture: user plane, control plane and management plane, Network management overview: Concept of Management Information Base (MIB), Reference models for management. SNMP protocol: design, MIB and performance analysis. CMIP protocol: design, MIB and performance analysis. ASN.1 specification. Design examples for LANs, Enterprise and Core networks. Service Management considerations.
Prerequisites: ELEG 6153.

ELEG 6233 Coding Theory: 3 semester hours.

Linear codes: parity and generator matrices, syndrome error correction and detection capability, minimum distance. Performance bounds of linear codes, Hamming and Golay codes, Galois fields, shift-register implementation. Cyclic codes. BCH codes: the BCH decoding algorithm, burst-correction codes.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4003 and ELEG 6313.

ELEG 6243 Advanced Broadband Communications Systems: 3 semester hours.

Overview: Definition of Broadband, broadband architectures: DSL, DSLAM and variations, Digital wireless, and introduction to packet and circuit switching technologies. Standards of DSL. Design of HDSL, ADSL, XDSL systems and methods to improve bandwidth enhancements on TTP. Design of high-speed operation: Impact on existing TIP (Cat3, 5), digital wireless, CATV and satellite network architectures. Modeling and Performance analysis of different broadband systems for data and multi-service environment. Transmission impairments and information recovery process: noise shaping, signal shaping, and Impact of cross-talk, inter-modulation in the physical medium.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4313.

ELEG 6253 Telecommunications Network Security: 3 semester hours.

Overview of cryptography. Public and private key encryption. Privacy, authentication, authorization and digital signatures, and Hash algorithms. Design of network security using private key encryption (DES) and public key encryption (RSA). Concept of electronic codebook and knowledge proof systems. Intrusion detection and active prevention and firewalls. Scrambling techniques for non-data signals such as voice and video. Security management design for networks.
Prerequisites: ELEG 6313.

ELEG 6303 Signal Detection and Estimation: 3 semester hours.

Statistical detection theory; signal and parameter estimation theory; likelihood-ratio decision rules; Bayesian probability, maximum-likelihood, maximum-a-posterior, Neyman-Pearson, and minimum-error criteria; Cramer-Rao Bound; unbiased estimators; Kalman and Wiener filters, estimators; simple and composite hypothesis testing, optimum linear filtering, smoothing and prediction, nonlinear estimation.
Prerequisites: ELEG 6313.

ELEG 6313 Stochastic Processes: 3 semester hours.

Probability overview, distribution and density functions, moments, time averaging and sampled averaging. Stochastic processes: Gaussian, Markov process, Poisson, Rice, Wiener-Levy processes, bi-model and tri-model processes. Modeling of systems using stochastic processes and system analysis. Karhunen-Loeve transform, bounds and their use in systems. Decision Rules: Maximum likelihood, Minimum Error, Kalman and Wiener filters, Linear and non-linear estimation and Optimization techniques.
Prerequisites: MATH 3023.

ELEG 6323 DSP Systems Design: 3 semester hours.

Overview of Digital filter structures and digital filter design. Digital Processing Architectures: Microprocessors, Programmable arrays, ASICs; design considerations and algorithmic implementations. Interface considerations and interoperability issues for hardware system. Embedded systems designs for DSP applications. Design and implementation of DSP algorithms and Performance considerations.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4053.

ELEG 6333 Wavelets and Their Applications: 3 semester hours.

Time-frequency analysis. Continuous, discrete, and discrete-time wavelet transform. Multi-rate filter banks. Multi-band wavelets, two-dimensional wavelets. Wavelet packets and matching pursuit. Wavelets in noise filtering, compression, modeling of fractals, communications, detection, adaptive systems, neural networks, and fast computation.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4003 and ELEG 4053.

ELEG 6343 Advanced Signals and Systems: 3 semester hours.

Concepts of continuous and discrete signals, Fourier series and transforms and multi-dimensional transforms for continuous and discrete systems, and Laplace transforms. Concept of state variable and transfer function matrices. Systems of differential and difference equations, controllability, observability and stability. Continuous and discrete time analysis. Z+ transforms, 2-Dimensional z-transforms. Linear prediction, adaptive filtering and applications of transforms.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3023 and ELEG 6313.

ELEG 6353 Advanced Digital Signal Processing: 3 semester hours.

Overview: digital signal processing - DFT, FFT, Z-transforms, filter theory, analysis and design. Optimal signal processing: Spectral estimation, linear prediction, short-term Fourier analysis, adaptive filtering, filtering for bandwidth limits for both correlated and uncorrelated symbol streams. Array processing and homomorphic signal processing.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4053.

ELEG 6403 Solid State Devices: 3 semester hours.

Development and analysis of solid state physics needed for quantitative modeling of electronic materials and solid state electronic devices and their characteristics; relationship of basic principles to measurable electrical characteristics, structure and material properties of electronic devices.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3033.

ELEG 6413 Integrated Circuit Fabrication: 3 semester hours.

Basic Integrated Circuit fabrication processes: crystal growth (thin film and bulk), thermal oxidation, dopant diffusion/implantation, thin film deposition/etching and lithography. Introduction to process and device simulators such as SUPREM and PISCES. Fabrication and characterization of resistors, MOS capacitors, junction diodes an MOSFET devices.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3033 and ELEG 4043.

ELEG 6423 VLSI and ULSI Design: 3 semester hours.

MOS transistor and characteristics, CMOS inverter and transmission gates. Design of complex CMOS gates; combinational and sequential design techniques in VLSI and ULSI; issues in static transmission gate and dynamic logic design; CMOS technology and layout design rules. Use of CAD tools to layout, check and simulate circuits. Design, layout and simulation of a small project.
Prerequisites: ELEG 3033 and ELEG 4303 and ELEG 4043.

ELEG 6433 Semiconductor Devices: 3 semester hours.

Operation and modeling of basic bipolar and unipolar semiconductor devices including p-n junctions, Schotky diodes, BJT, MOSFET and HEMTs; properties of semiconductor interfaces, particularly of MOS and MIS structures.
Prerequisites: ELEG 6403.

ELEG 6503 Advanced Photonics Materials and Devices: 3 semester hours.

Optical properties and processes in elemental and compound semiconductors; junction theory of homo- and hetero-junctions; theory and operation of various opto-electronic devices including light emitting diodes, laser diodes, photo detectors and solar cells; Opto-electronic modulation and switching; light transmission and integrated applications.
Prerequisites: ELEG 6403 and ELEG 6433.

ELEG 6513 Advanced Quantum Devices: 3 semester hours.

Selected topics in advanced concepts in quantum theory of semiconductors including transport theory; qualitative description of superconductivity and related devices, description and analysis of quantum and Nano-scale devices such as RTDs, Nano-tube transistors, SETs and molecular electronics, description of device fabrication techniques such as epitaxial growth, characterization of hetero-structures, quantum wells and super lattices including strained layers.
Prerequisites: ELEG 6403 and ELEG 6433.

ELEG 6523 Advanced Characterization of Materials and Devices: 3 semester hours.

The theory and application of state-of-the-art characterization techniques on advanced materials and devices; experimental techniques that describe the electronic, structural and thermal properties of materials. Emphasis will be placed on materials and devices that are current areas of research and development.
Prerequisites: ELEG 6403 and ELEG 6433.

ELEG 6533 Advanced VLSI Design: 3 semester hours.

Advanced topics in VLSI Design. Topics include: use of high level design, synthesis and simulation tools, design for testability, clock distribution and routing problems, synchronous circuits, low power design techniques, study of various VLSI-based computations. Discussion on current research topics in VLSI design.
Prerequisites: ELEG 6423.

ELEG 6543 Advanced Solid State: 3 semester hours.

This course will be a survey of selected topics in areas of solid state devices that are in the research and development stage. Topics will include new material systems, new methods for fabrication and processing microelectronics, new device structures and architectures for integrated circuits, new methods for large-scale integration of the next generation devices.
Prerequisites: ELEG 6403 and ELEG 6433.

ELEG 6553 Advanced Mixed Signal Design: 3 semester hours.

Advanced study of Analog signal processing families, discrete time switched capacitor circuits, NO and DI A converters, samples, modulators, oscillators, and system level circuit design. In-depth theoretical treatment of mixed signal system design and testing systems for achievable mixed signal system performance. Exploration of current techniques for Mixed Signal system testing.
Prerequisites: ELEG 4043 and ELEG 4273.

ELEG 6713 Power System Faults Protective: 3 semester hours.

Calculation of power system currents and voltages during faults; protective relaying principles, application and response to system faults. Characteristics of protection components. Prerequisite: approval of instructor. This course is repeatable up to 6 semester hours.

ELEG 6723 Power System Stability: 3 semester hours.

Modeling of the transmission system, loads, generators, excites, and governors; prefault and postfault conditions; effect of system protection schemes on stability computational aspects of load-flow solutions; system security considerations. Writing programs for state-by-state analysis and Monte Carlo power system analysis. Steady-state, dynamic and transient stability of power systems; solution techniques; effect of generator control systems.

ELEG 6733 High Voltage Direct Current: 3 semester hours.

Overview of HVDC systems; comparisons of AC and DC power transmission; study of six-pulse and twelve-pulse power converters; analysis and control of HVDC systems; harmonics and power factor effects; systems faults and mis-operations; state of the art and future developments in HVDC technology; inspection trips.

ELEG 6743 Power Gen Oper Control: 3 semester hours.

Engineering aspects of power system operation. Economic analysis of generation plants and scheduling to minimize total cost of operation. Scheduling of hydro resources and thermal plants with limited fuel supplies. Loss analysis, secure operation. Power System Modeling. Power System organizations.

ELEG 6753 Advanced Power System: 3 semester hours.

Economic Dispatch. Solving sets of equations that involve large sparse matrices. Sparse matrix storage, ordering schemes, application to power flow analysis, short circuit calculation, power system planning and operation.

ELEG 6763 Power Electronics Power System: 3 semester hours.

Impact of power electronics loads on power quality. Passive and active filters. Active input current wave shaping. HVDC transmission. Static VAR control, energy storage systems. Interconnecting photovoltaic and wind generators. Static phase shifters and circuit breakers for flexible AC transmission.

ELEG 6773 Advanced Electric Drives: 3 semester hours.

D-q axis analysis of salient-pole synchronous motor drives. Vector-controlled induction motor drives, sensor-less drives, voltage space-vector modulation techniques, current-source inverter drives, reluctance drives. Power quality issues. Integrated software lab.

ELEG 6783 Advanced Power Electronics: 3 semester hours.

Physics of solid-state power devices, passive components, magnetic optimization, advanced topologies. Unity power factor correction circuits, EMI issues, snubbers, soft switching in dc/ac converters. Very low voltage output converters. Integrated computer simulations.

ELEG 6913 Special Topics in Elec Engr: 3 semester hours.

Special topics in electrical engineering relating electrical energy, digital systems, communications, sign processing, and nanoelectronics are selected and discussed in detail. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

ELEG 7016 Doctoral Research I: 6 semester hours.

Research for thesis or dissertation. Limited to doctoral students. May be repeated for credit.

ELEG 7026 Doctoral Research II: 6 semester hours.

Continuation of ELEG 7016. Limited to doctoral students. May be repeated for credit.

ELEG 7103 Advanced Topics in Computer Engineering: 3 semester hours.

Current research issues in computer architecture, digital design, networked-computing, embedded and real-time systems. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

ELEG 7123 Advanced Topics in Telecommunications and Signal Processing: 3 semester hours.

Current research issues in telecommunications and digital signal processing. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

ELEG 7133 Advanced Topics in Microelectronics: 3 semester hours.

Current research issues in the design, fabrication, characterization and reliability of integrated circuits. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

ELEG 7916 Doctoral Dissertation I: 6 semester hours.

The continuation of ELEG 7016 and ELEG 7026 for writing thesis. Limited to students who have been admitted to candidacy for the doctoral degree. May be repeated for credit.

ELEG 7926 Doctoral Dissertation II: 6 semester hours.

Continuation of ELEG 7916. Limited to students who have been admitted to candidacy for the doctoral degree. May be repeated for credit.