Computer Engineering, Minor

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nagy Bengiamin, Chair
East Engineering Building, Room 254A
559.278.2726
www.fresnostate.edu/engineering/elec-computer/

Degrees and Programs Offered

BS in Electrical Engineering, B.S.
BS in Computer Engineering, B.S.
MN in Electrical Engineering, Minor
MN in Computer Engineering, Minor
MS in Engineering - Electrical Engineering Option, M.S.
MS in Engineering - Computer Engineering Option, M.S.

The Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Electrical engineers design and develop electronic circuits, equipment and systems in the areas of electromagnetics (antennas; radar, radio, and television systems), communications (telephone systems, satellite communications; laser and optical fiber communications; aircraft and missile guidance systems), computers and digital systems (computers, microprocessors, and microcomputers; artificial intelligence), physical electronics and optics (transistors; integrated circuits; optical display devices; lasers; optical fibers), power systems and energy conversion (electric power generation; analysis and synthesis of power transmission and distribution protection systems design; on-line power control protection systems design), and control systems (computer control, robotics, automated manufacturing, intelligent sensors). Hands-on experiences are emphasized and gained through laboratory work and design projects.

Computer Engineering

The Computer Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Computer engineering is a discipline which allows the student to obtain expertise in the design, programming, and applications of computers. It prepares the graduate for professional practice or graduate studies. The program combines the following:

a. A strong emphasis on electrical engineering (primarily electronic circuits and systems)
b. A broad basis in mathematics, physical science, and general engineering
c. Fundamentals of computer science including programming methodology, software engineering, and operating systems
d. Introductory and advanced concepts in the design of computers and computer systems

A rich set of technical area courses is available to allow students to broaden their knowledge within any of several computer engineering areas.

Mission and Educational Objectives

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is to fulfill the needs of the region and state by providing an undergraduate and graduate technical education in electrical engineering and computer engineering to a diverse group of students. Additionally, the department strives to continually update its rigorous programs of study in order to qualify its graduates for positions in industry located in the region and beyond while providing sufficient programmatic breadth and depth to assure a successful practice in the profession. Furthermore, students are grounded in the rigorous scientific and theoretical foundations of the discipline, in order not only to enable graduates to enter and be successful in any advanced level educational program of their choosing, but also to be able to build upon this strong foundation and extend it to new depths.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering programs award degrees to students who within three to five years of graduation, through work experience and/or graduate education in the engineering field, will be expected to have gown technically and be productive in their respective workplaces, to be capable of addressing technical problems of increasing complexity, to communicate and function effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment at a level commensurate with their career development, and to demonstrate ability for independent learning and continued professional as well as ethical development.

The mission of the department complements and is enhanced by a graduate program leading to the M.S. in Engineering. For more information, see Master of Science in Engineering Program.

The faculty members possess depth and breadth in their specialty areas and are active in bringing these experiences and skills to the classroom. The identifiable strengths of the academic program are the laboratory and hands-on experience for students, the proper attention given to the scientific and mathematical foundation of electrical engineering and computer engineering, and the rigor of upper-division courses coupled with design and culminating senior projects. The technical and liberal arts components of the curriculum provide the students with the opportunity for gaining self-development, technical competence, and awareness of economic and ethical responsibilities. The technical curriculum includes (l) basic engineering science, (2) core electrical and computer engineering subjects, and (3) a junior-/senior-level choice for more depth in communications and analog systems, power systems and controls, or digital systems and computers.

The department requires mandatory advising to help students make sound academic decisions.

Organizations

Student chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Eta Kappa Nu (the national honor society for electrical engineers) are active in the department. The Lyles College of Engineering, in addition, has chapters of Tau Beta Pi, the Society of Women Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Engineers, and the National Society of Black Engineers.

Co-op Program

The department participates in the Valley Industry Partnership Program which allows students to integrate planned industrial experiences into their academic programs. Students interested in this program should contact the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the college's co-op coordinator.

Mandatory Advising

Students must complete mandatory advising with a faculty member at least once during each academic year. Students who fail to do so by the established deadline (usually around the end of April) will be prevented from participating in the STAR registration process prior to the start of classes.

Courses

Elect & Computer Engineering

ECE 1. Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering

Orientation to electrical and computer engineering via hands-on exercises and projects; introduction to circuits, components, instrumentation, and electronic prototyping; computer productivity tools; hardware and software trouble shooting. (3 lab hours)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

ECE 70. Engineering Computations Using C

Prerequisites: Students must pass the ELM exam or be exempt from it; students who do not pass the exam must record a grade of C or better in a college-taught intermediate algebra course; trigonometry. Use of C computer languages in engineering analysis and design. A systematic development in program structure, specification, testing, and debugging.

Units: 3

ECE 71. Engineering Computations

Prerequisite: Students must pass the ELM exam or be exempt from it; students who do not pass the exam must reord a grade of C or beter in a college-taught intermediate algebra course; trigonometry. Use of C programming language in engineering analysis and design; a systematic development in program structure, specification, documentation, testing, and debugging.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 72. Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering Tools

Prerequisites: ECE 71 or CSCI 40. Introduction to engineering applications; use of Matlab software in analysis and synthesis, basic commands, data arrays, plotting and data presentation, data transfer, computation with loops, iterative solutions, integration with C programming, and technical problem solving.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 85. Digital Logic Design

Discrete mathematics, logic, and Boolean algebra. Number systems and binary arithmetic, combinatorial logic and minimization techniques. Analysis and design of combinatorial circuits using logic gates, multiplexers, decoders, and PLD's. Flipflops, multivibrators, registers, and counters. Introduction to synchronous sequential circuits and state machines.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 85L. Digital Logic Design Laboratory

Prerequisite: ECE 85 or concurrently. Usage, design, and implementation techniques for combinational and sequential circuits. Experiments utilizing logic gates, Karnaugh maps, multiplexers, decoders, programmable logic devices, latches, flipflops, counters and shift registers. Combinational and state machine design projects. Computer Assisted Engineering (CAE). (3 lab hours)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 90. Principles of Electrical Circuits

Prerequisites: MATH 77 or concurrently, PHYS 4B. Direct-current circuit analysis; circuit theorems; transient phenomena in RL and RC circuits, introduction to operational amplifiers, phasor concept; AC steady-state circuit analysis, sinusoidal steady-state response; power and RMS calculations in single-phase alternating-current circuits; principles of electrical instruments; computer solutions circuit simulation using Spice or other contemporary software tools. (CAN ENGR 12)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 90L. Principles of Electrical Circuits Laboratory

Prerequisite: ECE 90 or concurrently, Phys 4BL. Experiments on direct transient, and single phase alternating current circuits. Use of basic electrical instruments, development of laboratory techniques, and verification of basic circuit laws and principles. (3 lab hours)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 91. Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Prerequisites: PHYS 4B; MATH 76. (No credit given for ECE 91 if taken after ECE 90). Direct current circuit analysis, transient and AC steady state circuit analysis, basic electronics, diodes, transistors, digital systems, digital logic circuit, simple microprocessors, DC and AC machines.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 91L. Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory

Prequisites: ECE 91 or concurrently. Experiments on direct and alternating current circuits, basic electronics, digital logic circuits, and electric machines.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 102. Advanced Circuit Analysis

Prerequisites: MATH 81, ECE 90. Single and polyphase AC circuits, transfer functions, mutual inductance, transformers, two-port circuits, pole-zero analysis, Bode plots, stability concepts, circuit response to periodic inputs, Laplace solution techniques, frequency response, passive and active circuits, design and circuit simulation tools.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ECE 103. Professional Development Skills

Contemporary issues in electrical and computer engineering; ethics in engineering; leadership and professional skills important for a successful career; problem formulation and solving; engineering and the society.

Units: 2
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ECE 106. Switching Theory and Logical Design

Prerequisites: ECE 85 or equivalent. Analysis and design of sequential digital circuits; State Machine analysis and design; Mealy and Moore State Machine models; State minimization and assignment techniques; One-hot state assignment, Algorithmic state machine; Introduction to HDL.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ECE 107. Digital Signal Processing

Prerequisites: ECE 71 or CSCI 40; ECE 115 or ECE 118, ECE 124. Time and frequency domain analysis of discrete time signals and systems, digital processing of continuous time signals, FIR, IIR, lattice filter structures, filter design, hardware implementation issues, computer aided design and evaluation.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ECE 114. Physical Electronics

Prerequisites: PHYS 4C, ECE 128 or concurrently. Semiconductor fundamentals, crystal structures and semiconductor materials, element quantum mechanics, energy bands and charge carriers, statistics. Integrated circuits and modern fabrication technology for discrete and intergrated devices. Operation principles of discrete devices; PN junction diode, BJT, MOS FET, and JFET, and optoelectronic devices.

Units: 3

ECE 115. Computer Organization

Prerequisites: ECE 85 and either CSCI 40 or ECE 71. Structural organization, hardware architecture and design of digital computer systems; binary representation of data; CPU, memory and I/O organization; register transfer, micro-operations and microprogramming; hardware/software design trade-offs. Introduction to RISC architecture and memory organization.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ECE 118. Microprocessor Architecture and Programming

Prerequisite: ECE 85 and either CSCI 40 or ECE 71. Introduction to microprocessor software, hardware and interfacing. The emphasis is on learning assembly language programming, microprocessor architecture and its associated peripherals.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 119L. Programmable Logic Controllers

Prerequisite: senior standing and permission of instructor. Hands-on experience in topics in micro controllers and automation processes. (3 lab hours)

Units: 1

ECE 120L. Microcontroller Laboratory

Prerequisite: ECE 118 and ECE 85L. Lab is intended to solidify and build upon ECE 118 class. Experiments on microcontroller and its associated peripheral I/O subsystems. Hands-on program controlled I/O, timer, parallel and serial I/O communications, A/D and subsystem interfacing. Design projects. (3 lab hours)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 121. Electromechanical Systems and Energy Conversion

Prerequisites: ECE 90, ECE 90L. Principles and applications of direct- and alternating-current machinery and other energy-conversion apparatus; Introduction to power electronics and machine drives.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ECE 121L. Electromechanical Systems and Energy Conversion Laboratory

Prerequisites: ECE 121 or concurrently. Experiments and computations on direct- and alternating-current machinery and on other energy- conversion devices and associated apparatus. (3 lab hours)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ECE 124. Signal and Systems

Prerequisites: ECE 2, ECE 90; MATH 81 or ENGR 101. Modeling and analysis of discrete and continuous linear systems and signals. Fourier transforms, and Fourier series, and differential equations, time and frequency response; system analysis via Laplace-and Z-transofrms; state-equations and linear algebra. Stability analysis. Engineering applications and simulation using Matlab.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 125. Probabilistic Engineering Systems Analysis

Prerequisites: ECE 124. Probability theory, single and multiple discrete and continuous random variables and their characterization, transformations of random variables, principles of random variables, principles of random sampling, estimation theory, engineering decision principles, data analysis, reliability theory, applications to quality control in manufacturing process systems.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ECE 126. Electromagnetic Theory and Applications I

Prerequisite: Math 81 or concurrently, ECE 90. Electrostatics; boundary value problems; magnetostatics; time-varying fields; Maxwell's equations. Transmission of electromagnetic energy.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 128. Electronics I

Prerequisite: ECE 90. Characteristics and properties of solid state devices; theory and analysis of electronic circuits; power supply design; device and circuit models; single- and multi-stage amplifier analysis and design; analysis of digital circuits; circuit stimulation using Spice or other contemporary software tools.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 128L. Electronics I Laboratory

Prerequisites: ECE 90L and ECE 128 or concurrently. Experiments on static and dynamic characteristics of solid state devices in analog and digital electronic circuits; computer solutions as appropriate. (3 lab hours)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 132. Design of Digital Systems

Prerequisites: ECE 118. Design of Digital Systems utilizing microprocessors; application of assembly programming language to input/output programming, interrupts and traps, DMA and memory management.

Units: 3

ECE 134. Analog and Digital Communication Engineering

Prerequisite: ECE 124. Mathematical modeling of signals and systems; linear and nonlinear modulation theory; demodulators; link analysis and design; phase-lock loops; sampling theory and signal reconstruction; digitization techniques; basic digital transmission methodologies; computer simulations.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ECE 134L. Communication Engineering Lab

Prerequisite: ECE 134 or concurrently; senior standing in ECE. Experiments on communication signals and systems including modulation and demodulation, receiver architectures, operation of phase-lock loops, and use of eye diagrams in digital modulation schemes. (3 lab hours).

Units: 1

ECE 135. Wireless Communication Systems

Prerequisite: ECE 125, ECE 134. Principles of digital signal transmission and reception; binary, M-ary, and hybrid digital modulation techniques; channel and receiver front-end noise effects; statistical performance receiver analysis; source coding; block and convulutional channel coding; block decoding and VDA, channel fading and multipath; equalizaion; cellular systems; Spread Spectrum and CDMA; computer simulations.

Units: 3

ECE 136. Electromagnetic Theory and Applications II

Prerequisite: ECE 126. Plane wave propagation and reflection; waveguides; strip-lines and microstrip impedance matching, microwave circuits and S-parameters; amplifier power gain and stability, amplifier design, antenna analysis and design; methods for computer solution.

Units: 3

ECE 136L. Electromagnetic Theory and Applications

Prerequisite: ECE 136 or concurrently. Experiments on the transmission of electromagnetic energy through wires, waveguides, and space; filters and antennas; impedance matching; cross-over networks; location of faults on lines. (3 lab hours)

Units: 1

ECE 138. Electronics II

Prerequisites: ECE 102, ECE 128. Analysis and design of high frequency amplifiers; high frequency models of transistors; operational amplifiers and applications; feedback amplifiers; oscillators, modulators, bandpass amplifiers, and demodulators for communications. Emphasis on modern design methods.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ECE 138L. Electronics II Laboratory

ECE 128L and ECE 138 or concurrently. Design oriented experiments to study the characteristics, limitations, and design trade-offs of circuits from ECE 138. Emphasis on circuit and system design to meet preestablished specifications. Design project included; computer solutions as appropriate. (3 lab hours)

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ECE 140. VLSI System Design

Prerequisites: ECE 118, ECE 128. Emphasis on the design of a full custom VLSI systemusing contemporary CAD tools. Digital circuit design, CMOS circuit and layout principles, fabrication principles, physical and electrical design rules, control and data path design techniques, system timing, design verification, simulation and testing.

Units: 3

ECE 146. Computer Networks

Prerequisites: ECE 118 or CSCI 113. Analysis, theory, and modeling of modern computer networks; layered architecture of computer network protocols; flow and error control; circuit and packet switching; routing and congestion control; local area networks; Internet protocols; quantitative performance analysis: probability, random process, and queuing theory.

Units: 3

ECE 148. Analysis and Design of Digital Circuits

Prerequisites: ECE 85, ECE 128. Analysis and design of solid state digital circuits utilizing various logic families suitable for integration: TTL, ECL, NMOS, CMOS; logic gates; multivibrators; ROM, PROM, EPROM, and EEPROM; SRAM and DRAM.

Units: 3

ECE 151. Electrical Power Systems

Prerequisites: ECE 90. Power system networks and equipment, power flow, symmetrical components, short circuits analysis, introduction to economic dispatching and stability analysis, applications and use of software in power system analysis.

Units: 3

ECE 152. Power Systems Protection and Control

Prerequisites: ECE 151 and ECE 155 or concurrent. Transmission and distribution systems, protection and coordination, stability analysis, voltage and frequency control, system modeling and computer simulation.

Units: 3

ECE 153. Power Electronics

Prerequisites: ECE 124 and ECE 128. Analysis and design of power conversion devices; AC-DC converters (diode rectification and phase control devices); DC-DC converters (Buck/Boost); DC-AC inverters; continuous and discontinuous modes of operation; performance evaluation; power factor correction; signal distortion; efficiency analysis; applications; hands-on experiences.

Units: 3

ECE 155. Control Systems

Prerequisites: ECE 124. Analysis, design, and synthesis of linear feedback control systems. Mathematical modeling and performance evaluation; state variables; frequency domain analysis and design methodologies. Applications and utilization of Matlab in analysis and design.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ECE 155L. Control Systems Lab

Prerequisites: ECE 155 or concurrently. Hands-on experience in topics in instrumentation and control systems. (3 lab hours)

Units: 1

ECE 162. Analog Integrated Circuits and Applications

Prerequisite: ECE 138. Analysis of monolithic operational amplifiers; case studies; Widlar and Wilson current sources; linear and non-linear applications; multipliers, phase-lock loops, phase detectors; higher order active filters; all-pass equalizers; D/A adm A/D converters; oscillators, function generators; mixers, modulators, regulators; system design.

Units: 3

ECE 166. Microwave Devices and Circuits Design

Prerequisite: ECE 102, ECE 128, ECE 136. Microwave theory and techniques: slow-wave structures, S parameters, and microwave devices, including solid-state devices such as Gunn, IMPATT, TRAPATT, and BARITT diodes, and vacuum tubes such as klystrons, reflex klystrons, traveleling-wave tubes, magnetrons, and gyrotrons.

Units: 3

ECE 168. Microwave Amplifier and Oscillator Design

Prerequisite: ECE 136. Small-signal and large-signal amplifier designs such as high-gain, high -power, low-noise, narrow-band and broadband amplifiers; microwave oscillator designs such as high-power, broadband, Gunndiode and IMPATT oscillator designs; power combining and dividing techniques; reflection amplifier design and microwave measurements.

Units: 3

ECE 171. Quantum Electronics

Prerequisite: ECE 128 and PHYS 4C. Review of wave properties; cavity mode theory; radiation laws; theory and morphology of lasers; laser and fiber-optic communications; designs of optical communication systems and components.

Units: 3

ECE 172. Sequential Machine and Automata Theory

Prerequisite: ECE 106. Structure of sequential machines with particular emphasis on asynchronous sequential machines; covers; partitions; decompositions and synthesis of multiple machines race conditions and hazards; state identification and fault detection experiments. Design techniques will be presented aimed at circuit performance that will function reliably with less than ideal components. Applications include the design of controllers for robots and automated machines.

Units: 3

ECE 173. Robotics Fundamentals

Prerequisites: ECE 71 or CSCI 40, (ECE 91, ECE 91L, and ECE 85, ECE 85L) or ECE 90, ECE 90L; MATH 77. Introduction to industrial and mobile robots; forward and inverse kinematics; trajectory planning; sensors; micro controllers; laboratory experiments.

Units: 3

ECE 174. Advanced Computer Architecture

Prerequisites: ECE 115 or ECE 118. Advanced computing architecture concepts: pipelining; multiprocessing and multiprogramming; cache and virtual memory; direct memory access, local and system bus architectures; instruction set design and coding; CPU and system performance analysis.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ECE 176. Computer-Aided Engineering in Digital Design

Prerequisites: ECE 106. Use of Computer-Aided Engineering tools in the design and implementation of digital systems utilizing Applications Specific Integrated Circuits. Design projects from specification through implementation using Field Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD's); simulation, timing, analysis, Hardware Definition Languages. Hands-on exposure to current tools.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

ECE 178. Embedded Systems

Prerequisites: ECE 120L, ECE 176. Principles of real-time computing embedded systems, harware/software peripherals interface, design applications using RISC processors, real-time operating system and project activities.

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

ECE 186A. Senior Design I

Prerequisites: 30 units of ECE (see advising notes) or permission of instructor; university writing requirement (or concurrently). Design projects in electrical and computer engineering.

Units: 1
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 186B. Senior Design II

Prerequisite: ECE 186A and university writing requirement with a letter grade of C or better, or passing the Upper Division Writing Exam. Completion of approved design projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Project demonstration and documentation requires using problem solving, written communication and critical thinking skills and engaging in oral presentations.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 191T. Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Investigation of selected electrical engineering subjects not in current courses.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ECE 191T. Communications Engineering

Prerequisite: ECE 134. Modulation theory: statistical properties of information signals and noise; binary and M-ary modulation schemes and receivers for digital and analog messages; performance in the presence of noise; transmission over bandlimited channels and intersymbol interference; vector space representations; and communication design considerations.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ECE 191T. Optimal Control Systems

Prerequisite: ECE 155. Two-point boundary value problems, linear quadratic regulators, minimum-time design, output-feedback design, robust design, observers, filters and dynamic regulators, multivariable dynamic compensator design.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ECE 191T. Optical Communications and Lasers

Prerequisite: ECE 171. Quantum measure of light, linear, elliptical, and circular polarization; optical waveguide equations, ray and mode theory; source and detector characteristics; attenuation, dispersion, and noise effects; correlation, spectral density, noise equivalent bandwidth, coding, modulation, multiplexing techniques; systems and link design.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ECE 191T. Modern Semiconductor Devices

Crystal structures and elastic constants; lattice energy and vibrations; thermal and dielectric properties of solids; ferroelectric and magnetic properties of crystals; free electron model of metals; quantum statistics distributions; band theory; semiconductor crystals, superconductivity; photoconductivity and luminescence; dislocations.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ECE 191T. Digital Systems Testing and Testable Design

Prerequisite: ECE 174 or ECE 176. Introduction to VLSI testing, VLSI test process and automatic test equipment, test economic, faults and fault modeling, logic and fault simulation, testability measures, delay test, design for testability, built-in self-test, boundary scan, and JTAG.

Units: 3

ECE 193. Electrical and Computer Engineering Cooperative Internship

Prerequisite: Permission of adviser. Engineering practice in an industrial or governmental installation. Each cooperative experience usually spans a summer-fall or spring-summer interval. One semester or summer interships are also possible. This course cannot be used to meet graduation requirements. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-6, Repeatable up to 12 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ECE 224. Advanced Signals and Systems

Prerequisites: ECE 124 or equivalent. Theory of continuous time (CT) and discrete time (DT) multidimensional systems; state variable representations; systems state equation solution; Lyapunov and input-output stability. controllability, observability, and realizability, feedback systems. System simulations using MATLAB.

Units: 3

ECE 230. Nonlinear Control Systems

Prerequisite: ECE 155 or permission of instructor. Dynamic systems modeling and analysis; stability; sliding mode control; fuzzy logic control; and introduction to relevant topics. (Formerly EE 291T)

Units: 3

ECE 231. Digital Control Systems

Prerequisite: ECE 155 or permission of instructor. Discrete Time Feedback systems modeling and analysis; stability; digitial controller design; digital transformation of analog controllers; implementation techniques, case studies. (Formerly EE 291T)

Units: 3

ECE 232. Optimal Control Systems

Prerequisite: ECE 155 or ENGR 210. Two-point boundary value problems; linear quadratic regulators; minimum-time design; output-feedback design; robust design; observers; filters and dynamic regulators; multivariable dynamic compensator design (3 hrs lecture)

Units: 3

ECE 240. VLSI Circuits and Systems

Review of CMOS logic circuits; CMOS circuit analysis; interconnect modeling; dynamic logic; timing and clocking strategies; datapath component design; test and verification strategies; ASIC Design Methodologies.

Units: 3

ECE 241. Applied Electromagnetics

Prerequisite: ECE 136 or permission of coordinator. Electrostatic field boundary conditions, energy relations, and forces; multidimensional potential problems; magnetic field boundary conditions, scalar and vector potentials, and magnetization; Maxwell's equations for stationary and moving media; energy, force an momentum in an lectromagnetic field; plane waves: waves near metallic boundaries; inhomogeneous wave equation.

Units: 3

ECE 242. Digital Systems Testing and Testable Design

Introduction to VLSI testing, VLSI test process and automatic test equipment, test economic, faults and fault modeling, logic and fault simulation, testability measures, delay test, design for testability, built-in self-test, boundary scan, and JTAG.

Units: 3

ECE 243. Modern Methods in Synchronous Sequential Design

Prerequisite: ECE 172 or permission of coordinator. Synchronous machine design with PLDs and FPGAs; algorithmic state machines; incompletely specified machines; maximum compatibility classes; partitioning of sequential machines; state merging and state splitting.

Units: 3

ECE 245. Communications Engineering

Prerequisite: ECE 134 or equivalent; ENGR 206. Modulation theory; statistical properties of information signals and noise; binary and M-ary modulation schemes and receivers for digital and analog messages; performances in the presence of noise; transmission over bandlimited channels and intersymbol interference; vector space representations; communication design considerations.

Units: 3

ECE 247. Modern Semiconductor Devices

Prerequisite: ECE 114 or permission of coordinator. Crystal structures and elastic constants; lattice energy and vibrations; thermal and dielectric properties of solids; ferroelectric and magnetic properties of crystals; free electron model of metals; quantum statistics distributions; band theory; semi conductor crystals; super conductivity; photoconductivity and luminescence; dislocations.

Units: 3

ECE 249. Advanced Communications Engineering

Prerequisite: ECE 134 or equivalent; ENGR 206. Information theory; source coding; channel coding theorems; models for communication channels; theory of error control coding; block and convolutional codes; decoding algorithms; coding for bandlimited, noisy and distorting channels; performance improvements o coded communication systems; design applications to wireless systems.

Units: 3

ECE 251. Antennas and Propagation

Wave equation, plane waves, metallic boundary conditions; wave equation for the potentials Lorentz transformation; covariant formulation of electrodynamics; radiation from a moving charge; scattering and dispersion; Hamiltonian formulation of Maxwell's equations.

Units: 3

ECE 253. Power Systems Dynamics

Asynchronous machine design; primitive flow tables; static/dynamic hazards; state assignment; covers; partitions; decompositions; state identification and fault detection experiments; pulse mode circuits; iterative networks; introduction to hardware description languages.

Units: 3

ECE 254. Power Systems Dynamics

Prerequisites: ECE 151, ECE 155. Electromechanical dynamics under small and large disturbances; voltage stability; frequency variations; stability analysis and enhancement; advanced power system modeling; model reduction techniques; steady state stability of multi-machine systems; computer simulation; voltage and frequency control; electric power systems quality. (3 lecture hours)

Units: 3

ECE 255. Digital Signal Processing

Prerequisite: ECE 107 and ECE 125, or equivalent. Discrete time signals and systems in time and frequency domain; random sequences and inputs to linear systems; correlation and power spectral density; digital filter design; lattice filters; estimation of signal parameters; spectral estimation; adaptive and optimal systems; simulation using MATLAB.

Units: 3

ECE 257. Optical Communications and Lasers

Quantum measure of light, linear, elliptical, and circular polarization; optical waveguide equations, ray and mode theory; source and detector characteristics; attenuation, dispersion, and noise effects; correlation, spectral density, noise equivalent bandwidth, coding, modulation, multiplexing techniques; systems and link design.

Units: 3

ECE 259. Radar System Design

The nature and history of radar, the radar equation, PRF and range considerations, CW and FM radars. MTI and pulse-Doppler radars, tracking radars. Radar power generation, antenna types and design considerations, receivers, detection of signals in noise, extraction of information from radar signals, propagation of radar wave, the effects of clutter, weather and interference. Examples of radar system engineering and design.

Units: 3

ECE 274. High Performance Computer Architecture

Advanced hardware design features of modern high performance microprocessors and computer systems. Topics include: instruction level parallelism; superscalar and superpipelined data path design and performance; dynamic and static scheduling; VLIW; hardware software interface; memory hierarchies and cache coherence; multi processor structures and interconnection networks.

Units: 3

ECE 278. Embedded System Design

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Embedded system design and development. High-level design tools, interface, and real-time embedded system programming and interface techniques.

Units: 3

ECE 290. Independent Study

Prerequisite: graduate status in engineering or permission of instructor. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ECE 291T. Topics in Electrical Engineering

Prerequisite: graduate status in engineering or permission of instructor. Selected electrical engineering subjects not in current courses.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

ECE 291T. Engineering Tools and Skills

Hands-on skills in research and development; advanced engineering tools (hardware and software); system integration and case studies' Programmable Logic Controllers; microcontrollers; critical thinking and system evaluation through experimental and simulation data analysis. Group discussions and technical presentations.

Units: 1, Repeatable up to 6 units

ECE 298. Project

Prerequisite: graduate status in engineering. See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Independent investigation of advanced character such as analysis and/or design of special engineering systems or projects; critical review of state-of-the-art special topics; as the culminating requirement of the master's degree. Abstract required. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3

ECE 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project ECE 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

ECE 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: see [-LINK-]. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3-6

ECE 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis ECE 299. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

Requirements

Computer Engineering Minor - Requirements

The minor requires 21 units total, of which 9 units must be exclusive (not double counted for a major or another minor).

All students pursuing the minor must complete the following courses: CSCI 40 or ECE 71, ECE 72, 85, 90 or 91, 118, 106, 174 or 176.

If short in total or exclusive units, select from the following with the chair's approval: ECE 85L, 90L, 115, 120L, 128, 128L, 174, 176, 178, CSCI 41, CSCI 150.

Minor Advising Note

  1. All course prerequisites are enforced.
  2. Courses in minor must be taken for a letter grade.
  3. The Computer Engineering Minor requires 2.0 GPA and 9 upper-division units in residence.

Faculty

The faculty members possess depth and breadth in their specialty areas and are active in bringing these experiences and skills to the classroom. The identifiable strengths of the academic program are the laboratory and hands-on experience for students, the proper attention given to the scientific and mathematical foundation of electrical engineering and computer engineering, and the rigor of upper-division courses coupled with design and culminating senior projects. The technical and liberal arts components of the curriculum provide the students with the opportunity for gaining self-development, technical competence, and awareness of economic and ethical responsibilities. The technical curriculum includes (l) basic engineering science, (2) core electrical and computer engineering subjects, and (3) a junior-/senior-level choice for more depth in communications and analog systems, power systems and controls, or digital systems and computers.

The department requires mandatory advising to help students make sound academic decisions.

Name Degree Email Phone
Bengiamin, Nagy N Doctor of Philosophy bengiami@csufresno.edu 559.278.8339
Bukofzer, Daniel C Doctor of Philosophy danielbu@csufresno.edu 559.278.2726
Duong, Hung Duoc Q Master of Science hduong@mail.fresnostate.edu
Elarabi, Tarek Doctor of Philosophy telarabi@csufresno.edu
Hecht, Robert W Doctor of Philosophy bobh@mail.fresnostate.edu 559.278.4824
Kim, Young W Doctor of Philosophy youngkim@csufresno.edu 559.278.4629
Kinman, Peter W Doctor of Philosophy pkinman@csufresno.edu 559.278.4628
Kriehn, Gregory R Doctor of Philosophy gkriehn@csufresno.edu 559.278.8811
Morisson, Fernando O Bachelor of Science fmorisson@csufresno.edu
Mouffak, Zoulikha Doctor of Philosophy zmouffak@csufresno.edu 559.278.8774
Na, Woonki Doctor of Philosophy wkna@csufresno.edu
Owens, Larry D Doctor of Philosophy lowens@csufresno.edu
Papavasiliou, Nell K Master of Science npapavasiliou@csufresno.edu 559.278.3965
Raeisi, Reza Doctor of Philosophy rraeisi@csufresno.edu 559.278.6038
Wright, Brian L Bachelor of Arts brwright@csufresno.edu