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Introduction to basic electrical engineering concepts including energy, power systems, communications and signal processing.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 370
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to several electrical engineering areas including digital, circuits, electromagnetics, materials and devices, and optics.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 222
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for first-year students not covered in other courses.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Prerequisite or parallel: MATH 107 and ASTR 131 or PHYS 211.
Not for electrical engineering majors.
Basic circuit analysis including direct and alternating currents and operational amplifiers. Digital signals and circuits.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 325, BSEN 212B, BSEN 460, ELEC 231, MECH 350
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Prerequisite or parallel: MATH 208.
Introduction to electrical engineering circuit theory. Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady state DC resistive circuits. Analysis of transient RLC and sinusoidal steady-state circuits. Modern computer methods employed.
This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 460, ELEC 216, ELEC 235
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 215 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite or parallel: MATH 221 or 221H.
Steady state power calculations for sinusoidal single-phase and balanced three-phase circuits. Mutual inductance. Frequency response. Introduction to fundamentals of semiconductor theory and their application to p-n junction devices. Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady state diode circuits. Modern computer methods employed.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 236, ELEC 304, ELEC 306, ELEC 316, ELEC 436, ELEC 438
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 122 or CSCE 230, and CSCE 155E, or working knowledge of C programming.
Basic hardware and software concepts of embedded microprocessor systems and interfacing with other hardware components. Simple circuits are designed and drivers to run them are written. Design and build hardware and write drivers in assembly or C programming languages.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 307
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Prerequisite or parallel: ELEC 211.
Laboratory accompanying ELEC 211.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 380, MECH 457
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Prerequisite or parallel: ELEC 215.
Laboratory accompanying ELEC 215.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 236
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 235; Prerequisite or parallel: ELEC 216.
Laboratory accompanying ELEC 216.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 307
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for second-year students not covered in other courses.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 216 with a grade of "C" or better; MATH 221 or 221H.
Mathematical modeling of physical systems and signals. Representation of signals in terms of basis functions. Fourier series expansions, Fourier Transforms, Laplace and z-Transforms. Input-output relations, convolution. Transfer functions. Bode plots. Poles/zeros and s- and z-plane methods. Applications.
This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 414, ELEC 305, ELEC 317, ELEC 428, ELEC 444, ELEC 462, ELEC 463
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Random experiment model, random variables, functions of random variables, and introduction to random processes.
This course is a prerequisite for: CSCE 430, CSCE 432, CSCE 462, ELEC 407, ELEC 410, ELEC 448, ELEC 452, ELEC 462, ELEC 465
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Complex vectors. Maxwell's equations. Uniform plane waves. Wave reflection and transmission at interfaces. Waveguides and resonators. Transmission line principles. Antennas. Topics in waves.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 317, ELEC 408, ELEC 467, ELEC 468, ELEC 486
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 222 and ELEC 236; prereq or parallel ELEC 370; admission to the College of Engineering.
Laboratory work on circuits and systems, digital and analog electronic circuits, and electromagnetics.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 317
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 216 with a grade of 'C' or better.
Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady state transistor circuits. Frequency response of filters and amplifiers. Basic power amplifier types. Advanced operational amplifier circuits. Introduction to the fundamentals of semiconductor theory and their application to p-n junction and field devices.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 317, ELEC 361, ELEC 470
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 304 and ELEC 307; prereq or parallel ELEC 306 and ELEC 316; admission to the College of Engineering.
Lab work on electromagnetic fields and waves, solid state devices, discrete systems, control systems, and communications.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 494
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Open to Electrical Engineering majors only. Approval of faculty sponsor required.
For Internships or Cooperatives primarily technical in nature lasting 4.5 months or greater. Weekly communication and/or final report required. Must be taken during or after the semester in which the Internship/Co‐op occurs.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Analog and digital electronics for discrete and integrated circuits. Multistage amplifiers, frequency response, feedback amplifiers, simple filters and amplifiers, MOS and bipolar logic gates and families, A/D and D/A converters.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 469
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 370
Digital Logic DesignCrosslisted as CSCE 335
Prereqs:
Combinational and sequential logic circuits. MSI chips, programmable logic devices (PAL, ROM, PLA) used to design combinational and sequential circuits. CAD tools. LSI and PLD components and their use. Hardware design experience.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 307, ELEC 475
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for third-year students not covered in other courses.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Electrical engineering seniors or approval.
Research accompanied by a written report of the results.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
For electrical engineering majors selecting the research option.  ELEC 399 and ELEC 399R should be taken in consecutive semesters.
Independent research project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field.  Culminates in a written thesis or report and an oral presentation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing in engineering or permission.
Applications of analog and digital devices to electronic instrumentation. Includes transducers, instrumentation amplifiers, mechanical and solid-state switches, data acquisition systems, phase-lock loops, and modulation techniques. Demonstrations with working circuits and systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 406/806
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Symmetrical components and fault calculations, power system stability, generator modeling (circuit view point), voltage control system, high voltage DC transmission, and system protection.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 407/807
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Economic evaluation, load forecasting, generation planning, transmission planning, production simulation, power plant reliability characteristics, and generation system reliability.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Laboratory experiments.
Applied electromagnetics: Transmission lines in digital electronics and communication. The quasistatic electric and magnetic fields: electric and magnetic circuits and electromechanical energy conversion. Guided waves: rectangular and cylindrical metallic waveguides and optical fibers. Radiation and antennas: line and aperture antennas and arrays.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Probability space, random vectors, multivariate distributions, moment generating functions, conditional expectations, discrete and continuous-time random processes, random process characterization and representation, linear systems with random inputs.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Survey of fundamentals and applications of devices used for memory, logic, and display. Magnetic, superconductive, semiconductive, and dielectric materials.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Analysis of BJT's and MOSFET's from a first principle materials viewpoint. Static and dynamic analysis and characterization. Device fabrication processes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior or graduate standing.
Physics of plasmas and gas discharges developed. Includes basic collisional theory, the Boltzman equation and the concept of electron energy distributions. Results are related to specific gas discharge systems used in semiconductor processing, such as sputtering, etching, and deposition systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Introduction to semiconductor fundamentals, charge carrier concentration and carrier transport, energy bands, and recombination. PN junctions, static and dynamic, and special PN junction diode devices.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 417
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 422/822
Prereqs:
PHYS 213 or CHEM 481/881, MATH 221/821, or permission.
Introduction to structural, thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties of solids, based on concepts of atomic structure, chemical bonding in molecules, and electron states in solids. Principles underlying molecular design of materials and solid-state devices.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 428/828
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Basic analysis and design of solid-state power electronic devices and converter circuitry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 430/830
Prereqs:
Senior standing or permission.
This broad multidisciplinary course will combine engineering principles of both the mechanical/aerdynamical and electrical components and systems, along with economic and environmental considerations for siting and public policy, to appropriately cover the relevant topics associated with all scales of wind energy implementations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 436/836
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Provides a solid background in electric machine analysis, covering fundamental concepts, techniques, and methods for analysis and design. Discussion of transformers and presentation of some new systems and applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Power systems principles, three phase circuits, transmission line parameters, transmission line modeling, transformers, per unit analysis, generator modeling, and power flow analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 406, ELEC 454
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Applications of partial differential equations, matrices, vector analysis, complex variables, and infinite series to problems in electrical engineering.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 444/844
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Classical (transfer function) and modern (state variable) control techniques. Both time domain and frequency domain techniques are studied. Traditional proportional, lead, lag, and PID compensators are examined, as well as state variable feedback.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 448/848
Prereqs:
Principles of engineering economy including time value of money, net present value and internal rate of return. Use of influence diagram and ecision tree to structure and analyze decision situations under uncertainty including use of stochastic dominance, value of information, and utility theory. Fundamentals of two-person matrix games including Nash equilibrium.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 452/852
Prereqs:
Computer programming language and ELEC 305 or IMSE 321 or STAT 380 or equivalent.
This course examines how information is organized in biological sequences such as DNA and proteins and will look at computational techniques which make use of this structure. During this class various biochemical processes that involve these sequences are studied to understand how these processes effect the structure of these sequences. In the process bioinformatics algorithms, tools, and techniques which are used to explore genomic and amino acid sequences are also introduced.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Characteristics and generating units. Control of generation, economic dispatch, transmission losses, unit commitment, generation with limited supply, hydrothermal coordination, and interchange evaluation and power pool.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 460/860
Prereqs:
Prior programming experience.
Labview as a programming language and for applications to acquire and analyze data, to access the network, control lab instruments, and for video and sound applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 462/862
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Mathematical descriptions of signals in communication systems. Principles of analog modulation and demodulation. Performance analysis of analog communication systems in the presence of noise.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 464
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Discrete system analysis using Z-transforms. Analysis and design of digital filters. Discrete Fourier transforms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Principals of digital transmission of information in the presence of noise. Design and analysis of baseband PAM transmission systems and various carrier systems including ASK, FSK, PSK.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Introduction to the concepts of Information Theory and Redundancy removal. Simulation of various data compression schemes such as Delta Modulation, Differential Pulse Code Modulation, Transform Coding and Runlength Coding.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Engineering application of Maxwell's equations. Fundamental Parameters of Antennas. Radiation, analysis, and synthesis of antenna arrays. Aperture Antennas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 468/868
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Applications of active and passive devices to microwave systems. Includes impedance matching, resonators, and microwave antennas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits both bipolar and MOS. Basic circuit elements such as differential pairs, current sources, active loads, output drivers used in the design of more complex analog integrated circuits.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
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Introduction to VLSI design techniques for analog and digital circuits. Fabrication technology and device modelling. Design rules for integrated circuit layout. LSI design options with emphasis on the standard cell approach of digital and analog circuits. Lab experiments, computer simulation and layout exercises.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 475/875
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Synthesis using state machines; design of digital systems; micro programming in small controller design; hardware description language for design and timing analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 479
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Hardware development languages, hardware organization and realization, microprogramming, interrupt, intersystem communication, and peripheral interfacing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 480/880
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Physics of electronic transition production stimulated emission of radiation. Threshold conditions for laser oscillation. Types of lasers and their applications in engineering.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 486/886
Prereqs:
ELEC 306 or permission.
Introduction to the use of electromagnetic radiation for performing optical measurements in engineering applications. Basic electromagnetic theory and light interaction with matter are covered with corresponding laboratory experiments conducted.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 317 or permission; admission to the College of Engineering
The first in a two semester capstone senior design course sequence.
A substantial design project that allows application of electrical engineering skills to a multidisciplinary project. Requires project definition, planning and scheduling, effective written and oral communication of technical ideas, incorporation of realistic constraints and engineering standards, functioning effectively on a multidisciplinary team, and applying new ideas as needed to meet project goals.
This course is a prerequisite for: ELEC 495
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 494 or permission; admission to the College of Engineering.
The second in a two semester capstone senior design course sequence.
Continuation of a substantial design project that allows application of electrical engineering skills to a multidisciplinary project. A project that meets specifications and that is completed according to a pre-determined schedule and within budget. Requires effective written and oral communication of technical ideas, incorporation of realistic constraints and engineering standards, functioning effectively on a multidisciplinary team, and applying new ideas as needed to meet project goals.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Permission.
ELEC 498/898 is offered as the need arises for electrical engineering topics for fourth-year and graduate students not covered in other courses.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 18
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 499H
Prereqs:
Senior standing in electrical engineering; admission to the University Honors Program.
Honors thesis research project meeting the requirements of the University Honors Program. Independent research project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Culminates in the presentation of an honors thesis to the department and college.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Hardware development languages, hardware organization and realization, microprogramming, interrupt, intersystem communication, and peripheral interfacing.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
P/N only.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 862, and 864 or 810
Applications of probability and statistics to signals and noise; correlation; sampling; shot noise; spectral analysis; Gaussian processes; filtering.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 410/810 and 464/864, or permission
Fundamentals of error correction and detection in digital communication and storage systems. Linear and algebraic block codes; Hamming, BCH and Reed-Solomon codes; algebraic decoding techniques; structure and performance of convolutional codes, turbo codes, and trellis coded modulation; MAP, Viterbi, and sequential decoding techniques.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 869 and permission
Advanced current mirrors and op-amps. Comparators and sample/hold (S/H) circuits. Band-gap reference circuits. Trans-linear circuits and analog multipliers. Voltage controlled oscillators. Operational trans-conductance amplifiers (OTA's). Switched capacitor circuits. Data converters. Non-linearity, mismatch, and short-channel effects. Continuous time domain integrated filters. Current conveyors. Phase locked loops. Analog CAD.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 410/810, 463/863, and permission
Adaptive filtering algorithms, frequency and transform domain adaptive filters, and simulation and critical evaluation of adaptive signal processing for real world applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 810 and 851 or permission
Techniques for optimally extracting information about the past, present, or future status of a dynamic system from noise-corrupted measurements on that system.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
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Power system matrices, sparsity techniques, network equivalents, contingency analysis, power flow optimization, state estimation, and power system restructuring examined via computer methods.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 864 and permission
Principles of wireless communications, including: description of the wireless channel characteristics; ultimate performance limits of wireless systems; performance analysis of digital modulation techniques over wireless channels; diversity techniques; adaptive modulation; multiple-antenna communications; multi-carrier modulation; and multi-user wireless communications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 315 or equivalent
Gallium arsenide and silicon devices. Device properties based on structure and physical properties of the materials.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
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Application of Maxwell’s Equations to the analysis of waveguides, resonant cavities, filters and other passive microwave devices.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to the quantum aspects of electron devices.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 967 or permission
Quantitative development of the fundamentals of the quantum-mechanical theory of electrons in solids.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 971
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-12
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
ELEC 967, equivalent, or permission
Quantum mechanical description of the optical properties of solids (complex refractive index and its dispersion, effects of electric and magnetic fields, temperature, stress; additional special topics as desired).
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
ELEC 986
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Modern phenomena associated with optoelectronics. Electro-optical effect such as Pockel effect, Kerr effect, and nonlinear optical phenomena. Material and devices used in modern communications, femtosecond lasers, and optical computer systems.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Selected topic under the direction and guidance of a faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-24
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Selected topics in electrical engineering.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
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Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
P/N only.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
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Course Delivery: Classroom