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Prereqs: MATH 106/108H or (UNO) MATH 1950, or parallel.
Introduction to DC circuit analysis and digital logic. Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws, mesh and nodal analysis, Boolean algebra, logic gates, minimization, counters, and flip-flops. Uses of computer based resources for data analysis and report generation. Use of internet to locate and retrieve engineering resources.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 106, ECEN 213, ECEN 225
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 103 or (UNO) ECEN 1030; CSCE 155A, 155E, 155H, 155N, 155T or (UNO) CIST 1400.
Introduction to assembly language programming of microprocessors/microcontrollers, assemblers, and debugging tool utilization. Microprocessor system hardware components, control signals, and 'C' language micro-controller programming.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 224, ECEN 313, ECEN 327, ECEN 332, ECEN 345
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to basic electrical engineering concepts including energy, power systems, communications and signal processing.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 192 (UNO - ECEN 1920) requires a ECE departmentally approved proposal.
Individual study in a selected electrical, computer, or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an electrical and computer engineering faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Freshman standing.
Special topics in the emerging areas of electrical, computer, and electronics engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Lecture
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/(UNO) MATH 1960 and PHYS 211/(UNO) PHYS 2110.
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: ECEN 231, MECH 350
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 213/2130
Prereqs: ECEN 103 or (UNO) ECEN 1030; ECEN 225 or (UNO) ECEN 2500; MATH 221/221H/821 or (UNO) MATH 2350, or parallel.
Electrical circuit theory, Kirchoff's and Ohm's laws, circuit analysis theorems, Norton and Thevenin equivalence. The analysis of resistor circuits, with capacitors and inductors, in DC and AC steady state. Transients and variable frequency responses are studied, including computer solutions to circuit problems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 214/2140
Prereqs: ECEN 213 or (UNO) ECEN 2130; ECEN 218 or (UNO) ECEN 2184; (UNO) MATH 2050 or parallel.
Introduction to the analysis of electrical circuits in sinusoidal steady states. The concepts of impedance, phasors, power, frequency response, resonance, magnetic circuits, and two-port networks. Transform techniques for circuit analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Prerequisite or parallel: MATH 208/(UNO) MATH 1970.
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: ECEN 216, ECEN 235, ECEN 306
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 215/(UNO) ECEN 2150 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite or parallel: MATH 221/(UNO) MATH 2350 or MATH 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: ECEN 236, ECEN 304, ECEN 316, ECEN 338, ECEN 436
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 217
Electrical Circuits III Crosslisted as CEEN 2170
Prereqs: ECEN 213 or (UNO) ECEN 2130.
Analysis of first and second order RLC circuits using differential equations and Laplace transforms.  Variable frequency network performance analysis. This course is for computer engineering majors only.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 213/(UNO) ECEN 2130 or parallel.
ECEN 218/(UNO) ECEN 2184 is a lab to accompany ECEN 213/(UNO) ECEN 2130.
The use of laboratory tools for measurement and verification of electrical concepts. Experiments using both passive and semiconductor devices at audio frequencies. Analysis verification with computer simulation.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: 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: ECEN 307, ECEN 327
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 222/2220
Prereqs: ECEN 213/(UNO) ECEN 2130 with a grade of "C" or better; ECEN 218/(UNO) ECEN 2184.
Analysis and design of modern electronic circuits. Diode circuits, bipolar and field effect transistor switching and amplifier circuits, and operational amplifier circuits.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 106 or (UNO) ECEN 1060; CSCE 155A, 155E, 155H, 155N, 155T or (UNO) CIST 1400; MATH 107/107H or (UNO) MATH 1960.
The use of mathematical and digital computation tools key to engineering applications. Auditory and visual senses are used in the presentation and study of sinusoidal signals, sampling, frequency response and filtering theory.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 103 or (UNO) ECEN 1030 or parallel.
An overview of electrical, computer, electronics and telecommunication fields. There will be information on professional careers available upon graduation. Professionalism and ethics are addressed as well as the need for lifelong learning experiences.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Prerequisite or parallel: ECEN 211/(UNO) ECEN 2110.
Laboratory accompanying ECEN 211/(UNO) ECEN 2110.
This course is a prerequisite for: MECH 380, MECH 457
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Prerequisite or parallel: ECEN 215/(UNO) ECEN 2150.
Laboratory accompanying ECEN 215/(UNO) ECEN 2150.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 236
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 235/(UNO) ECEN 2350; Prerequisite or parallel: ECEN 216/(UNO) ECEN 2160.
Laboratory accompanying ECEN 216/(UNO) ECEN 2160.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 307
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
ECEN 292 (UNO - ECEN 2920) requires a ECE departmentally approved proposal.
Individual study in a selected electrical, computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an electrical and computer engineering faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Special topics in the emerging areas of electrical, computer, and electronics engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Lecture
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
ECEN 304/3040
Prereqs: ECEN 214 or (UNO) ECEN 2140 or ECEN 216 or (UNO) 2160 with a grade of "C" or better; MATH 221 or 221H or (UNO) MATH 2350.
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. System Stability. Poles/zeros and s- and z-plane methods. Applications.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 305, ECEN 317, ECEN 428, ECEN 444, ECEN 462, ECEN 463
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040.
Random experiment model, random variables, functions of random variables, and introduction to random processes; statistics and practical data analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 407, ECEN 410, ECEN 448, ECEN 450, ECEN 462, ECEN 465
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 215 or (UNO) ECEN 2130 with a grade of "C" or better, PHYS 212 or (UNO) PHYS 2120, MATH 208 or (UNO) MATH 1970, MATH 221 or (UNO) 2350.
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: ECEN 317, ECEN 347, ECEN 408, ECEN 467, ECEN 468, ECEN 486
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 220 or (UNO) ECEN 1060 and ECEN 236 or (UNO) ECEN 2220; prereq or parallel ECEN 370 or (UNO) ECEN 3700 or (UNO) ECEN 3130; admission to the College of Engineering.
Laboratory work on circuits and systems, digital and analog electronic circuits.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 317, ECEN 327
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 222/(UNO) ECEN 2220; ECEN 313/(UNO) ECEN 3130, or parallel.
ECEN 310/3100 lab exercises provide practical experience with design tools and the design process.
Digital design from both the circuit and system perspectives. The structure and analysis of digital integrated circuits, interface signal integrity, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) design and synthesis, and software simulation.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 106 or (UNO) ECEN 1060.
Combinational circuit analysis and design. State machine analysis and design. Synchronous/clock mode circuits and asynchronous sequential circuits. Minimization, race, and hazard elimination are covered. Circuits are implemented in discrete logic and in CPLD and FPGA devices. VHDL hardware description language is used to describe circuits. Circuits are implemented in discrete logic and in CPLD/FPGA devices.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 216/(UNO) ECEN 2160 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: ECEN 317, ECEN 347, ECEN 361, ECEN 428, ECEN 470
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040 and ECEN 307/(UNO) ECEN 3070; prereq or parallel ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060 and ECEN 316/(UNO) ECEN 3160; 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: ECEN 494
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 325/3250
Prereqs: ECEN 222/(UNO) ECEN 2220; MATH/STAT 380/(UNO) STAT 3800.
Relevant communications systems; principles of transmission and reception; amplitude; frequency and phase modulation. Sampling theorem, pulse-code modulation and delta modulation.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 106/1060 or ECEN 220/2200 and ECEN 307/3074
Laboratory work on discrete systems.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATH 208/208H or (UNO) MATH 1970; MATH 221/821 or (UNO) MATH 2350.
Transmission lines. Discontinuities, different termination, and matching methods. Application of vector analysis to Maxwell's equations. Uniform plane waves including reflection/transmission. S-parameters. Principles of antennas. LW, MW, SW, USW propagation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 328 or (UNO) ECEN 3280.
Metallic wave guides with rectangular, circular, and coaxial cross section, antennas, free space, propagation in free space, applications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 106 or (UNO) ECEN 1060.
Introduction to the architecture and assembly language programming of 80 x 86 microprocessors. Assemblers and debugging tool utilization.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 433
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 216 or (UNO) ECEN 2160 or ECEN 214 or (UNO) ECEN 2140 with a grade of "C" or better.
Energy sources, environmental impacts, power systems principles, three-phase circuits, transmission lines, transformers, per unit analysis, generators, loads, and power system modeling.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 406, ECEN 454
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 345/3450
Prereqs: ECEN 106 or (UNO) ECEN 1060, ECEN 213 or (UNO) ECEN 2130.
Introduction to the primary issues spanning the field of mobile robotics, including robotics history, robot components (sensors, actuators), robot system design considerations, low-level control (feedback control) and robotics control architectures.  The lab focuses on the practical implementation of autonomous robot control on a real mobile robot using behavior-based methods in the C language.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 306/3060 or ECEN 3280 and ECEN 316/3160 or ECEN 2220
Lab work on electromagnetics, fields and waves, solid state devices and control systems.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Open to Electrical Engineering majors only. Approval of faculty sponsor prior to the internship or Co-op is 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: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 352
Electronics Circuits II Crosslisted as CEEN 3520
Prereqs: CEEN 222/(UNO) CEEN 2220.
Operational amplifier circuit design and analysis feedback and stability. Design and analysis of large signal power amplifiers. Other integrated devices such as: regulators, comparators, Schmitt triggers, oscillators, and active filters.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 362
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 214/(UNO) ECEN 2140
Continuous and discrete representations of signals. System modeling and analysis using differential and difference equations. Fourier, Laplace, and Z transforms. State description of continuous and discrete time transfer functions. The primary mathematical tools used in the analysis of continuous and discrete time systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 316/(UNO) ECEN 3160.
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: ECEN 469
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 352 or (UNO) ECEN 3520; ECEN 325 or (UNO) ECEN 3250, or parallel; and ECEN 328 or (UNO) ECEN 3280, or parallel.
Noise and signal distortions in communication systems, impedance matching techniques, high frequency measurement techniques, design of high frequency amplifiers and oscillators, PLL and frequency synthesizers, data synchronization and multiplexing techniques, Antennas and their arrays.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 466
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 370/3700
Digital Logic Design Crosslisted as CSCE 335
Prereqs: ECEN 121/(UNO) ECEN 1210 or CSCE 230.
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: ECEN 307, ECEN 474
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior standing.
ECEN 392 (UNO - ECEN 3920) requires a ECE departmentally approved proposal.
Individual study in a selected electrical, computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an electrical and computer engineering faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Special topics in the emerging areas of electrical, computer, and electronics engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Lecture
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
ECEN 399/3990
Prereqs: Electrical engineering seniors or approval.
Research accompanied by a written report of the results.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 3990R/399R
For electrical engineering majors selecting the research option.  ECEN 399/(UNO) ECEN 3990 and ECEN 399R/(UNO) 3990R 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
ECEN 400/800/4000/8006
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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 406/806/4060/8066
Prereqs: ECEN 338/(UNO) ECEN 3380 or ECEN 838/(UNO) ECEN 8386.
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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 407/807/4070/8076
Prereqs: ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050.
Economic evaluation, load forecasting, generation planning, transmission planning, production simulation, power plant reliability characteristics, and generation system reliability.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 408/808/4080/8086
Prereqs: ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060.
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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 410/810/4100/8106
Prereqs: ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 912, ECEN 915
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: PHYS 212/(UNO) PHYS 2120.
Survey of fundamentals and applications of devices used for memory, logic, and display. Magnetic, superconductive, semiconductive, and dielectric materials.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 417/817/4170/8176
Prereqs: ECEN 421/(UNO) ECEN 4210 or ECEN 821/(UNO) ECEN 8216.
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
ECEN 420/820/4200/8206
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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: PHYS 213/(UNO) PHYS 2130.
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: ECEN 417
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 424/824/4240/8246
Prereqs: ECEN 355 or (UNO) ECEN 3550.
The temporal and spectral analysis of digital signals and systems, the design of digital filters and systems, and advanced systems including multi-rate digital signal processing techniques.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 428/828/4280/8286
Prereqs: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040 and ECEN 316/(UNO) ECEN 3160.
Basic analysis and design of solid-state power electronic devices and converter circuitry.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 932
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 430/830/4300/8306
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
ECEN 433/833/4330/8336
Prereqs: ECEN 310 or (UNO) ECEN 3100 with a grade of "C" or better; ECEN 332 or (UNO) ECEN 3320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Microprocessor based systems: architecture; design; and interfacing. Hardware topics: memory design; input/output ports; serial communications; and interrupts. Software topics: generating assembly ROM code; assembly/C firmware generation; and designing device drivers.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 435
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 435/835/4350/8356
Prereqs: ECEN 433/833 or (UNO) ECEN 4330/8336 with a grade of "C" or better; STAT/MATH 380 or (UNO) STAT 3800.
Microcontroller architecture: design, programming, and interfacing for embedded systems. Timing issues, memory interfaces, serial and parallel interfacing, and functions for common microcontrollers.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 436/836/4360/8366
Prereqs: PHYS 212/(UNO) PHYS 2120 and ECEN 216/(UNO) ECEN 2160.
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 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 437/837/4370/8376
Prereqs: ECEN 435/835 or (UNO) ECEN 4350/8366.
Parallel and distributed processing concepts, principles, techniques, and machines.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATH 221/(UNO) MATH 2350.
Applications of partial differential equations, matrices, vector analysis, complex variables, and infinite series to problems in electrical engineering.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 444/844/4440/8446
Prereqs: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040.
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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 448/848/4480/8486
Prereqs: ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050 or STAT 380/(UNO) STAT 3800.
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 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 450/850/4500/8506
Prereqs: Computer programming language and ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050 or IMSE 321 or STAT 380/(UNO) STAT 3800 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
ECEN 451/851/4510/8516
Prereqs: ECEN 310 or (UNO) ECEN 3100.
The concepts, principles, and methodology at all levels of digital VLSI system design and focused on gate-level VLSI implementation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 310 or (UNO) ECEN 3100.
The concepts, simulation techniques and methodology in computer-aided digital design at system and logic levels.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 454/854/4540/8546
Prereqs: ECEN 338/(UNO) ECEN 3380.
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
ECEN 460/860/4600/8606
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
ECEN 461/861/4610/8610
Prereqs: ECEN 325 or (UNO) 3250 or ECEN 462 or (UNO) ECEN 4620
Topics related to the transport of bit streams from one geographical location to another over various physical media such as wire pairs, coaxial cable, optical fiber, and radio waves. Transmission characteristics, media interfacing, delay, distortion, noise, and error detection and correction techniques.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 466, ECEN 479, ECEN 885, ECEN 977
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 462/862/4620/8626
Prereqs: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040 and ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050.
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: ECEN 461, ECEN 464
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 463/863/4630/8636
Prereqs: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040.
Discrete system analysis using Z-transforms. Analysis and design of digital filters. Discrete Fourier transforms.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 915
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 464/864/4640/8646
Prereqs: ECEN 462/(UNO) ECEN 4620.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 912
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 465/865/4650/8656
Prereqs: ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050.
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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 466/866/4660/8666
Prereqs: ECEN 362 or (UNO) ECEN 3620; ECEN 461/861 or (UNO) ECEN 4610/8610, or parallel.
Standard telecommunications protocols, architecture of long distance integrated data networks, local area networks, wide area networks, radio and satellite networks. Network management, internetworking, system modeling and performance analysis.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060.
Engineering application of Maxwell's equations. Fundamental Parameters of Antennas. Radiation, analysis, and synthesis of antenna arrays. Aperture Antennas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 468/868/4680/8686
Prereqs: ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060.
Applications of active and passive devices to microwave systems. Includes impedance matching, resonators, and microwave antennas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 469/869/4690/8696
Prereqs: ECEN 361/(UNO) ECEN 3610.
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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 470/870/4700/8706
Prereqs: ECEN 316/(UNO) ECEN 3160.
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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 471/871/4710/8716
Prereqs: ECEN 325 or (UNO) ECEN 3250.
High-speed access control protocols, routing protocols, traffic management, and network topologies. Giga-bit Ethernet, ATM, and TCP/IP. Performance modeling and simulation techniques.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 473/873/4730/8736
Prereqs: ECEN 325 or (UNO) ECEN 3250.
Concepts on mobile and personal communications. Modulation techniques for mobile radio, equalization, diversity, channel coding, and speech coding.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 474/874/4740/8746
Prereqs: ECEN 370/(UNO) ECEN 3700.
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: ECEN 477
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 475/875/4750/8756
Prereqs: ECEN 325 OR (UNO) ECEN 3250.
The fundamental concepts of satellite communications. Orbits, launching satellites, modulation and multiplexing, multiple access, earth stations, coding, interference and special problems in satellite communications.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 476/876/4760/8766
Prereqs: Permission.
The fundamental concepts of wireless communications. Basic communications concepts such as multiple access and spectrum. Propagation, radio standards and internetworking. Current issues in wireless communications.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 474/(UNO) ECEN 4740 or ECEN 874/(UNO) ECEN 8746.
Hardware development languages, hardware organization and realization, microprogramming, interrupt, intersystem communication, and peripheral interfacing.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 479/879/4790/8796
Prereqs: ECEN 461/861 or (UNO) ECEN 4610/8616.
Fundamentals of lightwave communication in optical fiber waveguides, physical description of fiber optic systems. Properties of the optical fiber and fiber components. Electro-optic devices: light sources and modulators, detectors and amplifiers; optical transmitter and receiver systems. Fiber optic link design and specification; fiber optic networks.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 480/880/4800/8806
Introduction to Lasers and Laser Applications Crosslisted as PHYS 480/880
Prereqs: PHYS 213/(UNO) PHYS 2130.
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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 328 or (UNO) ECEN 3280.
Fundamental theory of antennas and radio propagation for wireless communications. Basic antenna characteristics and various antennas and antenna arrays. Basic propagation mechanisms and various channel models, such as Friis free space model, Hata model, lognormal distribution, and multipath model. Includes practical antenna design for high radio frequency (RF) with modeling software tools such as Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC) and Advanced Design System (ADS). Design projects will be assigned as the main part of course.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 484/884/4840/8846
Prereqs: ECEN 325 or (UNO) ECEN 3250.
Network security and cryptographic protocols.  Classical encryption techniques, block ciphers and stream cyphers, public-key cryptography, authentications digital signatures, key management and distributions, network vulnerabilities, transport-level security, IP security.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 486/886/4860/8866
Prereqs: ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060 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 Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 488/888/4880/8886
Prereqs: ECEN 325 or (UNO) ECEN 3250.
A comprehensive overview on the recent advances in wireless network and system security. Covers security issues and solutions in emerging wireless access networks and systems as well as multihop wireless networks.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
Special topics in the emerging areas of electrical, computer, and electronics engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
ECEN 492 (UNO - ECEN 4920) requires a ECE departmentally approved proposal.
Individual study in a selected electrical, computer, or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an electrical and computer engineering faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 494/4940
Prereqs: ECEN 317/(UNO) ECEN 3170 or (UNO) ECEN 2220 and (UNO) ECEN 3040 and (UNO) ECEN 3060 and (UNO) ECEN 3130; completed ACE 1 requirement or (UNO) ENGL 3980 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: ECEN 495
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Independent Study , Lab , Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 495/4950
Prereqs: ECEN 494/(UNO) ECEN 4940 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 Format: Independent Study , Lab , Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
ECEN 496/4960
Prereqs: ECEN 313/(UNO) ECEN 3130 with a grade of "C" or better; ECEN 435/835/(UNO) ECEN 4350/8356 or ECEN 466/866/(UNO) ECEN 4660/8666, or parallel; and JGEN 300 or (UNO) ENGL 3980.
For Computer Engineering and Electronics Engineering students.
Preliminary investigation into topics for the capstone course. Defining deliverables, scheduling, interdisciplinary team design.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 499
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Independent Study , Lab , Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
ECEN 498/898 (UNO ECEN 4980/8986) 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
ECEN 499/4990
Prereqs: ECEN 496 or (UNO) ECEN 4960.
ECEN 499/(UNO) ECEN 4990 requires the completion of a design project that demonstrates the ability to combine the knowledge from individual courses in the program to complete a design task. The capstone design course for the B.S. in computer engineering and electronics engineering.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Independent Study 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
ECEN 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
ECEN 815/8150
Prereqs: ECEN 424/8246 (UNO ECEN 4240/8246) or permission.
Topics covering the spatial and spectral analysis of digital image processing systems, the design of multi-dimensional digital filters and systems, and advanced theories and technologies in digital image processing systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 876/(UNO) ECEN 8766
Hardware development languages, hardware organization and realization, microprogramming, interrupt, intersystem communication, and peripheral interfacing.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 979
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: STAT 380 (UNO STAT 3800)
Topics related to the concept of random variables, functions of random variables and random processes.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 926
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 461/861 (UNO ECEN 4610/8616)
Introduction to the theory of spread spectrum communications: direct sequence, frequency and time hopping techniques. Topics include properties of pseudo-random binary sequences, low-probability-of-intercept (LPI) and anti-jamming (AJ) methods, performance of spread spectrum systems, applications of spread spectrum techniques in radio frequency and optical code-division multiple access (CDMA) systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Departmentally approved proposal.
Individual study at the graduate level in a selected electrical or computer engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 895/8950
Special topics in the newly emerging areas of computer and electronics engineering not covered in the other courses in the electrical and computer engineering curriculum.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 899/8990
Prereqs: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser.
Masters thesis work.
Credit Hours: 1-10
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 911/9110
Prereqs: ECEN 862/(UNO) ECEN 8626, and ECEN 864/(UNO) ECEN 8646 or ECEN 810/(UNO) ECEN 8106.
Applications of probability and statistics to signals and noise; correlation; sampling; shot noise; spectral analysis; Gaussian processes; filtering.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 912/9120
Prereqs: ECEN 410/(UNO) ECEN 4100 or ECEN 810/(UNO) ECEN 8106; and ECEN 464/(UNO) ECEN 4640 or ECEN 864/(UNO) ECEN 8646; 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
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 869/(UNO) ECEN 8696 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
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 410/(UNO) ECEN 4100 or ECEN 810/(UNO) ECEN 8106; and ECEN 463/(UNO) ECEN 4630 or ECEN 863/(UNO) 8636; 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
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 424/824/(UNO) ECEN 4240/8246; ECEN 476/876/(UNO) ECEN 4760/8760; and ECEN 883/(UNO) ECEN 8830
Statistical signal processing and applications for wireless communications: the characteristics of random signals; optimum linear filters; statistical parameter estimation using maximum likelihood (ML) and minimum mean-square error (MMSE) methods; adaptive signal processing using least-mean-square (LMS) and recursive least-square (RLS) approaches; Kalman filtering; and eigenanalysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 428/(UNO) ECEN 4280 or ECEN 828/(UNO) ECEN 8286; and ECEN 426/(UNO) ECEN 4260 or ECEN 836/(UNO) ECEN 8366.
Analysis and design of power electronic circuits and their applications, including: snubber circuits, resonant converters and soft switching techniques, pulse-width modulation techniques, control of power electronic circuits, power electronics and control for electric machines and wind energy systems, flexible AC-transmission system (FACTS) devices, and high-voltage DC (HVDC) transmission.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATH 208/(UNO) MATH 1970, MATH 221/(UNO) MATH 2350, MATH 314/(UNO) MATH 2050, and good skills using MATLAB.
Computational intelligence paradigms and their applications, including: artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic systems, swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation (e.g., genetic algorithms), machine learning (e.g., supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and reinforcement learning), neurocontrol and adaptive critic designs, and applications of computational intelligence for system identification, state estimation, time series prediction, signal processing, adaptive control, optimization, diagnostics, prognostics, etc.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 810/(UNO) ECEN 8106; 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
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 806/(UNO) ECEN 8066
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
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 959/9590
Prereqs: ECEN 864/(UNO) ECEN 8646 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
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 960/9600
Prereqs: ECEN 315/(UNO) ECEN 3150 or equivalent
Gallium arsenide and silicon devices. Device properties based on structure and physical properties of the materials.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 867/(UNO) ECEN 8676 or ECEN 868/(UNO) ECEN 8686.
Application of Maxwell’s Equations to the analysis of waveguides, resonant cavities, filters and other passive microwave devices.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to the quantum aspects of electron devices.
This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 968, ECEN 975
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 967/(UNO) ECEN 9670 or permission
Quantitative development of the fundamentals of the quantum-mechanical theory of electrons in solids.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 971/9710
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Course Delivery: Classroom
The content of the course will be updated annually based on new scientific findings.
Topics in nanotechnology as defined by the National nanotechnology Initiative, with emphasis on topics related to electrical engineering.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 967/(UNO) ECEN 9670 or 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
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 461/861/(UNO) ECEN 4630/8636; ECEN 476/876/(UNO) ECEN 4760/8766.
Theory of space-time (ST) wireless communication systems. Spatial diversity, smart antenna systems, MIMO capacity of multi-antenna fading channels, space-time signaling, space-time receivers, and interference mitigation. Overview of more advanced topics such as MIMO-OFDM. Current trends in research and in the industry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ECEN 479/879 (UNO ECEN 4790/8796) or permission.
Linear and non-linear propagations in optical fibers. Topics include fiber non-linearity, fundamentals of optical amplifiers, semiconductor and fiber amplifiers, soliton communications. Applications include high capacity and long distance transmissions, all-optical networks.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 986/9860
Prereqs: ECEN 886/(UNO) ECEN 8866.
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
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 991/9910
Prereqs: Permission
Selected topic under the direction and guidance of a faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission and graduate standing.
Supervised non-thesis research and independent study.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission
Selected topics in electrical engineering.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 998/9980
Prereqs: Permission
Advanced topics in computer and electronics engineering.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ECEN 999/9990
Prereqs: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair.
Dissertation research.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom

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