Courses


ETR 211:  Semiconductor Devices and Modeling (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: PHSC 112

This course offers an introduction to numerical modeling of semiconductor devices. Study of semiconductor devices fabrication processes using advanced computer simulation tools. Specific devices are modeled from fabrication to electrical properties and parameters extraction. With emphasis on numerical methods, this course provides basic concepts and design tools for analyzing discrete two-dimensional devices. Deposition, lithography, etching, implant processes are discussed.

 

ETR 313: Analog Electronics (8 credits) 

Prerequisite: PHSC 112

This course teaches analog electronics from the basics through the latest analog applications including high-frequency amplifiers, data converters, single-supply op amps, and low power circuits. Analysis and design of analog electronic circuits. Low and high frequency models for both bipolar and field effect transistors. The course begins with discussion of passive devices, progresses through active devices and circuit equations, and culminates with the derivation of ideal op amp equation. Analogue Electronics: p and n materials, pn diodes, junction and FET transistors. Circuit board layout is covered in detail and serves as preparation for high-speed amplifiers.

 

ETR 320: Digital Electronics (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: CMS 303

Fundamentals of digital circuits, including logic circuits, counters, and registers. This course covers combinational and sequential logic circuits. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, MSI and LSI circuits, A/D and D/A converters, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify  and troubleshoot digital circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

 

ETR 330: Computer Networks and Communications (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: CMS 350

Basic concepts in networking, error detection codes, flow control, routing, medium access control, and high-speed networks. Highlights include course organization, grading methods, term paper assignment, peer evaluation form for team projects, network application, and analysis and design of networks.

 

 ETR 337: Telecommunication Systems (6 credits) 

 Prerequisite: MATH 102

The Telecommunication Systems course offers a broad vision of telecommunications systems and services, together with a detailed description of some of these and concludes with the completion, by teams of students, of a telecommunications project in all its dimensions: marketing studies, technological forecasting, network design and dimensioning, and finally, a financial feasibility analysis.

 

ETR 346: Telecommunication Networks (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: ETR 313

Data communications and Internet technologies and basic system performance analysis.  Top-down orientation relates networking technologies to organizational goals and needs. TCP/IP, LANs, WANs, internetworking, and signals and communications media. 

 

ETR 357: Electromagnetic Theory (6 credits)  

Prerequisite: PHSC 112

Electromagnetic Theory covers the basic principles of electromagnetism: Maxwell's equations, propagation and radiation of electromagnetic waves, experimental basis, electrostatics, magnetic fields of steady currents and electromagnetic induction, electric and magnetic properties of matter, and conservation laws. Introduction to electromagnetic fields. Coulomb's law, Gauss's law, electrical potential, dielectric materials capacitance, Ampere's law, Biot-Savart law, magnetic materials, magnetic inductance.

 

ETR 370: Fundamentals of Radio Engineering (8 credits) 

Prerequisite: EENG 301

This course provides grounding in Radio Frequency theory and practice for wireless, cellular and microwave systems. Radio Frequency engineering is an important yet often overlooked area in today's wireless world.

 

ETR 382: Radio Engineering Equipment (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: EENG 301

The course will focus on four elements of related laboratory activities: calibrating equipment used in laboratory compliance measurements; testing radio frequency equipment for compliance with established technical standards; developing techniques for improving electromagnetic compatibility in radio frequency equipment; developing and using new compliance measurement techniques for application in testing new radio technology.

 

ETR 412: Foundations of Microwave Design (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: ETR 357

The course covers the fundamental principles of microwave circuits, devices and measurements. This course is designed for engineers, scientists, technologists and engineering managers in the fields of radiation, propagation, communication, navigation, radar, RF systems, remote sensing, and radio astronomy who require a better understanding of microwave circuit analysis, design and measurement techniques. It includes striplines and microstrips, coupling and transient signal distortion in microstrip lines, impedance matching techniques and charts, general circuit theory of one port and multiports for waveguide systems, microwave solid state devices, impedance and scattering matrices and waveguide circuit elements.

 

ETR 416: Power Conversion (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: ETR 311

This course has been designed to equip electrical engineers with the knowledge and skills that are required to design modern electrical energy conversion systems - as a result of recent advances in power electronics technology, electric vehicles, railway systems, renewable power generation, active management of power distribution systems, automation systems for factories and industrial processes. It includes the fundamentals of electrical machine and power electronics design, system integration, control, energy management and protection.

 

ETR 445: Control systems (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: CMS 303

To provide basic knowledge in digital control systems. Analysis of linear systems: Laplace transform, signal flow and block diagrams. Open and closed loop systems, stability analysis; Steady state response: System class, Bode plots, phase and gain margin, design of phase advance and phase lag compensators; Transient response: Root locus method, system poles and zeros, design of controllers by pole placement; PID control: Algorithms for industrial implementation including bumpless transfer and anti-windup.

 

ETR 450: Electrical & Electronics Engineering (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: ETR 311

Topics include voltage, current, resistance and power in DC and AC circuits, series, parallel, and more complex circuits using Kirchhoff’s laws and selected network theorems, capacitance and inductance, resonance. Topics include solid state electronics as circuit elements, including diodes, power supplies, power amplification, and applications in selected linear circuits and operational amplifiers in various feedback configurations, bipolar transistors, rectifier circuits, Zener diode regulators.

 

ETR 454: Signal Processing (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: MATH 102

The signal processing concepts are emphasized in relation to applications in speech and in basic sound generation. The objectives are to introduce students to the fundamental concepts necessary to understand and to develop elements for multimedia systems that use sound, image and tactile input/output in the human/system interface. Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts of analog signals, analog-to-digital conversion, digital-to-analog conversion, discrete time signals, digital signal processing systems, analysis and synthesis of discrete time low/high/band pass filters, auto- and correlation between signals.

 

ETR 463: Digital Microelectronics (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: ETR 313

This course discusses the transistor-level structure of contemporary digital integrated circuits and their applications for system integration.  Analysis and design of digital integrated circuits through the use of analytical techniques and computer aided circuit analysis tools. Technologies such as Bipolar, CMOS and BiCMOS are covered as well as concepts on circuit layout, testing and noise sources. 

 

ETR 472: Introduction to Electronics Defense Systems (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: ETR 382

Introduction to Electronics Defense Systems: threats, requirements and principles, advanced radar threat, modern electronic attach systems. Architecture, types, and technology, ea against modern radar systems, digital radio frequency memory, electronic defense support, expendables and decoy systems, directed energy weapons and stealth technology, applications of electronic defense.

 

ETR 490: Optical Communication Engineering (6 credits) 

Prerequisite: ETR 320

An introduction to optical fiber as another medium in which information can be transmitted, received, multiplexed and distributed. Horizontal and vertical cabling techniques (facilities, cable ways) are taught to BICSI and EIA/TIA standards. Topics include light sources, detectors, splices and connectors, coupler, fiber-optic systems and installation, and types of fiber-optic equipment.