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Graduate Course Descriptions

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Graduate
ECET 6001 Circuit and System Modeling with SPICE
Prerequisite: Semiconductor Device Theory and Applications; equivalent to ECET 2210, ECET 2310
3-2-4 A detailed study of circuit modeling using SPICE. The student will learn to model circuits and systems at the device level up to the behavioral level. This includes BJT and MOS transistors, op-amps, communications systems, control systems, etc. The student will also learn how SPICE numerical algorithms function and how to maximize the speed and accuracy of simulations.
ECET 6002 Programmable Devices
Prerequisites:  Digital Theory and Applications, C and any AMS language equivalent to ECET 2210, ECET 4710
3-2-4 A study of the programming and applications of programmable devices for rapid time-to-market product development. Devices range from PLDs through MicroControllers through Programmable Analog devices. Practical experience will result from completing projects that develop systems using several of the devices.
ECET 6003 Advanced Test Engineering
Prerequisite:  Fundamental Test Engineering equivalent to ECET 3600
3-2-4 An in-depth study of test engineering with emphasis on computer-aided instrumentation utilizing the IEEE-488 bus and protocols. LabVIEW for windows will be used to develop automated test systems and virtual instruments. Component, board, backplane, in-circuit, functional and systems testing will be researched and analyzed in relationship to cost, testability and fault analysis.  Surface-mounted device and ASIC testing are also studied.  Boundary-scan, VXI/VME, commercially available software and other test strategies will be explored.
ECET 6004 System Engineering 3-2-4 This course provides a knowledge base of those elements comprising good design practices beyond circuit design and analysis. Topics include: concurrent engineering, quality, reliability, maintainability, productivity, life-cycle cost, projectizing, manufacturing and logistic support.
ECET 6100 Discrete-time Signals and Systems 3-0-3 Underlying principles of discrete-time signals and digital signal processing. Topics include mathematical representation of discrete-time signals and systems, sampling theorem and aliasing, introduction to difference equations, IIR and FIR filters, Z-Transform, DFT, FFT and Spectral analysis. (Non-MSET majors only)
ECET 6101 Digital Signal Processing 3-2-4 This course is presented in three units. Unit one reviews underlying principles of discrete-time signals and systems, difference equations, and the design of finite impulse response and infinite impulse response filters. Topics of second unit include frequency response, Z-Transform, DTFT, DFT, and FFT with practical applications. The subject of third unit is implementation of digital filters and speech processing examples using popular DSP microprocessors such as TMS320, DSP56000, and ADSP21xxx families.
ECET 6102 Mechatronics 3-2-4 This course is about integrating electronics, mechanical engineering and computer science.  It is essential for engineers or engineering technologists who have a need to work across disciplinary boundaries. The main topics covered in the course will be mechatronic system design which involves:  1) Modeling, analysis and control of dynamic physical systems; 2) Control sensors and actuators with special emphasis on brushless, stepper, linear and servo-motors; 3) Electronics for mechatronics with special emphasis on special purpose digital and analog integrated devices; and 4) Analog, digital and hybrid mechatronic systems such as hard-disk drives and robots.
ECET 6201 Advanced Digital Design 3-2-4 Prerequisites:  Digital Theory and Application, C and Assembly Language equivalent to ECET 2210, ECET 4710 A detailed study of modern digital design principles and techniques.  Topics will be investigated utilizing advanced programmable logic devices such as CPLD's, EPLD's, and FPGA's. Device development using both VHDL and schematic capture tools will be thoroughly explored. Practical experience and additional insight will be gained in the design and development of practical solutions to modern problems.
ECET 6202 Embedded PC Systems 3-2-4 This course will focus on the latest developments in the field of embedded PCs (80186 & 80386ex processors). Emphasis will be on single-board systems used in the control environment. Customizing the ROM BIOS and developing ROM code will be studied. C, assembly language and real-time executive programming tools will be used.
ECET 6203 Topics in Machine Intelligence 3-2-4 The principles, theory and current applications of fuzzy-logic and neural-networks are covered in this course.  Discussions will include how neural network simulations are used to solve decision-making tasks.  Other topics included are machine vision and speech analysis.  Practical experience and additional insight will result from students using the principles and theories studied in class to develop practical solutions to actual problems.
ECET 6204 Networked Embedded PCs
Prerequisite: ECET 6202
3-2-4 A course covering the basics of embedded PCs and their applications in networks and wireless systems. Covers the 80x86 architecture and C++ programming, then covers network programming using TCP/IP. Emphasizes connecting embedded PCs via Ethernet, wireless systems and the Internet. Also, Win CE development will be introduced.
ECET 6300 Telecommunications Networking 3-0-3 A study of the fundamentals of telecommunications systems, emphasizing the management viewpoint. Course covers voice and data networks, and the regulations and standards affecting them. Laboratory demonstrations will illustrate key concepts. Course cannot be used as credit for ECET majors.
ECET 6301 Telecommunications
Prerequisite:  Communications background equivalent to ECET 3400, ECET 4820
3-2-4 The study of technologies and services deployed in today's public and private wide-area networks. Circuit-switched and packet-switched networks for voice and data will be studied. Topics include ISDN, X.25, SONET/SDH, ATM, and more. Students gain practical experience through detailed studies of actual WAN solutions used by various organizations.
ECET 6302 Digital Communication Networks
Prerequisite:  Communications background equivalent to ECET 3400, ECET 4820
3-2-4 A detailed study of local area networks emphasizing characteristics, standards, protocols, and performance. Topics include Ethernet, Token Ring, routing, domain and peer networking, and network security. The configuration and interaction of networking devices, operation systems, and applications will be examined. Lab exercises and projects illustrate concepts.
ECET 6303 Wireless Communication Systems
Prerequisite:  Communications background equivalent to ECET 3400, ECET 3410
3-2-4 A detailed study of wireless communication networks with special emphasis on applications, access techniques and interconnection with other networks. Topics include cellular telephones, personal communication systems, wireless LANs, and satellite systems.  Students will gain practical experience by studying networks used by enterprises to enhance productivity and competitiveness.
ECET 6401 Linear Control System Analysis and Design 3-2-4 This course is a thorough study of Modern Control Systems. Both time-domain and frequency domain methods of analysis, design and compensation of linear feedback control systems are covered. Topics include Laplace Transform methods, State Space analysis, stability analysis using Root Locus and frequency response methods, Nyquist criterion, and practical examples of design and compensation of feedback control systems. This course will make extensive use of computer-aided design packages such as MATLAB.
ECET 6402 Power Flow Studies and Fault Analysis
Prerequisite:  Power system analysis background equivalent to ECET 4510
3-2-4 This is a course on modern power system analysis and design. The first part of the course is devoted to the typical topics in Power System analysis. In the second part of the course, emphasis is placed on topics such as power flow solutions, symmetrical faults, symmetrical components and sequence networks, unsymmetrical faults and power system stability.
ECET 6403 Applications of Power Electronics in Electric Drive Systems
Prerequisite: Undergraduate machinery course equivalent to ECET 3500
3-2-4 This course combines electric machinery, control and power electronics. The first part of the course is devoted entirely to Power Electronics. The second part is devoted to the application of power electronics in the speed control of electric machinery. Both dc and ac motor drive systems are covered. MATLAB and Spice will be extensively used for computation and verification purposes. Practical and hands-on experience will be gained using practical electric drive systems in the second part of the course.
ECET 6704 Project Proposal
Prerequisites:  At least 24 hours completed toward degree and permission of project advisor
1-8-4 Guided by his/her Project Committee, the student will prepare a Proposal for his/her Masters Project.  This proposal must conform to the published guidelines, be approved by the Project Committee and filed with the ECET office.  In addition, the student will make substantial progress toward meeting the goals stated in the proposal and file an approved Progress Report.  The filing of the Project-Committee approved Proposal and Progress Report will constitute completion of this course.
ECET 6901-6905 Special Topics 1 to 5
The topic election and credit for this course will be by written agreement among the student, the instructor and the department head.
ECET 7504 Research
Prerequisites:  At least 28 hours completed toward degree and permission of instructor
2-6-4 A seminar in research and development methods, current industrial practice and application of new technologies.  Guided by the instructor, each student will choose a current topic in Electrical or Computer Engineering Technology, become informed about the principles and applications of that topic and ultimately produce a research report which is presented during the ECET Forum.
ECET 7704 Project
Prerequisites:  ECET 6704 and permission of project advisor
1-8-4 Guided by his/her Project Committee, the student will complete his/her Masters Project.  The student must demonstrate completion of the project to his/her committee and obtain the committee's approval.  The student will prepare a final report that completely documents the project and will present this report to the department.  Written acceptance by the Committee of the Final Report will constitute the completion of this course.