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Office of the University Registrar

2009-10 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Engineering

Although not specifically stated in each course description, the prerequisites for all courses, except those required by other departments, may include classification as an electrical engineering student in good standing. Also, a student cannot take a course with an EEL prefix unless the student has earned a C or better in all prerequisite EEL prefix courses.

EEE 3396 Solid-State Electronic Devices
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3111C.

Introduction to the principles of semiconductor electron device operation.

EEE 4329 Future of Microelectronics Technology
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3396 or equivalent.

Survey of state-of-the-art microelectronics technology and prospects for future technologies. Nanoscale MOSFETs, strained Si, high-k gate dielectrics, carbon nanotubes, molecular electronics, single-electron devices.

EEE 4331 Microelectronic Fabrication Technologies
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3396.

Principles of microelectronic device fabrication. Emphasis on the fundamentals of microfabrication processing and microelectronic device process flows.

EEE 4373 Radio-Frequency Electronics
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3304C and EEL 3112.

This course will cover fundamental RF theory (such as resonant circuits, matching, noise and transmission lines), radio operation, and the design of key RF circuit blocks (such as amplifiers, mixers and oscillators).

EEE 4420 Introduction to Nanodevices
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3396.

Physical principles of modern solid-state devices and their applications; quantum mechanics; fundamentals of nanoelectronics.

EEL 2000 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 2.

Introduction to electrical and computer engineering tools -- hardware and software. Professional ethics, career development. To provide hands-on experience, students assemble and test hardware projects.

EEL 3003 Elements of Electrical Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2313 and PHY 2049.

An introduction to the theory and practice of electrical engineering for students not majoring in electrical engineering; circuits, machines, electronics and systems.

EEL 3105 Analytical Methods in Electrical Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2313 and a programming language; Coreq: MAP 2302, EEL 3135.

Application of calculus to develop the analytical tools used in electrical engineering. Real and complex functions; linear spaces, eigevalue problem; linear differential operators; approximation, curve-fitting, interpolation.

EEL 3111C Circuits 1
Credits: 4; Prereq: MAC 2313 and PHY 2049; Coreq: MAP 2302.

Basic analysis of DC and AC electric circuits. Laboratory.

EEL 3112 Circuits, Systems and Signals
Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3111C, EEL 3135 and EEL 3105.

Continuous-time signals and linear systems: Fourier series and transforms, frequency, response, Laplace transform and system function, analog filters; emphasis on electrical circuits. Sampling. Discrete-time signals and systems; time- and frequency-domain analysis; sampled-data systems and design of digital filters.

EEL 3135 Introduction to Signals and Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: CGS 2425, CIS 3020 and MAC 2313; Coreq: MAP 2302, and one of EEL 3105, MAS 3114 or MAS 4105.

Continuous-time and discrete-time signal analysis including Fourier series and transforms; sampling; continuous-time and discrete-time linear system analysis with FIR and IIR systems; impulse response, frequency response and system function.

EEL 3211 Basic Electric Energy Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3111C; Coreq: EEL 3112.

Analysis and modeling of power system components. Magnetic circuits, energy conservation, transformers, AC and DC rotating machines.

EEL 3303L Electrical Circuits Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: EEL 3003.

Introductory electrical engineering laboratory in electrical instrumentation, devices and systems.

EEL 3304C Electronic Circuits 1
Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3111C.

Fundamentals of electronic circuits and systems. Laboratory.

EEL 3402 Remote Sensing in Engineering: Science, Sensors and Applications
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAP 2302 or equivalent.

To develop an understanding of remote sensing theory, systems and applications using information obtained from the visible/near infrared, thermal infrared and microwave regions of the EM spectrum.

EEL 3472 Electromagnetic Fields and Applications 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3111C.

Transmission line equations, electrostatics, magnetostatics, time-varying fields, plane waves and electromagnetic waves.

EEL 3473 Electromagnetic Fields and Applications 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472.

Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic wave propagation in different media, antennas, waveguides, numerical methods, electromagnetic coupling.

EEL 3701C Digital Logic and Computer Systems
Credits: 4; Coreq: CIS 3020 or CGS 2425.

An overview of logic design, algorithms, computer organization and assembly language programming and computer engineering technology. Laboratory.

EEL 3923C Electrical and Computer Engineering Design 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3111C AND EEL 3701C.

Student teams design, produce and report on a hard-ware prototype, meeting defined specifications and using a structured design methodology. Project management, hardware prototyping, project reporting.

EEL 4201L Electrical Energy Conversion Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: EEL 3211.

Electric energy conversion, devices and systems.

EEL 4230 Electronic Drives and Motor Control
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3211 and EEL 3112.

Analysis and design of AC and DC motor controls with semiconductor converter drives. Controlled rectifier and chopper drives for DC motors; cycloconverter and inverter drives for AC motors.

EEL 4242C Power Electronic Circuits
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3304C.

Circuit topologies, analysis, design and simulation of electronic circuits such as power supplies and motor drives.

EEL 4440 Optical Communication Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEE 3396 and EEL 3472.

Introduction to electromagnetic waves, dielectric waveguides and fibers, propagation characteristics of fibers, characterization methods, LEDs and laser diodes, photodetector optical receivers and communication systems.

EEL 4445 Optics for Engineers
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472.

Nature of light, radiometry, laser basics, interferometry, holography, coherence, polarization, diffraction, fiber optics, Fourier optics.

EEL 4458 Fundamentals of Photonics
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 2472 and EEE 3396.

Review of electromagnetic fields and waves, energy bands in semiconductors, p-n junctions and optical properties of semiconductors. Fundamentals of optical modulators and waveguides, and photonic applications.

EEL 4461 Antenna Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3472.

Electromagnetic field theory and its application to antenna design.

EEL 4514 Communication Systems and Components
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3112 and EEL 3135.

Theory of communication, and applications to radio, television, telephone, satellite, cellular telephone, spread spectrum and computer communication systems.

EEL 4514L Communication Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: EEL 3304C; Coreq: EEL 4514.

Communication circuits and radio frequency instruments, devices and measurements.

EEL 4516 Noise in Devices and Communication Systems
Credits: 3; Coreq: EEL 4514.

Origin, characterization and measurement of random noise. Calculation of signal-to-noise ratios and probability of errors in communication systems.

EEL 4598 Data Computer Communications
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4514 and CGS 2425 or CGS 3460.

Intro to the principles and practice of computer networking, emphasizing data communication and the lower layers of the OSI and TCP/IP protocol architectures.

EEL 4610 State Variables and Controls
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3135 and EEL 3112.

Development of state-variable approach to linear continuous-time and discrete-time systems with emphasis on the design of feedback control systems.

EEL 4657 Linear Control Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3112 and EEL 3135.

Theory and design of linear control systems.

EEL 4657L Linear Controls Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: EEL 4657.

Practical applications of linear control theory.

EEL 4712C Digital Design
Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3701C.

Advanced modular logic design, design languages, "finite" state machines and binary logic. Laboratory.

EEL 4713C Digital Computer Architecture
Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3701C.

The use of electronic digital modules to design computers. Organization and operation of computers. Hardware/software tradeoffs. Design of computer interfacing. Laboratory.

EEL 4744C Microprocessor Applications
Credits: 4; Prereq: EEL 3701C.

Elements of microprocessor-based systems; hardware interfacing and software design for their application. Laboratory.

EEL 4750C Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3135 and EEL 4744C.

Fundamentals of filter design and Fourier transforms. Hardware implementation of filters. Simulation of signal processing systems using MATLAB.

EEL 4834 Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineers
Credits: 3.

Develop computer skills and the art of writing good computer programs. Examples and exercises relevant to Electrical and Computer Engineering are used.

EEL 4905 Individual Problems in Electrical Engineering
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with a change in content up to 4 credits.

Selected problems or projects in the student's major field of engineering study.

EEL 4912 Integrated Product and Process Design 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3304C and EEL 3701C.

The first part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes-on time and within budget. Working closely with industry liaison engineers and a faculty coach, students gain practical experience in teamwork and communication, problem solving and engineering design, and develop leadership, management and people skills.

EEL 4913 Integrated Product and Process Design 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 4912.

The second part of EEL 4912-4913 sequence.

EEL 4924C Electrical and Computer Engineering Design 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEL 3923C.

Selected design projects involving engineering applications in the various areas of electrical engineering. Must be taken prior to the semester of graduation. Laboratory.

EEL 4930 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.

Special courses covering selected topics in electrical engineering.

EEL 4948 Practical Work in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1; Prereq: 3EG classification.

One term industrial employment, including extra work according to a pre-approved outline. Practical engineering work under industrial supervision, as set forth in the College of Engineering regulations. Grading is on an S-U basis only.

EEL 4949 Co-op Work Experience
Credits: 1; Prereq: EG classification.

Practical co-op engineering work under approved industrial supervision. Grading is on an S-U basis only.

EGN 4930 Sales Engineer Seminar
Credits: 1.

Intended for students interested in pursuing a career in sales engineering (required for students enrolled in the Sales Engineering Certificate Program). Lectures and discussions on practice-oriented sales engineering topics. (S-U)

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.