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Graduate Catalog 2002-2004

Department of Electrical Engineering
Admission Criteria | Degree Requirements | Graduate Assitantships | Continuation | Courses

Area of Study and Degrees

Electrical Engineering

M.S., M.Engr., Ph.D.

Master's Degree Plans

Thesis, Thesis Substitute and Non-Thesis


Raymond Shoults

518 Nedderman Hall, 817-272-3472

Graduate Advisor

Adrian K. Fung

504 Nedderman Hall, 817-272-2671

Graduate Faculty


Alavi, Bredow, Carter, Chen, Devarajan, Fung, Kirk, Kondraske, Lee, Lewis, Magnusson, Maldonado, Manry, Prabhu, Rao, Shoults, Smith, Yeung

Associate Professors

Davis, Dillon, Tjuatja

Assistant Professors

Oraintara, Tao

Senior Lecturer


Professor Emeritus



The course offerings provide the student with an opportunity to broaden as well as to intensify his or her knowledge in a number of areas of electrical engineering. The student, with the aid of a faculty adviser, may plan a program in any one of a number of fields of specialization within electrical engineering or from the offerings of related departments in science and engineering.

Graduate study and research are offered in the areas of:

  1. VLSI and Digital Systems
  2. Systems, Controls, and Robotics: Systems, Controls, Manufacturing, Discrete Event Control, Neural and Fuzzy Control, Nonlinear Modern Control, Biomedical Signal Processing and Instrumentation.
  3. Electromagnetic Fields and Applications: Remote Sensing, Electromagnetic Fields, Propagation, Scattering, Radiation, and Microwave Systems.
  4. Microelectronics, Nanoelectronics and Semiconductor Devices: Semiconductor Theory, Microwave Devices and Circuits, Analog Electronics.
  5. Digital Signal Processing, Digital Image Processing: Vision Systems, Neural Networks, Statistical Signal Processing, Nonlinear Image Processing, Virtual Prototyping, and Virtual Environments
  6. Communications: Information Transmission and Communication Systems
  7. Energy Systems: Efficient Operation, Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Deregulation; Power Electronics Engineering.
  8. Optical Devices and Systems: Optics Electro-optics, Diffractive Optics, Nonlinear Optics, and Lasers.

The program is designed to satisfy the needs of students pursuing master's and doctoral degrees and to provide for the student seeking to increase knowledge in areas of electrical engineering related to engineering practice. The courses offered will provide practicing engineers with advanced, up-to-date education in electrical engineering.

Admission Criteria

Admission with Unconditional Status

An applicant who is admitted into the graduate program with no deficiencies. That is, the applicant has met all of the following admission requirements.

Admission with Probationary Status

An applicant who is admitted into the graduate program with deficiencies. That is, the applicant lacks one or more of the required prerequisite courses or marginally satisfies (within 10 percent) some of the admission criteria given in item #1 above.

Admission with Provisional Status

An applicant unable to supply all required official documentation prior to the admission deadline, but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.

Deferred Status

A deferred decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.

Denied Status

An applicant is denied admission if he/she does not satisfy 2 out of 6 of the admission criteria.

Fellowship Awards

Award of a fellowship will be based on the criteria required by the sponsor agency (including the graduate school) on a competitive basis.

Degree Requirements

Master's Degree

Master's degree requirements are described in the general catalog section titled Requirements for the Master's Degree/Degree Plans and Hours Required. The MSEE degree options available are thesis option, thesis substitute option and non-thesis option. The courses taken for all degrees must be distributed over four of the eight areas given in the Objective section. The MSEE program of work in electrical engineering may include up to nine graduate level semester hours of supporting courses outside the UTA Electrical Engineering Department in math, science and engineering. Supporting courses that are permitted on a degree plan must be approved by the graduate adviser. The courses approved outside electrical engineering may be used in lieu of one of the four distribution areas. The thesis option requires 24 semester hours plus six semester hours of thesis (EE 5698). The thesis substitute option requires 33 semester hours of which three semester hours must be in the thesis substitute project (EE 5392). The non-thesis option requires 36 semester hours. The M.Engr. emphasizes design engineering and management. This program requires 36 semester hours distributed in the same manner as the MSEE program, except that up to 12 semester hours outside the department may be included.

Master of Science EE/CS Computer Science Online Degree

The Computer Science/Electrical Engineering (EE/CS) Online degree program is a collaboration between The University of Texas at Arlington and The University of Texas at Dallas for the purpose of providing telecommunications professionals an opportunity to get a Master's degree. The EE/CS Online Program is comprised of three degree options. Based on past experience and current career goals, a student can select which of the three will best serve their educational needs. Choices include master's degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Science and Engineering. To emphasize the multidisciplinary nature of this program, students in one department will be required to take at least two major courses from the other department. All three degrees are conferred with the Graduate Telecommunications Engineering Certificate.

The EE/CS Online program is offered predominantly using the Internet, but may include supplemental materials such as video/audio tapes and CD-ROM. Students will not be required to attend the campuses at any time. However, some courses require proctored examinations which can be arranged at locations near the student. To learn more about this program, please visit

Electrical Engineering Online Degree Plan
Required Courses:
EE 5301 Advanced Engineering Analysis (UTA)
EE 5302 Random Signals and Noises (UTA)
EE 5350 Digital Signal Processing (UTA)
CSE 5324 Software Engineering (UTA)
EE 6340 Introduction to Telecommunications Networks (UTD)
EE 6352 Digital Communications Systems (UTD)

Three courses from the following EE list:
EE 5361 Fundamentals of Telecommunication Systems (UTA)
EE 5367 Wireless and Cellular Propagation (UTA)
EE 6364 Advanced Data Networks (UTA)
EE 6310 Optical Communication Systems (UTD)
EE 6344 Coding Theory (UTD)
EE 6345 Broadband Packet Networks (UTD)
EE 6390 Introduction to Wireless Communications (UTD)

Two courses from the following CS/CSE list:
CSE 5311 Design and Analysis of Algorithms (UTA)
CSE 5330 Database Systems I (UTA)
CSE 5348 Multimedia Systems (UTA)
CSE 5350 Computer Architecture II (UTA)
CSE 6344 Advanced Topics in Communication Networks (UTA)
CS 6352 Performance of Computer Systems and Networks (UTD)
CS 6359 Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (UTD)
CS 6378 Advanced Operating Systems (UTD)
CS 6385 Telecommunication Networks (UTD)
CS 6386 Telecommunication Software Design (UTD)
CS 6390 Advanced Computer Networks (UTD)

One course from either the above EE list or CS/CSE list available at

Doctoral Degree

The Ph.D. is a degree with emphasis on research. Requirements for the doctoral degree are described elsewhere in the general catalog section on Degree Offerings/Requirements. The program of work is expected to include 30 semester hours of graduate level coursework beyond the master's degree and 30 semester hours of dissertation. These courses may include graduate level mathematics, science, or engineering relevant to the student's program, but only with approval of the graduate adviser. They may not include more than three semester hours in Advanced Study or Project (EE 5x91, EE 5392) which in any case must be distinct from the dissertation topic. Permission to continue beyond the master's degree will be based on the grade point average and GRE scores as described above. Approval to continue in the doctoral program is given by satisfactory completion of the following procedure:

This procedure includes 1) earning at least a 3.5 GPA in four of the faculty-approved list of Technical Proficiency Courses taken from four different areas, 2) obtaining the approval of a dissertation adviser, and 3) passing the Diagnostic Examination. This procedure must be completed within the first 19 credit hours of coursework toward the Ph.D. or the last long semester that follows completing 18 credit hours. A student not having attempted the Diagnostic Examination by this time will have been deemed to have taken the examination and failed. In such a case, he would be allowed to take the examination once during the next full semester.

The status of a doctoral candidate is approved for students who submit a satisfactory application for candidacy and final program of work, and pass an oral Comprehensive Examination (a comprehensive dissertation proposal). The comprehensive Examination will be required within 37 credit hours of the required work. If the Comprehensive Examination has not been attempted within this time, the student will be required to take EE 6397 in which he would prepare for taking and completing the examination. If the student fails the examination, he would be given one more chance to pass it no later than during the following semester. There is no requirement for taking EE 6397 if the student has completed the Comprehensive Examination within the first 37 credit hours. However, EE 6397 cannot be used to help fulfill the 30 hours of coursework required for the Ph.D. Upon completion of the Comprehensive Examination, the candidate should enroll in the dissertation course (EE 6399, EE 6699, or EE 6999) continuously until defense of the dissertation. This ordinarily requires at least 30 total semester hours of dissertation credit.

Candidates for graduate degrees whose native language is not English must have a minimum Test of Spoken English (TSE) score of 40. Certification for graduation may be obtained via remedial work if the minimum is not met. Students whose native language is not English who have not taken the TSE should attempt the TSE prior to the end of their second semester.

Graduate Assistantships

Outstanding students who are admitted to the graduate program in electrical engineering are eligible to apply for graduate teaching and graduate research assistantships. Application for graduate teaching assistantships should be made to the Graduate Adviser. A score of 45 or better on the Test of Spoken English is required for appointment as a graduate teaching assistant for all applicants whose native language is not English. A graduate teaching assistant should have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and unconditional admission status. Application for graduate research assistantships should be made to the individual faculty. Graduate assistants in electrical engineering are required to take at least nine semester hours (six semester hours in the summer semester) each semester of their appointment.


The Electrical Engineering Graduate Program, in fulfillment of its responsibility to graduate highly qualified engineers, has established certain policies and procedures. In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School listed elsewhere, to continue in the program each electrical engineering graduate student must maintain at least a B (3.0) GPA in all electrical engineering coursework and at least a B (3.0) GPA in all coursework for M.S. students. A student working toward a Ph.D. must maintain a 3.5 GPA in all electrical engineering coursework and at least a 3.5 GPA in all coursework.

The grade of R (research in progress) is a permanent grade; it cannot be changed by completing course requirements in a later semester. To receive credit for an R-graded course, the student must continue to enroll in the course until a passing grade is received.

An incomplete grade (the grade of X) cannot be given in a course that is graded R, nor can the grade of R be given in a course that is graded X. To receive credit for a course in which the student earned an X, the student must complete the course requirements. A grade of X cannot be changed by enrolling again in the course in which an X was earned. At the discretion of the instructor, a final grade can be assigned through a change of grade form.

Three-hour thesis courses and three- and six-hour dissertation courses are graded R/F/W only (except social work thesis courses). The grade of P (required for degree completion for students enrolled in thesis or dissertation programs) can be earned only in six- or nine-hour thesis courses and nine-hour dissertation courses. In the course listings below, R-graded courses are designated either "Graded P/F/R" or "Graded R." Occasionally, the valid grades for a course change. Students should consult the appropriate Graduate Advisor or instructor for valid grade information for particular courses. (See also the sections titled "R" Grade, Credit for Research, Internship, Thesis or Dissertation Courses and Incomplete Grade in this catalog.)

Electrical Engineering (EE)

Course fee information is published in the online Student Schedule of Classes at Please refer to this Web site for a detailed listing of specific course fees.

Fundamental Courses in Electrical Engineering

5301. ADVANCED ENGINEERING ANALYSIS (3-0). Analytical and numerical techniques for solving various types of engineering problems. Topics include matrix reduction by Gaussian elimination, similarity transformation, singular value decomposition, Jordan normal form, etc. Analysis techniques include Fourier series and transforms, fast Fourier transform, discrete convolution, complex analysis, least squares, and others.

5302. RANDOM SIGNALS AND NOISE (3-0). Probability, random variables, and stochastic processes in physical systems. Topics include probability space, discrete and continuous random variables, density and conditional density functions, functions of random variables, mean-square estimation, random signals, system response, optimum system design, and Markov processes.

5303. ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT (3-0). The management of the engineering function in high-technology industry with principal emphasis on the historical development of industrial management principles, decision-making, and planning.

5304. NETWORK SYNTHESIS (3-0). Introduction to network synthesis of circuits using lumped, linear, passive, and operational amplifiers. Topics include realizability theory, synthesis of driving point impedances and two port circuits, passive and active filters, and Hilbert Transforms.

5305. ADVANCED ELECTRONICS (3-0). Advanced study of solid-state devices and integrated circuits. Analysis, design and simulation of analog integrated circuits including biasing, gain stages, active loads, power amplifiers, operational amplifiers and wideband amplifiers.

5306. ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY (3-0). Advanced study of electromagnetic theory, its content, methods, and applications. Topics include theorems in electromagnetic theory, cylindrical and spherical wave functions, waveguides, integral equation methods, scattering and diffraction.

5307. LINEAR SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (3-0). Topics include state-space description of dynamic systems, analysis and design of linear systems, similarity transformation, state feedback, state observers, and matrix characterization of multivariable systems.

5308. POWER SYSTEM MODELING AND ANALYSIS (3-0). Fundamental concepts for modeling transmission lines, distribution lines, power system generators, power transformers and power system load. The method of symmetrical components is discussed. Simulation of power systems during normal and abnormal conditions are presented. The philosophy of deregulation regarding separation of power systems into generation (GenCo), transmission (TransCo) and distribution companies (DistCo) is introduced.

5309. TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (3-0). Material may vary from semester to semester. Topics are selected from current areas of electrical engineering interest. May be repeated when topic changes.

VLSI and Digital Systems

5311. VLSI SIGNAL PROCESSING ARCHITECTURES (3-0). Design and synthesis of DSP and telecommunication systems using integrated modeling, design, and verification tools. Exploration of high-level architectural transformations that can be used to design families of DSP architectures for a given signal processing algorithm. Prerequisite: EE 4334 or equivalent and EE 5350.

5312. VLSI DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (3-0). VLSI digital/analog circuit design methodology and processing technology. Applications of various engineering design software for device modeling, process simulation, and circuit analysis.

5313. MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS (3-0). Hardware/software development techniques for the 80x86 family of microprocessors and their programmable peripherals. Special emphasis on multiprocessor systems and function-specific co-processors. Topics include: code efficiency issues, hardware-software interactions, design of specialized memory systems and hardware support for multi-tasking.

5314. ADVANCED MICROPROCESSOR ARCHITECTURES (3-0). Study of the advanced microprocessor architectures including 32/64-bit RISC processors from leading manufacturers. The design concepts, performance and architectural limitations of RISC and CISC families of microprocessors will be compared based on detailed architectural analysis of the selected devices. Topics include: address/instruction pipelines, burst cycles, memory caching and cache coherency issues, register renaming, speculative instruction execution and other performance-oriented techniques. Prerequisite: EE 5313 or consent of instructor.

5315. DSP MICROPROCESSORS (3-0). Device architectures and various aspects of hardware/software design will be presented for dominant families of function-specific, application-specific and general-purpose digital signal processors (DSPs) from leading manufacturers. Special attention will be given to problems related to real-time acquisition and processing of analog data (audio, video, RF, etc.), including design principles for the state-of-the-art data conversion interfaces. Prerequisite: EE 5313 or consent of instructor.

5317. ADVANCED DIGITAL VLSI DESIGN (3-0). Design of digital logic gates using CMOS and BiCMOS technologies; static and dynamic circuit techniques; chip layout strategies; timing issues; adder, multiplier and memory circuits; low power design; CAD tools. A design project using the computer tools is required. Prerequisite: EE 4320 or consent of the instructor.

5318. ANALOG CMOS IC DESIGN (3-0). CMOS analog IC design and layout issues; CMOS current mirror and opamp design; noise analysis and modeling; comparators, sample-and-holds and voltage references; switch-capacitor circuits. Prerequisite: EE 5305.

5319. TOPICS IN DIGITAL SYSTEMS (3-0). Formal instruction in selected topics in digital systems and microcomputers. May be repeated when topic changes.

6318. ADVANCED ANALOG VLSI SYSTEMS (3-0). Data converter design: Nyquist rate D/A and A/D converters and oversampling converters; continuous time filters; phase lock loops; low power analog circuit design techniques. Prerequisite: EE 5305.

Systems, Controls and Robotics

5320. CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN (3-0). Design, analysis, and computer simulation of digital and continuous control systems. Controller design using classical techniques and modern state-variable techniques, including linear quadratic regulator, polynomial, and observer design. Discrete systems and Z-transform theory. Use of high-level computer programs in system analysis and design will be emphasized. Prerequisite: EE 4314 or consent of instructor.

5321. OPTIMAL CONTROL (3-0). Design of optimal control systems. Topics include optimization under constraints, linear quadratic regulators, Ricatti equation, suboptimal control, dynamic programming, calculus of variations, and Pontryagin's minimum principle. Prerequisite: EE 5307 or consent of instructor.

5322. INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS (3-0). Principles of intelligent control including adaptive, learning, and self-organizing systems. Neural networks and fuzzy logic systems for feedback control. Discrete event systems and decision-making supervisory control systems. Manufacturing workcell control. Advanced sensor processing including Kalman filtering and sensor fusion. Prerequisite: EE 5307 or consent of instructor.

5323. NONLINEAR AND ADAPTIVE CONTROL (3-0). Design of nonlinear and adaptive systems. Topics include phase planes, Lyapunov's theory, describing function, feedback linearization, parameter estimation, self-tuning, and model reference adaptive systems. Prerequisite: EE 5307 or consent of instructor.

5325. ROBOTICS (3-0). Principles of kinematics, dynamics, and control of robot manipulators and mobile robots. Analysis of dynamical equations and design of robot control systems using modern nonlinear systems techniques. Computer simulation of robotic and mobile robot systems. Path planning, workcell coordination and control. Robot languages and programming. Also listed as ME 5337. Prerequisite: EE 4314 or consent of instructor.

5328. INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT (3-0). Measurement principles and design of sensor and measurement systems. Topics include computer-based measurement systems, sensor design, signal conditioning, data acquisition, smart sensors, and mechatronics. Techniques for measuring quantities encountered in robotics and automation, manufacturing, biomedical, and other applications.

5329. TOPICS IN SYSTEMS (3-0). Formal instruction in selected topics in systems engineering, such as advanced controls, systems performance, graphics subsystems design, robotics, and computer vision. May be repeated when topic changes.

Electromagnetic Fields and Applications

5331. MICROWAVE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (3-0). Topics include frequency planning, design and performance analysis of transmitter and receiver circuits for communications and radar. Emphasis is on design using commercially available mixers, amplifiers, oscillators, and modulation circuits. Analysis includes receiver noise figure, distortion and path loss effects.

5332. ANTENNA SYSTEM ANALYSIS (3-0). Fundamental study of antennas and antenna design techniques. Topics include numerical analysis of wire antennas; aperture antennas; geometrical theory of diffraction; horns and reflector antennas; and antenna synthesis and measurements. Prerequisite: EE 5306 or consent of instructor.

5333. WIRELESS AND CELLULAR PROPAGATION (3-0). Fundamentals of VHF, UHF, and microwave propagation. Propagation over irregular terrain. Propagation in built-up areas. Propagation modeling and prediction tools. Multipath phenomena. Signal statistics. Prerequisite: EE 5302 and 5306 or consent of instructor.

5339. TOPICS IN ELECTROMAGNETICS (3-0). Formal instruction in selected topics in electromagnetics. May be repeated when topic changes.

High Frequency Microelectronic Devices and Circuits

5340. SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE THEORY (3-0). Quantum mechanics applicable to semiconductor theory. Energy band theory, density of states and effective mass theory. Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors, equilibrium statistics for electrons and holes. Transport, generation and recombination of excess carriers. Device equations and physics. Theory and performance of p-n and Schottky diodes, bipolar and MOS transistors.

5341. ELECTRONIC MATERIALS: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS (3-0). Fundamental theory required for the study of electronic materials: waves and particles, quantum mechanics, crystal structures, chemical bonds, and band theory. Materials and properties considered will be metals, semiconductors, and dielectrics including effective mass, doping, and carrier statistics, and electronic, dielectric, magnetic, and optical properties of materials as applied to integrated circuits, wireless communication, optoelectronics, optical communication, and data storage. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

5342. SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MODELING AND CHARACTERIZATION (2-3). Device models and characterization procedures for the pn junction and Schottky diodes, the BJT, JFET, MOSFET, HBT, and optical sources and detectors. SPICE derived and higher level circuit simulator models will be presented. Prerequisite: EE 4329 or 5340 or 5341.

5343. SILICON INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY (2-3). Basic integrated circuit fabrication processes: crystal growth (thin film and bulk), thermal oxidation, dopant diffusion/implantation, thin film deposition/etching, and lithography. Introduction to process simulators, such as SUPREM. Fabrication and characterization of resistors, MOS capacitors, junction diodes and MOSFET devices. Prerequisite: EE 4329, 5340 or 5341.

5344. COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUIT FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY (3-0). Design and fabrication of compound semiconductor devices and integrated circuits for use in digital and analog applications. Review of RF/microwave circuit concepts as applied to MMIC design, active microwave diodes (resonant-tunneling, transit-time, transferred-electron devices), high-speed switching devices, and solar cell devices. Compound semiconductor device operation, fabrication and process techniques for MESFETs, HEMTs, HBTs and others. Prerequisite: EE 4339 or 4347, or consent of instructor.

5345. SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND PROCESS SIMULATION (2-3). Analytical simulation theory and applications. Device simulation of pn junctions, bipolar junction transistors and MOS devices. Process simulation of oxidation, ion implantation and diffusion. $35 course specific fee.

5346. MICROWAVE DEVICES (3-0). Device physics and applications of microwave semiconductor devices and vacuum tubes. Topics include operation, modeling and characterization of MESFETs and HEMTs, microwave diodes, and microwave vacuum tubes. Prerequisite: EE 4329 or 5340 or 5341 or consent of instructor.

5347. MICROWAVE CIRCUITS (3-0). Theory of microwave circuit design; techniques include use of Kuroda identities, Richard's transformation, and ABCD parameters; topics include design of couplers, transformers, filters, and resonators in coaxial lines, strip lines, and microstrip. Prerequisite: EE 4347, 5348/4339, or consent of instructor.

5348. RADIO-FREQUENCY CIRCUIT DESIGN (3-0). Design of lumped-element radio-frequency circuits operating at frequencies to 2 GHz. Impedance-matching, s-parameter design of amplifiers and oscillators, RF mixers. Other topics include noise theory (thermal and phase noise) and phase-locked loops. Prerequisite: EE 5305 or equivalent.

5349. TOPICS IN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY (3-0). Formal instruction in selected topics in integrated circuit technology. May be repeated when topic changes.

6342. ADVANCED QUANTUM DEVICES (3-0). Advanced concepts in quantum theory of semiconductors. Epitaxial growth and characterization of heterostructures, quantum wells, and superlattices including strained layers; electronic and optical properties of these structures; electronic and optoelectronic devices based on quantum wells and superlattices. Prerequisite: EE 5340 or EE 5341 or consent of instructor.

6343. QUANTUM WELL LASERS (3-0). Introduction to semiconductor heterostructures and quantum wells. Quantum theory of optical processes and laser operation. Threshold, spectral, and dynamical behavior. Modern laser structures and technologies, including strained-layer and surface emitting lasers. Prerequisite: EE 5340 or EE 5341 or consent of instructor.

6344. NANOSYSTEMS AND QUANTUM ELECTRONIC DEVICES (3-0). Design, analysis, and techniques for conceptualizing and fabricating nanoscale systems. Role of quantum confinement and mesoscopic behavior, phase coherence, quantum transport, single electron devices, semiconductor heterostructures, self-assembly and molecular electronic schemes, lithographic methods, atomic epitaxy, and surface analysis techniques. Prerequisite: EE 5340 or 5341, or consent of instructor.

Signal Processing

5350. DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (3-0). Time and frequency domain analyses of linear time invariant systems. Stability analyses of causal and non-causal systems using the Z-transform. FIR digital filter design. Design of frequency selective IIR digital filters using frequency transformations and the bilinear transform. Design of infinite and finite impulse response filters.

5352. STATISTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (3-0). Estimation of autocorrelations and cross-correlations; estimation of power spectral densities using the DFT; AR modeling and Wiener filter design; Toeplitz recursion; maximum likelihood estimation and minimum mean square estimation. Prerequisites: EE 5350 and 5302.

5353. NEURAL NETWORKS (3-0). Introduction to feedforward and local neural networks. Training algorithms including back- propagation. Metrics for evaluation of neural network and conventional network performance. Applications in classification, estimation and forecasting. Prerequisite: EE 5350 or concurrent registration.

5354. WAVELETS AND FILTER BANKS (3-0). Fundamentals of signal decomposition, discrete multirate systems and polyphase structures. Time-frequency analysis and multiresolution signal representation. Two-channel filter banks, dyadic wavelets, and scaling and wavelet functions. M-channel filter banks and their lattice structures. Applications in signal denoising, compression and communications. Prerequisite: EE 5350 or consent of instructor.

5355. DISCRETE TRANSFORMS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS (3-0). Principles and properties of discrete transforms such as discrete Fourier, discrete cosine, Walsh-Hadamard, slant, Haar, discrete sine, discrete Hartley, LOT and Wavelet transforms, and their applications in signal and image processing.

5356. DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING (3-0). Digital image processing as applied to image sampling and quantization, image perception, image enhancement, image restoration, image reconstruction from projections, and filtering and image coding. Prerequisite: EE 5350.

5357. NONLINEAR IMAGE PROCESSING (3-0). Analysis of order statistic and morphological filters. Deformation-invariant feature sets. Shape recognition using nonlinear classifiers. Prerequisites: EE 5350 and 5302 or 5352.

5358. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAMMETRY (3-0). Topics include image formation and sensing, overview of image processing, close and long range photogrammetric methods, sensor models and applications to target recognition, computer vision, visual systems, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, remote sensing, medical imaging, virtual reality and CAD.

5359. TOPICS IN SIGNAL PROCESSING (3-0). Formal instruction in selected topics in signal processing. May be repeated when topic changes.

6356. IMAGE AND VIDEO CODING (3-0). Fundamentals, principles, concepts, and techniques of data (image/video/audio) compression such as Huffman coding, arithmetic coding, Lempel-Ziv coding, facsimile coding, scalar and vector quantization, DPCM, PCM, subband coding, transform coding, hybrid coding and their applications. Prerequisite: EE 5350.

6358. COMPUTER VISION (3-0). Advanced techniques for interpretation, analysis, and classification of digital images. Topics include methods for: segmentation, feature extraction, recognition, stereo vision, 3-D modeling, and analysis of time varying imagery. Prerequisite: EE 5356 or 5357.


5360. DATA COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING (3-0). Principles underlying communication network design, including physical layer, MAC layer modeling and engineering, and data link layer. Queuing theory. Internet structure, Internet protocol models and engineering. Physical layer description will include modulation, FEC, cyclic and Trellis coding. MAC layer modeling will include CSMA/CD, ALOHAS, and other splitting algorithms. Prerequisite: EE 5302 and 5361.

5361. FUNDAMENTALS OF TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3-0). Analysis of analog and digital communication techniques including amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, and pulse code modulation. Time-domain and frequency domain multiplexing. Analog and digital noise analysis, information theory, design of communication systems.

5362. DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS (3-0). Fundamental principles underlying the transmission of digital data over noisy channels. Basics of source coding techniques including entropy coding, Lempel-Ziv. Channel capacity. Spectral analysis of digital modulation techniques. Optimum receiver design and error probability performance of commonly used modulation schemes. Applications to lightwave and wireless systems. Prerequisites: EE 5361 or consent of instructor.

5363. TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3-0). Basics of telecommunications and telephone networks. Switching and transmission systems. Circuit and packet switching. Call processing. Common channel signaling systems. Queuing theory and applications. OSI-layered reference architecture. ISDN. Prerequisite: EE 5361 or consent of instructor.

5364. INFORMATION THEORY AND CODING (3-0). Transmission of information over noisy channels, Shannon's coding theorems, techniques of coding and decoding for reliable transmission over noise channels, error-detecting, and error-correcting codes. Prerequisite: EE 5302.

5365. FIBER OPTIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS (3-0). Propagation in optical fibers, characteristics and manufacture of fibers, semiconductor lightwave sources and detectors, optical transmitters and receivers, lightwave transmission systems for wide area and local area networks. Prerequisites: EE 5361, 5306 or consent of instructor.

5366. COMMUNICATION SATELLITE SYSTEMS (3-0). Introduction of space communications, satellite orbits and their effect on communication system design. Atmospheric propagation effects. Communication link analysis, modulation, multiplexing, multiple access, encoding and forward error correction in satellite links. Design of communication satellites, earth station and their principal subsystems. Prerequisite: EE 5361 or consent of instructor.

5367. WIRELESS SYSTEMS AND PROPAGATION MODELING (3-0). Fundamental principles and techniques of electromagnetic wave propagation as it applies to current wireless and cellular systems, development of models of propagation and their application in wireless system design, characteristics of microwave devices used in wireless systems, system and traffic design techniques used in wireless systems. Prerequisites: EE 5302 and 5361.

5368. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3-0). Fundamental principles of radio system design and propagation. Basics of cellular systems, environment, propagation models, traffic models and spectral capacity. Multiple-access techniques including FDMA, TDMA, CDMA. Analog and digital modulation techniques used in wireless communication and problems with RF interference. Prerequisites: EE 5361 and 5306.

5369. TOPICS IN COMMUNICATIONS (3-0). Formal instruction in selected topics in communications. May be repeated when topic changes.

6362. ADVANCED DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS (3-0). Digital communication systems design with intersymbol interference. Partial response signaling. Adaptive equalization. Viterbi decoding. Digital signaling on fading multi-path channels and wireless channels. Applications of error detecting and correction coding. Spread spectrum systems. Prerequisites: EE 5302 and 5362.

6363. SPREAD SPECTRUM COMMUNICATION (3-0). Direct-sequence spread spectrum systems utilizing pseudonoise (PN) generators. PN sequences and their properties. Maximal length codes, Gold codes. Code acquisition techniques. Phase-locked loops and their applications in carrier tracking and code tracking. Performance of spread spectrum systems in jamming environments. Prerequisite: EE 5362.

6364. ADVANCED DATA NETWORKS (3-0). Network performance analysis, link and upper layer. Internet and ATM protocols, Internet routing and traffic management, ATM switch design and ATM traffic management. Prerequisites: EE 5302 and 5360.

6365. ADVANCED FIBER OPTICS SYSTEMS (3-0). Laser modulation, design of high speed optical transmitters and receivers. Coherent detection systems, fiber and semiconductor optical amplifiers. Photonic switching, future technologies. Prerequisite: EE 5365.

6367. ADVANCED WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS (3-0). Performance analysis of cellular systems with multipath propagation, diversity, equalization, smart antennas. Interference compensation and signal separation in multiuser systems. Micro- and pico-cell design. Allocation of channels, hard and soft handoffs. Data transmission on mobile networks. Review of selected current and proposed systems. Prerequisite: EE 5368.

6368. SIMULATION OF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3-0). Simulation methods of analysis of communications systems using C programming language and other languages. Analysis involving atmospheric point-to-point radio and cellular channels and fiber optic systems and their elements. Prerequisites: EE 5362 and 5368/5365, C and UNIX.

Energy Systems

5371. POWER SYSTEM PLANNING, OPERATION, AND CONTROL IN A DEREGULATED ENVIRONMENT (3-0). Current market structure and practices are discussed. The issues of system planning, operation, and control in a deregulated environment are addressed. Prerequisite: EE 5308 or permission of instructor.

5372. CONGESTION MANAGEMENT (3-0). Phenomena of congestion and transmission pricing are presented. Thermal related congestion, such as power flow, and stability related congestion, such as voltage stability, transient stability, and dynamic stability, are covered. The effects of reactive power are discussed. Reliability and security issues of power transmission systems are presented. Congestion management and congestion relief measures are discussed. Prerequisite: EE 5308 or permission of instructor.

5373. UNBUNDLING SERVICES OF A DEREGULATED POWER SYSTEM (3-0). The fundamental operating functions of a deregulated power system are presented. Unbundling of these functions and cost allocations are discussed. Topics of ancillary services, power marketing, price forecasting, and load forecasting are covered. Prerequisite: EE 5308 or permission of instructor.

5374. POWER SYSTEM PROTECTIVE RELAYING (2-3). Fundamental understanding of symmetrical components, applications of symmetrical components in system protection, philosophy of power system protection, various protective relay systems, and the special considerations in applying the microprocessor based relays are covered. Experiments utilizing the Power System Simulation Laboratory are required.

5375. POWER SYSTEM DISTRIBUTION (3-0). The basic functions of a DistCo (distribution) Company are presented. Load representation, distribution load flow and the philosophy of simulation for a distribution system are discussed in detail.

5376. POWER SYSTEM RELIABILITY IN PLANNING AND OPERATION (3-0). Loss of Load indices, Loss of Energy indices, Frequency and Duration methods, Interconnected Reliability methods, and Composite Generation and Transmission Reliability methods will be covered.

5377. PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS IN INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION (3-0). The application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in industrial automation and energy systems monitoring will be covered. Transducers, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) will be discussed. Material covered is also applicable to various mechanical and civil engineering fields, thus enrollment of graduate engineering students from other disciplines is welcome. Experiments utilizing the Power System Simulation Laboratory are required.

5378. POWER QUALITY (2-3). Principles of harmonics and filtering, source of voltage surges and surge protection, causes of voltage sags, flickers, and interruptions, and voltage supporting devices, and utility and end-user strategies for improving power quality are covered.

5379. TOPICS IN POWER SYSTEM ENGINEERING (3-0). Formal instruction in selected topics in power system engineering. May be repeated when topic changes.

6372. HIGH VOLTAGE ENGINEERING (3-0). Introduction to design, measurement and testing methods for high voltage systems. A study of electrical insulation materials and their properties, partial discharges and voltage breakdowns, electric field plotting methods, generation of high voltage test pulses, and high voltage measurement techniques.

6375. POWER ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING (3-0). Switched mode DC-DC converters, controlled rectifiers, commutated and resonant inverters. Also, performance evaluation of specific applications by means of state space analysis will be discussed. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Optical Devices and Systems

5384. OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR COMMUNICATION (3-0). Electronic and optical processes in semiconductors. Light emitting diodes. Laser diodes: structures, properties and operating principles. Photodetectors and solar cells. Noise and the photoreceiver. Optoelectronic modulators and switching devices. Systems needs and new device challenges.

5385. CRYSTAL OPTICS (3-0). Light propagation in various birefringent (anisotropic) optical media with particular emphasis on electro-optic, photorefractive, and acousto-optic temporal and spatial modulation. The design, analysis, and applications of birefringent and electro-optic devices for communications and signal processing. Prerequisite: EE 5306 or consent of instructor.

5386. INTEGRATED OPTICS (3-0). Theory and techniques of integrated optics including optical waveguiding, coupling, modulation, grating diffraction, detection and integrated systems. Prerequisite: EE 5306 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

5387. FOURIER OPTICS AND HOLOGRAPHY (3-0). Theory of Fourier optics and holography including scalar diffraction theory, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction, Fourier transforming properties of lenses, optical imaging systems, spatial filtering, and the theory and applications of holography. Prerequisite: EE 5306 or consent of instructor.

5388. LASERS (3-0). Propagation of optical rays and waves, Gaussian laser beams, laser resonators, atomic systems, lasing and population inversion, laser amplifiers, practical gas and solid-state lasers including continuous-wave and pulsed lasers, mode locking, Q-switching, frequency doubling, tunable lasers, semiconductor lasers, vertical-cavity lasers and applications of lasers. Prerequisite: EE 5306 or consent of instructor.

5389. TOPICS IN OPTICS (3-0). Formal instruction in selected topics in optics. May be repeated when topic changes.

Directed Studies in Electrical Engineering

5190. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE SEMINAR (1-0). Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of the department. Graded P/F.

5191, 5391. ADVANCED STUDY IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Individual research projects in electrical engineering. Prior approval of the EE Graduate Advisor is required for enrollment. A written report is required. Graded P/F/R.

5392. PROJECT IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Individual research projects performed for fulfilling the requirements of the thesis substitute option. Prior approval of the EE graduate advisor is required for enrollment. A written and oral report is required. Graded P/F/R.

5398, 5698. THESIS. 5398 graded R/F only; 5698 graded P/F/R. Prerequisite: graduate standing in electrical engineering.

6397, 6697, 6997. RESEARCH IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. Individually approved research projects leading to a doctoral dissertation in the area of electrical engineering. Graded P/F/R.

6399, 6699, 6999. DISSERTATION. 6399 and 6699 graded R/F only; 6999 graded P/F/R.

Electrical Engineering Courses Online from UT Dallas

*EE 6310 - Optical Communication Systems (UT Dallas): Operating principles of optical communications systems and fiber optic communication technology. Characteristics of optical fibers, laser diodes, and laser modulation, laser and fiber amplifiers, detection, demodulation, dispersion compensation, and network topologies. System topology, star network, bus networks, layered architectures, all optical networks.

*EE 6340 - Introduction to Telecommunications Network (UT Dallas): This course presents some of the basic concepts and applications of data networks. The course will 1) define and compare circuit, message and packet switching techniques; 2) present the hierarchy of the ISO-OSI Layers, with emphasis on three layers: The Physical Layer (channel characteristics, coding, error detection); The Data Link Control Layer (retransmission strategies, framing, multiaccess protocols, e.g., Aloha, Slotted Aloha, CSMA, CSMA/CD); The Network Layer (routing, broadcasting, multicasting, flow control schemes).

*EE 6344 - Coding Theory (UT Dallas): Groups, fields, construction and properties of Galois fields, error detection and correction, Hamming distance, linear block codes, syndrome decoding of linear block codes, cyclic codes, BCH codes, error trapping decoding and majority logic decoding of cyclic codes, non-binary codes, Reed Solomon codes, burst error correcting codes, convolutional codes, Viterbi decoding of convolutional codes. Prerequisite: EE 6352.

*EE 6345 - Engineering of Broadband Packet Network (UT Dallas): Detailed coverage, from the point of view of engineering design, of the physical, data-link, network and transport layers of IP (Internet Protocol) networks. This course is a Masters-level introduction to packet networks. Prior knowledge of digital communication systems is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: EE 6340 or consent of the instructor.

*EE 6352 - Digital Communication Systems: (UT Dallas): Upon completion of the course, the students are expected to be familiar with the current modulation and demodulation techniques, and signaling formats. Using the knowledge that they build during the course, they would be capable of choosing proper signaling formats for various transmission systems among all the currently existing formats, and even design new digital modems by themselves. They would build the background to analyze and compare existing transmission schemes in terms of performance, bandwidth, and complexity.

*EE 6390 - Introduction To Wireless Communications (UT Dallas): This course deals with the fundamentals of digital mobile communication systems. Principle, practice, and system overview of wireless communication systems are discussed. Topics include frequency planning, cell planning, propagation issues, modulation, demodulation, coding, encoding, and multiple-access techniques (TDMA, FDMA, CDMA, SDMA, etc.). Performance of various wireless communication systems in the presence of channel effects are also discussed. * Denotes offered online as part of the CSE/EE Online degree program.


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