Upper-Division

ECE 101 Introduction to Electronic Circuits

Introduction to the physical basis and mathematical models of electrical components and circuits. Topics include circuit theorems (Thevenin and Norton Equivalents, Superposition), constant and sinusoidal inputs, natural and forced response of linear circuits. Introduction to circuit/network design, maximum power transfer, analog filters, and circuit analysis using Matlab. Topics in elementary electronics including amplifiers and feedback. (Formerly EE 101.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Sung Kang, Stephen Petersen, Joel Kubby, Sangho Shin, Marco Rolandi, Sara Abrahamsson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5C and PHYS 5N; or PHYS 6C and PHYS 6N; and MATH 24 or previous or concurrent enrollment in AM 20. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 101L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

ECE 101L Introduction to Electronic Circuits Laboratory

Illustrates topics covered in course 101. One two-hour laboratory session per week. Students are billed for a materials fee. (Formerly EE 101L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Sung Kang, Stephen Petersen, Joel Kubby, Sangho Shin, Marco Rolandi, Sara Abrahamsson

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5C and PHYS 5N or PHYS 6C and PHYS 6N; and MATH 24 or previous or concurrent enrollment in AM 20. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 101 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter

ECE 102 Properties of Materials

The fundamental electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials, with emphasis on metals and semiconductors: chemical bonds, crystal structures, elementary quantum mechanics, energy bands. Electrical and thermal conduction. Optical and magnetic properties. (Formerly EE 145.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Holger Schmidt, Nobuhiko Kobayashi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L, PHYS 5B and PHYS 5M, and PHYS 5C and 5N; or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L, PHYS 6B and PHYS 6M, and PHYS 6C and PHYS 6N. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 102L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 102L Properties of Materials Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 145. One two-hour laboratory per week. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 145L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Holger Schmidt

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L, PHYS 5B and PHYS 5M, and PHYS 5C and 5N; or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L, PHYS 6B and PHYS 6M, and PHYS 6C and PHYS 6N. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 102 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 103 Signals and Systems

Course covers the following topics: characterization and analysis of continuous-time signals and linear systems, time domain analysis using convolution, frequency domain analysis using the Fourier series and the Fourier transform, the Laplace transform, transfer functions and block diagrams, continuous-time filters, sampling of continuous time signals, examples of applications to communications and control systems. (Formerly EE 103.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Hamid Sadjapour

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; and AM 20 or MATH 24.

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ECE 103L Signals and Systems Laboratory

Use and operation of spectrum analyzers; advanced signal analysis using oscilloscopes; measuring impulse response, step response, frequency response, and computer analysis of real signals. MATLAB programming is taught and used as a tool for signal analysis. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 103L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Hamid Sadjadpour, Benjamin Friedlander, Sung Kang

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L and AM 20 or MATH 24. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 103 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ECE 104 Bioelectronics

Covers selected case studies in interfacing electronic devices with biological systems. from Galvani to neuronal stimulation and electroceuticals. These studies include: the squid giant axon, the pace maker, deep brain stimulation, organic bioelectronics, bionanoelectronics and optogenetics, bioenergetics, and bioprotonics electroceuticals. Students are assessed through weekly student papers on case studies and through a final presentation. (Formerly EE 104.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Marco Rolandi

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 115 Introduction to Solid Mechanics

Introduces the solid mechanics of materials. Topics include: stress and strain, torsion, bending of beams, shearing stresses in beams, compound stresses, principal stresses, deflections of beams, and statically indeterminate members and columns. (Formerly CMPE 115.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Mircea Teodorescu

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 9 and MATH 19B, and AM 10 or MATH 21.

ECE 118 Introduction to Mechatronics

Technologies involved in mechatronics (intelligent electro-mechanical systems) and techniques necessary to integrate these technologies into mechatronic systems. Topics include electronics (A/D, D/A converters, opamps, filters, power devices), software program design (event-driven programming, state machine-based design), DC and stepper motors, basic sensing, and basic mechanical design (machine elements and mechanical CAD). Combines lab component of structured assignments with a large and open-ended team project. Students who enrolled in this class will learn how to solve engineering problems using the C Programming Language. Cannot receive credit for this course and course 218. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly CMPE 118.)

Credits

10

Instructor

Gabriel Elkaim, Maxwell Dunne, Michael Wehner

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L and CSE 13E and CSE 100 and CSE 100LECE 121 and ECE 167 are highly recommended (but not required).

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring

ECE 121 Microcontroller System Design

Focus is on the design and use of microcontroller-based systems. Covers microprocessor and microcontroller architecture, programming techniques, bus and memory organization, DMA, timing issues, interrupts, peripheral devices, serial and parallel communication, and interfacing to analog and digital systems. Enrollment is restricted to electrical engineering and robotics majors during first-pass enrollment and then open to all majors. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

7

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Prerequisites: CSE 12 and CSE 12L, CSE 13E. Corequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 122A Collaborative Sustainability Project Design

This course is the first quarter of a three quarter series of courses that together comprise the IDEASS Program (Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service), which provides students with opportunities to plan, implement, and evaluate interdisciplinary sustainable design projects in the built environment for the Monterey Bay Region. In fall quarter students are introduced to project topics and background information. In collaboration with an outside mentor project teams design, revise, and complete a project plan including project goals and deliverables, timeline of key activities and major milestones, stakeholder map, evaluation plan, and budget (as applicable). Students apply online; selected applicants complete in-person interviews. (Formerly EE 122A.)

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ECE 122B Collaborative Sustainability Project Implementation

The second of a three-quarter sequence that together comprise the IDEASS Program (Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service) which provides opportunities for students to plan, implement, and evaluate interdisciplinary sustainable-design projects in the built environment for the Monterey Bay Region. In winter quarter, project teams work collaboratively to implement the project plans approved during the fall quarter. Students participate in a weekly seminary series that includes guest lectures and field trips as well as workshops in project management, public speaking, writing skills, and other professional development. Prerequisite(s): course 122A. Students apply online; selected applicants complete in-person interviews. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors. (Formerly EE 122B.)

Credits

5

ECE 122C Collaborative Sustainability Project Implementation

The third of a three-quarter sequence that together comprise the IDEASS Program (Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service) which provides opportunities for students to plan, implement, and evaluate interdisciplinary sustainable-design projects in the built environment for the Monterey Bay Region. In spring quarter, project teams work collaboratively to continue implementation of project plans approved during the fall quarter, then evaluate projects impacts. Students participate in a weekly seminary series that includes guest lectures and field trips as well as workshops in project management, public speaking, writing skills, and other professional development. Students also work in the community on educational public outreach regarding project impacts. Prerequisite(s): course 122A. Students apply online; selected applicants complete in-person interviews. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors. (Formerly EE 122C.)

Credits

5

ECE 129A Capstone Project I

First of a three-course sequence in which students apply knowledge and skills gained in elective track to complete a major design project. In this first course, students complete the specification and planning for a substantial project. Topics covered: engineering design cycle, engineering teams, and professional practices. (Formerly EE 129A.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and CSE 100; enrollment restricted to senior Electrical Engineering and Robotics Engineering majors. Electrical Engineering majors must complete ECE 171; and ECE 157 or ECE 173 or ECE 118 or ECE 121. Robotics Engineering majors must complete ECE 118 and ECE 121.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 129B Capstone Project II

Second of a three-course sequence in which students apply knowledge and skills gained in elective track to complete a major design project. In this second course, students complete the training, research, and procurement for a substantial project and a preliminary implementation. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 129B.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, John Vesecky, Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and ECE 129A. Enrollment is restricted to seniors.

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 129C Capstone Project III

Third of a three-course sequence in which students apply knowledge and skills gained in this elective track to complete a major design project. In this third course, students work in teams to complete the project specified and advance on the results of the work in the first two courses. A formal written report, oral presentation, and demonstration of the successful project to a review panel of engineering faculty is required. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 129C.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, David Munday, Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements and ECE 129B. Enrollment is restricted to seniors.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 130 Introduction to Optoelectronics and Photonics

Introduction to optics, photonics and optoelectronics, fiber optic devices and communication systems: Topics include: ray optics, electromagnetic optics, resonator optics, interaction between photons and atoms, dielectric waveguides and fibers, semiconductor light sources and detectors, modulators, amplifiers, switches, and optical fiber communication systems. Taught in conjunction with course 230. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 230. (Formerly EE 130.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5B and PHYS 5C, or PHYS 6B and PHYS 6C; concurrent enrollment in ECE 130L.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 130L Introduction to Optoelectronics Laboratory

Includes a series of projects to provide hands-on experience needed for basic concepts and laboratory techniques of optical fiber technology. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 130L.)

Credits

1

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 5L, PHYS 5M, and PHYS 5N, or PHYS 6L, PHYS 6M, and PHYS 6N; concurrent enrollment in ECE 130.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 135 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves

Vector analysis. Electrostatic fields. Magnetostatic fields. Time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations. Plane waves. (Formerly EE 135.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; MATH 23B; and MATH 24 or AM 20. Students must concurrently enroll in ECE 135L.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 135L Electromagnetic Fields and Waves Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics in course 135. One two-hour laboratory session per week. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 135L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Ahmet Yanik

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; MATH 23B; and MATH 24 or AM 20. Students must concurrently enroll in ECE 135.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 136 Engineering Electromagnetics

Course will cover electromagnetic wave propagation, transmission lines, waveguides, and antennas. (Formerly EE 136.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Keith Corzine

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 135 and ECE 135L. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Division of Physical and Biological Sciences majors or permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 141 Feedback Control Systems

Analysis and design of continuous linear feedback control systems. Essential principles and advantages of feedback. Design by root locus, frequency response, and state space methods and comparisons of these techniques. Applications. (Formerly CMPE 141 and EE 153.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Dejan Milutinovic

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Division of Physical and Biological Sciences majors, or by permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 145 Estimation and Introduction to Control of Stochastic Processes

Provides practical knowledge of Kalman filtering and introduces control theory for stochastic processes. Selected topics include: state-space modeling; discrete- and continuous-time Kalman filter; smoothing; and applications in feedback control. Students learn through hands-on experience. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 245. Enrollment by permission of instructor. (Formerly CMPE 145.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Dejan Milutinovic

General Education Code

SR

ECE 149 Introduction to Cyber-physical Systems

Presents the basic concepts and tools for the study of cyber-physical systems, including modeling and analysis tools for continuous-time and discrete-time systems, finite state machines, stateflow, timed and hybrid automata, concurrency, invariants, linear temporal logic, verification, and numerical simulation. Students are guided on methods for simulation and encouraged to apply them to several applications. The course is self-contained. Students are expected to have a basic background in logic circuits, programming, the mathematical modeling of dynamical systems (course 8 is recommended), differential equations, linear algebra, and basic calculus. Knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink is useful. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 249. (Formerly CMPE 149.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Ricardo Sanfelice

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 100 and ECE 100L or equivalent, and CSE 13E or equivalent.

ECE 151 Communications Systems

An introduction to communication systems. Analysis and design of communication systems based on radio, transmission lines, and fiber optics. Topics include fundamentals of analog and digital signal transmission in the context of baseband communications, including concepts such as modulation and demodulation techniques, multiplexing and multiple access, channel loss, distortion, bandwidth, signal-to-noise ratios and error control. Digital communication concepts include an introduction to sampling and quantization, transmission coding and error control. (Formerly EE 151.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Hamid Sadjadpour, Benjamin Friedlander

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103, ECE 101, and ECE 101L; and CSE 107 or STAT 131 or probability theory and random variables background. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Physical and Biological Sciences majors.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 152 Introduction to Wireless Communications

Introduction to the principles of wireless communications systems. Wireless propagation channels and their impact on digital communications. Modulation techniques for wireless systems and their performance. Multi-antenna systems and diversity. Multicarrier and spread spectrum. Multi-access methods: FDMA, TDMA, CDMA. The structure of cellular systems. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 252. (Formerly EE 152.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Friedlander

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CSE 107 and ECE 151, or by consent of instructor. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 153 Digital Signal Processing

Introduction to the principles of signal processing, including discrete-time signals and systems, the z-transform, sampling of continuous-time signals, transform analysis of linear time-invariant systems, structures for discrete-time systems, the discrete Fourier transform, computation of the discrete Fourier transform, and filter design techniques. Taught in conjunction with Electrical Engineering 250. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Electrical Engineering 250. (Formerly EE 153 and CMPE 153.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Benjamin Friedlander, Patrick Mantey, Farid Dowla

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Division of Physical and Biological Sciences majors or permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 157 RF Hardware Design

Engineering design cycle for wireless and RF systems: design, practical hardware implementation, and prototype. (Formerly EE 157.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L, ECE 103, and ECE 171, and ECE 174; or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 157L is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 157L RF Hardware Design Laboratory

Laboratory to accompany course 157, emphasizing hardware-design practice and principles applies to RF apparatus. Students design and implement a substantial final project during the last half of the course. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 157L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L, ECE 103, and ECE 171, and ECE 174; or consent of instructor. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 157 is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 167 Sensing and Sensor Technologies

Introduces fundamental issues in sensing of temperature, motion, sound, light, position, etc. Sensors are integrated into a digital system using filtering, amplification, and analog-to-digital conversion. Advanced topics may include noise, temperature, and other sources of variability. Students who enrolled in this class will learn how to solve engineering problems using the C Programming Language. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly CMPE 167.)

Credits

7

Instructor

The Staff, Matthew Guthaus

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CSE 13E and ECE 103 and ECE 103L.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 171 Analog Electronics

Introduction to (semiconductor) electronic devices. Conduction of electric currents in semiconductors, the semiconductor p-n junction, the transistor. Analysis and synthesis of linear and nonlinear electronic circuits containing diodes and transistors. Biasing, small signal models, frequency response, and feedback. Operational amplifiers and integrated circuits. (Formerly EE 171.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti, Marco Rolandi, Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 171L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Summer

ECE 171L Analog Electronics Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 171. One two-hour laboratory session per week. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 171L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti, Marco Rolandi, Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 171 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Summer

ECE 172 Advanced Analog Circuits

Analog circuit design covering the basic amplifier configurations, current mirrors, differential amplifiers, frequency response, feedback amplifiers, noise, bandgap references, one- and two-stage operational amplifier design, feedback amplifier stability, switched capacitor circuits and optionally the fundamentals of digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters. Emphasis throughout will be on the development of approximate and intuitive methods for understanding and designing circuits. Cannot receive credit for this course and course 221. (Formerly EE 172.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 171.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 173 High-Speed Digital Design

Studies of analog circuit principles relevant to high-speed digital design: signal propagation, crosstalk, and electromagnetic interference. Topics include electrical characteristics of digital circuits, interfacing different logic families, measurement techniques, transmission lines, ground planes and grounding, terminations, power systems, connectors/ribbon cables, clock distribution, shielding, electromagnetic compatibility and noise suppression, and bus architectures. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 173.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L and ECE174. Previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 173L is required. ECE 171 and CSE 121 recommended..

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 173L High-Speed Digital Design Laboratory

Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 173. One two-hour laboratory session per week. (Formerly EE 173L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101, ECE 101L and ECE 174. Previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 173 is required. ECE 171 and CSE 121 are recommended.

ECE 174 Introduction to EDA Tools for PCB Design

Focus on EDA tools for design of printed-circuit boards. Elements of design flow covered: schematic capture and simulation to final PCB layout. Final project is required. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

3

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L or consent of instructor.

ECE 175 Energy Generation and Control

Introduces electrical energy generation, sensing, and control, emphasizing the emerging smart grid. Topics include 3-phase AC power systems, voltage and transient stability, fault analysis, grid protection, power-flow analysis, economic dispatch, and high voltage DC distribution (HVDC). (Formerly EE 175.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, John Vesecky, Leila Parsa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 175L is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 175L Energy Generation and Control Laboratory

Computer analysis and simulation of energy generation, components, power-flow analysis, systems, and control covering topics from course 195. Weekly computer simulations reinforce the concepts introduced in course 175. (Formerly EE 175L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff, John Vesecky, Leila Parsa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 101. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 175 is required.

Quarter offered

Fall

ECE 176 Energy Conservation and Control

AC/DC electric-machine drives for speed/position control. Integrated discussion of electric machines, power electronics, and control systems. Computer simulations. Applications in electric transportation, hybrid-car technology, robotics, process control, and energy conservation. (Formerly EE 176.)

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Stephen Petersen, Leila Parsa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103 and ECE 171. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 176L is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 176L Energy Conversion and Control Laboratory

Simulink-based simulations of electric machines/drives in applications such as energy conservation and motion control in robotics and electric vehicles. (Formerly EE 176L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff, Stephen Petersen, Leila Parsa

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103 and ECE 171. Concurrent enrollment in course 176 is required.

Quarter offered

Winter

ECE 177 Power Electronics

Switch-mode power converter design and analysis. Non-switching power supplies. Electronic power-factor correction. Soft switching. Power-semiconductor devices. Use in energy conservation, renewable energy, lighting, and power transmission. (Formerly EE 177.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Keith Corzine

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 177L is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 177L Power Electronics Laboratory

Buck, boost, buck-boost, flyback, and forward converter design and control. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly EE 177L.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Keith Corzine

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 103. Concurrent enrollment in ECE 177 is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 178 Device Electronics

This course reviews the fundamental principles, device's materials, and design and introduces the operation of several semiconductor devices. Topics include the motion of charge carriers in solids, equilibrium statistics, the electronic structure of solids, doping, the pn junction, the junction transistor, the Schottky diode, the field-effect transistor, the light-emitting diode, and the photodiode. (Formerly EE 178.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Kenneth Pedrotti, Nobuhiko Kobayashi

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): ECE 102 and ECE 102L and ECE 171 and ECE 171L. Enrollment is restricted to School of Engineering and Division of Physical and Biological Sciences majors or permission of instructor.

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 180J Advanced Renewable Energy Sources, Storage, and Smart Grids

Provides a comprehensive overview of renewable energy, storage, and smart grids. Fundamental energy-conversion limits based on physics and existing material properties are discussed. Various sources and facilities, such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, tidal energy, and fuel cells are described. Solar- and wind-site assessment, electric vehicles, as well as sustainable microgrids are also discussed. Finally, the latest research on smart grids and smart cities is introduced. Taught in conjunction with course 80J. Students who enroll in this class will learn how to use Matlab to solve engineering problems.(Formerly EE 180J.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Yu Zhang

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): MATH 3 or AM 3 or AM 5 or AM 7.

General Education Code

PE-E

Quarter offered

Spring

ECE 181J Renewable Energy Sources in Practice

Provides a fundamental understanding of renewable energies in practice by experiencing them in a functional context. Students visit and evaluate renewable-energy facilities, such as wind power, solar energy, hydrogen storage, biofuel production, waste-water testing facilities, biomass, biodiesel, and biogas. This intensive one-month program allows students to carry out applied research in a real-life, industrial-scale, renewable-energy context. Prerequisite(s): course 80J or equivalent. Enrollment restricted to junior, senior, and graduate students and by permission of instructor. (Formerly EE 181J.)

Credits

7

Instructor

Ali Shakouri

ECE 183 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

Topics vary with instructor. Sample topics include smart grids, bioelectronics, antennas, etc. Enrollment by instructor permission. Approval of undergraduate adviser required for credit as an upper-division elective. (Formerly EE 183.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Yi Zhang

Repeatable for credit

Yes

ECE 193 Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study with specific academic objectives carried out under the direction of a faculty member of the electrical engineering program and a willing sponsor at the field site and using resources not normally available on campus. Credit is based on the presentation of evidence of achieving the objectives by submitting a written and oral presentation. May not normally be repeated for credit.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 193F Field Study

Provides for individual programs of study with specific academic objectives carried out under the direction of a faculty member of the electrical engineering program and a willing sponsor at the field site and using resources not normally available on campus. Credit is based on the presentation of evidence of achieving the objectives by submitting a written and oral presentation. May not normally be repeated for credit.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 195 Senior Thesis Research

Individual directed study for upper-division undergraduates. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. If using this course to replace the capstone design requirement (courses 129A,B,C), students must take course 129A, and take course 115 or 157 or Computer Engineering 118 to fulfill the ABET team design experience. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

Credits

5

Instructor

Stephen Petersen

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 195F Senior Thesis Research

Prerequisite(s): petition on file with sponsoring agency. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 198 Individual Study or Research

Provides for department-sponsored individual study program off campus, for which faculty supervision is not in person, but by correspondence. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 198F Independent Field Study

Provides for department-sponsored individual study program off campus for which faculty supervision is not in person, but by correspondence. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 199 Tutorial

Individual directed study for upper-division undergraduates. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

ECE 199F Tutorial

Individual directed study for upper-division undergraduates. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring