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ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING: COURSES
88124. Circuit Analysis I
Electric charge, electric fields and potentials; conduction, resistivity, circuit variables, ideal sources and components; diodes; simple resistive circuits; techniques of circuit analysis, mesh and node analysis; network theorems, Thevenin and Norton theorems; source transformations; operational amplifiers, circuits, analysis and applications; inductance, capacitance; computeroriented solution methods using SPICE and MATLAB. (3 lecture, 2.0 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.) (Also offered as 85124).
88217. Digital Logic Design I
Boolean algebra and logic gates; simplification of Boolean functions; arithmetic operations; analysis and design of combinatorial logic circuits with SSI, MSI, and LSI; sequential logic components; registers; counters and memory units; analysis and synthesis of sequential synchronous and asynchronous networks. (Prerequisite: 85124 or 64141, or equivalent.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory hours a week.)
88224. Signals and Systems
Discrete and ContinuousTime Signals and Systems, Discrete and ContinuousTime Linear TimeInvariant Systems, System Analysis in Time Domain, System Analysis in Frequency Domain, Convolution, Differential Equation Models, Fourier series, the Fourier Transform, the Laplace Transform and it's Applications, Sampling of Systems. (Prerequisite: 85214.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory hours a week.)
88225. Physical Electronics
Free electron theory of metals; Fermi level, work function; resistivity; band theory of solids, FermiDirac distribution, density of states; semiconductors, donor and acceptor states; Hall effect; semiconductor devices, fieldeffect transistors; dielectric materials and devices; magnetic materials; energy storage; Lasers; superconductivity. (Prerequisites: 85214 and 64220.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88226. Electronics I
Examples of electronic systems, Frequency spectrum of periodic and nonperiodic signals; Network Theorems; Stepresponse and frequency characteristics of STC circuits. Operational amplifiers; Examples of Op Amp Circuits: Noninverting and inverting configurations, Difference Amplifier, Negative impedance converter, VoltagetoCurrent converter, General Impedance converter and other circuit applications of Op Amps. Nonideal performance of Op Amps. Diodes, Varactors; Zener Diodes. Analysis of Diode Circuits, Rectifiers, SuperDiode Circuits, Precision Rectifiers, Limiters and Comparators. Schmidt trigger. Waveform Generators. (Prerequisite: 85124; Corequisite: 88224.) (3 lectures, 1.5 Laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent per week).
88228. EM Waves and Radiating Systems I
Electricity and magnetism; time varying fields and Maxwell's equations; introduction to electromagnetic waves; analysis techniques for distributed parameter electrodynamic systems; traveling waves and reflections; transmission line modeling; matching network design and "Smith Chart" techniques; waveguides; propagation; radiating systems. (Prerequisite: 64220.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88313. Electromechanical Systems
Machinery principles; transformers; AC machinery fundamentals; synchronous generators; synchronous and induction motors; DC machinery fundamentals; DC motors; electromechanical energy conversion; threephase concepts; specialpurpose motors. (Prerequisites: 85214 and 88225.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88316. Electronics II
Analog amplification; smallsignal modeling of analog circuits; differentialamplifier topology; BJT, MOSFET and JFET differential amplifiers; frequency response and timedependent circuit behavior; feedback and stability; multistage and power amplifiers; active filters and oscillators; use of CAD in modern transistor circuit design. (Prerequisite: 88226.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88324. Control Systems I
State variable description of linear systems; controllability and observability; time and frequency domain control techniques; nonlinear control systems; discretetime systems; introduction to optimal control; the use of analog and digital devices and computers in control theory and practice. (Corequisite: 88313.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory hours or equivalent a week.)
88327. Microprocessors
Microprocessor systems and architecture; pipelining; arithmetic units; memory structures; addressing modes; typical instruction sets; accumulator and memory reference instructions; stacks, subroutines, and other instructions; interrupts and timing; interfacing I/O devices; interfacing data converters; software development systems and assemblers; microcontrollers. (Prerequisite: 88217.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88329. Analog Communications
Analog communication systems; information measure; signals and noise; Fourier transform and spectra; bandwidth of signals; analog modulation and demodulation systems; AM, FM, TV transmitters and receivers, detector circuits. (Prerequisite: 85214.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88330. Digital Logic Design II
Combinational logic circuits; combinational logic design; sequential circuits and design; registers and counters; hardware description languages; memory and programmable logic devices; register transfers and datapaths; sequencing and control; central processing unit designs; memory systems; reconfigurable computing. (Prerequisite: 88217.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88333. Practicum in Electrical Engineering
This is a handson introductory course on programmable logic controller (PLC's) systems which covers fundamentals of PLC's and their application to various processes and machines; software development and interpretation of simple ladder logic. Also covered are the basic processes needed to layout printed circuit board (PCB) design using PCB software. Etching a positive coated copper clad board is done during the lab. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of WHMIS [Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System]) Training is available online at: http://www.whmis.net/ (1 lecture, 2 laboratory hours a week.)
88400. Capstone Design Project
Team based design project satisfying the "CAPSTONE DESIGN PROJECT REQUIREMENTS", available from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Gives the student significant design experience and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work. Provides an exposure to teamwork so as to emulate a typical professional design environment. Computers are to be used both in the execution of the design methodology and the management of the design project. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (6 laboratory hours per week; that must be completed over two consecutive winter and summer terms  6 credithour course.)
88410. Directed Study I
The objective of this course is to provide an opportunity for the exceptional fourthyear student with a demonstrated record of scholarship to work in close accord with a faculty member on a project of mutual interest. A written report and oral presentation are required for evaluation by the Department. A Directed Study course may be taken by an eligible student in place of a fourthyear general option course. (Prerequisite: an 11.0 GPA or better in the third year and permission of the Department Head.) (For the purposes of assigning grades and determining averages, 3 lecture hours per week have been allocated to the course.)
88419. Digital Communications
Digital communication systems; discrete Fourier transform; sampling theory; A/D converters; digital modulation; timedivision multiplexing; packet transmission; spread spectrum systems; random processes and spectral analysis for digital systems; error probabilities; noise; wire and wireless digital communication systems. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88420. Directed Study II
The objective of this course is to provide an opportunity for the exceptional fourthyear student with a demonstrated record of scholarship to work in close accord with a faculty member on a project of mutual interest. A written report and oral presentation are required for evaluation. A Directed Study course may be taken by an eligible student in place of a fourthyear general option course. (Prerequisite: an 11.0 GPA or better in the third year and permission of the Department Head.) (For the purposes of assigning grades and determining averages, 3 lecture hours per week have been allocated to the course.)
88431. Control Systems II
Discretetime control systems; Ztransform; Zplane analysis of discretetime systems; design of discretetime control systems by conventional methods; state space analysis; pole placement and observer design; digital control system design; implementation of digital control systems using microcontroller/DSP systems; introduction to optimal and robust control design; nonlinear system analysis. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88432. EM Waves and Radiating Systems
Fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, antenna impedance dipoles, arrays, and long wire antennas; aperture antennas, receiving system considerations. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 tutorial hours a week.)
88433. Digital Integrated Circuit Design
Physics and modelling of MOSFETs; fabrication and layout of CMOS integrated circuits; the CMOS inverter: analysis and design; switching properties of MOSFETs; static logic gates; transmission gate logic circuits; dynamic logic circuit concepts; CMOS dynamic logic families; CMOS differential logic families; design methodologies and CAD tools; deepsubmicron implementations. (Prerequisite: 88316 and fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88434. Automotive Electronics
Electrical energy generation and distribution; ignition systems; motor drive controllers; sensors; signal conditioners; powertrain management; electromagnetic interference; automatic control; embedded realtime controllers; diagnostics; automotive DSP; telematics; automotive computing. (Prerequisite: 88324, 88327 and fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88435. Microelectromechanical Systems
Microelectromechanical structures; materials; microactuators and microsensors including micromotors; grippers, accelerometers and pressure sensors; microlithography, micromachining, microfabrication processes; mechanical and electrical design issues; input/output structures; integration of MEMS and microelectronics; design project; CAD tools. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88436. Computer Communications
Protocols and architecture; data transmission; data encoding; interfacing; data link control; multiplexing, ISO reference model; widearea networks; circuit switching; packet switching; ATM and frame relay; LAN technology and systems; internet protocols; internetwork operation; transport protocols; network security. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88437. Intelligent Computing
Computing models of the human mind. Neural computing models and learning algorithms. Fuzzy set theory and fuzzy systems. Evolutionary computing. Applications of intelligent computing. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing in an Engineering or Computer Science program.) (3 lecture, 1.5 tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88438. Coding and Information Theory
Abstract algebra, number theory and complexity theory; simple cryptosystems; Shannon's theory; entropy and information theory; data encryption standard, RSA system and factoring; publickey cryptosystems; signature schemes; hash functions; key distribution and key agreement; identification schemes; authentication codes; access structures and general secret sharing; pseudorandom number generation; zeroknowledge proofs (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88439. Multimedia Systems
Multimedia signals: Audio fundamentals; the Human visual system and perception; multimedia data acquisition. Multimedia signal compression: Transforms and subband decomposition; text representation; digital text, audio, image, and video compression. Multimedia signal processing: Digital audio, image, and video processing. Multimedia systems. (Prerequisites: 88224 and fourthyear standing) (3 lecture, 1.5 tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88440. Wireless Communications
Introduction to wireless communications; cellular system design fundamentals; propagation path loss; fading and multipath propagation; modulation techniques; diversity; coding and equalization; speech coding for wireless communications; multiple access networking, wireless communications protocols; satellite communication systems. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88443. Embedded System Design
Hardware and software for embedded computing systems. Introduction to embedded systems. Custom singlepurpose processors: Hardware Design (includes review of FSMs, registers/counters and register files). Generalpurpose processors: Software; design flow environment and tools; testing and debugging . Standard singlepurpose processors: Peripherals. Memory system design. Interfacing issues: serial and parallel communication, bus standards, protocols and arbitration. Putting it all together  a digital camera example. Course labs will involve use of FPGA embedded processors (Altera NIOS or Xilinx Microblaze), programmable logic (Altera or Xilinx FPGAs) and associated CAD tools for design mapping (modeling, simulation, synthesis and debugging). (Prerequisite: 88327, 88330 and fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory hours a week.)
88444. Analog Integrated Circuit Design
Bipolar and CMOS technology; CMOS analog circuit modelling; CMOS device characterization; current sinks and sources; current mirrors, current amplifiers; amplifiers; differential amplifiers; comparators; operational amplifiers; A/D converters; multipliers; waveshaping; low voltage and power; CAD tools. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88445. Power Electronics
Power diodes; thyristors; power MOSFETs; controlled rectifiers; DCDC converters; inverters; ACAC converters; DC/DC conversion; gate drive circuits; motor drives; directtorquecontrolled drives; fuzzy logic in electric drives; computer simulation of power electronics and motor Drives. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88447. Computer Networks and Security
Introduction to computer networking and security; packet switching; networking protocols; local area networks, fiber channel protocols; transport protocol and security, encryption; application on running on various transport protocols, interworking protocols and security; frame relaying and asynchronous transfer modes; digital switching; emerging computer networking and security technology. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 3 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88448. Digital Computer Architecture
Computer Organization and architecture; number, character and instruction representations; addressing methods and machine program sequencing; central processing unit; inputoutput organization; memory; arithmetic; pipelining, computer peripherals; advanced computer systems; assembly language programming. (Prerequisite: 88330.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours a week.)
88449. Automotive Sensor Systems
Evolution of automotive sensors, sensor design and applications in vehicles, sensor electronics and design, automotive pressure sensors, temperature sensors, combustion sensors, torque sensors, displacement and position sensors, accelerometer physics, gas composition sensors, liquid level sensors, design of sensor electronics systems, design of sensor system software, smart sensors and design, sensors for intelligent vehicles on the road, future development of sensor systems. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.)
88450. Power Systems I
This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the principles of operation, modeling and analysis of electric power systems. Covered topics are: complex power, phasors and perunit system; threephase circuits; power transformer and generator modeling; transmission line parameters; steadystate operation of transmission lines; network matrices and power flow analysis; symmetrical faults; symmetrical components; introduction to alternative energy sources. (Prerequisites: 88228, 88313, and 4th year standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88460. Power Systems II
This course is intended to introduce advanced analytical tools for power systems such as analysis of abnormal operation, numerical methods, stability and control. Covered topics are: transient stability and voltage stability; control and monitoring of power systems; dynamics and control of multimachine systems; unsymmetrical faults; power system protection and relaying; economic dispatch; optimal power flow; numerical simulation tools in power systems. (Prerequisites: 88450 and 4th year standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
88457. Digital Signal Processing
Discrete time signals and systems; difference equations; Ztransform; system functions; state equations; discrete Fourier transform; FFT algorithms; FIR digital filters; FIR filter design; IIR digital filters; IIR filter design; word length and quantization error; hardware and software implementations; digital signal processing applications. (Prerequisite: fourthyear standing.) (3 lecture, 1.5 laboratory/tutorial hours or equivalent a week.)
