2023 Electrical & Computer Engineering Summer Courses

    Creating and Financing a Sustainable Startup in the Global Economy (5 credits)

  • ECE/CRSN 80G [In Person]


    Introduces students and prospective entrepreneurs to the ingredients required to successfully create and finance a sustainability-minded startup or nonprofit in the global economy. Emphasis is placed on ethical business practice, tools for understanding markets and supply chains, and building value for all stakeholders, including communities and the environment. Cross Listed Courses CRSN 80G

    General Education Code CC

    Proposed Instructor: Paul Vroomen

  • Introduction to Electronic Circuits (5 credits)

  • ECE 101 [In Person]

    Session 1

    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.) 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.

    Proposed Instructor: Austin Chen

  • Introduction to Electronic Circuits Laboratory (2 credits)

  • ECE 101L [In Person]

    Session 1

    Illustrates topics covered in ECE 101. One two-hour laboratory session per week. 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.

    Proposed Instructor: Austin Chen

  • Communications Systems (5 credits)

  • ECE 151 [In Person]

    Session 2

    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.) Prerequisite(s): ECE 103ECE 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.

    Proposed Instructor: Hamid Sadjadpour

  • Analog Electronics (5 credits)

  • ECE 171 [In Person]


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

    Proposed Instructor: Jeorge Hurtarte

  • Analog Electronics Laboratory (2 credits)

  • ECE 171L [In Person]


    Laboratory sequence illustrating topics covered in course 171. One two-hour laboratory session per week. Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L; previous or concurrent enrollment in ECE 171 is required.

    Proposed Instructor: Jeorge Hurtarte

  • High-Speed Digital Design (7 credits)

  • ECE 173 [In Person]


    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, distributed circuits and transmission lines, ground planes and grounding, terminations, power systems, electromagnetic compatibility and noise suppression. Laboratory sequence illustrates fundamental lecture topics and includes completion of a final design project. Prerequisite(s): ECE 101 and ECE 101L and ECE 174, or by permission of the instructor. ECE 171 and ECE 121 are recommended.

    Proposed Instructor: Stephen Petersen