2020 Electrical & Computer Engineering Summer Courses


    Introduction to Statics, Dynamics, and Biomechanics (5 credits)

  • ECE 9

    8-Week

    Theory and application of statics and mechanics of materials for mechanical and biomechanical systems. Covers statics of particles; equilibrium of rigid bodies; free-body diagrams; analysis of structure; friction; concepts of stress and strain; axial loading; torsion and bending; and failure criteria. (Formerly CMPE 9.)

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 19A; and PHYS 5A and PHYS 5L or PHYS 6A and PHYS 6L; and AM 10 or MATH 21.

    Proposed Instructor - Max Dunne


  • Introduction to Electronic Circuits (5 credits)

  • ECE 101

    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 - Ying Kuang (Austin) Chen


  • Introduction to Electronic Circuits Laboratory (2 credits)

  • ECE 101L

    Session 1

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

    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 - Ying Kuang (Austin) Chen


  • Signals and Systems (5 credits)

  • ECE 103

    10-Week

    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.)

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

    Proposed Instructor - Jorge (Jeorge) Hurtarte


  • Signals and Systems Laboratory (2 credits)

  • ECE 103L

    10-Week

    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.)

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

    Proposed Instructor - Jorge (Jeorge) Hurtarte


  • Communications Systems (5 credits)

  • ECE 151

    10-Week

    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 - Jorge (Jeorge) Hurtarte


  • Analog Electronics (5 credits)

  • ECE 171

    10-Week

    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 - Stephen Petersen


  • Analog Electronics Laboratory (2 credits)

  • ECE 171L

    10-Weeks

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

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

    Proposed Instructor - Stephen Petersen