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Electrical Engineering Minor

Electrical Engineering
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits in this minor: 43 to 44
The Electrical Engineering minor provides students with basic knowledge and skills needed to understand electrical circuits, signal analysis, electronics and digital systems. It provides high quality education in electrical engineering related topics that will prepare students for employment opportunities in the private and public sectors.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Lower Division (40 cr)
Engineering
EE 1315 - Digital Logic (4.0 cr)
EE 2006 - Electrical Circuit Analysis (4.0 cr)
EE 2111 - Linear Systems and Signal Analysis (4.0 cr)
EE 2212 - Electronics I (4.0 cr)
Mathematics
Calculus I
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Calculus II
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
Physics
Physics I course
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2017 - Honors: General Physics I [NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
Physics I lab
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Physics II course
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 2018 - Honors General Physics II (4.0 cr)
Physics II lab
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II (1.0 cr)
Upper Division (3 - 4 cr)
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· EE 3151 - Control Systems (4.0 cr)
· EE 3235 - Electronics II (4.0 cr)
· EE 3445 - Electromagnetic Fields (3.0 cr)
· EE 4501 - Power Systems (4.0 cr)
· EE 4611 - Introduction to Solid-State Semiconductors (3.0 cr)
 
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EE 1315 - Digital Logic
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Binary number system and digital coding techniques. Boolean algebra, combinational logic circuits, and minimization techniques. Synchronous sequential circuits and state reduction techniques. Medium Scale Integration (MSI) combinational components. prereq: CE, ChE, CS, EE, IE, ME majors or instructor consent
EE 2006 - Electrical Circuit Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic circuit analysis: resistive circuits, voltage and current sources--independent and dependent. Nodal and mesh analysis. Network theorems. Energy storage elements. RC, RL, and RLC transient and steady state analysis, phasors. SPICE analysis. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: Phys 2015, Math 3280 (Concurrent registration is allowed)
EE 2111 - Linear Systems and Signal Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Signal and system modeling concepts, system analysis in time domain, Fourier series and Fourier transform. Discrete time domain signals and systems, Z transform, applications. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2006
EE 2212 - Electronics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diodes, BJTs, FETs, ideal operational amplifiers, DC analysis, small signal models, and analysis; single-stage circuits design; power amplifiers. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2006
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1297 - Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Second part of a standard introduction to calculus. Vectors, applications of integrals, transcendental functions, series, and multivariable functions and partial derivatives. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1290 or 1296 or 1596
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First, second, and higher order equations; series methods; Laplace transforms; systems; software; modeling applications; introduction to vectors; matrix algebra, eigenvalues. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1297 or 1597
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014 should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Prerequisite of Math 1290 or 1296 or 1596; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or 2011.
PHYS 2017 - Honors: General Physics I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced coverage of General Physics topics that include Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. Mathematically and conceptually demanding problem solving techniques. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014, should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2014 and PHYS 2017 meets liberal education natural science with lab. prereq: Previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Previous or concurrent registration in Math 1290 or Math 1296 or 1596, or physics major or instructor permission. Credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2013.
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2013 and should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2013
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016, should be taken concurrently. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in 2016. Prerequisite of 2011 or 2013 and 2014, Math 1297 or 1597; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202, 1204 or 2012.
PHYS 2018 - Honors General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced coverage of calculus-based introduction to electricity magnetism and optics. Mathematically and conceptually demanding problem solving techniques. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016 should be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2016; PHYS 2013 or 2017; co-registration in or prior completion of Math 1287 or 1597 or instruction permission. Credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202 or 1204 or 2012 or 2015.
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2015 and should be taken concurrently. prereq: Previous or concurrently enrollment in PHYS 2015 or 2018.
EE 3151 - Control Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
System mathematical modeling: differential equations, Laplace transform, block diagrams, signal flow graphs. System performance characteristics: time response, sensitivity, steady-state error. Stability analysis: Routh-Hurwitz, root locus and Nyquist. State variables. Compensation design, software tools. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2111
EE 3235 - Electronics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Multistage circuits, frequency analysis, non-ideal operational amplifiers, feedback and stability, oscillators, filters. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2212
EE 3445 - Electromagnetic Fields
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamentals of electromagnetic analysis. Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields. Introductory numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields. Time-varying fields and potentials. Maxwell's equations and their applications. (3 hrs lect) prereq: Math 3280, 3298, Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016
EE 4501 - Power Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of rotating machines: DC, synchronous, and induction machines. Transformers. Power system representation. Transmission lines. Power system analysis: stability and dynamic performance. Balanced and unbalanced faults. Power system protection. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab) prereq: 2006; no grad credit
EE 4611 - Introduction to Solid-State Semiconductors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of solid-state semiconductors and devices. Quantum mechanical concepts and atomic states, solid-state structure, band structure, semiconductor statistics, and transport. (3 hrs lect) prereq: Phys 2012 or 2015; credit will not be granted if already received for ECE 3611