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ENGINEERING - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC

College of Engineering and Computer Science

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Electrical Engineering (power distribution, motors, generators) and Electronic Engineering (integrated circuits, digital and analog hardware, electromagnetic fields, communications, controls) requires the understanding and application of electrical, electronic, and magnetic phenomena.

The Department offers a comprehensive program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Students receive a thorough grounding in mathematics and the basic sciences during their first four semesters. Engineering design and applications are stressed in upper division courses. Prospective students are urged to discuss their plans as early as possible with their high school or community college counselor and with the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department Chair who will advise students individually.

In cooperation with the Department of Computer Science, a separate major in Computer Engineering is offered. Students deciding between Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Engineering as majors should also refer to the Computer Engineering section of this catalog.

The Department offers a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, with specialties in control systems, power systems, communications, digital systems, microwaves, and intelligent machines.

Special Features

  • The BS degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202.
  • The major strengths of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering program lie in its faculty, whose basic philosophy built the curriculum, and in outstanding laboratory facilities.
  • Faculty are active in curriculum development, scholarly, and creative activities through funded research projects, and participation in professional technical societies.
  • The curriculum provides a sound engineering background with small class sizes.
  • The Electric Power Education Institute, housed within the Department and supported by local industry, provides scholarships for students interested in Power. It also provides short courses for local industry.
  • The EEE Department Industry Liaison Council (ILC) consists of four members from industry representing the areas of interest to the department. The ILC provides feedback on program direction and our outcomes assessment efforts. The ILC is active in providing professional development opportunities for our faculty.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of this program are to prepare graduates to:

  • enter professional employment and/or graduate study in several areas of Electrical and Electronic Engineering including, Electronics, Communications, Control, and Electric Power;
  • identify, analyze, and solve practical problems, making use of appropriate engineering tools and techniques;
  • work with contemporary laboratory instrumentation, design and perform experiments, and analyze and interpret the results;
  • communicate effectively through speaking, writing, and using graphics, functioning collaboratively within multi-disciplinary problem-solving teams;
  • use their understanding of professional, ethical, and social responsibilities and the importance of life-long learning in the conduct of their careers; and
  • adapt successfully to changing technologies, and apply their skills in new contexts to meet the demands of society.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Development and Integration of Design

The field of Electrical Engineering continues to expand rapidly, requiring our graduates to apply their skills in new contexts and manage intelligently the consequences of their technical decisions. Thus, the number of critical topics to which the Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate needs to be exposed is expanding. Our curriculum accommodates this expansion and emphasizes hands-on experience through numerous laboratory courses.

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering program provides breadth (core courses), depth (elective sequence), and a culminating experience to practice the design knowledge gained through the curriculum. The program motivates students to appreciate the connectedness among abstract ideas, applications, their classes, and their careers. The electrical engineering core is emphasized, providing students with a broad undergraduate electrical engineering education. At the senior level, the curriculum allows flexibility by offering 13 units of elective coursework. Seven of these units must be from within a selected elective area, providing our graduates depth in their area of interest. The four selected areas are: Analog/Digital Electronics, Control Systems, Communication Engineering, and Power Engineering. The senior design project is a one-year (two semester) course sequence and serves as the capstone requirement. It allows students to integrate and apply their design knowledge from previous coursework, making it consistent with their career goals.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Student Branch Activities

The Department has a strong IEEE Student Branch. It is among the most active chapters in the Sacramento Section of IEEE. The student branch has an elected core of officers, who plan and execute the programs of the chapter in consultation with the branch faculty advisor.

The primary purpose of the student branch is to develop professional awareness among the students and provide them with opportunities to expand their leadership and communication skills. The specific goals of the branch are to:

  • increase student membership and encourage graduating seniors to maintain their membership as professionals;
  • foster comradeship between the students by sponsoring technical and social events;
  • increase the student's awareness of professional issues through the hosting of presentations by guest speakers from industry and by sponsoring tours.

The student branch plans a wide array of activities and assists with events such as the college's open house during National Engineers Week every year. Several Electrical and Electronic Engineering faculty members are active at the sectional and regional levels as IEEE officers. The Sacramento State student branch was the first in the Sacramento Section to organize a Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC). Also, students from Sacramento State regularly compete and win prizes in the Central Area Region 6 IEEE student contests. In 2003-04, the branch was recognized as the Outstanding Student Branch in IEEE Region 6 (Western USA).

The student branch is active in promoting student professional development and provides members with the opportunity to interact with engineers and scientists from industry. As evidenced by the active membership, the branch is a focal point in the career of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering students at Sacramento State. It provides them with invaluable leadership experience, communication skills, and professional awareness.

Requirements - Bachelor of Science Degree

Units required for Major: 96
Minimum total units required for BS: 122

Note: Students graduating with a BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering will not be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. Students who change major may be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. 

A grade of "C-" or better is required in all courses applied to an Electrical and Electronic Engineering major.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Required Lower Division Courses (42 units)

(4)

CHEM 1E*

General Chemistry for Engineering (High school chemistry; Math 30 or eligibility to take MATH 30 as evidenced by the calculus readiness diagnostic exam; passing score on a standardized Chemistry diagnostic exam given prior to each semester, or minimum grade of "C" in CHEM 4)

(4)

CPE/EEE 64#

Introduction to Logic Design (CSC 15 or CSC 25)

(1)

ENGR 1

Introduction to Engineering (Algebra & Trigonometry, or instructor permission)

(3)

ENGR 17#

Introductory Circuit Analysis (MATH 45, PHYS 11C, either concurrent, not both)

(3)

ENGR 50

Computational Methods and Applications (Math 30 and PHYS 11A; PHYS 11A may be taken concurrently)

(4)

MATH 30*

Calculus I (MATH 29 or four years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and one year of mathematical analysis; completion of ELM requirement and Pre-Calculus Diagnostic Test.)

(4)

MATH 31*

Calculus II (MATH 30 or appropriate high school based AP credit )

(4)

MATH 32

Calculus III (MATH 31)

(3)

MATH 45

Differential Equations for Science and Engineering (MATH 31)

(4)

PHYS 11A*

General Physics: Mechanics (MATH 30, MATH 31 or equivalent certificated high school courses; MATH 31 may be taken concurrently)

(4)

PHYS 11C*

General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics (MATH 31, PHYS 11A)

B. Required Upper Division Courses (Major 33 units)

It is imperative that students take the University's Writing Placement for Juniors (WPJ) during the first semester of the junior year, as it is a prerequisite to all laboratory courses after EEE 117L.

(3)

EEE 108

Electronics I (EEE 117; Corequisite: EEE 108L)

(1)

EEE 108L

Electronics I Laboratory (EEE 117, EEE 117L; Corequisite: EEE 108)

(3)

EEE 117#

Network Analysis (ENGR 17, EEE 64; EEE 64 may be taken concurrently; Corequisite: EEE 117L)

(1)

EEE 117L

Network Analysis Laboratory (Corequisite: EEE 117)

(3)

EEE 130

Electromechanical Conversion (EEE 117; may be taken concurrently)

(4)

EEE 161

Applied Electromagnetics (MATH 32, MATH 45, PHYS 11C, ENGR 17 and CSC 25)

(4)

EEE 174

Introduction to Microprocessors (EEE 64; junior status)

(3)

EEE 180

Signals and Systems (EEE 117; may be taken concurrently)

(3)

EEE 184

Introduction to Feedback Systems (EEE 180)

(3)

EEE 185

Modern Communication Systems (EEE 180, ENGR 120; ENGR 120 may be taken concurrently)

(3)

ENGR 120

Probability and Random Signals (EEE 180, may be taken concurrently)

(2)

ENGR 140

Engineering Economics (ENGR 17, ENGR 30, or instructor permission)

C. Required Design Project Series (8 units)

Students will choose either the Electrical Power Design Project Series OR the Product Design Project Series to complete the Product Design Project Series requiremement. Each series is 8 units.

Electrical Power Design Project Series

(3)

EEE 141

Power System Analysis (EEE 130, may be taken concurrently) AND

(1)

EEE 143

Power System Laboratory (EEE 130, EEE 141; (GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)) AND

(2)

EEE 192A*

Electrical Power Design Project I (EEE 143, may be taken concurrently and any two of the following courses: EEE 141, EEE 142, EEE 144; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)) AND

(2)

EEE 192B*

Electrical Power Design Project II (EEE 192A, EEE 142, EEE 144 ; EEE 142 or EEE 144 may be taken concurrently--but not both) OR

Product Design Project Series

(4)

EEE 109

Electronics II (EEE 108, EEE 108L, EEE 117, EEE 117L; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X) AND

(2)

EEE 193A*

Product Design Project I (EEE 108, EEE 109, EEE 130, EEE 161, EEE 174, EEE 180, GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; EEE 109 may be taken concurrently) AND

(2)

EEE 193B*

Product Design Project II (EEE 193A)

Notes: Students planning to complete EEE 193A/EEE 193B series for Electronics must enroll in EEE 109 (4 units)

Students planning to complete EEE 192A/EEE 192B series for Power must enroll in EEE 141 (1 unit) and EEE 143 (3 units)

D. Required Electives (13 units)

(7)

EEE

Depth Requirement: Select two lecture courses (6 units) and one lab course (1 unit) from one of the Depth Requirement Areas listed below.

(6)

EEE

Electives Requirement: Select two additional 3-unit lecture courses from any of the four areas listed below.

* Indicates course which can also be used to meet General Education (GE) requirements. The designation "General Education course" denotes a course which meets GE requirements other than those which also serve as prerequisites to courses in the major. Students are expected to satisfy the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as well as the University's GE requirements. Consult the Department Chair for specific GE requirements. Students should take ENGL 5 as early as possible since it is required for admission to the upper division.

#Workshops (EEE 64W, ENGR 17W, and ENGR 117W) are available to augment understanding of material, however, they cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

Depth Requirement Areas and List of Electives

Analog/Digital Electronics

CPE/CSC 138

Computer Networks and Internets (CSC 35, CSC 60, CSC 130)

CPE 151

CMOS and VLSI (CPE/EEE 64, CPE/EEE 102 or EEE 108)

CPE 153

VLSI Design (CPE 151)

CPE 166

Advanced Logic Design (CPE/EEE 64, ENGR 17)

CPE 186

Computer Hardware System Design (CPE 185 or EEE 174)

CPE 187

Embedded Processor System Design (CPE 166, CPE 185, EEE 102; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

EEE 109*

Electronics II (EEE 108, EEE 108L, EEE 117, EEE 117L; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

EEE 110

Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits (EEE 109 or instructor permission)

EEE 111

Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits Laboratory (EEE 109, either EEE 110 or EEE 230 may be taken concurrently)

 

EEE 166

Physical Electronics (EEE 108)

Control Systems

EEE 187

Robotics (EEE 180 or equivalent, or instructor permission)

EEE 188

Digital Control System (EEE 180, GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

EEE 189

Controls Laboratory (EEE 184; EEE 184 may be taken concurrently, GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

Communication Engineering

EEE 162

Applied Wave Propagation (EEE 117, EEE 161)

EEE 163

Traveling Waves Laboratory (EEE 117, EEE 162; EEE 162 may be taken concurrently; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

EEE 165

Introduction to Optical Engineering (EEE 161, EEE 180, EEE 185; EEE 185 may be taken concurrently)

EEE 167

Electro-Optical Engineering Laboratory (EEE 161, EEE 165, EEE 180, and GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X); EEE 165 may be taken concurrently)

EEE 181

Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (CPE/EEE 64 or equivalent, EEE 180)

EEE 182

Digital Signal Processing Lab (EEE 180, EEE 181; EEE 181 may be taken concurrently)

EEE 183

Digital and Wireless Communication System Design (EEE 161, EEE 180, EEE 185; EEE 185 may be taken concurrently)

EEE 186

Communication Systems Laboratory (EEE 117, EEE 185; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X); EEE 185 may be taken concurrently)

PHYS 106

Introduction to Modern Physics (MATH 31; PHYS 11A, PHYS 11B, PHYS 11C or PHYS 5A, PHYS 5B)

PHYS 130

Acoustics (MATH 45, PHYS 11A, PHYS 11B, PHYS 11C)

Power Engineering

EEE 131

Electromechanics Laboratory (EEE 117, EEE 130, GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; EEE 130 may be taken concurrently)

EEE 141**

Power System Analysis (EEE 130 may be taken concurrently)

EEE 142

Energy Systems Control and Optimization (EEE 130)

EEE 143**

Power Systems Laboratory (EEE 130, EEE 141; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

EEE 144

Electric Power Distribution (EEE 130)

EEE 145

Power System Relay Protection (EEE 130, EEE 141)

 

EEE 146

Power Electronics Controlled Drives (EEE 108, EEE 130)

EEE 148

Power Electronics Laboratory (EEE 146, may be taken concurrently)

Note: Other upper division courses in Engineering and Computer Science may be selected as elective lectures with prior approval of the student's advisor.

 *Students planning to complete EEE 193A/EEE 193B series may not use EEE 109 to meet depth/elective requirement.

**Students planning to complete EEE 192A/EEE 192B series may not use EEE 141 and EEE 143 to meet depth/elective requirement.

Sequencing coursework for Undergraduate Major

The Engineering Electrical and Electronic Department strongly recommends that EEE majors sequence their courses as outlined in the EEE Curriculum Pattern Guide, available at the Department Office, RVR 3018.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM (Work Experience)

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department encourages students to participate in the University's Cooperative Education Program (Co-op). They will complete one or two six-month periods of full-time, off-campus work in their field during their upper division years. Employment with private industry or government agencies is arranged by the University's Cooperative Education Program Office. Students are paid by the employer. Participating students must enroll in EEE 195A, B, C, or D, but units earned for Co-op work cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for a major. Students who satisfactorily complete two work periods are awarded a certificate. The Co-op experience will enhance the student's employment prospects after graduation. Students interested in the Cooperative Education Program should apply in the satellite office in Riverside Hall 2004 or the main office in Lassen Hall Room 2000 (http://www.csus.edu/careercenter/). For information, call (916) 278-7234.

GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Master of Science degree program in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is designed to provide students with advanced study in a variety of Electrical and Electronic Engineering topics, and opportunities to conduct independent research to broaden their professional scope.

The scheduling of courses and the Culminating Experience options in the program are designed to provide flexibility for working professionals. All students complete a three-unit general core course and at least two of the designated elective area core courses. This requirement is designed to provide a strong academic foundation. In consultation with the Graduate Coordinator and faculty advisors, students then focus their studies in one or more of the following areas, adapting to the needs and interests of the practicing engineer or post-graduate candidate:

  • Control Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Microelectronic Design
  • Computer Architecture & Digital Design

Coordinated courses are offered in advanced microprocessors, electromagnetic theory and microwaves, lasers and fiber optics, semiconductor devices, robotics and intelligent machines, systems and control, networks, and communication systems. Other coordinated courses facilitate the study of estimation and stochastic control, advanced communications and signal processing, large interconnected power systems, power systems reliability, and planning, advanced design and organization of digital computer systems, and advanced integrated circuit design. The program is also sufficiently flexible to allow special independent studies of problems of current interest.

The Department has a strong relationship with the local engineering community. Students of the program have access to Department laboratories and facilities and to University computer services.

Admission Requirements

Admission as a classified graduate student in Electrical and Electronic Engineering requires:

  • a BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent;
  • at least a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units of the BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent; and
  • at least a 3.25 GPA in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering major or equivalent major.

Under special circumstances, a student who does not satisfy the Admission Requirements may be admitted as a conditionally classified graduate student. Deficiencies will be specified in the acceptance letter to the student and must be removed by the student before the student can become a classified graduate student.

A student registered as an unclassified graduate student should carefully note that graduate courses taken as an unclassified graduate or as an open university student cannot be used to improve the student's grade point average for admittance to the Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate program. Only undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses can be taken or retaken to improve the GPA of the student for admittance to the graduate program.

Admission Procedures

Applications are accepted as long as room for new students exists. However, students are strongly urged to apply by April 1 for the following fall or October 1 for the following spring. All prospective graduate students, including Sacramento State graduates, must file the following with the Office of Graduate Studies, River Front Center 206, (916) 278-6470:

  • an online application for admission; and
  • two sets of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State.

At the same time, students not meeting the above admission requirements should submit to the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate Coordinator two letters of recommendation, Graduate Record Examination scores, and/or other evidence of their potential for successful graduate study in this program.

Approximately six weeks after receipt of all items listed above, a decision regarding admission will be mailed to the applicant.

Advancement to Candidacy

By the end of the first semester, after admission to the program, each student in the EEE Department is required to have a program of study approved by an elective area core faculty advisor and the Graduate Coordinator. Students will fill out a form (contract) outlining what courses they plan to take to complete the MS degree. This contract will be signed by the student and the faculty advisor, and filed in the EEE Department Office.

In addition, each student must file an application for Advancement to Candidacy with the Office of Graduate Studies indicating a proposed program of graduate study for the completion of the MSEE. This procedure should begin as soon as the classified graduate student has:

  • removed any deficiencies in Admission Requirements;
  • completed a minimum of 12 units in the graduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA; at least nine units of the 12 units must be EEE 200 level courses; and
  • taken the Writing Placement for Graduate Students (WPG) or taken a Graduate Writing Intensive (GWI) course in their discipline within the first two semesters of coursework at California State University, Sacramento or secured approval for a WPG waiver.

Each student must be advanced to candidacy prior to registering for EEE 500.

Advancement to Candidacy forms are available in the Office of Graduate Studies and in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department Office.

Requirements - Master of Science Degree

Units required for MS: 30
Minimum required overall GPA: 3.0
No more than three courses in the program of study may have a grade below "B" and no course may have a grade below "C+".

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Required Core Courses (9 units)

(3)

EEE 244

Electrical Engineering Computational Methods and Applications (EEE 180)

(6) Select two of the following elective area core courses:

EEE 211*

Microwave Engineering (EEE 161; EEE 108 or instructor permission)

EEE 230

Analog and Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Design (EEE 109 and instructor permission)

 

EEE 241

Linear Systems Analysis (EEE 180 or equivalent)

EEE 250

Advanced Analysis of Faulted Power Systems (EEE 141 or equivalent)

EEE 260*

Statistical Theory of Communication (EEE 185)

EEE 285

Micro-Computer System Design I (EEE 174 or CPE 185)

* Only one of these two courses will be counted as a core requirement. The other may be taken as an elective.

B. Electives (15-21 units)

Select 15-21 units from the following fields of study and other areas, in consultation with the elective area faculty advisor and Graduate Coordinator. A maximum of 7 units of undergraduate technical electives in electrical and electronic engineering or computer engineering may be applied to this requirement if approved by the Graduate Coordinator and if they have not been used to satisfy the BS program requirements or MSEE admission requirements.

Communication Systems

EEE 211

Microwave Engineering (EEE 161; EEE 108 or instructor permission)

EEE 215

Lasers (EEE 180, EEE 161; or instructor permission)

EEE 245

Advanced Digital Signal Processing (EEE 174, EEE 181 or equivalent)

EEE 260

Statistical Theory of Communication (EEE 185)

EEE 261

Information Theory, Coding, Detection (EEE 185)

EEE 262

Wireless Communications Systems (EEE 185 or instructor permission)

EEE 267

Fiber Optic Communications (EEE 185 or instructor permission)

Control Systems

EEE 221

Machine Vision

EEE 225

Advanced Robot Control (EEE 184 or equivalent)

EEE 241

Linear Systems Analysis (EEE 180 or equivalent)

EEE 242

Statistical Signal Processing

EEE 246

Advanced Digital Control (EEE 241)

  EEE 249

Advanced Topics in Control and Systems

Power Systems

EEE 250

Advanced Analysis of Faulted Power Systems (EEE 141 or equivalent)

EEE 251

Power System Economics and Dispatch (EEE 141 or equivalent)

EEE 252

Power System Reliability and Planning (EEE 142 or equivalent)

EEE 254

Large Interconnected Power Systems (EEE 142)

EEE 256

Advanced Power Systems Protection (EEE 141; EEE 145 or instructor permission)

EEE 259

Advanced Topics in Power Systems (EEE 142)

Microelectronic Design

EEE 230

Analog and Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Design (EEE 109 and instructor permission)

 

EEE 236

Advanced Semiconductor Devices

 

EEE 238

Advanced VLSI Design-For-Test I (CPE 151, CPE 166)

Computer Architecture & Digital Design

EEE 272

High Speed Digital System Design (EEE 161; fully classified graduate standing and instructor permission)

EEE/CSC 273

Hierarchical Digital Design Methodology (EEE 64 or equivalent)

EEE/CSC 280

Advanced Computer Architecture (CSC 205 or instructor permission)

EEE 285

Micro-Computer System Design I (EEE 174 or CPE 185)

EEE 286

Micro-Computer System Design II (EEE 285 or CPE 186)

C. Culminating Requirement (0, 3 or 6 units)
 

EEE 201

Research Methodology (Fully classified graduate status)

 

EEE 500

Culminating Experience (Advanced to Candidacy and permission of the graduate coordinator; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

Notes:

  • The student cannot register for the Culminating Experience until the student passes the Writing Placement for Graduate Students(WPG), and advances to candidacy. In subsequent semesters, students will enroll in Continuous Enrollment through the College of Continuing Education after qualifications for enrollment are verified.
  • Before registering for EEE 500, students choosing Plan A, Master Thesis (5 units), or Plan B, Master Project (2 units), must submit an approved Topic Form to the Graduate Coordinator. Note: Selection of Plan A or Plan B requires the completion of EEE 201, Research Methodology (1 unit), in the program of graduate study.
  • Students opting for Plan C, Comprehensive Exam, must have that option approved by their elective area advisor. They will not receive degree credit for EEE 500. They must complete a total of 30 units of approved coursework, including core, elective core, and elective courses. They must advance to candidacy for the degree, and take a written comprehensive exam that will cover all of the material in their MS Program of Study. Students who fail may be permitted to retake the exam at its next offering; however, those who fail the exam a second time will not be allowed to continue with the Plan C option. Note: It should be recognized that industry puts a high value on project and thesis problem-solving experience, and the demonstration of technical writing skill that these options require. Graduating under Plan C option will not provide that experience. Students taking this option should consider, with their elective area advisors, other ways of gaining that valuable experience, such as through an EEE 299 Special Problems course.
  • As soon as possible after the student has registered for EEE 500, it is expected that the student will select a committee appropriate to the chosen plan of study. The Thesis Committee is to consist of the student's Thesis Advisor, who is the Chairperson of the student's Thesis Committee, and two other faculty members. The Project Committee is to consist of the student's Project Advisor, who is the Chairperson of the student's Project Committee, and one other faculty member. The committee members selected by the student must be approved by the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department's Graduate Coordinator.
  • The Thesis (Plan A) must be orally presented and defended, approved by the student's Thesis Committee, and approved by the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate Coordinator prior to submittal of the Thesis to the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • The Project (Plan B) is to culminate in a report and a device or simulation, which is to be demonstrated to the student's Project Committee. The Project Report must be approved by the student's Project Committee and approved by the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Graduate Coordinator prior to its submittal to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Requirements - Certificate - Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design

Units required: 16

The certificate in mixed-signal integrated circuit design will recognize the commitment and accomplishments of graduate students studying in this area, and provide potential employers with evidence of the skills students have developed. Graduate students studying mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) design will become knowledgeable and proficient in the different skills this demanding field requires. This requires studying multiple subjects such as amplifier design, device physics and matching, analog layout techniques, and key mixed-signal building blocks. In addition, students will learn the methods and tools used to design and layout ICs.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Required Lower Division Courses (13 units)

(3)

EEE 230

Analog and Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Design (EEE 109 or instructor permission)

(3)

EEE 231

Advanced Analog and Mixed Signal Integrated Circuit Design (EEE 230 or instructor permission)

(3)

EEE 232

Key Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Building Blocks (EEE 230 or instructor permission)

(1)

EEE 235

Mixed-Signal IC Design Laboratory (EEE 230 or instructor permission))

(3)

EEE 236

Advanced Semiconductor Devices

B. Required Electives (3 units)

(3) select one from the following:

 

EEE 110

Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits (EEE 109 or instructor permission)

 

EEE 234

Digital Integrated Circuit Design (EEE 230 or instructor permission)

 

EEE 238

Advanced VLSI Design-For-Test I (CPE 151 and CPE 166)

 

EEE 239

Advanced VLSI Design-For-Test II (EEE 238)


Career Possibilities

John Balachandra, Jean-Pierre Bayard, Fethi Belkhouche, Cynthia Colinge, Steve de Haas, Turan Gonen, Perry Heedley, Preetham Kumar, Milica Markovic, Thomas  Matthews, , Jing Pang, Warren Smith, Suresh Vadhva, Mohammad Vaziri, Mahyar Zarghami

Faculty

John Balachandra, Jean-Pierre Bayard, Fethi Belkhouche, Cynthia Colinge, Steve de Haas, Turan Gonen, Perry Heedley, Preetham Kumar, Milica Markovic, Thomas W. Matthews, John Oldenburg, Jing Pang, Warren Smith, Suresh Vadhva, Mohammad Vaziri

Contact Information

Thomas Matthews, Department Chair
Suzanne Abshire, Administrative Support Coordinator
Riverside Hall 3018
(916) 278-6873
www.ecs.csus.edu/eee



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