Description

Website: http://engineering.unl.edu/ece/

Electrical engineering is concerned with the production, transmission, and utilization of electrical energy and the transmission and processing of information. Employment opportunities for electrical engineers cover a wide spectrum of activities including design, development, research, sales, and management. These activities are carried on in industrial organizations, public and private utilities, the communications and computer industry, governmental and educational institutions, and consulting engineering firms. The objective of this major is to offer students an education to become productive electrical engineers and be active, contributing citizens of the nation and the world.

This department has over 40 faculty involved in research related to electronic materials, nanotechnology, optical systems, communications, biomedical applications, signal processing, microelectronics design, energy systems, and electromagnetics. Students are encouraged to participate in research activities, and have opportunities to travel and present their research results.

The department has extensive research facilities for all areas including state of the art computing facilities, integrated circuits and systems research facilities, communications and signal processing laboratories, applied electromagnetics research, solid state laboratories, nanostructures research, electro-optics research and energy systems laboratories.

The curriculum is designed to provide a broad education in fundamental principles and laboratory applications, and an awareness of the socioeconomic impact of technology. Technical electives are normally selected from advanced courses in electrical engineering to provide for specialization in selected areas. However, technical electives can also be selected from courses offered by other departments of the College of Engineering or from appropriate physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biological sciences courses.

The department administers a network of high-end UNIX workstations and PCs, upgraded regularly, and used for classroom instruction as well as the individual needs of students.

Major Department Admission

Requirements for admission to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be granted if he/she has:

  • maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.4 and is in good standing in the College of Engineering, and,
  • completed ECEN 215 Electronics and Circuits I and ECEN 216 Electronics and Circuits II with a grade of C or better.

A transfer student will be admitted if he/she has:

  • completed courses equivalent to ECEN 215 and ECEN 216 at other institutions with acceptable transfer grades of C or better, and,
  • a GPA of 2.4 or better during their first 12 credit hours in electrical engineering course work at UNL.

Transfer students will be able to appeal to the advisors for admission if they fail to meet the GPA requirement for an additional semester.

Other

EE Resource Room/Tutoring

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a resource room staffed by upper class undergraduates and graduate students. Students can get help with their homework, get answers to technical questions, etc. The room is open approximately 20 hours per week. Open hours for each semester are posted outside the room.

A list of tutors is available from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 209N, SEC. At the beginning of each semester students are invited to offer their services through these lists.

College Requirements

College Admission

College Entrance Requirements

Students must have high school credit for (one unit is equal to one high school year):

  1. 4 units of mathematics: 2 of algebra, 1 of geometry, 1 of precalculus and trigonometry.
  2. 4 units of English.
  3. 3 units of natural science that must include 1 unit of physics and 1 unit of chemistry (chemistry requirement waived for students in construction management).
  4. 2 units of a single foreign language.
  5. 3 units of social studies.
  6. Students having a composite ACT score of 28 or greater (or equivalent SAT score) will be admitted to the College of Engineering even if they lack any one of the following: trigonometry, chemistry, or physics.
  7. Students having an ACT score of 19 or less in English (or equivalent SAT score) must take ENGL 150 Writing and Inquiry or ENGL 151 Writing and Argument.

A total of 16 units is required for admission.

Students must have an ACT (enhanced) score of 24 or greater (or equivalent SAT). Students who lack entrance requirements may be admitted based on ACT scores, high school rank and credits, or may be admitted to pre-engineering status in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center. Pre-engineering students are advised within the College of Engineering.

Students for whom English is not their language of nurture must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements of the University.

Students who lack entrance units may complete precollege training by Independent Study through the UNL Office of On-line and Distance Education, in summer courses, or as a part of their first or second semester course loads while in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center or other Colleges at UNL.

Students should consult their advisor, their department chair, or Engineering Student Services if they have questions on current policies.

Other Admission Requirements

Students who transfer to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from other accredited colleges or universities and wish to be admitted to the College of Engineering (COE) must meet COE freshman entrance requirements and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for Nebraska residents or 3.0 for non-residents. Students not meeting either of these requirements must enroll in the Explore Center or another UNL college until they meet COE admission requirements.

The COE accepts courses for transfer for which a C or better grade was received. Although UNL accepts D grades from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and at Omaha, not all majors in the COE accept such low grades. Students must conform to the requirements of their intended major and, in any case, are strongly encouraged to repeat courses with a grade of C- or less.

All transfer students must adopt the curricular requirements of the undergraduate catalog current at the time of transfer to the COE—not that in use when they entered UNL. Upon admission to UNL, students wishing to pursue degree programs in the COE will be classified and subject to the policies defined in the subsequent section.

College Degree Requirements

Grade Rules

Grade Appeals

In the event of a dispute involving any college policies or grades, the student should appeal to his/her instructor, and appropriate department chair or school director (in that order). If a satisfactory solution is not achieved, the student may appeal his/her case through the College Academic Appeals Committee on his/her campus.

Catalog Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Engineering. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. The catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

At the time of graduation, students in the electrical engineering program will have achieved the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. (a)
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. (b)
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. (c)
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. (d)
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. (e)
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. (f)
  7. An ability to communicate effectively. (g)
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. (h)
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning. (i)
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues. (j)
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. (k)

NOTE: Letters are references to ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission outcomes (a through k).

Major Requirements

Requirements for the Degree

First Semester
ECEN 121Introduction to Electrical Engineering I3
ENGR 10Freshman Engineering Seminar0
MATH 106Calculus I5
Science Elective
Select 4 credit hours of science elective of the following:4
General Chemistry I
Chemistry for Engineering and Technology
Fundamental Chemistry I
Fundamentals of Biology I
and Fundamentals of Biology I laboratory
Linear Algebra
General Physics III
ACE Elective
Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 6, 7, 8, or 93
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Second Semester
ECEN 122Introduction to Electrical Engineering II3
MATH 107Calculus II4
PHYS 211General Physics I4
Computer Programming Elective
CSCE 155EComputer Science I: Systems Engineering Focus3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 14
Third Semester
ECEN 215Electronics and Circuits I3
ECEN 235Introductory Electrical Laboratory I1
ENGR 20Sophomore Engineering Seminar0
MATH 208Calculus III4
PHYS 212General Physics II4
PHYS 222General Physics Laboratory II1
Communications Elective
Select one of the following to meet both ACE 1 and 2:3
Technical Communication I
Technical Communication II
Business and Professional Communication
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Fourth Semester
ECEN 216Electronics and Circuits II3
ECEN 220Introduction to Embedded Systems3
ECEN 236Introductory Electrical Laboratory II1
MATH 221Differential Equations3
Science Elective
Select at least 3 credit hours of science elective of the following:3
General Chemistry I
Chemistry for Engineering and Technology
Fundamental Chemistry I
Fundamentals of Biology I
and Fundamentals of Biology I laboratory
Linear Algebra
General Physics III
ACE Elective
Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 6, 7, 8, or 93
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Fifth Semester
ECEN 304Signals and Systems I3
ECEN 307Electrical Engineering Laboratory I2
ECEN 316Electronics and Circuits III3
ECEN 370Digital Logic Design3
ECEN 398Special Topics in Electrical Engineering III1
ACE Elective
Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 6, 7, 8, or 93
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Sixth Semester
ECEN 305Probability Theory and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineers (NOTE: Both RAIK 270H and RAIK 370H together count for ECEN 305 for students in the Raikes program.) 3
ECEN 306Electromagnetic Field Theory3
ECEN 398Special Topics in Electrical Engineering III1
Technical Electives6
Communications Elective
Select one of the following to meet both ACE 1 and 2:3
Technical Communication I
Technical Communication II
Business and Professional Communication
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16
Seventh Semester
ECEN 494Capstone I2
Technical Electives12
ACE Elective
Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 6, 7, 8, or 93
Credit Hours Subtotal: 17
Eighth Semester
ECEN 495Capstone II3
Technical Electives9
ACE Elective
Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 6, 7, 8, or 93
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Total Credit Hours124

Technical Electives

Each EE undergraduate student must choose one of the emphasis areas listed below for the EE technical electives.

Electrical Engineering Emphasis Areas

  1. Communications and Signal Processing
  2. Electromagnetic Fields and Optics
  3. Electronics
  4. Energy and Power Systems
  5. Materials and Devices
  6. Bioengineering
  7. Modeling and Simulation
  8. Telecommunications

Electives

There are 27 credit hours of technical electives required. Of these 27 credit hours, at least 12 credit hours must be taken in electrical engineering (ECEN) emphasis area courses which are referred to as “EE technical electives.” Below is a list of courses in each emphasis area. (Lincoln campus course numbers are given. Some courses have an equivalent on Omaha campus.)

Communications & Signal Processing

ECEN 410Multivariate Random Processes3
ECEN 462Communication Systems (Core Course) 3
ECEN 463Digital Signal Processing (Core Course) 3
ECEN 464Digital Communication Systems3
ECEN 465Introduction to Data Compression3

Electromagnetic Fields and Optics

ECEN 408Engineering Electromagnetics (Core Course)3
ECEN 467Electromagnetic Theory and Applications3
ECEN 468Microwave Engineering3
ECEN 479Optical Fiber Communications4
ECEN 480Introduction to Lasers and Laser Applications3
ECEN 486Applied Photonics3

Electronics

ECEN 361Advanced Electronics and Circuits (Core Course) 3
ECEN 362Data and Telecommunications Transceivers4
ECEN 462Communication Systems3
ECEN 469Analog Integrated Circuits3
ECEN 470Digital and Analog VLSI Design3
ECEN 474Digital Systems (Core Course) 3

Energy and Power Systems

ECEN 338Introduction to Power and Energy Systems (Core Course)3
ECEN 406Power Systems Analysis3
ECEN 428Power Electronics (Core Course) 3
ECEN 430Wind Energy3
ECEN 436Electric Machines3
ECEN 444Linear Control Systems3
ECEN 498Special Topics in Electrical Engineering IV ( Solar Energy) 1-6

Materials and Devices

ECEN 417Semiconductor Fundamentals II3
ECEN 420Plasma Processing of Semiconductors3
ECEN 421Principles of Semiconductor Materials and Devices I (Core Course) 3
ECEN 422Introduction to Physics and Chemistry of Solids3

Bioengineering

ECEN 450Bioinformatics (Core Course)3
ECEN 460Labview Programming3
ECEN 498Special Topics in Electrical Engineering IV (Computational and Systems Biology) 1-6
ECEN 498Special Topics in Electrical Engineering IV (Bioengineering Image and Signal Processing)1-6

Modeling and Simulation

ECEN 398Special Topics in Electrical Engineering III (Computational Modeling and Simulation: Discrete Systems-Core Course) 1-6
ECEN 448Decision Analysis3
ECEN 498Special Topics in Electrical Engineering IV (Computational Modeling and Simulation: Continuous Systems) 1-6

Telecommunications

ECEN 362Data and Telecommunications Transceivers4
ECEN 464Digital Communication Systems (Core Course)3
ECEN 466Telecommunications Engineering I (Core Course) 4

Of these 12 credit hours, 6 credit hours must be taken from one of the eight EE emphasis areas listed. This must include at least one Core Course in that area. 

In addition, at least one 3 credit hour course from a different EE emphasis areas must be taken. The remaining 3 credits may be satisfied by any non-required 300 or 400 level electrical engineering course except ECEN 399 Undergraduate Research.

The remaining 15 credit hours of technical electives which are referred to as “EE or other technical electives” may be taken from any 300 or 400 level course offering (with the exception of those listed below) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or in any other engineering department within the College of Engineering at UNL, or in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics and Astronomy at UNL.

Not Allowed 300- and 400-Level Technical Electives

BIOS 310School of Biological Sciences Seminar1
MATH 495Seminar1-3
MATH 496Seminar in Mathematics1-3

In addition, a list of courses at the 100 and 200 level, which also will be accepted as technical elective credits, are listed below.

Allowed 100- and 200-Level Technical Electives

AGEN 225 / BSEN 225Engineering Properties of Biological Materials3
ASTR 204Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics3
ASTR 224Astronomy and Astrophysics Laboratory1
BIOS 206General Genetics4
BIOS 213Human Physiology3
CHME 202Mass and Energy Balances3
CHME 331Equilibrium Stage Operations3
CHEM 110General Chemistry II4
CHEM 114Fundamental Chemistry II3
CHEM 2xxAny 200 level chemistry course
CSCE 156Computer Science II4
CSCE 235Introduction to Discrete Structures3
CSCE 251Unix Programming Environment1
MATL 260Elements of Materials Science3
MATL 262Materials Laboratory I1
MECH 223Engineering Statics3
MECH 250Mechanics I2
MECH 200Engineering Thermodynamics3

No more than a total of 3 credit hours may be taken in ECEN 399 or similar offerings from other departments.

However, students can choose a “Research Option.” The purpose of research option is to provide research experiences and offer opportunities for students to work with a faculty advisor on a specific research topic. A certificate of completion of thesis will be awarded to the students, and outstanding thesis awards will be presented at the end of semester functions. Requirements for the research option are listed below.

Research Option

  1. Selection of a faculty advisor (ECE department faculty), research topic, and thesis committee (at least one other faculty).
  2. Registration for 6 credit hours of undergraduate research (ECEN 399) over at least two consecutive semesters on the same research topic.
  3. GPA of above 3.0.
  4. Write an undergraduate thesis or report and make an oral presentation to be graded by thesis committee members.

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

ECEN103
Computer and Electronics Engineering Fundamentals

Description: Introduction to DC circuit analysis and digital logic. Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws, mesh and nodal analysis, Boolean algebra, logic gates, minimization, counters, and flip-flops. Uses of computer based resources for data analysis and report generation. Use of internet to locate and retrieve engineering resources.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 213; ECEN 225

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN106
Microprocessor Applications

Prerequisites: ECEN 103 or (UNO) ECEN 1030; CSCE 155 or (UNO) CIST 1400

Description: Introduction to assembly language programming of microprocessors / microcontrollers, assemblers, and debugging tool utilization. Microprocessor system hardware components, control signals, and 'C' language micro-controller programming.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 224; ECEN 313; ECEN 332; ECEN 345

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN121
Introduction to Electrical Engineering I

Description: Introduction to basic electrical engineering concepts including energy, power systems, communications and signal processing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN122
Introduction to Electrical Engineering II

Description: Introduction to several electrical engineering areas including digital, circuits, electromagnetics, materials and devices, and optics.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 220

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN192
Individual Study in Computer and Electronics Engineering I

Description: Individual study in a selected computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of a computer and electronics engineering faculty member. ECEN 192 (UNO - ECEN 1920) requires a ECE departmentally approved proposal.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ECEN194
Special Topics in Computer and Electronics Engineering I

Description: Special topics in the emerging areas of computer and electronics engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the computer and electronics engineering curriculum.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

ECEN198
Special Topics in Electrical Engineering I

Description: Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for first-year students not covered in other courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ECEN211
Elements of Electrical Engineering I

Prerequisites: MATH 107/(UNO) MATH 1960 and PHYS 211/(UNO) PHYS 2110.

Not for electrical engineering majors.

Description: Basic circuit analysis including direct and alternating currents and operational amplifiers. Digital signals and circuits.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGEN 325, BSEN 325; ECEN 231; MECH 350

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN213
Electrical Circuits I

Prerequisites: ECEN 103 or (UNO) ECEN 1030; ECEN 225 or (UNO) ECEN 2500; MATH 221/221H/821 or

Description: Electrical circuit theory, Kirchoff's and Ohm's laws, circuit analysis theorems, Norton and Thevenin equivalence. The analysis of resistor circuits, with capacitors and inductors, in DC and AC steady state. Transients and variable frequency responses are studied, including computer solutions to circuit problems.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 217; ECEN 218; ECEN 222

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN214
Electrical Circuits II

Prerequisites: ECEN 213 or (UNO) ECEN 2130; ECEN 218 or (UNO) ECEN 2184; (UNO) MATH 2050 or parallel.

Description: Introduction to the analysis of electrical circuits in sinusoidal steady states. The concepts of impedance, phasors, power, frequency response, resonance, magnetic circuits, and two-port networks. Transform techniques for circuit analysis.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 304; ECEN 338; ECEN 355

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN215
Electronics and Circuits I

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or parallel: MATH 208/(UNO) MATH 1970.

Description: Introduction to electrical engineering circuit theory. Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady state DC resistive circuits. Analysis of transient RLC and sinusoidal steady-state circuits. Modern computer methods employed.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 306

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN216
Electronics and Circuits II

Prerequisites: ECEN 215/(UNO) ECEN 2150 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite or parallel: MATH 221/(UNO) MATH 2350 or MATH 221H.

Description: Steady state power calculations for sinusoidal single-phase and balanced three-phase circuits. Mutual inductance. Frequency response. Introduction to fundamentals of semiconductor theory and their application to p-n junction devices. Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady state diode circuits. Modern computer methods employed.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 304; ECEN 338

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN217
Electrical Circuits III

Prerequisites: ECEN 213 or (UNO) ECEN 2130

This course is for computer engineering majors only.

Description: Analysis of first and second order RLC circuits using differential equations and Laplace transforms. Variable frequency network performance analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ECEN218
Electrical Circuits Laboratory

Prerequisites: ECEN 213/(UNO) ECEN 2130 or parallel.

ECEN 218/(UNO) ECEN 2184 is a lab to accompany ECEN 213/(UNO) ECEN 2130.

Description: The use of laboratory tools for measurement and verification of electrical concepts. Experiments using both passive and semiconductor devices at audio frequencies. Analysis verification with computer simulation.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 214; ECEN 222

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ECEN220
Introduction to Embedded Systems

Prerequisites: ECEN 122/(UNO) ECEN 1220 or CSCE 230, and CSCE 155E, or working knowledge of C programming.

Description: Basic hardware and software concepts of embedded microprocessor systems and interfacing with other hardware components. Simple circuits are designed and drivers to run them are written. Design and build hardware and write drivers in assembly or C programming languages.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 307

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN222
Electronic Circuits I

Prerequisites: ECEN 213/(UNO) ECEN 2130 with a grade of "C" or better; ECEN 218/(UNO) ECEN 2184

Description: Analysis and design of modern electronic circuits. Diode circuits, bipolar and field effect transistor switching and amplifier circuits, and operational amplifier circuits.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 310; ECEN 325

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN224
Introduction to Signal Processing

Prerequisites: ECEN 106 or (UNO) ECEN 1060; CSCE 155A, 155E, 155H, 155N, 155T or (UNO) CIST 1400; MATH 107/107H or (UNO) MATH 1960.

Description: The use of mathematical and digital computation tools key to engineering applications. Auditory and visual senses are used in the presentation and study of sinusoidal signals, sampling, frequency response and filtering theory.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN225
Computer and Electronics Engineering Seminar

Prerequisites: ECEN 103 or (UNO) ECEN 1030.

Description: An overview of computer, electronics and telecommunication fields. There will be information on professional careers available upon graduation. Professionalism and ethics are addressed as well as the need for lifelong learning experiences.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 213

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ECEN231
Electrical Engineering Laboratory

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or parallel: ECEN 211/(UNO) ECEN 2110.

Description: Laboratory accompanying ECEN 211/(UNO) ECEN 2110.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ECEN235
Introductory Electrical Laboratory I

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or parallel: ECEN 215/(UNO) ECEN 2150.

Description: Laboratory accompanying ECEN 215/(UNO) ECEN 2150.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 236

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ECEN236
Introductory Electrical Laboratory II

Prerequisites: ECEN 235/(UNO) ECEN 2350; Prerequisite or parallel: ECEN 216/(UNO) ECEN 2160.

Description: Laboratory accompanying ECEN 216/(UNO) ECEN 2160.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 307

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ECEN292
Individual Study in Computer and Electronics Engineering II

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

ECEN 292 (UNO - ECEN 2920) requires a ECE departmentally approved proposal.

Description: Individual study in a selected computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ECEN294
Special Topics in Computer and Electronics Engineering II

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Special topics in the emerging areas of computer and electronics engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the Electrical & Computer Engineering curriculum.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

ECEN298
Special Topics in Electrical Engineering II

Description: Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for second-year students not covered in other courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ECEN304
Signals and Systems I

Prerequisites: ECEN 214 or (UNO) ECEN 2140 or ECEN 216 or (UNO) 2160 with a grade of "C" or better; MATH 221 or 221H or (UNO) MATH 2350.

Description: Mathematical modeling of physical systems and signals. Representation of signals in terms of basis functions. Fourier series expansions, Fourier Transforms, Laplace and z-Transforms. Input-output relations, convolution. Transfer functions. System Stability. Poles/zeros and s- and z-plane methods. Applications.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 305

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

ECEN305
Probability Theory and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineers

Prerequisites: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040.

Description: Random experiment model, random variables, functions of random variables, and introduction to random processes; statistics and practical data analysis.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 850, ECEN 450

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN306
Electromagnetic Field Theory

Prerequisites: ECEN 215 or (UNO) ECEN 2130 with a grade of "C" or better, PHYS 212 or (UNO) PHYS 2120, MATH 208 or (UNO) MATH 1970, MATH 221 or (UNO) 2350.

Description: Complex vectors. Maxwell's equations. Uniform plane waves. Wave reflection and transmission at interfaces. Waveguides and resonators. Transmission line principles. Antennas. Topics in waves.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN307
Electrical Engineering Laboratory I

Prerequisites: ECEN 220 or (UNO) ECEN 1060 and ECEN 236 or (UNO) ECEN 2220; prereq or parallel ECEN 370 or (UNO) ECEN 3700 or (UNO) ECEN 3130; admission to the College of Engineering.

Description: Laboratory work on circuits and systems, digital and analog electronic circuits.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ECEN310
Digital Design and Interfacing

Prerequisites: ECEN 222/(UNO) ECEN 2220; ECEN 313/(UNO) ECEN 3130, or parallel.

ECEN 310/3100 lab exercises provide practical experience with design tools and the design process.

Description: Digital design from both the circuit and system perspectives. The structure and analysis of digital integrated circuits, interface signal integrity, Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) design and synthesis, and software simulation.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN313
Switching Circuits Theory

Prerequisites: ECEN 106 or (UNO) ECEN 1060.

Description: Combinational circuit analysis and design. State machine analysis and design. Synchronous/clock mode circuits and asynchronous sequential circuits. Minimization, race, and hazard elimination are covered. Circuits are implemented in discrete logic and in CPLD and FPGA devices. VHDL hardware description language is used to describe circuits. Circuits are implemented in discrete logic and in CPLD/FPGA devices.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 310; ECEN 496

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN316
Electronics and Circuits III

Prerequisites: ECEN 216/(UNO) ECEN 2160 with a grade of 'C' or better.

Description: Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady state transistor circuits. Frequency response of filters and amplifiers. Basic power amplifier types. Advanced operational amplifier circuits. Introduction to the fundamentals of semiconductor theory and their application to p-n junction and field devices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN317
Electrical Engineering Laboratory II

Prerequisites: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040 and ECEN 307/(UNO) ECEN 3070; prereq or parallel ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060 and ECEN 316/(UNO) ECEN 3160; admission to the College of Engineering.

Description: Lab work on electromagnetic fields and waves, solid state devices, discrete systems, control systems, and communications.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 494

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ECEN325
Communications Systems

Prerequisites: ECEN 222/(UNO) ECEN 2220; MATH/STAT 380/(UNO) STAT 3800.

Description: Relevant communications systems; principles of transmission and reception; amplitude; frequency and phase modulation. Sampling theorem, pulse-code modulation and delta modulation.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN328
Applied Fields and Lines I

Prerequisites: MATH 208/208H or (UNO) MATH 1970; MATH 221/821 or (UNO) MATH 2350.

Description: Transmission lines. Discontinuities, different termination, and matching methods. Application of vector analysis to Maxwell's equations. Uniform plane waves including reflection/transmission. S-parameters. Principles of antennas. LW, MW, SW, USW propagation.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 329

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN329
Applied Fields and Lines II

Prerequisites: ECEN 328 or (UNO) ECEN 3280.

Description: Metallic wave guides with rectangular, circular, and coaxial cross section, antennas, free space, propagation in free space, applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN332
Assembly Language Programming

Prerequisites: ECEN 106 or (UNO) ECEN 1060

Description: Introduction to the architecture and assembly language programming of 80 x 86 microprocessors. Assemblers and debugging tool utilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ECEN338
Introduction to Power and Energy Systems

Prerequisites: ECEN 216 or (UNO) ECEN 2160 or ECEN 214 or (UNO) ECEN 2140 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Energy sources, environmental impacts, power systems principles, three-phase circuits, transmission lines, transformers, per unit analysis, generators, loads, and power system modeling.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN345
Mobile Robotics I

Prerequisites: ECEN 106 or (UNO) ECEN 1060, ECEN 213 or (UNO) ECEN 2130.

Description: Introduction to the primary issues spanning the field of mobile robotics, including robotics history, robot components (sensors, actuators), robot system design considerations, low-level control (feedback control) and robotics control architectures. The lab focuses on the practical implementation of autonomous robot control on a real mobile robot using behavior-based methods in the C language.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN350
Electrical Engineering Internship or Cooperative Education

Prerequisites: Open to Electrical Engineering majors only. Approval of faculty sponsor prior to the internship or Co-op is required.

Description: For Internships or Cooperatives primarily technical in nature lasting 4.5 months or greater. Weekly communication and/or final report required. Must be taken during or after the semester in which the Internship/Co-op occurs.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ECEN352
Electronics Circuits II

Description: Operational amplifier circuit design and analysis feedback and stability. Design and analysis of large signal power amplifiers. Other integrated devices such as: regulators, comparators, Schmitt triggers, oscillators, and active filters.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 362

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN355
Signals and Linear Systems

Prerequisites: ECEN 214/(UNO) ECEN 2140; MATH/STAT 380/(UNO) STAT 3800, or parallel.

Description: Continuous and discrete representations of signals. System modeling and analysis using differential and difference equations. Fourier, Laplace, and Z transforms. State description of continuous and discrete time transfer functions. The primary mathematical tools used in the analysis of continuous and discrete time systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN361
Advanced Electronics and Circuits

Prerequisites: ECEN 316/(UNO) ECEN 3160.

Description: Analog and digital electronics for discrete and integrated circuits. Multistage amplifiers, frequency response, feedback amplifiers, simple filters and amplifiers, MOS and bipolar logic gates and families, A/D and D/A converters.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 361

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN362
Data and Telecommunications Transceivers

Prerequisites: ECEN 352 or (UNO) ECEN 3520; ECEN 325 or (UNO) ECEN 3250, or parallel; and ECEN 328 or (UNO) ECEN 3280, or parallel.

Description: Noise and signal distortions in communication systems, impedance matching techniques, high frequency measurement techniques, design of high frequency amplifiers and oscillators, PLL and frequency synthesizers, data synchronization and multiplexing techniques, Antennas and their arrays.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN370
Digital Logic DesignCrosslisted with CSCE 335

Prerequisites: ECEN 121/(UNO) ECEN 1210 or CSCE 230

Description: Combinational and sequential logic circuits. MSI chips, programmable logic devices (PAL, ROM, PLA) used to design combinational and sequential circuits. CAD tools. LSI and PLD components and their use. Hardware design experience.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 307

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN392
Individual Study in Computer and Electronics Engineering III

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Individual study in a selected computer or electronics engineering area under the supervision and guidance of a computer and electronics engineering faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ECEN394
Special Topics in Computer and Electronics Engineering III

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Special topics in the merging areas of electrical & computer engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the Electrical & Computer Engineering curriculum.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

ECEN398
Special Topics in Electrical Engineering III

Description: Offered as the need arises to treat electrical engineering topics for third-year students not covered in other courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ECEN399
Undergraduate Research

Prerequisites: Electrical engineering seniors or approval.

Description: Research accompanied by a written report of the results.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ECEN399R
Undergraduate Research

Description: Independent research project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Culminates in a written thesis or report and an oral presentation. For electrical engineering majors selecting the research option. ECEN 399/(UNO) ECEN 3990 and ECEN 399R/(UNO) 3990R should be taken in consecutive semesters.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN400
Electronic InstrumentationCrosslisted with ECEN 800

Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering or permission.

Description: Applications of analog and digital devices to electronic instrumentation. Includes transducers, instrumentation amplifiers, mechanical and solid-state switches, data acquisition systems, phase-lock loops, and modulation techniques. Demonstrations with working circuits and systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN406
Power Systems AnalysisCrosslisted with ECEN 806

Prerequisites: ECEN 338/(UNO) ECEN 3380 or ECEN 838/(UNO) ECEN 8386.

Description: Symmetrical components and fault calculations, power system stability, generator modeling (circuit view point), voltage control system, high voltage DC transmission, and system protection.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 957

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN407
Power Systems PlanningCrosslisted with ECEN 807

Prerequisites: ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050

Description: Economic evaluation, load forecasting, generation planning, transmission planning, production simulation, power plant reliability characteristics, and generation system reliability.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN408
Engineering ElectromagneticsCrosslisted with ECEN 808

Prerequisites: ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060

Laboratory experiments.

Description: Applied electromagnetics: Transmission lines in digital electronics and communication. The quasistatic electric and magnetic fields: electric and magnetic circuits and electromechanical energy conversion. Guided waves: rectangular and cylindrical metallic waveguides and optical fibers. Radiation and antennas: line and aperture antennas and arrays.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN410
Multivariate Random ProcessesCrosslisted with ECEN 810

Prerequisites: ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050

Description: Probability space, random vectors, multivariate distributions, moment generating functions, conditional expectations, discrete and continuous-time random processes, random process characterization and representation, linear systems with random inputs.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 911; ECEN 912; ECEN 915; ECEN 946

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN416
Materials and Devices for Computer Memory, Logic, and DisplayCrosslisted with ECEN 816

Prerequisites: PHYS 212/(UNO) PHYS 2120

Description: Survey of fundamentals and applications of devices used for memory, logic, and display. Magnetic, superconductive, semiconductive, and dielectric materials.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN417
Semiconductor Fundamentals IICrosslisted with ECEN 817

Prerequisites: ECEN 421/(UNO) ECEN 4210 or ECEN 821/(UNO) ECEN 8216.

Description: Analysis of BJT's and MOSFET's from a first principle materials viewpoint. Static and dynamic analysis and characterization. Device fabrication processes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN420
Plasma Processing of SemiconductorsCrosslisted with ECEN 820

Prerequisites: Open to College of Engineering Students only.

Description: Physics of plasmas and gas discharges developed. Includes basic collisional theory, the Boltzman equation and the concept of electron energy distributions. Results are related to specific gas discharge systems used in semiconductor processing, such as sputtering, etching, and deposition systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN421
Principles of Semiconductor Materials and Devices ICrosslisted with ECEN 821

Prerequisites: PHYS 213/(UNO) PHYS 2130

Description: Introduction to semiconductor fundamentals, charge carrier concentration and carrier transport, energy bands, and recombination. PN junctions, static and dynamic, and special PN junction diode devices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN422
Introduction to Physics and Chemistry of SolidsCrosslisted with PHYS 422, PHYS 822, ECEN 822

Prerequisites: PHYS 213 or CHEM 481/881, MATH 221/821, or permission.

Description: Introduction to structural, thermal, electrical, and magnetic properties of solids, based on concepts of atomic structure, chemical bonding in molecules, and electron states in solids. Principles underlying molecular design of materials and solid-state devices.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN424
Digital Signal ProcessingCrosslisted with ECEN 824

Prerequisites: ECEN 355 or (UNO) ECEN 3550.

Description: The temporal and spectral analysis of digital signals and systems, the design of digital filters and systems, and advanced systems including multi-rate digital signal processing techniques.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 815; ECEN 926

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN428
Power ElectronicsCrosslisted with ECEN 828

Prerequisites: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040 and ECEN 316/(UNO) ECEN 3160

Description: Basic analysis and design of solid-state power electronic devices and converter circuitry.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 932

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN430
Wind EnergyCrosslisted with ECEN 830

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission

Description: Engineering principles of both the mechanical/aero dynamical and electrical components and systems, along with economic and environmental considerations for citing and public policy, to appropriately cover the relevant topics associated with all scales of wind energy implementations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN433
Microprocessor System DesignCrosslisted with ECEN 833

Prerequisites: ECEN 310 or (UNO) ECEN 3100 with a grade of "C" or better; ECEN 332 or (UNO) ECEN 3320 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Microprocessor based systems: architecture; design; and interfacing. Hardware topics: memory design; input/output ports; serial communications; and interrupts. Software topics: generating assembly ROM code; assembly/C firmware generation; and designing device drivers.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN435
Embedded Microcontroller DesignCrosslisted with ECEN 835

Prerequisites: ECEN 433/833 or (UNO) ECEN 4330/8336 with a grade of "C" or better; STAT/MATH 380 or (UNO) STAT 3800.

Description: Microcontroller architecture: design, programming, and interfacing for embedded systems. Timing issues, memory interfaces, serial and parallel interfacing, and functions for common microcontrollers.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 496

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN436
Electric MachinesCrosslisted with ECEN 836

Prerequisites: PHYS 212/(UNO) PHYS 2120 and ECEN 216/(UNO) ECEN 2160

Description: Provides a solid background in electric machine analysis, covering fundamental concepts, techniques, and methods for analysis and design. Discussion of transformers and presentation of some new systems and applications.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 932

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN437
Parallel and Distributed ProcessingCrosslisted with ECEN 837

Prerequisites: ECEN 435/835 or (UNO) ECEN 4350/8366

Description: Parallel and distributed processing concepts, principles, techniques, and machines.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN442
Basic Analytical Techniques in Electrical EngineeringCrosslisted with ECEN 842

Prerequisites: MATH 221/(UNO) MATH 2350

Description: Applications of partial differential equations, matrices, vector analysis, complex variables, and infinite series to problems in electrical engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN444
Linear Control SystemsCrosslisted with ECEN 844

Prerequisites: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040

Description: Classical (transfer function) and modern (state variable) control techniques. Both time domain and frequency domain techniques are studied. Traditional proportional, lead, lag, and PID compensators are examined, as well as state variable feedback.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN448
Decision AnalysisCrosslisted with ECEN 848

Prerequisites: ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050 or STAT 380/(UNO) STAT 3800

Description: Principles of engineering economy including time value of money, net present value and internal rate of return. Use of influence diagram and ecision tree to structure and analyze decision situations under uncertainty including use of stochastic dominance, value of information, and utility theory. Fundamentals of two-person matrix games including Nash equilibrium.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN450
BioinformaticsCrosslisted with ECEN 850

Prerequisites: Computer programming language and ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050 or IMSE 321 or STAT 380/(UNO) STAT 3800 or equivalent

Description: Examination of how information is organized in biological sequences such as DNA and proteins and computational techniques which make use of this structure. Various biochemical processes that involve these sequences are studied to understand how these processes affect the structure of these sequences. In the process bioinformatics algorithms, tools, and techniques which are used to explore genomic and amino acid sequences are also introduced.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN451
Introduction to VLSI System DesignCrosslisted with ECEN 851

Prerequisites: ECEN 310 or (UNO) ECEN 3100

Description: The concepts, principles, and methodology at all levels of digital VLSI system design and focused on gate-level VLSI implementation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN452
Introduction to Computer-Aided Digital DesignCrosslisted with ECEN 852

Prerequisites: ECEN 310 or (UNO) ECEN 3100

Description: The concepts, simulation techniques and methodology in computer-aided digital design at system and logic levels.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN454
Power Systems Operation and ControlCrosslisted with ECEN 854

Prerequisites: ECEN 338/(UNO) ECEN 3380

Description: Characteristics and generating units. Control of generation, economic dispatch, transmission losses, unit commitment, generation with limited supply, hydrothermal coordination, and interchange evaluation and power pool.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN460
Labview ProgrammingCrosslisted with ECEN 860

Prerequisites: Prior programming experience

Description: Labview as a programming language and for applications to acquire and analyze data, to access the network, control lab instruments, and for video and sound applications.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN461
Digital Communications MediaCrosslisted with ECEN 861

Prerequisites: ECEN 325 or (UNO) 3250 or ECEN 462 or (UNO) ECEN 4620

Description: Topics related to the transport of bit streams from one geographical location to another over various physical media such as wire pairs, coaxial cable, optical fiber, and radio waves. Transmission characteristics, media interfacing, delay, distortion, noise, and error detection and correction techniques.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 479, ECEN 879; ECEN 885; ECEN 977

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN462
Communication SystemsCrosslisted with ECEN 862

Prerequisites: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040 and ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050

Description: Mathematical descriptions of signals in communication systems. Principles of analog modulation and demodulation. Performance analysis of analog communication systems in the presence of noise.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 911

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN463
Digital Signal ProcessingCrosslisted with ECEN 863

Prerequisites: ECEN 304/(UNO) ECEN 3040

Description: Discrete system analysis using Z-transforms. Analysis and design of digital filters. Discrete Fourier transforms.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 915

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN464
Digital Communication SystemsCrosslisted with ECEN 864

Prerequisites: ECEN 462/(UNO) ECEN 4620

Description: Principals of digital transmission of information in the presence of noise. Design and analysis of baseband PAM transmission systems and various carrier systems including ASK, FSK, PSK.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 911; ECEN 912; ECEN 959

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN465
Introduction to Data CompressionCrosslisted with ECEN 865

Prerequisites: ECEN 305/(UNO) ECEN 3050

Description: Introduction to the concepts of Information Theory and Redundancy removal. Simulation of various data compression schemes such as Delta Modulation, Differential Pulse Code Modulation, Transform Coding and Runlength Coding.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN466
Telecommunications Engineering ICrosslisted with ECEN 866

Prerequisites: ECEN 362 or (UNO) ECEN 3620; ECEN 461/861 or (UNO) ECEN 4610/8610, or parallel.

Description: Standard telecommunications protocols, architecture of long distance integrated data networks, local area networks, wide area networks, radio and satellite networks. Network management, internetworking, system modeling and performance analysis.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 496

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN467
Electromagnetic Theory and ApplicationsCrosslisted with ECEN 867

Prerequisites: ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060

Description: Engineering application of Maxwell's equations. Fundamental Parameters of Antennas. Radiation, analysis, and synthesis of antenna arrays. Aperture Antennas.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 965

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN468
Microwave EngineeringCrosslisted with ECEN 868

Prerequisites: ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060

Description: Applications of active and passive devices to microwave systems. Includes impedance matching, resonators, and microwave antennas.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 965

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN469
Analog Integrated CircuitsCrosslisted with ECEN 869

Prerequisites: ECEN 361/(UNO) ECEN 3610

Description: Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits both bipolar and MOS. Basic circuit elements such as differential pairs, current sources, active loads, output drivers used in the design of more complex analog integrated circuits.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 913

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN470
Digital and Analog VLSI DesignCrosslisted with ECEN 870

Prerequisites: ECEN 316/(UNO) ECEN 3160

Description: Introduction to VLSI design techniques for analog and digital circuits. Fabrication technology and device modelling. Design rules for integrated circuit layout. LSI design options with emphasis on the standard cell approach of digital and analog circuits. Lab experiments, computer simulation and layout exercises.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN471
Computer Communication NetworksCrosslisted with ECEN 871

Prerequisites: ECEN 325 or (UNO) ECEN 3250

Description: High-speed access control protocols, routing protocols, traffic management, and network topologies. Giga-bit Ethernet, ATM, and TCP/IP. Performance modeling and simulation techniques.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN473
Mobile and Personal CommunicationsCrosslisted with ECEN 873

Prerequisites: ECEN 325 or (UNO) ECEN 3250

Description: Concepts on mobile and personal communications. Modulation techniques for mobile radio, equalization, diversity, channel coding, and speech coding.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN474
Digital SystemsCrosslisted with ECEN 874

Prerequisites: ECEN 370/(UNO) ECEN 3700

Description: Synthesis using state machines; design of digital systems; micro programming in small controller design; hardware description language for design and timing analysis.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 477, ECEN 877

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN475
Satellite CommunicationsCrosslisted with ECEN 875

Prerequisites: ECEN 325 OR (UNO) ECEN 3250

Description: The fundamental concepts of satellite communications. Orbits, launching satellites, modulation and multiplexing, multiple access, earth stations, coding, interference and special problems in satellite communications.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN476
Wireless CommunicationsCrosslisted with ECEN 876

Description: The fundamental concepts of wireless communications. Basic communications concepts such as multiple access and spectrum. Propagation, radio standards and internetworking. Current issues in wireless communications.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 926; ECEN 977

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN477
Digital Systems Organization and DesignCrosslisted with ECEN 877

Prerequisites: ECEN 474/(UNO) ECEN 4740 or ECEN 874/(UNO) ECEN 8746

Description: Hardware development languages, hardware organization and realization, microprogramming, interrupt, intersystem communication, and peripheral interfacing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN479
Optical Fiber CommunicationsCrosslisted with ECEN 879

Prerequisites: ECEN 461/861 or (UNO) ECEN 4610/8616.

Description: Fundamentals of lightwave communication in optical fiber waveguides, physical description of fiber optic systems. Properties of the optical fiber and fiber components. Electro-optic devices: light sources and modulators, detectors and amplifiers; optical transmitter and receiver systems. Fiber optic link design and specification; fiber optic networks.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 979

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN480
Introduction to Lasers and Laser ApplicationsCrosslisted with ECEN 880, PHYS 480, PHYS 880

Prerequisites: PHYS 213/(UNO) PHYS 2130

Description: Physics of electronic transition production stimulated emission of radiation. Threshold conditions for laser oscillation. Types of lasers and their applications in engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN482
Antennas and Radio Propagation for Wireless CommunicationsCrosslisted with ECEN 882

Prerequisites: ECEN 328 or (UNO) ECEN 3280

Description: Fundamental theory of antennas and radio propagation for wireless communications. Basic antenna characteristics and various antennas and antenna arrays. Basic propagation mechanisms and various channel models, such as Friis free space model, Hata model, lognormal distribution, and multipath model. Includes practical antenna design for high radio frequency (RF) with modeling software tools such as Numerical Electromagnetic Code (NEC) and Advanced Design System (ADS). Design projects will be assigned as the main part of course.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN484
Network SecurityCrosslisted with ECEN 884

Prerequisites: ECEN 325 or (UNO) ECEN 3250

Description: Network security and cryptographic protocols. Classical encryption techniques, block ciphers and stream cyphers, public-key cryptography, authentications digital signatures, key management and distributions, network vulnerabilities, transport-level security, IP security.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN486
Applied PhotonicsCrosslisted with ECEN 886

Prerequisites: ECEN 306/(UNO) ECEN 3060 or permission

Description: Introduction to the use of electromagnetic radiation for performing optical measurements in engineering applications. Basic electromagnetic theory and light interaction with matter are covered with corresponding laboratory experiments conducted.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 986

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ECEN488
Wireless SecurityCrosslisted with ECEN 888

Prerequisites: ECEN 325 or (UNO) ECEN 3250

Description: A comprehensive overview on the recent advances in wireless network and system security. Covers security issues and solutions in emerging wireless access networks and systems as well as multihop wireless networks.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ECEN491
Special Topics in Computer and Electronics Engineering IVCrosslisted with ECEN 891

Prerequisites: Senior standing

Description: Special topics in the emerging areas of electrical and computer engineering which may not be covered in other courses in the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

ECEN492
Individual Study in Computer and Electronics Engineering IVCrosslisted with ECEN 892

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

ECEN 492 (UNO - ECEN 4920) requires a ECE departmentally approved proposal.

Description: Individual study in selected electrical and computer engineering area under the supervision and guidance of an Electrical & Computer Engineering faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ECEN494
Capstone I

Prerequisites: ECEN 317/(UNO) ECEN 3170 or (UNO) ECEN 2220 and (UNO) ECEN 3040 and (UNO) ECEN 3060 and (UNO) ECEN 3130; completed ACE 1 requirement or (UNO) ENGL 3980 or permission; admission to the College of Engineering.

The first in a two semester capstone senior design course sequence.

Description: A substantial design project that allows application of electrical engineering skills to a multidisciplinary project. Requires project definition, planning and scheduling, effective written and oral communication of technical ideas, incorporation of realistic constraints and engineering standards, functioning effectively on a multidisciplinary team, and applying new ideas as needed to meet project goals.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ECEN495
Capstone II

Prerequisites: ECEN 494/(UNO) ECEN 4940 or permission; admission to the College of Engineering.

The second in a two semester capstone senior design course sequence.

Description: Continuation of a substantial design project that allows application of electrical engineering skills to a multidisciplinary project. A project that meets specifications and that is completed according to a pre-determined schedule and within budget. Requires effective written and oral communication of technical ideas, incorporation of realistic constraints and engineering standards, functioning effectively on a multidisciplinary team, and applying new ideas as needed to meet project goals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ECEN496
Capstone I

Prerequisites: ECEN 313/(UNO) ECEN 3130 with a grade of "C" or better; ECEN 435/835/(UNO) ECEN 4350/8356 or ECEN 466/866/(UNO) ECEN 4660/8666, or parallel; and JGEN 300 or (UNO) ENGL 3980.

For Computer Engineering and Electronics Engineering students.

Description: Preliminary investigation into topics for the capstone course. Defining deliverables, scheduling, interdisciplinary team design.

This course is a prerequisite for: ECEN 499

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ECEN498
Special Topics in Electrical Engineering IVCrosslisted with ECEN 898

Prerequisites: Permission.

ECEN 498/898 (UNO ECEN 4980/8986) is offered as the need arises for electrical engineering topics for fourth-year and graduate students not covered in other courses.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:18
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ECEN499
Capstone II

Prerequisites: ECEN 496 or (UNO) ECEN 4960.

Description: ECEN 499/(UNO) ECEN 4990 requires the completion of a design project that demonstrates the ability to combine the knowledge from individual courses in the program to complete a design task. The capstone design course for the B.S. in computer engineering and electronics engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ECEN499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Senior standing in electrical engineering; admission to the University Honors Program

Description: Honors thesis research project meeting the requirements of the University Honors Program. Independent research project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Culminates in the presentation of an honors thesis to the department and college.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Engineering Leadership Program, National Instruments - Austin TX
  • System Engineer, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center - Huntsville AL
  • Embedded Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin - Denver CO
  • Orbital Vehicle Program Manager, United States Air Force - White Sands NM
  • Fuctions Test Engineer, Kawasaki Manufacturing - Lincoln NE

Internships

  • Energy Sciences Research Summer Internship, Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research - Lincoln NE
  • Electrical Engineer Intern, Black Veatch Corporation - Overland Park KS
  • Electrical Project Engineer Intern, Nebraska Public Power District - Lincoln NE
  • Electrical Engineering Co-op, National Renewable Energy Lab - Golden CO
  • Electrical Intern, Davis Design - Lincoln NE

Grad Schools

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Juris Doctor, University of Nebraska- Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University - Palo Alto CA
  • Robotics Engineering, Northwestern - Evanston IL
  • Masters of Electrical Engineering, Rice University - Houston TX