Electrical Engineering (EE)

EE-526  Advanced Power Electronics    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Course work or work experience in power electronics or electric vehicle drive trains is a prerequisite for this course. An advanced class in power electronics providing state variable modeling of DC-DC converters. Topics include: buck, boost/buck-boost/Cuk; state variable modeling of converter topologies: floating interleaved dual boost, floating double-interleaved dual boost, floating double boost double stage boost, and isolated full lH-bridge; converter control system design based on state variable models; circuits for soft switching in inverters and converters; single phase inverter design; three phase, six-step inverter design; multilevel inverter design; Pulse Width Modulation (PWM): SPWM, HEPWM, SVPWM; resonant converters: series, parallel, series-parallel; wireless battery charging.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

EE-530  Digital Control Systems    4 Credits

Prerequisites: (EE-338 and EE-432)
Terms Offered: Winter, Spring
Control of continuous-time processes using computer-based controllers is studied. Topics include: design of control algorithms for implementation on digital computers; modeling of discrete-time systems; application of z-transforms; stability analysis; root locus analysis; controller design via conventional techniques; state-space analysis and modeling; and design of control systems using state-space methods. Implementation of real-time digital controllers is performed in the lab.
Lecture: 3, Lab 2, Other 0

EE-582  Robot Dynamics and Control    4 Credits

Corequisites: EE-432
Prerequisites: None
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall
Principles of robot analysis, design, and operation are presented. Topics include: coordinate systems, kinematics and robot dynamics; feedback, feedforward, and adaptive methods for arm control; vision and intelligence; and mobile robots.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

EE-621  Energy Storage Sys w/ EV App    4 Credits

Prerequisites: (EE-210 and EE-310) or EE-212
The purpose of this course is to introduce the basics of energy storage systems. We will look at several competing energy storage concepts and management systems. The emphasis is on rechargeable Li-ion batteries for EV applications. The course will focus on the fundamentals of Li-ion batteries with respect to the physical principles of operation, design, manufacturing, modeling and state estimation. Students are required to complete research projects and independent review of research topics with approval of the instructor.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

EE-691  Graduate Special Topics in EE    4 Credits

Prerequisites: None
Terms Offered: As needed
Graduate Level Special Topics in Electrical Engineering.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

EE-695  Graduate Research in Electrical Engineering    8 Credits

Prerequisites: None
Terms Offered: As needed
This course is directed research towards a master’s thesis. Students take the course under the direction of a faculty advisor. This course may be repeated for credit.
Lecture: 8, Lab 0, Other 0

EE-699  Graduate Level Independent Study in Electrical Engineering    8 Credits

Prerequisites: None
Terms Offered: As needed
Graduate level Independent Study in Electrical Engineering.
Lecture: 8, Lab 0, Other 0