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    Jun 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


Note - listings are by subject area prefix, not department code.

 

EEC - Education: Early Childhood

  
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    EEC 7416 Sociocultural Approaches to Working with Children and Families


    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on issues relevant to young children within the context of their families and communities. Foundational and current research is examined in light of social policies. Open to all adv. grad stud & may not be repeated for credit.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEC 7417 Family Literacy


    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will examine how literacy is acquired, how culture, language, and family life relate to literacy development, and how home, school, and community contexts influence literacy acquisition.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEC 7615 Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will focus on current issues and trends in the field of Early Childhood Education, which serves young children from birth to age 8. Open to all adv. grad stud & may not be repeated for credit.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEC 7617 Assessment in Early Childhood Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on the goals, benefits & uses of assessment for young children & their teachers. It explores evaluation and accreditation of programs serving young children & ec teacher educators. Open to all adv. Grad stud & may not be repeated for credit.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEC 7627 Arts & Aesthetics in Early Childhood Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides a synthesis of theoretical perspectives on aesthetic issues and the ramifications for the development, teaching, and the critique of arts in early childhood curriculum.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEC 7910 Directed Research in Early Childhood Education


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Independent student-faculty research course.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    EEC 7980 Dissertation


    Credit Hours: 2-30

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 2-30

EEE - Engineering: Electrical and Electronic

  
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    EEE 5344C Digital CMOS/VLSI Design


    Credit Hours: 3

    Design, layout, simulation, and test of custom digital CMOS/VLSI chips, using a CMOS cell library and state-of-the-art CAD tools. Digital CMOS static and dynamic gates, flip flops, CMOS array structures commonly used in digital systems. Top down design example of a bit slice processor.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 4705
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 5356 Integrated Circuit Technology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Physics and Chemistry of integrated circuit and discrete device fabrication, materials limitations, processing schemes, failure and yield analysis. A laboratory is integral to the course.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 4351
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 5382 Physical Basis of Microelectronics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Quantum mechanics with emphasis on electronic properties in atoms, molecules, and crystals; quantum statistics; energy band theory; crystal structures; defect chemistry; semiconductor properties.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 4471
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6205 Personal Health Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    The theory and design of personal health systems. Students design, build and evaluate personal health systems that are patient-facing; enable ubiquitous interaction with health; and employ persuasive techniques for behavior change.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6217 Biomedical Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is an introduction to biomedical optical spectroscopy and imaging, with topics that include light-tissue interaction, theoretical & computational modeling of photon diffusion, optical medical device instrumentation, and clinical applications.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6273 Chemical/Biological Sensors and Microfabrication


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course discusses general concepts of MEMS, microfabrication and chem/bio sensors. The course concentrates on basics of MEMS, different processes involved and principles of sensing and understanding systems approaches to problems that require Sensors/MEMS.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6276 MEMS I/Chem Bio Sensors


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to MEMS, microfabrication techniques and processes as well as basic design principles of biological and chemical Sensors. The course concentrates on basics of MEMS, different processes involved and principles of sensing.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6277 Bioelectronics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Second course in the series covering bioelectrical phenomena and systems. The focus is electronics for biomedical applications.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6278 MEMS II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Hands-on training related to design, simulation and fabrication of MEMS transducers and microsystems. The course concentrates on basics of micromachined sensors and actuators, different processes involved and principles of operation.

    Prerequisite(s): EEE 6276 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6282 Biomedical Systems and Pattern Recognition


    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers ‘models for analysis of biomedical systems, both theoretical and computer-based’ and ‘biomedical pattern spaces, feature extraction and statistical pattern recognition’ for insight into bio-systems and efficient integration with medical systems.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6318 Characterization of Semiconductors


    Credit Hours: 3

    Electrical, optical, chemical, and physical methods used to characterize semiconductor materials and devices; includes surface and near surface spectroscopes. Available to non-majors.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6345 VLSI for Signal Processing


    Credit Hours: 3

    VLSI applications in signal processing and telecommunications. General purpose DSP architectures. ASIS architectures: systolic arrays, data-flow multiprocessing, wavefront arrays. Case histories: modems, echo cancelers, digital PLL, etc. High-speed arithmetic and algorithms.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6353 Semiconductor Device Theory I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Theory of operation and application of circuits and devices.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6355 Compound Semiconductor Technology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Bulk crystal and epitaxial growth technologies of III-V and II-VI compound semiconductors. The properties, characterization, and device applications of these compounds will be emphasized.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6357 Integrated System Technologies


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced fabrication concepts of integrated systems. Students will learn state of the art process techniques, apply simulation tools, and perform and interpret electrical measurements on devices fabricated as part of a laboratory experience.

    Prerequisite(s): EEE 5356 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6358 Semiconductor Device Theory II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Theory of operation and application of circuits and devices.

    Prerequisite(s): EEE 6353 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6368 RF/MW Power Amp Design


    Credit Hours: 3

    The emphasis of this course is on microwave power amplifier design for hybrid and monolithic microwave integrated circuit implementations.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6427 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6369 MMIC Design


    Credit Hours: 3

    Presents the design theory, technology, and applications of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and briefly introduces design theory and concept for radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs).

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6427 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6407 Semiconductor Materials and Devices


    Credit Hours: 3

    This is a course in semiconductor materials basics leading to a detailed discussion of semiconductor device structures and operation, with a review of current topics. Topics will include a review on semiconductor theory, industry drivers from a systems perspective.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6412 System on a Chip


    Credit Hours: 3

    Fundamental concepts: 2D and 3D SoCs. Digital, analog, MEMS, sensors, optoelectronics, and communication/networking blocks for SoC. DNA chips. Fabrication techniques including photolithography, TFD, and etching. Platform based design. Applications.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6425 Introduction to Nanotechnology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Basic nanotechnology fabrication and characterization techniques. Nanomaterials, Top-down and bottom-up assembly processes. Applications of nanotechnology.

    Prerequisite(s): Physics I, Chemistry I and Calculus I and II
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6432 Nanostructures and Nanomaterials for Sustainable Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to nanostructures (tubes, wires, fibers, laminates, spheres, etc.) and materials used to create these structures for sustainable systems to solve global issues for the environment, alternative energy, medicine, pharmacy, sports, space, etc.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6502 Digital Signal Processing I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Digital signals and fourier transforms. Z-transforms, digital filter networks; dft, dct, and fast transforms. Design of iir and fir filters; quantization effects. Multirate processing; interpolation and decimation.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6514 Biomedical Image Processing


    Credit Hours: 3

    2D signal processing: image enhancement; edge detection and image segmentation. Medical imaging: 3D computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging; single photon emission computed tomography; positron emission tomography; radiographs.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6542 Random Processes in Electrical Engineering


    Credit Hours: 2

    Probability theory review, random variables and their functions, random processes and random inputs to linear systems. Correlation, power spectrum and spectral analysis. Examples and applications in electrical engineering and engineering systems.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EEE 6586 Speech Signal Processing


    Credit Hours: 3

    Speech models: acoustic tube, source-filter. Time and frequency domain properties. Linear prediction analysis of speech. Speech coding: apcm, dpcm, adpcm, sub-band, vq, etc. Speech synthesis and recognition. Speech processing hardware.

    Prerequisite(s): EEE 6502 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEE 6777 Data Analytics


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course aims to teach the fundamentals of Machine Learning and Statistical Data Analysis. It will cover the related theory in statistical inference and learning, as well as several applications in various fields.

    Prerequisite(s): EEE 6542  with a minimum grade of B
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3

EEL - Engineering: Electrical

  
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    EEL 5250 Power System Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analysis and design technique for AC power systems.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3375
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 5462 Antenna Theory


    Credit Hours: 3

    Antenna theory beginning with fundamental parameter definitions and continuing with mathematical concepts, elemental antennas and arrays.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 4471
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 5594L Wireless Circuits and Systems Laboratory


    Credit Hours: 3

    An extensive hands-on introduction to wireless radio frequency and microwave circuits and systems, involving modern measurements, fabrication and computer-aided design experiences at both component and sub -system levels.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 5771 Introduction to Computer Graphics I


    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to the evolution of computer graphics including point-plotting, line drawing, two-dimensional transformations and graphics software packages.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 4530
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 5935 Special Electrical Engineering Topics I


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    EEL 5936 Special Electrical Engineering Topics II


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    EEL 5937 Special Electrical Engineering Topics III


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    EEL 6018 System of Systems Eng & Model


    Credit Hours: 3

    A methodical, disciplined approach for the design, realization, technical management, operations, and implementation of a system. Methodologies based on System of Systems Engineering approach to solve complex engineering problems will be presented.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6020 Applied Optimization


    Credit Hours: 2

    This course is to give graduate students the mathematical knowledge and computer skill to solve the optimization problem within the engineering disciplines and their applications.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EEL 6022 Engineering Applications of Complex Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analytic functions, conformal mapping, residue theory, Laurent series, transforms. Applications to various problems in engineering and physics.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6023 Numerical Methods and Partial Differential Equations


    Credit Hours: 2

    This course will cover a range of numerical methods to solve engineering problems, specifically those resulting in partial differential equations, including numerical linear algebra, finite differences, finite element method, and initial value problems.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EEL 6024 Matrix Theory and Optimization for Electrical Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced matrix algorithms: LU and QR factorizations, least-squares, pseudoinverses. Eigen decomposition, Singular value decomposition. Optimization techniques: unconstrained and constrained optimization.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6025 Math I for Professionals


    Credit Hours: 1

    Complex analysis: complex algebra, phasors description of circuits. Optimization theory: linear and nonlinear programming, Kuhn-Tucker conditions.

    Prerequisite(s): MAP 2302
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    EEL 6026 Math II for Professionals


    Credit Hours: 1

    Fourier analysis: frequency domain nomenclature, transfer function formulations, mathematical issues. Matrix analysis: linear system quantification, algorithms, equivalent formulations.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6025 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    EEL 6027 Engineering Applications for Vector Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3

    Vector methods of electromagnetism and fluid mechanics. Vector operators, line and flux integrals, potential and transport theorems, applications.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6028 Math III for Professionals


    Credit Hours: 1

    Vector analysis: vector algebra, characterization of physical aspects of electric and magnetic fields. Partial differential equations, reading solution characteristics from separation-of-variables formulas.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6025 , EEL 6026 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1
  
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    EEL 6029 Statistical Inference


    Credit Hours: 3

    This first-tier graduate course aims at establishing the background in mathematical statistics, and abstract modeling of complex cyber systems, data analytics, and Bayesian intelligence for graduate students in electrical and systems engineering.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6226 Microsystems and MEMS Technology


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides an overview of the MEMS Technology, focusing on devices and systems that can be developed using standard processing approaches.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6227 Electrical Machines and Drives


    Credit Hours: 3

    A graduate course intended to familiarize students with the electrical to mechanical energy converters known as machines and the power electronic circuits used to control the machines and produce integrated drives.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6245 Power Electronics


    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers topology, circuit analysis, and applications of various converters. Converters include switch-mode dc/dc converters, dc/ac converters and line frequency rectifiers and inverters. Applications of converters in dc motor control and ac motor control.

    Prerequisite(s): None.
    Corequisite(s): EEL 3302
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6256 Power Systems II


    Credit Hours: 3

    A graduate course intended to familiarize students with the dynamics, control and protection of electrical power systems.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 5250 , EGN 3375
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6262 Industrial Power Distribution


    Credit Hours: 3

    Prepares student to design electrical power systems for industrial applications. Focuses on power system configurations, transformer connections, fault calculations, protective device sizing, arc flash calculations, and cable raceway system design.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6263 Industrial Power Distribution II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Prepares student to design electrical power systems for industrial applications. Focuses on switchgear and motor control centers, ladder logic, motor application, lighting systems, power factor correction, and power quality.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6262 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6285 Energy Delivery Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course provides the students the fundamentals and analysis of the electric power delivery system to facilitate the integration of renewal energy resources – wind energy and solar energy.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 3373, EGN 3375
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6289 Sustainable Energy


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to concepts of sustainable energy conversion. Solar, wind, hydroelectricity, hydrogen, biomass and geothermal energy conversion methods as well as main storage technologies will be discussed.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6292 Power Systems and Market: Operation and Analysis


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course aims to present the backgrounds, state-of-the-art and challenges in current power systems, the operational models and computational methods, the basic economics on electricity market as well as system expansion and investment.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6293 Power Quality


    Credit Hours: 3

    Course in basic power quality concepts including interruptions, voltage sags and swells, transient overvoltages, and harmonics. Emphasis is placed on identifying and designing means of mitigation for commonly-encountered power quality problems.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6263 , EEL 6256 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6357 Analog CMOS/VLSI Design


    Credit Hours: 3

    Design of analog circuits for CMOS/VLSI design, Op amps, comparators, D to A and A to D converters, switched capacitor filters and analog simulation.

    Prerequisite(s): EEE 4301
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6425 RF and Microwave Measurements


    Credit Hours: 2

    Concentrates on the theory and applications of modern radio frequency and microwave measurements. Topics include network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, noise, power and non-linear distortion measurements.

    Prerequisite(s): Wireless Circuits Systems Lab.
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EEL 6426 RF and Microwave Circuits I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides an introduction to passive RF/microwave/wireless circuit design. Topics to be covered include distributed transmission line theory, lumped circuit and network analysis, impedance matching, and the design of various microwave components.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 4471, ELR 4316L
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6427 RF and Microwave Circuits II


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course presents the design theory and analysis of microwave transistor amplifiers and oscillators. Lectures, homework, and CAD projects develop an understanding of the design and performance issues for this class of circuits.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6426 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6463 Advanced Antenna Theory


    Credit Hours: 3

    Electromagnetic radiating systems studied by analytical and numerical methods.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 5462 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6481C Numerical Techniques in Electromagnetism


    Credit Hours: 3

    Review of Maxwell’s equations. Finite differences, finite elements, boundary elements method of moments. Introduction to geometric theory of optics and diffraction.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 5462 , EEL 6486 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6486 Electromagnetic Field Theory and Applications


    Credit Hours: 3

    Graduate-level course in time varying electromagnetic fields. This course is the basis for further study in wireless systems, antenna theory, power systems, high speed networks or electronics. Low frequency as well as high frequency concepts.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6487C Advanced Electromagnetic Field Theory


    Credit Hours: 3

    Time harmonic fields emphasizing problems with exact solutions in the rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems. Solutions by methods, Green’s functions and vector methods.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6486 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6506C Broadband Communications Networks


    Credit Hours: 3

    Objectives of networking, circuit and packet switching, queuing theory. Topologies, layered architectures, protocols and network performance. Local and wide area networks. Broadband networks: sonnet, SHD, ATM and BISDN. ATM: cell concept, visual paths and channels, layer functions, interfaces and protocols; switch fabrics; CBR, VBR, ABR traffic, QOS. Current trends and internet. Applications to ATA/voice/video/multimedia traffic.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6534 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6534 Digital Communication Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Digital communication & info. theory. Random processes. Digital modulation and demodulation. Source & channel coding. Detection theory: matched filter and sequence detection. Multiple access techniques. Spread spectrum & multi-user radio communications.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6584 RFID and NFC Technologies for IT


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will cover an overview of the state-of-the-art radio frequency identification (RFID) and near field communication (NFC) technologies, basic science behind RF wireless communications, and tools and methods for application deployment.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 2270
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6592 Wireless Communication Systems Lab


    Credit Hours: 3

    An extensive introduction to digital communications and wireless communication systems; involving testing, modeling, simulating, and evaluating the performance of digital communication systems at both sub-system and complete system levels.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6593 Mobile and Personal Communication


    Credit Hours: 3

    Characteristics of wireless mobile channels indoor and outdoor ; multipath and shadow fading, frequency reuse; micro and pico cells; base-station and portable units. Cell coverage, blocking, and co-channel interference. TDMA, FDMA, CDMA and hybrid approaches to multiple access. Protocols, hand-over. Voice, data, and multi-media over wireless indoor channels.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6534 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6597 Wireless Network Architecture and Protocols


    Credit Hours: 3

    Wireless systems and standards. Network fundamentals. Channel characteristics, models. Modulation/coding, spread spectrum. Multiple access control: TDMA/FDMA/CDMA. Mobility/resource management. Wireless network architecture-cellular, satellite, broadband.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6593 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6614 Systems and Control Theory I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Analysis of multi-variable linear systems continuous and discrete time, state-space methodology and transfer functions description . Analysis and design of feedback control systems. Effects of plant and measurement noise. Optimal control.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6615 Systems and Control Theory II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Continuation of EEL 6614 .

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6614 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6630 Digital Control Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Review of linear control systems, discrete time linear systems analysis, Z-transforms, modeling and design of digital control systems, digital implementation of analog controller, discrete state space representation, concepts of observability and control.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 4657
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6654 Control Systems Engineering


    Credit Hours: 3

    A course with emphasis on dynamic system modeling, design, analysis, and system verification following systems engineering approaches. The course introduces techniques, applications and trends from a trans/multi/inter/disciplinary perspectives.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6706 Testing and Fault Tolerance in Digital Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Test generation for combinational and sequential digital circuits, fault analysis and diagnosis. Methods for reliability improvement through fault tolerant and testable circuit design. Introduction to software reliability.

    Prerequisite(s): COP 2400, CDA 4201
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6722C DSP/FPGA Laboratory


    Credit Hours: 3

    Development of real-time digital signal processing (DSP) systems from algorithm to hardware using DSP, FPGA and hybrid DSP/FPGA rapid prototyping platforms. The course has both lecture and laboratory components.

    Prerequisite(s): None.
    Corequisite(s): EEE 6502 
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6728 Introduction to VHDL


    Credit Hours: 3

    An in-depth study of the VHDL hardware description language with emphasis on digital circuit simulation and digital design for synthesis.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6729 Rapid System Prototyping


    Credit Hours: 3

    Focus on digital synthesis targeting FPGAs as a way of obtaining rapid prototypes of digital circuits.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6752 Digital Signal Processing II


    Credit Hours: 3

    Fast algorithms, FFT, fast convolution; DCT, CZT. Random signals. Linear prediction, application to speed coding. Spectrum estimation. Quantization effects. Pencil-of-functions method. Adaptive filtering and equalization.

    Prerequisite(s): EEE 6502 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6753 Digital Signal Processing III


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced topics in digital signal processing, e.g., A. adaptive arrays, beam forming and applications to radar and sonar; B. multi-rate filtering, multi-resolution analysis, sub-band analysis, wavelet transforms and applications to images and other large-scale measurements; C. noise cancellation; and D. inverse problems, such as CT reconstruction.

    Prerequisite(s): EEE 6502  or EEL 6752 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6764 Principles of Computer Architecture


    Credit Hours: 3

    Arithmetic algorithms, CPU speedup techniques, memory hierarchies, virtual memory, input-output. Study of the number systems and the algorithms used for digital arithmetic computation with emphasis on their implementation, speed and reliability considerations.

    Prerequisite(s): CDA 4100
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Computer Science and Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6787 Data Network, Systems, and Security


    Credit Hours: 3

    The objective of this course is to provide a technical and operational introduction to data/computer communication networks, including network management and security.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6846 Coding Theory


    Credit Hours: 3

    Error-correcting codes, algebraic block codes, linear codes and feedback shift registers; BCH codes; convolutional codes; burst error correcting codes; arithmetic codes; decoding methods.

    Prerequisite(s): EGN 5423 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 6908 Independent Study


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    Independent study in which students must have a contract with an instructor.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    EEL 6935 Selected Electrical Topics


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Selected Topics in Electrical Engineering.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    EEL 6936 Special Topics


    Credit Hours: 1-3

    Selected topics.

    Prerequisite(s): EEL 6427 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-3
  
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    EEL 6971 Thesis: Master’s


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2-19
  
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    EEL 7910 Directed Research


    Credit Hours: 1-19

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 1-19
  
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    EEL 7931 Special Topics in Communications


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced topics in communications such as synchronization, spread-spectrum communications, fading channels, large constellation signaling schemes, mobile radio, statistical multiplexing, performance measurement, etc.

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEL 7980 Dissertation: Doctoral


    Credit Hours: 2-19

    USF | College of Engineering | Electrical Engineering
Credit Hours: 2-19

EES - Environmental Engineering Science

  
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    EES 6107 Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course improves the student’s knowledge and problem solving skills with respect to the Biological Principles used by Environmental Engineers to design biological processes. Students will learn about microbial physiology and metabolism.

    USF | College of Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credit Hours: 3

EEX - Education: Exceptional Child - Core Competencies

  
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    EEX 5705 Seminar in Preschool Handicapped


    Credit Hours: 2

    Intended to familiarize the education student with the wide range of needs and services of the preschool children with disabilities and their families and how they coordinate with educational services.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    EEX 5752 Working with Families: A Pluralistic Perspective


    Credit Hours: 3

    The impact of the socio/cultural environment on the education of at-risk children and children with disabilities; family systems theory, principles of multi-cultural education, strategies for working effectively with families of school-age children, diverse cultures and family structures represented in school populations today.

    Prerequisite(s): Introductory course in special education
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEX 6025 Trends and Issues in Special Education


    Credit Hours: 3

    Survey of all exceptionalities including current trends and issues related to the field of special education.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    EEX 6051 Creating Positive Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities


    Credit Hours: 6

    This course presents an overview of assessment, behavior management, and instructional planning for students with disabilities. It also incorporates content about the historical and legal foundations of special education and theories and research that focus on defining, describing and intervening with students who have learning disabilities, behavior disorders, mild-moderate mental retardation, mild to moderate developmental disabilities, and physical disabilities.

    USF | College of Education |
Credit Hours: 6
 

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