Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers advanced studies leading to either a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or a Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering.

Admission Requirements

A minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 on all undergraduate work is required for admission to the graduate program. A minimum GRE general test score of 1100 (combination of verbal and quantitative sections) must be obtained. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission will be granted. Acceptance is based upon a competitive evaluation and on a space-available basis. An undergraduate degree in electrical engineering is preferred. Those applicants without a B.S.E.E. degree from an ABET accredited EE program should develop competence and demonstrate ability in the fundamentals of electrical engineering. Such students, before being admitted to full graduate standing within the department, must take (or have taken an equivalent of) a set of prescribed electrical engineering remedial courses. A minimum grade of C must be made in these courses.

Degree Requirements

For the M.S.E.E. degree, both the thesis and non-thesis options are available. The thesis option requires 24 hours of acceptable graduate level work plus the satisfying of the usual requirements for the thesis. The non-thesis option, Plan B, requires 30 hours of acceptable graduate work plus an additional three hours of EE 784, the special problems project. All students in their first semester of regular graduate work must select an academic advisor who will assist the student in formulating a graduate plan of study leading to their particular degree. This plan, which must receive the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies, must contain specific courses and a proposed thesis area or specialized project topic.

In order to assure a minimum breadth and level of understanding at the graduate level, all EE graduate students must take three of five specified courses from the major areas of electrical engineering. These courses are: EE 611 Deterministic Systems, EE 621 Electromagnetic Systems, EE 640 Stochastic Systems, EE 661 Solid State Electronics, EE 685 Digital Computer Structure. Although no formal course requirements exist for the Ph.D. program, students must satisfy the above mentioned core course requirements as well as the selection of an advisor and the formulation of the graduate plan of study.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has active research programs in the following areas: electric machines and drives, power electronics, computer engineering, power systems, control systems, electromagnetic compatibility, electromagnetic field theory, signal processing, communication systems, circuit theory, and solid state electronics. Departmental laboratories are well-equipped for students' research. In addition, the Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems at the University of Kentucky provides additional research opportunities in the area of robotics and manufacturing systems.

GRADUATE COURSES

EE 402G ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENTS (SAME AS PHY 402G) (3)

EE 415G ELECTROMECHANICS (3)

EE 416G ENERGY CONVERSION LABORATORY (2)

EE 421G SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS I (3)

EE 422G SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS II (3)

EE 461G INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS (3)

EE 462G ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS LABORATORY (2)

EE 468G INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ELECTROMAGNETICS (4)

EE 511 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3)

EE 512 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3)

EE 516 POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODELS (3)

EE 517 ADVANCED ELECTROMECHANICS (3)

EE 518 ELECTRIC DRIVES (3)

EE 522 ANTENNA DESIGN (3)

EE 523 MICROWAVE CIRCUIT DESIGN (3)

EE 524 SOLID STATE PHYSICS (SAME AS PHY 524) (3)

EE 525 NUMERICAL METHODS AND ELECTROMAGNETICS (3)

EE 527 ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (3)

EE 530 ROBOTICS (3)

EE 537 ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS I (3)

EE 538 ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS II (3)

EE 560 SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE DESIGN (3)

EE 561 ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS (SAME AS MSE 561) (3)

EE 562 ANALOG ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS (3)

EE 564 DIGITAL ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS (3)

EE 566 HYBRID MICROELECTRONICS (SAME AS MSE 566) (3)

EE 567 INTRODUCTION TO LASERS AND MASERS (SAME AS PHY 567) (3)

EE 568 FIBER OPTICS (SAME AS MSE 568) (3)

EE 569 ELECTRONIC PACKAGING SYSTEMS AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES (SAME AS MSE 569) (3)

EE 571 FEEDBACK CONTROL DESIGN (3)

EE 572 DIGITAL CONTROL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS (3)

EE 579 NEURAL ENGINEERING: MERGING ENGINEERING WITH NEUROSCIENCE (SAME AS BME 579) (3)

EE 581 ADVANCED LOGICAL DESIGN (3)

EE 582 HARDWARE DESCRIPTION LANGUAGES AND PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC (3)

EE 583 MICROPROCESSORS (3)

EE 584 INTRODUCTION TO VLSI DESIGN AND TESTING (3)

EE 585 FAULT TOLERANT COMPUTING (3)

EE 586 COMMUNICATION AND SWITCHING NETWORKS (3)

EE 587 MICROCOMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN (SAME AS CS 587) (3)

EE 595 INDEPENDENT PROBLEMS (1-3)

EE 599 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (2-3)

EE 601 ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY CONVERSION I (3)

EE 603 POWER ELECTRONICS (3)

EE 604 SWITCH MODE CONVERTERS (3)

EE 605 SYSTEMS FOR FACTORY INFORMATION AND CONTROL (SAME AS MFS 605) (3)

EE 606 SEMINAR AND PROJECT IN MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (SAME AS MFS/ME 606) (3)

EE 611 DETERMINISTIC SYSTEMS (3)

EE 613 OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY (3)

EE 619 PROBLEMS SEMINAR IN OPERATIONS RESEARCH (SAME AS STA 619/MA 613) (3)

EE 621 ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS (3)

EE 622 ADVANCED ELECTRODYNAMICS (3)

EE 625 COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS (3)

EE 627 MULTICONDUCTOR TRANSMISSION LINES (3)

EE 630 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING (3)

EE 635 IMAGE PROCESSING (SAME AS CS 635) (3)

EE 639 ADVANCED TOPICS IN SIGNAL PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATIONS (3)

EE 640 STOCHASTIC SYSTEMS (3)

EE 642 DISCRETE EVENT SYSTEMS (SAME AS CS 642) (3)

EE 661 SOLID-STATE ELECTRONICS (3)

EE 663 OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES (3)

EE 672 MOLECULAR PROPERTIES IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES (3)

EE 684 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN OF VLSI CIRCUITS (3)

EE 685 DIGITAL COMPUTER STRUCTURE (3)

EE 686 ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE DESIGN (3)

EE 688 NEURAL NETWORKS (SAME AS CS 688) (3)

EE 699 TOPICS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

EE 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

EE 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

EE 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

EE 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR'S DEGREE (12)

EE 783 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (1-3)

EE 784 RESEARCH PROJECT IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (3)

EGR 537 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS (SAME AS CS/MA 537) (3)

EGR 599 TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-3)

EGR 611 BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS IN ENGINEERING (SAME AS ME 611) (3)

EGR 621 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN ENGINEERING (3)

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