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EEE498 Curriculum

Overview of Electrical Engineering for non-EEs

Course Syllabus: EEE498 Overview of Electrical Engineering for Non-ME's
Lecture 0          
  Course Overview
Lecture 1
Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Lecture 2
Introduction to Electromagnetic Fields;
Maxwell’s Equations; Electromagnetic Fields in Materials; Phasor Concepts;
Electrostatics: Coulomb’s Law, Electric Field, Discrete and Continuous Charge Distributions; Electrostatic Potential
Lecture 3
Electrostatics: Electrostatic Potential; Charge Dipole; Visualization of Electric Fields; Potentials; Gauss’s Law and Applications; Conductors and Conduction Current
Lecture 4
Electrostatics: Electrostatic Shielding; Poisson’s and Laplace’s Equations; Capacitance; Dielectric Materials and Permittivity
Lecture 5
Electrostatics: Dielectric Breakdown, Electrostatic Boundary Conditions, Electrostatic Potential Energy; Conduction Current and Ohm’s Law
Lecture 6
Electromotive Force; Kirchoff’s Laws; Redistribution of Charge; Boundary Conditions for Steady Current Flow
Lecture 7
Magnetostatics: Ampere’s Law Of Force; Magnetic Flux Density; Lorentz Force; Biot-savart Law; Applications Of Ampere’s Law In Integral Form; Vector Magnetic Potential; Magnetic Dipole; Magnetic Flux
Lecture 8
Magnetostatics: Mutual And Self-inductance; Magnetic Fields In Material Media; Magnetostatic Boundary Conditions; Magnetic Forces And Torques
Lecture 9
Faraday’s Law Of Electromagnetic Induction; Displacement Current; Complex Permittivity and Permeability
Lecture 10                   
Uniform Plane Wave Solutions to Maxwell’s Equations
Lecture 11
Electromagnetic Power Flow; Reflection And Transmission Of Normally and Obliquely Incident Plane Waves; Useful Theorems
Lecture 12
Overview Of Circuit Theory;
Lumped Circuit Elements; Topology Of Circuits; Resistors; KCL and KVL; Resistors in Series and Parallel; Energy Storage Elements; First-Order Circuits

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Course (Catalog) Description: Electromagnetic Fields, Electrical Circuit Analysis, Transmission Lines, Communications Systems, Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility, Computational Techniques and Electromagnetic Software.


Course Type: Required for all packaging certificate and master of engineering students lacking a B.S.E.E. or equivalent; may be used at the discretion of the EE Director of Graduate Studies to remedy deficiencies for students applying to the electrical engineering graduate program.


Prerequisite: Undergraduate engineering degree; admission to packaging certificate or master of engineering program or directive from the EE Director of Graduate Studies.


Textbook: Instructor-provided notes.


Prerequisites by Topic:

  • University physics
  • Complex algebra; vector analysis; line, surface, and volume integrals; partial differentiation
  • Fourier series
  • Probability and statistics
  • Introductory computer programming


Course Objective:

  • Students become capable of applying fundamental electrical engineering concepts enabling their further study of advanced courses in electrical engineering.


Course Outcomes:

  • Students understand the fundamentals of electromagnetic fields.
  • Students understand the fundamentals of electrical circuits.
  • Students understand transmission lines.
  • Students understand the basics of communications systems.
  • Students understand electromagnetic interference and compatibility.
  • Students understand computational techniques and electromagnetic software.


Course Topics:

  • Electromagnetic Fields (3 weeks)
  • Electrical Circuit Analysis (3 weeks)
  • Transmission Lines (2 weeks)
  • Communications Theory (3 weeks)
  • Principals of Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (1 week)
  • Computational Techniques and Electromagnetic Software (2 weeks)


Computer Usage:
Students use MATLAB to develop and visualize solutions to basic problems; students use Agilent ADS to analyze complex lumped and distributed element circuits as well as communications systems; students use Ansoft HFSS to solve moderately complex electromagnetic field problems.

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