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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business


CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
College of
Natural Sciences


CHAPTER 10
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 11
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 12
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 13
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations



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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2000-2001 and 2001-2002; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was printed.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Electrical Engineering: E E

Lower-Division Courses

302. Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Introduction to the scope and nature of professional activities of electrical and computer engineers, including problem solving techniques, analysis and design methods, using computers for communication and problem-solving tasks, engineering ethics, and the various fields of study. Emphasis on digital system design and basic electric circuit theory. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mathematics 408C.

411. Circuit Theory.
Analysis and design of linear circuits; steady-state response to signals; simple transient response; nodal and loop analysis; two-port networks. Three lecture hours and two recitation hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 302 with a grade of at least C and credit or registration for Mathematics 427K and Physics 303L and 103N.

312. Electrical Engineering Computation.
Introduction to programming; programming skills for problem solving; and the C++ language. Assignments illustrate programming concepts, program design data structures, and numerical analysis. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Programming experience at the level of Computer Sciences 303E (or 304P), and Mathematics 408C with a grade of at least C.

313. Linear Systems and Signals.
Signal representation; sampling and quantization; Laplace and z-transforms; transfer functions and frequency response; convolution; stability; Fourier series; Fourier transforms; and applications. Electrical Engineering 313 and 323 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 411 and Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C in each.

316. Digital Systems Engineering I.
Boolean algebra; analysis and synthesis of combinational and sequential switching networks; applications to computer design. Prerequisite: A college-level programming course.

319K. Introduction to Microcontrollers.
Basic computer structure, the instruction set, addressing modes, assembly language programming, assembly language subroutines, arithmetic operations, programming in C, implementation of C procedures, elementary data structures, input and output, and a survey of several microcontrollers. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 312 and 316 with a grade of at least C in each.

Upper-Division Courses

321. Electrical Engineering Laboratory I.
Basic experimental methods; theory and practice of measurements; limitations of theoretical models; digital computer applications; reporting of technical results; safety in the laboratory and workplace. Two lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 312 with a grade of at least C and credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 313 (or 323) and 338.

321K. Electrical Engineering Laboratory II.
Experimental solution of engineering problems, including design, optimization, evaluation, and simulation; advanced measurement techniques in electrical, electronic, and digital systems; safety and ethics. Two lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 321, 338K, and 155 with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 333T.

325. Electromagnetic Engineering.
Introduction to electrostatics and magnetostatics; properties of conductive, dielectric, and magnetic materials; solutions of Maxwell's equations; uniform plane wave applications; frequency- and time-domain analyses of transmission lines. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 411 with a grade of at least C.

325K. Antennas and Wireless Propagation.
Solutions of time-varying Maxwell's equations with applications to antennas and wireless propagation; antenna theory and design, array synthesis; electromagnetic wave propagation, scattering, and diffraction; numerical methods for solving Maxwell's equations. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 325 with a grade of at least C.

325L. Cooperative Engineering.
This course covers the work period of electrical and computer engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for three semesters. The student must complete Electrical Engineering 325LX, 325LY, and 325LZ before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 325LX, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LY, Electrical Engineering 325LX and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LZ, Electrical Engineering 325LY and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour.

331. Electrical Circuits, Electronics, and Machinery.
Not open to electrical engineering majors. Brief theory of direct and alternating current circuits and machinery; elements of power transmission and electronics. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408D and Physics 303L and 103N.

331K. Electric Circuits and Electronics.
Not open to electrical engineering majors. Electric and electronic circuits; time-domain and frequency-domain techniques; solid-state devices; analog and digital circuits. Prerequisite: Physics 303L, 103N, and Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C in each.

332. Computer Graphics.
Computer graphics and advanced programming techniques, with applications to engineering problems. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 312 with a grade of at least C.

332K. Numerical Techniques.
Numerical analysis and advanced programming techniques, with applications to electrical and computer engineering problems. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 (or 323) with a grade of at least C.

333T. Engineering Communication.
Advanced technical communication skills, with emphasis on technical documents, oral reports, and graphics; collaborative work involving online communication and research. Prerequisite: English 316K and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

334K. Theory of Engineering Materials.
Crystal structure; quantum theory; chemical bonds; electron statistics; electronic, optical, magnetic, and dielectric phenomena in materials, and device applications based on these phenomena. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 339.

335M. Electric Machinery and Magnetic Devices.
Same as Mechanical Engineering 335M. Transformers, motors, generators; starting, control, and protection of motors; emphasis on applications. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 331K with a grade of at least C.

338. Electronic Circuits I.
Basic components of analog and digital integrated circuits; transistor models; power and speed considerations; analysis and design of electronic circuits. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 313 (or credit for 323).

338K. Electronic Circuits II.
Feedback principles; analysis and design of analog and digital integrated circuits; integrated circuit design considerations. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 (or 323) and 338 with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 321.

338L. Analog Integrated Circuit Design.
Analysis and design of analog integrated circuits: transistor models, integrated circuit technology, amplifiers, output stages, frequency response, feedback, nonlinear circuits, and noise. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 338K and 339.

339. Solid-State Electronic Devices.
Semiconductor materials and carrier transport; p-n junctions and Schottky barriers; bipolar and field effect transistors; integrated circuits. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 325 with a grade of at least C.

440. Microelectronics Fabrication Techniques.
Integrated circuit fabrication: crystal growth and wafer preparation; epitaxial growth; oxidation, diffusion, and ion implantation; thin-film deposition techniques; lithography and etching processes; integrated circuit process integration and process simulation. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 339 with a grade of at least C and consent of instructor.

341. Electromechanical Systems I.
Fundamentals of electromechanical interactions; electromechanical energy conversion; magnetic circuits, transformers, and energy conversion devices; introduction to power electronics. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 (or 323) and 325 with a grade of at least C in each.

345L. Microprocessor Applications and Organization.
Microcomputer organization and interfacing; hardware-software design of microcomputer systems; applications, including communication systems. Two lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 319K and 321 with a grade of at least C in each.

345M. Microcomputer Interfacing Laboratory.
Embedded microcomputer systems; design, optimization, evaluation, and simulation of digital and analog interfaces; real-time microcomputer software; applications, including data acquisition and control. Two lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 338K, 345L, and 155 with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 333T.

345S. Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory.
Architects of programmable digital signal processors; programming for real-time performance; design and real-time implementation of digital filters, modulation systems, data scramblers, pulse shapers, and modems; interfaces to telecommunications systems. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Electrical Engineering 345S and 379K (Topic 17: Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 319K and 351K with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 333T.

347. Modern Optics.
Modern optical wave phenomena with applications to imaging, holography, fiber optics, lasers, and optical information processing. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 325 with a grade of at least C.

348. Laser and Optical Engineering.
Principles of operation and applications of lasers, optical modulators, and optical detectors. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 339 with a grade of at least C.

351K. Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes.
Probability, random variables, statistics, and random processes. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 (or 323) with a grade of at least C.

351L. Signals and Systems.
Representation of signals in discrete time and continuous time, convolution, Fourier series, Fourier transforms, z-transforms, Laplace transforms, approximation of spectral densities and autocorrelation functions. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K with a grade of at least C.

351M. Digital Signal Processing.
Sampling, aliasing, truncation effects; discrete and fast Fourier transform methods; convolution and deconvolution; finite and infinite impulse response filter design methods; Wiener, Kalman, noncausal, linear phase, median, and prediction filters; and spectral estimation. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K with a grade of at least C.

155. Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar.
Presentations by speakers from industry, government, academia, and professional private practice. Topics include environmental and other ethical concerns, safety awareness, quality management, technical career descriptions, and professionalism. Substantial practice in technical communication. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

160, 260, 360, 460. Special Problems in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Elective course open to upper-division students in electrical engineering for original investigation of special problems approved by the department. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

360C. Data Structures in C++.
The full complement and object power of C++; templates; Standard Template Library; linear data structures; trees; graphs; simple algorithm analysis. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 312 with a grade of at least C.

360E. Computing Fundamentals.
Complex algorithm analysis, NP-completeness, automata theory and computability, programming strategies. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 360C, and Mathematics 325K or Philosophy 313K with a grade of at least C.

360F. Software Engineering Processes.
Introduction to the discipline of software engineering. Fundamentals of evaluating, testing, and verifying software; formal specification; design techniques; software quality assurance and reliability assessment. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 360C and admission to the major sequence in electrical engineering.

360K. Introduction to Digital Communications.
Channels and their impairments; modulation and demodulation; probability of error analysis; source coding; error control coding; link budget analysis; equalization; synchronization and multiple access; spread spectrum; techniques and applications in wireless and wireline communications systems. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 and 351K with a grade of at least C in each.

360M. Digital Systems Engineering II.
Hardware implementation of arithmetic and other algorithmic processes; hardware description languages (VHDL); organization, design, and simulation of digital systems. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 316 and 319K with a grade of at least C in each.

360N. Computer Architecture.
Instruction set design, processor organization, microprogramming, pipelining, and memory hierarchy. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 319K with a grade of at least C.

360P. Operating Systems.
Hardware support for multithreaded operating systems; multiprogramming; real-time interrupt and DMA interfaces; device drivers; memory management; virtual memory; file systems; process scheduling, synchronization, and deadlock; software quality. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 360C with a grade of at least C.

360R. Computer-Aided Integrated Circuit Design.
Theory and practice of integrated circuit design. Classes of chip design, chip partitioning, and architecture; computer-aided design tools for simulation and physical design. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 316 and 339 with a grade of at least C in each.

360S. Digital Integrated Circuit Design.
Circuit-level aspects of metal oxide silicon (MOS) and bipolar integrated circuit technologies. Logic gates and latches; propagation delays; circuit simulation models. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 338K and 339 with a grade of at least C in each.

362K. Introduction to Automatic Control.
Analysis of linear automatic control systems in time and frequency domains; stability analysis; state variable analysis of continuous and discrete-time systems; root locus; Nyquist diagrams and Bode plots; sensitivity; lead and lag compensation. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 338K.

362L. Power Electronics.
Analysis, design, and operation of power electronic circuits that use semiconductor components; power conversion from alternating to direct and from direct to alternating current, phase-controlled converters, switching power supplies, control of alternating current and direct current machines, harmonics. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 (or 323) and 338 with a grade of at least C in each.

363M. Microwave and Radio Frequency Engineering.
Design principles in microwave and radio frequency systems; transmission lines and waveguides; S-parameter representation; impedance matching; microwave network analysis; microwave devices and components; electromagnetic effects in high-speed/high-frequency applications. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 325 with a grade of at least C.

363N. Engineering Acoustics.
Same as Mechanical Engineering 379N. Principles of acoustics, with applications drawn from audio engineering, biomedical ultrasound, industrial acoustics, noise control, room acoustics, and underwater sound. Architectural Engineering 379K and Electrical Engineering 363N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

464H. Electrical Engineering Honors Projects.
Restricted to honors students. Design and experimental projects in departmental research laboratories; the ethics of design for safety and reliability; emphasis on written and oral reporting of engineering projects. One lecture hour and nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 319K with a grade of at least C, and either 321K, 345M, or 345S with a grade of at least C.

464K. Electrical Engineering Projects Laboratory.
Design and experimental projects in electrical and computer engineering; the ethics of design for product safety and reliability; emphasis on written and oral reporting of engineering projects. One lecture hour and nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 319K with a grade of at least C, and either 321K, 345M, or 345S with a grade of at least C.

366. Engineering Economics I.
Engineering economics, with emphasis on net present value calculations; time value of money operations, depreciation, financing, inflation and tax considerations.

366K. Engineering Economics II.
Risk and sensitivity, managerial accounting, decision analysis, portfolio theory, capital asset pricing, and the economics of public and private sector projects. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 366 with a grade of at least C or Mechanical Engineering 353 with a grade of at least C, and credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 351K.

366L. Statistics for Manufacturing.
Statistical analysis applied to the development and control of manufacturing operations; quality control, statistical process control, and design of experiments. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K with a grade of at least C.

367L. Topics in Engineering and Society.
Studies in the interrelated problems of society and technology: ethics; legal, social, and economic problems. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Admission to a major sequence in engineering.

Topic 1: Nuclear Medicine, Energy, and Wastes: Ethical Issues.

Topic 2: Energy Policy and Ethical Conflicts.

Topic 3: The Environment, Resources, and Technological Risk: Ethical Issues.

Topic 4: Biotechnology Revolution: Ethical Issues.

Topic 5: Engineering Entrepreneurship.

Topic 6: Engineering in a Legal Environment.

368. Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution.
Analysis of power system transmission and distribution components, with emphasis on transient behavior; transmission line configurations and constants; traveling waves on transmission lines; protective relaying systems; short-circuit analysis; steady-state and transient stability. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 325 and 369 with a grade of at least C in each.

369. Power Systems Engineering.
Introduction to power systems engineering; complex power; transmission line models; transformers; per-unit system; the power flow problem; economic operation of power systems; deregulation; generator modeling; steady-state and transient stability of power systems; power system control; contingencies; faults; introduction to short-circuit studies. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 (or 323) with a grade of at least C.

370. Automatic Control II.
Introduction to modern control theory, nonlinear and optimal control systems; controllability, observability, stability; state feedback, observers, eigenvalue assignment. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 362K and Mathematics 341 (or 311) or 340L, with a grade of at least C in each.

370K. Computer Control Systems.
Analysis and design of linear discrete time control systems; z-transform theory; modified z-transforms; stability; multirate systems; digital simulation of discrete time systems; synthesis of algorithms for computer controllers. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 362K with a grade of at least C.

370L. Introduction to Manufacturing Systems Automation.
Applications of automation techniques to manufacturing systems; robotics and computer vision. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 362K with a grade of at leastC.

371M. Communication Systems.
Analog and digital modulation; noise in communication systems; signal-to-noise ratio; coding; optimal receiver design; phase-locked loops; and performance analysis. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 (or 323) and 351K with a grade of at leastCin each.

371R. Digital Image and Video Processing.
Digital image acquisition, processing, and analysis; algebraic and geometric image transformations; two-dimensional Fourier analysis; image filtering and coding. Electrical Engineering 371R and 379K (Topic 12: Digital Image Processing) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K.

374K. Biomedical Electronics.
Application of techniques of electrical engineering to analysis and instrumentation in biological sciences: pressure, flow, temperature measurement; bioelectric signals; pacemakers; ultrasonics; electrical safety; electrotherapeutics and lasers. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 or 331K with a grade if at least C.

374L. Applications of Biomedical Engineering.
An in-depth examination of selected topics in biomedical engineering, such as optical and thermal properties of laser interaction with tissue; measurement of perfusion in the microvascular system; diagnostic imaging; interaction of living systems with electromagnetic fields; robotic surgical tools; ophthalmic instrumentation; noninvasive cardiovascular measurements. Three lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 374K.

379K. Topics in Electrical Engineering.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the undergraduate adviser in electrical engineering.

Topic 1: Conference Course.

Topic 2: Quality and Reliability Engineering.

Topic 3: Solid-State Electronics Laboratory.

Topic 4: Energy Conversion Processes.

Topic 5: Design Problems.

Topic 6: Relay Protection of Power Systems.

Topic 7: Power Systems Seminar.

Topic 13: Introduction to Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion. Thermonuclear fusion physics and technology, with applications to magnetic confinement and tokamaks. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing in engineering or a natural science or consent of instructor.

Topic 14: Telecommunication Networks. Circuit and packet-switched networks; local area networks; protocol stacks; ATM and broadband ISDN; Internet; routing, congestion control, and performance evaluation; multimedia applications. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K with a grade of at least C.

Topic 15: Information Theory. Measures of information; noiseless coding and data compression; discrete memoryless channels and channel capacity; broadcast channels; error-correcting codes. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K with a grade of at least C.

Topic 16: Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics. Structures for industrial robots, geometry and transformation, direct and inverse kinematics, differential kinematics, dynamics, trajectory planning, actuators and sensors, adaptive control and learning compliance, vision and pattern recognition, expert systems. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 362K with a grade of at least C.

Topic 18: Distributed Information System Security. Distributed information system security; cryptographic tools; authentication; message security; system management. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 379K (Topic 14) or consent of instructor.

Topic 19: Network Engineering. Local, metropolitan, and wide-area operations; telecommunication common carrier organization and services; economic, administrative, and political considerations; premise distribution systems; name resolution, address assignment, and mail; datagrams, packets, frames, and cells; addressing and network-level interconnection; internetwork architecture; TCP/IP protocol suite (v. 4 and 6); ethernet and IEEE 802.3 standards; repeaters, hubs, bridges, and routers; local area network emulation (LANE); public switched network access; intra-and inter-domain routing; routing protocols, such as RIP, OSPF, BGP; multicast; media testing; local area network diagnostic tools; wide-area network diagnostic tools. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K with a grade of at least C.



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Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 9 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 10 - School of Nursing
Chapter 11 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 12 - School of Social Work
Chapter 13 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
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