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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
Graduate School of
Library and
Information Science

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

6. College of Engineering

Courses

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The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004; 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 made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

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 below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Electrical Engineering: E E

Lower-Division Courses

302. Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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 professional ethics; analysis of analog resistive circuits, including Thevenin/Norton equivalent, mesh analysis, and nodal anaylsis; representation of signals and systems; information processing; state machines. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mathematics 408C.

306. Introduction to Computing.
Bottom-up introduction to computing; bits and operations on bits; number formats; arithmetic and logic operations; digital logic; the Von Neumann model of processing, including memory, arithmetic logic unit, registers, and instruction decoding and execution; introduction to structured programming and debugging; machine and assembly language programming; the structure of an assembler; physical input/output through device registers; subroutine call/return; trap instruction; stacks and applications of stacks. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week for one semester. Electrical Engineering 306 and 379K (Topic: Introduction to Computing) may not both be counted.

411. Circuit Theory.
Linear circuit elements; nodal and loop analysis; operational amplifiers; capacitance and inductance; simple transient response; sinusoidal steady state analysis; Bode plots; three-phase circuits; Laplace transforms; computer-aided analysis and design. Three lecture hours and two recitation hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 302 with a grade of at least C; credit or registration for Mathematics 325K, 427K, or 340L; and credit or registration for Physics 303L and 103N.

312. Introduction to Programming.
Programming skills for problem solving; programming in C; elementary data structures; asymptotic analysis. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 306 or Biomedical Engineering 303 with a grade of at least C.

313. Linear Systems and Signals.
Representation of signals and systems; system properties; sampling; Laplace and z-transforms; transfer functions and frequency response; convolution; stability; Fourier series; Fourier transform; AM/FM modulation; 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. Logic Design.
Boolean algebra; analysis and synthesis of combinational and sequential switching networks; applications to computer design. Prerequisite: Electircal Engineering 306 or Computer Sciences 310 with a grade of at least C.

319K. Introduction to Microcontrollers.
Basic computer structure; instruction set; addressing modes; assembly language programming; subroutines; arithmetic operations; programming in C; C functions; basic data structures; input/output; and survey of several microcontrollers. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 312 with a grade of at least C.

Upper-Division Courses

321. Electronics Laboratory.
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 333T and 438 (or credit for 338).

321K. Mixed Signal and Circuits Laboratory.
Digital and analog parametric testing of mixed-signal circuits and systems, including frequency response, harmonic and intermodulation, and noise behavior; use of system-level test equipment, including network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and probe stations; coherent v. noncoherent measurements; design for testability. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 438 (or 338) with a grade of at least C, and credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 333T.

322C. Data Structures.
Programming with abstractions; programming in C++; data structures; templates; algorithm analysis. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 312 with a grade of at least C.

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 322C and Mathematics 325K or 340L with a grade of at least C in each.

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 engineering communication skills, with emphasis on technical documents, oral reports, and graphics; collaborative work involving on-line communication and research. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 155.

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.

438. Electronic Circuits I.
Electronic devices in analog and digital circuits. Device physics and modeling; two-port networks; analysis and design of power supply circuits and amplifiers; frequency response; Bode plots. Laboratory work covers generation and acquisition of test signals; current, voltage, and impedance measurements; transfer function measurement; and spectrum measurements and analysis. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 313, or Biomedical Engineering 311 and credit or registration for Biomedical Engineering 343.

338K. Electronic Circuits II.
Feedback principles; Bode plots; analysis and design of operational amplifier circuits, oscillators, and pulse and switching circuits. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 438 (or 338) with a grade of at least C, 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 438 (or 338) and 339.

339. Solid-State Electronic Devices.
Quantum theory of energy levels; semiconductor materials and carrier transport; p-n junctions and Schottky barriers; bipolar and field effect transistors; light-emitting diodes, lasers, and photodetectors. Prerequisite: Mathematics 427K and Physics 303L and 103N with a grade of at least C in each.

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 438 (or 338) and 339 with a grade of at least C in each, credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 333T, and consent of instructor.

341. Electric Drives and Machines.
Fundamentals of electromechanical interactions; electromechanical energy conversion; magnetic circuits, transformers, and energy conversion devices; introduction to power electronics. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 and 325 with a grade of at least C in each.

345L. Microprocessor Applications and Organization.
Microprocessor organization and interfacing; memory interfacing; hardware-software design of microprocessor systems; applications, including communication systems. Two lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 319K, 322C, and 438 (or 338) with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 333T.

345M. Embedded and Real-Time Systems Laboratory.
Embedded microcomputer systems; implementation of multitasking, synchronization, protection, and paging; operating systems for embedded microcomputers; design, optimization, evaluation, and simulation of digital and analog interfaces; real-time microcomputer software; applications, including data acquisition and control. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 345L or 345S with a grade of at least C.

345S. Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory.
Architectures of programmable digital signal processors; programming for real-time performance; design and implementation of digital filters, modulators, data scramblers, pulse shapers, and modems in real time; 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 438 (or 338) with a grade of at least C in each, and credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 333T and 351K.

347. Modern Optics.
Modern optical wave phenomena with applications to imaging, holography, fiber optics, lasers, and optical information processing. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 and 325 with a grade of at least C in each, or Biomedical Engineering 343 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 and Random Processes.
Probability, random variables, statistics, and random processes, including counting, independence, conditioning, expectation, density functions, distributions, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, statistical estimation, stationary processes, Markov chains, and ergodicity. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 313 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: Credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 351K, or Biomedical Engineering 343.

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: Credit or registration for English 316K.

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. Algorithms.
Complexity analysis; advanced combinatorial algorithms; algorithm design principles; intractability. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 322C and Philosophy 313K with a grade of at least C in each, or Mathematics 325K 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 322C with a grade of at least C.

360K. Introduction to Digital Communications.
Communication channels and their impairments; modulation; demodulation; probability-of-error analysis; source coding; error control coding; link budget analysis; equalization; synchronization and multiple access; spread spectrum; applications in wireline and wireless communication systems. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 351K, or credit for Biomedical Engineering 343.

360M. Digital Systems Design Using VHDL.
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.
Characteristics of instruction set architecture and microarchitecture; physical and virtual memory; caches and cache design; interrupts and exceptions; integer and floating-point arithmetic; I/O processing; buses; pipelining, out-of-order execution, branch prediction, and other performance enhancements; design trade-offs; case studies of commercial microprocessors. Laboratory work includes completing the behavioral-level design of a microarchitecture. Three lecture hours and one laboratory/recitation hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 316 and 319K with a grade of at least C in each.

360P. Concurrent and Distributed Systems.
Concurrency, synchronization, resource allocation, deadlock, and scheduling; multithreaded programming; client/server distributed systems programming. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 345L 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, 438 (or 338), 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 438 (or 338) 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-time and discrete-time systems; root locus; Nyquist diagrams; Bode plots; sensitivity; lead and lag compensation. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 438 (or 338) and Mathematics 340L with a grade of at least C in each.

362L. Power Electronics.
Analysis, design, and operation of power electronic circuits; power conversion from AC to DC, DC to DC, and DC to AC; rectifiers, inverters, and pulse width modulated motor drives. Laboratory work focuses on the use of energy from renewable sources such as photovoltaics and wind. Two lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 438 (or 338) or 331 or 331K with a grade of at least C.

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.

464C. Corporate Senior Design Project.
Restricted to students working full-time in industry. Design and experimental projects in electrical and computer engineering in industrial research laboratories; the ethics of design for safety and reliability; emphasis on written and oral reporting of engineering projects. Three lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 321, 321K, 440, 345L, 345S, or 374L, and Electrical Engineering 333T and 366 with a grade of at least C in each.

464H. Honors Senior Design Project.
Restricted to honors students. 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 321, 321K, 440, 345L, 345S, or 374L, and Electrical Engineering 333T and 366 with a grade of at least C in each.

464K. Senior Design Project.
Design and experimental projects in electrical and computer engineering 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 321, 321K, 440, 345L, 345S, or 374L, and Electrical Engineering 333T and 366 with a grade of at least C in each.

366. Engineering Economics I.
Business organization; discounted cash flow calculations, including present-worth and rate-of-return calculations; replacement analyses; financial analyses; accounting and depreciation; income taxes; inflation; risk analysis, utility theory, decision models, sequential decision making; value of information. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 351K.

366K. Engineering Economics II.
Fundamentals of risk management, including portfolio theory, capital asset pricing theory, and effects of financing; hedging risks using forwards, futures, options, and other derivatives; stochastic models of price behavior. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 366 with a grade of at least C.

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 system components; electric and magnetic fields surrounding transmission lines; dielectric and insulator breakdown; audible and radio noise; shock hazards; grounding. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 438 (or 338) or 331 or 331K with a grade of at least C.

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 438 (or 338) or 331 or 331K 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 with a grade of at least C.

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.

370N. 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. Electrical Engineering 370N and 379K (Topic 16: Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 362K with a grade of at least C.

371D. Introduction to Neural Networks.
Characteristics of artificial neural networks, feedforward networks, and recurrent networks; learning algorithms; self-organization; biological links; data mining and other applications. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K and Mathematics 340L with a grade of at least C in each.

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: Credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 351K, or credit for Biomedical Engineering 343.

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. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 351K, or credit for Biomedical Engineering 343.

372N. 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. Electrical Engineering 372N and 379K (Topic 14: Telecommunication Networks) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K with a grade of at least C.

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 438 (or 338) with a grade of 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. Two lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 374K with a grade of at least C, and credit or registration for Electrical Engineering 333T.

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 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 18: Network Security. Distributed information system security; cryptographic tools; authentication; message security; system management. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 19: Network Engineering Laboratory. 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, routers; local area network emulation; public switched network access through POTS and ISDN; intradomain and interdomain routing; routing protocols, including RIP, OSPF, and BGP; multicast; media testing; local- and wide-area diagnostic tools. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 372N with a grade of at least C.

Topic 20: Computer Architecture: Personal Computer Design. Commercial general purpose processors, memory architecture, buses, storage devices, graphics subsystems, I/O devices and peripherals, audio subsystems, operating systems, benchmarking, manufacturing, and testing of personal computer systems. One class meeting may take place outside of normally scheduled class time for a tour of a PC manufacturing site. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 360N with a grade of at least C.

Topic 21: Information and Cryptography. Information theory; construction of codes; cryptography, including security and randomized encryption; Kolmogorov complexity; statistics, including large deviations, nonparametrics, and information inequalities; Vapnik-Cervonenkis methods for learning theory. Additional prerequisite: Electrical Engineering 351K with a grade of at least C.

Topic 22: System Design Metrics. Analysis of design at chip, board, and system levels; life cycle implications of design decisions, including design for testability effects on production and field service; economic and customer-driven factors.

 


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Undergraduate Catalog
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 - Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
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