UT AUSTIN
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UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG
1998 - 2000


CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
College of Business Administration

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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 Chapter 6
 Engineering
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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The undergraduate program in electrical engineering provides background in engineering fundamentals, with an emphasis on the development of analytical and creative ability that affords the graduate the opportunity to achieve success in an advancing technological community. Careers involve a wide range of activities, including design, development, teaching, management, sales, and research. Areas in which electrical and computer engineers contribute heavily include information and communication systems; automation; control, computer, and data processing systems; power systems; biomedical electronics; and electronic materials and devices.

A core objective of the program is to graduate students who have mastered the fundamentals of mathematics and science as a foundation for both their formal engineering education and independent study and lifelong learning. Students are also expected to develop skills in problem solving, simulation, and experimental verification. A further objective is to enable students to use modern engineering tools to design electrical, electronic, and computer components and systems. Because the development of complex technology often requires the engineer to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team, students must also acquire the skills necessary to communicate effectively with others in both the technical community and the general population. Additional objectives are to produce graduates who recognize the impact their profession has on society and who are willing to uphold the highest standards of professional and ethical responsibility. Preparing students with these foundations for a successful professional engineering career is the overall goal of the degree program.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering pursue one of two curricula: electrical engineering or computer engineering. Both curricula are accredited in electrical engineering by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The computer engineering curriculum is also accredited in computer engineering. Each curriculum includes a required core of courses in mathematics, basic science, English composition, fine arts or humanities, social science, and electrical engineering. The computer engineering curriculum supplements the electrical engineering core with additional computer engineering courses. The electrical engineering curriculum allows the student to study a single topic in depth by choosing electives from a technical area. At least three technical electives must be selected from a single technical area.

Curricula

Course requirements are divided into three categories: basic sequence courses, major sequence courses, and other required courses. Enrollment in major sequence courses is restricted to students who have received credit for all of the basic sequence courses and have been admitted to the major sequence by the College of Engineering Admissions Committee. (Requirements for admission to a major sequence are given in this chapter.) Enrollment in other required courses is not restricted by completion of the basic sequence.

Courses used to fulfill technical and nontechnical elective requirements must be approved by the electrical engineering faculty before the student enrolls in them. Courses that fulfill the social science and fine arts/humanities requirements are listed in this chapter.

Electrical Engineering Curriculum

Courses Semester Hours

Basic Sequence Courses
Chemistry 301, Electrical Engineering 302, 411, 312, 313, 316, 319K, English 306, 316K, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, 340L, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N 51
Major Sequence Courses
Electrical Engineering 321, 321K, 325, 333T, 338, 338K, 339, 351K, 155, 362K, 464K, Physics 355, approved technical electives (15 hours) 50

Other Required Courses
American government, including Texas government 6
American history 6
Approved fine arts or humanities elective 3
Approved social science elective 3
Engineering science elective 3
Free electives 6

Minimum Required 128


Computer Engineering Curriculum

Courses Semester Hours

Basic Sequence Courses
Chemistry 301, Electrical Engineering 302, 411, 312, 313, 316, 319K, English 306, 316K, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, Mathematics 325K or Philosophy 313K, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N 51

Major Sequence Courses
Electrical Engineering 321, 321K, 325, 333T, 338, 338K, 339, 351K, 155, 360C, 360N, 464K, Electrical Engineering 360P or Computer Sciences 372, Physics 355, approved technical electives (12 hours) 53

Other Required Courses
American government, including Texas government 6
American history 6
Approved fine arts or humanities elective 3
Approved social science elective 3
Engineering science elective 3
Free elective 3

Minimum Required 128

Technical Area Options

Students must select at least three courses from a technical area. Students who intend to satisfy the additional requirements of the accredited computer engineering program must select courses from the computer engineering technical area.

Area I, Biomedical Engineering

There are two distinct paths that students may take in the biomedical engineering technical area. One option is designed for premedical, preveterinary, and predental students; it contains many of the chemistry and life science courses required for admission to medical school. The other option, for students interested in the application of engineering to medicine, is designed to serve as a foundation for graduate study in biomedical engineering.

Premedical, preveterinary, and predental option. Students pursuing this option must have a grade point average of at least 3.00 at the end of the sophomore year. To fulfill the technical area requirements of this option, a student should complete Electrical Engineering 374K and 374L. In addition, twelve semester hours of biological science and sixteen semester hours of chemistry, including all of the following, are generally required for medical school application.

Biology 302, Cellular and Molecular Biology
Biology 303, Structure and Function of Organisms
Chemistry 302, Principles of Chemistry II
Chemistry 204, Introduction to Chemical Practice
Chemistry 610A, Organic Chemistry; 610B, Organic Chemistry; and 210C, Organic Chemistry Laboratory

A sample four-year program is available that illustrates how electives can be used to fulfill all of the premedical requirements.

Biomedical engineering option
Electrical Engineering 345L, Microprocessor Applications and Organization, or Mechanical Engineering 354, Biomedical Engineering
Electrical Engineering 374K, Biomedical Electronics
Electrical Engineering 374L, Applications of Biomedical Engineering

Area II, Computer Engineering

The student must take three courses from the following list, including at least one course from group 1 and at least one course from group 2.

Group 1

Electrical Engineering 332, Computer Graphics
Electrical Engineering 345L, Microprocessor Applications and Organization
Electrical Engineering 360P, Operating Systems
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 17: Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
An advanced course that emphasizes programming

Group 2

Electrical Engineering 345M, Microcomputer Interfacing Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 360M, Digital Systems Engineering II
Electrical Engineering 360R, Computer-Aided Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 360S, Digital Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 362K, Introduction to Automatic Control
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 14: Telecommunication Networks

Area III, Information Systems Engineering

Electrical Engineering 370, Automatic Control II
Electrical Engineering 370K, Computer Control Systems
Electrical Engineering 370L, Introduction to Manufacturing Systems Automation
Electrical Engineering 371M, Communication Systems
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 16: Introduction to Robotics
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic: Introduction to Neural Networks
Mathematics 365C, Real Analysis I

Area IV, Electromagnetic Engineering

Electrical Engineering 325K, Antennas and Wireless Propagation
Electrical Engineering 347, Modern Optics
Electrical Engineering 348, Laser and Optical Engineering
Electrical Engineering 363M, Microwave and Radio Frequency Engineering

Area V, Electronic Materials and Devices

Students must complete Electrical Engineering 440, Microelectronics Fabrication Techniques, and at least two courses from the following list:

Electrical Engineering 325K, Antennas and Wireless Propagation
Electrical Engineering 334K, Theory of Engineering Materials
Electrical Engineering 347, Modern Optics
Electrical Engineering 348, Laser and Optical Engineering

Area VI, Integrated Electronics

Electrical Engineering 338L, Analog Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 440, Microelectronics Fabrication Techniques
Electrical Engineering 360K, Communication Electronics
Electrical Engineering 360R, Computer-Aided Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 360S, Digital Integrated Circuit Design

Area VII, Management and Production

Electrical Engineering 366, Engineering Economics I
Electrical Engineering 366K, Engineering Economics II
Electrical Engineering 366L, Statistics for Manufacturing
Electrical Engineering 370L, Introduction to Manufacturing Systems Automation
Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models

Area VIII, Power Systems and Energy Conversion


Students must complete Electrical Engineering 369, Power Systems Engineering, and at least two courses from the following list:

Electrical Engineering 341, Electromechanical Systems I
Electrical Engineering 362L, Power Electronics
Electrical Engineering 368, Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic: Electricity Markets, Trading, and Transmission

Area IX, Software Engineering

Students must complete Electrical Engineering 360C, Data Structures in C++, and at least three courses from the following list. The student should take Electrical Engineering 360C during his or her first semester in the major sequence.

Computer Sciences 345, Programming Languages
Computer Sciences 347, Data Management
Electrical Engineering 360E, Computing Fundamentals
Electrical Engineering 360F, Software Engineering Processes
Electrical Engineering 360P, Operating Systems

Area X, Telecommunications and Signal Processing

Students must complete three courses from the following list, including at least one course from each group.

Group 1

Electrical Engineering 351M, Digital Signal Processing
Electrical Engineering 371R, Digital Image Processing
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 17: Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

Group 2

Electrical Engineering 360K, Communications Electronics
Electrical Engineering 371M, Communications Systems
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 14: Telecommunication Networks
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 18: Distributed Information System Security

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Electrical Engineering Curriculum

First Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

CH 301, Principles of Chemistry I 3
E 306, Rhetoric and Composition 3
E E 302, Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
M 408C, Differential and Integral Calculus 4
Social science or fine arts/humanities elective 3
Total 16
First Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 312, Electrical Engineering Computation 3
M 408D, Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus 4
PHY 303K, Engineering Physics I 3
PHY 103M, Laboratory for Physics 303K 1
Social science or fine arts/humanities elective 3
Free elective 3
Total 17
Second Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E 316K, Masterworks of Literature 3
E E 411, Circuit Theory 4
E E 316, Digital Systems Engineering I 3
M 427K, Advanced Calculus for
Applications I
4
PHY 303L, Engineering Physics II 3
PHY 103N, Laboratory for Physics 303L 1
Total 18
Second Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 313, Linear Systems and Signals 3
E E 319K, Microprocessor Programming 3
M 340L, Matrices and Matrix Calculations 3
American history 3
Engineering science elective 3
Total 15
Third Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 321, Electrical Engineering Laboratory I 3
E E 325, Electromagnetic Engineering 3
E E 333T, Technical Communication 3
E E 338, Electronic Circuits I 3
E E 155, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar 1
American history 3
Total 16
Third Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 338K, Electronic Circuits II 3
E E 339, Solid-State Electronic Devices 3
E E 351K, Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes 3
PHY 355, Modern Physics for Engineers 3
Approved technical elective 3
Total 15
Fourth Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 321K, Electrical Engineering Laboratory II 3
E E 362K, Introduction to Automatic Control 3
American government 3
Approved technical electives 6
Total 15
Fourth Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 464K, Electrical Engineering Projects Laboratory 4
American government 3
Approved technical electives 6
Free elective 3
Total 16

Computer Engineering Curriculum

First Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

CH 301, Principles of Chemistry I 3
E 306, Rhetoric and Composition 3
E E 302, Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
M 408C, Differential and Integral Calculus 4
Social science or fine arts/humanities elective 3
Total 16
First Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 312, Electrical Engineering Computation 3
M 408D, Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus 4
PHY 303K, Engineering Physics I 3
PHY 103M, Laboratory for Physics 303K 1
Social science or fine arts/humanities elective 3
Free elective 3
Total 17
Second Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E 316K, Masterworks of Literature 3
E E 411, Circuit Theory 4
E E 316, Digital Systems Engineering I 3
M 427K, Advanced Calculus for
Applications I
4
PHY 303L, Engineering Physics II 3
PHY 103N, Laboratory for Physics 303L 1
Total 18
Second Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 313, Linear Systems and Signals 3
E E 319K, Microprocessor Programming 3
M 325K, Discrete Mathematics, or PHL 313K, Logic, Sets, and Functions 3
American history 3
Engineering science elective 3
Total 15
Third Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 321, Electrical Engineering Laboratory I 3
E E 325, Electromagnetic Engineering 3
E E 333T, Technical Communication 3
E E 338, Electronic Circuits I 3
E E 155, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar 1
E E 360C, Data Structures in C++ 3
Total 16
Third Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 338K, Electronic Circuits II 3
E E 339, Solid-State Electronic Devices 3
E E 351K, Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes 3
PHY 355, Modern Physics for Engineers 3
American history 3
Total 15
Fourth Year--Fall Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 321K, Electrical Engineering Laboratory II 3
American government 3
Approved technical electives 9
Total 15
Fourth Year--Spring Semester

Courses Semester Hours

E E 464K, Electrical Engineering Projects Laboratory 4
E E 360P, Operating Systems, or C S 372, Introduction to Operating Systems 3
E E 360N, Computer Architecture 3
American government 3
Approved technical elective 3
Total 16



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