Jan 20, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Courses


 

 

 

 

Egyptology

  
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    EGPT 599/5992 - Thesis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Completion of required coursework.

    Description
    For the MA degree in Egyptology a thesis of 25,000 words, exclusive of Bibliography and appendices is required on a topic that has been approved by the thesis committee. The committee should be made of the chief and second advisor. Additional advisors will be added if extra specialties are needed.


Electronics and Communications Engineering

  
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    ECNG 000/1501 - Exploring Electrical Engineering (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CSCE 1001  

    Description
    This course utilizes programming in the context of simple electrical engineering applications and also teaches elements of sensor and actuator operation, communications, control, and circuit theory.

  
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    ECNG 000/1502 - Programming Elements for Electrical Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CSCE 1001  

    Description
    The objective of this course is to engage students and help reinforce their traditional programming assignments with practical hardware applications. This course introduces programming elements that form the basis for embedded development as well as scientific computing. Example programming languages and toolboxes used in the course projects and assignments include C and Matlab.

  
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    ECNG 210/2101 - Digital Logic Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      . Concurrent with   

    Description
    The nature of digital logic and numbering systems. Boolean algebra, Karnaugh map, decision-making elements, memory elements, latches, flip-flops, design of combinational and sequential circuits, integrated circuits and logic families, shift registers, counters and combinational circuits, adders, subtracters, multiplication and division circuits, memory types. Exposure to logic design automation software. Introduction to FPGAs and HDL.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, spring and summer.
  
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    ECNG 215/2105 - Circuit Analysis I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Ohm’s law, Kirshoff’s law, Mesh current method, node-voltage method, superposition theorem, reciprocity theorem, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, maximum power transfer theorem, compensation theorem, T and II networks, transformation equations II to T and T to II. Transients in RC and RL circuits, time constants, mutual inductance and transformers. Time domain behavior of inductance and capacitance, energy storage.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 216/2106 - Circuit Analysis II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and concurrent with   and   

    Description
    Alternating current circuit analysis using complex numbers (phasors), complex impedance and complex admittance. Series resonance and parallel resonance, half power points, sharpness of resonance, the Q-factor, maximum power to an alternating current load, Decibels, power level measurements. The s-plane and poles and zeroes of the transfer function. Forced and natural response of circuits using complex frequency analysis. Three-phase circuits. Two-port networks and the y, z, h and ABCD parameters. Reciprocal networks. Laplace transform techniques.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 218L/2108L - Digital Logic Design Lab (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Concurrent with   

    Description
    The laboratory component will cover experiments in digital design and experiments illustrating material of course   including an FPGA-based project.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall, spring and summer.
  
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    ECNG 219L/2109L - Circuit Analysis Lab (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Concurrent with   

    Description
    Experiments illustrating material of course ECNG 2106 .

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 315/3105 - Electronics I: Basic Electronic Devices & Circuits (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Devices and Basic Circuits: Introduction to Electronics, Operational Amplifiers, Active Filters, Diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT’s) (DC and small signal analysis), MOS Field Effect Transistors (MOSFET’s) (DC and small signal analysis).

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 316/3106 - Electronics II: Analog Circuits (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      , concurrent with   .

    Description
    Differential and Multistage Amplifiers, Frequency Response, Feedback, Output Stages and Power Amplifiers, Analog Integrated Circuits, Filters and Tuned Amplifiers, Signal Generators and Waveform Shaping Circuits.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 318/3108 - VLSI Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Introduction to fabrication techniques for silicon very large integrated circuits (VLSI), Introduction to MOS transistor. Details of CMOS inverter, transmission gates. Design of Complex CMOS gates; combinational and sequential design techniques in VLSI. CMOS technology and rationale behind various design rules. Design and synthesis using hardware description languages(HDL) such as Verilog. Use CAD tools to design, layout, check and simulate some basic circuits. Design, layout and simulation of a project.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 319L/3109L - Electronics Lab (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Concurrent with   .

    Description
    Experiments illustrating material of course ECNG 3106 

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 320/3201 - Signals and Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     ,   and ECNG 1502  

    Description
    Basic properties of signals and systems, linearity, stability, step and impulse response,superposition integral, block diagrams, Fourier series and Fourier transform for discrete and continuous time signals, sampling theorem, Z-transform.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 321/3202 - Automatic Control Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Principles of closed-loop feedback control systems, control systems design criteria, block diagrams, signal flow graphs, state space representation of linear systems, general feedback theory, transfer functions of control systems, Routh criterion, root locus theory and methods. Several experiments are conducted in the Control Lab to illustrate material covered in the course.

    When Offered
    Offered in Fall and Spring.
  
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    ECNG 341/3401 - Electromagnetic Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    PHYS 2221  and   

    Description
    Electric field and potential. Gauss’s law; divergence. Conductors, dielectrics and capacitance. Poisson’s and Laplace’s equations. Electrostatic analogs. Magnetic field and vector potential. Time varying fields; displacement current. Maxwell’s equations in differential form, Poynting’s theorem and Electromagnetic waves in vacuum and in matter.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 453/3503 - Microcontroller system design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       , , and concurrent with   

    Description
    Microcontroller architecture (ARM, Motorola 68HC11). Interrupts, serial and parallel Input/Output, Timers, Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog conversion, Watchdog timers, I/O expansion, Interfacing to keypads and display devices, AC control, Introduction to RISC and CISC.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 459L/3509L - Microcontroller system design lab (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Concurrent with   

    Description
    Experiments illustrating material of course ECNG 3503  

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 360/3601 - Power and Machines (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Power system components, basic concepts and operating characteristics of transformers, DC and AC machine fundamentals, theory of operation and basic concepts of induction motors, transmission line construction and operation, renewable energy sources, fault analysis and protection system elements, Electrical Installations in Buildings, Elements of Power Electronics, Switching, Converters, Applications of PE in Power systems (FACT, SVC), Harmonics in Power Systems.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 000/3801 - Technological Innovation and Product Development (2 cr.)



    Description
    The course covers the ‘what, why and who’ of technological innovation management. The course will cover technology trends, innovation tools, and aspects of technology S-Curves. Students will learn how to establish a technological business concept by understanding the market, defining the product description, business models, channels, and estimate the needed technological resources. Finally, the course highlights the principles of product innovation and the product development economics behind it.

  
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    ECNG 410/4101 - Solid-State Devices (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Theory of semiconductor surfaces, field effect transistors, application in static logic design, semiconductor sensors and transducers.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECNG 413/4103 - Testing of Digital Circuits (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Basic concepts behind testing digital circuits. Causes of permanent and temporary failures. Test pattern generation techniques including exhaustive, Pseudo-exhaustive, Path sensitization, Critical path, Random and Pseudo-random Testing. Design for testability methods for testing Integrated Circuits. Techniques for testing Printed circuit boards.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECNG 414/4104 - High Level Digital ASIC Design Using CAD (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Design of digital application-specific integrated circuits (ASICS) using synthesis CAD tools. Topics include the following: design flow, hierarchical design, hardware description languages such as VHDL, synthesis, design verification, IC test, chip-scale synchronous design, field programmable gate arrays, mask programmable gate arrays, CMOS circuits and IC process technology. For the project, students will design and implement a significant digital system using field programmable gate arrays.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECNG 415/4105 - Integrated Circuit Fabrication: Materials and Processes (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Microfabrication techniques for silicon very large integrated circuits (VLSI), unit processes including lithography, native film growth, diffusion, ion implantation, thin film deposition and etching. Metal interconnects. Process integration for CMOS, BiCMOS, ECL and MEMS.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECNG 420/4301 - Fundamentals of Communications I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,   ,  ,  concurrent with   

    Description
    Review of signal representation and classification, time and frequency domains, Fourier transform; Energy and power spectral density. Basics of analog communication: amplitude, angle, and pulse modulation; modulators and demodulators; frequency division multiplexing. Introduction to digital communication: Review of sampling and quantization; pulse code modulation (PCM), Delta Modulation, Differential PCM, time division multiplexing, line codes; the matched filter. Introduction to Random Processes. Noise in communication systems.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 421/4302 - Fundamentals of Communications II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Fundamentals of Digital Communications. Geometric Representation of Signals; Binary and M-ary Modulation and their Performance Analysis and Spectral Efficiency M-ary Baseband Transmission. Introduction to Information Theory and Source and Channel Coding; Channel Capacity; Block and Convolutional Codes. Introduction to Spread-Spectrum Communications and Discrete Multitone (DMT). Several experiments are conducted in the Communication Lab to illustrate the material covered in the course.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 404L/4304L - Photonics and Optical Communication Laboratory (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Concurrent with   .

    Description
    Experiments in fiber optics illustrating concepts pertaining to fiber dispersion, attenuation measurements, characterization of light sources (LEDs and Laser diodes) and detectors (photodiodes), optical multiplexing and demultiplexing, optical and interferometric sensors.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECNG 432/4306 - Computer Communication Networks (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    Introduction to communication networks including basic networking concepts, OSI and TCP/IP models; Transport layer protocols, Data link layer, multiple access, wireless LANs; Network layer including logical addressing, Internet Protocol (IP), data forwarding and routing.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 433/4308 - Telecommunications Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Telephone system fundamentals including infrastructure, transmission, switching, capacity planning and DSL systems; Voice over IP network basics including major techniques such as H.323 and SIP; Satellite communications including configurations and characteristics of satellite communication systems, Services, Orbits and Satellite networks.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECNG 434/4310 - Optical Communication Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   , concurrent with   .

    Description
    Operating principles of optical communication systems and fiber optic communication technology. Characteristics of optical fibers, laser diodes, and laser modulation, laser and fiber amplifiers, detection and demodulation, dispersion compensation, and network topologies. System topology, star networks, bus networks, layered architectures, all-optical networks.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECNG 436/4312 - Mobile Communication Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    The development, structure, and techniques of mobile communications systems. Propagation models in mobile communications. Cellular Networks and their capacity. Coding and diversity for wireless communications. Wireless communication standards; control signaling; MAC-related concepts. Wireless LAN’s.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECNG 439L/4314L - Communications Lab (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Concurrent with  

    Description
    Experiments illustrating material of course   .

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 442/4402 - Electromagnetic Waves (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,   and ECNG 3401  .

    Description
    Review of Maxwell’s equations. Transmission lines. Signal matching, Smith chart, Stub matching. Parallel plate, rectangular, and optical waveguides. Antennas and radiation of electromagnetic energy. Boundary Value problems. Several experiments are conducted in the Microwave Lab to illustrate material covered in the course.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 447/4407 - Microwave Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Introduction to microwave engineering and wave equation review. Wave propagation and cutoff considerations. Transmission line power and mode limits. Planar and microstrip lines. Obstacles in transmission lines. Impedance matching and tuning. Quarter-wave transformer design. Microstrip transitions. Transmission line and cavity resonators. Sacttering-parameters and applications. Microwave transistor amplifier gain and stability design. Microwave filter design by insertion loss method.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECNG 000/4504 - Embedded Systems for Wireless Communications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ECNG 3503  

    Description
    Contemporary wireless communication systems are mostly system-on-chip-based. This course will therefore be focused on hardware and software co-development. It includes the following topics. Overview of embedded systems elements, structure, challenges and applications; firmware and drivers, RTOS fundamentals and scheduling techniques; The course will rely considerably on hands-on practice of state-of-the-art wireless embedded design tools through practical assignments and projects. It includes the development and verification of the medium-access layer design and major protocols (e.g. IEEE low-power WiFi, ZigBee, etc.) of a real-world wireless communication system including interactions with the PHY-related items. The course includes hidden labs.

  
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    ECNG 455/4505 - Computer Architecture (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      , concurrent with  .

    Description
    The objectives of this course are to introduce the principles of Modern Computer Architecture and design. Topics to be discussed include Instruction Set Architectures, Arithmetic Logic Unit design, CPU data path design, CPU pipelining, memory hierarchy, cache and virtual memory, and introduction to I/O.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 456/4506 - Industrial control systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and   (for ECNG students);   (for MENG students).

    Description
    PLCs and DCS in industrial automation, Basic components of a PLC and DCS, Programming of PLCs by ladder logic, Internal markers, Timers, Counters, PLC program development for control applications, Interlocking and sequential logic, Advanced Sequential Control Techniques, Data handling instructions, A/D and D/A PLC modules, Industrial communication busses.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECNG 458L/4508L - Computer Architecture Lab (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Concurrent with  

    Description
    The laboratory will cover experiments in computer architecture and hardware design and experiments illustrating material of Course   .

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 460/4601 - Product Design and Development (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior level standing.

    Description
    The focus of the course is integration of the marketing, design, and manufacturing functions to create a new product. The course is intended to provide you with the following benefits:

    • Competence with a set a tools and methods for product design and development.
    • Confidence in your own abilities to create a new product.
    • Awareness of the role of multiple functions in creating a new product (e.g. marketing, industrial design, engineering, production).
    • Ability to coordinate multiple, interdisciplinary tasks in order to achieve a common objective.
    • Reinforcement of specific knowledge from other courses through practice and reflection in an action-oriented setting.
    • Enhanced team working skills.

     

  
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    ECNG 480/4920 - Special Problems in Electronics and Communications Engineering (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor and departmental approval

    Description
    Independent study in various problem areas of electronics engineering may be assigned to individual students or to groups. Readings assigned and frequent consultations held.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes.
  
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    ECNG 494/4930 - Selected Topics in Electronics and Communications Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing.

    Description
    Course content will be selected each semester from current developments in the field of electronics engineering.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
  
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    ECNG 497/4950 - Industrial Internship (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Completion of 8 weeks of industrial training AFTER the completion of 100 credit hours

    Description
    Each Student is required to spend a minimum of eight weeks in industrial training in an ECNG related field. The training may be in Egypt or abroad, but at least four weeks must be with a single employer. A complete account of the experience is reported, presented and evaluated. Each Student is also required to be trained for 15 hours in the Mechanical Engineering workshops to the study fundamentals of manufacturing processes (forming, welding and machining) prior to, or while, taking the course.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 490/4980 - Senior Project I (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: senior standing.

    Description
    A capstone project. Topics are selected by groups of students according to their area of interest and the advisor’s approval. Projects address solutions to open-ended applications using an integrated engineering approach.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 491/4981 - Senior Project II (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    A continuation of the capstone project.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECNG 510/5210 - Advanced Solid-State Devices (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing in engineering and physics. Electromagnetics, vector algebra, differential equations, and MATLAB programming.

    Description
    This course covers crystal structures, band gap theory, ionic equilibrium theory, fundamentals of carrier transport, compound semiconductors III-V. This course will make special emphasis on the properties of various types of junctions (p-n junctions, heterojunctions, metal-semiconductor junctions) leading to various electronic devices such as field effect transistors (FETs), metal oxide-semiconductor FETS (MOSFETs), high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), etc. Short Channel effects and nanoscale phenomena will be emphasized throughout the course and their impact on device modeling in analog and digital circuits.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECNG 000/5214 - Advanced ASIC Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ECNG 3105  or equivalent

    Description
    The course addresses the complete design flow using of digital ASIC chips using state-of-the-art technologies, implementations, methodologies, and CAD tools. The course utilizes hardware descriptive language (HDL)-based design and introduces the design of large-scale systems and the associated methodologies and tools. Recent advancements due to Moore’s law have resulted in significant challenges in physical design, including interconnection, power consumption, reliability, and verification. These challenges are explored at a fundamental level as well as solutions in modern CAD tools.

  
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    ECNG 516/5216 - Analog Integrated Circuit Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Design techniques for analog and mixed-signal VLSI circuits. Amplifiers: operational amplifiers, transconductance amplifiers, finite gain amplifiers and current amplifiers. Linear building block: differential amplifiers, current mirrors, references, cascoding and buffering. Performance characterization of linear integrated circuits: offset, noise, sensitivity and stability. Layout considerations, simulation, yield and modeling for high-performance linear integrated circuits. CAD tools: Cadence.

  
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    ECNG 517/5217 - Digital Integrated Circuit Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    The Diode (DC and Dynamic Behavior), The MOSFET (DC and Dynamic Behavior as well as short channel effects), The CMOS inverter (Static and Dynamic Behavior - Power / Speed Tradeoffs), Combinational Logic Gates (Static CMOS Design, Transistor Sizing, Static vs. Dynamic logic styles, Power / Speed Tradeoffs), Sequential Logic Circuits ( Static and Dynamic circuits/flipflops, Power / Speed Tradeoffs), Low Power Circuit Techniques, Memory circuit design and power / reliability consideration, arithmetic logic blocks (adders/ multipliers) and its design.

  
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    ECNG 518/5218 - Advanced Integrated Circuit Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    The objective of this course is to provide the students with the knowledge of designing emerging nanoelectronic devices and using these devices to build future computing systems. After an introduction to CMOS devices and circuits, the course will cover CMOS design and simulation topics. More attention will be paid to the applications of these devices in the implementation of future computers. The memory and logic architectures that take advantage of the properties of the emerging devices will be discussed. Particularly, signal integrity and timing issues, as well as power consumption will be emphasized.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECNG 000/5219 - High-Performance Integrated Circuit Modeling (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ECNG 3108  or equivalent content form other similar courses




     

    Description
    Nano-meter CMOS devices (short channel effects, velocity saturation, device leakage, thermal effects, degradation effects NBTI, etc), Dynamic, short-circuit, and leakage power consumption of CMOS circuits, low power design, DC-DC converters and power management, Classic I/O Modeling and design, The interconnect bottle-neck (modeling and analysis), Noise in integrated circuits, Approximate temporal information in RC and RLC trees (Elmore, Wyatt, Penfield-Rubinstien delay models, and equivalent Elmore delay for RLC trees), Model order reduction (AWE, PRIMA, numerical issues, stability, etc),3-D Modeling, Thermal effects in integrated circuits, Power distribution network models, electromigration, Ldi/dt noise, and RI drops, High-speed clock distribution network issues: Retiming, register allocation, skew control, and clock scheduling.

  
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    ECNG 553/5223 - Fault-Tolerant Computing and Reliability Modeling (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Faults, errors, fault modeling, redundancy techniques, error detecting and correcting codes, self-checking circuits, reliability and availability modeling, performability.

  
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    ECNG 525/5225 - Digital Signal Processing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or equivalent.

    Description
    Fundamentals of digital signal processing and filter design. Topics covered include Z-transform, Discrete Fourier transform (DFT), fast Fourier transform (FFT), finite impulse response (FIR) filter design, infinite impulse response (IIR) filter design, multirate signal processing, polyphase structures, short-time Fourier analysis, applications to communication systems and speech processing.

  
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    ECNG 556/5226 - Networked Control Systems Design & Applications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Introduction to Networked Control Systems, real-time systems, network architecture, wired and wireless network protocols, international standards, NCS in industrial control, NCS in terrestrial transportation systems, Study of different software packages and simulation tools for NCS.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECNG 522/5230 - Probability and Stochastic Processes with Applications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or equivalent.

    Description
    Review of probability and sampling methods; modeling of random experiments; linear and nonlinear transformations of random vectors; discrete-time and continuous-time random processes; analysis and processing of random signals; Markov chains. Applications will span diverse areas such as communication networks, genetics, financial markets, … etc. A project on selected applications will be assigned.

  
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    ECNG 520/5231 - Advanced Digital Communications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and    or equivalent.

    Description
    Digital communications over noisy and dispersive channels. Topics covered include digital modulation over band-limited channels and Inter-Symbol Interference (ISI); partial-response signaling; continuous-phase modulation; pulse shaping; flat fading channels; time- and frequency domain equalization. Implementation complexity will be discussed and a simulation project is included.

  
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    ECNG 521/5233 - Wireless Communication Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or equivalent.

    Description
    Communication over wireless channels. Topics include indoor and outdoor propagation models and path loss analysis; time- and frequency-selective fading channels; Fading countermeasures including diversity, Rake, adaptive modulation and coding, and interleaving; spread-spectrum communications; synchronization; current topics will be discussed and wireless communications standards will be cited. Simulation projects and literature readings are included.

  
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    ECNG 524/5234 - Enabling Technologies for High Date Rate Communications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or equivalent.

    Description
    MIMO and space-time coding; multicarrier modulation, OFDM, OFDMA, and SC-FDMA; interference suppression; current and emerging topcis will be discussed. Wireless standards will be cited including 4G, WLAN/MAN/RAN. Practical receiver techniques will be discussed. Simulation projects and literature readings are included.


     

  
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    ECNG 526/5236 - Information Theory and Coding (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or equivalent.

    Description
    Introduction to information theory and source and channel codes and their decoders. Topics include measures of information, entropy, and channel capacity in single and multiple antenna systems; Shannon’s source and channel coding theorems; Rate distortion theory; Linear block codes including Reed-Solomon codes; convolutional codes; Turbo codes and LDPC codes. Emphasis on decoder implementation and reference to usage of different codes in communications standards.


     

  
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    ECNG 530/5238 - Advanced Computer Networks (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or equivalent.

    Description
    An overview of the internet layered architecture and functionality, network architecture classifications, advanced routing strategies with emphasis on state-of-the-art routing techniques, multimedia networking, quality of service (QoS) issues, securing network access via techniques such as VPN, some wireless building blocks of the internet-of-things e.g. MANET and WSN.
     

  
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    ECNG 541/5241 - Microwave Circuit Analysis and Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or equivalent.

    Description
    Microwave circuit theory and techniques. Emphasis on microwave integrated circuits (MIC). Maxwell’s equations, planar transmission lines, transmission line theory, impedance, scattering and transmission parameters, Smith chart, impedance matching, power dividers and directional couplers, active two port networks, devices for microwave amplification. Low noise amplifier design, power amplifier design, stability of microwave circuits.

  
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    ECNG 547/5247 - RF and Microwave Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or equivalent.

    Description
    The general hardware components, system parameters, and architectures of RF and microwave wireless systems. Practical examples of components and system configurations. Communication systems are used to illustrate the applications. Design of basic RF transceiver systems. Requirements allocation to RF units.

  
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    ECNG 548/5248 - RF Integrated Circuit Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or equivalent.

    Description
    Introduction to RF terminology, technology tradeoffs in RFIC design. Architecture and design of radio receivers and transmitters. Low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, and frequency synthesizers.

  
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    ECNG 549/5249 - Antennas Design and Applications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or equivalent.

    Description
    Introduction to frequency spectrum, Maxwell’s equations, propagation in free space, infinitesimal dipole antennas, antennas parameters. Aspects of wired antenna will be covered: small dipole, finite length dipole, image theory, monopole, folded dipole, matching techniques, infinitesimal loop antenna, small loop antennas, and helical antennas. Review on rectangular waveguides, rectangular horn, equivalence theory, Love’s equivalence theory, H-plane sectoral horn, E-plane sectoral horn, pyramidal horn, parabolic reflectors. Two element array, uniform array, array factor, broadside and end fire arrays, phase scanning arrays, non uniform array, Binomial array, Dolph-Chebyshev array in addition to broadband antennas such as Yagi-Uda, log-periodic antennas. The course will introduce the fundamentals of microstrip antennas.

  
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    ECNG 570/5271 - New Product Design and Development (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course covers the following topics: Development Processes and Organizations, Identifying Customer Needs, Product Specifications, Concept Generation, Concept Selection, Concept Testing, Product Architecture, Industrial Design, Design for Manufacturing, Prototyping, Robust Design, Patents and Intellectual Property, Product Development Economics, Managing Projects. The focus of the course is integration of the marketing, design, and manufacturing functions to create a new product.

  
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    ECNG 571/5272 - Technology and Innovation Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    This is a case based course drawing on best practices in industry and the most up to date and important general management technology and innovation management academic material. Students should be prepared to discuss major technology issues covered in the readings each class. This course is designed to develop strong technology management skills to help managers make good decisions in regard to technology strategy and implementation of technology within their firms. This course is designed to develop general managers with strong abilities to lead in various technological environments and manage the innovation process and projects across and within their own function effectively.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECNG 572/5273 - Strategic Management of Innovation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Innovation is regarded as a critical source of competitive advantage in an increasingly changing environment. Innovation is production or adoption, assimilation, and exploitation of a value-added novelty in economic and social spheres; renewal and enlargement of products, services, and markets; development of new methods of production; and establishment of new management systems. This course will study the theory and practice of innovation as a process and an outcome based on a comprehensive model of innovation which consists of three determinants: innovation leadership, managerial levers and business processes. The course will examine the impact of accelerating innovation on cost, product quality and marketability; organizational changes required to couple R&D with marketing and commercialization; and the managerial skills and professional expertise needed to develop a sustainable innovation practice within an organization.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   and   .
  
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    ECNG 573/5274 - Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Innovation lies at the heart of economic growth in the modern world. Entrepreneurs with the ability and resourcefulness to establish their own business are critical to the process of innovation. Innovation is not just about starting a new business but it is also about creating and developing Innovative ways of management. Whether you are thinking of starting a new venture or developing innovative mechanisms of management in a large organization, you will need to understand Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
    This course takes students through the various aspects of starting, managing, and growing a business. Whether you want to start a new venture, a new project, or develop an innovative way of management. You will need to write a business plan? This course will teach you how to write a business plan, its benefits and how does it differ from a feasibility study.
    Opportunity identification, clear business and market definition, segmentation, and entry, building a team and creating a suitable organizational form, avoiding common pitfalls, and various strategies for starting or growing a business , are among the numerous facets of entrepreneurship covered in the course.
    Methods employed include individual and group case analysis, writing a business plan, interviews with, and talks by, entrepreneurs, and profiling of successes and failures
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   and MGMT 5307  .
  
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    ECNG 580/5910 - Graduate Independent Study (1-3 cr.)



  
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    ECNG 594/5930 - Advanced Topics in Electronics and Communications Engineering (3 cr.)



    Description
    Students are allowed to register for this course for a maximum of two times, if content changes.

  
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    ECNG 599/5980 - Thesis



  
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    ECNG 661/6211 - Nanoscale CMOS (3 cr.)



    Description
    The increasing complexity of nanoscale CMOS technology imposes important constraints on the design of analog integrated circuits: while circuit performance using downscaled CMOS is largely improved in terms of speed, other analog figures of merit, such as transistor gain, are degraded. Reduced voltage headroom often requires the adoption of ultra-low-voltage techniques particularly in moderate inversion. Furthermore, variability is an important bottleneck impairing design in scaled technologies. The course covers issues ranging from technology and compact modeling aspects, to analog circuit design retargeting and methodologies for variability reduction using digital tuning, and optimization aspects on the system level.
     

  
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    ECNG 619/6219 - Design and Analysis of High-Performance Integrated Circuits (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Issues that arise in the design and anlysis of VLSI circuits at high speeds. Examples are: impact of variations, power management, static and statistical timing analysis, clock distribution and Model Order Reduction. The course will stress intuition in VLSI circuits rather than using blind trial and error approaches. Historic development in key topics and the current state-of-the-art status of these topics, enforcing scientific thinking and problem solving approaches using these real life examples.

  
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    ECNG 625/6235 - Detection, Classification, and Estimation Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Bayesian parameter estimation; linear least squares Estimation; Cramer-Rao lower bound; minimum variance unbiased estimator (MVUE); maximum likelihood estimation (MLE); Kalman filtering; statistical decision theory: Bayes, min-max, Neyman/Pearson, simple and composite hypotheses; optimum (map) demodulation; application to coherent communications, signal processing, and classification including coherent and non-coherent signal detection; M-ary hypotheses testing.

  
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    ECNG 694/6930 - Advanced Selected Topics in Electronics and Communications Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Advanced topics selected from current developments in electronics engineering.

  
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    ECNG 622/6931 - Advanced Topics in Wireless Communications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The course covers advanced and current topics in wireless technology: Practical issues in wireless receiver design including receiver gain optimization, noise figure and intermodulation products, and automatic gain control; Non-idealities in OFDM technology including phase noise, and frequency and phase offset. Selected current and emerging technologies are also covered. Simulation projects and literature readings are required.
     

  
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    ECNG 699/6980 - Research Guidance Dissertation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Consultation on problems related to student thesis. To be taken 11 times for credit.
     


Engineering

  
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    ENGR 101/1001 - Introduction to Engineering (1 cr.)



    Description
    History of engineering. Engineering fields of specialization and curricula. The engineering profession: team work, professionalism, ethics, licensing, communication and societal obligations. Engineering support personnel and activities. Engineering approach to problem solving. Examples of major engineering projects. Course project.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    The course must be taken in the year of admission to the engineering program.

  
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    ENGR 115/1005 - Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Drawing (2 cr.)



    Description
    Introductory descriptive geometry. Orthographic and pictorial drawing. Sectional views, auxiliary views, and conventions. Dimensioning. Free hand sketching, and both manual and computer-aided drafting.

    Hours
    One class period and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ENGR 212/2102 - Engineering Mechanics I (Statics) (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Fundamentals of mechanics. Equilibrium of practices, forces in space, equivalent systems, equilibrium of rigid bodies, distributed forces, center of gravity, internal actions, analysis of simple structures and machine parts. Friction. Moment of inertia.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ENGR 214/2104 - Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics) (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Kinematics and kinetics of a particle, system of particles, and rigid bodies. Energy and momentum methods. Engineering applications.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ENGR 229/2112 - Strength and Testing of Materials (4 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Concept of stress and strain in components, mechanical behavior of materials under tensile, compressive, and shear loads, hardness, impact loading, fracture and fatigue. Analysis of stresses and the corresponding deformations in components, axial loading, torsion, bending, and transverse loading. Statically indeterminate problems. Transformation of plane stresses, and Mohr’s circle..

    Hours
    Three class periods and one three-hour lab period
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ENGR 261/2122 - Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid flow. Conservation of momentum, energy, continuity and Bernoulli’s equations. Viscous efforts for laminar and turbulent flow. Steady state closed conduit and open channel flow.

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ENGR 313/3202 - Engineering Analysis and Computation I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Solution of sets of linear equations, roots of equations, curve fitting (interpolation), numerical integration and differentiation, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, boundary value problems and introduction to the finite difference method of computer programs for problem solving. It includes a programming based project.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ENGR 318/3212 - General Electrical Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Active, reactive and apparent power, three-phase systems, electrical measurements, transformers, motors: types, performance and selection generation, transmission and distribution of Electrical Energy, protective and earthing systems, energy management and cost.



     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ENGR 345/3222 - Engineering Economy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Economic and cost concepts, the time value of money, single, multiple and series of cash flows, gradients, functional notation, nominal and effective interest rates, continuous compounding, rates of return. Computation and applications, economic feasibility of projects and worth of investments, comparison of alternatives. Replacement, deprecation and B.E. analysis. Introduction to risk analysis.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ENGR 364/3322 - Fundamentals of Thermofluids (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      . Open for Electronics Engineering major only.

    Description
    Introduction to thermodynamics concepts and definitions; pure substance and ideal gases; the first law of thermodynamics, the concepts of the second law of thermodynamics, continuity; momentum and energy equations; introduction to laminar and turbulent flows; flow in conduits; introduction to turbomachinery; conduction heat transfer: one-dimensional and fins; forced and natural convention heat transfer.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ENGR 000/3920 - Special Problems in Engineering ( 1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor and approval of the associate dean for undergraduate studies based on a well-defined proposal.

    Description
    Independent study in various problem areas related to the offered general engineering (ENGR) courses to supplement the transferred topics in that particular course to match the corresponding ENGR course at AUC.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ENGR 494/4990 - Entrepreneurial Development and Innovation (3 cr.)



    Description
    This capstone course provides a general introduction to Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation. It develops a perception of being an “entrepreneur” in the mind of the student. Students analyze the concepts, elements, processes and behaviors associated with successful entrepreneurship, and develop an insight into how to evaluate and launch ventures and enterprises in all sectors, including business, culture, and society. The course is structured around lectures, interactive sessions, visiting speakers, case study analysis, and community-based learning. The skills of critical and creative thinking, communication, presentation, analysis, synthesis and persuasion are emphasized.

  
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    ENGR 000/5101 - Cross Talk: Implementation Science and Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior, graduation senior, interdisciplinary graduate

    Description
    This course has been designed to provide multiple opportunities for students to explore the interdisciplinary potential of their chosen career path. This course will demonstrate through contemporary literature, class discussion, essential participatory interactions with colleagues and presentations relevant to their major, the value of cross talk between disciplines to provide and implement solutions relevant to today’s global community. Each class will be focused on a specific topic or body of knowledge that bring together the natural, behavioral and social sciences together with engineering to articulate a holistic approach to addressing problems in medicine, sustainability, disease diagnosis and mitigation and safety of the built environment with ethical responsibility of earth stewardship. Students will be expected to participate through discussion, questions and a brief capstone presentation. The faculty will set the stage each week in a specific area by providing background information suitable to engage all students, regardless of didactic background. Thus, this course has been designed to build upon concepts relevant to the major and place them in the context of non-traditional application in what has come to be known as implantation science.

  
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    ENGR 511/5202 - Computational Methods in Engineering (3 cr.)



    Description
    Numerical solution of sets of algebraic and transcendental equations, eigen system analysis, numerical integration and differentiation. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, numerical solution of partial differential equations, optimization methods. Applications using MATLAB.

  
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    ENGR 518/5204 - Engineering Statistics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, test of hypotheses, regression, correlation, and nonparametric statistics.

  
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    ENGR 512/5210 - Experimental Methods in Engineering (3 cr.)



    Description
    Types of experiments. Physical models: type, scale, material selection. Experimental setups. Measurements: electrical measurements and sensing devices; pressure and flow measurements; temperature and thermal measurements; force, strain and motion measurements; computer data storage. Design of experiments: review of statistical inference, single factor experiments, randomized block and Latin square designs, factorial designs. Regression.

  
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    ENGR 516/5240 - Engineering for a Sustainable Environment (3 cr.)



    Description
    Solid, industrial and hazardous waste generation and control, with an emphasis on sustainable engineering practices such as environmental impact assessment and performance, waste management, pollution prevention, waste minimization, cleaner production, energy recovery, recycling and reuse.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    ENGR 590/5940 - Graduate Thesis Seminar (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Completion of 9 cr hrs

    Description
    Seminars on research topics, research methodology, proposal and thesis writing. The course is intended to serve as a forum in which graduate students can present and discuss their research work and learn various research skills.


English

  
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    ELIN 98/0101 - Intermediate English (0 cr.)



  
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    ELIN 99/0102 - Advanced English (0 cr.)



  
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    ELIN 120/0301 - Intermediate English (for Graduates) (0 cr.)



  
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    ENGL 100/0210 - Academic English for the Liberal Arts (0 cr.)



    Description
    ENGL 0210 is a non-credit, concurrent, conference-centered course in which classes meet four days a week for a total of 12 (in-class) instructional hours, in addition to weekly conferences with the teacher. A student who for any reason misses more than the number of hours specified in the ENGL 0210 attendance policy will be dropped from the course. A student who is dropped will be allowed to retake the course the following semester. Sessions are devoted to the comprehension and summary of university-level texts, the introduction to basic research tools, the writing of essays on science and humanities topics and remedial grammar, within the context of individual teacher-student conferences. Students taking ENGL 0210 may enroll in no more than two academic courses with a maximum of 7 academic course credits. Any student who withdraws from ENGL 0210 must also withdraw from the two other academic courses.

    For new students, placement in Academic English for the Liberal Arts is determined by their score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL-iBT) For students enrolled in the intensive English program, placement in Academic English for the Liberal Arts is determined by their scores on the IEP exit test. All students who have been admitted into ENGL 0210 must satisfactorily complete the course work within a time period not to exceed two full semesters and a summer session. Students taking ENGL 0210 in summer may not enroll in any other academic course.

  
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    ENGL 123/0310 - Effective Writing (for Graduates) (0 cr.)



  
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    ENGL 124/0311 - Academic Reading (for Graduates) (0 cr.)



  
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    ENGL 125/0312 - Listening and Speaking (for Graduates) (0 cr.)



 

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