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# ANNEX III

D. ALLIED SUBJECTS
Course Name:

Course Description

## Number of Units for

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Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

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## ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS (FOR ECE)

A study of selected topics in mathematics and their applications in advanced
courses in engineering and other allied sciences. It covers the study of
Complex numbers and complex variables, Laplace and Inverse Laplace
Transforms, Power series, Fourier series, Fourier Transforms, z-transforms,
power series solution of ordinary differential equations, and partial differential
equations.
3 lecture units
3 hours/week
Differential Equations
After completing this course, the student must be able to:
- To familiarize the different parameters, laws, theorems and the different
methods of solutions in advance mathematics.
- To develop their abilities on how to apply the different laws, methods and
theorems particularly in complex problems.
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## Complex numbers and complex variables

Laplace and Inverse Laplace Transforms
Power Series
Fourier Series
Fourier Transforms
Power Series solution of differential equations
6.1 Legendre Equation
6.2 Bessel Equations
7. Partial Differential Equations
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DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
This course deals with logic, sets, proofs, growth of functions, theory of numbers,
counting techniques, trees and graph theory.
3 units Lecture
3 hours /week
College Algebra

Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:
prove theorems and using logic
demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of discrete mathematics.
apply counting techniques in calculation of discrete probabilities.
use trees and graph theory in dealing with discrete mathematics problems.

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## exhibit awareness of issues related to the computer engineering

applications of discrete mathematics.
Logic, Sets, Proofs, and Functions
Algorithms, Integers and Matrices
Growth of Functions
Complexity of Algorithms
Number Theory
Matrices
Counting Techniques
Relations
Graph Theory
Trees
Introduction to Modeling Computation

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Number of Units for
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Course Description
No. of Units for
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Prerequisites
Course Objectives

BASIC THERMODYNAMICS
A course dealing with the thermodynamic properties of pure substances, ideal and
real gases and the study and application of the laws of thermodynamics in the
analysis of processes and cycles. It includes introduction to vapor and gas cycles.
2 units lecture
2 hours/ week
Integral Calculus, Physics 2
To give the students a good background on the principles underlying the
utilization of energy in the thermal systems; open and closed systems; and
introduction to gas and vapor cycles.
1. Introduction
2. Basic Principles, Concepts and definition
3. First Law of Thermodynamics
4. Ideal Gases/ Ideal Gas Laws
5. Processes of Ideal Gases
6. Properties of Pure Substance
7. Processes of Pure Substance
8. Introduction to cycle analysis: Second Law of Thermodynamics
9. Introduction to Gas and vapor cycles
None
FUNDAMENTALS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Structure and composition of materials (metals, polymers, ceramics and
composites). Processing, properties and behavior in service environments.
3 units lecture
3 hours lecture
General Chemistry, Physics 2
At the end of the course the student must be able to:
1. Identify the importance of materials to mankind through specific examples
of materials which have had significant impact to civilization
2. Identify the different ways of classifying various materials

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Equipment

3. Identify the different material properties and how these are affected by the
composition and structure
4. Determine the ways by which material properties can be engineered or
modified to meet certain requirements related to their intended use
5. Select the appropriate material(s) for a given application
6. Evaluate feasibility of designs based on material considerations
1. Introduction (1)
2. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding (2)
3. Atomic arrangement in solids (4)
4. Structural imperfections and diffusion (5)
5. Electronic structures and processes (3)
6. Metals and their properties (4)
7. Polymers and their properties (2)
8. Ceramics and their properties (4)
9. Composite materials (3)
10. Materials selection and design considerations (3)
11. Economic, Environmental and Societal Issues in Materials Science and
Engineering
None

E. PROFESSIONAL/MAJOR SUBJECTS
Course Name:

## ECE LAWS, CONTRACT AND ETHICS

Contracts; warranties; liabilities; patents; bids; insurance; other topics on the
Course Description
legal and ethical positions of the professional engineer.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
3 units lec
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec
Hours per week
Pre-requisite

## 5th Year Standing

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:
1. To define, enumerate, and understand the concept of the different laws that
governs the ECE profession.

Course Objectives

2. To apply the laws to a given situation and know the rights and obligations of
the parties.
3. Learn the intricacies of obligations and contracts.

Course Outline

## 1. Fundamentals of the Laws, Obligations and Contracts

2. Pledge of ECE, RA 5734 & CSC Guidelines
3. The Board Examination
4. Regulating the ECE Profession(PRC)
5. Practicing the ECE Profession
6. Other ECE Related Statutes
6.1 TELECOMMS Interconnection
6.2 IECEP
6.3 RA 9292
6.4 International Professional Practice
6.5 ASEAN & APEC Registry
6.6 Engineering Institutions

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CIRCUITS 1
Fundamental relationships in circuit theory, mesh and node equations;
Course Description resistive networks, network theorems; solutions of network problems using
Laplace transform; transient analysis; methods of circuit analysis.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
3 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Pre-requisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

## Physics 2, Integral Calculus,

Co-requisite -Differential Equations
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:
1. Know the different dc circuit parameters and components
2. Solve problems in application of the different principles, theorems and laws
in dc circuits.
3. Help the students better understanding the basic principles correctly and
confidently.
1. Develop analytical skills in electric circuit analysis.
1. Fundamental Relationship in Circuit Theory
2. Resistive Network
3. Mesh and Node Equations
4. Network Theorems
5. Transient Analysis
6. Solution of Network Problems Using Laplace Transform
1. Methods of Analysis for Special Circuits
DC Training Module that can perform the following experiments:
1. Familiarization with DC Equipment
2. Parallel & Series connection of linear resistors
3. Delta-Wye transformation of resistive networks
4. DC power measurement
5. Kirchhoffs Law
6. Superposition Law
7. Thevenins Theorem
8. 8Bridge circuits
9. RC/RL Time constant curve
10. Maximum Power Transfer

Course Name:

CIRCUITS 2
Complex algebra and phasors; simple AC circuits, impedance and admittance;
mesh and node analysis for AC circuits; AC network theorems; power in AC
Course Description
circuits; resonance; three-phase circuits; transformers; two-port network
parameters and transfer function.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
3 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Prerequisite

Circuits 1

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Course Outline

Laboratory
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## Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:

1. Know the different ac circuit parameters and components
2. Solve problems involving single phase and three- phase system
3. Develop analytical skills in ac electric circuit analysis
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## Complex Algebra and Phasors

Simple AC Circuits
Transformers
Resonance
Mesh and Node Analysis for AC Circuits
AC Network Theorems
Power in AC Circuits
Three-Phase Circuits
Two-Port Network Parameters and Transfer Function

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## AC Training Module that can perform the following experiments:

Familiarization with AC instruments
Impedance of RC circuits
Impedance of RLC circuits
Power dissipation in AC circuits
Measurement of Power Factor
Three Phase circuit
Transformer
Frequency response of RL and RC
Maximum Power transfer

Course Name:

## ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS

Introduction to quantum mechanics of solid state electronics; diode and
transistor characteristics and models (BJT and FET); diode circuit analysis
Course Description
and applications; transistor biasing; small signal analysis; large signal
analysis; transistor amplifiers; Boolean logic; transistor switch.
Number of Units for
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Laboratory
Number of Contact
Hours per week
Prerequisite
Course Objectives

## 3 unit lecture, 1 unit lab

3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Physics 2; Integral Calculus
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:
1. Acquire a strong foundation on semiconductor physics; diode and diode
circuit analysis; MOS and BJT (small and large signal) circuit analysis.

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## Orientation: Review of Course

Assessment of the Different Types of Learners
Fundamentals of tubes and other devices
Introduction of Semiconductors
Diode Equivalent Circuits
Wave Shaping Circuits
Special Diode Application
Power Supply And Voltage Regulation
Bipolar Junction Transistor
Small- Signal Analysis (BJT)
Field Effect Transistor
Small-Signal Analysis (FET)
Large-Signal Analysis

## Electronics Training Module or set of equipment and components that can

perform the following experiments:
1. Solid state Diode familiarization
2. Diode Applications
3. Transistor familiarization
4. Transistor applications
5. JFET familiarization and characteristic curves
6. BJT familiarization and characteristic curves
7. Pre-amplifiers
Recommended List of Equipment:
1. Power Supplies
2. Signal Generator
3. Oscilloscope
4. Curve Tracer
5. Digital Multimeter

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## ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

High frequency transistor models; analysis of transistor circuits; multi-stage
amplifier, feedback, differential amplifiers and operational amplifiers; integrated
circuit families (RTL, DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS)
3 unit lecture, 1 unit lab
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Electronics Devices and Circuits

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## Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:

1. Review the basic electronics learned in Electronics 1.
2. Analyze different circuits and models at high frequency.
3. Analyze and solve problems with regards to transistor circuits.
4. Define an operational amplifier.
5. Analyze combinational and sequential devices for logic circuits.
6. Familiarize with the integrated circuit families.
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## Introduction and Review of Logarithms and Decibels

BJT Lower Critical Frequency Response
JFET Lower Critical Frequency Response
BJT Higher Critical Frequency Response
JFET Higher Critical Frequency Response
CMOS Circuit, Darlington and Feedback Pair Connection
Current Mirrors and Current Source
Differentials Amplifier
Introduction to Operational Amplifier
Practical Operational Amplifier
Operational Amplifier Specification
Introduction to Feedback System
Feedback Connections and Practical Feedback Circuits
Negative Feedback System
Positive Feedback
Introduction to Oscillator
RC Feedback Oscillator Circuits
LC Feedback Oscillator Circuits
Other Types of Oscillator
Introduction to Filters
Designing Filters
Types of Filters
Transistor Fabrication
Designing Integrated Circuit Families

## Electronics Training Module or set of equipment and components that can

perform the following experiments:
1. Frequency response of a transistor amplifier
3. The differential amplifier
4. The operational amplifier
5. The transistor as a switch
6. Familiarization with digital circuits
7. Filters
Recommended List of Equipment:
1. Power Supplies
2. Signal Generators
3. Oscilloscope
4. Digital Multimeter
5. Spectrum Analyzer
6. Logic Analyzer

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Course Name:

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS

## Theory and operating characteristics of electronic devices and control

circuits for industrial processes; industrial control applications; electronics
Course Description
instrumentation; transducers; data acquisition system, power supply and
voltage regulator.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
3 unit lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Prerequisite

## Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to understand various

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

electronic power controls and understand how they are designed and their
applications.
1. Filtered Power Supply
2. Voltage Multiplier
3. Voltage regulators
4.1Automatic Voltage Regulators
4. Polyphase Rectifiers
5. SCRs
6. UJT
7. PUT
8. TRIAC, DIAC and other thyristors
9. Optoelectronic Devices and Sensors
10. Automatic Welding System
11. Transducers
12. Interfacing techniques
12.1 Introduction to Programmable Logic Circuits
13.Introduction to Robotics
Electronics Training Module or set of equipment and components that can
perform the following experiments:
1. Filters
2. Voltage Multiplier
3. Voltage Regulator
4. SCR
5. UJT
6. TRIAC, DIAC and other thyristors
7. Application of power electonics devices e.g IGBT, thyristors
7.1 Motor Speed Controls
7.2 Automatic Welding Controls
8. Design Project
Recommended List of Equipment:
Power Supplies, Signal Generator, Oscilloscope, Curve Tracer, Digital
Multimeter.

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Course Description
Number of Units for
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Laboratory
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VECTOR ANALYSIS
This course deals with vector algebra, vector calculus, vector analysis, and their
applications.
3 units lec
3 hours lec
Integral Calculus

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## Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:

1. perform algebraic operations on vectors
2. deal with vector quantities in cartesian, cylindrical and spherical
coordinate systems.
3. obtain the divergence, gradient and curl of vectors
4. prove vector analysis identities
5. apply vector analysis in deriving basic physical vector quantities and
solving problems.
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Algebra of Vectors
Equality of Vectors, Addition, Subtraction, Scalar Product,
Vector Product
Vector and Scalar Functions of one variable
Calculus of Vectors and vector identities
Derivative of a vector function
Directional Derivative, The del operator
Line Integral
Surface Integral
Volume Integral
Integral Theorems
Green's Lemma
Divergence Theorem
Stokes' Theorem
Applications

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ELECTROMAGNETICS
This course deals with electric and magnetic fields, resistive, dielectric and
magnetic materials, coupled circuits, magnetic circuits and fields, time-varying
electromagnetic fields, and Maxwells equations.

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Lecture and
3 units lec
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec
Hours per week
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

## Vector Analysis, Physics 2, Integral Calculus

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:
1. define electromagnetic quantities
2. write the expressions for and explain Maxwells equations
3. apply Maxwells equations in solving electromagnetic problems
4. identify and observe safety measures relating to Electromagnetic fields.
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## Introduction to Vector Analysis

Dielectric and Magnetic Materials
Coupled and Magnetic Circuits
Time-Varying Fields and Maxwells Equation
Field and Circuit Relationships
Transmission Lines

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## SIGNALS SPECTRA, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING

Fourier transform; z transform; convolution; FIR filters; IIR filters; random
signal analysis; correlation functions; DFT; FFT; spectral analysis; applications
of signal processing to speech, image, etc.
3 units lec, 1 unit lab
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Probability and Statistics,
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to conceptualize,
analyze and design signals, spectra and signal processing system.
1. Classification and Characteristics of signals
2. Sampling theorem and Aliasing
3. Difference equations for FIR and IIR filters
4. Convolution and correlation
5. Z transforms
6. Pole-zero-gain filters
7. Fourier transforms
8. Filtering
9. FIR/IIR
Training module in signal processing or equivalent to perform the following
experiments:
1. Periodic Signals
2. Non-periodic Signals
3. Computation of Transforms
4. Sampling and Quantization
5. Measurements on Filter Response
6. FIR Filter Analysis and Design
7. IIR Filter Analysis and Design
8. Project
9. Software requirement: Signal Processing
ENERGY CONVERSION
Principles of energy conversion and transducers: electromechanical,
photoelectric, photovoltaic, thermoelectric, piezzoelectric; hall effect; reed
switch; electrochemical, etc; generators, transformers; dynamic analysis, and
fuel cells.

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
3 units lec, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Prerequisite
Course Objectives

Electromagnetics, Circuits 2
The objective of the course is to introduce the concepts of energy conversion
using transducers and be able to familiarize the students with the several
applications of these devices.

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DC Motor
DC Generator
Transformers
AC Generator
AC Motor

## Training module in Energy Conversion or equivalent to perform the following

experiments:
1. DC Power Supply
2. Variac
3. AC & DC Motors
4. Photovoltaic/photoelectric transducers (i.e. solar cells,)
5. Thermoelectric transducers
6. Piezzoelectric transducers
7. Electrochemical transducers
8. Electromechanical transducers
9. Transformers (fixed & multitap/multiwinding)
10. Inverters/UPS

PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATIONS
Bandwidth; filters; linear modulation; angle modulation; phase locked loop; pulse
modulation; multiplexing techniques; noise analysis; radio transmitters and

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
3 units lec, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
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## Electronic Circuits Analysis and Design, Advanced Engineering Mathematics

for ECE
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to
1. Conceptualize and analyze a communication system.
2. design communication circuits and subsystems
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## Introduction to Communications Systems

Noise
Amplitude Modulation
Single-Sideband Techniques
Frequency Modulation
Pulse Modulation
Digital Modulation

## Training modules in Analog Communications or equivalent to perform the

following experiments:
1. Passive, Active Filters, Tuned Circuits
2. AM Transmitter
3. Frequency Modulation
4. Pulse Amplitude Modulation
5. Diode Detection
6. Time Division Multiplexing
7. Frequency Division Multiplexing
8. Suggested Project : superheterodyne receiver

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Course Description

## LOGIC CIRCUITS AND SWITCHING THEORY

Review of number systems, coding and Boolean algebra; inputs and outputs;
gates and gating networks; combinational circuits; standard form; minimization;
sequential circuits; state and machine equivalence; asynchronous sequential
circuits; race conditions; algorithmic state machines; design of digital subsystems.

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
3 units lec, 1 unit lab (4 credit units)
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
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Course Name:

Course Description

## Electronic Devices and Circuits

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:
1. Define and identify important logic switching circuit theories and
terminologist
2. Use Boolean Algebra in simplifying logic circuits and solving related
problems
3. Apply minimization techniques in designing combinational circuits and in
solving related problems
4. Design combinational and/or sequential digital system or sub-system
1. Number System
2. Other Number System and Number Conversion System
3. Boolean Algebra and Logic Gates
4. Minimization of Boolean Functions
5. Sequential Circuits
6. Algorithmic State Machine (ASM)
7. Asynchronous Sequential Logic
Training modules or equivalent to perform the following experiments:
1. Diode digital logic gates
2. Transistor digital logic gates
3. Integrated digital logic gates
4. Flip Flops
5. Registers
6. Counters (binary, ripple, decade, etc)
7. Logic Circuit Project Design, construction and testing
NUMERICAL METHODS
Numerical Methods deals with the study of direct and interative numerical
methods in engineering, determination of error bounds in calculations,
computation of series expansions, roots of algebraic and transcendental
equations, numerical differentiation and integration, solution to simultaneous
linear and non-linear equations, function approximation and interpolation,
differential equations, optimization, and their applications.

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
3 units lec, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hour lab
Hours per week

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Course Outline

Laboratory
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Course Name:
Course Description

Computer Fundamentals and Programming
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:
1. Estimate error bounds in numerical calculations
2. Evaluate series expansions
3. Solve differential equations
4. Perform interpolation of functions
5. Find the roots of equations
6. Solve simultaneous linear and nonlinear equations
7. Prepare algorithms, write computer programs, use computer software and
implement these to the solution of engineering problems
8. Prove theorems using logic
1. Algorithms and their complexity
2. The growth of functions
3. Analysis of errors in numerical calculations
4. Evaluation of series expansion of functions
5. Roots of algebraic and transcendental equations
6. Simultaneous linear equations
7. Simultaneous nonlinear equations
8. Function approximation and interpolation
9. Numerical Differentiation and Integration
10. Ordinary Differential Equations
11. Partial Differential Equations
12. Optimization
Computer programming and exercises using available software such as Matlab,

## TRANSMISSION MEDIA AND ANTENNA SYSTEMS

Transmission media; radiowave propagation wire and cable transmission
systems; fiber-optic transmission system; transmission lines and antenna
systems.

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
3 units lec, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

## Digital Communications, Electromagnetics

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to conceptualize,
analyze and design transmission lines and antenna systems.
1. Describe the types of transmission lines and calculate the line constants.
2. Differentiate the types of radio wave propagation and be familiar with their
applications.
3. Understand the principle and characteristics of antennas , the different types
as well as the methodology in the design of each.
4. Be able to design and construct a wideband antenna ( VHF and UHF).
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## Transmission Lines Circuits, losses and parameters

Matching TL
Smith Chart
Power Density and Field Strength Calculations
Antenna Systems
Wave guides

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8. Fiber Optics
Training Modules in Transmission lines, antennas, microwave and Optical Fibre
Communications Systems to perform the following laboratory exercises:
1. Transmission Lines
2. Antennas
3. Measurement of Frequency, Wavelength, Phase Velocity in Waveguides
4. Generation of Microwaves
5. Detection of Microwaves
6. Attenuation measurement
7. Optical Fibre System: numerical aperture, attenuation, modal theory

MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS
1. The course covers concepts involving microprocessor/ microcontroller
systems architecture/organization including microprocessor/microcontroller
programming, interfacing techniques, memory systems and bus standards.
2. In the laboratory the students will be involved with experiments using micro
controllers and the use of microprocessor/ micro controller development
systems and other tools. Experiment topics include: assembly language
programming topics, interfacing with input and output devices, data transfer
between micro controller-based circuits and the PC via the serial port and
parallel port.
3 units lec, 1 unit lab
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Logic Circuits and Switching Theory,
Computer Fundamentals and Programming,
Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:
1. explain the concepts behind microprocessor systems and their components
2. differentiate between microprocessors and microcontrollers, between
microprocessors, and between microcontrollers based on architecture
3. develop programs to run on microprocessors/ micro controller systems
using both assembly language and high-level language via crosscompilation
4. explain how to interface microprocessors/ microcontrollers to memory, I/O
devices, and other system devices
5. explain the organization/architecture of existing computer systems (Ex.
desktops, workstations, etc.)
6. analyze the capabilities of different processors
7. program a specific microcontroller system to accept input, process data and
control physical devices
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Architecture
Assembly Language Programming Building Microcomputer
I/Q Interface
Overview of Z8 Microcontroller Family; Z8 Development Environment
Source Code Components; Target System Components and Z8
Connections; Basic Debugger Operations and Creating Programs
Creating Programs
Basic I/Q and Basic Programming
Speaker and Relays Interfacing; and One Time Programming
Interrupts and Hardware Timers

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## Microcontroller/microprocessor trainers or equivalent,

computers if not provided by trainer, include the following:
1 Assembler, cross-compiler, debugger
2 Seven-segment or LCD displays
4 Motors with TTL-input drivers

emulators,

personal

## Suggested Project: An embedded system using a microcontroller

demonstrating integration with I/O devices and communication with a PC.

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Course Description

## FEEDBACK AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

This course deals with time and frequency response of feedback control
systems. The topics covered include, time response of first order and second
order systems, modeling, transfer functions, pole-zero map, stability analysis,
root locus, bode plots, compensators, PID controllers, and introduction to statespace techniques.

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
3 units lec, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

## Advanced Engineering Mathematics for ECE

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:
1. familiar with various systems exhibiting control mechanisms and understand
their operation
2. able to develop the value of being analytic and able to apply learned
concepts to improve systems.
3. able to understand and appreciate feedback control.
4. able to apply system-level thinking
5. able to demonstrate knowledge of concepts in dealing with feedback and
control systems

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## Introduction to FEEDCON and feedback control systems.

Control system terminology.
Review of the Laplace transforms.
Introduction to system modeling and the transfer function.
Introduction to LTI systems.
The concept of linearization.
Poles and zeros of transfer functions. The pole-zero map.
Introduction to time response and different types of test signals. Firstorder LTI system transient response analysis.
Second-order LTI system transient response analysis
Block diagram representation of systems and block diagram algebra.
Signal flow graphs.
Stability theory.
Sensitivity and Disturbance rejection.
Root Locus.
Controllers, Compensators, PID Controller
Frequency response analysis: Bode plot, Nyquist diagram, and Nichols
chart.

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## 18. Introduction to State-space concepts and applications.

Laboratory
Equipment
Course Name:
Course Description

## Control system software

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS
Random variables, bit error rate; matched filter; Digital modulation techniques;
ASK, FSK, QAM, PSK/QPSK, CDMA and W-CDMA systems; signal space;
generalized orthonormal signals; information measures-entropy; channel capacity;
efficient encoding; error correcting codes information theory; data compression;
coding theory.

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
3 units lec, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Prerequisite
Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

Principles of Communications
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to conceptualize,
analyze and design a digital communication system.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.

## Introduction to Digital Communications Systems

Digital Transmission
PAM, PWM, PPM
Pulse Code Modulation
Bandwidth Considerations for ASK, FSK, PSK, QAM
Basics of Information Theory
Error Detection
FDM, TDM
WDM, Applications of Multiplexing
Multiple Access Channeling Protocols, FDMA,CDMA,TDMA

## Digital Training Modules or equivalent to perform the following experiments.

1. PAM
2. Noise
3. FSK
5. PSK
6. PCM
7. Error Detection and Correction
Suggested Project : A hardware or a computer simulation to illustrate the
application of Digital Communications theory .

Course Name:

DATA COMMUNICATIONS
Data communication systems; terminals, modems; terminal control units;
multiplexers; concentrators; front-end processors; common carrier services;
Course Description
data communication system design; computer network models; TCP/IP
principles; LAN; WAN; sample case studies
Number of Units for 3 units lec, 1 unit lab
Lecture and

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Laboratory
Number of Contact
Hours per week

## 3 hours lec, 3 hours lab

Prerequisite

Digital Communications

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

## Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to conceptualize,

analyze and design a data communication system.
1. Introduction to Data Communications
2. Category of Data Communication
3. Configurations and Network Topology
4. Transmission Modes
5. Two-wire vs. Four Wire Circuits
6. Types of Synchronization
7. Network Components (Terminal, multiplexer, concentrators)
8. Network Components (LCU,FEP,Serial Interface)
9. Security
10. Cryptography
11. Open System Interconnection
12. System Network Architecture
13. TCP/IP Architecture
14. Character-Oriented Protocols
15. Bit-Oriented Protocols
16. LAN/MAN/WAN/GAN
17. ISDN/B-ISDN
Training modules in two wire and four wire circuits, modems, SDH, SONET
Suggested design project in data communication system design and networking

## E. Suggested Free or Track Elective Track Subjects

E-1COMMUNICATIONS
Wireless Communication
Communications System Design
Advanced Electromagnetism (also for Micro electronics track)
DSP
Telemetry
RF Design System Level
Mixed Signals-Systems Level
Digital Terstial XSM
Compression Technologies
E-2 MICROELECTRONICS TRACK
Introduction to Digital VLSI Design
VLSI Test and Measurement
IC Packaging and Failure Analysis
Advanced Statistics (Also for Microelectronics track)
Mixed Signals-Silicon Level
RF Design-Silicon Level

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Solid State Physics & Fabrication

## E-3 POWER ELECTRONICS TRACK

Introduction to Power Electronics
Power Supply Application
Semiconductor Devices for Power Electronics
Motor Drives and Inverters
Modeling and Simulation*
Digital Control System*
Optoelectronics*
Automotive Electronics*
E-4 BIOTECH/BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TRACK
Biomedical Engineering Basic Course
Digital Image Processing
Principles of Medical Imaging Equipments
Advanced Statistics (Also for Microelectronics track)*
Telemetry*
Optoelectronics*
Embedded System*
MEMS*
NEMS*
E-5 INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL*
Mechatronics*
Robotics*
Modelling and Simulation*
Digital Control System*
Metreology*
MEMS (also for Biotech/Biomedical Engineering track)*
NEMS (also for Biotech/Biomedical Engineering track)*
E-6 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES*
Computer Systems*
I/O Memory System*
Computer Systems Architecture*
Data Structure & Algorithm Analysis*
Computer Systems Organizations*
Structure of Program Language*
Operating Systems*
Digital Graphics, Digital Imaging and Animation*
Artificial Intelligence*
*Note: The School may adopt and develop course specification for each course.
COURSE SPECIFICATION FOR SOME SUGGESTED ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
E-1. COMMUNICATIONS
Course Name:

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION
(COMMUNICATION TRACK ELECTIVE)

Course Description
Covers Signal Transmission Modes; Spread Spectrum Modulation System;

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## Terrestrial Microwave; Satellite Systems; Satellite Multiple Access Techniques;

Terrestrial and Satellite Systems Path Calculations and Link Budgets.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
3 units lec
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec
Hours per week
Year and Term to Be th
4 Year
Taken
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

Course Name:

Course Description

## Transmission Media and Antenna Systems

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to conceptualize, analyze
and design a wireless communication system.
1. Microwave communication system diagram and components Microwave
Equipments:
2. Radio Equipments, Multiplexers, Antenna Towers and Waveguides
3. Microwave signal propagation and factors affecting the signal
4. Microwave Repeaters, Microwave Devices, and Microwave Tubes
5. Earth Bulge, Fresnel Zone, Contour Reading, Path Profiling, and Tower
Computations
6. System Gains and Losses
7. Link Budget and Path Calculations
8. System Reliability, Protection switching and Diversity
9. Satellite Communications, systems, techniques, link capacity and budget
10. VSAT, INTELSAT
Design Project: Microwave System Design

## COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS DESIGN

(Communication Track Elective)
Communication systems analysis and design; operating performance and
interface standards for voice and data circuits; telecommunications facility
planning; outside plant engineering; surveying; switching and handling systems;
mobile systems and standards; cellular radio systems (GSM and UMTS
architecture) ; PSTN

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
3 units lec, 1 unit design
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours design
Hours per week
Year and Term to Be th
4 Year
Taken
Prerequisite
Course Objectives

Wireless Communications
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to conceptualize, analyze
and design a communication system.

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Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

## 1. PSTN Components /Equipment

2. Switching Fundamentals
3. Signaling
4. Transmission Engineering (PDH,SDH)
5. Fiber Optic System; Power budget
6. Traffic Engineering
7. PLMN
8. GSM Architecture, call flow
9. Cell Planning
10. Frequency Planning
11. Access Networks; Components
12. EML Calculation
Design Examples :
Plate 1. Fiber optic Transmission and Network Cable Design
Plate 2: GSM System Design

(COMMUNICATION TRACK ELECTIVE)
Principles and theories of navigational systems for air, marine, and space;
Course Description
(NDB), LORAN/DECCA/OMEGA systems, ILS and MLS; distance measuring
equipment (DME); VHF Omni Range (VOR), and global positioning system
(GPS).
Number of Units for
Lecture and
3 units lec
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec
Hours per week
Course Name:

## Year and Term to Be th

5 Year
Taken
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

## Transmission Media and Antenna System

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to conceptualize,
analyze and design an electronic navigational aid system.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Laboratory
Equipment
(COMMUNICATION TRACK ELECTIVE)
Discusses operation of audio and video equipment including amplifiers,
processors, audio/video mixers, distribution amps, TV cameras, microphones,
monitors systems integration, studio electro-acoustics and lighting , TV and
Course Description
radio transmitters and propagation, coverage map calculation and frequency
satellite links). Also includes CATV technology and DTH.
Course Name:

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## Number of Units for

Lecture and
3 units lec, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Year and Term to Be st
1 sem, 4th year
Taken
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

## Transmission Media and Antenna System

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to:
1. To understand, identify and analyze the broadcast communications
systems concepts, elements and applications. To differentiate the
different broadcasting techniques such as AM, FM and TV. To design
AM, FM and TV broadcasting network which includes coverage
mapping and interference. To understand the principle and application
of Acoustic system. To introduce digital broadcasting; Digital Television
(DTV) and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB).
2. To designed AM, FM and TV station which includes the design of the
following
2.1 Studio System.
2.2 Technical Operation Center (TOC)
2.3 Transmission System
2.4 Coverage mapping and prediction
2.5 Interference study
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.

## Introduction to AM Broadcasting System and Standards

AM Studio System design
AM Transmission System Design
AM Coverage Mapping and Prediction
Introduction to FM Broadcasting System and Standards
FM Studio System Design
FM Transmission System Design
FM Coverage Mapping and Prediction
Introduction to TV Broadcasting System and Standards
RF System
TV Studio System Design
Studio Wiring Diagram
Technical Operation Center (TOC) System Design
TOC Wiring Diagram
Transmission System Design
TV Coverage Mapping and Prediction
Introduction to Engineering Acoustic
Room Acoustic
Microphones
Speakers

## Broadcast Training Modules to perform the following experiments:

1 Sound level measurements
2 Microphones
3 Speakers
4 Characteristics of Mixers, Tone Controls, and Crossover Networks.
5 Design projects to cover at least two of the following areas :
6 AM or FM radio station
7 TV station
8 CATV

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(COMMUNICATION TRACK ELECTIVE, ALSO FOR MICRO
ELECTRONICS TRACK)
This course deals with the study of Maxwells equations, the propagation and
Course Description
transmission of electromagnetic waves in different media, and their applications.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
3 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Course Name:

Number of Contact
Hours per week
Year and Term to Be
Taken
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

## 3 hours lec, 3 hours lab

1st sem, 4th year
Electromagnetics
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to apply
electromagnetic principles in the radiation and propagation of electromagnetic
waves in different media
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

## Review of Maxwells Equations

Unguided Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves
Guided Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
Transmission Lines
Resonant Cavities

Laboratory
Equipment
E-2. MICROELECTRONICS TRACK
(MICROELECTRONICS TRACK)
Focuses on Analog IC Fabrication processes, Analog device Modeling and Circuit
Course Description simulation. Design and Characterization of Analog circuit building blocks such
Amplifiers, Comparators, Operational Amplifiers and other analog systems.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
2 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
2 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Course Name:

5 Year
Taken
Prerequisite

## Introduction of Digital VLSI Design

Course Objectives
Course Outline
Laboratory

Unix Workstation

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Equipment

HSPICE
MathLab

## INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL VLSI DESIGN

(MICROELECTRONICS TRACK)
Focuses on the practice of designing VLSI systems from circuits to architectures and
Course Description from sub-systems to systems. Top-down design techniques are taught using VHDL
to design and model digital systems.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
2 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
2 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Course Name:

## Year and Term to Be th

5 Year
Taken
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

## Electronics 3, Microprocessor Systems

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to provide an introduction
to the design and layout of Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits for complex
digital systems. It covers custom design, cell-based hierarchical design, and
algorithmic aspects of VLSI CAD tools for MOS with focus on CMOS technology.
By the end of this course, the students will have designed, laid out and verified a
CMOS device subsystem on engineering workstations in an associated laboratory.
1. Concepts, economics and trends of integrated circuits
2. CMOS technology and theory of operation
3. CMOS circuits and logic design
4. CMOS layout rules and techniques
5. CMOS circuit characterization and performance estimation
6. Subsystem Design Approaches
7. FPGA, PLD, VHDL
8. VHDL techniques and design tools
9. VLSI system design methods
Unix Workstation
Cadence, Synopsis, Mentor Graphics design tools or equivalent

## VLSI TEST AND MEASUREMENT

(MICROELECTRONICS TRACK)
Focuses on the concepts and applications of automated test systems to test
integrated circuits. Topics include modules of industrial standard automated test
Course Description
system and testing methodologies of various semiconductor components and
devices.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
2 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
2 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Course Name:

4 Year
Taken
Prerequisite

## Introduction of Digital VLSI Design

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Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

Course Name:

Course Description

## Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to

1. Provide a practical and useful information on ATE system architecture and
functionality
2. Provide a solid understanding of device specifications
3. Give an understanding of how and why each DC, AC and Functional test is
performed
4. Provide an understanding program flow and the trade-off of data collection vs.
test time
5. Introduce DFT, BIST, Scan, Structural and Defect Oriented Testing.
1. Materials science of semiconductor devices: silicon, polymers (adhesives,
molding compounds), metallization (aluminum, Pb-Sn, Au, BeCu, etc), FR-4,
polyimide, etc.
2. Packaging Technologies (Ceramic, Plastic)
3. Reliability Statistics (Weibull, Hazard function, etc)
4. Activation Energy
5. Bath Tub Curve
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

## Bench Test Set-up

Power Supplies
Parametric Analyzer
Logic Analyzer
Oscilloscope
Data Acquisition (LabView)

## IC PACKAGING AND FAILURE ANALYSIS

(MICROELECTRONICS TRACK)
Semiconductor packaging and assembly technology. Background on
semiconductor physics, reliability statistics, fault isolation and physical defect
analysis techniques.

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
2 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
2 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Year and Term to Be th
5 Year
Taken
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

## Introduction of Digital VLSI Design

Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to introduces the
students to the semiconductor assembly processes, material properties,
packaging technology, and integrated circuit failure analysis. Students will learn
about failure analysis methodology and techniques, failure modes, failure
mechanism, and causes.
1. Materials science of semiconductor devices: silicon, polymers (adhesives,
molding compounds), metallization (aluminum, Pb-Sn, Au, BeCu, etc), FR-4,
polyimide, etc.
2. Packaging Technologies (Ceramic, Plastic)
3. Reliability Statistics (Weibull, Hazard function, etc)
4. Activation Energy
5. Bath Tub Curve

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Laboratory
Equip
ment

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

## Bench Test Set-up

Power Supplies
Parametric Analyzer
Logic Analyzer
Oscilloscope
Data Acquisition (LabView)
SAS JMP

## E-3- POWER ELECTRONICS TRACK

INTRODUCTION TO POWER ELECTRONICS
(POWERELECTRONICS TRACK)
This course introduces power electronics scope and application. The semiconductor
devices for power electronics application are presented. Ideal switch model is used
in the study of converter topologies. Fast recovery diodes are discussed for swtichCourse Description mode dc-dc converters and dc-to-ac inverters. Recent development on resonantmode converter topologies for zero-loss switching is also comprehended.Swtich
mode and uniterruptible power supplies are treated in details.
Course Name:

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
lecture - 4units
Laboratory
Number of Contact
Hours per week
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equip
ment

lecture - 3 hours
Basic Electronics, Electromagnetics
Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to
1. discuss applications of power electronics
2. identify different types of electronic power supply
3. analyze various power supply designs
4. evaluate power supply performance
5. appreciate energy efficient of electronics power supply
Fundamentals of Power Electronics
1. Semiconductors Switches
2. Passive Components for Electronics Power supply
3. Rectifiers
4. Pase controlled rectifiers and converters
5. Switch-Mode Power Supply
6. Inverters
7. Resonant Converters
1. Spectrum Analyzer
2. Oscilloscope
3. Signal Generator
4. Multi-meter
5. Watt meter

## ELECTRONIC POWER SUPPLY DESIGN AND APPLICATION

(POWERELECTRONICS TRACK)
This course is about various applications of power electronics. Discussion will
consider design specification on power factor correction, motor control,
Course Description
illumination, and radio frequency interference and other residential and industrial
application
Course Name:

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## Number of Units for

Lecture and
lecture 4units
Laboratory
Number of Contact
lecture 3 hours
Hours per week
Prerequisite
Introduction to Power Electronics

Course Objectives

## Upon completion of the course, the student must be able to

1. Explain and evaluate power supply specifications
2. Solve problems involving power supply requirements
3. Design motor drives for robotic application
4. Appreciate energy saving efficiency

Course Outline

## Power Supply Design and Application

1. Switching DC Power Supplies
2. Power Conditioners and uninterruptible Power Supply
3. DC Motor Drives
4. Synchoronous Motor Drives
5. Step-Motor Drives
6. Servo-Motor System
7. Variable Frequency Motor Control
8. Harmonics and Eloectromagnetic Interference
9. Energy Efficiency

Laboratory
Equipment

Course Name
Course Description

1.
2.
3.
4.

Spectrum Analyzer
Oscilloscope
Multi-Meter, Clamp Meter
Watt Meter

## SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES FOR POWER ELECTRONICS

(POWERELECTRONICS TRACK)
This course is about semiconductor device designed for power electronics
application. The study will covers device design and fabrication

## Number of Units for

Lecture and
lecture 4 units
Laboratory
Number of Contact
lecture 3 hours
Hours per week
Prerequisite
NONE

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## At the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

1.
2.
3.
4.

## Differentiate semiconductor power device structure from logic device

Explain different power devices characteristics and specifications
Analyze power devices behavior with associated passive components
Conduct basic power device testing

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

## Basic semiconductor physics

Power semiconductor fabrication
Power Bipolar Junction Transistor
Power MOSFET
Thyristors
Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors
Recent Development on Power Semiconductor Device
Passive Components and materials.

## Variac, Spectrum Analyzer, Distortion Meter, Oscilloscope, Muti-Meter, Clamp

Meter, Watt Meter

## MOTOR DRIVES AND INVERTERS

(POWER ELECTRONICS TRACK)
Focuses on the principles of operation of DC and AC motors; Inverter Drive
AC Motor, Servo motor and control; High Frequency Generator and Control
Course Description
(Generation of high voltage using inverters and high frequency conversion
and its control)
Number of Units for
Lecture and
2 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
2 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Course Name:

## Year and Term to Be

At Least 4th Year
Taken
Prerequisite
Course Objectives

## Physics 2, Electromagnetics, Electronics 3, Energy Conversion; Microprocessor

Systems.
The students should be able to gain theoretical and practical insights into the
principles of operations of motors and inverters and their controls.

Course Outline
Laboratory
Equipment

1.
2.
3.
4.

DC Motors
AC Motors
Servo Motors and Controls
DC Power Supply

## E-4 BIOTECH/BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING TRACK

FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
(BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS TRACK)
Course Description Review of the fundamentals of biology. Introduction to the concepts of human
anatomy and medical terminology; pathology; applications of fluid mechanics,
mass transfer; physiology, modeling and instrumentation; diagnostics and therapy;
biomedical sensors and biomedical electronics; biomechanics; biomaterials; tissue
engineering; prosthetics; biotechnology and genomics; bio-signals and their
Course Name:

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## processing; ionizing radiation protection and safety; biomedical equipment,

biomedical imaging; computerized tomography; ultrasound; magnetic resonance
imaging; lasers; rehabilitation; societal issues in biomedical engineering.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
3 units lecture
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lecture
Hours per week
Year and Term to Be th
4 Year
Taken
Prerequisite
Upon completion of the course, the student will:

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory
Equipment

## develop an appreciation for biomedical engineering and an awareness of

the social issues involved in the profession.

## develop specific knowledge in different aspects of biomedical engineering

such as biomechanics, prostheses, biomaterials, diagnostics and therapy,
biomedical signals, bioelectronics, biomedical instrumentation, biomedical
imaging and equipment

## Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Bioelectricity, bio-potentials, electrophysiology
Biomaterials and tissue engineering
Biomechanics
Physiological systems: cardiovascular, neuromuscular, respiratory
Mathematical Modeling
Transport processes: mass, fluid, energy, heat, oxygen
Neural engineering and prostheses
Biomedical signals and images, Biosensors, bio-optics
Biomedical Instrumentation, Bioelectronics
Biomedical imaging and Biomedical equipment
Social Issues in Biomedical Engineering
Computers and Matlab software

PHYSIOLOGY
(BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS TRACK)
The objective of this course is to present the basic principles of human physiology
which apply to homeostasis, cell membrane potentials and transport mechanisms,
Course Description nerve and muscle, and heart and the circulatory system, microcirculation and the
lymphatic system, the blood, the respiratory system, the renal system, the
gastrointestinal system and the endocrine system.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
2 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
2 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Course Name:

## Year and Term to Be th

4 Year
Taken

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Prerequisite

Cell Biology and Genetics, Organic chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell biology and
genetics, Anatomy
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

contractions

## Understand cardiac function and regulation

Understand the roles of blood and its flow, blood pressure and how they
are regulated; basic functions of the components of the blood plasma; the
processes that result in the coagulation of the blood

## Understand the structure, function and operation of the microcirculation

and the lymphatic system.

system

## Understand how oxygen is carried in the blood; how carbon dioxide is

carried in the blood and the relationship between blood carbon dioxide
content and plasma

system

## Understand the structure, function, operation and control of the

gastrointestinal system

Understand the function of the hormones of the pancreatic islets and their
regulation of plasma glucose concentration

## Functional organization of the human body

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Cardiovascular

Circulatory

Respiratory

Endocrine

Gastrointestinal

Neuromuscular

Skeletal

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Course Outline

## Circulation and Hemodynamics

The microcirculation

Blood components

The kidneys

The liver

Laboratory
Equipment

## Membrane potentials and nerve physiology

Muscle physiology

Cardiac Physiology

Vascular physiology

## Project: A project may involve computer simulation of physiologic processes.

This project requires access to computers on which the programs can be run.
A project may also be performed on living animals and recently sacrificed
animals. This kind of project requires access to appropriate human and animal
laboratory facilities, equipment and personnel

## PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL IMAGING

(BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS TRACK)
Course Description
This course introduces the student to medical imaging. Topics include
Electromagnetic Spectrum, Ultrasound Physics, Basic Atomic and Nuclear
Course Name:

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## Physics; Principles of operation of X-ray machine and film developer, Computed

Tomography Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission
Tomography, Gamma Camera, Ultrasound Machine. Image creation and its
acquisition by equipment, and Nuclear Image processing.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
2 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
2 hours lec, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Year and Term to be th
4 Year
Taken
Prerequisite

## Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

Physics, Electromagnetics, Biomedical Electronics
Upon completion of the course, the student will:

Course Objectives

Course Outline

techniques

## possess the skills necessary to function in an entry level biomedical

engineer in medical imaging. This includes understanding how an image is
created in each of the major imaging modalities including x-ray, computed
tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and nuclear.

## implement common image processing methods and algorithms using

software tools such as MATLAB,

Introduction to imaging

## Image processing: enhancement, restoration, feature extraction, modeling,

recognition and interpretation

## X-ray imaging and fluoroscopy

Computed tomography

Ultrasound imaging

Laboratory
Equipment

## Exercises that allow the student to implement basic image processing

techniques used in medical imaging.

## Project: students will also give a presentation related to medical imaging

on a topic of their choice.

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BIOMECHANICS
(BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS TRACK)
This course is an introduction to the biomechanics of human movement, with
applications to occupational, rehabilitation, forensic and sports biomechanics.
Course Description Topics covered include kinematics; anthropometry; kinetics; mechanical work,
energy, and power; synthesis of human movement; muscle mechanics; and
kinesiological electromyography.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
lecture - 2 units, Laboratory 1 unit
Laboratory
Course Name:

Number of Contact
Hours per week
Prerequisite

Course Objectives

Course Outline

Laboratory Exercises

lecture - 2 hours
laboratory 3 hours
Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
Mechanics and Dynamics
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

define the terms, anatomical axes, and planes associated with human
movement

## understand the physiology associated with skeletal muscle contractions,

strength evaluation, joint mechanics, energy requirements, and fatigue
and the principles and use of electromyography as a biomechanics
research tool

## define the design and behavior of the instrumentation, transducers, force

plates, etc. used to collect and process human movement data

kinematic data

## obtain inverse solutions of joint moments and reaction forces from

kinematic and force plate data

Anthropometry

Joint motion

## Development and use of 2-D link-segment models to estimate joint

moments, reaction and compressive forces

## Whole-body and segmental vibration

Measurement and use of anthropometic data for the development of linksegment models

concepts

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Laboratory
Equipment

## Development and presentation of a professional-quality poster session on

a selected topic from the rehabilitation, forensic, or sports biomechanics
literature

MATLAB Software

BIOMATERIALS
(BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS TRACK)
This course deals with the principles, which apply, to the properties and
selection of different types materials used in medical applications. Topics
Course Description
include metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, biological tissues, wound
healing, and the interaction between biological tissues and artificial materials.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
3 units lecture
Laboratory
Number of Contact
3 hours lecture
Hours per week
Course Name:

## Year and Term to be th

4 Year
Taken
Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering
Prerequisite

## Biochemical terminology, Introductory human anatomy and physiology Basic

atomic bonding, Basic thermodynamics, statics and strength of materials
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

Course Objectives

Course Outline

## describe the structure of solids as they relate to the use of engineering

materials and the mechanical properties of typical engineering materials

## Interpret phase diagram and use them to understand typical material

processing procedures such as heat-treatment

and ceramics as biomaterials

## describe typical materials used in sutures, artificial heart valves,

oxygenator membranes, pacemaker electrodes, dialyzer membranes,
contact lens, implantable lens, space filling implants, orthopedic implants,
bone cements and dental implants

medicine

## Material properties; structure of solids, mechanical properties,

corrosion/degradation of materials, material resting and ASTM
specifications

## Metals; metallic bonding, metallic crystal structure, dislocations,

strengthening mechanisms, phase diagrams, phase transformations,

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corrosion

Laboratory
Equipment

## Ceramics; bonding and structure, degradation, fracture mechanics,

piezoelectric properties, glass ceramics, apatite ceramics, carbon

## Properties and structure of tissues; collagen, elastin, calcium phosphate,

composition and structure of various soft tissues, mechanical properties

## Tissue/Material Interaction; biocompatibility, surface properties, ASTM

testing standards, effects of artificial materials on the body, effects of the
body on artificial materials

## Applications of biomaterials science

None.

BIOPHYSICAL PHENOMENA
(MEDICAL ELECTRONICS TRACK)
This course presents the fundamental principles of classical thermodynamics, heat
Course Description transfer, fluid mechanics, and mass transport and the application of these
principles to the solution of problems with focus on biomedical engineering.
Number of Units for
Lecture and
2 units lecture, 1 unit lab
Laboratory
Number of Contact
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Hours per week
Course Name:

## Year and Term to Be th

4 Year
Taken
Prerequisite
Course Objectives

## Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

## define thermodynamics and give examples of problems that can be solved

using thermodynamic principles

state the First Law of thermodynamics and apply it to open and closed
systems

problems

## use the principles of thermodynamics to solve relevant biomedical

engineering problems

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Course Outline

balances

energy balances

## solve classic and biomedical engineering problems using overall

momentum balances

## setup classic and biomedical engineering problems using differential mass

balances and equations of motion, and solve simple cases

mass transfer

Flow measurement

Energy balance

solutions

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Laboratory
Equipment

## OTHER SUGGESTED TRACK ELECTIVES

E-5. INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL
E-6 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES
II. NON-TECHNICAL COURSES
F. LANGUAGES

Course Name

## ENGLISH 3 (TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION)

Course Description

The nature of technical communication; skills and strategies for reading and
writing literature reviews, journal articles, and technical reports; making oral
presentations.

## Number of Units for

Lecture and Laboratory

3 units lecture

Number of Contact
Hours per Week

3 hours lecture

Prerequisites

English 1
English 2

Course Objectives

## After completing this course, the student must be able to:

1. Differentiate technical writing from other types of writing;
2. Engage him/herself critically in the reading of a specialized text;
3. Write a summary and review of a journal article;
4. Write a research paper on a technical topic; and
5. Properly acknowledge sources by using a prescribed citation format;
6. Prepare an oral presentation on a technical topic; and
7. Deliver properly an oral technical presentation.

Course Outline

Laboratory Equipment

## 1. The Nature of Technical Communication

2. Technical Writing
2.1. Introduction to Technical Writing
2.2. Library Orientation
2.3. Technical Writing: Formal Schema/Style; Word Choice
2.4. Types of Text Structure in Technical Writing
2.5. Introduction to Research: Choosing a Topic, Outlining
2.6. Skills and Strategies for Reading and Writing Journal Articles,
Literature Reviews, and Technical Reports
2.7. Evaluating Sources and Preparing a Preliminary Bibliography
2.8. Preparing and Interpreting Non-Prose Forms
2.9. Summarizing and Analyzing a Journal Article
2.10. Preparing the Different Parts of the Research Paper or Technical
Report
2.11. Writing Bibliographies Using a Prescribed Format
2.12. Independent Study
3. Oral Technical Presentations
3.1. Preparing the Presentation Materials
3.2. Delivering the Technical Presentation
None

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