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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6936

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-12-05
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Course Change Information (for course changes only):

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1745 2006-09-03
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Electrical Engineering EN 2106000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Tom Weller 9742440

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEL 6936 RF & Microwave Circuits II

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    RF/Microwave II
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    EEL 6935 RF & Microwave Circuits I (new course number applied for)


    Course Description

    This course presents the design theory and analysis of microwave transistor amplifiers and oscillators. Lectures, homework, and CAD projects develop an understanding of the design and performance issues for this class of circuits.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course provides fundamental background information to students interested in the field of RF/microwave circuits. This is one of the key classes in the EE Departments wireless and microwave curriculum.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This class, paired with RF/Microwave Circuits I, is one of the possible 6000-level sequences and is taken by nearly all graduate students in the wireless and microwave program. Students from mechanical and chemical engineering, with interests in fundamental RF theory, have taken this course.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, it has been offered each Fall semester since 1995. (We previously applied for a course number but the paperwork was somehow lost in the system.) The typical enrollment is ~25 students

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Expertise in the RF/microwave field, particularly in the fundamental aspects of network analysis and transistor amplifier design.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Learn active microwave circuit analysis and design techniques in the context of bipolar junction and field-effect transistor implementations. Network analysis techniques introduced in RF/Microwave Circuits I will be expanded upon. The design of amplifiers for noise, bandwidth and power performance will be emphasized. Basic oscillator design methods will be covered.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Ability to use modern software and instrumentation in EE analysis and design problems; Ability to apply knowledge of basic math, science and engineering; Ability to design and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data relevant to electrical engineering; Ability to design complex EE devices and/or systems to meet desired needs.

    C. Major Topics

    Design of microwave impedance matching networks; design of transistor amplifiers; design of transistor oscillators; microwave network theory.

    D. Textbooks

    Microwave Transistor Amplifiers Analysis and Design, 2nd Edition, copyright 1997. Author: Guillermo Gonzalez, ISBN 0-13-254335-4.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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