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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ELR5936

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-12-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1748 2006-08-02
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Electrical Engineering EN 2106000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Tom Weller 42440

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ELR 5936 Wireless Circuits and Systems Laboratory

    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
    2 L - Laboratory R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Wireless Laboratory
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    EEL 4471 Electromagnetics



    Course Description

    This class will provide introductory tutorial learning, plus hands-on experience in analysis, design and measurement in the field of wireless communications.

  3. Justification

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

    This course provides essential fundamental background material to students interested in the field of RF/microwave circuits and systems, including training on measurement instrumentation and advanced computer-aided design software.

    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 course has been taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, each fall and spring semester, since 1997. (We previously applied for a course number but the paperwork was lost in the system.) Each semester there is one graduate section with 8-12 students, and 3-4 undergraduate sections with 10-12 students. Students in other departments, including mechanical and chemical engineering for example, with interests in the microwave area have taken this course.

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

    Yes - 18 times.

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

    The instructor must have expertise in the RF/microwave field with knowledge on CAD simulation software, measurements and instrumentation.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students learn the basic concepts of distributed transmission line theory. Students learn the basic concepts of microwave network analysis. Students learn the basic concepts and techniques used in impedance matching design, and in the design of filters, couplers, mixers and antennas. Students learn the basic principles of RF/microwave communications systems.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    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

    Distributed transmission line theory, network theory, filter design, coupler design, mixer design, antenna design, microwave measurements, microwave system simulation.

    D. Textbooks

    None - coursepack provided.

    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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