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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6023

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-11-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Need to assign a permanent number to the course. It is offered almost every semester.
Comments: to chair 5/2/14; Apprd 5/19/14; to USF Sys 5/20/14; to SCNS 5/28/14. Apprd eff 11/1/14

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4982 2014-03-03
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Electrical Engineering EN 210600
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jessica Procko 8139746318

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEL 6023 Engin Apps of Partial Diff Eq

    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 L - Laboratory R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Engin Apps of Partial Diff Eq
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0



    Course Description

    Power series solutions for ordinary differential equations, Sturm-Liouville theory, special functions. Vector methods with generalized coordinates. Separation of variables for partial differential equations. Green’s functions.

  3. Justification

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

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    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?

    All students are required to take 2 math courses. This is one of four offered.

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

    Yes, 3 or more times

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

    Familiarity with MATLAB

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    • Practice electrical engineering in a responsible and ethical manner in industry and government settings.

    • Possess the necessary communication and leadership skills to function effectively in a professional and multi-disciplinary environment.

    • Continue to develop professionally through life-long learning, advanced education, and other creative pursuits in science and technology.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    review methods of ordinary differential equations;

    formulate and interpret partial differential equations of engineering analysis; master method of separation of variables for solving PDEs .

    C. Major Topics

    Review of linear ordinary differential equations

    Review of Fourier series

    Survey physical origins of specific partial differential equations

    Use of separation of variables in solving partial differential equations

    Application of USFKAD code for implementing separation of variables

    D. Textbooks

    Partial Differential Equations: Sources and Solutions, A. D. Snider, Dover Publications, Mineola NY, 2006, ISBN 0-486-45340-5

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    3 take home exams; 30%; 30%; 40%

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    3 take home exams

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Make up work must be complete before the last week of the semester.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Electrical Engineering

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Civil, Industrial, Chemical, Mechanical & Computer Engineering. Physics. Mathematics.

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