Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science

CECS 2200

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS

Introductory laboratory teaching the concept of an algorithm as a systematic solution to a problem. Students learn to represent algorithms using flowcharts and pseudocode. Fundamental constructs of structured programming languages such as variables, operators, selection, and repetition statements are then used to capture these algorithms for automated execution in a computer. Students learn to use a development environment and a high-level language such as C++.

CECS 3210

ADVANCED PROGRAMMING

This course aims to advance your basic programming skills, with special attention to user interface design, problem solving, and coding style in an object-oriented event-driven language, such as C#. Topics include: objects, classes and events, GUI design, and multithreading. Optional topics are graphics and databases.

CECS 3212

DATA STRUCTURES

The course covers fundamental data structures, the tradeoffs these imply for various sorting and searching algorithms, and their application using C++ or similar high-level language. The course emphasizes recursion, and the use of pointers, lists, stacks, queues, tables, and trees. The computational performance of searching and sorting techniques using big-O notation are also discussed. Several programs are assigned.

CECS 3214

INTERNET PROGRAMMING I

Covers the fundamental concepts guiding the emergence of the Internet and WWW. Focuses on technologies used at the browser’s side. Includes, XHTML, advanced elements such as tables, forms and frames, use of JavaScript for DOM manipulation. Emphasizes efficiency and scalability in the creation and maintenance of websites, including style sheets (CSS) and separation of content from presentation. An introduction to XML and related standards is included.

CECS 3302

DATA COMMUNICATIONS

This course is concerned with the exchange of data between directly connected devices. The key aspects of transmission, interfacing, link control, and error-free data transfers are examined. The physical and data link layers are discussed for a variety of LAN and WAN technologies. Design projects are required.

CECS 4202

DATABASE SYSTEMS

This course is an introduction to the database concept. The course covers data models, relational database concepts, hierarchies, relational algebra and SQL, storage structures, and the role of databases and computers in application environments. Various programming assignments in SQL and a design project are required.

CECS 4218

INTRODUCTION TO GAME DESIGN

This course is an introduction to the process of game design prior to game development, including the development of an idea and the production of a game design document. Topics include game elements, player motivation, game dynamics, game culture, game design team roles and game design process workflow.

COE 2300

LOGIC CIRCUITS

This course covers a full range of topics such as number systems and codes, digital circuits, Boolean algebra, minimization of logic functions, combinational logic design and practices, introduction to combinational logic design with PLDs, sequential logic design principles and practices. A general exposure to the combinational design of an Arithmetic-Logic Unit (ALU) and the sequential design with PLDs. ROM and RAM system-level design is given. Design Projects will be required.

COE 2301

LOGIC CIRCUITS LAB

This laboratory provides an experimental study using the TTL digital logic circuits. Two levels of integration are used: small-scale integration (SSI) and medium-scale integration (MSI). These logic circuits are then used in such applications like combinational logic analysis and design, multiplexing, decoding, arithmetic and comparison operations, memory devices, counting, and sequential logic analysis and design. Computer simulation will also be required.

CS 2302

DIGITAL LOGIC FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS

The course covers the following topics: digital and analog systems, binary systems, digital systems, structure and behavior, design levels, combinational and sequential systems.

CS 3010

NUMERICAL ANALYSIS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS

This course gives students the ability to apply solutions for approximations and errors, numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations, ODE, PDE, numerical solutions of scientific problems, curve-fitting.

EE 1130

FRESHMAN DESIGN FOR ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERS

An introduction to the engineering design philosophy, techniques, methodology, and graphical tools, with emphasis on teamwork. The course seeks to develop creativity and imagination skills in the solution of engineering problems, including critical thinking and logical presentation of an engineering analysis.

EE 2000

CIRCUIT ANALYSIS I

Elements in a circuit and electrical quantities. Techniques for the DC circuit analysis. Natural and forced response of RL, RC, and RLC circuits. Introduction to AC circuits analysis.

EE 2010

COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Gaussian Elimination, Linear Equations, Orthogonal Projections, Least-Squares & Eigenvalue Problems, Applied Numerical Analysis. Approximations and Errors. Numerical Solution of Linear and Nonlinear Algebraic Equations, introduction to ODE (ordinary differential equations,) Numerical solution of energy storage circuits. Curve Fitting.

EE 2030

ELECTROMAGNETICS THEORY

This course exposes students to the fundamental laws of electro-static and magneto-static fields. The course also deals with the Maxwell’s equations describing time-varying electric and magnetic fields with emphasis on Faraday’s Law of Magnetic Induction.

EE 3002

SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS

Continuous and discrete-time signals. Continuous-time system representation. Fourier series. Fourier transform. Z-transform. Discrete-time system representation. State-variable analysis.

EE 3702

FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND CELLULAR NETWORKS

Analysis and Transmission of Signals. Amplitude modulation (AM) and Angle modulation (FM, PM). Introduction to Random Processes Concepts. Introduction to Wireless Systems. Propagation Characteristic of Wireless Channels. Antennas for AM, FM and PM transceivers.

EE 4220

FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE PROCESSES, DATABASES, AND NETWORKING

The course adopts an empirical and top-down approach to the study of the fundamental high-level concepts that are key to an operational understanding of systems that integrate information and communications technologies.

EE 4720

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

Topics include LSI systems, the DTFT, the DFT, and the FFT. Study of linear and cyclic convolution. The Z-transform. Filter structures. Introduction to FIR and IIR digital filter design. Several DSP applications are discussed and demonstrated. MATLAB simulations and a final project are required.

EE 4724

DIGITAL DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

Introduction to Random Processes and review of the Sampling Theorem. Pulse amplitude modulation. Baseband digital transmission with PCM, DPCM, DM, ADM. Line coding. Intersymbol interference and equalizing. Passband binary digital transmission including ASK, FSK, PSK, and DPSK. M-ary modulation techniques. Advanced digital communication systems including spread spectrum systems and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing. Spread spectrum systems. Overview of the Behavior of digital communication systems in presence of noise (AWGN).

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It begins on August 8, 2022 and ends on October 29, 2022.

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The course instructional content is divided into 12 modules. The summer term is six (6) weeks long. Therefore, students must complete two modules per week. Thus, the online courses at PUPR are not self-paced.

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Asynchronous instructional modality. The instructional content is divided into 12 modules. 

Most courses are three credit hours. The following are three examples of the total tuition and fees based on enrolling in a 3 credit-hour course, two 3-credit hour courses; two 3-credit hour courses and a 1-credit-hour lab.

 

The following academic programs are accredited by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
  1. a. BS in Biomedical Engineering
  2. b. BS in Chemical Engineering
  3. c. BS in Civil Engineering
  4. d. BS in Computer Engineering
  5. e. BS in Industrial Engineering is accredited
  6. f. BS in Electrical Engineering is accredited
  7. g. BS in Environmental Engineering is accredited
  8. h. BS in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace
The BS in Land Surveying is accredited by Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET The BS in Computer Science is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
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