http://www.uwplatt.edu/electrical-engineering

Chair: Phil Sealy
Office: 327 Engineering Hall
Phone: 608.342.1536
E-mail: sealy@uwplatt.edu

Major

Electrical Engineering

  • Communications and Electronics Emphasis
  • Controls Emphasis
  • Computer Engineering Emphasis
  • Power and Energy Emphasis

University of Wisconsin Platteville’s Electrical Engineering program is accredited under the General Criteria by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

About the Department and Major

The UW-Platteville Department of Electrical Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. The electrical engineering degree requirements include completion of at least one of the emphases: controls, computer engineering, power and energy, or communications and electronics. The program has outstanding laboratory and computer facilities where all students gain hands-on practical experience. Students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty and sponsored by outside agencies. Students graduate with a broad background in electrical engineering, and are ready to take their place in industry.

Electrical engineers design, plan and supervise the construction and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment, computers or control systems. The variety of an electrical engineer’s work can range from the smallest integrated circuit to power systems that cover entire states. Virtually every device that is either plugged in or runs on batteries has had an electrical engineer involved in its design or construction somewhere in its development.

Educational Mission, Goals and Expected Student Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the UW-Platteville Electrical Engineering Department is to provide a quality electrical engineering education with extensive hands-on and laboratory experience that will enable our graduates to practice their profession with proficiency and integrity.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. advance in their profession to positions of increased responsibility, and be technically competent and productive members of their profession
  2. keep informed of developments in their fields of expertise, acquire and apply new knowledge and skills, and be aware of emerging technologies
  3. interact professionally and ethically with their employers and coworkers, communicate effectively, and be responsible and beneficial members of their local and global communities

The electrical engineering program at UW-Platteville has the following student educational outcomes:

a.  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b.  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

c.  an ability to design a system, component, or a process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

d.  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e.  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f.  an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g.  an ability to communicate effectively (3g1 orally, 3g2 written)

h.  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i.  a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j.  a knowledge of contemporary issues

k.  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

l.  an ability to apply concepts of probability and statistics to electrical engineering

Academic Standards

All required electrical engineering courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better:

ELECTENG 1020Electrical Engineering Projects and Tools1
ELECTENG 1210Circuit Modeling I3
ELECTENG 2210Circuit Modeling II4
ELECTENG 2220Signals and Systems4
ELECTENG 3020Analog Electronics4
ELECTENG 3140Electric and Magnetic Fields4
ELECTENG 3210Engineering Computation3
ELECTENG 3770Logic and Digital Design4

Students must receive a “C-” or better in these courses when used as prerequisites for electrical engineering courses: Calculus I, II and III, Differential Equations and Physics II.

Students may get a “D” in the following as a graduation requirement:

ELECTENG 3130Solid State Electronic Devices4
ELECTENG 3320Automatic Controls4
ELECTENG 3410Introduction to Electrical Machines and Power Systems4
ELECTENG 3780Introduction to Microprocessors4
PHYSICS 3140Modern Physics4
COMPUTER 1430Programming in C++3

BUT, if used as a prerequisite or corequisite of an electrical engineering course, must be completed with a C- or better.  A “D” is allowed in any other 4000-level course in electrical engineering.

Students must also have an average G.P.A. of 2.00 or higher in electrical engineering courses.

General Requirements Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation120
Major studies95

Sustainable and Renewable Energy Program

www.uwplatt.edu/ee/RenewableEnergy/index.html or www.uwplatt.edu/sres

Contact: Tim Zauche
Office: 211 Otts
Phone: 608.342.1678
E-mail: zauchet@uwplatt.edu

The Sustainable & Renewable Energy (SRES) Council includes the following faculty and staff:

Chris Baxter (Agriculture)
Michael Dalecki (Sociology)
Ryan Del Balso (SRES)
Ela Kakde (SRES)
Mesut Muslu (Electrical Engineering)
Samir El-Omari (General Engineering)
Dino Ress (SRES and Chemistry)
Amy Seeboth (Campus Sustainability Director)
Chuck Steiner (Agriculture)
Scott Wright (Business and Accounting)
Tim Zauche (SRES, program coordinator, and Chemistry)

About the SRES Program and Major

The Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems program is designed to provide students with strong foundational knowledge in renewable as well as traditional energy systems and their economic, social, political, and environmental impacts on society. The program provides the opportunity for UW-Platteville students to develop and deploy a comprehensive skills set in pursuit of solutions related to technical, economic, social, and environmental challenges related to energy, efficiency, and renewable resource management. Focal areas of study include core knowledge development in bioenergy, renewable products, operations, logistics and project management within associated markets under a framework of sustainable utilization of resources.

Graduates from this program will enter the workforce in a variety of roles with organizations such as utilities, energy producers, energy auditors, building design and construction firms, as well as federal, state, and local municipalities. We anticipate significant growth in this field over the next decade and beyond. Our graduates will utilize their training and pioneering spirit to lead the Midwest and the nation on a more sustainable path toward better and more efficient uses of energy.

Mission Statement

In consultation with the Renewable Energy Advisory Board (composed of industry professionals), broad program goals were identified and embedded into the program: a strong foundation in technical, economic, environmental and social aspects of traditional and renewable energy systems, including bio-energy and bio-products. Our goals are the following:

  1. To equip students with abilities to assess the relative merits and potential impacts of different energy sources within the framework of sustainability
  2. To equip students with a strong foundation in business and management aspects of renewable energy projects
  3. To graduate students who are knowledgeable citizens prepared for the green jobs of the future
  4. To support business and community partners through projects, seminars, and workshops

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. The ability to evaluate the role of energy and renewable energy, its sources, limitations, and use patterns in society
  2. Fundamental knowledge of economic aspects of energy, renewable energy, and other limited resources within the framework of sustainability
  3. Fundamental knowledge to understand environmental aspects of energy, renewable energy, and other limited resources within the framework of sustainability
  4. Fundamental knowledge to understand social aspects of energy, renewable energy, and other limited resources within the framework of sustainability
  5. A basic understanding of science involved in energy conversion and applications
  6. The ability to assess the relative merits and potential impacts of different energy sources within the framework of sustainability
  7. The ability to evaluate how conservation and energy efficiency fit into managing efficient use of energy
  8. An understanding of how multiple technologies and disciplines work together in SRES
  9. Hands-on experience with energy and renewable energy technologies
  10. An understanding of the business and project management aspects of energy and renewable energy projects
  11. The ability to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds both written and orally

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation120
General Education22
Major Studies57
Emphasis40-57

Majors

ELECTENG 1020 Electrical Engineering Projects and Tools 1 Credit

Hands-on electrical-engineering laboratory projects such as audio amplifiers, LEDs, digital logic, and electric-motor measurements.
Components: Laboratory
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 1210 Circuit Modeling I 3 Credits

Voltage, current, resistance, and impedance. Opamps. Phasors. Ohms law, Kirchhoffs laws, superposition, and Thevenins and Nortons theorems applied to the modeling of zero-order networks. Complex numbers and algebra.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in MATH 2640
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 2210 Circuit Modeling II 4 Credits

Phasors and sinusoidal steady-state analysis and power. Resonant circuits. Mutual inductance. Transient response of linear networks with Laplace transform.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 1210 and MATH 2740
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 2220 Signals and Systems 4 Credits

Linear system modeling with differential equations, Laplace transforms, and convolution. Transfer functions, frequency response, and Bode plots.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 2210. C: MATH 3630
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 3020 Analog Electronics 4 Credits

Diode circuits. Biasing of semiconductor devices. Analysis and design of linear amplifiers. Use of opamps.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 2210
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 3130 Solid State Electronic Devices 4 Credits

Physics of semiconductor devices. Energy band diagrams, Fermi levels, and Fermi-Dirac statistics. Metal-semiconductor and p-n junctions. Functioning of diodes, BJTs, FETs, and thyristors. Small signal equivalent circuits. Nonlinear modeling using computers.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 2210, PHYSICS 3140 and MATH 3630
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 3140 Electric and Magnetic Fields 4 Credits

Electrostatics, magnetostatics, Maxwells equations, plane waves, and transmission lines.
Components: Class
Cross Offering: ENGRPHYS 3640
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 2220, MATH 2840, MATH 3630 and PHYSICS 2340
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 3210 Engineering Computation 3 Credits

Introduction to Matlab programming. Applications of Matlab to probabilistic analysis of communication systems, statistical analysis of product yields, matrix and state-space analyses of control systems and power systems, etc.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 2840 and ELECTENG 2220 with a grade of C- or better
Typically Offered: Spring

ELECTENG 3320 Automatic Controls 4 Credits

Analysis and synthesis of single-input, single output linear time-invariant systems are considered through classical Laplace transform methods such as root-locus and frequency-domain techniques. The computer simulations demonstrate practical application of the concepts.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C" or better in ELECTENG 2220
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 3410 Introduction to Electrical Machines and Power Systems 4 Credits

Introduction to electromechanics, generators, transformers, transmission lines, motors and network analysis.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ELECTENG 2210 with a "C-" or better or GENENG 2930 with a "B" or better and PHYSICS 2340 with a "B" or better
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

ELECTENG 3770 Logic and Digital Design 4 Credits

Introduction to digital logic. Boolean algebra. MSI and LSI. Combinational and sequential network design, prototyping, and testing. State machine design and implementation. Introduction to HDL and programmable logic devices.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 1210 or (ELECTENG 1020 and COMPUTER 3230)
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 3780 Introduction to Microprocessors 4 Credits

Introduction to microprocessor assembly language programming. Fundamentals of microprocessor architecture, data representation, and arithmetic. System debugging. Interfacing and interrupts. Microprocessor- and microcontroller-based system design, testing, and implementation.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in COMPUTER 1430 and ELECTENG 3770
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 3950 Electrical Engineering Cooperative Education 4 Credits

Work experience in industry under the direction of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Cooperative Education and Internship Program. During co-op the student is expected to be away from his/her studies at UW-Platteville and work for an industry for a semester and summer. Credits do not fulfill graduation requirements.
Components: Field Studies
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

ELECTENG 3970 Electrical Engineering Internship 1 Credit

Work experience in industry under the direction of the department chair and College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Cooperative Education and Internship Program. NOTE: This program is separate and distinct from the cooperative education program and is principally designed to cover the summer work experience. Internship is designed to provide experiential learning experience to the student during the summer period. Credits do not fulfill graduation requirements.
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: junior standing
Typically Offered: Summer

ELECTENG 4020 UHF Oscillator Design 1 Credit

Scattering parameters, the Smith Chart, transistor characterization, device destabilization, lumped-element impedance matching, UHF CAD techniques, output power prediction, and transistor bias techniques.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 3020
Typically Offered: Occasional

ELECTENG 4040 Analog IC Design 4 Credits

Design of integrated electronic circuits such as operational amplifiers, oscillators, modulators, and A/D converters.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 2220 and ELECTENG 3020 and ELECTENG 3130
Typically Offered: SpringRNG-EVEN

ELECTENG 4050 Advanced Analog Electronic Circuits 4 Credits

Design of discrete and integrated electronic circuits used in communication systems, such as oscillators, modulators, low-noise amplifiers, and class AB, B, and C power amplifiers.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 2220 and ELECTENG 3020 and ELECTENG 3130
Typically Offered: SpringRNG-EVEN

ELECTENG 4060 Electronic Communications 4 Credits

The overall goal of the course is to present the topics of analog and digital communication. Among the topics covered are: signal spectra, transceiver architecture, output amplifier, oscillators, AM and FM systems, base-band and pass-band digital communication.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ELECTENG 2220 AND ELECTENG 3020
Typically Offered: Fall

ELECTENG 4260 Measurements and Instrumentation 4 Credits

The overall goal of the course is to present the topics of sensors and instrumentation, and their use within measurement systems, as an integrated and coherent subject. Among the topics covered are: measurement characteristics, error analysis, noise and interference in instrumentation systems, signal conditioning and filtering, transducers, sensor applications, data acquisition, and digital interfaces.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: C- or better in ELECTENG 2220, ELECTENG 3020, and ELECTENG 3210
Typically Offered: Spring

ELECTENG 4310 Modern Control Systems 4 Credits

State space modeling of systems, solution of state equations, controllability and observability, Lyapunov stability, minimum realization, and state feedback design.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 3320
Typically Offered: Spring-ODD

ELECTENG 4320 Digital Signal Processing 4 Credits

Discrete time systems, frequency response of linear time invariant systems, Z transforms, discrete Fourier transform, FFT. Design of FIR and IIR digital filters.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 2220 and COMPUTER 1430
Typically Offered: SpringRNG-EVEN

ELECTENG 4350 Discrete Time Control Systems 4 Credits

Z-transforms, sampling theory, analysis and design of digital control systems.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 3320
Typically Offered: Fall

ELECTENG 4430 Power Electronics 4 Credits

Power electronic switches, converter systems: AC-to-AC, AC-to-DC, DC-to-DC, and DC-to-AC; harmonics; real and complex power in power electronic systems..
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 2220 and ELECTENG 3020 and ELECTENG 3410 and ELECTENG 3770
Typically Offered: Fall-ODD

ELECTENG 4440 Electric Motor Drives 4 Credits

Theory and operation of modern AC electric motor drives, multiple reference frame theory for three-phase AC system, dynamic modeling of induction machines, operation of the fully controlled three-phase power converters, speed and torque control of induction motors, Voltage/Hertz control, permanent magnet synchronous motor drives, DC motor drives.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 3020 and ELECTENG 3320 and ELECTENG 3410
Typically Offered: Fall-EVEN

ELECTENG 4450 Power Systems Analysis and Design 4 Credits

Power systems modeling, load flow, economic dispatch, stability, fault analysis, computer simulation and systems analysis.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 3410
Typically Offered: Spring

ELECTENG 4610 Communication Systems 4 Credits

Analysis and design of amplitude, angle, and pulse code modulation systems.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 2220 and ELECTENG 3020 and ELECTENG 3770
Typically Offered: Fall

ELECTENG 4620 Optical Systems 4 Credits

Geometric and physical optics, lasers, light emitting diodes, optical detectors, optical signal processing, holography, nonlinear optics, integrated optics, optical fibers, optical communications systems.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 3140, ELECTENG 4610 and PHYSICS 3140 or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Spring

ELECTENG 4720 Microcomputer Architecture and Interfacing 4 Credits

Computer architecture including processor design, microprogrammed control, memory organization, interconnection structures, input/output, interfacitechniques, and parallel processing.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: "C-" or better in ELECTENG 3780
Typically Offered: Spring

ELECTENG 4750 Advanced Digital Design 4 Credits

Introduction to semi-custom integrated circuit design; design methodology (design entry, simulation, cell placement, and macro libraries); optimization of designs based on macro libraries; design for testability; logic simulation; placement and routing algorithms for gate arrays and standard cells; PLA-based programmable logic devices; programmable gate arrays; design projects using CAD systems.
Components: Laboratory, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: COMPUTER 1430 and a "C-" or better in ELECTENG 3140
Typically Offered: Fall

ELECTENG 4990 Independent Study 1-3 Credits

Advanced study in area of specialization selected by student and approved by faculty member.
Components: Independent Study
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

Faculty and lecturers

Additional information about the Faculty and Lecturers below may be found in the Faculty and Academic Staff section of this catalog.

Boril, Hynek

Buechler, Dale N.

Gao, Ying

Goomey, John R.

Habibi, Mohammad

Muslu, Mesut

Safari-Shad, Nader

Sealy, Philip J.

Sharma, Piyare L.