CME 201 Electrical Circuits
Credits: 3 (3,1,0) Prerequisite: PHY 205, Math 113
This module is designed to provide students an introductory topics in the circuit variables & elements, D.C and A.C circuits: network reduction, Ohm' Law, Kirchoff's Laws, sources & source transformation, séries/parallel & delta/star combinations, Network theorems: superposition; mesh & node analysis: Thevenin’s & Norton’s Equivalent circuits, Maximum power transfer, inductors & capacitors, natural & step responses of first order RL & RC circuits.
CME 211 Electronic Fundamentals
Credits: 4 (3,1,1) Prerequisite: CME 201
This course covers the characteristics and applications of semiconductor devices and circuits. It starts with explaining the basics of semiconductor physics required for understanding electronic systems design. It introduces the fundamentals of various electronic devices including diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), field effect transistors (FETs) and metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET). It also emphasizes analysis and design of different amplifier configurations of the aforementioned electronic devices.
CME 221 Logic Gates Design
Credits: 4 (3,1,2) Prerequisite: CME 201
This module enables students to understand concepts in binary numbers, number base conversion, complements and codes, definition of Boolean Algebra, Boolean functions, digital logic gates, integrated circuits, Karnaugh map methods, combinational logic circuits, sequential logic circuits and Memory modules. Design and analysis of sequential logic circuits such as: Shift Registers, Counters, Synchronous and Asynchronous Sequential Circuits, State Diagrams, State Tables, Students will be able to develop, measure, and test different types of Sequential Circuits using D-type, T-type and JK-type Flip-Flops.
CME 231 Signals and Systems
Credits: 3 (3,1,0) Prerequisite: CME 202
This module is designed to enable students to understand concepts in linear systems and perform signal operations. It also introduces Laplace transform, convolution, system functions, frequency response, Fourier series and Fourier transforms.
CME 261 Networks I
Credits: 4 (3,1,2) Prerequisite: EE 101, STAT 101
An Introduction course that outlines network architecture and protocols, layering, OSI and TCP/IP models. Physical layer: transmission media, data encoding, Asynchronous and synchronous transmission. Data link layer: error detection, flow control, error control. Packet Switching: data-grams, virtual circuits, routing, congestion control, internetworking. Local area networks, network layer and transport layer.
CME 312 Electronic Engineering Design
Credits: 3 (3,1,0) Prerequisite: CME 202, CME 211
This course covers transistor circuits analysis, multi-stage amplifier, feedback, differential amplifiers and operational amplifiers. High frequency transistor models are also included.
CME 341 Electromagnetics Fundamentals
Credits: 3 (3,1,0) Prerequisite: CME 202, MATH 205
This module is designed to introduce the electromagnetic fields. Coulomb's law, Gauss's law, electrical potential, dielectric materials capacitance, boundary value problems, Biot-Savart law, Ampere's law, Lorentz force equation, magnetic materials, magnetic inductance, time varying fields and Maxwell's equations.
CME 351 Communication Systems
Credits: 4(3,1,2) Prerequisite: CME 211, MATH 223
This course focuses on continuous-wave modulation, which is the basic operation of analog communication systems. It gives the student an insight and understanding of signals classifications, noise, Fourier series, Fourier transform, spectrum analysis, and explores their applications in the context of analog communication systems. We cover thoroughly the generation and reception of double-side band, single side-band, vestigial side-band, angle modulation signals.
CME 322 Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
Credits: 4(3,1,2) Prerequisite: CME 221, CME 211
This course introduces microprocessor architecture and microcomputer systems, including memory and input/output interfacing. Topics include structured language programming, bus architecture, bus cycle types, I/O systems, memory systems, interrupts, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot fundamental microprocessor circuits and programs using appropriate techniques and test equipment.
CME 342 Electromagnetic and Transmission Lines
Credits: 3(3,1,0) Prerequisite: CME 341
This course covers Maxwell’s equations for time varying fields, Faraday’s law, plane wave propagation, time-harmonic fields, propagation in lossless media, and wave reflection and transmission at normal incidence. The bridge between electric circuits and electromagnetic is done through the study of transmission lines and their lumped-element model, transmission line input impedance, and power flow on lossless transmission line. This course provides the students with an understanding of the basic principles of antennas and an overview of the fundamental characteristics and parameters of antennas.
CME 352 Digital Communications
Credits: 3(3, 1, 0) Prerequisite: Senior Level Standing
This course covers the fundamental principles underlying the analysis and design of digital communication systems. We discuss the processes of sampling, quantization, and digital pulse modulation including pulse code modulation, pulse differential modulation, and delta modulation. We also cover the digital base-band transmission by focusing on the effects of channel noise and band-limited channel bandwidth on the performance of a system. In addition, we deal with the data detection problem of digital signals through the concept of matched and correlation filters. Finally, we consider some telecommunication systems such as telephony, satellite, and radar communication systems.
CME 362 Networs II
Credits: 3(3,1,0) Prerequisite: CME 361
A course that outlines LAN standards & Devices: Ethernet and IEEE standards for LANs; LAN devices: Bridges, HUBs, and Ethernet Switches. Network Layer Services: Datagram and Virtual Circuits, Introduction to ATM. Network Layer Protocols: Optimality Principle, Routing Algorithms: Flow based, Distance Vector, Shortest Path, Broadcast Congestion Control Algorithms: Leaky Bucket, Traffic Shaping, Congestion Control in ATM.
CME 453 Wireless Communications Systems
Credits: 3(3,1,0) Prerequisite:Senior Level Standing
A course that covers the fundamentals of wireless communications with emphasis on wireless channel modeling; digital modulation in wireless channels; diversity techniques; multiple access techniques; multicarrier transmission, multiple antenna systems, the cellular concept; overview of current wireless communications systems.
CME 443 Microwave Communication
Credits: 3(3,0,0) Prerequisites: Senior Level Standing
The course focuses on the analysis and design of high frequency electronic circuits, with emphasis on RF and microwave circuits and components for the communication systems. Waveguides, planar transmission lines and cavity resonators are presented with the relevant design techniques, and with different modes. The basic principles of radio frequency and microwave circuits design as applied to the design of directional couplers, and power dividers are covered. The course provides also a description of microwave networks using different methods such as S-matrix, Y and Z matrices and ABCD matrix.
CME 454 Satellite Communication
Credits: 3(3,0,0) Prerequisite: Senior Level Standing
This course is designed to provide students with global view of satellite systems, its missions, launch systems, frequency allocation and orbits specification, the link budget calculation for both the uplink, and the downlink, the communication system of the satellite and earth stations, satellite access, and satellite services. Satellite cross links, VSAT and mobile satellite systems.
CME 455 Cellular Networks
Credits: 3(3,0,0) Prerequisite: Senior Level Standing
This course provides knowledge and understanding of 4G cellular networks with focusing on Long Term Evolution (LTE) components, channels, layers, procedures, and dimensioning. Students will also understand the migration scenarios from 2G/3G to 4G and beyond. Finally, the course gives a brief introduction/overview to 5G.
CME 463 Wireless Sensor Networks
Credits: 3(3,0,0) Prerequisite: CME 361
This course will introduce students to the state of the art in wireless sensor networks. We will have a significant reading list from recent literature to accompany the lectures. Each lecture itself will present one realization of each sensor network concept, which will be followed by a broader class discussion on the topic based on its reading list. In several cases, lectures will emphasize aspects of fault-tolerance, reliability, and security. Case studies from existing applications will be used. Each student will have to complete a project. Students will be expected to prepare and present a poster to describe their findings.
CME 465 Internet Engineering and Web Programming
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisites: CME 361
This course covers the fundamentals of major protocols on the internet, new technologies introduced on the internet and quality of service, routing on the internet, network security and firewall design as well as application protocols. Major techniques used in Web servers also will be covered and programming and maintenance of Web, firewalls and proxy servers.
CME 459 Special Topics in Communications Engineering
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisite: Senior Level Standing
This course is a 3 credit hour course that is meant to introduce new emerging subjects or issues in Communications Engineering. Such a course can be offered a few times under the same theme and same number, and if approved by the department it can be given a fixed number with a name that reflects the theme.
CME 458 Undergraduate Research in Communication
Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisite: Senior Level Standing, Cumulative average of 3.0 or above, Approval of faculty member supervising the research, and Approval of the CME Undergraduate Committee.
Undergraduate Research is an opportunity for an undergraduate student to obtain research experience, and is recommended for those students wishing to do research or otherwise go beyond what is required in normal classes. Often these experiences lead to further research, to graduate school projects, and theses.
Students may participate, under the supervision of a faculty member, in a research project. Before registering in CME 458, the student must submit a proposal for approval by the supervising faculty member and the CME Undergraduate Committee, regarding the nature of the research, specific goals, and final report. Students taking CME 458 are expected to:
- Attend a weekly individual research meeting with the faculty member supervising the research.
- Work the equivalent of twelve hours per week in a laboratory. For theoretical research, no laboratory work might be necessary; however, an equivalent amount of work is expected.
- Present a project report to receive a numerical course grade.
The University Libraries and laboratories are available to obtain research materials. If the subject matter of the Undergraduate Research course is relevant to the final year project of the student, the committee evaluating the Senior Project will take the work done into consideration in its evaluation of the Senior Project of the student.
CME 490 Senior Project
Credits: 1 (0,2,0) Prerequisite: ENGL 301, Senior Level Standing
A supervised project in groups of normally 3 students aimed at providing practical experience in some aspects of electrical and electronics engineering. Students are expected to define the project, state its objectives, complete a literature survey, set project specifications and select a design method. They are also expected to do some preliminary modeling and analysis and to acquire the necessary material needed for the completion of the project in the spring term. A professional report and an oral presentation are also required from the students.
CME 491 Internship
Credits: 10(0,0,0) Prerequisite: Completion of 90 Credit hours.
In addition to taking extra three elective courses, each is 3 credits, an eight-week professional training course in electrical engineering is required. The training is one credit. The program combines classroom learning with work experience to assist students in applying their knowledge and skills to real life situations and enable our students to create future quality career in response to the evolving of local economic and workforce development needs. Students are expected to prepare and present a report of their work experience.
CME 492 COOP
Credits: 10(0,0,0) Prerequisite: Completion of 90 Credit hours.
The PSU Coop Education Program combines classroom learning with work experience to assist students in applying their knowledge and skills to real life situations and building strong partnerships between the PSU and the local business community. The Coop enables students to pursue future quality careers that meet the needs of the local economic and workforce development.