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Engineering Undergraduate Programs

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Mandatory Elective Courses

Three of the courses below must be taken:

EE501 LINEAR SYSTEMS THEORY I (3-3) 0

Linear spaces: fields, linear independence, basis, direct sum decomposition, normed linear spaces, convergence concepts, Banach spaces. Linear transformations: null and range spaces, matrix representation, block diagonal form. Linear transformations defined by a square matrix characteristic and minimal polynomials, direct sum decomposition of Cn, Jordan canonical form, functions of a square matrix. Hilbert spaces: inner product, concept of orthogonality, Hermitian matrices, projection theorem, systems of linear algebraic equations, general Fourier series

EE503 SIGNAL ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING  (3-3) 0

Signal representation and classification. Deterministic signals. Random signals. Noise. Analytic signal and complex envelope. Signal processing systems. Signal sampling. Modulation and frequency translation. Spectrum analysis. Detection and estimation.

EE510 ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS  (3-3) 0                        

Review of bipolar transistor operation, small signal model, and single stage amplifiers. Power supply refection and voltage references. Noise models and calculations with noise. Equivalent noise generators for bipolar and MOS transistors. Harmonic distortion and inter-modulation. Application of noise and distortion analysis to RF circuit components (Low noise amplifiers, mixers and voltage controlled oscillators, oscillators).

EE511 COMMUNICATION ELECTRONICS (3-3) 0

Small and large signal HF amplifier design. HF oscillators. Noise considerations in RF amplifiers. RF amplifiers. Microstrip and stripline techniques. Transistor and amplifier measurement techniques. Computer aided design of amplifiers.

EE533 INFORMATION THEORY  (3-3) 0

Mathematical analysis of discrete and continuous information sources and communication channels. Concepts of mutual information and entropy as mathematical measures for sources and channels. Introduction to rate distortion theory. Channel capacity, source and channel coding theorems.

EE535 COMMUNICATION THEORY (3-3) 0                       

Detection theory: binary M-ary hypothesis testing. Estimation theory. Representation of stochastic processes: Karhunen-Loeve expansion. Detection and estimation of signal parameters in white and colored noise. Estimation of continuous waveforms. Optimum linear realizable processor: Wiener-Hopf equation and its solution.

EE536 DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (3-3) 0         

Baseband pulse transmission. Modulation of digital signals: ASK, FSK, PSK, OAM, OPSK, MSK systems. Equalizers. Carrier and bit synchronization.

EE544 ALGTHMS. & COMP. COMPLEXITY (3-3) 0     

The course is designed to give the students the fundamentals of algorithms and the theory of computational complexity. The course will help the students to have a sound background on analysing different algorithms and a good perspective for their design and efficient implementations.

EE561 ADVANCED STATIC POWER CONVERSION (3-3) 0     

Overloaded modes of operation of rectifiers, characteristics. Reactive power and harmonics in ac-dc converters, cascade use of converters. Commutation techniques in inverters; McMurray circuit and its modified forms, voltage control and harmonic elimination. ASCII inverters. Chopper structures; improving the performance, optimization of circuit elements.

EE573 POWER SYS STABILITY AND DYNAMICS (3-3) 0          

Power system transient and dynamic stability, stability analysis with classical model, synchronous machine modeling using Park's equations, multimachine transient stability analysis, automatic voltage regulators, speed governors and stabilizers.

EE578 POWER SYSTEM PLANNING (3-3) 0  

Power system planning concepts. Load forecasting. Generation system planning. Electric power generation resources of Turkey. Transmission planning. Engineering, economics and feasibility studies.

EE579 ECONOMIC OPERATION OF PWR SYS (3-3) 0        

Modern power system operation, economic dispatch, transmission losses, linear and nonlinear programming techniques, unit commitment, hydrothermal coordination, interchange evaluation, power system security and rescheduling.

EE584 MACHINE VISION (3-3) 0                   

Image Formation and Image Sensing, Binary Images and their Geometrical and Topological Properties, Region and Image Segmentation, Edge and Corner Detection, Photometric Stereo, Shape from Shading, Motion Field and Optical Flow, Photogrammetry and Stereo.

Elective Courses:

Four of the courses listed below must be taken if they are not taken as Mandatory Elective Course. The students thesis committee will suggest which courses the student may take based on the students thesis subject and technical background. The prerequisites of all courses should be satisfied. EE/EEE/SEES coded courses included in METU catalog and listed below may be taken. Also courses offered as “Special Topics” at METU or METU-NCC may also be taken. Students may also take two 4xx coded courses if they have not taken these courses previously. All courses that will be taken by the student are subject to advisor approval.

EE502 LINEAR SYSTEMS THEORY II (3-3) 0     

Differential equations: existence and uniqueness, linear differential equations, stability of solutions, variational equation, periodically time-varying differential equations. Difference equations. Dynamical system representations: equivalence, linearity, time-invariance. Differential system representations: impulse response, system function, stability, algebraic equivalence, duality, controllability, observability, realizations. Transform techniques.

EE509 HIGH FREQUENCY FILTER DESIGN (3-2) 2       

Synthesis of lumped element filters. Lumped element filter design using prototypes. Circuit transformation for realization of lumped element filters. Synthesis of distributed element filters. Distributed element filter design using prototypes. Circuit transformation for realization of distributed element filters.

EE512 INTRO. TO OPTICAL FIBER COMM (3-3) 0              

Optical propagation in fibers, attenuation, scattering, dispersion, polarization and non-linear phenomena in transmission. Optical sources and optical detectors. Coupling of sources and detectors to optical fibers, splicing and optical connectors. Non-coherent receivers and their performance, non-cohorent optical fiber communication systems. Cohorent optical fiber communication systems with heterodyne and homodyne demodulation. Optical fiber amplifiers, frequency division multiplexing and time division multiplexing.

EE521 ANALY. METH. FOR ELECTROMAGN. (3-3) 0         

Sturm-Liouville problems, one dimensional Green's functions in closed form and in Eigen Function series, separation of variables, higher dimensional Green's function in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, relation with the solution of EM related inhomogeneous partial differential equations, Watson transformation, plane-wave spectrum representations, the T-Matrix method, vector wave functions, dyadic Green's functions in closed form and wave function expansions.

EE522 NUMERICAL METH. FOR ELECTROMGN. (3-3) 0                             

Numerical solution of matrix equations and matrix eigenvalue problems. Method of moments. Finite difference and finite element methods. Variational methods. Spectral domain approach. The use of above methods in the solution of various antenna and scattering problems, and in the analysis of passive microwave components.

EE523 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE THEORY (3-3) 0    

Fundamental concepts and theorems. Plane wave functions; modal expansion. Cylindrical wave functions. Spherical wave functions. Wave transformations.

EE524 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROP. (3-3) 0                

Wave propagation fundamentals. Ground wave propagation; spherical earth problem. Tropospheric propagation; troposcatter systems, iono-spheric propagation. Measurement and modelling of environmental noise. Antenna noise temperature.

EE525 ANTENNA ENGINEERING (3-3) 0                       

Review of field equivalence principles, surface wave antennas, microstrip antenna elements and arrays, broadband antennas, introduction to reflector antenna systems, smooth walled and corrugated horns.

EE526 ANTENNA THEORY (3-3) 0           

Induced current and aperture integration formulations, the Huygens-Fresnel principle, geometrical optics, the plane wave spectrum representation, fast analysis of aperture type antennas, fast and slow wave structures, array analysis and synthesis techniques.

EE527 MICROWAVE ENGINEERING (3-3) 0                   

Matrix representation of microwave networks. Properties of scattering parameters. Generalized scattering parameters. Microwave transistor amplifier design; gain stability, noise. Microwave transistor oscillator and mixer design. Simplified signal flow graph analysis. Coupled lines, directional coupler, Schiffman's differential phase shifter. Hybrids and power dividers. Richard's frequency: transformation, Richards' theorem. Kuroda's identifies.

EE528 MICROWAVE THEORY (3-3) 0                          

Microwave classic filter design. Generalized coupled line analysis. Coupled line equivalent circuits. Exact microwave filter synthesis. Analysis of arbitrary connected microwave networks. Sensitivity analysis of microwave circuits. Theory of broad-band matching.

EE529 MICROWAVE CIRCUIT DESIGN (3-3) 0                             

Microwave circuit design concern of attenuators, phase shifters, power amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, technologies of microwave circuits; microwave circuit measurement and calibration;passive and active component modeling; layout and production concern, yield analysis; packaging of microwave circuits; system aspects of microwave circuits.

EE542 COMPUTER NETWORKS (3-3) 0                 

The layered architecture, Local Area Networks, data link protocols, error correction with FEC and ARQ, routing, flow control, transport protocols, application layer protocols, recent subjects in networking.

EE544 ALGORITHMS AND COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY (3-3) 0              

The course is designed to give the students the fundamentals of algorithms and the theory of computational complexity. The course will help the students to have a sound background on analyzing different algorithms and a good perspective for their design and efficient implementations.

EE561 ADVANCED STATIC POWER CONVERSION (3-3) 0     

Overloaded modes of operation of rectifiers, characteristics. Reactive power and harmonics in ac-dc converters, cascade use of converters. Commutation techniques in inverters; McMurray circuit and its modified forms, voltage control and harmonic elimination. ASCII inverters. Chopper structures; improving the performance, optimization of circuit elements.

EE569 SPECIAL TOPICS IN POWER ELECTRONICS (3-3) 0

Modern power semiconductors characteristics, trends. Power integrated circuits. AC-to DC converters; unity power factor converters. DC- to DC converters; switch mode power converters, resonant converters, DC-to AC converters; configurations, soft switching, resonant types, pulse width modulation techniques. A review of selected applications.

EE574 POWER SYS REAL-TIME MON. & CTRL (3-3) 0      

Power system real time monitoring and control problem, Power system computer control centers, Supervisory Data Acquisition and Control System (SCADA), System control strategies, Control levels. System security concept, Contingency analysis, Configuration analysis, State estimation, Decoupled state estimation methods, Detection, identification and correction of gross measurement errors, Real-time observability analysis.

EE583 PATTERN RECOGNITION (3-3) 0                     

Introduction to machine perception, Bayes decision theory. Parameter estimation and supervised learning; nonparametric techniques. Linear discriminant functions, unsupervised learning and clustering. Scene analysis, applications of pattern recognition.

EE615 OPTOELECTRONICS (3-3) 0  

Review of electromagnetic theory relevant to optoelectronics. Propagation of rays, spherical waves and Gaussian beams. Optical resonators. Modulation and detection of optical radiation. Noise in optical detection and generation. Interaction of light and sound. Lasers and laser applications. Fiber optics and applications.

EE617 PRCPLS. OF ANALOG VLSI DSGN. (3-3) 0    

NMOS and CMOS processes. Transistor circuit modeling. Current Mirror. Operational Amplifiers Pseudo analog techniques. Continuous time and switched capacitor filters. A/D and D/A conversion. Oscillator and phase locked loop design.

EE618 PRCPLS. OF DIGITAL CMOS VLSI DSGN. (3-3) 0                              

Introduction to CMOS circuits. MOS transistor theory. CMOS processing technology. Circuit characterization and performance estimation. CMOS circuit and logic design. Structured design and testing. Symbolic layout systems. CMOS subsystem design. System case studies.

EE634 DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING (3-3) 0                 

Two-dimensional signals and systems. Image sampling and quantization. Image Transforms: 2-D Discrete Fourier Transform, 2-D Discrete Cosine Transform. 2-D filter design. Image perception. Image enhancement. Image restoration. Image coding.

EE647 MICROPROCESSOR SYSTMS. ENG.(3-3) 0  

Microprocessor-based hardware and software systems. Software engineering methods. Software quality. Cohesion, coupling, span of control. Recent approaches to software design. Software testing and implementation. Software maintainability. Hardware-software integration. Software project management. Recent topics in software engineering.

SEES 502 ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY (3-3) 0                             

Interdisciplinary exploration of environmental, scientific, economic, social, and political opportunities and impacts associated with energy systems.  Main fuel technologies such as fossil, hydroelectric, nuclear, photovoltaic, wind, and biomass. The supply and use of energy systems with emphasis on sustainability. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of energy resources, combustion, conversion, distribution processes in terms of environmental, social, and economic impacts. Emerging portfolios of energy systems. Investigation of local and global options. A term paper on a topic outside thesis research area. A local field trip.

SEES 510 RENEWABLE E. AND CLIMATE CHANGE (3-3) 0 

Scientific data on global warming and climate change. Mitigation through renewable energy use. Conversion processes, materials and costs, planning and design, economics and ecology associated with: Photovoltaic, solar thermal systems, and wind. Socio-economic assessment of the energy supply systems, transmission and storage options. Technical and economic issues around integrating renewable energy to power systems. A term project in renewable energy on a topic outside the thesis research.