Houston Christian University Catalog

Electrical Engineering ( ELEN ) Course Descriptions

  • ELEN 2341 Introduction to Microprocessors & Digital Design

    Prerequisite(s): Credit for or concurrent registration in MATH 1451
    Corequisite(s): None

    Introduction to microprocessor organization and operation, data manipulation, assembly and/or embedded-C language programming, serial communication, analog-to-digital conversion, timers, interrupts, DC motor control. Digital design techniques, Boolean algebra, combinational logic, minimization techniques, simple arithmetic circuits, programmable logic, sequential circuit design, registers and counters, state machines, Verilog and VHDL.

  • ELEN 2381 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisites: None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • ELEN 3325 Electric and Magnetic Fields

    Prerequisite(s): PHYS 2423 and ENSC 2361 and MATH 2451
    Corequisite(s): None

    Vector analysis, Coulomb’s and Gauss’ Law. Electrical field streamlines. Energy and potential. Conductors, dielectrics, capacitance. Maxwell’s, Poisson’s, and Laplace’s equations. Steady magnetic fields. Joule’s Law. Ampere’s Circuit Law, magnetic flux and potential, magnetic forces, materials and inductance, time-varying electromagnetic fields, Maxwell’s equations, plane waves, transmission lines, impedance-matching devices.

  • ELEN 3342 Digital Signal Processing

    Prerequisite(s): ELEN 2362

    Discrete signals, LTI systems, discrete Fourier analysis, discrete filters, sampling, Z-transforms.

  • ELEN 3360 Electrical Circuits II

    Prerequisite(s): ENSC 2361
    Corequisite(s): None

    Steady-state and transient analysis of RL, RC, and RLC circuits. Design problems using circuit analysis programs. Analysis of idea and non-ideal operational amplifiers. Magnetically coupled circuits. Complex frequency. Two-port networks. Lapace transforms. Frequency response.

  • ELEN 3361 Linear Systems

    Prerequisite(s): ELEN 3360

    A study of the fundamental principles and properties of linear systems. Topics will include Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, Laplace Transform, convolution and the system function, filters, state variable representation and solution.

  • ELEN 3362 Solid State Electronics

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 2451 and PHYS 2423 and ENSC 2361
    Corequisite(s): None

    An introduction to solid state electronics with topics to include amplifiers, small-signal models, and applications of diodes, bipolar junction transistors, junction field effect transistors, and metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors. Course will include lab-based activities and a comprehensive semester project.

  • ELEN 3363 Electronic Circuits

    Prerequisite(s): ENSC 2361

    Circuit-level behavior of diodes, bipolar transistors, field-effect transistors, and operational amplifiers. Analysis and design of linear amplifiers. Frequency domain characterization of transistor circuits.

  • ELEN 3364 Electronic Circuits II

    Prerequisite(s): ELEN 3363
    Corequisite(s): None

    Analysis and design of advanced transistor circuits; differential amplifiers, cascodes, current mirrors, frequency response, high frequency transistor models, feedback and stability, active filters, operational amplifiers, power electronic circuits.

  • ELEN 3374 Automatic Control Systems

    Prerequisite(s): MATH 2323 and ELEN 3360
    Corequisite(s): None

    Analysis and design of linear systems. Mathematical modeling. Transfer functions and signal-flow graphs. State variable analysis. Time domain analysis and design of linear control systems. Frequency domain analysis and design of linear control systems.

  • ELEN 4341 Embedded Systems

    Prerequisite(s): ELEN 2341

    A low level study of embedded systems, particularly those that constitute cybersecurity infrastructure. Topics include C, assembly language, FPGA design, hardware encryption, packet filtering and routing.

  • ELEN 4362 Power Systems and Renewable Energy

    Prerequisite(s): ELEN 3364
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course introduced methods used in analysis and design of modern electrical power systems. Topics include: phasor analysis, per-unit system, single-phrase and three-phase AC power systems, electrical power generation, solar power generation, wind power generation, transformers, transmission and distribution systems and steady-state power flow analysis.

  • ELEN 4371 Instrumentation and Measurement

    Prerequisite(s): ENSC 2361

    Transducers, including 4-20 mA loops. Signal Conditioning. Industrial Control Electronics, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Statistical analysis on experimental data.

  • ELEN 4372 Communication Systems

    Prerequisite(s): ELEN 3361

    Basic theory and principles of modern analog and digital communication systems; signal and noise analysis, signal-to-noise ratio, and circuit implementations.