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BEng (Hons) Applied Electronics & Systems Engineering


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SIEL 1513 Electronics I

The Atom, fundamental concepts of semiconductors, charge carriers, effective mass, mobility, conductivity, life time and recombination, continuity equations, hall effects, PN junction, rectification and filtration, bipolar transistors, its characteristics, CB, CC, CE configuration, the transistor and the switching devices (AC & DC load lines), small signal amplifiers.

 

SIEL 1522 Electrical Engineering Drawing

Electrical and Electronic Symbols; wiring, connection or broadband diagrams; schematic diagrams; printed circuit diagrams; electrical power diagrams. Most problems will be solved using CAD software.

 

SIEL 1532 Technical Drawing

This course is designed to provide the students with practice in the use of drawing instruments and basic drafting techniques as well as the application of these techniques in orthographic, isometric and section drawings. Topics also included are: freehand sketching, geometric construction, orthographic projection and other projections, descriptive geometry, intersections and development, dimensioning, section views, auxiliary views-primary and secondary views, threads, fasteners, and production drawings. Most problems will be solved using CAD software.

 

SIEL 1543 C Programming for Electronics

An introduction to C programming and software development. The Intel based personal computer is used throughout this course for interactive learning. The course covers C program development as well as some assembly language programming on a computer simulator. Students will also learn to document and debug software and to utilize software libraries.

 

SIEL 1553 Engineering Mathematics I

A theoretical introduction to some of the basic ideas of real analysis: real numbers and the topology of the real line, sequences and series of real numbers, limits of functions, continuity, uniform continuity, differentiation, the Riemann integral, and sequences and series of functions. Topics also include Polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems. Attention is given to differentiation (Rolle's Theorem, Mean-value theorem and Taylor's Theorem), and vector and functions in two and three dimensions, vector functions and vector analysis.

 

SIEL 1562 Engineering Mathematics II

The course has two strands. The differential-equations component of this course will consider second-order, ordinary differential equations and their applications. The course will emphasize physical models of relevance to engineering such as spring/mass systems, electrical circuits and chemical mixing problems. Topics include revision of homogeneous equations, superposition, phase planes, variation of parameters, reduction of order, linear and nonlinear equations, resonance and Laplace Transform methods for solving differential equations. The second component is an introduction to probability and reliability engineering, covering basic probability, lifetime distributions, survival and hazard functions, and the reliability of complex systems.

 

SIEL 1572Environmental Studies

The course provides an overview of human ecological aspects of environmental studies from an intercultural and global perspective. It examines the risks associated with growth in a developing world (e.g. Ghana); environmental impact of population growth on natural resources; mineral and resource extraction; water resource uses; and renewable and non-renewable sources for power generation.

 

SIEL 1583 Internet Resource Creation

Methods for the construction and maintenance of published materials on the World Wide Web; includes Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) through advanced level, including frames and tables. Image preparation, site organization and effective interface design using a variety of authoring software packages (e.g. JavaScript programming, Flash and Dreamweaver, Joomlah, etc) with emphasis on creativity and effective visual design.

 

SIEL 1593 Applied Electricity

Study of transformers, types of transformers, study of DC motors, types of DC motors and characteristics, study of AC motors, types of AC motors and characteristics, applications of motors.

 

SIEL 1611 Electronics Laboratory

Introduction to Passive and active components, Colour coding, Soldering practice, Characteristics of Rectifier Diodes, BJT transistors, JFET transistors, MOSFET Transistors, UJT characteristics, Study of Gates such as NAND and NOR and Exclusive OR and Testing Digital circuit diagrams

 

SIEL 1622 Applied Physics

This course covers the physics of sound and light. It begins, (part I) with the physics of sound waves, applications of sound waves such as ultrasonics, the generation of ultrasonics, physics of acoustics and acoustic materials. Part II treats the physics of light waves, application of light waves such as LASER, the generation of LASER, the physics of microwaves and its varied applications.

 

SIEL 1643 Circuit Theory

The Electronic Engineer must be a genius when it comes to Analysis of Circuits, Circuit Theory is basically about learning the behavior of Current, Voltage and Power in Electronic Circuits. Initially the course introduces students to Direct Current Analysis with the aid of Kirchoff and Ohm's Laws. Other useful Techniques for Analysing Circuit are studied, Thevenin, Norton and Superposition Theorems are some of them. The middle part of the course deals with a study of the Characteristics of sinusoids using Phasor Diagrams as well as the study of the Mesh and the Node. In conclusion the Basic RL and RC circuits are also studied and the Transients and Resonance in RLC Circuits are also analysed.

 

SIEL 1661 C Programming for Electronics laboratory

Laboratory time for C Programming for Electronics laboratory will be devoted to demonstrations, lab exercises, and the solution of selected end-of-chapter problems in the course text.

 

SIEL 2513 Electronics II

Elements of Analogue electronics from the practical viewpoint of experimental scientists. AC circuits, linear and non-linear operation OP. AMPS, Timers PLL, A/D, D/A Conversion Laboratory work involves quantitative investigation of the operation of all these elements, together with projects that explore their combination.

 

SIEL 2523 Introduction to Microprocessors

Fundamentals of software and hardware aspects of microprocessors including assembly language programming for microprocessors, hardware design and interfacing peripherals and programmable I/O devices. Attention is given to architecture of microprocessor systems, and investigation of all phases of troubleshooting and implementation of reliable microprocessor systems. Hands-on experience, practical applications and projects. Teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized.

 

SIEL 2533 Engineering Mathematics III

The course has two strands. One strand will introduce mathematical methods associated with partial differential equations: initial-value problems, boundary value problems, separation of variables, Fourier series, orthogonal functions and generalised inner products. Applications to heat conduction problems, electric circuits, fluid flow and waves will be considered. The other strand will deal with topics from multivariable and vector calculus including: optimisation, triple integrals, flux and surface integrals, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, integral theorems and vector equations. Introduction to MATLAB.

 

SIEL 2543 Instruments & Measurement I

This course comes in five units.
  1. Transducers: Classification of transducers, Selecting a transducer, Strain gauges, Displacement transducers, Temperature measurements, Thermistor Characteristics, Thermistor applications.
  2. Electronic Instruments for measuring basic Parameters: Amplified DC meter, AC voltmeter using rectifiers, Electronic multimeter, Digital voltmeters, Q meter, Basic Q meter circuit, Measurement methods, Source of error.
  3. Display instruments: Oscilloscope, Principle of operation, General purpose oscilloscope, Triggered and Sweep Oscilloscopes, Storage oscilloscope, Oscillographs and X-Y recorders.
  4. Generating Instruments: Audio oscillators, RF Signal generators, Sweep Frequency generators, Pulse generators, Simple frequency counter.
  5. D/A and A/D Converters: Necessity for D/A and A/D conversion, Principle of operation of various types of D/A converters, Resolution, Linearity offset, Setting time, Stability, D/A conversion with magnitude and sign, Principle of operation of various types of A/D converters, Successive approximation, Counter method, Single and Dual Slope integration, Voltage A/D and D/A converters.
The course includes a one hour Laboratory course, which serves as an introduction to the characteristics and uses of transducers to measure displacement, strain, pressure, temperature, velocity, acceleration, and other physical quantities. Emphasis is on the usefulness, accuracy, and reliability of measurement systems in actual applications. Electronic signal conditioning techniques are covered. Written reports required.

 

SIEL 2552 Semiconductor Devices

This course introduces the basic physical concepts which will be utilized in the analysis of semiconductor device operation. The student will gain the intuitive understanding of the fundamentals of device physics and the mathematical tools for device analysis will be established. Students will have insight into energy band structure in solids, Bloch theorem, E vs. k diagrams. Conductance and semiconductors, semi-classical description of electron motion, electrons and holes. Density of states and Fermi distribution, calculation of carrier concentration. Drift of carriers, mobility, velocity saturation, carrier diffusion, Einstein relation. Generation and recombination, excess carriers, quasi-Fermi level.

 

SIEL 2563 Field Theory

Complex vectors, Maxwell's equations, uniform plane waves, wave reflection and transmission at interfaces, wave guides and resonators, transmission line principles, antennas, topics in waves.

 

SIEL 2573 Digital Electronics

The study of gates (NAND, NOR etc), minimization techniques, combinational logic circuits such as half and full adders, decoders, drivers, encoders, multiplexers and demultiplexers.

 

SIEL 2581 Research Methods Seminar

Research goals and methods in engineering and computer- related disciplines. Students work on a small project to define a focus for their engineering studies and prepare for honors research. Presentations; dissertation.

 

SIEL 2592 Microprocessor and Digital Electronics laboratory

Combinational Logic circuits: Encoders & Decoders, Multiplexers and Demultiplexers, Half-adder and full-adders Comparators and Study of Flip Flops and Study of Micro processor kit, Learning exercises on Assembly language, Programming exercises on 8085 & trainer kits.

 

SIEL 2623 Engineering Mathematics IV

This course provides an introduction to basic concepts and methods of solving common engineering and mathematical problems by computer. The problem areas of interest include computer arithmetic, root-solving of nonlinear equations, data interpolation, integration and ordinary differential equations. Algorithmic and computer accuracy issues are unfolded concurrently with each numerical method. The practical components of the course are tackled in the MATLAB programming environment, which is briefly reviewed in the early part of the course.

 

SIEL 2643 Communication Systems

Spectral Analysis, Hilbert transform, Band-Pass Signal Representations. Amplitude Modulation Techniques (AM_LC, DSBSC, SSB, VSB and FDM), Frequency Modulation (NBFM, WBFM), Pulse Modulation (PAM, PCM, TDM), Introduction to Noise Analysis, Introduction to Digital Communication Theory. Experiments on signal representation and filtering, amplitude modulation, super heterodyne receiver, frequency division multiplexing, frequency modulation, phase locked loop, pulse analog modulation, pulse code modulation, signal to noise ratio, and signaling techniques: PSK, FSK, DPSK, QPSK, and MSK.

 

SIEL 2662 Control Engineering

Control system modeling: modeling of electrical & mechanical systems, simple electro-mechanical systems, Block diagram of representation of systems, closed-loop transfer function, Time response analysis, First & second-order systems, Impulse & steady-state analysis, steady-state error, PI,PD,PID compensation, stability in time domain, Root-locus method, Rough-Harwitz criterion, application of root-locus diagram, Stability in frequency domain, Polar, Bode & Phase plots, constant M & N circles, Nichol's chart, Nyquist stability criterion, resonance peak & resonance frequency, compensation techniques, cascade & feedback compensation, Lag, lead & lag-lead compensation. Specific design aspects.

 

SIEL 2701Communication Systems Laboratory

Experiments in Amplitude Modulation (capital AM) and Demodulation, Frequency Modulation (Capital FM) and Demodulation , Digital techniques in Modulation, PAM, PCM, TDM, PWM, PPM, etc.

 

SIEL 3513 Introduction to Computer Architecture

A study of computer organization (including memory hierarchy, I/O, bus-based systems, distributed systems, and parallel systems), and computer architecture (including CPU control, pipelining, and instruction set architecture). Laboratory exercises emphasize principles.

 

SIEL 3523 Advanced Computer Architecture

This course explores advanced computer architecture techniques with VHDL. It includes superscalar machines, Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) scheduling, Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC) architectures, predicated execution, interrupts in a pipelined machine, and compiler optimizations for specific hardware platforms. Hardware designs are examined through the use of VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language). The course examines the VHDL design methodology and compares the behavioral, dataflow, and structural architecture description styles. Syntax constructs for describing sequential and concurrent modules are studied in detail. Verification techniques are also covered. Students design a variety of circuits and modules using sophisticated CAD tools, implement microprocessor subsystems and microprocessor interface circuits in the lab, and demonstrate their understanding of VHDL design principles.

 

SIEL 3532 Probability and Statistics for Engineers

Introduction to concepts of randomness and uncertainty: probability, random variables, statistics. Applications to digital communications, signal processing, automatic control, computer engineering and computer science.

 

SIEL 3553 Java Programming

This programming course introduces procedural programming in the Java language. Students would learn how to write short programs in Java, compile and run them. They will also learn how to use various control structures and functional abstraction, and how to select appropriate types and structures for modelling data. Attention will be given to recursive functions, class design and Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs).

 

SIEL 3543 Optical Communication Network

Optical Sources & Receivers: Spontaneous and stimulated emission, Homo and Hetro structures, LASER diodes & LED characreistics, Optical Receivers, Basic principles of Phto detection, Phodiodes, PIN diodes Avalanche photo multipliers, S /N consideration, Modulation Techniques: Classifications, Analog and digital modulations, electro-optic and acoustic-optic modulators, Transmission media: Optical fibre modes, Configurations, Attentuation and pulse dispersion, cable configurations and splicers and couplers, Fibre optic digital trunking systems, Fibre optic link forcomputers, Multichannel systems, Repeater and regenerators System design: Power budget and Rise-time budget.

 

SIEL 3563 Satellite and Mobile Communication

History of satellites, orbital patterns, ground antenna design, tracking of antenna, frequencies & bands, standards, satellite transceiver design, snow station transceiver design, latest trends. Mobile IP, reliable communication, data management, wireless mobile systems. Discussions on combined use of PDAs and GPS tracking, sensor technologies.

 

SIEL 3573 Wireless Communications & RF Design

The course aims to provide the student with the relevant background and concepts of modern mobile radio communications and RF systems design so that the student who wishes to pursue an industrial or academic career in this area is well prepared for. The course begins with an introduction to the field of radio frequency (RF) and wireless communications to put the subject in its context. Then, it will present an overview of communication system concepts, including modulation, detection, multiple access techniques, and wireless standards. Based on this essential background for the concurrent design of RF circuits and systems, various receiver and transmitter topologies along with their merits and drawbacks will be presented. The design of the key RF building blocks such as the low noise amplifiers and mixers, oscillators, frequency synthesizers, power amplifiers, will also be addressed. A special emphasis will be given to demonstrate how the system requirements define the parameters of the circuits and how the performance of each circuit can impact the performance of the overall transceiver.

 

SIEL 3592 Introduction to Data Communication

Introduction to communication systems: wired & wireless, coaxial cables, optical fiber, microwave and satellite channel. Transmission Impairments: Noise, attenuation, phase and envelope distortion, non-linearity; Data encoding: AM, PM and FM modulations, NRZ, Biphase and differential codes, PCM, DPCM and DM, ASK, FSK, PSK and M-ary signal; Data Multiplexing: FDM and TDM, Statistical TDM, spread spectrum, T1 & E1, SONET/SDH; Data Communication Techniques: HDX, FDX, Asynchronous and synchronous transmission; Interfacing techniques and protocols: EIA 232, V.24, X.21 standards; Data transmission over telephone lines: Modems, basic modem design; Error detecting techniques: CRC; Switching techniques: circuit switching (space & Time), Packet switching (datagrams, virtual cicuits); Communication Systems: Telephone Network, Basics of ISDN.

 

SIEL 3601 Optical Communications Laboratory

DC characteristics of LED and PIN Phto diode, Optical transmission using Analog Modulation, System bandwidth determination using Intensity Modulation, data transmission through Fibre Optic link, Time division multi pexing, PI characertistics of LASER diodes.

 

SIEL 3613 Linear Electronic Circuits

Device fabrication technology, small signal transistor models, basic amplifier structures (CC, CB,CE). Design of BJT amplifiers. FET amplifiers, Bias stability of transistor amplifiers. Frequency response of wide-band and narrow band amplifiers. Larg signal (power) amplifi8ers (class AB,AB,C, ETC). Differential amplifiers and current sources. The ideal Op,Amp, the practical Op-Amps, Op-Amp selection, application of instrumentation and telecommunication. Feeback and stability. Quasi-linear circuits: feedback limiters, comparators, Schmitt Triggers. Analog multipliers and modulators. Voltage regulators, application to power supplies. Phase,locked loop (PLL) circuits. IC oscillators and timers: IC oscillators and timer circuits, frequency-to-voltage, voltage-to-freequency converters.

 

SIEL 3622 Computer-Aided Design

Extensive use of Pspice software for design purposes. Designing simple analog systems, using discrete components, designing simple combinational digital systems. Designing analog systems with communication chips, designing digital systems with counter, decoder, encoder and multiplexer chips. ECG, EEG, EMG front-end design. Design of pace-makers. SIEL 3633 Biomedical Instrumentation Fundamentals of medical instrumentation systems, sensors, and biomedical signal processing. Example instruments for cardiovascular and respiratory assessment. Clinical laboratory measurements, therapeutic and prosthetic devices, and electrical safety requirements. Laboratory work will focus on pressure, flow; biosensors, electrocardiography and electroencephalography.

 

SIEL 3643 Micro-processor-based Instruments

Objectives: In this course the student will increase his/her knowledge of a micro-based system applicable to an instrument with the aid of the INTEL 8086/8088 and INTEL interfacing peripherals. Contents: Introduction to the 8088/8086 microprocessors, pin description, bus cycles, clock generators IC, wait state generation, bus demultiplexing and buffering. Memory I/O interfacing, 8155 programmable device, 8255 PIO, hands-on applications of circuits design. Microprocessor-based automotive instruments, household instruments, entertainment electronic instruments.

 

SIEL 3653 Instruments and Measurement II

The course begins with various measurement techniques at an advanced level, Instrumentation, Calibration and their associated standards, Classification and characteristics of Transducers. The next Unit deals with the Signal Generator and Signal Analyzers. The following Unit deals with the Digital Instruments such as Digital Voltmeters, Multimeters, and Automation in Voltmeters. The fourth Unit deals with the Data Display and Recording Systems such as CRO-Single beam, Power scope, Digital Recorders and Printers etc. Finally the course ends up in dealing with the Computer Controlled Test System & Methods. The design aspect of most of the above instruments is stressed and typical applications looked into.

 

SIEL 3663 Process Dynamics & Control

Elements of process control, mathematical modeling of liquid process, gas process, flow process, thermal process, Basic control actions: PI, PD & PID control modes, Optimum controller settings: Tuning of controllers, Ziegler, Nichols tuning, Ratio control, feed forward control, I/P & P/I converters: globe, diaphragm, butterfly control valves, Specific applications in Industries.

 

SIEL 3671 Instrumentation Laboratory

Investigation of instruments: error types and characteristics. Determination of Dynamic behavior of typical sensors. Signal conditioning circuits such DC and AC bridges, instrumentation amplifiers and filters. Computer-based data and signal processing for different measurement systems.

 

SIEL 3682 Microcontrollers and Interfacing

The first part covers an introduction to Microcontrollers: Microcontroller survey, 4, 8, 16, 32-bit micro controllers, Intel 8051 microcontroller, Block Diagram, pin out, oscillator and clock, Program Counter and Data pointer, A and B registers, flags and program status word, Internal RAM, the Stack and Stack pointer,special functions registers, Internal ROM, I/O Pins, ports and circuits, External memory.

The second part covers Counters, Timers and Addressing Modes Timer counter interrupts, Timing, Timer, Modes of operation, Counting, Addressing, Immediate addressing modes, Register addressing modes, Direct addressing modes, Indirect addressing modes. The third part treats Instruction Sets: Data exchanges, Logical operations, Byte level operation, Bit level logical operations, Rotate and swap operations, Arithmetic operations, Jump and call instructions, Jump and call program range, Jumps, Calls and subroutines, Interrupts and return.

The third part treats Assembly Language Programming: Assembly Language programming for 8051 Micro controller family, Programs : 8-Bit addition, 8-Bit subtraction, 8-Bit Multiplication, 8-Bit Division - Greatest and smallest number in an array, ascending and Descending, Delay,Routines, Calculation of Time delay, Block data transfer.

The fourth part treats Applications: Interfacing Keyboard, Scanning programs for small keyboards, Interfacing LED, LCD Display, Pulse measurement and pulse width measurement, A/D and D/A Interfacing.

 

SIEL 3693 Computer Networks

The basic concepts in Networking. Topics include: the language of computer networks; fundamentals of data and signals, analog signal, digital signal, the media; conducted and wireless, modems, networks of computers, LAN, WAN, Network devices. Basic modem operating principles, Bandwidth limitations, and alternatives to traditional modems: Channel Service Unit/ Data Service Unit, Cable Modems, ISDN, DSL. It also gives a brief knowledge about Data Link Connections.

The course also covers Physical and Data Link protocol issues. The program proceeds to a discussion of switching technologies and Network Layer concerns. The course addresses local area networks with broadcasting and media access control providing the alternative to switching in these environments, and issues associated with network connectivity and the question of interoperability. Topics and content of the course include; using the Open Systems Interconnection terminology, the functions of the Transport Session, Presentation and Applications Layers and the TCP/IP stack used to provide a "real world" example. Students will examine the structure of the Internet and explore the critical role of TCP/IP. Focus will be on such topics as; Physical Layer Protocols, Data Link Layer Protocols, Switching Alternatives, Network Layer Protocols, Local Area Networks (LAN), Interoperability and the OSI Model, TCP/IP and the Internet.

 

SIEL 3702 Linear Electronics and Java Programming Laboratory

Device fabrication technology, small signal transistor models, basic amplifier structures (CC, CB, CE). Design of BT amplifiers. FET amplifiers, Bias stability of transistor amplifiers. Frequency response of wide-band and narrow band amplifiers. Larg signal (power) amplifi8ers (class AB, AB,C, ETC). Differential amplifiers and current sources. The ideal Op-Amp, the practical Op-Amps, Op-Amp selection, application of instrumentation and telecommunication. Feeback and stability. Quasi-linear circuits: feedback limiters, comparators, Schmitt Triggers. Analog multipliers and modulators. Voltage regulators, application to power supplies. Phase-locked loop (PLL) circuits. IC oscillators and timers: IC oscillators and timer circuits, frequency-to-voltage, voltage-to-frequency converters.

 

SIEL 3723 Multimedia & Web Engineering

Concepts of Multimedia, Text, video graphics, Dealing with large files, Text compression, Digital animation, Synchronization, Digital audio & video graphics: Video compression-MPRG system, Video editing, JBIG, digital sound, Multimedia conferencing, ISDN introduction, B-ISDN, ISO Ethernet, VOD and Internet telephony, PSTN, VoIP, IPTEL gateways, Multicasting concepts, Reliable multicast protocols.

 

SIEL 3733 Operating Systems Engineering

Design and construction of modern operating systems. Basic process concepts in multiprogrammed computer systems, including concurrency, scheduling, resource sharing, synchronization, deadlock, mutual exclusion, and protection. The engineering of operating systems involving detailed examination and modification of an existing operating system, UNIX. Presentation of analytic modeling and performance evaluation techniques. Case studies of existing operating systems. A substantial part of the course involves projects, centered on modification of UNIX, that support concepts of OS design and construction, including primary and secondary storage management, file systems, I/O subsystems, CPU scheduling, and disk scheduling.

 

SIEL 3741 Multimedia Laboratory

Study of Graphics software, Text compression techniques, video compression techniques, ISDN experiments, Animation software, LAN & networking, Digital sound study, digital TV study, PSTN study, VoIP experiments.

 

SIEL 3763 Fault Diagnosis and Failure Tolerance

Fault tolerance systems, voting circuits, self checking circuits, signature analyzers, logic analyzers, designs for testability, and practical methods for fault diagnosis.

 

SIEL 3783 Power Electronics

Fundamentals of loss-less switching techniques: zero-voltage switching, zero-current switching. Resonant converters: series, parallel and series-parallel topologies; Soft-switching converters: natural and auxiliary commutation converter topologies; Control techniques: variable frequency, phase-shift and hybrid control. Applications to single-phase & three-phase and multi-level converters .Special emphasis will be placed on the design techniques using practical examples.

 

SIEL 3823 Computer Interfacing

This is a course for telecommunications students on basic computer systems and interfacing. Topics include IBM PC hardware, microcontrollers, serial and parallel communications, motor control, and interfacing to motors, key pads and liquid crystal displays.

 

SIEL 3843 Analogue Circuits and Systems Design

Feedback principles and electronic circuit theory and device theory applied to multistage transistor amplifiers. Detailed study of operational amplifier specs, no idealities, and compensation. Introduction to filter theory and practical realizations. Power supply design: Rectifier circuits, linear, and switching regulators. Nonlinear circuits: Comparators, multipliers, Schmitt trigger, S/H circuits, multivibrators, and oscillators. Introduction to noise analysis and low noise design. Emphasis on realization of designs using commercially available IC's. Design experience emphasized in projects and the laboratory.

 

SIEL 3863 Advanced Network Analysis

Advance Techniques for the analysis of analogue electrical networks. Topics include sinusoidal study state power calculations, mutual inductance and transformers, s-domain analysis, Laplace Transforms, Fourier Series and Fourier Transforms and continuous versus discrete signal analysis. Frequency response is analysed using transfer functions, Bode plots and spectral plots.

 

SIEL 3901 Microcontroller Laboratory

Speed control of DC motors, Stepper motors application, Determination of pulse width using 8051, Waveform generation using 8051, Arranging numbers in an array, Temperature control, Flow control, Level control.

 

SIEL 3923 Engineering Project Management

Principles of economics, decision making, and law applied to company and project management. Business ownership, liability and insurance, cash flow analysis, and financial management. Project life-cycle, design-construction interface, contracts, estimating, scheduling, cost control.

 

SIEL 3943 Radio and Television

  • Radio Communications: Radio waves, Frequency & Wavelength, Modulation, Propagation of radio waves, Ground, Sky and Space waves, Fading, Radio Broadcast, Transmission and Reception.
  • Radio Transmission: Classification of radio waves, Amplitude modulation, Frequency modulation, Radio transmitter, AM transmitter, Antennas ( transmitting antenna), Basic ideas.
  • Radio Reception: Reception and detection of amplitude modulated waves, Function of a radio receiver, Characteristics of a receiver, Super heterodyne receiver, FM Broadcast receiver.
  • TV Transmission: TV broadcasting system, scanning, Synchronization, Blanking, Video Signal, Television band and channels, Camera tubes, Image orthicon Vision. The fifth part treats TV Reception: TV receiver, Tuner, Picture section, Receiver sweep section, Sound section power supply section, Color Mixing principles in color TV.

 

SIEL 4513 Aviation Communication

This course is a study of frequency synthesizers, aviation transceivers, and aircraft audio systems. Emphasis is placed on PLL and LSI frequency synthesizers, aviation transceivers based on these synthesizer types, and audio systems with power amplification and switching capability with an in depth study of the King Radio KX-155, KTR-905, and KMA-24 as representative examples. Upon completion, students should be able to use test equipment to perform operational checks, align, and troubleshoot aircraft communication systems.

 

SIEL 4522 Electronic Fabrication and Servicing

There are two parts in this course. The first part treats the servicing of modern electronic equipment; functions of components and circuits; use of schematic diagrams; use of basic test equipment and procedure followed in troubleshooting audio and radio equipment. In the second part, students acquire the knowledge and skills used in the fabrication of electronic products. These include making the drawings necessary for the design, layout and fabrication of the sheet metal package, the printed circuit board, the wiring harness, final assembly and testing procedures. The course is all laboratory exercise.

 

SIEL 4533 Mathematical Modelling

Aspects of mathematical modeling, dimensional analysis, multiple scale analysis, asymptotic methods, difference equations calculus of variations.

 

SIEL 4543 Microwave Engineering, Antennas & Propagation

Principles of transmission lines, impedance matching and Smith charts; scattering parameters; waveguides and resonant cavities; stripline and microstrip; antenna radiation; radio-wave propagation. The course also treats Measurement techniques, S parameters and the Network Analyzer. It also gives attention to Design techniques, Stub matching, stability, noise, waveguide modes, polarization. All students will design, construct and test a stub matched microstrip amplifier operating at 1 GHz or above. Focus is on Antenna design and electromagnetic propagation areas such as radar, wireless communications, and remote sensing.

 

SIEL 4553 Traffic Engineering

Introduction to the basic concepts of traffic engineering and highway design. The traffic-engineering portion introduces the concepts of capacity and Level-of-Service as they pertain to freeways, signalized intersections, and freeway weave sections. Software applications are used for the optimization and stimulation of traffic signal networks.

 

SIEL 4563 Mobile & Pervasive Computing

Mobility management, Mobile IP, hand-off, routing, multicasting, and reliable communication in wireless networks. Data management, push-pull based data acquisition, issues in wireless mobile systems, resource allocation, multimedia transmission over wireless, WAP and Bluetooth technologies, Third Generation systems. Topics include: Mobile Hardware; Wireless Communication; Ubiquitous Data Access; Resource Scarcity; Sensing and Actuation; Location and Context Awareness; Security and Privacy; Design Methodologies and Infrastructure; End-to-End Application Considerations; Discussions on combined use of PDAs and GPS tracking; mobile phone usage and how it is changing the way we communicate. Attention will also be given to the range of sensor technologies.

 

SIEL 4573 Switching Engineering in Communication

Definitions and basic concepts of Switching engineering. SDL language (Specification and Description Language) principles. Localization and boundaries of switching centres and traffic distributions. Selectors and cross-point matrices, blocking and non-blocking networks; construction of non-blocking switching networks.Control Systems in switching centres; Traffic And Queueing Theory. Markovian queues. M/M/1, M/M/1/K. Elements of circuit switching. Multistage networks and Clos theorem. Current topics in digital circuit switching: introduction to circuit switching, comparison with packet switching, elements of telephone traffic engineering; a model of electronic exchange.

 

SIEL 4583 Engineering Management

Nature of Management process, contribution of Taylor & Fayol to management, Functions of Management, Types of Organizations, Types of Industrial ownership, management by Objectives, management by Exceptions, Management Information System, Motivation theories, Group behaviour, executive communication-processes, forms & barriers, need importance, scope of Human resource management, selection procedure, recruitment process, training & development, Plant location, plant layout, material handing, productivity, plant maintenance * industrial safety, marketing concepts, components of marketing, Mix-product management, product life cycle, distribution channels.

 

SIEL 4592 Network + MAT Laboratory

This is a laboratory course in which students will build, install, configure, and administrate various Network Operating Systems (NOS). The students will also gain practical experience on: Characteristics of an NOS; Peer-to-Peer and Server-based networks; Physical Components of a LAN and their Interaction; Common Transport Protocols; Principles of Resource sharing; Remote Access; Communications between different NOSs; Mailing systems; Router configuration; Bridged networks.

 

SIEL 4613 Industrial Instrumentation and Control

Introduction to process control; elements of the process loop; controller principles : hydraulic, pneumatic, electric and electronic controllers; digital control principles; final control elements; control loop characteristics, complex control system; fundamentals of fluidics and fluidic devices; industrial telemetering techniques, pneumatic indicators, receivers, transmitters, indicating controllers; electropneumatic converters.

 

SIEL 4622 Modeling, Simulation and Analysis

It is intended for those who wish to understand the art of building and using models and simulations for analysis. It covers the major types of models and simulations, their key features, and the process of developing those simulations. Topics addressed include simulation architectures; cost and risk analysis; experimental design; simulation control and interfaces; languages and hardware platforms; requirements and architecture definition; simulation design and implementation; verification, validation, and accreditation; estimating, planning, and controlling simulation efforts; and the current state of the art for simulation. MATLAB will be used for homework exercises and for the course project.

 

SIEL 4633 Analysis Instrumentation

Generalized configuration of an analysis instrument. Off-line analysis instruments: emission spectrometers, UV/VIS/IR absorption spectrophotometers, flame emission and atomic absorption spectrophotometers, X-ray fluorescence spectrometer and diffractometer, NMR and mass spectrometers, pH-meters, gas chromatographs, electrochemical instruments, analytical electron microscopes. On line analyzers: Sampling systems for gases and liquids, fluid density monitors, consistency and viscosity analysers, thermal conductivity gas analysers, paramagnetic oxygen analysers, chemical composition analysers, on-line instruments for measuring standard parameters, e.g. vapour pressure, distillation characteristics, cloud point, pour point, flash point etc. Recent developments.

 

SIEL 4643 Factory Automation

Control of Power, Three-phase and single phase, Power electronic devices & their operation, Dielectric heating, Inductance heating, Study of PLCs, Study of Electronic controllers, factory networking, small-scale control systems, Distributed control systems.

 

SIEL 4653 Telecommunications Instrumentation

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the telecommunications student with test instruments which he/she may encounter during laboratory experiments in other telecommunications courses and in industry after graduation. The applications of the test instruments are stressed with laboratory experiments and some theory of operation is covered in lectures in order to explain instrument characteristics. Insight into sophisticated and thorough design techniques used by test instrument design engineers is also demonstrated to the student. Some basic troubleshooting techniques are also introduced and developed with laboratory exercises.

 

SIEL 4663 Optoelectronics

Light emitting diodes (LED), semiconductor lasers, amplifiers, detectors and modulators and the physics behind these devices. Optical fibers and non-linearity. Optical telecommunications, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). The physical constraints on the optical telecommunications. The future of optoelectronics and optical telecommunication: fully optical networks, photonic crystals. The laboratory exercises are also included.

 

SIEL 4672 Control Laboratory

Study of on-off temperature control, Speed-torque characteristics of AC servomotor, Study of controllers, Transfer function study of DC generator, Dc motor, magnetic amplifier characteristics, Characteristics of Synchros & Resistive potentiometers, Study of position control system, Stepper motor control.

 

SIEL 4683 Digital Signal Processing and Filtering

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and digital filters are found in systems ranging from cellphones to CD players to satellites. Even "analog" devices, such as A/D and D/A converters, often contain a digital filter. As VLSI technology advances, DSP implementations are replacing analog functions in a wide array of products. There is therefore the need for designers of these products to understand DSP technology. This course presents an introduction to principles and applications of digital signal processing with an emphasis on digital filter design. Topics cover analysis of signals and systems, Fourier and Z transforms, digital filter design techniques (FIR and IIR), autoregressive (AR) and autoregressive moving average (ARMA) modeling. Teaching places emphasis on using simulation and system design examples. Laboratory work includes some programming and use of high quality library routines and packages such as Mathematica, MATLAB.

 

SIEL 4693 Advanced Digital Systems Design

Architecture and Instruction set of different 16 bit microprocessors; Microprocessor chips and LSI technology; Supporting chips (Buffers, decoders, system clock generator, reset system); Memory chips and subsystems Interfacing 16-bit Microcomputers. Architecture of Microprocessor based systems, design technique, memory and I/O devices interfacing to the microprocessor, interfacing technique, I/O techniques: Interrupts, Direct memory access; System development and design tools techniques: hardware, and software.

 

SIEL 4713 Team Design Project

In this semester the student continues his work in the project. This may require the student to present his progress monthly. Emphasis is placed on the completion of a major design project initiated in SIEL 4512 Design Project I. This project should entail task specifications in light of the norms for design by means of engineering analysis and an appropriate prototype focused on primary functionality. At the end of the semester the student presents a detailed report of developed project and oral presentation. The report should indicate that the student understands the topic and his specific implementation. Any hardware or software should be documented in detail. The student's grade is based on his work during the project and commitment to fulfill objectives, on the report, and on his oral presentation.

 

SIEL 4723 VLSI Design

Introduction to MOS transistors. Analysis of the CMOS inverter. Combinational and sequential design techniques in VLSI; issues in static, transmission gate and dynamic logic design. Design and layout of complex gates, latches and flip-flops, arithmetic circuits, memory structures. Low power digital design. Practical assignments will be given ion the area of CMOS technology, cell library design, memory design (SRAM, DRAM, ROM, PLA), arithmetic unit design, and embedded processor design. Parallelism, pipelining, and clocking are also discussed.Use of CAD tools to design, layout, check, extract and simulate a small project.

 

SIEL 4733 Communications Electronics

  • Modulations: Communication, Components of a communication system, Wireless communication system, Necessity for modulation, Modulation, Side bands, Bandwidth, Amplitude modulation principle, Frequency modulation principle, Modulation factor, Percentage of modulation, Assignable frequency spectrum.
  • AM Transmitter and Receiver Fundamentals: Low level modulation, High level modulation, Exciter, Power amplifier, The driver, The modulator, Direct neutralization. TRF receiver, Superheterodyne principle, Superheterodyne receiver, Double conversion receiver, Image frequency rejection, S/N ratio, Sensitivity, Selectivity, RF amplifier, Mixer, Local oscillator, IF amplifier working, AM detector, AGC, Audio amplifier.
  • Communication Elements: Variable frequency oscillator, Reactance modulator- PLL, Frequency multiplier, Power output amplifier, FM limiter- The discriminator, The ratio detector -AFC. Balanced modulator principle, Phase modulator, Frequency divider.
  • Antennas and Propagation: The half wave dipole, Its Characteristics -Impedance and radiation pattern, The folded dipole, Characteristic impedance and radiation pattern, Parasitic array antenna. Transmission line, Cable types, Co- axial and wire- pair, Maximum power transfer.
  • Communication Types: RADAR principle, Satellite communication fundamentals, Up Link, Down Link, Transponder, Multiplexing technique, Basic PCM technique, Basic ideas of cell phone and FAX, Diode laser, Fibre optic communication fundamentals, Advantages and disadvantages.

 

SIEL 4752 Avionic Instruments

Radio communication characteristics, Runaway control, Ground-controlled approach, Instrumentation landing system, Study of RADAR, Recorders, Cockpit instruments, navigational Instruments, Pneumatic control.

 

SIEL 4763 Network Architectures & Design

This course introduces design aspects and current trends in computer networks. The ISO Reference Model will be used as the framework with the course progressing through the physical, data link, network, transport, session, and presentation layers with specific examples and standards cited throughout for point-to-point, satellite, packet-radio, and local area networks.

Topics include motivation and objectives of computer networks, overview of network architectures, layered architectures, performance analysis, virtual circuits, datagrams, routing flow control, local area networks, internetworking, end-to-end communication, virtual terminal, file transfer protocols, and clientserver programming. Students will be expected to design and implement projects such as simulation of the network/transport layer functions, routing, congestion control, an Ethernet controller, applications using TCP/IP or remote procedure calls. The course will also focus on aapplications of stochastic modeling and optimization techniques to communication network design and analysis.

 

SIEL 4773 Digital Control Systems

Design, analysis, and implementation of digital control systems using microcomputers; Z-transform methods; frequency domain and state space approach; computational aspects; sampling and quantization.

Topics include: Modeling and Control Objectives; Discrete-Time Systems: Z-transform and properties; Sampling and Discrete-Time Systems: Sample and hold devices; Zero Order Hold; First Order Hold; Data reconstruction; Modeling Issues; Pulse Transfer Function; Modified Z-transform; System Time-Response Characteristics: Rise time, damping, natural frequency; Stability Analysis Techniques: Jury's test, Routh-Hurwitz, Bilinear Transformations, Nyquist Criterion, Root Locus; Frequency Domain Techniques: Bode Diagrams, Phase Margin, Gain Margin; Nichols Charts; Digital Control Design: Compensator design; phase lead, phase lag; Digital PID; State feedback; Observer Design; Separation Principle; Conversion of Analog Filters to Digital Filters; Approximation Techniques; Real Time Implementation Issues: Quantization effects, aliasing.

The students are required to complete a project that involves the design of a digital control system for a particular application. The students are required to use MATLAB or similar software tools to demonstrate the success of their design using simulations.

 

SIEL 4783 Mechatronics

A course that discusses mechatronics, data, numbering systems, architecture of the 8-bit Motorola MC68HC11 microcontroller, assembly language programming, A/D and D/A conversion, parallel I/O, programmable timer operation, interfacing sensors and actuators, applications, a team project on design and implementation of a mechatronic system.

 

SIEL 4793 Opto-Electronic Instruments

Optical radiation-its emission, control and detection; optical signal processing; amplifiers and associated electronic equipments. Opto-electronic system design-calorimeters, spectrophotometers, flame photometers, fluorimeter and turbidimeters; project equipments; introduction to laser-based instruments.

 

SIEL 4801 CAD/CAM Laboratory

Detailing and documentation of a typical production drawing, Creation of simple solid models, using CSG and B-Rep approach. Creation of surface models, Interfacing a programming language and database language, usage of Pro-Engineer, Study of CNC machine tool measurements, Int. to manual part programming, production of various contour shapes, generation of CNC programme using Pro-E, NC programming using CAD models

 

SIEL 4813 Medical Nucleonics

The physics of α, β, γ emissions, spontaneous & controlled emissions, a monitors, β monitors, γ monitors, Geiger Muller counters, Scintillation counters, safe levels of radiation, drugs assay measurements using isotopes, monitoring such dosages, Barium meal teats, γ-ray Therapy, NMR measurements, atomic battery

 

SIEL 4823 Artificial Intelligence

This course is the study of how to embed intelligent behavior in machines. In this course we will cover fundamentals aspects of artificial intelligence in a broad and general fashion. Main topics include problem solving, knowledge and reasoning using first order logic, LISP, Prolog, planning, learning, and robotics. This course also explores applications of rule chaining, heuristic search, logic, constraint propagation, constrained search, and other problem-solving paradigms. In addition, it covers applications of decision trees, neural nets, SVMs and other learning paradigms.

 

SIEL 4833 Medical Imaging

Digital imaging fundamentals, elements of visual perception, image-sampling, matrix & singular value representation,, one & two dimensional FFT,DFT, Hadamard, KL, SVD transforms, Image enhancement techniques, Histogram, Image sharpening, spatial masks, non-linear filters, homographic filtering, colour-image processing, Retinal images, differential methods, Scott technique, Albert's algorithms, contrast methods, Breast images, Brain 7 liver images, Gall bladder images, lung images & their interpretation.

 

SIEL 4843 Advanced Control Engineering

Control science in automation. The Laplace transform. Transfer functions and block diagrams. Modelling. Frequency-response analysis. Transient responses. Stability. Basic controllers and compensators and their design. State-space representation and introduction to modern control science. Overview of fuzzy control. MATLAB in control engineering. Control systems: renewable energy systems, the atomic force microscope and high accuracy control of accelerators.

 

SIEL 4853 Hardware Modeling Using VHDL

This course introduces students to VHDL beginning with simple examples and describing tools and methodologies. It covers the language, dwelling on fundamental simulation concepts. Students are also exposed to the subset of VHDL that may be used for synthesis of custom logic. VHDL simulation and synthesis labs and projects are performed using commercial and/or academic VLSI CAD tools.

 

SIEL 4863 Computer Interfacing

This is a course for telecommunications students on basic computer systems and interfacing. Topics include IBM PC hardware, microcontrollers, serial and parallel communications, motor control, and interfacing to motors, key pads and liquid crystal displays.

 

SIEL 4883 Testing and Fault-Tolerance

Techniques for detection of failures in digital circuits and systems. Fault modeling and detection. Functional testing and algorithms for automatic test pattern generation (ATPG). Design of easily testable digital systems. Techniques for introducing built-in self test (BIST) capability. Test of various digital modules, like PLAs, memory circuits, datapath, etc. The course will also introduce students to concepts in hardware and software fault tolerance.

 

SIEL 4893 Digital Signal Laboratory

A/D converters, D/A converters, System response, digital PID algorithm, Microprocessor-based Temperature control systems, drive systems, Interfacing exercises.

 

SIEL 4906 Engineering Project/Dissertation

Involves completing a significant electronic engineering-related project. Student must coordinate with a project supervisor, prepare a detailed technical report and deliver an oral presentation.

 

SIEL 4911 Mobile Computing Laboratory

Principles of economics, decision making, and law applied to company and project management. Business ownership, liability and insurance, cash flow analysis, and financial management. Project life-cycle, design-construction interface, contracts, estimating, scheduling, cost control.

 

SIEL 4923 Robotics

This course introduces fundamental concepts in Robotics. The firsrt part of the course discusses basic concepts including coordinate transformation, kinematics, dynamics, Laplace transforms, equations of motion, feedback and feedforward control, and trajectory planning. These topics will be exemplified with Matlab/Simulink simulation studies. The second part of the course focuses on applying the knowledge from the initial lectures to various motor systems, including manipulators, artificial eye systems, locomotory systems, and mobile robotics. Attention will also be given to programming and design.

Digital Systems Design Laboratory covers: Design of 16-bit Microprocessor-based systems including RAM and EPROM interfacing, parallel and serial port interfacing, timer, interrupt controller interfacing, project. Micro-controllers: programming and interface.

 

SIEL 4933 Intelligent Systems

AI Definitions, Knowledge representation, Search techniques, Connectionist neural networks, learning and adaptation, self-organization, fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic, intelligent agents, genetic algorithms, Internet applications.

 

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