Undergraduate Courses

VE490: Undergraduate Research Course [Spring 2021]

Description: The Undergraduate Research Courses provide undergraduate students opportunities to work with individual faculty members on their research projects. The course shall allow students to engage in scientific research early during their undergraduate study, and to get prepared for their future academic careers in selected engineering fields.

[3 credits Flexible Technical Elective or General Elective]

VE427:  VLSI Design [summer 2021]

Description: This course is primarily designed for senior undergraduate students interested in integrated circuit design. We will cover the fundamentals and the tools for designing a real-life system. Students are expected to learn digital circuit design and get familiar with design tools including cadence and Synopsys.

[4 credits Major Design Experience and Upper Technical Elective]


VE450:  capstone design [summer 2021]

Description: In this course, student teams design and build working, physical prototypes to validate their solutions. Teams attend lectures given by experts from Industry and Academia on topics including industrial design, manufacturing, market research and marketing, intellectual property, company formation, codes and standards, and ethics. At the end of the semester, student teams display and pitch their inventions and marketability to a panel of judges, invited guest, media, and their peers during the expo.

[4 credits Major Design Experience]

VE411:  microwave engineering [Fall 2021]

Description: VE 411 introduces students to the operation, design, characterization, and measurement of basic circuit components employed in radio frequency communication systems. These are essential for students who would like to pursue a career in the field of wireless communications. The course will cover planar transmission lines including microstrip and coplanar lines, S-parameters, matching networks, power divider/combiners, directional couplers, low-pass and band-pass filters, diode detectors, mixers, attenuators, phase-shifters, as well as high gain and low noise RF amplifiers. Students will be familiarized with the design, fabrication, and measurement of RF and microwave circuits using state-of-the-art high-frequency CAD tools and network/spectrum analyzers.

[4 credits Major Design Experience and Upper Technical Elective]


VE311: Analog Circuits [Summer 2022]

Description: VE 311 covers single-transistor amplifier design and analysis of circuits commonly used in audio amplifiers, wireless radios, and several other interface applications. Non-linear, large-signal models for diodes, MOSFETs, and BJTs are introduced. The concept of biasing transistors at an operating point and analyzing gain and frequency response using small-signal analysis is also covered. Active filters and non-ideal operational amplifiers are also reviewed. Common amplifier topologies and design strategies are analyzed, and students implement these through a series of lab experiments.

[4 credits Program Subject]

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