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OEN 200 GEOMETRIC AND INSTRUMENTATION OPTICS I
PREREQUISITES: PHY251; MTH251
COREQUISITE: OEN 200L
Study of basic principles of geometric optics, refraction and reflection, including Gaussian optics of axially symmetrical systems and other related topics, as well as simple optical instruments, such as magnifying lenses, compound microscopes, refracting telescope and other simple optical systems.
OEN 200L GEOMETRIC AND INSTRUMENTATION OPTICS
LABORATORY
PREREQUISITE: PHY251L
COREQUISITE: OEN 200
Study of intermediate geometric optics using state-of-the-art laboratory exercises and equipment to do fundamental experiments using lasers, fiber optic systems and diodes.
OEN 320 OPTICAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
PREREQUISITES: OEN 201
Development of tools and techniques for engineering of optical systems. Study of specifications, system design and analysis, tradeoffs and optimization, manufacturing.
OEN 340 LASERS AND PHOTONICS
PREREQUISITE: OEN 320
COREQUISITE: OEN 340L
D iscussion of condensed matter physics, including issues in solid state physics, laser physics, laser light, laser components and systems and measurements.
OEN 340L LASER AND PHOTONICS LABORATORY
COREQUISITE: OEN 340
Study of laser and photonics in a laboratory setting.
OEN 360 360 Three Credits
INTRODUCTION TO OPTICAL MATERIALS
PREREQUISITES: EEN 257; OEN 201
Introduction to the optical properties of III-V and IV-VI semiconducting
compounds that are used in optical systems.
OEN 380 INTRODUCTION TO QUANTUM OPTICS
PREREQUISITES: EEN 257; PHY 251; PHY 320
Introduction to the uncertainty principle, the differences between quantum and classical systems, Schroedinger’s Equation, free particle wave functions, square wave and simple harmonic oscillator potentials, the hydrogen atom, and other general quantum concepts.
OEN 460 OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS I
PREREQUISITES: OEN 340, 360
COREQUISITE: OEN 460L
Study of optical communication components and applications to communications systems, including fiber attenuation and dispersion, laser modulation, photodetection and noise and coherent communications.
OEN 460L OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS I LABORATORY
COREQUISITE: OEN 460
Study of optical communication components and applications to communications systems in a laboratory setting.
OEN 461 OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS II
PREREQUISITE: OEN 460
Further discussion of coherent communications.
OEN 490 SENIOR SEMINAR
PREREQUISITE: Senior Status and Permission of the Instructor
Discussion of related topics with invited speakers.
OEN 498 SENIOR PROJECT (Stage I)
PREREQUISITE: Senior Status and Permission of the Instructor
Topics selected by the student and his/her research advisors.
OEN 499 SENIOR PROJECT II (STAGE II)
PREREQUISITE: OEN 498 and Permission of the Instructor
Continuation of selected topic resulting in a paper of publishable quality in a revered research journal.
OEN 520
OPTICAL DESIGN AND INSTRUMENTATION
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
Three Credits
Introduces geometrical and physical optics systems and their ramifications will be discussed. Course exposes the student to a variety of optical equipment, including mirrors, prisms, beam splitters, couplers, polarization equipment, lasers and laser coupling techniques. Laboratory experiments will introduce basic photonic, geometric and physical optics instrumentation as well as measurement techniques.
OEN 525
MATHEMATICS FOR OPTICS
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
Three Credits
Basic mathematical tools of optics, and photonics including linear algebra, advanced vector calculus, complex variable theory, ordinary and partial differential equations and integral transform will be discussed. Approximation techniques such as Runga-Kutta methods as well as required mathematical techniques for the students’ research may also be included.
OEN 530
OPTICAL MATERIALS
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
Three Credits
This course relates optical behavior to the fundamental chemical, physical and micro-structural properties of conductors, insulators and semiconductor materials. Specialty topics such as the Kerr effect, Stark effect, Zeeman shift, radiative and non-radiative transitions, up-conversion processes and other energy transfer mechanisms will be discussed, with an emphasis on semiconductor materials. Students will gain an insight into the kinds of materials engineering and processing conditions that are necessary to produce a material with a desired optical property.
OEN 560
OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS I
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
Three Credits
Advantages of optical communication and the fundamental components of a communication system will be covered. Topics will include waveguide theory, signal impairments such as fiber attenuation and dispersion, laser modulation, photo-detection and noise and coherent communications
OEN 561
OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS II
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
Three Credits
Continues the discussion in optical communications with a brief review of sources, detectors and signal degradation mechanisms in optical fibers. The remainder of the course deals with optical system network elements such as amplifiers, wavelength division multiplexers, switches and other passive optical components. Basic system design, testing and measurements will also be covered with the aid of system modeling software.
OEN 580
QUANTUM MECHANICS
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
Three Credits
This course develops the foundations of quantum optics, interactions of two-level atoms with light; basic elements of laser theory; fundamental consequences of the quantization of the light field and introduction to modern topics in quantum optics.
OEN 590
RESEARCH METHODS
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
One Credit
This course will provide students with the tools to research technical topics using the various search engines and abstracts so that exhaustive literature searches on technical topics can be developed. Various technical styles of writing and technical manuals will be used to ensure that communication skills are optimized for writing theses and technical proposals.
OEN 630
OPTO-ELECTRONIC DEVICES
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
Three Credits
Materials for optoelectronics, optical processes in semiconductor s, absorption and radiation, transition rates and carrier lifetimes are discussed. Principles of LEDs, lasers, photodetectors, modulators and solar cells and optoelectronic integrated circuits are discussed in detail.
OEN 650
MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS)
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
Three Credits
This course covers the MEMS field at the graduate level. Tensor physics will be reviewed and used to describe physical properties of importance to sensors and actuators including; stress, strain, piezoresistivity, and elasticity. Students will examine the methods that are used to predict the deflections of common mechanical structures used in MEMS. The course also covers both bulk and surface micromachining, include techniques for measuring properties of thin films.
OEN 690
APPLIED OPTICS RESEARCH SEMINAR
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
Three Credits
Invited speakers with optical engineering experience will meet with the class to describe their experiences, entrepreneurial ventures, and research challenges.
OEN 698
MASTER’S THESIS RESEARCH
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Course
Three Credits
Required by thesis option students. Students must have a research advisor and be working on a research project.
EEN 100 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Introduction to basic concepts of electrical engineering, including use of variety of electrical engineering instruments, with emphasis on engineering ethics, elementary design problems.
ENG 101 COMMUNICATION SKILLS I
PREREQUISITE: Satisfactory Scoring on Placement Examination or Promotion from ENG 100
Experiences in multiple-draft writing of expository themes through the writing-process approach. Focus on thesis analysis and development, and analyses of audience, purpose, tone, style, and diction. Selected readings included.
ENG 102 COMMUNICATION SKILLS II
PREREQUISITE: ENG 101
Development of critical and analytical skills in communication which provides experience in argumentative reading and writing and in techniques of research.
EEN 102 ENGINEERING USE OF COMPUTERS
PREREQUISITE: MTH 184
COREQUISITE: MTH 251
Introduction to use of computers to model systems and to solve engineering problems, including electrical and interdisciplinary problems. Emphasis on numerical models and methods using FORTRAN as well as roots of equations, matrix operations, integration, etc.
EEN 201 ELECTRICAL NETWORK THEORY I
PREREQUISITE: PHY 251
COREQUISITE: MTH 251
Analysis of electrical networks in terms of the forced response and the natural response. Methods include nodal and mesh analysis, superposition and Thevenin's theorem, from DC to steady state sinusoidal responses, and phasor analysis. SPICE. Design project required.
EEN 201L ELECTRICAL NETWORK LAB I
COREQUISITE: EEN 230
Familiarization with oscilloscope, other instruments and test equipment in the experimental verification of basic electric circuit theory. Modeling and validation of models, documentation of experimental work, report preparation.
Introductory design project.
EEN 211 MATERIAL SCIENCE
PREREQUISITE: CHM 221, PHY 251
Introduction to mechanics of materials design project with emphasis on following topics: atomic order and disorder in solids; single phase materials; molecular phases; ceramic composites, conductors and semiconductors, magnetic, dielectric and optical materials.
EEN 321 ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THEORY
PREREQUISITES: MTH 372; EEN 232; PHY 250, 251
Study of static, electric, and magnetic fields as well an introduction to Maxwell's equation and applications.
EEN 411 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
PREREQUISITE: MTH 251
Introduction to economic principles and techniques used in making decisions about the acquisition and retirement of capital goods by government and industry. Special emphasis on methods of analysis based on the mathematics of compound interest. Study of time value of money, annual cost, present worth, future value, capitalized cost along with break-even analysis, valuation, and depreciation, and ethics in economics.
MTH 184 CALCULUS I
PREREQUISITE: MTH 153 or the Equivalent
Treatment of the essentials of calculus necessary for the study of more advanced subjects in the natural sciences and mathematics including limits, continuity, derivatives and applications, antiderivatives and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Integration of some calculus applications with
computer activities included.
MTH 251 CALCULUS II
PREREQUISITE: MTH 184
Applications of definite integrals, the calculus of transcendental functions, infinite series, and integration techniques. Some topics are integrated with computer activities.
MTH 252 CALCULUS III
PREREQUISITE: MTH 251
Investigation of calculus concepts at the intermediate level including polar coordinates, vectors, and the calculus of several variables.
MTH 300

LINEAR ALGEBRA
PREREQUISITE: MTH 184
Introduction to the basic concepts, techniques, and elementary applications of linear algebra including matrices, linear systems, gaussian elimination, vector spaces, linear independence, linear transformations, eigenvalues and
eigenvectors.

MTH 312 ENGINEERING PROBABILITY & STATISTICS
PREREQUISITE: MTH 252
Applications of random variables and random processes to engineering analysis and design. Cumulative and probability density functions; error function; central limit theorem; finite samples; auto correlation; power spectral density; effect of filters on digital data. Probabilistic and statistical design of
systems required.
MTH 372 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
PREREQUISITE: MTH 251
A first course in ordinary differential equations. Topics include first-order equations, linear differential equations, and variable-coefficient equations. Applications include growth/decay models and the vibrational models.
PHY 160/161 UNIVERSITY PHYSICS
COREQUISITE: MTH 184, PHY 160L, PHY 161L
Study of mechanics, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Emphasis on analytical methods with application of calculus and problem solving.
PHY 160L/161L UNIVERSITY PHYSICS LABORATORY
COREQUISITES: PHY 160, 161
Opportunity to investigate the laws and principles of physics and to make conclusions based on observations and analysis.
CHM 221 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
PREREQUISITES: MTH 153
Emphasis on theoretical principles necessary for an understanding of the nature of matter and the physical and chemical changes which it undergoes. High school chemistry not required but desirable. Good understanding of algebra
desirable. Must be taken in sequence.
PED 100 FUNDAMENTALS OF FITNESS FOR LIFE
Development of knowledge and appreciation for total fitness as an individualized lifetime goal, including the improvement in current levels of fitness and the development of positive lifestyles.
HED 100 PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Study of a basic knowledge of current personal and community health problems to make informed decisions, to develop more positive attitudes, and to practice a lifestyle of healthful living.
SCM 285 PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
PREREQUISITES: ENG 101 and 102
Basic communication theory and practice of public speaking, including information processing skills, oral style, and delivery. Practical emphasis on developing verbal and vocal skills through a variety of speech purposes.
Tech. Elect. Choose from 300 level courses in math, computer science, chemistry, physics or engineering

 

 

 

List of Humanities from Core:

ENG 207 Literature of the Western World
FIA 201 Basic Art Appreciation
MUS 301 Music Appreciation
#*ENG 383 African-American Literature
*MUS 234 African-American Music

* = Courses satisfy the University cultural elective requirement
#* = Do not register Freshmen or Sophomores in these classes

List of Social Science from Core:

SOC 101 Introduction to Social Sciences
HIS 101 History of World Societies II
HIS 103 United States History 1865 to present
BUS 175 Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship
ECO 200 Introduction to Social Sciences
#*HIS 335 African-American History to 1865
#*HIS 336 African-American History since 1865
#*HIS 371 African History and Culture (Part 2)
#*HRP 320 African-American Health