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Notes

  1. The Department reserves the right, where pre-enrolment in a course is less than twenty, to cancel the course.
  2. In extraordinary cases an instructor may override the prerequisite conditions listed below.
  3. The terms in which fourth-year courses are offered, and the selection of fourth-year courses, are occasionally changed, with updates appearing in a future edition of the calendar.

ECE 100s


ECE 100A SEM 0.20Course ID: 013156
Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering, including the engineer's role in protecting public safety. Exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines. Support material for the academic term, co-operative education, and professional or career development. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 1A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 190

ECE 100B SEM 0.20Course ID: 013157
Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines. Support material for the academic term, co-operative education, and professional or career development.
[Note: This course graded as CR/NCR. Offered: W, S]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 102 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009233
Information Session
Scheduled, non-credit session to provide information to electrical and computer engineering students. [Offered: W, S, first offered Winter 2018]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 103 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 009889
Discrete Mathematics
Propositional logic, predicate logic, set theory, finite automata, temporal logic. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: CO 220, ECE 108, MATH 229, 239, 249

ECE 105 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013166
Classical Mechanics
Forces in nature and Newton's laws, Dynamics and circular motion, Work, Energy and conservation of energy. Linear Momentum and linear Impulse, Rotational Dynamics. Oscillations; Simple Harmonic Motion. Wave motion; Traveling waves and standing waves. Thermal Physics; Temperature, Thermal energy and Specific heat, Ideal gas heat engines and Refrigerators. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 1A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering

ECE 106 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013167
Electricity and Magnetism
Electrostatics; electric field, flux, Gauss's Law, potential and potential energy. Capacitors; Dielectric, capacitance, electric energy storage, charging/discharging. Resistors; charge flow, current, resistance, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws. Magnetostatic; magnetic force, magnetic fields, Ampere's Law. Inductors; magnetic flux, inductance, magnetic materials, magnetic energy storage. Time-Varying Fields; Faraday's Law, mutual inductance, simple motors and generators. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: ECE 105, 140; Level at least 1B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.
Antireq: NE 241, PHYS 112 or 112L

ECE 108 LEC,PRJ,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015291
Discrete Mathematics and Logic 1
Introduction to discrete mathematics, including: propositional/Boolean logic, syntax and semantics, proof theory, and model theory; set theory, relations and functions, combinatorics (counting techniques, permutations, and combinations), graph theory. Applications in electrical, computing and software engineering. [Offered: W, S, first offered Winter 2018]
Prereq: ECE 150, MATH 117; Level at least 1B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 103, 155, MATH 229, 239, 249

ECE 124 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013168
Digital Circuits and Systems
Number systems and Boolean arithmetic. Boolean algebra and simplification of Boolean functions. Combinational circuits. Sequential circuits; design and implementation. Hardware description languages. Timing analysis. Implementation technologies. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering

ECE 140 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013169
Linear Circuits
Analysis of linear circuits. Voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, voltage source, current source, dependent sources, Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, nodal analysis, mesh analysis, circuit transformations, operational amplifier circuits, time response, sinusoidal steady-state response. Preparing for, conducting, and reporting of laboratory experiments. Safety-orientation training, including WHMIS assessment, is included in this course. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: GENE 123, MTE 120

ECE 150 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004750
Fundamentals of Programming
Software design process in a high-level programming environment. Programming fundamentals, language syntax, simple data types, control constructs, functions, parameter passing, recursion, classes, arrays and lists, list traversals, introduction to searching and sorting algorithms, basic object-oriented design, polymorphism and inheritance, simple testing and debugging strategies, pointers and references, basic memory management. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 1A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: CHE 121, CIVE 121, GENE 121, NE 113, SYDE 121

ECE 155 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013170
Engineering Design with Embedded Systems
Introduction to embedded systems, review of engineering design and analysis principles, software development life cycle, integrated development environments, use of software requirements and specifications, unified modelling language and documentation, event handling, simulation, project management, project scheduling, testing, verification, and maintenance considerations. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: ECE 150; Level at least 1B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

ECE 190 LEC 0.25Course ID: 015292
Engineering Profession and Practice
Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering with an emphasis on the profession of engineering and engineering design. Topics include: engineering design, safety, risk analysis, engineering data analysis, project management, sustainability, business, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property. Additional topics include co-op fundamentals for engineering students, professional development, and diversity training. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 1A Computer Engineering or Electrical engineering.
Antireq: ECE 100A

ECE 200s


ECE 200A SEM 0.10Course ID: 013159
Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines. Support material for the academic term, co-operative education, and professional or career development.
[Note: This course graded as CR/NCR. Offered: F, W]
Prereq: Level at least 2A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 200B SEM 0.10Course ID: 013161
Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines. Support material for the academic term, co-operative education, and professional or career development.
[Note: This course graded as CR/NCR. Offered: F, S]
Prereq: Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 201 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009234
Information Session
Scheduled, non-credit session to provide information to electrical and computer engineering students. [Offered: F, W, first offered Fall 2018]
Prereq: Level at least 2A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 202 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009235
Information Session
Scheduled, non-credit session to provide information to electrical and computer engineering students. [Offered: F, S, first offered Spring 2019]
Prereq: Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 204 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004752
Numerical Methods
Application of computational methods to engineering problems. Number systems, errors and error propagation. Roots of nonlinear equations. Introduction to numerical linear algebra. Interpolation and numerical integration. Introduction to numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations, optimization. Emphasis will be placed on algorithm development. [Offered: F,W, first offered Fall 2018]
Prereq: Level at least 2A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: AMATH 342, CS 370, 371, ECE 204A, 204B, MTE 204

ECE 204A LAB 0.25Course ID: 014941
Numerical Methods 1
Application of computational methods to engineering problems. Number systems, errors and error propagation. Roots of nonlinear equations. Introduction to numerical linear algebra. Interpolation and numerical integration. [Offered: F, W]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 2A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 204

ECE 204B LAB 0.25Course ID: 014942
Numerical Methods 2
Application of computational methods to engineering problems. Introduction to numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations, optimization. [Offered: F, S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 204

ECE 205 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006891
Advanced Calculus 1 for Electrical and Computer Engineers
Fourier series. Ordinary differential equations. Laplace transform. Applications to linear electrical systems. [Offered: F,W]
Prereq: 2A Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
(Cross-listed with MATH 211)

ECE 206 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 006892
Advanced Calculus 2 for Electrical Engineers
Triple integrals, cylindrical and spherical polar coordinates. Divergence and curl, applications. Surface integrals, Green's, Gauss' and Stokes' theorems, applications. Complex functions, analytic functions, contour integrals, Cauchy's integral formula, Laurent series, residues. [Offered: F,S]
Prereq: 2B Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering
(Cross-listed with MATH 212)

ECE 207 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013171
Signals and Systems
Discrete, continuous and periodic signals, time- and frequency-domain analysis of continuous- and discrete-time linear systems, periodic signals and Fourier series, non-periodic signals and Fourier transforms. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: (ECE 140, 240; Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering) or (ECE 140, MATH 213; Level at least 3A Software Engineering)

ECE 208 LEC,PRJ,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015300
Discrete Mathematics and Logic 2
Formal logics, methods, and associated tools, and their uses in specifying, synthesizing, and verifying computing systems. Predicate logic. Temporal logic. Relational logic. Set theory. Proof theory. Model theory. Graph theory. Formal models of computation. Applications in computer and software engineering. [Offered: F, S, first offered Spring 2019]
Prereq: ECE 108; Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: CS 245, SE 212

ECE 209 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004754
Electronic and Electrical Properties of Materials
Review of wave-particle duality, basic quantum mechanics, Schrodinger equation, energy bands in crystals, basic properties of semiconductors, intrinsic and doped semiconductors, electrons and holes, metals and alloys, superconductivity, phonons and heat capacity, dielectric materials, optical properties, dielectric properties and magnetic properties of materials. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: (ECE 105, 106) or PHYS 125; Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering

ECE 222 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004755
Digital Computers
Computer organization. Memory units, control units, I/O operations. Assembly language programming, translation and loading. Arithmetic logic units. Computer case studies. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ECE 124; (CS 125 or 135 or 137 or ECE 150); Level at least 2A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering or Computer Science/Digital Hardware Option

ECE 224 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013172
Embedded Microprocessor Systems
Microprocessor system architecture, bus systems, memory systems, peripherals, parallel interfaces, serial interfaces, analog interfaces, data transfer, synchronization, error detection/correction, testing and debugging. [Offered F, W, S]
Prereq: (ECE 124, 222; Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or 2B Electrical Engineering) or (ECE 124, 222; Level at least 3A Software Engineering).
Antireq: MTE 325

ECE 240 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013173
Electronic Circuits 1
Introduction to electronic signal processing; operational amplifier circuits; diode device and circuits; MOS (metal-oxide semiconductor) and bipolar amplifier biasing networks; load-line analysis; diode, MOS and bipolar small-signal equivalent circuits; single-stage small-signal MOS and bipolar amplifiers; transistor switches. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ECE 106, 140, MATH 119; Level at least 2A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Coreq: (ECE 205 or MATH 211)

ECE 242 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013174
Electronic Circuits 2
Electronic circuits and their limitations, including; differential pairs, biasing, the cascode configuration and active loads. Differential and multistage amplifiers. Feedback, stability and compensation. CMOS logic circuits. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ECE 240, (ECE 205 or MATH 211); Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Coreq: ECE 207.
Antireq: ECE 340

ECE 250 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004759
Algorithms and Data Structures
Data structures, abstract data types, recursive algorithms, algorithm analysis, sorting and searching, and problem-solving strategies. [Offered: F,W]
Prereq: Level at least 2A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: CS 234, 240, 341, SE 240

ECE 252 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015301
Systems Programming and Concurrency
Processes and threads (pthreads); system calls; concurrency (semaphore, mutex, monitors, and barrier synchronization); user-level memory management. Performance and correctness of concurrent systems. Deadlock detection and recovery; file systems. [Offered: F, S, first offered Spring 2019]
Prereq: ECE 250; Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: CS 343, 350, ECE 254, SE 350

ECE 254 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013175
Operating Systems and Systems Programming
Concepts of operating systems and systems programming; utility programs, subsystems, multiple-program systems; processes, interprocess communication, synchronization, and concurrency; memory management, segmentation, and paging; loading and linking, libraries; resource allocation, scheduling, performance evaluation; I/O systems, storage devices, file systems; protection, security, and privacy. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: ECE 103, 150, 155, 250; Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: CS 343, 350, MTE 241, SE 350

ECE 260 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015302
Electromechanical Energy Conversion
Power systems and their fundamental components and models. Introduction to the principles of electromechanical energy conversion, including transformers and rotating machines, in particular (direct current) dc, induction and synchronous machines. [Offered: F, S, first offered Spring 2019]
Prereq: ECE 160; Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 261, 361, ME 269, MTE 320

ECE 290 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013176
Engineering Profession, Ethics, and Law
An introduction to engineering law and ethics: ethical theories, code of ethics and misconduct, whistle blowing, conflict of interest, health and safety, diversity, workplace equity and sexual harassment, environment, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, torts, contract, and intellectual property. Continuation of studies of professional practice: history, Professional Engineers Act and Regulation, licensing, discipline and enforcement. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: Level at least 2A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: AFM 231/LS 283, BUS 231W, CIVE 491, COMM 231, ENVS 201, GENE 411, ME 401, MTHEL 100, PD 22

ECE 298 LAB 0.25Course ID: 015293
Instrumentation and Prototyping Laboratory
Practical aspects of analog and digital instrumentation. Prototyping such as printed circuit board design and manufacture. [Offered: F, S, first offered Spring 2019]
Prereq: Level at least 2B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 300s


ECE 300A SEM 0.10Course ID: 013162
Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines. Support material for the academic term, co-operative education, and professional or career development.
[Note: This course graded as CR/NCR. Offered W, S]
Prereq: Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 300B SEM 0.10Course ID: 013163
Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines. Support material for the academic term, co-operative education, and professional or career development.
[Note: This course graded as CR/NCR. Offered F, W]
Prereq: Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 301 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009236
Information Session
Scheduled, non-credit session to provide information to electrical and computer engineering students. [Offered: W, S, first offered Winter 2020]
Prereq: Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 302 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009237
Information Session
Scheduled, non-credit session to provide information to electrical and computer engineering students. [Offered: F, W, first offered Fall 2020]
Prereq: Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 306 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015294
Probability Theory and Statistics
Ensemble model of randomness. Conditional probability, independence, and Bayes' theorem. Random variables, probability distribution functions. Expected values. Collections of random variables, joint and marginal probability distributions, and correlation. Introduction to Statistics. Confidence intervals. Estimation. Chi-squared test. p-values. [Offered: W, S, first offered Winter 2020]
Prereq: ECE 103, (ECE 205 or MATH 211), MATH 119; Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 316

ECE 309 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004767
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Macroscopic approach to energy analysis. Energy transfer as work and heat, and the First Law of thermodynamics. Properties and states of simple substances. Control-mass and control-volume analysis. The essence of entropy, and the Second Law of thermodynamics. The Carnot cycle and its implications for practical cyclic devices. Introduction to heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Basic formulation and solution of steady and transient problems. Issues relevant to the cooling of electrical devices. [Offered: W,S]
Prereq: MTE 202, 203; Level at least 3A Mechatronics Engineering.
Antireq: ME 250, SYDE 381
(Cross-listed with MTE 309)

ECE 316 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004768
Probability Theory and Statistics
Ensemble model of randomness. Conditional probability, independence, and Bayes' theorem. Random variables, probability distribution functions. Expected values. Collections of random variables, joint and marginal probability distributions, and correlation. Introduction to Statistics. Confidence intervals. Estimation. Chi-squared test. p-values. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: ECE 103, (ECE 205 or MATH 211), MATH 119; Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 306

ECE 318 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004769
Analog and Digital Communications
Introduction to random processes, power spectral density. Thermal noise and the white noise model. Amplitude and angle modulation, generation and detection schemes. Sampling and reconstruction, quantization. Digital baseband transmission. Overview of digital passband communications. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ECE 207, 306, (ECE 205 or MATH 211); Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 320 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015295
Computer Architecture
Organization and performance of uniprocessors, pipelined processors, dynamically scheduled processors, parallel processors and multiprocessors; memory and cache structures; multiprocessor algorithms and synchronization techniques; special-purpose architectures. [Offered: F, W, first offered Fall 2020]
Prereq: One of CS 354, ECE 222, 252, 254, SE 350; Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering or Computer Science/Digital Hardware Option.
Antireq: ECE 429

ECE 327 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004786
Digital Hardware Systems
Design and modelling of digital hardware systems using a hardware description language. Development process. Impact of implementation technologies. Performance analysis and optimization. Functional verification. Timing analysis. Power analysis and optimization. Faults and testability. Reliability and fault tolerance.[Offered: W, S]
Prereq: (ECE 222 or MTE 241); (ECE 224 or MTE 325); (ECE 124 or MTE 262 or SE 141); Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering or Software Engineering or Computer Science/Digital Hdw Op

ECE 331 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013177
Electronic Devices
Review of band theory and doped semiconductors in thermal equilibrium, charge neutrality, mass action law, recombination and transport mechanisms, Boltzmann relations. Device theory and modelling of p-n junction diode and derivation of dc and ac characteristics, charge storage effects. Principles, device theory and modelling of Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) and the derivation of threshold voltage, dc current characteristics, small signal ac models. Principles of Bipolar transistor and derivation of dc and ac terminal characteristics, equivalent circuits. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ECE 209; Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: NE 242

ECE 340 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015296
Electronic Circuits 2
Electronic circuits and their limitations, including: differential pairs, biasing, the cascode configuration and active loads. Differential and multistage amplifiers. Feedback, stability and compensation. Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) logic circuits. [Offered: W, S, first offered Winter 2020]
Prereq: Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 242

ECE 350 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015297
Real-Time Operating Systems
Memory/virtual memory and caching; I/O devices, drivers, and permanent storage management; process scheduling; queue management in the kernel; real-time kernel development. Aspects of multi-core operating systems. [Offered: F, W, first offered Fall 2020]
Prereq: ECE 252; Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: CS 350, ECE 254, SE 350

ECE 351 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013178
Compilers
Programming paradigms, compilation, interpretation, virtual machines. Lexical analysis, regular expressions and finite automata. Parsing, context-free grammars and push-down automata. Semantic analysis, scope and name analysis, type checking. Intermediate representations. Control flow. Data types and storage management. Code generation. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: ECE 150, 208, 250; Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 356 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013179
Database Systems
Introduction, data models, file systems, database system architectures, query languages, integrity and security, database design. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ECE 208, ECE 250; Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: CS 348/448

ECE 358 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013180
Computer Networks
This course is a comprehensive introduction to computer networks. The focus is on the concepts, the protocols, and the fundamental design principles that have contributed to the success of the Internet. Topics include: history of the Internet, transmission media and technologies, switching and multiplexing, protocols and layering, wired and wireless LAN (local-area networks), congestion/flow/error control, routing, addressing, internetworking (Internet) including TCP (transmission control protocol). [Offered: F, W, S]
Prereq: (ECE 222, 306; Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering) or (ECE 222, STAT 206; Level at least 3A Software Engineering)

ECE 360 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015298
Power Systems and Smart Grids
Fundamentals of power systems, analysis techniques including power flow and symmetrical fault analyses, and the basics of distribution systems and smart grids. [Offered: F, W, first offered Fall 2020]
Prereq: ECE 260; Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 361, 362

ECE 361 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013181
Power Systems and Components
This course is an introduction to basic modeling and analysis techniques in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, including basic concepts in nonlinear system analysis. Functional descriptions and modeling of generators, transformers, transmission lines, motors and other loads are discussed. Power flow analysis techniques are studied in detail, from the basic equations to their use in power networks. Fault analysis and basic protection concepts are also discussed. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ECE 106, 140; Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 260, 360

ECE 373 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015299
Radio Frequency and Microwave Circuits
Review of transmission line and scattering matrix representation of radiofrequency (RF) circuits, multiport RF networks, modern RF and microwave planar technology, lumped and distributed microstrip circuits, microwave couplers, Hybrids, resonators, filters, Low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), RF oscillators and mixers, computer-aided design (CAD) tools for RF circuits, Hybrid and monolithic RF circuits. [Offered: F, W, first offered Fall 2020]
Prereq: ECE 375 and (ECE 206 or MATH 212); Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 473

ECE 375 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013187
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
Maxwell's equations; plane waves; time-harmonic fields; waves at planar boundaries; boundary conditions; reflection and transmission; transmission lines; electric fields in matter; magnetic fields in matter. [Offered W, S]
Prereq: ECE 106, (ECE 206 or MATH 212); Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 380 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004779
Analog Control Systems
Introduction to control systems. Advantages of closed-loop feedback systems. The role of the system mathematical model. Block diagrams and signal flow graphs. The basic control system design problem, stability in control systems. Frequency response analysis techniques. Root-locus analysis. Elementary lead-lag compensation. [Offered: F, W, S]
Prereq: (ECE 207; Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering) or (MATH 213; Level at least 3A Software Engineering).
Antireq: ME 360, MTE 360, SE 380, SYDE 352

ECE 390 LEC,PRJ,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013182
Engineering Design, Economics, and Impact on Society
Introduction to design-project management, the impact of technology on society and the environment, and engineering economics. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: ECE 290; Level at least 3B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 400s


ECE 400A SEM 0.10Course ID: 013164
Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines. Support material for the academic term, co-operative education, and professional or career development.
[Note: This course graded as CR/NCR. Offered: S]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 400B SEM 0.10Course ID: 013165
Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
Areas of research and professional practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Exposure to concepts from other Engineering disciplines. Support material for the academic term, co-operative education, and professional or career development.
[Note: This course graded as CR/NCR. Offered: W]
Prereq: Level at least 4B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 401 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009238
Information Session
Scheduled, non-credit session to provide information to electrical and computer engineering students. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2021]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 402 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009239
Information Session
Scheduled, non-credit session to provide information to electrical and computer engineering students. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2022]
Prereq: Level at least 4B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 403 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015303
Thermal Physics
Temperature and thermodynamic equilibrium. Work, internal energy and heat; first law, with examples. Kinetic theory of gases. Basic probability theory. Microscopic states and entropy. Absolute temperature, reversibility and the second law. Thermodynamic Functions and Maxwell's relations. Phase transitions. Third Law. Other applications of thermodynamics. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: (ECE 105, 106) or (PHYS 112 or 122); (ECE 205 or MATH 211) or ((MATH 227 or 237 or 247) and (MATH 228 or AMATH 250)).
Antireq: CHEM 254, ECE/MTE 309, ME 250, 354, PHYS 358, SYDE 381

ECE 404 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015304
Geometrical and Physical Optics
Electromagnetic waves and the nature of light. Geometrical optics, aberrations. Physical Optics: interference, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, polarization. Optical instruments. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: (One of PHYS 112, 122) or (ECE 105, 106); (One of MATH 108, 119, 128, 138, 148).
Antireq: PHYS 226, 246, 256

ECE 405 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015305
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Introduction to quantization, wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle. The Schroedinger equation and solvable examples. Topics include stationary states of particle-in-a-box, harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom. Quantization of angular momentum and spin. Introduction to approximation methods including time-independent perturbation theory. Modern applications of quantum mechanics. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ECE 105, 106, MATH 117, (ECE 205 or MATH 211).
Antireq: AMATH 373, CHEM 356, NE 232, PHYS 233, 234

ECE 406 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 010053
Algorithm Design and Analysis
Design and analysis of efficient, correct algorithms. Advanced data structures, divide-and-conquer algorithms, recurrences, greedy algorithms, dynamic programming, graph algorithms, search and backtrack, inherently hard and unsolvable problems, approximation and randomized algorithms, and amortized analysis. [Offered: W]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.
Antireq: CS 341, 466, SYDE 423

ECE 409 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 010055
Cryptography and System Security
Introduction to cryptology and computer security, theory of secure communications, points of attack, conventional cryptographic systems, public key cryptographic systems, standards, firewalls, wireless system security, applications. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ECE 358; Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.
Antireq: CO 485, 487, CS 458

ECE 413 LEC,PRJ,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004784
Digital Signal Processing
Fourier representations in discrete and continuous time. Discrete Fourier transform and fast Fourier transform algorithms. Sampling theory. Sampling and quantization errors. Transform analysis of linear time-invariant systems. Filter design. Discrete Hilbert transform. Introduction to filter banks and discrete wavelet transform. [Offered: S]
Prereq: (Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering) or (MATH 213, STAT 206; Level at least 3B Software Engineering)

ECE 414 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004785
Wireless Communications
Overview of wireless communications including standards. Characterization of mobile radio propagation channels. Signal representations. Transmission and reception techniques for wireless channels. Fundamentals of cellular communications and multiple-access schemes. [Offered: S]
Prereq: ECE 306, 318, Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 415 LEC,PRJ,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013431
Multimedia Communications
Overview of multimedia communications system, digital representation of multimedia signals, introduction to multimedia coding theory, entropy, rate distortion function, Huffman coding, arithmetic coding, run-length coding, Lempel-Ziv coding, quantization, Lloyd-Max algorithm, JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) compression, hybrid video coding, MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) 4 and H.264 coding standards, HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), rate control, RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol), error control coding, unequal error protection, error concealment, multimedia security, watermarking. [Offered: W]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering or Nanotechnology Engineering or Software Engineering or Systems Design Engineering

ECE 416 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013432
Advanced Topics in Networking
This course introduces advanced topics in networking with a focus on applications and wireless technologies. Topics include: Cellular networks (2G, 3G, 4G and beyond), applications (Domain Name System [DNS], Simple Mail Transfer Protocol[SMTP], Post Office Protocol [POP], Internet Message Access Protocol [ IMAP], Hypertext Transfer Protocol [HTTP]) and socket programming, Content-centric networks (content delivery networks, peer-to-peer protocols, data centers, etc.), protocols for multimedia applications (Session Initiation Protocol [SIP], Real-time Transport Protocol [RTP], RTP Control Protocol [RTCP]), emerging technologies (Internet of Things, sensors, software defined networks), policy issues (network neutrality, who controls the Internet?). [Offered W]
Prereq: ECE 358, Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.
Antireq: CS 456

ECE 417 LEC,PRJ,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013433
Image Processing
This course introduces the basic theories and methodologies of digital image processing. Topics include intensity transformations for image enhancement, two-dimensional discrete Fourier transform, spatial and frequency domain linear image filtering, nonlinear image filtering, binary image processing, edge detection, image segmentation, and digital video processing basics. [Offered: W]
Prereq: (Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering) or (ECE 207; Level at least 4A Software Engineering).
Antireq: SYDE 575

ECE 418 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 010125
Communications Networks
Introduction to communications networks. Network architecture. Probabilistic description of network Queuing analysis. Packet transmission and error control. Dynamic routing. Media access control. Connection admission and congestion control. Design tradeoffs and performance evaluation. Application examples. [Offered: S]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering

ECE 423 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013435
Embedded Computer Systems
Specification and design of embedded systems, specification languages, hardware/software co-design, performance estimation, co-simulation, verification, validation, embedded architectures, processor architectures and software synthesis, system-on-a-chip paradigm, retargetable code generation and optimization, verification and validation, environmental issues and considerations. [Offered: W]
Prereq: (ECE 254 or SE 350), (ECE 224 or MTE 325), ECE 327; Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.
Antireq: SYDE 524

ECE 429 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004788
Computer Architecture
Organization and performance of conventional uniprocessors, pipelined processors, parallel processors and multiprocessors; memory and cache structures; multiprocessor algorithms and synchronization techniques; special-purpose architectures. [Offered: S]
Prereq: One of CS 354, ECE 254, SE 350; Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering or Computer Science/Digital Hardware Option.
Antireq: ECE 320

ECE 432 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013436
Radio Frequency Integrated Devices and Circuits
An introduction to the theory and practice of Radio Frequency (RF) Integrated Circuit design. Physics and modelling of RF integrated components such as resistor, inductor, capacitor (RLC) passives, diodes, metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), high electron mobility transistors, hetero-junction bipolar transistors. RF integrated components properties and representation such as short channel effects, noise parameters, transit frequency (ft), maximum frequency of oscillation (fmax), and quality factor.[Offered: S]
Prereq: (ECE 242 or 340); Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 433 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013437
Fabrication Technologies for Micro and Nano Devices
Processes for Micro and Nano electronic fabrication. Semiconductor crystal growth. Thin films by chemical and physical vapor deposition. Epitaxial growth. Plasma-assisted and wet-chemical etch processes. Nano-structured material synthesis. Junction formation. Dielectric layer growth. Photolithography. Patterning on the nano-scale. Fabrication processes for Transistors, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), and Thin film devices. Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology. Process techniques for Nanoelectronic devices. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ECE 209, 331; Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: NE 343

ECE 444 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013438
Integrated Analog Electronics
Analog electronics exploits the physical behaviour of electronic devices to create electronic systems. The performance of single and multiple transistor amplifying stages are studied. Followed by a study of biasing, current mirror and output stages, which are then combined in the study of operational amplifier circuits. Frequency response and feedback are then reviewed leading to a detailed study of stability and compensation for multistage and operational amplifiers. The course finishes with a look at selected topics from A/D (analog-to-digital) converters, oscillators and phase-locked loops. [Offered: W]
Prereq: (ECE 242 or 340); Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 445 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013439
Integrated Digital Electronics
Review of the Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) transistor: Static and dynamic behavior, short channel effects, scaling trends, Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (SPICE) models. Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) inverter; combinational CMOS circuit design - logic styles for low power, high performance circuits; sequential CMOS circuit design - flip-flops, pipelines, Schmitt trigger; CMOS arithmetic circuits; interconnect parasitic; clocking and timing considerations in digital Very Large Scale Integration (VLSIs). [Offered: S]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 451 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004413
Software Requirements Specification and Analysis
Introduces students to the requirements definition phase of software development. Models, notations, and processes for software requirements identification, representation, analysis, and validation. Cost estimation from early documents and specifications.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: F,W]
Prereq: ECE 250; Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: SE 463
(Cross-listed with CS 445)

ECE 452 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004414
Software Design and Architectures
Introduces students to the design, implementation, and evolution phases of software development. Software design processes, methods, and notation. Implementation of designs. Evolution of designs and implementations. Management of design activities.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W,S]
Prereq: ECE 250; Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: CS 430, SE 464
(Cross-listed with CS 446)

ECE 453 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004416
Software Testing, Quality Assurance and Maintenance
Introduces students to systematic testing of software systems. Software verification, reviews, metrics, quality assurance, and prediction of software reliability and availability. Related management issues.
[Note: Lab is not scheduled and students are expected to find time in open hours to complete their work. Offered: W]
Prereq: ECE 250; Level at least 3A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: SE 465
(Cross-listed with CS 447)

ECE 454 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004801
Distributed Computing
Principles of distributed computing; architectures and middleware; servers, processes, and virtualization; upper-layer network protocols, interprocess communication and remote procedure calling; concurrency, synchronization and distributed algorithms, dependable distributed systems and fault tolerance. [Offered: S]
Prereq: (ECE 252 or SE 350); Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.
Coreq: ECE 358 Software Engineering only.
Antireq: CS 454, 654

ECE 455 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004802
Embedded Software
Concepts, theory, tools, and practice to understand, design, and write embedded software. This course covers computing elements, structures in embedded software, resource access protocols, uniprocessor scheduling, programming-language support, languages for MDD (model-driven development), worst-case execution time analysis, and overview of embedded distributed systems. [Offered: S]
Prereq: ECE 350 or SE 350; Level at least 4A Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or Software Engineering

ECE 457A LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013441
Cooperative and Adaptive Algorithms
The course starts by addressing the ill-structured problems and need for computational intelligence methods. It introduces the concepts of heuristics and their use in conjunction with search methods, solving problems using heuristics and metaheuristics, constraints satisfaction. The course also introduces the concepts of cooperation and adaptations and how they are influencing new methods for solving complex problems. The course starts by illustrating how the concepts of cooperation and adaptation are manifested in nature and how such models are inspiring new types of solutions methods. Topics to be covered include: search algorithms, game playing, constraints satisfaction, meta-heuristics, evolutionary computing methods, swarm intelligence, ant-colony algorithms, particle swarm methods, adaptive and learning algorithms and the use of these algorithms in solving continuous and discrete problems that arise in engineering applications. [Offered: S]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.
Antireq: CS 486, SYDE 422/522

ECE 457B LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013442
Fundamentals of Computational Intelligence
Introduces novel approaches for computational intelligence based techniques including: knowledge based reasoning, expert systems, fuzzy inferencing and connectionist modeling based on artificial neural networks. The focus is on the use of soft computing approaches to deal effectively with real world complex systems for which their mathematical or physical models are either non-tractable or are difficult to obtain. The main thrust is on designing computationally intelligent systems with human like capabilities in terms of reasoning, learning and adaptation. Tools of computational intelligence could be used in a wide range of engineering applications involving real world problems such as in: planning problems, intelligent control, autonomous robotics, speech understanding, pattern analysis, network design, face recognition, communication systems to name a few. [Offered: W]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering or Software Engineering or Systems Design Engineering.
Antireq: SYDE 558

ECE 458 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013443
Computer Security
Introduction to computer security. Models of security. Elementary cryptography. Software security, vulnerabilities, threats, defenses and secure-software development processes. Threats to networks and defenses. Security issues at the application layer. Secure design principles, techniques and security evaluation. Privacy, ethics and legal issues. [Offered: S]
Prereq: ECE 252 or SE 350; Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.
Antireq: CS 458

ECE 459 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013471
Programming for Performance
Profiling computer systems; bottlenecks, Amdahl's law. Concurrency: threads and locks. Techniques for programming multicore processors; cache consistency. Transactional memory. Streaming architectures, vectorization, and SIMD. High-performance programming languages. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ECE 252 or SE 350; Level at least 4A Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or Software Engineering

ECE 462 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013445
Electrical Distribution Systems
This course provides the students an understanding of the operation, analysis and design of electric power distribution systems, starting with estimation of the loads on the network to the detail design of the distribution system networks. The primary objective of the course is to provide students with the skills to understand the analytical and design methods and modern tools for solution of problems associated with electric distribution system engineering. [Offered: S]
Prereq: ECE 260 or ECE 361; Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 463 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004806
Design & Applications of Power Electronic Converters
Principles of power conditioning. Switching characteristics of power semiconductor devices. Computer simulation of power electronic circuits. Analysis, design, and applications of power converters. [Offered: S]
Prereq: (ECE 260 or 361; Level at least 4A Comp or Elec Eng) or (MTE 120, 220, 320; Level at least 3B Mechtr Eng) or (ECE 240 or GENE 123; Level at least 4A Mech Eng/Mechtr Opt) or (SYDE 292,292L; Level at least 4A Sys Des Eng/Mechtr Opt)

ECE 464 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004807
High Voltage Engineering and Power System Protection
The course provides the fundamentals concepts of generation and measurements of high voltage ac, dc, and impulses. Briefly introduces the students to basic conduction and breakdown mechanisms of insulating materials. The scope of this course also includes understanding the basic protection system, studying the principles for protecting different elements and studying different technologies used in designing protective relays. Exposure to several state-of-art high voltage testing techniques of power system components will ensure that students have knowledge of the industrial solutions to the management of the problems associated with overvoltage and the protection mechanisms used. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ECE 260 or ECE 361; Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 467 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 012581
Power Systems Analysis, Operations and Markets
This course provides a basic understanding of the main issues relevant to the operation, analysis and management of power grids, and gives an introduction to the functioning of electricity markets. The course covers the following main technical and economic issues relevant to system operators, utilities and analysts: power system economic operations; short-term operation of power systems; power flow; introduction to optimal power flows; overview of electricity markets; fault calculations; and basic concepts in power system stability and control. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ECE 260 or ECE 361; Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 473 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004810
Radio Frequency and Microwave Circuits
Review of transmission line and scattering matrix representation of radiofrequency (RF) circuits, multiport RF networks, modern RF and microwave planar technology, lumped and distributed microstrip circuits, microwave couplers, Hybrids, resonators, filters, Low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), RF oscillators and mixers, CAD tools for RF circuits, Hybrid and monolithic RF circuits. [Offered: S]
Prereq: ECE 375 and (ECE 206 or MATH 212); Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
Antireq: ECE 373

ECE 474 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004811
Radio and Wireless Systems
Modern transmitter and receiver architectures, Noise and linearity in radio and wireless systems, Design considerations of RF/microwave subsystems, radio and wireless system designs, CAD tools for radio and wireless systems, Antennas, Radio wave propagation models, Indoor radio, Satellite communication, Personal communication systems (PCSs). [Offered: W]
Prereq: ECE 375 and (ECE 206 or MATH 212); Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 475 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013188
Radio-Wave Systems
Review of Maxwell's equations and uniform plane waves. Electromagnetic wave propagation, reflection and transmission through different uniform media, metallic waveguides, multilayer structures, radiation theory, transmitting and receiving antenna, antenna arrays and applications, simple radio-wave propagation models, radio transmission systems and wireless networks. [Offered: S]
Prereq: ECE 375 and (ECE 206 or MATH 212); Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 477 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011045
Photonic Devices and Systems
Review of Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic plane waves, Dielectric waveguides, Optical fibers, lasers and photonic transmitters, Photodetectors and photonic receivers, optical amplifiers, and photonic systems and networks. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ECE 375 and (ECE 206 or MATH 212); Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering

ECE 481 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004813
Digital Control Systems
Performance specifications for design. Dynamic system modelling and basic system identification. Dealing with basic nonlinear effects. Sampled data systems. Discrete-time system stability and dynamic performance. Digital control system design: emulation methods, z-domain, frequency domain, pole placement. Implementation of digital controllers. [Offered: S]
Prereq: (ECE 380 or MTE 360 or SYDE 352; Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Systems Design Engineering) or (ECE 207, SE 380; Level at least 4A Software Engineering).
Antireq: ECE 484

ECE 484 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011332
Digital Control Applications
Dynamic system modeling: linear, nonlinear, state-space, sample data systems, computer simulation, system identification. Discrete system stability and dynamic performance. Nonlinear system analysis, limit cycles. Digital control system design: emulation methods, z-domain, frequency domain, pole placement. Implementation of digital controllers. Laboratory projects in computer control of mechatronic and other systems.
[Note: Space in Fall for non-Mechatronics Engineering students is limited. Offered: F]
Prereq: (ECE 380; Level at least 4A Computer Eng. or Electrical Eng. or Software Eng) or (MTE 360; Level at least 4A Mechatronics Eng) or (ME 360; Mechanical Eng./Mechatronics Option) or (SYDE 352; Systems Design Eng/Mechtr Option).
Antireq: ECE 481

ECE 486 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004816
Robot Dynamics and Control
Homogeneous transformations. Kinematics and inverse kinematics. Denavit-Hartenberg convention. Jacobians and velocity transformations. Dynamics. Path planning, nonlinear control. Compliance and force control. [Offered: S]
Prereq:(ECE 380;Level at least 4A Comp or Elect Eng)or(SE 380;Level at least 4A Software Eng)or(MTE 360;Level at least 4A Mechatronics Eng)or(ME 360;Level at least 4A Mech Eng/Mechtr Opt)or(SYDE 352;Level at least 4A Sys Design Eng)
.Antireq:ME 547

ECE 488 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011333
Multivariable Control Systems
Review of feedback control design fundamentals; SISO controller parameterizations; the fundamental effect of MIMO interaction; introduction to state-space models in continuous and discrete time; SISO techniques for MIMO design; optimal control; model-predictive control design; state estimation; decoupling, MIMO PID control design; applications in areas such as aerospace systems. [Offered: W]
Prereq:(ECE 380;Level at least 4A Comp or Elect Eng)or(SE 380;Level at least 4A Software Eng)or(MTE 360;Level at least 4A Mechatronics Eng)or(ME 360;Level at least 4A Mech Eng/Mechtr Opt)or(SYDE 352;Level at least 4A Sys Design Eng)

ECE 493 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 010059
Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Special courses on advanced topics will be offered from time to time, when resources are available. For current offerings, inquire at the ECE Undergraduate Office or check the ECE website.
[Note: Some offerings may include a laboratory component. Offered: W, S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering or Nanotechnology Engineering or Software Engineering

ECE 498A PRJ,SEM 0.50Course ID: 013183
Engineering Design Project
Team-oriented design-project which comprises a significant design experience based on the knowledge and skills acquired by students in previous courses and on co-operative work terms. Development of the design specification and plan documents, followed by the initial design work. [Offered: F, W, S]
Prereq: ECE 390; Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

ECE 498B PRJ,SEM 0.50Course ID: 013184
Engineering Design Project
Completion of the design cycle started in ECE 498A and communication of the engineering design work. Submission of a written final report. Lecture-style technical presentation by group members. Poster-style technical presentation with group members available to discuss the project. [Offered: F, W, S]
Prereq: ECE 498A; Level at least 4B Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

ECE 499 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 010040
Engineering Project
An engineering project requiring the student to demonstrate initiative and assume responsibility. The student will arrange for a faculty supervisor prior to registration. Students can propose their own topic. A project report is required at the end of the term.
[Note: The project is approved by a departmental course coordinator. Offered: F, W, S]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 4A Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering