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explorations towards optimal architecture. This course will cover the FPGA features and architectures, rapid prototyping aspect of FPGA use, FPGA configuration techniques, hardware simulation and debugging, as well as the modern digital synthesis and hardware analysis skills and tools. Other commercial programmable logic devices (PLD) will also be discussed. Prerequisites: ECE 348 3 credits ECE 351: Engineering Analysis Theory and application of linear algebra, numerical analysis, complex variables, probability and statistics for engineering problems. Application of Matlab. Prerequisite: MATH 304 3 credits ECE 357: Senior Design Discussion of design fundamentals. Application of design principles to a design problem. Determination of a complete problem definition/ specification. Development of a conceptual design and a preliminary design with alternatives. Establish a schedule and tentative test plan. Discuss ethics and ethical standards and consider impact on engineering decisions (examples considered). Develop skills in effective communication. Present design at a formal design review to colleagues at terms end. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of the chair. 3 credits ECE 358: Senior Design Laboratory and Seminar Prototype development based upon design specification of ECE 357. Test plan developed and implemented on the prototype. Alternative considerations, risk management and possible design changes following initial prototype results. Develop skills in effective communication. The outcome will include a complete design document and a final presentation. Student teams will present their final prototypes to a review committee including peers, faculty and/ or invited industrial guests. Prerequisite: ECE 357 3 credits ECE 363: Power System Engineering I Models for elements of power system are studied. Per unit values and per unit system are discussed. Power flow studies are investigated. Gauss Seidel, Newton Raphson, and Decoupled lead flow are studied. Balanced faults are discussed. Prerequisite: ECE 324 3 credits ECE 366: Power System Engineering II Symmetrical components are studied. Power System under fault conditions is analyzed using symmetrical components. Economic operations of power systems are studied. Problem of power systems stability is discussed. Analysis of two machine system is performed using equal area criterion. Multi-machine stability is discussed. Prerequisite: ECE 363 3 credits ECE 380: Professional Seminar This course covers issues facing electrical, computer and software engineering professionals. It also reinforces students’ capabilities in public speaking, small group collaboration, interpersonal communication, active listening, as well as competent reading skills. Topics include trends in the field, job prospects, political issues, team and workplace behavior, project leadership, as well as exercises in oral presentations, formal written reports, and effective twoway communication. This course is designed to deliver a capstone senior design project idea by the end of the semester. Co-requisite: Junior Standing 1 credit ECE 381: Project Experience This course emulates internship learning environment and experience for students. Students work on a supervised project and in a team setting to learn workplace fundamentals, teamwork, and project management skills. Topics include teamwork assessment, management vs. leadership, critical thinking for design of experiments and project management techniques. Prerequisite: Junior Standing or permission of chair 1 credit

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019