ENGINEERING COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
SPRING SEMESTER
1) Electronic Circuits & Laboratory
Lecture :
45 hours
Laboratory :
45 hours
US Credits :
6
Summary
:
Analysis of integrated amplifiers with
bipolar junction transistors and field

effect transistors. Transistors
linear equivalent models at high frequencies. Frequency response of transistor amplifiers. Feedback
configurations, stability and compensation.
Analog integrated circuits : differentia
l

pair, current source, active load, operational amplifier.
To reinforce concepts, laboratory experiments involve work with real components on didactic circuits
and PSpice simulations.
Textbook
:
A.
Sedra and K.
Smith,
Microelectronic Circuits
, Oxford Un
iversity Press, 5
th
Edition
Course objectives
:
After completing this course, the student should be able to do the following
:
Determine the frequency response (low, mid, high) of a single and multi

stage transistor amplifier
mathematically (transfer func
tion) and graphically (Bode plots).
Design an amplifier circuit with required frequency response.
Determine the gain, input and output resistances, bandwidth of a feedback amplifier circuit.
Identify and analyse the different stages of an operational ampli
fier.
Prerequisites :
DC and AC circuit analysis.
Bipolar and field

effect transistor operating principles, basic biasing techniques.
Small signal analysis of single

stage transistor amplifiers.
Organization :
One 3

hour session of lecture per week dur
ing 15 weeks.
The group of students is small enough to intertwine formal lecturing and exercises.
The marking will be based on written tests and homeworks.
One 4

hour session of laboratory experiments per week during 11 weeks.
The marking will be based on
preparations, work during the sessions and lab reports.
Topics
:
Low frequency response of single

stage transistor amplifier.
Design of the coupling and bypass capacitors.
BJT and FET equivalent models at high frequencies.
High frequency response of sing
le stage transistor amplifier.
Cascode configuration, comparison of common

emitter and cascode frequency response.
Feedback topologies. Properties of negative feedback.
Stability study using Bode magnitude and phase plots. Frequency compensation.
Basic mic
roelectronic circuits : differential pairs, current sources, active loads.
Analysis of the different stages of an operational amplifier.
Operational amplifier characteristics and operating principles.
Laboratory topics
:
Characteristics and biasing of a
BJT
.
BJT single

stage amplifiers
.
BJT two

stage amplifier
FET amplifier, automatic gain control
Multiple

stage amplifier design
.
Constant current source
.
Bipolar differential amplifier
Amplifiers with negative feedback
.
Operational amplifier characteristic
s
.
Applications of operational
amplifiers
This course is relatively similar to the following courses :
IIT ECE 312 Electronic circuits
UB EE 311 & 353 Electronic Devices & Circuits 2
2a) Introduction to Microprocessors and Assembly
Language Programming
Lecture:
17 hours
Laboratory:
28 hours
US Credits :
3
Introduction to microprocessors and embedded systems
Summary:
The goals of this course are to understand the main principles of a microprocessor thanks to an
embedded system. It’s both bas
ed on basic courses about microprocessor and laboratory work on a
real embedded system.
Topics (key words):
Basic microprocessor principles: fetch, decode and execute cycle + pipeline.
Numbers systems, signed and unsigned integers, addition, subtraction a
nd flags.
Machine code, assembly language, assembler.
Instruction set: taking decision, moving data…
From C to assembly language: compiler.
Exception handling and interrupts.
Microcontroller and embedded systems.
Course and laboratory
:
This is a lab

orie
nted course in which classroom topics are explored through in

depth experiments in
laboratory projects.
First, the students understand what a microprocessor is thanks to the LMC model (Little Man
Computer). Then, step by step, all they must know about a mi
croprocessor is described in order to
program in assembly language and C, a Cortex M3 based microcontroller (ARM). First students create
a simple interface with switches and LEDs in order to buid a memory game. Then they have to link a
sensitive touch scr
een to the microcontroller on their system. Courses and laboratory works are mixed.
At the beginning, there are mostly courses then at the end mostly laboratory sessions.
Prerequisites :
Digital Electronics.
C or C++ language.
Organization :
One
3

hour
session per week for
15 weeks.
The group of students is small enough to intertwine formal lecturing, exercises and laboratory.
The grading
is based on written tests and homework.
This course is relatively similar to these courses:
IIT Courses:
CS35
0 Computer Organization and Assembly language Programming
SUNY Buffalo Courses:
CSE 379 Introductions to Microprocessors and Microcomputers
and CSE 380 Introduction to Microprocessors Lab
Textbook
:
The Definitive Guide to the Arm Cortex

m3
By Jo
seph Yiu
first edition or second edition
2b) Computer Architecture*
Lecture:
17 hours
Laboratory:
28 hours
US Credits :
3
*Detailed description will be given if course opens
IIT Courses:
CS450 Computer Organization and Assembly language
Programming
SUNY Buffalo Courses:
CSE 379 Introductions to Microprocessors and Microcomputers
and CSE 380 Introduction to Microprocessors Lab
3) Signals and Systems
US Credits :
3
Prerequisite
Students are supposed to have a knowledge about
circuit analysis with sinusoidal signals and
some ideas about Fourier series representation of periodical signals. They must of course know
how to calculate basic integrals (mainly exponential functions and rectangular window) and finite
and infinite geome
trical series.
Course description
Organization
Duration : 45 h (3 h per week, for 15 weeks)
Approximately 40 % on continuous time signals, 60 % on discrete time signals
Approximately 2/3 of the time will be used for formal lecturing, the remaining third b
eing in form
of tutorials
(tutorial and lecture will be intertwined, as the group will be small enough to do it in the same
place).
Contents
Continuous time signals
Fourier and Laplace transforms
Time invariant linear systems and convolution
Transfer
functions, stability, frequency response, Bode representation, poles / zeros
diagrams
Application to physical systems (electrical, mechanical)
Discrete time signals
Sampling theorem. Fourier equivalence of sampled signals and sequences.
Practical samp
ling and converters. Problem of practical reconstruction (blocker effects).
Linear systems, time invariant and non time invariant (i.e. compressor and oversampler)
Fourier and Z transforms
Convolution, transfer functions, stability, frequency respons
e, poles / zero diagrams
Convolution / product duality. Windowing.
Frequency sampling : Discrete Fourier Transform and applications
Introduction to filter design.
IIT ECE 308 Signals
Text
book for Signals and Systems
:
*B. P. Lathi, Linear Systems a
nd Signals, Oxford Univ. Press, 2nd edition
4) Electromagnetism/Electrodynamics
3 hours/week 15 weeks = 45 hrs
US Credits :
3
Topics :
Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields and potentials, Coulomb's law, Gauss's
Law, Biot

Savart and Ampere's la
w, Faraday's induction law.
Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic uniform

plane wave propagation,
propagation in dielectrics, guided propagation, electromagnetic radiation,
reflection and transmission coefficients.
Light sources, imperfection and tempor
al coherence of a real source,
interferences, laser sources.
Diffraction, Fourier optics and applications.
IIT 307 Electrodynamics
EE 324 Applied Electromagnetics
Electrodynamics . Vector analysis applied to static and time

varying electric and magnet
ic fields.
Coulomb's Law, electric field intensity, flux density and Gauss's Law. Energy and potential. Biot

Savart
and Ampere's Law. Maxwell's equations with applications including uniform

plane wave propagation.
5)
French Language and culture
45 Hour
s
US Credits :
3
Practice in the French language to gain a certain level of competency
France today in its socio

cultural

economic context
Comparison between the two cultures
–
French and American
In the beginning a test will be given to determine the
students' French language level
–
Quiz of 30
minutes
6)
Fundamental
s
of Power Engineering
45 hours
US Credits : 4
Contents :
Principles of electromechanical energy conversion. Fundamentals of the operations of
transformers, synchronous machines,
induction machines, and fractional horsepower
machines. Introduction to power network models and per

unit calculations. Gauss

Siedel load
flow. Lossless economic dispatch. Symmetrical three

phase faults. Laboratory considers
operation, analysis, and perfor
mance of motors and generators. The laboratory experiments
also involve use of PC

based interactive graphical software for load flow, economi
c dispatch,
and fault analysis.
Textbook
s
:
Peter F. Ryff
,
Electric Machinery
2
nd
edition
,
Prentice Hall Internatio
nal Editions
1994
ISBN 0

13

176876

X
P.C. Sen
Principles of electric
machines and power electronics. 2nd edition.
John Wiley
& Sons, Inc
ISBN 0

471

02295

0.
1996.
319
ECE
IIT
7) Probability and S
tatistics
45 hours
US Credits : 3
Prerequisites :
Calculus and analytical geometry (incl vector analysis)
Usual functions. Euclidian space. Partial differenciation. Multiple integrals.Line and surface integrals.
Integral theorems of vector calculus
Contents :
Elementary probability theory including discr
ete and continuous distributions, sampling, estimation,
confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and linear regression.
Applications. Limit theorem
.
IIT Math 474 ( 3 c.h.)
Total number of courses 8* +1** = 28 CH
*Electronic Circuits and Ele
ctric labs = 2 courses = 6 c.h.
**Computer Architecture may open if there is enough demand.
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+ 5 additional courses for CS students ??
Data Structures & Analysis of Algorithms
.
3ch
(IIT CS 331
3
rd
semester)
Three hours lecture. Non

linear data structures and their associated
algorithms. Trees, graphs, hash tables, relational data model, file
organization. Advanced software design and development.
Discrete Structures
(IIT CS 330 4
th
semester)
Three hours lecture. Concepts of algorithms, induction,
recursion,proofs, topics from logic,set theory, combinatorics, graph
theory fundamental to study of computer science.
Computer Architecture
(IIT CS 470 elective)
Three hours lecture. Detailed des
ign and implementation of a
stored

program digital computer system. Designs for the CPU, I/O
subsystems, and memory organizations. ALU design and computer arithmetic.
Operating Systems
(IIT CS 450 IIT 6th semester)
Three hours lecture. Historical devel
opment systems to control complex
computing systems; process management, communication, scheduling
techniques;file systems concepts and operation; data communication,
distributed process management.
Algorithms
Three hours lecture. Study of complexity
of algorithms and algorithm
design. Tools for analyzing efficiency; design of algorithms, including
recurrence,divide

and

conquer, dynamic programming and greedy algorithms.
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