University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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ECE 585 Microwave Engineering II

NTU: EM 531

 

 

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Course Objectives and Program Outcomes

There are five main Course Objectives for students taking ECE 585:

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To understand the theoretical principles underlying microwave devices and networks
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To design microwave components such as power dividers, hybrid junctions, microwave filters, ferrite devices, and single-stage microwave transistor amplifiers
3.
To improve skills in written communication, through a project report
4.
To understand and quantify the effects of noise in microwave systems
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To quantify the signal and noise characteristics of microwave systems such as communication networks, radars, and radiometers, and relate this to the design process

For undergraduate majors taking this course, these five objectives are related in part to ten broad capabilities (Program Outcomes) that we expect for all our BS graduates in the EE and CSE programs. These are related as shown in the table below.

ECE 585 Course Objectives ->
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Program Outcomes: our ECE BS graduates are:
1. Well grounded in the fundamental concepts of math, physics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering science
N
N
N
N
N
2. Able to identify, formulate and solve problems in ECE
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
3. Able to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret measured data
N
N
N
N
N
4. Capable of designing analog and digital systems, components, and processes to meet desired needs
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Y
N
N
Y
5. Proficient in using modern engineering techniques and computing tools for effective engineering practice
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Y
N
N
N
6. Experienced in engineering teamwork, and in solving technically diverse and multidisciplinary problems
N
N
N
N
Y
7. Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and through symbolic and graphical expression
N
Y
N
N
N
8. Aware of professional and ethical responsibilities as engineers
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N
N
N
N
9. Aware of the impact of ECE technology and decisions on society
N
N
N
N
Y
10. Motivated about the importance of lifelong learning, scholarship and professional development
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N
N
N
N