Post graduate Courses of the Department of Electrical and
Electronic Engineering, BUET Divisions of Specialization and choice of courses at EEE Department: Presently there are two divisions of specialization namely (1) Electrical Energy and Power Systems (EEPS)
Division and (2) Communication and Electronics (C&E) Division under which a postgraduate student can
specialize. In future some more divisions may be formed segregating these two divisions. Presently the PG
theory courses are arranged as: Interdisciplinary group (EEE 6001 - 6002, EEE 6101 - 6102, EEE 6301 -
6302, EEE 6701 - 6703), EEPS Division (EEE 6801 - 6803, EEE 6901 - 6910), and C&E Division (EEE
6201 - 6212, EEE 6401 - 6410, EEE 6501 - 6506, EEE 6601 - 6606).
For the degree of M.Sc. Engg., a student has to take a minimum of 6 courses of which at least three are
from his /her assigned Division, and the remaining three courses are from the Interdisciplinary group or
any Division. For the degree of M. Engg., a student has to take a minimum of 10 courses of which at least
five are from his/ her Division and the remaining five courses are from the Interdisciplinary group or any
The topic of the thesis (for M.Sc. Engg. degree) / project (for M. Engg. degree) must be related to division
of the student or the interdisciplinary group.
EEE 6002: Selected Topics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Course contents to be decided by the course teacher with the approval of the Board of Postgraduate
Studies (BPGS) of EEE Dept.
(NB: This course can be taken by a student only once in any program. Any student intending to enroll in
the subject EEE6002 in a semester will have to declare in the 'Remarks' column of his/her Course
Registration form that he/she has not taken this course previously irrespective of the topic title under
EEE 6101: Nonlinear System Analysis
Numerical methods. Graphical methods. Equations with known exact solution. Analysis of singular
points. Analytical methods. Forced oscillation systems. Systems described by differtial difference
equations. Linear differential equation with varying coefficient. Stability of nonlinear systems.
EEE 6102: Artificial neural Systems
Biological nervous system: the bran and neurons. Artificial neural networks. Historical backgrounds.
Hebbian associator. Perceptions: learning rule, illustration ,proof, failing Adaptive linear ( ADALINE)
and Multiple Adaptive linear (MADALINE) networks. Multilayer perceptions: generating internal
representation Back propagation, cascade correlation and counter propagation networks. Higher order and
bidirectional associated memory .Hopfield networks: Lyapunov energy function. attraction basin.
Probabilistic updates: simulated annealing, Boltzman machine. Adaptive Resonance Theory (ART)
network ART1, ART2, Fuzzy ART mapping (ARTMAP) networks. Kohonen's feature map, learning
vector Quantization (LVQ) networks. Applications of neural nets.
EEE 6201: Information and Coding Theory
Definition and measure of information, information capacity. Fundamentals of error control coding:
forward error correction (FEC) and automatic repeat request. Binary coding: and automatic repeat request.
Binary Coding: properties of codes, construction of binary compact codes. Convolutional coding: Viterbi
and sequential decoding; algebra of linear block codes; error correction and detection using block codes;
transmission line codes.
EEE 6202: Advanced Telecommunication Engineering
Challenges in modern communications technology, baseband and broadband signal transmission, first and
second Nyquist’s criteria for zero intersymbol interference; robust signal compression and detection
techniques, optimum receivers, design of frequency- and time-domain equalizers and echo cancellers; wired
and wireless channel characteristics, AWGN channels, time-varying multipath faded channels, channel
modeling; advanced source and channel coding techniques, high bit rate digital modulation schemes and
MODEMs; SS7 and HDLC protocols, H.323, H.26x, RTP and SCTP; modern high speed communication
networks and emerging technologies, access and backbone networks, intelligent networks, NGN; advanced
switching and routing principles, complex multiplexing and multiple access techniques, orthogonal signals,
OFDM, DWDM; broadband wireless communication, spread spectrum techniques, CDMA2000 and
WCDMA, multi-carrier systems; 3G and 3GPP mobile communications and WiMAX technology, UMTS,
VoIP, IP TV, HDTV.
EEE 6203 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Adaptive filtering: Review of the LMS and RLS algorithms, adaptive lattice-ladder filters, frequencydomain
adaptive filtering methods, variable step-size adaptive filters, application of adaptive filtering,
Power spectrum estimation: Review of parametric techniques for power spectrum estimation, high
resolution methods, Multirate signal processing: filter banks: cosine modulated filter banks, paraunitary
QMF banks, multidimensional filter banks, emerging applications of multirate signal processing.
EEE 6204: Optical Fibre Communication
Optical fibre: modes of propagation, transmission characteristics, waveguide analysis. Optical sources:
light emitting diode (LED) and semiconductor laser diode (SLD); operational principles, characteristic
curves; optical transmitter design using LED/SLD. Optical amplifiers: laser and fibre amplifier5s. Photo
detectors: P-i-N and avalanche photo detectors (APDs), noise sources. Optional modulation and detection
schemes. Direct and coherent detection receivers: configuration, operation, noise sources, sensitivity
calculation, performance curves. Design of analog and digital receivers.
Transmission link analysis: point-to point and point-to multi-point links, system configuration, link power
budget, rise time budget, line coding schemes, transmission system limitations, design of fibre-optic
systems. Optical data buses, optical networks, fibre distributed data interface (FDDI) and synchronous
optical network (SONET). Optional frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and wavelength division
multiplexing (WDM) transmission systems.
EEE 6205 Biomedical Signal Processing
Dynamic medical signals: electrocardiogram, electroencephalogram, electromyogram. Detailed analyses
of electromedical signals: waveform, origin, interpretation and significance. Linear and nonlinear
parametric modeling: autoregressive (AR), moving average (MA), autoregressive moving average
(ARMA), bilinear models. Nonlinear nonparametric modeling: neural network, fractal and chaos based
models. Software based medical signal detection and pattern recognition. Medical image analysis and
compression. On-line monitoring and diagnosis.
EEE 6206 Optical Networks
Optical networking: principles and challenges; evolution of optical networks, wavelength routed network,
wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) network, sub-carrier multiplexing optical networks. Enabling
technologies: optical transmitter, optical fiber, optical receivers, optical amplifiers, optical switching
elements, optical cross-connects (OXC), multiplexers/demultiplexers, wavelength routers, optical
wavelength converters, WDM network test beds. Network architecture, IP over WDM.
Broadcast optical networks: single and multiple hop networks, channel sharing and multi-casting, shared
channel multicasting network-GEMNET, performance evaluation for unicast and multicast traffic,
experimental WDM networks.
Wavelength routed networks: virtual topology design, routing and wavelength assignment, circuit
switched and packet switched approaches, performance evaluation.
Reconfiguration in WDM network, network control and management, network optimization, design
considerations. Multi wavelength star and ring networks. Photonic switching, optical TDM (OTDM) and
optical CDMA (O-CDMA) networks, next generation optical networks.
EEE 6207 Broadband Wireless Communications
Overview of broadband wireless communications, multiple access techniques – TDMA, FDMA. Spread
spectrum communications – direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS), FHSS, THSS, modulator and
demodulator structure, probability of error, jamming margin, decoding, performance in the presence of
interference, PN sequence, CDMA, MC-CDMA, UWB transmission. Multi-user detection: multiple access
interference, detector performance measure – BER, asymptotic efficiency, near-far resistance; detectors –
matched filter detector, de-correlator detector, MMSE detector, SIC, PIC, MAP and MLSE detectors.
Propagation in mobile radio channels; channel models, fading – large scale and small scale fading, flat
fading and frequency selective fading channel, fast fading and slow fading channel; delay spread, Doppler
spread and angle spread; channel autocorrelation functions, scattering function, correlated and uncorrelated
scattering (US), WSS and WSSUS model. Multiple antenna systems, capacity of SISO, SIMO, MISO and
MIMO systems, ergodic capacity, outage capacity, STBC, OSTBC, QOSTBC, spatial multiplexing (SM)
scheme, SM detection techniques, diversity and diversity combining techniques. Multi-carrier
communications; Orthogonal FDM (OFDM), OFDM transceivers. Special issues of OFDM – cyclic prefix,
timing offset, frequency offset, synchronization, peak power problem, Broadband wireless standards.
EEE 6208 Advanced Multimedia Communications
Review of multimedia communications; asynchronous and synchronous transmission techniques,
synchronization issues and challenges, advanced signal compression, error-detection and correction
methods; high-speed multimedia communication networks, switched network and enterprise networks;
emerging technologies: ATM, SONET, SDH, ISDN, SMDS networks and their framing formats,
bandwidth requirements; traffic characteristics, traffic scheduling, resource reservation, and QoS issues of
multimedia networks; wireless network for multimedia, mobile IP and mobile Adhoc networking, network
security and secured remote access; protocol specification, UDP, TCP/IP and OSI reference models, SS7
and HDLC protocols, FTP, H.26x, RTP, SCTP, MSCTP, ICMP: message formats and transmission; voice
over IP and mobile IP protocols, IPv6/IPv4 interoperability; advanced routing mechanisms, broadcast and
multicast routing, watermarking and authentication for multimedia documents; NGI and Internet 2,
revolutionary applications of Internet, transcoding of Internet’s multimedia content for universal access;
entertainment networks, IP applications, audio and video conferencing, Internet through mobile and
EEE 6209 Digital Image Processing
Fundamentals of image processing: image formation, representation in pixel and transform domains,
reconstruction from projections and interpolation, human visual system, stochastic models for images,
enhancement and restoration techniques in spatial and frequency domains, image processing in color space,
morphological filters, multi-resolution image processing, image compression techniques and standards,
segmentation for edge detection and texture analysis, pattern classification, image watermarking,
registration and fusion, emerging applications of image processing.
EEE 6210 Digital Video Processing
Formation and representation of video, spatio-temporal video sampling, motion analysis and estimation:
real versus apparent motion, optical flow, block- and mesh-based methods for motion estimation and
region-based stochastic motion modeling, motion segmentation and layered video representations, video
filtering: motion-compensated filtering, noise reduction, signal recovery, deblurring, superresolution,
mosaicing, deinterlacing and frame-rate conversion, video compression techniques and standards, contentbased
video indexing and retrieval, video communication: digital television, streaming over IP and wireless
networks, error control and watermarking, stereo and multiview sequence processing.
EEE 6211 Digital Speech Processing
Speech production and phonetics: speech organs, articulatory phonentics, acoustic theory of speech
production, vocal tract models, speech analysis: time and frequency domain analysis, formant and pitch
estimation, speech coding: linear predictive coding (LPC), vocoders, vector quantization, speech
enhancement techniques, speech synthesis: formant and LPC synthesizers, effect of different speeches and
languages, automatic speech and speaker recognition: feature extraction, hidden Markov models, noise
robustness, measures of similarity, language and accent identification.
EEE 6212 Genomic Signal Processing
Fundamentals of molecular biology, genomics, and proteomics; DNA and microarray; genome sequencing;
microarray technology and data pre-processing; gene feature selection; gene expression analysis; hidden
Markov Model-based and time-frequency analysis of genomics and proteomic sequences, regulatory motif
discovery; gene finding; gene clustering and classification; proteomic technologies, protein-protein
interactions and protein function prediction, modeling and inference for genetic regulatory networks,
emerging applications of genomic signal processing.
EEE 6301: Power Semiconductor Circuits
Static switching devices, characteristics of SCR, BJT, MOSFET, IGBT, SIT, GTO, MCT. Classifications
of static power converters and their application. Control circuits for static power converters. Pulse width
modulation; PWM control of static power converters. Switch mode DC to DC converters, resonant
converters, Fourier analysis of static converter waveforms, HD, THD, pf, ZVS and ZCS of static
converters. Hysteresis current of AC drives.
EEE 6302: Design of Power Semiconductor Circuits and drives
Design of SCR communication circuits, base and gate drive circuits of static switching devices, snubber
circuits, switching losses and heat sink. Input/output filter design of static power converters. Design of
protection circuits for static power converters. Scalar and vector control of AC machines using static
power converters. Design of microcomputer controllers for static power converter switching.
EEE 6401: MOS Devices
The two terminal MOS Structure: flat-band voltage, inversion, properties of the regions of inversion and
small signal capacitance. The four terminal MOS structure: charge-sheet model, strong inversion,
moderate inversion and weak inversion. Threshold voltage-effects of ion implantation, short channel and
narrow width. The MOS transistor in dynamic operation, small signal model for low medium and high
frequencies, Charge Coupled devices (CCD).
EEE 6402: Compound Semiconductor Devices
Introduction to GaAs device technology. GaAs metal-semiconductor field effect transistor (GaAs
MESFET): introduction, structure, equivalent circuits, current saturation, effect of source and drain
resistances, gate resistance and application of GaAs MESFET. High electron mobility transistor
(HEMT):practical HEMT structure, energy band line-up, equivalent circuit, HEMT noise, pseudomorphic
HEMT and applications. Opto-electronic integration of compound semiconductor devices: heterojunction
phototransistor (HPT) and light amplifying optical switch (LAOS). Low-temperature compound
semiconductor electronics. Design consideration of MMICs and power MMICs using compound
EEE 6403: Quantum Phenomena in Nanostructures
Fundamentals of quantum mechanics: effective-mass Schrodinger Equation, matrix representation, Greenis
function: Fundamentals of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics: scattering and relaxation. Carrier
transport: density of states, current, tunneling and transmission probabilities, introduction to transport in
the collective picture. Basic principles of a few effective devices: resonant tunnel diode, super lattice,
quantum wire and dot.
EEE 6404: VLSI Technology and device modeling
VLSI Si process technology. Si crystal growth and wafer preparation. epitaxial growth on Si substrate.
Oxidation of Si. Lithography, diffusion: methods and models. Ion implantation, metallization. Overview
and process flow of a CMOS and a BICMOS process. VLSI si devices. Isolation techniques. Second order
effects in BJT devices: base width modulation. Emitter current crowding, kirk effect . Second order effects
in MOS devices: short channel effects, narrow width effects. Device scaling rules. Device models.
Compact models for bipolar devices. Ebers-Moll type model. Gummel-poon type model and their
implementation in SPICE. BJT model in SPICE2. Compact models for MOS transistor and their
implementation in SPICE. Level 1,2 and 3 MOS model parameters in SPICE. Parameter extraction for
bipolar and MOS device models. Geometry, process and temperature dependency of bipolar and MOS
model parameters. Parameter optimization, statistics of parameters and statistical modeling.
EEE 6405: Advanced VLSI Design
Trends and issues in high performance digital VLSI design : interconnect as key limiting factor, wire
modeling, clock distribution of high speed system, power distribution, crosstalk and power distribution
noise. High speed circuit design techniques; Low power design issues; High density and high speed
memory design; SOI technology and circuits. VLSI circuits in signal processing; VLSI circuits in wireless
communication. ASIC design.
EEE 6406: Testing VLSI Circuits
Physical defects in VLSI Circuits. Complexity and economics of testing. Fault models: Stuck-at, Stack-on,
Stack-open, bridging and delay faults. Testing combinational logic circuits : terminologies , path
sesicization, fanout and reconvergence, fault matrix , fault collapsing . test generation using D-algorithm,
Boolean difference and other methods. Testing sequential logic circ its : problems and remedies.
Testability of different types of CMOS circuits for various faults . test invalidation . Robustly testable
CMOS circuits . Test generation for static and dynamic CMOS.
Design for testability: different techniques of enhancing testability scan design techniques, built-in self
(BIST) Built-in current sensors (BICS) for IDDQ testing of CMOS circuits. Error detecting codes and selfchecking
circuits. Testable design of regular array architectures and PLAS: Testable design of regular
array architectures and PLAS: the concept of C-testability.
EEE 6407 Carbon Nanotechnology
Nanomaterials and nanostructures: graphene, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, molecules and organic
nanostructures. Synthesis methods of nanostructures: electric arc, pulsed laser deposition, chemical vapor
deposition (CVD); thermal CVD, catalytic CVD, micro wave CVD (MWCVD), plasma enhanced CVD
(PECVD), spray pyrolysis. Physical and opto-electronic properties; characterization techniques.
Applications: carbon nanotube and graphene based devices, bio-sensors, bio-inspired nanostructures,
molecular motors, fuel cells and solar cells.
EEE 6408 Nano Systems
Nanosystems and Devices: Introduction- nanomaterials, nanodevices, nanostructures. Nanoscale
Lithography: X-ray, Electron-Beam and Ion-Beam; Soft Lithography; Scanning Probe Lithography.
Advances in Device Technology: nanoscale silicon devices, process technology, present challenges. Self
Assembled Nanocrystals: self assembly, surface defects and passivation, structures, energy levels,
transitions, luminescence and lasing. Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (NEMS): stress in thin films,
mechanical to electrical transduction, surface engineering techniques, process flow, NEMS actuators, high
aspect ratio system technology. Nano Biotechnology: scope and dimensions; detection of biological species
on electrical, mechanical and optical criteria; Bio functionality on silicon; Biochip sensors and systemsstructures,
EEE 6409: Thin film Growth and Deposition
Introduction to Thin Film Technology. Vacuum systems. Kinetic theory of gases. The physics and
chemistry of evaporation/deposition mechanism. Physical vapor deposition and related techniques. Theories
of epitaxy and nucleation, molecular beam epitaxy. Chemical vapor deposition techniques: reaction types,
growth kinetics. Liquid phase epitaxy and related techniques. Theories of plasma and discharges. Sputtering
(DC, RF and ECR). Solution based deposition techniques (Sol-gel), spray pyrolysis.
EEE 6410: Semiconductor Characterization Technology
Overview of semiconductor technology. Structural characterization: X-ray diffraction (XRD), low energy
electron diffraction (LEED), reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED), atomic force microscopy
(AFM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron
microscopy (TEM), Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS), energy dispersive x-ray analysis
(EDX), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), secondary ion mass
spectroscopy (SIMS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), elastic recoil detection (ERD). Electrical
characterization: resistivity measurements, Hall measurement, current-voltage (I-V), capacitance-voltage
(C-V), deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS), lifetime measurements. Optical characterization: optical
transmittance and reflectance spectroscopy, ellipsometry, photoluminescence (PL), Raman spectroscopy,
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.
EEE 6501: Electric and Magnetic Properties of Materials
Electric Properties: Polarization, electrical conductivity and dielectric losses. Pyroelectric phenomena .
piezoelectric effect and electrostriction. Domain structure and peculiarities electric properties of
ferroelectrics and anti-ferroelectrics. Structure and properties of some ferroelectrics and anti-ferroelectrics.
Phase transition in ferroelectrics, fundamentals of spontaneous polarization theory. Magnetic Properties:
Disordered magnetics, ordered magnetics. Domain structure of ferromagnetic crystals and magnetization
processes. Anisotropy of ferroelectric crystals. Structure of some magnetically ordered crystals and
reorientation transition. Piezomagnetic and magnetoelectric effect.
EEE 6502: Electronics of Solids
Crystal Structure: lattice types, basis, defects, reciprocal lattice, Miller indices.
Free Electron Theory: Drude model and Sommerfield theory.
Band Theory: Blochis theorem and crystal momentum, the nearly free electron model, band structures of
Si and III-V semiconductors.
Carrier Transport: Boltzmann transpord theory, relaxation time approximation, high field transport and
hot-carrier effects, Hall effect.
EEE6503 Laser Theory
Black body radiation and the Planck law. Stimulated and spontaneous emission, atomic and spectral line
width, 3-level atomic, systems. Laser operation under steady state condition, laser output coupling and
power . Q-switching and mode locking. Line broadening mechanisms: homogeneous and inhomogeneous
broadening. Open resonator and Gaussion beam, stability criterion for optical resonators. Principles of
operation of gas, solid state and semiconductor lasers.
EEE 6504 Semiconductor Materials and Heterostructures
Residual impurities in silicon wafers, zone refining. Crystal imperfections: structural, optical and
electronic properties. Implantation related defects, recovery of crystal structure, solid phase epitaxial
regrowth (SPE). Semiconductor alloys: Structural and electronic properties: growth techniques- molecular
beam epitaxy (MBE). Chemical vapour deposition (CVD): pseudomorphic and metastable structures,
tetragonal distortion. Strain relaxation. Structural and optical properties of double sided heterostructures,
quantum wells and superlattices; types of band alignment. Solid state heterostructural LED and LASER .
optoelectronic Functionality in silicon chip . Structural and electrical study of heterojunction bipolar
transistor (HBT), heterojunction avalanche photodiode , and silicon-germanium MOSFET.
EEE 6505: Nanophotonics and Plasmonics
Interaction of light with material; wave equation in matter from Maxwell’s equations; Dielectric properties
of insulators, semiconductors and metals; Interaction of light with microstructures and nanostructures;
Optical properties of metal-dielectric composites; Photonic Crystals: Electromagnetic effects in periodic
media; One-, two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals; Applications of photonic crystals: omnidirectional
reflection , light localization, photonic crystal fibers; Surface Plasmons: Surface
plasmonpolariton at single interface, multilayer system, localized surface plasmons; Excitation of surface
plasmonpolariton; Prism coupling, grating coupling; Application of surface plasmons; Sub-wavelength
waveguides, plasmonic photovoltaics, plasmonic bio-sensors; Metamaterials: Electric metamaterials,
magnetic metamaterials, negative index metamaterials, hyperbolic metamaterials.
EEE 6506: Advanced Photodetection System
General introduction on photodetectors and photodetection systems: Performance and Figure-of-merits for
photodetectors; Comparative study on different detector structures; Bandgap engineering and III-V
materials; Opto-Electronic Integrated Circuits (OEIC) and receiver systems, receiver noise and other
performance characteristics; Infrared Sensors; Quantum Dots; Focal Plane Arrays; Solar and Photovoltaic
cells; Fabrication issues (leakage mechanisms – surface leakage, dark current, tunneling current, etc.);
Optical properties relevant to detection systems, Biosensors; Nanosensors.
EEE 6601: Applied EM Theory
Generalized approach to field theory: introduction to reaction concept, wave propagation through isotropic,
anisotropic and gyrotropic media. Scattering of EM Waves. Microwave antennas-theory and design.
Advanced topics in EM theory.
EEE 6602: Microwave theory and techniques
Circuit theory for wave guide systems. N port circuits: impedance matrix, admittance matrix, scattering
matrix and transmission matrix, their properties. Periodic structures and filters: wave analysis, impedance
matching, wave and group velocities; comb lines and their analysis: introduction to filters, filter design by
image parameter and insertion-loss methods; design of different type of filters.
EEE 6603: Microwave Tubes and Circuits
Electron guns and their design; interaction of electron beams and electromagnetic fields. Details of
microwave tubes. Masers, parametric amplifiers, microwave circuits . Matrix representation of microwave
component design. Analysis of waveguide discontinuations and non-reciprocal microwave circuits ,
EEE 6604: Antennas and propagation
Definitions, antenna as antenna as an aperture : arrays of point sources: review of dipoles, loop and thin
linear antennas. Helical antenna, biconical and spheroidal antennas. internal-equation methods, current
distribution: Self and mutual impedances: arrays: design and synthesis. Reflector type antennas.
Banbiner`s principle and complementary antennas. Application of reaction concept and vocational
principles in antennas and propagation. Frequency independent antennas. Scattering and diffraction.
Selected topics in microwave antennas. Antenna measurements. Application of broadcasting ,microwave
links, satellite communication and radio astronomy.
EEE 6605 Microwave Solid State Devices and Circuits
Introduction to N port network for lossless Junctions . Resonant circuits and different types of resonators.
Modern microwave transmission lines and microwave integrated circuits (MICs); TEM, quasi TEM and
non TEM type MIC lines, microstrip lines. Microwave passive devices: directional couplers, hybrid
junction / magic T, Wilkinson power divider, microstrip line filters, isolators, phase shifters, attenuators.
Microwave amplifiers and oscillators.
EEE 6606 Optical Waveguide Theory
Types of optical waveguides: optical integrated circuits and guiding structures. Basics of optical
waveguide analysis: basic equations for light waves, polarization of light, reflection and refraction, wave
equations. Guided and radiation modes in dielectric slab waveguides. Coupled mode theory. Analytical
solution for optical waveguides: WKB method, Marcatili's method, effective index method, equivalent
network method. Computer aided design of integrated optical waveguide devices. Application of photonics
to microwave devices. Nonlinear optical waveguides.
EEE 6701: Nonlinear Control Systems
General introduction: the phase plane: method of isoclines: Linenard's method: Pelts method: common
nonlinearities: transient response from phase trajectory: describing function and their applications. Relay
servo mechanism. Lyapunov's method.
EEE 6702: Sampled Data Control System
Z Transform and modified Z transform: root-locus and frequency method of analysis of sampled data
systems. Compensation, discrete and continuous method. Physical realization of discrete compensations.
EEE 6703: Modern Control Theory
State space description of dynamic systems: relationship between state equations and transfer function:
continuous and discrete time linear system analysis and design using state transition method.
Controllability and observability. State feedback and output feedback. Pole assignment using state
feedback and output feedback. H control. Optimal control-dynamic programming. Pontryagin's minimum
principle. Separation theorem. Stochastic control. Adaptive control.
EEE 6801: Generalized Machine Theory
Introduction to generalized machine theory. Kron's primitive machine: moving to fixed-axis
transformation; Park's transformation: three-phase to d-q transformation: variable co-efficient
transformation: other transformations. Matrix and tensor analysis of machines. Three phase synchronous
and induction machines: two-phase servo motor: single phase induction motor. Smooth-air gap two-phase
synchronous machine. Two-phase induction machine. The n-m winding symmetrical machine.
Diagonalization by charge of variable. Symmetrical three-phase machine and special limiting cases.
EEE 6802: Special Machines
Course will be broadly on current topics on electrical machines and devices. The following areas will be
covered: permanent magnet machines. Hysteresis machine. Eddy current devices: homopolar machines.
PAM motors and reluctance machines.
EEE 6803: Advanced Machines Design
General treatment of Electrical Machine Design. Review of standard procedures in design of DC
machines. AC machines, transformers and special machines. Optimization and synthesis of design
procedures. Applications of material balance and critical path principles in electrical design. Design
economics and safety factors. Applications of computers in modern designs including the operation of the
machine in the nonlinear ranges: Magnetic flux-plots and heat transfer process etc. Mechanical design of
electrical machinery and relation between machanical and electrical machine design.
EEE 6901: Optimization of Power System Operation
General principles of optimization, its application to power system planning, design and operation.
Probability analysis of bulk power security and outage data. Economic operation of power systemeconomic
operation of thermal plants, combined thermal and hydro-electric plants. Theory of economic
operation of interconnected areas. Development and application of transmission loss formulae for
economic operation of power systems. Method of optimum scheduling and dispath of generators.
EEE 6902: Computer Methods in Power System Analysis
General review of network theory, matrix analysis and computer modeling. Incidance matrices, primitive
networks and formation of impedance and admittance network matrices. Algorithms for formation of
network matrices. Three-phase networks: symmetrical components and sequence impedances, balanced
and unbalanced faults. Faults impedance and admittance matrices. Short circuit studies using ZBUS and
ZLCOP, open circuit fault studies. Load flow studies, power flow equations. Gauss-Seidel. Newton-
Raphson, decoupled and fast decoupled methods of load flow analysis. Three phase load flow.
6903: Advanced Protective Relays
Review of characteristics of over current, directional, differential, distance and pilot relays. Principles of
relay design. Effects of transients on relay operation. Harmonic relaying. Static and digital relays.
Applications of static and digital relaying in various protection schemes.
EEE 6904: Power System Stability
Principles of angular and voltage stability. Methods of multi machine transient stability: direct methods
and time domain simulation. Equal area criterion. Extended equal area criterion, transient energy function
(TEF) methods. Nonlinear system stability- Lyapunov's method. State space concepts and dynamic system
representation. Eigen vectors in dynamic system analysis. Detailed modeling, simplifications, salient
synchronous machines and induction machines modeling.
Turbine governor, generator excitation systems and their representation in stability models. Power system
stabilizers. On line identification and improvement of stability through on line control.
EEE 6905: Transients in Power Systems
Transients in simple electric and magnetically linked circuits, fundamentals: impacts of switching on
rotating machinery. Parallel operation of interconnected networks; distribution of power impacts.
Interaction of Governor's in power systems. Overvoltage during power system faults. Systems voltage
recovery characteristics. Effect of arc restriking on recovery voltage. Switching surges and overvoltage
caused by sudden loss of load and by open conductor.
EEE 6906: Reliability of Power System
Review of basic probability theory. Basic reliability concepts. Markovian model of generation unit.
Development of load models. Probabilistic simulation of generating systems. Reliability indices.
Recursive, segmentation and cummulant method to obtain loss of load probability (LOLP). Modeling of
forecast uncertainty. Reliability evaluation of energy limited systems. Different techniques of evaluating
reliability, reliability indices of interconnected systems. Composite transmission and generating system
EEE 6907: Power System Planning
Basic objectives of power system planning. Generation expansion planning process. Electrical demand
forecasting; current demand forecasting approaches. Generation planning; economic analysis, expected
energy generation, expected fuel cost. Both-Baleriux, cummulant and segmentation methods. Probabilistic
simulation of hydro and energy limited units. Expected energy production cost of interconnected systems.
Economic aspects of interconnection. Different aspects of load management; effects of load Management
on reliability and on production cost. Joint ownership of generation.
EEE 6908: Advanced Power System Control
Overview of requirements and constraints, real time operation and monitoring in power system;
supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Energy management system (EMS); on-line
application functions; state estimation, short term load forecasting, unit commitment, automatic generation
control (AGC), load frequency control (LFC) and security control. Open architecture EMS, on-line
algorithm's speed enhancement: sparsity exploitation, fast decoupling, model/system decomposition,
parallel processing-hierarchical computer and array processor configuration, application of expert system,
pattern recognition, artificial neural network (ANN), fuzzy logic and genetic algorithms. EMS in the
context of deregulation of utilities and independent system operator (ISO).
EEE 6909: Energy Conversion
Energy conversion processes; general introduction, energy sources, principles or conservation of energy
balance equations. Direct electrical energy conversion: introduction: magnetohydronamic (MHD): fuel
cell: thermoelectrostatic: ferro-electric: photo-electric: photovoltaic, electrostatic and piezoelectric energy
conversions: characteristics including efficiency, power densities, terminal properties and limitations.
Electromechanical energy conversion: general introduction of electrical to mechanical, mechanical to
electrical and electrical to electrical conversions. Bulk energy conversion devices. General formulations of
equations; co-ordinate transformation and terminal characteristics.
EEE 6910: Modern Power System Modeling
Overview of power electronic applications at utility and demand sides; sources of harmonics; utility
devices and consumer loads. Various models for nonlinear and dynamic loads. High voltage direct current
(HVDC) transmission system modeling. AC-DC load flow studies. Modeling of flexible AC transmission
systems (FACTS): conventional thyristor controlled reactors and phase shifters, voltage source inverter
(VSI) based static condenser (STATCON) and unified power flow controller (UPFC). Transient stability
and sub-synchronous resonance (SSR) studies incorporating super conducting magnetic energy storage
(SMES) model. Modeling of utility interfaced photovoltaic and wind energy sources. Power quality, cyclic
and noncyclic voltage flicker, total harmonic distortion (THD) analysis, remedial measures and harmonic
load flow studies.