Course Synopses

 

MKEL 1113 Nano-electronic Devices
Semiconductors form the basis of most modern electronics systems. This course is designed to provide a basis for understanding the characteristics, operation, and limitations of semiconductor devices. In order to gain this understanding, it is essential to have a thorough knowledge of the physics of the semiconductor material. The goal is to bring together quantum mechanics, the quantum theory of solids, semiconductor material physics, and semiconductor device physics. All of these components are vital to the understanding of both the operation of present day devices and any future development in the field. This course is a continuation to Microelectronics at the undergraduate level and introduces advanced device concepts.

 

MKEL 1123 Advanced Microprocessor System
This course is about microprocessors in embedded systems. This course extends the students’ knowledge of microprocessors by investigating embedded systems design and state-of-the-art 32-bit embedded processors. The student will be familiarized with problems associated with producing hardware and software in high-level language and assembly language for embedded systems. The topics covered include high-level and assembly language programming for embedded microprocessors, memory and peripherals for embedded systems, system development, and achieving high-performance in embedded systems.

 

MKEL 1133 Integrated Circuit Testing
This course introduces students to the techniques of testing a circuit and designing a testable circuit. Several fault models including single stuck-at fault model will be analyzed in details. Fault simulation methods are covered as well in this course. Test pattern generation and design-for-testability are also introduced to students. In order to facilitate the learning process, computer-aided design (CAD) software is used throughout the course. Some practical or almost actual environment problems and solutions are provided.

 

MKEL 1143 Advanced Digital Signal Processing
This course introduces students to advanced concepts in digital signal processing. Basic concepts in signal processing will be first reviewed that covers continuous and discrete-time signals and systems with the relevant transformations and operations. Random signal principles are presented with the definition of stationarity and ergodicity, correlation and covariance functions and their estimates. The power spectrum of signals is defined together with the relationship with to the correlation function. Linear systems with random inputs are defined in terms of autocorrelation and cross correlation function and power spectrum. Optimum filtering techniques such as matched filter and wiener filter are presented with examples of applications. Basic constraints in non-parametric power spectrum estimation are described with the appropriate solutions. Linear estimation techniques deal with parameter identification and estimation of signals. Linear prediction is used for signal modeling and prediction. Towards the end of the course, signal analysis and representation techniques for time-varying signals are presented such as the short-time Fourier transform, Gabor transform, and wavelet transform.

 

MKEL 1153 CAD for Electronic Design
This course introduces students to the use of computer-aided-design (CAD) tools and hardware description language (HDL) to analyze, synthesize, and verify complex digital systems. Students‘ understanding in this design methodology is enhanced with individual/group assignments.

 

MKEL 1163 VLSI Circuits & Design
In this course, students learn about VLSI design, with emphasis on designing circuits to meet certain performance criteria. Important issues when designing a VLSI circuit are discussed. MOS transistors are reviewed, including their characteristics, structure, switch-level behaviour, and current equation. SPICE model of MOS transistors is also described. The inverter circuit is studied in detail. This course emphasizes circuit design for speed and power performances. Factors that affect speed are explained. Logical effort concept is introduced to explain how to design a fast circuit. Similarly, the effect of input signal transitions on power dissipation is explained.

 

MKEL 1173 Advanced Digital Design
This course is designed for students to learn and be able to design and verify complex digital synchronous systems – towards becoming an RTL digital hardware designer in the industry. This is a course that goes beyond the introductory course on digital basic principles and techniques. This course introduces digital circuit modeling with hardware description languages (HDLs), which is the key technique to the modern design of integrated circuits (ICs). The technique involves a CAD approach in which a high-level, text-based, abstract description of the circuit is created, then synthesized to a hardware implementation on a selected technology, and finally verified for its functionality and timing.

 

MKEL 1183 Advanced Computer Architecture
This course covers hardware structure of a modern programmable computer, including the basic laws underlying performance evaluation. Students will learn design of control and data path hardware for RISC processor, how to make machine instructions execute simultaneously through pipelining and parallel execution, and how to design fast memory and storage systems.

 

MKEL 1193 Analog CMOS Design
In this course, students will be taught the characteristics of MOSFET transistor as a prerequisite of CMOS analog design. It highlights the nonlinearity as an imperfection that will limit the performance of analog circuits. The course will then proceed to analyze CMOS single ended as well as differential amplifiers. The advantages and disadvantages between different architectures will be discussed which designers could choose to fit their design requirements. The trademark of analog design, which is the design challenge to fulfill design matrix, will be highlighted. Students will be guided on design principles to meet design specifications with acceptable accuracy. Other important sub-modules such as differential amplifier, op amps, and switch capacitor amplifiers will be addressed towards the end of the course.

 

MKEL 1223 Random Process
This course introduces students to the concepts in random processing. This course introduces students to the introductory level of random variables and random process. In the beginning, students will be introduced to the concept of probability and its axioms, Bayes theorem, combinations, and permutations. Then the concept of random variable which includes probability density and cumulative functions will be given. This topic will be extended to operations on random variable such as expectation and moments. The topic of multiple random variables which consists of joint distribution and joint density along with conditional distribution and density will be discussed next. This topic will also include operations on multiple random variables. Finally, the topic on random process from the perspective of both the temporal and spectral domains will be given. This topic will cover wide sense stationary, ergodicity and independence, correlation functions, power density spectrum and cross-power density spectrum.

 

MKEL 1233 Image Processing
This course introduces students to introductory and intermediate levels of image processing techniques. The area of coverage would be the digitization process as a mean to acquire the digital image. Next would be the enhancement and restoration processes which are to improve the quality of the image for next stage processing. Both the spatial domain and frequency domain approaches will be covered. The next stage would be the segmentation process. This is an important step towards advanced level processing. Another important topic that will also be discussed is the morphological processing. Wavelet transform and multi-resolution analysis have been pivotal in many image processing applications and thus the introduction to this area will be given. Finally, the topic of compression and coding will be covered. MATLAB will be used extensively for better understanding.

 

MKEL 1243 Software Engineering
This course introduces various issues of system and software engineering. This course attempts to cover a vast field covering all aspects of system and software development work from analysis, design, implementation, operation, maintenance, support, cost, management, and risk analysis. Focuses will be given on software development process, programming, testing, and maintenance, which are the fundamental aspect of software engineering. Special emphasis will be given to the process of object oriented design as well as the use of UML in the design activities.

 

MKEL 1253 Speech Processing
This course introduces students to introductory and intermediate levels of speech processing techniques. The area of coverage would be speech production mechanism, classification of speech, sounds, nature of speech signal, models of speech production, speech signal processing: the purpose of speech processing, digital models of speech signal, digital processing of speech signals, Significance, short time analysis. Next would be the time domain parameters of speech, methods for extracting the parameters, zero crossings, auto correlation function, pitch estimation. The next stage would be the short time Fourier analysis, filter bank analysis, spectrographic analysis, format extraction, pitch extraction, analysis – synthesis systems. Another important topic that will also be discussed is the formulation of linear prediction problem in time domain, solution of normal equations, interpretation of linear prediction in auto correlation and spectral domains. MATLAB will be used extensively for better understanding.

 

MKEL1263 Special Topic in Electronic Engineering
The aim of the Special Topic course is to provide a mechanism for one-off topic to be offered by any graduate faculty or visiting professor. The topic of any Special Topic course has to be vetted and endorsed by the Faculty’s Academic Committee.

 

MKEL 1273 VLSI Design Automation
In this course, students learn about computing methodologies and algorithms for VLSI design automation. The course covers fundamental techniques in VLSI physical design automation flow; from system partitioning and chip floorplanning; placement and routing with global, detailed and specialized techniques, to timing closure. Students will also explore, study, and implement some of the advanced techniques used in EDA tools.

 

MKEL 1283 Hardware and Software Co-Design
The couse covers the design and development aspects of heterogeneous (hardware/software) digital systems. This course explores the process involved in defining system specification and how design space exploration can be done. Special focus is given on design quality and cost estimation, partitioning source description into different implementation domains, target code generation, interface synthesis and co-verification.

 

MKEM 1713 Artificial Intelligence
This course offers insights to the students into understanding two techniques of artificial intelligence (AI), namely, fuzzy logic and neural networks. Both techniques have been successfully applied by many industries in consumer products and industrial systems. Fuzzy logic offers flexibility in developing rule-based systems using natural language type of rules. Neural networks on the other hand, have strong generalization and discriminant properties and offer a simple way of developing system models and function approximation. They are highly applicable for many pattern recognition applications. This course offers basic understanding of these two AI techniques and their applications in the real world. The course also includes hands-on experiments and programming of fuzzy logic and neural networks concepts.

 

MKEM 1723 Advanced Process Control
The advanced process control course deals with the implementation of control strategies in industrial process control. The course begins with the modelling of dynamic process models using theoretical and empirical modelling principals. Next, the control system design is presented including the dynamic behaviour and stability of closed cloop control systems. Following that, the two standard control types of feedback and feed-forward are discussed and control tuning of its parameters will be studied. In enhancing performance of the system, advanced control techniques are utilized. At the end of the course, several case studies related to real plantwide control is introduced to reflect process control ideas commonly present in an actual process. By combining the knowledge obtained, students will be able to conceptually design various types of controller for single input single output and multivariable process systems.

 

MKEM 1733 Adaptive & Self-Tuning Control
This course introduces the students to adaptive and self-tuning control. The students will firstly learn the real-time parameter estimation technique, which will provide them with the key concepts required to understand many aspects of adaptive and self-tuning control. The students will then be exposed to the main techniques in Self-Tuning Control (STC), in particular the Pole Assignment and Minimum Variance Control. For the adaptive control, the students will be exploring the Model Reference Adaptive Control (MRAC) design using Gradient Approach/MIT Rule and Lyapunov method. Finally, some practical issues on implementation, applications and perspectives of adaptive and self-tuning control will be discussed.

 

MKEM 1743 Modeling and Simulation of Dynamical Systems
This course focuses on modeling and simulation of dynamic systems. The course covers techniques for modeling of various physical systems involving linear and nonlinear systems such as mechanical, electrical and mechatronic systems. Solution and analysis of control system response based on time and frequency responses will be taught. Numerical solution techniques of differential equations using Euler’s method and Runge-Kutta are introduced. Finally, several aspects for the development of simulation models using Matlab are discussed. Several case studies and an actual system will be used to enhance the student understanding.

 

MKEM 1753 Advanced Instrumentation & Measurement
This course is an introduction to the advanced instrumentation and measurement. The course covers the techniques for sensing technology, electronic interfacing and signal conditioning circuits. Also, applications at a higher hierarchical level are included, such as self-testing, auto calibration, data evaluation and identification. Key components studied in details are a review of powerful measurement techniques and basic principles and typical problems of sensor elements, detailed up-to-date reviews of the features of temperature sensors, displacement sensors, flow sensors, level sensors, position sensors, motion sensors and biometrics. Special topic in Flow Measurement Techniques use Process Tomography applications.

 

MKEM 1763 System Identification & Parameter Estimation
This course is an introduction to the system identification and parameter estimation. The course covers an introduction to system identification, acquiring and pre-processing data, nonparametric model estimation methods, parametric model estimation methods, partially known estimation methods, model estimation methods in closed loop systems, recursive model estimation methods, analyzing, validating, and converting models and system identification case study. This requires an in-depth understanding of control system engineering, modern control system and digital control system. The emphasis will be on the theoretical basis as well as practical implementations. Key components studied in details are time response analysis, frequency response analysis, correlation analysis, power spectrum density analysis, model structure, parametric model, parameter estimation method, test signals and model validation methods.

 

MKEM 1773 Multivariable & Optimal Control Systems
This course introduces the students to the concept of multivariable and optimal control systems. Topics include: stability, observability, controllability and effect of interaction on multivariable systems; Analysis on MIMO performance through loop pairing, controller tuning and decoupling for static and dynamic control system; Introduce an optimal controller design concept for finite and infinite linear quadratic regulator (LQR) and Linear Quadratic Tracking (LQT) systems; Continuous and discrete time optimal control systems and constrained and unconstrained optimal control systems. The assignment for the course will be based on computer-aided (MATLAB®) design problems.
MKEM 1783 Nonlinear and Robust Control Systems
This course covers the analysis and design of nonlinear control systems using Lyapunov theory. The contents of the course include properties of solutions of nonlinear dynamical systems (with special emphasis on planar systems), Lyapunov stability analysis techniques, effects of perturbations, input-output stability, feedback linearization, controllability, observability, and nonlinear control design tools for stabilization.

 

MKEM 1793 Industrial Automation
This course focusses on two main topics in industrial automation which are discrete event systems (DES) and industrial control networks (ICN). In the former topic, the students will be introduced to the characteristics of DES and how it differs from the classical systems. The students will also learn about timed and untimed models of DES. Finally, the queueing theory will be discussed as a method of analysis and performance evaluation. In the latter topic, the students will be introduced to the characteristics of ICN. The students will be exposed to the fieldbus protocol. Finally, the students will have an experience to design an ICN system using DeviceNet protocol.

 

MKEM 1823 Advanced Robotics
This is a graduate level course on robotic systems. The course covers various advanced control techniques for controlling robot manipulator systems. This requires an in-depth understanding of stability analysis methods based on Lyapunov stability theory, mathematical modeling of complete robot manipulator dynamic model inclusive of actuators dynamics and various advanced control concepts developed for the control of robot manipulators. The emphasis will be on the theoretical basis as well as efficient implementations and design. Key components studied in details are stability analysis method using Lyapunov second method for nonlinear systems, integrated robot modeling based on state-space method, various advanced controller design for robot manipulator control based on centralized and decentralized approaches.

 

MKEM 1833 Linear System Theory
This course is an introduction to the linear system theory. It is intended to be a fundamental course in graduate studies in control engineering field. Since it is a vast field, the discussion will be limited to the conventional approaches of state-space equations and the polynomial fraction method of transfer matrices. By adapting this knowledge, students will able to 1) construct the optimized realizations, 2) develop the correct partitioned model, 3) design the state observer, and, 4) design the state feedback controller using pole-placement technique.

 

MKEM 1843 Advanced Digital Control
This is a level course on digital control systems. The course covers current techniques for analysing and designing digital controllers for discrete-time and digital control systems. This requires an in-depth understanding of digital stability analysis methods and currents topics on digital controller design. The emphasis will be on the theoretical basis as well as efficient implementations. Key components studied in details are stability analysis method using classical and modern approaches for digital control systems, discrete-time and digital controller design using classical and state-space approaches, various advanced controller design for discrete-time and digital control system such as variable structure approach and adaptive model reference approaches.

 

MKEM 1853 Discrete-time Systems & Computer Control
This course is an introduction to the discrete-time and digital control systems. The course covers the conversion of analog signals and system into their discrete and digital counterparts. The emphasis will be on the theoretical basis as well as efficient implementations. Key components studied in details are the sampling process and theorem, hold devices, the z-transforms and its applications, modelling of discrete-time systems using classical and modern approaches, time domain performance specifications for discrete-time system, practical realization of discrete-time and digital system transfer function in various form, and effects of quantization errors.

 

MKEM 1863 Design of Microprocessor-Based Mechatronic Systems
This course covers the applications of microprocessor or microcontroller in mechtronics systems. Details of microcontroller architecture and its internal peripherals are covered. Design of interface to mechtaronics system utilizing the internal peripherals and programming of their operations using C language are emphasized.

 

MKEM 1873 Real-Time Control System Design
This course covers the hardware and software aspects for real-time implementation of control system. Multi-tasking requirements and issues for real-time control are addressed. Case studies of different design and implementation techniques will be used to enhance students understanding of the course.

 

MKEM 1883 Autonomous Mobile Robotics
This course gives the students an in-depth treatment of main aspects of autonomous mobile robotics namely mechanism & locomotion, intelligence in mobile robotics and sensor fusion for autonomous decision-making capability. The course delivery is not limited to lectures, tutorials only but as well personal reading, research based assignments on frontier knowledge materials and actual Doctoral experimental research carried out in UTM’s mobile robotics laboratory. This course blends knowledge derived in-house with actual physical world autonomous mobile robotics, hence providing the unique experimental learning geared towards carrying out research.

 

MKEM 1893 Special Topic in Control Engineering
The aim of the Special Topic course is to provide a mechanism for one-off topic to be offered by any graduate faculty or visiting professor. The topic of any Special Topic course has to be vetted and endorsed by the Faculty’s Academic Committee.

 

MKEP 1513 Electronic Power Conversion
This course basically relates to static power converters applications. It begins with the introduction of basic control concepts in the context of power electronic systems. Key definitions and concepts from feedback system theory are revisited for discussion related to regulation problem and feedback requirement of power converters. Models for control design are briefly introduced at the end of this topic. The next topic covered by the course is UPS system, which includes UPS classification, applications, converter topologies and control methods. Active power filtering is also highlighted in this course. Some background on harmonics sources and effects are discussed followed by the mitigation methods. Active power filter classifications, concepts and control methods are covered quite extensively in this course. Finally, some industrial and residential applications of power converters are dealt with for a complete picture on static applications of power converters.

 

MKEM 1913 Mechatronic Design
This course introduces mechatronics as an integrated design approach with the synergistic combination of mechanical, electronics, control and computer engineering. It provides insight into advantages and challenges of mechatronics design approach. The course introduces the various aspects in mechatronics design including physical system modelling, simulation, sensors and actuators selection, computer interfacing and real-time control implementation. This course tries to balance between theoretical and practical aspects, and hardware implementation is emphasized. Laboratory based case-study and problem-solving approach of real systems are used throughout the course.

 

MKEM 1923 Sensors and Actuators
This course introduces the working principle of sensor and actuators and its application in mechatronics systems. This course covers the fundamental of sensors and actuators, the details of its functionality, the characteristic, the fabrication and materials used, numerical study and the system integration of sensors and actuators in mechatronics system. Various case studies are introduced and discussed during classes to help further understanding of the diversity of mechatronics system in multidisciplinary fields.

 

MKEP 1513 Electronic Power Conversion
This course basically relates to static power converters applications. It begins with the introduction of basic control concepts in the context of power electronic systems. Key definitions and concepts from feedback system theory are revisited for discussion related to regulation problem and feedback requirement of power converters. Models for control design are briefly introduced at the end of this topic. The next topic covered by the course is UPS system, which include UPS classification, applications, converter topologies and control methods. Active power filtering is also highlighted in this course. Some background on harmonics sources and effects are discussed followed by the mitigation methods. Active power filter classifications, concepts and control methods are covered quite extensively in this course. Finally, some industrial and residential applications of power converters are dealt with for a complete picture on static applications of power converters.

 

MKEP 1523 Electrical Drives
The course introduces students to the fundamentals of electrical drives. The basics of electrical drives, such as the fundamental torque equations, main components of electrical drives, various characteristics of load and motors as well as multi-quadrant operations of electrical drives are covered in the introduction section of the course. The analysis and controller design of typical power electronic converters used in the electrical drives are studied with the help of MATLAB/SIMULINK simulation package. Specific examples of controller design for DC drives are presented. The scalar control using the constant V/Hz for induction motor drives based on steady-state per-phase equivalent circuit is discussed. These include the slip-compensation, current controlled, open loop and closed loop structures of constant V/Hz scheme. Finally, the dynamic modeling of induction machine is introduced. Using the dynamic model, the high-performance induction motor control schemes such as the field-oriented control and the direct torque control are presented and analyse using MATLAB/SIMULINK

 

MKEP 1533 Power Electronics System
This course provides an understanding of the principles of power electronic conversion systems and the ability to design power converters for certain applications. The topics covered are: 1. Concepts and prospects of power electronic systems: power switches, switching methods, drivers and losses in power electronics system. 2. ac-to dc conversion: rectifier with different loads, performance criteria, line distortion, effects of line inductance/overlap. 3. dc to dc conversion: non-isolated topologies-Buck, Boost, Buck-boost, CCM, DCM operation, non-idealities, isolated topologies-Flyback, Full-Bridge, switched-mode power supply, converter control. 4. dc to ac conversion: single-phase, three-phase, harmonics, square wave, PWM inverters, harmonics elimination PWM and multilevel inverter topologies. The focus is the design of power converters for specific applications such as utility, domestic appliance, electric vehicle and industrial applications.

 

MKEP 1543 Advanced High Voltage Technology
There have been a number of key advances in the area of high voltage technology. This course reviews basic as well as recent reconsideration related to partial discharges and their measurement, overvoltages and insulation coordination on transmission networks, zinc oxide surge arresters, and SF6 insulation systems and their monitoring. The course also reviews various numerical analyses of electrical fields in high voltage equipment, optical measurements and monitoring in high voltage environments, and pulsed power principles and applications. The student is expected to be able to critically apply key advances in high voltage technology to solve problems in power engineering and to design the insulation coordination for a given transmission network.

 

MKEP 1553 High Voltage Insulation & Coordination
This course provides an understanding of high voltage phenomena, and to present the concepts of high voltage insulation in power systems networks. The first part of the course stresses on the phenomena of conduction and breakdown in insulation materials in order to provide the students with a firm knowledge on high voltage phenomena and insulation technology. The second part of the course covers the introduction to dielectric properties of materials, diagnostic testing of insulation and insulation coordination. By adapting this knowledge, students will be able to develop essential technical skills in solving real-world problems involving insulation characteristics with some degree of acceptable conditions. The student will use software to solve engineering problems related to high voltage engineering applications.

 

MKEP 1563 Power Quality
The power quality course deals with the understanding of electrical power quality and its effect on power system performance. The course begins with the fundamental concepts on power quality. Next, the different power quality issues, their sources and effects and different related standards are presented. For each type of disturbances, case-study examples and concepts are provided. Following that, the solution of the problem is discussed in order to understand and maximize the available benefits. At the end of the course, the measurement technique is introduced to expose an idea commonly present in the actual system. By combining the knowledge obtained, students will be able to conduct power quality measurement, analysis the data and suggest suitable mitigation for different types of the power quality problem.

 

MKEP 1603 Power System Analysis & Computational Methods
This reviews basic Power Network Concepts, Power Transmission Lines Transformer and generator and their respective parameters and equivalent circuit models. Students will be taught how to formulate rigorously power system network model and Bus admittance matrix and to appreciate all assumptions made. The application of Bus admittance matrix to Fault Analysis and the application of symmetrical sequence components to unbalanced fault analysis is will be covered. Further application of the power system network model and numerical techniques will be used to solve Power Flow analysis using Newton-Raphson Method and the Decoupled Load Flow. The student is expected to write and develop basic fault analysis and load flow analysis program. The programs will be tested with IEEE test systems with the aim to achieve results comparable with commercial software. Commercial grade professional software will be used to design simple and practical reactive power and voltage control. The
concept of Multi-machine transient stability analysis will be covered in the course, in order to understand large scale power system response to any power disturbance.

 

MKEP 1613 Power System Control
The main goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of the engineering matter involved in designing, operating and controlling the power generation and transmission of a large-scale, interconnected power system. The objective is to provide knowledge on the importance of the different systems, the functionality they provide, the data used and exchanged as well as the development of these systems. At the conclusion of the course, students should be able to design and simulate a typical power system and analyze with the help of MATLAB/SIMULINK or Power World simulation packages. By adapting this knowledge, students will be able to develop essential technical skills in solving real problems in power system control by following the IEC standard or at least Malaysian Standard.

 

MKEP 1623 Power System Transmission and Security
This course is divided into 2 parts: The first part introduces students to power systems transmission system while the second part introduces students to power systems security. In the first part, it will cover the power
transmission in details ranging from transmission line modelling to transmission line design. Key issues such as transmission losses in determining the economic dispatch of power system will be covered. In the second part, it will cover the issue of power system security in which the concentration will be given involving transmission system security. The concept of contingency analysis, N-1 security will be discussed. Then the issue of congestion management and allocation in deregulated electricity market will be covered in this course.

 

MKEP 1633 Power System Devices & Apparatus
This course introduces students to relevant apparatuses and devices in the operation of power system engineering. It will initially involve discussions on features and characteristics of power system devices such as synchronous machines, transmission lines, and transformers. Then, the dynamic aspects of the devices will be discussed. With the knowledge gathered, students are expected to be able to propose a design and perform relevant analysis on power system configurations consisting of the devices and apparatuses discussed in the course. Available computer packages such as MATLAB or Powerworld can be used for better understanding of the relevant concepts related to the course. By integrating the knowledge, the students will be able to develop essential technical skills related to design and operation of power system.

 

MKEP 1643 Lightning Protection and Grounding System
This course will cover the following areas: lightning phenomena; earth performance under lightning current as well as under short-circuit condition; lightning related damages, lightning parameters, lightning surge propagation in transmission lines, lightning effects on human being and animals, principle of lightning protection based on IEC standard, lightning protection for building structures, lightning protection of transmission line and shielding failure, interaction of lightning with low voltage; and introduction to earthing systems: resistance value; measurement of soil resistivity and earth resistance value, step potential, touch potential and transfer potential, soil characteristics under impulse condition, transmission-line tower earthing installation, computer network earthing, design of AC substation earthing system.

 

MKEP 1653 Integrated Resource Planning in Energy Sector
This course is designed to give an overview understanding of energy supply, demand, energy balance and sustainability issues. It covers the assessment of past, current and future energy system and provides the analytical framework and assessment methodologies needed to promote Integrated Recourse Planning (IRP) in electricity sector. IRP is the process of selecting an electric resources mix on the basis of comparing the benefits and costs of demand and supply resources. By adapting this knowledge, student will be able to develop essential technical skill in solving real-world problem of providing electricity at lowest possible economic, social and environmental cost.

 

MKEP 1663 Special Topic in Power Engineering
The aim of the Special Topic course is to provide a mechanism for one-off topic to be offered by any graduate faculty or visiting professor. The topic of any Special Topic course has to be vetted and endorsed by the Faculty’s Academic Committee.

 

MKEP 1673 Power System Protection
This course introduces students to some major views, theories and applications in the area of power system protection. It will examine some key issues in overcurrent protection with special focus in IDMT relay application in power system network. The course will also discuss on distance, differential and load shedding protection. The students will also be taught with the topic related to power system fault diagnostic. The students are expected able to evaluate the performance of power system protection. By mastering this knowledge, students will be able to interpret various causes of fault in power system.

 

MKEP 1683 Alternative Energy Technology Systems
This course provides in depth coverage of alternative energy technology (AET) systems that includes solar/photovoltaics (PV) energy, wind energy, fuel cells, microturbines etc. Emphasis will be placed on the energy flow, power management, hybridization, energy conversion and control, storage element, testing and integration with the utility grid. In addition, various storage devices for the incorporation of AET system and the associated power electronic converters will be discussed and analyzed. This course also covers the design, simulation and analysis of several AET system applications. With these fundamental exposures, students should be able to design simple AET systems for the application of distributed generation, grid connected systems, rural electrification and electric/hybrid vehicles.

 

MKET 1313 Communication & Computer Networks
This course will enhance the students’ knowledge on communication and computer network. It explains the advance concept of network layers, protocols, interfacing and inter-working between computer networks and network devices in telecommunication systems. The students will be taught with the various possible techniques to understand the modern networks for wired and wireless services.

 

MKET 1323 Broadband Multimedia Networks
This course introduces the basics of multimedia communication systems and services. Students will be familiarized with the underlying theory, concepts and principles of multimedia communication system and the practicality in the current and future IP based network. The topics include the introduction to the concept of multimedia communication model and elements of multimedia communication systems. An overview of the recent trend in multimedia communication system development will be given. The students will be given a comprehensive understanding on multimedia processing in communication, distributed multimedia systems, multimedia communication standards and multimedia communications across networks. The emphasis will be on multimedia communication on next generation IP based network. Finally the students will be exposed with the various multimedia applications including VOIP, VOD, IPTV etc.

 

MKET 1333 Optical Communications
The aim of this course is to introduce the theories, concepts and design of optical communication systems. The course begins with introduction to the basic principles of optical fiber communication systems. This is achieved by providing knowledge about passive and active components of optical communication system and how these components are integrated into optical communication systems. It will emphasize the physical properties and operation of components that comprise optical systems. The next section covers basic knowledge for designing the optical communication systems and verification of fibre optic link for wide area and local area networks. The basic elements of optical network operation will also be described. The course is concluded with highlighting recent advances in optical communications. The material will cover a broad number of topics to allow the student to understand the underlying principles of the field and to be prepared for more detailed study in the form of advanced courses and/or research.

 

MKET 1343 Coding of Multimedia Signal
This course is an introduction to the coding and processing of digital multimedia. The course covers current techniques for processing, storage and delivery of media such as audio, images, and video. This requires an in-depth understanding of digital signal processing for 1D signals, as well as the extensions to 2D and 3D cases. The emphasis will be on the theoretical basis as well as efficient implementations. Key components studied in details are digital filters, transforms, quantizers, bit allocators, entropy coders, motion estimation and compensation algorithms. Current and future audio/image/video compression standards and formats such as MP3, JPEG, JPEG2000, MPEG family, H.263, H.264 are frequently used as illustrations.

 

MKET 1353 Multimedia Communication and System & Services
This course introduces the basics of multimedia communication systems and services. Students will be familiarized with the underlying theory, concepts and principles of multimedia communication system and the practicality in the current and future IP based network. The topics include the introduction to the concept of multimedia communication model and elements of multimedia communication systems. An overview of the recent trend in multimedia communication system development will be given. The students will be given a comprehensive understanding on multimedia processing in communication, distributed multimedia systems, multimedia communication standards and multimedia communications across networks. The emphasis will be on multimedia communication on next generation IP based network. Finally the students will be exposed with the various multimedia applications including VOIP, VOD, IPTV etc.

 

MKET 1363 Secured Digital Communications
This course covers the basic principles and techniques used to protect information. The areas covered begins with description of the various communication systems in practice today, security architecture and models, issues related to legislation and ethics, and physical security. Then, the course will cover areas those are applicable to electronic and communication security with description of the various types of cipher systems followed by its use in authentication and finally in applications in telecommunication, network and the internet.

 

MKET 1373 Sonar & Acoustic Engineering
This course introduces students to the fundamentals and characteristics of sound waves in air and water, and to sources of ambient noise. The students will be introduced to concepts and criteria of room acoustics, and to perform design for a safe and optimum acoustics, both indoor and outdoor. Then the concept of sonar, such as field of application, transducer technology, sonar equations and processing will be emphasized. The discussion will be extended to detail the characteristics and operations of passive and active sonar.

 

MKET 1383 Satellite Communication
This course introduces students to introductory and advanced level of satellite communication. In the beginning students will be introduced to the concept of satellite communication systems. Then the orbit mechanic concepts include look angle and orbit determination. This topic will be extended to the satellite subsystems, link design and propagation effects. The topic of satellite system will include VSATS, satellite broadcasting for TV and radio and Global Position System.

 

MKET 1393 Network Modeling & Performance
Network simulation modeling is important in estimating the performance of a particular network. This course introduces the students to the techniques in network modeling using Markov chain and discrete event simulation. Students will be expose to the probability and random processes in network modeling. Students are will learn the technique to construct transition matric of Markov Chain and calculate the Markov chains at steady state. The students will also learn queuing analysis and telecommunication system.

 

MKET 1413 Advanced Digital Communications
This course provides fundamental concepts in the analysis and design of digital communication system. Main topics to be covered are introduction to information theory, signal space analysis, digital modulation/demodulation over AWGN channel, baseband transmission over bandlimited channel channel coding, error control coding. Finally, the system trade-off in designing a digital communication system in AWGN channel is explored.

 

MKET 1423 Wireless Communications System
This course introduces students to introductory and advanced level of wireless communication. In the beginning students will be introduced to the concept of wireless communication systems. Then the cellular concepts which include frequency reuse and cell splitting. This topic will be extended to the interference issues, system capacity, trunking and grade of service. The topic of mobile propagation will include large scale and small scale mobile propagation follows by different multiple access techniques used in wireless communication systems. Finally different wireless systems and standards will also be covered.

 

MKET 1433 RF/Microwave & Antenna Design
This course introduces students to the concept and advanced level of RF /Microwave passive and antenna design. In the beginning students will be introduced to the concept of transmission line and S Parameter in RF/ Microwave Engineering. The concept of Smith chart will also be discussed. Then the design of each passive components such as matching network, coupler, divider and resonator will be introduced. The properties and the analysis of the antenna will be introduced in the next section. The design of dipole, monopole and planar type of antenna will be discussed.

 

MKET 1443 Electromagnetic Compatibility
To understand different electromagnetic Interference problems occurring in Intersystem and in inter system and their possible mitigation techniques in Electronic design.

 

MKET 1453 Special Topic in Telecommunication Engineering
The aim of the Special Topic course is to provide a mechanism for one-off topic to be offered by any graduate faculty or visiting professor. The topic of any Special Topic course has to be vetted and endorsed by the Faculty’s Academic Committee.

 

MKET 1463 Advanced Communications Electronics
This course introduces students to concept and advanced level of RF communication electronics design especially on active devices concept. In the beginning students will be introduced to the concept of transmitter and receiver in communications system. The design parameter for transmitter and receiver will be discussed. Then the design of each component will be introduced such as amplifiers, oscillators and mixers. The example of the circuit design such as amplifier will be using RF simulator. The analysis of the design will be discussed in the assignment given to the group of students.

 

MKET 1473 Radar & Communication Based System
This course introduces students to radar principles and the basic radar communication systems. At the start, students will be introduced to the principles of radar technology and the basic scanning methods. Then radar targets and radar cross section (RCS) are introduced, followed by tracking, tracking errors, and tracking algorithm. Next, will be the radar transmitters and receivers. Components which are important for a radar system are discussed, which include radar antennas. Propagation of radio waves will be given an overview to emphasis the effects on a radar signal. This topic will be extended to radar clutters and interference. Then, the processing of radar signal signals is treated. Lastly, various radar communication systems will be described.

 

MKET1483 Optical Network and Devices
This course offers students the essential aspects of optical networking which is the key for today’s high speed data transportation technology. It commences with the underlying fiber optic link design and the basic optical components needed of point-to-point links and interchange nodes. The basic principles of operation of optical transmitters, detectors, amplifiers, multiplexers, filters, couplers, isolators, wavelength converters and optical cross connects will be described. The remainder of this course will emphasis on the transport/networking protocols that are run on optical layer such as SONET/SDH, IP, ATM, Storage Area Networks and Gigabit Ethernet. Other topics that will be covered include network design, control and management, and network deployment in various network domains from access to metro and core networks.

 

MKEU 0013  Introduction to Research Methodology in Electrical Engineering
This course covers the general principles of Research Methodology that are applicable to any discipline. It discusses the fundamental process in conducting an academic research. The theoretical and practical aspects of preparing a research proposal presented. Amongst topics that will be covered are the introduction to research and its philosophy, problem formulation and research objective, literature review, research methodology and design, data collection procedures, data analysis, research proposal and thesis preparation and research management.

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