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  Dec 10, 2017
2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering

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Acting Chair: Miloje (Mike) Radenkovic
Administrative Assistant: Janiece Hockaday
Office: North Classroom, 2615
Telephone: 303-556-2872
Fax: 303-556-2383
Web site:


Titsa Papantoni, PhD, University of Southern California, Professional Engineer (PE)—Greek Chamber of Professional Engineers and Texas
Renjeng Su, DSc, Washington University
Associate Professors:
Jan Bialasiewicz, PhD, DSc, Silesian Technical University, Poland, PE—Colorado
Hamid Fardi, PhD, University of Colorado
Miloje Radenkovic, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Assistant Professors:
Tim Chifong Lei, PhD, University of Michigan
Fernando Mancilla-David, PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Senior Instructors:
Brian Atkinson, MS, University of Colorado
Robert Grabbe, MS, University of Colorado
Professor Adjunct:
Carl Johnk, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Modern electrical engineering is a very broad and diverse field. Never before has there been such a challenge and opportunity for electrical engineering to serve mankind. Today’s electrical engineers are involved in the development of technology, materials and products to improve the quality of life. They are concerned with the generation and transmission of power, the control and utilization of natural and synthetic resources, the communication of data and information and the intelligent use of computers in consumer as well as industrial products and processes. Systems in electrical engineering range in size from microprocessors through megawatt energy conversion systems to global audio and video communication networks.

At UC Denver, the electrical engineering curriculum prepares students for careers in product design, manufacturing, research, development, operation and plant engineering, technical sales and application engineering. The goal is to educate and inspire students to achieve their maximum career potential.

Mission Statement


We provide graduate programs and an ABET-accredited undergraduate program that are accessible to a diverse group of students—students of different racial and cultural backgrounds, full-time students as well as those who have considerable work and family commitments outside their academic learning, and students with a wide variety of work experiences.

Undergraduate Curriculum


Entering students begin their program with a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry and computers. Social science, humanities and communication courses provide a diverse background. Intensive courses follow in the theory and laboratory application of digital logic and electrical circuits, electromagnetic fields, electronics, computer engineering and digital hardware design, linear systems, controls, electrical machines and power systems and microprocessors. Throughout the entire course of study, students reinforce their understanding of theory through laboratory experience and extensive design projects. A strong background is provided in all of the major fields of electrical engineering: circuits and electronics, microcomputers, signal and image processing, communications, autonomous and robotic systems, power and energy conversion, and automatic control systems and instrumentation. Ethics is an integral part of the curriculum. During the senior year, advanced undergraduate-level courses in different specialty areas, design projects and professional electives allow the student to explore areas of special interest.

Students should supplement this information about the curriculum by consulting a copy of the “E E Advisement Guide,” which may be obtained in the Department of Electrical Engineering office located in North Classroom, 2615. The “E E Advisement Guide” contains the latest information concerning the curriculum as well as guidelines and procedures with which each student should be familiar. To be awarded the bachelor of science in electrical engineering (BSEE), a student must satisfactorily complete 128 semester hours, satisfy all university graduation requirements and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in all electrical engineering and computer science courses attempted. Appointments to see any of the departmental advisors may be made by calling 303-556-2872.



The Department of Electrical Engineering offers graduate programs with the following areas of emphasis: systems and controls; signal and image processing; optics and communication systems; electrical power, machines and energy systems; microelectronics, VLSI and simulation; and computer engineering. The department offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of master of science in electrical engineering and master of engineering.

Requirements for Admission

Requests for applications for graduate study in electrical engineering should be addressed to Department of Electrical Engineering,UC Denver, Campus Box 110, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364.

International applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States should make application through the Office of International Admissions, Campus Box 185, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364. All applicants for admission must submit complete credentials as outlined in the instructions that accompany the application materials.



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